AOTB Home Services Directory
         aka "Martha's List"

Have you had a valuable experience with a home service professional who provided excellent service that fit your budget and met or exceeded your expectations?

Do you need such home services but have no idea as to who could do it and how well?  

If you’ve had a great service experience, or know someone who has, we would like you to share your positive experience(s) with your neighbors via our AOTB network so we can build a directory from which others might benefit. The recommendations should be emailed to our volunteer community member, Martha McDowell, or send by filling out the form below. The recommendations will then be organized and regularly posted to our POA-AOTB website. 

Examples of categories would include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Construction
  • Landscaping
  • Carpentry
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • House Cleaning
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Chimney Cleaning
  • Painting
  • Roofing
  • Water Conditioning
  • Generator Installation and Service
  • Gas Fireplace Repair Specialists
  • Carpet Cleaning (Oriental and other)

Chimney Cleaning

Name: Margaret and David D.
Business Name: Clean Sweep Of Anne Arundel County
Services Offered: Chimney (fireplace and oil burner) cleaning and repairs
Hired for: Wood stove chimney swept and relined; oil burner chimney cleaned; both chimneys repointed
Work was for: Our personal residence
How well it was done: Thorough cleaning yearly; when repairs needed they did them almost immediately, making for a safer wood burning experience.
Business Contact Info: AddressPO Box 284, Millersville, MD 21108
Phone410-590-4800
info@cleansweepaa.com

Construction

Name: Nathan D.
Business Name: Wiles Construction
Services Offered: Structural Repairs, General Home Improvement
Hired for: Main beam & joist repairs; roofing; bathroom remodel; general repairs
Work was for: Our personal residence
How well it was done: Larry (and his son, Larry Jr.) were fantastic: they did top quality structural work and great bathroom tile work; fair prices.
Business Contact Info:

Address76 Lake Shore Dr, Pasadena, MD 21122
Phone410-255-6793

Name: Jen J.
Business Name: Ready to Sell Renovations
Services Offered: Home rnovation
Hired for: Remodeled kitchen, replaced roof, master bath and bedroom
Work was for: Our personal residence
How well it was done: R2S did a wonderful job on my remodel. They took care of everything including creating a master bedroom suite in what was once a garage and completely redoing the kitchen, installing a/c and replacing roof. Very detail oriented and made sure I was satisfied with everything.
Business Contact Info:

Brian Ernest
readytosellreno@gmail.com

Name: Nathan D.
Business Name: Maryland Mold And Waterproofing
Services Offered: Mold Remediation and Waterproofing Services
Hired for: Crawlspace encapsulation and mold remediation
Work was for: Our personal residence
How well it was done: John, Nick, & crew did excellent work: responsive, professional, great results
Business Contact Info:

Address521 Defense Hwy, Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 888-631-6653
http://marylandmoldandwaterproofing.com

Name: Margaret & David D.
Business Name: Showcase Home Improvement
Services Offered: Roofing and general contracting
Hired for: Our 165 mph-rated, architectural-grade roof
Work was for: Our personal residence
How well it was done: Outstanding! Ken gave me a tutorial on roofing that convinced me he was the best (and turned out the least costly) of five contractors I interviewed. From five-nail, 60% overlap, super shingles, to roof vents, to anti-dam coverings, to replacement plywood and joists his crew installed almost a decade ago, our roof still looks and acts brand new!
Business Contact Info:

Phone: 443-623-2373 (Ken) or 410-562-028 (Dolores)
http://www.showcasemd.com

Electrical

Name: Margaret and David D.
Business Name: Steve Bausum, small home electrical repairs
Services Offered: Everything from new circuits to new electrical boxes and circuit breakers
Hired for: Home, garage, and pier electrical services
Work was for: Our personal residence
How well it was done: Steve has worked on our home for over a decade and has served us well; great value
Business Contact Info: Phone401-266-8112

Name: Martha M.
Business Name: Kelly Generator and Equipment, Inc
Services Offered: New Generac unit sales, service, and rentals, as well as parts and training
Hired for: Semi Annual Generator Preventative Maintenance
Work was for: Our personal residence
How well it was done: Professional, thorough, explained what was done, price exceeded former provider (price available)
Business Contact Info: Address1955 Dale Lane., Owings, MD 20736 
Phone410-257-5225
http://www.kge.com

Name: Margaret and David D.
Business Name: Patriot Electric
Services Offered: Major and minor electrical installations and repairs
Hired for: Whole house back-up generator install/servicing
Work was for: Our personal residence
How well it was done: Outstanding work; excellent price; dependable servicing
Business Contact Info:

Address717 E. Ordnance Road, Suite 203, Baltimore, MD 21226
Phone410-360-0058
http://www.patriotelectricinc.com/index.php
Craig Dickerson, CDickerson@patriotelectricinc.com

Name: Gretchen E.
Business Name: Cook Electric
Services Offered: Full service electrical services
Hired for: Installation of new 240v wiring & outlets
Work was for: Personal residence
How well it was done: The owner of the company came to do the estimate in person, the day after I called to inquire. He gave me multiple options and their prices on the spot. Later that day his office sent me a typed invoice with the numbers we agreed on. His installation crew came on time (actually about 5 minutes early!) on the day we agreed and quickly, cleanly got the work done. As my job was such a simple one, I was glad to have them treat it like any large project with prompt service. I also greatly appreciated that both the owner, and the technicians treated me (a woman) with respect, and did not talk down to me.
Business Contact Info:

Address: 2130 Renard Court, Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone410-266-9040
www.cookelectric.biz

Floor Services

Name: Donna W.
Business Name: Elegant Floor Services
Services Offered: Hardwood floor replacement, repair and re-finishing, Marble floor restoration and polishing, Stone floor restoration and Grout repair and restoration.
Hired for: Re-finished our hardwood floors
Work was for: Our personal residence
How well it was done: They did a great job. My floors look fantastic. They were half the price (for more work) than another company. Arrived on time, very polite and left little to no dust for me to clean up. Couldn't be more pleased.
Business Contact Info: Phone301-608-0818
http://elegantfloorservices.com

Gutter Cleaning - Deck/Screen Repair - Trim Painting

Name: Martha M.
Business Name: Action Vacuum
Services Offered: Gutter Cleaning; now expanded to small construction projects, roofing
Hired for: Quarterly gutter cleaning, deck repair and paint/porch trim/screen repair
Work was for: Our personal residence
How well it was done: Professional, timely, quality work using quality products (price available)
Business Contact Info: Address1211 Whetstone Drive, Arnold, MD 21012
Phone410-573-1863, 877-573-1863
http://www.avguttercleaning.com

Home Repair / Handyman

Name: Margaret and David D.
Business Name: Denny Korrot-Home Handy Person
Services Offered: Power washing; deck waterproofing; general maintenance repairs.
Hired for: Everything (almost)
Work was for: Our personal residence
How well it was done: Denny treats your home as if it were his; excellent value
Business Contact Info: Phone410-693-4393

Name: Melanie H.
Business Name: Eric Campbell General Carpentry
Services Offered: Deck Repairs
Hired for: Deck Repairs
Work was for: Self
How well it was done: Excellent, efficient, on time, budget conscious, courteous, local
Business Contact Info: Phone410-703-0372

House Cleaning

Name: Peggy M.
Business Name: JR Cleaning
Services Offered: House Cleaning
Hired for: Our move-out cleaning
Work was for: My husband and me
How well it was done: FANTASTIC. I wish we had found this service earlier!
Business Contact Info: Phone: 443-822-1448
Belkyjr@gmail.com

Landscaping

Name: Margaret and David D.
Business Name: Second Nature Landscaping—Jeff Graybill
Services Offered: Lawn care; full service patio design/installation
Hired for: Landscaping design and servicing
Work was for: Our personal residence
How well it was done: Jeff and crew do what needs doing and are always available for emergencies
Business Contact Info: Phone410-279-5802
http://secondnaturemd.com

Name: Kathy & Ed C.
Business Name: Rent-A-Son Lawn Service
Services Offered: Small scale landscaping and lawn mowing
Hired for: Leaf Removal
Work was for: Our personal residence
How well it was done: Very thorough, reasonable, reliable and professional. Local business. Highly recommended.
Business Contact Info:

Phone443-837-8952
jeffreypinkney59@gmail.com

Name: Martha & Bob McD.
Business Name: Rent-A-Son Lawn Service
Services Offered: Small scale landscaping and lawn mowing
Hired for: Yard Cleanup/Tree trim
Work was for: Our personal residence
How well it was done: Ourstanding job.
Business Contact Info:

Phone443-837-8952
jeffreypinkney59@gmail.com

Name: Peggy M.
Business Name: Johnson Lawn and Landscape
Services Offered: Grass moving and lawn care, landscaping
Hired for: Grass moving and lawn care, landscaping
Work was for: Our personal residence
How well it was done: Superb. Our lawn could take a prize, and he was wonderful with my gardens.
Business Contact Info: Phone443-971-1226
Colby Johnson, colbyjohnson74@gmail.com

Pharmacy

Name: Margaret and David D.
Business Name: Patient Care Pharmacy
Services Offered: Full service pharmacy; All Rx
Hired for: Personal Rx
Work was for: Personal needs
How well it was done: Most careful, helpful, and economical pharmacy we've ever used; they also deliver if needed.
Business Contact Info:

Address2047 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 443-949-9005
http://www.patientcarepharmacy.info
wecare@patientcarepharmacy.info

Powerwashing

Name: Vincent & Aldena L.
Business Name: Extreme Clean Pressure Washing LLC
Services Offered: Power Washing- Houses, Decks, Fences, Stem Clean Concrete
Hired for: Power washing our deck, house and driveway
Work was for: Personal residence
How well it was done: They did a great job on everything. They were professional. Paid attention to detail very well. We really didn't think our house was that dirty. But once he started to clean it, the siding got so much brighter! We highly recommend this company. And I know because of the work he did on our house, he has gotten more work down on the Bay! And his prices are comparable.
Business Contact Info:

Address: 8414 Bussenius Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122
Phone: 443-274-8170
Eric Pickett, extremepresswash@gmail.com

Name: Aris A.
Business Name: Extreme Clean Pressure Washing LLC
Services Offered: Power Washing- Houses, Decks, Fences, Stem Clean Concrete
Hired for: Clean deck and driveway
Work was for: Personal residence
How well it was done: Licensed & Insured; On time; Very satisfied with the cleaning and processes used; knowledgeable, courtious, neat and thorough; protected and/or moved furniture as needed.
Business Contact Info:

Address: 8414 Bussenius Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122
Phone: 443-274-8170
Eric Pickett, extremepresswash@gmail.com

Water Treatment

Name: Margaret and David D. and Martha McD.
Business Name: Mid-Atlantic Water Services
Services Offered: Water treatment system servicing, pier winterization, general plumbing
Hired for: Instal/service high-end water treatment system
Work was for: Personal residence
How well it was done: Best water quality ever and have to watch taking over-long showers. Clothes washing visibly improved. Better quality drinking water than bottled. Marty in appointments always finds time for us.
Business Contact Info:

Address14 Hudson Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-573-1020
http://www.mawaterservices.com

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