About Petersen Plumbing
Locally Grown, Family Owned
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 repairs and small remodels. We can repair or replace your water heater, and remodel your kitchen or bathroom. We can replace or repair your faucets and shower fixtures. We will clean and replace your drains and sewer, fix or replace your water service. We pride ourselves on our well-stocked service trucks, as 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 have graduated from the state apprenticeship program and are licensed plumbers. 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 10 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!
As our video says: "At Petersen Plumbing, we started a tradition generations ago to be proud of a job well-done. Austin Petersen started the business in 1946, spending many hours teaching his own sons about plumbing. We know the simplest plumbing job can become overwhelming if you don't have the correct tools, parts or expertise. Our fully stocked trucks and years of experience are here to serve you with nearly any project or problem you have.
We've served Lane County for generations and will for years to come!
Petersen Plumbing—your Local Plumbing Experts. We are waiting for your call!"