About Us

Our team at Glenn Chavez Construction has over 30 years of combined experience in the construction industry.
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Our Expertise

Our first Heli-Hydrant was built in Yorba Linda, starting in 2019, and fought the 2020 Blue Ridge Fire, which reduced responses due to its strategic placement. More recently, we fought a Chino Hills State Park fire in 2022 by CAL Fire and LACFD.

We’ve continued construction on these hydrants in cities and counties, including Fallbrook, Walnut, Rainbow, La Habra Heights, Whittier, San Diego, and more to come!

Our Equipment

At Heli-Hydrants installation by GCC, we emphasize the significance of these professional installations in emergency response and firefighting efforts.

We use top-notch, water-grade equipment, including:

  • pilot-controlled water drain + fill
  • solar panel force multiplier system
  • clay, epoxy-coated valve with no air gaps for possible drinking water during emergencies
  • avionic control box + calibrated hydraulics
  • patent steel open water tank
  • illumination for night pick-ups
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Our Experts

Qualified Professionals with 30 Years of Experience

Glenn Chavez

Owner, Glenn Chavez Construction

With over 28 years of experience, Glenn Chavez is a seasoned General Contractor renowned for his expertise in commercial, light industrial construction, and residential projects. Holding licenses in Building (B), Solar (C46), and Plumbing (C36), Glenn’s diverse skill set ensures excellence across various domains. Achieving an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau attests to his commitment to high standards. Beyond borders, Glenn has successfully undertaken water and solar projects in Ecuador, the Philippines, Haiti, and Spain, showcasing his global impact and dedication to quality construction.

Marc Whaling

Owner, Whaling Fire

Innovator and Developer of the Patent Whaling Fire Heli-Hydrant, Mark Whaling has 42 years of history in fighting fires and is now a retired Fire Chief. Owner of Whaling Fire established in 1996, developing innovative fire fighting solutions. Mark has focused efforts to improve response time and better utilize staff resources while reducing costs. Ultimately saving property and lives!

Marc Marcantonio

VP, Whaling Fire

Marc Marcantonio is the VP of Whaling Fire Line Equipment Inc. and retired as an accomplished water professional and GM of the Yorba Linda Water District in Orange County, CA. A 25-year Army Officer (retired), Colonel Marcantonio’s career includes commanding a 400-bed field hospital deployed around the world in disaster response, including wildland fires. He has more than 48 years of public service making communities safer.

Glenn Chavez Construction

Exclusively certified installation of Patent Whaling Fireline Heli-Hydrants

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