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Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 49 customer reviews

Map of San Rafael, CA

A Job Well Done

In advance of a new spray foam roof for our Eichler home, we needed electrical upgrading, plumbing upgrades, and a whole house mini-split heat pump HVAC system. John Owens and his employees performed competently and efficiently to meet our deadlines.

Map of Novato, CA


On time and efficient. Would recommend to friends.

Map of San Rafael, CA

Just as the example says, Wonderful service,Awsome estimate!

In short, The job turned out to be more involved than we could predict. Alex never complained and stuck to his estimate. We found that quite refreshing.

Map of San Anselmo, CA

Excellent Installation

Quality product with an installation that had attention to detail with quality of material use, in some cases surpassing manufacturer's recommendation. Ivan did an great job, was friendly, and cleanup up afterwards.

Map of San Rafael, CA

Not easy but we got it done

John Owens Services worked with me & my frantic calls to require certain modifications. I have a happy ending. Thank you

Map of San Rafael, CA

Easy furnace installation

Ivan was timely and no disruptions, work done quickly. Good explanations of what was being done, and time required. Once installed, you wouldn't even know work had been done in the house. Heat on, no signs of the project.

Map of San Rafael, CA

Responsive, and quality work.

John Owens always responsive to calls for services related to heating/plumbing. Good communicators in the office and the field, Diana very helpful with scheduling and Randy explains exactly what is wrong and how to deal with it.

Map of San Rafael, CA

Great Service. Very reliable. Excellent pricing

John and his crew are great. They installed my "old" boiler / water heater 15 years ago. Alas, it went awry and they tried to fix it first. Even offered me a temporary water heater if needed. Awesome service. In the end we replaced the heater, they found one at a reasonable price and installed it quickly and efficiently. I would recommend them to anyone!

Map of Woodacre, CA

Great Service

I called the end of Monday; Randy was able to come out Tuesday afternoon, quickly diagnosed the problem, made the repair, and got my heater working again within an hour. Good work, fair price, excellent service.

Map of Mill Valley, CA

Very thorough, excellent service

I was so impressed by the thorough quality of the service. Randy really took the time to check all possibilities and was extremely diligent. I highly recommend Randy.

John O.

John O.

Heat pump installation on an eichler home

Near Las Colindas Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903
San Rafael, CA - Heat pump installation on an eichler home
Alex D.

Alex D.

Move plumbing in the wall, sheet rock tape and mud, prime, install vanity and medicine cabinet

Near San Luis Way, Novato, CA 94945
Novato, CA - Move plumbing in the wall, sheet rock tape and mud, prime, install vanity and medicine cabinet
Alex D.

Alex D.

Replaced a bathroom vanity and faucet

Near Denlyn St, Novato, CA 94947
Novato, CA - Replaced a bathroom vanity and faucet
Alex D.

Alex D.

New door on guest house

Near 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
San Rafael, CA - New door on guest house
Alex D.

Alex D.

New pocket door. Installed, trimmed and Sheetrocked.

Near E Strawberry Dr, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Mill Valley, CA - New pocket door. Installed, trimmed and Sheetrocked.
Alex D.

Alex D.

New gate

Near Point San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, CA 94901
San Rafael, CA - New gate
Alex D.

Alex D.

New cool retro mail box.

Near Oakdale Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
San Rafael, CA - New cool retro mail box.
Alex D.

Alex D.

New ceiling fans with new wiring and new switches.

Near Los Gamos Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903
San Rafael, CA - New ceiling fans with new wiring and new switches.
Alex D.

Alex D.

Near Los Gamos Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903
Alex D.

Alex D.

Near Lovell Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

To future customers,

I want to highly recommend John Owens for your project. Over the past two years, we have used John Owens for 4 major projects on two homes. In the first case, we hired him to fix a botched heating/solar system for another contractor. He did such a great job and was so resourceful and efficient in his work that we only use him for any plumbing, hvac, radiant. solar or electric work that we need done. It is rare to find a general contractor that is also knowledgeable and licensed in all of the above areas! Because of this, he does not need to depend on the expertise of expensive subcontractors.

John is pleasure to work with for many reasons.

  1. He is reliable and designs a system that meets your needs.
  2. His team is polite, respects your privacy and is neat.
  3. He is very conscious about energy efficient recommendations ( His own home is LEED certified)
  4. He gives you fair and accurate estimates. If something unexpected is encountered, he communicates this to you immediately.
  5. He is accountable for all his work and stands behind it.
  6. All his work is to code and functions as stated it would

Most importantly , he is honest and will tell you exactly what you can get for your budget that will work in your home. If you have any questions, please feel free to get my contact information from John.


– The Moellers


To Whom It May Concern:

In the Home Ownership Programs of Marin Housing Authority there are typically 20 to 25 small construction contracts each year. As the Program Manager in 2007-08, I was always delighted when John Owens won the bid because I knew that the job would come in on time and within budget and that the technical challenges always present in inspected rehabilitation jobs would be handled creatively and expeditiously.

John has a combination of strengths most unusual in small contractor, starting with licenses in five different trades and 30 years of on-site experience. This makes him a quick problem-solver and gives in depth knowledge of, for example, energy-efficiency and green building issues.

Apart from these technical advantages, his honesty and straightforward way of doing business and knowledge of contracting law and practice will appeal to anyone with responsibility for contract management or financing.

It gives me great pleasure to recommend John Owens for your next project.


– Peter Ramsay,

Retired Project Manager Marin Housing Authority

And former General Contractor


John Owens was an integral part of my home remodel in Corte Madera which actually consisted of a complete home rebuild. As a licensed plumber, electrician, HVAC and General Contractor, he facilitated my ability to act as my own general by making recommendations and handling unfamiliar aspects of the job throughout the process. He provided all of the HVAC, Electric and Plumbing as well as the finish carpentry and appliance installation. He and I were on the job most of time, and the 3000 square foot project was completed in just 5.5 months because we could do things simultaneously.

The house turned out beautifully and it was due in large respect to the support and excellent workmanship provided by John Owens and his crew.

– Sincerely, Zoe Sexton


John Owens and his very capable crew recently completed a substantial piece of work on the successful renovation of our home in Sausalito.

The project involved retrofitting of an older home with a new foundation, upgraded sewer lines, electrical and plumbing repairs and upgrades, outdoor lighting, landscaping, and new front entry. It was a relatively complex project on a very small site. As such, it required a high degree of coordination and interaction between subs.

John and his crew were integral to the success of the project, and were responsible for all the “systems” (plumbing, sewer, electrical, new heating system, tankless water heater, lighting). Their work was first-rate, responsive, and always done with a smile. Great can-do attitude!

What was especially important to us was John’s ability to perform both the plumbing and electrical work, usually with the same person. The efficiency of his crew performing multiple tasks resulted in a substantial productivity boost for us, and dramatically reduced the overall coordination effort, permits and like. I have no doubt the overall quality was also higher as a result, and the project ultimately cost less than if we had used two separate subs for these critical and often inter-related tasks.

All in all, a complex, challenging job well done … and on time! And, did I mention that John is funny, and a pleasure to work with?

We will definitely use John and his crew again on future projects.

– Sincerely, Mark R. Kriss

Located in Marin County, John Owens Services, Inc. has 30 years experience in licensed repair and replacement of boilers, radiant heating, HVAC, electrical, furnaces, plumbing, and is an authorized service provider of Rinnai products.
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