• CLEAR Employer Services: Your Virtual HR Department
  • Hanover Engineering Associates

CLEAR Employer Services: Your Virtual HR Department

“A PEO is one of the best-kept secrets of many successful small businesses.” 

That’s according to an article in Entrepreneur Magazine, which highlights the benefits of working with a Professional Employer Organization such as CLEAR Employer Services of Langhorne.  CLEAR founder Joe Carfagno couldn’t agree more.

“Small business owners want to spend time on their core business, not on the business of being an employer,” says Carfagno.  “Being an employer adds 147 things to your to-do list. CLEAR can free you up to do the things you love to do, not what you have to do.”

PEOs are ideal for companies with between 10 and 200 employees. They can cost-effectively take care of all HR needs, reduce the administrative burden, control medical benefit costs and help attract and retain top talent. 


“I spent my entire career in payroll and PEO, working for a large corporation,” Carfagno explains. “But their service wasn’t as responsive as I thought it should be. CLEAR is finely-tuned to provide small businesses with speed, quality and value.”

The company has two divisions. CLEAR Payroll Solution manages the complexities of small business payroll quickly, accurately, consistently and cost-effectively. CLEAR PEO is a virtual HR department with deep knowledge of everything from the Affordable Care Act to employment law to flexible spending accounts.

Business owners who are interested in a payroll provider or PEO should ask some key questions, starting with service: How often do you change account managers? What type of personal support will my employees receive? What is your client retention rate?

Also ask about value, advises Carfagno. “One of the reasons we’re named CLEAR is because we are fully transparent. Be sure to review sample invoices from providers you are considering. You don’t have to pay huge fees for quality.”

If you would like to learn more about Clear Services, please visit www.clearemployerservices.com.

Hanover Engineering Associates

Hanover Engineering Associates, Inc. provides civil engineering, structural engineering, environmental and surveying services throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania, as well as many other states throughout the country. Hanover Engineering also performs transportation planning and permitting, assists with community planning, prepares geologic and hydrogeologic evaluations, and provides specific mechanical engineering services in support of pipeline and facility engineering projects.

Our firm consists of a staff of over 100 employees, including Professional Engineers, Planners, Environmental Scientists, Geologists, Soil Specialists, Surveyors, Inspectors, and Technicians who provide quality consulting services to our clients from our eight (8) Pennsylvania office locations: Bethlehem (Corporate Headquarters), Allentown, Lancaster-Lebanon, Poconos, Elizabethtown, Towanda, Wellsboro and New Castle. As the company has grown, Hanover Engineering has continued to expand its service area, and has opened offices in regions as needed to support our growing clientele.

Since 1970 Hanover Engineering’s corporate mission continues to be “service to our clients and the community.” Our professional staff utilizes engineering and scientific education and experience to design public works and private capital improvements for our municipal and private clients. Our goal is to provide designs that result in the construction of improvements that are durable, protective of the environment, and financially feasible.

Our success is a result of its commitment to quality. More than 90 percent of our business volume comes from existing and returning clients – a testament to customer satisfaction. Members of the professional staff are not just Hanover Engineering employees; each one is the “client engineer.” In that role, our staff members meet regularly with clients and visit the project sites to support the client, from the design inception to the point of construction completion.

As a local, employee-owned engineering firm for 45 years, Hanover Engineering is proud to contribute to the quality of life in the areas we serve.

Hanover Engineering Associates, Inc., 252 Brodhead Road, Suite 100, Bethlehem, PA 18017. Telephone: 610.691.5644, www.hanovereng.com.