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Contractor & Business Services List

UMNA does not recommend or endorse any of these businesses. UMNA is simply passing along the recommendations of neighbors. None of the businesses on this page paid UMNA to be listed.
UMNA frequently gets requests for contractor recommendations. The following is a list of businesses that nearby neighbors have used in the past and are comfortable recommending.
Remember to do you own homework. Different people have a different experiences with the same contractors and service providers. The Upper Monroe Neighborhood Association has not vetted these contractors or verified their information. It is your responsibility to make an educated choice.
This article was suggested by one of our neighbors: How to Find A Reliable Contractor.

BEFORE you sign any documents, hand over money or make a commitment to a contractor you are strongly advised to...
  • ...use resources like the Better Business Bureau of Upstate NY, Angie's List and other sites to help you understand your needs, compare services and research any contractor(s) you are considering;
  • ...interview past customers of these businesses; and
  • ...interview more than one provider.

APPLIANCE REPAIR

  • Appliance Tec, Factory Authorized Service, (585) 442-8690
These guys were amazing, very on top of their game and personable. Quickly diagnosed our fridge and got us back in business. Highly recommended by Dave and Irene Burnet

CLEANING

  • Sparklin Kleen, Residential & Light Commercial Cleaning, Barb Kraus (585) 256-2356:
Recommended by Tom Hasman
Did an amazing job - our windows have never looked this good. There is a lot more light coming into our house now. Recommended by Linda Hasman
  • Joe Hogan Window & Gutter Cleaning , (585) 750-0465
Joe Hogan is a retired fireman. His team was efficient and did a great job. I did have to wait several weeks because of his spring backlog, but it was worth it. Recommended by Janina Guthrie

ELECTRICAL

Mike installed our EV Car Charger, he was great to work with! If you are looking to get an EV Car Charger installed. Give him a call. He also does general Electrical work. Recommended by Dave and Irene Burnet
  • Laughlin Electric, Jim Laughlin (585) 424-1800
Recommended by Dave and Irene Burnet
Recommended by Tom Hasman

PET GROOMING & SUPPLIES

Recommended by Rome Celli.
  • Bark Ave Dog, (585) 244-2275 - 159 Park Ave
Kelly takes great care of our little Sophie including teeth cleaning! Recommended by Dave and Irene Burnet

GUTTER CLEANING

  • J. Groh & Sons, Jeremy Groh (Owner) (585) 407--2918 Property Preservation-Weatherization, Interior and Exterior Home repairs all phases all types.
Recommended by Tom and Marianne Pastecki
  • Empire Gutter Cleaning (585) 739-9499
Excellent communication, with annual contract you can specify when they should show up so you don’t have to think about it each season. Recommended by Esther Brill

HOUSEHOLD SERVICES

  • Cherie's Household Services (972) 489-0074.
Cherie lives in the ABC Streets neighborhood and does light gardening, pet-sitting and housecleaning. She is reliable, trust-worthy and affordable. Recommended by Esther Brill

LANDSCAPING

Local small business owner, creative yard problem solver, follows through with commitments, excellent work. Recommended by Gary Domenico.
  • Zaretsky and Associates, Inc. 1965 Watson Hulburt Road, Macedon, NY 14502 (585) 377-8330: Landscape & garden design, installation & consulting.
Bruce did the design for our community garden at Morrison Park. Recommended by an anonymous neighbor.
  • Broccolo Tree & Lawn, (585) 424-4476
They did our new walkway in the front of our home and the front landscaping. Recommended by Dave and Irene Burnet
  • Eric Norden 755-6940 Landscape Caretaker
Attention to detail, reasonable hourly rate, great for garden bed, edging and the like. Recommended by Esther Brill

SMALL JOBS, HOME MAINTENANCE, LOCKSMITHS, ETC.

AJ communicated well via text to let me know when to expect him. He was punctual, courteous, and professional and took care of a plumbing issue and an electrical issue on the same visit. Will use him again as a handyman and highly recommended by Eileen Redmond
  • Johnny (Locksmith) 585 727 1573
Locksmith for all my old lock problems…he’s terrific!!! Recommended by Kathleen Whelehan
  • Gutter CleaningMonarch Painting - Eric Anderson - 585-261-4310
Recommended by Janina Guthrie
  • Glenn Shaw Gutter Repair 585 370-1805
Repaired loose gutter and cleaned gutters at rental. He has a truck with a boom and bucket. Also does repairs. Very reasonable and meticulous. Highly recommended by Howard Grossman
  • DPD Construction, Dan Deane (585) 721-3598
Dan did a great job with a window framing project. He did the work in a time frame he promised, went beyond the scope of work discussed and came in under budget. He is also doing a terrific job on the deck and porch next door at 90 Calumet. Recommended by: Gary Domenico ** Second recommendation for Dan: Our garage was hit by a car and Dan was able to frame up and repair the damaged area and get the garage doors working again. Great job! Recommended by Dave and Irene Burnet
  • Mark Schoonerman, (585) 202-6627
An outstanding carpenter who completely rebuilt our upper and lower back porches. Recommended by Katie Schmitz

HEATING & COOLING

Dustin is the owner & a very knowledgeable person & easy to communicate with. His receptionist is Julia. They are a really great HVAC, heating/gas fireplace service company. Honest folks! Recommended by Jeanne Weber
  • John Betlem Heating & Cooling Inc, Jim Betlem (585) 271-8888: 1996
Installed a Carrier High Efficiency Furnace, runs like a top and is very, very energy efficient! Recommended by Jeffrey Larson & Richard Conheady
  • Metro Heating & Cooling, Joe LaDelfa (585) 232-5400, 1830 East Main Street
Joe and his crew provided great service on repairs and later on installation. They shared our concerns about keeping the pathway to the jobsite neat and clean. Recommended by Annette & Damian Weidmann

PAINTING

  • Kenn Parks (585) 857-0853:
Has painted other homes for me in the past. Recommended by Katie Schmitz
  • Al LaVilla, Target Distributing and Contract Service (585) 426-7942
Painted our house and was extremely professional. He prides himself on being EPA certified and following all of the EPA lead paint protocols that are now legally mandated. He uses Sherwin Williams Duration premium paint. Recommended by Mike Hunt and Joan Kohout.
  • John Skivington (585) 469-4454
John has done multiple painting jobs for our family. He is timely, professional and reasonably priced. He has been painting professionally for years. Recommended by Nicci Fitzgerald.
Colors & Colors did a complete interior (and some exterior) painting project for us which included removing old linen fabric from our walls down to the plaster, repairing the walls and then applying new color. Tom was very knowledgeable about old home maintenance and made very good suggestions on how to handle our project issues. Tom and his team were professional, enthusiastic, and respectful of our home. Recommended by: Nancy & Brian Sears ** Another recommendation for Colors & Colors: Tom and Eric and their team do great work, attentive to detail, indoors and out; they are easy to communicate with and responsive to requests. Recommended by: Esther Brill ** And Another Recommendation: Tom and Eric were very helpful every step of the way. They were particularly helpful in assisting with color choices and their work was excellent. Recommended by Gary Domenico
  • Refined Wall Finishing (Faux Painting) - Wendie Laurel - (585) 624-5400
Wendie is a painter AND artist. She transformed, with faux painting techniques, our painted ceiling beams to make them appear as dark grained wood to blend with our furniture. Amazing !!! Recommended by Nancy Sears
  • Boss Contracting - (585) 944-6608. Contact: Lorenzo DiSalvo.
Painted the outside of our houses. The painters did an excellent job and kept a neat workspace. They also did a final "touch up" at the end to ensure that any areas that were "bleeding through" or missed received an extra coat of paint. They were also reasonably priced. Recommended by Bruce Winship and Linda Hasman
  • ALLWAYS Painting - (585) 857-4926
This contractor has done several rooms in our Park Ave. Home and we have been pleased with the results every time. Very professional and neat and finishes on schedule. Chris does excellent work for a fair price. Interior and exterior, decks and power washing. Recommended by Theodore Glende
  • Monarch Painting Eric Anderson, 585 261-4310 [email protected]
    Interior/exterior painting, gutter cleaning, wallpaper removal, lead paint certified, fully insured
Recommended by Esther Brill & RJ Ruble
  • Pressure Washing and Painting Plus, Jeff Luffman @ 585-3966 - Power washing, mold remediation, external and interior house painting.
Jeff Luffman just did a spectacular job on painting our house. He also does power washing and decks. He was kind enough to assist with replacing a security light. He is listed in yelp under powerwashing and painting. He also has even more experience painting inside homes. He is a meticulous worker and checks as he progresses to make sure he is doing what you expect....and his prices are reasonable. He arrives on time and leaves a tidy work place. Recommended by Georgette Lesnak

PLUMBING

We had a couple of plumbers that were unable to address our issues with our on demand water heater. Jeff of Gatti Plumbing quickly assessed the situation and solved our issues. Can’t say enough about this company. Recommended by Dave and Irene Burnet.

RENOVATION & HOME IMPROVEMENT

  • Bailey Innovations (585-484-9544) [email protected] Large and small renovation and carpentry.
James has a great vision for the work to be done. Very reliable, prompt, has great solutions, very detailed, does excellent work from concept to clean-up. Recommended by Gary Domenico
Craig followed through with everything he proposed and more. He was on time and did great work despite a few challenges. His pricing was competitive and he cleaned up completely when finished. I was very satisfied with the whole process. Recommended by Gary Domenico
Nick DeRisio has done lots of work for me in the past and he is now in the process of completely restoring my Homer Street House....walls, bathroom, electricity, decks, plumbing, etc. His is first class work and he is highly recommended on Angie's List, too. Recommended by Peter Hens
  • Joe Spinelli (585) 737-5377
Renovated our bathroom (2013), was great to work with, outstanding attention to detail and works well with local suppliers. The guys he hires are real craftsman. The carpentry and tile work done was just amazing. Recommended by: Dave and Irene Burnet
  • Kirkwall Construction, Ted Robertson (585) 271-2396
Performed an amazing transformation of our kitchen. Recommended by: Dave and Irene Burnet (2000 Kitchen Renovation) ** Another recommendation for Ted: For replacing shingles and wood siding with their usual high degree of craftsmanship and compliance with EPA lead paint requirements. Recommended by Mike Hunt and Joan Kohout.
  • Doug Hammond, Renovation Specialist - Kitchens, Baths, Ceramic Tile, Replacement Windows & Doors, 95 Arvine Heights (585) 458-3519; cell (585) 472-4168, e-mail: [email protected]:
Doug did a beautiful pergola for us, and attic replacement windows. Recommended by Esther Brill & R. J. Ruble
  • Built by Phil, Jake Phillips - Kitchens, Baths, Decks, Drywall Repair, Flooring and more, 315-727-1601, email: [email protected]
Jake did an exceptional job on our bathroom remodel. Recommended by: Maria Casapini
  • Alaimo Custom Painting - (585) 797-7908 Interior/Exterior/Custom Painting/Drywall Finishing/Residential/Commercial (Fully Insured)
Recommended by: Natalie and Karl Frame
  • Rick Kaczka, R&R Remodeling, 1083 Genesee Park Blvd, Rochester, NY 14619 (585) 328-1416
Rick does all kinds of internal remodeling, kitchens, bathrooms, drywall, tile etc.. He is very knowledgeable of old homes and has great ideas. His work is impeccable and he is very easy to work with. I am happy to provide references and show the work he has done for us. Recommended by: Zsuzanna Marchl
  • Premier Home Solutions (John Regis and Andrew Cook) (585) 678-1178
They installed a new roof, siding and attic insulation last summer. They are currently renovating our bathroom and adding a 1st floor laundry. They do outstanding work and are full of great ideas. Very trustworthy and professional. Recommended by: Jason and Jackie Pacos
  • Robel Woodwork, Mike Robel (585) 392-8280 Specializing in Kitchens, Baths, Door/Window, Decks and Additions
Mike has done a bunch of different projects around my house including windows, siding and general carpentry. Recommended by James Hondorf
Mark Burnett did the railings for our back porch to match the front and recently manufactured and installed our front steps. He does amazing work, check out his website. Recommended by Dave and Irene Burnet
  • Josh Zamiara, Artisan Techniques - 747-5922
Did a wonderful bathroom renovation, excellent attention to detail for older houses, reasonable rates, super to communicate with. Recommended by Esther Brill

ROOFING

Don & his crew did a full tear-off of the roofs on my house and garage. Great work. Clean. Thorough. Recommended by Rome Celli.
  • Todd Fritz, Inc, John Chatt - (585) 734-1889: 2010
Full house roof with tear-off and new flashings, excellent/outstanding work! Recommended by Jeffrey Larson & Richard Conheady
  • Kimberly Brown Roofing - (585) 261-1402
Recommended by Karl and Natalie Frame