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We have a very strong and proud history. Since 1949 the Spector family has been serving families throughout Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs. Today we are still expanding both in company presence and in family members. As a 4th generation family owned and operated business, we have become Philadelphia and Bucks County #1 full service contractor destination. Mr. Contractor has become a name you can trust and rely on. Having served more than 10,000 customers it is hard to find a home in the area that we haven't once done work at. Our existence would not have been possible without the persistence and resilience of our 1st generation founder, Marty Spector.

1st Generation (1949-1964)

Prior to 1949, Marty Spector was an employee of "Marty Franks Beverage" which sold and distributed soda. Marty's success allowed him to interact with customers and familiarize himself with the Philadelphia area. It was from this business experience and those customer interactions that Marty decided to try his hand at other endeavors. Marty became involved in the sale of windows. This began the creation of "Mart Jalousie Manufacturing Company, Inc." which specialized in aluminum windows. As business grew, Mart Jalousie Manufacturing Company purchased the production line of Air Master Manufacturing. Aluminum windows were very popular and in high demand at the time.

2nd Generation (1965-1983)

Marty involved his sons, Allan and Harold, making this a 2nd generation business in what Marty always envisioned as a "family company". As time passed, Marty expanded his product line to also include the manufacturing of aluminum and fiberglass awnings and the sale of exterior doors. Marty recognized the strong demand for an installation division of the company that would install his products. In response, he created "Spector Contracting, Inc." designed to compliment his sales side of the business while offering other basic home improvement services. Marty crafted a solid reputation in the business community and a loyal customer base. His Mart Jalousie Manufacturing Company and Spector Contracting had become equally large and profitable business units. As an indication of his growth, Marty purchased several nearby buildings in 1960 to combine and make one large manufacturing company. This new building was 3-stories tall, a block long and employed more than 30 workers. However, the demand for aluminum windows sharply declined in the 70’s as the price for aluminum steadily rose. The popularity of aluminum windows faded with the introduction of vinyl replacement types. The onset of the 80's recession was taking a toll on all businesses, especially the housing and home remodeling market. Marty thought it was a good time to retire from his manufacturing company and move to Florida. Marty's sons were left with a decision to either close the sales and home remodeling business or continue operations. Both sons ran the remaining company to the best of their ability with positive results. Harold eventually decided that he also wanted to move to Florida. In Florida, Harold opened and ran a successful home remodeling company, Sun Controlled Remodeling, Inc., until his retirement.

3rd Generation (1983-2001)

Allan purchased the remaining business that he had spent so much of his life developing with his family. This ushered the dawn of a new era where Allan’s sons, Barry, Ken and Lonnie, transformed the company into a 3rd generation family run business. In 1984 Allan Spector created "Mr. Contractor, Inc." to focus on home improvements. Mr. Contractor employed a small loyal staff and had sales over $150,000 annually. Barry, Ken and Lonnie joined the company after finishing high school in the early 1980's. Mr. Contractor, Inc. was primarily a home remodeling business, although it still had a division that sold windows. The sons became salesmen while they cultivated a larger experienced staff and employed only the best tradesmen to perform the work. By 1990, the son’s were successful in driving Mr. Contractor sales to above $1,000,000 and increased the company presence in Philadelphia and Buck’s County.

The son’s also understood the importance of brand recognition and the power of advertisement. It was at this point that they began increasing their advertising campaign. As the years passed, Mr. Contractor developed a significant presence in phonebooks, newspapers, magazine, radio commercials and billboards.

4th Generation (2002-Present)

In 2002, Ken’s son Steven joined the company transforming Mr. Contractor into a 4th generation family run business. By 2000, Mr. Contractor sales doubled. In 2003, Mr. Contractor entered the online world with the introduction of their first website. Mr. Contractor was awarded “Best of Philly” in 2007 and distinguished in 2009 by “Angie’s List” Today Mr. Contractor is a multi-million dollar business that employees only the best skilled staff. It is still very much a family owned and operated company as it was in 1949 with deep roots in the Philadelphia community. Although a troubled economy is never good, Mr. Contractor plans to do everything it can to keep our staff working. 2010 has marked the introduction to a recently updated website, a revised company logo, a growing online presence and expanded publication of advertisements.

The 4th generation further expands by the addition of Ken’s son, Brandon, and Lonnie’s son, Greg, who will join the company. It is only a matter of time that the company sees the introduction of a 5th generation.

   

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Services

Mr. Contractor offers you a complete package for all your project needs. We understand that having work done to your home can be a difficult experience, but at Mr. Contractor we try to make it as simple and convenient as possible. After all, we are here to serve you. We are more than just a general contractors. We have a fulltime staff of carpenters and tradesmen dedicated to serving our customers. We have a good relationship with the business community and can arrange for any service to be performed that we can't do ourselves. Please feel free to inquire if any of these services are what you are looking for. We will be happy to assist you.
   

Examples of Services

Complete Renovations • Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling • Wooden Decks & Porches • Custom Woodworking • Finished Basements • Window & Door Replacement • Stucco & Vinyl Siding • Replace or Repair Roofing • Installation of Skylights • Garage Doors • Concrete Sidewalk & Walkways • Gutters & Drainage Systems • Framing • Sheetrock • Painting • Fire Restoration • Insurance Repairs • Glass Block • Brick & Stone Veneers • Outdoor Kitchens • Home Inspections & Repairs • Fireplaces • Chimney Repairs • Custom Cabinetry • Custom Millwork • Electrical Service Upgrades • Plumbing & Electrical Repairs • Hardwood Flooring • Ceramic Tile Flooring • Ramps & Stairs • Crown Molding & Wainscoting • Handicap Upgrades (ADA Compliant) • HVAC systems • Post & Beams • Carpentry

Quality work, customer service and affordable pricing are the words we stand by. We believe in making customers for life and we take extreme pride in knowing that the majority of our new clients come from recommendations. Whether you are thinking of a complete remodel or you need some minor repair work; hiring a contractor can be very intimidating. We want to make our customers smile, so we make sure the whole process from beginning to end is smooth and pleasant.

Areas of Work

Philadelphia • Newtown • Huntingdon Valley • Churchville • Levittown • Bristol • Morrisville • Warminster • Bensalem • Trevose-Feasterville • Oakford • Holland • Langhorne • Fairless Hills • Doylestown • Croydon • Wrightstown • Yardley • Richboro • Fallsington • Bedminster • Churchville • New Hope • Neshaminy • Oxford Valley • Southampton • Richboro

   


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Testimonials

A solid reputation is key to success. Over the years Mr. Contractor has been presented with many awards and letters of high praise. We believe success is not just based on strong sales but also community involvement. Mr. Contractor has made it a priority to give back to our community.

   

BBB Rating of "A" since 1984!

A BBB Accredited Business since 1984. The BBB has determined that our company meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. We are proud of our A+ rating!

2007 Best of Philly Award

In 2007, Mr. Contractor was presented with the "Best of Philly" award by Philadelphia Magazine. This award is very competitive and the process is selective. We are proud to have acquired enough votes to be part of something great!

2009 & 2011 Angie's List Awards

In 2009, Angie's List  presented Mr. Contractor with  the "Super Service Award", a leading national award, honoring excellence to service providers that have maintained a superior service rating. Out of the thousands of service providers, approximately 5% of businesses on Angie's List are chosen every year. In 2012, Mr. Contractor was given the "Honor Roll" award for 2 consecutive months due to the high amount of great reviews.



NARI Membership since 1984

NARI’s core purpose is to advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product and vital public purpose. Being a NARi member in good standing on an annual basis recognizes outstanding achievements by a company that has worked to promote or enhance the professional remodeling industry. Since 1984, Mr. Contractor has been a proud member.





Top 500 Remodeler in U.S.

Each year Qualified Remodeler Magazine selects the Top 500 remodelers in the country. The firms are recognized on six criteria: sales volume, years in business, association membership, certifications, awards and community service. Mr. Contractor is pleased to have been selected for Qualified Remodelers’s elite list for the 5 consecutive years. We feel this achievement speaks highly of our commitment to our clients and our community.


   

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