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Short Pump Town Center in Henrico, Virginia in 2015.Whether you need maintenance service, installation for new construction, or even emergency assistance, we’re here for you.

Contact us to schedule an appointment or call our 24/7 emergency line at 804-416-5231.


Short Pump features many different neighborhoods and communities. Some of its residences are fairly well established, built between 1970 and 1999.

A number of homes were also built between 2000 and present day. The area continues to expand west towards Goochland. There are many townhouse and condominium communities, but single-family homes are the predominant housing type in Short Pump. Most homes are colonial, traditional or transitional in style.

This area has a long history, an unusual name, and a bright future. Carroll Plumbing is privileged to serve Short Pump residents with their plumbing needs.

Historic Short Pump

Short Pump takes its name from a local tavern built by Revolutionary War veteran Robert Hyde Saunders in 1815. The tavern–one of only a few places to stay between Richmond and the Shenandoah Valley–became known for its short-handled water pump.

The original handle length couldn’t clear the area between the pump and the tavern’s front porch. Hence, its short handle. Saunders’ tavern became a landmark to travelers in the region, distinguishable by its unusual water pump.

Famous visitors to the area include Thomas Jefferson (who is believed to have stayed at the Short Pump tavern), as well as the Marquis de Lafayette and Lord Cornwallis.

According to a map belonging to the Virginia Historical Society, Henrico County named the crossroads that grew up around the tavern “Short Pump” in 1853.

Saunders eventually built Short Pump plantation nearby. The tavern lasted until it was demolished in the early 1930s to make room for the construction of a new road.

Today, Short Pump features homes of varying ages and styles. The age of a home and methods used during construction can affect how systems like HVAC and plumbing perform.

Carroll Plumbing & Heating Inc. is experienced in working with systems of all ages and types. Our services not only target system efficiency and performance, but the overall comfort and safety of the home.

The Vibrant Short Pump Area

Neighborhood rating website Niche describes the Richmond suburb of Short Pump as one of the best places to live in Virginia. It boasts a variety of coffee shops, restaurants, and parks, and highly rated public schools. Niche describes “a dense suburban feel,” noting that most residents are homeowners, many of whom are families and young professionals.

Among Short Pump’s amenities is Short Pump Town Center, an open air shopping mall built in 2003. Located in Richmond’s West End, the shopping center offers a wide array of restaurants and shopping.

Timeless Customer Service and 21st Century Solutions for a Historical Area

Short Pump and the surrounding areas have seen a lot of change since Robert Hyde Saunders built his tavern over 200 years ago.

Modern Short Pump requires different types of heating systems, air conditioning systems, and home plumbing systems. This means they need versatile plumbing services.

As families and young professionals move to the area and build, there is a demand for energy efficiency. We provide water pipe and water line installation to bring in fresh water and carry out waste. Carroll Plumbing also installs gas lines for those desiring to use natural gas.

If you need an HVAC system, Carroll Plumbing can install venting, heating, and cooling systems to provide year-round temperature control.

Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Services in Short Pump

Carroll Plumbing has over 50 years’ history of providing quality service in and around Richmond. Today, we proudly include the Short Pump community in our service area. We have experience with historic properties, new developments, and everything in between.

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We also serve the nearby Innsbrook, Tuckahoe, Westhampton, and Willow Lawn neighborhoods.

For more information on our plumbing and HVAC service, repairs, and installation for Richmond’s Short Pump neighborhood, contact us today.