Blu Jay Plumbing and Rooter is proud to be the primary plumber for the residents of Sherman Oaks. Our customers know that we will always strive to deliver professional service at fair and reasonable prices.

Our goal is to ensure our customers are always completely satisfied with their interaction with our staff and professional technicians from start to finish.

We are proud to say that Blu Jay Plumbing and Rooter has been the Valley’s trusted name in plumbing for over 20 years and we intend on maintaining that much appreciated distinction and honor.

All of our services are performed by professional technicians who are fully licensed, bonded and insured.

Plumbing Services Offered in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA

Rather than give another lengthy historical timeline of the development of Sherman Oaks, we thought we would provide a little different perspective.

Sherman Oaks, founded in 1927 was developed by General Moses Hazeltine Sherman. As in many areas in the Valley, Sherman Oaks street names are diverse and have an interesting history. Among them are:

  • Ventura Boulevard: The name Ventura is derived from Saint Bonaventure, for whom Father Junipero Serra named the Mission San Buenaventura, in what is now the city of Ventura.
  • Chandler Boulevard: Named for General Sherman’s fellow land developer and Los Angeles Times publisher Harry Chandler.
  • Matilija Avenue: Named for a Chumash Indian rancheria in Ventura County and is Chumash for poppy.
  • Sepulveda Boulevard: Once known as Saugus Avenue, it is named for the Sepulveda family of early Los Angeles.
  • Van Nuys Boulevard: Named in honor of Isaac Newton Van Nuys, a land developer, banker, and agricultural entrepreneur.
  • Moorpark Street: Moorparks are an English variety of apricots, a popular crop in early North Hollywood. The ‘Moorpark’ variety itself was named after the Moor Park estate in England where this apricot was first cultivated in the 1600s.
  • Hazeltine Street: Hazeltine is both the middle name of General Moses Hazeltine Sherman, and the name of his daughter.

Sherman Oaks Landmarks:

Casa De Cadillac, designed by Randall Duell in 1948, is a great example of “Googie” Architecture, so named by a Los Angeles architecture critic after the Googie’s Coffee Shop in West Hollywood. Googie Architecture originated in Southern California in the 1950s and 1960s and is characterized my sloping roofs, lots of glass, and bold, bright signs which all together catered to the growing car culture of that era.

Casa de Cadillac is a well-known photography and filming location and has been included in modern architectural walking tours.  In 2013, the owners completed a restoration project that preserved and updated features of the building, one of the most significant postwar auto showrooms remaining in Los Angeles County.

Casa de Cadillac exemplifies Googi Architecture in Sherman Oaks, CA
Casa de Cadillac exemplifies Googi Architecture in Sherman Oaks, CA

Another interesting example of Googi Architecture is Mels Drive-In on Venture Blvd. in Sherman Oaks. Mels was designed by Louis Armet and Eldon Davis, two Los Angeles Architects, synonymous with Googie Archiecture, and was completed in 1953. With its angled roof and space age design elements, the building is another great example of Googie style architecture.  Previously home to Kerry’s Coffee Shop, Sherman Oaks Mels was opened in 1989. This classic building is part of the few surviving Googie coffee shops in the San Fernando Valley and is a great early example of the style.

Mels Drive-In on Venture Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, CA
Mels Drive-In on Venture Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, CA

I love to stop by Mels after a service call whenever I am in the area. It is just a fun place to go and the food is really good.

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