From Richard Trethewey, heating and
plumbing expert on This Old House and founder of HHA
About this list
I have been on Public Televisions This Old House
since 1979 and in that role have been an advocate for hydronic heating
(radiant floorheating, radiators, baseboard, hydro-air, mini-duct
heat/AC systems ) versus traditional forced hot air heating systems,
particularly for homes in colder climates or where people are most
concerned with comfort. Wherever I go, people want to find someone
who does the type of systems we have shown on our program. I have
compiled this list, based on my travels around this country as I
do public appearances or training sessions. It is also based on
contact with the leading manufacturers who know who the good
guys(and gals) are.
This is not a list that contractors can pay to be on.
With that type of system, any contractor, regardless of quality
or competency, can pay their way onto a referral list. This is my
attempt to recognize the best companies
I have found through my many years in
this industry. At the same time, I cannot guarantee that by using
this list, every job will go perfectly, every contractor will call
you back immediately, or the price will be less than you expect.
People and projects are too diverse to guarantee that. All I know
is that these are established, hard
working contractors giving their best
effort to provide comfort to North Americas homes. It is a
list that is constantly evolving and there are many good contractors
who may not yet be on this list.This just happens to be the ones
I have met and feel good about recommending at this time. It is
a very big country.
The membership criteria used to select
Established in the marketplace
Invests in regular on-going training for self and staff
Stays current on new technology
Uses a systems approach (doesnt build one-of-a-kind
Saves fuel in all forms (gas, oil and electricity)
Makes systems that are easily understandable and serviceable.
Follows through on projects
Hires and retains competent employees.
Quality Control How contractors
get removed from the list
If a fixed number of consumers complain about a contractor.
If a contractor stops meeting the membership criteria
If a contractor does anything to detract from the reputation
- Maine Coast
Alan Downes P&H
Wells, ME 04090 Alan Downes
Biddeford, ME 04005 James Godbout
Graves P&H 207-276-3731
N.E. Harbor ME, 04662 Alan Graves
L.H. Bundy Co.
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 L. Bundy
Penobscot Temp Control
Corith, ME 04427 Dana Moody
York, ME 03909 Walter Pidgeon
Kennebnk, ME 04043 R. L'Heureux
Biddeford, ME 04856 Roger Proven...
Rockport, ME 04856 George
RPH, Inc. 207-897-4282
Jay, ME 04239 Ray Veilleux
Sprague H&P Co.
Bar Harbor, ME 0609 Randy Sprague
Damariscotta, ME Tom Emery
Brewer, ME 04412 Dan Herweg
/East Coast Heating
NH Eric Littlefield