Yeas and Nays

Welcome to your WHCA neighborhood referrals database!   The following individuals and companies have been recommended by our neighbors. Please note:  WHCA does not officially promote or criticize contractors.

Chimney Cleaning and Repairs

Woodburners Chimney Sweep and Repair, LLC, 8975 Miles Place Manassas, Va. 20110, 571-379-4820. Recommended by Nelson Hall.

Electrical Services

Quality Electric Services at 703-642-1880. Recommended by Ed and Betty McCurry (703-560-2262).

Gutters Cleaned

Brian’s Home Services for gutter cleaning, 703-505-6153. Recommended byJoyce Mcphee (703-560-5382).

Need your Gutters Cleaned? Call Jose Landscaping, 571-594-6630. Recommended by Mark Russell (703- 573-1124). Nan Bradley recently called Jose to clean the gutters on her house and was also very pleased.

Home Heating Oil

Capital Discount Fuel Company in Purcellville, Virginia, for home heating oil, 115 East Main Street, Purcellville, Va. 20132 , 703-978-6400. Recommended by Ernestine Hall.

Home Insurance

Shaista “Mary” Karim, Licensed Agent with The Jack Braddon Insurance Agency, Ltd. 5201 B. Lyngate Ct., Burke VA 22015 W: 703-425-4666   F: 855-834-3003   was recommended to the Rowes by a friend who raved about her for her patient and expert management of their insurance needs and the needs of their elderly mother.  Shaista not only spent a considerable amount of time preparing policies, but when she realized that the Rowes  could save money with another carrier with whom they had  auto insurance, she suggested they check out the other company and offered to look at whatever policy they offered, did so and helped them obtain the coverage they needed at a the best price.

House Cleaning

Sabina Carrera, 703-583-7509. Excellent House Cleaning on occasional or routine basis. Recommended by Carol Russell (703- 573-1124).

Yolanda Ochoa for excellent, dependable house cleaning. Phone: Jose Funes at 571-238-5447. Highly recommended by Anna Fotias (3434 Beverly Dr.)

House Painting and Repair

CertaPro Painters of Arlington (located in Annandale) for house painting,1-800-462-3782. Recommended by Joyce Mcphee (703- 560-5382).

Norton Enterprises Residential Painting is a family-owned, licensed and insured, personalized painting company serving our community for over 26 years. Services include all types of interior and exterior painting; exterior rotten wood repair and replacement; preparation for painting, including power washing, drywall/water damage repair, caulking, and wallpaper removal; and moldings installation (crown, chair, base, frames, and wainscot). For the quickest response to a request for a free estimate, contact by email at or call: 703-753-2255. Highly recommended by Anna Fotias and Keith Wilkinson (3434 Beverly Dr.).

Pier Professional Painting (Bill Pier), who can be reached at: 703-402-2857. Maria Mitchell highly recommends and notes he is generally booked far in advance.

General Contractor (drywall, painting, tile, bathrooms, plumbing, electrical, cabinetry)

Mina and Mark Fies of Synergy Design and Construction 703-766-6333 cannot be more highly recommended for major construction projects by Michael and Loretta Rowe.  Synergy did everything down to the smallest detail, listened carefully to what we wanted, provided the most thorough plan complete with start and finish dates, coordinated all of the subcontractors, and had weekly meetings to keep us updated on progress and plans. We have never had a better experience with a major construction project and we have had good experiences in the past!

Oscar Molina of GMG Services, (703) 354-4270, or, also cannot be more highly recommended for major home remodeling and repair by Michael and Loretta Rowe.  Oscar most competently and thoughtfully handled an extensive and complicated restoration project following a trifecta of major structural and water damage to a rental property we own.  He went above and beyond all expectations in coming to the rescue in an emergency situation, and in working with us to do quality remodeling without compromise while consciously containing costs. We have the highest regard for Oscar and GMG Services

Alan Schottroffe  540-533-7467. Recommended by Mark Russell(703-573-1124)

Landscaping and Yard Work

Lawn Mowing

Sergio Ayala and family for lawn maintenance. They do several lawns in the neighborhood and are very dependable. They also remove leaves in the Fall and do landscaping. Phone:703-981-9060. Highly recommended by Jeanne Midgett.

Lawn Mower Repair

Branch Grigg Small Engine Service and Repair. Near Woodburn Elementary School. Mark Griggs: 703-560-3317. Kristin Haynes had her almost 20 year old lawn mower serviced and recommends this company as reasonable and great, quick service:


Jim Hughes of MAILBOXXPRESS at delivers quality service and mailboxes at most reasonable prices! Recommended by Michael and Loretta Rowe and Mark and Carol Russell

Tree Service

JL Tree Service, Inc., Fairfax, VA, 703-359-4444,, serving Northern & Fairfax, VA, MD, and Washington ,DC since 1975. Certified arborists provide tree removal, tree pruning, tree trimming & cutting, and 24 hour emergency tree service. Recommended by Randy and Jess Fulk at 8300 Taylor Lane, who contacted JL Tree Service to remove 3 trees from their yard due to proximity to the house, and commented that JL Tree Service did an excellent job, was very cost competitive and followed-up to ensure satisfaction with their work.

Ross Tree Service at 703-583-8733. Recommended by Ed and Betty McCurry (703-560- 2262).