Phoenixville is a Borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Originally called Manavon, Phoenixville was settled in 1732 and incorporated as a borough in 1849. In its industrial heyday early in the twentieth century, it was an important manufacturing center and it was the site of great iron and steel mills such as the Phoenix Iron Works, boiler works, silk mill, underwear and hosiery factories, a match factory, and the famous (and now highly collectible) Etruscan majolica pottery. Like so many American towns and cities, Phoenixville owes its growth to its waterways. It is not only situated on the broad Schuylkill River, a historic thoroughfare to Native Americans and early settlers alike, but it is bisected by the fast-flowing French Creek, which was quickly harnessed for water power. Much of this history was recognized by the creation of the Phoenixville Historic District, the largest National Register of Historic Places site in Chester County. The Black Rock Bridge, Gay Street School, and Schuylkill Navigation Canal, Oakes Reach Section are also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The first nail factory in the U.S., the French Creek Nail Works, was established in Phoenixville (then called Manavon) in 1790. In 1813, a bridge builder, Lewis Wernwag, became part owner and renamed it the Phoenix Iron Works. In 1840, new owners added a blast furnace. In 1855 a new group of owners incorporated as the Phoenix Iron Co. When the borough was incorporated in 1849, it incorporated the name of its major employer. After several ownership changes, the plant was completely shut down in 1949 and later acquired by the Barium Steel Corp. and renamed the Phoenix Iron & Steel Company, later The Phoenix Steel Corporation. The entire plant was shut down for the last time in 1987.
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We are a dependable, experienced contracting company ideally suited for your Phoenixville residential or commercial remodeling or new construction project. You can count on our people to arrive on time for work and to be respectful of your environment, furnishings and timetable. We take special care to protect all surfaces, furniture and floors as part of doing a complete and professional job.
Whether working directly with our customers or contracted through an intermediary architectural engineering firm, we have the capability to accurately execute your plans or provide design / build services in Phoenixville as required.
Whether you are remodeling or starting a new home or office, we always deal with customers personally to insure we understand their ideas and plans. Also, we believe our customers should understand all aspects of a job so they know it’s being done properly and priced fairly. Our Phoenixville clients are continuously kept informed on the progress of their project.
Our troubleshooting experience in Phoenixville with respect to all plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning issues is unmatched. Our experienced technicians are ready to provide you with the best solution to your maintenance needs.
We are owner operated and always on the job. Every project is done right and on time. We do not sub-contract to others. All work is done by the owner, David Leichter and his trained employees.
We invite you to contact us at (610) 942-2553 or DCL@comcast.net to discuss your upcoming construction project or service needs.
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