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Sheena's List


Here’s our current Sheena’s List. We have been collecting the names and numbers of reliable suppliers for years and we have been fortunate enough that our friends and customers have also shared their lists with us. If you have a supplier who has done a good job, delivered a project on time and on budget, please let us know. We’ll add their name and contact information to our list. Good service and good work should be rewarded.

 

Accountant

John McCaffrey-813.936.2321

If you need a CPA, a tax accountant or accounting services. He does all our taxes and we are very satisfied clients.

 

Air Conditioning/Heating

Airprompt-727.844.7893

They offer 24 hour emergency service. We’ve used them (on a Saturday night) once and they came quickly, kept all their promises, did good work and charged a fair price.

 

Cornerstone Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.-813.949.4445

We Service & Repair "Any Brand, Any Problem,

Any Time" We always Recommend Cornerstone! You can also call Matt Wilson-813.368.6637

 

Appliances and Repairs

McFarlane’s Appliance–813.996.6055

Land O Lakes McFarlane’s are fast, responsive and fairly priced plus – what they fix stays fixed.

 

Famous Tate–813.935.3151

We always go to the one at 8317 Armenia, but there are several more locations. Be sure and check out the “scratch and dent “in the lower level. All the salespeople are excellent.

 

MyPartsCenter-800.313.8524

If you need a part for any of your big appliances (refrigerator, microwave, range, washer, dryer) jyou can call My Parts Center. This is Famous Tate's Parts Center and they have more than a million parts in stock. This also includes hoses, tools, water filters. We called for a microwave part for a microwave that's eight years old - they had it and we had it two days later!

 

Delintz-813.908.6191

Lint is a fire hazard!

 

Angel's Appliance Repairs-813.626.9236

 

Appraiser

B&M Appraisals, Inc-813.477.7464

Call Brandi Scranton, we trust her work-you can too!

 

Attorney

Kelley M. Petry, P.A.-813.973.0713

Contact Kelley for Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Creditor Harassment.

 

Chase R. Welt-813.386.5768

Chase is with Lins Law Group, P.A., Concentrating on Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, Family and Divorce Law, Estate Planning and Probate.

 

Timothy G. Hayes-813.949.6525

Timothy's office is located at 21859 SR54, Suite 200, Lutz, FL 33549. Services include real property, probate, wills and trusts, contracts, corporations and small business, and zoning, land use and permitting. Highly recommended by Hazel C.

 

Gregg G. Heckley-813.936.1632

Gregg did our Wills, our Living Wills and our Healthcare Surrogates. In addition to specializing in Wills, Trusts and Estate Law, he is also a CPA and a Notary Public.

 

The Herrero Law Firm, P.A.-813.563.2334

Jose Herrero specializes in Family Law, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation.

 

Neil F. Lewis, PA-813.226.3144

Specializes in Immigration

 

Awnings

Sunsetter Awnings-800.876.2340

We installed an awning inside our screened Lanai to deal with the setting sun. Works great. Best price and good quality. You do need to get someone to install it for you.  www.sunsetter.com

 

 

 

Barstools

Barstool Mania-813.350.9975

George & Philomena Hamilton are Kitchen Counter & Bar Stool Specialists. 14851 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.

 

Bathroom Remodel

Bryan Carter-813.695.1187

 

Bicycle Sales and Service

David's World Cycle-813.963.5765

Bike shops in Amsterdam are top of the line, there are 16 million bicycles in Holland & 15 million people. Well, they would get a high rating in Holland & they certainly get it in TampaBay. We took our bikes in & they had them fixed, tires replaced and checked out in 45 minutes. We were very impressed. 14407-B North Dale Mabry.

 

San Antonio Cyclery-352.588.2453

Located in one of our favorite Villages - San Antonio. The Cyclery is right across the street from Pancho Villa's Mexican Restaurant Go to San Antonio, eat at Pancho's and rent a bike and work it off up and down real hills.

 

Blinds & Shutters

Benchmark Blinds, Inc-352.600.8002

David Kangeter is the owner. He did absolutely excellent work for one of our customers in their newly build home. On time, on budget and excellent work.

 

The Blind King of Tampa-727-842-7979

 

Builders

The following three builders we know very well. Gary Brown of Sterling Bay built our home in Lutz, we have sold several of Milt Roorda's custom homes and we are working with Todd Caroline on a lakefront, single family home right now.

Caroline Contractors, LLC-813.931.4611

 

Roorda Homes LLC-813.920.8166

 

Sterling Bay Homes-813.253.5792

 

 

 

Camera Repair

The Camera Cure-727.804.1920

Camera repairs by a trained professional will save you money!

 

Car Repair & Service

Sparrow British Automotive-813.996.1500

Joe Selig is our resident foreign car expert. He takes care of our Mini. He’s located at 6105 Land O Lakes Blvd. (in LOL).

 

A-1Suncoast Auto Repair-813.972.1515

They located on Nebraska just south of Bearss Avenue. Steve Lovins has been keeping our cars running for years.

 

One Stop Resto Shop-813.695.0776

Located in Zephyrhills. They are your one stop shop for any of your vehicle restoration needs. From ground-up restorations to outstanding complete paint jobs. Ask for Shawn Matthews

 

Carpet

David Winter-813.340.8439

We have used & recommend David personally and he's great. Prices are the best, work is excellent and he keeps his promises.

 

Carpet Cleaning

BaySoft Carpet Cleaning-813.948.7400 (in Wesley Chapel) is recommended by Linda Rothrock. Linda says his work is very good & his prices competitive.

Stanley Steemer-1.800.783.3637

We have used Stanley Steemer to clean the carpets on a number of our listings. They do a good job and are particularly good handling pet stains and smells.

 

Heaven's Best Carpet Cleaning-813.994.5011

Bill Bloom-Owner. Dry in One Hour!

 

Carpet & Grout Cleaning

Frog’s Carpet & Grout Cleaning-813.960.3764   Very competitive rates, grout looks brand new! Call Geoff.

 

Catering

Sandy Baez-813.758.6082

 

Chiropractor

Dr. Brian Burns - 813.935.8300

He is our family’s chiropractor. For an appointment. He’s located at 6510 North Armenia.

 

Cleaning (for your home)

Lisa O’Donnell-813.325.6533

Lisa has the absolute best home cleaning service in the area. Plus, when it comes to cleaning tips around the home Lisa is an expert. She will take on all types of special, one-time projects but you will want her for regular visits. She’s been keeping us neat and tidy for years.

 

Maid Simple-813.235.6400

Jeanette Hoffman owns Maid Simple. We know her well and we're confident she will do a good job for you. Contact her for a Free Estimate or Appointment.

 

Computer Repair

PCLand-813.996.0351

Located at 5132 Land O Lakes Blvd. Cesar Rabi, the owner is also network knowledgeable. He fixed our very sick desktop computer quickly, efficiently and for a reasonable price. He also makes house calls. We like him and his wife Blanca. You can also reach Cesar at pcland@pclandllc.com

 

Taz-813.961.0838

Tech Accessory Zone-Your iPhone, iPad & iPod Repair Specialists. They have repaired my iPhone cracked screen on several occasions. They do it quickly.

 

iHospital-888.407.5767

 

Crane Service

Custom Crane Service, Inc-813.323.6350

Buddy Harrell

 

Custom Concrete

Pro-Crete Designs, LLC-813.508.3659

Tim is Licensed and Insured. He can pretty much do anything to Pool Decks, Entryways, Driveways, Garage Floors and Interior Floors. If it's concrete he can do it! Call to set up a FREE Estimate or email: info@ProCreteDesigns.com

 

Increte Systems-866.342.8752

Patterned Concrete

 

Custom Cabinetry

Rick's Woodworking-813.892.0514

This is the place for quality work and real craftsmanship. Rick has done three major cabinet projects for us The work was perfect and the original estimate was the final bill. We recommend Rick without reservation.

 

 

 

Dentist

Claudia P. Vergara, DDS-813.852.2007

She specializes in Children's Dentistry. Michael Farat, DDS works in Claudia's office and cares for adults. He's our dentist and we like him very much. Her practice is the Westwood Family Dental Center located at 8753 West Linebaugh in Tampa. (By Westshore. Just a block east of Sheldon and Linebaugh). Give her a call!

 

Doctors

Florida Medical Clinic-813.780.8440

We are part of the Florida Medical Clinic. They are very much a presence in Pasco and Hillsborough. Every physician is linked to the FMC data base so every physician can see each patients entire and current record. It's great to know you can have a united team of physicians dedicated to keeping you healthy. We recommend them all without reservation. They have 33 specialties and each patient has their own access to their database.

 

Drywall

Bass Drywall Inc-813.714.6488

 

Brinson Drywall & Stucco Inc-727.946.4367

 

Hastings Drywall-813.973.1535 or 813.758.6113 (Dan)

 

 

 

Electricians

CJS Electric-813.887.1090

Ask for Jim Gajdosz.

 

Torres Electric-813.787.0584

Lewis Cell: 813.317.5804

 

Estate & Household Liquidations

Pat Serio-813.948.4752

If you need to sell your household furniture and furnishing Pat can help organize, price, promote and sell your possessions (or your parent’s or loved ones). She’s been doing estate sales successfully for more than ten years.

 

Events & Parties

Enchanted Decorating Designs-954.557.7659

Cheryl Blanc has Balloon decorations and Centerpieces for all occasions.

 

It's a Date Wedding & Events-813.445.3423

Susan and Elizabeth enjoy planning weddings & special events. They will fine tune everything from A to Z!

 

Weddings by Georgia-813. 453.6616

Georgia Watson brings organizational skills to every kind of event (especially weddings).

 

 

 

Fencing

Family Fence Company of Florida-813.571.5946

Dave and Pat Riggs moved into Wilderness Lake. Michael Kennedy (the owner) took care of all the permits and the HOA application. He came in on time and on budget. The Riggs were very pleased.

 

Financial Services

Ameriprise Financial-813.448.7080

Will Walters is our financial advisor. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Senior Financial Advisor.

 

Fireplace Service

Largo Piping & Gas-727.455.6574

We have a gas fireplace which had never been serviced. They completely repaired, replaced and renewed our fireplace and it works perfectly. The price was reasonable, the service professional.

 

Flags

Flags Unlimited-800.989.3524 or www.usflags.com

We needed 100 small American flags for an event in London. (Friends had asked for help). We found they live up to their name.

 

Flooring

Pando Flooring-813.902.8453

Hardwood, Laminates, Carpet, Tile, Marble, Travertine and Granite Countertops.

 

Lumber Liquidators-813.969.7744

We did our office with a wood floor from Lumber Liquidators (Lutz). They were very helpful and the price was attractive.

 

 

 

Garage Door Repair & Replacement

Dunn Doors-813.996.3152

Our garage door motor died from old age. Dunn came the same day and we were back in business for a reasonable price.

 

Glass

Holiga Glass & Mirror-813.949.4652

They've been in Lutz for a long time. They did the glass for our walk-in shower. We checked a lot of places and they had the best price. But, of greater importance, when they say "No Problem" - they absolutely mean "NO PROBLEM". We were charmed by their professionalism and their friendliness. They do nice work!

 

 

 

Howell Glass-813.948.3626

Glass, Mirrors and Shower Enclosures. New Installs and Repairs. Call Tim Howell for a Free Estimate. He also removes big mirrors.

 

Glass Plus & More-813.909.8875

 

Gutters

A-1 Seamless Gutter Solutions-727.942.1962

They did our gutters and they handle the torrential rain that we get in TampaBay very well. It's the initial design and the size of the pipe intersections that's important.

 

Paul Dalton-727.421.4956

 

Gator Exterior Metals-727.421.4956

Paul Dalton

 

American Custom Guttering-813.926.6366

Curran Aluminum-727.534.8712 (F Rating on BBB)

 

Rain Control Aluminum-727.846.7800

 

 

 

Hair

Carmichael’s Hair Company-813.264.2055

They do a great job, Tammy Bob and I go to them. Located inside Sola Salons Studio 1, Corner of Bearss/Erlich-Dale Mabry, 15241 N. Dale Mabry. Call for an appointment.

 

Handyman

Alex Martinez-813.410.4847

Services Provided: Ceiling Fan Installation, Light Electrical Work, Light Painting, Furniture Assembly, Light Plumbing Work, Power Washing, Picture Hanging, Exercise Equipment Setup, Carpet Cleaning, Specialty Cheesecakes And Cookies, Garage Organization. Hourly and Flat Rates, plus Equipment Rental Charges (If Req)

 

Jeff's Interior Changes-813.361.4002 or 813.236.2275

 

Jeff Coble-813.951.1629

Jeff has been recommended by Peta and Tom Stockdale. Jeff can handle all household duties. Call Jeff or email him at JeffCoble9@gmail.com

GF Professionals-813.546.3074

Giovanni Fernandez, President. Gio is the best we have ever seen. He can do it all. He does first class work and he's licensed. He has references. He's always busy, so you need to book ahead.

 

Morrow Property Services, LLC-813.400.8728

Tommy Morrow

 

Mr. Honey-Do-813.929.0303

They can handle most repairs or maintenance projects including painting, hauling, carpentry, janitorial, and pressure washing. Call for a free estimate.

 

Top Shelf-813.696.3131

 

Handy Help-813.395.3401

 

Handy Hubby-813.926.2103 or 813.417.4911

Martin Cohn

 

Hardware Store

Harvey’s Hardware-813.996.2400

There’s Lowes and there’s HomeDepot but if you want a genuine, old fashioned hardware store built on great, friendly service. On US41 just past the Post Office.

 

Home Audio/Theater Installation

Sonic Authority-727.255.9290

Need that new flat screen tv mounted on the wall? Home Theater/TV Installation Sales and Service, Whole House Audio Distribution and Networking, Reliable, Easy Control with one Remote Control. Call Todd Litchy, he's the owner.

 

Innova - Innovative Technologies-813.200.6110

Licensed, bonded and insured. They can install voice & data, alarm systems & alarm monitoring, door access control systems, fiber systems, commercial/residential audio/visual systems and all the devices.

 

Home Inspections

4D Building Solutions-813.300.5027

Tom Rinicker is our first choice for Home Inspector. He can do all the required inspections including the basics as well as 4 Point Inspections and Wind Mitigations.

 

Hawk's Eye LLC-813.990.7323 

Call Jeff Reamer for your 4 Point Inspections-Wind Mitigations-Roof Certifications. Tammy has known the Reamer family for over 20 years.

Hospitals

Florida Hospital, Wesley Chapel-813.929.5000

Great and friendly staff. Like staying in a very good hotel. We know, we've stayed there.

 

 

 

Insurance

ABC Dennis Insurance-813.949.7765

We’ve shopped around and we have settled on ABC Dennis. Specifically, ask for Paige or Brian.

 

Michael C Richard-941.993.9275

Michael works for Bankers Life and Casualty Co. He is one of the most service oriented insurance representatives we have ever encountered. If you have questions about retirement or Life and Casualty - give Michael a call.

 

Investigations

L.R. Hernandez of Investigations, Inc.- 813.679.4423

If you need to have something or someone investigated, this is who we recommend He has the experience and the professional background necessary in this challenging area.

 

Irrigation

Lipsey’s Irrigation Repairs and Services-727.858.5555 Bryon Lipsey is the owner. He did my brother’s irrigation system. He was on-time, on budget and everything works – just the way it’s supposed to work.

 

Garrison's Greens-813.927.3786

Give Joe Garrison a call for Sprinkler Repairs. He is terrific.

 

AJ's Irrigation-813.920.3311

John Harper

 

Oasis Irrigation & Landscaping-813.837.9396

We've used them and they show up on time, do the work and charge you what their original estimate was!

 

 

 

Jewelry and Watch Repair

Fast Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs-813.907.3898

They're fast, experienced and friendly. They are located right outside JC Penney's door opening on to the Wiregrass main street. They are eager to help.

 

Junk Removal

AAA Rousse-813.447.5466

 

 

 

Knife Sharpening

Ric's Sharpening Service-813.416.1758

Contact Eric Gelb, Never a dull moment!

 

 

 

Landscape and Nursery

Citrus Park Landscape Nursery-813.920.3813

Carol Spurr, has been providing us with plants since we moved here. She also does Landscape Design and has a fresh fruit and vegetable stand at her location on Gunn Highway just south of South Mobley.

 

Duncheons-813.948.1890

Located in Land O Lakes, about a half a mile from our house. They have a well stocked nursery and their expertise is always available. We like them a lot. They’re located on Land O Lakes Blvd. just north of SR 54.

If you have a problem that Duncheons or Carol Spurr can’t solve – you probably shouldn’t be doing it.

 

Gladiator Sod-813-995-2717

We had a bad experience with a lawn service and had to replace our entire front lawn. Gladiator came in, took the dead grass and laid down the new very quickly and on budget.

 

Lawn care & Maintenance

Lawn care companies tend to focus on specific areas so here are some service providers sorted by the areas they serve:

 

Land O Lakes

Yard Keeper-Upper-813.383.8899 (Jenny)  

 

Garrison’s Greens-813.927.3786

Residential and Commercial complete lawn maintenance. Licensed/Insured. Joe Garrison, owner.

 

Tim Robinson-813.777.2240

 

Chris Lee-813.532.9773

 

Jim Sears-813.355.6232 He's great.

 

Wesley Chapel

Lawn Enforcement-813.355.6066 ask for Justin.

 

New Port Richey/Trinity

C&K Lawn Care-717.237.7673

(Ken Brown) Ask for quotes.

 

Lawn Care

Keepers of the Green-813.884.4255

They do a great job. Our lawn has never looked better.

 

Baycut-813.265.9400

Baycut for law care and tree removal. Baycut is very professional and they have well-trained and experienced people, plus they have invested in the equipment to take on the big jobs.

 

GNT Lawn Care-813.714.1198

They cut shrubs, trees, flower beds & mowing. Best price in the area.

 

Lawn Mower Repair & Blade Sharpening

Al’s Lawn Care Products & Services-813-949-1384

They service only Snapper, Stihl and Exmark but will sharpen any blade while you wait. Friendly and fast. 18905 N Dale Mabry, Lutz.

 

Menz Stuff-813.760.7787

If you don’t have a Snapper, Stihl or Exmark you should check out Wilfred Rodriguez, owner. He repairs all types of equipment including the big commercial mowers. He’s located on US41, just north of Wilderness Lake Preserve.

 

Spivey Mower-813.626.5005

If you have a problem with a mower or power washer check with Ken Spivey. If they can help - they will and as cost effectively as possible

 

Locksmith

Frank’s Lock & Key Service-813.996.2517

They are LOCAL, not a call center! Give Dixie a call.

 

A & G Lock & Key Mobile Unlocking Service 813.410.0814 (Adam) or 813.802.9770 (Gerry)

 

 

 

Massage

Christina Segel-813.948.2800

Whenever we need total relaxation we go see Christina. It’s like giving your body a vacation. She’s licensed, she’s excellent and she’s in Lutz.

 

Mortgage Services

We have worked with all of these Loan Officers. We recommend them because we have personally seen the quality of their work and their professionalism.

 

Katie Cook Hughes-813.546.0922

Mortgage Loan Officer for Home Bridge Financial Services

 

Tommy Gainer-813.918.1620

Manager, Eagle Home Mortgage

 

Donna Piscitelli-813.928.2598

First American Mortgage Group

 

Jim Quirk-813.230.9487

Mortgage Loan Originator, San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union

 

Tony Umholtz-813.818.7293 ext 224

SunTrust Mortgage

 

Movers

LOL Moving-813.996.3775

 

 

 

Nail Care

Pink & White Nails-813.929.9509

4710 N Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes

 

 

 

Optometrist

Dr. Bruce W. Anderson-813.961.2020

Dr Anderson and his entire staff are excellent. Located in Carrollwood on Fletcher.

 

 

 

Painters

Pasco Exterior Coatings, Inc.-727.845.5773

Ask for Al Culp

 

Pavers

Precision Pavers–813.781.1807

Give John a call. We’ve seen his work and it’s excellent. Village Pools recommends him as well.

 

Centurian Pavers-813.226.7700

Brick Paver Installation.

 

Kevin-813.549.7581

 

Mark-813.802.3109

 

Pest -Exterminators

Hughes Exterminators-813.884.1555

Give Greg a call. Excellent!

 

Home Team Pest Defense-727.847.1000 or  813.886.4700 We've used them for years.

 

J & J Pest Away-352.688.1277

 

Pet Sitting & Care 

Paw Prince Pet Resort and Spa- 813.995.9896

They provide Grooming, Day Care, Boarding and Activities.

 

Dogs R Us Hotel-727.937.0491 The hotel is a house divided into small “rooms” with half walls, TV’s beds &

more! Located in Sierra Pines area. Give Lynn Logan a call.

 

Happy Urban Dog-813.817.9891

Elaine Rinicker provides a pawsitive and effective training experience for you AND your dog. As a Certified Dog Trainer, Elaine provides a full range of training services including Puppy Training, General Obedience AND helping problem animals learn new behaviors.

 

Plumber

Paul King-813.299.5367

Paul is a licensed plumber and he has been recommended by Lana Brener. Our view, a recommendation from Lana is as good as it gets. Next time we need a plumber we're going to call Paul.

 

Dan Chauvette-995-0343

Dan was recommended by my friend Janice Snow

 

Bay Area Plumbing, Inc-813.620.0044

They offer top quality residential and commercial new construction services, complete bathroom and kitchen remodeling, and a professional service department striving day after day to build an honest and courteous relationship with our entire Bay Area Community.

 

Pool Cleaning/Repair

George Hamilton-813.810.9490

He's terrific!

 

Pasco's Finest Pool Cleaning-813.694.0635 (Phyllis)

 

Pool Construction

Village Pools–813.949.8989 

They’ve done pools for us plus a number for our customers. They set a completion schedule you can count on. The best! Call Ann!

 

Softub-813.610.4482

Our friend Charlie sells and installs Softub which is a new, stylish, revolutionary AND portable hot tub product. Charlie and his wife cover all of the Southeast and offer better prices than you can get online. Check out Softub.com and then give Charlie a call!

 

Pool Safety Fencing

Tampa Bay Pool Sitters, Inc.-813.417.1286

If you have a swimming pool, for legal reasons and just for plain common sense, have a fence preventing small children from getting to the water. We have had a fence installed and then, when we put down a new pool deck we had new holes drilled for the fence. Other jobs were done on time, on budget and with minimum mess. We recommend Louis Bader, he's the installing technician AND the Owner.

 

Pool Heaters (Solar)

Coast to Coast Solar-813.344.6777

They installed ours for an attractive price, did the installation fast with no problems and the pool is a lot warmer. Ask for Gary.

 

Pool Repairs

Aqua Pro Pools-727.408.7946

 

Pool/Lanai screens

A.R.M. Aluminum-813.610.4304

The Pool Company we use is Village Pools and they recommend Dan, so give him a call.

 

Screens of Florida-813.926.6681

 

Harper's Screen Enclosures,LLC-813.417.5937

 

ASAP Rescreen & Repairs, LLC-813-924-4009

Screen repair, pressure washing. No job too small. Contact Justin Watkins, Owner.

 

Rose Rescreening, LLC-813.505.6470

Contact John Rose

 

Pool Supplies/Water Testing

Sunshine Pool Service & Supply Company-813.949.2222 Located 18469  US Highway 41 in Lutz, inside the ACE Hardware. They are friendly, efficient, price competitive and are always ready with a friendly smile. Village Pools recommends them which is high praise. You can call Debbie if you have questions.

 

Property Restoration

Creative Curb Appeal & Property Restoration-727.364.5802

Doug Lesko will bring a distressed home back to life. His company does a lot of work restoring foreclosed homes for the banks which is a good recommendation.

 

 

 

Roofing Services

Residential Roofing, Inc.- 813.968.6375

James Lair has 26 years in the business and works statewide.

 

Stay Dry Roofing-813.232.9430

 

Imperial Roofing-813.996.2773

 

Hugh MacDonald Construction-813.986.4968

 

Dick Bray-813.404.4952

 

Realtors

Sheena & Bob Murray-813.996.2441 or 813.966.5666

(Dennis Realty) Residential resale, new construction, buying or selling. If you have a friend, relative or colleague, we would appreciate any referrals you may have.

 

Remodeling & Design

Titan 1-813.477.2939

Chris Beckwith

 

 

 

Signs

Sign Solutions-813.269.5990

Talk to Joe, he's great.

 

American Sliding Door-813.871.1115 (Jose)

Our sliders just wouldn’t slide very well. We called and now it’s like they’re brand new.

 

Slider Repair

Fix My Sliding Doors-813.802.6111

This is a new Lutz based company. We have been impressed with their energy, enthusiasm and their work. In addition to definitely fixing anything that's wrong with your sliders, they sell and install a new product called a Sliding Door Dead Bolt. As you probably know, with a standard sliding door an intruder can gain entry by putting a crowba under the slider and just lifting it out of its tracks. The Deadbolt prevents that from happening, locking and unlocking is very easy with no broken fingernails. Once they explained to us how to make the sliders intruder proof, they installed them for us in a matter of minutes. Give them a call. Keep your eyes open - their trucks are very yellow.

 

Storage

54 U-Store-813.413.5621

Self Storage, for when you run out of room in your house. Located at 23830 SR 54 in Lutz.

 

PODS-877.625.7637

 

Structural Engineers

SEI Structural Engineers-813.849.5769

 

Bracken Engineering-813.243.4251

 

BTL Engineering Services Inc.-813.884.0755

 

Surveyor

Eddie P Jenkins Surveying & Mapping-813.948.2666

Boundary/Mortgage Surveys, ALTA/ACSM Surveys, Topographic Surveys, Tree Locations, Wetland Delineation, Site Plans, Drainage Plans, Elevation Certificates, Legal Descriptions, Construction Packages

Flood Zone Determination Letter

 

 

 

Tree services

Baycut–813.265.9400

They take care of our little community, Swan Lake, and do an excellent job plus they have all the really heavy-duty and powerful equipment and very knowledgeable staff.

 

Steve Conaty-813.546.2579 or 813.929.8079

Steve removed two trees for us (one a very tall pine tree). Both trees were right in the middle of some big plantings. He took out the trees and everything around the trees was protected. He did a very good job for a reasonable price.

 

Tile

Alan Spratley-813.404.2346

Tile flooring, backsplashes, bathroom remodels and pressure washing.

 

 

Title Company

Alpha Omega Title-813.963.3009

We use Alpha Omega Title located in Carrollwood. Wendy Verink is the Branch Manager, Senior Escrow Officer and she does excellent work. If you need Title work, give Wendy a call.

 

 

 

Upholstery

Walt's Upholstery-813.996.3694

 

 

 

 

Veterinarian

Circle of Life Animal Hospital-813.908.5433

Laura Palmer has been our Vet for years and we recommend her without reservation. She takes care of our Jack Russell Terrier - Lola and our two cats. Located at 14919 N. Florida Ave, Tampa

 

 

 

Water Conditioning

 

AA Land O Lakes Water Treatment-813.920.2722

There is only one in our opinion – They give new meaning to the word experience.

 

Window Cleaning

Window Genie-813.996.2028

 

Window Tinting

Advanced Film Solutions Inc.-727.944.3456

Offering window tinting services, window film, safety films, UV protection energy saving window film and security film installation services. Contact Adam Feldman 727.504.7471

 

Odd Bits

Here are recommendations that don’t fit the usual orderly list:

 

Great city to Visit in Florida

St. Augustine! The Oldest City in the United States. If you stay overnight, check out the St. George Inn in the Old Town. 904.827.5740

 

Great City to visit in TampaBay

If you haven't been to downtown St. Pete make a Saturday of it and attend the local market in the morning, visit the Dali Museum and have lunch and dinner al fresco along the park overlooking the Bay. St Pete has done a great job revitalizing its downtown. Condos continue to fill up and the Hotel Vinoy is what all the great hotels used to be like. 

 

Great Airports

Tampa International Airport (TPA) is always ranked in the top five airports in the United States. We think it’s up there (in the medium size category) on an international basis. If you walk more than 200 yards at TPA you’ve made a mistake.

 

St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport (PIE) The flights are limited but if you’re lucky and Allegiant Airlines is flying to a city you want to go to – it’s great. Easy access, easy and close parking and the prices are very reasonable. We fly to Cedar Rapids, Iowa non-stop and we’ve done a round trip for less. Check it out.

 

Great Mexican Restaurant

Pancho Villa’s 32804 Pennsylvania Avenue in San Antonio. 352.588.3037

 

Great Out-in-the-Country Restaurant

The Pearl In The Grove-352.588.0008

Specialize in southern cuisine. Located on the western edge of Dade City at 31936 St. Joe Road. It is a converted farm house with a very eclectic menu. They’re closed on Monday and Tuesday, you’ll need a reservation on Friday and Saturday. It’s a great drive in the country – its rural Florida for sure.

 

Great Spanish Restaurant

Vizcaya-813.968.7400

Located on Dale Mabry

 

Great Italian Restaurant

Villagio’s-813.949.0572

Highway 41 south of Sunset. I love eating here!

 

Great Steaks

We used to go to Ruth Chris Steakhouse but now we go to Texas Road House. Their filet is better than Ruth Chris for half the price plus it's just a very lively place. The staff is well trained and the people watching is first rate, but a bit noisy.

 

We discovered Grillsmith in Wiregrass when we attended a 93rd birthday party. We ordered Lillian's Braised Beef - regardless of what they call it it is the best Beef Bourguignon we have ever had. 

 

Great Tea Room

The Empress Tea Room and Event Dining at 12924 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa 813.988.9027  

 

Great Saturday Morning Market

Downtown St Petersburg – stay for lunch or dinner, walk the park, eat al fresco and check out the Pier and the Vinoy Hotel. Market is open from October to May.

 

Fresh Market at Wiregrass

Held on every first and third Saturday of each month, year round. 10AM - 3PM Location: 28211 Paseo Dr., Wesley Chapel

 

Gulfport Tuesday Morning Fresh Market

Weekly, every Tuesday, Year Round 9AM-3PM Location: 3000 Beach Blvd. South (outdoors), Gulfport, Florida 33707

 

Great Beach Bar

Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill right on Clearwater Beach. Turn right at the roundabout and head for the water tower. It’s always crowded but the sunsets are great and the Grouper is fresh.

 

Great Beach Bar not on the beach

Ukulele Brands open air bar and restaurant is located on the west side of Land O lakes Blvd just north of Hale Road. Good basic food, great hamburgers, prime rib and on certain days it’s an all hot dog menu.

 

Great Casual Restaurant

Nordstrom's Bazille-813.875.4400

Full-service restaurant with a casually sophisticated atmosphere featuring bistro cuisine and a full bar. Fresh salads, specialty entrees, signature cocktails, wine list, and house-made desserts. Make a reservation here. One of our favorites.
 

Dade City trip down memory lane

We think Dade City is really cool plus you have to drive through San Antonio and St Leo (with hills) to get to Dade City and once you’re there – make a reservation to eat at Lunch on Limoges. The food is good and the staff’s friendly. Call 352.567.5685 for a reservation. After lunch there are dozens of antique shops and boutiques to explore. Another big favorite.

 

More Dade City

Check out  Kafe Kokopelli. Great menu and in the winter several fireplaces burning brightly. A hundred years ago this was a Model T Ford showroom and service center.

 

Lowry Park Zoo and the Florida Aquarium: Two absolutely excellent places to spend a day, an afternoon and come away refreshed and happy.

 

Local Charity

Hope Children’s Home 813.961.1214 Click here for a current needs list.

 

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