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Al’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Provides Maintenance, Repair & Replacement services for Plumbing & HVAC in Van Alstyne, TX.
Since 1989, Al’s has served southern Denton & Collin counties, northern Dallas County & northeast Tarrant County with up to a 12 Truck Service Fleet to serve you promptly.
This Is What You Get With Al’s:
- As a company, Al’s has a Texas Plumbing License, PLUS
- We employ only Texas Licensed Plumbers. The Plumber coming into your home also has a Texas Plumber License.
- We pull all Plumbing and HVAC Permits required by your City. You can check your City’s website to know when a Plumbing or HVAC Permit is required.
- We employ NATE Certified HVAC Technicians (Details on NATE below. Texas doesn’t have HVAC Licenses).
- We install Brand-Specific Repair Parts versus “one size fits all”.
- Our Service Staff has over 110 years experience.
Al’s Offers 24 / 7 Emergency Service for both Plumbing & HVAC Systems in Van Alstyne, TX.
Boundaries and History of Van Alstyne, Texas
Boundaries of Van Alstyne, TX:
Van Alstyne is on both sides (though mostly east) of U.S. Highway 75 / Central Expressway, and is 19 miles north of McKinney, TX and 12 miles south of Sherman, TX in central Grayson County. Its boundaries are too jagged to describe here. The northern-most point is the campus of Van Alsytne, TX High School. The southern most-point is the campus of Van Alystne, TX Elementary School. The eastern-most point in 3 miles east of Van Alystne Cemetery. The western most-point is the campus of Grayson College.
History of Van Alystne, TX
VAN ALSTYNE, TEXAS. Settlers established the community of Mantua (near the future Van Alstyne location) during the 1850s. When the Houston and Texas Central Railway bypassed Mantua in 1872, many of that community’s residents purchased land from the railroad company and laid out a townsite. They named the new community after either William A. Van Alstyne, a civil engineer with the railroad who surveyed the right-of-way and the townsite, or Mrs. Marie Van Alstyne, a shareholder in the railroad company.
The community opened a post office in 1873 and grew rapidly for the rest of the century. Van Alstyne incorporated in 1890, when it had a population of 400, two gristmills, a flour mill, a newspaper, and a college. Around 1900 the town had 1,940 residents and a number of businesses, including several banks, a grain elevator, a roller mill, and a chemical company.
Though the population of Van Alstyne declined somewhat during the early 1900s, it remained an active center for retail trade, banking, schools, and churches. Its population was 1,453 in 1936, when 55 businesses, including two banks and various stores, served the community. The town’s population was 1,608 by 1967. During this same period, the number of rated businesses in the community increased from 42 to 45.
By the mid-1970s the town had 2,230 residents and 40 businesses, 7 manufacturers, including producers of clothing, motor homes, and mattresses. By the late 1980s the population of Van Alstyne stood at 1,990, and it had 35 businesses, including factories of plastics and aluminum products. In 1990 the population of the community was 2,090. The population reached 2,502 in 2000. The 2010 population was 3,053.
SOURCE: Handbook of Texas Online, Brian Hart, “Van Alstyne, TX,” accessed February 14, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hjv02.