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Here are actual reviews/reports by Greenbelt customers of building contractors, painters, plumbers, landscapers, etc who work in Greenbelt MD. How this works:

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CONTRACTORS/BUILDERS

ABSOLUTE KITCHENS in Beltsville.
1 recommendation was found on Facebook, calling this company a “local mom and pop shop” and “amazing.” Added that the cabinets were cheaper and better quality than IKEA. Whole GHI kitchen was gutted, then completed in 3 weeks.

BOWEN REMODELING in Crofton.
1 recommendation was found on Facebook.

EILER’S STRUCTURES in Burtonsvile (Amish sheds)
1 recommendation found on Facebook – “beautiful sheds.” Recommend paying attention to the size restrictions and timetable for GHI to check the floor/foundation and to be sure to explain access to your yard in advance.

FRANK GERVASI of Gervasi Construction 301-474-7680 LICENSED (Frank is retired. Though his son Nick is working for the business, he’s not able to take new customers at this time.)
3 recommendations found on Facebook groups. “Always stands by his work, which is always excellent.” Also called the most honest person the reviewer knew and that Frank had built an addition and many other improvements over 30 years

GREENBELT BUILDERS LICENSED
2 recommendations found on Facebook groups. “sound work, fair price, and impressive job getting the permits and permissions for GHI work” and a “no complaints.”

1 negative review received by Greenbelt Online.

HOME DEPOT (for remodeling kitchens)
1 recommendation found on Facebook after a “good experience” with their GHI block unit.

1 reviewer wrote via email, “I used an excellent designer at the College Park location – John King I think is his name. Good advice and he did NOT steer me toward the most expensive cabinets. However, I ordered my order for granite countertop elsewhere because of the HD supplier’s long lead time. (When your appliances are sitting in the living room, you don’t want extra delay in getting everything back in place.)

DON HUDSON
4 recommendations found on Facebook groups.  One “couldn’t have been happier with him, his team, or the quality of their work!”

JAIRO IBANEZ  Handyman Latinos (he speaks English) 240-486-1335
1 recommendation found on Facebook groups –  “highly” recommended, having used Jairo for remodeling kitchen, painting and flooring.”  


ROHAN HUTCHINSON
1 recommendation found on Facebook.

METROPOLITAN BATH AND TILE

1 recommendation found on Facebook fore this company, which was used for “bathroom renos.”

NEW MILLENIUM CONTRACTING & CONSULTING (Bill Cantwell). 301-996-4773
2 recommendations on FB groups.. One said Bill is an expert in GHI porches and has built many in the area over the years.” Bill lives in the community. 


PG BUILDERS

1 recommendation found on Facebook groups: “had a fantastic experience with PG Builders and suggested talking to Mike Locher there for an estimate.

REMINICK IMPROVEMENTS, Paul Remenick, 5924 Natasha Dr, College Park. 301-441-8699
1 recommendation was found on Facebook, saying Paul always stood behind his work and word.

PETEY SISTRO at Ample Home Improvements.
1 recommendation on a Facebook group..

PITT BROTHERS  (Brooke Reeve) 8200 Potomac Ave., College Park. 301-220-1066. Opens Monday 7 am. 
3 recommendations were found on Facebook. “Courteous and considerate.” “He always called me back.” “Work was well done.”

JOHN SOULE 301-266-4110
3 recommendations were found on Facebook groups. Referred to as “Licensed contractor with many great references for bathrooms, kitchens, etc. in GHI and single family homes in Greenbelt.”

ULTIMATE HOME IMPROVEMENTS
1 recommendation was found on Facebook groups. “Extremely happy with the result” – of a complete kitchen remodel. “Very hard working, timely, and got the job done quickly about three weeks start to finish.”

ALEX VICENTE 240-601-0298
1 recommendation found on Facebook. “He works for a lot of my clients in ,my decorating business. Excellent guy and a lot of Greenbelters use him.”

MARK WISLER, 20K Ridge Rd., Greenbelt, 301-345-1261
4 recommendations were found in Facebook groups. “Does great work and he lives in Greenbelt. “Advertises in the News Review.” Lots of GHI experience.

RICK WARRING
1 recommendation was found in Facebook. “Hands down.”

BERNIE WOLFORD 410/782-5084
1 recommendation was found in Facebook. “He’s in Greenbelt everyday and is awesome.”


PEPPER YOUNG
301-503-1414
1 recommendation was found in Facebook, saying he’d done several GHI kitchen and is “great.”

HANDYMEN (usually includes landscaping)

SANTOS ALONSO (and brother Gilbert) 240-351-8982
2 recommendations found on Facebook. One wrote that “they moved and replanted trees and shrubs for me, did great job. Experienced at landscaping.”

DENNIS BRACEY (301)404-5191
2 recommendations were found on Facebook.

JOHN FOX
1 recommendation was found on Facebook. “He’s great! So nice and easy to work with, as well as very capable.”

FRANCISCO  301-706-5404
1 recommendation was found on Facebook. “Francisco does very nice work. He paints, does drywall, installs floors and can remodel a whole room, also. He’s very trustworthy, pleasant to work with and shows up on time.”

SAM GARCIA does handyman, painting, landscaping, house cleaning. 240-480-9899 or heldersgarsia@gmail.com;
3 recommendations were found on Facebook. “Small repairs and painting (window a.c.; reinstallation of HIP storm doors; lamp repair), a general fixer for me and several neighbors. He and his crew do yard work, too.”

CHRIS JUBOK 410-925-4478
1 recommendation was found on Facebook. “The best is Chris Jubok. Awesome.”

KELLAHER MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING  ‭(301) 318-5472‬
1 recommendation was found on Facebook.


NORM LEE
410-564-8548
1 recommendation was found on Facebook. “Great handyman and painter, Greenbelter, honest and affordable.”

MANUEL PAINTING  2406150140
1 recommendation was found on Facebook.

ALEX VICENTE 240-601-0298
1 recommendation was found on Facebook.

ED WREN 240-460-5485
2 recommendations were found on Facebook. “Local Greenbelt Ed…Very satisfied.” “Good Handyman fair and honest.”

APPLIANCE REPAIR

ALCO APPLIANCES
8 recommendations were found on Facebook, including
“Call John at Alco appliance. Hes he best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Also “reasonably priced.”

APPLIANCE GUYS
1 recommendation was found on Facebook.

JIM’S APPLIANCE REPAIR
1 recommendation was found on Facebook. “They recently fixed my dryer and it went well.”

BUILDING DECK

JOSE GOMEZ (240)815-3288

1 recommendation was found on Facebook.

MID-ATLANTIC DECK AND FENCE
1 recommendation was found on Facebook.

 

FLOORING

BLP CARPETS  10711 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville,301-937-6465
1 recommendation was found on Facebook, mentioning “very high ratings from Checkbook.org: Bottom line price carpet.”

JR HUTCHINSON
1 recommendation was found on Facebook. “Just did a great job installing some flooring for me.”

VICTOR (301) 503-6977.
1 recommendation was found on Facebook. “Fantastic at tiling.”

SHEDS IN PARTICULAR

MARK WISLER
1 recommendation was found on Facebook.

BEILER’S STRUCTURES (Amish sheds), in Burtonsville.
1 recommendation was found on Facebook. “Beautiful shed (still 11 years later) from PA. ..Pay attention to the size restrictions and the timetable for GHI to check the floor/foundation. ..Be sure to explain access to your yard, etc. in advance.

PAINTERS

TERRY BARTLEY 13014077731
1 recommendation found on Facebook..

CARL BEAVERS 301-792-0873
3 recommendations found on Facebook.

CAPITAL CITY PAINTING (ALEX VICENTE) 240-601-0298
1 recommendation was found on Facebook.

MISSY DODD
4 recommendations were found on Facebook.. “She advertises in the News Review. “Excellent work.” “High quality work and you will really get what you want.”

CARLOS ESPINOL  240-552-0838
1 recommendation was found on Facebook.

 

DANNY KELLAHER 301-318-5472
1 recommendation was found on Facebook.


MICHAEL MAXWEL
240 508 7502
1 recommendation was found on Facebook. “A union trained perfectionist & GHI member.”


MISSY’S DECORATING
1 recommendation was found on Facebook. “She did a wonderful job and I highly recommend. She advertises in Greenbelt News Review.”

CARL WEEKS 301/873-0391
2 recommendations were found on Facebook.

By email, another wrote “Hiring  Carl was the BEST painter experience of my entire life! Can’t recommend him enough. 42 years full-time as painter, 30 of them self-employed, all word-of-mouth and working with just his wife as the scheduler. No website. He charges by time ($400/day) and materials and is so honest, he insisted I pay him less because the job had been faster than he’d estimated. Beautiful work done by one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.”

MARK WISLER  301-345-1261
1 recommendation was found on Facebook. “Excellent job.”

ALFREDO 240-559-7339
1 recommendation was found on  Facebook. “He does nice work for reasonable prices.” 

NORM  410-564-8548.
1 recommendation was found on Facebook. “He is a Greenbeltet, honest, affordable and is an excellent painter and handyman..”

ELECTRICIANS

ALEX’S ELECTRICAL SERVICE
2 recommendations were found on Facebook., including “Alex has worked in GHI homes for many years and has done all of the work in my block honeymoon cottage since I bought it in 2013.”

DOUGLAS BARRERA 301-760-9735.
-2 recommendations were found on Facebook. “Great work.”

YI CHANG (240) 645-6760
1 recommendation was found on Facebook, reporting that after Chang did a heavy-up the county inspector said, “You have a dynamite electrician!”

JAMES DOWD Northern Alliance Electric 301-706-5574 LICENSED
2 recommendations were found on  Facebook, including “James is the best, brightest, most honest contractor I have ever used in Greenbelt.”

HUFFY ELECTRIC 301-345-4109
5 recommendations were found on Facebook, including “knows his stuff, does good work, and at a fair price. He knows GHI…The electrician gig is a side hustle for Johnny: he does electric work only on weekends but works for MNCPP during the week.”

J AND J ELECTRICAL in Berwyn Heights LICENSED
1 recommendation was found on Facebook.

KELLAHER MAINTENANCE
1 recommendation was found on Facebook.

RAYMOND KING (As C. Raymond King on Facebook)
1 recommendation was found on Facebook.

LILLY ELECTRIC’S  He’s on Facebook. LICENSED
3 recommendations were found on Facebook. .

NEW CITY ELECTRIC
1 recommendation was found on Facebook.

WILCOX ELECTRIC
1 recommendation was found on Facebook:”I used Wilcox Electric for my heavy up. They did a fantastic job and coordinated with Pepco and PG county for all the permits and inspection.

ZEUS ELECTRIC
1 recommendation was found on Facebook..

PLUMBERS

ABLE AND READY PLUMBING 301.277.7474
1 recommendation was found on Facebook.

ARCHIBALD PLUMBING SERVICES 202-203-0641.
1 recommendation was found on Facebook: “Very good, very responsive, and easy to work with.”

DRAIN PRO SERVICES
1 recommendation was found on Facebook: “Patrick at Drain Pro Services is excellent.”

DURANCE PLUMBING
1 recommendation was found on Facebook. “ Durance Plumbing came out immediately and finished the work under their quoted amount!”

GALAXY PLUMBING
1 recommendation was found on Facebook. “Ask for Nick!!”

JIFFY PLUMBERS in Hyattsville
2 recommendations were found on Facebook.

LAUREL PLUMBING AND HEATING 301-498-8084
1 recommendation was found on Facebook. “They were nice, affordable, and hard working.”

MICHAEL OWENS PLUMBING (410) 834-0643) or 410-798-6408
2 recommendations were found on F acebook. “Very nice guy to work with, have used him for 14 years.”

CHRIS TRIP PLUMBING (410-349-7736)
2 recommendations were found on Facebook..

BERNIE WOLFORD 14107825084
1 recommendation was found on  Facebook. “Fabulous plumber.”

FOR WATER ABATEMENT

CHRIS JUBOK 4109254478
1 recommendation was found on Facebook. “Excellent contractor. does abatement.”

JOHN RILEY 240-464-1834
1 recommendation was found on Facebook.

INTERIOR DESIGNER

BE SMART HOMES and David Freunheim. 240/339-3163. Services include interior design and remodel, pre-sale prep, closet and home organization.

– Nancy Lisook wrote: We inherited my sister’s Maryland townhouse this past spring. The clutter, the old mismatched furnishings and dingy interior made for a poor presentation for sale. David immediately had recommendations on cleaning crews, painters, junk removal  as well as changing out many hardware items that needed replacement such as electrical switches. With his eye toward decorating, he helped choose wall paint colors, new paint schemes for kitchen cabinets, restoration of classic glass and brass door handles as well as new light fixtures. As soon as the immediately-needed repair items were completed, he then carefully staged the townhouse for an open house presentation which fetched an additional $10,000 over expected listing value during the first week of sale.  David’s attention to detail is remarkable,. He is easy to work with and reliable on any task delegated to him in the preparation of a property for decoration or sale. Our recommendation of his services is unconditional.
– Leslie McLaughlin wrote: “We love our renovated master bath that David designed. We knew what we wanted to keep and we knew the type of shower we were hoping could be put in. David listened, developed 3 designs and presented them. We immediately knew one of them was the right one. David also recommended the contractor we ended up going with for the work. During the renovation when problems arose as I think they always will David was available for consultation and advice. The renovation took more time than we expected but it was totally worth it to take our time and get each part as we wanted and the final result is wonderful!”

LANDSCAPERS

ARTISTIC LANDSCAPING INC.
1 recommendation was found on Facebook. “Pat Shanahan’s Artistic Landscaping top notch work!”

GARY BUMBALOUGH
301/513-1765
1 recommendation was found on Facebook. “I highly recommend Gary Bumbalough for all kinds of garden work.

COLONIAL LANDSCAPE AND DESIGN
Mike Cousins 301-585-4200
1 recommendation was found on Facebook.

EMMELL LAND AND TREE CARE
www.landntree.com
1 recommendation was found on Facebook.


FINE EARTH LANDSCAPE CO.
(Joel Hafner)
1 recommendation was found on Facebook. “Can’t recommend him enough.”


FRANK GLEASON
1 recommendation was found on Facebook. “Lives in Greenbelt and usually has an ad (during growing season) in the News Review.”

JC LANDSCAPING
3 recommendations were found on Facebook. “Ad in News Review, He has worked on my home for the past 7 years.”

KELLAHER MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING
  ‭(301) 318-5472‬
1 recommendation was found on Facebook.

 

1 recommendation was found on Facebook.

 

Help on the GHI Website?

The GHI website lists contractors, with no details or reviews. Not sure when that list was compiled. Perhaps more helpful are GHI’s tips on hiring a contractor.