Starting in 1965, Ernie Peterson sets the standard for Plumbing Service, Safety and Customer Satisfaction.

What Our Customers Are Saying


“If you are looking for an honest, reliable and very friendly plumbing company then Ernie Peterson is the company you should call. We just purchased a used home which needed a fair amount of work. Brett was really great. He gave us a sense of security that our home is in great shape after all of the work he put in. These are genuinely good people. They have been in business for 50 years for a reason. We would highly recommend them to anyone needing a little or a lot of work. Do yourself a favor and call Ernie Peterson first!”


Laura P.

Founded in Waukegan, Illinois by the late Ernie Peterson, Ernie Peterson Plumbing, Inc. has flourished as a friendly, family-owned business because our wide range of plumbing services including Backflow Certification, Jet Rodding, Plumbing Repairs and Sewer Camera Service. Our Site Utility Division will do anything from small sewer repairs to full scale main extensions. These all compliment our full scale Construction Division that completes any size plumbing project from small bathroom additions, large school projects, delicate hospital work, and design build projects.


Beginning in 1965, Ernie founded the company while working out of a pickup truck from his home in Waukegan. With a strong desire to take care of everyone’s plumbing needs, Ernie Peterson Plumbing, Inc. has grown into a 20,000 square foot facility run by his sons, Ron and Glenn Peterson, and now welcoming a third generation, Andy Peterson, into our company. Ernie Peterson Plumbing, Inc. has come a long way since its beginning in 1965, always rolling with the ever changing construction industry, but staying true to Ernie’s standard of always making sure that he left a satisfied customer with a plumbing project well done.

Award-Winning Service and Award-Winning Safety


Throughout the years Ernie Peterson Plumbing, Inc. has won and continues to win numerous Safety Awards and in 2001 received a special award from the Great Lakes Construction Association for zero lost man-hours for the year, the 5th straight year of zero lost man-hours. We have won the Great Lake Construction Association Safety Award from 1996-2016 and the Plumbing Contractors Association Safety Award 2001-2016. And because of our continued commitment to safety we enjoy an over 75% experience rating from our insurance carrier.

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Our Awards

How is our Service and Safety? We are proud to show our customers that we have a Wall Full of Awards!

Our Associations

2421 Delany Road  •  Waukegan, IL 60087-1849  •  Phone: 847.244.4234

Illinois License No. 058-122789