Our Company History

99 Years and Counting

Since 1920, we’ve been taking care of Utah’s plumbing, heating, and air conditioning needs. Trust your home to the experts at Manwill and find out why  Utah homeowners have depended on us for over 99 years.

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Vearl Manwill Plumbing and Heating Founder
Our History


Back in 1920, a young 20 year old Vearl J. Manwill loaded up a horse drawn wagon with a load of pipe and a crate of carbide lights and headed out on his own. Vearl traveled from farm house to farm house, living with each family for days while he installed the “then modern” carbide lanterns and piping for the first indoor lighting!

When the first gas line came to Salt Lake, Vearl worked for the gas company laying the new gas pipes. Once the gas line was completed he settled in Salt Lake City with his first garage located on 2700 south in Salt Lake. In 1943, Vearl opened his first showroom located at 365 east 300 south. Since the bank would not loan money for just selling plumbing and heating goods, Vearl had to open a complete hardware store, including appliances and jewelry! Vearl purchased one of the first black and white television sets and displayed it in his showroom window. After work Vearl would go home, eat dinner then return to the office to turn the television off. Crowds of people were gathered around his business to see the new invention. This helped spread his name throughout town and soon business was booming! As business kept improving, he eventually discontinued the appliances and displayed what he did best, plumbing and heating!

The Story Continues


Vearl’s son, James, took over the business in the mid 50’s and expanded the business to include air conditioning and excavating. Through the building boom of the 60’s and 70’s, James contracted for a large part of the plumbing and heating in the residential and light commercial market. If you were to look, you would probably find one of their company stickers on your furnace or water heater.

Jim Manwill (third generation) took over the business in the early 90’s and grew the company to nearly 50 employees. Concentrating on excellent customer service and training employees to be the best in the industry Manwill Plumbing was soon recognized by BBB, Best of State and other organizations for their Honesty, Top Notch Customer Service and as a most reputable plumbing, heating and air conditioning company in Utah.

Brian Jackson, (fourth generation, Jim’s nephew) took over general management of the company in 2018. Brian’s plan is to continue concentrating on providing the best customer service, reliable products and clean, quality craftsmanship. Brian plans to be around for years to come.

Stop by Manwill’s showroom and check out the latest in furnaces, air conditioners, fireplace inserts or just pick up parts at their do-it-yourself parts counter. Stop by or call for any of your plumbing, heating and air conditioning needs!

Located at 385 E 3900 S Salt Lake City, UT

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Our Commitment


No matter what Manwill Heating and Plumbing is dedicated to your satisfaction. We always aim to build trust and confidence with each of our customers. Our technicians are trained continuously to show that commitment in every home they serve. Since most problems occur in the house, we want to make sure that we are doing our best to get it back in tip-top shape. Working with you your home’s systems will be operating safely and efficiently in no time.

Local Cities we Service


Manwill Plumbing and Heating has served areas throughout the Salt Lake area for almost 100 years and don’t plan on stopping any time soon! We work in locations in Salt Lake County and hope to offer services in other areas soon. Here are a few of the cities we currently serve.

  • Alpine
  • American fork
  • Bluffdale
  • Bountiful
  • Cedar Hills
  • Eagle Mountain
  • Farmington
  • Holladay
  • Granstville
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