our story

Dedicated plumbing drainage & gas experts for over 20 years.

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.

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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.

James & Tania Vinson

Owners & Director, JT Plumbing


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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.

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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.

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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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

Luke Gower is the Operations Manager at JT Plumbing, with 18 years of experience as a qualified plumbing, heating, and gas engineer in both residential and commercial settings. Recently returned to New Zealand after running his own plumbing company in the UK for 11 years, Luke brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family like visiting the beach.

LUKE GOWER - Operations 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.

GRANT LIPSCHITZ - Senior Estimator

Ryan Plank is an experienced administrator with over 13 years of experience in the field. He has extensive knowledge working with transportable houses, kitchen installations, and renovation projects. Ryan ensures that all plumbing maintenance, installation, and inspection work is scheduled and completed to the highest standard. When he is not working, Ryan enjoys playing squash and indoor netball, as well as spending time with his wife watching movies and playing the board game Settlers of Catan.

RYAN PLANK - Office Manager

Jess oversees the company's digital marketing efforts, such as Google and Meta ads, campaigns, website updates, SEO, social media content creation, event photography, promotions, and newsletters. She is dedicated to driving growth and increasing JT's clientele. Outside of work, Jessica enjoys staying active by training, playing sports and cycling with her two-year-old. She also values quality time with her family and friends, and unwinds by visiting the beach. Jessica's community spirit and passion for a healthy lifestyle is evident in her marketing approach, which emphasizes building lasting customer relationships.

JESSICA LOCKE - Marketing Coordinator

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Nutrition Headquarters
August 29, 2023.
Excellent communication, fast, professional, friendly. Highly recommend.
Stuart Longman
Stuart Longman
August 16, 2023.
Plumbing emergency, Arrived within 2 hrs. Professional, explained everything clearly. Value for money, would totally recommened these guys.
Kim Farquhar
Kim Farquhar
August 13, 2023.
Super friendly and really quick result.
Mike Ornapa
Mike Ornapa
July 27, 2023.
Very willing to help when I really didn't know what I was talking about.
Hamuera Tamihana
Hamuera Tamihana
July 26, 2023.
Excellent communication, friendly and professional. There was one misunderstanding about final costs but they were quick to find a solution I was happy with. I would be happy to use this company again.
margaret woisin
margaret woisin
July 20, 2023.
Great service and really easy to communicate with
Sam Ager
Sam Ager
July 13, 2023.
I would thoroughly recommend JT Plumbing in Tauranga, from start to finish Luke, Christoff and the team that I have dealt with were professional yet approachable, they are competitive on price, kept me informed each step of the way what would be done and when on my hot water cylinder replacement. Follow up with any queries that I have had has been again fantastic. They have done a great job and I would certainly recommend them to anyone looking to have any plumbing work done!! Thankyou.
John Ranby
John Ranby
June 21, 2023.
If you want it done, get these guys. They will do it sooner rather than later, do it quickly and do it right. You simply cannot fault this professional service company.