Keithley Plumbing is a fourth-generation family business, founded in 1969 by Lu Verne Keithley. Dan and Phyllis Keithley became owners in 1996.

We provide fast, clean, quality service and offer full service repairs and remodeling. We take pride in our work and value all of our customers.

We have received multiple awards over the years such as Angie’s Super Service Award (from 2006 to 2016) and we’re featured in the Best of 2014, 2015 & 2016 in Pasadena for Plumbing Contractors. We have also received the Yelp Service Award from 2016-2018.

We service Pasadena and the surrounding area. We do not work in San Gabriel, Burbank, Alhambra or the City of Los Angeles. Due to traffic in these areas it takes us close to 45 minutes to reach destinations. If you live in one of these “no service” areas but are willing to pay travel time, please call the office to schedule.

We are not a same-day or emergency service provider, but we have a 24-hour answering service that relays messages for us to respond to during normal business hours. When talking with the answering service, you can tell them it is an emergency and they will reach out to the on call technician. They are usually the rooter techs and a plumber is not normally available. Sunday no one is available to come out.

We can give a rough estimate over the phone, if you require a more in-depth estimate it will be considered a service call which requires a charge.

Our current hourly rate as of 3/2023 is $145. A typical service call is parts and labor unless a contract price has been agreed upon prior. If the job requires 2 plumbers the charge $145 per plumber for the length of time it takes. We subcontract some of our sewer and drain work. We charge per drain: $145 for the first standard 2″ drain, $72.50 for each additional (standard) drain. Please call, text, or email us for mainline maintenance pricing or any other sewer work!

2021 Readers' Choice Badge

Best Plumbers in Pasadena





I was born and raised in Pasadena and have been plumbing for over 35 years. I started working with my father at a young age. I started working full time in 1974 as a journeyman plumber, trained by my father, who was trained by his father.

My Grandfather started San Marino Plumbing in the 1930’s and my father then branched out and started Keithley Plumbing in 1969. My dad Lu Verne, “Sonny” retired in 1996 and that is when my wife and I started handling Keithley Plumbing.

I’ve enjoyed my profession throughout the years. Meeting new clients and establishing a relationship and understanding how their plumbing needs can be met are always interesting to me. I find special interest in trouble shooting situations where others have given up.

When not working I enjoy driving my jeep out to the desert and taking in the beautiful sites that surround us. That time away rejuvenates me for what the weeks ahead will hold.

I look forward to meeting your plumbing needs and seeing that you are satisfied with our services.




Being a fourth generation plumber wasn’t always the plan for me. Even though I’ve been around tools and plumbing since I could walk and would tag along with my dad on days off in elementary school it actually wasn’t until after spending a little time in college that i realized this is what I wanted to do. I always enjoyed taking things apart and putting them back together in my youth, or just building models and projects from scratch, so the challenges of plumbing started to become very interesting to me.

It’s also been enjoyable on the personal side of this business as we have quite a few long time customers that met me as a young child just hanging out with his dad at work. Now I get to provide them with the same professionalism and knowledge that my father has over the years, as well as building a strong relationship that can continue once the reigns have been passed along.

I acquired my plumbing contractors license a few years ago and am now partner with my parents and am on the road to taking over the family business and still enjoy learning new techniques and processes, as well as taking on the new technology that is continuously being introduced and perfected in our field. Now that I’ve been doing this full time for 10+ years, I look forward to tackling whatever needs our customers require and plan to learn and perfect this skill further.




Dan and I were married for almost 35 years and he is missed very much.

We started handling Keithley Plumbing in 1996 and were excited at how the business grew and will continue. We have some amazing customers that have been with Keithley Plumbing for over 30 years.

We find that customers referrals are the most productive way to reach out. This is why we take care of each plumbing issue with the quality workmanship that each of you deserve.

When I am not busy at Keithley Plumbing, I love to spend time in my vegetable garden and cook.  We love to take vacations with our children and their significant others.

We can’t wait to work with you and provide you with friendly,  quality plumbing services.

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