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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    Outstanding service, response time, and value!!

    I called John Baethke & Son yesterday after discovering a hole in a pipe behind the kitchen wall. Cormac was able to come out early today; was punctual, pleasant, very clean & professional appearance & quickly took a look at the problem & gave me a written estimate with a clear explanation of options. He was patient with my questions, and gave me some time to consult with our Condo president. He completely the work quickly; cleaned up completely; showed me the pipe with the hole after he removed it, and the price was very reasonable. Outstanding service, response time, and value!! Thank you Cormac!
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    Very Thorough

    Tom was very thorough, identified the problem and provided the solution. Easy fix.
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    I do not hesitate to recommend

    I've used Baethke and Son several times and do not hesitate to recommend. Yesterday I used Cormac to address a dripping faucet that two other people could not fix. We wound up replacing multiple faucet fixtures and drain pipes below, which had corroded over the past 12 years. Cormac was a good communicator, very polite, explained all the options (with prices), and worked diligently for several hours. He cleaned up any mess, and even cleaned up the area below the sink where the corrosion had caused debris. Even though I phoned in a request to just address one thing (the drip), he stayed the better part of the day without complaint when I decided it would be better to upgrade all the old fixtures. The company had several different fixtures to choose from on the truck, which made it easy to start. Cormac needed some parts delivered here to complete the job, but that did not delay the work.
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    Prompt, Professional, and went Above and Beyond

    Excellent customer service when scheduling/follow up, and Tom was prompt, professional, and went above and beyond in explaining our system and providing options for servicing. Highly recommend.
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    Very Professional and Friendly

    If you need a Plumber, call them!!! Cormac was very professional and friendly and would trust them completely. He gave me several options to choose from via his iPad, and it was very easy to figure out a plan. Thank you!
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    Knowledgeable and Kind

    Cormac is the best. Knowledgeable and kind, he fixed our triangle tube tankless water heater when other repairmen ran in the other direction. The Baethke office is very organized as well.
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    Great Experience

    We had a great experience. Tom was thorough and clear about what needed to happen and the work he did for us was very effective. We'll definitely use this service again.
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    21st Century Technology in their Business

    Tom and John did a great job with our catch basin bypass plumbing. They added two floor drains, repiped our laundry drainage lines, and even took a look at some issues in our basement bathroom while they waited for the city inspector to arrive. They were professional (pulled permits & passed city inspection), kind to my young kids, cleaned up well after the job was done, and offered some tips for the bathroom issue at no extra charge. As others have said, I really appreciate receiving pictures of the technicians ahead of time to know who to look for, as well as the reminder calls. Not only are they good plumbers, they have some good admin workers, too! It boosts my confidence that they are keeping up with the times to see them using 21st century technology in their business. :) Thanks!!
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    Most Professional, Clean, and Friendly Plumbing Service

    The most professional, clean, and friendly plumbing service I have used to date. I don't suspect they are the cheapest service around, but I have no problem paying for quality. I have used cheap plumbing services before and its definitely not an area to skimp. The plumber, Tom, connected our HVAC humidifier to a hot water supply. He explained his work very well and left the work area clean. Highly recommended. I will definitely be giving these guys a call next time I need some plumbing work done.
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    Efficient & Professional

    Efficient, professional, and work completion in timely fashion. They arrived when they said they would, answered all our questions, and proceeded with the work.
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    24 hour answering service

    We discovered late in the evening that our water heater had stopped working, and after trying the minimal troubleshooting steps we could find online, we gave up and decided to call a professional. Baethke has a 24 hour answering service, so we were able to schedule an appointment for the very next morning. If needed, we could have had someone come out right that moment. The next morning Cormac was very prompt and professional, and after checking out our heater outlined our options clearly for us. We decided to go with the new heater and he installed it right then. Great experience!
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    Quick and works like magic!

    My neighbor had issues with two plumbers until she finally called John Baethke. Since she had good luck with them, they were my first call when I needed service. It was quick and easy to get someone out to fix the bathtub piping that I ruined trying to put on a new faucet. Cormac was very professional and explained all the options and costs. He was able to work his magic to make the less expensive option work.
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    Exemplary Service

    I can't recommend John Baethke & Sons highly enough - exemplary service. Tom and Josh and all the other technicians with whom we have dealt over the past years, as members of the Baethke & Sons service plan, have been incredibly responsive, efficient and competent. Someone always responds to your call - no matter when - within less than 15 minutes during after hours and wknds/nights. The team is incredible and will do whatever it takes - especially during emergency situations - to resolve your various plumbing related problems. A committed team of people who take pride in their work and value being part of a hard working family business.
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    Professional on All Projects

    We had a great experience with John Baethke. We worked with Cormac, and he was a pro. We've used them for both large and small projects and they were prompt and professional on all projects. On the larger project ($10k+) we had it quoted by 3 other plumbers and their prices were right inline with the others.
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    We highly recommend this company for your plumbing needs!

    Very professional, clean, and courteous. We had some plumbing issues with our newly constructed single family home in Lincoln Park, and John Baethke Plumbing resolved the issues! They inspected, researched, and explained everything before starting, and scheduling was very efficient. They showed up early each time they came out, and the cost of the work was exactly what they said it would be. They even cleaned up well as they were finished. We highly recommend this company for your plumbing needs!
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    Cannot say enough Good Things

    I cannot say enough good things about Baethke & Son Plumbing. This is the fourth time the company has been to our home and their service (as always) is incredible and the plumbers always knowledgeable and polite. Josh did a great job of fixing several problems in the house and he did it right. Yes, Baethke may be more expensive than other plumbing companies but they always do the excellent work. I would rather spend the money upfront than have to correct recent work and deal with unnecessary future problems due to cheaper work and materials that cuts corners.
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    Fast and Easy

    Called to have a new hot water tank installed. Plumber arrived early and gave a thorough explanation of the type and brand to be installed. He was very efficient and labeled each shut off valve for both the condo unit and actual tank. Price was reasonable and also put in a overflow drip pan beneath unit as extra precaution per our request. Getting appointment was fast and easy. Would use them again for future plumbing needs
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    Definitely use them again and recommend them to others

    John Baethke & Son Plumbing is a wonderful company. They arrived when they said they would. They called before they arrived. Josh was friendly and very professional. I had 3 problems that I wanted him to look at. He gave me several options of what he could do and clearly explained what each would cost. He finished the job quickly and cleaned up before he left. I would definitely use them again and recommend them to others.
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    All in all, you won't regret doing business with John Baethke

    I never thought I would feel compelled to Yelp! about a plumbing company. I never thought I would look forward to calling the plumber, either. Usually one calls a plumber mid-crisis and prays the repair won't be too costly or take too long. These guys are different. With every repair, they've given us good advice and reasonable options. While they're not cheap, the prices are fair for the superb quality of work delivered. And they warranty everything they do, including hardware you purchase through them. Where John Baethke & Son really shines, though, is in helping you make decisions for upgrades and renovations. We recently remodeled our bathrooms and these folks were the best partners you could ask for. They worked with us every step of the way and saved us a ton of time, money, and aggravation. Everything went smoothly and the results are first-rate. Where minor adjustments were needed, someone came out right away and got the job done. They don't cut corners in ways that compromise quality. The other great thing about them is that they're such a community-oriented business. I really appreciate that. All in all, you won't regret doing business with John Baethke.
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    Spot On!

    Fantastic. We've used Baethke several times for different issues, and every single time they've been spot-on with prompt, courteous, clean, effective service. The folks are both friendly *and* professional (hooray!) and do a fantastic job providing options, explaining everything, and getting the job done!
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    They were excellent in every way!

    John Baethke & Son Plumbing has done extensive work for my retail showroom, including replacing major pipes from my roof and hooking my drainage system into the City's line. This was a crucial project that had to be done while my retail flooring showroom (Home Carpet One) stayed open. John was on the job site himself and both he and his workers couldn't have been more accommodating. Every time they left or walked into my showroom they cleaned the floor behind them. They finished the job on time and within budget. They were excellent in every way. Since them I have used them for more minor work on our bathrooms and the service has been at that same high level. I trust John and the work his company does.
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    Terrific. We have never been disappointed in Baethke's work.

    Rodney from John Baethke & Son was here today for our yearly inspection under our contract with Baethke. He was very thorough and explained his findings in terms that I could understand. Also, he broke down pricing options for the work needed to be done today and for a future replacement of our water heater. He was terrific. We have never been disappointed in Baethke's plumbing technicians nor of the work that was done. We have had a contract with Baethke for many, many years and will continue to use them in the future. Thanks Rodney.
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    We wouldn't use any other plumbing company PERIOD! The BEST.

    We wouldn't use any other plumbing company for work in our home PERIOD! We realize that they're not the cheapest out there, but they're the BEST. We just had them out for the third time for work done, and upfront we knew exactly what we'd be paying them, no matter what came up. We've used other plumbers in the past that charge by the hour and took their sweet time to replace faucets, etc. We had 3 toilets replaced in our home today. When they were previously replaced (not by Baethke & Son's) the collars were not installed improperly. John's technician (Patrick) could have simply installed the new toilets over the existing collars, but instead let us know and replaced those. Most contractors wouldn't have even brought it up. John's crew is the most knowledgeable and professional that I've ever worked with across all trades.
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    When it comes to solving complex plumbing issues, there is one call I make- to Baethke and Son.

    When it comes to solving complex plumbing issues, there is one call I make first and that is always to Baethke and Son, without exception. Not only have they helped me personally in my home with a couple of issues, but also professionally as a home inspector. I can't comment on many of the reviews posted here as I've no knowledge of the circumstances; what I do know is that you are paying for a process and level of education that comes with understanding how to solve problems. John, the owner, is as knowledgeable a plumber as you will ever find on top of the fact that he has a deep background in HVAC--a nice bonus. I've never received any negative feedback from any of our clients that have used their services in over three years. Not one. Can you find someone cheaper, of course you can...it's a competitive marketplace for plumbers and you often get what you pay for. Pure and simple.
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  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing

    If you want your plumbing installed correctly the first time, call John Baethke!

    Absolutely the ONLY plumber I would use in Chicago. We just finished renovating all three bathrooms in our home at the same time and having John & his crew work on all of the plumbing was the best decision we made. I'll admit, I'm not interested in finding the cheapest plumber in town. When it comes to my home, I'm interested in professional excellence and I'm willing to pay for it. If you want your plumbing installed correctly the first time, if you want your plumbers to show up on time, to leave your home in better condition than they found it, to respond to plumbing emergencies like they're working on their own homes, call John Baethke.
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