Concierge List

This list of service providers have our recommedations.  We have either had positive experiences with them directly, or they are recommended to us from sources we know and trust.  Watson Realty and Frank & Gloria Plesko are not connected with these individual companies or any of their employees, and accept no liability should you use them.  Watson Realty & Frank & Gloria Plesko recommend that you interview at least (3) different companies before making selections on service providers of any type, and ask them lots of questions before choosing a vendor or contractor.  With that said, here you go!

Mortgage Lenders:

Guaranteed Rate Affinity - Denise Pantaleon
400 S. Park Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789
Ofc: 407-563-4120
Cell: 321-278-4656
email:   Denise.Pantaleon@grarate.com 
web:      https://people.grarate.com/denise-pantaleon-368654 
Note:  Denise is our #1 preferred lender, serving our clientele, our friends, and who provided financing for our daughter's purchase of her first home in 2020.  She is our "go to" lender of choice!

Waterstone Mortgage - Eric Cotter
2699 Lee Rd., Ste. 600
Winter Park, FL 32789
Direct: 407-645-6320
email: ECotter@WaterstoneMortgage.com
web: https://WaterstoneMortgage.com/Home

The Mortgage Firm - Laura Meyers
921 Douglas Ave., Ste. 200
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Cell: 407-889-4321
email: laura@laurameyers.net
web: http://www.laurameyers.net/Home


Home Inspection Companies:

Milocox Properties, Inc.
Home Inspections - Michael K. Cox
4863 Spring Run Ave.
Orlando, FL 32835
Cell: 407-928-5325
email: mcox117@cfl.rr.com 
web: https://www.homeadvisor.com/rated.milocoxpropertiesinc.3413935.html
Note:  Mike is our #1 home inspector, serving our clientele, and our daughter when she purchased her first home in 2020.

Certified Building Inspectors (CBI)
160 Circle Dr.
Maitland, FL 32751
Ofc: 407-628-4405
email: info@yourcbi.com
web: https://www.yourcbi.com/


Hazard Insurance Policy (Insurance for your home)


Farmers Insurance - Sally Bradley
6001 Brick Ct., Ste. 109
Winter Park, FL 32792
Ofc: 407-559-6101
email: sbradley@farmersagent.com 
web: https://agents.farmers.com/fl/winter-park/sally-bradley?SourceID=AMPALFGMAG&utm_source=GMB&utm_medium=Local 
Note:  In 2021, I just changed by home hazard policy & auto policy to Farmers.  Saving $1,100 over the next 12-months.

Florida Insurance Concepts, LLC - Linda Bozica
1648 SE Port St Lucie Blvd.
Port St Lucie, FL 34952
Ph: 772-398-0466
email: info@flinsconcepts.com
web: http://www.flinsconcepts.com/
Note:  This insurance company is part of the "Watson family of services"


Remodeling ** Handyman Services ** Painting

D&S Custom Renovations - Dave Figueroa
2485 Grand Poplar St.
Ocoee, FL 34761
Cell: 407-463-3387
email: dscustomren@gmail.com
YouTube: https://youtu.be/K6XzAAnN1tk
Note:  Dave prepares many of our properties for the market.  We've sold 100% of the homes that Dave helped to prepare going back many years.  He is our "go to guy" for painting, handyman-type repairs, and remodeling projects.  Don't judge him by that little youtube video or the lack of a web site.  He stays busy due to referrals from many satisfied customers!  He did extensive work to our daughters home, and he is worth waiting for if you have any major home renovations or remodeling projects.  His work is first class!


HVAC (air conditioning) Contractors:


Rickvanaire
Ivan Martinez, owner
Ph: 407-925-1076
email: rickvanaire@gmail.com
Note:  Ivan is a former customer, and has personally serviced all air conditioners I've ever had, from any homes I've owned. He also did commercial work for a Watson office I operated in Winter Park several years ago.  He's my #1, I-only-refer-to-him A/C man!


Plumbing Companies:


Pete's Plumbing
807 E. Washington St.
Orlando, FL 32801
Ph: 407-437-4226
email: petesplumbingfl@gmail.com

Shamrock Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Inc.
4625 Old Winter Garden Rd., Unit A7
Orlando, FL 32811
Ph: 407-734-0870
web: https://www.shamrockplumbingfl.com/contact-shamrock-plumbing/
Note:  I recommend Shamrock Plumbing for re-plumbs.  They do a nice job, and have a contractor that comes in behind them, patching, texturing and re-painting walls where pipes were inserted.


Electricians:


Palmer Electric - Winter Park office
875 Jackson Ave., Suite 100
Winter Park, FL 32789
Ph: 407-646-8700
web: https://www.palmer-electric.com/

Prestige Electric
7423 South Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32809
Ph: 407-859-3400
web: http://www.prestigeelectric.net/


Septic Servicing:


Brownies Septic & Plumbing
4949 North Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32810
Ph: 321-209-6998
web: https://www.plumbingservicesorlandofl.com/contact_us.html

Total Enviro Services, Inc.
3003 40th St.
Orlando, FL 32839
Ph: 407-841-0400
web: https://www.totalseptic.com/


Roofing Contractors

Davis Roofing & Restoration - Lance Comer (sales, job estimator, job coordinator)
1446 9th St.
Winter Garden, FL 34787
ofc: 407-436-4587
cell: 321-525-0195
web: https://davisroofingandrestoration.com/
note:  This general contractor is located in Winter Garden, and has done several re-roofs for our clients.  Lance, their job estimator and coordinator offers exceptional service and communication.  Their crews work fast and do a great job.  This is my "go-to roofer" for repairs and re-roof jobs.

TEC The Exerior Company - William Kelley (Central Fla. project manager)
311 Harrisburg Ave.
Lancaster, PA  17603 (headquarters in PA)
cell: 855-766-3264
email: william.kelley@tecroofs.com
web: www.tecroofs.com 
note:  This roofer was recently chosen by one of our sellers, and they did a nice job.  Sellers chose this roofer based upon price, but the quality of installation was also very good.


Screen Enclosure Companies:

CF Outdoor, LLC - Icaro Linhares (agent for company)
6440 Metrowest Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32835
Cell: 407-715-8008
note:  This company detached a pool screen enclosure for a selling client when they had a new roof installed, then reattached when the new roof was completed.  They added screening at that time.  I believe they do a full spectrum of screen enclosure services and other outdoor services.  The quality of the work was good, and timely.


Flooring Companies:

Empire Today
Ph: 800-588-2300
web: https://www.empiretoday.com/

Flooring America - Ocoee
10897 W. Colonial Dr.
Ocoee, FL 34761
Ph: 407-720-8311
web: https://www.flooringamericaocoee.com/


Carpet & Tile Floor Cleaning

Bestway Care Carpet Cleaning
872 Duncan Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34744
Cell: 321-228-4739
Ofc: 407-854-5331
web: https://www.bestwaycare.com/
Note:  They cleaned a client's carpeting earlier in 2021, and did a very good job.  Reasonable prices.  Our property management dept. also uses this vendor.


Lawn Care (chemicals, pest control):


Dr. Jacks
130 N. John Young Pkwy.
Orlando, FL 32805
Ph: 407-422-3641
web: https://www.drjacks.net/
Note:  Be sure to tell them you are referred by Frank & Gloria Plesko, at 3416 Meadow Breeze Loop, Ocoee FL 34761.  We get a slight discount on a monthly service.  This is the ONLY company we would ever use, as others can ruin your lawn!  They have taken care of all the homes we have owned, and are simply the best!!


Lawn care (routine lawn cutting, edging, yard clean-ups, etc.)

Savoy Lawn Care - Joseph Savoy
5171 Log Wagon Rd.
Ocoee, FL 34761
Ph: 518-860-9262
email: savoylawncare407@gmail.com 
Note:  Primarily serves north Ocoee area (north of SR 50).  

Emerald Lawns - Marty Searles
1125 Cross Country Rd.
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Ph: 407-468-2781
email: emeraldlawns@aol.com


Landscape Maintenance (cutting, landscape installation, yard clean-ups, irrigation repairs)

Matias Landscaping - Emanual Matias
701 Brightview Dr.
Apopka, FL 32712
cell: 407-579-8433
Note:  Manny has done extensive work for my clients, myself and my daughter.  I highly recommend him for landscape installation, irrigation repairs, and landscape maintenance.


Cleaning companies:

DanCorp Cleaning Solutions, LLC
Kimberly L. Daniels
Ph: 352-901-3676
email: Dancorpcleaningsolutions@yahoo.com
web: https://dancorpcleaningsolutions.com/
Note:  This is a former customer of mine.  Kim and her team do an outstanding job of cleaning, and their prices are very reasonable.  Check our her web site and photos of her work.  She is my ONLY go-to cleaning professional!

Zen Cleaning Solutions, LLC
Ph: 321-265-2102
email: info@zencleansolutions.com
web: www.zencleansolutions.com
Note:  This company is also the preferred cleaning vendor for Watson Property Managment.


Dryer Vent Cleaning:

Delintz Dryer Vent Cleaning Service
PO Box 181803
Casselberry, FL 32718
Ph: 407-522-1666
web: www.delintz.com
Note: This company services my home home and does a stellar job at removing lint from dryer vents.  Fires occur every year from blocked dryer vents, and this is a service that many people forget is necessary to keep your dryer working well, and to keep your home safe.


Window Treatments & Coverings:

Windows & Walls
Ann Gingras
6416 W. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32818
Ph: 407-298-2626
email: aegingras@hotmail.com
web: www.windowsandwallsbyann.com
Note:  We have used this company for our window treatments in our home.


Moving Company:

AAA - Instamove Inc
325 Rand Yard Rd.
Sanford, FL  32771
Ph: 800-804-9643
email: https://www.instamove.com/
Note:  I have personally used this mover twice for my most recent moves, and my daughter used them twice as well.  We have also referred them to clients over the past few years with positive feedback.  Their rates are comparable to other budget movers, and their personnel are friendly and responsible.  Recommending a mover is not something we do lightly!


Stair Lift Company:

Central Florida Stairlift - Chris Kloc
5749 Goldenwood Dr.
Orlando, FL  32817
Ofc: 407-906-7675
cell: 407-590-4143
email: chris@centralfloridastairlift.com 
web: https://centralfloridastairlift.com/ 
Note:  We recently had my 88-yr old mother move in with us, and needed to install a stairlift.  After doing our research, we chose this company.  Chris and his wife Julie are the owners, and Chris does the installations himself.  We felt the price we paid for (2) straight lifts was fair, and they operate very easily.  My mom is becoming very comfortable with our stair lift as she never used one before.  All our bedrooms are upstairs, so it was necessary to install one.  We feel this is also a wonderful feature for any home with stairs, where the owner has friends, family or guests that cannot navigate stairs safely.  It also makes 2-story townhouses a viable choice for older people who need convenient, low-maintenance housing, but who would be limited to a condo due to stairs.  Thei company also offers other types of lifts as well as walk-in tubs.  We highly recommend Chris Kloc and Central Florida Stairlift.


Computer Repair & Service

Computer Repair Shoppe - Gregg Knudholt
Winter Garden, FL
Ph: 407-905-6744
email: info@computerrepairshoppe.com 
web: https://computerrepairshoppe.com/?fbclid=IwAR2XUSVy0_-EFOvTDKHx78HIm4GwNo_8uQz8Jhsm0ZEDLoGIJaj8UndTfSs 
Note:  Gregg is a longtime client of ours, and has repaired our personal and business computers for many years.  He provides excellent service at reasonable prices.  We highly recommend Gregg for all services he provides.


Furniture Sales & Consultant

Hudson's Furniture - Gregg Knudholt
10401 W. Colonial Dr.
Ocoee, FL 34761
Cell: 407-748-4845 (Gregg's cell phone)
email: Gknudholt@hudsonsfurniture.com 
web: https://www.hudsonsfurniture.com/stores/hudson-s-furniture-oc 
Note:  My family has purchased furniture from Hudson's, and the quality is very good, with reasonable prices.  Our favorite consultant there is Gregg Knudholt.  His cell phone is noted so you can contact him directly.

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