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  • One Church, three generations of Heating Engineers

    It’s not that unusual for a son to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Heating Engineer. It’s also probably not that unusual for a son to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and become a Heating Engineer too. But it is really unusual for each of the three generations of Heating Engineers to have been responsible for the replacement of boilers in one church over a 40+ year period.

    And that is exactly what has just happened with Tony McGeagh of Kimpton’s having recently completed the replacement of the boiler in Christchurch, Wallasey.

    Tony McGeagh at Christchurch Wallasay with the newly installed boiler
    Tony McGeagh at Christchurch Wallasay with the newly installed boiler

    Tony’s grandfather George originally fitted a new boiler in the basement of the The Free Church of England church back in the early 1970’s. His father Ray then replaced it some 20 years later in the early 1990’s. In this latest upgrade, Tony, the third generation Heating Engineer, has again replaced it for a more efficient and environmentally friendly boiler with a life expectancy of at least another 20 years.

    But the connections don’t stop there either. The current Minister of Christchurch is Trevor Hutchinson and in his younger days, he was also George McGeagh’s apprentice.

    Kimpton’s are a family business and have been since 1963. Many of the senior team within the business joined as apprentices and have worked their way up, gathering experience along the way. Being able to point to client relationships such as this one that have lasted over 40 years says a lot about the way we work as a business. Our attention to detail and client care is critical to our continued success. We recently wrote about our 30 year relationship with Chester Zoo and whilst unusual in the wider world, these long business relationships are quite common here at Kimptons.

    Christchurch Liscard, is in Martins Lane, Wallasey and has a whole host of other local connections too.

    Originally designed by Architect Mr. T.D. Barry, of Liverpool and built by W.H. Blakely and Co. of Birkenhead, the church was dedicated in 1896. Whilst it is a brick built construction it is externally clad with Runcorn red stone and internally faced with Storeton white stone. Many Wirral locals will know that Storeton Stone is alleged to also grace the external facade of the Empire State Building in New York.

    Christchurch Wallasey
    Christchurch Wallasey

    Kimptons specialise in Mechanical Services, HVAC and Acoustic Engineering. So, whether you’re looking for a new boiler or planning a whole new commercial build, give us a call. You can rest assured we’ll be happy to look after it for many years to come.

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