Month: June 2018

100 Top Contractors! and more

You’ve decided to do some renovations on your home to better suit your needs, as well as add some extra value to possibly your largest investment.  Congratulations! It can feel like moving mountains to just commit to such a task, but now where do you start? Who do you call? Let me help you.

Do you live in Stapleton or the Greater Denver Area?  If so, you’re in luck! As property management/real estate experts, running into maintenance challenges is part of our daily routine.  With that being said, we need reliable vendors that we can trust to get the job(s) done. We have compiled a list of our favorite vendors and combined it with vendors that many of our neighbors have recommended, because face it, it pays to have a limited variety in case you need a back-up or a second opinion.  Now, I mention limited, because when you Google for a recommendation, you will have a list that may stretch beyond your bandwidth and having just a few highly recommended choices will make getting started with your project much easier.

Our list doesn’t just end at plumbers and contractors!  We have expanded our list to almost anything you may need to hire for when it comes to your home.  Not finding a certain category? Sorry, we probably haven’t found the right recommendation yet, but don’t fret.  The current recommendations are below, but the download you will find HERE will be updated as we find new awesome people to send your way.

Happy homes make happy hearts!

 


100 Top Contractors!

 

HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning)

  •  Unique Heating and Cooling: 720-338-0902
  •  SS3 Mechanical LLC: 720-979-4268

Plumbing

  •  Squeaks: 303-280-5765
  • JD’s Plumbing and Heating: 720-491-3644
  • Mr. Plumber: 303-523-6652
  • Plumbing Services: 303-436-2525

Sewer

  • Colorado Sewer: 303-699-1400
  • DL Services: 720-998-1166
  • WIN Home Inspection: 720-470-8948

Appliance Repair

  • Complete Appliance: 720-549-9574
  • Herrera’s Appliance Sales and Service: 303-989-3047
  • Jensen Appliance: 303-988-9159

Basement Finishing

  • Weikel Building Co: 720-771-4690
  • Urban Renovators: ricardocordova.h@gmail.com
  • ElkStone  Basement Finish: 303-656-9006
  • Diane Gordon Design LLC: 303-594-2854

Professional Engineers

  • DL Engineering: 720-440-9450
  • McGourty Engineering: 303-691-2069

Interior Remodeling

  • Eppie  House Remodeling: 303-990-6509
  • Diane Gordon Design LLC: 303-594-2854
  • Morris Flooring: 303-225-7169
  •  3 Week Kitchens: 303-393-1053

Lawn & Sprinkler Maintenance

  • Showcase: 303-289-6821
  • Clean Cut: 303-321-1479
  • Schaefer Lawn Sprinklers: 303-935-6056
  • AJ LaRue Landscape: 619-997-6120

Arborists

  •  J & J Tree Care: 303-753-0029
  • Ross Tree Company: 303-871-9121

Landscape Design and Build

Stucco

  • V.A.M.P Mike Sweating:303-325-5212

Fireplace Repair and Chimney Sweeps

  • Chimney Sweep of America: 303-973-7376

Windows

Window Glass Repair

  • Jet Glass:720-440-9928

Window Screen Repair

  • True Value Hardware:303-393-0073
  • Lifetime Windows and Siding:303-523-7871

Shutters and Shades

Interior Design

Mold/Asbestos Abatement

  • Paul Davis Restoration: 303-322-3328

Flood Response

  • Paul Davis Restoration:303-322-3328

Window Cleaners

  • Lighthouse Window Cleaning: 303-377-2207

Painters

  • Marcelo Generi: 303-807-0164
  • Bill Carson: 303-587-7538
  • The Color Lab (murals): 720-289-5225

Fences

  • Affordable Fence Co: 720-309-2459
  • Denver Fence Guys: 720-203-0550

Gutters

  •  Rocky Mountain Window and Gutter Cleaning: 720-612-0966
  • AAA Seamless Gutters: 303-286-0222

Solar Power

  • Namaste: 303-447-0300
  • CAM Solar Colorado: 720-729-8777
  • Solar City: 855-860-7652

Garage Door Repair/Replacement

  • Ankmar: 303-542-6199
  • OneClearChoiceGarageDoors: 303-565-6409
  • AfterHoursGarageDoors: 720-755-9518
  • Efficiency Garage Doors: 303-759-3437
  • Accent Garage Doors: 303-653-1841

Pest Control

  • BeeLine: 720-863-6676
  • Edge Pest Control: 303-935-3343
  • Armor: 720-263-4444
  • EcoShield: 970-445-1150
  • Bee Smart Pest Control: 720-937-0527

Roofers

Radon Mitigation

  • MicroClean Air Solutions: 303-906-8915
  • S.W.A.T Environmental: 1-800-No-Radon

House Cleaners

  •  Stapleton Home Services: 303-320-1297
  •  Rosie Rooters Cleaning: 720-281-3675
  • Scout Cleaning: 303-292-0115

Carpet Cleaning

  • Stapleton Carpet Cleaning: 720-822-9311
  • SteamKing: 303-875-3972
  • Bear Steam Cleaning: 303-431-2704

Carpet Replacement

Dryer Vent and Duct Cleaning

  • Delintz Air Duct-Dryer Vent Cleaning: 303-655-0600
  • Monster Vac: 303-277-0140

Handymen

  • House Doctors Handyman: 303-321-2535
  • Daniel Hillman: 303-863-2124
  • KLO Handyman: 720-507-1492
  • That Stapleton Handyman: 970-846-7041

Security Systems

Home Organizers

Personal Shoppers

  • Stylish Sparrow: 303-907-1101
  • Michelle Bishop Styling: 303-868-9590
  • June Ruby: 303-880-2965

Closets

  •  Closet Factory: 720-233-1479
  •  Closets by Design: 303-902-0185

Travel Agents

Furniture/Party Rentals

  •   Wright Group Event Services: 303-399-9949
  •   Butler Rents: 303-388-5971

Photographers

 


Brought to you by Sondra Lockett-Cameron, Marketing Coordinator for TJC Real Estate and Management Services.  

TJC Real Estate & Management Services• 303.324.6988 • info@tjcrealestate.com

Your Neighborhood Realtors® Since 2005

© 2018

Splish Splash Vol.III

SUMMER TIME….it’s a state of mind.  Being wild and free, relaxing in the sun, lemonade and bbqs, splashing in the pool.  

Well, it is that time of year again!

All of us here at TJC Real Estate and Management Services have been waiting anxiously for the last freeze to pass and the board shorts and tankinis to come out.  Pool season is upon us and whether you live in Stapleton, or the greater Denver area, you live in a great place to be for the summer! Not only do we get over 300 days of sunshine per year and have tons of great biking and hiking trails, but we also have a plethora of outdoor public pools to make a splash.  Let’s dig out our goggles, flip flops and floaties, it’s almost time for that first canon ball of the season. Denver Parks and Recreation alone service 16 outdoor pools that will open on June 4th and Stapleton, which is by our home office, manages 6 outdoor pools that will open at 12 PM on Saturday, May 26th.  

Stapleton Pools

Whether you own or rent in Stapleton, one of the perks of living in this awesome community is the resident membership to one of our six pools.  The fee for each pass is only $20 for the season. For Non-Residents, you can still enjoy the Stapleton facilities for a daily entrance fee. For more information on fees and schedules, visit the Stapleton MCA website at www.StapletonCommunity.com.   You can also pick up this season’s pool schedule magnet that features the Family Nights at your choice Stapleton pool or at our office located in the 29th Avenue Town Center!

A few quick notes to remember about our pools:

  • You can BYOB – alcohol is permitted, but remember, NO GLASS.
  • Be prepared for random closures:
    • Summer’s storms can lead to short closures and delays, but keep in mind the weather changes can be fast and furious in Colorado  — if you can wait out a weather closure you may end up with the entire pool to yourself.
    • It’s not a Baby Ruth® – when you pile hundreds of kids into a pool, the swim diaper mishap is bound to happen every now and then.
    • Glass violators – see first bullet point above.  Don’t be the guy who closes down the pool because you had to have your Corona® bottle with a lime, but you dropped it while adjusting your…sunglasses.
    • Pool Parties are a great way to celebrate! You can reserve the pools for your own private parties (for a fee).  I have been to birthday parties and fundraisers at many of the pools and they are always an excellent setting for your summer soiree.

Which pool is right for you?  Each pool brings its own unique attributes, but here is a little breakdown of some of the benefits of each:

  • Aviator – the original, like Coors®, the Banquet Beer, is still a classic.  With dedicated swim lanes, a generous kid area, and nice shade spots, this pool is a favorite of Stapleton residents old and new.  It can get packed on the major holidays (Memorial Day, 4th of July, etc.).
  • Puddle Jumper (aka the “Nanny Pool”) – excellent water features for the kids, no swim lanes, and a cool sandbox feature make this a pool of choice for nannies to while away the summer days.  Coincidently, the pool seems to be a favorite for dads who are taking the kids to the pool on their days off. Hmmm.
  • F15 – let’s hear it for the East-side.  Located on a huge parcel of land, this pool is excellent for parties, barbeques, and volleyball games.  I have found that it is sometimes a little quieter, but I think that could be changing as all the new Bluff Lake residents start discovering its charms.
  • Jet Stream – another pool with dedicated swim lanes, this pool serves as the refuge for the old-north-siders.  With the arrival of Conservatory Green, I’m not sure we can call it the north-side any more. The crowd here may be a little younger than you will find at Aviator, and may feel more intimate and hip.
  • Runway 35 Pool – the home of future Olympians. This pool is designed with a focus on competitive swimming.
  • Maverick Pool – the home of future leisure seekers.  Designed as a family friendly pool this pool will have some great places to play, relax and soak in the Colorado sun.

Denver Public Pools

Denver Parks and Recreation offer numerous aquatic activities for kids and adults of all ages and abilities at their 16 outdoor and 13 indoor pools.  Fun in the sun includes open swim times, lap swim, aqua fitness classes, swim lessons and private instruction.  You can obtain admission by having an annual membership, pay a daily fee, purchasing a season pool pass or having a My Denver Card (available free to Denver kids ages 5-18).  For more information on fees and schedules, you can visit the following website: Denver Rec Centers Outdoor Pool Information.

A few quick notes to remember about Denver public pools:

  • NO ALCOHOL at any facility.
  • Food is permitted in designated areas, but please, NO GLASS.  Of course, no food or beverage allowed in the pools at any time.
  • As above, the pool closures can happen such as summer storms and/or the random Baby Ruth® incident.

A few fun things to mention about the different Denver Pools:

  • Many indoor pools such as Central Park and Montclair have the 0 – 3 feet feature with an indoor water playground for those not ready to give up their water wings yet.  
  • La Alma has undergone a recent renovation with an addition of a lazy river, diving board and a great slide.
  • Outdoor water playgrounds are a big hit for kids of all ages and can be found at Barnum, Globeville and Mestizo pools.

 

More Outdoor Water Fun!

Below are some more options for outdoor water fun on the Front Range.  Don’t forget about the swim teams, paddle boarding, kayaking, white water rafting, water parks and natural springs.  We might live in a land bound state, but we have water!

Brighton Oasis Water Park

Boulder Resevoir

Chatfield Resevoir

Cherry Creek Resevoir

Eldorado Natural Spring Pool

Pirates Cove Aquatic Park

Splash at Fossil Trace

 

A couple extra tips…wear your sunscreen, put your phone in a waterproof bag, hold onto your sunglasses and wait to enter the water until 30 minutes after you’ve eaten. There you go….get ready to dive in!  

 

Brought to you by Sondra Lockett-Cameron, Marketing Coordinator for TJC Real Estate and Management Services.  Thanks to Jeff Stahlhut for many of the clever pool descriptions.

TJC Real Estate & Management Services • 303.324.6988 • info@tjcrealestate.com

Your Neighborhood Realtors® Since 2005

© 2018