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.
Get to Know the Tuckey Family of Companies
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: What is a Heat Pump?
Note: Article originally published on July 14, 2014. Content and graphics revised on December 27, 2021. Question for Our Experts What is a heat pump? Air conditioners are pretty straightforward. So are furnaces. But what is a heat pump – and how can something with the word “heat” in its name actually cool your home? Our Experts’ Answer: […]Read more
How Geothermal HVAC Systems Work and the Benefits They Provide
Note: Article originally published on June 30, 2016. Content and graphics revised on December 27, 2021. If you own a home or business, you’d probably sign up in a heartbeat for a house or office that’s consistently warm and toasty in the winter as well as cool and comfy in the summer. Those structures would […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: Selecting the Right HVAC System for Your Home
Note: Article originally published on March 4, 2013. Content and graphics revised on December 27, 2021. In this series, our experts address some of the most common and helpful questions that we receive from customers and community members alike. Question for Our Experts: “I am looking for a new HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Kitchen Wall Color Selection Given Woods
Question. We have just installed new cabinets in our kitchen. They are dark cherry. We are having a hard time choosing a color for the walls. The floor is light oak hardwood and the countertop is black granite. We are thinking of either a Mayan gold or burnt sienna. Is either of these appropriate? Answer. […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: Manifold-Style Plumbing Systems
Question for Our Experts: I’ve seen “manifold” plumbing systems in newer homes – the kind where each faucet, toilet, or shower has a home-run supply of water (both hot and cold) from your water source. Are these newer-style systems better than traditional plumbing? Our Experts’ Answer: Short Answer For the most part – yes, these […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Wall Color for Gray Carpet and Black Furniture
Question. I just moved into an apartment. The walls are now white (boring) and the carpet is medium gray color. My furniture is black leather. What color should I paint my walls? I like dark green, red, or earthly tones, I should say. However, I do not think that matches very well – what do […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Neutral Color for Area Rugs
Question. What is a good neutral color for an area rug for a living room? I was considering black because I feel it goes w/ everything. Answer. Depending on your other furnishings one black accessory is usually a good idea to help “ground” a room. Depending on what kind of mood you want to portray, […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Open Up a Small Room with Color
Question. I want to paint my bedroom. It is very small what are some good color choices to maybe open the room up or so it doesn’t feel as small? Thanks! Answer. If you would like a small room to appear larger, you have a few options. You may want to consider a light color […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Wall Colors for Burgundy Carpet
Question. I have a very open house with burgundy carpet throughout. I would like to start some painting but I really don’t know what colors (for the walls) would look good with the burgundy carpet. I need an answer quick! If you have any suggestions, ideas, etc. I would definitely appreciate them. Thanks! Answer. Some […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Home Exterior Façade & Color
Q. The lower two-thirds of the front of my house is beige brick. The top third is white siding. There are three white columns along the front porch. The shutters, which are on the white siding, are presently a rusty brown color – which I like. I’m thinking about changing the front double doors. They […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Mixing & Matching Theme Colors
Q. I have deep olive green rugs in both my living room and dining room (which is combined). Currently my walls are painted celery ice, and my living room furniture is medium tone olive green with cream flowers thru it. I would like a color that brings out my rug and my furniture. I’m thinking […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Flooring Selection to Complement White Furniture
Q. I am purchasing a home with an open floor plan: living room, dining room, family room merges with open kitchen. I plan to re-do the floors in solid hardwood and paint the walls a neutral color. My question is: with an entertainment center in a bleached oak and white kitchen cabinets, what is the best […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Window Treatments and Wall Color
Q. I have a light yellowish-green paint in my living room. What kind or color of window treatment do you suggest I use for my curtains? A. The type of window treatment that you choose to install will depend on the amount of privacy that you want the treatment to provide and the mood you are […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: When to Consider an Additional HVAC System for Your Home
Question for Our Experts When do I need an additional HVAC system for my home? Our Experts Answer The Short Answer You may need an additional HVAC system for your home if your existing system is not keeping your family comfortable and your home is large, has multiple stories, and/or includes rooms with unique heating […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Matching Tile & Wall Color with Stainless Steel
Q. My husband and I have recently brought a house. We cannot decide on our kitchen. We have white cabinets with silver hardware. We are purchasing stainless steel appliances. We cannot decide on what kind of ceramic tile and wall color to go with. Please help? A. With all of the stainless steel, you might want […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Re-flooring a Sunken Living Room
Q. My husband and I have just purchased a 1979 two-story house with a sunken living room which has carpet. We want to install hardwood floors, but how do we do it when the carpet goes up about 6 inches on the wall? Above that is baseboard, and above that is the wall. Please help […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Brightening Up Dull Brick
Q. My fireplace is brick (house 27 yrs old); the brick is dull, and I want to brighten it up. I have cleaned the brick and it is not dull. Please help! A. You have many options available to you depending on your budget. Painting the brick would always be the least expensive. Other options would […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: Troubleshoot a Sump Pump
Question for Our Experts: How can I troubleshoot a sump pump? Our Experts’ Answer: Several things could potentially cause a sump pump to stop working, including loss of power, motor failure, float control failure, pump failure, piping failure, and crusting. This last one is a particularly relevant one that might not immediately occur to you. […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Staining Wood Finishes
Q. I have bought a home that has cherry cabinets and we are planning to have oak hardwood floors stained cherry to match the cabinets. Do you think it would look too dark? The floor plan is very open. A. Whether you are having a contractor stain the floor for you, or you are doing […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: Inconsistent Water Temperature in Shower or Tub
Why is my water temperature inconsistent? Inadequate water heater size Competing nearby appliances Side effects of tankless water heaters A faulty valve Before we tackle solutions, let’s briefly discuss the most common causes of inconsistent water temperature. With a grasp of what causes inconsistent water temperature, you will be better prepared to address the […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Matching Grays and Blues
Q. I have a light gray carpet throughout the house (possibly has a bit of blue in it) but I really don’t like the color blue. I love earth tones but that would not work with gray carpet? Cream, beige/ brown, light green? I am wondering what colors I could paint my living room and […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: Central Air vs. Window Air Conditioning Units
Question for Our Experts: Is central air really better than window units? Our Experts’ Answer: The Short Answer Generally, yes – central air conditioning systems are better (mechanically, functionally, and with respect to efficiency) than window units. However, it’s important to remember that “better” can be defined in many different ways. There are indeed some […]Read more
Quick Q&A: What are Low-E Windows?
Quick Q: What are Low-E windows, and are they right for me? Quick A: Low-E windows are double paned windows that have a special material applied to the glass during manufacturing. This provides protection against ultra-violet (UV) rays that increase the temperature within the home and also fade upholstery, carpets, and other fabrics upon which […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Wall Colors to Match Gray Carpet
Q. I have gray carpet on my stairs – what color paint should I use for the walls? A. Gray is a very neutral color and you will most likely be safe with just about any color you wish to use. We would have to know more about your home to give you some more specific […]Read more
Quick Q&A: When to Replace Your Windows
Quick Q: How do I know when to replace my windows? Quick A: Many windows do indeed reach a point in their life cycles when they become “too old,” leading to a loss of energy during heating and cooling seasons. This can especially be the case if your windows are single-pane windows, which are the […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Wall Colors to Fit an Earthy Theme
Q. I have Cherry Spice cabinets with almond leather counter and earthy color ceramic floor. What paint color should I look for? The other colors in the rooms are like sage green and soft colors. I want people to feel very welcome but at the same time look very catchy. A. It seems like most […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Taxi Cab Color Scheme
Q. I manage a tanning salon, the girls want to paint the walls taxi cab yellow and all the trim black. I told them that would look horrible do you agree? There is a lot of trim and 2 doors are included. I got several opinions and they were the same as mine. I did […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Spruce Up Your Walls
Q. I have very bright/bold sunny yellow walls in the bathroom, and, rather than repaint with several coats to try and cover it up, I’d like to do some type of faux technique — maybe a wash or a criss-cross glazing of some kind. But what colors should I use (I’m awful at choosing colors!)? […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: When do a need I professional to clean up mold?
Question for Our Experts: I realize that it’s important to clean up mold as soon as it’s noticed. But do I really need a professional mold remediation specialist? Can’t I just clean it up myself? Our Experts’ Answer: The Short Answer It’s important to recognize that mold can potentially pose a serious health hazard – […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: When and how does mold grow in a building?
Question for Our Experts: When and how does mold grow in my home or office? Our Experts’ Answer: The Short Answer Mold is a type of fungi that can potentially present health hazards to building occupants. There are five prerequisites that must be present in order for mold growth to occur. It’s important to effectively […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Matching Dark & Light Colors
Q. Is it OK to match dark countertops with light tile flooring – or do you always need to match dark with dark, and light with light? A. In short, yes, it is generally acceptable to mix a light floor with a dark countertop. The light and dark can add an interesting dimension to the […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Matching Curtains & Upholstery with Wall Color
It’s always a task – how to effectively match your curtains with your furniture upholstery while making sure it all jives with your wall color? Sounds like a question for the Interior Design crew at Tuckey Restoration. Check out this Q&A: Q. My living room is large and is cream in color – what color […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Painting to Lighten up a Dark Room
Looking to paint a dark wall a lighter color, but concerned about how it will come out? Let’s drop in on this Interior Design Q&A: Q. I want to lighten a dark wall to a lighter color. How should I go about this? A. To lighten a dark wall to a lighter color, you might […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: How Does a Typical HVAC Installation Work?
Question for Our Experts We are upgrading our HVAC system. What should I expect during the installation process? Our Experts’ Answer The Short Answer Every home is different and, in turn, there are many variables that determine the HVAC system that will most effectively and efficiently heat and cool your home. As such, each installation […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Complementing Off White and Light Green
What colors go with off-white walls and light green curtains in a living room? Let’s see… Q. I have a living room with light off-white walls and light green curtains. What should I use as a complementary color? I was thinking of something in a shade of burgundy or rust. I need help. A. Because […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Light or Dark Timber Flooring
Flooring can make or break your living space. So when you’re thinking about timber flooring, should you go light or dark? Let’s drop in on this Q&A with the Interior Design team at Tuckey Restoration, Inc.: Q. We are laying a vinyl timber-look floor in our kitchen/family and dining room/entry/hall. Is there a rule of […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Styling a Small Condo
You just purchased your dream condo (or perhaps a stepping-stone version of the same) – now how do you make it inviting and livable? Q. I just bought a condo. I want to paint the kitchen cabinets and walls. I have black appliances with a stainless steel fridge. My tile has a grey(ish) blue and […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Picking the Right Color Carpet for Your Room
Carpet can make or break a room. Some considerations to make as you decide… Q. I have a bedroom that is painted glad yellow by Sherwin Williams (R). The room is 8 x 11. What would be a good color for carpeting? The furniture is a distressed whitewashed finish. The carpeting in the hall outside […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Styling a New Home
Daunting but do-able, styling a new home can be one of the most exciting times in a homeowner’s life! Let’s drop in on this Q&A between a new homeowner and Tuckey’s Interior Design crew: Q. My husband and I recently purchased a new home. The home has very dark trim and dark wood molding and […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: Is HVAC Preventive Maintenance Really Worth the Money?
Much like your car or your body, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to your HVAC systems. Read on to find out why affordable preventive maintenance programs, like those offered by Tuckey Mechanical Services, often turn out to be “worth their weight in gold”! Question for Our Experts: […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: How Appliance Colors & Window Treatments Affect Your Kitchen
Harvest gold? Summer breeze? We might not be dealing with these colors anymore, but your appliance decision should take into consideration the unit’s color and impact on your home’s decor. White? Black? Stainless? What’s right for you? Let’s drop in on this Q&A: Q. I have just purchased a house with dark cherry cabinets and […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: How a Typical Remodeling Project Works
Remodeling projects often devolve into frustrating experiences for contractor and customer alike. But a good roadmap, understanding of the process, and continual communication make all the difference. Wondering what to expect if you take the plunge? We hope this short article from our team of industry experts sheds some light on your questions: Question for […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Lemon, Black, and Limestone
How can lemon, black, and limestone be tied together by wall color? Find out in this Interior Design Q&A from the team at Tuckey Restoration: Q. I have lemon colored kitchen units, dark worktop and antique limestone colored floor, what color scheme could I choose for the walls that will blend in? A. Without actually […]Read more
Quick Q&A: What to Do with a Continuously-Running Commode?
Quick Q: My commode runs continuously. I’ve already checked the flapper, and that seems OK. What else could it be? Quick A: Good call on double-checking the flapper – many commode problems can be fixed with a new, properly-sized flapper. If this doesn’t address the problem, the fill valve could be stuck in the open […]Read more
Quick Q&A: Dealing with a Troublesome Sink
Quick Q: I have two sinks. One is slow draining. I’ve tried Liquid Plumber, but that doesn’t work. Is there anything else I can try before calling a plumber? My other sink has just the opposite problem: it won’t retain any water! Even when I have the stopper closed, it still slowly drains water. Is […]Read more
Interior Design Q&A: Selecting Wall Colors for a New Home
Q. I am choosing colors for a new home… I need help in deciding on colors that will flow and compliment. My entrance has an open foyer that leads to the upstairs. I have a formal dining and living room. There are a nook and a family room off the kitchen. There is a gas […]Read more
Ask Our Experts: What’s the Deal with Ductless Air Conditioning?
Question for Our Experts: “What’s up with ductless air conditioning? A friend of mine tells me that it’s better than traditional air conditioning because it doesn’t waste energy cooling the ducts in the home or office. Plus, it seems like a much cheaper option. Can you share some pros and cons of ductless air conditioning? Is […]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!