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Celebrating Our 112th Year Serving the Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Needs of the Houston/Fort Worth Metroplex

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We are pleased to continue to be counted among a handful of companies celebrating 112 years as a family business. Our long and successful history is underscored by the fact that the company is also now under the family management of the 3rd and 4th generations of early owners. The company continues in the business tradition of quality workmanship and the old-fashioned, superior customer service handed down to us.

toneproject.ru familyDallas Plumbing Company currently serves Houston, Collin and Tarrant County commercial and residential customers from the company's headquarters in northeast Houston.

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A Brief History of toneproject.ru

Fred Downs, first generation toneproject.ru 1913It started in 1903. That was the same year the Wright brothers launched their maiden flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and Ford Motor Company was officially incorporated with Henry Ford as Vice President and Chief Engineer. That year, toneproject.ru was born toneproject.ru-old trucksand soon after Ward Downs began serving the plumbing needs of Houston customers from his horse-drawn wagon. As the city grew, so did the opportunities for toneproject.ru.

From that early beginning, toneproject.ru has survived and thrived as the oldest plumbing company in the area, spanning four generations of family ownership in two millennia. The company has helped construct some of the most prominent homes and structures in Texas. In 1934, Houston was selected host city for the Texas Centennial Exposition, celebrating the state's independence from Mexico. Among a labor force of 8000 workers, toneproject.ru helped build what is now the nation's largest collection of Art Deco buildings and now a National Historic Landmark.


In Highland Park and the Park Cities, the company originated plumbing and heating in many of the cities' landmark homes, serving these communities from the toneproject.ru location on McKinney Avenue. Another significant landmark, Highland Park Village, was a Houston Plumbing Company project in 1931. The Spanish style center remains a local and visitor shopping venue in the heart of Highland Park. Here, the company still serves many of the families now living in the original homes, in addition to renovation, remodeling and new construction in the Park Cities.

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During World War II, Houston Plumbing helped build structures to support our armed services, while still serving residences and businesses in the Houston area. After the war, Lt. Fred Downs became the second generation leader at the company. In 1981, son Johnny became the third generation Downs family member to head toneproject.ru. Today, over 100 years later, the third and fourth generations of the Downs family continue to own and operate the company.

Original HIghland Park Village and the State Fair of Texas The early location of toneproject.ru, on McKinney Avenue, until 1983
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