Every now and then someone asks you if you know someone who performs a service or sells a product. Word of mouth is the best advertising and here you will find the people that I trust, and who do good work. I believe in them and they won’t rip you off. Living and working in the Genesee Valley for my entire life I have discovered top quality service without getting ripped off. Below you will find the people that I go to for these things. If you have a question or suggestion, send me an email.
Coffee Shop – By far the best for several reasons. It’s an Indie themed shop that has a bike night on Thursday’s. It is in the newly renovated Chili Paul Plaza, and the owners have a great staff and customer service. They select the coffees, cookies, menu, and other goodies personally. Leaf and Bean Coffee Co.
Vehicle Service and Repair – Everyone needs a good mechanic right? While, Barbeto’s Service on Attridge Road might be off the beaten path, but he does quality work, doesn’t upsell if you don’t really need it, and is as honest as the day is long. Barbeto’s Service via Facebook.
Need a plumber? One call will get you all squared away with plumbing and heating by calling Clark Wentworth. (585) 254-8000
Need some custom t-shirts, hats or jackets? Match Play Custom Apparel is the place to go. In-house artist, screen printing, embroidery and the like.
Need custom hardwoods milled? Perhaps stakes for the snowplow man or surveying. See Patrick over at LeWalter Hardwoods via Facebook.
I was always told you need a good barber. Well, mine retired when I was just a lad, and pretty much since then I have been getting my follicles shortened by Shannon over at Hairitage Salon
Recently one of the springs on my overhead garage door broke. It was all I could do to get it open so dad could get his car out. One phone call and two hours later, everything was better than new. If you need garage door work, openers and the like, give Rico a call. Monroe Overhead Door via Facebook.
Lawns and snowplowing in the Churchville-Chili area give Mark Pimm a call. He mows and trims in the summer, and plows in the winter. 585-755-8999. Pimm’s Lawn and Snow (via Facebook)
This next one is just incredible. Johnstone and Bianchi Enhanced Flooring Concepts (via Facebook) takes concrete to an entirely new level. I love the concrete counter tops that are starting to appear, but who knew you could do what these guys do to concrete.
Florist. Whether you are just starting to court a new girl, surprise your wife, or any special occasion, flowers of any variety seem to make someone feel special. A ceremony of happiness and joy at a wedding, or mourning the loss of a loved one not with us any longer. If you messed up and need to say “I’m sorry” I would highly recommend Justice Florist. Always top notch arrangements, expert advice, and quality flowers. Follow the florist that’s been in business for over a century on Facebook.
Signs, business cards, postcards and the like. This guy Tony, well, he does it old school. He uses vintage letterpress equipment and hand sets all of his work. It is top of the line work, and it has such a feel when you put the item in your hand that you can’t help but feel nostalgic for days gone by. The ink and the paper have this unique but pleasant smell. A truly fantastic way to keep what was once the only way to have anything printed, to an art form. Visit Tony in the Hungerford Building. Type High Letterpress
Welding and such. Would you like to learn how to weld, melt glass and hammer iron? This place has a state of the art facility to teach you those things. Excellent staff too! RocAFC
Pet Grooming – No other place to go than Erin’s Professional Pet Grooming (via Facebook)
Solar Energy – I met this guy Glen Steed while I was shooting a package with Josh at WHEC for the weather segment. He was equipping a winery with lots of solar panels. Very knowledgeable and accommodating for our story. He was even using Goal Zero panels to charge his cell phone! Anyway, if you are looking to go solar, this would be my first call. And for my firefighting friends, he said he also presents to FD’s who want to know about them for vertical ventilation and how to disconnect them. One hell of a guy. – Steed Energy
Want to try fishing and want to catch fish? Might I suggest Wide Sky Fly Fishing. Jessie is the owner and is also a member of the Seth Green chapter of Trout Unlimted. Check him out at Wide Sky Fly Fishing.
Need some power washing done. CRC Power Washing (via Facebook) owned and operated by Ron Coyle. honest and trustworthy with years of experience. 585-392-1961 or 585-820-1925
Masonry Work – My high school classmate and 2nd generation mason Lee Ziegler of L&L Masonry is your guy. He’s as honest as the day is long and does exceptional work. Call him at 585-329-1118
Plumbing, heating and cooling. Look no further than Clark’sMechanical Contracting. He is a long time friend that has done a couple repairs and saved me money on things I didn’t need. Quick, neat and professional. Honest and friendly, he goes out of his way for people.
Paving – The Pikuet family has been around for generations in the Town of Chili. They used to have a road named for them. Anyway, Pikuet and Son Paving Inc. (via Facebook) has done all kinds of work, and insist on going it right. They did our driveway over 30 years ago and it’s still in good condition.