Serving Chicago & South Suburbs

for Over 80 years


Family Owned and Operated

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Customer Reviews

Had them come out to my mom's house last week had a problem with raw sewage on side of house. Had 3 different companies out to help her after numerous ridding session at her home problem couldn't be fixed without a 3 thousand dollars estimate from same company that had been out the previous time not only did this company address the problem they called the city for my mom and also got her a total refund from the other company when it was determined that it was the city's fault thanks again and we will be a customer again.

Ken T. Chicago, IL

To say we are thankful customers is the understatement of the century!! After a brutal cold snap, we found a lake at the end of our driveway. The city said there was a break in the water main and that it was entirely our responsibility. We began the challenge of getting estimates which ranged in the thousands and involved massive destruction of yard and landscape. Dan from Yerkes came out to give us an estimate. He said that there was a better than 50% chance that the leak was coming from the buffalo box as the valves in the box are the weakest points of the system. He said that the city should come out to replace the box,

and if the leak was not coming from the box, then he would give us an estimate. He offered to talk to the alderman and / or the water dept to corroborate our request  if they wanted a professional opinion. Dan was entirely correct. When the city dug down to the buffalo box, it was leaking from the joint just as Dan had said. The city replaced the box and the valves at no cost to us. Dan's advice was possibly the BEST advice we have ever gotten. We appreciate his expertise, his honesty, and integrity!! We will be lifelong customers and wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone who needs a plumber!

Barbara D. Chicago, IL

Called because of two friends recommended them.  So glad I did.  Mike & Matt came out for a leak under my kitchen sink and I asked they looked at a second bathroom that has not had a working sink or shower for a long time.  They gave me an estimate and had to order parts.  They called me back later that day and were able to return two days later because of my schedule.  They did the job well and in an excellent amount of time and cost. These guys are my new plumbers.  Local family owned business is a plus, more of a personnel interest in doing a good job!

Jackie N. Oak Lawn, IL

Mike and Matthew came in to my home  and replaced my ejector pump although I told them sump pump on the phone. They were professional and friendly and my dog liked them (my dog doesn't like anyone to come to the house). I appreciate  them coming out on short notice and they didn't  completely break the bank. Usually when you call plumbers they have you waiting all day. I called at 8:45 in the morning and they came out and was finished by 11. I would use this company again. Family owned and in the neighborhood.

Tylersmom A. Chicago, IL

I have used this company a number of times over the years. They have done repairs, replaced a water heater, replaced the sump pumps, and reinstalled toilets after having the upstairs bathrooms retiled. Every time the person who comes is professional and honest with what needs to be done. I recommend them.

Justin G. Palos Height , IL

Great job today...Chris installed a rear outlet toilet for my Master prices and very thorough.  I would be happy to recommend them.

Gerri F. Chicago, IL

Used them 4 times now. All the jobs they have done were great and they explained things when asked. The 4 jobs were between 3 different residences.

Jeff K. Hometown, IL

Showed up on time. Bob was quiet and efficient. Will use again. The 3 other plumbers I called did not even bother to return my call.

Christina T. Chicago, IL

Second chances prove to be great with this company....had an emergency problem this morning, after calling several plumbers the consensus was to call back the people who did the job the first time. I now know, that if I do have a problem I need to ask for Tom and I would suggest everyone else do the same. He is the utmost courteous, respectful, punctual, prepared for the job, knowledgeable and most of all PROFESSIONAL! I appreciate his prompt attention to my plumbing issue. I will use Yerkes plumbing again and ask specifically for him! Everyone deserves a second chance and I'm glad I gave this company one so I know one bad experience does not define who they are or how they treat their customers :-)  #satisfied# #pleased#

Dee F. Pilsen, Chicago, IL

We've had the Yerkes boys over many times to work on our plumbing and we've never had a problem before! :)

Mandie P. Palos Park, IL

I've used Yerkes plumbing for years, when it comes to customer service they always go above and beyond.  I had them change cast iron stacks out for PVC in a 100 year old building I own, it was a huge project and they did an amazing job at a fair price.  I now recommend them to all my colleagues!

Christopher G. Chicago Ridge, IL

I have used Yerkes for years and am very satisified with response time, work done and price.  They have been in the area forever and their strong reputation in the Beverly area continues to grow.

Kathy P. Michigan City, IN