Some come to me by experience, others come highly recommended by sources I trust for honest, hard working, inexpensive, quality referrals.

I expect nothing but the best from independent contractors and companies that I put my name to, so please do NOT hesitate to contact me if they treat you less than extraordinary! They will be removed from my list! If you see the *** that means that I have personally used this company/individual and I personally recommend them.

If you don’t see what you need, contact me on email/phone/facebook… I will find someone with high recommendations from another source. If YOU have used a service that you highly recommend, please send me their info, I find the best recommendations from real people and real experiences.

AC/Heating and Plumbing

***Ben Wanless Fresh Breeze  480-251-1222 or

Appraiser - Residential
***Amber Wicker: Norris Property Consultants 602-430-3714
Ilan Baldinger – Baldinger Studios: 480.777.7528 Highly recommended, but never tested. His portfolio speaks for itself. Bathtub refinishing: Tommy at NuSurface. 602-670-2295
Bee Removal
Tile and Carpet Removal
***Cliff Martin: 954-804-4499  Highly affordable and knowledgeable.
House Cleaning
***Michelle Wright: Call or text 480-577-9117 (former real estate agent.)
General Contractor Licensed/Bonded/Insured
***TJS Contracting LLC – Todd Jones: (*disclaimer – my hubby) 480-612-7277
***Maldonado’s Restoration – Wells Vaughan: 480-227-2311 2853 S Pennington St, Mesa, AZ 85202
Computer Services
***Recovering Computers by Sparky:  244 North Country Club Drive, Suite 204  Mesa, Arizona 85201   480-361-5245
Counter Tops
***TJS Contracting LLC – Todd Jones: (*disclaimer – my hubby) 480-612-7277
Credit Counseling and Repair
***Avoid BK – Rochelle Belnap – AZ Credit Law Group:  480-907-6088  700 E Baseline Rd ste C-3 Tempe, AZ 85283
***TJS Contracting LLC – Todd Jones: (*disclaimer – my hubby) 480-612-7277
Estate Sale
Another Great Estate Sale, Tammie Harrison: (602) 214-1457 ,
Exterminator (also see termites)
***Modern Pest Solutions – David Willmes: 480-444-2454
Flooring - Carpet, Wood and Tile
***Right Carpet: 480-966-8830  1720 W Broadway Rd suite 102 Mesa, az 85202
All but Carpet – Gilbert Ledesmas: 480-733-4397  –
Rick Mead – 2 Brothers Home Remodeling: 602-487-2633
Todd Skelton: 602-527-2008
Bill Chester: 928-713-8818
Custom Property Renovations-ROC: #281973  Russ Knight 602-571-5802
Food and Catering Stuff
***Tall Order Catering: 480-278-0827
***Lil Muzzy’s Cakes: 480-251-3939  (cupcakes – East Valley)
***Kathleen Thompson Amazing cakes/North Valley: 623-680-7359
Garages - Doors and Storage
Dave Nelson The Storage Doctor: 480-209-4063
***Sears garage Doors: 520-314-4270 (local… this is just the card I had, they treat the whole valley)
Mac MacDonald: (480) 292-6466
Adam Schaeffer: 602.576.2551
Mark Besler: “We can do it services, LLC” – 602.748.5287
Ken Fifield:  602-330-4558
Home Inspectors
***Scott Warga (they are all great) ACSI Home Inspections: 480-636-7400 (website)
***Merlyn Wilson  Edify Property Inspections Inc 602-527-7676
***Travis Turk Pillar to Post Home Inspections:  602-579-7328
Insurance (Home/Auto/Life/Health)
***Jayson Hoffer – Farmers Insurance: 480-518-0747
***Michelle Riachi – Candor Benefits / Nationwide Ins.:  (480) 438-8214 (life/home/auto) (health)
***Alfredo: 602-326-5462  (fast, inexpensive and knows his stuff!)
Landscape Design and Installation
***Haley Farris (landscape Architect and project manager): 480-777-9305  8920 S Hardy Dr Tempe, AZ 85284
A Aardvard Affordable Locksmith-Charles Copeland: (623) 580-0410
East Valley Agent Locksmith, Benjamin Moss: 480-200-9887
Locksmith call Dustin Wood: 623-271-2506. Fast and inexpensive. 2 doors re-keyed for $50.00 then $10.00 per door after that.
Moving Companies
Pods: Hands down the best way to do it if you can  877-770-7637
United Mayflower: 877-670-6061
Pack Rat: 800-722-5728
Two Men and a Truck: 480-559-8085
Meikle Moving. Owner Brian Meikle.: 602-369-5407.
Just-in Time Moving (Owner – Justin Hart), Family/Locally Owned:, 480-213-0395
***Professionally organize your home. Worth EVERY penny! Sabra Mraz: 480-907-4512 and Pamela Curcio  480-215-8875
***TJS Contracting LLC – Todd Jones: (*disclaimer – my hubby) 480-612-7277 (EXTERIOR)
***West Coast Plumbing and Air:  320 West Lone Cactus Dr., Ste 4, Phoenix, AZ 85027 – Phone: 623-582-1117
Pool Supplies and Maintenance
***B&B Pools Chemicals, advice, equipment repairs: 480-839-4340  1813 E Baseline Rd Tempe, AZ 85283
***Gilbert Pools: 480-359-1952 1450 W Guadalupe Rd Ste 113 Gilbert, AZ 85233
***Bluefrog Roofing – Scott Brooke: 480-292-2669
***Maldonado’s Restoration – Wells Vaughan: 480-227-2311 2853 S Pennington St, Mesa, AZ 85202
Smoke Repair
Bud Aurilia  Silverado Distributing: (480) 951-8460 / Adam 602 625 6976.
Home Staging
StageAZ – Robyn Guinn: 602-620-7170 or,
Decor Divas LLC – Laurisa Huss: 602-790-3863
Diane Chester: (602)881-2022 Emphasizes working w/ owner’s current possessions & low cost methods.  (also cleaning services avail).
Scott Jacobson: 623-734-4343
Structural Engineer
Todd Heroldt: 602 796.5173 cell.
Termite Inspection and Treatment

***Action Termite:  602-439-5038
***House Doctor: 3310 W. Bell Rd. #232 Phoenix, AZ 85053 Phone: 602-993-1800
***Ladybug Pest Control 480-833-1111

Trash Removal
***Stardust Building Supplies Building materials? (cabinets, lights, fixtures, appliances… anything): 480-668-0566 1720 W Broadway Rd Mesa, AZ 85202
Well Inspector
Beemans Well Service: 623-465-9355
Frazee Well Drill: 623-465-5511
Window/Glass Repair and Replacement
Window Cleaning
Antonio at Bellavista Window Cleaning: 480-414-8832 /
All Bright & Clear–Tim Miller: 623-695-1683

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