2016 EBSCO Research Best Pick

James A. Wheat & Sons

3rd year as a Best Pick

  • A-Rated
  • Verified License(s)
  • Verified General Liability
  • Verified Workers' Comp

As a family-owned-and-operated company, we strive to provide you with the best service because we are attaching our personal name to that service. Our honest, thoroughly trained, certified technicians pay special attention to each job. We are small enough to know your name, but large enough to handle any problem you have.

Michael Wheat | President

Areas Served:


  • Services Offered
    James A. Wheat & Sons provides a full range of plumbing services, including the repair and replacement of faucets, toilets, sinks, garbage disposals, and water heaters, including tankless water heaters. The company also installs and repairs gas lines and water lines, cleans sewer drains, and installs water treatment systems. Along with plumbing services, Wheat & Sons offers gas fireplace installations and repairs, home energy evaluations, and complete air conditioning and heating services.
  • Organizations
    Company founder James Wheat and son Jeffrey have both served as president of the Washington Suburban Master Plumbers Association. Jeffrey currently chairs its plumbing code committee and runs the family-owned business with his brother, Michael.
  • Employee Information
    Field employees undergo drug testing, wear uniforms, and use shoe covers in homes to protect flooring.
  • Licenses
    #3099, WSSC 00782

Select Quotes from Customer Interviews

A selection of 433 homeowner reviews:


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The repairman evaluated a water heater failure. He was able to isolate it to an electrical part and replace it. He partially drained the water heater. He came to the house when he said that he would. He repaired it without the cost of replacing the entire water heater.
Wheat provides all our plumbing and HVAC needs. They were at my mom's house within the last three to four months checking out a leaky air conditioner. Each contact has been with a very professional and friendly individual.
He fixed the garbage disposal that was jammed and not turning on. It was positive, quick, polite, and resolution oriented. And he gave me two options for resolving the issue.
The technician, Herbert, is great at explaining my system and the work that needs to be done and why. I have used other companies, but none compared to the professionalism of James A. Wheat. Every time I have needed service, the entire process was positive.
Everyone I spoke to was extremely professional. When they performed their assessment of my unit, I felt they were thorough, and they walked me through the process. Everyone I spoke with and/or met was extremely professional.
As I recall the work, it had to do with a leak to the clothes washer. They replaced a defective part that corrected the basic problem. More important perhaps, they pointed out a problem within the washer itself that was more the cause of the wet floor. The problem would require the service of the manufacturer which was not thought to be necessary at this time. Care in starting the washer has eliminated the internal leak. The technicians did not press for their correcting the washer problem.
Over time, they have responded to emergency calls when pipes have leaked or been ruptured due to construction. They have replaced toilets and provide a yearly inspection. They are responsive to emergency calls.
James A. Wheat & Sons replaced a kitchen faucet and two bathroom faucets. They also repaired a leaking pipe under the kitchen sink. The technician was very thorough and did an excellent job with the repair and replacement of the faucets. He left the areas spotlessly clean and was very polite.
They came to investigate a water leak after a pipe had burst during the winter. Two guys arrived, looked through the property, identified where the leak was, and provided an estimate for the fix. They were very prompt and efficient in performing the work and telling me what the problem was.
James A. Wheat & Sons had to balance water heaters, and the annual plumbing check was completed. The staff is always efficient and able to complete the task without errors.

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