In 1914 Harry C. Ridler, an innovative engineer, founded the company on Grand Ave. in South Minneapolis. He and his sons started out installing plumbing and heating systems in new homes in Minneapolis in what was to become Uptown. Today, almost 100 years later, we not only service homes in Minneapolis and St. Paul, but the entire metro community.

In 1982, Pete Savage purchased the business from William F. Ridler and continued the tradition of great service from people you trust. In 2010 we changed our name from "Wm. F. Ridler Plumbing, Heating & Cooling" to "Uptown Plumbing, Heating & Cooling." We did this to create a more memorable name that reflects our years of service.

Offices (1)

  City Minneapolis, MN
  Zip code 55411
  Address 3110 N Washington Ave
  Phone (612) 284-5789
  Today 06:00 AM ÷ 11:30 PM    
  Person Joshua Savage

Services (5)

New Air Conditioning

We can help with FREE estimates on the best new air conditioning systems, all with an expert installation. Modern air conditioning systems are far more energy efficient than their predecessors. Our air conditioning experts can show you how much you can save year after year.


For a fast response when you need an air conditioning system repair in the Minneapolis - St. Paul area, rely on the team who provide expert solutions and a rapid same day response and call on Uptown Air Conditioning. We've helped local home owners for 100 years and know how to provide the best service for our customers.

AC Zoning Solutions

Save money while improving your home comfort level in Minneapolis - St. Paul with the expert advice and solutions from the experts at Uptown Air Conditioning. We're already the trusted choice in other homes and businesses with over 100 years experience.


For a simple solution to aid in increasing energy efficiency without lowering comfort levels in your Minneapolis - St. Paul home, consider the benefits of a digital programmable thermostat professionally installed by the team at Uptown Air Conditioning.

Air Quality

Provide the best indoor air quality in your home in Minneapolis - St. Paul, and speak with indoor air quality experts at Uptown Air Conditioning. We're already trusted in thousands of local homes and businesses with 100 years experience, satisfaction guaranteed service and individualized solutions to suit your indoor air quality needs.
F. L.

F. L.

Sep 07, 2017
First class professional service ably accomplished by responsible people. The company's team approach, proactive service and followup is unique in today's marketplace. We appreciate their good work and recommend Uptown Plumbing without qualification. Full review ›
D. L.

D. L.

May 03, 2017
Their annual maintenance program has been a great service / value for the costs. Uptown does an excellent job at customer satisfaction and keeps us informed and up to date with their schedule. Full review ›
S. K.

S. K.

Sep 13, 2016
On a routine check-up my furnace was found to be in very bad shape. Uptown diagnosed the Problem and was able to schedule a repair and replacement he next day. Full review ›
Melanie Tauring

Melanie Tauring

Mar 18, 2016
Josh H. and Joe J. from Uptown Plumbing, Heating & Cooling were at my house this morning installing a new furnace and AC and did an excellent job! They were on time, did a great job explaining things to me in layman's terms so I could understand, answered all my questions and came up with a great solution on how to run some PVC pipes. Full review ›
Frank Blankley

Frank Blankley

Mar 18, 2016
Jonathan was magnificent from the moment he entered my townhouse, while he did his work, and on his way out the door. He has a very engaging personality that exudes not only self-confidence but also confidence in his professional knowledge and expertise. Full review ›
John Chrisney

John Chrisney

Mar 14, 2016
Plumber, Philip Baker, was right on time to our early morning appointment. I also appreciated Uptown's reminder call over the weekend. Philip looked, acted, and performed professionally as he replaced a group of leaky faucets in my basement and bathroom vanity. Full review ›
Alec Chiquoine

Alec Chiquoine

Feb 16, 2016
This is my second time reviewing Uptown Plumbing and Heating. Yet again, they were great. Philip (master plumber) and Ian (HVAC tech) came out to my house to do two things. First, Philip checked up on my Flo-Tech water softening system and flushed the water heater. Full review ›
Siglinde Moore

Siglinde Moore

Feb 11, 2016
Phil and his assistant, Erik where most helpful in answering all my questions and concerns with patience and they were very professional about explained in detail of what they were about to do as this job became a little more comprehensive than originally thought. Full review ›
D. I.

D. I.

Aug 19, 2015
Always have uses Uptown for my heating/plumbing needs. They are close by and their workers are quick and knowledgable. Not only did he fix my issue he alerted me on other items of concern and possible solutions. If you are not a do it yourself person like Full review ›
G. K.

G. K.

Apr 18, 2015
So pleased with Uptown Plumbing. For the person on the phone being so accommodating for the appointment to Sean T who came and fix our problem it can't be better. Full review ›

Blog posts (15)

How To Make My Bathroom More Accessible

Your home provides you with just about everything you need in your day-to-day life. As you age or experience a disability, however, it is common to find your home difficult to navigate and use safely. The bathroom can be one of the most difficult and dangerous rooms in the house for disabled and elderly

10 Free (or almost free) Family Fun Events in the Twin Cities

It’s time to take a little break for your busy life and spend some quality time with the family. After all, there are tons of free and inexpensive events taking place all across our wonderful cities that the whole family will enjoy. See below for a few recommendations and see how many you can cross

Copper vs. PEX: Which is Better?

Did you know there are lots of different types of pipes out there? It’s probably something you don’t think about too often, but it when comes time for a repair, you’ll want to know about some of the major differences. When it comes to copper and PEX, which one is better? It all depends

What Causes Pipes To Corrode?

You may think that your pipes are fine, but the truth of the matter is that you may be blind to what’s really happening. Pipes can corrode quickly. In fact, people are often shocked to find that their pipes are breaking down rapidly just a few short years after installation. What Causes Water

Why You Should Never Wash Your Dog In The Tub

Professionals recommend bathing your dog one to two times a month. What they forget to tell you though, is not to bathe your furry friend in the bathtub. See below to find out why: What You Don't Think About If you've given your dog a good belly rub lately, or scratched it right behind the ears,

Why is My Bathtub Faucet Dripping?

Drip. Drip. Drip. It’s another case of a leaky faucet. Not only can leaks be a nuisance and make you want to rip your hair out, they can cost you a small fortune. So, what exactly is causing your bathtub faucet to leak? Find out below! Why Do Bathtub Faucets Leak? When our customers call to

What To Do If My Boiler Suddenly Stops Working

Imagine you wake up one morning and there’s no hot water. You run the faucet for a minute or two and, nothing. You turn the shower on as your normally do in the morning and it never gets hot. What should you do? The most important thing in this case is - don't panic. There are a few easy steps

Are Tankless Water Heaters Safe?

Water heaters are common fixtures in most modern homes today. They ensure that no matter the outside temperature, hot water will always be available. And with advances in technology, there also comes improvements and new technologies added on to this fixture. A great example of this is the tankless water

4 Most Common Bathtub Shapes and Designs

There's nothing better after a long day than drawing a nice hot bath and soaking in the bubbles to relax. If you're looking to invest in a new bathtub, though, finding the style and shape that perfectly fits your needs can be challenging. Here are the most common shapes and designs of bathtubs: 1.

How To Find Less Obvious Air Leaks

So, you’ve read our blog about finding and detecting air leaks and you’ve even go as far as adding weatherstripping and insulation to those problem areas. We applaud you for that and your bank account does, too! But what you may not realize is that there are still other areas of your house

How To Unclog A Drain, Naturally

Your drain is clogged, water is going down at a snail's pace and you don't know what to do. Panic mode commence! Not so fast. There's no reason to stress and more importantly, there&rsquo

Inspection Disasters To Avoid

Are you the type of person that likes to do things yourself to save a few bucks? Oftentimes, we fully support DIY projects especially when it comes to quick fixes and simple maintenance around the home

Community of Care

Since the Minneapolis - St. Paul area has treated us so well for over 100 years, we believe it's only right to keep our community at the top of our minds and give back whenever we have a chance.

We're Hiring

Are you dedicated, trustworthy and customer-focused? Are you on-time, tidy and efficient? Do you have experience in the plumbing, heating or cooling industries? If so, we want you! Uptown Plumbing, Heating

Cool Down With Shade Trees This Spring

What are some great ways to stay cool without cranking up the air conditioner this spring? There are lots of natural solutions you can try that won't run up your energy bills such as utilizing ceiling