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Clayton Shain - 571-215-7147 "not cheap, but his work is exceptional."


Dudley Fowlkes - 202-351-9398, [email protected] An extraordinary craftsman who lives right in Glover Park; built us a set of wall to wall shelves and cabinets in our dining room that is a work of art – it transformed the entire house.All that and a heck of a nice guy to boot.And he gets bonus points for bringing all his materials – massive pieces of lumber included – over to our house by bike.


Christian Pinzo - “Our neighbor recommended Christian Pinzo of Silver Spring, MD (240-418-5248) carpenter/handyman for whom he crafted a gorgeous built-in bookcase in her living room. We first hired him to repair our foyer ceiling and hallway closet interior after a messy plumbing snafu caused a lot of damage. Christian is young but quite talented, conscientious and his prices are terrific. He's very hard working - his regular gig M-F is as a carpenter with a large contracting company and he does side work mostly on weekends for extra income. He's extremely honest and will not take on a project for which he is not skilled. We also had him hang exterior and interior doors, he had to build a door jamb for our kitchen entryway and he's always given us great work at an excellent price. Oh and he always returns our calls and is neat and tidy which are big pluses in my book. :)”




Werco – (240) 268-1500, Marianno or Carlos Weidemann


Carpet Cleaning


Remarkable Difference - John Triggs, Office 571-261-1258. “Wow! I am so impressed with what Remarkable Difference was able to clean out of my wall to wall white carpets & few oriental rugs! Fast too! The owner, John Triggs, has added new service also ... cleaning out those icky large trash or recycle bins. Great work, reasonable prices and I highly recommend.”


Heaven’s Best - (703) 706-0455,

  • “You should use Heaven's Best Carpet Cleaning. I have been using them for years to clean my rental property when tenants move in and out. Believe it or not, I am sitting on my porch of one of my units on Conn Ave now and they are cleaning here as I am typing this email. They are reasonable, polite and the carpets are dry within an hour."


  • “I second Heaven's Best. We had our carpets and sofa cleaned last month and they did a great job and were very professional. After suffering through a winter of baby spit up our sofa looks like new.”


Diamond Carpet Care - 703-719-5600. They did a very good job. They came highly recommended by Washington Consumer Checkbook surveys. They scheduled a free estimate (admittedly I didn't do a lot of price comparisons, but estimate didn't seem out of line, and many checkbook reviews said Diamond was lower than many others). Quickly set up appointment. Called when they were running slightly behind schedule. And were very pleasant!”


David's Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning - (703) 338-0952, IICRC Certified,


Excellent Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners – (301) 270-4001 (SuperService Award 2010 Angie's List)


Manoukian Brothers Oriental Rugs - (202) 882-7847  “Specialize in cleaning, maintenance and repair of antique oriental rugs. Side note: Wonderful place to purchase beautiful and rare high quality rugs. Great prices from extremely knowledgeable experts, Paul Manoukian especially.”


Stanley Steemer Cleaners -


Guarantee - (301) 258-7300,


Kevin Mitchell - (703) 203-0424


Smiley Steam Sanitizing - (240) 603-3016




Priddy Clean - (301) 530-4262 has always been reliable and does good work.


Capital Chimney and Masonry Restoration - David, 301-588-1739 or 240-603-8716. "His estimate was half the cost of other companies. Did a ton of work for a great price, and did a very nice job – relining the inside of a chimney and re-pointing the outside. As a bonus, he left our basement cleaner after he left than it was when he showed up."


Johnson Chimney Service - Walter Kerr, (301) 502-1717, (202) 338-2300,  “Professional, reliable, and affordable. I would definitely recommend him to others and use his service again.”


Do Not Use – “I am really disappointed in Tony Serrano of Suburban Chimney. He has not returned 4 calls over a month period even though each week he promises to call the very next day after I call him. Nor has he followed through on any of his promises. His estimate was one of the higher ones we got. Now he says because this month since his estimate has passed he can't do the work until spring. This means continued water leaking into the house over the winter.”


Computer Support


John, [email protected]  - "I cannot recommend him highly enough, and his fees seem more than reasonable. He does: System diagnostic/ Computer tune up; Tips on good computer operations so they run smoothly, Computer purchase and sales consulting, Security consultation and security software installation/ Adware Removal / Spyware Removal / Virus Removal, Windows upgrade/ Windows restore/ Windows backup/ Windows installation, Wireless network setup, Hardware AND software installations, Software consultations and help with social media usage.such as Facebook, Skype, etc. He will make house calls and/or meet you at computer stores to talk through needs and wants."


Lori Annaheim - (202) 363-0810, [email protected]  Lives in nearby Friendship Heights, will come to you, member of the GP Yahoo Group. "I work all over and can also do just about anything [involving computers]. I've been doing it for 30 years. I have plenty of referrals. And yes, I do come to your home or business."


Ivan Babinoto – (202) 657-5123, (202) 285-0887, [email protected]

  • “He is expert in fixing computers. I have recommended him many times in this list.”


  • “I’d recommend Ivan Babinoto.”