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Joe Axtell has been in the construction business for over 20 years. He holds licenses and certifications for

  • Certified Tier 2 Small Business through the Pennsylvania Department of General Services
  • Licensed Home Improvement Contractor through the Pennsylvania Attorney General (License Number PA028679)
  • EPA Lead Based Paint Certified Renovator
  • Pennsylvania Licensed Asbestos Contractor

He founded Axtell Construction with his wife Esther in 2004. Since that time, Axtell has grown quickly and become Northeast Pennsylvania’s prime construction company.

Joe began working in the construction industry as a teenager in Montana and Washington, working for his brother. Joe attended Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, and has been a NEPA resident ever since. Before founding Axtell Construction, Joe worked as a foreman for a local custom home builder.

Esther Axtell is a lifelong NEPA resident. A former nurse, Esther now focuses on taking care of Axtell’s residential and commercial customers. Joe and Esther work as a team with their customers to create the ultimate results for every single project, large and small.

scranton-chamber-logoAxtell Construction is a proud member of the Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

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Joe Axtell of Axtell Construction has been a subcontractor and window customer of Mesko glass and Mirror Co and Thermolite Inc for the last two years. His work is exemplary with compliments from housing authority executives to private owners. He sets his schedule, lives by it, and finished his jobs on a timely basis. He works cleanly and safely with a full awareness of all OSHA worksite standards . Joe is also a certified renovator as designated by the joint EPA-HUD curriculum for lead based paint.

President, Thermolite Inc., Scranton, PA 

Axtell Construction has performed extensive remodeling and numerous improvements on my apartment building on the corner of Olive Street and Clay Avenue, both exterior and interior. The work has been complex and required not only strong knowledge of structural engineering, but a finely tuned aesthetic. In all ways, Joe Axtell and his workers have exceeded my expectations. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Owner of the Mansion at Clay Avenue, Scranton, PA 

Axtell Construction over the last three years has installed windows at several developments owned and managed by the Housing Authority. Axtell Construction completed all work in a 100% satisfactory and professional manor.

Director of Capital Improvements, Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna, Dunmore, PA