Our History As One of the Oldest Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Companies

1885 PDM is founded. 1885 PDM Founder George Poehner
1890s PDM offers the latest base burner heating and first electric fan. Hires Spanish-American war veterans. 1890 Base Burner Stove
1920s Joliet Rialto Square Theater opens. PDM installs first siphon toilets. Hires WWI veterans. 20 American Standard Pro Toilet
1930s Chicago World's Fair. PDM installs first blower-furnace and air conditioning system. 1930 Heating Equipment
1937 First Lutheran Church becomes Joliet's first air conditioned church after PDM installation. 1937 First Lutheran Church Joliettee Street
1943 Rudy Mahalik serves in the Pacific Fleet aboard the USS Savo Island aircraft carrier. 1943 Rudy Naval Photo
1950s Rudy Mahalik invents safe drain cleaning equipment. PDM hires Korean War veterans. 1950 Rudy Drain Cleaning Invention
1960s Copper water piping becomes a common upgrade in homes. PDM hires Vietnam War veterans. 1960 Pipe Refabrication
1970s PDM helps with construction of Salem Towers, installing plumbing for 230 apartments. 1970 Pdm Salem Tower Plumbing
1980s Over 500,000 clients served in our first century. 1980 Old Pdm Truck
1990s PDM repipes The Park Tower, a 14 story building. Hires Desert Storm veterans. 1990 Pdm Repiping Park Tower
2000s Over 5,000 furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters and pumps installed this decade. 2000 Pdm Amana Hat Front
2010s PDM installs new classroom air conditioning system in Union School District 81. 2010 Pdm Service Vans
2020s PDM has provided over 1,000 HVAC, plumbing and maintenance jobs. PDM plumber and drain cleaning equipment

A Remarkable Story

The story of PDM began over 130 years ago with one man’s dream of building a wholesome, family-oriented hardware store in Joliet, IL. Over the decades that followed, that simple dream would prove to be a guiding force in the creation and evolution of what would become one of the oldest plumbing, heating and cooling service companies in Illinois. As you saw our timeline features some of the highlights and milestones of our 130+ years in business, tracing a journey full of change, innovation and a never wavering commitment to elevating the quality of life of the communities around us.


PDM Grew Up During Epidemics, Depressions And World Wars.

We've learned how to make people comfortable in good times and bad. 

Contractors come and go all the time. It takes something special to last a hundred thirty eight years. It takes commitment. It takes dedication. It takes a stubborn refusal to change with the times. Instead, choosing to stick with what's always been important - our word, our work ethic and our guarantee of quality work, every time.

What We Believe

  1. Honest statements about our service and products is important.
  2. Follow through on promises.
  3. Offer products that are expertly manufactured from the finest materials.
  4. No excuses for our shortcomings or try to shift the blame to others.
  5. Smiling enthusiasm, attention, and energy at most times.
  6. We work safely, keep the job site neat and clean up the work area to your satisfaction.

Its brought good fortune over the years. It's why people "leave the keys" with us to take care of their home and business. Call the oldest plumbing, heating & cooling company in the area for good, fast service.

As One Of the Oldest Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Companies We Are Built On Trust

Over our century of community service, we've held to certain traits and standards that set us apart from the rest. Here's what you get when you call PDM:

  • Skilled problem-solvers who are resourceful yet courteous, and neat.
  • Expert advice that won't steer you wrong.
  • A commitment to our environment with an eye to the future.
  • A company dedicated to protecting your comfort, your health and your wallet.
  • A 100% Satisfaction Guarantee we'll stand behind no matter what.

For your home and family, you need someone you can rely on. That's why we're here. Give us a call at 815-726-6264 today.

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