Background of CEO - ron mclagan

It all started with an old farmhouse in Schoharie county, a father who worked with design engineers and a mother who was a seamstress & interior decorator.  Growing up surrounded by self-sufficient farmers  provided woodworking and construction skills.  Taking college level studies in physics, math and earth sciences as well as summer work as a union plumber/pipe-fitter gave me the confidence to take on the complete restoration, remodeling and mechanical systems upgrading of the "family homestead" (1972-74).  Buying and renovating a 4-unit apartment building was next (1975-77).

It was in a discussion with my father regarding the energy crisis, rising costs and ways to achieve energy savings, when he handed me a magazine with articles on infrared photography and on insulations.  That was February 1977 and by June, I had incorporated an energy conservation business named in honor of my father- R.J. McLagan.  see Picture


1981 Albany Home Show
Picture of display booth with R.J.Mclagan, Inc. "Energy Conservation Specialists". Pictured is Ron McLagan and various equipment posters.

With the purchase of a Hughes Probeye, one of the first portable hand-held infrared viewers, I not only checked the work of my own crews but also was hired by homeowners who had work done previously by others.     Apartment complexes (Twin Lakes), municipalities (city of Albany-Corning Homes) and NYS OGS (Ogdensburgh facility) required my services for diagnosing insulation deficiencies.  I also assisted in finding leaks and moisture problems in numerous flat roof applications.

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R. McLagan, Inc., 14 Kings Court, Clifton Park, NY   518-383-2421