Founder of Jack Doheny Cos. passes away

Jack Doheny was an industry leader for more than four decades

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Vacuum truck and sewer cleaning industry leader John “Jack” Leary Doheny, founder of Jack Doheny Cos., passed away Jan. 1 at his home in Vero Beach, Florida. He was 87.

John “Jack” Leary Doheny
John “Jack” Leary Doheny

After serving the country in the United States Air Force, Doheny joined his uncle’s company and traveled across the U.S. with his father to demonstrate coiled and sectional rodding machines. In 1973, he started his own business, Jack Doheny Supplies, which today is under the Jack Doheny Cos. umbrella. Jack Doheny Cos. is North America’s largest provider of sewer cleaning, pipeline inspection, and multiuse vacuum trucks for sale, rental, service, parts and training.

Doheny will be remembered for his industry leadership. In 2014, he was named a Standard Bearer by the NASSCO, one of a select group of leaders who have contributed to the protection of underground infrastructure through the development and implementation of industry standards.

“I believe it would be hard to find anyone who is against sewer cleanup,” Doheny shared during his Standard Bearer interview. “It’s as American as Chevrolet and apple pie. For me, it’s also a family tradition. My father lived to be 107 and was instrumental in changing the way sewers are cleaned. I am proud to be part of this legacy and hope to follow in his footsteps to contribute to this great industry for many years to come.” 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Jack Doheny Memorial PACP Scholarship Fund, c/o NASSCO, Inc., 2470 Longstone Lane, Suite M, Marriottsville, MD 21104.


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