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Recommended Contractors & Home Service Vendors
 
The businesses and individuals listed below have been hired, then recommended by Medlock Place residents (medlockplace.com staff are not allowed to recommend listings for this section of the Website).

Please be aware that these recommendations are based upon individual experience and exercise your own due diligence when choosing a business to hire.

If you've used a business or service you'd like to recommend, please
inform us. Among all else, we'd like to hear of well thought of home health care specialists, house cleaning services, infant & child day care operations, landscape maintenance outfits, and caterers.

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Another good place to start in your search for help with remodeling projects is the
Arizona Website of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Once at their site, look under "Members" to find a categorized list of vendors.
 
     
Air Conditioning
Hobaica Services
Alterations
Central Shoe Repair
Arborist
Design Tree Maintenance & Landscaping
Art Gallery
Practical Art
Awnings
Phoenix Tent & Awning
Chiropractic
Molberg Chiropractic
Closet Storage
Classy Closets
Construction
Pongratz Development
Dirt
Allstar Materials
Door Hardware
Clyde Hardware
Doors
FreeLite
Dome Ceilings
FreeLite
Drywall
Exclusive Drywall
Exclusive Drywall
Ductwork
Hobaica Services
Electrical Wiring
Automated Homes
CSC Electric

Flooring
Renaissance Flooring
Garage Doors
Cookson Door Sales of Arizona
Glass
Road Runner Glass
Handyman
Handyman Milo: Handyman Services and Locksmithing
Heating & Cooling
Hobaica's Refrigeration
Interior Walls
Exclusive Drywall
Kitchen Accessories
Creative Kitchens
Kitchen Cabinets
Creative Kitchens
Landscape Design
& Installation
Design Tree Maintenance & Landscaping
Elite Sprinkler Repair and Installation
Landscape Sprinklers
Elite Sprinkler Repair and Installation
Lighting Fixtures
Lamps Plus
Lighting Systems
Lamps Plus
Locksmith
A-AALL Lock
Handyman Milo: Handyman Services and Locksmithing

Painting
Country Boys Painting
Jesus Zaragoza
Plumbing
Mr. Rooter
Plumbing Fixtures
Clyde Hardware
Real Estate
Dian Bentinck
Kerry Melcher

Security Systems
Protection One
Skylights
FreeLite
Storage Systems
Classy Closets
Structural Insulation
Advanced Insulation
Surge Protection
Meter-Treter
Tile Installation
Top Notch Tile
Tree Service
Apolonio Tree Service
Design Tree Maintenance & Landscaping
Jose Perez Trims Palm Trees
RJ's Tree and Stump Service
Window Tinting
3M Sun Control Center
Windows
FreeLite


3M Sun Control Center

10645 N. Tatum Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85028

Phone: 800-368-4687
Fax: 480-614-3700

Contact:
Robert Hoffman

3M Sun Control provides and installs window tinting and tinted window glass.

  " Robert worked with me to install tinting on my 60 year old storm windows. The new 3M tinting proved to be an efficient upgrade and a cost effective alternative to new glass and new window frames."  
 
A-AALL Lock

10401 N. Cave Creek Road
Phoenix, AZ

Phone: 602-997-9440

Contact:
Michael Greenberg

 
A-AALL Lock is licensed and bonded and offers mobile service, including emergency lockouts and vintage lock repair.

  " Since moving in to my home in 1997, I had never been able to open my circa 1940's front door by the key from the outside. As a result, I could never leave or enter my home from the front door. I tried several locksmiths who recommended changing the hardware. I was reluctant since I really liked the vintage brass fixture. Michael came and had it fixed in no time. Apparently he learned locksmithing on the east coast with old locks like we have."  
 
Allstar Materials

7243 N. El Mirage Road
Glendale, AZ 85307

Phone: 623-535-1219
Fax: 623-535-1205
Website

 
Allstar Materials delivers dirt.

  " Over the last year I have ordered (and had delivered) clean dirt. This was done for a
reasonable charge and was done without a hitch."
 
 
Advanced Insulation

651 N. 6th Street
P.O. Box 1351
Prescott, AZ 86302

Phone: 928-445-3828
Mobile: 928-220-1815
Website
Email

Contact:
Michael Uniacke

Advanced Insulation inspects and installs structural insulation.

  " Michael is the insulation guru in Arizona. "  
 
Apolonio Tree Service

Phone: 623-842-3345
Mobile: 602-796-4479

Contact:
Apolonio Leal

 
Apolonio trims palm trees.

  " My 'tree guy' said he didn't deal with palm tree clipping and recommended Apolonio. I took his advice and found Apolonio dependable and reliable. He no longer climbs trees, but supervises his kids to make sure they do the job correctly and do not hurt themselves.

Apolonio's business card indicates that he gives a 10% discount for Senior citizens. "
 
 
Automated Homes

1710 E. Indian School Road
Suite 105
Phoenix, AZ 86016

Phone: 602 955-5470
Fax: 602 955-5468
Email

Contact:
Bruce Garipay

Automated Homes designs and installs commercial and residential wiring.

  " I was gong to hire Bruce to install all of my low voltage wiring (Cat5e, RG6, security, etc.) because he was both a member of the appropriate organizations and really knew what he was talking about (TIA specs, etc.). I ended up paying him for a plan, because I couldn't afford the rest. "  
 
Central Shoe Repair

5028 North Central
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 602-279-1039
Website

Contact:
Bella (alterations);
email
Nerick (shoe repair); email

  Central Shoe Repair sells shoes, repairs shoes, and does clothing alterations.

  " While the signs and business card talk about shoe repair, both my mother and I have used the services of the lady who works in the store and does alterations and the like. My mother (who is far more knowledgeable on the subject) was impressed with both the quality and the price of the work. I was happy to get a pair of shorts from a pair of long pants that I put a hole in for a modest price."  
 
Classy Closets

1235 S. Akimei
P.O. Box 5063
Chandler, AZ 85226

Phone: 480 967-2200
Mobile: 480-980-0027
Fax: 602-438-2304
Email

Contact:
Todd Bowman
Extension 298

Classy Closets designs and installs closet storage areas and storage systems.

  " Not only did Todd Bowman design the closet systems, he did it in a way that made sense to both my spouse and I. He also designed a number of custom ordered things like bookshelves between the studs, etc. He knows how to work with both contractors and decorators - a singular skill. "  
 
Clyde Hardware

4808 N. 15th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: 602-264-2106
Fax: 602-274-3698
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Clyde Hardware sells designer plumbing fixtures and hard to find fine door hardware.

  " A conveniently close 'high end' hardware / plumbing / bathroom / woodworking store. "  
 
Cookson Door Sales of Arizona

705 W. 22nd Street
Tempe, AZ 85282

Phone: 602-272-4476
Fax: 480-377-8788
Email

Contact:
Mike Rotman

Cookson Door Sales installs and services garage doors.

  " Cookson has been servicing my old wood garage doors for some years. Recently, the motor and track mechanism went beyond the point where repair made sense. When a problem developed after the installation, they were back the next day, and took the time to figure out where the problem was despite insufficient homeowner information ("it makes a large clunking noise sometimes"). Turns out that one of the factory bolts was defective and needed to be replaced. After servicing the old units for some years, when they said it was time to replace them, I had no qualms about believing them. "  
 
Country Boys Painting

2432 W. Peoria
Suite 1223
Phoenix, AZ 85029

Phone: 602-723-1149
Fax: 623-465-1931

Contact:
Bret Reiser

 
Country Boys Painting does interior & exterior painting.

  " Country Boys did the most of the remodeling painting (interior and exterior) of my house. Some of the areas and aspects of the job were (to put it nicely) "technically challenging." They did a really good job. When it came time to repaint my mother's place they bid for the job but were not chosen based solely on cost considerations."  
 
Creative Kitchens

5150 W Phelps
Glendale, AZ 85306

Phone: 602-504-9500

Website

Contact:
Steven Dahlgren

Creative Kitchens sells kitchen cabinets and accessories.

  " A general contractor referred me to Wendy. I had priced cabinets at a variety of places and hers were considerably less. In addition, she can guide one through all of the various choices that have to be made when choosing cabinets. "  
 
CSC Electric

Phone: 623-979-0600 or 602-525-9994

Contact:
Tom Edelen

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A commercial and residention electrician company, CSC installs electrical wiring and componentry.

  " When possible, Tom is the electrician my contractor uses. He does both commercial and residential remodeling (does not really deal with service calls). His people installed a lot of network cables in both the new and old parts of the house and did it well. "  
 
Design Tree Maintenance & Landscaping

22202 North 19th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027
WC#5759

Phone: 602-439-LIMB (5462)

Contact:
Bob Kett

Review their references and professional experience.

 
Bob Kett is a certified working arborist specializing in Eucalyptus and large shade trees.  Besides tree pruning and fertilization, Design Tree also performs storm damage clean up, tree and stump removal, and landscape maintenance.

  " I grew up learning a lot about the proper pruning of trees.  I interviewed several contractors and chose Design Tree for their knowledge.  They have done a great job with my trees and have helped me resolve problems caused by previous poor pruning. "  
 
Dian Bentinck, G.R.I, A.B.R.


5102 North Central
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Phone: 602 576-6854
Website
Email


Contact:
Dian Bentinck
Dian is a residential real estate agent and a resident of Medlock Place.

  " Dian was our neighbor and knows Medlock Place real estate well. She worked extremely hard to sell our house and researched exhaustive market analyses for our and nearby neighborhoods. She also had lots of contacts when it came time for repairs after the inspection. Dian is very trustworthy and always made herself available to us throughout the sale process. "  
 
Elite Sprinkler Repair and Installation

PO Box 54248
Phoenix, AZ 85078

Phone: 602 485-4205
Pager: 602-390-4645
Website

Contact:
Mike Ledet

Elite Sprinkler installs and repairs landscape sprinklers and systems and designs landscaping.

  "Mike worked for a neighbor on a sprinkler repair. He's fixed a broken sprinkler pipe for me, installed a sprinkler system, redone and created berms around my yard, and planted various plants."  
 
Exclusive DrywallExclusive Drywall

3431 West Thunderbird
Suite 13-267
Phoenix, AZ 85053

Phone: 602-993-9223
Mobile: 602-397-2067
Fax: 602-467-0757
Email

Contact:
Dan Fields

Exclusive Drywall repairs and constructs interior walls and drywall.

  " These folks came very well recommended. They did great work at a very reasonable price. They actually knew what plaster over wood lath was and if needed, can work on it. "  
 
FreeLite

331 West McDowell
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: 602-233-1981
Fax: 602-253-8811
Website

Contact:
Chip Marvin
Email

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FreeLite offers and installs windows, doors, dome ceilings & skylights.

  " After spending a lot of time researching windows, we chose to do business with FreeLite. We were comfortable they would deal with us fairly and give us good advice. At one point, Chip recommended that we not buy new windows. He said we could solve our refurbishing problem at a fraction of the cost by having the old wood windows reconditioned by a recommended third party. FreeLite came across one window with a major structural problem (a drain pipe) and devised an elegant solution. "  
 
Handyman Milo
J. Milo Bonnin

Phone: 602-405-9968
Fax: 480-699-9178
Website
Email

 
Milo Bonnin is a licensed and bonded handyman. Visit his website for an impressive list of his capabilities.

  " Milo can install a ceiling fan, rebuild a gate, fix holes in walls, cabinets and garbage disposals. He also can rekey locks. Milo will provide quotes, customer references, and great service. He has many construction skills and can recommend others to help on specialty projects. "  
 
Hobaica Services

7027 North 27th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85051

Phone: 602-995-0387
Fax: 602-995-0271
Website
Email

Contact:
Mike Hobaica

 
Hobaica Services provides and installs heating & cooling units, ductwork, heat recovery equipment, and whole house filters. They also service and repair heating and cooling systems.

  " Mike is knowledgeable and thorough. Even his service crew pays attention to what you say. They took care of an older unit break down by first lending us a unit, then worked with us to provide what we really wanted - even the unusual things. Their prices were great too, and they stuck to their bid price. "  
 
Jesus Zaragoza Paints Homes

Phone: 480-217-3742

Contact:
Jesus Zaragoza

 
Jesus and his son do residential painting.

  " We have a wonderful painter, Jesus Zaragoza. He and his son work together. They are kind, courteous, hardworking, and always show up right on time. His English is poor, but his phone number, I believe, reaches someone who can speak English. "  
 
Jose Perez Trims Palm Trees

Phone: 623-849-2186

Contact:
Jose Perez

 
Jose Perez trims palm trees and does yard work.

  " We've used Jose Perez for 20 years. He'll give you a price based on how many, how high, etc. I believe Jose charges $60 per tree and does a great job and cleans up completely. Maybe he'll give you a deal based on number of trees. He also does oleanders, hauling, lawns, clean-up, etc. Great guy; reliable. Jose can be trusted. "  
 
Lamps Plus

9001 N. 29th Avenue
Suites E10-E15
Phoenix, AZ 85051

Phone: 602-997-5544
Fax: 602-861-3351
Website
Email

Contact:
Keli Williams

 
Lamps Plus designs and installs lighting fixtures and lighting systems.

  " Keli put light into my old kitchen (which she described as one of the darkest places she had ever seen). She not only speaks - if needed - the technical side of the lighting business (how may lumens per square foot do you need at a particular point at what 'warmth,' etc.), but she also understands all the various design issues / concerns of my spouse and decorator. When the electrician needed something I discovered that she can also speak 'electrical' (a dialect of construction). "  
 
Melcher Real Estate

7220 North 16th Street
Suite D
Phoenix, AZ 85020


Contact:
Kerry Melcher
Phone: 602-943-3003
or 602-263-8225
Mobile:
602-390-9309
Email

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Kerry is a real estate agent. She grew up in and still resides in Medlock Place.

  " When it came time to sell my parent's home - the house I grew up in - I called Kerry for help. I trust her. Besides, she knows the neighborhood and the real estate market. "  

 
Meter-Treter

1349 S. Killian Drive
Lake Park, FL 33403

Phone: 480-839-2284
Mobile: 602-361-8616
Fax: 480-839-2285
Website
Company email (National Sales)

Contact:
Randy Strange
Email

 
Meter-Treter manufactures commercial and residential electrical surge protection devices designed to protect and increase the life-span of electrical appliances and equipment.

  " We purchased a particular type of 'whole house surge suppressor.' This item required a lot of technical expertise. During the course of researching the matter I spoke to a lot of people who claimed to know what they were talking about, but this gentleman, actually did. "  
 
Molberg Chiropractic

5150 North 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85013

Phone: 602-265-7521
Website

Contact:
Dr. Molberg

 
Dr. Molberg is a chiropractor. She operates out of her Medlock Place office at the southwest corner of Colter and 3rd Avenue.

  " Excellent chiropractic services, gentle but most effective. "  
 
Mr. Rooter

2625 east University Drive
Suite D
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Phone: 480-350-9941
Website

Contacts:
Dave Pentico

 
Mr. Rooter repairs plumbing.

  " These people fix (promptly, cleanly, efficiently) plumbing problems. When the tank on my old toilet broke they sold me a new one and installed it. They only carried one brand of toilet, but it was the brand that I had already determined I would be getting (TOTO). "  
 
Phoenix Tent & Awning

2829 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Phone: 602-254-6061
Fax: 602-254-7622
Website

Contact:
Simon Miller

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Phoenix Tent & Awning fabricates awnings and awning frames.

  " When I called a number of awning places and described the awnings we had I was told that they had never heard of such things. Mr. Williams had and told me about them. It seems that prior to World War II, labor was cheap but materials were expensive. A number of men would go up and down the streets of Phoenix with galvanized pipe on trailers behind them. If you wanted awnings made, they would cut and thread the pipe on the job site and give the dimensions to a seamstress who would stitch the material together. The modern system (like the one at AJ's) is a preformed set of metal. They also make other period appropriate awnings. "  
 
Pongratz Development

P.O. Box 51388
Phoenix, AZ 85076

Phone: 480-231-2900
Fax: 480-753-9270

Contact:
Ed Pongratz
Email

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Pongratz Development is a general contractor and does residential remodeling and additions.

  " Ed Pongratz and his crew gutted our home & remodeled its interior. We were very comfortable with Ed and all of the the sub-contractors he used. Ed made us feel like we were his only client. Great ideas and up front with pricing. Did an awesome job on our home and would use him again and again. Great communication during entire process. "  
 
Practical Art

5070 North Central
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Phone: 602-264-1414
Website

Contact:
Jane Reddin

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Practical Art is an art gallery featuring locally handcrafted items and artwork.

  " Practical Art specializes in functional art made by Arizona artists. You can find wonderful handmade pottery, wooden bowls, glasses, scarves, jewelry, and more to keep for yourself or give to someone special. The owner Jane Reddin and her staff are very friendly and helpful and eager to promote local artists' wares. "  
 
Protection One

8010 E. McDowell Road
Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Phone: 602-254-3700
Mobile: 480-529-8159
Fax: 602-604-1744
Website

Contact:
Marlys Sixsmith

Protection One designs and installs security systems.

  " Marlys Sixsmith knows security systems and requirements inside out and backwards. We have a number of "special circumstances" and she adroitly worked around them. When her construction people said that various things could not be done and we would need to install a much more expensive system, she explained to them how they could get it done. "  
 
Renaissance Flooring

15020 N. Hayden Road
Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Phone: 480-368-0840
Mobile: 480-797-8266
Fax: 480-368-0850
Website
Email

Contact:
Greg Tayles

 
Renaissance Flooring provides and installs many types of commercial and residential flooring.

  " I met Greg Tayles awhile ago when a pipe burst in the guest room and the insurance person recommended him. Floor covering choices were extremely hard for me given the combination of construction and design issues. He really knows wood, carpet, vinyl plank, and other floor issues. He was also very good at listening to my spouse and the decorator describe what they were looking for. "  
 
RJ's Tree and Stump Service
RJ's Tree and Stump Service

5308 North 81st Place
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Phone: 480-945-5545
Email

Contact:
Ron Martin
  Vendor Index  

 
Ron Martin has over 20 years of experience with trees. He and associate Jon strive to do their best for their customers and work hard to ensure the health of the trees they treat.

RJ's plants, fertilizes, trims, and removes trees. They also grind stumps. Customers rave about RJ's excellent after-job clean up.


  " Recommended by a neighbor who works with this gentleman's spouse, Ron knows trees and things related to trees. He can feed them, trim them, and tell what is wrong with them. He will now be coming by about every 6 months to do whatever it is trees need. "  
 
Road Runner Glass

3033 West Thomas
Phoenix, AZ 85017

Phone: 602-269-2543

Mobile: 602-6957652
Fax: 602-272-6830
Website
Email

Contact:
Craig Weber

 
Road Runner works with and installs glass.

  " Road Runner Glass has done some very interesting things around here including mounting a folding mirror and made glass tops for various pieces of furniture. They were also able to mount a new mirror on one of our 75 year old doors."  
 
Top Notch Tile

443 S. Standage
Mesa, AZ 85202

Phone: 480-834-8111

Contact:
Scott Huss

 
Top Notch Tile installs tile.

  " Great work! Scott solved problems that arose and did the little extra things. When problems arose that I had not anticipated, he told me what the issues were, what possible solutions existed and his recommendation. Could not ask for better. "