This page contains referrals that have been sent to me from my local Keller Williams branch.  My fellow agents have found that these businesses have done some good work for them in the past. If anyone finds that they are not happy with the service provided by any of these names, please contact me through my website by clicking here.
These are only recommendations given to me by everyone in the office. Investigation and due diligence is strongly encouraged.


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Scott Rambo 602-316-9656 – recommended by Diane Hamilton.

Angel 480-212-2465

Ed Black with Environmental Air Inc. 480-595-4746 – went way out of his way to be helpful and was very good. 

J. West Mechanical – located out of Mesa – 480-343-2331 – recommended by Sue West.

LJM A/C John Lamont 602-525-5464 – Recommended Debbie Ricks.

Bob Wrathall, San Tan Refrigeration, 480-926-4555 – recommended by Tim Evans.


Lydia Maranville ODORS – EcoQuest International w:  602-397-3718

Appliance Repair:

Affordable Appliance Repair and Vent Cleaning – 480-250-6069 – repair washers/dryers, ovens, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, disposals, etc. Also 602-773-6700


Robert Mendez 480-861-4022

Assistance and Admin Help

Deb Hughes’ father is available for part-time help with preparing mailers, labels, postage and errands like delivering to the post office as well as other odd jobs.  If interested contact him at – his name is Bill Overton.

Attorney (Real Estate):

Keyt Law – Richard Keyt 602-906-4953


Lenny Piracci 602-206-5319 (cell) and 602-870-9965 (home)

BBQ Builders:

B.B.Q Builders, Inc. Gary Nelson 1150 S. Gilbert Rd. Suite 101, Gilbert, AZ 85296 480-635-1227 Fax: 480-635-9907 Cell: 480-205-8992


Faber’s Custom Interiors 602-722-0888 – Andrew Faber – recommended by Deanna Stallknecht


M&M Masonry.  Chuz 602-531-0762 – Phyllis Cochran says he is great.

John Makela Advance Fence 480-544-0236 – tell him Maureen across street referred.

Triple S Fences

Allied Masonry

TCM Masonry

Valleywide Masonry


Jeff Rogers

Walt Wood

Merlin Rowley


Frank Crabtree at – Frank does an excellent job of building cabinets, renovating cabinets, kitchen and bath design and remodels and fine woodwork and custom cabinetry.  Diane Hamilton highly recommends him.  His number is 602-301-5009.

Dusty’s Cabinets, Dusty 602-228-3363 – recommended by Diane Hamilton.

Designer Cabinet Refinishing 602-277-4396


Bob Fultz 602-501-5934 – Carpet at its Best – Does carpet and flooring, tile countertops, vertical tile.  Highly recommended.

Jon Dodson 623-772-8204

A&P Carpet: Art and Pat 480-655-0880

Brian at AZ Clean Tech, 602-708-4854 – see testimonials page

Weekend Carpet Cleaning – Ramiro Figueroa.  480-861-7880 – Best to call in afternoon.  Deanna Stallknecht highly recommends. 

Commercial Construction:

Bob Wyllie Vanir Construction Management, 1501 W Fountainhead Pkway #393, Tempe, AZ – 480-921-0333.  This company builds commercial buildings andthey offer referrals to REALTORS who send them

Concrete Foundation Inspector:

Albert Evans AQI 480-229-9198

Frank Tiexiera – 623-694-8635 – concrete contractor.
Credit Repair:

Peter Stephenson, Credit Smart 480-251-5292 – See testimonials page.

Dog Watching/Pet Sitting:

Tina Merjech – 480-831-7888 – She LOVES dogs and lives off of Warner & Mclintock.  She watches them during the day, over night, or weeks at a time. Referred by Michelle Biagi.

Riley’s Ruff House Doggie Day Care 1730 E Elliot Road #3, Tempe, AZ 85283 480-345-7833

Sleep Over Rover http://www.sleepoverrover let’s you keep your pet at someone else’s home.  They screen families that want to do it.  It’s kind of like a nanny finder for dogs. 

Emily – 480-221-1748

Pawsitive Experience 480-720-7600

Kim Hatch at Kimscritter Camp 480-857-6662

Deliver and Pick Up:

Jerod VanHouten 602-405-8331

Metro Home Services Spencer 602-275-6677

Blain and Bliss Builders 480-529-3581


Erik Baker EB Drywall 602-541-1552

Chris Owen 480-221-5806

Jim Escobido – JE Dryewall 480-855-9874 (h) 602-541-1285(w) – referred by Kurt Perry and Deanna Stallknecht.

Rob Windes 480-980-3488 – referred by Phyllis Cochran

Tommy Cawood “handman” 480-993-5681 – referred by Rebekkah kahrs


Simon Kotsailidis 480-818-2101 – recommended by Marie Kotsailidis and Susie Jordan.

Rob Ray – 480-334-4949 or 4995  – licensed and insured – highly recommended by Bob Mulch.  Highly ethical, knowledgabl;e and has a can do attitude.

Hagarty Electric 9229 N. 10th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-264-7442

Brandon McCoy Monster Power 602-618-6298 and fax is 480-832-9678 – does commercial and residential.

Trevor Detail Lighting 602-390-0108

Mike Terry at Power House Electric; 26615 S 206th Way; Queen Creek, AZ  85242;  480-655-5777 – fax 480-655-5775

Home Services of Arizona – Richard Culp and Mike Lamberth.  Richard 480-277-0308 and Mike 602-677-5900 are licensed contractors and do more than just electrical, also handyman work and more.

Paul Barrett 480-458-7352

Leo Barro 480-415-8780

Landmark 480-926-2922

Lynard Bowars 480-830-8760

Simon Kostilitis From Simon Says Get It Fixed 480-818-2101 – recommended by Tom Javanovski.


Iron Eagle Fencing – 602-570-8897 – Ben Hoffman – referred by Rebecca Kahrs

Ironman Pool Fencing – 602-437-5393 – referred by Dolores Martin


Baker’s Power Clean – 480-491-7639 – – Stone floor cleaning and finishing.  Highly recommended by Diane Hamilton.

Wall to Wall Floor Store – Collie or Les 480-641-1956 – (ask for REALTOR rates) – sells flooring, window coverings, kitchen counters and cabinets.

Flagstone repair – Try  Syntec 602-866-2187 or Universal Coatings 602-413-9384 or Barlows 623-580-5200.

Flagstone repair – Sylvester Esquivias 480-567-6304 – referred by Pam McNearney

Rebecca Soza – flooring specialist for Floor Depot at 602-565-0088 – – assists in flooring needs from carpet to tile to stone to vinyl.  She gets messages on her blackberry and will travel the valley.  Recommended by Deanna Stallknecht


The Flyer Guys – James & Stefanie Fuller-McKinney 480-635-1770

Gift Baskets:

A Better Gift Basket 480-332-4388 has very reasonably priced and nice gift baskets.


Gary Stevenson:- Arizona Glass Specialists – replacement glass for auto and home. He gives a 20% discount for KW referrals. 480-332-8864. He also does professional window cleaning both commercial and residential. 20% off any residential or commercial glass replacement $50 cash rebate for any auto glass replacement 20% off any window cleaning service

Chip – Glass Repair – 480-570-3872 – inexpensive and reliable.

Ron at Glass Doctor

Jim Nelson 480-632-1500 – Windows

West Side – Maverick Glass 602-863-5060.


David Spies 480-612-1037 – referred by Diane Hamilton.

Granite Concepts – Ron  Musgrave 602-809-0123; TJ Williams  480-628-6345; ROC 238905 – referred by Pam McNearney.

Handy Man:

David Baxter – good/not licensed 602-544-6988 – recommended by Deanna Stallknecht.  He’s done her rentals and clients homes for 4+ years.

Bill Markou 480-250-7572 – PJ recommends him and says he is a perfectionist, very nice, well-educated and does an excellent job.

Erik 623-547-5655 – recommended by Nilsa Montalvo.

Jerry Buser of Jerry’s Repairs – 480-330-2801

Anthony Romania 480-363-1626

Matt Gray 480-205-2116

Tommy Stone 480-593-5436

Jose Villanueva – 480-393-6196 – referred by Pat Hill.  Paint, drywall, small plumbing and general issues.  Shows up on time and is reasonable. 

Wendell Clark Cell: 480-221-6652 Home: 480-917-1837 There is no message service on his cellular phone.  Mailboxes built and purchase of sign stands.

Kurt Perry 602-526-0814 Sheetrock, carpentry, installing lights and Outlets, run computer cable and phone wire as well as some wrought iron work, shadow boxes, big or small, give Kurt a call and he will deal with you in an honest and straightforward manner. If the work is beyond his ability, he will tell you that too. click on TESTIMONIALS above.

Broadway Contracting West – Peter Honcharik – 480-620-9154 Dual license #ROC2245333 – Commercial and Residential.  Specializes in interior remodels, finished carpentry, media built-ins, hardwood floors, tile, paint and demolition work.  Carolyn Rhinehart says impeccable work.

Brian Volkman (not licensed by great) 480-612-5062 – referred by Diana Keller

Allen Baker Home Maintenance Licensed and Bonded 602-505-6874 Lic#ROC185072 – see testimonials page.

Joe Padberg of JG Home Repair LLC 480-544-6492 – Susie Jordan says he is not license but he does very professional work and his follow-up is fantastic. 

Dave’s Appliance and General Handyman Repair 623-433-9898 – West Valley/SunCity/Peoria/Surprise&Scottsdale.  – He does most everything, including painting, popcorn ceilings, tile, etc. – referred by Pamela McNearney.

Jim Bandura (Paula’s Husband)  480-250-1119 (referred when a door framer was requested)

Casey John – Rebecca Blackwell-John’s husband 602-989-6175 – door framing, door installation, trim, crown molding and custom closets.

Mark Blake – 480-390-2294 – fantastic small tile work, laundry room set up, plumbing, sinks, light electrical, a/c small jobs – view his laundry room work on MLS at 2065 Vista Del Sol.  Recommended by Carolyn Rhinehart.

Remodels – general contractor Pattie O’Connor’s husband 480-734-0565

Home Appraisers:

Matt Evans – (480) 242-8903

Robert Richards at Cell: 480-580-7141

Bob Milward (480) 827-1015

Alan S. HomeVantage 480-226-9487

The Mollen Appraisal Group 3624 E. Greenway Lane Phoenix, AZ 85032-4606 602-788-3200 Fax: 602-788-9700

Dell Johnson 480-206-6721 Phoenix and West Side

Dean Black Appriser Black & Co. II, Inc. Chandler, AZ 85224 602-281-0325 –Pamela McNearney says this guy is great and will answer a lot of questions.

House Cleaners:

Antonia Diaz 602-980-5250 – Absolutely the best!  Referred by Diane Hamilton.

Clean Calm = Donna Brlobas 602-327-1048

Clean Sweep House Cleaning Diane 480-807-0227

Paladinos Bill 602-432-4353

Chris’ Professional Cleaning Service Christina 480-980-3020

Clean and No Clutter Michele Wright 480-577-9117 – comes highly recommended by Susie Jordan.  Check to see if she is running a special.  She does cleaning, organizing, decluttering, laundry, errands, grocery shopping, decoration removal, and more.

Housecalls from cleaning to de-clutter Marsha 480-703-4309

Pancheita 480-233-7734

Martha Canales – contact Jen for more information

Michele Wright – 480-577-9117 – click on testimonials page above

Lucy & Ethyl’s Cleaning – 480-654-3815 – owner is Janel – see testimonials page.

Kim Rhinehart – 480-252-8900 – yard maintenance, home and office cleaning & maintenance, painting and power washing.  Also offers transportation to appointments, shopping, dry cleaners – like having your own personal assistant.  Recommended by Carolyn Rhinehart.

Insurance Agent:

Mike Santistevan – 480-703-4085 is direct and 480-907-2019 is fax – husband of Mary Jo Santistevan.

Wayne Smith at Allstate – 480-464-8766 – – recommended by Diane Hamilton.


Debra May Himes – 480-497-2699 – referred by Paula Bendura.

Jane Floyd 602-326-2171 – referred by Nancy Nibblet

Jonathon Wheat and Robb & Stucky – referred by Patti Agnew

Fanchette – upscale multi-million dollar homes – Dennis Fedelle 602-690-1598.

Jane Dobson – 480-759-9559 or cell 602-370-1088.


Teri Mello 480-857-2448 or cell 480-242-9841


Brian Accu-lock 480-632-9880

Dave or Josh – Sun City Locksmith 623-535-9190

Acme – Ken 480-380-2263 (from John Hollis)

Kaptin Key  480-633-0957

Dave Pennington at Country Wide Lock & Key 480-699-7135 (from Mike Anderson)

Countrywide Lock & Key 480-0813-1479

Ray Keyrouse 480-330-8840

Bill’s Key & Lock 148 W. Orion St. C-2, Tempe, AZ  85283 480-831-7959


John Yoccabel, 602-809-9470

M&M Masonry.  Chuz 602-531-0762 – Phyllis Cochran says he is great.John Makela Advance Fence


Contact Beth Lawrence, CRMI, 21 W. Coolidge, Phoenix 85013, 602-230-9500. It is important to use a company that is inspection only and not also a mold remediator because of conflict of interest. RESA is just an inspection company. From John Hollis.


Joseph’s Moving in Tempe


Bilingual (English/Spanish) mobile notary Lorraine Lougheed 480-540-2900; fax 480-844-3983


Already Done Custom Home Painting – Mark 480-233-8233 – complete interiors and exteriors, wallpaper and acoustic ceiling removal. Highly recommended by Diane Hamilton.

Internal house painting New Image Painting – Matt Looney  630-561-6076 – part of Home Depot.

CLC Enterprises, Inc. Curtis Clouse Bus: (480) 898-7218 Cell: (480) 577-6732 Email:

John Little (480) 396-0137

Randy Fornoff 480-464-1552

Mark’s Painting 602-321-9524

Rich Western 480-373-9667 or 602-618-7504

Dennis Howe 480-200-1760 or 480-921-7435

Steve Ziminski Desert Shadows Painting 602-690-3650

Ara Lee Schueller 602-677-4396

Tyrone Howard 623-939-4286 or 623-293-1332

Saul Campos – 480-232-7475 – see testimonials page.

All Star Painting, Kip 480-254-4665


Jumping monkeys for inflatables.  Good price and professional.  Mark Richards 480-883-0188.

Pest Control:

KY-KO Don Swim Bus: 602-749-0832 Cell: 602-469-1557 2149 W. Mountain View, Phoenix, AZ 85021

Stork Pest Control Stephanie 480-820-2450

Wasp Control:  Safeguard Pest Control 480-603-2690 or Foothills Pest Control 480-759-8700

Pigeon Removal:

Critter Control of Phoenix – Kristin and Scott Patrick 602-569-2360

The Pigeon Guy 602-200-0600 or cell 480-726-7265

Sun Lakes Pest Control

Plastic Surgeon:

Robert J. Spies, MD 480-890-0600 – highly recommended by Diane Hamilton


Michael Market MNM Plumbing 602-214-5068, 928-446-8027 and 480-668-3762 – referred by April McCormick.

Roy Dossey Plumbing 480-963-3302 – In Chandler for 42 years.  Complete plumbing services.  Family owned and operated.  Ahwatukee, Chandler Heights, Tempe, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, Sun Lakes.  Licensed for Commercial, Residential & Mobile Homes.  Referred by Sherrilee Denton.

Fred Mortensen in Tempe

Budget Plumbing

Travis Tuttle at Adair Plumbing – he is listed with BBB.  Referred by Tiffany Herrmann


Shasta Pools – Manny Mello – 20 years experience – 602-532-3839 or 480-332-9841 (pool builder/designer)

Wolverine Pools Trent Malone 602-989-7665

For information on Saline/Salt Water Pools – Click on Q&A Tab Above

Giovanni 480-201-5994 – pool guy – referred by Debbie Little

Jeff Gundry 480-695-0215 – from Diane Keller

Tranquility Pools – francine 480-558-7746 – from Libby Kennedy

A Beauty Clean Pools – Mike Plaas 480-345-2050 – from Dan Kelly

Sharkey’s Pool Service – 480-633-6540 – from Kevin Craig

Davis Pools 480-461-9533 – from Danette Earnest

Waterworld Pool & Spa Care – Mickey 480-272=4477 or Angie 602-882-9288 – from Deanna Stallknect

Pool Man 480-991-7970 – from Tiffany Herrmann

Guy Moray – 480-282-5070 – from Suzie Jordan

Property Management:

Faith Realty and Property Management 480-893-1239 or cell 480-233-2903 Joan Faith – referred by Vici Duarte

Desert Wide manages single family homes

TCT Property Management Jennice Doty Century 21 at Warner and Kyrene 480-632-4222

Phyllis Cochran 480-326-7570 – fee is 10% standard for 1 property

Prudential Property Management – Jennifer Blum 480-899-5161 or 480-966-9030

Golba Group in Gilbert 480-503-0700

PRS Property Management – 1212 E Baseline Rd – 480-838-3500


Smith Plumbing 480-827-9111


John Egelhoff 602-918-2219 or pager is 602-590-1003

Glenn Hometec Masters 602-266-7900


Cadiente Restoration – 480-988-3657

Building Affairs – Distinctive Cabinetry and Interiors – 602-301-5009 Frank Crabtree

Bill Mansell –  602-494-4001 – referred by Debbie Pennell

Renter Screening:

AAA Tenant Services 904 W Broadway Rd. Mesa, AZ

Restoration Services:

Felton-Antrim 602-440-3333 Fire and water reconstruction 1-800-262-7387


B&B Roofing Steve Czerniski 602-570-8266 – Deanna Stallknecht referred you.

Randy at Porter Roofing 602-910-1485 – Susie Jordan referred you.

Harpers Roofing – no number given – East Valley

Brooks Bryce with Gryphon Roofing 602-327-2829 – according to Dean Miller – top notch and super nice.


Michael Collins Ahwatukee Security 480-577-6366 – see testimonials page – recommended by Monalisa Foster.

There is a pepper spray that looks like an ordinary pen.  Great for extra protection when doing open houses alone.  Go to – they are only $5.50 each – from .


Coopers Sewer and Drain 480-982-7829

Rick’s Pumping

Mesa Septic


Wendell Clark 480-917-1837 – Mailboxes built and purchase of sign stands – also good as a handyman. Sprinkler Systems: Ocotillo

Smoke Removal:

Service Masters 

Lydia Maranville ODORS – EcoQuest International 602-397-3718

Eco Systems 623-846-5993

Debbie Little has an air purification unit and it kills 99.9% of bacteria and ecoli.  480-329-9111.

Spa Repair:

Antonio’s Spa Service and Maintenance – cell 602-332-7258, home 602-237-2782.   Antonio services the following brands:  Jacuzzi, Sundance, Arizona Pacific, Diamondback, Arizona acrylic.  Antonio is the nicest guy and totally reliable.   Tell him Diane Hamilton recommended him. 

Sprinkler Repair/Installations:

Scott Woodford 480-577-8977


Holly Mattouk 480-326-1929 good for luxury homes.  Excellent and reasonable.  Also good for less expensive homes.

Calie 480-343-2891

Debbie Little 480-776-5257 or 480-329-9111 with KW – See Testimonials

Pamela Goodrich-Boggs 480-200-9737 is cell; 480-346-5371 is direct; 480-419-0723 is office.

Christin, Company is called On Stage and her partner is Gina 602-751-7427.


Steve Kopp at RSM McGladrey 602-760-2784

Noncy Wood at Expert Tax Services 480-831-6565

Matthew Boehm, Financial Consultant United Financial Services; 480-699-5275; 11022 S. 52st St. #200; Phoenix,  AZ  85044 – see testimonials page.

Earl Shanken CPA 480-832-9977

Jessica Aldulaimi – CPA – works with many real estate agents – full service accounting. 480-664-8136  – husband is KW’s Hani Aldulaimi.

Telephone Installers:

1031 Exchange Services:

Verona Sander 602-793-0055/877-329-1031 Starker Services, Inc./National Exchange Intermediary.


Dennis Kesik 480-797-9322 – referred by Diana Keller

Tile/backsplash/granite – Isaac 480-220-1420


Caring Hearts Animal Clinic; Dr. Al Schleape, DVM – 480-545-8921 – 3045 E Baseline Rd., Gilbert, AZ  85234 – see testimonials page.

VIRTUAL TOURS: – Picture This 360 got a lot of recommendations 480-460-5678 – They glue several overlapped regular size pictures instead of doing the panoramic camera which makes it look more even and not exagerated. – They were at Family Reunion and are an approved vendor with KW.  You can shoot your own virutal tour with just a digital camera and stitch the pictures together – can load up to for  $19.95.  It’s unlimited tours for $29.95 per month as of this writing (4/06)

vi360 – Dave – 480-279-5820 – Tell him Debbie Little sent you (Home Staging of AZ).

John Gronley @ Old Republic Title will do it for $25

Website Help: – see testimonials tab above.

Window Washing:

Window Washing by Mason Davis 480-985-2172 or cell 480-390-6509 – see testimonials page.

Yard Work:

Barry Goodman, All American Landscaping 480-510-5961.

Roger Smith 480-201-4505

Precision Landscaping Chris Melander 480-855-9577 and 602-469-6949

Mona’s Landscape 480-593-0047 – great work, FAST and Extremely reasonable

John Donovan 480-882-2895 480-962-8668

Jimmy Torres 480-694-6118

Bobby Christianson 480-332-6967 – awesome landscaper

Chance Figueroa 988-2131 Grasshoppers Lawn Care – Referred by Crystal

Chris 602-402-6482 – Referred by Bonnie Dillon

John Donovan 480-882-2895 – Referred by Joe Donovan

Oscar Lopez 623-848-1171 Home 602696-4281 cell.  Referred by Garret Lines.

San Tan Nursery – 16551 E Williams Field Road in Gilbert at the Southwest corner of Higley and Williams Field. Their phone number is 480-279-5040. Ask for Jason — he’s awesome.  See Testimonials.