Our Team

The HomeWise Plumbing team is a group of dedicated professionals who work hard to keep our customers' plumbing systems flowing smoothly.

The team is lead by David Topelko, who had a dream to bring honest and affordable plumbing to the residents of Victoria and Vancouver Island. He started what was once known as Plumb-Perfect Plumbing & Drainage. The name has now changed, but Dave continues to lead this amazing group of plumbing technicians.

We have a professional, experienced and expert crew of plumbers.

Our apprentices have received the top marks at Camosun during their trades training to become journeyman red-seal plumbers - a recognized standard of excellence across Canada for trades training.

Our mission is to maintain our position as the go-to plumbing and drainage service in Victoria and all of Southern Vancouver Island. We do this by providing the highest quality plumbing service around. To that end, we retain staff who show integrity and a courteous demeanour. Our plumbing professionals are trained in all aspects of the plumbing trade, from simple clogged toilets to whole house repipes - our team can handle every job, big or small. We are proud to say that we constantly recieve calls from our customers complementing our crew on their level of service.

  • Dave Topelko
    Owner / Co-Founder
    This guy started it all! He's been plumbing in Victoria for many years, and accumulated a wealth of experience. Along with that experience, he brings a forthright attitude and community spirit to the leadership of HomeWise Plumbing & Drainage.
  • Susanne Topelko
    Board Member
    Ain't she purdy! This gal's been part of the HomeWise Plumbing family since the beginning, encouraging her plumber-hubby, Dave, and keeping the home fires burning while he's out saving our customers from plumbing disasters at all hours, day or night.
  • Jada Leppky
    Administrative Lead
    Jada's been with HomeWise since early 2012, starting as a corporate image and web developer. She soon took on the bulk of business administration. Have a question? She'll get the answer.
  • Lenaya Vieira
    Assistant Manager
    Lenaya has been with us, on and off, since early in 2015. Having proven her value after being contracted for temporary employment, she's with us full time now and we hope she never leaves!
  • Andrew (Andy) Kitchener
    Plumber
    Of all our techs, this fellow's been with us the longest. He is quite the story-teller. Just ask him about the huge, hairy spider in the crawlspace!
  • Seamus Leslie
    Journeyman Plumber
    This guy's a keeper! Journeyman Plumber, certified Backflow Preventer Tester, musician, and all-round, real swell guy!
  • Steve Ward
    Journeyman Plumber
    Steve's a plumber with a heart of gold, and a real softie. He likes long walks on the beach and knitting Atari-themed sweaters.
  • Eric Hoffman
    Journeyman Plumber
    He can plumb, he can gas fit. Bursting with organizational skills, Eric is an office favorite at HomeWise Plumbing. Our customers are fond of him, too!
  • Cameron (Cam) Bell
    Journeyman Plumber
    This Kiwi is a terrific plumber and gas fitter. He's got other talents, too: pianist, drummer, guitarist and singer/songwriter. He brings as much heart to HomeWise Plumbing & Drainage as to his music.
  • Taijpaul Rocky Grewal
    Plumber
    Rocky is the newest member of our team, and has already shown himself to be a diligent and conscientious plumber.