Looking to the Future - Appleton Campbell
Looking to the Future - Appleton Campbell
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Looking to the Future - Appleton Campbell

One of Fauquier’s oldest family-run businesses is expanding in 2020. Since the mid 1970s, Appleton Campbell has served our community’s homeowners’ HVAC, plumbing, and electrical needs with quality and efficient customer service, operating out of a historic building in old town which was once the ice house and power plant for the town. Now in its fifth decade, the owners are relocating operations to a new facility to streamline efficiency and accommodate the needs of the company as it grows. Lifestyle sat down with Heather Appleton to talk about this new era for Appleton Campbell.

The move in date for the new facility is on schedule for early spring 2020.

How long has Appleton Campbell been in business? Tell me about the beginnings.

We began in January 1976, and we’ll be celebrating 44 years of serving Fauquier County and the surrounding areas this year. The company was started by Jim Appleton, the grandfather of our current president, Mike H. Appleton. He started the business with just one truck, and Mike started helping him. He was just 16 years old, so it was a great learning opportunity for him. Not only was he learning a trade, but he also learned a great deal about ethics and the value of hard work.

Flash forward to today, and Michael J. Appleton is the fourth generation to run the company. Our vibrant management team will continue to build on the strong bones and ethics set about by Jim Appleton all those years ago.

Scott Wayland, our current vice president, has also been a key player in the growth and family culture of the business for the past 25 years.

Michael Appleton, Mike Appleton, Heather Appleton & Scott Wayland Scott

What services do you offer the community?

Appleton Campbell offers plumbing, heating, air conditioning and residential electrical service repairs and replacements. Since 2007, Appleton Campbell has been committed to serving homeowners exclusively, rather than working on new construction and building projects.

How has Appleton Campbell grown since the beginning?

After starting with just one employee and working for many builders throughout the first 30 years, we now have about 90 local employees. We encourage our staff to participate in the surrounding communities, and we’ve narrowed our business focus to serving only homeowners. Our company’s growth philosophy is rooted in teamwork, and we strive to take care of our employees so they can take great care of our customers.

Michael and Mike at the June 2018 ground breaking

I understand you are opening a new facility to accommodate growth. Tell me about that.

We are all very excited about the new facility. The new structure allows us to gain a bit of extra square footage, but we’ll have enough parking for all of our employees and service vehicles. The town has been very gracious in allowing us to use the parking lot next to the dog park for our employee vehicles, but we’re glad to finally have enough parking to accommodate all of them without using a municipal lot.

Where will the facility be? How big will it be?

The new office will be right next to Home Depot, off of Alwington Boulevard in Warrenton. It’s a little more square footage than our current office building once you include the warehouse we have rented for the past few years across town. The new space will allow us to operate both from a single building, rather than having them separated.

How will this enhance your business?

Just having the new parking and the warehouse all under one roof will be a huge improvement. The new office will also have a larger training room, which is a great need for us.

The office layout — and the extra garage doors for loading and stocking our vehicles — will improve our timeliness and efficiency, allowing us to complete tasks more quickly.

The new structure will give us the opportunity to grow and better serve Fauquier and eight surrounding counties (Culpeper, Madison, Orange, Rappahannock, Stafford, Loudoun, Prince William, and Fairfax) as we look ahead to the next 40 years of Appleton Campbell offering value and excellence to area residents.

Clockwise from top left: The move in date for the new facility is on schedule for early spring 2020. Michael Appleton, Mike Appleton, Heather Appleton & Scott Wayland Scott, Michael and Mike at the June 2018 ground breaking


You'll be quoted in advance the full price of any work required and that price remains fixed right through to completion. Call Appleton Campbell Today

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Why Choose Appleton Campbell?

With Appleton Campbell, you're assured of the best in customer service. From your first call through to after service care and beyond you'll be treated to 1st class customer care. Read what already delighted customers had to say about their experience here.


Choose from convenient appointment times and relax knowing we won't keep you waiting as our technician will arrive on time.


You'll be quoted in advance the full price of any work required and that price remains fixed right through to completion.


We've been the trusted choice for homes in Virginia since we opened our doors in 1976 and look forward to being your choice too.


When we come to your home premises we'll take care to minimize mess with the use of mats and boot covers and will clean up before leaving.


We'll gladly listen to your concerns and questions, and help any way we can.


Being both family owned and operated, we believe in treating our customers the same way we'd expect to be treated.


Towns & Cities Served

  • Aldie
  • Amissville
  • Aroda
  • Ashburn
  • Banco
  • Barboursville
  • Bealeton
  • Berryville
  • Bluemont
  • Boston
  • Boyce
  • Brandy Station
  • Brightwood
  • Bristow
  • Broad Run
  • Burke
  • Burr Hill
  • Calverton
  • Casanova
  • Castleton
  • Catharpin
  • Catlett
  • Chantilly
  • Chester Gap
  • Culpeper
  • Delaplane
  • DHS
  • Dulles
  • Dumfries
  • Elkwood
  • Etlan
  • Fairfax
  • Fairfax Station
  • Flint Hill
  • Fredericksburg
  • Gainesville
  • Garrisonville
  • Goldvein
  • Gordonsville
  • Hamilton
  • Hartwood
  • Haymarket
  • Haywood
  • Herndon
  • Hood
  • Hume
  • Huntly
  • Jeffersonton
  • Leesburg
  • Leon
  • Lignum
  • Lincoln
  • Linden
  • Locust Grove
  • Madison
  • Manassas
  • Markham
  • Marshall
  • Middleburg
  • Midland
  • Millwood
  • Mineral
  • Mitchells
  • Nokesville
  • Oakpark
  • Oakton
  • Occoquan
  • Orange
  • Orlean
  • Paeonian Springs
  • Paris
  • Partlow
  • Philomont
  • Pratts
  • Purcellville
  • Quantico
  • Radiant
  • Rapidan
  • Rectortown
  • Remington
  • Reston
  • Reva
  • Rhoadesville
  • Richardsville
  • Rixeyville
  • Rochelle
  • Round Hill
  • Ruby
  • Ruckersville
  • Somerset
  • Somerville
  • Sperryville
  • Spotsylvania
  • Stafford
  • Standardsville
  • Sterling
  • Stevensburg
  • Sumerduck
  • Syria
  • The Plains
  • Thornburg
  • Triangle
  • Unionville
  • Upperville
  • Vienna
  • Viewtown
  • Warrenton
  • Washington
  • Waterford
  • White Post
  • Wolftown
  • Woodberry Forest
  • Woodbridge
  • Woodville

Delighting Customers Every Day

  • Had to replace a 22 year old HVAC system. Wanted to put in ductless system. Couldn’t be happier with choice. Everyone we dealt with were helpful- explained everything so we understood. Dave took time to come here to check and re-check that what was being install was going to be right for the room. Installers were fantastic!! Can’t say enough good things about them. Thank you to all involved- we love it.

    N. Amy, Warrenton

    Seth provided very detailed answers to a number of technical questions we had during his visit. He was knowledgeable and thorough in explaining various business options for us to consider so that they were easily understood . He provided a friendly attitude and conveyed to us a feeling of trust and confidence in he himself and in Appleton Campbell.

    M. Tony, Fairfax
  • Both plumbers (Kenny & Danny) were professional and very helpful when we had the water pipe break. They fixed the line and gave us the ability to use our water a few hours after the incident. We would recommend Appleton Campbell to anyone who needs good repair work.

    H. Robert, Haymarket

    We use Appleton for both our Plumbing and HVAC. Highly recommended, fair pricing, well trained staff, well managed organization, great follow up. They stand behind their work and the products they use. They have serviced our home for several years and we refer them to friends and colleagues.

    B. Jerry, Jeffersonton
  • Our HVAC unit was collecting mold and mildew and likely affecting the quality of our air throughout the house. Thanks to Davey, Roger, and Jesse, we now have the Air Scrubber system which will keep the system clean and mold free. Thanks so much for recommending and installing the system. We're very pleased and relieved!

    K. Kathy and Steve, The Plains

    Our thanks to Mike Loy, who on 19 November 2018, replaced our "broken" basement toilet with a new TOTO toilet. He provided us with the option to either replace the broken parts, or, to replace the old toilet itself. Although there was a price difference between the two options, we chose the latter based on Mike's recommendation, and because, in the past, your technicians have always provided us with the best guidance. Knowledgeable and courteous, Mike was just what we have come to expect from your entire team. Please pass on our "job well done" to Mike.

    L. Walter, Warrenton