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A Century of Providing Home Comfort Services to Manhattan, KS

2023 is a momentous year for Standard Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning – it’s our 100th anniversary!

It was way back in 1923 when our locally owned and operated company first opened for business. While still a vibrant city, Manhattan’s population was just over 10,000 in 1923.

It was a winning year for the Wildcats! In 1923, the K-State Football team finished that season with 4 wins, 2 ties and 2 losses.

Other notable happenings in our great city in 1923 include:

  • The City Commission decides to pave Anderson Ave.
  • A Penney chain store opened in town
  • Roosevelt School was built
  • Bank bandits blew up the bank at Keats, stealing about $250 in cash as well as thousands in bonds


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Over The Past Century: A Look Back at Historical Moments in Manhattan’s History

1933: The Steel & Pipe Supply Company began operating with its corporate headquarters in Manhattan

1934: The K-State Football team wins its first major conference championship

1951: K-State’s Mens Basketball team plays in the NCAA Championship game, losing to the University of Kentucky

1950s plumber van from Standard Plumbing in Manhattan, ks1952: Became the first Kansas town to receive the All-America City Award

1968: The (now named) Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium opened its doors

1988: Construction was completed on Bramlage Coliseum

1993: The emergency Spillway gates were opened during the Great Flood of 1993

2007: Was rated by CNN & Money magazine as one of the 10 Best Places to retire young.

2008: Manhattan’s most destructive tornado touched down at approximately 10:30pm

2013: The K-State Baseball team wins its 4th major conference regular-season championship

Of course, there are many, many more momentous events that have happened throughout our community over the past hundred years.

Standard Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning vans from decades ago and one today.


Living & Working in Manhattan

Beyond being the repair team for fixing your plumbing or furnace, we are also neighbors to our customers. We are proud to be a part of our wonderful community and are happy to support many of our wonderful local organizations including to the Manhattan Arts Center.

Now with a population exceeding 50,000, Manhattan is more than five times the size it was when Standard first opened for business. In addition to expanding our company and our team to handle the ever-growing population and demand for our work, we have also expanded the services we provide.

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In addition to providing installation and repair work for home heating and cooling systems, we also provide indoor air quality solutions. We have the products and services that can greatly improve the air quality in your home. We can purify the air and help rid your home of the nasty microscopic particles floating around including bacteria, pollen, viruses, dander, and smoke.

Beyond being able to handle any plumbing or repair your may need, we have an experienced team of bathroom remodeling technicians who can provide you with a modern and highly-functioning bathroom or kitchen! If you have a bathroom that hasn’t been upgraded for quite some times, give Standard a call for a free quote on a bathroom remodel.

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A Century of Home Services

For 100 years, Standard Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has been providing quality home service to Manhattan, Wamego, Junction City and residents across our community.

We have seen a great number of changes in plumbing systems, home heating technology, air filtration, and other home comfort solutions. We are proud to have provided these important services to our community for 100 years and look forward to doing the work for 100 more!

Call Standard for the work you need in your home at (785) 776-5012.

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