John Backer's Referrals

Over the years, I have built a list of vendors I refer when clients, friends, or family ask for referrals. Below you will see that list, I have not personally used every vendor on the list, but they have been referred to me by someone who was happy with their services. You should make your own determination about whether to use one or any of the vendors listed below, but when you do, I would appreciate you emailing me about your experiences. Additionally, if you would like to suggest vendors, I would welcome your recommendations. This list will be updated over time, feel free to save my digital business card for future reference.

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Air Conditioning & Heating:

A/C Units:

Scott Guerin - 520-648-2504 Package or split AC

Air Duct Cleaning:

Tucson Air Duct Cleaning – 520-977-5673 – A/C and Dryer vent cleaning

Crane Service:

Oasis Heating & Cooling – 520-648-1755

Heating & Cooling:

Green Valley Heating & Cooling – 520-625-1234 – can test for leaks in A/C vents & treat
Absolute Heating & Cooling – 520-625-3811

Appliance Repair:

Al’s Appliance – 520-625-2176 Sales and Service
Pete’s Refrigeration – 520-625-9373
Rite-A-Way – 800-974-7379

Legal:

Kim DeMarco – 520-664-4444 - http://azcertifieddocprep.com/
Ted Hendrickson – 520-777-4009 – Elder Law, Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate etc
Peter Schemerl P.C. – 520-625-2892 – Wills, Trusts, Probate

Home Improvement/Maintenance:

Blinds:

Dr Blind – Jim Scott – 520-398-6808 – Repair, parts, Re-string
B&D Blind Repair – 520-790-4102 – BNDInstall.com

Brick or Stucco Repair:

The Adobe Doctor – 520-615-2110
Art Gonzalex – 520-730-3562
Juan Torress – 520-991-4549
Brick Floor Specialist – 520-325-6066

Concrete Work:

Victor Gonzalea – 520-203-3757
Desert Deals Landscaping – Carlos Villegas – 520-490-1237
Cimaco Floor Service – 520-445-3413 – Concrete floors-stain or concrete overlays-restoration
Arizona Concrete Designs – 520-308-6775 – Driveways, patios, floors, decks, interior, exterior
Al Fresco Landscaping – 520-289-0953 – Enhance new or existing concrete
Etched in Stone – Jim Petty – 719-838-1102 – Decorative concrete enhancement

Contractors:

Keith Adkins – 520-268-0671
Banner Construction – Wayne Banasik – 847-347-3499 – General Licensed Contractor
Doctor Dryrott – Charlie Streety – 520-403-7413 – General Contractor-licensed, insured, bonded

Countertops:

Blas Gastelum – 520-449-0339 – Granite
Granite Transformations – 520-300-9159 – Granite & recycled glass surfaces. One day install

Decorative Concrete:

C-Tec – 520-429-5672
Enchantment Coating - Cruz Gomez – 520-982-1520

Decorative Iron Works:

T&R Ironworks – 520-648-5052
Big Red Iron – 520-625-3983

Dry Rot Repair:

Ken Wilson – 520-548-6267
Accurate Home Services – Sean Colvin – 520-260-2657

Electrician:

Ed Wallet Electric – Ed Wallet – 520-403-0238 – Licensed, insured, bonded
Billy Salcido – 520-481-7087 – Unlicensed
GV Electrical – John – 520-323-3584 – Licensed

Carpentry:

Paseim Carpentry – Pedro Munoz – 520-207-8396

Plumbing:

Water Softener:

Marks Quality Water – 520-625-1306

Woodworker:

Tom Haupt – 520-399-4847

Chimney Sweep:

Dan Sexton – 520-975-4366

Garage Doors:

George’s Garage Doors – George Brown – 520-301-9621
Desert Garage Doors – John – 520-648-1395

Glass or Window Repair:

Dwight’s Glass – 520-625-2494
Green Valley Glass – Marcy – 520-625-0007

Painters:

All in One Remodeling – Jorge Salizar – 520-631-7226 – Interior & Exterior – Licenses
Accurate Home Services – Sean Colvin – 520-260-2657
Ivan’s Painting – 520-869-7427
Jaime’s Painting – Jaime Parra – 520-889-6386 – Interior & Exterior – did my exterior painting

Fence & Gates:

Affordable Fence & Gates – 520-884-5838 – Synthetic wood – iron gates

Masonry:

German Perez – 520-648-3906 – Licensed, insured, bonded

Mold Remediation:

E.M.S. Mold – Oscar Pasos – 520-780-4737 – does complete job – remediation and reconstruction
Servpro – Tyler Morgan – 520-444-8256 – does only remediation
Global Prevention Services – Glenn Perry – 520-906-0493

Gutters:

John Hoover – 520-204-5834
Troops – 520-822-1872

Handyman:

Fred Butler – 520-861-3226 – can do just about anything
Buster Stewart – 520-975-8061 – Carpentry, painting, dry rot, sheetrock, etc
KW’s Remodeling – Ken Wilson – 520-548-6267 – dry rot repair – licensed
Gino Garcia – 520-331-5731 – Drywall also

Screens:

True Value
Ace Hardware
Security Screen Masters – 520-389-5020 – for windows & doors (screens of steel)
Southwest Iron Works – 520-622-2870 – Fort Knox security Screens
Ray’s Solar Solutions – Ray Maynard – 520-625-8752
Green Valley Screens – 520-904-5184 – specialize in solar screens, patio enclosures, vertical awnings

Septic Cert:

Tucson Sewer and Drain – 520-883-4449
EDG Fuels Septic Pump & Cert – 520-883-4449

Solar Screens:

The Solar Screen Company – 520-625-9678

Skylight Repair/Replace:

Skylight Plus – John Stichter – 520-625-5091 – also does doors
Sunshine Experts – 520-298-4522 – Solatubes (install in 2 hours)
Stripping & Refinishing:
Earl Pennington – 520-625-6267

Windows:

Dwight’s Glass – 520-625-2494
Assurance Builders – John Reuter
Window World – Chris Lutz – 520-445-4079

Flooring:

Carpet Cleaning:

Stanley Steamer – 520-790-5955
Jeffreys – 520-625-2391 – remediation, water damage, etc
Floor Doctor – 520-404-8757
Ace Carpet Cleaning – 520-777-0309 – Licensed, insured – use Rotovac 360
Fowler On Site Cleaners – 520-270-4105 – Licensed, insured, bonded – carpet, upholstery, leather
Steamy Concepts – 520-399-7976 – Also tile, grout, uphostery
Chem Dry – 520-296-0052

Carpet Install:

Carpet One – Charlene Fleck – 520-625-9477

Tile Cleaning:

Uncle Mike’s Carpet & Grout – 520-237-7006 – carpet, tile, grout, sealing, repair, upholstery, drapes
Fowler On Site Cleaners – 520-270-4105 – use Rotovac – tile and grout, licensed, insured, bonded
Steamy Concepts – 520-399-7976 – also carpet and furniture
Grout Busters – 520-682-2300 – cleaning, sealing, staining repair – insured, bonded

Grout Cleaning:

The Grout Doctor – 520-882-9653
Uncle Mikes – Mike – 520-625-5379

Tile Work:

Manny Hernandez – 520-331-5576
GC Tile & Stone – Charlene Westgate – 520-648-3735
Payless Tile LLC – Mario Lopez – 520-304-1904 – licensed, bonded, and insured
Ace Perma Glaze – Mike & Judy Weber – 520-722-3385 – porcelain tile, fiberglass, cut marble
ABC Custom Coatings – 623-792-5248 – refinish formica, tile, cut marble, any hard surface
Tucson Granite – Blas Gastelum – 520-449-0339 – countertop specialist – granite – licensed
AZ Home Floors – Jack King – 480-751-1640 – dust free floor removal – tile, porcelain, slate, carpet

Tile Murals:

Handpainted Fired patio and wall murals & tables – 520-577-2728

Vinyl Installation:

Nick Coppel – 520-204-0570

Civil Engineer:

Baker & Assoc Engineers – Bill Baker – 520-318-1950 ext 105

Cleaning:

Around The House A-Z – Angela Davis – 520-490-3002

Window Cleaners:

Clear Day Window Cleaning – 520-648-0834
Docs Window Cleaning – Tyler – 520-232-2445

Estate Sales:

The Animal League – Becky Federico – 520-909-5781 – 25% to animals, 75% to client
Ed Dunn – Ricardo – 520-625-8876

Furniture Consignment:

Green Valley Furnishings – Cory Bradbury – 520-399-0431
Pinky’s – Kim & George – 520-625-1789
Vensel Treasure Shoppe – 520-648-4072

Furniture Repair:

Furniture Medic – 520-829-0953 – upholstery, leather, refinishing, restoration, re-gluing
Color Glo – 520-342-0008 – mobile color restoration, repairs, stain removal, auto, home

Home Watch:

South AZ Home Watch - Russ DeMarco – 520-850-0788 - http://southazhomewatch.com

Landscapers:

La Villita Landscaping LLC. - 520-488-4982
Red Desert Landscape Renovations - 520-788-2073
Desert Deals Landscaping – Carlos Villegas – 520-490-1237
Lopez Landscape & More – Jose – 520-440-2180 – also waterfalls, fire place, brick patios & walls
Danny’s Tree Service – 520-909-0047 – Trimming, topping, lot clearing, stump removal
Urias Landscape – 520-465-6918
Taylor & Company Home Service – Gordon Taylor – 520-977-0733 – Trim Palm Trees
Sutler Landscaping – Thomas Sutler – 520-625-9141 – licensed & bonded
Raad Landscaping - 520-808-0118

Irrigation:

Lopez Landscape & More – Jose – 520-440-2180
Juan Gonzalez – 520-664-4321
Bob Allworth – 520-870-3533

Locksmith:

W Roskey Residential Locksmith – 520-393-3895 – bonded, insured
GV Locksmith – 520-625-5361

Pest Control:

Valley Bee & Pest Service, LLC - (520) 303-7378 - www.valleybeeandpest.com
Bill’s Home Service – 520-625-2381
Bugs R Us – Jess – 520-625-7848
Preferred Pest Control – Kevin Hamilton – 520-399-1525
AZTECH Pest Control – Jorge – 520-980-2464

Welding:

Ron Dwire – 520-838-4820

MISC:

Garage Sale Clearance Center – 520-256-1768 – buy leftover garage sale items – they pick up
Chavez Upholstery – 520-795-8032 – 2519 N Campbell
Bedrosians – 520-747-2200 – tile & stone store
Golden Rule Landscaping – 520-288-2170 – landscaping, haul debris, gravel, furniture, house goods, transporting motorcycles, boats, vehicles

Real Estate:

Appraisers:

Udell Appraising – 520-888-9192

Movers:

Abrigo Movers – Eddie or Bill Enhelder – 520-625-8700
3 Gorillas Moving – 520-312-2772
Suddath – Diana Romero – 520-237-3500

Perc Tests:

Tucson Sewer and Drain – 520-883-4449
EDG Fuels Septic Pump & Cert – 520-883-4449

Hauling:

Bill Thompson – 520-398-2867
Anderson Maintenance – 520-591-4734 – Junk & debris removal, clean ups, hauling

Home Inspectors:

Speedy Services – Juan Salazar – http://SpeedyServicesAZ.com – home inspection & termite inspection
Excel Home Inspections – Tim Hyland – 520-861-4279
Integri-spec – Fred Waggoner – 520-648-1568
Acu Spect – Bob Kille – 520-237-8965
Bill’s Home Service – 520-625-2381
Green Valley Inspection Services - Chris Stichter - 520-260-5667

Surveyor:

Al Torres – 520-648-5628
Hawkeye Land Surveying – 520-296-6173
John Settlemeyer – 520-512-0666

Mortgage:

Kim DeMarco – Sunstreet Mortgage – http://SouthernAZLending.com