Welcome to 
J.C. Allen Contracting L.L.C. 

Home improvement, handyman, lawn care, landscaping

Handyman Services - Appliance Repair - Property Maintenance


What we do.

J.C. Allen Contracting, LLC is a small family owned home improvement company located just outside of New Castle Pennsylvania. We perform routine property maintenance services as well as small repairs both inside and outside the home. Whether your a home owner (residential) that has no time to fix something or business owner or manager (commercial) with noone on your maintenance staff we can help you keep things running efficiently.

Currently we are servicing lawrence, mercer, and beaver counties. All our services fit into three main categories which are:

  • Handyman
  • Appliance
  • Property Maintenance

More specifically we can fix or replace most appliances and fixtures (including replacing most internal components). We can also help maintain the outside of your home in almost all 4 seasons ( working on adding snow services).

Check out the sections below to get an idea of the types of services we perform.
Handyman Services
Small and Odd jobs welcomed.
When you hear the word " handyman" you probably picture in your mind a person that drives a truck or van, wears a tool belt, is a jack-of-all-trades and will do everything from changing a light bulb to a moderate size renovation. While that is the case in a lot of instances, our focus is on quick in and out repairs that last no more than 1-3 hours.

Occasionally we will take jobs that are bigger but prefer them to last no more than a day. These are typically odd jobs or uncommon type work.

Here is a list of some of the handyman services we perform:

Carpentry - Repair

  • broken railing
  • fence (non chainlink)

Electrical - Repair or Replace

  • switches or receptacles (outlets)
  • fixtures (lights, ceiling fans)
  • circuit breakers

Plumbing - Repair or Replace

  • standard kitchen and bathroom faucet or faucet hardware
  • sink or bathroom drain clog
  • exposed supply line or drain line
  • shutoff valve
  • toilet tank harware (flapper, float, etc)

Masonry - Repair or Replace

  • concrete sidewalk section
  • concrete sidewalk crack

Odd Jobs

  • basement, attic, or garage cleanout
  • install batt or foam insulation (exposed application only)

Appliance Repair
We fix Most Major Brands and Problems
It is near impossibe to function in today's world without using some type of an appliance. We use them to store our food, heat our water, and even wash our clothes. Have you ever stopped to think about how different your life would be without them?

The typical home has aproximately 7 appliances in the kitchen alone! Lets count them:

  1. Refrigerator
  2. Dishwasher
  3. Microwave
  4. Toaster
  5. Stove
  6. Blender
  7. Coffee Maker

With our lives relying on these mechanical wonders, it is never a good thing when they fail. 

As long as your appliance has a model number (located on the machine) we can perform most services including working on most of the top name brands such as:

  • General Electric (GE)
  • Maytag
  • Whirlpool
  • Lucky Goldstar (LG) "Life is Good"
  • Kenmore
  • and more

Most of the common appliances and their problems we fix are:

  • Washers (top and bottom load)
    • won't fill
    • won't drain
    • won't spin or agitate
    • noisy spin
    • leaking
    • won't tumble
    • won't turn on (completely dead)
    • won't stop filling
    • stinks or bad odor
  • Dryers (gas and electric)
    • long drying time
    • no heat
    • noisy
    • hums or buzzes and won't turn
    • starts and immediately stops
    • timer will not advance
    • quites before end of cycle
  • Dishwashers
    • not cleaning properly
    • noisy
    • standing water or leaking
    • won't drain
    • blinking clean light
    • door problems or latch issues
    • soap dispensor problems
    • rack problems
    • flooding
  • Refrigerators
    • thawing food
    • seals and hinges
    • freezer fine but fridge warm
    • water leaking
    • freezing food in crisper
    • noises inside refrigerator
    • mold and odors
    • noises underneath fridge
    • water leaking inside fridge
  • Ice Makers and dispensors
    • won't switch from cubed to crushed
    • frosted or dripping dispenser
    • slow ice production
    • ice will not dispense
    • small or hollow cubes
    • ice clumps in bin (wicking)
    • no ice production
    • will not dispense water
  • Stoves or Range (gas and electric)
    • will not bake or broil (gas)
    • error code displayed (gas)
    • won't self clean (gas)
    • stuck or locked up in self clean (gas)
    • hinge problems (gas and electric)
    • broken oven door glass
    • oven temperature is not right
    • gas burner will not light
    • gas cock starter keeps ticking
    • gas oven starter keeps ticking
    • gas odors
    • dead or does nothing
    • oven or cooktop shocks (electric)
    • dead or not working burner (electric)
    • burner stays red hot (electric)
    • electric cook top indicator light
    • intermittent electric cook top
  • Garbage Disposals and compactors
    • dead won't turn on
    • hums or buzzes but won't spin
    • noisy
    • leaking
    • runs but won't drain
    • grinder plate issues
    • jammed closed

NOTE - We do not perform any refrigerant services.
Property Maintenance
"Four Season Service"
It can be tough to keep up with life, let alone maintaining a house. There is also the problem of knowing when to service something and doing it properly. Maintaining a property is no easy task but keeping regular service intervals can help keep your house functioning and looking its best for years to come.

What exactly do we mean by property maintenance?

Any time something requires regular service intervals, whether inside or outside your home, we call that a "general maintenance item." Some examples of these would be:

  • Lawn Care - Cutting the grass
  • Purging your Hot Water Tank
  • Changing your Furnace Filter
  • and much more.

Anything that requires irregular servicing we call that "specialty maintenance items." These would include:

  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Cold Patching a driveway or parking lot
  • Leaf or Snow Services
  • and much more.