Real Estate: Margaret’s Go-To Picks for Contractors, Services and Moving

Should I renovate or should I move? Where do I begin finding the right people to get my renovation done? It can be paralyzing, but it doesn’t have to be. A good Realtor should be able to provide you with the names of reputable people. Let’s be honest, we’ve all had our share of less than perfect service providers. Today I’ve decided to share my top picks for home renovations and moves.

I have personally used all the contractors listed below with great results. Over the years, I’ve had many clients use these providers; some were recommendations from friends or clients. Each of them is honest, hard working and talented.

This list is simply my Go-To-People; it is not meant to imply they are the only people. Realtors do not get a kick back from contractors or any other service provider. By the way, if any of you have a tile person you think is great, do let me know, I’ve yet to find anyone fantastic. Now, onto my recommends!


Kent Duckham: Duckham Architecture and Interiors

Treff LaFleche:  LDa-Architects


Bruno Visco: 617-838-3910

Ray Either: 617-642-1691

Peter Fallon: Fallon Custom Homes


Serge Nasta: Nasta Electrical Service

The Electricians: The Electricians

Floor Refinishing

Quinn Nguyen Alpha Floor Sanding and Repair

Mike Tran: Universal Hardwood Floors 781-783-2307

Glass/Screens and Locks

Mike McCarthy: Pro Glass and Lock


Jeff Lawson: Lawson and Company 781-443-4270

Gardener (Smaller Jobs)

Selwin Padilla: 781-308-6946


David Sullivan: 508-367-6701

Junk Removal/Estate Clean Out

Doug Brown 508-269-2058  781-248-0764


Louie Moniz: Moniz Landscaping


Kieran Ridge: Ridge Painting


Jeff Powderly: Powderly and Sons

Bob Liatine: Alewife Company

Dennis Camara: Panorama Plumbing: (617) 458-0907


Souza Dornan and Sousa Roofing Contractors: Greg Sousa 978-835-5021

OToole Contracting and Restoration (Slate Roof Specialist): Dave O’Toole 781-320-0518

Sewer and Water Line Replacement

Dan Paolini: Paolini Construction 617-201-3773

Shower Doors 

Tom Dickhurt: Boston Glass Group

Helping you Move

A Thoughtful Move: Joan Roover A Thoughtful Move

Next Stage Associates: Laurie Nordman Next Stage Associates

EBTH. Everything But The House

Margaret Szerlip
1330 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
m: 617.921.6860

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Author: Margaret Szerlip

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