AL-CLY Plumbing was founded in 1979 by two Birmingham plumbers, Albert “Lee” Hagler and Sonny “Clyde” Maxwell. Both grew up in the Birmingham area, attended Ramsey High School, and reconnected while working at Evan’s Plumbing (not sure if it was called that back in the 1970s) when Sonny returned from Vietnam. Lee would manage the office and run the business, while Sonny would manage the field.

The business was originally headquartered in the West End section of Birmingham and grew steadily over the years through relationships with contractors, local companies, hard work, and a commitment to quality.

Mark Weaver is from the Homewood area and joined AL-CLY in 1980. He began his work with the company as a plumbing apprentice then as a plumber. In 2000, Mark started working as a Project Manager and remains in that position today, coordinating with superintendents and contractors and ensuring workflow stays on track.

Since its founding, AL-CLY Plumbing has developed a reputation for meeting the needs of many contractors specializing in commercial, industrial, and design-build plumbing construction throughout Alabama.

Take a scenic drive through the Birmingham metro area, and you will see many restaurants, offices, retail spaces, warehouses, factories, manufacturing facilities, vet clinics, doctor’s offices, nursing homes, and schools. The chances are high that AL-CLY installed the original plumbing during construction of those buildings; or was involved in a build-out or remodeled that space.

The Next Generation

Also from the Birmingham area, Wes Hagler grew up in Vestavia around the family business, spending summers working in the field. After graduating from Auburn in 2010 with a degree in Building Science, he joined Robins and Morton as an Assistant Superintendent traveling around the United States, working on large healthcare and institutional projects. In summer 2012, Wes returned to Birmingham and began working full-time with AL-CLY as a Project Manager. He has helped continue the relationships that his father has fostered and works hard forging new ones.

Some things have changed over the years with AL-CLY Plumbing. The shop moved from west Birmingham in 2017 to a larger shop off of Alton Road in eastern Birmingham. Sonny Maxwell passed away in 2018 after a brief illness. Lee works part-time in estimating.  Wes and Laura McClellan manage the office while Mark and Pat Renda manage the field, which has swelled to 30+ plumbers and helpers and a fleet of trucks and excavators.

If you are a contracting business that wants to partner with us on a future project, please feel free to reach out to our main office at 205-925-2000 or