Irving Hospital District Neighborhood Association - Glen's List

What is Glen's List A listing of people and companies that originated in a rolodex but over time has been modified and added to by other neighbors who found services, workers, and vendors who provide prompt, competent, and reasonably priced assistance. We thank our neighbors for their submissions and for steering us in what they consider to be a good direction. If you have a submission or a comment on a submission, please e-mail it to: Tell Glen, Thanks

Categories

Animal Services
Appliance, Computer, & TV Repair
Auto
Carpet
Electrical
Fences
Fireplace and Chimney
Furniture Repair & Upholstery
Garage Doors
Gutters
Handyman
Heating and Air Conditioning
House Keeping Services
Insect Control
Masonry
Music
Painting
Plumbing
Power Washing
Realtor
Remodeling
Roofing
Sprinkler Systems
Swimming Pools
Window Cleaning
Yard, Tree & Dirt
Misc Submissions
DISCLAIMER: No neighbor nor the Irving Hospital Neighborhood District Neighborhood Association (IHDNA) warrant anyone listed here -- your experience could be very different (we hope not). We do not post negative or derogatory comments, but please let us know if we should reconsider any current submission -- sometimes, time changes things. If you have a submission or a comment on a submission, please e-mail it to: Tell Glen, Thanks.

Animal Services

The Groom Shop, LLC at 2309 Parkside Avenue, Irving, phone 972.986.PETS (7387), web-site  http://www.thegroomshop.net/
Submitted by Francesca Funk, who said: Our favorite dog groomers. They use all-natural shampoos & other products which we like better than the synthetic chemical products. They're also very nice about quick nail trims in-between grooming. The price seems comparable to Pet Smart. 

In 5_11 Nancie Rissing also provided favorable feedback regarding this business.

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Appliance, Computer, & TV Repair

Lee Moore at 972-986-8451
Submitted 03_10 by Bill and Mary Holcomb who said: Lee Moore does in-home computer tune-ups, repairs, set-ups, and software installations at reasonable prices.  We have known his family for years.  Give him a call.

Computer Store, Jimmy Dean at 426 E. Irving Blvd, Irving, phone 972.554.6360
Submitted 10_09 by Dianne Cartwright who said: Jimmy Dean is a gentleman who has been around Irving for some time. He sells new & used computers & does excellent repair work in a fraction of the time it takes others & for a fraction of the price! He is a whiz with computers & answers all questions patiently; I rate him FOUR STARS! But be warned that finding a place to park at his business might be dicey (although worth the trip). I have been told there is a church parking lot next door.

Crutch Appliance & Air Conditioning at 972.986.8881 or metro 817.265.8866, address 2308 Ruby Road
Submitted 8_09 by Bill Holcomb who said: This company is owned by Tom Crutch, who lives in Irving but the company is based in Grand Prairie. The business card is for several companies he has bought over the years -- use the two phone numbers listed above. If you have to leave a message it may take a few hours before they get back to you, but they will return your call. They do honest, good work at reasonable prices. We bought a Maytag refrigerator several years ago (big mistake) -- they serviced it several times while it was under original & extended warranty. It is now out of warranty but I still call them as I did yesterday morning & they fixed it this morning as it was not an emergency repair.

Sam's Electronics at 3434 West Shady Grove (Shady Grove & Belt Line -- old 7 Eleven store), phone 972.313.0165, No credit cards -- check or cash only
Submitted in 2007 by Judy Yaeger, who said: Sam's was suggested by Gerald Farris to Ruth Baker to repair Ruth's TV. She was given a discount, a guarantee, & he connected her VCR -- all for one-third the price of what Ruth had been quoted elsewhere. She is extremely pleased.

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Auto

Lopez Auto Service on Rock Island, next to Farmer Boy's
Submitted by Danny Elms, who said: They are the best mechanic in the area; I have dealt with Robby Lopez & his dad for more than 20 years & they are reliable, honest, reasonable, & service virtually all makes of autos. I would suggest them to my granny.

Hewitt's Garage on Maple in Dallas, phone 214.631.6848
Submitted by Bill Holcomb, who said: Ron Hewitt's father started this business in the 1940s & now Ron owns it. He has done some major engine work on our Chevy truck, replaced the AC system on it, & done several jobs on our Camry. We know several people all over town who have used Ron for years. He does not specialize in GM & his experience seems broad enough to fix most things. He is honest, dependable, & he does a good job.

Links Auto at 313 North Belt Line Road, phone 972.790.8208
Submitted by Linda & Bob Wempa, who said: The owner, Wendell Link is the best mechanic we've ever had in Irving. It's a little hole in the wall but they are great & get to you as soon as possible. We've never had to wait long for excellent service. Wendell is fair in his prices & you couldn't ask for a better mechanic. He & his assistant Richie do an excellent service; I'm always glad to suggest them to anyone.

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Carpet

Gerald Carver in Irving at 972.791.0034
Submitted by Danny Elms, who said: Gerald is a fellow church member & friend & has been in the carpet & flooring business for 25 years or so. He is a great guy to do business with & has done many installations throughout the Metroplex, including my house. Please mention my name if you call him.

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Electrical

All Hours Electric, Kyle McDowell at 972.253.8658, or e-mail mcdowell_kyle@msn.com, 810 W. Pioneer Drive, Irving
Submitted 7_10 by Doug Wheeler who said: Kyle McDowell, who is a master plumber, purchased this established business in 2008 & his crew includes master electricians. I have trusted them to do everything at my house from adding one outlet in a room to relocating the main electric breaker panel (from a hall closet to the garage) while upgrading the panel to fit modern needs. I’ve also trusted them to bury the power line that runs off the pole to my house & install a generator for those times when our neighborhood loses electricity – they are a Kohler generator dealer. I have always been happy with their work, appreciated their ability to coordinate & pass inspections, & never felt like I was being over-charged.

Rangel Quality Electric, Joel Rangel at 682.552.5555, 3837 Conflans Road. Suite 150, Irving
Submitted 5_11 by James Shrode who said:
Joel worked for other electricians for a number of years then started his own business a couple of years ago.  He provides very high quality service, very reasonable prices, & is probably one of the nicest & most courteous individuals I have ever met.

Wayne Bowen (Licensed Electrician) -- at 972.822. 0168
Submitted by Linda & Bill Wempa, who said: We needed some electrical work done (change out electrical outlets & check electrical system) & found a real gem. Wayne Bowen is reliable, very reasonable, very professional, & there when you need him at a moment's notice. We think highly of him.

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Fences

Landscape Maintenance, Santos Argueta -- at 972.579.7883, call after 8PM
Submitted by Roland Medina, who said: Santos maintains about 60 homes in the Hospital District on a weekly basis; he also builds & repairs fences. Santos is very dependable & I have been using him for some time. You can find his fence work all over the Hospital District -- the Bemis's for one & myself. I think highly of him. His work is very reasonable.

Will Cartwright at 214.882.1488
Submitted 3_09 by Dianne Cartwright who said: Will worked on the wrought iron gate that was already in place across her & Joe's driveway. Will builds iron fences from the ground up; he also repairs & replaces wood fences. He is based in Irving & is available for any small to medium welding jobs.

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Fireplace and Chimney

Black Hat Chimney Sweep, Doug Vassallo at 214.363.1421 or 972.690.9533, address Richardson
Submitted by Dianne Cartwright who said: Doug Vassallo is the best. He can be hard to reach but he is excellent. He built a damper for us (who knows what happened to the original one?) & has cleaned for us several times. We have referred him to many various people.

Black Hat Chimney Sweep, Doug Vassallo at 214.363.1421 or 972.690.9533, address Richardson
Submitted 3_09 by Doug Wheeler, who said: Melvin Monk of M & M's Chimney Clean (who had also been included on Shirley's List) retired as of 12/31/08. I asked Mr. Monk if he could recommend anyone else & he could not. I contacted Doug Vassallo at Black Hat Chimney Sweep at 214.363.1421. I left a message & he returned my call promptly (maybe it's the economy). His work, including repairing mortar & building & installing a new chimney cap was excellent.

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Furniture Repair & Upholstery

Antique Restoration, Jeff Gaston at 417 North Briery Road (just south of Conflans & east of Belt Line), phone 972.790.7427, usually there Monday through Friday 9AM to 5PM but call ahead & ask for either Jeff or Frank.
Submitted by Paul Wahlstrom.
Antique Restoration, Jeff Gaston at 417 North Briery Road (just south of Conflans & east of Belt Line), phone 972.790.7427, usually there Monday through Friday 9AM to 5PM but call ahead & ask for either Jeff or Frank.
Submitted by Francesca Funk who said: Jeff Gaston does antique furniture repairs & refinishing. He refinished a 100-year old high chair & repaired a drawer on a 150-year old buffet for me.
Antique Restoration , Jeff Gaston at 417 North Briery Road (just south of Conflans & east of Belt Line), phone 972.790.7427, usually there Monday through Friday 9AM to 5PM but call ahead & ask for either Jeff or Frank.
Submitted by Bill Holcomb who said: Jeff is a former industrial arts teacher with about 40 years in the antique furniture restoration & repair business. He has repaired or refinished several antique pieces for us. He also builds custom furniture for interior decorators.

The Loera's at 972.262.7524, address 114 W. Main St, Grand Prairie
Submitted 9_09 by Jan Bemis who said: The Loera's do both upholstery work & furniture repair. They are very nice gentlemen. Their prices are great & there is no charge for estimates, pick-up, or delivery. Their turn-around time is very good. They did excellent work on a set of dining room chairs & also on an unusual shaped chair we have.

Mike Wasson at 817.590.0812
Submitted by JoAnn Hackley who said: Mike repaired & refinished an antique desk for me -- he did a great job at what I thought was a great price.

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Garage Doors

Christians Garage Doors at 972.523.1413
Submitted by Bill Holcomb who said: I refer this company to anyone needing garage door repair. The owner is a good guy whose business cards reads, "Smile, GOD Loves You."

Tucker Garage Door Service, Tim Tucker at 972-554-0570, address 1210 Katy Drive, Irving
Submitted by Robert Johannesen who said: Local, very experienced and dependable ----------- i have used him many times.

Tinkham Garage Door Company, Duane Tinkham at 972.492.0647 or cell 214.478.0001, 2004 Rochelle Lane, Carrollton
Submitted by Janet Walker who said: Duane Tinkham is a super nice guy, comes quick and I think priced great.

Door Works at 972.329.4161 www.door-works.com, address 1803 Tarrant Lane, Suite 200, Colleyville
Submitted by Gina Deupree who said: We have used Door Works since we bought the house and have enjoyed working with them each time.
Submitted by Cindy Mungle who said: We've been happy with Door Works.

Plano Garage Door & Opener at 972-424-9380. 355 FM 544 (14th Street) Plano/Murphy, TX 75094 Email: PlanoGarageDoorandOpener@verizon.net Fax: 972-424-0260
Submitted by Paul Wahlstrom who said: I recommend Plano Garage Door & Opener

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Gutters

A-1 Aluminum, Inc. at 972.438.1011, 817.332.1001, or 214.228.0422, address 1719 Peters Road, No. 510, Irving, Texas, 75061
Submitted 5_09 by Doug Wheeler who said in response to an e-mail inquiry: Thank you for asking about seamless gutters because I’ve just had them installed on my house, replacing some old non-seamless ones. I used A-1 Aluminum Inc., based here in Irving since 1969. They also have a website at www.A-1AluminumTX.com. Here is a run-down of my experience:

  • I called & their sales rep Jean Felker came by to give me a written quote -- removing my old gutters & then installing 69-feet of 5" gutters with leaf screens plus four 3"x4" downspouts (& some other parts) was $696. I did not have to pay anything up front but I did sign a contract.
  • Two days later a two-man crew came by to remove the old gutters. They were quick & polite but they did leave some metal in the grass that could have become dangerous if the lawnmower had caught it -- so watch out for that.
  • I already knew I had a wood rot problem behind the old gutters so we paused while I had the facial boards replaced/repaired (A-1 recommended someone because I didn't know anyone to do this).
  • As soon as I told A-1 the facial boards were ready a different crew (I think they have three crews) came by & installed the new gutters. I asked a lot of questions while they were installing & the crew gave me direct responses. I feel like they did a good job (the gutters look great) but we haven't had rain since then so only time will really tell.
  • The following day Kelli in the office called to ask how did I want to make payment. I hope this information is helpful.
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Handyman

Lively's Carpentry, Christa Lively at 972.898.5483 or LivelysCarpentry@aol.com
Submitted 6_10 by Francesca Funk who said: I use a professional contractor--Christa Lively, of Lively's Carpentry. Her motto is 'no job too small' and her workmen are skilled and courteous. Her prices are reasonable for most things.

Bill Gordon, 423-284-6440
Submitted 6_14 by Ellen Young who said: Bill is a good carpenter, painter, handyman. A neighbor recommended him to us an we were pleased. He is reasonable too.

Absolute Best Home Repairs, Tommy Harbarger at 214-650-2424
Submitted 6_14 by Velma Edwin who said: I would like to recommend Tommy Harbarger for our Glen's list. He owns Absolute Best Home Repairs and has helped with disposal, faucets, stuck doors, etc. His work has been excellent and his prices reasonable.
Several of my friends, including Roland Medina, make their home 'market ready'. I have used him to install new sink, garbage disposal etc.

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Heating and Air Conditioning

A-1 Air Conditioning & Heating Service, Garland Nevil at 972.255.6633, address Irving
Submitted by Jean Crawford.

A-#1 Air Inc. at 972.243.4848 or 972.242.4800, address 1605 Crescent Circle, Suite 200, Carrollton
Submitted by Bill Herod who said: They repair appliances of all kinds & brands.

A-1 Air Conditioning & Heating Service, Garland Nevil at 972.255.6633, address Irving
Submitted by Jean Crawford.

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House Keeping Sevices

Sara Romo at 469.230.4922
Submitted 6_11 by David Walsh IV who said: I submit Sara’s name without hesitation, she goes above & beyond & is always dependable. We consider her part of our family.

Molly Maids at 469.531.7014 (Patricia) or www.mollymaid.com
Submitted 6_11 by Nancy Bigham who said: We have been using Molly Maids since last July; they are reasonably priced, honest, careful, & do a great job.

Tayauma Bell at 972.513.3154
Submitted 6_11 by Pam Johnson who said: We have used Tayauma for about a year now; he is a personal friend, totally honest, & very reasonably priced. He is meticulous with his work often spending more time than he is getting paid for, just to make sure the job is done right. The times when we are not home while he is there he phones the next day to make sure everything is to our satisfaction.

Yolanda Gutierrez, contact Barbara Barry at 972.554.1657
Submitted 8_11 by Barbara Barry who said: Yolanda Gutierrez has been our cleaning lady for the past 14 years. We have found her to be trustworthy, dependable & prompt. Some of the families Yolanda worked for have moved out of the Irving area so she is looking for new cleaning jobs. If anyone needs some cleaning assistance please contact me.

Maria Rodriguez,at 469-358-0878
Submitted 8_13 by Estelle Alcorn who said: I would like to recommend Maria for House Keeping Services. She has worked for me for at least 12 or more years. She is very sweet, trustworthy, and professional. Thank you, Estelle

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Insect Control

Nature King Pest Management at 214.827.0090 or 214.545.2200, web-site www.natureking.com, Dallas 75201
Submitted by Jean Crawford.

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Masonry

Phil McDaniel at 214.668.5626
Original Shirley's List submission, who said: Phil McDaniel's business card reads, "Brick, Block, and Stone and light Concrete Work." In January 2007 he took down a brick wall at 1719 Cypress (Marks residence) & replaced it with stone.

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Music

Ralph Morgan  at 972.513.9567
A professional classical musician who performs with the Dallas Wind Symphony at the Meyerson, the Lewisville Lake Symphony, fill in with the Wichita Falls, East Texas (Tyler) orchestra and the Richardson Symphony Orchestra, etc; is available to perform and/or book the following ensembles (weddings, special events, formal events, etc,):

Woodwind Trio, Quartets (flute, clarinet, oboe and bassoon), Brass Quintet, String Trios.

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Painting

ArtTex Painting, Jorge Villalobos -- at 214.649.0409 & 214.735.9642
Submitted by Mary Lou South who said: Jorge Villalobos is a good painter who did some work on my daughter's home & a friend's home.

Luis Ruben Beltran at 214.394.4073 & at lrbletan@yahoo.com
Submitted by Francesca Funk who said: We & another neighbor used this house painter a few years back & his work was very good.

Glen Carroll at 972.253.1111
Submitted by Lloyd Rutschman who said: My family & I have been using Glenn Carroll for over 15 years. He's reasonable & does a great job. He's from the old school -- you hand him a sample of the color & he can match it right there on the spot.

Crouch Painting, Dana Crouch at 972.259.4095
Submitted 10_09 by Dianne Cartwright who said: This gentleman lives & has his business in Irving. He is so very neat -- if the job should take more than one day he cleans up so well that you can't tell he's been there & promptly reappears the next day to complete the job. I would also trust him with a key anytime. This is his ONLY business; he is NOT a part-timer; I think Highly of him.

Jim Daugherty at 972.790.9521
Submitted by Hallie & Doug Williams who said: Jim Daugherty is an excellent house painter; we have known him for years -- he has 30 years experience. He does interior/exterior painting plus wood & sheetrock repair & does all work himself. Free estimates.

Rigo Galvan at 214-796-1051, rigo_cinsat@hotmail.com
Submitted 04_24 by Stephen Walker who said: We just had scraping and painting done and wanted to pass his contact information on the neighborhood. He did a great job! We’re very happy with his work. He acted professionally and is very easy to work with.

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Plumbing

Adams Plumbing at 972.579.7333, address 703 East Irving Boulevard, Irving
Submitted by Linda & Bob Wempa who said: We have used them for 40 years.

Home Town Plumbing, Mike Salazar at 972.790.8449, address 317 Knob Oak Court, Irving
Submitted by Bill Herod who said: Mike cleans the roots out of my sewer line & guarantees it for a year; but it always lasts longer than that. I know several neighbors also use his services.

Lee Mosty at 972.986.5996
Original Shirley's List submission who said: Lee is a master licensed plumber & retired school teacher. He is very neat inside the house.

Mark Ondras Plumbing & Sewer Service at 972.253.3355 or 972.365.5484 (cell), web-site www.markondrasplumbing.com
Original Shirley's List submission who said: Mark spends a lot of time in our neighborhood & many of you have used him. He responds to calls quickly & at any time, including Saturdays; he gets his work done quickly & moves on. Sometimes his sidekick responds, also with good results.

Mark Ondras Plumbing & Sewer Service at 972.253.3355 or 972.365.5484 (cell), web-site www.markondrasplumbing.com
Submitted by Susan Rohe who said: We have used him for years. He either answers the phone himself or returns calls - usually within 10-15 minutes. On time service, great techs, and no extra charge for weekends or holidays. He has helped us locate slab leaks, installed water heaters and does routine tree root removal every 4 months. A great guy and a great crew. I highly recommend.

Ron Bracket Plumbing at 972.438.6677, address 1109 1/2 East 6th Street, Irving
Submitted by Linda & Bob Wempa who said: We have used them for 40 years.

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Power Washing

Hodge Clean Windows and Pressure Washing at 972-253-0406
Submitted by Joe Cleveland

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Realtor

Dianne Cartwright, Ebby Halliday Realtors at office 972.443.1409, cell 214.797.4700, e-mail diannecartwright@ebby.com, address 7520 North MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 100, Irving
Submitted 9_09 by Cheryl Adkins Eason who said: Dianne Cartwright with Ebby Halliday recently sold my home on Kosstr'e Court . Dianne was raised in Irving & knows & loves the Hospital District neighborhood. She worked diligently on my listing & did a great job.

Dianne Cartwright, Ebby Halliday Realtors at office 972.443.1409, cell 214.797.4700, e-mail diannecartwright@ebby.com, address 7520 North MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 100, Irving
Submitted 9_11 by Cindy Cech who said: We recently completed the sale on Glen Vista, Irving Texas Storyglen Estates / Hospital District. Dianne took great care in guiding us through the process of listing and selling this property that was in need of repairs and updates. Since the house was vacant she made frequent visits to make sure the property was secure. Dianne Cartwright performed her duties in a very professional manner and as the listing agent always keeping our best interests in mind as the sellers. She went above and beyond in helping us donate useful items to those in need to clear out the house and assist in settling the estate. We will be forever grateful for Dianne Cartwright.

Robert Johannesen at Broker Associate at C21 Judge Fite Co., Office 972.438.1500, Cell 214.802.4887, 105 Decker Ct. LL100, Irving 75062.
Submitted 8_09 by Randy Faulkner who said: Robert Johannesen has lived in our neighborhood for the past 25 years & has been a realtor for longer than that. He was my realtor when I bought my house & did a great job looking out for my interest. Whether you are buying or selling each person needs to be represented & Robert has been a Broker many years & no one knows more about residential real estate than he.
Robert Johannesen, Broker Associate at C21 Judge Fite Co., Office 972.438.1500, Cell 214.802.4887
Submitted 9_11 by Joy & David Turner (formerly of Broad moor Lane) who said: We are thankful for the work Robert did in helping us sell our home; he is very knowledgeable & experienced.

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Remodeling

Randy Faulkner at 817.475.8735, e-mail randy.faulkner@yahoo.com, address Irving
Submitted by Mark Murray who said: Randy lives in our neighborhood & I'd refer him for any home remodeling job. Awhile back he remodeled my kitchen & a bathroom; he did excellent work at a reasonable rate.
Randy Faulkner at 817.475.8735, e-mail randy.faulkner@yahoo.com, address Irving
Submitted by Duke Castleton who said: I submit Randy Faulkner, who lives in our neighborhood, for home repairs such as painting, plastering, repairing cracks, tape & bed, popcorn ceiling finish, window replacements, & more. His work for me was timely, reasonably priced, & just what I needed. He is a Christian man who doesn't drink or smoke; he also cleans up after himself. I think his work is first class.
Randy Faulkner at 817.475.8735, e-mail randy.faulkner@yahoo.com, address Irving
Submitted by Ramona Hamilton who said: Randy, who lives in our neighborhood just completed work for me which included installing crown molding & painting an entrance hall & painting the ceiling in another room. He & his helpers, Bob & Scott were extremely courteous, neat, & prompt -- a pleasure to have in my house. I wholeheartedly refer him for any remodeling projects, repair jobs, etc.

Riojas Installation, LLC, Michael Chapman at 214.801.8763 or 972.617.9110, e-mail riojasinstallation@yahoo.com, address 602 Roaring Creek Court, Red Oak
Submitted 10_09 by Dianne Cartwright who said: After having nightmares dealing with Lowe's we discovered the installation company used by Lowe's could have secured the Pella windows we wanted AND installed them -- probably for a better price than what we paid Lowe's. Michael Chapman has replaced doors & windows for us & I think highly of him -- he is always on time, extremely polite, & very meticulous; he gets FOUR STARS.
Glen's note: I also have Pella windows & have found it worthwhile to visit the Pella showroom at 801 Hanover Drive, #600, Grapevine, Texas, phone 682.223.5656 to look at & discuss window & door options directly with Pella employees. Once you've made a selection you can decide separately who you want to do the installation -- the Pella installers are excellent but they are also not allowed to handle anything other that what they're installing (e.g. I had to repaint my window sills to match the new windows because the sills were not part of the installation & so the Pella installers could not paint them even though they were painting the newly-installed trim around the windows).

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Roofing

A friendly reminder when putting on a new roof: When your old roof comes off that is the perfect time to a) blow new insulation into your attic, b) move any wires on the outside of your house into the attic, c) do any ventilation/electrical/cable work in the attic that needs to be done – if you can work out the logistics with your roofer.

Jamco Roofing & Exteriors, James Fortenberry, owner at 214.932.1287, or James@JamcoRoofing.com, web-site www.JamcoRoofing.com
Submitted 5_11 by James Shrode who said: This is a l
ocally owned company.  James provides a fair price & exceptional service.  He is a former insurance adjustor who knows the business well.  His company has a great rating with the BBB (http://dallas.bbb.org/) & he is licensed & insured.  His crew provided the best cleanup job of any contractor I have ever used.

Jon Wright Roofing, Jon Wright at 972.251.1818, address 1915 Peters Road, Suite 310, Irving
Submitted by Bill Herod who said: I have used Jon for three roofing jobs; he always has the best price & does good work.

Jon Wright Roofing, Jon Wright at 972.251.1818, address 1915 Peters Road, Suite 310, Irving
Submitted 4_12 by Dianne Cartwright who said: Had wonderful experience with Jon Wright roofing & his staff. They dealt with the insurance Company to ensure that we were compensated for ALL damage, not just what the ins. Adjuster glossed over. They did an excellent job & promptly returned all calls. I HIGHLY recommend them.

Premier Roofing and Remodeling -- Follow-up: There are multiple roofing companies named Premier so I contacted some neighbors to verify the correct one; one response I received, dated 3.11 was as follows: "The gentleman representing Premier Roofing and Remodeling who called on me was working out of a residence in Flower Mound, TX [4181 Long Prairie Road]. That house is now vacant and for sale. The company was started in Houston, TX, and is still operational there (as far as I know). Their address is 5706 Coral Ridge Road, Houston, TX, 77069. The phone number listed on the internet is 866.590.7831. I hope this will be of help to you."
at 817.703.6840 [phone number used while working in the IHDNA neighborhood], web-site Click Here , address Houston, Texas 77069. Submitted 3_11 by Glen, who said: In the summer & fall of 2010 Premier Roofing and Remodeling replace at least a dozen roofs in the IHDNA neighborhood & I never heard a negative comment about them. In August 2010 I sent an e-mail containing the following to a neighbor who asked about roofers:

  • In early June 2010 Lewis Martin sent out this e-mail to the neighborhood: Premier is out of Houston & has an excellent standing with their BBB. They have not been in our area long enough to be listed with the Dallas BBB. Their VP lives in Flower Mound. If he thinks your roof has been damaged he will meet with your insurance adjuster to prove it. If the adjuster turns you down he will take it to arbitration & he says he has never lost at that point. He promises to do the job for what your insurance pays plus you paying your deductible. I have a new roof & have paid him nothing yet. He has a large crew that has been together for several years. They do not come into your house & they are very friendly & respectful. They started my house on a Thursday at mid-morning & finished the next day in the early afternoon. They did an excellent job of clean-up – even raking up leaves I had not taken care of. I am satisfied with my new roof.
  • On the same day the following e-mail was sent from Ann Mixon: You may want to look at the roofs that have already been put on - they look great. There are already three on Glenbrook. I was very skeptical too & would not talk to these folks until I realized that several of our neighbors had received approval from their insurance companies. As my claim for a roof had been denied three years ago & my roof was extremely worn, I was very hesitant to file another claim. However I decided I had nothing to lose by trying again & I contacted Premier. The gentleman from Premier met with the adjuster from my insurer & my claim was immediately approved. A neighbor on Glenbrook, whose roof was installed two weeks ago had also been denied when I had been. I believe that Premier Roofing does very good work & they certainly have proven they are very capable of dealing with insurance companies. Best wishes.
  • I [Glen] personally spoke to Ann Bell & she said 1) she & her husband were very happy with the job that Premier Roofing did, 2) they paid nothing out of pocket, just the insurance amount, & 3) her father on Lane Street is having the same Premier Roofing crew put a new roof on his house & he is also paying nothing but the insurance coverage amount.
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Sprinkler Systems

Garner Landscape at 972.253.2039, address 1714 West 7th street, Irving
Submitted by Jody Baxter. Lawn Showers, Jessie -- at 817.538.891?, submitted by Dave Porter for irrigation repair.

Mid-Cities Irrigation Inc. at 817.540.1559, address 1901 Bedford Road, Suite A, Bedford
Submitted 9_09 by Jan Bemis, who said: We have used this sprinkler system company for 10 years; they are very quick to respond & good at their work.

Stephenson Lawn Sprinkler, George Stephenson at 972.438.4196, address 308 North Delaware Street, Irving
Submitted by Linda & Bob Wempa who said: We have used Stephenson Lawn Sprinkler for years -- George's work isn't cheap but once he repairs a system you won't ever need anyone to do follow-up work. He's very professional, reliable, & friendly.

Scott West at 972.313.0353
Submitted by Violet Fagan who said: I am very pleased with Scott's work.

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Swimming Pools

Dick's Pool Service at 972.254.4400, address 312 West 2nd street, Irving
Submitted by Brenda Breding.

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Window Cleaning

Hodge Clean Windows and Pressure Washing at 972-253-0406
Submitted by Mark Murray and Bill Holcomb 

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Yard, Tree & Dirt

Castro's Tree Service, Jeff Castro at 214.337.7097, 214.725.1171, or e-mail jridefree@aol.com, Dallas 75224
Submitted by Bill Herod who said: I & several of my neighbors use Jeff for tree service because he does good work at a reasonable price. He also advertises in our newsletter on a regular basis.

Bartlett Tree Experts at 972.620.0073, web-site www.bartlett.com, address 2420 Glenda Lane, Dallas
Submitted 6_09 by Doug Wheeler who said: For over 10 years I have contacted Bartlett Tree Experts whenever my Live Oaks have had any kind of problem. The Bartlett representative, currently Gareth Harrier has responded promptly & each time recommended a successful treatment. Gareth will also drop by at no charge just to check on the trees if I call. I also use Bartlett each year to give my trees a time-released fertilizer -- I had to plant trees so I'm trying to catch up with my neighbors.

Landscape Maintenance, Santos Argueta at 972.878.3748, call after 8PM
Submitted by Roland Medina, who said: Santos maintains the yards & flowerbeds for about 60 homes in the Hospital District; he also builds & repairs fences. Santos is very dependable & I have been using him for some time. You can find his fence work all over the Hospital District -- the Bemis's for one & myself. I think highly of him. His work is very reasonable.

Dirt Work, Dan Escamella at 214.213.8089
Submitted 8_09 by Doug Wheeler who said: Like many in this neighborhood I have a water drainage consideration in my back yard. Twice I've had Dan come in to correct it (it changed after I removed some trees) & twice he got my backyard to drain properly at a cost I thought was reasonable. He uses high quality sandy loam & has a good crew who works efficiently. He doesn't charge for an estimate.

Juan Gonzales at 214.357.9184
Submitted by Rosanne & Ottis Lewis who said: Juan has been maintaining our yard for over 10 years & he is reliable, honest, reasonably priced, & does a very good job.

John Patin Landscaping at 972.986.9803, or e-mail jgpatin@juno.com, address 301 Woodford Cove, Irving
Submitted 8_09 by Bill Holcomb who said: John Patin was referred to me as a landscaper by Chamber's Nursery. John reworked our existing flower beds according to Neal Sperry's workshop recommendations & we purchased only two or three new plants in the transition. John is a hard worker & a former accountant who changed careers. Several of our friends have also been pleased with his work. Leave a message & he will get back to you.

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Miscellaneous Submissions

ABC Sewing Machine Service at 1-800.978.7235
Submitted 9_09 by Jan Bemis who said: ABC Sewing Machine Service is a local business owned by Randy Cole, who is very good at repairs. When you phone him he will let you know where to leave your machine for him to pick up -- it used to be Hancock Fabrics here in Irving until they closed. The last time I used him the drop off location was JoAnn's in Grapevine.

Fred The Tailor at 972.438.9212, address 320 Airport Freeway (just east of O'Connor, just down from the Waffle House), Irving
Submitted 9_09 by Jan Bemis who said: He has been at this location forever & does a very good, quick job on everything from hems to zippers at a reasonable rate.

Office Products Warehouse at 972.438.1100, 135 South Main Street in old downtown Irving
Submitted 6_11 by Dianne Cartwright who said: This is a small family owned business with comparable prices & wonderful service. The Aubey family, the owners are wonderful people – please give them a try.

Schwan's, Michael Campbell at 469.777.9476 or www.schwans.com
Submitted 4_09 by Doug Wheeler who said: The Schwan's refrigerated truck is in our neighborhood every other week. Their food is really good & very easy to prepare -- no offense meant to the excellent recipes in our neighborhood cookbook, Sharing Our Best.

Town & Country Cleaners at 972.259.2447, 196 W. 6th Street
Submitted 7_09 by Doug Wheeler who said: I have used Town & Country for years; I've never had reason to complain & I've never heard them make an excuse.

Dave Conte Piano Service at 817.581.7321, or e-mail dave@daveconte.com See also web-site at www.daveconte.com, address North Richland Hills
Submitted 7_10 by Doug Wheeler who said: Dave Conte is a Registered Piano Technician (RPT) with the Piano Technicians Guild, a Certified Concert & Artist Technician (CCT), & a certified Yamaha Disklavier service technician. He has affiliations with Baldwin, Steinway, Yamaha, Kawai, Petrof, & Pearl River piano manufacturers. He also restores pianos (see his web-site). I’ll confess my ear is not good enough to appreciate everything Dave does when he tunes my 40-year old Baldwin; but I know he keeps it in the best condition possible. He has never missed an appointment & is considerate of whatever else is going on in the house while he’s here.

Ajax Signs 201 Irby Lane, Irving 972-607-9803 ajax_signs@verizon.net - www.ajaxsignstx.net
Submitted 10_12 by Danny Elms who said:Ajax Signs has been in business since 1974 and is owned and operated by good neighbor Jim Donley who lives on Cypress. I have used Ajax signs for several years for commercial and personal signage and they can do virtually anything; signs, graphics, banners, vehicle lettering and graphics, trade show and yard signs, and commercial signage. Ajax Signs is innovative, dependable, emphasizes quality and delivery, and is a pleasure to work with.

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