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It’s hard to find reliable contractor referrals. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of tried-and-true professionals. These referrals come either from our own experiences or from our clients’ experiences. This isn’t a guarantee of their work, but a starting point for your own evaluation and decision-making.

We’re always looking to add new contractors to our list, so please let us know about anyone you’ve had a great experience with. At the same time, if you’ve had a negative experience with any of the names here, please let us know that too. We want every one of our referrals to be highly qualified and courteous.

Appliance Repair

All Tech Appliance
Website
206-524-9512
Yelp
Appliance Express
Website
206-283-7803
Yelp

Appraiser

Ron Bartel
206-542-0294

Asbestos Abatement

IRS Environmental
Website
206-932-0944

Blind Cleaning

Alpine Carpet & Blind Cleaning
Website
206-527-2711
Yelp

Building Inspectors

Loan Pine Inspection – Dan Guestwick
Preservation Home Inspection – Sully McGinnis
Peacock Home Inspections – Terry Peacock
206-367-6566
Angie’s List
Crows Nest Inspection – Kristine Messick

Carpet Cleaning

Pro Tech Carpet Cleaning
206-762-3547
Yelp
Alpine Carpet Cleaning
Website
206-527-2711
Yelp

Carpet – New Purchases and Area Rugs

Major Brands
Website
206-623-3550
Yelp

Contractor – Remodeling, Small to Mid-size Jobs

Eden Custom Builders – Paul Ferlito
Website
425-953-3787
James Desarno
Website
206-660-0607
Facebook
Alyn Murray – Handyman (small jobs)
Website
206-679-5339
Yelp

Chimney Sweeps

Emerald City Chimney
Website
206-522-0290
Yelp

Chimney Work

Ed’s Chimney Service
Website
206-362-2996
Yelp
Emerald City Chimney
Website
206-522-0290
Yelp

Concrete Work – Sidewalks, Driveways, Retaining Walls, Etc.

Greg’s Concrete – Greg Goyen
Website
206-352-7310
Yelp

Drainage Problems – Wet Basements, Etc.

Rite Way Waterproofing
206-784-8330
Yelp
Aces Four
Website
425-672-4811
Yelp
Wu Construction
Website
206-526-8886
Yelp
Bodine Construction
Website
425-778-2557
Yelp

Electricians

Firewire Electric – Tim O’Neill
206-790-0948
BBB
A and A Electric
206-715-3661
Yelp
Mister Sparky (West Seattle)
Website
206-246-7123
Yelp

Foundation Repair

Dochnahl Construction, Inc
Website
425-255-7416
Bodine Construction
Website
425-888-2577
Yelp

Furnace Repair and Replacement

Comfort Tech – Kimy Guerrero
Highly recommend for service or new furnaces
Website
206-730-9405
Yelp
Greenwood Heating and Air Conditioning
Website
206-207-4734
Yelp
Gas Appliance Service
Website
206-632-5000
NextDoor

Geo Inspections

Shannon and Wilson
Website
206-632-8020
Yelp

Hardwood and Fir Floor Refinishing & Installation

Apex Hardwoods – Tommy Tran
Website
206-229-4631
Yelp

Hauling

Mr. Junk B. Gone
Website
206-722-4285
BBB

Home Insurance

Allstate Insurance – Jeff Talbot
Website
206-542-6341
Yelp

Locksmith

Ravenna Locksmith
Website
206-525-8379
Yelp
Bill’s Lock & Key
Website
206-795-1095
Yelp

Mover

Aaron Glide Movers
Website
206-328-5424
Yelp
Adam’s Moving
Website
206-251-1725
Yelp
Reliable Movers
Website
206-443-0210
Yelp

Oil Tank Decommissioning

Tanks by Dallas
Website
206-365-0291
Yelp

Painter

Step Up Painting
Website
206-406-8960
Yelp
Best Deal Painting– John Keahey
Website
206-790-7332
Yelp
Phinney Ridge Painting
Website
206-371-1441
Yelp

Pest Exterminator

Classic Pest control
They work Seattle and Johnine uses them for her house
Website
360-424-8190
Yelp
Able Pest Control
Website
253-867-5990
Adept Pest Control
Website
206-407-3268
Yelp

Plumbers

Wright Brothers
206-782-5051
Yelp
Prima Plumbing
Website
206-706-0300
Yelp
Pioneer Plumbing (small or large jobs)
Website
206-789-8029
Brian’s Plumbing (West Seattle)
Website
206-718-3945
Yelp

Roofing Contractors

A Better Roofing
Website
206-362-3278
Yelp

Sewer Drain Cleaning

Fritz’s Drain Service
North Seattle only
Website
206-782-3230
Yelp
Rapid Rooter
Website
206-783-5222
Yelp

Sewer or Water Line Replacement

Aces Four
Website
425-672-4811
BBB
Wu Construction
Website
206-526-8886
Yelp

Surveyor

Bill Fox
206-433-1738 (work), 949-7529 (cell)
Yelp

Water Heater

Benla Services
Website
206-283-7676
Yelp

Window Washer

Christian Bennett
206-992-7005
Yelp
Crystal Panes
Website
206-284-5183 or 324-0956
Yelp
Ben Baxter

Window Installation

NW Window Installations
Based out of Olympia but works all areas
Did the windows in Johnine’s rental
Website
360-789-0776
Yelp
Cascade Glass
Website
206-284-1100
Yelp
Randy R and L Windows
Website
206-255-8662
Yelp

Window – Repair & Restoration – Double Hung Windows

Annapurna Glass
Traditional and contemporary designs and repair of leaded glass
Website
206-525-0777
Yelp
Martin Muller
Website
206-525-5575
Yelp
  • Real Estate Gals
    4.9
    Based on 51 reviews
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    Virginia Bunker
    Virginia Bunker
    14:08 14 Feb 20
    Johnine Larsen and her team are absolutely fabulous. I've bought and sold many properties over the years, and Real Estate Gals surpassed all of my previous experiences with agents. Johnine designed the perfect selling strategy. She then handled every detail leading up to the day we listed,... including cleaning, yard work, repairs, staging and more! Johnine has a heart of gold, and I can't say enough great things about my experience. Thank you!read more
    linda wright
    linda wright
    00:45 04 Dec 19
    I have bought and sold many homes in my forty plus years of being a Seattleite and I couldn't be more pleased with the way Johnine Larsen and her team handled the sale of my previous home. I moved into my new place and they took it from there. Contacted the right people to do the minor repairs at... a reasonable cost, staged the home, and had professional photos done within a few weeks. The sale went smoothly as well. I am so thankful that I found her.read more
    Paddy Lazar
    Paddy Lazar
    23:42 03 Dec 19
    I was lucky enough to work with Johnine and her very competent team to sell my home. I have to tell you how easy the entire process was. On her wise suggestion I had my home inspected, as there actually were a number of maintenance items that came up in that inspection and she even arranged to have... all of the repairs completed in a very short time. The only thing I had to do was to let the repair folks in. Then, to my surprise, Johnine , had all the windows and the whole house cleaned before listing it. She then had the house beautifully staged and had the yard cleaned up with even a little landscaping thrown in. The house sold within the week for OVER full price! Everyone I dealt with was always kind, helpful and professional, their communication was exemplary all through the process. I’ve decided to rent for a while but you can be assured that it will be Johnine and her team that I will go back to when ready to purchase a new house. I have sung her praises to all that I know.read more
    soumak ghosh
    soumak ghosh
    00:00 14 Nov 19
    They were representing the seller and I was the buyer. Very limited communication from the agents. Waited days for a response for any email/text. Would eventually get a response after multiple follow ups. Almost cost us the deal. [Update] I have seen all the text/conversations of my agent with... your agency. Regarding the oil tank decommissioning, according to the contract, the tank was to be decommissioned 5 days before closing. When asked about so 5 days before closing ( which I have seen the text/email conversations of), you gave my agent very little to no information about it and even said it was on schedule. It was only after my agent called the oil decommissioning company that we got know that it was not even scheduled to decommission it 2 day before closing. Any buyer who was not as intent on buying the property could have walked away due to breach of contract. We got the final documentation 2 hours before the end of closing. It was only after I wrote the review that your agents became responsive. P.S. If you find my review unjust I’m sure it would be overshadowed by stellar reviews from future customers.read more
    Sarah Donaldson
    Sarah Donaldson
    18:44 18 Jul 19
    Darcie was such a joy to work with. She felt like family during the sale of our house and the search for our new home. We may have found our forever home, but if we ever need a Realtor in future, Darcie from Real Estate Gals will be our first call.
    Brian Heagler
    Brian Heagler
    16:55 02 Jun 19
    I have worked with Johnine and her team for 19 years and have always received personal, knowledgeable and professional service and attention! There is never and pressure and they will guide you away from a property when appropriate, which is always appreciated when a market is hot and the tendency... is to move quickly. I trust them and have never been let down!read more
    Anne Slater
    Anne Slater
    18:03 25 May 19
    Johnine Larsen is fabulous! She listened and came up with ways we could get what we wanted in a house and stay within our limited budget. When we found the house we wanted, she moved super fast to get the house inspected and implemented creative ideas to make our offer appealing. And out of 13... offers, we were selected and got our house. I recommend her to anyone buying a home.read more
    Amy Burdick
    Amy Burdick
    19:13 24 May 19
    Real Estate Gals made sure we found our perfect house! Then, when we were up against other bidders, Johnine worked tirelessly to ensure we were tops! Her extensive real estate experience combined with exceptional character and integrity provided peace of mind throughout the process. She also made... sure we received the right value as a seller and got the transaction done quickly and efficiently. Simply stated: there is nobody better to help you find your dream home.read more
    Bill Hollman
    Bill Hollman
    22:21 19 May 19
    I'd give Real Estate Gals 6 stars if I could. We have used them multiple times, both in selling and buying homes in Seattle and the surrounding area. I can't say enough about the professionalism, knowledge, and patience they bring to the task of buying a new home, or selling your current... residence. And they know the Seattle area so well, they'll offer valuable insights into the pros and cons of any location you may be to considering. Look no further, call Johnine at Real Estate Gals. You will be glad you did!read more
    Beth Guerra
    Beth Guerra
    01:14 18 May 19
    Johnine was a breath of fresh air in the real estate market. She listened intently to our wishes and goals, and was tireless in her search for our perfect house. She is well versed in both Seattle and the surrounding areas. She made sure all the details were taken care of after the inspection, and... made the closing process seamless. She even gifted us with a housewarming present. Nearly 7 years later, we still receive holiday cards and well wishes. I highly recommend Real Estate Gals and will look no further in the future.read more
    Aidan Key
    Aidan Key
    15:44 17 May 19
    Johnine and the Real Estate Gals brilliantly took us through the home buying process two different times. Their willingness to educate (I was new), hear our home hopes, and support us through the process are a few of the reasons that I highly recommend this team. Speaking of a team, I love their... collaborative business model - it meant that we--the home buyers--always had a returned phone call and an ability to look at a house on OUR schedule. Truly felt like they place the customer first!read more
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