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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 May 19, 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

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.

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.

The the left is from the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.

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  • Type of Service

    Company providing service

    SH Neighbor recommending this.

    Month, Year

    Architect

    Karen Bellamy

    520.326.3551

    www.kb-arch.com

    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]gmail.com.

    Spring 2013

    Bee removal

    AA Africanized Bee Removal Specialists Inc.

    520-743-8000

    AaaBeeRemoval.com

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

    05-2008

    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

    HTS-Bees.com

    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

    11-2014

    Cabinet Refinishing

    Artistic Woodworks

    Michael Chittock

    artisticwoodworksaz.com
    520-293-6037

    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] gmail.com

    9-2014



    Cabinets

    Beyond Cabinets

    Jon Mueller
    (formerly Mueller Manufacturing)

    BeyondCabinets.com
    520-624-6115

    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

    9-2010


    Cabinets

    Hoellerich's Custom Cabinets

    Jeff Hoellerich

    www.hoellerichscabinetry.com
    520) 245-4903

    jeffhoellerich@yahoo.com

    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

    9-2011

    Computer Repair

    Virus, Malware, Spyware, Computer Tutoring, Hardware & Software

    The Computer Dude

    Al Guevara

    Email the Computer Dude

    520-304-9066

    I would like to endorse our Computer Dude. The other week he managed to help me rid my computer of a virus by using a program that allowed him to see my computer, see what I was entering, and reprogram my computer, all from his home, all while explaining what he was doing on the phone. He is always patient and helpful and his charges are very reasonable.

    Neighbor: Dhira Mahoney
    dhira [at] asu DOT edu

    2015

    2014

    2013

    2012

    Computer Repair

    Virus, Malware, Spyware, Computer Tutoring, Hardware & Software

    The Computer Dude

    Al Guevara

    Email the Computer Dude

    520-304-9066

    I want to share with the Sam Hughes neighborhood how incredibly helpful and expert is our neighbor Al Guevara, our local "computer dude."

    He set up a double monitor display for my new laptop (a boon to writers like myself!) and most importantly, graciously, with much patience, but always with clarity, and for a most reasonable fee, taught me a thousand new tricks I need to know to get my new system up and running.

    And he always stands ready to answer my questions by phone or email. We are fortunate indeed to have him here in Sam Hughes!

    Neighbor: Ron Engel
    jronengel [at] gmail DOT com

    2-2015

    3-2015

    Computer Repair

    Virus, Malware, Spyware, Computer Tutoring, Hardware & Software

    The Computer Dude

    Al Guevara

    Contact the Computer Dude

    520-304-9066

    We are indeed, Ron!! Thank you for saying so. Take note, Computer Dude... I don't know where we'd be without you.

    Neighbor: Carol des Cognets
    desfuzz [at] aol DOT com

    3-2015

    Computer Repair

    Virus, Malware, Spyware, Computer Tutoring, Hardware & Software

    The Computer Dude

    Al Guevara

    Contact the Computer Dude

    520-304-9066

    I agree. He has helped me many times. Thanks, Al.

    Neighbor: Reah Barrows
    rbarrows1 [at] cox DOT net

    3-2015

    2014

    2013

    Computer Repair

    Virus, Malware, Spyware, Computer Tutoring, Hardware & Software

    The Computer Dude

    Al Guevara

    Contact the Computer Dude

    520-304-9066

    Al's the best! He has helped me numerous times to. Thanks, Al.

    Neighbor: Kim Krooks
    kimkcrooks [at] gmail DOT com

    2013

    3-2012

    11-2010

    Computer Repair

    Virus, Malware, Spyware, Computer Tutoring, Hardware & Software

    The Computer Dude

    Al Guevara

    Contact the Computer Dude

    520-304-9066

    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

    11-2010

    2011

    2012

    Computer Repair

    Virus, Malware, Spyware, Computer Tutoring, Hardware & Software

    The Computer Dude

    Al Guevara

    Contact the ComputerDude

    520-304-9066

    Very helpful. Quick diagnosis. Explains things well.

    Neighbor: Rick Bell
    bellinsuranceaz [at] yahoo DOT com

    02-2011



    Computer Repair

    Virus, Malware, Spyware, Computer Tutoring, Hardware & Software

    The Computer Dude

    Al Guevara

    Contact the Computer Dude

    520-304-9066

    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

    8-2011

    Contractor

    RD Hollenbeck Diamond Tail Construction

    R.D. Hollenbeck

    Contact Diamond Tail Construction

    520-400-0473

    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

    9-2011

    Contractor

    Bob Treanor

    520-429-3291

    "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

    6-2011


    Contractor

    Herb Unruh

    520-907-2128
    unruhbros.com

    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


    Contractor

    Rocky O'Malley

    520-603-1838

    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.

    JoAnn
    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
    kathi(at)mfsaia.com

     

    Contractor

    Pro Remodeling and Restoration

    John Almond
    520-745-9769

    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



    Electrician

    Bob Blizzard-The Electrical Wizard

    520-235-4697

    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] hotmail.com

     

    Electrician

    American Electrical Services

    520-751-9247
    www.AAmericanElectricalServices.com

    We have used this company and been very pleased.

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

     

    Electrician

    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

    Floors

    Miguel the Floor Guy

    Repairs, Installation, Refinishing & Recoating.

    520-400-8627

    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

    dave@farbelism.com

    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

    11-2014



    Garderner, Landscaping, Yard maintenance

    Francisco Garcia

    520-406-3861

    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

    520-272-2105

    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. .

    Neighbor:
    avanium9989 [at] gmail.com

    2014


    Garderner, Landscaping, Yard maintenance

    Horticulture Unlimited

    904-3738

    horticultureunlimited.com

    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.

    Neighbor:
    avanium9989 [at] gmail.com

    1998 thru 2011

    Garderner, Landscaping, Yard maintenance

    Salvador "Sal" Navarrete

    904-3738

    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

    Handyman

    Tom Alsop

    591-2044

    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

    12-2010

    Handyman

    Steve Onofryton

    490-6106

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

    Neighbor: George Shelton
    gshelton1 [at] cox DOT net

    7-2012



    Handyman

    Jeff Liu

    609-9155

    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

    7-2013

    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

    7013

    House Cleaning

    Sara Velazquez

    520-991-3436

    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

    949-872-6234

    ariadelphi@yahoo.com

    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

    08/2010

    Kitchen, tile, counters

    Jeff Hawes

    520-982-6278

    "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

    520-349-7355

    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
    520-551-0402

    www.lacasarojatile.com

    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

    08-2010



    Masonry, Concrete, Welding, Fabrication

    Zona Decorative Concrete & Construction, LLC

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

    zonacrete@yahoo.com

    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

    11-2010

    Painting

    Mike Kapel

    520-861-1816

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

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

     

    Painting

    Mike Koullias

    520-325-0825

    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


    Painting

    Steve Rose at Varsity Painting

    520-331-2097

    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]hotmail.com



    Painting & stucco

    Vic & Sons

    520-751-1653

    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

    11-2006

    Pet Sitting

    Ananda Pet Care

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

    Diane Colligan & Carol Yates
    888-243-5204

    www.Anandapets.com

    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

    12-2013

    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

    2012-2013

    Piano teacher

    Lira Makarova

    520-888-0214

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

    Neighbor: Skip Andree
    andree [at] noao dot edu

    12-2008


    Plumber

    88-DRAIN

    520-883-7246

    http://88Drain.com

    Hugh is quick, affordable, and thorough.

    Neighbor: D. Sidi
    shna.spamhungry [at ] spamgourmet.net

    06-2012

    Plumber

    Progressive Plumbing

    520-579-7922

    www.progressiveplumbingsystems.com/

    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 ] msu.edu

    04-2014

    Pool Service

    Rick Loving Pool Service

    520-271-1600

    lovingpools@cox.net

    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

    11-2010

    Remodeling

    Billy Jones

    304-0983

    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

    Roofing

    Hoffman Roofing

    Oscar
    520-745-5602

    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

    04-2010

    Roofing

    Roofsavers

    520-884-1288

    roofsaversaz.com

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

    Neighbor: Debbie Stertz
    debbiestertz [at] gotucson dot com

    12-2007

    Roofing

    Rincon Roofing

    520-888-6660

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

    Neighbor: Christine Curtis
    ccurtis [at] scstucson dot org

    04-2010


    Roofing

    Tribolet

    520-622-2123

    We have had very good luck with the roofer Tribolet.

    Neighbor: Norma Wilson
    wabnormal [at] msn dot com

    12-2007

    Tree Service

    Branching Out Tree Services

    520-885-2209

    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

    10-2014

    Tree Service

    Romeo Tree Service

    www.romeotreeservice.com

    520-603-0143  

    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

    05-2012

    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

    520-622-2898

    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

    520-883-7705

    "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

    Windows/Glass

    Columbus glass

    520-327-6009

    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

    09/2009

    Windows/Glass

    Olander's Window Replacement Specialists

    4143 Speedway Blvd
    520-326-2909

    www.olanderswindow.com

    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.

    520-304-7488

    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

    3/2012




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