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Alterations

Linda Handel - Linda Handel is an excellent seamstress and has done alterations for a number of Kenmure residents.  She is a tailor, seamstress and designer and only 15 minutes away.  Her prices are reasonable and she is very comfortable to work with.  Her workplace is in Tuxedo - Call her at 828-290-6155 - Marian Hansen 828-435-0914 - Posted 2/23/2017

Appliance Repair

Shorty's Appliance Repair - Jonathan Short gets the job done. For repair and servicing such appliances as washers, dryers, gas heaters and logs, water heaters and dryer vent cleaning. He can repair appliances big and small.  He is fully insured, Sears certified, and services all major brands of appliances. I have called on him twice in the last 3 years for refrigerator and washing machine repairs.  Both times I have called him, he answers the phone himself - cell phone number 828-808-9267 and will be at your door that day or the next! He is a very nice young man, knowledgeable, very competent, reasonable rates. He owns his own company. I would highly recommend him.  Sid Alexander - Posted 6/2/2017

Appraisers

Art Appraisal Carolina - We had Linda E. Hendricks, ISA, AM, appraise some art work for us and highly recommend her for art work appraisals. She specializes in the challenging areas of valuing fine art, paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, and photography. She prepares professional, confidential appraisal documents for such purposes as insurance claims, estate distribution, divorce separation, charitable tax deductible donations, personal appreciation and owners contemplating sale. Her contact information is: 828-551-3278, email - linda@artappraisalcarolina.com, and web site - www.artappraisalcarolina.com, Donna and Sandy Hastie 828-696-0703 Posted 9/30/2014

Auto Services & Dealers

Eurotechnik in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Kevin, Joe, and the mechanical staff at Eurotechnik in Hendersonville, North Carolina are true professionals with a genuine commitment to quality customer service. My wife and I were treated like family on our first visit to Eurotechnik in November of 2015. One of the best aspects of Eurotechnik's service is Kevin's ability to explain complex mechanical issues to my spouse. Like most married men, I believe...... happy wife equals happy life. Kevin was able to explain the repair process to her and give her an honest quote on parts and labor. Kevin has a unique ability to communicate the mechanical and technical jargon so my wife can understand the repair process. Kevin's explanation occurred while they both looked at the engine and lead to a stress free transaction. One month later the water pump on our BMW 535i started leaking and Joe was able to pressure test the cooling system. Joe's pressure test quickly diagnosed the problem as a leaking water pump. Our BMW has an electronic water pump instead of a mechanical water pump which makes it nearly impossible for anyone other than BMW to repair. The water pump was recently replaced in Florida and still under the BMW's 2 year warranty. Joe's troubleshooting and write up allowed us to collect on our warranty and resulted in a free repair. We recently traded in our BMW 328i sedan for a Chevy Tahoe. The Chevy Tahoe seems to function better on the ice and snow here in the North Carolina mountains. Kevin and Joe conducted a pre-purchase inspection prior to our purchase of the 2015 Chevy Tahoe. The Tahoe is still under factory warranty. Our intention was to ensure that we were not purchasing a wrecked or damaged used vehicle. We will continue to use Eurotechnik for scheduled maintenance on the new Tahoe. We will also continue to use Eurotechnik for service and performance upgrades for our 2008 BMW 535i. Now that we have a newer SUV under factory warranty...... it is time to turn up the boost on those turbos!!! Posted by Billy Thoelke - 239-443-9398 on 2/6/2016

Auto Advantage - I would like to warn others about a horrible experience that we had with Auto Advantage on 5/1/14 We were selling Karen's 2005 Audi TT and took it to Auto Advantage for a quote. We had just taken it to the Audi Dealer who went over it with a fine tooth comb and found no blemishes. We drove straight to Auto Advantage and a salesman inspected the car and filled out a form indicating one very small ding on the right rear fender. An estimator(the one who you see on tv) took it for a drive and came back. Eventually they gave us a low ball quote and we refused it and went to the car to leave. I immediately noticed a large scrape on the right front of the car. It was obvious that the estimator hit something during his drive. He lied and said that the scrape was there before he drove it. I got in a very heated argument with him and later his manager and they refused to accept responsibility and in fact was irate with me for accusing them of lying. I would never consider them again when buying or selling a car. Posted by Bill Skelton on 5/7/14.

Bath Remodeling

Classic Builders of Hendersonville - We would highly recommend Stewart Nicholson, 828-329-6390 for any bath remodeling job. Our project included expanding our master bath shower, replacing the cultured marble and adding glass enclosure walls, installing a shorter bathtub, replacing the vanity counter top and two sinks, and replacing all plumbing and light fixtures. We also removed the popcorn ceiling and repainted the walls. The work was completed in a very timely manner and within budget. Stewart kept us informed of his progress and his work plans throughout each day and consulted with us on every decision, making suggestions when asked and doing the work exactly as we requested. Stewart is a meticulous and exacting contractor. He and his work crew and subcontractors (electrician, plumber, drywall installer) were courteous, friendly, reliable and competent. The work area was thoroughly cleaned every evening before they left. Stewart has worked in this area for many years and works well with local suppliers, who are willing to expedite his requests when necessary. We are extremely pleased with the workmanship on this job and were especially impressed with the speed with which the job was completed. We would highly recommend Classic Builders of Hendersonville for any remodeling projects (he specializes in bath and kitchen work) - Posted by Dirk Willms 3/1/2014

Building and Remodeling

JWW Builders LLC - James William Wilson did some window and siding repairs at the KPOA Office.  Another contractor stated that the windows should be replaced.  James disagreed and was able to repair the window frame and re-caulk.  This was a substantial savings over the cost of replacement.  He charged a very fair price and came in on budget...no extra charges.  He was easy to contact and promptly returned calls.  Work was started on time and completed on time.  We are very satisfied with his work and will be using him again if any further work needs to be done.  James had formerly worked for a large company as one of their supervisors.  He has recently gone out on his own and is anxious to get established and work in Kenmure.  He is licensed and has Workman's Comp. Contact information: James Wilson - 2815 Memorial Highway - Lake Lure, NC 28746 - 828-388-1338 Posted by Emmy Weissman 1/10/2017

Apple Town Construction - Byron Osteen, owner, 828-674-9417 - did a truly first class job expanding our kitchen eating area. This project consisted of converting the attached screened in porch area to heated living area. The completed project looks like it was original construction as the floor, ceiling, molding, and trim matched perfectly. Byron thinks “out of the box” and came up with solutions that other contractors said couldn’t be done He was genuinely concerned about achieving the finished look we wanted. Additional structural support was required, and this was handled in a truly professional manner. Not only was all work completed on time, and within budget, but the work area was cleaned on a daily basis with minimal inconvenience while the project was underway. Byron and his crew and subcontractors were very considerate and conscious of not disturbing our lifestyle during the construction project Please contact us if you would like additional information, or if you’d like to view the finished project. We’re proud of this addition, and would be pleased to have you see it if you’re planning on doing any remodeling - Terry Stein - 122 Founders Dr. - 828-595-3493 - Posted 10/17/2013

Cabinetry

Finely Finished Custom Woodworking - Matt Belanger 828-553-9549.  Matt upgraded our cabinets and installed pullout drawers everywhere we could fit them.  He is a real pro.  Pricing was fair, quality was fine and project was done in a timely fashion.  David Leiman - Posted 5/25/2017

Clark Interior - We recently needed cabinet repair in our kitchen and I was fortunate enough to locate Phil Clarke in Hendersonville. Phil was able to match the cabinets perfectly and even the white stain was a perfect match. He has worked in Kenmure for many years and has done custom cabinetry for many people here. He is honest, great to work with and is 1/2 the price of the other restoration stores I pursued. His is 713 Ray Street - Hendersonville - 828-698-5775 - cell 828-606-0419 - Ruth and Don Klug - posted 2/26/2014

Finely Finished Custom Woodworking - Custom cabinetry, trim & finishwork are the specialities of Matt Belanger - 828-553-9549 - His work for us included master bedroom & pantry custom closets as well as floor-to-ceiling built ins, window seats and a custom front door for other family members. Not only are Matt's standards the highest, but he is trustworthy as well as a delight to have working in our home. West First is also one of his clients! Will & Carol Kramer, 165 Winding Meadows Drive - Posted 11/22/2013

Carpet - Vacuum

Kirby Vacuum - I recommend them to you. It is a remarkable, USA made product. Perry Clement has recently purchased the distributorship in Hendersonville and he and his employees are hardworking and honest people. He gives you a little more than what you expect. Presently he is offering to shampoo 2 rooms carpet free to demonstrate his fine product. Call him at 828-692-7870. I know you will be glad you did. Recommended by Marian Wood. Posted 11/8/2013

Kirby Vacuum - Just had a two room demonstration of the KIRBY vacuum cleaner in my home. Carpet was vacuumed and Shampooed by the Perry Clement distributors. I was a very impressed with the scope and efficiency as well as the results of this process. It is a remarkably efficient machine and did a wonderful job on my two rooms of carpet. Suggest you avail yourself of this demo offer and see for yourself. The staff member who did the work was knowledgeable and personable. It is of no expense to you and well worth the expierience. Tom Sweetman - Posted 11/14/2013

Carpet Installer

Carpet Cleaners

Hendersonville Carpet Cleaners - I would like to add my strong recommendation for Hendersonville Carpet Cleaners. Curt is very careful about the work environment and is through and competent in the completion of the job. Further, he kept in touch telephonically and arrived on time! Candace Lewis - Posted 4/14/2015

Computers/Printers/Audio Visual

Mac Computers - Beth Engel - She is very knowledgeable and responsive.  She came to our home and identified the problem after 2 false starts with the Greenville Apple store and Charlotte Street computers.  She is very professional.  Call - 828-808-2300 or Email - Ruth Klug - Posted 6/1/2017

G-Tronics - Gerhard and Jeremy put my audio-video in fine working order and in some cases used components we brought with us when we moved.  A couple of tech questions were handled competently when I called at 828-692-1446.  David Leiman - Posted 5/25/2017

The Ashville Computer Co - Computer problems?  I recommend Aaron Tracy at The Ashville Computer Co - 828-290-9092 and located at 5 Miller Rd., Ashville N 28803. You reach his location by turning right off of exit 37 onto Long Shoals Rd and going east across 25 and go to the first drive to the left into the small strip mall. I wanted an upgrade to my computer and he came to the house and picked the unit up. He works on macs, pcs, remotes and devices. He also will do network and computer setup planning. This guy is very accommodating, quick, nice and reasonable - Richard Opsahl - Posted 3/25/2017

Advanced PC Solutions - Randy Knighten of Advanced PC Solutions; 120 Chadwick Ave; Ste 13; Hendersonville (across from Van's Chocolate!) He is incredibly skilled and efficient--he replaced the hard drive in an old computer for me--his skills are both PC and MAC. He can be reached at 828-692-4004, ext 2 - Candace Lewis - Posted 9/11/2015

Decks

Brian Morgan - After a pest-control technician (Donny Noble of Pro Pest) pointed out several major structural issues--visible issues overlooked by our $500 home inspector--with the cedar posts and beams supporting our two-level deck, Brian Morgan, assisted by brother Jeff and dad Darrell, procured and installed pressure-treated replacements. It was a major project: the beams were 18 inches thick, and about 16 and 24 feet long. Like several of the posts, they had suffered extensive rot from years of water standing on top surfaces. One 8-foot post literally disintegrated into reddish mulch when the saw cut into it. The Morgans neatly removed and replaced all the failing supports, matched the surrounding stain color nicely, caused no damage, had no cost overruns, cleaned up all debris, and provided friendly answers to any questions. They did a fine job at a fair price, and we expect to use them for other rescue missions - Call the Morgons at 828-674-8766 -- Clark Irwin, 704 Kenmure Drive - Posted 8/31/2016.

I had the recent good fortune to employ Tim Bauer. He renovated my deck, using the Azek product. Tim is incredibly capable, honest, and thorough! He actually came in below our agreed-upon price. His experience goes much farther than decks — he does ceramic tile; home maintenance; remodeling; and custom woodworking (kitchen and bath). His website is timbauerbuilder.com and he can be reached at 828-318-3695. You will be thrilled! Candace Lewis - Posted 9/9/2015

Driveway Sealing

Winberry Blacktop Seal Coating - I have had our driveway seal-coated in 2010, 2013 and 2016 by Winberry (based in Asheville). Brad Winberry is a good contact. Winberry brushes the sealant onto the driveway, so you get a slightly thicker layer than seal-coat that is sprayed on. I think its a better process.  They also pre-treat cracks and iron out wheel marks (using blowtorch type equipment). They will also put in a curb/berm for any length of the driveway, at a $ / ft charge. His cell is 828-215-6868 or his office is 828-693-7754. - Andy Scott - Posted 10/13/2016

Rhodes Farm & Asphalt Work - Our driveway was just seal coated by Freddie Rhodes. Freddie did a thorough job at a fair price. He is located in Hendersonville and can be reached at 828-388-1957. Recommended by Ron Reid 8/27/2013

Elder Care Assistance

Electrical

Hannah Electrical Contractors - Greg Alexander is highly recommended. Dependable (tells you when he is coming to your home and keeps his word!), excellent quality work, reasonable in price and neat. Greg has done several projects for us including installing new outlets, wiring for new appliances and installing new fixtures. He is pleasant and thoughtful fellow provides good advice. His cell phone is 606-4163. Jane and Jim Walker - Posted 2/23/2017

Hannah Electrical Contractors - Greg Alexander is highly recommended. Dependable (tells you when he is coming to your home and keeps his word!), excellent quality work, reasonable in price and neat. His cell phone is 606-4163. Nick Weedman Posted 1/27/2015

Flooring

This is another recommendation for Brian and Wendy Morgan. They removed the old carpeting from our bedroom, closets and dressing area and replaced it with a beautiful hickory floor that was an exact match to the floor in the hall before the bedroom. WE were out of the country for three weeks and the project was finished when we returned. We felt very comfortable about leaving the house in their hands. They are trustworthy and live nearby. Phone# 828-674-8766 submitted 10/2014 by Roger Hansen

We had the carpet in our master bedroom and bath removed and hardwood flooring installed. We used the services of Brian and Wendy Morgan(674-8766). They matched both the wood and finish to the hallway leading into the bedroom perfectly. They were a joy to work with, always staying to the schedule and returning calls as needed. This stands in stark contrast to two other flooring contractors, Tom Gooding and Francisco Rodriguez. They both were difficult to deal with, not returning calls,making promises to give estimates and then not following up on them. Their work may both be good but they are impossible to deal with. Gerald Graves posted 6/20/2014

Floor Tile

Hello everyone. We wanted to post a review for Marblelife Co. based in Greenville, SC. www.marblelife-carolina.com. When purchasing this house, we had no idea the maintenance and upkeep that was needed for travertine tile. After hours of research and learning about the care of this particular type of tile, we were lucky to find this company. We called them, they quickly set up an appointment and Mr. Norbert Sigling came to our house and took his time going over every inch of the master bath and what needed to be done and why. I knew he knew his stuff, because of all the research we did on travertine tile. We scheduled them for their services. Two gentlemen, Patrick and Josh, arrived on time and got to work. In 2 days, they had transformed our master bathroom travertine tile….. resealed the shower and regrouted where needed and polished the counters and floors to a wonderful brilliance! The two young men were excellent workers, keeping their heads to the grindstone and taking great care in bringing in all their equipment and cleaning up each evening until the job was done. We highly recommend this company for any care, restoration or maintenance of any type of tile in your home. They have a great website and we felt that their prices were very reasonable. Please check them out and use their services. We will be using them on a yearly basis. Bob and Vicky Boek Posted 1/20/2015

Furniture Restoration and Repair

Furniture Specialties We have a leather recliner that needed a spring repair and they did it for a very reasonable price and in a short turn around time.  They also restore leather and have a very large inventory for upholstery fabric.  We highly recommend their service. Call 828-216-4529 - Ruth Klug - Posted 6/1/2017

Garage Door Repair

Boles Garage Door Service We used Home Advisor to locate someone to replace our garage door opener.  We were connected with David Boles of Boles Garage Door Service in Hendersonville.  He was able to come within 30 minutes and replaced our garage door opener and rollers. We thought his prices were reasonable.  There was no service call fee for him to come to the house and give us an estimate. His phone number is 828-458-4008.   We highly recommend him.  Gerry and Julie Ashbeck – 828-693-9896 - Posted 1/6/2017  

PRECISION Overhead Garage Door Service We would highly recommend PRECISION Overhead Garage Door Service for any garage door problem. They are prompt, efficient, and available 24/7 - call 864-987-0580 or Toll free 1-888-621–8331 - John Holland 692-5004 - Posted 8/17/2016

Boles Garage Door Service I would like to recommend David Boles of Boles Garage Door Service. David was very prompt in returning my call, was able to come to our house immediately, did a professional job and was reasonably priced. His phone number is 828-458-4008 - Bob Paulsen Posted 8/12/2016 Corrected 1/6/2017

Capell Garage Doors We have used Phillip Capell of Capell Garage Doors (698-3488 or 243-2586) to install a new garage door opener. Phillip was on time and very reasonable, we would highly recommend him for this type of work. Recommended by Ron Reid - Posted 3/27/2014

Garage Door Opener

ASAP Garage Doors We have had a horrible experience with ASAP Garage Doors, Asheville (contact numbers: 828-216-3617 and 828-209-8733). Our garage door opener broke while collecting Angel Tree toys for the Salvation Army. Due to the number of bikes donated we needed to have our door repaired quickly. Unfortunately, even though ASAP was prompt they were not, in our opinion, ethical. The owner quoted us $375.00 for the unit plus service charge for his time to replace the system. We agreed to the charge since he said it was a better unit. However, researching the model number we learned our system was replaced with a bottom of the line system costing $122.00 from the manufacturer. We complained about the poor quality of the replacement system and the bill which would warrant a better system. This resulted in his raised voice and arguments. He adjusted the bill somewhat bringing the total bill from $475.00 down to $359.00. We requested the support of the security guards in dealing with his volatile nature and although we felt we were taken advantage of we paid it to see the last of him. Ron and Christina Thornton Posted 11/24/2013

Generator

Stuller Power Solutions - Did a tune up service and came back rapidly when it did not start a test cycle when supposed to.  Very efficient, professional and nice.   Olivia is Brian's daughter and really schedules service with precision. Phone 828-698-9589.  David Leiman - Posted 5/25/2017

Stuller Power Solutions - We suffered through four different generator maintenance companies before we took the recommendation of several others and contacted Stuller Power Solutions.  First, we recommend most strongly that you NOT use Maybin.  Their reputation among customers and peers is abysmal, and our experience supports that.  But with Stuller, we had the opposite experience.  Brian Stuller was prompt, courteous, gave an accurate estimate, and a reasonable price.  Don't make our mistake and dabble with others.  Call Brian at :(828) 698-9589 - Greg Newbold - Posted 3/23/2017

Stuller Power Solutions - I decided to replace my portable generator with a whole-house standby generator. After talking to several Kenmure residents about their experiences, I decided to go with a Generac generator installed by Stuller Power Solutions. While it’s too soon to comment on the reliability of the generator, I was very pleased with the sales and installation process. Brian Stuller, sized the generator and quoted the job. He was very easy to do business with. Jeff, his installer, arrived with the generator the morning the job was scheduled and completed the installation in about 6-hours. He clearly knew what he was doing. The generator and transfer switch functioned flawlessly on the initial test. I'm happy to be able to recommend them. Steve Walden - Posted 1/2/2014

Golf Carts

Gutters

Gutter Systems of Asheville - For those in need of new gutters, downspouts, or leaf guards, consider Gutter Systems of Asheville. We had problems with water overflowing our undersized gutters during heavy rainstorms, along with the typical issues of leaves and spring seeds clogging the gutters. The owner, Mike Schoeppler, responded quickly to our request for an estimate. His price quoted a wider gutter to better handle the volume of water flowing from our steeply pitched roof. His company carries many types of leaf guards, and the one he recommended for our house and wooded environment was a mid-priced option. There was no upselling and no pressure. He was able to accommodate our schedule requests for installation without issue. The crew that removed the old gutters and installed the new were professional, polite, friendly, and cleaned up the yard thoroughly before leaving.  Mike and his partner returned the next day to install the leaf guards. The entire job went smoothly and the pricing was fair. Call Gutter Systems of Asheville at 828-620-0200 - Diane Lauer - 617-653-4953 - Posted 11/14/2016

Handyman

Cole's Home Improvement - We had Mark Cole replace a board in our deck; adjust several doors so they worked properly and strip, clean, stain and varnish our front door area  - which now looks brand new!  We are pleased with Mark as a person and the excellent work he completes - you may reach him on his cell phone at 828-712-9649.   Mark is reliable and he comes with our recommendation - Herman and Lynn Boda - 828-699-1431 - Posted 6/9/2017 

Cole's Home Improvement - We needed help with a number of projects around the house from getting a pocket door back on the track to dry wall repair, carpentry, installing new range hood and various other things.  Mark Cole was very professional, honest and completed all projects without any issues.  Mark is an all round good guy. We will be using him for future projects and his rate was very competitive in comparison to the other bids that I received.  Mark Cole's cell number is 828-712-9649 – Jane and Jim Walker - Posted 2/23/2017

Cole's Home Improvement - We are new to Kenmure and were looking for someone to replace light fixtures/ceiling fans and also install beadboard in our kitchen.  Mark Cole was very professional, honest and completed both projects without any issues.  We will be using him for future projects and his rate was very competitive in comparison to the other bids that I received.  Mark Cole's cell number is 828-712-9649 - Mickey and Shanda L. McKenzie - Posted 1/4/2017

Cole's Home Improvement - I would like to recommend Mark Cole for custom closets, maintenance and carpentry, minor plumbing and electrical. His rate is $38.00 an hour. Pleasant, good worker, honest and if you attend Immaculate Conception Church he will drop his fee to $34.00 an hour. I had him do some caulking and repair and finish some cherry wood cabinets, also install a new shower head, etc. Call Mark at 828-712-9649 Shirley Smalley 828-697-2241 Posted 5/18/2015

Scott's Home Solutions - If you need to have home repairs we recommend Scott Randall. He is extremely neat, dependable and does very good work. Scott was referred to us by Accurate Glass. We will certainly use Scott again if we have further repairs to be done. Scott's contact numbers are: 828-685-1178 or 828-696-6825 (cell) - Judy and Al Bacon 701 Kenmure Drive - Posted 8/28/2014

In September 2013, I needed a lamp post that lined our driveway replaced, and in the process I engaged Gary Steiner to do that and replace three other lamps and stain the posts for them. Gary keeps very busy with other commitments, but I found him to be: very competent, reasonable in his pricing, diligent in his work, and a heck of a nice guy to boot. His professional standards and ethics are both very high. He and his brothers were subcontractors in construction of many (20-25) of the homes in Kenmure, so his skill level will exceed the likely task (a pretty desirable trait). His cell # is: (828) 243-7492. Greg Newbold. Feel free to contact me at 693-4263. Posted 10/7/2013

We highly recommend JOHN EVERSON (LITTLE BEAVER ENTERPRISES) for projects around the home. Tel: 828-489-6894 - E-mail, littlebeaverenterprises@yahoo.com This sound, intelligent young man can do almost anything regarding repairs and remodeling, and he does it well. He shows up on time, is an efficient worker and is a pleasure to work with. For us, he has done a variety of projects, including roof repairs, sheetrock work and a laundry room counter top and sink installation. He came recommended to us by Maranatha Painting, who we also highly recommend, and he has not fallen short in any way. If you would like further comments, please call Don and Chris Sheffield at 692-0215. posted 8/13/2013

Hauling

We used Charles Keefer of A&C Hauling to help clean out years of accumulated stuff. Charles and his son were right on time and did an excellent job. In addition to hauling they apparently do many other home improvement jobs. For the help we needed they were perfect and are highly recommended. Charles can be reached at 828-974-2321 posted by Ron Reid 3/17/2014

Heating and Air Conditioning

Horizon Heating & Cooling - We recently had Horizon Heating & Cooling replace our furnace and A/C units. The representative, who initially met with us in our home, was knowledgeable, helpful and no pressure. We were very impressed with the care taken to protect our home from any collateral damage. The rep and all technicians/installers covered their shoes with protective booties. Carpeting was covered with plastic. Everyone we dealt with made customer satisfaction a priority. I, Michele, am not impressed easily, so these guys must be good! Jerry and Michele Krug on Silent Rise Lane. Posted 10/26/2015

Horizon Heating & Cooling - I recently purchased one of the cottages in Kenmure and wanted to get established for routine care of my furnace and AC. Based on another recommendation on this site I called Horizon Heating and AC. The woman on the phone was pleasant and was able to set up an appointment within a few days. She explained that they prefer to set up a yearly contract which included a fall/winter visit for the furnace and filters and a spring summer visit for the AC. The cost is $145 for the two visits. Also if something goes wrong the contract gives you a discount on parts and priority for service. The woman said the technician would arrive between 8:30 and 9 on the designated day and he was prompt and pleasant and I did not have to wait around for a full day wondering when he would arrive. He was a former instructor in the heating and ac business and was patient with my questions and explaining things to me. I was very pleased with the service and noted just a few days later that the company received one of the Chamber of Commerce awards for best businesses for the 4th quarter 2013. I highly recommend Horizon Heating and AC. Coincidentally my contract got lost in the mail twice so I actually went into their office to sign the paperwork and the woman who handles the paperwork remembered me and was also very efficient and nice to deal with. Carol Schobert - 3/8/2014

McNutt - Wish I had read the McNutt review before I called them.. There was a $130 diagnostic charge and a parts quote of $400. plus an estimated $200 dollar installation charge. Went on line and found the part for $300. Needless to say we did not use them. Buyer beware. John D. Ely. 133 berry Creek Drive. Posted 02/09/2014

McNutt - We have used McNutt for the nine years we have been here and been pleased until our last service, when the work was not up to normal standards. Having a problem with our generator, we called Horizon Heating & Air Conditioning. They showed up the next day and resolved the problem quickly. We found out that the Horizon people are all former McNutt employees. We will be using Horizon (697 5255) for our future service. Marge & Ken Gaskell. posted 10/30/2012

Home Caregivers

Home Electronics

Gerhard (G Tronics) - Gerhard installed the home TV and Stereo electonica in my home. Very happy with his work. 828-243-9862 - John Mayfield Posted 3/18/2017

Home Watch - We have used Beth Terry for the last several years to check on our home when we are in Florida during the winter. Beth visits our home weekly to verify the HVAC is operating and that there are no issues with the home. We have been very pleased with Beth and would recommend her to anyone needing this type of help. Beth’s home phone is 828-697-5836 and her cell is 828-489-2647 - Dale Kern - Posted 4/29/2017

Home Winterization

Housecleaning

Beth Terry - For 9 years Beth Terry has cleaned my house and done various yard maintenance tasks.  She is diligent, always pleasant, and does a great job.  I highly recommend Beth whose home number is 697-5836. - Jan Wauben - Posted 3/27/2017

At Your Service - I highly recommend Holly Anderson, she is a one woman team, she is very reliable and thorough, she will housesit also and do errands and help with moving. She is highly motivated and very pleasant and honest. Holly does a super job. She has great references from Kenmure and Kingwood. She started her little business several years ago she is an independent worker and her prices are very fair. Call her at 828-606-0266, you won't be disappointed. Shirley Smalley 828-697-2241 - Posted 5/24/2015

I would like to recommend Angela Gorenson who would like to offer her services in Kenmure as a housecleaner. I know her well and she is a good worker. You can reach Angela at 828-545-3455. Recommended by Marion Van Kirk - Posted 7/25/2014

Rebekah Gosnell has been our housekeeper at both Champion Hills and here at Kenmure for many years. She’s young, enthusiastic, goes above and beyond basics and really does special touches. She also lives close by so she’s able to be at Kenmure on short notice. She knows the winterizing routine and can shut down the house to assure a safe winter. I know you’d like working with her. If you have questions, I hope you’ll call for a reference. You can reach Rebekah at (828) 772-5899 Suzanne Gold 157 Winding Meadow Flat Rock, NC 28731 (828) 595-2432 posted 5/23/2014

I would like to recommend Marite Davila' for house cleaning. She has worked for me for 5 years, is trustworthy beyond belief, dependable and does an excellent job cleaning. She has Fridays available because she recently spent 3 months in California and a couple of her clients couldn't wait for her to return but not me! She also irons! Anyone interested can call Joan Blair at 697-6111. Posted 02/13/2014

LeShea Beddingfield has been cleaning my homes in Kenmure for the last 5 years. LeShea is pleasant, responsible and dependable, and is available for weekly, bi-monthly, monthly or one-time jobs. Call her. You will not be disappointed. Her telephone number is (828) 388-0955. Gail Rockey, 203 Maple Hill Drive and 273 Chatsworth Court, 692-7247 posted 6/20/2012

Insurance-Retirement

The Retirement Resource Group - My husband and I recently signed up for Medicare. We dealth with Clint Cascaden, a retirement specialist and President/CEO of his company The Retirement Resource Group in Greenville, SC. He is not local, but Clint will come to your house. He has a MBA and is well versed in all aspects of Medicare and also helps with financial planning. Clint is easy to talk to and simplified the whole process. He is a no pressure guy who takes the time to explain the pros and cons of various plans and makes sure you receive the best drug plan that fits your needs at the lowest cost. We've had other insurance companies call us, and they have always quoted a higher price. Anytime we've had a question, we've called Clint's cell phone, and he has returned the call promptly. And we checked his business out with the Better Business Bureau, and he has NO complaints! Clint made the whole process of signing up for Medicare and accepting old age painless. So if you are signing up for Medicare for the first time or considering changing plans, call Clint. Office phone - 864-373-9530 Cell phone - 864-201-3650 - Michele and Jerry Krug - Posted 10/2012

Interior Design

Interior Design Studio - We have also used Anice Pryor of Interior Design Studio (828) 692-5484 )for our present house and the one before.  We ditto everything stated above.  She has done the challenging job of finding specific fabric matches, designed the stone fireplace we were hoping for, places furniture and art for balance and scale, locates contractors that do specific custom projects, and helped us with large retail purchases.  She is the one we turn to when we want to do something but are no sure how to do it.  Christina and Ron Thornton  435-0954 - Posted 3/13/2017

Interior Design Studio - We have used Anice Pryor of Interior Design Studio since 2005 for three different projects in Kenmure. She offers complete design services. See her web site www.interiordesignstudionc.com for a complete listing of her services. She’s very professional, ethical, prices are reasonable, and she’s very pleasant to work with. We have been extremely pleased with all that she has done for us, and she has many other happy clients in Kenmure and elsewhere. Her studio phone number is 692-5484. - Glenda Hixon and Harry Housman at 698-1478 - Posted 3/13/2016

Kitchen & Bath

Landscaping

Crab Creek Landscape Services - Al and I highly recommend Crab Creek Landscape Services, phone # 828-692-3979.  They have long been our landscaping provider for many years and continually do a job way beyond expectations.  They will tailor a landscaping contract for your needs and will go out of their way to assure you are completely satisfied with their work.  This company deserves 5 stars; reliable, dependable, trustworthy, and a pleasure to work with. Al & Jeri Gonzalez - Posted 6/13/2017  

All In One Lawn and Gardening - I found Nate at "All In One Lawn and Gardening" on a local Facebook site. As always I usually get 2-3 bids on any project. Nate was the only one that responded quickly and was out to give me a bid the following day. He was also the only one that after coming out to look at the job that actually provided the bid. Nate completed the job today and it looks great. He is very dependable and courteous. We will be using him on future projects. His pricing was more than competitive based on another project we had done a few months ago. He does just about anything that has to do with yards and also other home projects. He delivered 4 yards of mulch (which was half the cost of other quotes I got when I called around), spread it, pulled weeds and planted some shrubs I purchased and he was very inexpensive. Contact Nate Sproul at All In One Landscape and Gardening 828-808-1846 - Shanda McKenzie - Posted 3/25/2017

Nick's Groundworks - We contacted Nick for a bid on removing several large bushes.  Nick was professional, courteous and great to work with. They completed the job in a few hours and he followed up to make sure we were pleased before he was paid.  Nick's cell phone number is 828/674/5310 - Mickey and Shanda L. McKenzie - Posted 1/4/2017

Thompson's Lawn and Landscaping - I am interested in alerting our community to avoid using Thompson's Lawn and Landscaping - he verbally contracted to a job. His workers vehicle left over 80 oil spots (some pretty large) on my driveway. "Sam" the boss, promised to come out to see the problem the next week (2 weeks ago)- promised to reseal if necessary, but never showed up. I should have been alerted when he wanted "cash money" for the job. There are good landscapers out there. I would strongly urge you to avoid Thompsons. - Don York - Posted 7/26/2016

Dwayne Plemmons and Troy Hopper of Green Ovations - On the recommendation of several other Kenmure homeowners, we hired Dwayne Plemmons and Troy Hopper to redesign the landscaping of our yard on Pinnacle Peak Lane. Dwayne sought our input as to any special plantings we wanted, and then he redesigned the landscaping working around the exterior color of the house and plantings that would grow well on top of the mountain. He consulted with Todd Anders, a local landscaper, who purchased all the plantings from local growers. Todd and his crew were responsible for the installation of the new plantings, as well as the installation of new base soil and sod. They have all continued to follow-up on their work to be sure that all the plantings and grass are surviving and doing well. For more info on Dwayne and Troy, see our recommendation under Remodeling, as they did a recent remodel of our home. Call Dwayne Plemmons’ at 828-333-8193 - Glenda Hixon and Harry Housman - Posted 3/2/2016

We would like to strongly recommend Mountain Green Landscaping. We initially were looking for someone to fix a broken sprinkler head. The owner, Sotero Estrada, came out and not only identified and repaired our issue but also suggested we replace our sprinkler heads with more energy efficient ones. This cut our water usage almost in half. We were so impressed with Sotero’s knowledge and expertise, that we asked him for an estimate to do some extensive landscape work. Sotero provided with his estimate which we accepted and the work was completed in short order. Sotero and his crew call to set appointments which are timely and kept. We were very pleased with the landscaping work. The cost was exactly as proposed and completed as scheduled. If you are looking for someone that is honest, knowledgeable and on time, we suggest you call Sotero at 828-551-4681. For more information you can call Bob or Vicky Boek at 785-3774 - Posted 6/17/2015

We highly recommend Bill Gilliland of Bill’s Tree and Landscaping (828-606-9251). Over the years, we have had Bill do tree removal and tree maintenance services (including treatment of damaged and diseased trees) for us. We have always been pleased with Bill’s expertise and professionalism and have found him to be careful, meticulous, and thorough. He has helped us with landscaping projects, including procuring and planting of ornamental specimens, mulching and landscape maintenance, and, most recently, the construction of retaining and terracing walls in the landscape (with which we could not be happier). In all of these projects and services, we have found Bill to be extremely knowledgeable and professional. We value his professional guidance and expertise and he is very easy to work with. We have always found him to be fair, reasonable (price-wise), reliable, accommodating and, perhaps most importantly, honest. Sam Ritter and Rebecca Snider - Posted 2/7/2015

Sometimes we have the privilege of receiving outstanding service from a company. Bill's Tree and Landscaping Service is just such a company. Having recently completed an extensive project at our residence, I want to offer the highest recommendation to Bill's. Bill and his people are competent, professional, personable and very conscientious in their everyday work. These are good people who can be trusted to do excellent work, on time and with a great attitude. Dan Schindler 113 Horizon Lane 1/16/2015

We would like to recommend Dwayne Plemmons and Troy Hopper of Green Ovations. They can do almost anything around your home. They have been working at a number of homes in Kenmure for the past eight years. Please see their website: www.gownc.com They built a beautiful stone water feature in our yard. They screened in our lower deck, painted inside and the complete exterior of our home and have done a number of handyman and landscaping landscaping jobs for us. We highly recommend Dwayne and Troy. We have found their charges to be most reasonable and they are very conscientious and meticulous about their work. Call Dwayne Plemmons mobile: 828-333-8193. John and Nancy Eskew 6/14/2014

We have used mulch from Cason Builders Supply (casonbuilderssupply.com) and believe it is the best mulch we have found in this area. They carry all mulches, compost, and leaf mold in bulk or delivered and have a full range of landscape supplies. In talking to Chip Gould, (owner) I found that all their mulch is bark mulch and not stumps or a mixture of brush and leaves and pallets. They manufacture their own or control where it comes from and inspect it regularly. We used another vendor in the past and found their mulch not near as good as what we purchased from Cason. Also, Cason acquired the Louis Williams Hardware that has been servicing our county for over 85 years with hardware, plumbing, tools, screen repair, etc. Chip said they are glad to sell direct to the home owner, furnish a list of qualified contractors who have a good reputation in our area and pay their bills, or just give advice if needed. Submitted by Donna Hastie - submitted 10/8/2013

Lawn Maintenance Services

Higgins Horticultural Services (828-713-8688), operating out of Asheville, is a full service landscaping company. Annie Higgins and her husband, Jim, offer a wide spectrum of services, from design and installation to irrigation systems. Annie has a degree in horticulture, extensive experience in landscaping in general, and an in-depth knowledge of the microclimates that exist in Kenmure. She visited twice before developing a plan, ensuring that she understood our wishes and that we were fully apprised of the selections available to us. She developed a comprehensive plan, she delivering it within a week of our second visit. Annie has an artist's eye for color. Her creations are aesthetically pleasing and suitable for their surroundings. Annie and her crew installed the plants on schedule, and ensured the debris from their work was cleared immediately. Jim performed adjustments to our irrigation system to ensure the new plantings were properly irrigated. Annie provided comprehensive follow on instructions to ensure the plants continue to thrive. We were delighted with the process from start to finish, and highly recommend this company. Greg and Kathy Newbold Posted 05/26/2010

We recommend Pro Scape, Inc which is owned by Mark Gmyrek (828) 243-5255. We have used them for landscape maintenance, mulching,fertilizing, weed control and relocating of shrubs etc. They also designed and installed our irrigation system In addition, they built a rock wash for control of water flow. They also do snow removal. He and his crew are dependable, easy to work with and do a very good job. Dave and Lee Marquardt Posted 3/21/2011

We recommend Oscar Omaya (OKA Services-388-4044) for yard care services, such as lawn mowing and maintenance, fall and spring cleaning, mulching, gutter cleaning, leaf removal, trimming and other landscaping chores. Oscar is courteous, punctual, and hard-working, and his rates are most reasonable for the work performed. Bob and Linda Hollis May 2011

If you’re tired of mowing your own grass, applying fertilizer, insecticides, and pesticides......we HIGHLY recommend: “PRO CARE Lawn Management, Inc.” (Office: 698-9250: cell: 243-1737) CHRIS GALLOWAY and his staff have taken care of our various yard needs for the past five years. Although we do our own weeding and trimming of shrubbery, Chris also provides these services if desired. Chris and his staff’s attention to detail, their responsiveness to requests and in general “treating our yard like it was their own” is outstanding! We, therefore, unconditionally recommend their service. If you have any questions or would like a verbal recommendation for Chris, please feel free to give us a call! Rob and Sandy Freeman 140 Berry Creek Drive 693-4730

Locksmith

American Eagle Locksmith - Alan Hale (One of the nicest folk I ever met) came and fixed all I had and then some.  Reasonable charge for above average service. Phone 828-651-8400 David Leiman - Posted 5/25/2017

A-1 Locksmith - We recently refinished our front doors and purchased a new lockset that had to be installed. We called A-1 Locksmith in Hendersonville and were pleased with their work. The installer, David Bradley, impressed me very much and we are happy to recommend them. Their number is 692-0034. Ed Sanson

Moving

We just finished moving with Wile Transfer & Storage Company, Flat Rock, the local Allied agent. I would like to warn everyone to think twice before you use Wile Transfer. Allied's master driver, his teammate and the crew on the Maryland end were excellent. The master driver even wrote a letter to Allied to complain about the way he was treated by Wile Transfer. We had Wile Transfer shuttle the goods from our home to their Flat Rock location to be transferred, repadded and loaded by a top 20 driver on his tractor trailer. The Wile Transfer part was the worst we have ever experience and we have moved corporately and privately many times. Greg Allen, Berry Creek - Posted 5/18/2014

Painting

Landmark Painting - Landmark Painting just completed the entire exterior of our home, along with three decks.  We got his name from the Kenmure website and I am very glad we allowed him the opportunity to bid our job.  We always get 3-4 bids on any major project and also look at reviews.  Matthew is extremely professional, and his crew always showed up at 8:00 and worked until 5:00 each day (weather permitting).  They cleaned up every day and made sure everything was placed out of the way i.e. ladders.  We have had several homes painted over the years and this was by far the best quality job.  They power washed the entire home, let us know about any concerns i.e. wood rot and "brushed" the entire home by hand.  Each day Matthew would call me and ask if I was happy with the job.  He guarantees his work and provides you with a contract outlining all the details.  You can reach Matthew Arkell @ 828-775-7099 - Mickey and Shanda McKenzie 204 Glenroy Ct. - Posted 5/11/2017 

A.M. Painting - We just had all of our ceilings repainted in our home and were so well pleased with the results that I thought I would share the experience. Adrian Morava (A&M Painting) came to our house and gave an estimate on painting  approximately 5400 sq ft of ceiling, upstairs and down, with two coats and repairing several areas damaged by water leakage during the installation of a new roof shingles two years ago under very rainy conditions. The painting involved covering all the walls with plastic, moving furniture when possible and covering the floors with canvas.  Adrian’s painters accommodated our living habits with very little inconvenience, and we were most impressed with the courtesy and care with which the three painters did their jobs during the six days they were in our home.  When furniture had to be moved, they were careful to mark the original placements and returned them to the exact location. There were no paint smears anywhere in the home. Adrian is a professional business man, keeping us aware of scheduling, providing us with three very competent and experienced painters and arriving ON TIME.  Of course he is licensed, insured and bonded.  Adrian provides painting service both interior and exterior. I would recommend Adrian for any painting work - Sue and Don Kauffman - Posted 2/27/2017

A.M. Painting - Over the past 2 1/2 years, we have become well acquainted with A & M Painting as they painted the entire interior of our house when renovated our house prior to moving to Kenmure. Adrian Morava was very easy to work with, gave us very good advice regarding the type of paints and, in some cases, suggested colors which were better than the ones we chose. He, and his workmen were pleasant, came to the house when they said they would and left the house in very good condition. The quality of the paint was excellent and it should last us a long time. Since our renovation we found that our HOA (Brookwood) has used Adrian and A & M for all of their exterior painting. While I was the treasurer of Brookwood, I never heard anything but positive comments about the quality of their work and the finished appearance of the houses. He is fully insured and the association would not have used him if he wasn't insured. Recently, we recommended A & M to friends who were repainting the ceilings of their house and they have been pleased with the workmanship and the care for the furniture and carpets. It is a pleasure to work with a person who understands quality work and customer service! - Ron and Carol Medinger - 828-595-9463 - Posted 2/26/2017

A.M. Painting - Adrian Morava – When it came time to paint the exterior of our home we knew it would be a challenging project.  We live on a fairly steep slope and the rear sections of our home reach over four stories in height.  There are also sections of the exterior walls on upper stories which can only be accessed from the roof.  We were also making a color change so it was important that all areas of the home would be painted.  For these reasons, we knew that it would be important to select someone who had the experience and reputation for quality workmanship on a job with these challenges.  Based on numerous references on this site and the recommendation of a friend who was an interior designer, we hired A.M. Painting (Adrian Morava) to do the job. The results were excellent.  His crew showed up on time, worked diligently, and kept areas outside the home neat and clean.  The workmanship was top notch and even extremely difficult to reach areas under gutters and trim on high peaks were done well.  I would highly recommend A.M. Painting for exterior work and I was pleased to the extent that I will be taking to them shortly about painting a number of the interior rooms in our home.  Adrian Morava can be reached at 828-674-0285 during the day or 828-697-8462 evenings - Jack & Marene Parsons, 103 Roxworth Ct - Posted 2/23/2017

Parris Painting - If you are in need of a diligent, customer-focused interior painter, you might want to contact Larry Parris. He has recently done excellent work for us painting woodwork, bookcases, walls, and cabinets, working in either oil or water-based paints as appropriate. He is friendly, prompt, careful, receptive to questions, and dependable. Jane and I recommend him highly. Larry's phone numbers are 828-697-6253 (home) and 828-329-4602 (cell) - Clark Irwin, 704 Kenmure Drive - Posted 11/17/2016

Pittrof Painting - After getting the run-around from Landmark Painting (did not return phone calls), we contacted Karl Gessler of Maranantha Painting (formerly Joe Gessler Painting established by his deceased father).  He is no longer painting but recommended Jason Pittrof, with whom he had worked for many years, so we thought we would give him a try.  We were very glad we did. Jason is personable, honest, on time and very conscientious.  We were immediately impressed with his work ethic and his willingness to please.  We contracted him to paint our screened porch---a relatively small job, but not your grandmother’s screened porch:  it has hewn posts and brackets.  Jason took on the project with great finesse, and we felt he was fair in his pricing.  We had set time parameters to get it done, and he made every effort to accommodate us. In addition, he’s a very nice guy and easy to work with.  Highly recommended—especially for small jobs, as he works alone most of the time.  Jason Pittrof - 828-712-4393 - Ted & Carolyn Etherington - Posted 10/19/2016

Landmark Painting - I cannot say enough about the professional, quality paint job we received from Landmark Painting. When my wife and I decided to change the interior paint colors in our home I asked some of my golf buddies if they had a recommendation. Overwhelmingly, the name that came up most often was Landmark Painting. From the moment Landmarks' owner, Mathew Arkell. came out to estimate our job, it was quite obvious that he knew his business. Mathew is a very personable, professional individual who places the utmost importance on assuring that his customer is satisfied with the work. At the initial inspection, he described in detail how his team would perform their work to include daily arrival and departure times, scheduled break times, how the work would be performed, how the work area would be maintained and how long the work would take to complete. We give his team an A+ in all categories. As for cost, Landmark is extremely fair. Mathew tells you how he arrives at his cost estimate based on an hourly rate including materials. But the thing that we liked most was that the Landmark team was so easy to work with. Both the owner and the painters let us know that they would not be satisfied until we were satisfied, and that's a great feeling. We will definitely use them again and can highly recommend Landmark Painting to other Kenmure residents. - Don & Connie Blanton - Posted 7/27/2016

Landmark Painting - My wife and I moved into the area in December and were looking for a painting contractor to do some deck work and interior painting which included removal of textured ceilings. We did contact several people off the KPOA referral list. We ultimately opted to go with Landmark Painting, owned and operated by Matthew Arkell, we found his pricing to be competitive and his thoughts and comments were helpful in our decision making. While other contractors shied away from the textured ceiling removal, Matthew did not have an issue with it. On the side of Landmark's vans is painted " A Professional Painting Company ". I completely agree with this statement, we cannot say enough good things about Matthew and his company. The work was performed on schedule and with complete professionalism. It was immediately apparent that Mathews crew, headed up by Daniel took pride in their work. Each day as they left the site they cleaned up everything so we were able to live in a normal manner even as they proceeded through the house. During the project my wife and I had to go out of town unexpectedly for a couple of days, after having dealt with Daniel and his crew, we had no problems at all turning over a key to them and heading out. We were more that satisfied with the work that was done by LANDMARK PAINTING and their personnel. We have some more work coming in the future and look forward to having Matthew do this work for us as well. Matthew Arkell can be reached at 828-242-4114 office or 828-775-7099 cell - Bob and Annette Bonner - We can be reached at: 828-595-9397 home or 912-667-7088 cell - Posted 5/28/2016

Landmark Painting - I would now ask that you remove the below posting. Landmark has now been very responsive and has started the work. The first of three projects has been completed on time in a quality manner and at a reasonable price - Gerald Graves - Posted 5/17/2016

Landmark Painting In September, 2014 I submitted a recommendation for Landmark Painting. Now I would ask that you remove the recommendation. He has given us an estimate for three separate projects in our home. But now he will not follow up and do the work even after I gave him the go ahead on one of the projects and simply asked for clarification on the other two. He will not return phone calls to tell me if he is still interested in doing the work. I was so pleased with his earlier work that I was counting on him doing more for us. Now I have to start over and have lost several months in getting the work done. - Gerald Graves - Posted 5/3/2016

Custom Painting Dario and his crew painted the exterior of another home on our street. This homeowner was pleased with his work. We also are very happy with both the paint job and Dario's professional attitude. He came and gave an estimate and scheduled our job to include power washing. His crew of 3-4 people did the job in about a week in Fall 2015. They do both exterior and interior painting. Dario Valdes, 828-777-3249, custompainting01@gmail.com, www.custompaintingofasheville.com - Wayne Orchard & Susan Boland - Posted 2/15/2016

We highly recommend Landmark Painting, owned by Matthew Arkell, who recently painted the exterior of our home. We can only describe the work that Matthew and his crew did as pure perfection. Our job included careful and meticulous power washing and caulking, two coats of very high quality paint, and a thorough clean-up afterwards (including washing all windows and screens). Matthew and his crew treated our home as if it were their own. Matthew is a real perfectionist with an eye for detail and his crew was professional and thorough. We cannot imagine using anyone else for our painting needs in the future. Sam Ritter and Rebecca Snider, Posted - 8/28/2015

We recommend Roger Ness, Sterling Properties for painting and deck refurbishing. He has completed two projects for us and both have been well done and were completed on schedule. Roger works quietly, arrives when expected, and works continuously until the project is finished. He is a professional painter with over 20 years of experience. His company provides paint color consultation. You may reach him at 828-692-4355 or sterlingpropertyservice.com. William and Judith McNellie posted 12/1/2014 Updated 3/19/2015

We recently needed to stain and paint our house. We used Landmark Painting owned by Matthew Arkell. We are very pleased with the job they did and would highly recommend using them. They were prompt and neat. For future painting jobs we would use them again. Matthew can be reached at (828) 242 4114 (office) or (828) 775-7099 (cell)Judy and Al Bacon posted 8/25/2014

High praise to Landmark Painting and their owner Matt Arkell for recent work done on our 7 yr. old home. Though our house is mostly brick and stone exterior, there is a considerable amount of trim, and our roof line is a serious challenge with peaks some 42 feet above the ground. Matt's crew did an excellent job washing, caulking, and painting the exterior trim, our metal porch railings, the concrete pad beneath our porch and deck, and refinishing the front door (mahogany). They were exceptionally neat and very professional. Estimates were submitted promptly, in writing, and very detailed. We felt the cost was reasonable and would certainly hire Matt and his crew again. Matt can be reached at 242-4114 (office) or 775-7099 (cell).Dan & Edie Lang 45 Huntmere Ct. posted 7-20-2014

I have had a recent positive experience with outside painting and chimney repair with Mathew Arkell and Landmark Painting, Inc. The carpentry repair of the chimney and other minor siding replacement was done well by Bill Burdett of Burdett Building and Remodeling prior to painting and pressure washing. The Landmark crew did an excellent job of preparation and then application of two coats of Sherwin Williams Super Paint. Clean-up included washing outside of all windows. I highly recommend Landmark Painting at 828-242-4114 office and Mathew Arkell at 828-775-7099 cell. Submitted by Bill Neuenschwander at 317 Silent Rise Lane, 693-5240 7/15/2014

Painting. Based on the reviews in this website, we contracted Landmark Painting to paint the white trim boards on our house (cedar siding did not need paint). I had three estimates, and Landmark was the lowest, and I found his description of the work he would perform to be the most professional of the three. His crew was timely, skilled, showed great attention to detail, went beyond what I expected, used premium products, and overall did a very fine good. September 2013. recommended by Greg Newbold posted 10/7/2-013

e highly recommend the services of Maranantha Painting, formerly known as Joe Gessler & Sons. They did an excellent job in painting the entire exterior of our home, including a change in color, hence requiring 2 coats. The price, for 2 coats including necessary caulking and all materials, was about 20% less than the lowest estimate among 3 others for a one coat job. Their craftmanship is excellent, they are extremely honest and a pleasure to deal with. As you may know, Joe died suddenly earlier this year. His sons Karl and Jordan are carrying on the business, and since the sons did most of the work on our home, we can recommend their services highly and without reservation. Please call Karl @ 828-553-2020 Dennis & Susan Delahunty (698 7700).

Ron & Louise Reid have also had a great experience with Maranantha. 02/22/2013

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Pet Sitters

Beth Terry - We have used Beth many times to take care of our two cats when we are away on vacation. Beth visits our home daily to tend to and play with the cats. She also sends us pictures of the cats to further assure us they are ok. We have been very pleased with Beth and the cats second my recommendation. Beth’s home phone is 828-697-5836 and her cell is 828-489-2647 - Dale Kern - Posted 4/29/2017

Beth Terry - Beth Terry adores cats and dogs and will pet set at your house or her own.  Beth also walks many dogs in Kenmure.  She is very reliable and keeps you informed through emails and photos so you can be reassured regarding your pet's condition.  Beth rescued my cat and was his pet setter for 8 years, so I highly recommend her services.  Beth can be reached at 828-697-5836 - Jan Wauben - Posted 4/13/2017

Beth Terry - When my husband and I moved to Kenmure 14 years ago we were looking for a pet sitter. We had  3 cats and 1 dog so we were fortunate to meet Beth Terry rather quickly and she fit the bill perfectly. Beth is able to care for your pets in your home or hers. She always calls before your trip to confirm your reservation and to check for any last minute details. Beth is extremely attentive to details and your pets individual needs whether it be diet, health issues, giving medications and if necessary trips to the vet. She will also do dog walking if that is what you require. While we are away Beth regularly sends us daily updates and photos which reassured us that everything at home was great. Beth definitely has a special gift with animals and our pets adore her. Beth is thorough, professional and has the utmost integrity. She can be reached at 828-697-5836 ( Home) or 828-489-2647 (Cell) - Suzi Oldham - Posted 3/23/2017

Gracie's Friends - I am happy to recommend Gail Buzby, owner of Gracie's Friends, for pet sitting in your home. Gail initially met with us (at no charge) to meet our two cats and discuss their home routines for feeding, litter boxes, playtime, etc. She was thorough and professional, and it was immediately apparent that she loves animals. Prior to our vacation, she checked in (via phone, text or email - your choice) to confirm the dates she would be coming as well as check for any changes. While we were away, she texted us daily and included photos of the cats along with a thorough report of how they (and the house) were doing. Her texts were reassuring, humorous and a highlight of the day! When we returned home, Gail had left a daily log of her visits for review. We felt very comfortable leaving our cats and house in her capable hands, and recommend her without hesitation. Gail can be reached at 828-779-1086 or graciesfriends@gmail.com - Diane Lauer - 617-653-4953 - or email diane.c.lauer@gmail.com - Posted 7/15/2016

Holly Anderson started her business named Petville USA, she and her mother, Shirley are co-owners and they are wonderful with pets. They will pet sit at your home where your pet is in their familiar environment or they will take your pet to their home. Both Holly and her Shirley are available 12 months a year and their rates are very reasonable. They have many great references available upon request, both in Kenmure proper and around town. Call them you won't be disappointed. Holly's cell is 606-0273 - Marion Van Kirk Posted 5-26-2015

Having opened earlier this year, A DOG'S DAY OUT is the ideal place for your dog (large or small), to have social time with other furry pets. Owners Jeff & Beth Koller (828.692.0200) Have created both outdoor and climate-controlled indoor play areas in which staff members engage & supervise the dogs! If you need all day care or just a few hours, they are happy to Welcome your dog! Grooming is also available!!! ADDO is a safe, affordable, behavior-controlled place that gives you peace of mind when you leave your "furry child"!! Will & Carol Kramer posted 11/27/2013

We'd like to add CHAZ-MA-TAZ canine services to the Kenmure referral list. Owner Donna French (828.553.9362) has been training dogs for 40 years. Her services include in-home dog training and pet-sitting as well as dog behavior evaluations. Our Great Dane loves her company and care! Other Kenmure residents have also happily used her services. Carol Kramer (posted 11.21.13).

A new business run by an old friend of many Kenmurians was started about two years ago by Gail Buzby. Pet and House Sitting by "Gracies Friends" Learn more at her website: www.graciesfriends.com or simply by calling Gail @ 779-1086 recommended by Ron & Louise Reid 8/27/2013

We use Aaron Preiser with Bow Wow Pet Sitters. He comes Monday thru Friday to walk our dog between 12 and 2, since we are away most of the day. He will work around your schedule. VERY Professional and very passionate about our animals. You will NOT be disappointed!! Aaron Preiser - Bow Wow Pet Sitters 828 738-5117. submitted by (Teresa Edwards 127 Berry Creek Drive 692-3273) 1/24/2013

NEED A HOUSE SITTER/PET SITTER? If you have need for someone to house sit and/or pet sit for a month or more, or know of someone who is looking for same, I can recommend a very competent, lovely woman for you to contact. Available immediately. For more information, please call me at 696-1667 or send me an email at cg25chat@gmail.com submitted by Christine Glaser 7/29/2013

Pet Trainers

Physical Therapists

Plumbers

Hendersonville Plumbing and Gas Piping - Were recently used for a minor plumbing repair. We were pleased with their quality of work and charges were very reasonable. Jesse Beddingfield can be reached at 828-674-5191. Gerald Graves - Posted - 1/5/2016

Hendersonville Plumbing and Gas Piping has done two small jobs for us and we are pleased with their quality of work. Jesse Beddingfield can be reached at 828-674-5191. John Ely posted - 2/7/2015

We recently had Hendersonville Plumbing out to handle a few minor things. Dave Wheatley and Jesse Beddingfield were right on time, very polite, diagnosed all the problems, and fixed them very professionally. They regularly work for Doug Chase, a respected builder in the area with high standards. They came to us very well recommended by another Kenmure resident. 674.2278 or 674.5191 Ted & Carolyn Etherington, 692-4492 posted 10/19/2014

Powerwashing

Sterling Property Services - Roger Ness (Co-owner of Sterling Property Service) provided a thoughtful quote after a thorough onsite inspection. When we agreed a date and price, Roger arrived on time, had all the proper equipment and materials, and worked diligently until the job was completed. He demonstrated considerable knowledge of his cleaners and appropriate application and removal techniques. He was careful to protect plantings. The end result was better than expected -- the house looked freshly painted! Phone 828-692-4355 - website - sterlingpropertyservice.com - Larry & Ellen Paryz - Posted 2/20/2016

Carolina Clean Machine - Out of Asheville, power washed my house today and I was very pleased with their work. Contact is Daniel Thompson and his phone number is 828-808-9607. Pricing was very reasonable too, compared to other companies I received quotes from. Beth Stiers - Posted 6/8/2015

Remodeling

Canyon Construction - We just finished using Canyon Construction (Mike Klepp 828-243-4163) for the third time in a little over 2 years. The first project was a major home renovation including bathrooms, flooring, shelving, granite countertops, tile work and plumbing. It was done to our total satisfaction and we were impressed that if an item did not meet Mike's quality standards it would be redone.   Last year we had Canyon complete another bathroom which included removing the old shower and flooring and installing new shower tile, a new tile floor and a new shower door. Again, it was done very well and done while we were in Florida.   This year, while we were away for 3 weeks, Canyon completed another project which included removing old porch railings and replacing them with more modern and less view-obstructing rails and balustrades. When we returned we were thrilled with the look and the quality of the work. The workmanship and the painting was top quality. And, they cleaned up after themselves as they had to access the deck via the main part of the house. We trust them with a key and working in our house when we are not here - Ron and Carol Medinger - 328 Dawnbrook Dr. - Posted 4/18/2017

Canyon Construction - I would like to recommend Mike Klepp of Canyon Construction Company who has been remodeling my new 5100 square foot home.  He has painted the entire inside, sanded and stained the floors, upgraded cabinets, changed tile in master bath, laundry room, handling rewiring, granite counter tops, etc.  So far I am more than satisfied with his work.  I am completely satisfied with his charges and recommend him very highly. He is honest, reliable and completely trust worthy to do whatever I ask him in a timely manner.  Generally, I ask for a ball park figure on each project and he has come in under each time. He can be reached at 828-243-4163.  Feel free to call me for a reference. Bill Avery 107 Farwood Court  239-293-4113 Posted 3/5/2017

Byron Osteen of Appletown Construction - Byron and his team have just completed our master bath. He offered a fully transparent quote with a separate line item for his services as contractor; no surprises. Our job was completed on time and on budget (in fact, a bit below). If you'd like to see the result of his team's efforts, come on by! Call Bryon at 828-674-9417 - CC Blackburn - Posted 5/1/2016

Dwayne Plemmons and Troy Hopper of Green Ovations - On the recommendation of several other Kenmure homeowners, we hired Dwayne Plemmons and Troy Hopper to do the following remodeling projects for our cottage on Pinnacle Peak Lane: moved location of garage door and enlarged garage, installed storage cabinets in garage, enclosed and remodeled a screen porch to make a study, did a total remodeling of master bath, installed new windows across the back of the house, swapped sliders for French doors, painted inside and outside of house, completed numerous other smaller projects, and did a total redesign and landscaping of the yard (details covered under Landscaping). They are expert contractors, designers and landscapers, prices were reasonable, completed all the work in a very professional and ethical manner, took great pride in their work, cleaned up after themselves every day, and we found them to be very nice and pleasant. Call Dwayne Plemmons’ at 828-333-8193 - Glenda Hixon and Harry Housman - Posted 3/2/2016

Lee’s Carpentry Works - I would like to recommend owner, Lee Morava - 828-674-3147 - You will see his van around Kenmure. We recently had our shower retiled as well as our floor in the laundry room. We also had a big open room made into a bedroom with beautiful French doors and a closet plus numerous other items such as repairing kitchen cabinets, hand railing, a pocket door that had an exposed nail that kept gouging the door as well as repairing settlement cracks and painting. They were fabulous!! They arrived every day at the same time so you were never surprised. I don’t think I have ever experienced anyone so efficient and honest. They wasted no time. Sometimes contractors say they will be there for 3 weeks and they are there for two months. Margot Campbell 828-697-8435 - Posted 2/12/2015

Canyon Construction - We had a horrible experience with Mike Klepp (Canyon Construction) in trying to complete a "small" Project which included a conversion of a screened porch to a 4-Seasons room and a new, small screened porch. We agreed on the estimate and both signed it in February, 2015. The job is still not complete -- nor will Klepp complete it or return calls. When he presented me with the "last" monthly invoice it put us 35% over the agreed estimate. I challenged Klepp on "how this could be" --- this is "way over the estimate". Klepp said he "knew nothing about the estimate...those estimates are just that -- they don't mean anything". When I reviewed in detail the hours billed, Klepp would not justify them. He said I was completely out of line and the only customer that ever challenged his invoices. I told them the painter billed 117 hours -- this could not be -- for 2 small rooms without walls --- only ceilings (9x12 and 10x16) and about 100 sf of fascia. I told him I painted my entire inside of my house in less than 40 hours. I told him that would mean the painter was working at our house 23+ days for 5 hours per day. There was only 2 days we saw the painter for 5 hours. Klepp said he didn't care and these 117 hours must have included other painting -- like the woodwork staining. I said I have a separate charge for that. Klepp then didn't pay a subcontractor for the new siding painting and the workman gave me the invoice to resolve directly. I also challenged the 3 framing workman charges. The 3 workman had punctual hours --- arrive 8.15am and depart at 4.15pm with an hour for lunch -- this is a 35 hour week. I was charged 120 hours (3 workers x 40 hours) for 3 straight weeks. Klepp said there must have been another worker those weeks that made up the extra 15 hours (exactly) for 3 straight weeks. I told him that was statistically impossible -- show me the timesheets --- of course he got angry and would not do that. Klepp didn't finish the project (stained gate on deck which was part of original estimate). Klepp said "they always find issues in Projects and 35% over is not bad"! Of course the extra invoice I paid and finishing the gate puts me 40% over estimate and 5 months late. AND, there are workmanship issues that he hasn't resolved. In addition, Klepp said I needed an entire new roof right away and gave me an "estimate". I got a real roofing company in and they said I had 5+ years left on the existing roof -- just a couple of minor repairs. Peter Haft - Posted 12/3/2015

Bryan Osteen, Apple Town Construction. We initiated major reconstruction for our kitchen (floors, ceiling, counters, appliances, and lighting) and interviewed multiple remodelers. Bryan Osteen’s price was significantly better, and we also believed his concept for completion was most sound. Bryan and his team completed the kitchen in four weeks (we haven’t heard of another project being completed so quickly) and his team did a superior job. Bryan has very high standards for the quality of work and is very actively and personally involved in the project. He has our highest recommendation. Greg and Kathy Newbold. Posted 1/29/2015

We would like to recommend Dwayne Plemmons and Troy Hopper of Green Ovations. They can do almost anything around your home. They have been working at a number of homes in Kenmure for the past eight years. Please see their website: www.gownc.com They built a beautiful stone water feature in our yard. They screened in our lower deck, painted inside and the complete exterior of our home and have done a number of handyman and landscaping landscaping jobs for us. We highly recommend Dwayne and Troy. We have found their charges to be most reasonable and they are very conscientious and meticulous about their work. Call Dwayne Plemmons mobile: 828-333-8193. John and Nancy Eskew. Posted 6/14/2014

Retaining Walls

Stone mason: Clint Morrow is the best! He constructed our stone walls 20 years ago and only needed some minor repairs after all that time. He also built a new wall for us a couple of years ago and it, too, will last the next 20. Margo Eld Posted 5/30/2013

Roofing

Advanced Roofing - We would like to recommend Dennis Williams, of Advanced Roofing.  He is a true professional, honest, dependable and trustworthy.  When rain interrupted his regular scheduled he texted and kept in touch and always made sure we knew when the work would be completed.  Dennis and his crew finished our roofing needs promptly and professionally; he took pictures, cleaned up after the job was finished, blew the deck, and painted siding where needed.  He is a true professional.  Call Dennis Williams, 828 458 0076 or 828 696 1779.  Al and Jeri Gonzalez - Posted 6/9/2017

Roof-Roof - If you need roof repair or replacement, I would strongly recommend that you call Roof-Roof for an estimate. We invited 6 firms for quotes, and chose Roof-Roof as they were professional and considerably less than the other firms. Because we live in Kenmure, quotes seem to be higher than they should be, but Roof-Roof quoted our roof as fairly as they quoted neighbors across the highway. Call Kel Baldwin at 864-915-9859 who is very knowledgeable and responsive. Kel’s crew was efficient, very careful regarding our plants, and cleaned up the whole area every evening. Kel appeared at the job site every day, and his crew worked diligently, even when he was not on site. We would definitely call Kel for our next project. Ken and LaVerne Hessinger (828) 697-4409. Posted 11/14/16

Bell Roofing Company - Danny Bell came out for a small job--inspect the roof and correct a few small issues. We contacted another contractor who did not return our calls (knowing it was a small job). Danny came out as scheduled, making a special trip to Kenmure for the job. The charge was reasonable. Danny Bell can be reached at 828-674-4911. Candice & Patrick McGinnis - Posted 7/27/2016

Bell Roofing Company - Danny Bell replaced our roof in 2011. He was the lowest bidder of three. His work and professionalism were outstanding. We could not have been happier with the job. They cleaned up well every day and were careful with our landscaping. About two years later we had a little leak at one of our skylights. Danny came right over and checked it out. He said his flashing was all intact but the window frame is getting old and that’s where the leak was coming from. I asked him what it would take to repair it. He said he caulked it and the other two skylights while he was up on the roof. No charge and no more leaks. You can reach Danny at 674-4911 or http://www.bellroofingwnc.com/home.html - Doug & Suzanne Moe - Posted 3/19/2016

J&B Roofing - I, too, used J&B Roofing for a small leak. J&B charged us quite a bit for a 15 minute job. Shortly after we noticed some water stains on the ceiling where the work was done. We called him and let him know about the issue. He said he would come over and check it out, but he never showed. For this reason I would not recommend this company. Alan Bush - 808-7505 - Posted 1/7/2016

J&B Roofing - I interviewed three roofers and J&B provided both a good price estimate and a thorough concept for the task. The work was completed on time and, in general, to a high standard. I have two problems with their work. First, the owner (who sold the contract) was very seldom on site. His crew is good and experienced, but the absence of supervision and follow through troubled me. Second, there was a roof leak after the work was completed. It may be that it couldn’t have been anticipated, but the follow-on work - although timely - was never completed (painting over the water spot on a ceiling). Consequently, we can’t give them our recommendation. Greg and Kathy Newbold. Posted 1/29/2015

Precision Construction, Licensed & Insured David Minugh 828 553-9457 He and his brother repaired our roof. Cleaned out the gutters while he was up on the roof! Courteous, prompt, no damage to landscaping. Work was still under our builders warranty, so not sure of pricing, but would definitely call him to bid any job. Larry Stewart. Posted 5/22/2014

I highly recommend James Young - Build Anything at 828-699-4809. He recently completed my roof in Feb, 2012 and and did an excellent job.  He is prompt, honest, reliable and reasonable in price.  He promised to finish the roof in 4 days and was right on time.  He can do both roof replacement and repair.  Ward Anderson 828-698-8152 Posted 2/20/2012

The Reid's have also used James @Build Anything for minor repairs and a roof inspection and have also been very impressed with his on time service. posted 2/26/2014

After getting a couple of bids we selected Guy Roofing (828-692-0303) because they are competitive and they have large crews to get the job done quickly. They had 8 roofers on our house and when they completed the job they cleaned everything up. And they have a supervisor on the job the entire time. They do it all. Very impressive.John Ely 133 Berry Creek Drive posted 02/03/2014

We just had our roof replaced by K & B Roofing. Not only was their price the lowest of four bids, but they did an excellent job and finished a little ahead of schedule. The were constantly cleaning up during the removal of the old roof. Their crew works as a team and have been together for five years. Call John Balken (Owner) at 828 243 7399. They also do power washing. The Gaskells. Posted 5/30/2013

Rug Cleaning

Septic Tank Inspection

Carolina Septic Solutions - We have been in Kenmure nearly 8 years. When we bought the house, the septic system was inspected and the tank pumped. It was time to have the system pumped again and we consulted our realtor, who recommended we contact the company that did the check and cleaning in 2009. Not only did the company still have the records of that service, the owner had the map of the field. The company, Carolina Septic Solutions, provided superb service. They arrived early to pump the tank, and were finished in under an hour, for a very reasonable charge.  The owner/operator is Jose Lopez.  828-696-337 We recommend the company without reservation - Greg and Kathy Newbold - Posted 6/6/2017

All About Plumbing and Septic - I recently had the need for a septic tank inspection.  I was somewhat apprehensive because of the location of the tank — 60 feet or so down a steep bank.  When we purchased the home 2 years ago, 2 different septic companies told us they didn’t have equipment powerful enough to pump out the tank for that vertical rise.  It was always on my mind as to what would we do if it needed to be pumped. I called All About Plumbing and Septic mainly based on the yellow page ad which had a photo of their truck.  It appeared to be new and well kept.  Tim Drennan from the company came and looked at the site and assured me they could do it.  They appeared as scheduled and pumped out the tank.  Their price was reasonable and competitive with what others estimated it would cost before deciding they couldn’t perform the work.   They are located in Hendersonville and can be called at 828-778-2423.  Tom Lenweaver - Posted 3/27/2017

Snow Removal

Carolina Landscape Management - Carson Stuckey - cell # 828-606-4290 Carson has done excellent landscape work for Susan and I for almost three years. Wayne Orchard Posted 2/24/2015

Gary Steiner - 828-243-7492 Gary has done excellent home repair work for us, and he advises that he does clearing of snow from driveways and walkways using a blower and shovels. Kathy Newbold Posted 2/24/2015

Stone Masons

We would also like to recommend Rock Work by Clint Morrow. Clint and his son just completed replacing our front walk and did an excellent job. Clint has been working in Kenmure for over twenty years and has garnered an excellent reputation. His pricing was very reasonable and his work is exceptional. Call Clint at 828-692-0324 John and Nancy Eskew posted June 2014

Stump Grinding

Stump Grinding: Ronnie Garren, LLC 828 697-7948 Promptly returns phone messages ( even while on vacation). Will do the work when he comes out for the estimate. Great work, great price, great job. Recommend by Larry Stewart. Posted 5/22/2014

TV Satellite companies

DISH Satellite - After reviewing the DISH TV satellite website, I telephoned to ask questions re: their packages and pricing.  Following negotiations, we agreed on their 190 channel package with lifetime HD, no recorder, no installation costs, for 4 TVs for $47.39 with a 2 year price guarantee. Three days later all equipment was installed and while demonstrating the remote, the installer mentioned that since I only had the “flex” package with no local channels, I might want to upgrade my selection.  I explained I had contracted for the 190 channel package.  He was not surprised but called the DISH offices, and we (on speakerphone) were transferred several times to other departments, and finally to the Office of the President.  The woman who then spoke with me firmly offered me three alternatives: (1) Keep the very limited flex package at $47.39; (2) upgrade to the 190 channel package I preferred and pay $54.99 for the first year and $74.14 for the second year (higher prices and no 2 year price guarantee); or (3) pay a $480 early termination fee to cancel the contract. I’m speaking with an attorney re: this obvious “bait and switch”.  Reference N.C. Gen. Stat. §25A-39   Dianne Janis - Posted 1/26/2017

UPDATE - A letter of complaint was filed with the State of North Carolina, Department of Justice, Consumer Protection Department.  A telephone call from a DISH employee today has confirmed that, after listening to the recording of the original marketing call, all charges have been waived and my account has been closed with no balance due - Posted 2/12/2017

Tree Services

Kilpatrick Tree Service and Landscaping We would like to recommend Aaron Kilpatrick - 828-691-7480 - Aaron arrives when he says he will, does excellent work, and believes in being on site to participate in the work and supervise his workers. He has deliberately kept his employee number small (6) so that this is possible. That may mean a few week wait until he is available, but he is worth it. Aaron is familiar with the KPOA tree rules, and has helped us with them several times. He does ordinary maintenance, as well as construction of retaining walks, garden areas, etc - His prices are competitive, and, more importantly, he is respectful of budgets - Susan Kasper and Joe Pucilowski - Posted 6/27/2016

Gerald Benson Tree Service Gerald Benson and his assistant removed 5 trees from my property (deceased trees and trees disturbing my septic drain lines). Took 2 days, they did a great job at a reasonable price. Highly recommended - phone 828-329-6266 - Submitted by Vivian Adams - Posted 3/10/2016

Jessie's Landscaping and Tree Service. We enthusiastically recommend Jessie Burns for tree removal and lot remediation. Over the past 3 years, Jessie has done 3 separate jobs for us. Two jobs involved removing brush and trees from our property. Recently (February 2016), he removed 4 trees over 60' tall with no damage to surrounding plants. He also chipped most of the wood and hauled away the remainder. His prices are reasonable. Wayne Orchard, 828-693-3851 - Posted 2/15/2016

Trees are Bill Gilliland’s specialty. We have found him to have expertise in selecting new trees for landscaping, tree trimming, and tree removal. His work crew is courteous and does an excellent job of cleaning-up when they are finished. It is reassuring to know that Bill’s Tree and Landscaping is bonded for any accidents that might occur on the property. Please feel free to call us at our home if you would like more specifics. Cherry & Louis Meier - posted 2/18/2015

We highly recommend Bill Gilliland of Bill’s Tree and Landscaping (828-692-9251 ). Over the years, we have had Bill do tree removal and tree maintenance services (including treatment of damaged and diseased trees) for us. We have always been pleased with Bill’s expertise and professionalism and have found him to be careful, meticulous, and thorough. He has helped us with landscaping projects, including procuring and planting of ornamental specimens, mulching and landscape maintenance, and, most recently, the construction of retaining and terracing walls in the landscape (with which we could not be happier). In all of these projects and services, we have found Bill to be extremely knowledgeable and professional. We value his professional guidance and expertise and he is very easy to work with. We have always found him to be fair, reasonable (price-wise), reliable, accommodating and, perhaps most importantly, honest. Sam Ritter and Rebecca Snider - posted 2/7/2015 phone # corrected 7/11/2015

I would like to recommend Andy Demirjian of Stone Mountain Arborists for specialized tree care, removal and pruning. Andy is a very thoughtful certified arborist who does clean, professional and on-time work. He can be contacted at 828-699-0563 Recommended by Ron Reid 6/3/2013

We used Morgan Tree Service in early October 2013 and found them to be very competent and prompt in felling a very large oak that could not be reached by a crane. reommended by Greg Newbold posted 10/7/2013

This week (Jan 2013) I had tree work done and would heartily recommend Andy Gordon, owner of Andy’s Tree Service. Tele: 707-5192 or 697-0231 (Zirconia) His work was excellent, his demeanor professional and courteous, and his prices exceptionally reasonable. Dianne Janis 828.698.1212 - DianneJ21@aol.com posted 1/28/2013

Upholsterer

John Moore I also have used John Moore and he did a beautiful job reupholstering my kitchen chairs at a very reasonable price with a short turnaround time. Call 828-676-0014 or Email - Ruth Klug - Posted 6/2/2017

John Moore Based on John and Nancy’s recommendation of John Moore, I called him to reupholster two living room chairs. He did such a great job, I had him do another chair, 2 cushions, and 4 pillows. I’ve had three people ask for his name that saw his work on my living room chairs. I would highly recommend John Moore, 343 Scarlet Tanager Ct, Arden, NC 28704 - 828-676-0014 - Beth Stiers 828-551-4773 - Posted 2/8/2016

Kilpatrick & Sons Upholstery Company - For any kind of re-upholstery work whatever you do do not use Kilpatrick & Sons Upholstery Company in Hendersonville. Should you use them expect poor work and very long delays - John Ely (828)692-8237 - Posted 1/2/2016

John Moore We would like to recommend John Moore for any upholstery work that you need to have done. We had six dinning room chairs that we wanted to have reupholstered. Not seeing upholsters on our Kenmure services site we obtained estimates from two of the most well known upholsters in the area and from John who is a retired engineer and started doing upholstery as a hobby. We happened to meet John at Foam and Fabric while shopping for material. John provided the lowest estimate and did an excellent job at a most reasonable cost. These chairs are full upholstered, with the two end chairs with upholstered arms, so he has the skill and equipment do do most anything. John will pick up and deliver also. John Moore, 343 Scarlet Tanager Ct, Arden, NC 28704 (828)676-0014 You are welcome to come by and see our chairs if you would like. John and Nancy Eskew (828)693-0303 Posted 3/11/2015

Water Leak Sensing/Control
We built a new home in Kenmure and after three months we woke up one morning to the sound of running water. The plumbing under the sink downstairs failed and we had hundreds of gallons of water downstairs. we have installed a product called FloodStopper. The FloodStopper System is a high-tech water leak detection system that provides 24x7 protection against flooding due to internal plumbing failures and accidental overflows by automatically shutting-off the water supply instantly upon detection of a leak. We now sleep at night, go to work and go on vacation knowing our home is protected from water damage. For further information call SmartSensor Technologies Southeast at 828-697-3213 located in East Flat Rock and also visit the web site www.smartsensortechnologies.com. Recommended by Mac & Susan Varnadore at 272 Red Maple Drive.

Window Decorations

would like to recommend Brenda Naumann Window Fashions and Design. Brenda does professional interior design and high end soft furnishings (window treatments, drapery rods, blinds, cushions, slipcovers, bedding, and upholstery). Her website is www.brendasinteriorfashions.com and her telephone number is (828) 692-8257. She has done draperies for the Historic Flat Rock Tour of Homes. She has an incredible eye for color, design and fabrics. She fabricated window treatments for my two houses in Kenmure and did a beautiful job. She is easy to work with and can meet deadlines. Gail Rockey, 273 Chatsworth Court posted 9/19/2013

Windows

Window Cleaning

A Better View Window Washing - We called every recommended window washer and wasted months until we called Perry Ringlein. In the initial call, he told me when he would be available, and called a few days prior to confirm. He arrived on the dot of 8:30 as he said he would. He did a great job, inside and out, and even climbed on the roof to wash the skylights. All that, and his price was significantly cheaper than the other quotes. I wish he had been listed first and saved me many calls, missed appointments, etc. He can be reached at 828-243-7690 - Susan Kasper _ Posted 10/5/2016

Window Insight - We have about 50 windows, a mix of ground/deck level and second story ladder work (about 20). Window Insight (owner Rodney Melton 828-779-9274) quoted about $500 (with 3 workers in one afternoon). Part of the cost must be travel time between his Asheville address and Kenmure. (We chose not to proceed and reimbursed Mr. Melton for his spent time.)- Stan Christman Posted 6/9/2015

Scotts Crystal Clear Window 693-7364 - I would like to recommend a company that I used today to wash windows. The name of the company is Window Insight and the owner is Rodney Melton. Rodney is able to wash high windows both inside and out and does a wonderful job. I also found him reasonable in price. The phone number for Window Insight is 828-779-9274. You can view his website on the Internet. Carol Cleveland 697-8828 posted 9/19/2013

Window Glass

Glass Doctor  - After trying to use three other glass installers to solve a complex problem with a window in our home, I finally turned to Glass Doctor.  I could not have been more pleased.  Glass Doctor's office manager -- Lisa -- was professional, friendly, and prompt.  The estimator and installer was DJ Cain (also manager), and he was a pleasure to work with.  They are quick, reasonably priced, and very, very good at what they do.  Glass Doctor also installs auto glass - Call 828 288-0176 - Greg Newbold - Posted 3/23/2017

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