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Our History

Doug Butler, Owner of Butler’s Plumbing has been your Local Plumber for over 40 years in the Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, and surrounding areas. 

Doug Butler was born and reared in Warner Robins GA, and moved to Hardeeville after graduating high school in 1974. He was very familiar with the area, since he had numerous relatives here in the Low Country. He began working for a plumbing company in Hilton Head.

After several years of working as a plumber, he found that he had a strong desire to open his own plumbing company.

In 1981, Doug went out on his own and started Butler’s Plumbing Service. He purchase a used Toyota truck for $1,000.00, and built homemade wooden boxes to carry his tools in. He worked strictly by himself for several years before finally hiring his first helper. Because he did not own any of the modern equipment, all sewer and water lines were dug and covered with a shovel, concrete was busted with a sledge hammer, and water heaters were carried on your back. His hard working skills and the desire to do the best job possible, caught the attention of local contractors who not only gave him the opportunity to work for them, but began to recommend him to others.

By this time the company had grown tremendously and could now afford employees, a shop on the island and all the necessary equipment. Bobcats, trenchers, jackhammers, sewer machines and other equipment allow us to tackle any job.

Attention to Detail

Ensuring that our staff show excellent attention to detail minimizes the risk of errors, and reduces the amount of checking, revising, and supervision that staff require.


Plumbing requires a lot of experience and professionalism. The best plumbers are old-timers who have years of training under their belt. We are proud to be part of a family that has been in business since 1981 and have generations of knowledge behind them, providing you with expert service.


We delivers the highest quality of service in a timely manner. It is safe to say that our service will always be there when you need it most. At The Butler's Plumbing, we strive for excellence and take pride in everything we do.

Our Mission

We Aim to Provide Our Clients with "Peace of Mind"

Doug Butler is the founder and owner of Butler’s Plumbing. He started this business in 1981 and still bids all jobs, oversees, and supervises all commercial and residential jobs. Although he is the owner of the company, he does not just offer resolutions from his desk. He continues to work hands on alongside his employees on most of the jobs.

Butler’s Plumbing has had exponential growth over the years and one of those reasons is that Doug along with his wife Louise continue to strive to offer the best quality service to all their customers. 

Butler’s Plumbing Services pride themselves in are Commercial & Residential, Service and Repair, New Construction, Remodeling, Additions, and more. No matter how large or small the job is, attention to detail is always the priority. Whether it be new construction or a leaky sink, we have it covered and will commit to get the job done and done right.

Our long range plan is to continue to work in our communities and provide our clients with “Piece of Mind” when it comes to all their plumbing needs.

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