Painting and Plastering to Pet Care


Ruben Rosales – 240.994.3291  “I have not used him, but previous occupant liked him and his work is still in good shape 2+ years later.”


Carlos Mosquera Painting – Tel: 301/972-1035


Pat Corkery – 301-467-8055,  “Did great work while undercutting almost every other estimate we received.”


Kelvin Trim – 202-390-8051


Manny Tsimbidis – 301 933 7440; 703 551-2903


Rowland R. Gaunt – 703-989-0401, “We first found Rowland to hang grass cloth in our bedroom. We were so happy with his professionalism, craftsmanship, and tidiness, he has now painted many interior walls for us. Rowland’s work is beautiful, and we found his quotes competitive.”


Ploutis Painting –  “They re-plastered my bare wall, it took three coats; put up crown molding and baseboard; and re-painted my walls and ceiling. They were professional and speedy in their work. Many of the workers have been with the company for 20 years, Nick Ploutis told me. Tell them Cindy sent you!”


Mike – (571) 505-6330 – “Great and affordable. Painted several rooms in our house.”


Do Not Use – JOC Painting  “Prima donna. Take your business elsewhere.”


Pest Control 


Fanatic Pest Control – 301-868-4999 is great. John is the best.


MTB pest control Richard Langis – Benware Termite Control, 301.258.5228 Alan Rupprecht – Tel: 301-260-1840 Do Not Use – Capitol Pest Control: “We had mice in the attic and called in this company only to find out that they do not move appliances, they do not apply copper wiring/ steel wool, spray foam, etc; they just put down poison bait. They don’t “go in attics”, too dangerous they say … so the technician just stood on a ladder and threw rat poison up there.   It was just so unprofessional.  The whole thing was a disaster. So I am out $500+ and we never caught a mouse.”


Pet Care


Jane Brookstein, (202) 441-6098,

  • “My dog Ginny had a terrific time with Jane. She was wonderful to work with and sent several photos every day to show how Ginny was getting along. I was worried at first that Ginny might not get along with one dog also staying with Jane at the time, but Jane reassured me they would settle in, and sure enough they did. I would highly recommend Jane as a substitute dog parent anytime!”
  • “Our experience with Jane could not have been better. From our meet and greet, it was clear that Jane is a true dog lover. I was able to leave our dog Millie for a week with her without worrying at all. The frequent pictures and updates put me at ease, and Millie came home happy. We would love to have Millie stay with her any time.”

Muddy Paws Dog Walking and Pet Sitting, (202) 337-2712 (Office); (202) 615-1240 (Mobile);


David Schmucker – Dog Training. (202) 276-5100  “He’s great, trained our dog Harper perfectly, fast!”


Dog Paws n’ Cat Claws – “In-home pet care and walks.” (703) 931-5057


Rachel Jones for training from K-9 Divine: 202-669-2890


Dog-ma – in Capitol Hill for doggie daycare and boarding: 202-543-7805


The Dog Shop (at Wisconsin and Q in Georgetown) – 202-337-3647 “Excellent for washing/grooming”


Peggy Fairchild – (202) 689-4780,  “Glover Park has excellent pet sitters, but if you are still looking for someone to take very good care of your pet and check in on the house & tend to plants over the holidays, I’d like to recommend a long-time friend, Peggy Fairchild. She’s nearby (Palisades), attentive and conscientious, and has over five years of professional experience with a range of animals (dogs, cats, birds, reptiles & amphibians, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, and fish) and is able to administer simple medication and pick up pet food and supplies as needed. A knowledgeable and enthusiastic community gardener, she is happy to keep an eye on your houseplants, take in the mail and newspapers, and alternate lights.” – Dog care and boarding by dog lovers. – Cat care and boarding by cat lovers.