If you are considering taking on a new construction project or need remodeling plumbing for your existing home. A plumbing contractor should be someone you trust to do things correctly from the start. It’s not the place to cut corners.
Unlike most plumbers, who get their start in the business clearing drains, my introduction to the business was in multi-million dollar new construction of luxury homes for Loomis in Marin County. In retrospect, building homes from the ground up was a great way to see how the whole home plumbing system functioned as a system and it was the best introduction to the plumbing trade I could have asked for.
I learned how to read blueprints, delicately place expensive fixtures and what was required to build ensure a quality plumbing system for a luxury home that met and often exceeded what was required by building codes.
New Construction Plumbing and Plumbing Consultation
If you are building a new home from the ground up, I can help early in a consulting role by helping specify an optimal low-maintenance plumbing system. I can then build it out from the street to the thermostatic shower head, all with the best quality materials and craftsmanship. This kind of work brings me back to my roots and I enjoy it.
Remodeling Plumbing Contractor
Adding-on or significantly altering an existing home is a different challenge. One for which the latter part of my career (repairing plumbing systems in luxury homes) has prepared me well. The first step is to determine your remodeling plumbing requirements. Then just as importantly, assess the quality, condition and capacity of the original plumbing system.
In custom-built luxury homes (like I used to build), the existing system is built with enough capacity that we can simply add on to it. But in Marin County, more and more homeowners are customizing former tract homes. Often the best solution is running new water supply and sewage lines back to the street. I can help you asses the pros and cons of each approach.
About Brian Cooke (Marin Plumbing)
Marin Plumbing is owned and operated by me, Brian Cooke. When you hire Marin Plumbing, I will be the person who schedules your appointment and I will be the one who shows up at your door.
I have been a plumber for over 33 years. I started the company in 1991 because I felt that customers in Marin County needed a plumber with higher professional standards. You deserve a plumber who shows up on time and goes the extra mile to finish the job on schedule. You deserve a plumber who maintains the highest levels of cleanliness both in terms of personal appearance and equipment. And who treats your shiny new fixtures with the utmost care.
You also deserve a plumber who can communicate clearly (based on experience, not commissions) what your options are and discuss the associated costs.
You also deserve a plumber who upholds the highest levels of integrity. I will clearly explain all my charges and your options before I start work, and you will never be surprised by my bill.
Advantages of Choosing a Small Remodeling Plumbing Contractor
I am a one-man shop. I am proud of the work I do and I have yet to find someone I would trust to take care of my customers the way I do. When you hire me, you get me. Larger plumbing contractors (who build multi-unit condos, apartments, and commercial spaces) hire less-experienced plumbers and trainees to do the actual work. These folks are just like I was (30 years ago). Take my word for it, you’d rather have me work on your home today than when I was a kid.
I have also been in the plumbing business in Marin County for many years and am friends with some of my competitors who I respect. In an emergency, I can pull in some of the next-best plumbers in Marin to help.