Kansas City's Best and Most Reliable Plumbing Company

FLAT-RATE PLUMBING PRICE GUARANTEE!

We're so confident in our ability to get your plumbing job completed on time and on budget that we give you a Flat-Rate Price that we will stick to!

PLUMBING PROBLEMS?

That's Our Specialty

We’ve been family-owned and operated for over 20 years. As one might expect from a name like Poor John’s, we keep our rates reasonable. We even post them online, making price assessment fast and convenient!

HIGHLY-QUALIFIED PLUMBERS

Our team is licensed, insured & experienced.

GUARANTEED PRICING

No hourly estimate that is always exceeded by the end of the job.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

Our job isn’t done until you’re completely satisfied.

At Poor John’s Plumbing, we do something that no other plumbing company in Kansas City will do… we tell you the cost for services upfront! No games, no gimmicks. Just straightforward pricing on our everyday services. This is just one reason why our customers love us!

This is an example of our Everyday Pricing

Services Labor Cost Materials Cost
Garbage Disposal Replacement $130.00 $125.00
Toilet Flapper Replacement $90.00 $12.00
Sink Supply Line Replacement $80.00 $13.00
Shower Head Replacement $95.00 Varies
Drain Cleaning (w/Access) $149.00 N/A

WHAT WE DO

Our Services

We perform All Residential Plumbing services. When you have a plumbing problem, make Poor John's your first call!

Sewer Line Repair

Sewer Lines

Professional, fast, and affordable sewer line service, repair, and replacement.

Water Heater Repair

Water Heaters

Professional, fast, and affordable water heater service, repair, and replacement.

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Tankless Water Heaters

Professional, fast, and affordable tankless water heater service, repair, and replacement.

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Water Supply Lines

Professional, fast, and affordable supply line service, repair, and replacement.

Faucets

Faucets

Professional, fast, and affordable faucet service, repair, and replacement.

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Toilets

Professional, fast, and affordable toilet service, repair, and replacement.

WE HANDLE ALL PLUMBING NEEDS! Our residential plumbing services includes everything... Kitchens, Toilets, Faucets, Vanities, Tubs and Showers, Hydrants, Supply Lines, Valve Repairs, Expansion Tanks, Drain Clearing, Sewer Lines, and every plumbing service your home needs.

FROM OUR CUSTOMERS

Testimonials

5/5
Hands down, Poor John’s Plumbing is the best service experience I’ve had. These guys are a great value. Far less expensive than the big service companies, and most importantly absolutely honest with no sales pitch for unnecessary work or warranties. Communication via text the night before and then they were there as expected…

Nick N.

5/5
I highly recommend this company. I have been dealing with drain issues for years because another plumbing quoted me thousands of dollars to fix the problem while speaking to me like I was dumb. So, I put off fixing the issue because I didn’t want to deal with another plumber. When I called for an appointment at Poor John’s, the lady who answered the phone was so helpful and nice…

Beth S.

5/5
This is an awesome company, both with customer service and work ethic. I had an issue with a bathtub clog and they worked diligently and perseverance to resolve the problem. After much patience and problem-solving, the technician (plumber) was able to get it resolved after a two hour battle!

Mike E.

Our Service Area

Licensed in the Greater Kansas City Metro Area, Missouri, and Kansas... Including:

N Kansas City, MO

Gladstone, MO

Liberty, MO

Independence, MO

Johnson County, KS

Olathe, KS

Overland Park, KS

Your Location

OVER 20 YEARS OF SERVICE IN KC

Your Trusted Kansas City Plumbing Professionals!

Poor John's Plumbing Kansas CityMany people believe Thomas Crapper (that’s where the word crap comes from, not really a bad word after all) is the man responsible for inventing the modern day flush toilet. Turns out, this is false. That honor goes to the late John Harington (where the toilet’s name John came from).

Another honor was bestowed upon John in 1988, as he became our namesake, hence Poor John’s Plumbing. We’ve been family owned and operated for over 20 years. As one might expect from a name like Poor John’s, we keep our rates reasonable. We even post them online, making price assessment fast and convenient.

So if you are a “poor Sue” or “poor Tom” then Poor John’s Plumbing is the one for you. For Drips That Don’t and Drains that Do!!

Unlike our competitors, Poor Johns provides our flat-rate pricing up front. As always at Poor John’s Plumbing, there is No Service Charge!

Unlike Our Competitors, Poor John's Provides Flat-Rate Pricing Upfront

Our Flat-Rate Pricing Guarantee

Kitchen Plumbing Repairs

Services Labor Cost Materials Cost Price Range
Garbage Disposal Replacement $130.00 $125.00 N/A
Kitchen Faucet Repair $110.00 Varies on Brand / Model N/A
Kitchen Faucet Replacement $160.00 Client Provided N/A
Strainer Replacement $95.00 Varies N/A
Supply Line Replacement (Single) $80.00 $13.00 N/A
Supply Line Replacement (Pair) $120.00 $13.00 N/A
Supply Stop Replacement (Single) $115.00 $13.50 N/A
Supply Stop Replacement (Pair) $175.00 $13.50 N/A

Toilet Plumbing Repairs

Services Labor Cost Materials Cost Price Range
Fill Valve Replacement $105.00 $17.50 N/A
Flapper Replacement $90.00 $12.00 N/A
Tank Bolt/Gasket Replacement $125.00 $12.00 N/A
Wax Seal Replacement $130.00 $15.00 N/A
Toilet Replacement $190.00 Varies N/A
Flush Valve Replacement $125.00 Varies N/A

Vanity and Bathroom Plumbing Repairs

Services Labor Cost Materials Cost Price Range
Faucet Repair $110.00 Varies on Brand / Model N/A
Faucet Replacement $160.00 Client Provided N/A
Tailpiece / Pop Up Replacement $115.00 $45 Metal / $35 Plastic N/A
Supply Line Replacement (Single) $70.00 $13.00 N/A
Supply Line Replacement (Pair) $110.00 $13.00 N/A
Supply Stop Replacement (Single) $115.00 $15.00 N/A
Supply Stop Replacement (Pair) $175.00 $15.00 N/A

Tub and Shower Plumbing Repairs

Services Labor Cost Materials Cost Price Range
Faucet Repair $130.00 Varies N/A
Tub/Shower Faucet Replacement $450.00 - $550.00 Varies N/A
Shower Faucet Only Replacement $300.00 - $400.00 Varies N/A
Shower Head Replacement $95.00 Varies N/A
Trim Installation $105.00 Varies N/A

Pipe and Water Distribution Plumbing Repairs

Services Labor Cost Materials Cost Price Range
PRV Replacement $250.00 - $300.00 $130.00 $350.00 - $400.00
Outside Hydrant Replacement $225.00 - $300.00 $60.00 - $100.00 $300.00 - $350.00
Outside Hydrant Repair $110.00 Variable N/A
Main Supply Valve Replacement $250.00 - $350.00 $60.00 - $100.00 $300.00 - $500.00
Main Supply Valve Repair $120.00 Variable N/A
Water Heater Replacement N/A N/A $1450.00 - $1650.00
Expansion Tank Replacement $200.00 - $275.00 $60.00 - $80.00 $260.00 - $355.00

Drainage and Drain Plumbing Repairs

Services Labor Cost Materials Cost Price Range
All Drains (with Access) $149.00 N/A N/A

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I just loved everything about this company. I took the recommendation off of a Nextdoor referral and am so glad I did. They came out right away and gave me a free estimate and scheduled the follow up appointment, as soon as I was able to do it. Sean was the one that came out to do the work and he was very knowledgeable, repaired only what was needed and cleaned up everything nice and neat when he left. I would definitely recommend and would use them again myself.

Dug out old clay drain pipe & replaced the connection to the city main drain. Jake did a smart repair that makes a lot of sense, The woman that answers the phone is on top of her job. Don’t hesitate to leave her a message she will call you right back. Poor Johns Plumbing is 5 star in my book. Thank you Poor John’s!

My wife had AB May services for many years and they performed their jobs well, but in the last few years they became inconsistent, we became a dollar amount, their knowledge from one tech to another was inconsistent. They couldn’t arrive for emergencies until the next day, the service slowed down. My wife found Poor Johns Plumbing, though they don’t offer emergency service or 24 hours, they are absolutely amazing and very professional! The owners show up on-site, they walk with us on the problems or projects we want done. The owners jump in with their other staff and stay until the job is done. You’ll always work with the owner first, no technician, no salesman. You can’t beat that kind of service where the owner shows up, not a technician or salesman, an actual owner. Poor Johns pricing is right in the middle, so it’s not cheap and it’s not expensive, very fair pricing. Everyone is very professional, they care about the customer, they don’t treat you like a dollar figure. We cancelled AB May two years ago for Plumbing issues, we’re Poor Johns customers for life!!

I would recommend this company to all. They came out yesterday to look at our stopped up sink. He had it flowing again in a matter of minutes. He was even nice enough to help me load a broken washing machine onto a cart so I could take it to the curb for pickup. I hurt my back the other day and couldnt do it by myself. Thank you again so much.

Highly recommended! We are very happy with our experience with Poor John's Plumbing (PJP). Our house is an Old Leawood single story with full basement, built 1955, still with original plumbing. Due to old galvanized pipeline deterioration with buildup of gunk, the H2O inflow over time had become slow/reduced throughout, to fully stopped in one shower line. PJP essentially rebuilt the water line(s) in the basement, replacing 84' of old pipe with 3/4" pex. PJP also replaced several interior old valves and shutoffs/supply stops as well as the outdoor garden hose hydrants. PJP also installed new plumbing for planned later installation of an "apartment size" upstairs washing machine in a walk-in closet between the master bedroom and bathroom. After an initial visit to assess the problems and work up a bid, the same service technician (Rowdy) returned a few days later to complete the work over a 2-day period, with two additional technicians the second day to timely complete the job. The quality of the work is excellent, nothing unnecessary was done, and it's certainly a night and day difference in our water situation.

How incredible is Poor John's Plumbing! First I made the mistake of calling R*R* and the tech basically without checking anything, told me that I needed a new water heater and I was given a ridiculous quote! Obviously I called some local plumbers to get real quotes, however, when I spoke to Eric at Poor John's plumbing, his first question was "Are you sure you need a new water heater?". Besides being half the cost of the other so-called premium plumbing company for a new water heater, Eric came out, checked my water heater, and changed one part and everything worked and it was amazingly affordable. While my water heater is really old and will need to be replaced soon just to be more energy efficient, you better believe that Poor John's Plumbing is the only plumber I will use and recommend. Thank you so much!

Great experience. Definitely recommend and will use again!

Great experience. Definitely recommend and will use again!

Poor Johns always does quality work and are professional and reliable.

Always courteous and professional

We are so pleased with the service from Poor John's Plumbing. Great work and great service.

Great experience. Everything was explained clearly so I understood the options and what everything would cost. Everything was repaired and is working great.

We were thoroughly impressed with Poor John’s from start to finish. They take great pride in their work and are very knowledgeable — they took the time to explain our options. The pricing on our tankless water heater was very reasonable. We highly recommend them and will definitely call them again when we need plumbing services!

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We are always pleased with any work we have performed by Poor John's Plumbing and highly recommend them!

Local company true to how they promoted the business. They were on time, professional, good quality and knowledgeable. Definitely worth the time and money. I will be using this business again for other plumbing in my residence. Free estimate included with clear honest information.

Justin was prompt, fair, & honest. He identified the cause and outlined a solution that worked immediately! He was dedicated to the task and pleasant to work with! I know who I'll call for all future plumbing needs!!

Always professional, office and contractors.

Poor Johns was amazing in their service. On time and professional. He seemed very knowledgeable in our issue. I will definitely be using them again and would recommend to anyone.

Fast, cheap and effective. Poor John's has done a number of jobs for me and has always been 100%.

We had a kitchen sink drain that was leaking. Shawn came out, as scheduled and on time, and fixed it quickly. He was friendly, courteous, and very professional. Overall he did a great job. And the charge for the job was very reasonable. I highly recommend Poor John's Plumbling for all your plumbing needs. We intend to call them for any future plumbing problem we have.

Out of all the services we had to have come over to our home after moving, Poor John's Plumbing was the best experience. They were professional, had an open line of communication (Jasmine the receptionist was amazing) and they did high quality work (Erik was extremely nice and honest). Thank you for making our dream home even better!

Jacob was great to work with. Had to trench our yard and replace the main sewer line. Came in on budget and on time. Will definitely be my plumber of choice in the future.

They are on time, personable, professional and no leaks!

Promptly on time, and while my basement stairs was too tight for their machine, they were very informative and did not even charge for a house call.

Very knowledgeable, friendly, helpful , and reasonably priced. Always the best choice for your plumbing needs!

It's been over a year since Poor John's replaced our main sewer line. They did it for about half the price. We're really happy with it!

Hands down, Poor John’s Plumbing is the best service experience I’ve had. These guys are a great value. Far less expensive than the big service companies, and most importantly absolutely honest with no sales pitch for unnecessary work or warranties. Communication via text the night before and then they were there as expected. Jake went above and beyond to get us a write up on the condition of our line, helping immensely with closing on our house. This is definitely a professionally run plumbing company, apparent in everything from scheduling an appointment, to the knowledgeable technician, to the new equipment. I only wish I had heard of Poor John’s years earlier.

I highly recommend this company. I have been dealing with drain issues for years because another plumbing quoted me thousands of dollars to fix the problem while speaking to me like I was dumb. So, I put off fixing the issue because I didn't want to deal with another plumber. When I called for an appointment at Poor John';s, the lady who answered the phone was so helpful and nice. She told me exactly what to expect. Jake offered two solutions to my problem. One easy solution that was worth a try, and if that didn't work he would quote me for the bigger job. Within 15 minutes, a problem I have been dealing with for years was fixed. My house is old and the plumbing is out-dated, so I did ask him for the same quote the other plumbing company gave me years ago. It was 1/3 of what they quoted me. Professional, courteous, helpful, and not condescending. If you are hesitant to call, don't be. You can trust this company to not rip you off.

I have had Poor John's both do both large and small jobs; my experience has consistently been that they are prompt, courteous, have reasonable prices (frequently below those of the national firms) and do very high-quality work. They work with customers in ordering parts and supplies to get the best value. We need many more tradespeople like the folks at Poor John's in this area. Always glad to take business to local firms, I am thrilled to have found such a competent and trustworthy one. As a senior citizen who prefers to keep expenditures local when possible, I am certain Poor John's will receive all my plumbing business!

The customer service, and familiarity with plumbing issues, goes above and behind anything that I would have expected

I've used Poor John's Plumbing for many years. They go above and beyond in service! After being a long time customer I feel now more like part of the family. If you call and get a machine or if you are put off by having to wait for service a few extra days and are considering not using them, that would be a big mistake. They are great at their profession, super busy and will go out of their way to help you as much as they can. I've had them fix minor issues all the way up to a 1/2 bath install. They will repair what they can and replace what they can't. They are super sensitive to cost and will try to save you money when they can. In 11 years I've had one minor issue with them and they tripled their service to me. The owner came out before and after work to fix it and it was mostly my old plumbing's fault, my ignorance of plumbing issues and not their installer's fault. They are worth every dime don't pass them up.

I had a technician come out yesterday and he explained everything and stayed in the price that was quoted to me. Plus they warranty their work and the tech used the parts that I had currently on hand and didn't charge me for any additional parts and labor. Great place highly recommend!

Very consistent workmanship. Prices are very reasonable. I like that it is a family owned business - pride in workmanship.

This is an awesome company, both with customer service and work ethic. I had an issue with a bathtub clog and they worked diligently and perseverance to resolve the problem. After much patience and problem-solving, the technician (plumber) was able to get it resolved after a two hour battle! His personality and communication throughout the process was outstanding; as he actually spoke to me in layman terms making sure I understood what he was doing. I cannot recommend this company or the co-owner who did the work on my plumbing issue enough! Great work, keep it up!!

The PJP team provided to me excellent communication and scheduling efforts with respect to getting an assessment and estimate of my potential leak issue on an outside buried line. To their good credit, they focused on fairly assessing my problem instead of merely looking for a revenue opportunity and, preliminary made some recommendations for me to self-execute. Their common sense approach and fairness was refreshing and has put PJP at the top of my list for the next plumbing need.

I hired Poor John's Plumbing for a large job on my property that included digging up and exposing my water line from the curb to the meter in search of a leak that the water department had notified me of. Poor John's Plumbing was the fourth company I had come out to my home. I initially spoke with Jasmine on the phone and she was very helpful in taking down the detailed information I left her regarding the issue I was having. She scheduled someone right away to come out and upon their arrival I quickly felt at ease. They are incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. The quote they gave me was reasonable and the best offer I had out of each of the companies who visited my house. The work started in a reasonable amount of time as well and they finished this huge project in only two days. My water line ended up being over 7 feet deep with complicated utilities near it. I can't even tell you how hard they worked knowing that I needed to get this issue resolved as soon as possible. Despite doing even more work than what was originally expected, they still honored their original quote and even came in under the bid. These guys are amazing and I can't even tell you how grateful I am for all their work. It's nice to know that good, hard working, honest companies still exist! They saved me so much money, time, and stress. I appreciate all they did and I highly recommend Poor John's Plumbing.

Living in an older home comes with many challenges, including old plumbing. This company has always been very responsive for us. They are conscientious, thorough, and customer-focused. Erik is the best - he really know his stuff!

They are so reasonable and do great work!

Had a minor issue with some exhaust fumes and they were able to squeeze in a quick inspection to make sure everything was safe. They provided quick and effective service and were wonderful to work with. We will definitely use them for all our plumbing needs going forward.