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 45 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

Honesty, Integrity & Experience Since 1976

  • Appleton Campbell Plumbing 2020 Presidents Award
  • Appleton Campbell Plumbing 2020 North Virginia Magazine Award for Best Home Experts
  • Appleton Campbell Plumbing 2020 Best Of Culpeper
  • Appleton Plumbing Google Guaranteed
  • Appleton Campbell Plumbing 2020 Best of Fauquier
  • Appleton Plumbing Readers Choice

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

  • Amissville
  • Ashburn
  • Bealeton
  • Berryville
  • Bluemont
  • Boston
  • Boyce
  • Brandy Station
  • Bristow
  • Broad Run
  • Burke
  • Calverton
  • Casanova
  • Castleton
  • Catharpin
  • Catlett
  • Centreville
  • Chantilly
  • Chester Gap
  • Culpeper
  • Delaplane
  • Elkwood
  • Fairfax
  • Fairfax Station
  • Flint Hill
  • Fredericksburg
  • Gainesville
  • Garrisonville
  • Goldvein
  • Hamilton
  • Hartwood
  • Haymarket
  • Herndon
  • Hume
  • Huntly
  • Jeffersonton
  • Leesburg
  • Lignum
  • Lincoln
  • Linden
  • Manassas
  • Markham
  • Marshall
  • Middleburg
  • Midland
  • Millwood
  • Mitchells
  • Nokesville
  • Orlean
  • Paeonian Springs
  • Paris
  • Philomont
  • Purcellville
  • Rapidan
  • Rectortown
  • Remington
  • Reston
  • Reva
  • Richardsville
  • Rixeyville
  • Round Hill
  • Ruby
  • Somerville
  • Sperryville
  • Stafford
  • Sterling
  • Stevensburg
  • Sumerduck
  • The Plains
  • Upperville
  • Viewtown
  • Warrenton
  • Washington
  • White Post
  • Woodville

Delighting Customers Every Day

  • Experienced, helpful and wonderful to work with.

    Thank you for keeping us cool with window A/C units as we waited for our installation during this really hot weather. We are very happy with our new unit and the wonderful team that made it happen.

    Jane T. - Warrenton, VA

    This is an amazing company with 1st class service.

    Another contractor damaged my geothermal loop and my a.c. went down at 2:00 on a Friday with temps in the 90’s. Appleton Campbell sent someone out right away to assess the work needed. The repairs could not be made until Monday but they brought me 2 window unit air conditioners to keep my dogs and I cool over the weekend. So kind!

    Pat S. - Clifton, VA
  • Excellent service from initial quote to job completion

    Your representatives and technicians are very knowledgeable in the products and services you provide. The work was done to our complete satisfaction and the technicians were very pleasant and took the time to answer our questions and explain their process during the installation.

    Gina K. - Amissville, VA

    Hvac inspection, cleaning, and installation

    Very satisfied. As usual, a great job done by the tech! Very friendly and proffessional. Did an excellent job cleaning my hvac unit. Showed before and after puctures, and installed equipment he recommended. Very happy with the tech and the end result. Great job!

    Tom L. - Sumerduck, VA
  • Excellent work

    Excellent company to deal with technicians were knowledgeable explained thoroughly what was needed. I also spoke with office staff they along with the technician were extremely helpful kudos to all!

    Carl P. - Midland, VA

    Excellent Service

    Particularly loved the text message notification with my technician's photo when he was on the way to our home.! Joey was great, extremely professional, quickly diagnosed our problem and worked quickly and efficiently to rectify. Very thorough and even cleaned up! Great service, highly recommend Appleton Campbell. Thank you.

    Lindsay M. - Bealeton, VA