Contractor List & Project Discussion

Getting the right contractor is all about getting advice from those who have already done the same project.  Although the Tannerie Wood Homeowners Association cannot itself recommend specific contractors, this page is the next best thing: a forum for homeowners to exchange information about contractors and projects.

Carpet Cleaning
Driveways - Paving, Sealcoating and Repair
Garage Doors
General Contractor, Stucco Repair, Masonry and Painting
Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing
House Cleaning
Iron Work (Handrails, etc)
Windows & Doors

Vendors Who Attended the 2019 Homeowners' Meeting

Type of work Vendor Phone Number Email address/website
Landscaping McGinty 215-350-9584
Painting Alex Rodriguez 267-202-7655
Gutter covers/replace Gutter Helmet 856-581-9228
Electrician JF Electric (joe) 215-416-5045
Home inspections Phil Rubenstein
Roof cleaning/painting Militello 215-740-7448
Gas fireplace Kester Fireplace 215-657-6660
Plants and shrubs Primex Nursery 215-887-7500
Carpet & duct cleaning JMS-Jan 215-840-7300
HVAC/pluming DeMarco & Sons 215-885-1105  

Contractor Reviews & Project Discussions
(Sent by Tannerie Wood Homeowners)

Carpet Cleaning

JMS Enterprises


Jan is a neighbor and a friend but more importantly, his company does an amazing job at carpet cleaning.  WE have used JMS several times in my high traffic area as well as to do our Oriental area rugs.  His team is always on time and very polite.  They do a great job.  His company also does air duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning.  Though I have not yet used this service from him due to the newness of our system, I know it is an important thing to have done in order to prevent fires and increase efficiency in the units.  Give them a call for all your rug and duct cleaning needs.  They are the best

–Bill Rosato, May 30, 2018

Driveways - Paving, Sealcoating and Repair

Black Knight


These guys do a nice job and are very reasonable.  Sealcoating will only hold a few years and will not make the driveway perfect but using Black Knight is a good resource every few years to improve the look of driveway and slow down the cracking.

–Bill Rosato, May 30, 2018


Jay Chuchman, J.C. Fireplaces, LLC

1329 Richlandtown Pike
Quakertown, PA 18951

I have a wonderful guy who cleans & repairs gas fireplaces & grills.  He charges $130.00 to come out to clean & then $60.00 for additional fireplace.  For 3 plus homes, he would charge $110.00 each.  He was so neat & efficient!!  He cleans every piece & the glass too.  He is awesome!!!

–Sheryl Barbin, February 12, 2014

Garage Doors

Suggestion Regarding New Garage Doors

I'm having a new garage door installed today by Ellis Co.  I've worked with them for over 10 years and they are excellent.

My EMF was approved,and I'd like everyone to know that what is being installed is a newer style door than our current style garage doors.  It is called RAISED PANEL and matches the raised panels on our front doors.  I'm so glad that the Board has approved it, because I feel that the style (the appearance) of the door is MUCH more current and appealing than our old, out-dated doors.  I spoke to the installer today, and he said that over 90% of the doors they install are RAISED PANEL style, and that he has not installed a FLUSH door (our existing door) in months because people feel they are out-dated.

The RAISED PANEL door is metal, lighter than the old wood doors, better insulated, and cheaper.  If you find that you need a new garage door (mine had dry rot) consider this newer style.  I'm hoping that as more and more people select this style, the overall appearance of Tannerie Wood will be updated with a newer, up-dated and more appealing look..

–Virginia Glorieux, 801 Honey Run, January 24, 2015

Apex Overhead Door Co. Inc.


I was referred to them from another neighbor.  We had our Garage door and opener replaced with the new raised panel approved style.  The system is great.  It is so much warmer in the garage since we installed it as well as quieter when the opener is operating.  They have doors to fit any budget.

–Bill Rosato, May 30, 2018

Ellis Co., LLC

Recently, on a Sunday, one of the springs that supports my garage door broke, and I could not move the garage door up or was stuck in the down position.  My car was stuck inside.  I called Ellis Co, LLC and left a message asking them to call me on Monday morning.  They called me back within several hours that same day (Sunday) and told me they'd be out first thing Monday morning, because they were closed on Sunday.  They also "talked me through" how to get the door open, so my car wouldn't be trapped inside.  They go above-and-beyond and are quite prompt and reasonable.

Ellis Co LLC
Sales and Service of Garage Doors

–Virginia Glorieux, July 11, 2011 (See also, Virginia's suggestion above)

Jack Farrell

Garage doors and electric openers

Jack gave a good price for quality materials and very professional installation.  He was prompt and thorough - took away all old materials.  I recommend him to anyone needing a new garage door.

Bernice Marinucci,, March 31, 2012

Jack Farrell replaced my garage door with a much better model than original.  Reasonable and his crew was really professional and knowledgeable and quick.  I think our residents should keep him in mind if they need garage door replacement.

–AL Hoffman, August 20, 2013

McBrothers Garage Door Co

665 Mary St
Warminster, PA

McBrother Garage Door Co replaced our garage door about two years ago at a fair price, they were very professional installing a completely new door in a half of a day. The two mechanics knew exactly what they were doing and left the job site clean. When a problem developed two or three months ago they responded very quickly found the problem and fixed it a reasonable cost.

We are very satisfied with the quick response.

–Larry Keeley, January 5, 2019
Tyler Court

General Contractor, Stucco Repair, Masonry and Painting

GLH Contracting & Home Improvements

Rob Fassbender - Owner

Rob is an experienced contractor who does excellent work at a reasonable price.  He remodeled my daughter's bathroom and just completed repairs to my deck.  Both jobs show outstanding workmanship with attention to detail, creativity and great communication skills.

Rob is great with large jobs and small repairs.  I highly recommend.

–Bernice Marinucci, April 15, 2015

Todd Price


Performed "Under Pressure" power washing.  He was very reasonable, prompt, and knew what to do and how to do it. Extremely satisfied with his work!  I think our residents should keep him in mind if they need power washing done.

–AL Hoffman, August 20, 2013


Dave’s Home Repairs

Dave Biaggi

Dave Biaggi has done some jobs for us recently and we have been very happy with him.  He gives an estimate beforehand, which was helpful for my budget.  He did a nice job, is courteous and cleans up.  He replaced the medicine chest and sink and top in our bathroom; he replaced kitchen faucet parts; he fixed the garage door springs; also replaced our RO filters.  I had bought a replacement faucet for the kitchen and he recommended I call the manufacturer of the old one since he felt they would replace the parts for free.  They did and it saved me a lot of money since I returned that purchase and also his price was less.  He was just here to look at two jobs which turned out not to be in his bailiwick and gave us the name and numbers of two people who would do it and do it well.  I’m thrilled to finally find someone competent and trustworthy to do the things that Fred used to do!

–Maria Rosen, November 10, 2018

Mike’s Home Repair

Mark Lopez

I highly recommend Mike Lopez (Mike’s Home Repair) 267-229-0692.

He does flooring (all types-but not carpeting), carpentry, windows, doors, drywall, maintenance, home improvements, odd jobs; reasonable rates, reliable service, insured, “No job too small”.

Mike has installed hardwood floors in my upstairs and removed layers of old tile in my basement and installed porcelain/grout wet bed tile.

Very conscientious, skilled and honorable/trustworthy. All his work is beautifully done.

–Dale Ayton, April 20, 2015

Marty’s Handyman Services

717-903-3861 (cell) –Don’t let the area code fool you.He is our neighbor.

Marty Stansfield is an excellent Handyman and GC.  No job is too big or too small.  He has done work for us, in both my houses, and several other neighbors from electrical and plumbing to construction and painting.  He is very knowledgeable and talented and a great resource for many of your household repair needs.  Better yet he lives right here on Jefferson CT.  Give him a call if you need some work done. 

–Bill Rosato, May 30, 2018

Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing

Carney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling


I’d like to recommend Carney’s.  They are the ones who put in our new furnace and air conditioner.  They were recommended by Bernice and I got four quotes.  They were the only ones who recommended a smaller A/C and furnace, something my brother – who is an HVAC engineer – said was appropriate for us.  ALL of their staff – from office to installation to the owner – give excellent service.  When they opened up the compressor from Trane, it was not bolted down.  They put the A/C in and it worked, but I got a call from Kevin Carney explaining that they were concerned that a number of years down the road it might not work and I’d be out of warranty.  They had Trane send a new one, came back and put it in at my convenience because “it was the right thing to do”.  Excellent service and integrity can’t be trumped!  They also do plumbing.

If you decide to use Carney's, please mention my name and I'll receive a referral reward.

–Maria Rosen, July 13, 2015

GRW Plumbing

Ambler, PA

Prompt, fair, knowledgeable, friendly, reliable!

Glenn and his team have helped me with routine and major plumbing problems, no job they can’t handle!

Nothing like a great plumber when you need one!

–Dale Ayton, April 20, 2015

Joe DeMarco and Sons Heating/Cooling and Plumbing


Joe and Steve are great guys.  They replaced our old Electric Heat pump system with a Gas Furnace and AC.  They are very knowledgeable, trusting and efficient.  We could leave them in the house doing the work even when we were not home.  In addition, they have done several other plumbing jobs for us.   We highly recommend them for all HVAC and Plumbing Needs

–Bill Rosato, May 30, 2018

House Cleaning

Bubbles & Buckets Cleaning Service

Barb Johns

I would like to recommend Barb Johns @ Bubbles & Buckets cleaning service 610-283-0652.

–Donna Goldfarb, November 7, 2014

Elisiana Cleaning Services


Elisiana was referred to us from a friend who had used her for over 7 years.  She has been working with us for over a year now and I could not be happier.  Her and her team do an excellent job for us and we highly recommend her.

–Bill Rosato, May 30, 2018

Iron Work (Handrails, etc)

McGinty Landscaping


Highly recommended for grass maintenance, general foliage trimmings, spring and fall yard clean up.  He has been our community landscaper over this past year and is a plant and flower expert.  In addition he has been our landscaper since we moved in.

–Bill Rosato, November 20, 2018


Patrick Murphy Painting


Pat and his team are amazing.  When we first moved in, he took down all the wall paper and repainted the entire downstairs.  Recently he did our trim, soffets and Gutters as well as our one wall on the house.  I know he has done several jobs inside and outside of neighbor’s homes around us and I have heard great things from them as well---very reasonable too.

–Bill Rosato, May 30, 2018

Windows & Doors

EarthSmart Remodeling


Joe is a great guy—Family business.  We looked at many windows and Doors and Joe offered the best options along with a reasonable price and financing options.  We had all our windows and most Sliders replaced.  The difference both aesthetically and temperature was amazing.   The installer is very good and handles stucco very well-which is not easy to do.  I am sure they do remodeling well too but I have not used that service yet.

–Bill Rosato, May 30, 2018


Speese Construction

Les Speese

I'd like to recommend Les Speese of Speese Construction for putting on a new roof.  His price was substantially below other bidders and they did an excellent job.  Fred is familiar with how to install a roof (he did ours on Harrison Place) and so he could evaluate what they were doing.  We are very happy.

–Maria Rosen, April 3, 2013

Old Recommendations

Recommendations made before 2013 have been moved here, as a way of cautioning homeowners that they may no longer be valid.  Old recommendations are not moved here if there is a newer one that is consistent with the older one.

Driveway Super Seal Coating

Contact: Elvis
215-888-3525 or 215-426-3549

We recently used Driveway Super Seal Coating to have our driveway cracks filled and driveway sealed.  We were pleased with the results and felt the price was reasonable.

–Maria Rosen, July 15, 2008

Rorvik General Contracting

Driveway Paving & Sealing
Hardscape Design
Landscape Design
Jon Rorvik

Three residents of Harrison Place had their driveways re-paved by Rorvik Contracting.  They were prompt and professional.  We are very pleased with the work, and recommend them to our neighbors.

–Bernice Marinucci, October 8, 2011

Keith McCall, K-Teck, Inc.

I have an electrician I would like to add to the contractors page:

Keith McCall
K-Teck, Inc.
565 Meadowbrook Ave
Ambler, Pa 19002

He returns calls quickly and is very reliable.

–Lois Girard, August 29, 2007

I agree with Lois’s comments regarding Keith McCall. In my house, he installed a new electrical circuit and outlet, and also ran computer network cable to several rooms. His rates are reasonable, he specs out the job carefully, he is conscientious, and he does good work.

–Pete McManus, November 30, 2007

Phil Aiello


He did a fine job with a large stucco job on the side of our home when we moved in and also recently to our back balcony.

–Maria Rosen, November 12, 2012


I Am Wade Construction

Contractor: Rory Wade,
1224 Cedar Road, Ambler

Rory has completed many repairs, inside and outside of my home and is very reliable.  Sample of services are cleaning siding and decks, gutters, tile work, painting, all carpentry work, windows and doors, fencing...and much more.

–Lois Girard, April 6, 2007

William Henry Ornamental Iron Works

William Henry Ornamental Iron Works
Willow Grove

I recently used the above contractor to repair my wrought iron railing, outside my front door. The price was the best, and their work was very satisfactory.

Nettie Zander, April 2007

Sweetwater Landscaping

Bob O'Donnell
Sweetwater Landscaping
Warminster, PA

Several homeowners from Tannerie Wood use this landscaper and are very pleased.  His prices are good, work is very good, and he does all landscaping including replacing railroad ties.

–Jane Robinson, October 7, 2007

King Plumbing

Call 800-893-1011

I would like to add King Plumbing to the list of recommended contractors (for plumbing, heating and air conditioning).  We have had a nagging problem with our laundry room drain.  Unfortunately, our favorite contractor, Fred Rosen, did not have the equipment to handle the problem.  King Plumbing did an excellent job of taking apart and snaking the trap.  They were prompt, efficient and competitively priced!!  Highly recommend!!

Andi Lavin, August 27, 2008


Plumbarama Co., Inc

I needed emergency service to replace a water heater that began leaking profusely. Called Plumbarama, got immediate excellent service at a competitive price and was highly gratified and satisfied. I'd like to add them to the list of contractors yielding satisfying service.

Al Gottlieb, January 23, 2012

Matus Windows

I recommend Matus Windows for window replacements.  They are at 367 North Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038.  They have several manufacturers’ windows to choose from and their prices were competitive with other estimates we got.  They have DARK brown – it is NOT an issue.  Tell Alex Matus we recommended them!  Several other homeowners have used Matus as well.

–Maria Rosen, September 29, 2006

Spring House Window and Door

I would like to add Spring House Window and Door to our list of contractors recommended by a homeowner.  I have been dealing with them for 7 years and have found them knowledgeable about what is expected here in Tannerie Wood.  They are reliable and do a good job of cleaning up.  They follow up since they are in the neighborhood and are interested in pleasing their customers. Their address is:  908 Bethlehem Pike,  Spring House, Pa. 19477  (215)653-049.

–Joan Berschler, May 10, 2007


This information is provided for the convenience of Tannerie Wood homeowners, and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of any particular contractor. Homeowners should consider references and assure themselves of competence and reliability of any contractor before permitting them to enter or work on your home.

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