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Decks, Patios, Fences, Porches


Larry Enten

c: 202-329-6006 f: 202-537-7203

[email protected]

References, licensed, insured


Larry Enten

c: 202-329-6006 f: 202-537-7203

[email protected]

References, licensed, insured


"Larry and son did a great job of power washing my aging deck. They were careful to gently wash the more delicate cedar trellis work twice, rather than blasting it just once to save time. They also, as a bonus, cleaned my ancient teak deck furniture. Finally, they put on a natural finish and sealant that has my deck looking fantastic!"




Marco Ruedas - (301) 442-6046 [email protected] - Licensed in DC, MD and VA

"Great! I highly recommend Marco. He is very skilled and experienced, checked all my lighting and wiring after another contractor fouled up. Very good prices too!"

"[Marco] gives free estimates, was quick to respond and timely. I might add that he was very reasonably priced."


Ridgeway Electrics - Don Bonnet, (301) 585-2000.

  • “We have used Ridgeway and been very pleased. They were prompt, understanding of some concerns we had about some old wiring, and did a good job.”


  • “I'd recommend Don Bonnet, Ridgeway Electrics.”


Alan Perry - 301-279-5844 “…a great electrician…I can’t recommend Alan highly enough.”


Hyman Electrical -  

  • “We've had excellent results in our ongoing renovation with Hyman Electrical. They have extremely skilled and professional employees who are also honest, polite, conscientious and neat. And while Hyman's pricing is on par with other electrical contractors we priced (but did not hire) - we've been so pleased with their hard work, honesty and professionalism - we'd never hire anyone else.”


  • "The gentleman that answered the phone was lovely, but unable to assist me because they refuse to do work on condo units. Just in case others are looking to contact them."





Universal Floors[email protected] , 202.537.8900 or 301.370.6851 and ask for Tim


  • “I highly recommend Universal Floors. You can check out their website at I recommend them whenever a client (home seller) needs work on their floors and I’ve also used them to do my own floors, which involved patching several places with oak that they salvaged from older homes to match my 1929 floors. Impressive!”


  • “I have used them, they are good but pricey.”


Neftali Florian – (703) 843-1289


Do Not UseHightower Floors. Did a shoddy job that wore out way too quickly. Cheaper estimate, but you get what you pay for in this case.


Furniture Donations


A Wider Circle - The nonprofit, A Wider Circle, will pick up furniture and give it to families who cannot afford it. I've used them a few times and they are nice, prompt and helpful.


Furniture Restoration


Georgetown Restoration -

"We have had great work done by Georgetown Refinishing on multiple family heirloom antiques and a more modern piece. On every occasion, I've been impressed with their honest & prompt communication, from letting us know how any repairs might affect the value of our heirlooms, to how we might first look to find a less expensive fix. You can email them photos for a free estimate. If you want cheap, they may not be your best or only choice, but if you want a flawless job, there's no one else in the wider area to call."


Larenas - Woodwork Arts, 301-953-9764. “He is fabulous; his prices are reasonable/cheaper than others! He will come and give a free estimate. I had him repair and refinish 6 antique dining room chairs, and I am thrilled with the work.”


Gardening / Landscaping


Jane Brookstein, (202) 441-6098, [email protected]  "Jane is knowledgeable about gardening so she is able to do more than yardwork. She arrived on time and worked very efficieintly on a variety of tasks, and she asked questions at the right time. I will definitely hire her again." "Jane does great work plus she has a friendly easygoing personality. There were a lot of leaves to be raked and she really helped us out with this difficult task. I definitely intend to use her again once gardening season begins."


Potomac Lands Tree and Shrub - David Pail, (703) 450-4475


Taylor Duke – (Missing area code) 425-6730 “Taylor Duke is a graduate of Virginia Tech where he majored in forestry. … Taylor positively loves everything about trees! …Taylor has all his own cutting and safety equipment and works with a colleague when the job requires it. He doesn't bring a chipper with him, but he can trim the pieces up so you can bundle them for pickup or fireplace, or he may take them in his pickup truck and drop them for you…I recently had Taylor undertake this exact kind of work for me on a very large, old oak with an elaborately intertwined branch extending at least 14 feet along the wires. He also trimmed up a lot of storm damage and improved the aesthetics of the tree that had been butchered by someone who had charged me three times as much several years ago (who was not a professional).I'd welcome anyone to look at our tree as example of his skilled work.”


Slav – (301) 801-9466  “USDA certified gardening expert, moderate to inexpensive in price.”


Mary K – (301) 831-0454


AC Gregg – (202) 297-5841 "Did both our hardscape and landscaping front and back three years ago, also very reasonable."


Y and Y Garden -


Nancy Everett - Boxwood Design LLC, (301) 807-6333, [email protected] “Nancy has helped me transform my front and back yards over the past two years and in the process has also made me more confident about gardening. Experienced landscape designer, pruner, and garden coach. Graduate certificates in Horticulture and Landscape Design. Available for consultation, design work, rejuvenation of existing garden, custom pruning and pots, locating suitable plants, or garden coaching (learn to do the work yourself!)”


Shifflett Tree Company - (301) 948-5554 “I’d recommend Shifflett Tree Company.”


Do Not Use - John Carroccio, 240.603.3173 "Expensive and just alright – I will be switching landscapers soon."