Featured Business – Brooks Plumbing


University City is known for its historic neighborhoods. Many of the homes in these neighborhoods have stood since the first half of the 20th century, meaning that there are idiosyncrasies in their plumbing systems that are not found in newly constructed buildings. Most plumbing companies don’t service these older homes, but luckily for U City residents, as well as others in St. Louis City and County, the Olive Link’s very own Brooks Plumbing Company can meet these and other plumbing needs.

Brooks Plumbing Company was founded in 1947 by Albert Brooks. The company stayed in the Brooks family for over fifty years. Albert’s son Leonard owned the company from the early 50s until his death in the mid-90s. After that, Leonard’s niece owned it until the early 2000s when the company’s current owner Daniel Larkin became a partner to one of the company’s subsequent owners. In 2006, he became the sole owner of Brooks and has run it with his wife, Anne, for the past ten years.

During these ten years, Daniel and Anne have worked tirelessly to preserve Brooks Plumbing’s reputation as one of the best plumbing services in the St. Louis region. The company continues to offer the various top-quality services that have kept it in business for nearly 70 years. Aside from specializing in keeping plumbing in older homes up to compliance with local codes, Brooks provides the following services and more: drain laying, bathroom remodels, water heater repairs and replacements, septic services, sewer lateral repair, and waterline repair.

“We will take on virtually any plumbing job,” says Daniel. “We hire only highly skilled plumbers who meet specific qualification requirements, and we define ourselves by our ability to take on a broad variety of projects.”

Thousands of Brooks customers can testify to the excellent plumbing fixes the company provides. Most of them are repeat customers or customers who have heard of Brooks by word of mouth. Among them are several businesses in the Olive Link. From Royal Chinese BBQ to Frank and Helen’s to Skyview Carwash and U City Signs, Daniel and Anne look after the plumbing needs of dozens of their business neighbors.

If Brooks has been generous to the Olive Link, the Olive Link has been kind to it in return. “Being located on Olive Boulevard in U City has been great for this company,” says Anne. “We get a lot of exposure being on such a busy thoroughfare, and U City is a vibrant community that we are happy to be a part of.”

If you’re in the St. Louis area and are looking for a reliable, competent plumbing company, give Brooks a call. Whether your building is new, old, residential, or commercial, this is a company you can trust to handle your plumbing requirements. With 70 years’ worth of loyal, satisfied customers, there are few companies you could trust more.

8409 Olive Blvd.
University City, MO 63130

(314) 569-3511