Our Family of Companies
We are three companies, united by one mission: superior service.
Our roots as a service company date back to 1968. Though advances in technology continuously change the way we work, our commitment to superior service in our community remains the same.
Tuckey Mechanical Services, Inc. – We design with you in mind. Our heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical systems meet your specific needs. When you work with us, you receive expertise in mechanical services. We listen to your concerns and take time to explain our working methods.
Tuckey Restoration, Inc. – When disaster strikes your property, you feel overwhelmed. Fire, wind, water, mold, or storm damage destroy more than buildings, they also erode your sense of serenity. We restore both. Our emergency board up, clean up, dry out, restoration, and reconstruction services return your property to the place you knew before the catastrophe, so you can return to your life in peace. Our team’s expertise also extends to professional duct cleaning, historical preservation, and general remodeling services – we’re happy to help make your dreams a reality.
Tuckey Metal Fabricators, Inc. – Trust your fabrication work to Tuckey. In the shop, our technicians, mechanics, welders, technologists, AutoCAD operators, and CNC high definitio plasma cutting experts combine their professional skills to create fabrications meeting your unique needs. In the field, our metal mechanics and millwrights provide expert rigging, industrial maintenance, on-site welding, and millwrighting service at your location!
You don’t have to look far to see the Tuckey Companies’ work. Central Pennsylvania feels the positive impact of our commitment to excellence from State College to York, and from Chambersburg to Lancaster. Close to home or states away, our focus remains: superior service.
Your Home Service Experts
You can trust Tuckey to deliver exceptional services in your South Central PA home. Tuckey Mechanical Services delivers cutting-edge HVAC technology for your home, helps keep the lights (and more) on when the power goes out with emergency standby generators, provides energy-efficient water heaters, and offers 24/7 emergency service to get your HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems back up-and-running no matter the time of day.
Tuckey Restoration will be there in no time in the wake of a disaster to mitigate fire, water or wind damage to your home. Our team members carry water damage restoration and mold remediation certifications that give you confidence in a job properly done. And when it’s time to remodel or build an addition on your home, our experienced carpenters stand ready to serve!
Homeowners and hobbyists will appreciate Tuckey Metal Fabricators’ expertise in custom metal fabrication. We’ll help turn your back-of-the-napkin drawing into reality. Our truly unique projects include custom kitchen hoods, spiral staircases, ornamental water fountains, and custom accessories for vintage cars, boats, and motorcycles. Have an idea? Give us a call!
Commercial Services in PA
Whether you’re a general contractor looking for a qualified partner in specialty trades, an industrial plant manager seeking an industrial maintenance provider and parts fabricator, or a local business owner searching for a reliable building service provider, the Tuckey Companies stand ready to serve. Our comprehensive and complementary set of trades-related services equip us to be a truly turn-key partner for your business. Tuckey Mechanical Services offers HVAC, plumbing, and electrical design-build services as well as bid-spec, Tuckey Metal Fabricators can fabricate components in-house to be shipped across the country or send experienced field crews to provide on-site services in the Mid-Atlantic region, and Tuckey Restoration stands ready to respond at a moment’s notice after fire, wind, water, mold, or storm damage affects your business.
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Ask Our Experts: Are Programmable Thermostats Worth It?
You might have heard that programmable thermostats may lead to significant cost and environmental savings — but are programmable thermostats really worth it? This is a smart question, but it’s impossible to give a detailed answer on cost or environmental savings without knowing the details of your home or building, your HVAC system and your comfort preferences. […]Read more
Troublesome Effects of a Power Outage on a Business
Throughout the industrial sector, few setbacks are as costly as a power outage. With so much time and money at stake, it is crucial to know how power outages affect businesses and what you can do to mitigate the loss. Types of Power Outages That Commonly Affect Businesses Power outages range from mild brownouts that […]Read more
HVAC System Fan Setting FAQs From Our Experts
Should I keep the “Fan” setting on my HVAC system on “Auto” – or is it better to just leave it “On” all the time? You use less energy by keeping the fan “on” continuously. It can be more advantageous for you to simply keep your system’s fan set to “on” rather than “auto.” Why […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: What is an Evaporative Cooler?
Question for Our Experts: What is an evaporative cooler, generally speaking? Our Experts’ Answer: Short Answer An evaporative cooler is a machine that cools air by passing dry, hot air over water, which cools the air while it evaporates. These machines are found throughout the US for specialty commercial/industrial applications and only in hot, dry […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Sofa Selection for Den with Knotty Pine
Question. I have a den with knotty pine walls. They are aged and golden orange. I have a Berber carpet that is cream colored. What color sofa and recliners would accentuate this? I like neutrals and solids. Answer. I would have to see your space before I could give you an exact color choice. Sofa […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Decorating in Cabin Theme
Question. I am decorating my new house (bare walls) in a cabin theme. I have chosen cabin red for the living room. Do I have to keep using dark colors for sitting room and kitchen to balance it out? Or can I use any color I want? Answer. You may want to consider using the […]Read more
HVAC Supply Registers Floor vs. Ceiling FAQs From Our Experts
Which is better – HVAC supply registers/grilles in the floor or the ceiling? Neither is “better” per se. The optimal placement of HVAC supply registers in your home or building depends upon the building’s design and your unique comfort needs. Is there even a difference between HVAC supply registers/grilles in the floor or the ceiling? […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Match Furniture with Curtains
Question. I just bought burgundy sheer curtains for my living room. What color should I buy the sofa set? Answer. You might want to consider a more neutral colored sofa in a timeless style. This way you have the flexibility to change your decor in the room or even use the sofa in another room. […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Mixing Wood Species in Decor
Question. Can you put medium cherry (med. brown) hardwood laminate in a house with oak cabinets? Answer. You are probably ok in doing that, as it is becoming more common to mix wood species, materials, and finishes. Make sure to take a sample home and hold it up next to the cabinets. For more information […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Installing Tile on Concrete Patio
Question. I have a screen patio with 3 sliding doors going to this patio. The patio now has cement. I want to put tile on top of the ugly cement. Is this easy to do by myself? Help. (-First time homeowner) Answer. If you enjoy do-it-yourself projects, you may enjoy installing tile on your concrete […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Small Modifications, Big Difference
Question. I am in the process of closing on my first house. The kitchen needs to be redone completely, but first I want to get new appliances. Can I buy white appliances if the kitchen is beige? I heard beige is more expensive than white appliances. Also what is the least expensive way to tackle […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Selecting Furniture for Decor
Question: Selecting Furniture. My condo has dark mocha walnut hardwood floors and matching cabinets with stainless steel appliances. The wall is painted in a taupe color. What kind of color scheme would you recommend when looking for furniture pieces (e.g. sofas)? Should they be dark like the floor or lighter like the walls? Thanks. Answer. […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Toning Down Vibrant Wall-to-Wall Carpeting
Q. I just rented my apartment but the wall-to-wall carpeting is burgundy. They told me that the carpet has just been replaced and they won’t replace it in 100 years. What color of rug could I buy to try to attenuate the much-too-vibrant color of the carpet? What do you think will be a good color […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Inspiration for Son’s Bedroom Motif
Q. I am going to paint my son’s bedroom and do not know what color to use. The carpeting is a dark green burbur. Can you help me? A. You could start by looking at the different things your son enjoys and see if you can come up with a theme. Whether it is a certain […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Does Oak Go Well with More Oak?
Q. Can you go with a mission style red oak cabinet and use a red oak flooring in a kitchen and dining room area? A. You may want to consider painting your cabinets to brighten up your space. To keep the “old feeling” you could try a whitewash or distressed look on the cabinets. Other […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Redecorating a Quaint Cottage
Q. We are planning to redecorate our cottage. The walls are a combination of clear cedar and gyprock. We are installing a Jatoba Cherry engineered wood floor. We are planning to replace the baseboards and trim and doors and were wondering what colors would go with the flooring and cedar walls. Also, would you have […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: About HVAC Filters
Question for Our Experts: How often should I change my HVAC filters – and are washable filters better than regular ones? Our Experts’ Answer: This question begs some related questions to be asked first. Here’s how we’d break-down the answer (and explanation) to this question about filters: In general, what types of filters are available […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: Balancing an HVAC System
Questions for Our Experts: How to Balance Your HVAC System My friend suggested that my HVAC system needs to be ‘balanced.’ What does this mean, and why might I need this? How to Balance an HVAC System’s Air Flow | What Does It Mean to Balance an HVAC System? | What Is an Example of […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: What is a Whole-House Fan?
Question for Our Experts: What is a whole-house fan? Our Experts’ Answer: The Short Answer A whole-house fan is a large fan installed in your attic or otherwise above the top floor of your home that keeps air circulating throughout the home. This may have a cooling effect in warm weather depending upon your geographic […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Transition Colors to Coordinate a Home
Q. My entry, living room, dining room and kitchen all connect and are the center of my house. I have painted all areas a buttery yellow w/ white trim and ceilings. My floors in the entry, dining and kitchen are porcelain tile in differing tones of beige that have a similar look of marble. My […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Arctic Look for Summer Home
Q. My house was built in 1960. It is a ranch, Floridian styled with a hip roof. Inside it’s an open floor plan, it is colorful, honeydew melon walls on dining room and den and eggshell in large living room and all white kitchen and beige bedroom. I am getting my powder room/bathroom completely redone. […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: How Frequently Should I Have My Air Ducts Cleaned?
Question for Our Experts: I’m convinced that duct cleaning should be a part of my home or office’s routine maintenance schedule. But how often should my ducts be cleaned? Our Experts’ Answer: The Short Answer Homeowners should have their ductwork inspected every 3 – 5 years. Based on the results of this inspection, duct cleaning […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Wall Colors to Match Dark Wood Trim
Q. I have an old house with original but dark wood high baseboards, pocket doors and trim. What colors would suit this room? I have a dark brown leather sofa. A. It seems like you have a beautiful home to decorate. It is difficult to provide detailed direction without asking a few additional questions, including: […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: Is Duct Cleaning Really Worth the Money?
Question for Our Experts: Is air duct cleaning really worth the money? Or is this something that, although helpful, you can really do without? Our Experts’ Answer: The Short Answer In short – “Yes, duct cleaning is really worth the money!” While there may be some circumstances in which duct cleaning is not necessary, most […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: What is HVAC Zoning?
Question for Our Experts: What is “zoning” and how does it work? I heard someone say that they have a ‘zoned’ HVAC system at their home, and I’m wondering what they mean. What is ‘zoning,’ why is it useful, and when might I consider it for my home? Our Experts’ Answer: The Short Answer “Zoning” is […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: What to Consider when Buying a Standby Generator
Question for Our Experts: What should I consider when buying a whole-home emergency standby generator? I’ve learned about generators, and I’m interested. What are some key decisions I’ll have to make before selecting a unit? Our Experts’ Answer: The Short Answer There are at least 7 key considerations to make when purchasing a standby generator for […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: What is a Whole-Home Emergency Standby Generator?
Question for Our Experts: What is a whole-home emergency standby generator? I assume that it will keep the lights on when the power goes out – but how does it work? Why is it special? Our Experts’ Answer: The Short Answer As the name implies, a “whole-home emergency standby generator,” is capable of powering your […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Designing Around Knotty Pine
Trying to design a room around knotty pine in the walls? Let’s drop in on this Q&A to glean some useful insights: Q. I have knotty pine wall in a 19×13 room with minimum light and I want to open up the room with carpets and window treatments please help me decide on colors that […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Jute Rugs in Damp Rooms
Is it OK to place a jute rug in a room in which it could potentially get wet? Let’s find out! Q. Is it okay to use a jute rug outside on a covered screened-in room? It probably won’t get too wet but maybe some if rain blows in. A. Jute rugs are generally not […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: Stabilizing Air Temperature Throughout Your Home
Question for Our Experts: What should I do if the temperature in my home changes drastically from one floor to the next? Our Experts’ Answer: The Short Answer This problem is a common one for many homeowners. The good news is that there are systematic steps that can be taken to eliminate this issue or […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Retaining Room Identity in Small Homes
Small homes can be the cutest homes – but don’t let each individual room in your small home lose its identity to the feel of the overall living space. Let’s drop in on this Q&A to see what one homeowner is contemplating: Q. I am buying a new construction, which has granite on the kitchen […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: Troubleshooting Dehumidifer / Humidifier Equipment
Question for Our Experts: My humidifier/dehumidifier doesn’t seem to blow as much air as it used to (i.e. the volume of air flow has decreased) – what do I do? Also, the humidified air sometimes smells. Can I do anything about that? Our Experts’ Answer: The Short Answer These issues are normally preventable and related […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Modernizing Carpet / Walls on a Schedule
No more 70’s carpet and 90’s wallpaper! Drop in on this Q&A between a homeowner and Tuckey team member for insight on modernizing your home: Q. We just bought a house on a beautiful scenic land, the only problem is that the living room has dark green carpet and bedrooms have magenta carpets. We want […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: Troubleshooting Before Placing an Air Conditioning Service Call
Question for Our Experts: “What can I do? I appreciate Tuckey’s great service technicians, but I am always afraid of placing a service call unnecessarily. What should I do before placing an A/C service call? Are there any simple troubleshooting steps that I can perform as a layperson in order to rule out the easy stuff?” […]Read more
Home Maintenance Tips for the Summer Months
In South Central PA, you never know whether summer will bring beautiful sunshine or treacherous heat! Either way, make sure your home is ready for whatever weather comes its way. Call Tuckey Mechanical Services today to schedule a tune-up for your home’s cooling system – you’ll be glad you did! In the meantime, here are […]Read more
Serving South Central PA Since 1968
Our roots as a service company date back to 1968. Though advances in technology continuously change the way we work, our commitment to superior service in our community remains the same. Our goal is to serve as a true “one-call contractor” for our neighbors in South Central Pennsylvania, so that when you don’t know who to call about a specialty construction or metal manufacturing need, you can start by simply calling Tuckey. We’re proud to say that you don’t have to look far to see the Tuckey Companies’ work. Central Pennsylvania feels the positive impact of our commitment to excellence across Chambersburg, Carlisle, Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, and beyond. And we’re most proud of our team’s commitment to community service organizations in these very same towns. We live, work, and serve in South Central PA – and we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Working with Tuckey
At Tuckey, we’re always looking to add experienced, highly skilled technicians, tradespeople, and other professionals who bring values such as hard work, pride in craftsmanship, humility, and serving the needs of customers to the job on a daily basis. If that sounds like you, we encourage you to explore our list of current job openings. We’d love to have you on the Tuckey team!