When you need plumbing services, you want to work with a plumbing company that has decades of experience helping people just like you. Since 1955, our licensed and insured team at Vannoy & Lankford Plumbing Co., Inc. in North Wilkesboro, NC, has helped people with everything from minor repairs to emergency services.
During the 1940s, Wayne Vannoy started working for Wilkes Hardware in North Wilkesboro, where he learned the trade of plumbing. This was the beginning of Vannoy & Lankford Plumbing. In 1955, he and his new son-in-law, Burl Lankford, decided to embark on their own and founded the company. They had a pickup truck and a few tools that had been given to them by the owner of Wilkes Hardware.
In 1960, Wayne's brother, J.T. Vannoy, Jr., came into the business as part owner. At the time, the company hired two helpers, and the company became a two-crew operation. In 1968, another crew was hired, and the makeup of the company became three crews with an office manager. In
1979, Wayne Vannoy, founder of the company, passed away. In 1988, J.T. Vannoy, Jr. retired. By 1990, all four of Burl Lankford's sons, Mack, Rickey, Randy, and Keith, had joined the business as part owners.
In the summer of 1994, the company embarked on the biggest change in its history. A building program was started to build their own shop. The shop is located on land at the home place of Burl Lankford just behind Welcome Home Baptist Church. The project was completed, and the shop was moved to its new location on December 4, 1994.
Rickey Lankford retired in 2016. In November 2017, Randy’s daughter, Adrienne Lankford Griffith, joined the business as a part owner, making us a fourth-generation family-owned company. The current owners of the corporation are Burl, Mack, Randy, and Keith Lankford and Adrienne Griffith, and we run five service crews.
Don’t stress when it comes to finding the right plumbing company to handle the problems you’re facing. Vannoy & Lankford Plumbing is proud to serve our fellow community members with distinction and professionalism. We guarantee your satisfaction and will help you no matter the size of the job. Give us a call today to request a free estimate.