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Harper Haines Fluid Control, Inc.

Harper Haines Fluid Control, Inc. strives to be one of the water industries leading representative of top quality water control products and expert service companies. We provide application driven answers to our customers. Our success is driven by our people and their commitment to get results the right way by operating responsibly and responsively, executing with excellence, and applying our experience honestly. We provide innovative technologies and capture profitable reliable solutions for our customers. We are involved in virtually every facet of the water control industry in CT, RI, NY, NJ and New England. Providing products and service from Municipal, Residential, to Commercial and Industrial Systems. Working with Engineers and System Owners on various applications and specifications.

We provide the premium quality valves, and the most reliable, cost effective pump station solutions in the industry. We represent the most effective line stop products, knife gates, and vacuum priming systems. From clean water products and technologies; to the waste-water market we distribute products, equipment, and service. We also partner with engineering companies to provide project support from specification to start-up. We strive to include specific energy saving and energy efficiency solutions in the most cost effective way; and our manufactures are leaders in the development of the highest quality energy efficient control technologies of the future, including advanced water saving solutions.

Company Roots

We trace our beginnings to 1974 and Bob Harper, who formed Harper International. Bob was a dear friend, mentor, and a consummate innovator. To us, he was the original “Valvologist”, who trained and passed down his technical expertise, salesmanship and customer service values. Fred Haines began his training in CT, NJ and NYC working with high profile customers, such as the former World Trade Center staff, and many of the same municipalities and building owners he continues to service today. Bob retired in 1996, and Fred Haines purchased the company with a partner the same year. In September 2012, both partners agreed to go their separate ways, closing Harper International after 39 years, and open their own separate businesses.

When Fred started Harper Haines Fluid Control, Inc., he merged the two names to represent the continuation of the same quality and service of his 22 years with Harper International. Harper Haines is strengthened by the quality products we represent. Great products are critical, but we are known for our extravagant service and our fluid control knowledge.

Expanded Territory & Product News & Team

Our diverse and highly skilled workforce consists of approximately seven employees, including two with former military work experience and two that are multi-lingual. We also have a fleet of 4 fully stock service vehicles. In addition, our Manufacturer’s provide support personnel who are the best in quality, experience and reliability.

In 2016, Cla-Val expanded our representative territory into New York and includes Westchester County, the Hudson Valley and Long Island, in addition to CT and RI. We joined WEY Valve in 2015, representing their products for New England. We are now also partnered with Hydra-Stop as their New England Representative for line-stop products, and Blacoh Surge, as their Representative in NY, NJ, and CT.  We also joined the family of Crispin Valve whose origins date back to 1905.  Crispin is the inventor of the Air Valve and a premier manufacturer for municipal water and wastewater valves and equipment.  Also a Ludlow-Rensselaer Gate Valve Representative through the Crispin Valve Company.

Our represented network supports multiple counties across NY, NJ, CT, RI and New England. Our Service Team provides supports where-ever there is a need. We provide application driven answers to our customers.

Technology and Emerging Lead Free Requirements

We search for manufacturer’s products that improve our ability to find, and provide the leading lead-free valves that meet with the legal standards required.   JRG is not certified lead free and with over 20 years experience as their Representative, we   will not risk drinking water projects with unconventional resources and will sell our reliable and high performing JRG valves only for industrial applications. Cla-Val did private label JRG, known as the Cla-Val 990.  In preparation for 2014 and knowing the JRG materials, Cla-Val  developed a high performing lead free equal to the JRG direct acting pressure reducing valve, know as a CRDL.  Find more information in on our Product List Page.

Our products can meet any specifications for the American Iron & Steel Requirements; and the new standards for plumbing valves of the 2014 Lead-Free Law.

We also keep up-to-date on the development of emerging energy technologies, such as finding better ways for customers to keep a distant eye on their valve pits using technology and expanding their ability for flow control with Cla-Val’s new ValvApps.

Environment, Safety & Trade Associations

As a company and as individuals, we take great pride in contributing to the communities where we live and work.

We also care about the environment and are proud of the many ways in which our manufacturer’s work to safeguard it.

Our persistent efforts to improve on our safe work environment continue to pay off. We achieved strong safety results, including record lows in the days-away-from-work rate, and maintain no record-able incident rate.

We sponsor and support over twenty Water Industry Trade Associations. Through educational presentations, training, trade-shows and event sponsorship’s. In addition to Water for People, and the local Milford Police, and many Veteran Organizations.

Our Work

We recognize that the water industry in the Northeast needs the consistent support of focused, reliable expertise and the leading energy saving and lead free products in the industry, backed by solid understanding of the cost requirements for every potential project. That’s why our employees work to responsibly develop the most affordable, reliable energy conscious specifications for our customers. We support the engineers and system owners we do business with from specification to start-up. It’s just how we roll.

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To find out more, contact a Harper representative.
Harper Haines Fluid Control, Inc.
125 Old Gate Lane, Milford, CT 06460
Telephone: 203.693.3740 * Fax: 203.547.6092

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