Ken Larsen's website - Contractors recommended by neighbors and friends


Category Recommendation(s) Date Made by
Appliance repair Tommy Crittenton 336-703-8730
November 5, 2018 Floyd Spell (had a medical emergency - recommends Tommy as his backup)
Appliance repair Floyd Spell of A&S Appliance Repair & Service
June 2018 Rick Fahrer (Nov 5, 2018):  "Floyd Spell is currently not working due to a medical emergency."
Appliance repair (refrigerator) Appliance Docktor 919-383-0557 June 2018 Robin Butler
Appliance repair YouTube November 9, 2018
Zoltan Ring:  Your best bet would be to google your washing machine model with symptoms on Youtube. The Appliance Pros have most excellent videos.  I repaired both washer and dryer following their instructions.
Auto repair Elite Auto Body May 4, 2018 Ken Larsen:  They did a fantastic job repairing my car after it got hit from behind.
Auto repair Auto Logic pre-2018 Boykin Bell:  Auto Logic specializes in imports.
Auto repair Al's Garage pre-2018 Boykin Bell
Bathroom remodeling Dave Schroeder 919-696-6301 March 2018 Alice Carlton (friend of Ken Larsen)
Bathroom, kitchen remodeling J.B. Buckley Construction 2018 May and Cotton Bryan
Bathroom, kitchen remodeling Bill Cederberg 2018 Lives in Briarcliff
Chimney sweep and repair Chimneys Plus January 31, 2019 M Dexter
Computers Intrex 2013 Ken Larsen
Concrete Concrete & Paving Partners - Mike Capps 2014  
Duct Cleaning DUCTZ 2013 Ken Larsen
Electrician Lynn Carter and her son,
November 29, 2018 Michele Fletcher: Lynn Carter has done electrical work for us for years and we’ve been pleased. Her son now works with her.
Electrician Mike Kajcienski 919-201-2041 November 29, 2018 Michele Fletcher
Electrician TLR Electric January 24, 2017 Charlotte M
Electrician John Bauer <> October 24, 2018 Ty Hainsworth:  John Bauer lives at 601 Longleaf in our Briarcliff neighborhood.
Foundation repair Cornerstone Foundation Repair and Waterproofing March 2018  
Flooring Moon's Flooring in Mebane Feb 3, 2019 Mani Dexter:  Moon's flooring did some repairs for me and was able to match the repaired places with the existing flooring incredibly well.
French drains Landscape Logic Sept 17, 2018 Michele Rivkin-Fish
Gutter cleaning A-1 Gutter cleaning 919-929-0052 Feb 14, 2019 Erica Sparkenbaugh (on Emory Drive)
Gutter and roof cleaning Lewis Dailey cell: 252-532-8037 Feb 14, 2019 Rick Fahrer:  He has quite a few Colony Woods and Briarcliff customers.
Handyman John Bauer 919-923-6355 (lives at 601 Longleaf) April 2018 Ben Brown and others
Clif Crandell: 919-597-9726
Dave Kasper: 919-225-5449
August 26, 2018 Michele Zembrow
Handyman Alfredo Balderas 919-636-1447
August 27, 2018

Alice Glover:  "I’m passing along Alfredo Balderas’s contact information.  He is experienced (29 years) and has great recommendations and can do just about anything except:  roofing and plumbing. 

ALSO – is able to do outside work as well – landscaping, etc."

HVAC Alternative Aire out of Durham 2018 Sha Shabin (August 8, 2018)
Boykin Bell (October 24, 2018)
HVAC Boer Brothers October 24, 2018 Boykin Bell, Volker Mueller
HVAC Happy Home Heating & Cooling
Service dept:  919-383-0158
October 17, 2018 Ken Larsen:  This company used to be Comfort Engineers, Inc.  They replaced my furnace and A/C in August of 2015.  They've been running fine ever since.  In October of 2018 I signed up for their annual service - $ 217.37/year.
HVAC Wake Heating & Air August 2018 Rick Fahrer
HVAC All Weather Heating & Cooling June 30, 2018 Linda Mews
HVAC BEAMCo II (Phillip and Andy) 919-724-8304 December 25, 2018 Marion Schoenbach
Internet, TV, phone provider AT&T August 21, 2018 Robin Hennessey Butler:  "We switched to AT&T/Direct TV a few years ago and have never looked back.  The internet fiber is faster and supports more people online at the same time without disruption."
Internet, TV, phone provider AT&T for fiber internet
BasicTalk for landline (phone)
August 24, 2018 Kim Manturuk: "We pay $90/mo. for fiber internet from AT&T. We pay $10/mo. for a landline through Basic Talk. We do not pay for television service." 
Internet, TV, phone provider Spectrum September 2018 Ken Larsen:  I'm happy with all the services provided by Spectrum, but not their price.  Currently I'm paying $ 193/month.  [details]
Landscaping Poteat Landscaping 2016 Terry Crook
Painting (house) Morgan Paint Co. 919-967-3327 July 2018 Joseph Morgan
Plumbing Brad Johnson Plumbing
November 9, 2018 Ken Larsen:  This company is working on a major sewer line repair at the house at the SW corner of Willow and LongLeaf.  I will document this story more fully on another web page.
Plumber John Pertschi 919-291-5071 January 31, 2019 Wes Dain
Plumber Sparrow & Sons 2008 Ken Larsen
Plumber Steve's Pumbing and Septic 2011 B. H.
Plumber Carrboro Plumbing 2010 S. T.
Plumber Whaley Brothers pre-2018 Terry C
Power generator for a house E&W Electric in Hillsborough  919-245-0200 October 13, 2018 John Morrison (friend of Ken Larsen):  "The generator they installed sends a notice to your phone when it goes on and also when it needs maintenance."  John lives in Chapel Hill's Coker Hills West neighborhood.  They've had quite a number of power outages, and John is glad he had a generator installed.
Roofing and gutters Consolidated Building Systems February 10, 2017 Charlotte M
Tree work Treeist November 26, 2018 Michele Fletcher: "They have taken down several trees, trimmed others and gotten rid of a host of invasive vines, including Chinese wisteria. Extremely professional and good prices."

Amy Lewis
Tree work Brad Haus 919-830-1889 November 26, 2018  
Virginia Tompkins:  "Local guy. Grew up in Chapel Hill/Carrboro. Lives in Carrboro.  He has done work for us several times---big trees and random limbs and branches that needed it, ground out the stumps. Does a really good job. Does what he says he will, when he says he will. Cleans up after he's done. Highly recommend him."
Tree work Bruce Paden, the Arborist April 9, 2011 Charles Humble
Tree work Bill Gaddy pre-2018  
Water Heater replacement Your Man Friday November 11, 2018 Michele Zembrow:  Norman from Your Man Friday replaced my water heater in 2012.  He was prompt, reliable, and was recommended by Weaver Street Realty folks.
Water Heater replacement John Bauer 919-923-6355 (lives at 601 Longleaf) November 11, 2018 Ty Hainsworth:  John Bauer is also a very good option for plumbing.  He replaced our water heater for a very reasonable cost.  He purchased it from Lowes for us and passed along his 5% discount.





If you need a major renovation, you'll need a building permit.  [Town of Chapel Hill residential building permit process]


To get a building permit, you'll need a licensed general contractor.  [North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors]



Ken Larsen's home page