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Instant Plumbing & Heating

At Instant Plumbing, we’re honoured to be plumbers.


Too often, tradespeople become overly focused on making a quick sale and forget about the deeper value of the work they do. At Instant Plumbing, we understand the long-term impact our work can have. That’s why we invest in skilled staff, and train them to be true professionals.

Our plumbers are certified professional journeymen and apprentices that have earned their COR safety certificate.

We work with quality brands to ensure your home is safe, fuel efficient and comfortable.

While we work, we use drop sheets to protect your space and, when we leave, the workplace will be cleaner than when we arrived!

Instant Plumbing is a proud family business


Instant Plumbing Ltd. began as Action Plumbing, founded in 1972, by George Pinel, Sr. and his wife, Shirley. A name change was necessitated in 2001, due to confusion with a competitor with a similar name, and also to give the business a new start when ownership was transferred to George Pinel, Jr.

Instant Plumbing aims to provide a welcoming, warm and honest family environment. Many of our customers have been with us for over 30 years, having seen our staff (especially young George, who started helping his father on the job at age 12) grow up year after year!

Plumbing Consultation

    For evening, weekend or holiday service, please call (403) 338-1172.

    Our Team

    George P

    GEORGE PINEL, JR.

    Master Plumber, Owner

    George began working in the plumbing trade alongside his father from the age of 12. Calm and well-respected by the staff, George is exceptionally creative in troubleshooting plumbing issues quickly and wisely.

    Portrait of Carolyn Pinel, co-owner of Instant Plumbing

    CAROLYN PINEL

    Co-owner

    When Carolyn married George, she married the business too. She is a solid partner in all we do, and understands every aspect of the business.

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    JASON M.

    Journeyman Plumber

    Jason joined us in 2013 and is a hard-working journeyman from the UK. He demonstrates a great work ethic and uses his varied experience in trouble-shooting on a daily basis to assist our customers in solving their plumbing issues.

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    SHAUN K.

    Journeyman Plumber

    Shaun grew up assisting his father in his plumbing business in Pincher Creek. He is extremely knowledgeable about all plumbing and heating but specializes in hydronic heating systems and issues.

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    MIKE R.

    Parts Manager

    Working in the plumbing industry since 2006, Mike oversees the supply of parts and materials needed for each job. A married father of two, he enjoys working with our staff and has a great rapport with our wholesale suppliers.

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    TYLER D.

    Journeyman Red Seal Plumber & Gas Fitter

    The Red Seal certification means Tyler meets a nationwide standard of excellence in both plumbing and gasfitting. With Instant Plumbing since 2013, he also has extensive experience in air conditioning systems. He loves the variety of experience going from one call to the next– it never gets boring.

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    GREG S.

    Journeyman Red Seal Plumber & Gas Fitter

    Greg moved from Toronto and drove across Canada to start a new career as a plumber back in 2015. Since then, he has achieved Red Seal Journeyman certificates for both Plumbing and Gasfitting (B) and has been a team member since 2018. Greg’s customer service background and excellence in relations makes him very easy to talk to. He loves troubleshooting real home problems and coming up with creative solutions, all with a smile! 🙂

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    GARRY P.

    Journeyman Plumber

    Garry is journeyman plumber, born and raised in Calgary. We are proud to say he served his apprenticeship with us, and he always gets compliments on his customer service for being so polite and professional.

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    JEFF O.

    Journeyman Plumber

    A Saskatchewan born boy who also learned his trade from his father, Jeff is pleasant to talk with and very conscientious about his clients’ experience with Instant Plumbing. Jeff is also recently engaged!

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    ANTHONY G.

    Journeyman Plumber

    With a decade of experience in both commercial work and high-end custom residential plumbing, Anthony has been with us since 2016. He feels the company’s commitment starts from the top, and finds George and the senior staff have an endless supply of knowledge he benefits from on every job. Working here means seeing a little bit of everything, and that makes the days seem short.

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    BRIAN G.

    Journeyman Plumber

    Brian is from Dublin and has been living in Calgary since 2014. He joined the Instant Plumbing team in February 2019. Brian comes to us with 16 years of experience and is known to excel in customer service.

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    BEN D.

    Apprentice

    Ben joined the Instant Plumbing team in March of 2018. Born and raised in Calgary, Ben is now a successful apprentice. A big sports fan and a hard worker with good social skills, he enjoys being part of a company that cares about people.

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    LUKE P.

    Apprentice

    Luke was born and raised in Calgary and took early to the family business. He has been working with Instant Plumbing since 2017 and joined full-time in 2019 becoming an apprentice. Luke is mechanically minded with a passion for music.

    Austin Pinel

    AUSTIN P.

    Apprentice

    George & Carolyn’s son (and breakout star of Instant Plumbing: The Next Generation), Austin began his apprenticeship after graduating high school in 2017. Starting at SAIT in May 2018, his long term plans are to earn his Journeyman ticket and get involved in operation of the family business. He enjoys the shop atmosphere, with so many great people to work with.