Service Providers

Our favorite service providers West Of the Winds (WOW)! Businesses in our area generally don’t put effort into promotion, don’t have up to date webpages etc. We hope to keep this website updated with real information that is valid.

(Please be in touch if you have personal knowledge that will help us make this page more accurate and updated!)

Pinedale Area Service Provider Tips

Our region works on “manana time.” We mention this to warn you that service providers in our area are mostly very friendly and knowledgeable, and they do not return phone calls in a professional/timely manner and most have not incorporated email or SMS (Yes, we know it is the third decade of the 2000’s). You will frequently hear unprofessional things like, “Yep, if the job I am doing over on 40 Rod gets done, I should be able to make it up to your place the end of next week.

90% of local providers will need to be called daily for up to a couple weeks, leaving messages each time. Within a week or two, some will respond to either put you off, or suggest that they “might be able to get to it in a couple of weeks.” Yes, the lack of squared-away professionalism kind of sucks, but most folks in this area don’t wear those ridiculous face diapers that people wear in areas where service providers provide professional service. There are pros and cons to living in rural Wyoming, and in our opinion; it is worth it!


Electric Providers

Rocky Mountain Power / Pacific Power

RMP is the Sublette County monopoly electric provider. Their Oregon-based customer service team is friendly and as helpful as call center phone operators have the ability to be. They work hard to be sure your site-specific questions are routed through their systems rather than allowing you to schedule a 15-minute consultation with a boots-on-the-ground professional who could actually provide real answers.

Once you defeat the Pacific Power corporate goal of impenetrable bureaucracy, you will get to deal with Heather and Chris. Absolute professionals who really know their stuff, friendly and helpful! They are top-notch!


Good luck. It is probably best to try for a contractor out of Rock Springs or Salt Lake City.  

A well-kept secret is that there is a great plumbing retail store in Pinedale! There are not any signs out front or on the building, but it exists, can you find it?

Septic Tank 


Tom Normington Excavation ‪(307) 413-1335

Pumping Service




Good luck if you need something done within 30 days. It is probably best to try for a contractor out of Rock Springs or Salt Lake City.  

An exception is if you need a hookup for RMP, in which case Design Electric ((307) 231-5949 ) will do the hookup to the transformer, however they are months out for general residential electrical work. When they do arrive, they are incredible, you will love Josef and Tim!


Well Drilling

A warning, clarify with your provider what all is included in drilling a well.” In most places, it is assumed that this includes a pump and running pipes into the house crawl space. This is NOT always the case, one homeowner had the work done and realized that there was simply a hole with water in the bottom and a pipe sticking out of the ground! (Actual true story)

Well Cleaning

Sometimes mud, mice or other debris can settle around your well motor at the bottom of the well. It is a good idea to have your well “blown out” and treated with a chlorine shock every 10 or 20 years. Jeff is a great guy, easy-going and knows his stuff! He even uses text messaging!!!!!  (307) 413-1398

Frozen Pipes

For those of you who are new to the area, a tip to save you some money and trouble! Do NOT walk or drive over the water line that goes from your well to your house, each time you drive over it; you push the frost line down a little bit; then you water freezes and you have to call Buck Anspach at 307-360-8110 to thaw your lines out. (Josh Harbour was also recommended 307-231-4300)


Even after he has done so, you still have the rest of the winter that you need to keep a pencil-size flow of water running 24/7 … not into your septic tank, but into the yard, preferably downhill of your house.

Stove and Chimney

Good luck. If you buy an expensive stove and chimney from Sublette County or Jackson Hole companies, they can be convinced to do the install, though lead times are long. If you just want a chimney checked for safety or some new pipe, it is time to go to Pinedale Lumber, Ridley’s Ace, eBay and YouTube for your solutions.

Good luck. It is probably best to try for a contractor out of Rock Springs or Salt Lake City.  

Chimney Sweeps:

Garrett at Black Spruce Service.

Derek at Liberty Duct Cleaning (out of Rock Springs) 307-922-3738 or (307) 705-4960 or dtvanbrunt at hotmail




Handyman & General Services

ER Handyman Ernesto does some handyman and appliance repair. 307-286-9189


Construction contractors

Good luck.



Vance at Spriggs Insulation has 40 years of experience spraying foam, and is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. Time estimates and general communication are relaxed and general in nature.

A lesson you will learn WOW: learn to do it yourself!