Home Improvement

From Potpourri Services List

FURNACE _____________________________________________________________________

   Joe Chartier, Joe's Heating Services & Drain Cleaning, 8 Glover St., Southbridge, MA 01550  #774-230-4603

HOUSEHOLD AND TRADES ______________________________________________________________________

   Bergeron’s Appliance Service, 9 Coolidge St. Auburn  #508-755-1731 or #508-832-2577
   Jay's Appliance Service   Holland MA  774 239 2341 Jason Monroe is Jay...does all his own work
   O'Hara-Buthray Associates, Inc. 11 Harvard St, Worcester, MA 01609 (508) 757-9381 http://www.oharabuthray.com
   Janet Macrae FHA Approved Appraiser Auburn, Massachusetts (774) 272-1611
   John Wadsworth, AIA, Wadsworth & Associates, Architects   #508-753-4800
   11 Pleasant St., Suite 130, Worcester, MA 01609  
   Adam Grossman    #860-324-0768
   E-mail: adam@windsorforge.com    Website: www.windsorforge.com
    Medway Oil and Propane 508-533-6561  37 Broad Street, Medway, MA 02053 
    http://www.medwayoilpropane.com/  Does not go very far north of Worcester.
    Bass Heating  http://bassheating.com/  recommended by Fraticelli Oil
    C K Smith and Superior Oil, Worcester  http://www.cksmithsuperior.com/pages/cfHome.cfm
    Maint contract may be required for service.
   Nate Dishington, Dishington Construction http://dishingtonconstruction.com/         141 Hopkinton Road, Upton, MA  #888-764-3300
   William Galloway wfgalloway3@comcast.net  #978-340-3693
   Isaac Low, Customs Concepts  http://www.customconceptshomes.net/testimonials.html   10A Brook Lane, Southborough, MA   #774-277-0228
   JOE Sullivan, Hudson MA  #978-568-9213   ## phone# Not In Service july2013.......
   Donald Brueck, Custom Cabinets   #508-831-3664   E-mail: brueck@peoplepc.com
   March 2018 Summary list of Coin/Collectible Appraisers recommended by Potpourri
   Lincoln Stamp & Coin, Worcester, MA (4 recommendations)
   Sterling Rare Coin, Sterling, MA (2 recommendations)
   Kenmore Collectibles, Boston, MA
   King Phillip Coin, Leicester, MA
   Rare Metals, Worcester, MA
   Taber Coins, Shrewsbury, MA
   Bellisario Rare Coin Gallery, Wellesley, MA
   Fastcash Pawn, Pawtucket, RI (ask for Shane)
   July 2014 --- Here is a summary list of recommendations Tanja received by Potpourri:
   Gene (Scotts) 508-752-3388
   Kevin Smith : KPS Construction (two recommendations) 774-364-0127
   Bruce Vidito (two recommendations) BVBenchmarkBld@aol.com Home: 508-885-0121 Cell:  774-696-5656
   Chris Mercier (All Decked Out Construction, Sterling)
   Art Powell 508 826 9616
   Jim O'Brien 508-868-1874
   Ken Gaumond (New Surroundings, Auburn) Cell: 508-922-0115
   Jeff Downer 508-835-4356
   Larry Haley 508-340-2313 lrhaleydesign@gmail.com<mailto:lrhaleydesign@gmail.com>
   Benrezouk 508-287-1430
   Jeff Hayes  (two recommendations) http://www.regalstructures.com/index.asp 978-365-2600
   Dale McIntosh (COOP Home Improvement Professionals) 508-726-4404
   Brian DiBenedetto: 508-797-3950

For those of you that are more adventurous, check the link I also received as a recommendation... http://www.lowes.com/cd_Build+a+Deck_578806386_ Even though this one was meant as a joke (I think), it contains a very useful graphing tool that allows you to design your deck and calculates the amount/price of all the material needed for that particular design. Just so you know what to expect in terms of material costs.

   DRIVEWAY PAVING AND SEALING (Last updated: September 24, 2020)
   Wachusett Paving  https://www.wachusettpaving.com/
   Jolin Paving – 508-852-8345 (suggested by 3 people) https://www.jolinpavingandexcavating.com/
   Shattuck Paving https://shattuckpaving.com/
   D. Mason Paving https://dmasonpavinginc.com/
   MMB Construction Services https://www.facebook.com/MMB-Construction-Services-1804581442976388/
   Asphalt Engineering http://asphaltengineering.net/
   Neal Goyette, MA Licensed Electrician     C: 774-289-7670  or 774-745-0253    64 Cherry Street, Spencer, MA 01562
   J & E Electric 45 Gale Rd, Charlton, MA 01507  (508) 248-6510
   Earl Massey 516 Wachusett St. Holden 508-829-9400
   Ted McCarthy, WPI Facilities
   Scott Stevens, 892 Main St., Holden 508-829-9889

   Broad Arrow Firewood, Roger Plourde, Jr. MA Lic. Forester 
   Phone: 508-792-2414, Email: baf@rcn.com  http://broadarrowfirewood.com
   Delivers firewood on a pallet to the most convenient spot for you. No restacking!
   Putman Services Rutland 508-886-6688 
   RW Rich (Barre, MA) 978-618-3008  has green cordwood 
   Paul Bedau  (Hubbardston MA) 978-375-5480
   Larry Williams 508-320-9825
   Harrington Hardwoods (Holden)  508-829-0302
   Charlton Land Clearing and Firewood.  David Lomax.  508-248-5510
   Bob Amaral 508-341-1168 local only Sutton, Douglas, Millbury, Whitinsville and Uxbridge
   Gerry Boudreau, 508-865-3166
   Furniture Plus and Stripping Workshop, 100 Grand St, Worcester, MA, 508-791-8450
   Howie Priest, Howard's Custom Upholstery, Marlborough, 508-251-1439, hwpriest@yahoo.com 

   George Rensky, Sterling Overhead Door Sales     #978-422-9987
   P.O. Box 736, Sterling, MA 01564   http://www.sterlingoverheaddoor.com 
   Pioneer Glass -- http://pioneer-glass.com -- (508) 234-7063
   240 Church St. Whitinsville, MA 01588 -- Family business of a WPI employee
   BV Benchmark Builders,  Bruce Vidito   #774-696-5656  BVBenchmarkBld@aol.com
   Cardamone Construction Management, Michael Caradmone  #774-696-0455
   Chiarella Construction, Larry Chiarella   #508-330-0164
   Gary’s Home Improvement  #774-452-2766
   Kris Lysen, Holden   #508-740-7407 
   Dave McGilway  #774-239-1686
   Warren Thorell   #978-273-1132
   Wachusett Home Improvement- Joe Chassie #508-829-0148
   Bob D'Andrea..Construction,Home Improvement,Handyman Millbury MA 508-561-6785
   Rich Fontaine...Home Improvement,Fine Finish Carpentry Westminster MA 978-668-5151
   2021 Updates: 
   George Johnson, Rutland, MA - 508-688-9870 - johnsonbuildandremodel.com
   Spencer Home Improvements, Spencer, MA - Nick Aboe- 774-633-1421
       Nick@SpencerHandyman.com, spencerhandyman.com 
   Mike Hakkarainen, Holden, MA - 508 829 6610, hakkarainenconstruction.com
   Joey Goncalves, Leominster - Quality Construction (631) 433-0127

   Brent at Dovetail Home Inspectors 
   Richard Contonio at Amerispec, rcontonio@amerispec.net
   Tom Coleman, http://www.homegauge.com/shgi/accutec, 508-380-4362
   Steve Ducharme, steveducharme.com 40 Douglas Road Sutton, MA 01590 508-865-0600
   Mike Gleason, 508-769-9871
   Joel Parness, http://www.homeinspections-usa.com/inspector/1990, (508) 620-1909
   Paul Rogoshewski, 978-568-8100
   Michael Sereti, http://www.theworcesterhomeinspector.com/, 508-523-3382
   Kathy Bergstrom, Holden MA   #774-641-6499   kathycleans4u2@aol.com
   Liz 508-769-0693    busylizzie.wilson@gmail.com
   Margaret Santos   #508-395-2783 
   Dean Neal    deneal@wpi.edu   #774-239-4983
   Sharyn (508) 847-6058 
   Top Shelf Cleaning, Deniz Pelevan        topshelfcleaning@live.com
   HVAC heating and air conditioning
   Monroe Comfort Air 420 Boston Turnpike, Suite 102 Shrewsbury, MA 01545 508-616-5556
   Vulcan Temperature Control , Jim and Kevin WPI HVAC Techs, fully insured, vulcantmpctrl@gmail.com ,774 - 230-5474 
   Ground Effects, Mark Lavigne, mark@grndfx.com
   Rutland Nurseries
   PG Landscaping, Pat Gallant  508//868-8162
   Jim Baker, Native Landscaping  http://nativelandscapingma.com/ 
   David Flint, stone expert, 508 757-1067
   Steven Lapierre, Shrewsbury, MA
   Rice Construction, Nicholas Rice (current student), ngrice@wpi.edu, 860.319.9067
   ALGIERI MASONRY - Worcester, MA      Pasquale Algieri # 508-340-1378 algierimasonry@gmail.com
   Pleasant View Nursery in Paxton
   Bells Lawn and Garden Southbridge St. (508) 842-6643
   Exception Interior Painting (508) 791-1913
   I have been using Exceptional Interior painters in Worcester for 12+ years. They have always done perfect work and they cost less than most. Plus they love animals and always love on our dogs and will even walk them.
   Bob’s Custom Painting and Wall Papering.
   BobHebert@bobscustompainting.com        (508) 755-2095   
   He does all of our work. Very reasonable, extremely reliable and excellent quality! 
   Bob Cirba from Spencer
   Several times, he came to paint one room and once came to paint over water stains in a ceiling. He’s quirky, but great.  Puts on his headphones and sings, works alone.
   Richard Blais in West Boylston            (508) 864-0714
   He did a great job on our house.
   David Lebrun interior painting            (978) 888-3808
   Living Color Paint Company                 (978) 897.7870
   Countryside Painting in Sutton
   We’ve known the owner (Jim Charest) for 25+ years. He’s conscientious.
   Responses below are from prior to 2017:
   Exceptional Interior Painting   Worcester, MA   #508-731-1913
   Interior Painting, Small Plaster Job, Ceiling & Wall Repairs, Powerwashing        eipaint@charter.net
   Kevin Daughney  Interior Painting & Ceiling work   #508-829-4662   kdaughney@aol.com
   Nicholas Dittami, Crow Hill Services        #978-434-1184
   773 North Brookfield Rd, Oakham, MA 01068
   Interior and Exterior Painting   CrowHillServices@gmail.com
   Michael Morcone, Morcone Painting  Interior and Exterior    #508-366-0292
   11 Blake Street, Westborough MA 01581
   Jim MacDonald, Worcester MA (painting, power washing, etc. Free Estimates.) - 508.769.8759
   I can strongly recommend Carl Oberg Painting – 508-341-1984 or 508-476-7523. We have used them and we know of quite a few others who also have. They get strong word-of-mouth advertising. - J. J. Malone
   My husband, Steve, has a painting business, if you are interested. He does free estimates - Lynda H.
   You can contact new nephew Shane 508-981-6969.  Terry
   David Cranford -- EXCELLENT!!!!  http://www.cranfordpainting.com/
   Joe Jiusto (jmjiusto@gmail.com) - from Jiusto, J. Scott <sjiusto@wpi.edu>
   Mike Morcone - Brother of Julie Chapman <chapman@wpi.edu> Email: mmorcone44@gmail.com Cell: (774) 766-0257
   Tony Gaudette at Living Color Paint. He is out of Maynard and is the best there is. He has done my entire house.  Scott Doremus, M.S
   Doug Morrison from New Braintree, MA did an excellent job with painting the trim of my renovated house last June.  He was meticulous and very detail oriented.  
   I think he would do well with interior      painting projects, too. Abbie White
   I work part-time as a painter mostly in the Concord,Acton,Natick,Wellesley area. Depending on the location and the job itself I might be interested. We are licenced and insured. My cel is 508-335-6625.  
   Evan Holmes,  Men's Assistant Soccer Coach
   Wright Touch Painting - (508) 624-8922  Based in Marlborough - Jennifer Daigle
   we have hired Derek MacDougall for several jobs over the past 8 years - very capable and responsible. (774) 364-1485 - David Spanagel
   Brian Young of B&B Painting & Wallpapering (Millbury) has done a lot of interior painting for us.  (508) 865-6167 - Margaret B. Gribouski
   we have had great experiences with Matt Andes wormres@charter.net - Stanley Selkow <sms@WPI.EDU>
   Jim Harding is excellent:  Mobile 978 502 6720
   Jon Paul Bourque. He is one of my friends. I think he's having a special any size room for $200. Evanoff, Rebecca K. <revanoff@wpi.edu> 
   We have used David Cranford (http://www.cranfordpainting.com/) and been very pleased with the work (for both inside and outside work).  Steven S. Taylor, PhD
   My brother, Bruce Vidito, does carpentry, painting, furniture making.  Home:  508-885-0121 Cell:  774-696-5656  (your best bet) Email:  BVBenchmarkBld@aol.com  - Vidito, Felicia A. <fvidito@wpi.edu>
   Bafaro's	Accept no substitute
   Cris Comos	   Trustworthy    #508-344-2520  
   Brian Daigneault at Daigneault Plumbing and Heating #774-670-8155
        Review 1: amazing work and very reasonable
        Review 2: quick (same-day) and friendly. Higher cost (cost $2100 for a gas hot water heater replacement, Internet estimates were $1000-$1500). 
   Paul Johnson of Johnson Services	Used by WPI, pricy but quick and good   #508-869-0131	
   Andrew Renzoni of Future Plumbing & Heating  Nice, reasonable cost, extremely neat and does a great job (2 recommendations) #508-751-5325 
   Bob Wood at 7P"s Plumbing and Heating    #508-361-0249
   American Bathworks, Steve Dennis 508-393-3331 http://www.abwplumbing.net/  Northborough, MA 
   Chris Caron, REALTOR/Owner John Caron, Broker/Owner     #508-826-5749 (Chris)
   Homestead Realty Group, LLC, 5 Atwood Ave., Millbury, MA 01527  #508-826-5750 (John)
   www.myHRG.com E-mail: caron5@charter.net
   Dianne Cardoni works for Prudential Prime Properties and she is marvelous to work with. She can be reached at 508-366-4266 ordcardoni@gmail.com
   George A Barnard Co Inc, 186 Prescott Street, Worcester, MA  #508-755-5104
   Cabe Contracting, Holden   #508-829-0181  
   Nick Dittami  All forms of Roofing: Slate, Spanish Tile, Asphalt, Rubber 
   Crow Hill Services, 773 North Brookfield Rd, Oakham, MA 01068    #978-434-1184
   Englert Inc. custom cuts each piece using all different styles of metal roofing available
   J & K Roofing, Northborough, MA 01532    #508-393-1868 
   Kilroy Construction, Tom Kilroy, Rutland or Shrewsbury 
   Roofers Edge and Siding, Natick  http://www.roofersedgeinc.com/
   Scott’s Roofing  http://www.scottssiding.com/
   Scott’s Siding & Remodeling  #508-752-3388
   Kevin Smith, KPS Construction  #774-364-0127 (Provides wide range of service from roofing and remodeling to new construction)
   Kevin Allen  #508-341-3747
   Crow Hill Services, Nick #978-434-1184
   Chris Lisk  #774-276-1512 (Worcester and surrounding areas)
   Dave Edliberti, West Boylston     #508-835-3446  
   Tony #508-756-8461 or Steve  #508-353-4677 
   Mike Lambert (Leominster,  Lancaster)  #508-654-4471
   Geo Network Land Survey, e-mail: gguaquier@geonetworklandsurvey.net, Tel. No. 508-755-7003, Fax. No.  508-755-8003, 
   Jarvis Land Survey, 29 Grafton Circle, Shrewsbury MA 0154, Tel. No.  508-842-8087, 
   Seth Lajoie, cell phone  (774) 230-7029 - spouse of WPI employee - land surveyor and Title 5 engineer.  
   He offers a 10% discount to WPI constituency
   Land Planning, Inc. - (508)839-9526 http://landplanninginc.com/ 
   Para Land Surveying Inc, Southbridge, MA, Tel. No. 508-764-6681, http://www.paralandsurveying.com
   Gregory C. Wilson, P.L.S., G.C. Wilson Co. Professional Land Surveyors, 56 Sterling Street, Clinton, MA 01510, Tel. No. 978-365-3372, 
   Jim Zingarelli, (508) 835-9158 - spouse of WPI employee, WPI graduate
   B&K Tree Service, Brian, Oxford, MA   #508-987-1373
   Bartlett Landscaping, Leominster, all gardening/lawn/tree service
   Dave's Tree & Landscaping Service, Dave Hatton, Holden   #508-829-6803
   Graeme Elliott   www.ElliottTree.com
   GM tree, Sterling, MA
   Ross Mcginnes  Tree Service   #508-829-6497 or #508-365-9602
   Skyhook Tree Service, Jason Magnusson, all tree work   #508-963 3943  
   Ted Steeves,  Steeves Tree Service and lawn care management, Mendon  #508-478-1283
   Tree Cut    #978-423-6283
   John Young's Tree Service, Spencer    #508-494-3581
   GM Tree, Sterling 
   Miller Stump Grinding, Rodney Miller   #508-892-9434
   Skyhook Tree service,  Jason Magnusson #508-962-3943 or  508-839-4777
   Top Notch Tree Company, Brian Worcester  http://www.topnotchtreework.com
   Arden Sonnenberg, School of Business  #978-422-6994  http://www.my.tupperware.com/arden
   Barrows Contracting, Glenn Barrows #508-529-4708  http://www.barrowscontracting.com
   Cash paid for metal, Gerald Anas #774-239-3542 masscaveman@verizon.net
   John Shay's, Water St., Worcester http://www.johnshaysupholstering.com/
   Woodstock Upholstery http://www.woodstockupholstery.com/     
   Houlden Interiors https://www.facebook.com/Houlden-Interiors-151136845001617/ 151 Old Westboro Rd., North Grafton, Massachusetts 01536, (508) 320-3320
   Nancy Brunel contact: nancy@pioneerwindowfashions.com 
   New England Trim in Shrewsbury, right on route 20 (looks like leather upholstery)
   Marcoux http://www.marcouxupholstery.com/ 
   Woodstock Upholstery  http://www.woodstockupholstery.com/ 
   Pioneer Window Fashions-- http://pioneerwindowfashions.com -- (508) 234-7063
   240 Church St. Whitinsville, MA 01588 -- Family business of a WPI employee
   Sells Hunter Douglas window treatments as well as custom fabric for window treatments and upholstery of furniture
   Water Treatment Companies
   Aquatek, 240 Shrewsbury Street, Boylston, MA 01505 (508) 869-0499 (800) 254-4426
   Advanced Water Quality Systems, 166 Worcester Road, Charlton, MA (508) 248-1500
   Poland Springs, Paul Anesti, cell (508) 962-3224
   Cliff Cummings Water Service, Rutland, MA (508) 886-6056