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Energy Services Group

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Description

Energy Services Group has been at the forefront of the residentail energy efficient market for over 30 years now. We bring science, technology and common sense approaches to every home we encounter. With our vast knowledge on home building practices we know where the "big holes" are in your home and what needs to be done to reduce your utility bill and help your family stay comfortable.

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BPI Accredited Contractor

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RESNET Home Energy Rater

Services

       Air Sealing
Duct Sealing
Energy Audit
Insulation
Lighting

Contact information

Address 7483 Candlewood Rd, Suite G
Hanover, MD 21076
Phone 800-908-7000
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Email jameso@energysvc.com
Website www.energysvc.com
For more information please contact:

Name James Otterbacher
Phone 443 618 3399
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Email jameso@energysvc.com



Homeowner reviews

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rating  Well staffed, courteous and thorough!, by jabanero

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 10/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: Three guys worked diligently, and cleanly, to air seal and insulate using both blown cellulose, rigid foam board etc. to my town house. The results are even better than the test out would predict. My wife and I just feel "warmer" already and almost never seem to have the furnace running. Granted, it has not been super cold yet, but my gas bill just came in and is 40% less than the same bill last year.


rating  Polite, professional and a job well done, by UP2010

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 9/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: We called Energy Services Group on the recommendation of neighbors. We had had our audit done, but did not feel comfortable moving forward with the company that performed the audit. Our contact at ESG was unfailingly polite, always got back in touch with us promptly and gave us confidence that we were working with good people. When the work was done, the guys did everything they could to leave as little mess as possible (no easy task with insulation), and now that winter is upon us we can tell that they have done a good job.


rating  ESG Review, by Robert Byer

Services provided: insulation | Services completed: 9/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: They did a good job


rating  Attic insulation, by hal

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 9/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: completed as agreed and on time. did very good job.


rating  Energy 4103Beechwood, by Douglas E Gill

Services provided: air sealing, insulation, duct sealing | Services completed: 8/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: Several parts: EcoBeco did audit & prepared recommendations, Energy Services did contract work, STEP-UP in town coordinated. Some time delays. Still no rebates/reimbursements after 3 months. Confusing array of forms, applications to EcoBeco, Energy Services, PepCo, Municipality, State, Federal. Time will tell whether "improvement" will have any effect, $$ saving. Am skeptical.


rating  ESG, by wilsamy

Services provided: air sealing, insulation, duct sealing | Services completed: 8/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: Energy Services Group completed the air sealing and insulation work on our home. We had a 3rd party (Avalon Energy) do the audit and test out form. Our auditor from Avalon energy noted that there were multiple things that were left undone by Energy Services Group. He noted that he would have liked to have seen them shoot more insulation down the sides of our home, which was accessible from the attic. He would have also liked to have seen them dense pack the existing insulation more. He also noted that there was certain duct sealing work in the attic that could have been done but was left undone. Our initial building leakage value was 4800, and after the improvements it was only improved to 4250. For a $1410 price tag, I would have like to have seen more improvement.


rating  Excellent work by Energy Services Group, by Tassie Hanna

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 8/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: The team that upgraded our attic insulation and sealed the attic was terrific. They were thorough, professional, neat, and friendly. I whole heartedly recommend them.


rating  Insulation review, by Alison Lightfoot

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 8/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: The gentlemen arrived on time and were complete before the end of the day. They were quick, polite and explained what they would be doing. They verified with me everything they had done.


rating  Very Good experience with ESG, by Dave Hakim

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 7/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: ESG performed the air sealing and insulation work detailed in the energy audit I had performed by Ecobeco. This included air sealing my attic and basement and blowing in significant amounts of cellulose insulation into my attic (both the accessible attic under the eave of my cape style home and the 2 foot high attic over my top floor ceiling that they had to cut a hole in the ceiling to wriggle into). Of the four firms I contacted to get quotes for this work ESG provided the most detailed statement of work in two pages detailing exactly what they were going to do. While I was at first concerned that most firms including ESG bidding on the work did so without a home visit (working instead from the energy audit alone) multiple conversations over email with the ESG project manager James Otterbacher gave me a good feeling they understood my home and the issues that needed to be resolved. I was very impressed at this contractor's overall knowledge of air sealing and not just insulati


rating  Energy Services Group (ESG) - Good, not Great, by asg123

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 7/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: Energy Services Group (ESG) did air sealing and insulation on my townhouse. Overall, it was a good experience. They were friendly, came on time, did the work as directed, and costs were reasonable (although a little higher than my auditor (from another company) predicted). My one complaint is that their care in putting in the air sealing materials and their clean-up was not great. They could have shown more concern about making the air sealing less obviously visible and done a better job removing insulation that got on the floor and outside.


rating  Competent and Caring, by Mark Verschell

Services provided: air sealing, insulation, other | Services completed: 6/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: A great experience from start to finish, at least as far is ESG is concerned. When they arrived, my dog ran out to greet them, had a stroke (not their fault), and lost control of everything (he did not make it). When I came back from the Vet, not only were they going gangbusters on the energy work, but they had also cleaned up after the dog for us - really, they continued to go the extra mile in everything.


rating  ESG Review, by EandGP

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 6/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: We were very pleased with ESG's performance. They explained the work they would do and provided a detailed written proposal at a reasonable price. We would not hesitate to recommend this company


rating  Did the best they could with what they had to work with, by mnevans

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 6/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: We did about $3300 worth of sealing and insulation work to improve the house energy efficiency. Unfortunately our house is by nature, age and construction so leaky that we just barely achieved improved sealing worthy of utility and mdperformance rebates. But the summer was more comfortable as a result of the insulation, for sure. I think we also are saving on a/c expenses and I hope also on winter heating.


rating  E. R. Post Energy Review, by E. R. Post

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 6/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: We were very pleased with ESG's performance throughout the process. Thom Marston clearly explained our options and provided a fair, reasonably-priced proposal for the work. The installation crew did all the work in one day. They were very professional and efficient.


rating  Perfect from beginning to end, by ChrisB

Services provided: air sealing, insulation, duct sealing | Services completed: 6/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: Did a wonderful job from beginning to end. Very thorough, spent a very long day working hard. They covered all areas and cleaned up behind themselves. There were no surprises. The price was right. The people were exceptionally helpful, informative, and knowledgeable.


rating  great job, by catherine

Services provided: air sealing, insulation, duct sealing, energy audit | Services completed: 6/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: Energy services group did a fabulous job. I was amazed that the blower door test dropped by 54% since the audit with ecobeco. I had many questions and concerns and both James (during the initial home visit and phone calls) and Mike (crew chief for day of work) are great with customer interface. They both answered all questions with solid explanations displaying both in-depth knowledge and great customer service. I was surprised that James dropped by to check in while the crew was working but certainly appreciate that. All three guys on the crew did a great job. Once they got here, everyone got right to work and I was quite surprised at the quick turn around because I expected everything to take longer. I appreciate the attention to detail they took in making sure everything was completed correctly. The staff is wonderful, hard working, and very professional. I will be recommending your company to others.


rating  Energy Services provides excellent service, by susan yarvin

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 6/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: Energy Services Group provided us with highly professional service at reasonable expense. All workers were well trained, did the job within the estimated time. Right away we have noticed a difference in comfort levels. Staff was courteous and cleaned up well.


rating  Review of Energy Services Group, by Bill Adams

Services provided: air sealing, insulation, energy audit | Services completed: 6/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: Tom Marston and Energy Services Group came highly recommended from friends and did not disappoint; very thorough, professional and reliable. He offered several options for our project, and we were very satisfied.


rating  Solid job done quickly, by Paul

Services provided: air sealing, insulation, energy audit | Services completed: 5/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: Both the energy audit and insulation/air sealing were done in a thorough and efficient manner. The auditor and crew explained the steps being taken and provided a briefing at the end of the job. I still really haven't tested to see if the improvements have made a difference, as I don't tend to run AC for long periods during the summer. I will know whether the money was well spent when the winter arrives.


rating  Energy efficiency improvements, by Lynn

Services provided: air sealing, insulation, duct sealing | Services completed: 4/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: easy scheduling, timely completion, no mess left behind, high quality work.


rating  Mr Otterbacher, by REJ

Services provided: air sealing, insulation, duct sealing, energy audit | Services completed: 4/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: Energy audit was performed, energy saving tasks recommended were explained to our satisfaction, rebate programs in effect were described. We went forward with recommended work and were satisfied with the work performed in a professional and efficient manner.


rating  Blowing Cellulose, by Nine Oaks

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 4/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: The job consisted of two parts; filling walls from the outside and adding about 6 inches to parts of the attic. The work crew was courteous, efficient, neat, and conscientious. Blowing insulation into the walls posed quite a challenge as the tube kept getting stuck on the back side of the plaster walls; however, it did look like they succeeded in filling the walls. It must have worked, as the improvement in comfort inside those rooms is dramatic.


rating  Excellent contractor, by Sal

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 4/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: Thorough contractor - looked at all areas of house, made suggestions and prioritized work. Explained the job very well.


rating  Energy Services Group review, by Norm

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 4/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: The contractors did an excellent job, and we are very pleased with the resulting improvement in our home's comfort level as well as with the lower utility bills.


rating  Great Program, by David We

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 4/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: Insulation and air sealing work was completed on time and on budget. Thomas and his staff were very professional and nice to work with. All paperwork for rebate also processed in a timely manner. I assume work was done well, but we haven't had enough extreme weather yet to evaluate difference in temperature/comfort since work was done.


rating  ?, by Mark

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 4/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: Satisfactory for the price.


rating  Energy Audit, by Scott Ross

Services provided: air sealing, insulation, duct sealing | Services completed: 4/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: ESG sealed and insulated my attic and the laundry room of my townhome. The attic was the primary area of inefficiency and ESG used foam board and blew celluse insulation to minimize the air leakage in the attic that made the entire third floor of my home drafty and uncomfortable in the winter. I will not have confirmation of effectiveness until the winter.


rating  Energy Services Groyp, Ecobeco and Maryland Home Performance, by Juline Hornstein

Services provided: air sealing, insulation, duct sealing, energy audit | Services completed: 3/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: Both Energy Services Group (as the prime contractor) Ecobeco (which performed the energy audit) did excellent jobs. Energy Services Group overcame the difficulties in insulating our split-level attic and balloon framing. Tom Marston (Energy Services Group) also spent the whole day at our house observing the contractors who sealed ducts in our attic. We found the rebate forms to be complicated, but Brian Toll of Ecobeco and Tom Marston of Energy Services Group were extremely helpful. We were very impressed with how quickly and efficiently the forms were processed by Erik Lundquist (Maryland Home Performance Rebate Manager).


rating  ESG work on Levchenko House, by Keith Levchenko

Services provided: air sealing | Services completed: 3/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: ESG did a very thorough sealing job of my house. First they reviewed what my energy auditor identified, talked with me to ensure they were covering all of the issues and then did all of the work in a timely manner.


rating  Energy Services Group Review, by Donna Rice Kerns

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 3/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: I had an energy audit done by ecobeco at the end of December 2010. The report suggested Energy Services Group as providers of needed air sealing and insulation. My house was fairly "leaky" according to the blower test. I contacted Thom at Energy Services Group for an estimate based on the audit. He responded promptly and we had several phone calls and emails. I agreed to have the work done, especially pleased that I would get a MEA rebate, PEPCO rebate and some tax credits. The total cost of the work was $5200. Thom sent paperwork to help me apply for my MEA reservation. The work took place on 3/14/11. The crew was prompt, efficient and c ourteous. They spent most of the day on the project. They did air sealing in the attic and basement. They built walls to keep insulation from shifting in the attic. They blew in insulation in the attic that is several feet deep, then did a final blower test. The final blower test passed the requirements and then some. They also re-routed the venting f


rating  Professional quality service, by Susan

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 3/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: The ESG contractors were true professionals. I feel they did an excellent job.


rating  Good customer service, by Homeowner

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 3/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: Since the work was completed in March and it is now only June, we cannot attest to the effectiveness of the work yet. Hopefully we will notice a decrease in our electric bill this summer and in our gas bill this winter. We can praise ESG for their excellent customer service. Getting the estimate and hiring ESG was seamless; and the workers who came for the day were very professional. I was impressed that there were over 5 workers here doing the job so that it was completed in one day. On the energy efficiency side, our energy auditor came to inspect after the job and said that they did a very thorough job.


rating  Knowledgeable and thorough, by Cynthia

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 2/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: The staff arrived on time and completed the job in one day. They were genuinely interested in making my house as energy efficient as they could, and they made a special effort to seal off my garage ceiling and put insulation in the attic. I highly recommend them. My architect happened to visit while they were at my house, and he was impressed with their knowledge and the quality of their materials.


rating  Excellent work!, by Scott Eden

Services provided: air sealing, insulation, duct sealing | Services completed: 2/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: Tom Marsden's Energy Services Group did a very professional job. Communication was excellent. When I needed help with documentation and an extra site visit, they responded quickly and gave me what I needed.


rating  good job, by jbender

Services provided: air sealing, insulation, duct sealing | Services completed: 2/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: greenewit did the original testing and esg did the work- both were professional and did a good job


rating  energy services group review, by Jurgen Seidel

Services provided: air sealing, insulation, duct sealing | Services completed: 2/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: The team that Energy service group sent to our home was very professional and remained unfazed even when a rainstorm occurred during the installation. Alban Inspections did the energy audit and were also very good.


rating  Excellent service, by Ann

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 2/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: Energy Services Group provided excellent service. They worked quickly but thoroughly, the staff behaved very professionally, and they cleaned up after themselves. Our heating bill went way down the next month!


rating  good experience, by jeff

Services provided: air sealing, insulation | Services completed: 1/2011

The contractor has verified this job: No

Homeowner comments: great contractor and great job that was well done


 

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