Richmond In the 1930s

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Since 1930, Keil Plumbing & Heating, Inc. has been offering the best in plumbing, heating and air conditioning service to Richmond, Virginia and surrounding counties including Henrico, Hanover and Chesterfield, Virginia.

Beginning as A.W. Keil Plumbing & Heating, Inc. A.W. Keil operated his plumbing business from a shop behind his house on Harvie Road in Henrico County. He began by providing quality plumbing and heating service to friends and neighbors. Guaranteeing his work and providing professional service at a fair price enabled the business to grow and expand.

C.W. “Pete” Martin upon returning home from the Navy as an Aircraft Instrument Specialist was hired by his uncle A.W. Keil. He obtained a Master Plumbers and Gas Fitters license and multiple other certifications. He worked with his uncle for a number of years gaining experience and training until he was able to purchase the business from his uncle A.W. Keil, when he retired.

Keil Plumbing & Heating, Inc. incorporated in 1965 with C.W. “Pete” Martin as President. He was joined by his son C. Bryan Martin in 1970. As a father and son team along with a growing number of employees the business continued to expand.

Keil Plumbing & Heating Today

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Today Keil Plumbing & Heating, Inc. main office is located at 2507 Willard Road, Richmond, Virginia. 23294.

C. Bryan Martin, President and owner, personally oversees the daily operations of the business insuring customers receive quality professional service. Holding Master Licenses in plumbing, HVAC, gas fitting, backflow prevention, and many other certifications combined with a Class A Contractor’s license enables Keil Plumbing & Heating, Inc. to continue the family tradition of providing quality plumbing and heating service at a fair price and always standing behind our work.


For decades, Keil Plumbing & Heating, Inc.’s service vehicles have been driven around the Richmond, Virginia and surrounding communities to service neighbors’ plumbing and heating needs. The first company service vehicles are shown above. [left] late 1960s [right] 2008 to present.

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Antiques On Display

There are several antique items on display at the Keil Plumbing & Heating, In. office today. Two are shown here.

[right] The old water heater is a RUUD Instantious Automatic water heater.  It has a copper coil inside instead of being a hot water tank.  Manufacture date on label is 1901.

[left] The radiator with the bread/pie warmer on top is from the same time period around late 1800 to early 1900.