|“Recently Joe Lara completed two separate repairs to my home
in the historical area of Oxnard. Joe not only completed the jobs quickly and cleanly, but was
able to preserve the original tiling surrounding the areas. In addition, the repair to the outside
stucco was done to a perfect blend of the old & new, he is an Artist. I would highly recommend
him to anyone, whether in a new home or old!”
–L. Notestine “I wanted to write and thank you for sending Joe Lara to do our plumbing work. He came
the same day we called, and finished the work for the shower in a very professional
manner. Not only was Joe very competent, but he was also attentive to detail, congenial,
and pleasant to work with!”
A little Bit About Me, Joe the Plumber…. After growing up in the grocery business in Northern California, building and designing
convenience stores for 10 years, I discovered I enjoyed working with my hands.
I decided to become a plumber. After completing a short apprenticeship, I became
a Professional Plumber at Rescue Rooter in January of 1990.
Starting out in the Drain Cleaning business for the first 8 years, I was running snakes,
hydrojetters, cameras, locator’s and of course doing tons of sewer and drain repairs. I then
left Rescue Rooter and relocated to Southern California and after a short stint at Mr. Rooter, I
became a service, installation
and repair plumber in 1999 for Camarillo Plumbing & Paint.
In 2006, I decided to go out on my own and took the exam for a State Contractors License
which I passed and was issued in May of that year. With all this experience, I can repair
or install pretty much anything plumbing related. I am also a Certified Moen, Noritz and
Insinkerator installer as well as certified in the complex art of Hydro Jetting. I do a lot of sub
contracting for other plumbers here in Ventura County, when they run across problems they
can’t solve. Our Rates We are up front with our customers on pricing. We don’t believe in advertising super
low prices to get our foot in the door, then charging you extra for every little task.
For most jobs we charge $85.00 per-hour, (with a 1 hr. minimum), plus materials as
We do have “Flat Rate” pricing on certain jobs, such as installing water heaters,
We offer Free Estimates in Oxnard, Ventura and Camarillo. We also give estimates in
I also offer Handyman Services. I do “Honey Do” lists when YOUR Honey, doesn’t