You’ve probably heard it before: “It’s not what you know, it’s WHO you know.” While this rings true for everything from finding a job to finding someone to date, it is especially true for finding a good contractor for your home repairs and services. Sure you could do a google search, but ”home remodeling Phoenix” just got 423,000 results on google. How are you to know who is a legit company, much less a great contractor? Easy – Ask another contractor you bring into your home who they recommend. Well, only if you trust them because (as a former boss of mine used to say), superstars hang out with superstars, and losers hang out with losers! Harsh words, but if you don’t trust your landscaper, don’t ask them for a referral for a plumber. They probably know one that is of similar quality as they are.
Trust me, Moxie Girl has kissed a lot of toads to find the Prince Charming of home service providers, and we would MUCH rather give you a referral to a company we know and trust than have you go through the hassel of kissing contractor toads. If you are doing some work around your house this summer, here are a list of a few of our favorite contractors that do great work at great prices.
General Contracting (includes small fix-its all the way up to building a new house) – Le Reve Custom Homes. Don’t let the “custom homes” scare you. They have some of the best prices AND best ethics of any general contractor we have seen!
Window Cleaning – All Star Window Cleaning. I would trust these guys in my grandma’s house they are so honest and reliable!
Carpet Cleaning – Big John’s Carpet Cleaning. Fast, reliable, and cost effective. They will even leave you extra booties.
Carpet Cleaning for fancy carpets – Integrity Clean. Fair warning, Cal is not the cheapest guy in town, but if your carpet has special needs, he is the only one to call!
Pest Control – This is a horrible year for bugs. If you have unwanted houseguests, License 2 Kill is ready to get your creepy crawlies out! They also spray weeds, so no matter what type of pests you have, they have you covered!
Nanny Services – I know it’s not quite a home contractor, but I thought it was worth a mention because we get asked all the time if we know nannies. A Perfect Fit is an amazing local nanny agency with part-time, full-time, after school, and temporary nannies.
I hope this list can help you, whether this summer, or sometime in the future. If you are looking for something that is not on this list, just ask. Moxie Girl, as well as all those other businesses you bring into your home will know exactly who can help you!