SteamDiego saw its beginnings in 1948 when Bernard Garber began providing installation and plumbing services for San Diego County residents. By 1985, the company had grown to include installation and repair of dry and steam saunas for clients throughout San Diego County, adjacent counties and beyond.
SteamDiego has continued to grow, becoming a leading expert in electric steam boilers as well as dry saunas and offers comprehensive manufacturer warranty services.
We are now the most relied upon steam expert in Southern California and it is our pleasure to work with almost all the major suppliers and manufacturers in the country.
SteamDiego provides service for all major manufacturers and suppliers of steam and sauna products throughout the country. We are often called upon by manufacturers of steam and sauna equipment to act as their expert in the field.
CEO / Founder
“Steve has over 30 years of experience in the field and has worked to become the leading local expert in electric boilers in Southern California.”
Founder and CEO Steve Garber has been the face of the family business since 1985 and, in 2003 the company began to work specifically in the steam & sauna business. Steve provides the highest quality relaxation experience to his steam & sauna clients not only because he has dedicated himself to an in-depth understanding of steam & sauna rooms and equipment mechanically, but also by way of maintaining a life-long practice dedicated to the arts of Aikido and Zen meditation. These aesthetics and sensibilities are reflected in the care and attention to detail Steve gives every job and his devotion to client satisfaction. He works closely with his team to provide high quality steam & sauna rooms, helping to provide the same relaxation mindset that arises from practicing these ancient Japanese arts.
Steve earned a BA in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master’s in Peace Studies from University of San Diego and regularly uses the problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills learned from his studies and training in his business.
Steam Diego was a pleasure to work with. We’ve used several other companies over the years to help maintain our custom shower steamer, and now that we’ve found Steam Diego, they’re on our speed dial! Thank you for your prompt, professional and excellent service.
Vista, San Diego, CA
SteamDiego is the very best in the biz. They are my go to guys for issues relating to my steam shower. They have saved me a small fortune with their expertise!
Steam Diego is the BEST. Steve Garber not only provides exemplary service he goes above and beyond. Steve was not only able to address the issue at hand, but also where our steam shower was manufactured (5 other plumbers we not even able to identify the machine). Steve happened to know the company and manufacturer! It was because of Steve’s long time in the industry and valuable relationship that we were able to get our steam shower rebuilt and installed in time for the sale of our house with no hassle. This kind of service is a GEM!! I will use Steam Diego again and I would advise anyone to do the same!
Paradise Valley, AZ
Steve Garber (SteamDiego and Garber Plumbing) is the best. He procured, installed, and maintained the steam generator for our steam room at our big and busy Yoga school. We’ve worked with him for over 10 years, and he’s the highest quality plumber / steamroom expert I’ve ever known. It’s the quality of his work, always done right, always done safely, to code, and with the best materials that let’s me sleep at night knowing all will work well and last. He’s honest and very fair, and is more than worth it. He has access and connection to great resources. An example of finding someone who will do it right the first time, rather than try to cut corners and have to have things redone, not last, and ultimately paying more for it. Steve is highly intelligent and creative. A very good and decent person. I trust no one more to call for any plumbing or steam room related issue.
San Diego, CA
SteamDiego has been servicing the steam room at our club for many years and it is a very important amenity to our membership. On occasion when the unit goes down I need a company that understands we need this unit back up and operating as soon as possible to keep our customers happy. Steve understands this and does everything in his power to accomplish this. I wouldn’t have anyone else work on our unit besides SteamDiego because I trust them.
La Jolla, CA
I have used Steam Diego for a number of years. Steve (owner) always provides excellent service and advice with regard to our steam unit in our master bath. I highly recommend Steam Diego.
San Diego, CA
Steamdiego has been taking care of my steam sauna for over 15 years. Just replaced one of the valves on it. Quick and efficient. And had the parts I needed in stock! Thanks!
San Diego, CA
Steve Garber sizes up the situation and fixes it competently and efficiently. When indicated, he will send out someone who will do the job effectively and reliably. Steve is my “go to” person for any plumbing problem.
La Jolla, CA
Me and my boyfriend have had our steam room for the last 13 years and love it. If there is ever any issue, which is rare, Steve always comes over right away. He is extremely professional and very knowledgeable. We would not trade him in for anybody. His prices are perfect and is always on top of servicing our steam unit. Thank you Steve, you are the greatest!
San Diego, CA