About Us

In January 1959, as Alaska was receiving statehood, Central Plumbing & Heating, Inc. was getting its start in an old army surplus building on International Airport Road. Ron Cooper was the plumber, and his wife, Mary Ann, ran the office.

Since then we have expanded to four divisions and over twenty employees.


1966 A new building was built and the retail division was added

1970 The company incorporated, and Ron’s brother-in-law, George Benson, became a full partner

1972 Ron’s two sons, Jeff and Mike Cooper, joined the firm to run the union shop’s contracting and service/repair division
A new 12,000 square foot warehouse was added to accommodate the growing business

1982 The small showroom in the retail store was remodeled to provide additional display areas

1992 The kitchen and bathroom fixture showroom was moved to the second floor and enlarged to 1400 s.f., it became our Upper Level Showroom

1998 A new 2,700 s.f. warehouse was added to make room for more inventory and additional indoor truck parking

1999 HeatLand was opened in the building next door to the original shop, with a 2,000 s.f. fireplace and heating showroom

2001 The Upper Level Showroom was expanded to 3,000 s.f., utilizing the majority of the second level of the main Central Plumbing building