Neighbor to Neighbor—recommended services –if you have been satisfied with a company or service please let us all know—mecook@comcast.net

Heating and Air Condition and Heating Service

Rick Scholz The Repair Man 484-358-0158 ( Lisa Annno)

Brandywine Heating and Air Conditioning 610-692-3900
The Erickson’s have had a contract with Brandywine Heating for 6 years here in TT and at our former house.  They are always prompt and professional.
We have a contract with them, and recommend this feature as well.
Kevin and Stacey

Wesley Wood-Wesley Woods/Service Electric - old, and reputable company.  Came highly recommended.We have a yearly contract with them and quite happy,  so far. URL: www.wesleywood.com Babi

Delfera heating and oil
My friend owns an oil heating company and he recommends Delfera heating and oil for natural gas.  He talked to them this morning about it and they have someone out today. 610-494-1114.
Cindy

Blinds

Blind Factory-302-477-0099 (Mary Ellen Cook)

Carpet/Hardwood

TPM Flooring- Hardwood and carpet--call TimMcCune 610-324-1078 (Scott Raimondo)

Carpet-Great Valley Flooring --love the selection and the price! 22 Ridge Road, Phoenixville, PA 19355 610-983-3937

Contractor

Happy  Home  Improvements  plumbing,  bathroom  additions  renovations  general  repairs--call   Andy  Faux  610. 368. 1400  andy.faux@verizon.net  -recommended  by  Jim  Cook

Highly Recommended Contractor. John Bruno of John J. Bruno Contracting is a good friend and respected professional contractor. He’s dependable and does clean, detailed work from small interior projects to decks and additions. For first class work and service at reasonable prices, give John a call at (610) 202-3662. Feel free to mention my name, Scott Raimondo.

Contractor- Marvin Ladaverry (267-259-3383) dependable, detail oriented ( Brian Sullivan)

Leo W. Hoerdemann General contractor 610-622-5085 25 years of providing quality work at a fair price Painting, additions, renovations and expansions to kitchens, bathrooms, basements,garages, and more.
(John R. Ulshoefer)

Mount Vernon Construction, Inc - (610)-656-9390 - decking/siding/roofing- reasonably priced, and hard working.

Carpenter- John- 610.620.4523-- Tracy Cooke

Deck

Deck-Basements, etc PDL Contractors-610-306-6965 (Jim Cook)

Dry Cleaning Service

ASCOTS Dry Cleaners, in the Shoppes at Brinton Lake (near Maggie Moo's Ice Cream). They have been around since September 2007 and I use their delivery service.   I have never had a problem and they go out of their way to make sure your stuff is safe. 
Phone number at the store is:610-459-9805
Delivery is with Don, his cell number is 610-203-1306 and email to set up delivery or ask questions is don@ascotscleaners.com Janice Miller 610-399-1370
 

Driveway Sealcoating

Summit Sealcoating Co.-driveway sealcoat—610-732-4001 (office) ----484-885-9713 (mobile)--owner Jonathan Hohenberger

ARMORSEAL-blacktop driveway sealing 610-504-9180 (Annette & Lyle Erickson)

Electrical Services

Shinkle Electrical Services David Shinkle 947 Georgetown Rd Swarthmore,PA 19081 610-328-4183 Licensed and Insured

Tomlin Electric 610-399-9177 (Mary Ellen Cook)

ELECTRICIAN-R.  E.  G.  Electric.  Ken  Register  (owner).  610.637.1070.  I  would  highly  recommend   this  electrician.  He  gave  a  fair  price,  did  a  complicated  job  promptly  and  well,  and  was  very  nice   to  deal  with.  Barbara  Wasik  

Exterminator

Exterminator - Bruce Comunale with Team Termite & Pest Control 1-877-950TEAM. I'm very pleased with his work and he has more than reasonable rates. Anyone can feel free to call me if they have any questions...or call him. (Cindy Dahlgren)

Exterminator--Quality home services of Delaware Valley, termite& pest control, radon testing. Ask for Mike Fiorelli 877-640-4677 cell # is 610-636-3789. (Roe Castillo)

Financial Planner

Financial Planner--We heartily recommend John Hachey at www.Hacheywealth.com  as a great Financial Planner. We have worked with him for several years and find his approach very refreshing. He has now moved his office to the Allentown Pa  area. You can contact him at 610-974-9777 or at the above web site.
John and Jan Ulshoefer

Grout Repair

I just want to pass on a recommendation for grout repair on our Neighbor to Neighbor page. I had noticed that some of the grout in our master bath was cracking off and upon closer inspection found many areas where Toll Brothers did not grout at all. I did some research, found "Got Grout?" and had them come to our house to check it out.

Rick and Josi (husband and wife team) from Got Grout? used a moisture detector on the tiled surfaces in our master bath shower and found that water had indeed penetrated behind the tile/grout due to not only poor grout work on Toll Brothers part but also incorrect tile placement where the wall meets the floor of the shower. Fortunately, we had caught this in time so that mold had not taken hold behind the wall which could have become a health hazard nor was there any water damage.

The correct way to, what is referred to as, "butt jointing" is to put floor tile down first and then put the wall tile down so the last row of wall tile comes down and rests upon the floor tile to ensure proper waterproofing. It seems Toll Brothers did exactly the opposite on our shower. They tiled all the way down the wall then tiled the floor up to the wall so that the water could still go right down the wall into the crack in between instead of on top of the floor tile. There is little one can do to fix this short of tearing out all the tile and completely redoing the entire area (floor first then the wall sides). From their experience over the years, Got Grout? said that not only poor grouting but lack of proper butt jointing in showers is very common in Toll Brothers homes.

Got Grout? suggested they remove the poorly grouted area where the wall meets the floor, re-grout, seal the grout and then caulk heavily to ensure a waterproof seal. Got Grout's normal process is to 1) Professionally clean the grout and tile, place a fan in the area and let it dry out for a fews day so they do not seal in moisture, 2) re-grout, then a few days later 3) seal the grout then caulk where necessary. It took about a week to dry out our shower but Got Grout? still finished the job on time as promised.

I highly recommend Got Grout? because they fixed our grout problem in the most cost effective manner, they were prompt, flexible, very courteous and completed the job by the date they promised. They are also licensed and insured. Since they are very busy we had to book them a month in advance. Don't let your beautiful home be ruined by water leakage in shower and bath areas and risk the health hazard of mold or water damage in your home due to Toll Brothers poor tiling.

Contact info for Got Grout?:

302-743-8084      e-mail: GotGrout@verizon.net       web: www.thetilecleaners.com

Handyman

Handyman recommendation Jason Jenceleski 267-259-8007 jmanhandyman@yahoo.com

Interior Decorator

Interior Decorator- Marie at Alberts Interior is an interior decorator with 20 years experience 610-353-3636

Landscaping

I highly recommend Kate Taylor of Kate T. Did Landscape Design.  She had creative ideas and searches for ways to keep the costs down.  We were very pleased with the finished look around our deck.  Come take a look for yourself! Lora & Steve Danuser 50 L’Enfant Court
Kate T. Did Landscape Design offers affordable and creative landscape designs to improve your outdoor environment.  I offer several different installation options to fit your budget.  Kate Taylor at 484-875-0278

Moore Landscaping & Design—Glen Mills 610-399-0344 (Jim Cook)

NOT RECOMMENDED Irish Greens Landscaping was hired to install sod and a patio. The work was unprofessional and they were extremely difficult to work with.
Barbara Wasik, 57 L’Enfant Ct.

Lawn Service

Andrew’s Lawn & Landscaping 610-399-9497-Estimate for mowing any house in Tall Trees-$30.00/per cut

Painters

Painting - Just had our 1st floor painted in December.  We used Patrick McKenna 484-429-3029 from Moneygran Designs.  He is a very good painter and he was very careful with the paint and moving our personal items in order to paint.  I highly recommend this painter.  
Janice Miller 610-399-1370

Painters - We just had our family room painted with a wash suede finish and the entry way painted by Karen and Kenneth Orr Painting. We are really happy with the way it turned out. We were really pleased with how professional they were. They started the job when they said they would and completed the job when they said they would. If anyone is interested their phone number is 610-356-6909. Noreen Taylor

Painters-Colorful Remedies-residential painting solutions- www.colorfulremedies.com Call for a free estimate-610-636-5016 (Jim Cook)

Painter-"Jack's Painting" (610-659-4199) (Brian Sullivan)

Nolan Painting Inc 181 W Hillcrest Ave Havertown, PA 19083 Ask for Chris Maratea 610-449-7795 (Diane Kisner)

Painting and Faux finishes Melissa Clement Painting 610-459-1319 (Mary Ellen Cook)

Decorative Painting Denise Klose 610-436-5957

Decorative painter- Pam Froncillo at 610-692-6640. Great with colors and faux painting

Painter - Joseph Hassard - 610-436-1162 - They did a great job and were reasonable. (Joan Muldowney)

Plumber
Tim - plumber - 484-620-3116 - very professional, reasonably priced, meticulous and punctual. Actually learned a few things from him!

Happy  Home  Improvements  plumbing,  bathroom  additions  renovations  general  repairs-call   Andy  Faux  610 -368-1400  andy.faux@verizon.net  -recommended  by  Jim  Cook

Radon Testing

Radon Testing-Call Air-quality control. Close up your home 12 hours before the testing starts (close windows and doors)-Service arrives places 2 testing devices side by side in the basement ($90.00-Tall Trees Price) or testing in the basement and on the first floor for $120.00. Service picks up devices in 48 hours and lets you know within a day of your testing scores.
610-239-4212 Mark Baker General Manager

Roofing
Happersatt Roofing - (610)-299-0016 - Gib Happersatt - reliable, reasonably priced and punctual - he is our "gold standard" for roofing and decking issues.

Sidewalk/Walkway

Stamped Concrete Walkway—Sarmento and Sons West Chester 610-486-0255--(Jim Cook)

Vacuum Systems

Charles Fols, Owner/ Central Vacuum Systems 302-275-2617 slofch@aol.com
Installer Neat clean work in whole house vacuum installation and other small work. (Licensed and insured.) (John R. Ulshoefer)

Window Cleaning

Window Cleaning I want to recommend All Star Window for window (indoor/outdoor and screen) cleaning. They did a nice job and are reasonable. www.allstarwindow.com Amy Band

Window Tinting

Doyle Window Tinting from Willow Grove-1-877-3M-DOYLE (Raymond) (Emanuel Klenner)

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