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License # 849688 (Plumbing)
residential
plumbing
Toto's Plumbing operates out of Berkeley, CA and holds a plumbing license according to the California Contractors State License Board. We were able to verify 330 building permits associated with Toto's Plumbing.  more
$283
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License # 951263 (Plumbing)
residential
plumbing
Green Plumbing Technologies Inc is a Berkeley, CA based contractor with a plumbing license with the California Contractors State License Board. The most recent permit we have on file for them was issued on Mar 25, 2015. In total, we were able to identify 99 building permits associated with Green Plumbing Technologies Inc.  more
$679
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99
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License # 750225 (Plumbing)
residential
plumbing
5 (1)
Headquartered in Berkeley, CA, The French Connection For Plumbing holds a plumbing license with the California Contractors State License Board. We have records on 1 permitted improvement projects they have worked on. The most recent took place on May 22, 2012.  more
1
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License # 853545 (Plumbing)
residential
plumbing
Berkeley, CA based Seamus Lackey Plumbing holds a plumbing license with the California Contractors State License Board. Our records indicate they have received 43 building permits for improvement projects in the area.  more
43
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License # 787433 (Plumbing)
residential
plumbing
Pipeline Plumbing And Heating - a contracting professional based in Berkeley, CA. Our records indicate they hold a plumbing license with the California Contractors State License Board and have completed 9 permitted improvements starting in Feb 09, 2005.  more
$2.2K
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9
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License # 453536 (Plumbing, Sanitation System, Plumbing...)
residential
plumbing
Mr Rooter Plumbing operates out of Berkeley, CA and holds a plumbing, sanitation system, plumbing, sanitation system license according to the California Contractors State License Board. We were able to verify 7 building permits associated with Mr Rooter Plumbing.  more
$214
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7
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License # 835677 (Plumbing)
residential
plumbing
One Step Plumbing is a Berkeley, CA based contractor with a plumbing license with the California Contractors State License Board. The most recent permit we have on file for them was issued on May 17, 2013. In total, we were able to identify 8 building permits associated with One Step Plumbing.  more
$50
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8
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License # 448988 (Plumbing)
residential
plumbing
Headquartered in Berkeley, CA, Telesis Plumbing holds a plumbing license with the California Contractors State License Board. We have records on 94 permitted improvement projects they have worked on. The most recent took place on Jul 28, 2014.  more
$144
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94
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License # 887634 (Plumbing)
residential
plumbing
Berkeley, CA based Mark Collins Plumbing holds a plumbing license with the California Contractors State License Board. Our records indicate they have received 2 building permits for improvement projects in the area.  more
$6.8K
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License # 932343 (Plumbing)
residential
plumbing
Drain Solutions - a contracting professional based in Berkeley, CA. Our records indicate they hold a plumbing license with the California Contractors State License Board and have completed 25 permitted improvements starting in Sep 14, 2009.  more
$1.4K
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25
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License # 405523 (Plumbing Contractors, 1916)
residential/commercial
plumbing
L. J. Kruse Company operates out of Berkeley, CA and holds a plumbing contractors, 1916 license according to the California Contractors State License Board. We were able to verify 583 building permits associated with L. J. Kruse Company.  more
$926
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License # 369184 (Plumbing)
residential
plumbing
Naomi's Friedman Plumbing is a Berkeley, CA based contractor with a plumbing license with the California Contractors State License Board. The most recent permit we have on file for them was issued on Nov 21, 1994. In total, we were able to identify 4 building permits associated with Naomi's Friedman Plumbing.  more
4
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License # 623829 (Plumbing)
residential
plumbing
Headquartered in Berkeley, CA, Reid J Miller holds a plumbing license with the California Contractors State License Board. We have records on 6 permitted improvement projects they have worked on. The most recent took place on Nov 01, 1994.  more
$1.5K
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6
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License # 305547 (Plumbing)
residential
plumbing
Berkeley, CA based University Plumbing & Hardware holds a plumbing license with the California Contractors State License Board. Our records indicate they have received 31 building permits for improvement projects in the area.  more
$161
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License # 443312 (Plumbing)
residential
plumbing
Pat Oneill Plumbing Contractor - a contracting professional based in Berkeley, CA. Our records indicate they hold a plumbing license with the California Contractors State License Board and have completed 33 permitted improvements starting in Jul 31, 1990.  more
$100
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