Company History

A Family Tradition of Service Excellence Since 1954.


A Family Tradition of Service Excellence Since 1954

 Our family plumbing business was established by Wally and Norah Jones in 1954 when piped scheme-water was initially laid throughout Perth’s hills. Our first plumbing service vehicle was an old baker’s van purchased from Kalamunda Bakery and the initial focus was on converting the homes of Hills residents from outdoor “thunder box toilets” to indoor flushing toilets.

company historyOver the next 20 years or so, Wally and Norah went on to develop one of the largest contracting businesses in Perth’s eastern suburbs that included not only plumbing and drainage, but also site works, equipment hire, delivery of propane gas bottles (LPG), and a hardware store.

Their clientele grew to not only include most of the residents and businesses throughout Perth’s hills and eastern suburbs, but also various state and local government departments, in addition to many of Perth’s major builders and plumbing contractors.  At one stage they employed over 50 staff, second only in number to the Shire of Kalamunda.

Back then approval of residential service and large projects was less formal and mainly agreed by way of a word and a hand shake. But trust wasn’t just implied, it was what reputations were built on.

In 1966, Wally and Norah’s son Max joined the workforce as an apprentice plumber with the Public Works Department, and mostly on schools and non residential commercial sites.

He transferred to the family plumbing business towards the end of his apprenticeship and was made business partner at the age of 25.

When Wally retired in 1986, Max stepped up, and together with his wife Sylvia they took over full ownership of the family business.

kp family picIn the early 1990’s Max and Sylvia recognised the need a service provider specialising in the sale and service of hot water systems throughout the Kalamunda and Hills regions.

That decision resulted in several key appointments by leading hot water system manufacturers, starting with Solahart and followed by Rheem, Rinnai, and Solar Edwards; appointments that established Kalamunda Plumbing as one of Western Australia’s most trusted and experienced solar hot water specialists.

Finally in 2015, Kalamunda Plumbing was appointed by Energie Group Australia as one of a select group of Dealer-Distributors of their range of Envirosun Solar Water Heaters and Enviroheat Heat Pumps.

With the opening of Kalamunda Plumbing’s showroom at Kalamunda Glades Shopping Centre in 2021, they have also been appointed to distribute Energie Group’s assortment of Air Conditioners and Solar PV Energy Panel systems.

As a result of Max and Sylvia’s leadership and perseverance over the past 35 years or so, Kalamunda Plumbing has evolved into one of the most highly awarded and respected service providers in Perth hills and eastern suburbs, employing around 20 Team Members and engaging numerous subcontractors.

These days, Kalamunda Plumbing is heading into its third generation, with Wally and Norah’s grandson Chris filling the role of Operations Manager and Licence Holder, and granddaughter Rochelle filling the position of Customer Service Manager.

Kalamunda Plumbing’s range of services has evolved since 1954, to these days include plumbing, drainage, water heaters, gas-fitting, leak detection, water filtration, water softeners, air conditioning, and solar PV energy panels.

The team at Kalamunda Plumbing is proud of its Tradition of Service Excellence started by Wally and Norah all those years ago, and our company goal is to make sure that their tradition of 100% customer satisfaction lives on today through our dedication and commitment to building long-lasting relationships with our customers by providing 100% satisfaction… guaranteed.


Seen our showroom yet? Visit us at Shop 5B Kalamunda Glades, 121-123 Canning Road Kalamunda 6076

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Great Service and very professional.
Dean Jones
I have given Kalamunda plumbing 5 stars but only because I couldn’t give them 6!Kalamunda Plumbing we’re absolutely fantastic! I had a burst pipe somewhere on my property (3000 sqm) leaking at 1L per second. I tried 4 different plumbing companies before coming across Kalamunda plumbing. The first company made me wait two days and then forgot my booking, the next one couldn’t help me for over a week and the last quoted me $1200 for the job and still had to wait three days. I called Kalamunda plumbing and they arrived the very next day. Anthony found the burst pipe within 20 minutes to the exact location, dug down and repaired the leak. The whole job only took 2 hours and was 1/3 of the price I was quoted.They were professional, helpful and friendly. I will now be a customer for life. I have shared my experience with all that I know in my area.I cannot recommend them highly enough. Thank you for everything! When the need arises I will be back!
Darian Corazza
Top work . Friendly . Good work , tidyThe dream
david Stephens
Great professional service. Will definitely use them again.
Karen Bertoncini
Needed a gas bayonet relocated and a new basin plumbed in the bathroom. The guys were quick to quote and did a fantastic job. Really easy to work with and good price as well.
Tania Belletty
Excellent service & fair price
Tony James
Job done on time on budget and great advice from a good tradesman's
craig mccullough
We had a large amount of water bubbling up between the pavers down the side of our house. After a quick call around and a few dead ends I got hold of Kalamunda plumbing. They were able to have someone around quickly, dig down and repair the broken water line. Saving me a fortune in wasted water. Highly recommend and definitely will be using for any future plumbing work.
Trent and Barry from Kalamunda Plumbing did an excellent job. As well as fixing the problem in a timely manner, they gave me some good advice on a number of other potential plumbing issues
Roger Barnett
One thing that I really appreciate is a tradesman that arrives when they say they will, especially when you have taken time off work to have your hot water system replaced.Kalamunda Plumbing were on time and I can't believe how quickly the work was done, and at a reasonable price considering that they did an urgent repair for me. Everything was back to normal again so quickly, mess cleaned up and they adjusted the water temperature so that it was not hot enough to scold me.Well done to everyone involved at Kalamunda Plumbing, greatly appreciated.Regards Russell
russ chambers
Kalamunda plumbing’s response was prompted and professional with the staff rolling up on time. The plumber was fully briefed of the tasks on arrival which were completed timely and professionally. The works areas were left clean and tidy. We can highly recommend them to anyone needing good quality plumbing services
John Van Vliet
Friendly and prompt service. They had the issue fixed in next to no time! Will definitely be recommending Kalamunda Plumbing to my friends and family
Erinn Stewart
Excellent service friendly technician good job unblocking and inspection of my sewer. Fair prices these guys have the right equipment to get the job done right.
Mark Kennedy
Very good service. Prompt response time
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Kalamunda Plumbing is a team of professional local plumbers, servicing Perth’s eastern suburbs with a proud history of award-winning customer service since 1954. Get in touch to discuss your solar, plumbing & aircon needs, or visit our Kalamunda Showroom to speak to our friendly team today!