About us


Our company was established in 2000 as J&T Plumbing by James and Tania Vinson. Our mission is to be the number one plumbing services provider in the Bay of Plenty.

We have always had a vision to establish a business that is transparent in its culture, inspired by friendliness, trustworthiness and reliability. We work to provide environmentally safe and sound solutions in plumbing, drainage and gas. JT Plumbing services Tauranga, Papamoa, Mt Maunganui and throughout the Bay of Plenty.

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Our customer commitments

We build relationships with our customers by being

  • Approachable and friendly
  • Great communicators
  • Present and engaged
  • Respectful of people and property
  • Able to put ourselves in our customers’ shoes

We provide exceptional service by

  • Offering prompt, acceptable solutions and alternatives
  • Keeping our customers updated during the job
  • Being punctual
  • Keeping promises
  • Going the extra mile
  • Doing quality work the first time


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7 Point Gold Guarantee

For your peace of mind, we offer our 7 Point Gold Guarantee on all our work. This promises safety, security, great communication, extended maintenance, and much more.

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Master Plumbers Guarantee

As registered Master Plumbers, you are assured of quality workmanship and great service. All of our work is covered by the Master Plumbers Guarantee.


We consciously work to minimise our impact on the environment, preserving it for future generations. You might have seen our mascot JT the blue duck on our website or our vans. To us, he’s more than a cute rubber duck. He’s inspired by our native blue duck, the Whio. The Whio is endangered, with less than 3000 across the country, and we care about conserving this national treasure for future generations.

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At JT Plumbing and Drainage we believe a champion team always beats a team of champions. In saying that, our team not only works enthusiastically together but are each highly capable plumbers, drain layers and gasfitters in their own right. Between us all, the years of plumbing experience adds up to over 150 years and equals an unprecedented quality experience for you. 

Our highly experienced team of Tauranga plumbers have encountered most plumbing and drainage situations before. Whether you are building a new home, facing a complex plumbing task, or just have a blocked drain or leaky tap, we can help. Our team is focused on doing it right the first time and ensuring satisfaction and happiness for our customers in Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Papamoa.

The “J” in JT Plumbing and Drainage. If you can’t find me in the office, I will likely be out on the job connecting in with our team making sure they are doing an amazing job. In my spare time, I will be out on the water fishing, or hunting in our beautiful remote backcountry.

JAMES VINSON - Owner & Director

The “T” in JT Plumbing and Drainage. I love people and nothing makes me more excited than meeting new people and learning about them. This comes from having a background in Nursing and Complementary Health Care.

TANIA VINSON - Owner & Director

With close to 30 years' experience in sales and business management, I work closely with James to continually drive JT Plumbing forward and lead the business with people and culture at the core. Family is important to me and that's where I like to spend a lot of my spare time. I also enjoy watching movies and playing the guitar, as well as Taonga Pūoro.

SAINT WHATUIRA - General Manager

With over 44 years’ experience in the plumbing and drainage business, I play a key role in ensuring our team is always up to date with the latest skills and training so we can deliver the best outcome every time. In my spare time you will most likely find me next to the rugby field or somewhere on a boat trying to catch a fish or two.

JAMIE PITT - Operations Manager

It’s my job to oversee our residential plumbing jobs, alongside new builds and renovations. Being in the plumbing trade for over 45 years, I ensure that our team has everything they need to do the job right the first time. I enjoy a glass of red wine every now and then, and love spending time with my grandkids.

TREVOR IREMONGER - Maintenance Manager

JT Plumbing can deliver projects of any size and complexity. My role is to ensure customers have complete confidence in the company from start to finish. In my spare time I enjoy fishing and surfing and try to get out to ride the waves every chance I get. I also have a passion for American muscle cars.

PAUL MCDONALD - Pricing Manager

If you need a plumber, drainlayer or gasfitter, then I am your first point of contact. With over 10 years’ experience in the plumbing administration I ensure that your plumbing maintenance, installation or inspection is scheduled. I enjoy keeping fit and love to go running over weekends or going for long walks on our beautiful beaches.

LYNDA MCDONALD - Office Manager

I make sure that everything and everyone associated with JT Plumbing is 100% on brand, along with coordinating the website content and the company’s digital marketing efforts. In my spare time my family and I love exploring the wonders that Aoteoroa has to offer.

LIZELLE VERRALL - Marketing Coordinator