Our History

In 1968 with five hundred dollars in his pocket and the desire to start his own business, Wayne James established a small company and called it “James Plumbing”. Armed with only a few tools in his truck and the experience as a plumbers’ helper he set out to make a successful business and thereby be his own boss with the help of his wife.  Both he and Linda grew up on farms where a strong work ethic was a way of life; hence they possessed a special innovative spirit and uncommon passion for honesty and doing a job correctly. They wanted to develop a successful business serving “The Grand Strand” and did so . James Plumbing continues to be a growing and striving business today and can proudly report that we are currently in our 45th year of continual operation.40309_119275168123979_3737440_n

In 2007, Mr. and Mrs. James retired and sold the family owned company to their daughter, Tawanna. Tawanna grew up working in the business and helping her mother in the office. While Tawanna’s husband James, on the other hand, had just retired from the military after serving in the Army as an Apache Helicopter Pilot for over 20 years. In addition to being part owner and manager, James is also a Master Plumber with over 14 years experience in the plumbing trade. He runs the day to day operations of the small business and carries on the same values and passion upon which the company was founded, providing customers with a professional, efficient and reliable plumbing service.

Lastly, our hard working and dedicated employees are major assets contributing to the success of our company. We are happy to have them.

Harry, our Master Technician, has been with the company for over 40 years, and has established a reputation for his expertise, knowledge and honest hard work. As a result, people frequently request, Harry for their plumbing needs. Consequently, he has been a lifetime plumber to many of our customers.

William has been with James Plumbing for over five years and is our head technician for both new construction and remodel installations.  He takes pride in every new job and has established good relationships with his clients. He values good workmanship as evidenced by his home which he has remodeled himself. He is also an avid fisherman and loves to talk with customers about fishing. William has over 30 years of plumbing experience.

Todd has been with us for over two years and does both New Construction and Service Work. He takes great pride in his work. Todd has over 19 years plumbing experience.

Helen is approaching four years of service as our office manager, and provides excellent service to all our residential and commercial accounts. Good customer service is her major goal.IMAG0344

Sadie, our office dog, will always greet you with warmth and enthusiasm at the door and of course with a wagging tail.

We always remember that each customer is the reason we are in business and so we strive to continue a lifelong relationship of service to them over the years.

Please feel free to stop by the office anytime for advice on a plumbing problem or to talk about your plumbing concerns, problems, needs, or whatnot. Time permitting; we might even delve into aviation/fishing/sports, or other topics of mutual interest.