Chimney, Roofing, Gutters & Decks – A Reliable Chimney and Gutter Service, Bill Etzel, 703/569-1166, firstname.lastname@example.org. Haven’t used their services, but are highly rated and in the West Springfield
For work never performed, I recommend ABC Glass & Mirror (703/257-7150, email@example.com). They came to my home to measure for a sliding shower door and provide free estimate, but realized that a shower door would leave only 27” of left & right maneuver space while showering. Their recommendation which I gladly accepted was to stick with a shower curtain. Ordinarily, they would have installed the door and left me to live with the outcome, but I applaud their honesty and therefore recommend them to you. They also do custom mirrors, windows, patio glass replacement and more.
We recently had a mouse invasion (heebee geebee). We contacted Josh of Affordable Wildlife Solutions, he was fantastic and yes very affordable! Just in case anyone out there has a need his number is 540-498-2243 .
Replacing the flush valve in the toilet is well withing my skills, as is replacing a leaking shutoff valve. When the threads of that shutoff valve are stripped, it's more than I want to deal with. Faced with the prospect of no water from Sunday afternoon until sometime on Monday, I called a few places, the first one that could help (and by this time it was after 5) was After Hours Home Improvement. Reid Gravitte sent a man out within an hour, and within another hour I had my water back. It was not inexpensive. I learned that it is not a good idea to break something on a Sunday, but they bailed me out. They can be reached at 703-405-5090.
Holiday Home Cleaning – Amada Recinos cleans several village homes and has openings for holiday cleaning or scheduled cleanings as you may want. She can clean once, once per week, once every other week or monthly. Her rates are competitive and she is very good, reliable, loyal and honest. You can reach her at 703/987-5243.
Ed's quote was reasonable - a lot less expensive than another quote that I received. His crew finished in one day, and I haven't seen any nails or other detritus since the job was done.
Ed Vander Hoven
7311 Highland Street
Springfield, VA 22150
About 15 years ago, David Wiesenhahn (Cabot Court) needed a retaining wall rebuilt. Brian Pastoric of Home Owners Bricklayers did the job. Since then, David’s porch sank, which also caused some of his walk to heave. He called Brian again, and he did another great job. He helped choose bricks that matched the color and style of their house, and left the Wiesenhahn family very happy with the results. Brian lives in North Springfield, and was professional, showed up on time, and cleaned up afterwards.
Here’s his information: Brian Pastoric, Home Owners Bricklayers, 703/256-5297, http://homeownersbricklayers.com.
Have used Burke Forest Veterinary Clinic at 6214 Rolling Road for several years now. Just recently, a new Vet (Dr. Jennifer Bowles) took over the practice and has now had her first experience with our Yemeni Street Dog – Sadiqi. Dr. Bowles worked very efficiently and effectively with Sadiqi. If you’re looking for a small animal vet – give the Burke Forest Veterinary Clinic a try. She does some surgery, but also pet dental and boarding for cats. They can be reached at 703/569-8181 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their website is http://burkeforestvet.com/.
Samson Properties Alexandria VA
Licensed in Virginia since 1986
Bob Havey (Rolling Road) owns and operates this one-man shop. He makes house calls to fix computers and network problems for homes, small businesses, and especially home offices. Bob can be reached at 703/569-8195 or via email at email@example.com.
Met Horacio Garcia last weekend who was doing some landscaping work for a neighbor. He said that he does weekly lawn maintenance, mulching, bush and small tree work, sprinkler repair, gutter cleaning and plant bed maintenance. Also said he’d be glad to provide free estimates. His number is 571/439-9384. I did check with my neighbor and he said that Horacio’s prices were very reasonable; he showed up on time to do good work which satisfied our neighbor.
Handyman – Zewar Sadiq at 703/589-3474. Electrical, plumbing, HVAC and other household tasks beyond your skill level.
Juan Claudio Tree Service and Landscaping – fully insured and licensed. Call for a free estimate. His rates are competitive and negotiable. He recently cut two trees for Bob Lomax (Edmonton Court) and took a large branch off one of my trees. Bob and I recommend him.
He also grinds stumps, builds fences, cleans gutters (estimate for my home was $60 - $70) and a host of other landscaping jobs. He cut an oak for me that stood between two homes power lines. That was a tough job, but he managed it without incident. Price was good and cleanup excellent. Contact him at 540/522-3273.
Marc Bonafe has provided home improvements to many village residents. Additions, kitchens, baths, flooring, patios and more – he does it all. MarcBonafeiii@yahoo.com, 571/233-4290.
Long and Foster Realtors, Certified Military Relocation Professional,Certified Staging Expert
Tom’s Cabinets & Design is owned and operated by Tom Fowler, 8129 Edmonton Court. Tom is a master craftsman and custom designs cabinets. He can be reached by phone at 703/451-2227 or by email at TomCabs@aol.com.
Tom Fowler has invested over 25 years to perfect his master cabinetry skills and kitchen design. Check out the photo gallery of his work at http://tomscabinets.com/. Tom’s own words follow:
As a custom cabinet maker, I specialize in kitchen cabinets, cabinet refacing, custom bookcases, entertainment centers, wall units and custom bars. I will gladly work with you to design and create the finest, most functional cabinets you've ever seen! I only use the highest quality select hardwoods, hardwood veneer plywood and the most durable finishes available. I have hundreds of satisfied customers in northern Virginia and numerous places around the beltway in Maryland.
If you would like a quick and easy personalized estimate for your kitchen or custom cabinet project, simply email me pictures of your project to TomsCabs@aol.com. Please include any simple details about the work to be done and essentially what you would like to accomplish, along with a budget range so that I can take a close look at it. This will enable me to, quickly and easily, send you a realistic "rough estimate" of the project costs without taking up a lot of your time and trouble. If, upon receiving my estimate, you wish to have a thorough "hands on" evaluation of the project in more detail, just let me know also by email at TomsCabs@aol.com.
Handyman – Zewar Sadiq at 571/314-9200. Electrical, plumbing, HVAC and other household tasks beyond your skill level. He kept me alive in northern Iraq and I trust him with my life and family.