Scottsdale Area Service Providers

Barry's black bookHere’s a list of my favorite vendors and service providers throughout Scottsdale and the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. You cannot beg, borrow, steal or pay to be included on my list. These are simply individuals or companies that have provided quality work, products, knowledge and great service to myself, clients, or other Realtors in my sphere.

Not all of these contractors are licensed, bonded or insured. If that is material to you, do your due diligence. You can visit the Arizona Registrar of Contractors to look up license status.

Air Conditioner Cages:

Mark Metzger
Business: 623-561-0528
Cell: 623-377-1254

Notes: Have a rental or commercial property in a part of the valley where air conditioner condenser theft is a concern? Mark will come to you on-site and fabricate and install a quality air conditioner cage at a very reasonable price. 

Alarm Systems:

Simplisafe
Website: http://simplisafe.com/

Notes: No monthly contracts, monitoring is inexpensive, and tons of different features & sensors to choose from. You install the system yourself (sensors have 3M adhesive backing). No home phone line needed. Piece of cake, and the savings are great.

Desert Security
Phone: (480) 661-1800

Notes: Locally owned by Ron and Mike Fratt. Very very good service and they don't lock you in to long contracts.

Appliances (Your Own Home)

Spencers TV & Appliance
Multiple Locations
Website: http://www.spencerstv.com/

Notes: I love Spencers and have been using them for many years. Recently we decided to buy a new gas range / oven. I started shopping online and compared prices everywhere. I made a call to Spencers, didn't even mention the prices I had found online and they still quoted me $200.00 less than the least expensive price I found elsewhere online. Great service as well. 

Appliances (Property Managers)

Glendale Scratch & Dents Appliance Store
Phone: (623)930-0577 or (623) 915-5094
Website: http://www.azscratchanddent.com/index.html

Notes: Do you manage your own rental properties? This place is great for inexpensive scratch and dent, refurbished or second hand appliances. Quick delivery and they provide a 3 month warranty on most items.

B&B Appliances
Phone: (602) 870-1662
Website: http://bbappliances.com/

Notes: This is another good resource for those that manage their own rentals or need an inexpensive solution for appliances. They offer new and fully reconditioned warranted used appliances. Inexpensive delivery and a 6 month warranty on used items.

Appliance Repair:

Christian Appliance Repair
Phone: (623) 330-2800

Notes: Reliable and honest family run business. Cathy and her husband will even try and help you fix your appliance over the phone prior to scheduling an appointment. Very highly recommended. 

E & J Appliance Service Company
Phone: (480) 345-8884
Website: http://www.ejappliance.com/

Notes: Good old school service that's hard to find these days. Been in business for over 30 years. Very trustworthy and will try and save you money when they can.

Dino's Appliance Factory Service
Phone: 602-606-2080
Website: http://www.dinosappliance.com/

Appraiser:

McKinnon Apprasial Associates
Dan McKinnon
4045 E. Union Hills Drive, Suite 107
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Phone: (602) 443-9089
Email: info@mckinnonappraisals.com

Artificial Grass:

TurfHub
Kevin Garber
Phone: (480) 603-8873

Notes: Least expensive, nicest product, fast service. Last check, about $2.00 a sq. ft. for the product, plus installation.

Attorneys:

AMH
Andrew M. Hull
5025 N Central Ave Box 463
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: (602) 230-0888
Website: http://www.doctorevictor.com/index.php

Notes: If you need to evict a tenant make sure you contact a lawyer that specializes in the Arizona Landlord Tenant Act. Andrew is one of the pioneers in this field, and was the first in the Phoenix metropolitan area to make evictions affordable.

Aaron Green
Phone: (602) 525-4659
Website: http://www.greenlawaz.com/

Notes: Real estate attorney. He spent years as a “Hot Line” attorney for the Arizona Association of Realtors.

Bill Cahoon
Phone: (602) 549-8814

Notes: Especially good with the Arizona Residential Landlord Tenant Act.

Ben Skinner
Phone: (480)422-3440
Website: http://skinnerazlaw.com/

Notes: Prior to forming Skinner Law Group, Ben represented the Arizona Association of REALTORS® for more than five and half years as a senior “Hotline Attorney”.

Attorney (tax)

Whitney Sorrell
Phone: (480) 776-6055

Notes: Used to work for the IRS - now he enjoys fighting them.

Ken Neeley
Phone: (480) 802-4647
Website: http://neeleylaw.com/

Audio Component Repair:

Audio Doctor
Cornell Smith
Phone:: (480) 759-3724

Notes: The only one I trust to repair, perform maintenance or modifications to my vintage stereo equipment. Not inexpensive, but you can trust him to do the job right.

Audio / Video Installation

Nitzels Audio Video
Jason Nitzel
Phone: (602) 568-7172
Website: http://www.nitzelsaudiovideo.com/

Notes: Full custom audio / video system to programming your remotes. Jason has designed and installed a lot of the athletes high-end systems here in the valley.

Bee Removal:

AZ Queen Bee
Phone: (602) 881-9877
Website: http://www.azqueenbee.com/

Notes: Emily is a beekeeper and honey enthusiast. She won't destroy your bees -  she will relocate them and give them a second chance.

Blinds & Shutters:

Southwest Blinds & Shutters
Phone: (623)321-2354
Website: http://www.southwestblinds.com/

Notes: Ask for James. Good pricing on quality plantation shutters.

Mr Honey Do and Blinds Too
Dale Dahlgren
Phone: 480-558-3531

Notes: Dale does a great job on plantation shutters and his pricing is great.

Adobe Blinds & More
Phone: (480) 688-8852
Website: http://www.adobeblinds.com/

Notes: Very good pricing.

Repair:

Bailey's Blind Repair
Multiple Locations
Website: http://baileysblindrepair.com/

Notes: Want to try and repair your blinds before chucking them? Give Bailey's a try. Bring your blinds that need repair to one of their stores or they will come to you for a $65.00 service charge.

Building Supplies 

Building materials Outlet
Address: 2902 E Elwood St, PhoenixAZ 85040
Phone: (602) 232-1114

Notes: Their warehouse contains a vast selection of cabinetry, granite countertops, carpet, tile, and hardwood flooring, moldings, sinks, windows, doors and much more. Discount pricing. Worth checking out.

 

Cabinet Refinishing:

Kevin Halprin
Phone: (480) 710-3337

Notes: Excellent paint work on cabinets. Interior / exterior painting, great with drywall repairs as well.

Asael Soria Ozzy (goes by Ozzy)
Phone: (602)373-8210

Notes: Ozzy does beautiful work. Also does furniture.

Elite Custom Painting
David ''Sam'' Diligianis
Phone: (602) 708-4444

Notes: Really nice work on changing the stain color on some maple cabinets for a client, and installing new stainless hardware. The cost was around $3,000 for the entire home (3 bathrooms / kitchen). Good interior / exterior painters as well. 

Antonio Bravo
Phone: (602) 435-6837

Notes: I've only seen paint work from Antonio. Great, and the price is right.

Alex Fernandez
Phone: (602) 465-6337

Notes: According to a Realtor I know,  never on time, but great work and cheap. Cabinet staining.

A New Look By Courtney
Phone: (480) 265-6548
Website: https://www.facebook.com/A-New-Look-By-Courtney-503482903124779/

Notes: Lots of great pics of cabinet transformations on her Facebook page.

Carpet Cleaning / Tile Cleaning:

The Cleaning Mill
Phone: (480) 357-0508

Notes: The Cleaning Mill does good work, and the price is right. No hidden fees or up-selling. The last two clients that had their standard size 2 bed / 2 bath condos cleaned paid $75.00 and $79.00 .

Carpet Sales / Installation:

Starfloors
John Glista
Phone: (602) 460-7882

Notes: Great selection, pricing, customer service and quality installation. John at Starfloors is a little bit more expensive than AZ Discount Flooring but you get old-school customer service and he comes to your door.

AZ Discount Flooring
Address: 4950 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix AZ, 85013
Phone: (602) 264-9500

Notes: Marie at AZ Discount Flooring is who a lot of contractors use. The price is hard to beat, but if you need excellent customer service, you may want to shop elsewhere. Negotiate your best price. Plan on doing additional follow-up throughout the process and don't be surprised if they miss an installation appointment etc...

CarpetTurn
Kristina
Phone: (602) 481-8344

Notes: Great quality and price.

Chimney Sweep:

Arizona Chimney Sweep
Phone: (602) 910-2359
Website: http://www.arizonachimneysweep.com/

Notes: Cleaning chimneys and dryer vents since 1985. Quality work. Last invoice I saw was for $110.00.

Clock / Watch Repair:

Gesswein's Clock Repair & Sales
Phone: (602) 795-3082 or (480) 216-1013
Website: http://gessweinsclocks.com/

Notes: Have an old grandfather clock that needs to be repaired or restored? Check Gesswein's out. Serving the valley since 1984. Competent and reasonable. Also repair watches and music boxes.

Computer Repair:

Beyond Technology
Gordon Flanary
Phone: (480) 845-0021

Notes: Very reasonably priced. East Mesa location.

Concrete:

Eddie Figueroa 
Phone: (480) 226-3557

Notes: Need concrete poured for a slab, walkway, basketball court, patio etc? Give Eddie a call. Really good pricing and a real pro. All types of concrete, colored concrete, stamped concrete, acrylic overlays, pavers, block work, bbq's, fire pits, room additions, and welding.

Crown Moulding Installation:

The Crown Moulding Company
Phone: 480-945-0771
Website: http://www.crownmouldingaz.com/

I Crown Homes
Phone: (480) 297-2196
Website: http://www.icrownhomes.com/

CPA, Tax Services:

Robert R. Harmon, CPA
Bob Harmon
565 West Chandler Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85225
Phone: (480) 730-0041

Notes: Bob has been doing my personal taxes for years and is a true professional.

Countertops:

TecTop
228 W Lodge Dr
Tempe, AZ 85283
Phone: (602) 286-6995
Website: http://www.tectop.com/

Notes: Granite, marble, travertine, onyx and various quartz products

Barry The Granite Guy
Phone: (602) 309-2044

Notes: Really good pricing and quality installation. Granite only.

MarLam Industries Inc
834 E Hammond Ln
Phoenix, AZ 85034 (call for appointment as showroom isn't always open)
Phone: (602) 253-0003
Website: http://www.marlam.com/

Notes: The majority of builders use Marlam for all their countertop needs. Granite, quartz, solid surface, cultured marble, formica, wilsonart, laminate surfaces. This is your go to vendor for anything having to do with cultured marble (countertops, tubs, showers etc).

West Ayock
Phone: (602) 820-6049

Notes: Formerly of AZ Kitchen & Granite (was the granite guru over there) Now flying solo. Quality work.

Art
Phone: (480) 255-4915

Notes: Used to install granite for home builders, but is now on his own. One of his recent quotes came in a $2,000 while everyone else's was $3,000.

Paul McKenna
Phone: 480-710-5021

Notes: Paul's pricing is great due to the high volume of work they do. They're the fabricator for most of the Home Depot jobs done in the state, and work with Ashton Woods and Shea Homes. Pick the granite from his yard for maximum savings.

Ballroom Finishes
April Mohn
Phone: (602)451-2022

Notes: Have a tight budget? April is worth a shot. Her company does prefabricated granite vs custom fabricated. Some of her quotes come in up to 50% off of custom fabricated. She's also an interior designer, so she can help with style and color choices.

Drywall:

Drywall Done Right
Carlos
Phone: (602) 410-1123

Notes: Carlos did the sheet rock and texture on a home office I built, as well as patching a hole in my ceiling courtesy of a careless roofer I used. Carlos showed up on time, was reasonably priced and did great work. He has since done work for multiple clients and friends, and all have been happy with his work. $100.00 minimum charge.

Millers Mud & More LLC
Matt Miller
Phone: (623) 203-7683
Website: http://www.millersmud.com/

Notes: Good work from these guys. Popcorn removal, patch repair, new construction, remodeling, texture matching, water damage repairs, painting and tenant improvements. Licensed, bonded, insured. Also works with Habitat for Humanity.

Electrician:

Total Electric
Phone: (602) 430-7027

Notes: One of my favorite general contractors uses Total Electric for all their needs.

Armadeus Electric
Amadeo Pinedo
Phone: (602) 769-9247
Website: http://www.amadeuselectric.com/

Notes: This guy is awesome. Called him on Saturday afternoon, he was on a job but said he would be over after he finished. Amadeo came over at 8:00 pm and stayed until the job was done. Great customer service, great pricing. Highly recommended.

Husker Electric
Joe Kroeger
Phone: (480) 682-7385

Mike McDaniels
Phone: (602) 989-5817

Flooring:

Floor & Decor
Address: Multiple Locations
Website: https://www.flooranddecor.com/

Notes: Go be overwhelmed with flooring choices at Floor & Decor. Great selection of tile, wood, laminate, stone and the prices are great.

Imperial Wholesale
Phone: (480) 986-6900
Address: Multiple Locations
Website: http://www.imperialwholesale.com/

Notes: Large selection of tile and other flooring at great prices.

Puckett's
Address: 8057 S. Priest Drive Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone: (480) 990-8191
Website: http://www.puckettsflooring.com/

Notes: Want someone to handle your flooring job from start to finish? Give Puckett's a shot. Good customer service and pricing. Ask for Kris.

Flooring Repairs:

Painless Repair
Jason Watson
Phone: (602) 741-1363
Website: https://www.facebook.com/PainlessFloorRepair/

Notes: Bleach stain, iron burn, cracked tile, wrinkled carpet, curling or unraveled seam, pet damage, transitions, buckled laminate, torn linoleum? No problem. Most flooring contractors don't like small jobs like a few broken or cracked tile. These are the jobs that Jason specializes in - and loves to do.

Foundation / Slab Repair:

Arizona Foundation Solutions
Phone: (480) 386-0580
Website: http://www.foundationrepairsaz.com/

Notes: Problems with slabs, foundations, cracking slabs, sinking slabs etc. Free inspections. 

Garage Door Repair / Installation:

Daisy Mountain Garage Door Co.
Phone: (602) 375-DOOR
Website: http://www.daisymountaingaragedoor.com/

Notes: Licensed, bonded, insured. These guys are great. In one case they were at a clients home within an hour of calling.

K & B Garage Doors
Colman Phillips
Phone: (623) 936-4422

Notes: Family owned business, reasonable prices, very reliable.

Gardens:

The Garden Gal
Kelly Howe
Phone: (480) 787-6385

Notes: She plants gardens so you don't have to. Organic vegetable gardens, flower beds, routine garden maintenance, pruning, weeding. 

General Contractor:

Dyggz Developers LLC
Greg Sistek
Phone: (480) 292-3898

Notes: Does good work, and many Realtors I know use his services. Small repairs, flips, custom new builds etc.

Star Valley Contracting
Wayne
Phone: 608-320-9206 or 480-659-2069

Notes: Remodels, Water & flood damage repair, fire repair, mold remediation, asbestos abatement. Full service General Contracting.

Danny Meador
Phone: (623) 695-2782
Website: http://www.dannymeadorconstruction.com/

Notes: Licensed contractor at handyman prices. One particular agent I know has used him for 15 flips and has been very happy with his work.

Quality Reliable Solutions
Bruce Tarman
Phone: (480) 720-7083
Alternate Phone: (480) 666-9900

Notes: High quality work, dependable, and great to work with. 

Gutters:

A-1 Gutter
Phone: (
602) 819-1473

Notes: I've now heard several reports of A-1 Gutter doing a great job - even on warranty work.

Grills / BBQ's:

BBQ Island
Mike West
8425 S. Emerald Drive
Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone: (480) 632-9227
Website: http://www.bbqislandinc.com/

Notes: This is where the local professionals go to shop for their gear and accessories. Huge selection of grills including Weber, Big Green Egg, Traegers, Green Mountain, Louisiana Grills and many more. Also a nice selection of hardwoods for those into smoking. Another one of my favorite mom and pop stores.

Grout Cleaning:

Love Carpet Care
Phone: (602) 944-9206
Website: http://www.lovecarpetcare.com/index.html

Notes: Nick with Love Carpet Care is very inexpensive and does a great job. If you want to give this a try on your own, Simple Green yields amazing results and is available at stores such as Home Depot. You may also want to look into having your grout stained. Staining the grout makes the grout look brand new and is sometimes just a little more than what it costs to get the grout cleaned, depending on what company you use.

Handyman:

BullsEye Residential Services
Don
Phone: (602) 403-0468

Notes: Many Realtors turn to Don for handyman work.

Dyggz Developers LLC
Greg Sistek
Phone: (480) 292-3898

Notes: Does good work, and many Realtors I know use his services. Small repairs, flips, custom new builds etc.

Robert Voss
Phone: (602) 621-6893

Notes: Can do most everything. Great tile work, remove interior walls, doors, angle stops, ceiling fans, gfi's etc. The only thing I wouldn't recommend him for is paint work. Once upon a time was a builder. Pricing is reasonable.

Danny Meador
Phone: (623) 695-2782
Website: http://www.dannymeadorconstruction.com/

Notes: Licensed contractor at handyman prices. One particular agent I know has used him for 15 flips and has been very happy with his work.

Gino Zenga
Phone: (602) 989-9659

Heating & Cooling:

Arizona Dukes of Air
Phone: (480) 773-6565
Website: http://www.thedukesofair.com/

Notes: Honest, fair pricing and tons of positive Yelp reviews.

Hays Cooling & Heating
Phone: (602) 482-0229
Website: http://hayscoolingandheating.com/

Notes: I use Hays personally. Not a bad experience yet.

West Coast Plumbing & Air
320 West Lone Cactus #4 
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
Phone: (623) 582-1117
Website: http://westcoastplumbingandair.com/

Notes: Awesome! This company should be at the top of your list of people to call for anything plumbing or HVAC related. Great customer service and good pricing. 

Todd Edwards Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Todd Edwards
Phone: 623-544-1865

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Todd-Edwards-Air-Conditioning-and-Refrigeration/197432873017

Notes: Over 20 years in the business and honest, true professionals. They primarily sell Trane's and Goodman's when installing new units. Check out a Goodman with the inexpensive 10 year extended "Easy Care" warranty for peace of mind. Great value. Timely on general service calls for repairs as well. 

Flores Air Conditioning and Heating
Phone: (602) 486-4531
Website: http://www.floresairconditioning.com/
Yelp Reviews: http://www.yelp.com/biz/flores-air-conditioning-and-heating-phoenix?osq=Air+Conditioning+Repair 

Notes: These guys have really good pricing on new units. Trane, Rudd etc. I find West Coast Plumbing & Air to be more reliable and prompt for general service calls though.

Home Inspectors:

ACSI
Scott Warga
Phone: (480)636-7400
Website: http://acsillc.com/home-inspection/

AZ Infrared Consultants
James H. Duke
2447 S. Catarina Ave
Mesa, AZ 85202
Phone: (602) 448-8884
Website: http://www.azinfrared.com/

Notes: James uses infrared technology to take his inspections to the next level. He also teaches at the Arizona School of Real Estate.

Precise Inspection Services
Craig Collier
Phone: (602) 345-0092
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AZprecise
Website: http://www.azprecise.com/

Home Staging:

Decor Divas
Laurisa Huss
Phone: (602) 790-3863
Website: http://www.decordivas.net/

Staged To Sell
Phone: (602) 652-2220
Website: http://stagedtoselldesign.com/

Valley Platinum Staging
Chris Figueroa
Phone: (480) 510-7393
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ValleyPlatinumStagingLLC

Home Warranty Companies:

Buyers 2-10
Website: http://www.2-10.com/

Notes: Buyers 2-10 and Old Republic are far and away my favorite two home warranty companies. The most important thing to do before ordering a home warranty is to read the policy thoroughly so you understand what coverage is provided. 

Old Republic
Website: http://www.orhp.com/

Hotels / Motels:

The Phoenician
6000 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
Phone: (480) 941-8200
Website: http://www.thephoenician.com/

Notes: Simply amazing. Great place to stay when shopping for homes.

Motel 6
6848 E Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
Phone: (480) 946-2280
FAX: (480) 949-7583
Website: http://www.motel6.com/reservations/motel_detail.aspx?num=29

Notes: Ok, this is not even close to being one of my favorite Scottsdale hotels / motels. However, if you are coming into town to look at homes and you just want a cheap place to crash in an amazing location near everything, this is the place. We're talking $35.00 a night cheap (non peak season).

House Cleaning Service:

Reyna
Phone: 480-277-8004 (texting is best)

Notes: This is a new addition to the list, but an agent in my sphere recently used Reyna's business for cleaning his personal home. In his words "A-MAAZZZ-INGGGG." 3 people showed up and spent 5 hours cleaning the home. They cleaned his windows, air vents, sofa, carpets, inside can lights, chandeliers, hosed off his patios etc. They even washed a couple dishes he had in the sink. Also in his words "customer service on steroids."

Paradise Cleaning
Patty and Saul Garcia
Phone: 623-698-4531 - 623-696-2907

Notes: Exceptional, and pricing is very reasonable. Patty and Saul just spent 4 hours cleaning a condo that was pretty clean to begin with. Cleaned the inside of the refrigerator and all the crevices on the interior door panels without being requested to do so. 

Alicia Flores Professional Cleaning
Alicia Flores
4529 W Berridge Lane
Glendale, AZ 85301
Phone: (623) 204-7125

Notes: Many of the agents in our office use Alicia and her team with great success.

1st Choice Cleaning
Phone: (602) 579-7774

Notes: Reliable, reasonable and thorough.

Interior Designers:

Mary Meinze Design
Phone: (480) 699-2665
Website: http://www.marymeinzdesign.com/
Facebook Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/marymeindesign

Notes: Award Winning

The Luxury Look
Kristine Vowles
Phone: (480) 779-9637
Website: http://www.theluxurylook.com/

Insurance:

Nationwide
Jo Ann Bergdoll (Agent/Owner)
11000 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Office: (480) 315-0400
Email: bergdoj1@nationwide.com

Notes: I’ve had a fair number of clients use Jo Ann Bergdoll over the years, and they have been impressed. Very Professional, and is also a broker so she can often times find you some of the best rates in the industry.

Liberty Mutual
Vince Schmidt
Office: (602) 606-2249
Email: Vince.Schmidt@libertymutual.com
Website: http://www.libertymutual.com/vince-schmidt

Notes: Liberty Mutual usually has really good rates. Vince is a former client, knows his stuff, and has been in the insurance business since 1995.

Irrigation Specialist:

Bill Painter
Phone: 602-992-3274

Notes: Broken pipes, heads, wires, valve locating and troubleshooting. Great for sprinkler system repairs and very reasonably priced. I've used him for years for small jobs. 

Kyle Griffey
Phone: (602) 405-0388

Notes: City of Phoenix irrigation guy for the parks. Does some side work. Knowledgeable and reasonable.

Junk Removal:

1st Choice Cleaning
Phone: 602-579-7774

Notes: Great for general house cleaning as well.

GarbageGuy
Phone: (480)241-0110
Website: http://www.garbageguy.com/

Notes: They will take away your unwanted items, donate what they can to charitable organizations and dispose of the rest. Reasonable rates.

Pro Planet Disposal
Phone: 602-882-2832
Website: http://www.proplanetdisposal.com/contact-us.html

Notes: Like GarbageGuy, Pro Planet also recycles and donates to various charities.

Landscaping / Misc

Rigoberto Romero
Phone: (602) 435 0578

Notes: Mostly does landscaping, but also cleans out rentals, tree trimming and removal and a great one for building / removing fences. Hard worker and great pricing.

Locksmith:

Pop-A-Lock
Phone: (602) 274-1432
Website: http://www.popalock.com/index.php

Notes: Bill Manolidis specifically at Pop-A-Lock is great. His number is (623) 979-5625.

Stoddart's Lock and Safe
Scott Stoddart
Phone: (602) 369-1553
Website: http://www.surpriselock.com/

Notes: Automotive, residential, commercial. One of the best!

Acculock
Brian
Phone: (480) 632-9880

Downtown Locksmith
Phone: (602) 253-6916
137 W Mcdowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Notes: These guys are great, but especially so for those who have historic homes where you want to keep your original locks. Price is very good.

Mailbox Key/Lock Replacement:

Express Mailbox Lock, Key & Repair
Phone: (480) 440-4424
Website: http://express-mailbox.com/

Notes: I use this company frequently for mailbox key replacements when sellers don't have the key / mailbox number (typical when dealing with foreclosures or rentals).  You just provide the property address and Express Mailbox Lock, Key & Repair takes care of the rest. Cost is about $50.00.

Mortgages:

The Bingham Team
Christina Bingham
AnnieMac Home Mortgage
8130 E. Cactus Rd, Suite 500
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
Direct: (602) 295-2523
Email: CBingham@Annie-Mac.com

Cobalt Mortgage

Briggs / Lang Team
Marcy Briggs Rachel Lang 
15169 N. Scottsdale Rd.,
Suite 200
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phone: (602) 445-6415

Nova Home Loans
Oliver/Whalen Team
Ryan Whalen
Mortgage Consultant
Office: 480.821.2577
Cell: 480.233.5816  
Website: www.OliverWhalenTeam.com

Wells Fargo
Shantian Simmons
shantiansimmons@wellsfargo.com

Daniel Medina
Phone: (602) 435-7313 

Paul Martinez
Email: paul.martinez@wellsfargo.com

Matthew Siket
matthew.siket@wellsfargo.com

Notes: I don't generally recommend the big banks for your mortgage needs due to problems with communication, closing late etc - but if you must, I've heard good things about all four of these home mortgage consultants.

Motorcycle Repair, Service and Parts:

Eastside Performance
TJ Jackson
343 South Davis
Mesa, AZ 85210
Phone: (480) 649-0440
Website: http://www.eastsideperformancemotorcycles.com

Notes: Whether you have a Harley or a vintage Kawasaki Z1, TJ will take care of you. He’s been in business for over 30 years and flat out knows bikes.

Moving Companies (Local):

Just-In Time Moving
Phone: 480-213-0395
Website: http://www.just-intimemoving.com/

Notes: These guys look like they're having a blast while they work. Consistently good and fair pricing.

Get Your Move On
Derek Green
Phone: 
(480) 695-6621
Website: http://getyourmoveonllc.com/

Notes: One of the best, and Derek is great.

Odor Removal:

Pure Air Treatment
Doug
Phone: (480) 359-4748
Website: 
http://www.pureairtreatment.com/

Notes: Used Doug last year on a listing which had issues from the owners smoking in the home. The process took one day and was very effective.

Stink Free House
Phone: (480) 951-8460
Website: http://www.stinkfreehouse.com/

Notes: I haven't tried this company yet, but an agent friend of mine is a repeat customer. She uses them when she lists homes that have been smoked in. Stink Free House uses ozone technology and the cost is approximately $300.00.

Painting:

Pedro’s Painting
Pedro Peregrina
Phone: (623) 341-4403

Notes: Clean lines, good pricing and attention to detail. Pedro has painted many of my clients homes over the years.

J&M Painting
Jeff Goss
Phone: (623) 533-2405 or (602) 564-1911
Website: http://www.jandmpaintingservices.com/index.html

Notes: Nice work, nice pricing. About .75 a sq. ft. interior (one color) or .90 a sq. ft. for two colors. Exterior pricing is generally $1,200 for a one story home while two story homes come in at $1,600.

Chaves Painting
Phone: (480) 313-0175

Notes: I have not used Chaves Painting yet, but a Realtor I trust says they do great work and in his words, "they are very very cheap."

Alex MacKay
Phone: (602) 690-9930

Notes: Excellent quality, excellent pricing. Licensed and bonded. LIC# ROC 252045

Painting (Childrens Murals):

Sweet Andromeda Art
Phone: (602) 456-2278
Website: https://www.facebook.com/SweetAndromedaArt/photos_stream

Notes: Warning. I have not used this company. However, check out her Facebook page. The murals she does on the walls of children's rooms look fantastic. Batman & Robin, Avengers, Dr. Seuss, princesses, sports teams logo's - you name it. I will definitely be giving her an opportunity in the future. Prices start at $50.00 .

Pavers:

The Paver Brothers
Phone: (480) 779-0678 Main Office
Phone 2: (602) 481-6269 Chris Shaffer
Phone 3: (602) 616-3928 Jeff Shaffer
Website: http://www.thepaverbros.com/

Notes: Licensed, professional, quick, and priced right.

Pest Control:

Budget Brothers
Jeff Miklus
Direct: (602) 399-1011

Photography (aerial)

Mark
Phone: (602) 796-7911

Notes: Pretty cool stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_BhMtI2F2k

Pigeon Removal:

ThePigeonGuy.com
Phone: (480) 726-2622
Website: http://www.thepigeonguy.com

Plumbing:

Stellar Home Services
Paul (Owner)
Phone: (602) 818-0269

Notes: Small operation with very reasonable pricing. For example, Bradford White or AO Smith electric 40 gallon water heater installed for $490.00 ($520.00 50 gallon). Forty gallon gas water heater installed for $555.00 ($590.00 50 gallon). Installation includes new flex lines, ball valve and disposal of old water heater. Licensed ROC 278425.

West Coast Plumbing & Air
320 West Lone Cactus #4
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
Phone: (623) 582-1117
Website: http://westcoastplumbingandair.com/

Notes: Great customer service and reliable.

Plumbing Medic
Phone: (480) 217-5800

Notes: Valley wide service, 24 hr emergency available, same day appointments, charge by job not by hour. This is a good one. 15% Realtor discount, so you may want to give me a call before you contact them.

Gas Lines

Desert Flame Gas Works
Phone: (602) 388-2090

Notes: Want to switch out your electric range / oven for a gas one, but need to run a gas line? Desert Flames Gas Works specializes in gas piping and has great pricing. First quote for a past client from a different company - $3,500. Quote from Desert Flame? $1,500.

Pool Crack Repair:

Underwater Operations
Phone: (480) 585-2522
Website: http://www.underwateroperations.com/

Notes: Got cracks in your pool? This is a great alternative to the expense of doing a new pool resurface, and this is the company for the job. Some of their clients include ASU, Westin Kierland, Paddock Pools, NAU, LA Fitness and YMCA. Cost for around 20 lineal feed is approximately $600.00 - $ 700.00.

Pool Inspections:

Aqua Tech
Bryan
Phone: 602-309-1100

Notes: Most home inspectors include a pool/equipment inspection with their home inspections. However, this seems to be a weak point for many inspectors. For peace of mind you can have Bryan come out and inspect your pool for around $65.00 - $75.00. Full pool service available as well.

Pool Service, Supplies, etc:

Maddy’s Pool Supply and Service
81 West Guadalupe Rd. Suite 112
Gilbert, AZ 85233
Phone: (480) 840-6370
Website: http://maddyspoolstore.net/home.nxg

Notes: One of the few disappearing mom and pop pool stores still around. Very friendly and knowledgeable owner.

Swimming Pool Butler
Donnie
Phone: (480) 295-6101

Notes: Donnie is awesome. Great service and pricing. 

Poolman
3242 South Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85040
Direct: 480-991-7970
Fax: 602-233-1662
Website: http://www.poolman.com/default.html

Notes: This is a large company that operates valley wide. Very reliable and reasonable.

Pool Leaks:

American Leak Detection
Phone: (602) 242-8573
Website: http://www.americanleakdetection.com/az-greater-phoenix/residential-service

Notes: I had this company come out to my personal home after a couple of pool companies couldn't find the source of a leak in my pool. They will prove there is either a leak in your pool and pinpoint the source, or prove there isn't a leak. The charge was $340.00 and they made 3 or 4 trips to my home without any additional charges. Highly recommended if you have a tough leak to detect. 

Pool Fence:

Maloney’s Pool Care
Phone: (602) 840-5591
Mobile: (602) 819-0591
Website: http://poolfencesinphoenix.com/

Notes: I used this company for a pool fence at my personal residence. The price was reasonable, and the service was good. The total was $1,400 for 96 feet of 4' mesh with a gate.

Printing:

CopyFlyers.com
Phone: (602) 721-6655
Website: http://copyflyers.com/ 

Notes: Flyers, color copies, postcards, business cards, full service printing. Fast and very reasonable. Local and deliver to your doorstep.

Re-upholstery Services (couches, chairs etc)

Barbara Piraino
Email: Barbara.piraino@gcmail.maricopa.edu

Notes: Teaches upholstery classes at Glendale Community College. A colleague used to do this for a living, now refers everything to Barbara.

Strade's Designs
Harland and Monica Strade
Phone: (602) 595-4131

Notes: Great results and affordable.

Bruce's Upholstery
Address: 19439 N 3rd Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85027
Phone: (623) 465-1872

Notes: Good work, good prices.

Roofing:

Headlee Roofing
Dave Headlee
Phone: (480) 844-7430

Notes: Family owned and operated. Dave has been doing roof work for one of my clients that owns multiple investment properties for over 30 years.

Esmar Roofing
Phone: (602) 919-4044

Notes: A very good Realtor I know used Esmar on a torch down patio roof. His bid came in at 2/3 the price of the other two quotes he received. Esmar started at noon, and finished at 7:00 pm. He even called after the first rainstorm to make sure there was no problems with the roof. Who does that? Esmar works by referral only, so he is able to keep his costs low. 

Prime Roofing
Stacy Benson
Phone: (480) 756-9527

Notes: Prime Roofing is the "go to" roofer for many of my peers.

Roof Rats:

Critter Control
Phone: (623) 322-4725

Notes: Not much to say here, the roof rat specialists.

Safe Cracking:

ACME Locksmith
Phone: (480) 380-2263
Website: http://www.acmelocksmith.com/phoenix-safe-service.html

Notes: Open safes, drill safes, repairs, installation, moving, new combinations

Scorpion Treatment:

Seal Out Scorpions
Phone: (480) 820-7325
Website: http://www.sealoutscorpions.com/

Notes: Many satisfied clients.

Septic:

Ducks Septic Pump & Install
Phone: (623) 386-4112

Notes: Very well respected company in the valley.

Septic Technologies
Phone: (623) 932-3464 or (480) 429-1917
Website: http://septictechnologies.com/

Notes: Another well respected company. Pumping, inspections etc.

Shower Doors:

Arizona Shower Doors
Phone: (602) 447-0000
Website:  http://www.arizonashowerdoor.com/Home.html

Notes: Many contractors and handyman can take care of this for you, but if you want someone who specializes in shower stalls and shower enclosures and handles everything from design to installation, these are the guys to call. They're the manufacturer and have been in business for 29+ years.

Skylights (tube):

Solar Concepts
Phone: (480) 968-1777
Website: http://www.solarconceptsaz.com/

Notes: Not all tubes are alike. Compare quality and when in doubt go with the 14"

Spa Repair (Above Ground):

Alpha Spa Repair LLC
Chester or Steve
Phone: (602) 334-9541

Notes: Not very many options for above ground spa repair. In fact, this is the only company I know of. 

Sprinkler Repair:

Sprinkler Doctors
Phone: (480) 292-1773
Website: http://sprinklerdoctors.com/

Notes: Sprinkler repair, installation, design. Lots of Yelp reviews on this company.

Structural Engineer:

BBaca Engineering
Ralph Bacca
Phone: (480) 706-6222
Website: http://www.bbacaengineering.com/index.php

Notes: Awesome! Visit Ralph's website for a full list of services.

Stucco and Lath:

Nacho's Stucco and Lath
Phone: (480) 732-9308

Notes: I commented on how nice the stucco looked on an owners house when I was showing it and she went on and on about how great these guys were and how good the pricing was. After Nacho's completed her house, three of her neighbors had theirs done as well.

Surveyor:

Sunrise Engineering
Tony Elley
Phone: (480) 768-8600
Cell: (602) 432-8861

Tile and Stone Installation:

Quality Installation By Edin
Edin Cusic
Phone: (480) 471-8285, 
Cell: (623) 326-8393

Notes: Edin's work is amazing and has been installing tile for many years. If you want it done right the first time, this is the guy to call. Competitive pricing as well. I wouldn't hesitate to have him do the tile work in a $5,000,000 custom home. You're looking at about $2.25 a square foot for installation with Edin providing all materials other than the tile itself. Also does showers, stack stone etc.

Jesus
Phone: (602) 754-4474

Notes: Jesus does nice work. To give you an idea of price,  I just got a quote for 950 sq.ft. of tile in a little condo out in Mesa. Jesus is going to take away and dispose of all the carpet, install the tile, provide the grout and thinset for $1.50 a sq. ft. The customer just has to provide the tile. Excellent deal!

Rudy Olaguez
Phone: 602-410-3420

Notes: Great work, reasonable pricing. Tile floors as well as showers etc.

Title / Escrow:

Clear Title
Ali Coley, Branch Manager
11811 N. Tatum Blvd, Suite 3031
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Office: (480)248-8490
Fax: (480) 278-8496
Email: Ali.Coley@cleartitle-az.com

Tree Trimming:

Cody Huggins
Direct: (480) 510-0471

Notes: Park Ranger by day for the City of Phoenix. Cody has a passion for all things trees. Good pricing, and very knowledgeable.

Water Wells:

Beeman Brothers
Phone:  623-465-WELL(9355)
Website: http://www.beemanbrothersdrilling.com/

Well Inspections / Water Testing

IN2WELLS
Gary L Hix
Phone: (520) 631-7113
Website: http://www.in2wells.com

Notes: I took a class recently taught by Gary. The wealth of knowledge he has regarding wells is amazing. 

Weed Control:

Absolute Pest Solutions
Ryan Gielow
Phone: (602) 550-1932

Notes: Ryan will come out and spray for weeds and guarantee them not to return for 6 months. Also handles pests and termites.

Windows / Glass:

Mid City Glass
Gerd
Phone: (602) 279-6281

Notes: Awesome pricing on new windows. Also does window screens & frames at a reasonable cost.

Glass King
Jay
Phone: 
(480) 389-5656
Website: http://glassking.com/

Notes: Glass replacement. Really good pricing and work. Shower enclosures, custom mirrors, glass table tops, sun screens, window tinting as well.

Glass Busters
Phone: (480) 994-5855
Website: http://glassbustersaz.com/

Notes: Glass shower doors & enclosures, window replacement, custom mirrors, glass repair, replacement screens, glass table tops & more. Solid pricing and work here. In business since 1986.

Window Washing:

Casey’s Clear Panes
Casey Gregory
Direct: (602) 989-2132

Paneless Window Cleaning
Ken Mostoller
Steve Giorgi
Direct: (602) 993-4411

Wood Working:

Paul Bridgewater
Phone: 602-390-5180

Notes: New cabinets, curios or tables, refinishing, cabinet repair. Bring him a picture or an idea and he can build it.

Disclaimer:

These contractors and service providers names are provided as a community service to our clients and friends. Barry Cox and his team cannot guarantee their service or quality, and shall not be held liable. Any decision to enter into a contractual arrangement with these contractors (or any other contractor for that matter) should be based solely upon your own independent investigation and evaluation.