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About Us

Established in the wake of World War I by Abraham Harris, the visionary founder, Harris Plumbing and Heating Inc. has stood as a steadfast pillar of excellence in the plumbing industry. With a lineage spanning four generations, we take immense pride in our rich history and the enduring legacy that has been crafted over more than a century.

Abraham Harris, a pioneer in his own right, laid the foundation for our company's success by focusing on new construction projects in the realm of plumbing and heating. Throughout the pre-World War II era, Harris Plumbing played a pivotal role in enhancing the comfort and quality of thousands of one and two family homes. However, the tumultuous years of World War II brought about a change, halting new construction projects as employees, including Paul and Edward, embarked on a patriotic journey to serve their nation.

As the echoes of war subsided, a new chapter beckoned for Paul Harris, the torchbearer of the family legacy. Determined to realize his destiny in the plumbing industry, Paul immersed himself in a tireless pursuit of knowledge. By day, he honed his skills while working under various employers, mastering every facet of plumbing and heating. Simultaneously, he pursued his education at Brooklyn Technical High School, delving into theory, design, blueprint reading, and business administration. Evenings were reserved for lessons from his father, perpetuating the timeless tradition of passing down expertise through generations.

Paul's relentless dedication culminated in becoming a Journeyman Plumber, an accomplishment marked by successfully passing his Master Plumber exam. Armed with his plumbing license, the company began to chart a new trajectory, extending its prowess into the realm of commercial and industrial plumbing projects. Over the years, Paul Harris nurtured the business, cultivating it into a bastion of excellence.

In 1975, a pivotal juncture arrived with the inclusion of Steven Kogel, infusing fresh energy into the Harris legacy. The spirit of innovation continued when Brett Kogel, Steven's son and Paul's grandson, joined the Harris family in 2004. Brett, embodying the "technology generation," seamlessly blended tradition with modernity. His role expanded beyond overseeing daily operations and installations as he ventured into integrating cutting-edge technological solutions into Harris Water Main and Sewer Contractors' operations.

An evolution occurred, with Steven Kogel taking charge of the water main and sewer division. Together, Steven and Brett form a dynamic duo leading the charge towards growth and progress. Their commitment is unwavering – mirroring our dedication to delivering impeccable work that resonates with our clients' satisfaction.

It's also vital to acknowledge that Steven and Brett are not only the third and fourth generations of our lineage but also both licensed plumbers, encapsulating four generations of NYC Licensed Master Plumbers. This distinctive achievement is a testament to the continuity of excellence, tradition, and expertise that defines Harris Water Main & Sewer Contractors.

With over a century of the Harris name resonating with trust and integrity, we continue to hold ourselves to the highest standards. As a family-owned company, our legacy is a testament to our dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to excellence. We stride forward, embracing our heritage, while embracing innovation and advancement to ensure every project reflects the legacy of excellence that defines Harris Water Main & Sewer Contractors.

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Based on 258 reviews
Mary Elsberry
Mary Elsberry
2023-02-27
They recently completed my ofnew house construction.I am very impressed with Jessica in the office. I had no clue the paperwork was going to be more challenging than the pipe installs lol. She was great and so was the team that installed the new pipe!
Joseph Burton
Joseph Burton
2023-02-27
I found them to be quite trustworthy. I had experienced a problem with a sewage cleaning firm when all of my money was lost and nothing was successful. Yet, I stay put after contacting this organization for this purpose and receiving a highly professional and satisfying service. Men, keep it up!
Matthew Abell
Matthew Abell
2023-02-24
Thank you for the excellent water main replacement service, team. It greatly aids me after buying a new house. They performed well and were reasonably priced. I hope they continue to be the same in the future as well.
Richard Crawford
Richard Crawford
2023-02-17
The team is very good atmain water installation. I had used both water and sewerservices. They know the job very well. I see that they are in business for 105 years and it shows! I had Franklin and Mike leading the team, they were telling me stories about Harris from the 80’s, it was impressive! For a well experienced company call Harris!
Brian Hardin
Brian Hardin
2023-02-16
The team was professional, reliable, and quick. They fixed my leaking water main same day with no hesitation. Strong recommendation for this team!
Lori Walter
Lori Walter
2023-02-12
Harris Water have very experienced worker. They fix my pipe in street because city issue violation. I thank you Elvis to all help for me and my family.
Bruce Avery
Bruce Avery
2023-02-07
I would like to give them full marks for the fire sprinkler installation work. They executed it in a well-coordinated manner and as a result of which all the work got completed within the estimated time and budget. Well done Harris!
Doug W.
Doug W.
2023-02-05
The American Water insurance company denied my insurance claim for a broken sewer, it was extremely frustrating! Harris did offer great sewer service from the crew after working at my house for 3 days! Stanley and β€œRambo” had been working together for many years I had learned, and it showed! They were working like a well oiled machine; it really was impressive to watch. Not talking, it was all in the eyes lol.!
Clara Dowdy
Clara Dowdy
2023-01-30
They are the best people to hire for plumbing installation, Fire sprinkler main installs. The city continues to change their code and requires sprinkler mains to be installed on all houses. I am saying this because I have used their service 6x and have had a great experience!!
Cliff Quintana
Cliff Quintana
2023-01-27
Thank you for replacing my old clay sewer properly. I was directed to this company YouTube page after searching online- amazing work (both plumbing and YouTube). They did the process very smoothly and since then till now everything has been running smoothly. Good job to Dwight and his team!
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