NEW LEXINGTON — One man has found solace in Perry County, and decided to start up his own business, Jewell Mechanical Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, and is welcoming people as he starts up his company.

After bouncing back and forth from Licking to Perry County over the last 20 years, James Jewell said he finally reached his goal of working on his own.

“I always liked this area and, after going back and forth so many times, I just found and liked this town,” Jewell said referring to New Lexington. “I guess I just wanted a change in atmosphere from my usual.”

Jewell recently purchased a house in the community and is basing completely out of New Lexington and Perry County with his business.

He has over 20 years of experience, but said he needed a change after working for people with ideas he did not agree with.

“I got tired of working for people with them being crooks and thieves,” he said. “There’s a lot of people out there that pay ungodly prices and don’t get a professional installation.”

Jewell is taking his ideas into his business with lower prices and half the price off for service calls for new customers. His new offer excludes parts and material, but is $26 cheaper than normal companies’ offers.

Jewell offers a $74-per-hour rate, plus parts and material, compared to $100 or more with other companies.

“I am giving people fair prices and am trying to get business rolling in,” he said. “Since I was in Licking County, they know my name there, so it’s just a matter of time to get my name known around Perry County.”

The weather is continuing to bask the heat on the community, but people have to stay cool, and Jewell’s business is the one to resort to, especially with his main idea of good work.

“I always preach quality because I know it is most important,” he said. “That is what people will get with my business.”

James Jewell can be reached at 740-621-6290.

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