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Our History

Winkler Plumbing & Heating Ltd. opened in 1974 as a basic service shop in the previous owner, Abe Kauenhofen’s, garage. As Abe built up his reputation around town, he was able to expand his services, upgrade his shop, and help more and more people every day.

Current owner Henry Schmitt joined the company in 2006, became a shareholder in 2008, and took over the business in 2021 as the previous partners retired and/or moved on from the plumbing business.

Today, we offer a wide range of knowledge and experience, striving to provide the best service possible by getting to know each one of our customers.

We are the longest-serving plumbing company in Winkler, and always motivated to improve what we do.

We offer our services to clients across the province, as far as the Saskatchewan border to the west and throughout Northern Manitoba.

Our Community Matters

Winkler Plumbing & Heating Ltd. aims to provide meaningful employment and career opportunities. We strive to give our customers the best overall experience from our over-the-counter sales associates, our services techs, and our plumbing and HVAC installers alike.

We offer reliable services at a fair price, fulfilling our customers’ expectations while standing behind our work. We all put ourselves in our customers’ place, so we can best understand what you need most from us.

We don’t just offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee – we provide it too.
Our staff receives regular training, and always have the most recent, up-to-date training and certificates. We stay on top of the trends, implementing new and innovative products and tools where we can. This would not be possible without our like-minded suppliers and manufacturers.



“One of our customers came in with an issue with his faucet. He didn’t know what he needed or how to fix it. After working through the issue, we gave him the parts and tools to fix the problem and offered some suggestions. The next day, we received a text from his son, who lives out of province, letting us know that his father had successfully fixed the issue and thanked us for helping him. He said it was comforting to know there are people who can help when family isn’t around!”

“Fast and friendly service when I had a leak that needed repair quickly. And they actually answer the phone unlike others. Will definitely be using again!”

– Gladys Krahn, Facebook

“Very nice inside sales representative. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Excellent selection of plumbing, heating, and ventilation supplies and equipment.”

– Stew Books, Google

“Top-notch staff & service at Winkler Plumbing & Heating. Had my broken-down A/C replaced in no time! Thanks so much for your terrific customer service!”

– Gaylene Mae, Facebook

“A #1 service! ⭐10 out of 5 stars⭐ Asked to fix hot water unit, it needed replacement in the end. They say someone “might” be able to come by. Well, there’s Mike waiting for me when I get home! He checked my issue, said I needed a new tank, while showing me why (that’s a first). So, then he goes and rips my old one out and installs the new one before I knew what happened! The most professional service I have ever had. I will only ask for Mike to do maintenance and repair on my place from now on. Thank you, Mike, and Winkler Plumbing & Heating.”

– Brent Krause, Google

“Helpful and prompt service! This has been true every time I’ve needed their help. The staff are accommodating, knowledgeable, and patient regardless of the need. Whether I call or stop into the shop, they are attentive and kind.”

– Ann McTaggart, Google

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