About Us

The Original Delany Products Team (left to right):
Biff, Kathleen, Scott, Peter & Martin

Over 130 years later and now into its fourth generation, Delany Products is still 100% family owned. The Company has seen many changes along the way starting with the introduction of its first flush valve, the Flushboy, in 1927, which changed the product line forever.

In 1948, Doc Delany invented and patented the hallmark feature of all Delany flush valves, the Regulating Screw, allowing a valve to be externally adjusted in the field. In 1956, Doc patented another trademark feature of the Delany valves, the Rubberflex handle. This is still the only non-spring loaded handle on the market today.

Entering the 80s, the Company came out with a hydraulic activated valve, called the Hydro-Flush.But it was the dawn of the electronic age of flushometers that set this decade apart for the industry. Delany was there with its Sensor-Flush and the first ever sensor-operating battery powered flush valve. In 1988, the Company patented the Impulse.

In 2012, the new Delany Products launched the first new valve in over 20 years. This was a high end manual valve called the Saber. As the recovery continues, the Company still remains true to is core of simplicity of design, 100% hand assembly, and the water testing of each and every valve before it leaves the building.

Our Team

Scott Delany

Chief executive officer

Biff Delany

VP Customer Service

Patricio Hernandez

VP & COO

Marc Hiesel

Head Engineering

Rick Radford

Head of Southern Reg. Sales

Kathleen Mulcahy

Head of Marketing

Curtis Walke

Plant Supervisor

Jason Grenier

Inventory Control Mgr.

Company History

Coyne & Delany Company was founded in 1879 by John J. Delany and Thomas Coyne. They were part of that first generation of lrish that arrived in America looking to escape the Potato Famine of Ireland and find a new life and opportunity in the new world. In those days, the family business was centered on the production of copper-lined wooden tubes and wooden overhead tanks for water closets. By the turn of the century, the product line had expanded to include cast iron tubs, brass plumbers trim,wooden flush tanks and fittings and ballcocks.

Then in 1910 Tom Coyne suddenly died. Leaving no male heirs to assume his stock or role in the company, his wife chose to sell his shares to John Delany. Over a 130 years later and now into its fourth generation, the company is still 100% family owned. The Company has seen many changes along the way starting with the introduction of its first flush valve, the Flushboy, in 1927, which changed the product line forever.

Having survived the Great Depression, World War II took the Company from being a regional power in the Northeast to being a national company by selling to military bases throughout the U.S. During the late 40s, 50s, and into the 60s, John J “Doc” Delany pioneer numerous patented products. In 1943, he patented and introduced the first ever rubber sleeve Vacuum Breaker to the market. Then in 1948, Doc invented and patented the hallmark feature of all Delany flush valves, the Regulating Screw, allowing a valve to be externally adjusted in the field. In 1956, Doc patented another trademark feature of the Delany valves, the Rubberflex handle. This is still the only non-spring loaded handle on the market today.

As we entered the decade of the 60s , the Company pushed sales outside of the US for the first time, establishing a relationship with Crane Canada, a division of Crane Valve. As the decade drew to a close, Graham Delany and his cousin Jack, now co-running the Company, boldly moved the Company to Charlottesville, VA in 1969. There they built a then state-of-the-art plant with a foundry and a plating department.

The 70s saw growth continue throughout the Southeast and the rest of the country, and as it drew to a close, the Company hit a milestone that few companies ever achieve, its 100th Birthday.

Entering the 80s, the Company came out with a hydraulic activated valve, called the Hydro-Flush. But it was the dawn of the electronic age of flushometers that set this decade apart for the industry. Delany was there with its Sensor-Flush and the first ever sensor-operating battery powered flush valve.

In 1988, the Company patented the Impulse. The theme of the 90s was globalization, as companies pushed overseas for inexpensive labor. This became a severe challenge for the Company as the 4th generation was transitioning into control. 

In 2009, the Company restructured by changing its name to Delany Products; its business model to outsourcing, and bring in a new accounting system and its first ever CFO. 

In 2012, the new Delany Products launched the first new valve in over 20 years. This was a high end manual valve called the Saber. As the recovery continues, the Company still remains true to is core of simplicity of design, 100% hand assembly, and the water testing of each and every valve before it leaves the building.

Founded in 1879, our experience will help you make the right decision for your project.

Request samples & literature on various products we manufacture.

1

Recessed Hex Nut:

The resessed hex nut provides beautiful clean lines, while at the same time making the valve nearly scratch proof on installation and/or maintenance.

2

Upper Chamber Regulator Screw:

Delany's signature Regulating Screw now with upper chamber regulation ability allows for maximum field adjustability and True-in-the-Field water conservation.

4

Upper Chamber:

The market's smallest upper chamber allows for the most consistent performance across the broadest range of water pressures.

5

SlipFit Joint Connection:

The SlipFit joint connection allows the Saber to fit any existing Slip Joint Stop in the field.

7

Replaceable Main Valve Seat:

The market's only replacable main valve seat allows for the most cost effective solution in the case of wire drawing or scoring, while also providing the most effective way for a contractor to totally flush the water lines of debris at a job's completion.

8

Vacuum Breaker:

All Delany vacuum breakers are made from a chloamine resistant material.

3

Diaphragm with Mashaerator:

Delany's Mashaerator is the market's only self-cleaning bypass. A stainless steel wire loop helps to deflect debris while also preventing hard water build-up in the bypass. Why wait for a filter to clog, when you can keep the bypass open and clean with the Mashaerator. All Delany diaphragms are also made from chloramine resistant material.

6

Rubberflex Handle Assembly:

Delany's Rubberflex Handle Assembly provides a leak free seal that lasts and is easy for owners to repair at a fraction of the cost of competitors' handles. It is also both ADA compliant as well as chloramine resistant.

Hover over a number around the flush valve to read information on that item.

“The Chesterfield County School System is the third largest public county school system in the state of Virginia. We have been using Delany Products (previously Coyne & Delany) flush valves for almost 60 years. As head of the county’s maintenance department for 35 of those 40 some years, I personally have a lot of experience with these products. the Delany flush valves are one of only two valves that we will allow in any of schools’ buildings.”

Plumbing & Roofing Team Leader,
Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA

Donald Field