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If you have a workman, contractor, service, or business that you were happy with and would like to recommend to other residents, why not pass it along? It may save us all the aggravation of being taken advantage of or hiring contractors or people who do poor work. Contact:

Barbara Kalmin (click on link to get email address)
259-6648

Please provide:

  • Workman/Business/Profession/Service:  Name & Phone Number (and email address if they can be contacted that way) of the workman, contractor, service, or business that you are recommending
  • Comments:  A few sentences about why you are recommending them
  • Your name, phone number & email address

Also, if you learn that one of these services is no longer in business, please let me know so I can remove it from the list. Thank you.

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Services Recommended by Residents

     Air Conditioning & Heating Repair
     Air Duct Cleaning
     Airport Shuttle Service
     Appliance Repair
     Auto Body Shop
     Awnings

     Bakery
     Barber Shop / Hair Salon
     Beauty & Cosmetics
     Blinds, Shutters & Repairs

     Car Repair
     Carpet Repair
     Carpet Stretching
     Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
     Cleaning Person
     Closets
     Crown Molding

     Detailing Service
     Doctor
     Dryer Vent Cleaning
     Drywall & Repair

     Emergency Call Buttons Joan Hartung recommends the PAL Button.

     Golf Cart Batteries
     Golf Cart Rental
     Golf Cart Service & Repair
     Golf Cart Tires & Wheels
     Garage Doors
     Golf Indoor Practice
     Garage Screens
     Grill Cleaning & Renewal

     Handyman
     Hearing Center
     Home Care & Care Giving
     Home Organization & Decluttering
     Home Repairs

     Irrigation

     Lanai Conversions
     Lanai/Florida Room Furniture

    
Landscape Design
     Lock & Safe Services

     Organic Produce

     Painters
     Pavers
     Pet Groomer, Mobile
     Pet Sitting
     Plumber
     Physician/Eye
     Physician/Orthopedic
     Prescription Drug Assistance

     Rugs & Tile Cleaning/Sealing

     Safe & Lock Services
     Sprinkler & Irrigation

     Stained Glass Creation

     Tile Installation & Repair
     Tile & Laminate Installation, bath remodeling, back splashes, carpet repair, etc.
     Transportation (Airport or Other)

     Upholsterer
     Urgent Care
 

Service Name & Phone Comments Resident
Air Conditioning & Heating Florida Air & Heat, Inc.
Fruitland Park, FL

352-326-3202

We needed to find a contractor that we could trust to do a repair of our AC/Heating System. We called one that turned out to be so expensive, we decided to ask for a competitive bid from another state licensed company, Florida Air & Heat. Inc. They have been in business since 1986. The first company's price was $838, but Florida Air & Heat's price was $172. Big difference!  Bob and I highly recommend this company. They are very knowledgeable, professional and certainly will give you a fair price. If you should call them, please be sure to mention our name. Bob & Marcia Cochran
Air Duct Cleaning Marchants

352-259-9193 or 352-750-1030

A villager who cleans air vents, dryer vents (even climbed on the roof) and leaves the areas cleaner than he found them.  He was courteous, efficient, and reasonable. Highly Recommended to me by Lynnhaven neighbors. Jim & Mariagnes Moran

 

Airport Shuttle Service
Village Airport Van
241-2000
There is a service that provides door-to-door pickup. Their fee is $140 round trip for two to go to Orlando.  I believe they go to Tampa also.
Arlene Kerans
259-0103

 

When our daughter, Kim, was here in May we used Village Airport Vans and it was great! Also, Jack Steenburgh used it.  They only charge $35 one way and they bring you right to the door.  They pick you up at the airport when your plane arrives and you don't have to wait as long as the regular Village shuttle service. Ann Lewe
When they started their service, they were on time, and picking you up and dropping you off at your house made it easier than having someone drop you off or picking you up at the Village Bus in Spanish Springs or Sumter Landing. But I recently took the van back from Orlando Airport and it was a terrible experience. They were an hour late picking me up after my plane landed (another passenger said she waited two hours before the van showed up).  On the way back, the van stopped at the Plantation (out of the way by more than 1/2 hour). With a full load, it took 4 hours after my flight landed to get home. They are making a mistake by picking up people other than at The Villages, as it adds a considerable amount of time to the trip. I not only do not recommend them, I will never go with them again.
Ken Kraut
Appliance Repair
2 Brothers Appliance

352-751-1660
2brotherappliance@gmail.com

My dishwasher would not run so I called 2 Brothers. They gave me a free in-home estimate. In my case, it was because I don’t use the dishwasher enough and they just had to give the motor  a "nudge". Total cost was $35. They are from Illinois and are trying to treat people fairly. I was very satisfied, and since I have been here, I haven't had anyone come for under $50.

 

Eunice Martinez
I had a nonfunctioning dishwasher and someone gave me the name of Two Brothers. I called them and I highly recommend them. They were on time, professional, reasonable, and even gave me suggestions on how to use the dishwasher to its best advantage!  He told me if the dishwasher can't be fixed, they just tell you up front and there is no service charge. Michelle Utter
David Houston

352-753-7457

Anyone having small and even large problems can contact my son David Houston. He is a licensed heating and cooling worker (at least through Michigan). Just since he's been here, he has fixed a leak in the coils of our refrigerator, and replaced our garbage disposal. He has become a handyman for all sorts of things... washers, dryers, and a lot of other things.
If you need of something fixed, give him a call. He is very, very reasonable.

Pat Houston
352-753-7457
Village Refrigerator & Appliance Repair

Jim Risley
352-348-3411
352-216-8324

We just had our oven repaired — good repairman, very professional, personal and reasonable, besides being prompt. Stu & Mary Kay Willa
We just had to have someone come to repair our refrigerator that had stopped working. I called Jim after looking on this site and saw the recommendations. He was extremely prompt, efficient, courteous, and quite reasonable. I would definitely use him again. Sue & Danny Thetford
Auto Body Shop Body Shop
3461 Hwy 441
(next to Ace Hardware)
Fruitland Park, FL

Go directly to the back of the property.

Call Dale at 504-1149

I recently went to the Toyota body repair shop for a quote to fix a 1-inch dent I put on the door of my Avalon (a deep one). Their estimate was $423. I went to a nearby body shop that had the outward appearance of a junk yard. They matched the paint and did a fine job, and for only $100.
If you are willing to try them, call Dale at 504-1149 and let him know you are coming for an estimate. Tell him the guy with the gold Avalon sent you.
Ken Kraut
Awnings RK Products Inc.

352-430-4430 or rkproductsinc@comcast.net

Ron & Karen Brunner of The Villages are the owners.

This contractor for Awnings is very good. If interested in an awning, you should consider SUNAIR LATERAL ARM AWNINGS for durable construction and swing arm design before making a final decision. 
 
Ron does quality work & provides great customer service. He even calls if he is going to be late or needs to reschedule.
Jim Patrick
352-753-4127
Bakery Donna's Dream Cakes

352-245-0274
donnascakes@cfl.rr.com

I would like to STRONGLY RECOMMEND Donna's Dream Cakes as a wonderful local bakery, located on 301, about 3 miles north of 466 in Summerfield. She recently made me a spectacular chocolate/raspberry cake, after very little (frantic) notice, and for a very reasonable price. She offers a variety of cakes, pastries, cookies, pies, and desserts in all sizes. I will definitely call her again ! Diane Davis
352-633-7271
Barber Shop
/ Hair Salon

Troy's Barber Shop
11249 North US Hwy
Route 301 in Oxford

Troy Miller
352-303-0359
Open Monday — Friday
8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.

If anyone would like to go to a wonderful barber, try Troy's Barber Shop. I think he's the best barber in town.  (Take Rt. 466 to 301, make a left, go about two miles, pass Oxford Storage and his business is right on the left, next to an auto repair shop.)

Joe Taibi
352-205-4675
Salon Brandon Hair Design
13685 SE US HWY 441  Ste 6
Summerfield, Fl 34491

352-693-5814
I have a terrific hair dresser that I'd like to recommend. I have been going to him for six months and now my girlfriend and two sisters-in-law are going to him, and they are also very pleased with him. His prices are VERY reasonable!!  He's just outside The Villages so he can keep his prices down.  We all go to Brandon. You can tell him I recommended him. Sue Fitzgerald
Beauty & Cosmetics
Debra Penton
Avon Representative
352-259-9099
If you love Avon, you'll love having Debra Penton as your Avon Lady. I do! Her service is excellent. She makes every order placed a pleasant experience. Simply, Debra is the best Avon Lady I have ever had. She's a keeper... for guys too!
Maryann Holden
Blinds, Shutters & Repairs Michael Hickmon
352-217-7556
If you need a blind repaired, I recommend Michael's company. He charges $40 for a service call, and if he can't fix it, there is no charge. Lois Travinsky
753-0589
Car Repair The Body Shop
352-504-9353
I tried The Body Shop for car repair based on resident recommendations. I was very  pleased with the service and price. Tom Fenosoff
Carpet Repair

Mozart Carpet Specialists

352-250-2741

This man has come to our twice to fix different carpet problems.  He does excellent work, does not charge too much and cleans up after himself when he's done.  We highly recommend him. Mary Lou & Andy Sloan
259-4368

 

 

Carpet Stretching Robert's House Washing
352-728-6272

Cell 352-572-3310
Robert's House Washing washed my house and did a good job. He also re-stretches carpets and people on my street have used him. Phil Edgington
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Chem Dry
352-568-1119
This Chem Dry is a wonderful carpet cleaning company. There is another company with the name of Chem Dry in the Villages, but it is not the same company.
Marcia Glatt
Deming Enterprises
Eric & Bernie Deming

352-516-0247 (Cell Phone)

Serving Lake & Sumter Counties

We have a wonderful carpet/furniture cleaner, Deming Enterprises. The owners are Eric and Bernie Deming and they've been in business for 33 years. This is the 2nd time we have used them. We had carpets steam cleaned as well as the sofa, loveseat and recliner. They are dependable, efficient, and very cost competitive. They also clean ceramic tile.  We highly recommend them. Sue & Rick Oprisu
Lotto Carpet Cleaning
352-552-5418
Bob found an excellent carpet cleaner through the contacts here in Bridgeport at Lake Sumter.  The guy's name is Steve Burstock.  He lives in The Villages, is nice and friendly, does an excellent job and for less money...even on his business card he has "The Best for Less!" Nanci Strickland

Rob's Carpet & Upholstery 
Cell 352-552-2226 

He was very neat and on time. We had our off-white, 10-year-old furniture cleaned and our rugs. EXCELLENT job, just like new. He is also licensed and insured.

Karran & Bill Dagon
352-750-4962

Barbara Fox
 
Mary Dooley

Cleaning Person Amanda Menezes
978-238-6654
I have a cleaning person to recommend. Amanda Menezes is young, very meticulous, and cleans everything. She doesn't speak much English. She is the wife of the fellow who does the tile for Roberto's. Joan Hartung
Children's & Custom Puzzles Jack Warner
751-5654
I just wanted to let you know that you need to spread the word on these puzzles!  I bought an alphabet one for my granddaughter and I can't wait to give it to her.  Anyone with grandchildren or small family members should go have a look and I guarantee you'll find one that's a MUST BUY! Jack also does custom puzzles using any photo you have. Lois Grace
Closets
Closets "R" Us
352-255-8975
Virginia and Juan were wonderful during the installation of our custom closets and pantry. They measured and provided many options for us to decide. They installed on a holiday to accommodate us and were very professional. They worked "clean" with no mess afterward and were timely on phone calls and appointments.
352-391-5690
Custom Home Closet
352-748-9181 www.customhomecloset.com

9813 N US Hwy 301, Wildwood, FL

I needed to have my closet redone because the wire shelves were falling off the wall. I had 3 estimates and Kimberly Lewis from Custom Home Closet did the best at creating a truly custom closet for the best price. The 2 other companies gave me limited choices due to the shape of my closet, but Kimberly was able to really see my needs and my height challenges and create a closet that is awesome and not cookie cutter. The installers were very professional and kept our house clean. There was a time delay in getting it put in because they were already booked for a month, but it was truly worth the wait. Helen & Tom Zimniewicz
Crown Molding
Peter Sammons
904-484-7248
tobymimi@gmail.com
 
Peter has a new Facebook site that features homes he has worked on and shows the many ways crown molding can be used. Log on to Facebook and enter "Creative Homeworks".
We have had Peter do our crown molding and he did a excellent job. He was on time and very professional. We would and have recommended him to friends.
Suzanne Pahls
Detailing Service

Fantastik Detailz
352-504-1929
ggooden70@yahoo.com

George Gooden, Owner
Licensed and insured

This is a MOBILE detailing service — he comes to you!  Services for auto, golf cart, cycles, RVs, boats, planes.
George has detailed my vehicle several times and every time I discover a brand new car! Can't say enough good things about him. He will routinely call to set appointments if you want. He uses his own supplies and water, connects to your porch electric outlet, and leaves the premises debris free and clean! His prices are very reasonable for this mobile service.  
Diane Davis
Doctor Dr. Weena Favis
Internal Medicine

Lake Prime Care
352-365-1224

Dr. Favis recently opened a location in the Laurel Manor Medical Plaza.

Immediate appointments are available.

She has practiced in Sumter and Lake county for 15 years, takes most insurances, and is accepting new patients.

I am a patient and I found her to be very thorough and aggressive in finding answers for my situation. I found her 1.5 years ago at her Leesburg office.

She also offers a patient portal to access your own medical records. I can always get in to see her within a day if it is an emergency!

Denise Sands
561-309-4721

 

Dryer Vent Cleaning Jeff Council
954-650-1235
I  would recommend Jeff Council for dryer vent cleaning. He cleans it from the inside and then cleans it from up on the roof for $25. He is very neat and honest. Joan Hartung
Keith & I would also like to recommend Jeff Council. Our experience was the same as Joan's except that he diagnosed and fixed a hole in the duct vent in addition to cleaning every thing out. (I just couldn't watch him on the roof!)
Ellen Conner

We had our dryer vent cleaned out by Jeff Counsel the other day and were so impressed with how hard he worked and how fast my wash now dries (in just ¼ of the time). Bill said he took four bags of lint from the roof alone. He cleaned up my laundry room perfectly. The price charged was $30, but Bill was so impressed that he gave Jeff a five dollar tip because he had worked so hard.
We would highly recommend him!

Karran & Bill Dagon

Mr. & Mrs. Fix-It
750-6344
We never had our dryer vent cleaned from the wall to the roof until today. I have regularly taken a vacuum cleaner to the back of the dryer and as far up the wall as my sweeper would reach and cleaned it myself.

For $45 Mr. & Mrs. Fix-It came today and with some simple brushes and blowers cleaned up to the roof vent and I am flabbergasted at how much lint was in that vent.

If you have the type of vent that is on your roof and you have never cleaned it, do it my friends. I'm sure we were getting close to a potential fire hazard.

Diane & Ray Householder
Wright Way Duct Cleaning

Tom Wright
352-397-4888

I want to give high marks to Wright Way Duct Cleaning. Owner Tom Wright has worked in The Villages for over 17 years. His motto is "I show up when I say I will, I do what I said I would, and that's it."
I was afraid I would need to buy a new dryer but decided to see if all the ducts needed cleaning first. Tom found 10 years worth of lint stuck in the vent, some of it as hard as and the size of a brick. If your house is as old as mine and your laundry takes longer and longer to dry, call Tom Wright for a cleaning. Very reasonable price, too.
Ginger & Tom Child
750-2119
Drywall & Repair A Touch of Drywall, Inc.

Lori Krusts (owner)
352-636-6859

totalpunch62@comcast.net

A Touch of Drywall, Inc does very professional repair work for many contractors and residents. Lori Krusts is the sole owner and executor of repairs. She has been doing drywall work for 11 years and does an amazing job of repair. She did work for our neighbors first, then we hired her to repair our patio ceiling. Arline & Larry Seymour
Emergency Call Buttons PAL Button

352-638-5900

I would like to recommend  PAL Button: a life-saver emergency call button. Works in the house and within 600 feet of the house (in case you are doing yard work, or in the garage). Anyone living alone, or if you have a spouse that has to be left alone, this is a must. I like the one worn around the neck, not the wrist device, so if you end up with only one arm working, you can still push it. Don’t tell yourself that you are healthy and don’t need it. Healthy people fall, have heart attacks, and strokes. The people servicing it are right here in The Villages, no mail order to set it up yourself.  
Tell Phyllis that Joan sent you.
Joan Hartung
Garage Doors Garage Doors, Inc.

Ryan O'Cull
352-617-0522

On the same day that I needed Lock & Safe service, a spring on the garage door opener broke. I called Garage Doors, Inc. Excellent and swift work, completed in 45 minutes. Marcia Glatt
I would like to recommend Ryan O'Cull of Garage Doors, Inc. He serves the Villages. He was prompt, dependable, reasonable and did a fantastic job replacing my broken springs. Lois Nettelbladt
912-656-5751
Masters Touch Garage Doors
352-347-6411
We would like to recommend Masters Touch for garage door problems. Very reasonable. Karran & Bill Dagon
352-750-4962
Garage Screens
and other work
Southern Metals
 
Jeffrey Williams
821-1817

We were pleased with the Garage Screen door he installed. We heartily recommend Jeffrey.

Hank & Barbara Lubben
753-9793

Golf Cart Batteries Battery Boys

David Vanderwall 352-643-1241 &
Ken Zalecki 352-643-1340

www.batteryboys.us

David Vanderwall and Ken Zalecki have 35 years of experience and they live in Lynnhaven.

They do all kinds of electrical work on cars besides batteries, custom wheels, and tires. This includes the computer in your charger, the computer in your cart, electrical switch malfunctions, signal lights, etc.

I asked them to come over and install new batteries on my cart. They showed up with new Trojans, and after an examination of my batteries, they said I did not need new batteries. They replaced two aluminum angle irons beneath two batteries and explained why they had eroded away. Reasonable and dependable, and honest too.

Ken Kraut
753-6387

Call or email me for more information on a golf cart voltage reducer that I had them install to save wear on batteries, lamp bulbs, and fuses.

Battery Boys is prompt, honest, and provides reliable service for golf cart batteries, custom wheels, tires and more. Terry & John McCormick
Golf Cart Rental
Lloyd Rohlig
2328 Due West Drive
352-430-8505
I would like to recommend the following person who has several 2- and 4-seater electric golf carts for rent on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.  Most carts have Sunbrella enclosures.  I have used his services several times when family and friends have visited. He will deliver and pick up the carts.  He is very friendly, has reasonable rates, and lives in the neighborhood.
Alice Rettagliati
352-552-3879
Golf Cart
Service & Repair
Willie's Golf Cart Service & Repair
352-255-1369
williewilcoxon@aol.com

Here is a golf cart mechanic that we recommend. He worked on friends of ours gas cart and they were very pleased with him. We were having bad luck with Discount Golf World and gave him a call.  He came out the next day and fixed everything. He was very thorough and explained what was wrong and why. He has been working on golf carts for 20 years. He is very reparable and trustworthy. He says he isn’t allowed on Discount Golf’s property. It seems a 90 year old women was having trouble with her cart and they replaced some batteries with what they said were new. He checked them and found that they were over two years old and used. So he drove to Discount Golf and confronted them about it. They kicked him out. That tells me he is a good guy and can be trusted.

Dan Hetzer

I want to add my comments related to Willie’s Golf Cart Service and Repair. I have used Willie’s service twice and can say that everything Dan has said about his service is true. He does excellent work and his prices are reasonable. He will also tell you that if he cannot do the work and will recommend people he knows and trusts.

Rich Morrison
I tried Willie's Cart Service for cart repair based on resident recommendations. I was very  pleased with the service and price.
Tom Fenosoff
We needed golf cart service and looked at the residents recommendations and used Willie's Golf Cart Service & Repair. He was very prompt, seemed honest, and reasonable. We would recommend him anytime and will definitely use him for future work. Dan & Sue Thetford
753-8456
Golf Cart Tires & Wheels Gordon's Garage

1000 Lake Sumter Landing
352-753-2270

I would recommend getting golf cart tires at Gordon's Garage at Sumter Landing. They were $130 for 4 tires on rims installed. Cheapest price I could find.

Phil Peregrine
Golf Indoor Practice Sim-Links Golf
8620A E. CR-466
The Villages

Office: 352-259-9279
Cell: 352-425-6344

Rain, Freeze or Shine
Tee Up with Us Anytime

This is a new business that accommodates all levels of golfers — to have fun and improve their swing. You are indoors and you hit a golf ball at a screen of a famous golf course (you choose the course) and it tells you the speed, distance, angles, etc. of your shot. They serve beer and wine, as well, so it is a great way to practice and improve your skills on rainy or cold days... great anytime.

Price is based on time you spend. Go with a couple of folks and split the costs. Tables and chairs for relaxing and watching your friends improve their golf game. Enjoy!

Joe Taibi
Grill Cleaning & Renewal JB's Grill Cleaning — The BBQ Cleaner
1-352-459-9936
Email: 2507maverick@gmail.com

https://www.homegrillcleaner.com/

I am thrilled with the job they did cleaning my outdoor grill. I called them and they did a complete inspection of the grill and its components and cleaned everything at a reasonable price. They removed all traces of fat and burnt on grease & food, even cleaning in places I wouldn't have thought to touch. It was a messy job, but they did it. My grill looks like new! Jerry Testerman
Handyman
Action Jackson
 
352-205-7977
Cell: 352-598-4557
Jack has done many things for us.  He's installed attic stairs, hung lighting, pulled out a bathtub and replaced with all new tile and made shower only. He has done many small jobs for us also. Reasonably priced, and does a very good job. Mary Lou & Andy Sloan
259-4368
Dave, The Handy Hubby

Dave Laluk
585-748-6297
davethehandyhubby@gmail.com

Dave repaired several screens in my house. He did a very good job. He was neat , on time and I thought the price was reasonable. If I have other odd jobs to be done I wouldn't hesitate to have him come and do it. I highly recommend him.
Jack Newlan
Jeff Council
954-650-1235
I  would recommend Jeff Council for a handyman. He helped me with several small jobs around the house, trimmed bushes, cleaned my lanai and the gutters.   He also does dryer vent cleaning (inside and then up on the roof) for $25. He is very neat and honest. Joan Hartung
Village Helper

John McCormick
210-896-3301
John.McCormick500@gmail.com

John does painting, small repairs, yard care, deliveries, moving, lifting, assembling, driving, store & pharmacy pickups. No job is too small. He is a young military veteran who is reliable and offers reasonable prices. He has done some painting for us and his work was meticulous. He also dug up well-established bushes and about six inches of landscaping stones in front of our home so we can add a patio. A monumental job! Terry McCormick

Posted 6/22/2017
Hearing Center Corrective Hearing Center

Don Smith
352-751-6400

I want to recommend the Corrective Hearing Center in Southern Trace for hearing aids or testing. It is behind the Citizens Bank and the proprietor is Don Smith. I have hearing aids and the tubing broke on one, and the place where I got them went out of business. I went to 5 different hearing aid places. The first 3 wouldn't even take the time to help. The 4th said he could do it for $150. I said you have got to be kidding. Just tubing. Finally, I found Corrective Hearing Center. After finding a place that sells the parts, he sent away for it and charged me $22, their at-cost price. He also did a hearing calibration for nothing. Gerri Donaldson
Express Hearing Care

Don Smith
541 Fieldcrest Drive
The Villages

352-751-6400
After hours cell number: 352-636-8918
expresshear@gmail.com

Recently, I needed a replacement part (the clear tube going into the ear) for my hearing aid and contacted several hearing centers and got a quote for the part. It was sticker shock! Contacted Don Smith at Express Hearing Care, near the old district offices near Southern Trace Shopping Center. I was quoted a much more reasonable cost, I went over, he replaced the part and I wasn't even charged (maybe because I'd gone to him in the past?)! Gerri Donaldson
Home Care & Care Giving
Good Life Care Giving & Home Care

Certified Home Healthcare Aide, House Cleaning & Home Care

Heather
Retired Navy Nurse   
352-613-1543

Great for those needing more help than Home Health Care can provide. 

She helped my wife after a 10-day hospital stay and major surgery. She was a great asset to us in many ways.

Andy & Lillian McGhee
352-751-4208
Debbie Copeland
352-459-5151

Jerry Copeland's daughter Debbie is available for respite care,
transportation to appointments, assistance with bathing & grooming, light
housekeeping & meal preparation. She is experienced in all and is flexible
in taking on other tasks. Deb is in her fifties, lives in Lynnhaven  and charges $12.50 per hour.

Fran Copeland
Deb as a ray of sunshine, always there for us. Joan Christopher
She is faithful, consistent and diligent in performing her duties, taking on additional tasks such as helping with holiday entertaining and puppy-sitting. Kathy Neal
Debbie is always willing to go the extra mile for anyone who needs help. Rev. Rebecca Erickson
Home Organization & Decluttering Clutter Control L.L.C.

Rosemary
352-753-4809
cluttercontrol4u@yahoo.com

Organize your home professionally: kitchens, pantries, closets, garages, offices, staging, clean-outs & cleaning services.

If you have clutter or need organizing, call or e-mail Rosemarie. She does FANTASTIC work!

Wanda Supple
Home Repairs

The House Doctors

Jay and Mac Welch
352-872-3943
housedrsmj@yahoo.com

They are good at all household fixes and are especially well versed in plumbing issues. Anne Russell
352-205-7083
House Washing Robert's House Washing
(also re-stretches carpet)
 
352-728-6272 
Cell: 352-572-3310
Robert's House Washing washed my house and did a good job. His price was reasonable and he was considerate of surroundings.

He also re-stretches carpets and people on my street have used him. He did work for a company but now has started out on his own.

Phil Edgington
Irrigation Affordable Irrigation

Larry Nolan
352-205-9266

Larry is reasonable and prompt. Terry & John McCormick
Lanai Conversions
and other work
Southern Metals
 
Jeffrey Williams
821-1817

We were pleased with the work he did converting our Lanai to a Mansard Lanai and also pleased with the Garage Screen door he installed. We heartily recommend Jeffrey.

Hank & Barbara Lubben
753-9793

Lanai/Florida Room & Outdoor Furniture Palm Casual
We just got through dealing with Palm Casual and they are a great company to deal with. We bought our Florida Room furniture from them.

Due to our own fault of ordering (the wrong size, etc.), the salesman (Stuart) and delivery men had to change out a few things a couple of times. They were so accommodating and understanding, and have been the greatest.

They also carry outdoor furniture with terrific selections.

Paul & Rita Segnatelli
430-0127
Landscape Design      
Landscape & Gardens, Inc.
 

Wayne Goney

352-753-7007

We worked together with him to design the yard the way we wanted it to look. We are very pleased with the job that he did. His Queen palm trees and Robillini palms are magnificent. Babs Gannon
The Front Door
 
Tony & Lois Tamis
259-0972
Cell: 941-545-4422
Tony and Lois listen to your ideas, provide solutions at a reasonable price, let you make the choices, then install as you requested. They follow up with maintenance and suggestions.  They recommend Florida friendly plants & designs that grow well in this climate and soil, and require little maintenance. They are honest and hard working, making your yard unique, beautiful, and maintenance as easy as possible. We are all happy with the result and would gladly refer them to any one else in the area.

Elaine Beckley
259-3732

Carol Bronson
 
John & Nancy Manion
 
Joe & Gail Tedesco

Organic Produce Fernando de Marcos
352-615-4775

Located along Hwy 42, one block East of 475 in Pedro.

I would like to let everyone know of an organic gardener (farmer) that I have been using out in Pedro.  He does not use any chemicals and his prices are very reasonable. Deb Harper
Painter Dave the Painter
352-751-6002
We just had some painting done and recommend Dave the Painter. He is professional, personable, prompt, high quality work, reasonable. Stu & Mary Kay Willa

Interior Painting-Spectrum Interiors
Gail D. Hayes
352-430-3577

Meticulous and fantastic work, and extremely reasonable on price!

 

Joe Taibi
Pete & Kelly Painting Services
352-266-6608
I was very impressed and highly recommend this husband and wife painting couple. They just painted my kitchen and did an excellent job and were very efficient. Lois Travinsky
753-0589
Tom Campbell
352-430-1102
I used him to paint my ranch house and the work was wonderful and reasonable. There was no clean up left for me after his men left the house. Friendly, courteous, efficient.  Anne Russell
Steve Kling Painting, Inc.
352-267-7184
sklingpainting@aol.com
We just had the exterior of our house painted and very highly recommend Steve Kling Painting, Inc. He and his crew were efficient, polite and always here when they said they were coming. Steve painted the exterior, our lanai and lanai floor, replaced our light fixtures and refinished the front door. We feel that they did an outstanding job. Barb Augustine

 

We just had Steve Kling's painters do the entire interior of our home; plus the exterior doors, shutters, and garage door. We could not be happier with the results. They did an excellent job and it only took two and a half days! Well worth the price!
352-750-505
Randy Koski
813-270-9870
We called a painter to repaint our living room. The estimate was $300. We then saw a newspaper ad that advertised one room painted for $98. We called Randy Koski and he came to our home and looked it over. We bought the paint, called him and he was at our home 15 minutes later. He spent the day creating exactly what we had asked for, cleaned up and left... all in one day. No muss, no fuss... and all for $98.... Marcia Glatt

FYI:  He is still the best in both price and talent, but is no longer offering the lowest price for the job.

Terry Turman Painting
352-347-6883
352-233-3371

756 SE 135th Street
Summerfield, FL 34491

I would like to recommend Terry Turman as a painter. He did a superb job, painted all our rooms for a great price, and he had a clear contract and did what he said he would do. Wonderful! Lynn Gayda
Neat with his work, has a steady hand, cleans up afterwards, moves furniture back, and is reasonable in cost. I interviewed four painters, and Terry was the lowest. I highly recommend him.  Please tell him that Linda Dumlao recommended him. Linda Dumlao

 

We just had our whole house painted inside by Terry Turman and his wife. They work as a team and I would like to highly recommend them. They did a beautiful job. They gave us a reasonable price for two coats of Sherwin-Williams paint, which was included in the price. They covered everything with tarps and left no mess to clean up. They are very personable and we enjoyed having them here in our home. Babs Gannon
352-430-3733
We just had our guest bedroom and bathroom done by Terry and his wife, Denise, and they did a marvelous job. It was such a pleasure to arrange for service and have it go as smoothly as it did. No fuss, no muss. The rooms look beautiful and they will do our master bedroom and bath in June. Marion Getzes
751-0436

Stew White

255-7475

We are very satisfied with his work. There is no clean up when he is finished and he is very reasonable. We have recommended him to friends, who have used his painting services and are also satisfied with his work. Stew and his wife live in The Villages.

Ron & Barb Irwin     

753-2321

Pavers

Paradise Pavers

& Coping
 
Neil & Heather Steinmetz
352-753-2156

Free estimates — did a great job on my lanai, patio, sidewalk & driveway. Dundee Jarvis
Pet Groomer, Mobile
Nauti Puppy Mobile Pet Grooming

Shannon R.
352-286-4221

 

I know several people are looking for a good mobile pet groomer and I have one of the best. Shannon has been grooming Bailey for years and now has started with mobile service coming to your home. I am delighted with her and with her work.

If you go onto the website, there is a coupon for a free Teeth Brushing.

Anne & Bob Jaeckel
Pet Sitting
Mary Garrett
Home: 352-633-9909
Cell: 518-441-0337
Over the past 2 years I have enlisted Mary Garrett's services in caring for both my adult cat and my recently rescued kitten. I found Mary to be quite professional and caring in her services and very reasonable in her prices. I would give her the highest recommendation for her pet caring services. Mike Heinke
Lois Nettlebladt
912-656-5751
Lois is a long time acquaintance who is now doing pet sitting and other assorted personal services. She is extremely reliable, reasonable and flexible. She has been a Lynnhaven resident for 8 years. Maxine Crouse
352-750-0626
Plumber
Anthony Torri Plumbing
Wildwood, FL. 34785
352-330-5900

Plumber's Name — David

Replaced 40 gallon tank with a 50 gallon one and did a great job. Provided paperwork for rebate from Teco Peoples Gas. Rebate was $350.  Very satisfied with all the hot water and work provided.
352-430-0269 
Deb
352-266-4439
AIM Electric

(Plumbing, Electrical & General Repairs)

I would like to recommend Deb for plumbing and electrical work. She says that she also does general repairs. We recently had a difficult plumbing problem and she got the job done. Linda & Joe Ryan
205-7602
I highly recommend Deb. I called her because I had a plumbing problem and a concern about an electrical breaker. Deb was very accommodating and inexpensive. She fixed the plumbing problem and looked at the electrical. At the moment, there is no initial charge for Lynnhaven residents.
Jeanne Fiore
751-5295
Holmes Plumbing

Charles Holmes
352-787-9554

P.O. Box 490872
Leesburg 247749

We have needed a plumber on three occasions, and each time we have called Holmes Plumbing.  They have responded promptly, done excellent work, and have charged very fair prices.  We highly recommend them. Dave & Anne Jones
753-6865

We used Holmes Plumbing to solve a plumbing problem in late March. Charles Holmes was quick to respond and corrected our situation to our complete satisfaction. We will use Charles Holmes in the future for any plumbing repairs.

Dick & Eve Barton
352-674-0362

Ray Lataille
352-360-8431
I would like to recommend plumber Ray Lataille. He is very fairly priced and accommodating. Marilyn Hetzer
751-6646
Tim Herndon Plumbing

therndonplumbing@yahoo.com
352-201-8237

We would like to recommend Tim Herndon Plumbing if you need a plumber. He is very prompt and professional. Any call to him is returned within an hour and he has the problem taken care of quickly, and he is
reliable and punctual.
Keith & Ellen Conner
325-633-3203
Roger A. Pearce Installation, LLC
352-245-3287
We would like to recommend a plumber, Roger A. Pearce. He is a certified plumber and very professional. Reasonable prices. Karran & Bill Dagon
352-750-4962
Thelen Plumbing, Inc.

Nick Thelen
thelenplumbing@yahoo.com
352-245-5882

We had a leak behind the refrigerator with the shut off valve going to the line with the ice maker. We used Thelen Plumbing. Wonderful young men. Very prompt, efficient, courteous, and reasonable. I definitely would use them again. Sue & Danny Thetford
Mike Scott Plumbing

www.mikescottplumbing.com
352-748-9111 in The Villages or
866-314-4443 in an emergency

I recommend Mike Scott Plumbing. At a very trying time for me, they came quickly, did an excellent job, did not try to sell me a new hot water tank but fixed the old one and I am very pleased. Janet Steenburgh
Physician/Eye
 
 
Dr. Scott Wehrly
750-2020
 
(Cataract Surgery)
Cataract surgery at Lake Eye Associates. Had both eyes done and no pain during or after surgery. Good job done. Ken Kraut
Physician/Orthopedic Dr. John Cowen
753-4366

(Carpel Tunnel Surgery)

Florida Musculoskeletal Institute
Suite 110
910 Old Camp Road,
Lady Lake

I would like to recommend a physician here in The Villages.  Dr. Cowin performed my Carpel Tunnel surgery on December 7th (2010).  I was golfing on December 16th.  At this point, the scar is not even noticeable.  He placed the incision on one of the life line.  I also have complete use of the hand and only had mild discomfort.  What more can anyone ask? Ginny Stockman
Prescription Drug Assistance Prescription Drug Advocates

1-800-801-2156
(Ask for an advocate.)

Pharmaceutical companies offer subsidized medication to low-to-moderate income people who qualify. If you do, you can receive a name brand prescription for $20 (this is not insurance). I take migraine medication not covered by Preferred Care. It would cost $140 for a refill to buy it myself. I am getting it for $20 with Prescription Drug Advocates. I also receive Plavix for $20, preventing me from going into the donut hole. Myra Reff
352-750-1657

Rugs & Tile Cleaning/Sealing

Lotto Carpet Cleaning
352-552-5418
Bob found an excellent carpet cleaner through the contacts here in Bridgeport at Lake Sumter.  The guy's name is Steve Burstock.  He lives in The Villages, is nice and friendly, does an excellent job and for less money...even on his business card he has "The Best for Less!" Nanci Strickland
Safe & Lock Services Access Safe & Lock

Dave Kaiser
352-272-4776

I can happily recommend Safe and Lock owner Dave Kaiser. I needed his service last week, called him, and out he came, and he did a great job. Marcia Glatt
Sprinkler & Irrigation
Affordable Irrigation

Larry Nolan
352-205-9266
affordableirr@gmail.com

We had our irrigation system serviced, repaired, and the timer re-set by Village resident, Larry Nolan. He was knowledgeable, prompt, and charged a very reasonable fee for excellent service. John & Terry McCormick
McCormick Sprinkler & Irrigation
Belleview, FL 34421

Wayne McCormick

352-307-5904
Replaced controller, pumps, wiring, rain sensor and all sprinkler heads with new Hunter M P Rotators which save water. Relocated one sprinkler and added one new location. Adjusted all new heads for proper coverage... all in one day.
352-430-0269
Stained Glass Creation Stained Glass by Earl Forsyth

734-626-0830
earlf@comcast.net

17697 SE 92nd Grantham Village of Springdale

Earl did two pieces for us and he was very professional and creative.  He created one piece using a stained glass piece from my mother-in-law and another he used our wrought iron mirror frame.  He created beautiful pieces based on our requests and kept us involved in the process as he worked.  He was very reasonable for custom made pieces and he was very prompt in completing them. Helen Zimniewicz
205-8828
Tile Installation
Picture Perfect Tile Specialist

Corey McDermott
352-350-0456

My Husband and I would like to recommend Corey McDermott of "Picture Perfect Tile Specialist". He recently tiled our master bath and walk-in closets and did a fantastic job. He is reasonably priced and is very professional and prompt. He cleaned up completely after the job was done. I definitely would recommend him to anyone. Dennis & Mary Faillo
259-1563
Tile & Laminate Installation,
bath remodeling,
back splashes,
carpet repair, etc.
Alan Thompson
352-308-4662
We just had a new laminate floor installed and the installer was amazing. Alan Thompson was very professional and did an amazing job. If you need a laminate or wood floor installed, give him a call.
Tom Fenoseff
B & L Home Improvements

Brad Turecek
352-205-5530

We recently had B & L Home Improvements (Brad Turecek) replace some tile on our lanai. He did a terrific job and was very reasonable. He does all kinds of home improvements, electric, plumbing, flooring, etc. We highly recommend him.  Jerry Testerman
Robert Gillen
352-304-0265
Very meticulous, reasonable, reliable, neat, and does great work. Phil & Anne Busacco
350-2390
Transportation
(Airport or Other)
Sarah Barr
1-603-490-0935

I highly recommend Sarah Barr and her Van Service for airport or other transport. We made arrangements for transport to Orlando Airport and then to return two weeks later. Sarah was reliable and on time for each trip. She was in contact by cell phone when we returned and met us ten minutes after we got our luggage. The best part is that you are picked up at your home and you will be the only passengers. You are taken directly to your destination and returned to your door. Her costs are competitive with other services that do not include door-to-door service.

Barbara Resnick

Posted 8/11/2017

Upholsterer Superior Upholstery

Frances Garcia
352-502-8899

David found this upholster in our yellow pages. She came out to see us (others wanted the furniture brought to them), was extremely professional, and brought many samples with her. Once the fabric we picked was in, her team picked up the furniture. Two weeks later our furniture was returned. David & I are very pleased with the work Frances' team did. If you call, tell her that the Mills' sent sent you.

They moved from South Florida to Ocala. Her husband and staff are the upholsterers and he's been in the business over 20 years.

Ginny & David Mills
Urgent Care Exceptional Urgent Care

Dr. John Im
352-391-5200

Dana Plaza
11950 CR 101
(Behind & across the street from the CVS.)

Just wanted to let people know how great the Urgent Care office in the Dana Center is (CR 101 & Wedgewood Lane). They have a CT scan, can do all kinds of tests and I was very impressed with the doctor. In and out, including CT scan, in 1 hour and 45 minutes, with my prescriptions called in and test results complete. Everything was explained in detail and clearly. Michele Utter
I second Michele's recommendation. I had my first kidney stone attack while getting ready for a neighborhood event. Thought I could tough it out, but I couldn't. His office was still open. He knew my problem almost immediately, gave me a shot for the pain and one for the vomiting, did a blood test and a CT scan to confirm his diagnosis, and sent me home with instructions and prescriptions for when the pharmacy opened the next day.

Unfortunately, his office wasn't open when I had two subsequent attacks (none of the urgent care offices were open at those times). Had to go to the ER of The Villages Hospital for those. Trust me... avoid doing that at all costs if you possibly can. The "triage nurse" has no idea what triage means; it was 1st in, 1st out, and the waiting room was full. It went downhill from there.

Barbara Kalmin


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