What Our Customers Are Saying

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“I must say that Shane was a pleasure to deal with and very attentive to the services I needed and tried to get a good understanding of it all before the house call was made….via pictures and phone conversations”
Perrone, J.
Gurnee, IL

“The two gentlemen were actually early which was great. They put a drop cloth down on the carpeting, installed the hot water heater in less than two hours, cleaned up afterwards and showed me how to drain it once a year for maximum life of the heater. They were very professional and courteous.”
Bennett, E.
Vernon Hills, IL

Replaced Water System

“JVS replaced galvanized piping dating to the 1940s, replaced sump pump, installed water softener and iron removal system, and reverse osmosis system for drinking water. It went very well. He and his crew came as scheduled and finished the same day. Cleaned up, and all is working well. He communicates well by email, and is a very honest and professional person and business. The most impressive thing to us was that we asked him to come to give us an estimate on a new water treatment system. When he came being a plumber he looked at the pipes first and recommended that that the old galvanized piping be replaced and said that would fix the problems that we were having. He prioritized what by what he would do if he owned the home -- and even said we did not need the water tx system or reverse osmosis system. We decided to go ahead with everything and basically got the new piping, sump, and treatment systems for the same price that we had gotten an estimate from for a water softener system and reverse osmosis system only from a firm that only does water treatment. We are so happy and satisfied with the work, and with the relationship we feel we have developed with JVS, and with Shane.”
Barlow, D.
Fox Lake, IL

Tankless Water Heater Install

“JVS rerouted cold water after a failed water heater, ordered and installed a tankless water heater the next day. They squeezed me into their schedule and came to my house very quickly when I had the emergency, and fixed it so we at least had cold water. By the end of the next day, I had a new tankless water heater installed. They advised me on the pros and cons of both systems, and we chose the tankless. They have been doing work for me for 14 years. They are very professional, clean, prompt and fair priced.”
Pucino, M.
Green Oaks, IL

“JVS rodded our sewer line, It was quick, efficient, and solved the problem. Very friendly people”
Mohr, T.
Grayslake, IL

Installed Outdoor Shower

“JVS Installed a unique outdoor shower and hand held sprayer for our lake house. Shane was instrumental in the design of our project and gave many useful suggestions on how to improve upon our initial idea. The crew showed up right on time and finished the job in a single day. Workmanship appeared to be excellent quality and the shower looked better than I had imagined, and it worked great! Was also impressed with the follow up visit to answer any questions and show exactly how to winterize. I plan to use JVS for all future plumbing issues at both our lake house and Illinois home.”
Chalmers, J.
Lake Forest, IL / Powers Lake, WI

“JVS roughed in plumbing in a bathroom and installed outside sillcock. OUTSTANDING . . . . They were on time and got the job done fast! We will have them back shortly to install fixtures and for some other work. We will continue to use them for all our plumbing needs. They are not "Joe the Plumber" They are PROFESSIONALS!”
Wiggs, R.
Wonder Lake, IL

“JVS replaced Drain pipe for a bathtub. If I could give an A+ I would. This company was terrific from start to finish. I took a chance and called them without any referrals, just their one review from Angie's List. It proved to be very successful. We had an old bathtub that was completely clogged. No water went down at all. Shane and his crew came out to look at it. They were on time for the estimate and very professional. They took a look in the crawl space and suspected that the pipe would need replacing. Because we were not willing to go into the crawlspace ourselves, Shane took pictures and showed us the old rotten pipes. He gave us a very fair price and a fair timeline to complete the work. He was able to complete the job that day. He also took pictures of the completed work, showed us the pipe he removed, etc. There was additional work that needed to be done, in which he came back a few weeks later to complete. (The few weeks were our request, he was willing to come back immediately). He called us about 15 minutes prior to the appointment time to let us know he was running a little late. This impressed us so much because of the typical contractors not showing up on time and not calling. I would have them again and again. They were so nice to work with. Dependable, reasonable and professional. Everything you would want in a plumber! Thanks”
Marston, H.
Twin Lakes, WI

“JVS performed Complete remodeling of large bathroom, powder room, laundry room, kitchen, livingroom, and hallway. Ceramic tiling, Pergo flooring, re-plumbing in bathroom, laundry, and kitchen. Very personable, extremely detailed and organized in bidding and presentation; perfectionist in quality of work. Subcontractors were of the best quality and equally knowledgeable. Will work around schedules to make it the least stressful on the homeowner. Pricing is fair and reasonable”
Brandt, L & G
Silver Lake, WI

“Hi Shane, We've been so happy with all the new sinks, faucets, etc. let Ben know so far no leaks in the master but there has been a leak from the faucet in the basement. We had a bad storm go through, possible tornado they say, no power, 3" torrential downpour, oh so glad for the battery backup system that we almost didn't get! We were sitting in the basement until things settled down so we heard it set off at least 5 times, this could have been pretty serious. So it made me think I should send you an email.”
Gill, D.
Spring Grove, IL

“I was contacted promptly by the business. They returned my call when they said they would and set up an appointment. The repairs were done quickly and the plumber explained what he was doing and how to avoid the problem in the future. I would use them again in the future if I had a problem.”
Vince P.
Grayslake, IL
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Replaced Water Heater

Project: Install or Replace a Water Heater
“Friendly, courteous, and fast. Two hours and the job was done. Couldn't have asked for better service.”
Jarred S.
Hebron, IL
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“This plumber REALLY knows tankless water heaters. He was the owner of the company and enjoys his work. We would recommend JVS Plumbing as a great choice for any plumbing need. He was also half the price, than another quote we received.”
Rosemarie P.
Grayslake, IL
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“Took out toilet and rod snaked plumbing in floor to clear a clog. Most professional service provider and extremely clean. Did a great job of listening, diagnosing, providing options and resolving the issue.”
Ross G.
McHenry, IL

“My water heater was installed incorrectly (by another plumber). JVS brought the exhaust piping up to code. He did a great job and was very professional. He installed a new switch on my exhaust fan, secured the PVC line, brought the exit piping up to code.”
Robert W.
Gurnee, IL

“Family member is an architect and she uses this company exclusively. She and I have worked with one of the employees for many, many years. He is neat, precise, and very, very smart.....as is the owner. It was difficult to know that they were even here as my house was so clean.”
Julie J.
Morton Grove, IL

“It went very well. The plumber was on time. He was very neat. He removed his shoes, put a cloth on the floor in front of the sink. He finished the installation in an hour, cleaned the sink, and took the old faucet with him. Later in the day, I received a followup phone call from Shane Johnson, the owner of JVS Plumbing, to ask if I was satisfied with the service. It was all about service from beginning to end. Shane e-mailed me pictures of faucets in different price ranges for me to choose from. When he had some concern whether or not the faucet I chose would fit because of the windowsill that is a few inches above the sink, he sent the faucet by overnight Federal Express so that I could assess whether or not it would fit. Amazing Service! I have already recommended JVS Plumbing to friends and would use his plumbing service in the future.”
Noreen S.
Evanston, IL

“JVS responded to our call to review broken garbage disposal very quickly. We ended up needing a new garbage disposal unit. They ordered it and returned for install with a very short turnaround, and we were very appreciative. Neat and courteous as always.”
R. Deigan
Gurnee, IL

Replaced Water Heater

Project: Install or Replace a Water Heater
“We looked around for a good plumbing company to install an industrial strength tankless water heater at our home. When we talked to Shane from JVS Plumbing, we knew we found the right company to do our project. Shane was very professional. His quote was the most reasonable quote we received. He installed our tankless water heater for us in a matter of days. He was very tidy and diligent in his work. The work he did looks nothing short of artwork. I will highly recommend Shane and his team for any plumbing needs.”
Prabhakar S.
Gurnee, IL

“With old homes you never know what you might run into. Ben & Dan are terrific guys, and a pleasure to have around. So far I have been very pleased and plan to pass on the JVS Plumbing name to my friends.”
Jan W.
Kennilworth, IL