Home & improvement

  • Builders are, for now, on a separate page on the right hand side of this blog – I’m working on all this, so please have patience. In the meantime, here are some other great people who should also have separate pages or at least be listed in alphabetical order. Soon.
  • Misc.   
    •  Lawn Irrigation -Kevin Zosiak: 203 509 9568
    • Summer Rain Sprinkler Systems 203.629.8050  Contact Bill Gallagher / Mike Hyland (readers go both ways on Summer Rain, love them or hate them) Here’s one who loves them: “Our Summer Rain sprinkler system has been maintained flawlessly for the last 10 years. Calls never go unanswered and there is always a pleasant team at the door for a repair, a system opening in the Spring or a system shutdown in the Fall.
    • Painters: Jose (914) 473-1427
    • Exterminator: N.E. Exterminating 223-5334
    • Electrician: Dan Divarti from Stamford.  203 348-8389. A reader says: “Several years ago, he was recommended by Partridge & Rockwell, when I needed some electrical work done to install an appliance. I used him a few other times. He does excellent work for a fair price, and never tries to find ways to make a $300 job a  $1,000 one, as another local electrician once did.”








    • Chimneys: Bill Ingraham 869-5242
    • Plumber: Mat Falco and Sons 637-1640
    • Electrician: Pinto Electric (Mark Pinto) in Rye 914-921-2442. “A good 25% cheaper than the Greenwich electricians and does a good job.”
    • Post-construction heavy duty cleaning: Sound Beach Home Improvement
    • Flooring:
  • anonymous said…
    Woodwise Inc, from Stamford. 
    Like so many good craftsmen, you won’t find these guys in the yellow pages, they don’t advertise – all their business is word of mouth.
    These guys did a beautiful job installing a new plank floor in our family room, and refinishing the old floors in the rest of the house. I had a very tight schedule, which was no problem for them.
    The owner, Andrew, mixed a custom batch of stain for me, then did samples on the sanded floor, so there were no surprises. My decorator was so impressed, she’s used them ever since.
    I’ve heard mostly horror stories about floor sanders, so I’m happy to pass their name on to you.  These guys were real pros.”    
     Another reader suggests:Greenwich Flooring(Gary Zarra) 869-8555
  • Count Rumford Fireplaces and clay chimney pots - I just found this site on the Web and it looks interesting – There’s no better fireplace than a Rumford.