Jack Doheny Companies Merges With Jet-Vac

October 2013, Vol. 68 No. 10

Jack Doheny Companies (JDC), a leader in municipal, utility and industrial equipment, has completed its merger with longtime business affiliate Jet-Vac Inc., Wharton, NJ. JDC has sold sewer cleaning, DOT-certified vacuum trucks, pipeline inspection and other related equipment for more than three decades.

This merger provides financial and managerial support which allows the company to be more responsive to customers in the Northeast. “The wastewater industry is often an emergency-driven field, making the success of those involved subject to the immediate availability of the vehicles and equipment they need to get the job done now,” says CEO Jack Doheny.

JDC will use the Wharton location to provide equipment sales and rental support. The company is also finalizing the purchase of another location on Long Island, to better support its municipal and commercial contractor base there, as well.

The vehicles and equipment at the Wharton facility are representative of the company’s expansive rental fleet. “Specifically, on the municipal side, we will continue to represent Vactor Manufacturing and their combination sewer cleaning units,” says Dan Weber, JDC president. We’ll also carry Stetco catch basin units, Sewer Equipment Company of America jetter units, and other equipment related to servicing the underground water, sewer and drainage infrastructure.”

The company will also offer products from IBAK, which provides closed-circuit TV systems for televising and inspecting pipe in those applications. JDC also sells, services and rents other manufacturers’ equipment, such as DOT-certified vacuum trucks from Cusco, Keith Huber and Custom Vac, which support the municipal, utility, petrochemical, and gas and oil exploration markets.

“We all know the tremendous pressure that cities are under to stretch their dollars. Many municipalities and contractors can no longer afford to own some of these expensive machines, simply to have on standby,” says Doheny. “In more and more cases, customers are using our rental fleet to manage fluctuating demand and emergency situations. We’re here to provide our customers with rentals as needed, to consult with them on purchases within their budgets and to service their equipment.”

Management has also evolved with the merger. Ty Rose has been named the new general manager of the Wharton facility. Under Rose’s direction, his team will service customers at the 10-acre, 15,000-square-foot, eight-bay service facility, where it will also offer full equipment rebuilds.