Kansas City's Best and Most Reliable Plumbing Company


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!


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!


Our team is licensed, insured & experienced.


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


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 $150.00 $150.00
Toilet Flapper Replacement $95.00 $12.00
Sink Supply Line Replacement $95.00 $17.00
Shower Head Replacement $115.00 Varies
Drain Cleaning (w/Access) $159.00 N/A


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.



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

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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.



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.

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.

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


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 $150.00 $150.00 N/A
Kitchen Faucet Repair $125.00 Varies on Brand / Model N/A
Kitchen Faucet Replacement $175.00 Client Provided N/A
Strainer Replacement $120.00 Varies N/A
Supply Line Replacement (Single) $95.00 $17.00 N/A
Supply Line Replacement (Pair) $140.00 $17.00 N/A
Supply Stop Replacement (Single) $140.00 $15.00 N/A
Supply Stop Replacement (Pair) $195.00 $15.00 N/A

Toilet Plumbing Repairs

Services Labor Cost Materials Cost Price Range
Fill Valve Replacement $125.00 $17.50 N/A
Flapper Replacement $95.00 $12.00 N/A
Tank Bolt/Gasket Replacement $140.00 $15.00 N/A
Wax Seal Replacement $145.00 $15.00 N/A
Toilet Replacement $210.00 Varies N/A
Flush Valve Replacement $140.00 Varies N/A

Vanity and Bathroom Plumbing Repairs

Services Labor Cost Materials Cost Price Range
Faucet Repair $125.00 Varies on Brand / Model N/A
Faucet Replacement $175.00 Client Provided N/A
Tailpiece / Pop Up Replacement $125.00 $45 Metal / $35 Plastic N/A
Supply Line Replacement (Single) $95.00 $13.00 N/A
Supply Line Replacement (Pair) $140.00 $13.00 N/A
Supply Stop Replacement (Single) $140.00 $15.00 N/A
Supply Stop Replacement (Pair) $195.00 $15.00 N/A

Tub and Shower Plumbing Repairs

Services Labor Cost Materials Cost Price Range
Faucet Repair $150.00 Varies N/A
Tub/Shower Faucet Replacement $500.00 - $650.00 Varies N/A
Shower Faucet Only Replacement $350.00 - $500.00 Varies N/A
Shower Head Replacement $115.00 Varies N/A
Trim Installation $115.00 Varies N/A

Pipe and Water Distribution Plumbing Repairs

Services Labor Cost Materials Cost Price Range
PRV Replacement $250.00 - $300.00 $150.00 $375.00 - $450.00
Outside Hydrant Replacement $225.00 - $300.00 $60.00 - $100.00 $300.00 - $400.00
Outside Hydrant Repair $130.00 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 $1500.00 - $1750.00
Expansion Tank Replacement $250.00 - $325.00 $60.00 - $80.00 $300.00 - $375.00

Drainage and Drain Plumbing Repairs

Services Labor Cost Materials Cost Price Range
All Drains (with Access) $159.00 N/A N/A

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Rowdy did a FANTASTIC job! My dog had destroyed my outdoor pipe for my garden hose. I couldn't fix it, so I called Poor John's. Rowdy was on time, polite, communicated well, efficient, cleaned up after himself, and did a great job replacing/repair my pipe and shut-off valve. Would definitely use them again! Highly recommended!

I will definitely be working with Poor John’s for any plumbing needs. Everything was as easy as could be, the pricing is transparent and the work was great. Thank you to Jasmine and Shawn for all their help!

Shawn was on time and explained what he was doing and why it likely leaked. He was kind and courteous (took shoes off when asked).

Very satisfied. Rowdy was friendly, courteous, professional and knowledgeable. He completed the mission promptly, explained to me what I needed to know along the way, and cleaned everything up afterwards. He also went to extraordinary efforts to keep the stairs and carpet pristine.

Rowdy was professional, kind and thorough. He also seemed honest and up-front. We will definitely use Poor John's again.

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! Update 6/6/22: Poor John's is 5-star again; got my drain running after a basement flood, got the water heater started again, and offered sound guidance for future steps. Prices remain reasonable ven in a period where inflation is getting to us all. Highly recommend!

Excellent work to install water line. Highly recommend.

Technician was extremely informative about install. Very honest with his answers to my questions. Rowdy did excellent professional work!

Poor John's Plumbing is wonderful to work with. We've worked with them over several years on nearly 100 properties. We highly recommend for their knowledge and expertise!

We're a residential contractor who hired Poor John's as a trade partner on a full basement finish. Hired them to complete all rough-in plumbing to include in-slab drainage, pan set, and shower, vanity, and toilet rough-in supplies. All crews were great with scheduling, stayed on-task, and got everything done to code. If there were any other concerns or suggestions, they were brought up. Really enjoyed having them a part of the project, and would absolutely bring them on again in the future.

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We had the folks from Poor John's re-pipe our old (built in 1937) two-story home. This involved extensive work in the basement as well as the second floor. A fair amount of the kitchen ceiling had to be opened up too. Rowdy, our plumber, is a master with Pex Pipe and carefully went about his work. Each night, he cleaned up before leaving. When the job was done, he covered the holes in the kitchen ceiling so that bits of plaster would not fall into the food preparation area. And, most important there were no leaks afterward, and we have like-new water pressure on the second floor. We had this job bid several times, and Poor John's was the most reasonable. I can't recommend them highly enough.

John is great. Very responsive and quality work!

Good knowledge professional always on time. Highly Recommended

Erik at Poor John's came out to install a shut-off for our icemaker. He was on time. He and his technician were professional, knowledgeable, and polite. He even offered us advice on another project we need to do and we will definitely have Poor John's back again.

Outstanding service. Very happy with the work done. Very professional

They were great. Very knowledgeable.

I was recommended to call and get a quote from Poor John's from two different friends. The staff are all very personable. I can't stand pushy sales people so Poor John's was a breath of fresh air. They came out to give me a quote and had some great suggestions for my project and really listened to my concerns. It made the whole process of my project much easier. They worked with me at every step of the project. 100% would recommend working with them.

Rowdy was excellent! He polite, well informed and took the time to keep me updated on progress.

I have used Poor Johns for a number of years. They are responsive, their pricing is good, and the work done has always been quality. They are the first ppl I call if I have any plumbing problems. Thank You P.J. for being a reputable plumbing company.

The crew was very friendly and helpful. They walked me through the process and explained things so I could understand. Very reasonably priced too. I’m happy with the work overall.

Sean was my technician. He has been here twice in the last 2 weeks and was polite, informative, and resolved three different issues I had. I have always been please with the service i receive from Poor John's Plumbing and highly recommend them to anyone who asks if I know a good plumber!

They called at the time they said they would to let me know they were on their way and exactly what time to expect them at the house. Shawn was very professional and courteous. He listened to me explain the problem, quickly found the source of the leak, and explained my options in detail without talking down to me. He then quickly fixed the problem. I was very happy with the service and plan to use this company again in the future.

I have used Poor John's multiple times throughout the years. Most recently, I had a waterline for a refrigerator installed. I recommend Poor John's to everyone.