We're a family owned and operated business, covering Eugene and Springfield, Oregon and the surrounding areas. We specialize in all kinds of emergency plumbing repair, water heater repair and replacement, small remodels, sewer and drain cleaning, repair and replacement. We pride ourselves on our well-stocked service trucks, and we have for decades! The nationally known Contractor Magazine gave Austin Plumbing an award for "Best Stocked Service Truck in the Country" in their Sept 15, 1967 issue, and featured our truck in a 6 page article. We like to think we've kept up the tradition in the decades since then.
Our current business form started in 1979, when Bernard Petersen took over the Petersen Plumbing business name from his father, Austin Petersen, a long-time businessman in the area. Austin started his primary business, Austin 1-Stop Plumbing, in 1946, and operated it until he sold the name to Bernard in 1999. Currently, Austin Plumbing and Petersen Plumbing are operating as affiliated businesses, and both names can be seen on our trucks.
Bernard's grandfather, Alex, worked part-time in the business in the early years, and Bernard's brothers, Greg and Kurt, work today. Bernard's sons are currently apprentices. His nieces and nephews have occasionally been seen helping as well, when their studies and schedules permit. Truly a 4th generation business, we look forward to welcoming the 5th generation in just a few short years! And we're proud to say that over the decades our company has expanded to more than just immediate family. We currently have more than 8 trucks and over 25 highly experienced and motivated employees, all dedicated to helping you with your plumbing needs!
The Petersen family has lived and worked in the Eugene and Springfield area for over 120 years. Bernard's great-Grandfather arrived in the area in the 1890s and liked it so much that he settled down here, leaving only long enough to go back to Denmark, get married, and then bring his new bride home. Bernard's grandfather, his father, Bernard himself, and his sons were all born in Eugene. Our roots go deep in this land and our entire team is excited to be a part of the next 120 years of local living!