Thomson Plumbing & Heating

Thomson Plumbing & Heating

4.7 (15)
29 hires on HomeGuide
2 employees
33 years in business

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When you do a perfect job and everything is looking great in the work is done the best and the customer sees the quality inn sees how perfect job is in outstanding that's my work that's with customers like about my company

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San Diego, CA 92117
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15 Reviews


  • Tom H. Christopher

    He came on a Sunday Father’s Day. No up charge at all. Friendly and professional. Clearly has been doing plumbing for a while. You can tell by how he takes his work steps that he knows exactly what he is doing. Clean and organized with his work. Highly recommended.

  • Gina Natera

    Almost two months and I've had three inspections which did not pass. I ended up hiring a REAL plumber who within minutes found the 2 gas leak problems that Ken created and was unable to fix. Something is really wrong with this guy because he installed either used and or faulty materials. He had no respect for my property and left a mess(beer cans, cigarrette butts, you name it) He also carelessly put nails on my frame or insert his knife, sit on sensitive/breakable materials, etc! I hired him thinking he is serious but he is a lot of drama, yelled and screamed while working, smeared the walls with mud, to name a few ! (Oh, i heard him curse at me too!).. He always was desperate for payment and lied about having solved the issues found by the inspector. He tried to get away with many things like not putting the basic correct nail plates, fasteners and the biggest thing was that he "found" a problem on the water line coming from the house as he touched it and magically made it leak. He charged me to repair it but hid the trench from me after assuring me that he fixed and changed the lines. Well, it created MORE work for me as we are not done and he should not have poured dirt on the trench. I'm sure when I uncover it, I will find the same exact line that was put in less than two years ago. Shame on him. I know he is just trying to make a quick buck on a daily basis at the expense of others. It is scary. Not sure how he had great reviews before but I can assure you, this is not someone you want near your pipes.

  • Charles Meers

    Ken is a pro. Prompt service and got a extra tough job done and done. Even some knowledge transfer kindly enough, to help me make some informed choices moving forward. Can't recommend Ken highly enough!

  • Sherilyn Fagan

    Ken Thomson is a master plumber in every sense of the word. We initially started with replacement of gas lines, but after further investigation (not an upsell, but taking me down under the house so I can eyeball the corrosion) it was clear we needed new sewer lines as well. If you are looking for someone to slap a patch on a big problem and move on, Ken is not your guy! He is a perfectionist, and takes great pride in his work! That was important to us!!! He does high quality, up to code work at an affordable price. "Up to code" is his mantra, and that's what you want! He works neatly, is organized, and treats your house like he's working on his own. Ken is 100% accessible, and gave me daily progress reports. He even corrected previous minor plumbing work because it wasn't done right, at no additional cost to us! Why? "Because I wont tie my work into pipes not up to code". That is the sign of a true professional craftsman! My wife and I have peace of mind knowing all the major plumbing systems (sewer, water, gas) in our place are 100% functional, up to code, can stand up to any inspection, and was less expensive than Bill Ho*e, Anders*n plumbing, the White Gl*ve Guys, and three other vendors! Ken Thomson plumbing was the right choice for us!

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Always on always done correctly the first time thank you for your consideration.And my prices are very reasonable. I'm the owner and worker I don't send anybody out in the field I go out in the field that way it's done the right way.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Went to trade school back in 1979  Darby Montana .Plumbing school graduated worked for years apprenticeship for years journeyman three years masters my name is Kenneth Thomson I've been Plumbing and Heating for 43 years thank you.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

No I don't all plumbing and heating jobs are all different you have to see the job to verify a price it's hard to Price over the phone I go to the house and then I'll give you one price and that's the price you will be paying no higher no lower thank you

How did you get started in this business?

I was always interesting and Plumbing when I was a kid always fold around with the pipes if they were broke and actually corrected the problem so after high school I went to Darby Montana for trade school Plumbing trade school graduated came back to Rhode Island and started working for a company and went on from there

What types of customers have you worked with?

I worked at Junior Seau's House on Mt.Soledad gorgeous house.he's deceased he took me waterskiing gave me shirts had a great time and his wife Gina. Did KennyLogan's house in Hawaii on the big island that was amazing. Did Janet Jackson's house in Rancho Santa Fe she wasn't there the maids in Butler had to let us in.And I can go on a few more but there's not enough to write on this page.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Finding a 1934 Wrigley spearmint package of gum in a wall in Rhode Island along with some old newspaper they must've dropped it in the wall when they were working and just left it when I remodeled it was there it was amazing and perfect shape and it tasted good no I didn't it.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

I would be very honest with the customer and make sure that I do know the person I am going to give her the name and address and telephone number of my Personal friends that are experts

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