History

CJ & Ruth Hansen in 1948

CJ Hansen Company is a 3rd Generation family owned Mechanical Contractor located in Salem, OR serving the Plumbing, HVAC, Sheet Metal, Heating, Air Conditioning, Fire Sprinkler, Boiler and Mechanical Service needs of the Willamette Valley.

Iron Fireman Oil Furnace Dealership Office

Original CJ Hansen TruckIt was founded by CJ & Ruth Hansen in 1948 as an Iron Fireman Oil Furnace Dealership and quickly grew into a full service Commercial and Residential Mechanical Construction Company. CJ & Ruth Hansen actively operated the business until 1974 at which time CJ became highly active in National Industry Association efforts (PHCC), eventually serving as the National President.  At that time their son, CW (Bill) Hansen P.E. (OSU 1961, Engineering), took over active leadership of the business and is currently active in the daily operation of the business to this day.

In 1984 his son, C Jay Hansen (UofO BS 1989), came to work in the family business and continued to do so after college until today. Bill & Jay remain very active with industry advancement efforts including serving on the State Plumbing, Mechanical and Energy Efficiency boards as well as boards with SMACNA (Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association), PHCC (Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Association), and remain members of ASHRAE, MPBIA, PMCA/MCA, and NFPA (National Fire Protection Association).

Oregon State Boiler Plant in March, 1962

Oregon State Boiler Plant. March, 1962

CJ Hansen Float for the Parade in July, 1962

Float for Parade. July, 1962

CJ Hansen Co., values the smaller family oriented nature of our business. Our strength is in the people who work with us and in our community.  This is why we remain a Union contractor and are signatory with Local 290 Plumber/Pipefitters and Local 16 Sheet Metal Workers.  This continued relationship allows for the highest level of training possible from both a technical and safety point of view.

We value our highly active philanthropically in the greater Salem area to include efforts with Kiwanis, the Masons, the Salem YMCA, Little League sponsorships, Chemeketa Community College Foundation, Salvation Army Backpack “Tools for School” campaign and various church efforts.