James A. Wheat & Sons
3rd year as a Best Pick
Best Pick 2017
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Based on 515 Surveys
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James A. Wheat & Sons has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 515 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"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
Company Information
Services Offered
James A. Wheat & Sons cleans sewer drains, repairs sump pumps, and installs gas lines, water lines, and sewage ejector pumps. The company also 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. Along with drain and sewer services, Wheat & Sons offers gas fireplace installations and repairs, home energy evaluations, and air conditioning and heating services.
Company History
Brothers Jeffrey and Michael run the family-owned company that was founded in 1978.
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.
Employee Information
Field employees undergo drug testing, wear uniforms, and use shoe covers.
Areas Served
Washington, DC

“I was very impressed with the fellow they sent, and I want to have him come next time. The work he did was put in some new faucets for us and clearing a drain. I would grade the overall experience with an A+. I would highly recommend them.”

“Just excellent work, reliable, and timely. They replaced our sewer line. I'd grade it an A+.”

“It was fine. They're very thorough. They came out for the usual semiannual inspection and all that. They're very thorough about that. They have done drainage and plumbing in the past. That was a number of years ago. It was fine. I'd say A+. Customer service has been very good.”

“The work has always been good. I have no complaints. I think they were kind and professional and did a good job, and I'm quite happy with the service. I would give them an A. I went with them because they're a reputable company, and we'll definitely continue to use them.”

“James A. Wheat & Sons is great—totally dependable. I'm an architect, and they are on my best subcontractor list.”

“The work was great—it was perfect. They did maintenance and snaked out a drain. We work with James A. Wheat extensively. We have an annual maintenance contract with them, and we probably use them every couple of months. It's always been a positive experience. I would say that they're reliable. They turn up when they say they're going to turn up, and they do the job. I'd give their service an A.”

“Job well done.”

“Went the extra effort to make things right. Highly recommend!”

“For years, JW has been consistently good technically and courteous.”

“First class all the way!!!!!!!!!!”

“James A. Wheat & Sons did excellent work!”

“They did a sewer line cleanout. They were honest, unlike a previous company that lied about the condition of our sewer line and were trying to set up thousands of dollars of unnecessary work.”

“James A. Wheat & Sons was very good, and my overall experience with them was positive. They knew what they were doing, they were here on time, and they explained everything to me. The quality of their work was very good; I haven't had a problem since, and everything's held up very well. The workers were very nice and polite. I'd give them an A+.”

“We had a good experience with James A. Wheat & Sons. They unclogged one of our toilets, and they finished the job in a timely fashion. I would absolutely use them again. They're an A+ company.”

“James A. Wheat & Sons did a great job. They were courteous to me, and they did excellent work. I would give them an A+.”

“The technicians from James A. Wheat & Sons were capable. I would grade them as an A.”

“James A. Wheat & Sons answered all the questions we had, and they were very pleasant. They were on time and very clean, too. When they came in, they were very careful about not ruining anything in the house. I'd give them an A.”

“The plumber Wheat & Sons sent seemed to know an awful lot. I had multiple jobs, and he took care of them all and advised me of what equipment I should put in. I'm very pleased with his advice. We put in a couple of toilets, and we did some work on our pipes, too. I fully expect to use them again.”

“It was a positive experience. It's a new house. The previous contractor went out of business, which was a great, wonderful thing for this world. They hooked up almost everything wrong, and James A. Wheat & Sons came and has begun fixing things. Everything's working fine now. I would give them an A+.”

“I had a positive experience. They ran a gas line. The quality of the work was very good. The workers were perfect. I would use them again. I'd give them an A+. They were on time and did what they said they were going to do.”

“I hired them to help with the garbage disposal. I'd give them an A+.”

“It was good. James A. Wheat & Sons installed a backup sump pump. I would use them again. So far, so good—I would rate them an A+.”

“They're excellent, and they do great work. The last time, they sent an expert in every area to look at my pipes, my units—everything. I was just really floored that the owner took the time to come out. Nobody can go wrong hiring them. They're so trustworthy and very detailed—can't ask for anything better.”

“They did an excellent job. They diagnosed the problem and replaced the fixtures. A+ on the job. I would use them again.”

“They showed up on time, which is a big plus, and they stayed until their job was completed. We had a leak that flooded our basement, so they replaced the pipe. While they were fixing the leak, we had another problem that they fixed for us—we had another problem after another. He had to order some part, but everything was great. I would highly recommend them. We'd give them an A+ and a gold star because he worked until everything was fixed.”

“They were excellent. I've known about Wheat & Sons for years, even before they did this work for me recently. I have great faith in them. I had a main pipe break underground outside my house. They had to dig out the broken pipe and run another one for me. They worked extremely hard to finish the work in a timely fashion. I would absolutely use them again in the future. I'd rate them an A+.”