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Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association, Tucson, Arizona

The Monthly Meeting of SHNA

The next monthly meeting of the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association will be held March 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Himmel Park Library. Everyone is welcome to attend.

PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise announced, Board Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Look for minutes of recent meetings on the Minutes/Agendas page.

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Local Neighbor Recommended Service Providers

This is a list of trades people and businesses recommended by residents of Sam Hughes. They are not submitted by the businesses, nor are they paid ads. They were submitted to the Sam Hughes website by your neighbors, who were happy with their work. Please do your own due diligence.

Below from the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.

 • Are they licensed? Check here.
 • Have they been convicted of contracting without a license in the past two years? Check here.
 • Have they been convicted more than two years ago? Check here.
 • See current Most Wanted Unlicensed Contractors list.

Would you like to recommend a company or service provider? Do you live in Sam Hughes neighborhood and have actually used the provider? Then submit your Sam Hughes neighbor recommended information.

Type of Service

Company providing service

SH Neighbor recommending this.

Month, Year


Karen Bellamy


You won't find a better architect than Karen Bellamy! I have been enormously pleased with her work. She designed an addition for my home and it looks fantastic. It fits so nicely - it looks like it was part of the original 1946 plan! She offered great suggestions when I needed them. She also was very responsive to my ideas. She transformed my vague vision into reality! It was stressful for me to embark on this project. But Karen instilled much confidence and was a pleasure to work with. Working with Karen made the process fairly painless! Please feel free to contact me for more information!

Neighbor: pendergrassmerri[at]

Spring 2013

Bee removal

AA Africanized Bee Removal Specialists Inc.


Neighbor: Dr. Art
Dr.Art [at] Lipski dot com


Bee removal

HTS Bees L.L.C.

Swarm Traps • Bee Removal • Prompt, Safe, Courteous Service.

Pat McCracken
2323 S. Craycroft Rd. #234
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 609-4350

Pat came over and quickly asessed the situation and quoted two prices. I opted for the lower price, and he was done in about 2 hours. Bees gone now, great work! It was a 30lb hive.

Neighbor: John Wilder
johnw (at) dakotacom DOT net


Cabinet Refinishing

Artistic Woodworks

Michael Chittock

I am very happy with the work my refinished cabinets. My kitchen looks beautiful now. It was a very affordable solution to what looked like a big problem.

Neighbor:  Lilian Jacques

lilianmjacques [at]



Beyond Cabinets

Jon Mueller
(formerly Mueller Manufacturing)

They have expanded their business to do metal work. See their showcase. We really gave them some tough assignments (hatch to crawl space under sink cabinet, shallow shelves in niche, removable tub panels) and they not only solved them but did so with the highest quality and cheerful dignity.

Neighbor: Karen Dahood
kdahood [at]cox dot net



Hoellerich's Custom Cabinets

Jeff Hoellerich
520) 245-4903

Jeff built some new cabinets to match existing (circa 1930s) with some tricky install. He does great work at a fair price, and very easy to work with.

Neighbor: Liz Wood
ewood28 [at] gmail dot com


Computer Repair, Tutoring, Hardware, Software

The Computer Dude

Al Guevara

Contact the Computer Dude


Al is very competent and professional. He was a big help when we had problems with our family computers. Highly recommend his services.

Neighbor: Denise McEvoy
Denisemc0727 [at] yahoo DOT com


Computer Repair, Tutoring, Hardware, Software

The Computer Dude

Al Guevara

Contact the ComputerDude


Very helpful. Quick diagnosis. Explains things well.

Neighbor: Rick Bell
bellinsuranceaz [at] yahoo DOT com


Computer Repair, Tutoring, Hardware, Software

The Computer Dude

Al Guevara

Contact the Computer Dude


Al arrived promptly for a weekend appointment and got my 5-year-old computer working again. His rates are very reasonable and his service is competent.

Neighbor: Larry Roberts
lroberts3 [at]qwestoffice dot net



RD Hollenbeck Diamond Tail Construction

R.D. Hollenbeck

Contact Diamond Tail Construction


I would like to recommend a high quality licensed contractor named R.D. Hollenbeck.

He can build anything from custom homes to studios, garages to sheds. He built my sister a beautiful art
studio/guest house in Blenman last year. He also remodeled her kitchen recently. He does very high quality work.

In 2007 he restored amd remodeled a 1920's home in the
Feldman's neighborhood, which was done beautifully.

R.D. is a very creative builder...he has an artist's soul and he works with precision. He is also very pleasant to work with. Amd like all builders he needs more work right now, so if you need even a small remodel or addition, I highly recommend him.

Neighbor: Rita Gibbs
Rita realtor_rita [at] cox dot net



Bob Treanor


"Bob has done a lot of work in the area and is very talented--full of good ideas."

Neighbor: Dianne Horgan
dhorgan (at ) email dot arizona dot edu



Herb Unruh


He did an excellent job of completely renovating and modernizing our main bathroom without sacrificing its 1927 identity.

Neighbor: Ernest Rubi
e_rubi [at] yahoo dot com


Rocky O'Malley


Rocky subcontracted out a job for me which involved raising the height of the entire wall around my yard, rebuilding part of it and stuccoing, painting it. I would definitely recommend him based on that.

sonoran78 [at] yahoo dot com

I have known Rocky for almost 50 years because he has been a family friend since grade school. He has worked on at least 7 residences that are or were owned by family members, including my current and previous residences. I HIGHLY recommend him.

Neighbor: Kathi McLaughlin



Pro Remodeling and Restoration

John Almond

John Almond, owner, is most honest and responsible . All my work was done perfectly and on time at a reasonable cost.

Neighbor: Dr. Art
Dr.Art [at] Lipski dot com


Bob Blizzard-The Electrical Wizard


Bob has done everything for us from rewiring light switches and installing lights to installing new service and circuit breaker boxes. He does a great job, but there are times when he is quite busy and it can be difficult to get an appointment.

Neighbor: Katie
scoutkatie [at]



American Electrical Services


We have used this company and been very pleased.

Neighbor: Jen Tellman
jennalyn [at] email dot arizona dot edu



Swiniuch Electric

(520) 975-2457

BBB link

I can vouch for John Swiniuch as well! Connie recommended him to me a while back and he has done multiple jobs for me since, always well, affordably and on time. Great guy.

Neighbor: Nicole Meade
nicolemeade [at] yahoo dot com

2013, 2014


Miguel the Floor Guy

Repairs, Installation, Refinishing & Recoating.


I have worked with him several times over the past 10 years. He does excellent work at a good price. He knows Sam Hughes; there is a good chance he has done your floors or your neighbor's before.

Neighbor: Liz Wood
ewood28 [at] gmail dot .com

Garderner, Landscaping, Yard maintenance

Dave Moyer

520 977 0267

I highly recommend Dave Moyer. He is reasonable, knows desert plants, easy to work with, was trained in landscaping by Jon McNamara who owns Community Gardens at River and Alvernon.

Neighbor: Rebecca
rebeccacreative {at] yahoo DOT com


Garderner, Landscaping, Yard maintenance

Francisco Garcia


Francisco has done a great job for us for several years and I can highly recommend him. If you need additional information please don't hesitate to contact me directly.

Neighbor: Virginia Hewgley
vhewgley {at] cox DOR net

2011, 2010, 2009

Garderner, Landscaping, Yard maintenance

Jose Corral


My gardener is fantastic and not too expensive either. A very trustworthy, sweet guy who will really go the extra mile. He takes care of our rental house in Sam Hughes and every time we come back into town it still looks gorgeous. .

avanium9989 [at]


Garderner, Landscaping, Yard maintenance

Horticulture Unlimited


Had my entire front and back yards designed and installed by Horticulture Unlimited. In short, It was a really big project; brick patio/huge fireplace/built-in jacuzzi in the back, brick walkway and large fountain in the front, all surrounded by a beautiful landscape. They did a fantastic job and their workers are very talented craftsmen who always check in to make sure you get what you want. It wasn't cheap, but neither were the other quotes I got! They do smaller jobs as well.

avanium9989 [at]

1998 thru 2011

Garderner, Landscaping, Yard maintenance

Salvador "Sal" Navarrete


Sal does excellent work, is reliable, reasonably priced and pleasant to have around. He has worked in Sam Hughes for many years and, like many, is now facing tough times.

Neighbor: Jan Bell
jrbell [at] u DOT arizona DOT edu

1998 thru 2011


Tom Alsop


A reliable, reasonable, skilled handyman is I have recommended his services to a number of neighbors, and they have reported being very happy with him.

Carol Bernstein
bernstein3 [at] earthlink DOT net



Steve Onofryton


Reliable, honest, skilled, reasonable. And a good guy.

Neighbor: George Shelton
gshelton1 [at] cox DOT net



Jeff Liu


Jeff has done several jobs for us from painting to cabinet reconstruction and minor plumbing. He is very particular and does great work.

Neighbor: Larry Jones
lwj4 [at] aol DOT com


House Cleaning

Joni Morris

(520) 622-2046
jonidna [at] gmail dot com

Joni cleaned my backyard guest house in preparation for a new tenant: Terrific job.. .passed the white glove test throughout.

Neighbor: Lollie Butler
butler24 [at] cox dot net


House Cleaning

Sara Velazquez


Sara has been cleaning for us for about 10 years. She is totally honest and does a good job.

Neighbor: Jen Tellman
jennalyn (at) email.arizona dot edu

House Sitting

Aria Goebel


I would like to make everyone aware of an excellent house sitter who has looked after our home this summer. As her other references we checked could attest, Aria has proven to be an extremely conscientious, reliable and fastidious choice. I would recommend her highly to anyone who is seeking a house sitter for an extended period of time.

Neighbor: Steve Martinek
steve.martinek [at] 4dtechnology dot .com


Kitchen, tile, counters

Jeff Hawes


"He's done a lot of work for us and clients. He also had worked for McCaleb Remodeling who is well known in Tucson for remodels of vintage homes.

Neighbor: Rich Kenney
tucsonliving [at] aol dot com

Kitchen, tile, counters

Pete Cambridge


He has done some remarkable work for us, is responsible, accountable, and very reasonable. He is also incredibly creative. 

Neighbor: Randy Downer
Randy [at] webprivatedetective dot com


Kitchen, tile, counters

La Casa Roja Tile, LLC

520-304-1038 or

Frederico Jacome, and Louis Casarez. Phenomenal work done with intricate design, and such great care taken by both the craftsmen and the owners, to make sure everything is right.

Neighbor: Karen Dahood
kdahood [at]cox dot net


Masonry, Concrete, Welding, Fabrication

Zona Decorative Concrete & Construction, LLC

Mac Hicks
AZ ROC # 268103
(520) 591-1904

Licensed, Bonded, and Insured

Recently we had two sections of our sidewalk replaced by Mac Hicks who had done beautiful work for John and Sally Evans in Sam Hughes. He is really impressive, works alone and his work is beautiful. He is very professional.

Neighbor: Su Egen,
suavian [at] cox DOT net



Mike Kapel


He’s done a lot of good work for me, and the price is right.

Neighbor: Randy Downer,
Randy [at] webprivatedetective dot com



Mike Koullias


Is very good, takes a lot of pride in his work and his price is reasonable. He used a sponge-like process in my living room with great results.

Neighbor: JoAnn,
sonoran78 [at] yahoo dot com


Steve Rose at Varsity Painting


Steve has done excellent work for me on a couple of occasions, including painting of kitchen, bathrooms, and living rooms. He also did lead testing and mildew treatments. His estimates were very reasonable, and he is conscientious, respectful, and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!

Neighbor: Karin Friederic
karinulla [at]

Painting & stucco

Vic & Sons


They have worked very efficiently and do a good paint job. They repaired some stucco cracks in a courtyard wall as well.

Neighbor: Betty Guarraia,
Lguar [at] aol dot com


Pet Sitting

Ananda Pet Care

Loving Kindness & Companionship. Dog walking, day visits, home stays, special needs pets.

Diane Colligan & Carol Yates

I have used various pet sitters for 20+ years (4 different cities). Carol and Diane are the best! I feel very confident that my kitties and my home will be well cared for when I am away. I particularly like the way they send me kitty photos when they visit. It is very reassuring and makes travel much less stressful. My kitties love their Aunts, Carol and Diane!.

Neighbor: Merri Pendergrass
pendergrassmerri [at}gmail dot com


Pet Sitting

Ananda Pet Care

For fabulous dog care, Diane & Carol will walk your dogs or stay overnight when you are away. They are wonderful with animals and I highly recommend them.

Neighbor: Wendy Nelson
dolce2me[at}gmail dot com


Piano teacher

Lira Makarova


Is a very good teacher but she is over by Fort Lowell Park.

Neighbor: Skip Andree
andree [at] noao dot edu





Hugh is quick, affordable, and thorough.

Neighbor: D. Sidi
shna.spamhungry [at ]



Progressive Plumbing


I had a gas leak and was shut down by SW Gas. Terry and his crew came out and worked a 12 hour day to get me up and running. Fair price and excellent work.

Neighbor: evansr[at ]


Pool Service

Rick Loving Pool Service


Rick takes the time and energy to learn about your pool and how to best service it; he can successfully maintain even the most difficult pools. He will offer suggestions on how to improve your pool’s performance and cut costs. Rick also lives in the SH neighborhood.

Neighbor: Liz Wood
ewood28 [at] gmail dot com



Billy Jones


Many years experience as fine finisher in remodeling firm. Great attitude. Creative problem solver. He made us an attractive cover for a kiva fireplace opening.

Neighbor: Karen Dahood
kdahood [at] @cox dot net

2010 & 2011


Hoffman Roofing


Excellent quality, great customer service. I give them a 5 star ranking on 5 being the highest, 1 the lowest. Tell him I referred you. They've done 2 jobs for me, both time quality and excellence.

Neighbor: Louanne Panapento
lpanepento [at] yahoo dot com





I have had good luck with Roofsavers and Jon’s Roofing.

Neighbor: Debbie Stertz
debbiestertz [at] gotucson dot com



Rincon Roofing


I use them too, have had good luck, no leaks.

Neighbor: Christine Curtis
ccurtis [at] scstucson dot org





We have had very good luck with the roofer Tribolet.

Neighbor: Norma Wilson
wabnormal [at] msn dot com


Tree Service

Branching Out Tree Services


They removed our pine and leave a short
stump. Recommended by a neighbor across the street, who had an old but live tree, a eucalyptus in there backyard. It was a monster tree.

Neighbor: Linda Miku
bagbaazai@ [at] nexiliscom dot com


Tree Service

Romeo Tree Service


Insured tree service right here in our Sam Hughes neighborhood; was impressed both by his professionalism and by his friendly personality.

Neighbor: Vytas Sakalas
vsakalas [at] dakotacom dot net

Very satisfied with Angelo's professional work. Also gave SH members a 10% discount.

Neighbor: mpmadden (at) hotmail dot com


Tub Restoration

Koehler Tub Restoration & Repair

Phone: (520) 622-8797
Fax: (520) 628-8797

Click for BBB review.

We were pleased with the work and results.

Neighbor: Barbara Hall rbarber21 AT cox dot net

Upholstery, leather

Baca Upholstery


Mr. Baca has re-upholstered several chairs for me and also the seats in my son's car. He has always done an excellent job at a reasonable price. I would highly recommend him.

Neighbor: Denise McEvoy
denisemc0727 [at] yahoo dot com

Upholstery, leather

Fermin Gil


"He did my living room couch and chair and has done numerous projects for friends. Very professional, does great work and is very reasonable. He also builds furniture. 

Neighbor: JoAnn
sonoran78 [at] yahoo dot com


Columbus glass


I used Columbus glass to replace window panes in old windows with double paned, "low e" glass so that I could retain the character of my house but still have more energy efficient windows.

Neighbor: Katie Cox
scoutkatie [at] hotmail dot com



Olander's Window Replacement Specialists

4143 Speedway Blvd

info [at] olanderswindow dot com

We just had 13 windows replaced by Olander's. In addition to their price being significantly less than other companies (Plum, Tucson Window and Door, Triple Pane), I was impressed and pleased with their installation -- quick, clean, and complete. We recommended them to a friend who had replacements by them, to.

Neighbor: Dr. Art
Dr.Art [at] Lipski dot com


Yard Work Service

E & C Yard Work Service

Yard work, Tree & Bush trimming, Palm Tree work.


Edgar and Crystal have cleaned our desert-landscaped yard, trimmed bushes, and hauled trash. Friendly people who do thorough and neat work. 

Neighbor: George Shelton
gshelton1 [at] cox dot net


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