My Little Black Book
* I have used personally. If you do contact them please mention my name.

*Air conditioning, Heating, & Plumbing- Mac Pepe Mechanical Inc 973-728-2290, cell 973-625-5026, email I have known Pepe over 25 years. Always recommend him because I use him and trust him.

*Auto Repair- Mark Warner 973-839-5198 Pompton Lakes by Pond Hole. I have received Mark's name from a friend who recommended him. Then I realized that he helped my daughters Girl Scout Troop earn a Car Repair Badge. Mark taught the girls them how to change a tire and check fluids. I trust him and he services all our cars.

*Blind Cleaner-Edwin at ProBlindsNJ 973-835-0771 I  got Edwin's  contact information from a client who had white pleated blinds with shear panels on them. The kind bugs crawl into and seem impossible to remove! Well Edwin got them cleaned, bugs removed and looking like new! So I had hired him to clean my 4 white plated blinds which were 18 years old. I took before and after pictures and the difference was incredible! I love recommending companies whose work I love and this is one of them.  Visit their website at email is

*Carpet Cleaner-Ken Dietz & Co 973-785-0543. I met Ken over 25 years ago. He also does upholstery cleaning as well as tile & grout cleaning.

*Chiropractor- Dr. William Preston 973-875-8700 359 State Highway Route 23 North Sussex. My whole family goes to him. And yes we drive all the way up to Sussex to get adjusted.

*Computer Guy- Peter Bilyk of Interactive Computing. 201-801-0192.  Email I first used Peter about 6 years ago. I got his name from my sister-in -law. He is the one who just helped me get my website back up! He has helped my sister-in-law remotely with her computer. 

*CPA- Robert Grochocki and Vic Minneli of Speed Financial Services- 973-912-8216 99 Morris Ave. #301 Springfield. Vic handled a complicated estate for me where client hand not paid taxes in over 7 years and then she passed  away. He answered all my emails and calls quickly and I would use him again.

*Driveway Seal coating- Black Magic 973-839-0088. Pompton Plains. They have a machine that SCRUBS the driveway and treat any stains before they seal it, need I say more!

*Butler Salon & Spa -  1 973-686-9800 Ask for Bobbijo. She does everyone’s hair in our family. I would follow her any where. Located at 192 Main Street in Butler. She is next to the health food store.

*Estate Lawyer- Mary Tom  973-694-5511 located at 502 Valley Road in Wayne. I used her and was very satisfied. She takes the time to explain the pros and cons of various things that I found confusing.

*Furniture Donations - Thrift World Outlet -Coordinator is Dean Minelli 732-826-1261. Located in Perth Amboy. Dean's crew has helped me numerous times with picking up furniture with different clients. The profit from sold furniture helps  young men with various issues. I take pictures of furniture, send them to Dean and if he can take it we schedule a pick up time. The guys who come have always been nice.

*Home Inspection-Bob O'Rouke Holmes Inspection Service 973-940-8623 One of clients used Bob for inspection of a home he was going to purchase. I was there during the inspection and read the report he generated. he was very thorough.

*Insurance- Laura Santa Lucia Owner of Marclif Insurance. Laura's parents started this business over 25 years ago. Although her specialty is home insurance she recently helped us again, this time with a boat insurance dilemma. She offers personalized service. I have known Laura over 20 years. She has great ethics and morals. The first indicator of this was when our daughters were in Girl Scouts and she handled all the money for our troop including our check book. The bank accidentally put money into our account that was not ours and she immediately went to the bank and had them correct it. If you are tired of non personalized service with your current insurance company, then give Laura a call at 973-812-8518. The office is located at 76 E Main St, #5, Little Falls, NJ 07424 Cross Streets: Between Turnberry Rd and Tulip.

*Massage Therapist- Christine Ahrednt - 862-266-6063 359 St highway rt 23 Sussex. We have been going to Christine for 5 years. She has helped my daughter with foot issues, my husband with his neck and myself with back muscle. Amazing results, just amazing!

*Oil Tank Removal- Water resource technologies- I know weird name for Oil Tank Removal. I got their name from a friend who used them. They removed our in ground tank and installed a new one in our basement. Very professional& through. I had a few companies come in for estimate and this is the only one who took measurements and made sure the tank was not close to the furnace. Oh and the installation was perfect. Probably the neatest people who ever have worked him my home. 973-697-4700

*Pest Control -Go Green Pest solutions Tom-973-764-5332. Honest! He came and checked out what I thought was carpenter ants, it wasn’t. I would use him again. also handles nuisance wildlife control

*Photographer- Aileen Tweer- 973-492-5816. Alieen has taken family pictures for us, took pictures at all of the class reunions I
organized, has done family & friends weddings. She is wonderful!

Realtor- Patricia Egan Cell 201-675-1707 Allendale, Ramsey area. I have know Pat over 25 years. Pat has her law degree and I used her lawyer services years ago when  she helped us refinance our home mortgage. Pat now sits on the other side of the table  as a Realtor but anyone who uses her get not only her real estate knowledge but her experience as a lawyer. She is certified in handling short sales.

*Realtor- Lan Kassover 973-604-8000 VM 973-632-8768 Cell. We used Lan to buy our first home in 1984, which she sold in a month. Then to buy our second home in 1990. Lan is wonderful! She isn’t pushy and she was just great to work with.

*Realtor-Lynn Brescia- I met Lynn over 35 years ago when I had my first business Little "E" Cleaning. She was part of the reason for the success of
that business as she recommended my company to clients whose homes she helped sell and buy. Each and every one of her clients
were impressed by Lynn's personalized service when buying and selling their homes. They all could not say enough great things
about her service to them. Over the years I still see her name as one of the top sellers of real estate. You can visit her website at, contact her at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Office : 201.891.6700 or stop by her office
located at 372 Franklin Avenue Wyckoff, NJ 07481.

Roofing- Andrews Roofing and construction. 9730-305-6900 Andrew came out to fix a leak on our roof. Andrew the owner came and  checked it out along with my husband. He sent an experienced person to fix it.  They have been in business 25 years and was recommended to me by his brother who I went to school with.  ( another contractor did our roof 15 years ago and he sucks, email me and I will give you the name of the general contractor who hired him and other inexperienced workers that he never checked on. By the way my husband did his parents roof along with others 30 years ago and they still aren't leaking. So he knows what he is doing, I just don't want him on the roof anymore because of balance issues ...cause  Iike him)

*Realtor in Jersey Shore Area - Bob Roggenstein-908-675-1509-cell.  Bob was hired to sell my parents home in Barnegat. He came and told us what he would recommend as a sale price and the home was sold within two months. Bob was a pleasure to deal with. He answered all my phone calls and emails promptly. He gave us suggestions for selling the home quickly and followed up with everything, making sure nothing fell through the cracks.  Please click here to find out more about Bob.

 *Shred it - 973-244-7473- I have had clients use their services and have been pleased.

*Water Conditioning- Advanced Water Conditioning , water softeners, filters & purifiers 1800-273-2375

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