The Ideal Story
On April 1, 1960 with their second baby on the way, Donald Teemsma Sr. and mother Barbara founded Ideal Plumbing and Heating. At the time they ran the company as a home-based business with only one ’53 Ford pick-up truck and the garage as the warehouse. In 1962, Ideal Plumbing and Heating outgrew their home when they opened their first storefront shop on Waring Road.
In 1994, Donald Sr. passed the torch to his son Donald Teemsma Jr., who spent his early years in the family hardware store, learning the ins and outs of all kinds of home repair needs. Over the years, Ideal's services have expanded to also specialize in air conditioning, electrical, plus kitchen and bath remodeling.
Ideal is more than just a company that installs and repairs your plumbing, heating, air, or electrical. We believe in service excellence, demonstrated in high moral standards and business ethics since the company’s inception. Look for us in the Community at Allied Gardens First Fridays Summer Concerts in the Park, Mission Trails Regional Park, Mt. Helix Park, and with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Foundation!
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Ideal in the Community
The Ideal Advantage
We deliver the highest standards of workmanship, quality, and service.
Our San Diego Plumbing Contractors have the best tools, skills, and expertise.
Serving San Diego
for 60 Years
Your go-to San Diego Plumbing Company since 1960!
Ideal employees go the extra mile to exceed customer expectation.
88% of Our Business
is from Referrals
Our customers trust Ideal to take care of friends and family.
Ideal gives back to your community! Learn more on our blog.