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This section is where I collect your recommendations and experiences with professional services and pass the information along to you.

This is a great resource when you are looking for RELIABLE help.


We Recommend:


LANDSCAPE SERVICE

Mike's Landscape Service
Michael Yifrach
713-865-2586
Mike has a great crew, is very professional, friendly, trustworthy,competitively priced and knows his stuff.
Recommended by: Ellen & Eva

Landmark Landscape
Meir Cohen
713-523-5667
He did a great job, is very knowledgeable and competitively priced
Recommended by: Dawn & Dave

Eliseo Atilano 
713-480-1850
This is how he works. His son and a helper come once a week and do cutting, pruning, and good cleanup. They take all the clippings away with them, Eliseo comes by about every two weeks to check up and does another tasks you want - planting, cleaning gutter, heavy pruning (trees), etc. He is very very talented with flowers; really knows his stuff. He is very reasonable in extra chores. 
Recommended by: Barbara M.

Lino O'Campo
(713) 385-4709
He does an excellent job and not only mows the grass, but trims bushes, does light weeding, etc. He'll also get mulch and sometimes flowers for me too and charge a little extra to do those tasks. He normally charges $40/week.
Recommended by: Caroline L.

Chris Barnett
713-456-0278
I really like my guy and he has text messaging.
Recommended by: Mary R.

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TREE WORK
Trees Plus
John Gongora
713-770-0055 • Other: 281-445-1443
5018B Antoine Dr. 190, Houston, TX 77092
They have worked on my trees for several years now.
Good communication, timely, good price and they clean up well.
Recommended by: Ellen

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ROOFING

Rice Roofing
John Stroman
4229-F Bellaire Boulevard, Houston TX 77025
713-666-8910
They did my roof in one day. Professional, clean and courteous. IHIGHLY recommend them. A+++
Recommended by: Ellen (and Shannon)

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METAL FENCING

Ornamental Ironworks
14426 Brownwood St.
Houston, Texas 77015
Cell: (832) 921-8186
Fax: (713) 637-0298
www.ornamentalironworks.net/
Joe and his team created new front stair railings from a photo I emailed him!
Not only is Ornamental Railing professional, they are also courteous, timely, exceptionally skilled and their prices can't be beat.
Recommended by: Ellen

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ELECTRICAL

Victor Bonilla
281.948.7524
I have a handy man who use to work with Cannon Alarm Monitoring
(did all my alarm stuff--so is obviously electrically trained). He is excellent, very well priced, reliable and multi-skilled. He is independent now & installing stereo systems though he will do other things as well.
Recommended by: Mary R.

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APPLIANCE REPAIR

C&J (713) 523-7319
K&N (713) 869-4518
Melia (713) 528-1821
Recommended by: Beryl

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HANDYMEN

Gorn Bjorklund
713-668-6651
Very skilled, professional and timely. AND TRUSTWORTHY.
Can do just about anything, just not always readily available.
Recommended by: Ellen

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COMPUTER

Houston Computer Help
Kevin Cullen
6609 Kirby Dr
Houston, Texas 77005
(713) 839-0101
http://www.houstoncomputerhelp.net/
Over the past year he has been great numerous times in setting up my home office, and solved over the phone in a few minutes issues that I could not get resolved from help lines after extensive query.
Recommended by: Mary R.

Computer Hospital
713-472-4357
http://www.computer-hospital.com/business.shtml
Recommended by: Claire

Computing, Networking, and Digitizing Solutions
John W. Sherman, Ph.D. and Skip Mercier, Ph.D.

Offering Microsoft Windows XP and Vista system troubleshooting.
Maintenance, hardware upgrade services, XP to Vista upgrade advice and execution.
Home network installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance.
Windows Vista Media Center setup and installation.
Music library digitization and migration.
Photographic digitization and scanning, restoration, and printing, and other photo needs.
Phone: 713-315-1290
johnwsherman@gmail.com
Recommended by: Suzanne (it's her son)

Ashish Parikh
281-646-0717
ashish@apkekcomputers.com
Recommended by: Trudi

Data Doctors
713-838-9100.
http://www.datadoctors.com/
Located in the Randall’s shopping center at Buffalo Speedway
Recommended by: Dawn R.

APPLE COMPUTERS
Mactronics

(713) 791-9699
1020 Holcombe Blvd., Suite 405
Houston, TX 77030
(In Bank America building)
www.applerepair.com
Recommended by: Ellen
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MOVERS

Navarro-Melia Movers
Rudy and Paula
713 926 2176
713-594-1850
Recommended by: Rhonda R.
UPDATE: Marcia recently used them (December 2009) and was VERY pleased.

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LOCKSMITH

Bravo Key & Lock
713-523-5397
1756 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77098
www.bravokeyandlock.com
Recommended by: Barbara
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HEAT & AIR CONDITIONING

Ready Air
Kevin Haegner
713-828-4756
He knows his stuff, priced right and very nice.
He maintained my old a/c and heat for as long as he could and installed my new system.
Just great.
Recommended by: Ellen and Kasteena

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PLUMBING

Cardinal Leak Detection & Plumbing Services
713-666-5890
http://www.cardinalleakdetection.com/
I had a consistent problem with a leak, no other plumber could fix it. I called Cardinal, they identified the problem right away and it has not been a problem to this day. Polite, timely and good price. UPDATE: JULY 2010,I had them out here to quote some jobs and they told me NOT to do some work because it was not worth the cost! This is why I keep calling them back- I trust them.
Recommended by: Ellen

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WINDOW WASHING - POWER WASHING

Apex Pressure Washing
Daniel Burgess, Owner
3407 Yupon, Dickinson TX 77539
281-508-4626
Not only did they clean out my gutters, they cleaned out the downspouts, cleaned all the white wood trim, power washed the entire house, driveway, patio, front porch and even trimmed two tree's that were hanging low and touching the roof. It took them two days to do all of this and the guy that came worked nonstop all day. And, it was SUPER cheap!
Recommended by: Robyn, a member of another group that Caroline L. is a part of

Window Genie
Ernie Williams
8524 Hwy 6 North #180, Houston, TX 77095
281-477-9992
http://windowgenie.com/profiles/franchise.php?emp=27
Recommended by: Dawn and Claire

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SHUTTERS & AWNINGS

Rolltex Shutters
Art Ayala3004 Beverly Rd.
Pasadena, Texas, 77503
web: http://www.rolltexshutters.com
email: AAYALA12@houston.rr.com
tel: 281-991-9200
cel: 713-884-6942
Art was just fantastic. I priced out having the roll down storm shutters installed and Rolltex's price beat them all. For the same price someone else quoted, Rolltex did the build out AND I was able to get it with electric up-down feature. Rolltex also custom made and installed the awning over my front door.
Recommended by: Ellen

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DOCTORS

Dr. Russell Radof
Medical Clinic of Houston LLP
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005
Phone: 713-526-5511
web: Medical Clinic of Houston
My physician is excellent.  His name is Dr. Russell Radoff.  Those who take retainers are limiting their practices to a max number of patients so that they can concentrate on those patients and theoretically be more available.  I have always been able to be seen right away when needed.
Recommended by: Martha A. Askins, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Pediatric Psychologist

Dr. Williams
Medical Clinic of Houston LLP
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005
Phone: 713-526-5511
web: Medical Clinic of Houston
Recommended by: Sarah

Dr. Roland Maldanado
Midtown Family Medicine
548 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77019
Phone: 713-933-0501
He the best. Everyone "social" in houston uses him. He also works with you if you don't have ins. He's on Waugh drive betweenAallen pkwy and W. Dallas
Recommended by: Lori Freese

Dr. Lisa Ehrlich
Ehrlich/Associates Medical Clinic
6624 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-790-9806
My friend Tama Walker loves Dr. Ehrlich - she may have a long wait.
Sorry- I do not know the source, I lost track of it.

Dr.  Ketti Awad
Ehrlich/Associates Medical Clinic
6624 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713- 383-7228 or 713 -790-9806
My entire family goes to this female doctor. Dr. Awad is in Smith Tower in case locale is important.
Recommended by: Suzanne Richardson

Dr Trang Bui
West University Int Medcn PLLC
3400 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
Phone: 713- 662-2777
Recommended by: Komal Stoerr
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AUTMOTIVE

Teske's Auto
2612 Joanel Street, Houston, TX
713-622-5800
Tom Teske and Warren have worked on our car for years.
Nice guys and HONEST.
Recommended by: Ellen

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CARPET CLEANING

After asking all of you, the company most recommended was:
Clean as a Whistle
http://www.cleanasawhistlehouston.com/
832- 260-0840

The second most recommended was:
Kiwi Services
http://www.kiwiservices.com/
713-466-0664

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SHUTTERS & AWNINGS

Rolltex Shutters
Art Ayala3004 Beverly Rd.
Pasadena, Texas, 77503
web: http://www.rolltexshutters.com
email: AAYALA12@houston.rr.com
tel: 281-991-9200
cel: 713-884-6942
Art was just fantastic. I priced out having the roll down storm shutters installed and Rolltex's price beat them all. For the same price someone else quoted, Rolltex did the build out AND I was able to get it with electric up-down feature. Rolltex also custom made and installed the awning over my front door.
Recommended by: Ellen

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ESTATE PLANNING

Vicki Whitlow Thomas
4615 Southwest Freeway, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77027
http://www.vwthomaslaw.com/
email: vicki@vwthomaslaw.com
713-621-2546
If you have to get a will together, she is great!
Recommended by: Ellen

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ANIMAL CARE

Dundee Kennels
17814 Country Road 125, Pearland, TX 77581
281-482-0822
They have been in business since 1976 and a member of the BBB. They charge $15 a day for small dogs, $18 for a medium and $19 for a large dog. They will let your dog out 5x a day to play and socialize (no extra $) with small dogs. They with bathe before you pick up (small dog = $8) HIGHLY Recommended by: Marcia
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Rover Oaks Pet Resort
12550 West Bellfort, Houston, TX 77054
713-662-2119
http://www.roveroaks.com/
This kennel is the best of the best, but it does cost a bit more than the one above.
The accommodations are very nice and the upgrades are impressive.
The staff are professional and very well trained and take very good care of your pet.
Recommended by: Barbara and Dawn

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JEWELRY

RESTRINGING PEARLS

The Bead Shop, Inc.
2476 Times Blvd.
Houston, TX 77005
Phone: 713- 523 9350
Email: Questions&Concerns@beadshopinc.com
Website: www.beadshopinc.com
They can restring a strand of beads here on the premises.
Fee: $ 1.00 per inch

Zadok Jewelers
1749 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056-3873
Phone: 713-960-8950
I had a pearl necklace restrung at Zadok jewelers on post oak. They made sure to knot after each pearl, so that if broke in the future, all the beads wouldn't be released.
Recommended by: Mary

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Gerard Vacca Photography
2617 C West Holcombe
Houston, TX 77025
713-320-0775
web: http://gerardvaccaphotography.com/
email: Gerard@GerardVaccaPhotography.com
Referred by Ellen, Mary Rose, and, of course his wife, Rhonda :)