Paint is prime

Document Sample
Paint is prime Powered By Docstoc
					february 2006
                                    I N D I A N A P O L I S




                                 Paint is prime
                                                              page 16




                             Three-quarters of
                 Angie’s List poll respondents
                say they plan to paint in 2006.
                                                        PHOTO BY RENEE ROSENSTEEL                                                                                                           CHAPTER MATTERS


         PAINT IS PRIME
                                                                                                                   I N D I A N A P O L I S


                                                                                             Volume 33 • Issue 1 • February 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                            Take our new Quick Poll
         page 16
                                                                                                carmel 160 W. Carmel Drive, Ste. 247
                                                                                                                                                                                            at www.angieslist.com
                                                                                                              Carmel, IN 46032                                                              by Angie Hicks
                                                                                         downtown 1030 E. Washington St.
                                                                                                              Indianapolis, IN 46202
                                                                                                phone         317-297-LIST (5478)
                                                                                                        fax 317-396-0101
                                                                                                 e-mail indianapolis@angieslist.com
                                                                                                                                                                    I  f there’s one thing we can all count
                                                                                                                                                                        on, it’s change. Not only the forgot-
                                                                                                                                                                    ten coins trapped between our car
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and increase the value of your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               membership.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For example, thanks to our recent
                                                                                              website www.angieslist.com                                            seats and couch cushions but also                          paint poll (see page 16), we found that
                                                                                               hours* 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Mon. – Fri.                             the challenges we face each and every                      76 percent of the more than 5,000
                                                                                                              8:30 a.m. – noon Sat.
     Rene Gebhart of Rene Gebhart Designs relaxes in her map-                         *carmel office by appointment
                                                                                                                                                                    day — purchasing a car, moving into                        members who responded intend to do
     themed study, which includes a mural of Middle-earth from                                hours                                                                 a new home, carrying out a big home-                       some interior painting in 2006, and 53
     “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.                                                                                                                               improvement project.                                       percent plan to go with a neutral color
                                                                                            Manager of Member Services:                  Erin Stahl                    Here at Angie’s List, we’re always                      scheme. Yet despite all the hype about
                                                                                                             Angie Hicks                                            thinking of how to recognize and over-                     decorative and faux finishes, a majori-
                                                                                                             “The” Angie                                            come members’ service challenges.                          ty of those projects will be sans stripes
IN EVERY ISSUE                 ARTICLES                                                                      William S. Oesterle                                    Sometimes, we’ve found, it’s easiest                       and sponge painting.
         Chapter Matters   3   24 The Homefront                                                              CEO and Publisher
                                                                                                                                                                    to simply ask about them.                                     So, whether you’re painting your
                               Dunaway’s breathes new life                                                   Sue Miller Wiltz                                          One way we’re doing that is                             entire house or just one room, remem-
         Angie’s Mailbag   4   into a once-threatened landmark                                               Editor
                                                                                                                                                                    through our website’s new Quick                            ber that your input matters. Kind of
     Page of Happiness     5   27    BBB Basics                                                              Sara Weiskittel
                                                                                                                                                                    Poll, a short, informal survey of                          like that change between the couch
                               Avoid business tax schemes                                                    Art Director
      A Peek at the List   6   or prepare to pay the price                                                                                                          members’ plans and preferences.                            cushions: Every little bit counts.
                                                                                                             Kim Gordon
  Conflicts of Interest   10   30 Unusual Service                                                            Laura Rowlett                                          The questions might be about the                              On the topic of change, we’re
                               Moondog Digital Inc. takes legwork                                            Chris Ryan                                             home projects you’ve lined up for                          excited to roll out the first color issue
Comparative Shopper       14   out of digital music transferring                                             Ryan Werbeck
                                                                                                                                                                    2006, the effect of the housing bubble                     of Angie’s List Indianapolis. Let us
                                                                                                             Associate Editors

Ghosts of Indianapolis    28   32 Out in The Yard                                                            Shelly Bucksot
                                                                                                                                                                    on your mortgage debt, online car                          know your thoughts on our new look
                               Nurture the next generation:                                                  Staff Writer                                           buying or any number of other topics.                      so that we can continue adding color
     February Winners     39   Garden with a youngster
                                                                                                             Kris Angarola                                             Perhaps you’ve already taken one                        to your membership.
            Ticker Tape   40                                                                                 Heidi Birky Goldman                                    or more of these polls. If you haven’t,
                               34 Gardening Calendar                                                         Graphic Artists
         Check the List   84   Don’t wait for warm weather                                                                                                          then log on to www.angieslist.com
                               to sow your seeds indoors                                                     Jackie O’Callaghan                                     and start clicking away. By gathering
                                                                                                             Ad Coordinator
                               36 Confessions                                                                                                                       — and sharing — this kind of informa-
                               of a travel agent                                                             Beth Goode
                                                                                                                                                                    tion, we hope to serve you better
                                                                                                             Ad Designer



                                                                                       Reproduction of any material from this issue is expressly forbidden
                               MEMBER EXTRAS                                           without permission of the publisher. Angie’s List assumes no responsi-

                               38 Member Benefits
                               Take advantage of area discounts
                                                                                       bility for the return of any unsolicited materials. The publisher reserves
                                                                                       the right to accept or reject any editorial or advertising material. The
                                                                                       publisher is not liable to any advertiser, contributor or reader for any
                                                                                       errors or omissions in advertising or editorial copy appearing in this
                                                                                       publication; however, the publisher will print a correction in the next
                                                                                                                                                                                What keeps us HONEST
                                                                                       issue of Angie’s List Indianapolis published after the publisher has            All company ratings on Angie’s List come from consumers and homeowners like you! Companies do not
                               40 Members’ Marketplace                                 been notified of the error or omission, which must be made in writing           pay us to be rated on the List, nor can they rate themselves. In addition, companies cannot remove their
                               Buy, sell and trade your stuff                          to the publisher within 30 days of the original publication date. All
                                                                                       winners of drawings/contests promoted/sponsored by Angie’s List                 names from the List. Consumers who share their service experiences with Angie’s List are asked to grade
                                                                                       must be current members of Angie’s List in good standing at the time
                               Angie’s List Old House Rehab Award                      the drawing/contest is conducted. For a complete list of rules and reg-         their overall satisfaction with companies on an A through F grading scale. Companies averaging an A or B
                                                                                       ulations, contact your Angie’s List office.                                     rating based on this feedback are invited to offer our members a discount in the coupon section of the
                               Get in touch with us to nominate a recently
                               restored old home for the 2006 Angie’s                  Angie’s List Indianapolis (USPS 381-610) is published                           publication. Angie’s List charges participating companies a fee that allows us to continue to send you a
                                                                                       monthly by Brownstone Publishing LLC, 160 W. Carmel
                               List Old House Rehab Award, one of the                  Dr., Ste. 247, Carmel, IN 46032. Periodicals postage paid                       publication every month. Angie’s List immediately revokes the coupon of any company whose average
                               Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana’s              at Carmel, IN. The publication subscription is $3 per year,
                                                                                       which is included in the cost of membership.                                    rating falls below a B. For the number of coupons pulled each month, see the Angie’s List Ticker Tape.
                               annual Indianapolis Preservation Awards.
                               The nomination deadline is Feb. 28, so con-             POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Angie’s List
                                                                                       Indianapolis, 160 W. Carmel Dr., Ste. 247, Carmel, IN 46032.
                               tact us now for the criteria for qualification.
     2                                                                              Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                                                    ™
                                                                                                                                                                    Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                      3
                                                                                                         happ i ne s s
                                                                                                                   page of
                   an gi e ’ s m a i l b a g
                           Dear Angie,            reports and an “A” average. I would hate
                             I really enjoyed     to see them miss out on business and                  Welcome to the Page of Happiness, a place for members to com-
                           Mary Ellen Collins’    other Angie’s List members miss out on                mend service providers’ excellent work. When you submit positive
   recent column on kitchen envy. I have          their services.
                                                                                                        reports about companies you hire, we carefully review your entries
   had a similar experience and still feel like      — Fran Diamond, Chicago
                                                                                                        and select a few outstanding ones to print in our publication.
   I am wishing for granite and elbow room.
   After reading her article, though, I have      Dear Fran,                                             Quality Reglazing                                         know his schedule for the day. The
   to say that maybe my kitchen isn’t so bad         From time to time, we stop sharing a
                                                                                                         (317-319-5737) is on this                                 trees look fantastic, and the workers
                                                                                                         month’s Page of Happiness because                         removed all of the branches properly
   after all. Thanks! My husband will be very     company’s name in category searches                    of their good work stripping, reglaz-                     and didn’t simply lop them off mid-
   happy to hear this.                            because we have questions about their                  ing and caulking two bathtubs in                          limb. They cleaned up the area after
      — Janet Sachs, Waltham, Mass.               business practices. It might be that they              member Harold Anderson’s rental                           finishing the job, and my neighbors
                                                  have a negative rating with the Better                 units. “I called Quality Reglazing on                     commented right away about how
   Dear Angie,                                                                                           a Friday, and they finished the job                       great they look. This wasn’t the least
                                                  Business Bureau or earned a spot in our
      Earlier this year, I used Angie’s List to                                                          within a week,” Anderson says. “Both                      expensive tree trimming, but it was
                                                  Penalty Box (see page 10). Or perhaps                  tubs were in terrible condition but                       well worth every penny.”
   find Robinson Appliance, which had
                                                  they’ve misused our Angie’s List logo. In              now look brand new. The company
   great reviews. Today, I wanted to recom-                                                              gave me a small discount for having
                                                  this particular case, Robinson Appliance                                                                         The Juniper Spoon
   mend the company to someone else, but                                                                 two tubs reglazed. I appreciated that                     (765-794-0533) gets Page of
                                                  purchased advertising with Angie’s List
   they didn’t show up when I did a catego-                                                              they posted a notice stating that                         Happiness kudos thanks to their
                                                  and didn’t pay their bill. If that’s the way           tenants are responsible for damage
   ry search. It wasn’t until I thumbed                                                                                                                            great service for member Jeni Umble,
                                                  they’re going to operate, then we don’t                caused by improper care. I would                          who hired the company to cater a
   through the Yellow Pages that I found
                                                  feel an obligation to share information                recommend them to anyone.”                                dinner for 12 guests in her home.
   them. I then looked for them by compa-
                                                  about them.                                                                                                      “Lali Hess, the owner, provided a
   ny name, and there they were. Is there                                                                Member Charles Bingham says                               beautiful fruit and cheese plate as
   any reason they wouldn’t show up in a                                                                 Arbor Doc (317-339-8583)                                  well as a gourmet meal of salad,
   category search of large appliance repair      Dear Angie,                                            deserves Page of Happiness honors                         salmon, rice, vegetables, bread and
   companies? They have a lot of current               I am very busy right now, but I am tak-           for trimming his seven trees and                          dessert,” Umble says. “She met with
                                                  ing the time to send this e-mail because I             removing debris and downed bran-                          me in my home to plan the meal and
                                                  really appreciate your December feature,               ches. “Don Harris, the owner, and                         serving setting, and we agreed ahead
 we want to hear from you                         “What’s Next for Pay TV?” There is so                  his crew were great to work with,”                        of time that she could ask me to help
                                                                                                         Bingham says. “Although the weather                       or kick me out of the kitchen. Thanks
   Please let us know if you have a               much hype surrounding technology that
                                                                                                         caused a couple of delays, Harris was                     to the Juniper Spoon, I was able to
 question or comment about Angie’s                it is hard to get such clear, down-to-earth            sure to call in the morning to let me                     relax and enjoy my party.” O
   List or a story in our publication.            information as you have provided. (I
 Correspondence should be mailed,                 hope you do a follow-up in maybe 12
 faxed or e-mailed (mailbag@angies
                                                  months because I have no doubt there                                                 “Sanity and happiness are
 list.com) to the attention of Angie’s
  Mailbag. Be sure to include your                will be new developments.)                                                           an impossible combination.”
   name and membership number.                       — Alice Aman, Houston                                                                                — Mark Twain
  Letters or e-mails sent to Angie’s
List may appear here and/or be posted
 on our website. Any submission may
   be edited for space and clarity.                         Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                       ™
                                                                                                        Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                        5
    Gutter Repair & Replacement
                       Handyman
                          Hauling
                Home Inspection
                   Housecleaning
                                                                                                                                                                                           A Peek at the List
                        Insulation
              Insurance Agencies
             Interior Decorating
                 Internet Service
                   Jewelry Repair
                     Lamp Repair
                  Land Surveying



         Landscaping
                Lawn & Yard Work
                                                                                                                         Below are some of the List’s highly rated
                                                                                                                         landscapers. Don’t forget to call us for the
                                                                                                                         most up-to-date ratings.
   Lawn Fertilization & Treatment
                     Lawn Irrigation    [land' skap -ing]
                                                   '                                                                          CURRENT GRADES AND REPORTS
                                                                                                                              TOTAL GRADES AND REPORTS
Lawn Mower & Power Tool Repair          Enhancing a plot of land by contouring or installing
                      Leaf Removal                                                                                       The current rating averages reports within the last two years.
                                        new plants, walkways and/or retaining walls.
            Leather & Vinyl Repair
                             Lighting
                                                                                                                         The total rating averages all reports.                                        “No occupation
                 Limousine Service               Angie’s List Indianapolis received a total of 2,113                                                              GRADES         REPORTS
                         Locksmiths              requests for landscaping in the last 12 months.
                    Luggage Repair
                                                                                                                          AJay’s Nursery Inc./                      A/A           7/21
                    Mailbox Repair
                    Manicures/Nails                                                                                       AJay’s Landscaping
                                                                                                                                                                                                         is so delightful
                  Marble & Granite               The earliest evidence of plants used                                     2250 N. Mitthoeffer Road
                            Masonry
                   Massage Therapy               strictly for decoration can be found                                     Indianapolis
             Mortgage Companies
                             Moving
                                                 in tomb paintings from ancient Egypt.                                    317-897-8431
                                                                                                                          SERVICES   ENTIRE AREA
                                                                                                                                                                                                             to me as the
                    Mulch & Topsoil
                  Music Instruction                                                                                       “It was refreshing to do business with a company that
        Musical Instrument Repair                                                                                         is prompt and responsive.”           — member Sharon W.
          Office Equipment Repair                Gazing balls, or garden globes, which are enjoying                                                                                                        culture of the
 Organization — Home & Garage                                                                                             Allisonville Nursery Inc.                 A/A           14/55
               Painting — Exterior               growing popularity today, date back to 13th century
                Painting — Interior                                                                                       11405 Allisonville Road
                     Personal Chefs
                                                 Venice.They have been credited throughout history                        Fishers
       Pest Control/Exterminating
                       Photography
                                                 with bringing happiness, luck and prosperity — and                       317-849-4490
                                                                                                                          SERVICES MARION, HAMILTON, HANCOCK, HENDRICKS AND BOONE
                                                                                                                                                                                                           earth, and no
                      Piano Moving               even warding off witches.
                                                                                                                          COUNTIES AND PORTIONS OF JOHNSON AND MADISON COUNTIES
                       Piano Tuning
                           Plastering                                                                                     “I am very pleased.”                        — member Randolph H.
            Playground Equipment
        Plumbing &Drain Cleaning                 The gardening editors at Better Homes
                                                                                                                                                                                                           culture comp-
                Pool & Spa Service                                                                                        Altum’s Horticultural                     B/B           7/38
                  Pressure Washing               and Gardens point to outdoor living and                                  Center & Landscaping
                             Printing                                                                                     11335 N. Michigan Road
                                                 container gardening as the top landscaping
    Radon Detection & Reduction
                        Remodeling
                                                                                                                          Zionsville                                                                       arable to that
            Rentals — Equipment                  trends for 2006.                                                         317-733-4769
                 Rentals — Parties                                                                                        SERVICES   ENTIRE AREA
                  Resume Services                                                                                         “They were very helpful with project design.”
                             Roofing
                         Roto-Tilling            Two of America’s most popular landscape                                                                                                   .
                                                                                                                                                                            — member Keith P             of the garden.”
                    Satellite Dishes
                      Screen Repair
                                                 plants — rhododendron and hydrangea — are
                                                                                                                          Arbor Doc                                 A/A           5/97
                         Septic Tank             among those most toxic to animals, according                             4215 E. 34th St.                                                                    — Thomas Jefferson
                    Sewer Cleaning
           Sewing Machine Repair                 to The American Society for the Prevention of                            Indianapolis
                         Sharpening              Cruelty to Animals.                                                      317-339-8583
                        Shoe Repair                                                                                       SERVICES   ENTIRE AREA
                               Siding
                                Signs                                                                                     “They offered excellent work.The owner was great to
                            Skylights                                                                                     work with.”                       — member William S.
                     Snow Removal
 Stereo & Home Theater Systems
                    Stone & Gravel
                   Storage Facilities
            Structural Engineering
                              Stucco
               Taxi/Shuttle Service
                                                                                                                                                                                           the landscapers just keep on coming    
                         Telephones
     6                    Toy Repair                                      Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                                     ™
                                                                                                                      Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                   7
                                                                                                                                                                               A Peek at the List
Landscaping
through history                                                                   GRADES       REPORTS                                                GRADES            REPORTS

                                        Border Magic By J&A                        A/B          1/3           Rosie’s Gardens/                          A/A             6/31
                                        11677 N. Stonehedge Lane                                              Hughes Landscape Inc.
 The Hanging                            Mooresville                                                           10402 N. College Ave.
 Gardens of Babylon                     317-371-6983                                                          Indianapolis
 Just south of present-day Baghdad      SERVICES   ENTIRE AREA                                                317-844-6157
 was the site of one of the Seven       “As a whole, the experience was very satisfactory.”                   SERVICES   ENTIRE AREA

 Wonders of the World. Built around                                                     — member Sylvia S.    “The staff is always very helpful and professional.”
 600 B.C., the gardens likely did not                                                                                                                          — member Cathy K.
                                        Cool Ponds/Edgewood                        B/B          5/9
 actually hang but rather grew on
                                        Landscape Inc.                                                        Stavros Landscape                         A/A             21/94
 the roofs and terraces of the palace   901 E. Hanna Ave.                                                     & Lawn Service
 of Nebuchadnezzar II.                  Indianapolis                                                          823 Chadwick St.
                                        317-786-3670                                                          Indianapolis
 The Great Wall of China                SERVICES   ENTIRE AREA                                                317-423-1383
                                        “These are very nice folks who are willing to help at                 SERVICES PORTIONS OF MARION, HAMILTON,
 Contrary to urban legend, this
                                        every turn.”                        — member Paul B.                  HANCOCK, JOHNSON, BOONE AND MORGAN            COUNTIES
 ancient 1,500-mile structure can’t
                                                                                                              “They did a great job, and I was extremely pleased
 be seen from the moon with the         Earth-Wood Arts                            A/A          10/35         with their work.”                     — member Ellen R.
 naked eye.                             3117 N. Meridian St.
                                        Indianapolis                                                          The Noll Landscape                        A/A             20/37
 Monticello                             317-927-1114                                                          Group Inc.
                                        SERVICES MARION, HAMILTON, HANCOCK, HENDRICKS,                        10290 E. 131st St.
 The grounds of Thomas Jefferson’s
                                        JOHNSON, MORGAN, MADISON AND BOONE COUNTIES                           Noblesville
 estate included ornamental and         “I believe that they take pride in their work.”                       317-841-7559
 vegetable gardens, two orchards,                                          — members Brian and Emily M.       SERVICES MARION, HAMILTON, HANCOCK, HENDRICKS AND BOONE
 a vineyard and an 18-acre ornamen-                                                                           COUNTIES AND PORTIONS OF JOHNSON AND  MADISON COUNTIES
 tal forest. The former president is    Green Vista Landscaping A/A                             28/40         “I think they did a very nice job.”            — member Nancy H.
 known as a pioneer in American         14870 Promise Road
                                        Noblesville
 landscape architecture.


                                                                                                             say what?
                                        317-773-7911
                                        SERVICES MARION, HAMILTON, HANCOCK, HENDRICKS,
 Central Park                           BOONE, SHELBY AND MADISON COUNTIES AND
 Frederick Law Olmsted, America’s       PORTIONS OF JOHNSON AND MORGAN COUNTIES

 most famous landscape architect,       “My overall experience with Green Vista
                                        was excellent.”                   — member Cathy K.                  Angie’s List doesn’t just rate your everyday
 designed New York City’s Central
                                                                                                             homeowner services. We also collect reports                           We are looking for companies in
 Park in 1857. It was the first         Leveridge Inc.                             B/A          33/104       on some out-of-the-ordinary ones, including:                          this category. So tell us if you
 urban landscaped park in the           6165 E. 122nd St.                                                                                                                          know about one. Until then,
 United States.                         Carmel
                                        317-590-7435                                                         TOY REPAIR                                                            ponder this little gem:
 Garden at Giverny                      SERVICES   ENTIRE AREA
                                                                                                             [toi ri-par' ]                                                          “A toy is never truly happy
                                        “They were professional and knew what they
 Impressionist artist Claude Monet                                                                                                                                                    until it is loved by a child.”
                                        were doing.”                     — member Ruth M.
 created his own landscapes to                                                                                                                                                                     — King Moonracer in
 paint in Giverny, France. His water                                                                                                                                                 “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
 lily and Japanese bridge paintings
                                                                                                             Get in touch with us for virtually any service you
 are perhaps his most famous work
                                                                                                             need. And don’t forget to report on your experience.
 on the subject.

 8                                                               Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                            ™
                                                                                                             Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                    9
                                                                                                                  We regret the oversight of credit                          withdraw the mechanic’s lien, which


     Conflicts                                                                                                    and the error in invoicing.”

                                                                                                                  STATUS:
                                                                                                                                                                             they filed without attempting to nego-
                                                                                                                                                                             tiate with me or my insurance agent.”

                                                                                                                                                                             RESPONSE:
                                                          of                                                             resolved                                            David E. Wilson,
                                                                                                                                                                             owner, A&D Hydra Clean


                          JIM KEENAN,
                                                       Interest                                                   lien on me
                                                                                                                                                                             “All of the emergency dryout services,
                                                                                                                                                                             which he authorized us to perform in
                                                                                                                                                                             his severely water-damaged house,
                          A COMPLAINT-RESOLUTION
                                                       Who will go to the Penalty Box?                            COMPLAINT:                                                 were absolutely necessary and com-
                          SPECIALIST FOR ANGIE’S        standard practice                                         Dr. Arnel Gallanosa,                                       plied with industry standards and
                          LIST, EXPLAINS HOW THE                                                                  Indianapolis                                               insurance rates. We have been in
                           PROCESS WORKS:               COMPLAINT:                                                                                                           full cooperation with his insurance
                                                        Diana Saltanovitz, Indianapolis                           “I called A&D Hydra Clean when                             adjuster. To date, no attempt has been
                                                                                                                  frozen pipes broke inside my home.                         made to pay any amount toward the
How does a negative report                              “I took my dog, Louie, to Noah’s Animal                   The job’s scope was only to include                        costs of drying out this structure. We
become an official complaint?                           Hospital for grooming. They charged me                    water extraction, but because they                         filed a mechanic’s lien against the
“When a member gives a grade of C or lower in           the price for grooming a standard poodle                  and I thought my insurance would pay                       property only after repeated attempts
any category, Angie’s List asks if he or she            instead of a miniature poodle. I was sur-                 for the work, I feel that they padded                      during a two-month period to contact
would like further assistance. Then, we ask             prised that they didn’t know what kind of                 the bill. First, they told me that they’d                  the customer and collect the billed
questions to be sure the case is a good fit for us.     dog Louie is even though he’s registered                  work directly with my insurance com-                       amount. A&D must be paid in full for
I find out if the work was performed within             with the AKC. In addition, they didn’t                    pany but never contacted my agent or                       the professional services and the
the last six months or is covered by a valid war-       clean his ears like they had previously                   returned her calls. Instead, they sent                     charges accrued to date.”
ranty — our two qualifications. Then, I send the        done, so my regular vet had to do it.                     the bill to me, and when my agent
member some paperwork that asks them to con-            Certainly the staff at Noah’s Animal                      phoned them, they refused to discuss                       STATUS:
firm their complaint and desired resolution.”           Hospital must know that poodles’ ears                     the invoice. Second, I specifically
                                                        are prone to infections if they aren’t                    asked them to call me if the bill would
How does the company find                               properly cleaned. The clinic also failed                  exceed $1,000, but they didn’t and                          UNresolved
out about a member’s complaint?                         to apply my $15 discount for referring                    proceeded to do the work. What’s
                                                        a customer. When I called to inquire                      even more frustrating is that they
“I send the complaint and a response form by
snail mail — and e-mail if possible — to the com-
                                                        about these problems, they only gave                      replaced the sump pump, which was                          room for
                                                        me excuses.”                                              absolutely irrelevant to the job I hired
pany, giving them a two-week deadline to pro-
                                                                                                                  them to do. I showed them the source
                                                                                                                                                                             improvement
vide us with their side of the story. I call about a
week later to confirm they received the informa-
                                                        DESIRED RESOLUTION:                                       of the leak, which was upstairs and                        COMPLAINT:
                                                        “I would like the clinic to reimburse                     not in the crawl space. Moreover, they
tion and ask if they have any questions.”                                                                                                                                    Jack and Judy Gorecki, Carmel
                                                        me the $20 I paid my vet to clean                         charged me for emergency service,
                                                        Louie’s ears.”                                            but I called them on a Friday morning                      “We hired You Name It Office & Home
When do you close a complaint?
                                                                                                                  — not on the weekend or after hours.                       Improvement Company to build a
“If a company returns the response form by the          RESPONSE:                                                 The house was vacant, so there was                         room in our above-garage addition.
deadline, I close the case as resolved or unre-         Mary Jo Corso, grooming team                              no emergency. Finally, the fact that                       Because of major errors, including
solved depending on if the company agreed to                                                                      they filed for a mechanic’s lien infuri-                   uneven rooflines and flooring, mis-
                                                        leader, Noah’s Animal Hospital
the desired resolution. If a company doesn’t                                                                      ates me because I always pay my bills                      aligned doors and miscalculations in
respond or refuses to participate in the                “We will be glad to place $15 on Ms.                      on time. This company is being unrea-                      structural beams, the worksite has
complaint-resolution process, they are                  Saltanovitz’s account for referring a                     sonable. I can afford to pay the bill,                     more than 12 code violations. Also,
pulled from all Angie’s List category searches.”        friend to us, and we’ll add another $5                    but I refuse to be ripped off.”                            the cedar trim split due to excess
Most complaints, along with the service                 to her account to compensate for over-                                                                               force from nail guns. The owner, Peter
provider’s response, are printed in Angie’s List        charging her for Louie’s grooming. The                    DESIRED RESOLUTION:                                        Elsts, runs his one-man operation out
Indianapolis.                                           price for a standard poodle is $50, while                 “I would like a more reasonable,                           of an old pickup truck, so tracking
                                                        grooming for a miniature poodle is $45.                   realistic bill and for the company to                      him down has been difficult. We left

10                                                                    Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                                 ™
                                                                                                                  Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                       11
                         14 messages after he promised to remedy                              When he picked up the dress, he              “This customer called to inform us
                         the code violations and didn’t return. He has                        cited no problems with our work              that she had a defective ice maker,
                         an excuse for everything and is making us                            and thanked us after paying. Now he          which she’d already removed from the
   SIDELINES             pay for his mistakes.”                                               wants all of his money back. The hem,        refrigerator. I explained that removing
                                                                                              which ripped out when stepped on             any parts normally voids the coverage
           To read       DESIRED RESOLUTION:                                                  during wear, only cost $20, but he           but that we could still install a new ice
                         “We want Elsts to correct the violations or issue                    wants more than $100 refunded. We            maker for a service charge of $39.95.
       reports for
                         a refund for the incomplete work, which includes                     offered to redo the hem on the gown,         She became very upset, saying that
     the following                                                                            but he declined to accept.”                  she was a ‘Carmel housewife’ and
                         electrical work, trenching, installing Tyvex wall
  cases, search by                                                                                                                         would tell everybody that we are a ter-
                         covering as well as repairing gaps in the floor
   company name on       and mistakes in the slope of the roof that                           STATUS:                                      rible company. She demanded a new
www.angieslist.com       resulted from his basic math ineptitude.”                                                                         ice maker and refused pay anything,
      and click on
                                                                                               unresolved                                  so I told her I would talk to the own-
                                                                                                                                           ers. She hung up. Although our com-
      the whistle.       STATUS:
                                                                                                                                           pany thinks threat tactics are inappro-
     michael flohr
                           penalty box
   vs. apex energy                                                                                                                         priate, in this case, the owners said
         solutions                                                                            cold calling                                 they would install the unit for free.”
       Complaint about                                                                        COMPLAINT:                                   STATUS:
       problems with a
  new-window purchase.   hemming and hawing                                                   Carol Phillips, Carmel
   STATUS: UNRESOLVED    COMPLAINT:                                                           “Turner Appliance Repair installed               resolved
                                                                                              a new ice maker in my refrigerator.
                         Kenneth Zabriskie, Indianapolis                                      After 11 months of use, the machine
    dave dewitte &       “I took a few garments to Carmel Alterations for                     failed. Now, the company won’t honor
     rhonda finney       some work. They were to repair a torn seam on                        the three-year warranty and
       vs. vertigo       a leather jacket, let out the waistband on a pair                    wants to charge
       Complaint about   of men’s slacks and alter a formal gown and                          me for a
                                                                                                                                 x
                                                                                                                   the penalty bo
      a unsatisfactory   matching jacket but twice failed to finish the                       replacement.”
 second-story addition   work when they said they would. That was the
   and related damage.                                                                        DESIRED                                                                         the
                         least of my worries. The shop completely misun-                                                                                       participate in
                                                                                                                                                er refused to                    dress
  STATUS: PENALTY BOX    derstood how the dress and jacket should fit and                     RESOLU-                            nies have eith broken their promise to ad
                                                                                                                   These compa
                                                                                                                                 olution process, to respond altogether:
                         made changes that another seamstress had to                                               complaint-res                    d
                                                                                              TION:                                 mplaint or faile
                         reverse. Furthermore, the hem on the bottom of                                            a member’s co
   kathy staehler                                                                             “I want them to
                         the dress immediately fell out. When I took the                                                                 on                               d for
 vs. indianapolis                                                                             send me a new           Wayne Norte follow-up service as promisethe box.
     pool and spa
      Complaint about
                         gown back to the store, the owner said it was
                         normal and that she would fix it. I declined,
                         however, because I find it hard to believe that
                                                                                              ice maker, which
                                                                                              I will install. I    !   Failed to provid
                                                                                                                       unsatisfactor
                                                                                                                                      y concrete w
                                                                                                                                                     ork. Th

                                                                                                                                           ing & Coolin
                                                                                                                                                            ird month in
                                                                                                                                                                 g
                                                                                                                                                                               ess regarding
  setbacks and subpar                                                                         understand that           Bryant Heate the complaint-resolution proc ioning pool
     workmanship on a
   pool installation.
   STATUS: UNRESOLVED
                         the hem on a properly sewn dress would come
                         apart after less than four hours of wear.”
                                                                                              the new machine
                                                                                              will not be under
                                                                                              warranty, and I’ll
                                                                                                                   !    Failed to complet
                                                                                                                        a complaint ab
                                                                                                                        pump. Second
                                                                                                                                         out a damaged
                                                                                                                                          month in the
                                                                                                                                                           pipe and
                                                                                                                                                         box.
                                                                                                                                                                     malfunct


                         DESIRED RESOLUTION:                                                  return the faulty                              Repair                             ctory repair
                         “I would like a refund of $100 – $120 to                                                        Ron’s Shoe d to a complaint about unsatisfa
robert sternberger
      vs. designer
          coatings
                         cover the costs of the dress alterations.”
                                                                                              unit per their
                                                                                              request.”             !    Failed to resp
                                                                                                                         work. Second
                                                                                                                                        on
                                                                                                                                          month in the
                                                                                                                                       Office &
                                                                                                                                                         box.

      Complaint about    RESPONSE:                                                            RESPONSE:                   You Name Itement Company                dition they
      unfinished work
   and unsatisfactory
     deck maintenance
                         Shahla Gherma, owner,
                         Carmel Alterations
                                                                                              Sandy
                                                                                              Ciechanowicz,
                                                                                                                     !    Home Improv
                                                                                                                                     code violations
                                                                                                                           Failed to corre
                                                                                                                           built
                                                                                                                                           ct
                                                                                                                                . First month
                                                                                                                                                     for a room ad
                                                                                                                                               in the box.
                                                                                                                                                                   box for three
                                                                                                                                                                                 months
  and brick cleaning.                                                                                                                               publication’s                      n
                                                                                                                                                                       plaint-resolutio tter
                         “This customer didn’t understand that we require                     manager, Turner           Companies     remain in the     rt in the com                   le
                         a second fitting for the dress and jacket because                                                               cide to take pa complaint or answer our
                                                                                                                        or until they de the member’s
  STATUS: PENALTY BOX                                                                         Appliance                                                                                    inted.
                                                                                                                                          s                                 ace, will be pr
                         of the beadwork and several layers of lining.                                                  process, addr
                                                                                                                                        es                 r clarity and sp
                                                                                              Repair                                    sponses, edited fo
   12                                             Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                             ™                                                          of inquiry. Re
                                                                                                  C      O      M       P     A      R     A       T   I   V   E      S     H    O    P     P    E       R

 Evade that
 taxing feeling                                                                            January & Engel
reporting by Laura Rowlett                                                                                                                                                 Comer, Nowling
                                                                                           Accounting and                             Lawrie CPA Group
                                                                                             Tax Service                                 5424 McFarland Road               & Associates PC
We put our Comp Shopper in touch with                                                           688 E. 63rd St.                              Beech Grove              8606 Allisonville Road, Ste. 120
                                                                                                                                            317-783-4156                        Indianapolis
                                                                                                 Broad Ripple
three tax professionals to see what                                                                                                                                           317-841-3393
                                                                                                317-255-8943
advice they offer to help you put the
                                        Who we talked to                                 ANDREW ENGEL, CO-OWNER                           JUD LAWRIE, OWNER               JASON CRACE, TAX MANAGER
“fun” in refund ... or at least min-

imize the headache                      When is the best time of year
                                                                                       January – early February                            before Jan. 24                     early February
                                        for clients to call for an appointment?
of filing.
                                        When is the best time for
                                                                                              early February                                   February                     any time in March
                                        clients to have taxes prepared?
                                                                                       last year’s return, current
                                                                                           year’s income and
                                                                                                                                                                       prior year’s tax returns,
                                                                                         deduction information,
                                        What are the most                                                                                                               all current year’s info,
                                                                                         W-2 and 1099 forms,                      last year’s return, all financial
                                        important things to                                                                                                             brokerage statements
                                                                                           medical expenses,                       information and W-2 forms
                                        bring to an appointment?                                                                                                         and W-2, 1099, and
                                                                                        charitable contributions,
                                                                                                                                                                              1098 forms
                                                                                         mortgage interest and
                                                                                             rental income
                                        Is there a base price or
                                                                                                       no                                          $85                                 $225
                                        minimum fee for service?
                                                                                               per hour at
                                                                                                                                 based on estimated time to per hour at $185 per hour
                                        How is pricing calculated?                            approximately
                                                                                                                               complete necessary documents for Angie’s List members
                                                                                              $150 per hour
                                                                                                                                 free electronic filing; fees for
                                        What other services                                                                                                              all processing and filing
                                                                                              $30 – 40 for                      express refund loans through
                                        are offered? What charges                            electronic filing                                                         (electronically or by mail)
                                                                                                                                   a third party vary based
                                        apply for those services?                                                                                                     included in the hourly rate
                                                                                                                                      on refund amount
                                                                                          “Filing taxes takes a lot of    “To manage the tax burden,      “People should get help when
                                                                                       time and patience. Using aids       everyone should let a pro-      they have to do research to
                                                                                        like TurboTax is OK, but it is    fessional have a look. Almost     answer questions. Many aid
                                        What factors should people
                                                                                           tedious and asks a lot of    everyone is capable of preparing programs don’t ask the right
                                        consider when determining
                                                                                           questions. We are more       their own returns. I could change questions, so people can lose
                                        whether they can prepare
                                                                                           thorough about the fine        my own oil, but my time isn’t        money. I suggest that
                                        their own taxes or need to
                                                                                       points in tax law. I love to sit   best spent under my truck. I     customers call several times
                                        seek professional help?
                                                                                        down with people when it’s offer new clients a free review a year to ask questions because
                                                                                       not busy just to get to know of last year’s return, which can       anything a person does may
                                                                                          them and their situation.”     help people see any mistakes.”      affect his or her tax life.”

14                                         Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                      ™
                                                                                        Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                   15
PAINT IS PRIME
                               by Shelly Bucksot




     b         efore Lucy Henderson moved into her 2,000-
               square-foot Sugar Land, Texas, home, she knew
             she wanted to change every single room’s color.
“I’m a big fan of paint,” she says. “It’s an easy, inexpensive way
to change the entire look of a home.”
    Henderson admits she’s made some bad paint choices in
the past. So for this job, she decided to hire Design Decisions
to help with color selection. “I like really bold colors, and some
of the designer’s choices were more neutral,” says Henderson.
“She’d say ‘pale yellow,’ and I’d say ‘gold.’ I wanted to remove
paneling in one of the bedrooms, and she suggested I paint
over it. In the end, we did some negotiating, and the whole
house turned out great.”
    Last year, American consumers spent $8.8 billion on paint
for their homes, and that number has risen steadily over the
last decade, with experts forecasting even greater gains for the                                                                                                                 PHOTO BY HEIDI BIRKY GOLDMAN
industry. At an average price of $15 per gallon, that’s nearly 587
million gallons of paint per year. And according to New York City-based                             hiring out for paint jobs. “In the last 10                 materials or the confidence to pull off
Scarborough Research, a leading authority on identifying lifestyle patterns in the                  years, my revenues have tripled,” he                       the job.”
United States, it has become the No. 1 home-improvement project in the country.                     says. “A lot of it comes down to person-                      That’s how Peter Scott felt when he
    Thirty-five percent of the more than 200,000 homeowners Scarborough surveyed                    ality — some people think painting is                      decided to repaint the kitchen, bath-
painted one or more rooms in 2004, up 30 percent since the 2001 study, when land-                   therapeutic, but most people don’t.”                       room, office and two bedrooms of his
scaping was the top project. “People are taking refuge in their homes more than                         Rene Gebhart, owner of Rene                            Indianapolis home last year. “I don’t
ever, and keeping one’s sanctuary fresh and new — even by taking on simple, inex-                   Gebhart Designs, a painting and                            enjoy the process of painting, and I
pensive projects like painting — adds to the feelings of peace and warmth people                    decorating firm in Canonsburg, Pa.,                        know a professional will do it faster and
get from their home,” says Bob Cohen, president and CEO of the research company.                    agrees. “Homes are getting bigger, and                     better,” says Scott, who hired Susan
That trend is set to continue, especially for Angie’s List members. According to our                people are getting busier,” she says.                      Bordenkecher of Northeast Decorators
web survey of more than 5,000 members, 58 percent painted one or more rooms in                      “They just don’t want the bother of                        not only to paint, but also to help with
2005, and 76 percent plan to do the same in 2006.                                                   painting themselves. My clients want                       color selection. “Some people get so car-
    Dan Hayes, owner of Custom Coatings Painting & Restorations Inc. in Charlotte,                  to be involved in color selection, but                     ried away after watching those home-
N.C., has been a painter for 20 years and says that more homeowners today are                       beyond that, they often don’t have the                     decorating shows, like painting Barbie

16                                                      Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                   ™
                                                                                                    Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                             17
                                                                                                                                                                      PHOTO BY RANDY BROWN


  paint by                            pink in one room and something
                                      completely different in another. I
                                      knew I wanted a warm, contemporary
                                                                                              what customers are buying and why,”
                                                                                              says former CMG President Melanie
                                                                                              Wood. “Politics, theater, fashion and

 NUMBERS                              color scheme, but I also wanted a
                                      second opinion.”
                                                                                              the economy all impact the direction
                                                                                              of color, and our job is to get into the
  More than 5,000 Angie’s List             Scott finally decided on sage, tan                 heads of consumers and predict what
members took our Quick Poll about     and wheat — mainly because he was                       they’ll be looking for.”
                                      going to put his house on the market                        For example, in the late ’90s,
  painting. Here are the results.     soon and wanted to attract a broad                      when “Titanic” was a blockbuster,
                                      base of buyers. “We talked about doing                  bottled water was flying off the
                                      some faux-finishing techniques, but we                  shelves, spas became a vacation
                                      decided simple was best if I was going                  destination and more homeowners


            76
       percent say they plan to
                                      to try to sell it,” he says.
                                           Each year ushers in a new spectrum
                                      of fashionable colors, and even if you
                                      aren’t looking to be on the cutting edge,
                                                                                              than ever were purchasing hot tubs.
                                                                                              Based on those preferences, CMG
                                                                                              forecasted that blue would be hot,
                                                                                              and it was. For 2006, blue-green com-
            paint in 2006.            it’s a good idea to stay close, especially              binations, gray tones and softened
                                      if you think you’ll be selling your home                purples will be the colors of choice,
                                      in the near future. The Color Marketing                 according to Wood. “We’re moving
                                      Group, an international consortium                      toward a mid-tone palette that’s easy
                                      of colorists and designers based in                     to live with and classic,” she says.


            58
 percent report that they painted
                                      Alexandria, Va., has made it their job to
                                      identify up-and-coming hues. “Trends
                                      drive colors so we are very tuned in to
                                                                                              “Today’s customers are looking for
                                                                                              serenity and fulfillment away from
                                                                                              the crazy world we live in.”
                                                                                                  Phoenix-based interior designer
                                                                                                                                           Lucy Henderson of Sugar Land, Texas, is a
                                                                                                                                           fan of paint. “It’s an easy, inexpensive way to



                                      olor wheel
                                                                                              Jill Morse of JCM Design agrees with         change the entire look of a home,” she says.
   one or more rooms in 2005.                                                                 CMG’s predictions but believes a

                                    c                                                         large portion of the general public
                                                                                              will still seek out golds, reds and greens
                                                                                                                                             palette, with 53 percent of respondents
                                                                                                                                             picking neutrals as the colors they will
                                                                                              because they’re classic and easy to            most likely use when decorating this


          22
                                                  reds                                        live with. “We’ve exhausted the taupe          year — beating the next most popular
                                                  4.6%   blues                                palette. Now we’re headed toward col-          tone, golds and yellows, by nearly 5-1.
                                                          6.5%                                ors with a lot of gold undertones. Sage            Bordenkecher isn’t a designer, but
                                                                 greens                       is passé, but khaki with a prominent           she knows a great deal about color and
   percent plan to apply                                          10%                         green undertone is immensely popular,          how it can change a room’s atmosphere.
                                    neutrals                                                  as are olive greens,” says Morse. “And         She includes one hour of color consulta-
   a decorative or faux                                                                       red will always be hot — from burgundy
                                     53%              golds & yellows                                                                        tion in her estimate, but encourages
    finish to their walls.                                   11.5%                            to Tuscan brick. It’s just a classic color.”   homeowners to do some homework
                                                                                              She adds that chocolate brown and              and have several ideas ready before-
                                                                                              aqua, a prominent color in the ’50s,           hand. “As you start to look at colors,
                                                         other                                are also making a comeback. “Anything          take into account any of the room’s per-


           44
                                                          15%
                                                                                              with pale blues and browns is definitely       manent fixtures, like flooring, furniture
                                                                                              in,” says Gebhart. “Those colors are           and artwork,” she says. “Window treat-
                                                                                              big in fashion and home decor, and             ments and decorative accents can
                                                                                              those two areas naturally influence            always be changed.”
    percent say they hire                                                                     paint choices.”                                    And her best tip for making the final
                                      A majority of the members we surveyed
painting professionals instead        say they prefer neutral hues for the walls                  Angie’s List members who took the          cut: Buy test quarts, available at paint
   of doing it themselves.            of their homes. But a significant percent               survey overwhelmingly indicated a              retailers for a reduced price, and paint
                                      favor a bolder approach.                                preference for the middle of the color         the samples on poster board, which you

  18                                              Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                             ™
                                                                                              Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                  19
                                                                                                                                                                                                     PHOTO BY RENEE ROSENSTEEL


Specialty Coatings
YOU WON’T COVER AN ENTIRE ROOM WITH                 MAGNETIC PAINT
THESE SURFACE COATINGS, BUT THEY ARE                Create magnetic
A FUN WAY TO DO SOMETHING OUT OF THE                surfaces throughout
ORDINARY.   “TODAY’S PAINT MANUFACTURERS            your home. “Its uses
                                                    are numerous,”
ARE CONSTANTLY LOOKING FOR NEW SURFACES
                                                    says Neuhauser.
TO PAINT AND NEW TECHNIQUES TO APPLY IT,”
                                                    Great for: kitchens,
SAYSPAINT AND DECORATING RETAILERS                  kids’ rooms, craft
ASSOCIATION CEO NICHOLAS CICHIELO.                  rooms, workshops,
                                                    home offices and home-
                                                                                                 COURTESY OF KRYLON
                                                    made greeting cards.
TRUE PEARL
                                                    Price: $7.99 – 10.99 per 13-oz. can (MSRP)
Brings an iridescent shine to otherwise
flat surfaces. “It’s a very classy, exotic          Manufacturer: Krylon. Available at select
look,” says Albert Banoun, vice president           retailers. Visit krylon.com for store locations.
of sales and marketing for Alsa Corp.
Great for:
Walls, cabinets,                                    ECLIPSE
                                                    A water-based, thermochromatic paint that,                        Rene Gebhart of Rene Gebhart Designs in Canonsburg, Pa., sketches out a new project.
crown molding and columns.
                                                    when touched, changes from light blue to
Price: $125 per gallon
                                                    white based on body temperature. “Consumers                       can move around the room and leave                         look smaller, while light colors will
Manufacturer: Alsa Corp. Available online           love it because it’s something they’ve never                      hanging for a few days to really get a                     open up the space, according to Borden-
at alsacorp.com or via telephone orders.            seen before,” says Banoun. “This is a fun,                        feel for it. “I had a client who wanted a                  kecher. But she warns that a room’s size
                                                    fun paint.”                                                       gold family room and a pink living                         is constant — only its visual perception
                                                    Great for: kids’ rooms and day care centers.                      room,” Wood says. “The problem was                         will change. “If you fall in love with a
                       FUSION                                                                                         you could see both rooms at the same                       color, use it,” she says.
                                                    Price: $200 per gallon
                      Introduced in 2003 as                                                                           time. I hung the poster boards and after                       Finish is yet another consideration.
                      the first no-prep paint       Manufacturer: Alsa Corp. Available online
                                                                                                                      five days, she agreed that it wasn’t a                     Eggshell and satin finishes will accentu-
                      for plastic, it’s now         at alsacorp.com or via telephone orders.
                                                                                                                      good combination. I’m too busy to                          ate any imperfections in the wall. “A
                      available in eight differ-                                                                      repaint rooms. I want my clients to be                     matte or flat finish is always the safest
                      ent color collections.                                                                          happy from the beginning.”                                 route and the better grades are very
                      “Fusion offers incredi-       CHALKBOARD PAINT                                                     The decision to introduce a bold                        washable,” Bordenkecher says.
                      ble decorating panache        Create smooth slate surfaces that will allow you                  color, like red, deep gold or chocolate                        In the end, there’s no hard-and-fast
                      in relatively little time,”   and your children to express long-lasting creativity              brown, depends on the homeowner’s                          rule about how many colors you should
                      says Krylon Craft             on a temporary basis. “We’ve found a growing                      bravado. “A good rule of thumb is to use                   use in a house. It just needs to flow
COURTESY OF KRYLON    Product Manager               popularity for chalkboard paint as fami-
                                                                                                                      the color on one, three or four walls,”                    well. “Gold hues are a great uniter
                      Michelle Neuhauser.           lies seek to organize their households
                                                                                                                      says Morse. If you’re really brave, go for                 because they’re easy to work off of,”
“It can pull together a collection of mis-          and minimize clutter,” says Neuhauser.
                                                                                                                      four. If you’re a little gun-shy, use the                  Bordenkecher says. “Greens are
matched furniture to create a unified,              Great for: playrooms, home offices or
coordinated decorating scheme.”
                                                                                                                      color as an accent on one wall. “An                        romantic and great for the bedroom,
                                                    the weekly menu you’re always hoping                              accent wall should be the first wall you                   lavenders are calming, gold brings
Great for: hand-me-down plastic play-               to highlight in the kitchen.                                      see when you walk into a room, not a                       warmth and red is excitable. It’s also
houses, resin chairs, planters, birdhouses,         Price: $4.99 – 6.99 per                                           wall on either side because that will                      been shown to increase appetites and
trashcans, mailboxes and toys.                      12-oz. can (MSRP)                                                 throw off the visual balance of the                        that’s why you see it in a lot of kitchens
Price: $3.99 – 4.99 per 12-oz. can (MSRP)           Manufacturer: Krylon. Available                                   room,” she says.                                           and restaurants.”
Manufacturer: Krylon. Available at select           at select retailers. Visit krylon.com                                Another consideration is perceived                          In addition to color, technique also
retailers. Visit krylon.com for store locations.    for store locations.                                              space. Dark colors tend to make a room                     plays an important role in the finished

20                                                                Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                             ™
                                                                                                                      Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                             21
Concrete Bond                                                  CEO of the Paint and
                                                               Decorating Retailers
                                                                                                           tract house you walk into,”
                                                                                                           she says.
                                                                                                                                                         mixing sparkles directly into the
                                                                                                                                                         paint. “That process works best with
     Gebhart                                                   Association, based in                           Morse says the Old World finishes         an eggshell sheen in a well-lit room
   spiced up                                                   Fenton, Mo.                                 will continue to be popular for at least      because the sparkles really come
her patio by                                                        Sandra Kiss-London, vice               the next five years because they comple-      alive,” she says.
adding this                                                    president of Faux Like a Pro                ment the style that is so fashionable             In the end, paint can have a dramatic
     painted
   geometric
                                                               in Allston, Mass., an industry              with home furnishings and design              effect on your home by opening up
      design.                                                  leader in products and educa-               plans right now.                              rooms, lengthening hallways and raising
                                                               tional seminars, says that                      Some new decorative paint treat-          ceilings. And the technology behind it
                                                               faux-finishing techniques                   ments are also emerging as popular            is no secret, says Cichielo. “The secret
                                                               are constantly evolving, and                choices among homeowners, especially          is buying quality paint that is washable,
                                                               it’s up to the industry to keep             in game rooms and kids’ rooms. “The           durable, covers well and will last as
                                                               the designs current. “Right                 mere act of adding color to a wall gives      long as your personal tastes.” O
                                                               now, the palette is very bright             the room an attitude, but decorative
                                                               and graphic prints are big, so              treatments make an even big-
                                     PHOTO BY RENE GEBHART
                                                               we have to find ways to incor-              ger statement about who you
 Paint is big, and it’s not just walls that are                porate those trends into faux-              are,” Gebhart says.
 getting the extra treatment. According to                     finishing products and tech-                    Color meshing — the com-
 Rene Gebhart of Rene Gebhart Designs in                       niques,” Kiss-London says.                  bination of up to six colors on
 Canonsburg, Pa., concrete floors are the
 newest canvas. Instead of putting up with
 boring basement floors and plain patios,
                                                                    Hayes, the Charlotte-based
                                                               contractor, says faux finishing
                                                                                                           one surface; striping — taping
                                                                                                           off various widths of lines                Indianapolis
                                                               is like a tattoo: Most people               to create a striped pattern;
 homeowners are spicing up these surfaces by
 painting patterns of everything from
                                                               don’t have them, some have a
                                                               few and a handful goes crazy.
                                                                                                           color blocking — filling blocks
                                                                                                           of wall space with complemen-
                                                                                                                                                      Resources
 rugs and tile to marble slabs and mosaic. “It’s               Angie’s List members tended                 tary colors; and creating dia-             Fine Painting
 a great alternative to carpet, which                          to reflect that observation,                mond patterns and fabric                   Indianapolis
 usually doesn’t work well in those types                      with 78.5 percent of web sur-               textures are all emerging as               317-826-4524
 of rooms anyway,” she says. All it takes                      vey respondents saying they                 fresh alternatives. “Color
 is some concrete paint, which comes in                        had no plans to add any faux-               meshing creates a very soft                Bill Reneau Painting
 a variety of colors, and a water coat                         finishing or decorative paint-              feel, while striping and dia-              Indianapolis
 sealer to protect the surface.                                ing techniques to any of the                monds are great for more for-              317-271-4409
                                                               rooms in their home. “The                   mal rooms,” Gebhart says. The
                                                               people who are really into                  denim look, achieved by drag-              Bright Painting
                                                               faux finishes are either very               ging two shades of blue both               Brownsburg
                                                               artistic or have a lot of                   horizontally and diagonally, is            317-513-6004
   product. One trend that remains popular          money,” Hayes says. “Compared to a                     fun for kids’ rooms and adding
                                                                                                                                                      Devries Painting
   is faux finishing, which sprang to life in       regular paint job, faux finishing is four              stitching patterns on the wall
   the early ’90s and encompasses a series          to six times more expensive.” He adds                  and bandanna curtains to the               Noblesville
   of painting techniques such as glazing,          that Venetian plaster and rag rolling are              windows make great accents.                317-332-8394
   aging, stenciling, marbleizing and wood          two of the most requested techniques                       Murals are also popular for            Northeast Decorators
   graining that bring texture and depth to         for his business.                                      kids’ rooms. “The top two
                                                                                                                                                      Indianapolis
   an otherwise flat surface. In just the last          Henderson decided on a stucco                      themes for boys are sports and
                                                                                                                                                      317-255-3998
   five years, paint retailers have gone            finish for her bathroom, kitchen,                      jungle scenes while the girls
   from spending $78 million on                     breakfast nook and bedroom and                         want princesses and fashion,”              The highly rated service providers listed here
   the products to more than $169 mil-              loves the Old World feeling the tech-                  says Gebhart, who adds that
                                                                                                                                                      were randomly selected. Before hiring, be sure
   lion — a 117-percent increase. “We don’t         nique inspires. “The Venetian plaster                  horses are a good choice for
                                                                                                                                                      to contact us for a complete list of interior paint
   see the faux-finishing trend declining           effect brings life to the room and                     both. One of Bordenkecher’s
   any time soon,” says Nicholas Cichielo,          sets our home apart from the typical                   secrets for girls’ rooms is                companies and their up-to-date grades.

  22                                                           Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                          ™
CAPTIVATING QUARTERS                                                                                 acquired it from the original owners     champagne set on the front doorstep
                                                                                                     because it was in the way of growth      before the launch.”
Dunaway’s breathes new life                                                                          on Lilly’s main campus. Saving it
                                                                                                     happened in stages after Lilly gave
                                                                                                                                                 Moving the building gave the
                                                                                                                                              foundation, which had protective
into a once-threatened landmark                                                                      the building to the Historic
                                                                                                     Landmarks Foundation.
                                                                                                                                              covenants in place to ensure appro-
                                                                                                                                              priate restoration and long-term
by Barbara E. Cohen                                                                                     With the help of the original own-    maintenance, time to find a buyer.
                                                                                                     ers, Lilly and other funds, the group    Jeff Dunaway, a former owner of St.

F       rom its Gothic stone arches
       and gargoyles to its mirrored
art deco bar, Dunaway’s Palazzo
                                                opportunity for the public to enjoy
                                                the unusual building’s historic char-
                                                acter despite the modifications made
                                                                                                     arranged to move the 4,400-square-
                                                                                                     foot building to a new foundation and
                                                                                                     2,200-square-foot basement at its cur-
                                                                                                                                              Elmo Steak House, purchased the
                                                                                                                                              building in 1997, and made a few
                                                                                                                                              changes to accommodate the Italian-
Ossigeno is one of Indianapolis’ most           to create new space for kitchens and                 rent location on South East Street. In   style restaurant. “Much of what you
distinctive restaurants. Housed in the dining areas. “We love the way Jeff                           February 1995, Edwards Moving &          see in the restaurant was original to
former offices of the Indiana Oxygen            put a hip, modern stamp on the build-                Rigging Inc. of Simpsonville, Ky.,
Company on the edge of the historic             ing while restoring the exterior and                 handled the $450,000 move,
Fletcher Place district, owner Jeff             honoring its past,” Connor says.                     which involved turning the
Dunaway’s                                                                The Indiana                 735-ton building 90
restaurant                                                            Oxygen                         degrees to face east on
makes the most                                                        Company was                    East Street. A newspaper
of its space.                                                         founded in 1915                report from The
    It’s difficult                                                    and once led the               Indiana-polis Star
to believe that                                                       state in produc-               on Feb. 28, 1995,
the building                                                          tion of oxygen                 lauds the fact that
was in danger                                                         and other gases                the move took
of demolition                                                         used for welding,              place “without
just a decade                                                         cutting and med-               spilling a drop
ago. “The                                                             ical purposes.                 from the
Indiana Oxygen                                                        The company                    glass of
Company build-                                                        hired the archi-
ing appeared                                                          tectural firm
on Historic                                                           of Bishop,
Landmark’s                                                            Knowlton and
10 Most                                                               Carson to design
Endangered list                                                       its office build-
                                                                                                     Gothic arches
from 1991 to                                                          ing, which went                like the one
1994, threat-         Accessories like the chrome oxygen canisters    up on South                    above the
                      at the bar keep the building’s history alive.
ened with dem-                                                        Delaware Street                doorway are
olition by Eli                                                        in 1930.                       among the
Lilly and                                                                The owners,                 building’s
                                                                                                     distinctive
Company,” says Tina Connor, execu-              brothers John and Walter Brant,                      features.
tive vice president of the Historic             found inspiration in art deco, Gothic,
Landmarks Foundation of Indiana.                Tudor and international architectural
“Historic Landmarks marketed the                styles during a trip to Europe. The
building for some time before we                building, which cost $45,000 to build,
attracted Jeff Dunaway’s interest.”             was listed on the National Register
    Although other potential buyers             of Historic Places in 1987.
would have preserved the building as               The building became endangered
offices, the restaurant provides a rare in 1991 when Eli Lilly and Company

24                                                       Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                    ™
the building, including the                                                                                                 BBB BASICS
light fixtures, architectural
details like the gargoyles and
bee in the lobby, the flame-
                                                                                                                            Avoid business tax schemes
patterned stained glass and
sculptural details on the
                                                                                                                            or prepare to pay the price
facade,” says Angie Mack,                                                                                                   by Linda Carmody
Dunaway’s general manager.
“Because the kitchen is in a
new addition on the east side
of the original building, most
of the original building is
                                                                                                     W       ith the tax deadline quickly
                                                                                                            approaching, many small
                                                                                                     business owners are considering last-
                                                                                                                                                                • Deducting a portion of the total house
                                                                                                                                                                  payment if the business is not real
                                                                                                                                                                • Paying children a salary (e.g. for answering
intact.”                                                                                             minute actions to reduce their finan-                        telephones, washing cars, etc.)
                                                                                                     cial burdens. Most will do so using
   The new facilities also                                                                                                                                      • Deducting education expenses from
                                                                                                     deductions allowed by the Internal
include a popular open-air                                                                                                                                        salaries paid to children wrongfully
                                                                                                     Revenue Service. Some, however, may
rooftop dining area and ban-                                                                                                                                      claimed as employees
                                                                                                     be tempted to succumb to home-based
quet facilities on the second
                                                                                                     business tax schemes. The Better                           • Deducting excessive car and truck
floor. “The second floor,
                                                                                                     Business Bureau is joining with the                          expenses when the vehicle was used
which was a manufacturing
                                                                                                     IRS to warn that participating in such                       for both personal and business use
area, is the most changed,”
                                                                                                     activity may result in repayment of                        • Deducting the cost for furniture, home
says Mack. “We have the orig-
                                                                                                     taxes owed, back interest, penalties,                        entertainment equipment, children’s toys
inal vault in the basement
                                                                                                     fines and possibly even imprisonment.                        and other items for personal use
wine cellar, and we have used
                                                                                                         Despite claims that marketers of
oxygen tanks as a design ele-                                                                                                                                   • Deducting the cost for personal travel,
                                                                                                     these schemes tend to make, personal
ment in the art deco bar.                                                                                                                                         meals and entertainment under the guise
                                                                                                     living or family expenses cannot be
Indiana Oxygen Company                                                                                                                                            that everyone is a potential client.
                                                                                                     transformed into deductible business
split the chrome tanks
                                                                                                     expenses. Likewise, it is illegal to                           Taxpayers are further advised
mounted on the bar in half           Dunaway’s dining room features original light fixtures
                                     and architectural details.
                                                                                                     claim a bogus home business.                               that keeping detailed records does
for us. They match the                                                                                                                                          not alone make an expense deductible.
                                                                                                     Expenses must be “ordinary and nec-
oxygen tank motif on the                                                                                                                                        Those who claim that maintaining
                                                                                                     essary” in relation to a legitimate busi-
building’s exterior.”                        own limo and driver to take people to                   ness activity as well as satisfy all other                 detailed records of expenses will
   Patrons enjoy the Wood Room, a            downtown events after dinner.                           requirements in order to be deductible                     convert personal, living or family
heavily paneled dining area that was            “The building sets the tone for the                  business expenses on a tax return.                         expenses into deductible business
once the Brants’ office. In addition to restaurant,” Mack says. “Although                                Beware of promoters who sell tax                       expenses are wrong.
creating the ceiling from a single           some diners know about us, we are a                     avoidance or audit assistance pack-                            The IRS warns that anyone
piece of pressed concrete, the broth-        surprise for those who haven’t been                     ages that make any of the following                        involved in these schemes can face
ers built the filing cabinets into the       here before. We enjoy giving people                     claims, which are generally not                            a staggering amount of back interest
wall so there would be minimal furni- the 50-cent tour.” O                                           deductible as business expenses:                           and penalties. Taxpayers should seek
ture in the room. When air condition-                                                                                                                           independent professional tax advice
ing was added, the vents were carved                                                                 • Deducting all or more of the cost and
                                                                                                       operation of a personal residence                        if they have questions concerning
into the wood. Secret panels reveal                                                                                                                             deductible business expenses. Read
niches for storing alcohol during the                                                                  (Simply placing business-related items in
                                                                                                       each room doesn’t increase the amount                    additional information on this and
Prohibition days.                                                                                                                                               related issues at irs.gov. O
   Mack says the ambiance of the                 Dunaway’s Palazzo Ossigeno                            that can be deducted!)
original building is attractive to                         351 S. East St.
customers who book first dates, wed-                         Indianapolis                            Carmody is president of the Better Business Bureau, which has reports on thou-
ding proposals and anniversary par-                         317-638-7663                             sands of businesses. Check the BBB online at indybbb.org or call
ties there. Dunaway’s even has its                       www.dunaways.com                            317-488-2222. Complaints can be mailed to BBB, Victoria Centre, 22 E. Washington
                                                                                                     St., Ste. 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
26                                                       Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                    ™
                                                                                                     Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                27
Ghosts of Indianapolis                        grand old homes of the city




                                                                                                                            ®




               RESIDENCE OF WM. N. GATES
     This Italianate home, now known as the Byram-Middleton House, still stands at
     1828 N. Illinois St. The front porch no longer exists, so the arched, stone door-
      way is visible. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places and is
            home to Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants’ central office.

         A local contractor recently shared his sizeable photo archive of old
         Indianapolis homes with Angie’s List. The collection is titled “Art Work of
         Indianapolis, Ind.” and was published in nine parts, or albums, in 1908 by
         the Gravure Illustration Co. of Chicago. Other than knowing the names of
         past residents and that many of the houses are no longer standing, we
         don’t have much information about these ghosts of Indianapolis.
         If you know anything about the history of the properties we feature each
         month or if you have photos or tales of other historic homes — still
         standing or not — call us or send an e-mail to mailbag@angieslist.com
         to tell us your story.
28                                                           Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                        ™
                                                                                                         Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings   29
UNUSUAL SERVICE


Moondog Digital Inc. takes legwork
out of digital music transferring                                                                                                                                                                                        Receive shipping
by Shelly Bucksot                                                                                                                                                                                                        supplies via mail,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         pack up your CDs

T    wo years ago, Craig Kelker got an
     iPod for Christmas. Although he’s a
software programmer by trade, he had
                                             accessing and playing my music a has-
                                             sle. Having them all digital will allow
                                             me to dump my CD player for a slim
                                                                                                                                    Go online
                                                                                                                                      to place
                                                                                                                                   your order.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         on the enclosed spin-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         dles and return them
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to Moondog Digital
no interest in logging the man-hours         DVD player that plays MP3s, organize                                                                                                                                        Inc. — postage paid.
required to transfer his mammoth col-        my music on my computer, record
lection of 350 CDs to MP3 files. “The        playlists as I see fit and load my iPod.”                                                                                                 Moondog Digital
ability to carry all of your music on you        Carleton’s tab was $384, which                                                                                                      Inc. converts all of
is pretty cool,” Kelker says. “I just did-   was a bargain to him. “Considering                                                                                                       your CDs to MP3
                                                                                                                                                                                      files and loads them
n’t have the time to make it happen.”        the amount of money I have invested
                                                                                                                                                                                                 onto DVDs.
    When Kelker started looking around       in these CDs, the service is very valu-
for someone to transfer the music for        able and the price extremely reason-
him, the cheapest place he could find        able,” he says.
was charging $3 per CD. That was too             In its first year of business,
                                                                                                             Load the DVDs into your                                                                             The company returns
much, he says, and in 2004 he founded        Moondog Digital Inc. quadrupled in
                                                                                                             computer’s audio program to create                                                                  your CDs as well
Moondog Digital Inc., an Indianapolis-       capacity and Kelker expects demand
                                                                                                              a digital music library. Attach your                                                              as the DVDs to
based company that does the dirty            for his service to keep apace with                                       iPod to your computer, and
work for a third of the cost.                booming iPod sales. By fourth quarter                                                                                                                            you within 10
                                                                                                                           your digital music will                                                            days of receipt.
    If you’re leery of the price — 250       2005, Apple Computer Inc. had sold 30                                        automatically transfer.
CDs will cost between $180 and $305          million of the gadgets and more than
depending on the transfer rate —             600 million songs through iTunes to the
Kelker suggests you do a little math.        mouth-watering digital music set. An                                                                                                                                                “If you’re
He estimates you’d need to set aside         estimated 7 million received them for                                                    accessories,                                                                          going to
36 hours to convert 250 CDs.                 Christmas — and a significant                                                            recently gave                                                                    listen to them
    “Forget that,” says Seattle resident     number will no doubt wonder how                                                          Moondog Digital Inc. its                                                   on an iPod, a lower
David Carleton, who turned to Moon-          to get them loaded. “Our customers                                                       “highly recommended” tag because                           quality level (128 Kbps) will suffice
dog Digital Inc. after he got tired of       don’t want to know or they don’t have                                                    of the company’s fair prices and no-                       because you’ll be using headphones.
managing his collection of 356 CDs.          the time to create digital music files,                                                  frills approach. “When I designed the                      But if you’re a DJ and will be blasting
“Too many CDs made organizing,               and we’re happy to do it for them,”                                                      service, I asked, ‘What do people                          the music on huge speakers, you
                                             says Kelker, who can fit between 35                                                      want?’” explains Kelker. “We’re not                        need a higher quality level (320 Kbps)
                                             and 100 albums on each DVD.                                                              doing gratuitous packaging or products.                    in order to produce the best sound
contact info                                     December, January and February                                                       We’re delivering a streamlined service                     quality possible.”
                                                                                         PHOTOS BY KRIS ANGAROLA AND MIKE PENNEY




                                             are by far the company’s busiest                                                         and our customers appreciate that.”                           Bottom line: Moondog Digital Inc.
                                             months because so many receive iPods                                                         There are currently only a handful                     doesn’t do anything you can’t do. The
   Moondog                                   for Christmas, and while the majority                                                    of full-time companies in the United                       question is — do you want to?
   Digital Inc.                              of Moondog Digital Inc.’s business                                                       States competing with Moondog                                 “I have effectively put all my CDs in
                                             comes from both coasts, the middle                                                       Digital Inc., and Kelker encourages                        usable storage that can easily jump to
   888-CDS-2-MP3                                                                                                                      consumers to research the hidden                           the next generation of technology,”
                                             of the country is quickly catching on,
   (888-237-2673)                            too. “In Chicago, one out of every four                                                  costs, such as shipping, insurance                         Carleton says. “Remember when we
   info@moondogdigital.com                   people on the train is listening to an                                                   and quality of transfer level, before                      went from cassettes to CDs? I must
   moondogdigital.com                        iPod,” says Kelker, who lived in the                                                     hiring anyone. “The first thing the com-                   have thrown out several hundred cas-
                                             city until a year ago. iLounge, an inde-                                                 pany should ask is how you plan to                         settes and started over. That’s not the
                                             pendent reviewer of iPods and iPod                                                       listen to the converted files,” he says.                   case with a service like Moondog.” O
                                                                                                                                      Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                            31
OUT IN THE YARD                                                                                  tie several rows of string between       priate expectations for success. No
                                                                                                 each pole, creating horizontal sup-      gardener or farmer gets a 100-percent
Nurture the next generation:                                                                     ports for the vines to climb. At the
                                                                                                 base of each pole, plant pole beans,
                                                                                                                                          germination rate from planted seeds
                                                                                                                                          — even 50 percent is very good, and
Garden with a youngster                                                                          morning glories, hyacinth bean vines
                                                                                                 — or all three! As the plants emerge
                                                                                                                                          often 25 percent can still mean suc-
                                                                                                                                          cess. Be sure your project includes
by Ellen Goff                                                                                    and start to twine, guide them up the    enough subjects to ensure at least a


T
                                                                                                 poles and along the strings. In about    few survivors. If the project is a bust,
      emperatures remain coolish.         of fruit attached. Place in a shallow                  two months’ time, depending on the       explain the facts of crop failure and
     Spring is still some calendar dis-   saucer of water on the kitchen                         weather, the kids will have a leafy      try a new project. O
tance away. Yet this preseason calm       counter. When roots appear in a few                    play fort.
is just the right time to draw children   weeks, plant in potting soil in a 4- to                    When gardening with children, it’s
into gardening activities and foster      6-inch pot with a drainage hole in the                 important to remember to set appro-
their natural curiosity about plants      bottom. The plant resembles the top
and the environment.                      of a pineapple fruit.
    No child is too young to be fasci-    Sweet potato — Select a medium-
nated by the mystery of a sprout          sized potato and root in a glass of
emerging from its seed. In fact, all


                                                                                                 Where kids can get
                                          water. The water level can come up
kids can participate in some capacity.    about halfway on the potato, which
Whether it’s planning a growing proj-     will produce a glass-full of roots.
ect, shopping for materials, planting     Transplant the rooted potato to soil.
seeds, assembling the project or sim-
ply taking photos or
                                          The resulting plant sends out trailing
                                                     vines that can be trained
                                                                                                 their hands dirty
drawing pictures of the                                around a trellis, frame
project’s progress,                                   or window.                                  There are lots of local opportunities to get the kids in your life involved in
everyone can have
                                                        Citrus fruit seeds —                      garden and botanical fun.
a role to play.
                                                       Oranges, lemons, grape-                       The Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens (317-630-2000),
Make a gar-                                           fruit and tangerines can be                 indyzoo.com, offers Spring Break sessions and Summer Camp. Kids
den from your                                          germinated in potting soil                 4 - 14 can explore the zoo and gardens through hands-on activities,
dining table                                           in a 4- to 6-inch pot with a               games and behind-the-scenes tours to learn about the environment,
   Plant seeds or take                               drainage hole in the bot-                    ecosystems, conservation and more.
                                                   tom. These plants are unreli-
cuttings from the food                                                                               Indy Parks and Recreation (317-327-7148), indyparks.com,
prepared for family meals.                         able producers of edible
                                                                                                  opens the world of nature to children through the Hub Naturalist’s
Be sure to give your projects lots            fruit, but have attractive foliage.
                                                                                                  Program and Environmental EdVentures curriculum and summer
of indoor sunlight and just                                                                       camp opportunities.
enough water to prevent                       Try a bean tent
                                                Start this fun project outside                       The Capital City Garden Project, ces.purdue.edu/CES/Marion/
them from drying out and not
                                                  when any threat of frost has                    ccgp/index.html, is community-based educational program in Marion
too much to make them soggy.
                                                      passed and the ground has                   County promoting healthy people and greener neighborhoods through
Try these kid-friendly projects:
                                                  warmed. Set three or four                       gardening. It provides many schools, community centers, neighborhood
Carrot top — Cut 1/2 to 1 inch                    poles — bamboo stakes, dow-                     groups and individuals with information, resources and a monthly
below the crown at the top of a                   els or small PVC pipe at least                  newsletter. For more information, e-mail Ginny Roberts at
carrot. Root in a mixture of half                 5 feet long — in the ground in                  vrrobert@purdue.edu.
sand and half peat moss. The                     an area of the yard that gets at
resulting plant looks like a fern.                                                                Check out these websites:
                                                 least six hours of full sun.
                                                                                                  Junior Master Gardeners jmgkids.com
Pineapple top — Slice off the top               Secure them together at the top
                                                                                                  National Gardening Association kidsgardening.com
of a pineapple, leaving 1 to 2 inches           to form a tepee-style tent. Next,
                                                                                                  American Horticultural Society thegrowingconnection.com
32                                                   Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                ™
GARDENING CALENDAR


Don’t wait for warm weather
to sow your seeds indoors                                                                              WEEK THREE WEEK                                                        FOUR
by Steve Mayer
                                                                                                          • Are you tired of rabbits                        • For a new rose, try one
                                                                                                            nibbling on your plants                           of the 2006 All-America
                                                                                                            each year? Plan to add
A     New Year’s resolution to eat healthy is easier to keep with a garden full
       of homegrown veggies. So, begin spring planting early, using a cold
frame or hotbed to get seeds started indoors. Then, transplant them when the
                                                                                                            some plants that are less
                                                                                                            prone to injury to your
                                                                                                            landscape.
                                                                                                                                                              Rose Selections (AARS):
                                                                                                                                                              Julia Child (warm butter-
                                                                                                                                                              gold floribunda), rainbow
time is right. Also, try using finely cut leaves from the 2006 Herb of the Year,                                                                              sorbet (yellow/pink multi-
scented geraniums, to flavor cakes, jellies and sauces. Toss a few flowers into                                                                               color floribunda), Tahitian
a salad to enhance leafy greens’ appearance and aroma.                                                    • The best time to prune                            sunset (apricot pink/yellow
                                                                                                            shade trees without showy                         hybrid tea) and wild blue
                                                                                                            spring flowers is in late                         yonder (reddish-purple/
                                                                                                            winter. (HO-4)                                    lavender grandiflora).


WEEK                  ONE                   WEEK                    TWO
                                                                                                          • If you love to grow vegeta-
                                                                                                            bles or flowers but lack the
                                                                                                            space or physical ability for
                                                                                                                                                            • Start pruning fruit trees.
                                                                                                                                                              Thinning increases light
                                                                                                                                                              penetration to develop
     • The International Herb               • For longer lasting Valentine’s                                a traditional garden, try                         high quality fruit. (HO-49)
       Association has designated             Day roses, remove 1 – 2 inches                                gardening in containers.
       scented geraniums                      from the stems with a sharp                                   (HO-200)                                        • Take care to prevent future
       (Pelargonium) as the 2006              knife and place the flowers in                                                                                  tree/utility line conflicts
       Herb of the Year. Leaf forms           a clean vase with a floral pre-                             • Plant seeds of cool-season                        when planning your land-
       and textures are highly vari-          servative. (HO-158)                                           vegetables indoors for                            scape. Find out the mature
       able. Some available scents                                                                          early spring garden trans-                        height and spread of each
       include rose, lemon, apple,          • Take a soil test of your garden                               planting. Begin cabbage,                          tree before planting.
       pine and peppermint. (HO-28)           or landscape if the soil is not                               broccoli and cauliflower
                                              frozen or too wet. (HO-71)                                    seeds 5 – 7 weeks before                        • Fertilize spring-flowering
     • Build a cold frame or hotbed                                                                         you plan to move them                             bulbs when the foliage
       to get an earlier start growing      • A master gardener tomato                                      to the garden. (HO-14)                            emerges in the spring.
       vegetables this year. (HO-53)          trial in Indianapolis suggested                                                                                 (HO-86)
                                              that ultra sweet tomatoes had
     • Check twigs of woody plants            the best taste out of 12 vari-
       for infestations of scale insects.     eties tested. (HO-26)
       If detected, apply a dormant oil                                                                                                                     Mayer is a horticulture educator
       spray. (E-29)                        • Select vegetables carefully. Be                                                                               with Purdue Extension of
                                              sure to plants adapted to this                                                                                Marion County.
     • For small vegetable gardens,           part of the Midwest.
       select species with a high yield-
       per-plant space, such as bush                                                             The numbers in parentheses in the calendar entries refer to related Purdue
       snap beans, leafy greens, toma-                                                           Extension publications. To obtain the publications, contact the Extension Office at
       toes and bell peppers. (HO-32)                                                            317-275-9292, e-mail marionmg@purdue.edu or visit www.ces.purdue.edu/ext
                                                                                                 media/menu.htm.


34                                                   Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                ™
                                                                                                 Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                      35
Confessions of
                                                                                                     experience regarding many areas of                         What is the most popular honey-
                                                                                                     the world. We are quite honest about                       moon destination these days?
                                                                                                     our specialties and about what is bet-

     a travel agent
                                                                                                                                                                Anywhere the bride and groom can
                                                                                                     ter accomplished online. Recently,                         relax without hassles and avoid mak-
                                                                                                     the founder of a major third-party                         ing any more decisions. That tends
                                      by Katie Bennett                                               travel website planned his family                          to lend itself to a beach or resort.
                                                                                                     vacation using our services. He                            For couples on a budget, all-
                                                                                                     booked his air tickets online but                          inclusives are great because
                                                                                                     relied on our expertise for every-                         the total cost is so predictable.
                                                                                                     thing else.

     Jane Essenburg, co-owner                                                                                                                                   What tip do you most
                                                                                                     What necessities should all travelers                      often offer your clients?
     Earle Travel Co.                                         What kind of differ-                   remember to bring with them?
                                                              ence does a profes-                                                                               Make sure to call your credit
     317-813-3131                                                                                    Bring a passport and credit card. It is                    card company before leaving
                                                              sional travel agent
     Indianapolis                                                                                    proposed that in 2008, all Americans                       home. Advising them of your
                                                              make in a trip?
                                                                                                     will be required to have passports to                      travel plans will eliminate the
                                                              Speaking only for our                  travel anywhere outside the United                         possibility of any credit security
                                                              business, we have an                   States. Currently, there are places                        issues at your destination.
     Jane Essenburg, one of three owners of Earle             amazing network of                     where a birth certificate is the
                                                              marketing partners                     only proof of citizenship required.
     Travel Co., graduated from Miami University
                                                              around the world. And                                                                             What impact have websites like
     in Oxford, Ohio, with a degree in cultural               with the combined 80                                                                              Orbitz, Expedia and Priceline had
                                                              or more years of pro-                  What has ever gone awry when                               on your business?
     anthropology. She soon discovered the lack
                                                              fessional service in                   planning a trip for clients?
                                                                                                                                                                They have really been an advantage
     of jobs in the field and, deciding to switch             our office, we can                     Italian rail strikes cause havoc with                      to us. Many years ago, the airlines
                                                              offer advice, unbiased                 planning but not quite to the same
     tracks, started an entry-level position with a                                                                                                             stopped all compensation to travel
                                                              opinions and personal                  extent as problems with airlines,                          agencies, preferring to outsource
     Cincinnati travel agency. Essenburg eventu-                                                     such as schedule changes, cancel-                          their product to the Internet. While
     ally moved to Indianapolis and                                                                  lations, strikes and customer service                      we will book air tickets for clients
                                                                                                     — or lack thereof.                                         who are planning other travel fea-
     purchased Earle
                                                                                                                                                                tures, the elimination of this unprof-
     Travel Co.                                                                                                                                                 itable and often problematic part
                                                                                                     What’s the most expensive
     in 1996                                                                                                                                                    of our business has freed us to focus
                                                                                                     trip you’ve ever booked?
                                                                                                                                                                on our specialties. Keep in mind that
     with                                                                                            How much did it cost?
                                                                                                                                                                third-party websites are really just
                                                                                                     Our multigenerational travel, with                         other travel agencies. O
     partners
                                                                                                     a grandma, grandpa, mom, dad, kids
     Ariane Ely                                                                                      and so on, has increased substantially
                                                                                                     in the last five years. All three of the
     and Kelly
                                                                                                     owners of Earle Travel Co. have
     Shea.                                                                                           booked trips near the $200,000 mark,
                                                                                                     representing families who have trav-
                                                                                                     eled to Africa or the Mediterranean
                                                                                                     or who spent New Year’s Eve 1999
                                                                                                     together in exotic and unusual loca-                       All comments are the opinion of the
                                                                                                     tions around the world.                                    service company and not Angie’s List.


36                                                       Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                    ™
                                                                                                     Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                        37
 M E M B E R                                                               B E N E F I T S
                  American Cabaret Theatre
                             $10 OFF
                         B-level seating
                      To receive discount, mention that
                       you are an Angie’s List member.                                          Receive $5 OFF membership to
                                                                                                the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
                                                                                                                                                   $10 OFF YOUR FIRST NIGHT’S STAY WITH US!
                                                                                                 Just present a current issue
                                                                                                                                                 • All Suite Hotel with Studio, One Bedroom & Two Bedroom/Two Bath Suites
                                                                                               of your Angie’s List publication                  • Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet
                                                                                                       for this discount.                        • Full Kitchens
                                                                                                                                                 • Complimentary 24-hour Business Center
                                                                                                The museum is located at                         • On-site Fitness Center/Indoor Pool
 Present your current copy of the Angie’s List publication                                                                                       • Complimentary High Speed Internet
 to receive a FREE admission to the Eiteljorg Museum
                                                                                              4000 Michigan Road and can
                                                                                                                                                                                  “FOR RESERVATIONS CALL”
 with the purchase of an admission of equal or                                                   be reached by phone at
                                                                                                                                                                                317-577-9500
 greater value (not valid for special events or pro-                                                  317-923-1331                                      9780 Crosspoint Boulevard Fishers/Indianapolis (I-69 & 96th St.)
 grams). Call 317-636-9378 or visit www.eiteljorg.org for                                             or by visiting                                                 www.staybridge.com/indianapolisin
 more information. The museum is located at White River                                            www.ima-art.org.                                        *Based on Availability and Excludes any Negotiated Rates or Special Events*
 State Park, 500 W. Washington St.                                                                                                                              To receive discount, mention that you are an Angie’s List member.




                                                                              Pacers & Fever
                                                                                                                                                                            Tune in …
                                                                                                                                                                            Tunein …
                                                                                 Tickets                                                                                                Watch for
                                                                                 As an Angie’s List member,
                                                                                you are eligible to buy tickets                                                                    Angie’s List Reports
                                                                         for any of these two teams at a group rate.
 Receive $5 OFF single-ticket
                                                                                Save $2 per ticket to any
                                                                                                                                                                                    Mondays at 5 p.m.
 prices or get six tickets for
      the price of four.                                                       nonpremium Pacers game.                                                                                on WISH-TV.
To take advantage of these discounts,                                    Save $3 per ticket to any Fever game.
please contact the IRT ticket office at                                          For Pacers or Fever tickets,
 317-635-5252 and mention that you
     are an Angie’s List member.
                                                                            call Jake Vernon at 317-917-2895.
                                                                                                                                              february winners                                              DISCOUNT
                                                                                                                                                                                                           MOVIE TICKETS
                                                                                                                                              This month’s List Feeder Winners,                                       AMC, $6
                                                                                                                                        Mitchell and Nancy Funk of Carmel, received
                                                 Conner Prairie                                                                            a $15 gift card to The Home Depot for                                  Kerasotes, $7
                                 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers                                                                         submitting the most reports last month.
                           317-776-6006 • www.connerprairie.org                                                                                                                                                Loews/Sony, $6.50
                                                                                                                                                February’s Early Renewal Winner,
                         Open Wed. – Sat. • 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                                        Jan Chandler of Indianapolis,                           Regal/United Artists, $6.50
         Admission: Adults $11 • Seniors $10 • Youth (5 – 12 years) $7 • Children under 5 FREE                                                received a $15 gift card to The Home
                      Present the current monthly issue of your Angie’s List publication to receive $2 off general admission.                 Depot for continuing her membership.                        Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for details.
                             Not valid with any other discounts or for special events, programs or classes. “Code V.”



                                                                                                                                  Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                        39
                            members’ marketplace                                                        member events
                                                                                                                                                                   Save with
Great minds think           CHINA                                1991 Springs Grandee hot            FEBRUARY
                            Hall Arlington service for           tub w/cover. Needs heater,                                                                        offers from
alike.     Apparently,                                           $500, you haul.                     4. Celebration of Harmony — White River
                            12, many extras, gravy
                            boat, platters, $140.                            317-257-0128            Sound Chorus proudly presents their annual show at            TOP-RATED
                                        317-255-6810
many of your great
                            FIREWOOD
                                                                 Electric exercycle, heavy-
                                                                 duty, perfect working con-
                                                                                                     the Community Life Center at Washington Park East,            service providers
                                                                 dition, $75.     253-8901
                                                                                                     10612 E. Washington Street. Enjoy beautiful four-part
minds think Monday          FREE! Needs to be split.                                                 harmonies and delicious refreshments. Doors open at           on Angie’s List!
                                       317-889-1740              PROPERTIES                          6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Limited seating. Call 580-9844
                            MUSICAL                              Carmel 2-bed, updated               to reserve your spot.
morning is the per-                                              wood laminate, ceramic
                            INSTRUMENTS
                                                                 bath, deck,     $595 per                                                                          THE COUPON SECTION
                            Korg Digital Piano, like             month, rent/own.
fect     time   to   call   new, perfect for apt., $500.                     317-428-7376                                                                          that begins on page 43
                                              328-1198                                               Member Events announces happenings held by                    is designed to help you
                                                                 Fully furnished condo for
Angie’s List. That’s        Kimball upright piano with           rent. 2-bed, 2-bath on Salt         community-based organizations in which Angie’s                hire smart and save a
                            bench — for beginner or              Creek golf course in scenic         List members are active. Entries are limited to 40            buck at the same time.
                            experienced player. Excel-           Brown County (saltcreek-                                                                          The companies here
wonderful, but we           lent condition. 706-1014             golf.com).
                                                                                                     words and must be submitted in writing to
                                                                                 354-0903
                                                                                                     Indianapolis Marketplace, Angie’s List, 1030 E.               want to offer you, our
                            MISCELLANEOUS                                 or 812-988-7888            Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46202; faxed to              loyal members, a dis-
just wanted to take a
                            Faux wood blinds, from                                                   888-888-5478 or e-mailed to indianapolismarket-               count off their services.
                            Lowe’s, white, 9 available,                                              place@angieslist .com. Next deadline: February
minute to warn you          call for sizes, $10 each.
                                                                                                                                                                   To be in this section, the
                                                                                                     15 for the April issue.
                                           317-770-0235                                                                                                            companies must main-
that Monday morn-                                                                                                                                                  tain an A or B rating; if
                                                                                                                                                                   they fall below a B rat-
                                                                                                                                                                   ing, we pull the coupon.
ings       consistently                                                                                          Get paid for being a
                                                                                                                BIG MOUTH
                                                                                                                                                                   If you have any ques-
yield our highest call                  send your marketplace ad to Angie’s List                                                                                   tions regarding this
                                        Headquarters, 1030 E. Washington St.,                                                                                      section or about a spe-
volume, which can                       Indianapolis, IN 46202; by fax to 888-888-5478;
                                                                                                                                                                   cific provider, just ask us.
                                                                                                                                                                   And remember to share
                                        or e-mail indianapolismarketplace@angieslist.com.
unfortunately create                                                                                               Got the gift of gab? If so, put it to use.      all service provider
                                        the deadline for the april issue is february 15.                          Tell your friends, family and co-workers about   reports with us —
longer waiting peri-                                                                                              Angie’s List. For every new member who joins     whether you got their
                                                                                                                                                                   name from us or not.
                                                                                                                     because of your referral, we’ll send you a
ods for you. Calling                                                                                                 big bag of M&M’s and a check for $7!

at other times when-        ticker tape                                                                            But wait, there’s more ... We keep a running
                                                                                                                  tally of the members with the most referrals.    HAPPY SAVINGS!
ever     possible    may           Thanks to all of the great input we have received from                                      At the end of the year,
                                   you on companies you’ve used, our List continues to                                    the front-runner wins $1,000!
bring you faster serv-             grow. In the month prior to this issue’s copy deadline:
                                                                                                                        Just think, you could bury yourself
                                                                                                                                                                   Offers valid on services rendered,
                                   service provider reports received:                      1,128
                                                                                                                                                                   but may not apply to trip charges,
                                                                                                                         in M&M’s with that kind of cash.          if any. Offers may not be combined
ice. Thank you for                 service reports received in the last 12 months:     11,385                                                                      or used in conjunction with any
                                   service providers added to the List:                      61                                                                    other offer, coupon or discount.
your patience!                                                                                                                                                     Present publication as proof of
                                   service providers added to the coupon section:            12
                                                                                                                                                                   current membership.
                                   service providers pulled from the coupon section:          0


40                                                       Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                        ™
                                                                                                     Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                    41
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 AIR DUCT CLEANING
                                                       Coupon Directory                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Steamatic




                                                                                                                                                                                                  AL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Use The Professionals




                                                                                                                                                                                              IG HE
                                                                                                                                                                                                IN
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Restoration &




                                                                                                                                                                                            OR T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Air Duct               With This Coupon, Receive
AIR DUCT CLEANING                                              GUTTER REPAIR & REPLACEMENT                                   REMODELING-GENERAL                                                               Environmental                                            Cleaning             $50 OFF Any Cleaning Services
Steamatic ..............................................43     LeafGuard Indiana ................................49          Lifestyle Group                                                                                                                                                 (may not be combined with any
Mite-E-Ducts ..........................................43      Fields Gutter & Siding Inc. ....................68               Residential Remodeling ....................56                                    Services                            Steamatic’s original air duct          other offer, $150 minimum service
Service Experts of Indiana ....................43              Specialty Guttering Systems Inc. ..........68                 Spivey Construction Inc. ........................56
CleanAir Ducts ......................................44                                                                      Vickrey Remodeling Specialist ..............56                    • Fire and Water Damage Restoration                   cleaning service can remove              charge required for discount)
                                                               HANDYMAN
Sears Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning ........64                    Dixon’s Handyman Service ....................69               Thomas J Pearson Inc. ..........................73                • Mold Remediation                                     more than 82% of the mold,
ALARMS                                                                                                                       Greg Spivey Remodeling ......................73                                                                             yeast and bacteria from                    Expires 3-15-06
                                                               HARDWOOD FLOORING SALES                                       GA Herzog Construction ........................73
                                                                                                                                                                                               • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Sentinel Alarm Systems Inc. ..................64                                                                                                                                                                                                             your home or office.
                                                               Floor Crafters ........................................49     All Phase Group Inc. ..............................73             • 24 Hours - 7 Day Emergency Service
ANIMAL BOARDING & KENNELS                                      Albert Griffith & Sons Inc. ....................69            Guyco ....................................................73
Hickory Acres Kennels ............................64           HAULING                                                       Sunrise Construction ..............................73
ANIMAL FENCING                                                 Jeter & Associates ..................................69       James F Siener ......................................74
Pet Stop ................................................64    HEATING & A/C                                                 REMODELING — KITCHEN &
                                                                                                                             BATHROOM                                                                                  NADCA Certified
APPLIANCE REPAIR                                               ARS Service Express ..............................50                                                                                                    IICRC Certified
Turner Appliance ....................................44        Control Tech ..........................................50     Tremain Tile & Bath Remodel ................57
AUTO BODY WORK                                                 Bolls Heating & Cooling ........................50            Updike Bathroom Remodeling ..............57                                           849-7500 • 888-7155                    • Insured • Bonded
                                                               Service Experts of Indiana ....................51             Vickrey Remodeling Specialist ..............57                       s r     r   TM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Free Estimates*
Passwater’s Auto Specialists Inc. ..........65
                                                               Dial One Hoosier Cooling/                                     Blue Ridge Design ................................74                                    1-800-528-5378                   Locally Owned and Operated
Voelkel’s Collision Repair ......................65                                                                          Pioneer Kitchens ....................................74
AUTO SERVICE
                                                                  Heating/Plumbing ............................69
                                                                                                                             Lifestyle Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    www.steamatic.com                           *excluding mold
                                                               Air-Trol Heating and
Glendale Automotive ............................65                Air Conditioning Co. Inc. ..................69                Residential Remodeling ....................74
BASEMENT WATERPROOFING                                         Broad Ripple Heating &                                        REMODELING — SUNROOMS &
Indiana Foundation Service ..................44                   Air Conditioning LLC ........................69            PATIO ENCLOSURES
A-1 Indiana Waterproofing ....................45
CABINET REFACING
                                                               Koehring & Sons ....................................70
                                                               Ken Carrier Heating & Cooling LLC ......70
                                                                                                                             Four Seasons Sunrooms ........................58
                                                                                                                             ROOFING
                                                                                                                                                                                                AIR DUCT CLEANING by                                                                                Mite-E-Ducts
                                                               B & W Plumbing, Heating &
Pioneer Kitchens ....................................45           Air Conditioning ................................70        Godwin Homes ......................................58
                                                                                                                             ABC Roofing Co. Inc. ............................58
                                                                                                                                                                                                   MITE-E-DUCTS                                                                               $50 OFF air duct cleaning
CARPET CLEANING                                                HOUSECLEANING                                                 The Robert D Stevens
Smith-Mathis ........................................45        Merry Maids ..........................................51                                                                        At Mite-E-Ducts we have the solution to improve the air you breathe and we can                   (May not be combined with
                                                                                                                               Roofing Co. Inc. ................................59
Scrubbles Carpet and                                                                                                                                                                           prove it! Our state-of-the-art “SOURCE REMOVAL” air duct cleaning system                              any other offers)
                                                               LANDSCAPING                                                   Bone Dry Roofing ..................................59
   Upholstery Cleaning ..........................46                                                                                                                                            can remove up to 97% of debris from your home or office.
                                                               Stavros Landscape & Lawn Service ......70                     Amos Exteriors Inc. ................................59
ChemDry by Kevin Jones ......................46                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Expires 3-15-06
                                                                                                                             Universal Roofing ..................................60            Residential & Commercial
Langenwalter Carpet Stain Removal ....46                       LAWN FERTILIZATION & TREATMENT                                Eagle Roofing ........................................60          • Air Duct Cleaning
OnTime Carpet Care & More ................65                   The Greenskeeper ..................................51         Capitol Roofing &                                                 • Dryer Vent Cleaning
Spot Free Carpet Cleaning                                      TruGreen ChemLawn ............................52                Sheet Metal Co. Inc. ..........................74
   by Hammersley’s ..............................65                                                                                                                                            • Sanitizing
                                                               MASSAGE THERAPY                                               A-One Exteriors ....................................74
Sears Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning ........65                                                                                                                                                    • Deodorizing           Free
                                                               Heal Thyself & Co. ..................................70       Moss Home Improvements Inc. ............75
All Brite Chem Dry ................................66                                                                                                                                          • Fire Restoration    Estimates
                                                                                                                             Rock Hard Roofing ................................75
CARPET SALES/                                                  MORTGAGE COMPANIES
                                                               First Mortgage of Indiana Inc. ..............70
                                                                                                                             Coomer Roofing Co. ..............................75               • and more         WWW.AIRDUCT.INFO
INSTALLATION/REPAIR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Toll Free
                                                               MOVING                                                        SIDING
Carpet Fair Carpet One ..........................66
ICC Floors ..............................................66    Sherman Moving & Storage ..................52
                                                                                                                             Kirkenlow Remodeling ..........................60                                     317-733-1012 877-866-3478
                                                                                                                             SideFX™ ................................................61       Previous awards:
Brown’s Flooring ....................................66        Norm’s Moving & Hauling Inc. ..............52                                                                                   2003, 2002
                                                                                                                             Exterior Home Improvement Inc. ..........75
Blakely Designer Floors ........................66             Emery’s Movers Inc. ..............................71                                                                            2000, 1999
                                                                                                                             Heldman Siding ....................................75
CERAMIC TILE                                                   PAINTING — EXTERIOR & INTERIOR                                                                                                            Locally and Independently Owned & Operated
Indiana Renovations Inc. ......................66              Fine Painting Inc. ..................................53
                                                                                                                             TREE SERVICE
                                                                                                                             Ping’s Tree Service Inc. ..........................61
Tremain Tile & Bath Remodel ................67                 McClees Enterprises Inc. ........................53
                                                                                                                             Broad Ripple Tree Service ......................75
COMPUTER REPAIR & SERVICES                                     Short’s Painting ......................................71
PC-Help Services ....................................47        Thomas Interiors ....................................71       WATER & SMOKE DAMAGE
                                                               Naptown Painting and                                          Service Master Clean by Westphal ........61                                 HEATING • AIR CONDITIONING • DUCT CLEANING
PC Pro Technologies ..............................47
                                                                   Construction Inc. ..............................71        Scrubbles ................................................76
Techknowledge Solutions ......................47                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Service Experts of Indiana
                                                               Trittipo Home Service ............................71          A&D Hydra Clean ..................................76
PC Housecalls ........................................67
Indy Home Tech ....................................67          Alpha and Omega Painting ..................71                 Steamatic ..............................................76       4 ANY TIME 4 ANY KIND 4 ANY SERVICE
                                                               JD Hostetter & Associates                                     WATER HEATERS
CONCRETE—MUDJACKING                                                Residential Painters ..........................71                                                                                                            • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed                                $50 OFF air duct cleaning
                                                                                                                             ARS Service Express ..............................62
Indiana Foundation Service ..................67
                                                               PEST CONTROL/EXTERMINATING                                    WATER SOFTENERS                                                                                    • Emergency 24 Hour - 7 Day a Week Service
DECKS & PORCHES                                                AAA Exterminating Inc. ........................53                                                                                                                • Residential - Commercial
                                                                                                                             Aqua Systems ........................................62
Deck Solutions LLC ................................67          Terminix ................................................54                                                                                                                                                                          Expires 3-15-06
                                                                                                                             Elgin Water Care ....................................76                                            • Pricing by the job, not by the hour
DOORS                                                          PLASTERING                                                                                                                                                       • Service and sales of all major brands
Heartwood Enterprise ............................48
                                                                                                                             WELLS & PUMPS
                                                               Luther G. Spears Plaster                                      C&J Well Drilling ....................................62                                           • Duct Cleaning, sanitizing & sealing
DRIVEWAYS — ASPHALT                                              Contractor Inc. ..................................72
                                                                                                                             WINDOW TREATMENTS                                                                                  • Same day installations available
Young & Sons Asphalt Paving Inc. ........67                    PLUMBING                                                      Adkins Draperies & Blinds ....................76                                                   • Exclusive Service Experts PLUS Maintenance Agreement
ELECTRICAL                                                     Paul E Smith, Plumber ..........................54
Beech Grove Electric ..............................48          Metzler Plumbing Co. Inc. ....................54              WINDOWS                                                                                            • Financing Available - We accept major credit cards
                                                               Roby’s Plumbing ....................................55        Federal Window, Door &                                                                             • Service in 24 Hours or we will waive the diagnostic fee
JC Electrical ............................................48
                                                               Bedell Plumbing Inc. ..............................55            Weather Strip Co. ..............................63
Frye Electric ............................................68
                                                               ARS Service Express ..............................55          Mr. Window Inc. ....................................63                      North             South                    East                     West
Mister Quik Electric ..............................68
                                                               Dial One Hoosier Heating,                                     Renewal by Andersen/Faerber Bee ........63
BrightStar Electric ..................................68                                                                                                                                         257-2574               781-2580             357-2574                  637-2574
                                                                  Cooling, Plumbing ............................72           Thermal Windows & Siding ..................64
FENCING                                                        Village Plumbing ....................................72       Champion Windows, Siding &
Best Fence ..............................................68                                                                     Patio Rooms ......................................76
                                                               Kirkhoff Plumbing ..................................72
                                                                                                                             Exterior Home Improvement Inc. ..........76
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Service in Hours, Not Days
FLOORING                                                       Whitinger Plumbing ..............................72
SALES/INSTALLATION/REPAIR                                                                                                    Window World ......................................77
Brothers Floor Coverings Inc. ................49                                                                             Kirkenlow Remodeling ..........................77
                                                                                                                                                                                            Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                                            43
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A-1 Indiana Waterproofing

                                                    CleanAir Ducts                                                                                                                                                           $100 OFF full job

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Expires 3-15-06
                                                      Air Duct Cleaning
          CleanAir Ducts                             Dryer Vent Cleaning
                                                   Sanitizing • Deodorizing
     $50 OFF or 15% OFF Service
        (whichever is greater)
           FREE Sanitizer
                                                      317-876-0777
                                      Toll Free:
                                                    1-800-AIR-DUCT
           Expires 3-15-06


APPLIANCE REPAIR                                                                                                                                                                                                             CABINET REFACING
                                  Quality Service at a Fair Price                                                                                             OH WHAT A DIFFERENCE                                          Pioneer Kitchens

                                  n     Same day service for most cases                      NORTH                                                                    A FACE MAKES
                                  n     Same low price evenings & weekends                848-0003                                                             Our superior cabinet refacing                                    $100 OFF
                                                                                                                                                               can beautify your kitchen for                                 cabinet refacing
                                  n     Professional, experienced technicians                SOUTH                                                              half the cost of remodeling
                                  n     Senior citizen discount                           788-9180
                                                                                                                                                           Quality, Value & Satisfaction Guaranteed                           Expires 3-15-06
                                  n     We service all makes and models:                      EAST
                                        washers, dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers,                                                                           Call today to set up your
                                                                                          356-3358                                                           FREE in-home demonstration.
         Turner Appliance               ranges/ovens, microwaves, water heaters,
                                                                                              WEST


                                                                                                                                                 P
                                        garbage disposals, trash compactors and
         $5 OFF Service Call            window air conditioners.                          293-3358                                                           Pioneer
               — or —                                                                                                                                        Kitchens
                                                                                                                                                             “The first name in cabinet refacing”
           $10 OFF Repair
                                                                                                                                           5755 S. Belmont Ave. on Indy’s southside
           Expires 3-15-06                                                                                                              784-8006 or 800-488-5732

BASEMENT WATERPROOFING                                                                                                                                                                                                        CARPET CLEANING
                                     WET BASEMENT or CRAWLSPACE?
                                  BASEMENT WALLS CRACKED OR BOWED?
                                         FOUNDATION SETTLING?
                                                                                                                                           Smith-Mathis                                                                       Smith-Mathis


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 10% OFF
                                                                                                                                             CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
                                       INDIANA FOUNDATION SERVICE                                                                                       Oriental Rugs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Expires 3-15-06

                                                   SOLVES THESE PROBLEMS.                                                                            Air Duct Cleaning
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Previous awards:
        Indiana Foundation
              Service
                                  For a FREE Inspection                                                                                           Tile & Grout Cleaning                               2003, 2002,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2001, 2000,

                                  and Quotation Call:                                  Call                                                  Emergency Water Extraction
                                                                                                                                                                                                         1999


                                                                                      Today!
             Save $100
                                  317-535-1765                                                                               24 Hour
                                                                                                                            Emergency
                                                                                                                                                       842-7398                                       Free
                                                                                                                                                    32 Years Experience
           Expires 3-15-06        or 800-978-6980                                                    Previous awards:
                                                                                                         2003
                                                                                                                             Service
                                                                                                                                            9050 E. 133rd Place, Fishers, IN 46038
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Estimates


44                                                                     Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                                  ™
                                                                                                                        Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                                    45
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      COMPUTER REPAIR & SERVICES
                                                                                     CARPET AND                                                                                                                               PC Help Services
                                                                                     UPHOLSTERY
                                                                                      CLEANING                                                                                                                                 10% OFF services
                                                                                        Specializing in FINE
                                                                                     DETAILED Carpet Cleaning                                                                                                                    Expires 3-15-06
                                                                                                                                                              Previous awards:

                                              Carpets Dry in One Hour • No Dirt-Attracting Residue                                                             2003, 2002


        Scrubbles Carpet and                    Safe and Economical • Removes Most Pet Stains
        Upholstery Cleaning                               Allergy Treatments Available
                                                  Oriental Rug Cleaning • Upholstery Cleaning
         $15 OFF or 10% OFF                            Fire & Water Damage Restoration
        (whichever is greater,                                              Mark Merideth, Owner
     minimum charge may apply)

              Expires 3-15-06
                                               Previous awards:
                                                2003, 2002,
                                                2001, 2000,
                                                                        773-2262
                                                   1999                     www.scrubbles.com




                                                                                      by Kevin Jones                                                        PC PRO                                                           PC Pro Technologies
                                                                                                                                                             Te c h n o l o g i e s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              15% OFF all services
                                                              Drier, Cleaner, Healthier                                                            Your In-Home Computer Professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Expires 3-15-06
                                                                       • Carpet Cleaning                                                                                             Virus & Spyware Removal
                                                                       • Upholstery Cleaning                                                                                         Networking (Wired & Wireless)
                                                                       • Pet Urine Removal                                                                                           Hardware/Software Upgrades
     ChemDry by Kevin Jones                       Previous awards:
                                                   2003, 2002          • Red Stain Removal
                                                                                                                                                                                     Data Recovery
            Save $25 or 15%*                                           • 24/7 Emergency Water Damage
             (whichever is greater)                                                                                                                info@pcproindy.com                In-Home Training
             Min. charge may apply                   843-9814 Carmel/Fishers
     *for carpet & upholstery cleaning only


              Expires 3-15-06
                                                                     273-9814 Indianapolis
                                                                          Independently Owned & Operated,
                                                                                                                                                    317-710-3999
                                                                                                                                               Free Tech Support                 www.pcproindy.com   Free Estimates
                                                                     serving Marion, Hamilton & Boone Counties



                                                                                                                                                ON SITE COMPUTER SUPPORT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           TechKnowledge Solutions


                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10% OFF service call

                                                   • Carpet Cleaning                    • Tile & Grout Cleaning
                                                   • Oriental Rug Cleaning              • Emergency Water Extraction                                         Supporting computers                                                Expires 3-15-06

                                                   • Air Duct Cleaning                  • Upholstery Cleaning                                       in the residential and business markets
              Langenwalter
                                                            “CARPET STAIN REMOVAL EXPERTS”                                                               in a way that is user friendly
                                                                             We Fix The Following:
          15% OFF any service
                                                                     Bleach, Pet, Red, Hair Dye, Wax, Wine,                                       317-706-6789
                                                                       Coffee, Nail Polish and Any Stains
              (up to $100)                     Previous awards:
                                                                                                                                                    www.myitsupportguy.com
                                               2003, 2002,
                                               2001, 2000,
                                                  1999                     876-9944                                                                       POP UP REMOVAL • COMPUTER TRAINING
              Expires 3-15-06
                                              Free Estimates                  www.any-spot.com                        24-Hour
                                                                                                             Emergency Service
                                                                                                                                                    WIRELESS NETWORKING • INTERNET & E-MAIL SUPPORT

46                                                                                       Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                                                    ™
                                                                                                                                     Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                        47
DOORS                                                                                                                                                                                     FLOORING SALES/INSTALLATION/REPAIR
                                                                 WHO WOULD…??                                                  Brothers Floor Coverings, Inc.                                                      Brothers
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Floor Coverings Inc.

                                                                                                                                                                 H In business since 1952                  5% OFF materials up to $100
                                                                Door Repair & Replacement                                                                                                                      (must be presented at
                                                                                                                                                                   • Carpet                                      time of estimate)
                                                                3317 W. 96th Street                                                                                • Area Rugs
                                                               Indianapolis, IN 46268                                                                              • Ceramic/Natural Stone                       Expires 3-15-06

                                                                                                                                                                   • Hardwood/Laminates
 Heartwood Enterprises, Inc.                                     CALL FOR A                                                                                        • Vinyl
                                                                FREE ESTIMATE
      Receive $20 OFF a storm
       door with the purchase
          of an entry door.                       ENTRY
                                                  DOORS
                                                                   (optional phone estimates
                                                                     on most repair work)            STORM
                                                                                                     DOORS
                                                                                                                                                                    251-0350
            Expires 3-15-06                                    872-0756                                                                    1025 E. 54th Street, Indianapolis
                                                                                                                                        brothers.flooringplus.com
ELECTRICAL                                                                                                                                                                                        GUTTER REPAIR & REPLACEMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                              LeafGuard Indiana
                                                      BEECH GROVE
                                                        ELECTRIC                                                                                                                                             Save up to $300 on your
                                                                                                                                                                                                               LeafGuard System
                                                                   Residential
                                        788-0259                    Specialist
                                                                                      (Cell)
                                                                                               443-4596                                                                                                          Expires 3-15-06
                                                 100-200 amp Breaker Boxes • Complete Rewiring

       Beech Grove Electric
                                              We Specialize in Older Homes
                                                               (Over 30 Years Experience)
           $25 OFF any job
     (not valid with any other offer)
                                         Previous awards:
                                             2003           “We Do it All … Big or Small”
            Expires 3-15-06                        Free Estimates • Licensed • Bonded • Insured


                                                                                                                                                                                                       HARDWOOD FLOORING SALES
                                                                                                                                                              HARDWOOD, CARPET,                                 Floor Crafters
                                                                                                                                                              CERAMIC & AREA RUGS

                                                                                                                                                              NEW OR OLD FLOORS                             $50 OFF jobs under $2500
                                                                                                                                                                                                            $100 OFF jobs over $2500
                                                                                                                                                                             • Installation
                                                                                                                                                                             • Refinishing                       Expires 3-15-06

                                                                                                                                                                             • Resid./Comm.
       JC Electric Company                                                                                                                                                   • All types of flooring

                                                                                                                                                          BEAUTIFUL SHOWROOM LOCATED
         $15 OFF any service                                                                                                                                 AT 8290 N. MICHIGAN RD.
                                                                                                                                     Previous awards:



                                                                                                                                                            872-2272
                                                                                                                                     2003, 2002,
                                                                                                                                     2001, 2000,
            Expires 3-15-06                                                                                                             1999




48                                                                             Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                                          ™
                                                                                                                           Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                      49
HEATING & A/C
                                                                                                                                    HEATING • AIR CONDITIONING • DUCT CLEANING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Service Experts of Indiana
                                                                                                                              4 ANY TIME 4 ANY KIND 4 ANY SERVICE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $20 OFF any precision
                                                                                                                                                              • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
                                                                                                                                                              • Emergency 24 Hour - 7 Day a Week Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tune-up or service call
                                                                                                                                                              • Residential - Commercial
                                                                                                                                                              • Pricing by the job, not by the hour                              Expires 3-15-06
                                                                                                                                                              • Service and sales of all major brands
                                                                                                                                                              • Duct Cleaning, sanitizing & sealing
                                                                                                                                                              • Same day installations available
     ARS Service ExpressSM                                                                                                                                    • Exclusive Service Experts PLUS Maintenance Agreement
                                                                                                                                                              • Financing Available - We accept major credit cards
  Rebate up to $1000 OFF on a                                                                                                                                 • Service in 24 Hours or we will waive the diagnostic fee
 new Heating & Cooling System
    or $25 OFF Service Call                                                                                                         North                South                    East                     West
        with any repair
                                                                                                                                257-2574            781-2580               357-2574                  637-2574
          Expires 3-15-06
                                                                                                                                          Service in Hours, Not Days

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HOUSECLEANING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Merry Maids

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            $30 OFF housecleaning;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            take $10 OFF your first
                                                           Heating • Air Conditioning                                                                                                                                          3 housecleanings
                                                        Duct Cleaning • Indoor Air Quality
                                                                24-Hour Service                                                                                                                                                  Expires 3-15-06
                                                 VISA • MasterCard • Discover • American Express

          Control Tech                         (317) 873-5445
       $25 OFF any repair                                      www.controltech.biz
 (May not be combined with any other
                                                                    Free Estimates
     offers or diagnostic charge)         Previous awards:
                                        2003, 2002, 2001,
                                           2000, 1999
                                                               on Replacement Equipment
          Expires 3-15-06
                                        Locally & Independently Owned and Operated


                                                                                                                                                                                                              LAWN FERTILIZATION & TREATMENT
                                                             Bolls
                                                                 Heating & Cooling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Greenskeeper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 With this coupon,
                                                                      SINCE 1948                                                                                                                                              receive $10 OFF your
                                                             SERVING ALL AREAS                                                                                                                                             first lawn care application.
                                        Specialists in Gas, Oil & Electric Furnaces • Boilers • Humidifiers                                                                       Since 1981                                  (new customers only)
                                                   Heat Pumps • Air Conditioning • Air Quality
                                                               Free Installation Estimates                                                         317-846-7131                                                                  Expires 3-15-06
                                                               EMERGENCY SERVICE
          Bolls Heating
           & Cooling                                         ONE LESS THING TO WORRY ABOUT.
                                                                                                                                         “Caring For Your Lawn –
                                                                                                                                        As If It Was Our Very Own”
        $15 OFF repair or                 NORTH                     SOUTH
      $100 OFF installation            841-8888 888-0200                                                                         Lawn Fertilization – Weed & Insect Control
 (must be presented at time of sale)                     WEST/EAST                                                                    Irrigation System Maintenance
   (not valid on diagnostic calls)                   638-1541                                                                                      5% Senior Citizen Discount
          Expires 3-15-06                                                                                                                          www.thegreenskeeper.com

50                                                                              Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                                              ™
                                                                                                                            Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                                      51
                                                                                                                                                                                         PAINTING — EXTERIOR & INTERIOR
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fine Painting Inc.
                                                                                                                  Fine Painting, Inc.                                                                        $20 OFF per room
                                                                                                                                               Family owned & operated                                              -or-
                                                                                                                                                        Interior/Exterior Painting                             5% OFF labor
                                                                                                                                                                                                             for exterior work
                                                                                                                                                               Carpentry Repairs                                (up to $250)

                                                                                                                                                      Deck Cleaning & Staining                                Expires 3-15-06

       TruGreen ChemLawn
                                                                                                                       Previous awards:                      317-826-4524
        $29.95 first treatment                                                                                          2003, 2002,
           (up to 5,000 sq. ft.)                                                                                        2001, 2000                               201-7352
        10% OFF overseeding
         (new customers only;                                                                                                                                    201-7351
     not valid with any other offer)
            Expires 3-15-06
                                                                                                                                               We always do a Fine job!               s r     r    TM




                                                                                                                                                finepainting@comcast.net

MOVING
                                                                                                                                                                                                         McClees Enterprises Inc.
                                                                                                                 Interior &                       Another Masterpiece by         Deck
                                                                                                                  Exterior                                                    Cleaning &
                                                                                                                  Painting                         McClees                     Staining                  10% OFF labor for interior
                                                                                                                                                        Since 1983                                            & exterior jobs
                                                                                                                                                 317-898-6100
                                                                                                                Bonded                                                         Carpentry                      Expires 3-15-06
                                                                                                                                                 “Let us do it right               &
                                                                                                                   &
                                                                                                                Insured
                                                                                                                                                  the first time!”              Drywall
                                                                                                                                                                                Repairs
     Sherman Moving & Storage


         $25 OFF your move
                                                                                                                                                                                Previous awards:
                                                                                                                                                                                2003, 2002,
            Expires 3-15-06                                                                                       Free Estimates                                                2001, 2000,
                                                                                                                                                                                   1999




                                                                                                                                                                                                   PEST CONTROL/EXTERMINATING
                                                                                                               FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1952                                                      AAA Exterminating Inc.
                                                                                                                Scott McIntyre - Bruce McIntyre - Leslie McIntyre Dickmann

                                                                                                                                                                                                                15% OFF any
                                                                                                                                                                                                             initial application
                                               Norm’s Moving & Hauling Inc
                                                                                                                     Previous awards:
                                                                                                                      2003, 2002,                                                                             Expires 3-15-06
                                                                                                                      2001, 2000,
                                                                                                                         1999
                                                                                                                                                 EXTERMINATING INC.
           Norm’s Moving                                                                                                                        • Bees • Ants • Fleas • Termites • Spiders
           & Hauling Inc.               IF BIG COMPANY PRICES                                                                                   • Roaches • Rodents • Other Pests
                                          SCARE YOU, CALL US                              Previous awards:
                                                                                                                                                         571-0255 773-3797
           $15 OFF moves
                                                                                           2003, 2002,
                                                                                           2001, 2000,
                                                                                              1999
                                                                                                                                                          Carmel    North
                                             Household/Commercial/Office                                         Termite Control
           of $100 or more                                                                                                                      297-7757 787-8177 898-7785
                                       507-6110                253-6650                                             Specialists
                                                                                                                 FINANCING AVAILABLE              West     South     East
                                                                                                               Conditional Lifetime Warranty
            Expires 3-15-06             TRASH REMOVAL SERVICE AVAILABLE
                                                                                                                                                 www.aaapests.com

52                                                           Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                        ™
                                                                                                             Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                                 53
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Roby’s Plumbing

                                                                                                                                     ROBY’S
                                                                                                                                     COMPLETE PLUMBING SERVICE SINCE 1955
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $20 OFF any service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Valid at time of service.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Not valid with any other offer.)
                                                                                                                                                You know the price before
                                                                                                                                                   we start the work.                                                        Expires 3-15-06


               Terminix
                                                                                                                                                          24-HOUR EMERGENCY REPAIR
              10% OFF
     an annual Pest Control Plan
         (not valid with any                                                                                                          NORTH             SOUTH    EAST                    WEST ANDERSON
       other offer or discount)
                                                                                                                                      849-9884         885-1111 897-9877                297-7629 643-3366
            Expires 3-15-06                                                                                                           PLC # 88600759


PLUMBING
                                                                                                                                     BEDELL PLUMBING INC.                                                24              Bedell Plumbing Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        HOUR
                                                                                                                                       A FULL SERVICE PLUMBING CO.                                      EMERGENCY
                                                                                                                                                                                                         SERVICE          FREE safety water
                                                                                                                                     Residential • Commercial • Industrial • Apartments • Restaurants                     pressure inspection
                                                                                                                                        Complete bath & kitchen remodeling
                                                                                                                                        All major brands of fixtures                                       NORTH             Expires 3-15-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                          842-0996
                                                                                                                                        New home construction & remodeling
      Paul E. Smith, Plumber                                                                                                            Sewer & drain cleaning CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE                    SOUTH
                                                                                                                                        Water softeners            OUR PHONES ARE ANSWERED                882-0779
      With this coupon, receive                                                                                                                                         24 HOURS A DAY
         $25 OFF any repair                                                                                                             Water filtration                                                    EAST
                                                                                                                                        Water heaters                               HED                   467-4575
 (Valid when presented at time of service.                                                                    Previous awards:                                                  ATC
                                                                                                                                                                             ISP    Y
 Good only for services & repairs in excess                                                                    2003, 2002               Sewer & water lines             IO D GENC 37
   of the basic $79 service call charge.                                                                                                                             RAD    ER      7                      WEST
                                                                                                                                                                              EM 440-0 0018
      Not valid with any other offer.)                                                                                                                                            #    00                 241-3180
                                                                                                                                                    s r   r   TM
                                                                                                                                                                             TEL PC892
                                                                                                                                                                               Lic
            Expires 3-15-06                                                                                                                                                St.




                                                             Family Owned and Operated                                                                                                                                   ARS Service Express
                                                               for More Than 55 Years!                                                                                                                                           15% OFF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      plumbing and drain cleaning
                                                                                       4 Plumbing Upgrades                                                                                                             (up to a maximum of $200.
                                                                                       4 Well Service                                                                                                                   Not valid with any other
                                                                                       4 Water Heaters                                                                                                                      offer or discount)
                                                     License # CP81054482
                                                                                       4 Drain Cleaning                                                                                                                      Expires 3-15-06
                                                      Res/Comm                         4 Leak Repairs
                                                   Plumbing Service
     Metzler Plumbing Co. Inc.                                                         4 Garbage Disposals
                                               291-0380                                4 Sump Pumps
               $25 OFF
              any service
                                               Providing the Metzler 5-C Promise       4 Sewage Pumps
                                                    of Customer Satisfaction:
                                              Comfort ... Convenience ... Confidence
                                                  ... Cleanliness ... & Courtesy.
            Expires 3-15-06
                                                                   www.metzlerplumbing.com


54                                                                                     Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                                                  ™
                                                                                                                                   Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                         55
REMODELING — GENERAL                                                                                                                   REMODELING — KITCHEN & BATHROOM
                                                                                                                 Complete Bathroom Remodeling          Tremain Tile &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bath Remodel

                                                                                                                                                                                                           With this coupon, receive

                                                                                                                           TREMAIN
                                                                                   Previous awards:
                                                                                    2003, 2002,
                                                                                    2001, 2000,                                                                                                               10% OFF any work.
                                                                   MEMBER              1999                                                                                                                   Value up to $50.00.
                                            Winner of 21 MAME Awards for                                                               • TILE & BATH REMODEL •                                                   Expires 3-15-06
                                          BEST remodeling projects including:
                                                                                                                                       “A Family Tradition Since 1921”
         Lifestyle Group               Winner of a record setting 10 MAME Awards from
     Residential Remodeling      the Builder’s Association for Best Remodeling Projects in 2005.               Ceramic Tile Repair or Replacement.
                                 • Best Room Addition • Best Whole House Remodel • Best Kitchen                Specializing in Repair of Leaky Showers.                                Previous awards:
                                • Best Bathroom • Best Sunroom• Best Basement Finish • Best Porch                                                                                      2003, 2002,
                                                                                                                                                                                       2001, 2000,
        2% OFF any project                          Serving Central Indiana
                                                                                                                                           849-8453                                       1999


                                                   317-352-9022                                                 Visit our Showroom of ideas at 9337 Castlegate Drive, Indianapolis
          Expires 3-15-06                   www.lifestylegroup.com                                                              Member N.K.B.A. National Kitchen & Bath Association
                                                                                                                            Member N.A.R.I. National Association of the Remodeling Industry




                                                                                                                                                 Just one call — we do it all!                               Updike Remodeling


                                                                                                                                                    UPDIKE                                                $100 OFF any job over $1,500

                                                                                                                                                         BATHROOM                                                Expires 3-15-06
                                                                                                                                                        REMODELING
                                                                                                                                                      From Shower Wall Replacement
     Spivey Construction Inc.                                                                                                                         to Complete Bathroom Remodel

     FREE in-home preliminary                                                                                                   VISIT OUR SHOWROOM AT
       design consultation                                                                                                       7494 Madison Ave. at Stop 10 Rd.

          Expires 3-15-06
                                                                                                                                         254-9696
                                                                                                                      Doing Quality Work for Over 47 Years Since 1959



                                                                                                                                                                                                             Vickrey Remodeling
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Specialist, LLC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                FREE In-Home
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Design Consultation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                (a $250 value)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Expires 3-15-06


       Vickrey Remodeling
         Specialist, LLC

          FREE In-Home           • Room Additions • Kitchens • Baths                                             • Room Additions • Kitchens • Baths
        Design Consultation
          (a $250 value)

          Expires 3-15-06
                                               873-9494                                                                           873-9494
56                                                               Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                            ™
                                                                                                             Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                                    57
REMODELING — SUNROOMS & PATIO ENCLOSURES
                                                                                                                                                                                           The Robert D. Stevens
                                                                                                                                          The Robert D.                                       Roofing Co. Inc.


                                                                                                                                    Stevens                                                     $100 OFF any
                                                                                                                                                                                              complete roof job

                                                                                                                                       Roofing Co. Inc.                                         Expires 3-15-06

      Four Seasons Sunrooms

        FREE A/C/Heating Unit                                                                                      Tearoffs • Reroofs • Flat Roofs • Gutters
           ($1,500 Value)
       (Minimum purchase required.
     Previous sales excluded. Available
        at initial presentation only.)

              Expires 3-15-06


ROOFING
                                              Godwin Homes                                                               BONE DRY                                                            Bone Dry Roofing
                                                                                                                                                                                           With this coupon receive

                                             Over 50 yrs Experience                                                      ROOFING                                                             $100 OFF complete
                                                                                                                                                                                             roof or siding job or
                                                                                                                                                                                           $200 OFF 5 replacement
                                                    “The Best in the Business”                                   Specializing in: Residential Tear-offs                                       windows installed
                                                                                                                                  Reroofs                                                       Expires 3-15-06
                                                                                   Roofing
                                                                                                                                  Repairs
            Godwin Homes                                                          Insulation
                                                                                                                                              Siding & Windows
         $50 OFF any complete                                                       Siding
       siding, insulation, roofing                                                                                                  Licensed / Bonded / Insured
             or window job
                                                                                  Windows                                               NO Subcontractors
       Not valid with any other offer.
                                                                                                                                         873-6005
              Expires 3-15-06             844-7278 • 888-0503                                                                                                             1995-2003 BBB
                                                                                                                                                                          Complaint Free




                                                                                                                                                                                            Amos Exteriors Inc.

                                                                                                                                              AMOS                                              $125 OFF
                                                                                   Previous awards:
                                                                                 2003, 2002, 2001
                                                                                    2000, 1999                            EXTERIORS, INC.                                                   complete roofing job

                                                                                                                   SERVING HOME OWNERS FOR OVER                          30 YEARS               Expires 3-15-06
                                               ABC Roofing Co., Inc.                                                                  SPECIALIZING IN:
        ABC Roofing Co. Inc.                        Residential Roofing, Repairs!                                                    ROOFS       WINDOWS
          $15 OFF any repair                                                                                                         SIDING      GUTTERS
                — or —                                                                                                     THE ONLY PLATINUM CONTRACTOR
        $125 OFF any complete             317-293-5811                     Preferred                                   WITH OWENS CORNING IN CENTRAL INDIANA
     shingle replacement on home          fax: 317-293-2831
           (excludes siding)
                                                                           Contractor                                           OFFICE:     (317) 575-1733
                                          www.abcroofingcompanyinc.com                                                                 FAMILY OPERATED
              Expires 3-15-06                                                                                                     LICENSED • BONDED • INSURED
                                          NOW ACCEPTING VISA, MASTERCARD AND DISCOVER

58                                                                Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                             ™
                                                                                                              Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                59
                                        UNIVERSAL                                                                                                                          Indiana’s Leading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SideFX™

                                         ROOFING                                                                                                                       Installer of Fiber Cement                        $250 OFF any complete
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             residing job
                                                                                                 •   Tear-Offs
                                          * No money down!                                                                                    • Fiber Cement Siding available Factory
                                                                                                 •   Re-Roofs                                                                                                               Expires 3-15-06
                                                You don’t pay until                                                                             Prefinished or Primed
                                                                                                 •   Flat-Roofs
                                               the job’s completed!
       Universal Roofing                                *applies to most jobs                    •   Repairs                                  • Prefinished available in ANY COLOR
                                                                                                                                                with a 25-year coating warranty
                                                               GIVE RANDY, GARY, OR WAYNE
       $200 OFF whole roof                                   A CALL FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE                                                    • Specializing in Older Home Renovation and LP
             — or —                                             LICENSED • BONDED • INSURED                                                     and Masonite Siding Replacement
         $25 OFF repairs               Quality Workmanship
                                                             317-257-0779                                      Previous awards:




                                                                                                                                                        228-9085
                                                                                                                2003, 2002
                                            Guaranteed
         of $200 or more
                                                                                                                                      50 Year
                                                                                                                                     Warranty
          Expires 3-15-06                              www.universalroofing-indy.net                                                                    www.getfibercement.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TREE SERVICE
                                                                                                                                         Ping’s Tree Service, Inc.                                                     Ping’s Tree Service Inc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               $25 OFF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       any service call over $300
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (coupon must be presented
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           at time of estimate)
                                                Specializing in Roof Repairs                                                            24 Hour                                               Fully Insured
                                                   & Chimney Flashing                                                                  Emergency                                             and we can prove it!           Expires 3-15-06


         Eagle Roofing                                       Tear-offs • Re-roofs
                                                                     Free Estimates
        $10 OFF repairs or
     $100 OFF whole roof jobs                                   Licensed Bonded Insured
                                                                                                            2002
                                                                                                                                                      298-8482
                                                                                                                                                        Phil and Stephanie Ping
          Expires 3-15-06                                       255-3650                              BBB Complaint Free

                                                                                                                                                       Family owned and operated

SIDING                                                                                                                                                                                                              WATER & SMOKE DAMAGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ServiceMaster Clean
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            by Westphal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        10% Discount up to $250
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (not valid with any
                                                       Committed to Quality & Service                                                                                                                                  other offers or discounts)

                                      Specializing In All Aspects of                   Kirkenlow Remodeling                                                                                                                 Expires 3-15-06
                                      Exterior Remodeling Including:                   is an Authorized
     Kirkenlow Remodeling              • Vinyl Siding
                                       • Doors
                                       • Windows                                       Preferred Remodeler.
     Up to 6 pairs of standard                                                         Our Speciality is the
 shutters free with 1000 square ft.    • Roofs
                                       • Porch/Screen Enclosures                       Replacement of Louisiana
       or larger siding job.                                                           Pacific and Masonite

          Expires 3-15-06
                                      317-769-5691                                     Defective Hardboard
                                                                                       Siding with Hardie Plank.
                                      www.kirkenlowremodeling.com


60                                                                              Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                                           ™
                                                                                                                                  Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                          61
WATER HEATERS                                                                                                                                                                                                       WINDOWS
                                                                                                                                                                           898-5662                 Federal Window, Door
                                                                                                                                                                                                     & Weather Strip Co.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     $50 OFF any purchase
                                                                                                                                                                              Previous awards:
                                                                                                                                                                                                           over $800
                                                                                                                                                                              2003, 2002,
                                                                                                                                                           Porch              2001, 2000,
                                                                                                                                                                                 1999                    Expires 3-15-06
                                                                                                                                                         Enclosures
      ARS Service Express
                                                                                                                                                                                 Storm
                                                                                                                                                                                 Doors
     $50 OFF new water heater                                                                                                                                                    Storm
      (not valid with any other                                                                                                                                               Windows
         offer or discount)
                                                                                                                                                                           Replacement
            Expires 3-15-06
                                                                                                                                                                              Windows

WATER SOFTENERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mr. Window Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 $50 Savings Coupon on any purchase
                                                                                                                               Previous awards:                                                       of windows, doors or siding
                                                                                                                            2003, 2002, 2001,                                                        (minimum purchase of $800)
                                                                                                                               2000, 1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Expires 3-15-06
                                                                                                                         • WINDOWS
                                                                                                                         • DOORS
                                                                                                                         • SIDING
           Aqua Systems
             $25 OFF                                                                                                     848-7282
       Purchase or Rental                                                                                                                  Showroom & Office
         of a Softener or
     Reverse Osmosis System                                                                                                   902 E. 106th Street • Indianapolis
                                                                                                                                         (1 Block East of North College)
            Expires 3-15-06                                                                                                             www.mrwindowcompany.com

WELLS & PUMPS
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Renewal by Andersen/
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Faerber’s Bee Windows Inc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Save an additional $100
                                                                                                                                                                                                    on your total purchase
                                                                                                                                                                                                       with this coupon.

                                          Well drilling & pump service for all of your needs                                                                                                             Expires 3-15-06
                                                                office
         C&J Well Drilling                            317-892-2100
                                                               toll free
     5% OFF all service work*                           800-957-8854
     *Does not include drilling package                          fax
                                                        317-892-2101
            Expires 3-15-06
                                                    candjwelldrilling@juno.com

62                                                                  Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                               ™
                                                                                                                Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                          63
                                                                                                                                                   AUTO BODYWORK
                                                                                                                                                    Passwater’s                                                                                                    Dana Voelkel
                                                         Thermal Window and Siding                                                                                                                                                                                 President

                                                               Professional Installation of Doors, Windows, and Siding                                                                                                                                             6201 Oaklandon Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Indianapolis, IN
                                                                Value – Professionalism – Trust – Quality
                                                                                                                                                                                            SPECIALISTS, INC.                                                      317.823.6200
                                                                         “Using Only the Finest Products”                                                                                                                        “Collision Repair from            dana@voelkelscollision.com
                                                                                                                                                                         Expert Collision Repair                                   People who Care”
                                                                                                 Thermal Window and Siding                                                • Free Drive-In Estimates
                                                                                                 has been helping homeowners since 1985,                                                                                     Preferred provider for major
                                                                                                                                                                          • Towing & Rental Cars Arranged                    insurance companies:
                                                                                                 bringing excellence to home improvement                                  • Computerized Color Matching
                                                                                                 throughout Central Indiana.                                                                                                   • Lifetime Warranty
                                                                                                                                                                          • All Makes & Models
     Thermal Window & Siding                                                                       Low Pressure, In-Home Consultations                                    • Suspension & Alignment                             • ICAR Gold trained techs
                                                                                                      Call us for free estimates today!                                   • A/C Service                                        • PPG certified first network
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Previous awards:


          $86 OFF per window                                                                      100% Satisfaction Guaranteed                                                  $25 Off                    2003, 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               • Rental cars available
                                                                                                                                                                           Collision Repair
                                                                            LICENSED • BONDED • INSURED
                                                                                                                                                                            829 Broad Ripple Ave.                                  Free wash and interior detail with collision repair
               Expires 3-15-06                                            317-722-1555                                                                                       317-255-4166                                                     “It’s your car, it’s your choice”
                                                                               mitch@thermalws.com                                                                           this offer expires 3-15-06                                          this offer expires 3-15-06


AIR DUCT CLEANING                                                        ALARMS                                                                    AUTO SERVICE                                                              CARPET CLEANING
                                                                           WARNING                                                                                                                                                                                      15% OFF
                                  Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning
                                                                                                         SENTINEL                                                                                                                                                       all services
                                                                                                        ALARM, INC.
                                                                                                         Locally Owned & Operated since 1976
                                                                                                                                                      Your Complete Auto Repair Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ALL WORK
                                                                                                                                                                         • Services most makes and models                                                                        100%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “Attention to detail begins
                                                                           SENTINEL                        BURGLARY / FIRE / FLOOD                                       • FREE Estimates (does not                                    with being OnTime”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               GUARANTEED
                                                                           ALARM SYSTEMS, INC.
                                                                                                                                                                           include computer diagnostics)
                                                                                                                                                      Previous awards:
                                                                                                                                                       2003, 2002,
                                                                                                                                                       2001, 2000,
            $45 OFF                                                             Don’t be fooled with a so-called “Free System.”
                                                                                                                                                          1999
                                                                                                                                                                         • Play area for kids                                        • Carpet Cleaning Steam & Dry
             $200 minimum                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sales and Repair

                                                         24
                                                     Hour Emergency
                                                                                     Your family’s safety it too important.
                                                                                   Lease and Purchase options for any budget.                                257-2492
                                                                                                                                                              2802 E. 62nd Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     • Water Damage Restoration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     • Pet Stain & Odor Specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     • Quick-Dry System
                                                      Water Damage
                                                                                             317-842-6482                                             One stoplight east of Keystone across from Glendale
                                                                                                                                                                  Mall on north side of street                                          580-0400                       838-0400
                                                                          Previous awards:           10% OFF installation.                            10% discount off services over $100
                                                                           2003, 2002,                                                                                                                                           Carmel, Zionsville, Fishers           Indianapolis
                                                                           2000, 1999            Not valid with any other offer.                                     (does not include tires)
                       this offer expires 3-15-06                                                    this offer expires 3-15-06                                              this offer expires 3-15-06                                          this offer expires 3-15-06


ANIMAL BOARDING & KENNELS                                                ANIMAL FENCING                                                            CARPET CLEANING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning




      BOARDING • GROOMING • PICK UP • DELIVERY
     • Heated and Air Conditioned     • Last Potty Call at 10 PM
     • Five Large Play Areas          • Separate Facilities for Cats                                                                                                                                                             $10 OFF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $100 minimum
     • Individual Indoor/Outdoor Runs
            Receive $10 OFF your boarding bill
                  for first time boarders
                                                                              Previous awards:
                                                                               2003, 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hour Emergency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Water Damage
                         Since 1976
               317-769-4296
                    www.hickoryacres.com
                       this offer expires 3-15-06                                                    this offer expires 3-15-06                                              this offer expires 3-15-06                                          this offer expires 3-15-06


64                                                                                                     Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                                                                    ™
                                                                                                                                                   Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                                                  65
                                                                   CARPET SALES/INSTALLATION/REPAIR                                               CERAMIC TILE                                                                   COMPUTER REPAIR & SERVICES
     Featuring Chem-Dry’s Newest Cleaning System                                                                                                    Ceramic Tile & Stone Installation
     ALL BRITE
                                      • Patented Hot Carbonating
                                           Cleaning Process
                                                                             Family owned & operated                                                                TREMAIN
                                                                                                                                                                     • TILE & BATH REMODEL •
                                          • Dries in 1-2 Hours
                                       • 100% Safe & Non-Toxic                                                                                                    “A Family Tradition Since 1921”
                                         • Stays Clean Longer       • Carpet             • Vinyl
     We specialize in Pet Odor          • Spot Dyeing Available
       and Stain Removal               • 24 Hour Flood Damage       • Laminates          • Hardwood               Previous awards:
                                                                                                                                                    Complete Bathroom Remodeling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “Full service computer &
                                                                    • Area Rugs          • Tile                    2003, 2002                       Specializing in Repair of Leaky Showers.
     $25 OFF carpet or upholstery cleaning                                                                                                                                                                                              network maintenance and repair”
                Independently Owned and Operated                            North
                                                                         848-5822
                                                                                                                 South
                                                                                                           888-0174
                                                                                                                                                                         849-8453                             Previous awards:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                $10 OFF Housecalls
          OFF any Hamilton Minor, Counties
                                   Boone
     $25 Serving Marion, job• of &$200Ownermore
                                                                                                                                                                                                               2003, 2002,

           Insured & Bonded Tom          or                             1300 E. 86th St.                  894 N. SR 135                                          Visit our Showroom of ideas at                2001, 2000,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               commercial & residential
                                                                     Indianapolis, IN 46240            Greenwood, IN 46142                                     9337 Castlegate Drive, Indianapolis
               North: 843-9400                                            5% OFF materials up to $100
                                                                                                                                                           Member N.K.B.A. National Kitchen & Bath Association
                                                                                                                                                       Member N.A.R.I. National Association of the Remodeling Industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      317-293-5555
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 m-f: 7am-7pm
               South: 786-9400                                                (please present at time of order,
                                                                        not valid if combined with any other offers.)
                                                                                                                                                     With this coupon receive 10% OFF any work.
                                                                                                                                                                   Value up to $50                                                                              sa-su: 8am-5pm
                     this offer expires 3-15-06                                     this offer expires 3-15-06                                                           this offer expires 3-15-06                                                this offer expires 3-15-06


CARPET SALES/INSTALLATION/REPAIR                                                                                                                  COMPUTER REPAIR & SERVICES                                                     CONCRETE LEVELING/MUDJACKING




                                                                                                                                                              Computer repair
                                                                                                                                                                and services
                                                                                                                                                               $35 per hour service charge
                                                                                                                                                           for first time Angie’s List customers


                                                                                                                                                             317-945-5984
                                                                                                                                                                www.indyhometech.com
                                                                                                                                                                www.indyhometech.com
                     this offer expires 3-15-06                                     this offer expires 3-15-06                                                           this offer expires 3-15-06                                                this offer expires 3-15-06

                                                                   CERAMIC TILE                                                                   DECKS & PORCHES                                                                DRIVEWAYS — ASPHALT



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Serving Central Indiana Since 1977
                                                                           Specializing in custom
                                                                            design & installation                                                                                                                                               Residential/Commercial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Asphalt Paving
                                                                           Leak proof tile shower                                                                                                                                                     Sealcoating
                                                                             lifetime guarantee*                                                                                                                                   Insured        Striping • Patching           Previous awards:
                                                                                 *certain restrictions apply                                                                                                                         For
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2003, 2002
                                                                                                                               Previous awards:
                                                                                                                                2003, 2002,                                                                                       Customer       Excavating • Concrete
                                                                            5% discount on any project up                       2001, 2000,                                                                                       Protection
                                                                          to $100 for Angie’s List customers
                                                                                                                                   1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Free Estimates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                317-844-8333

                     this offer expires 3-15-06
                                                                     317-776-0837   this offer expires 3-15-06                                                           this offer expires 3-15-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $25 Lowe’s gift certificate for jobs over $2,500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   this offer expires 3-15-06



66                                                                                    Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                                                   ™
                                                                                                                                                  Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                                                         67
ELECTRICAL                                                                                                     HANDYMAN                                                     HARDWOOD FLOORING
        NEED AN ELECTRICIAN?                                                                                                                                                  Albert Griffith
                                                                                                                                                                              Since 1946                         & SONS
                                                                                                                                                                               Featuring Dust Free Refinishing

                                                                                                                                                                                       •   Sales
                                                                                                                                                                                       •   Refinishing
              Since 1975 Licensed, Bonded & Insured                                                                                                                                    •   Installation              s r   r   TM




                                                                                                                                                                                       •   Maintenance
            $10 OFF per hour
                       271-1099                                                                                                                                                  317-841-9365
                                                                                                                                                                                     Free Cleaning Kit
                                                                                                                                                                                 with Installation or Refinishing
                          this offer expires 3-15-06             this offer expires 3-15-06                                         this offer expires 3-15-06                         this offer expires 3-15-06


                                                       FENCING                                                 HAULING                                                      HEATING & A/C
        We provide Gold Star service                                                                                         Full Service Cleaning
            each and every time                                                                                               & Hauling Needs
              to all customers                                                                                            Jeter & Associates
                                                                                                                               Cleaning & Hauling
       $25 OFF
       any job                                                                                                           COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL
 (not valid with any other offers)
                                                                                                                           Appliance & Furniture Removal
                                                                                                                            Garage • Basement Cleanup
       licensed
                                                                                                                                 Oil Tank Removal
                                                                                                                                Construction Cleanup
        bonded
                                                                                                                                     Demolition
        insured
                                                                                                                                 782-0592
     317-839-6100 866-839-6100                                                                                               2116 Shelby, Indianapolis

      www.brightstarcompanies.com
      www.brightstar                                                                                                                  $10 OFF
                          this offer expires 3-15-06             this offer expires 3-15-06                                         this offer expires 3-15-06                          this offer expires 3-15-06


GUTTER REPAIR & REPLACEMENT                            GUTTER REPAIR & REPLACEMENT                             HEATING & A/C
                      FIELDS
                GUTTER & SIDING, INC
      Family Owned & Operated • Established 1975
             SEAMLESS GUTTERING • SOFFIT                                                                                                                                                  $35 OFF
     • SIDING • FLASHING • HALLETT GUTTER COVER®                                                                                                                                  1 yr. service agreement
         • COOPER HOODS • 5 & 6 INCH AVAILABLE                                                                           Free Second Opinions on Service Repairs
                                                                                                                                                                                    $10 OFF service call
     RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS
                                                                                                                          317-AIR-TROL ( 2 4 7 - 8 7 6 5 )
     317-243-8030 • 866-649-0315
                     Licensed • Bonded • Insured                                                                                      www.air-trol.com                             253-2714
                                                                                                                                  $15 OFF service repair
                              10% OFF                                                                                       $100 OFF furnace or a/c installation                                  s r   r   TM




                   on Hallett Gutter Cover®                                                                                 (not valid with any other discount/offer.
                                                                                                                        Coupon must be presented at the time of estimate)
               with complete gutter installation                                                                                                                                                                               Previous awards:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2003, 2002,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2001, 2000,
                          this offer expires 3-15-06             this offer expires 3-15-06                                         this offer expires 3-15-06                          this offer expires 3-15-06                1999




68                                                                 Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                                ™
                                                                                                               Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                                           69
                                                                                                                       MOVING                                                     PAINTING — EXTERIOR & INTERIOR
                                                        KEN CARRIER
                                                        HEATING & COOLING, LLC
                                                           Locally Owned & Operated Since 1981
                                                                                                                                                                                   SHORT’S                            PAINTING
                 Family Owned & Operated Since 1885                                                                                                                                              “Short on time?...We can help!”
                       Residential Sales & Service                                           Carrier                                                                               Michael R. Short
                           in Central Indiana
                                                                                        Authorized Dealer
      Representing all major brands
                                                                                                                                                                                   317-485-0330                                      Previous awards:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2003, 2001,
           Featuring                                      • 24-HR Emergency Service                                                                                                     Interior/Exterior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2000


                                                          • Replacements & Repairs                                                                                                       Conscientious
            317-639-6541                                $25 OFF Service Call with Repair                                                                                                 Very Particular
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            FREE ESTIMATES
                 317-321-2100 (fax)                                                                                                                                                                                           28 Years
                                                                      (Present Coupon)                                                                                               Nonsmoking Company
       1126 Prospect St. • Indianapolis, IN 46203
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Experience
              www.koehringandsons.com

 $10 OFF SERVICE REPAIRS FOR NEW CUSTOMERS                     334-8733                                 s r   r   TM


                                                                                                                                                                                                       5% Discount
                this offer expires 3-15-06                           this offer expires 3-15-06                                                 this offer expires 3-15-06                              this offer expires 3-15-06


                                                      LANDSCAPING                                                      PAINTING — EXTERIOR & INTERIOR
                                                                                                                        Thomas Interiors                                                                    NAPTOWN
                                                                                                                          “Quality Painting for Quality Homes”                                          PAINTING AND CONSTRUCTION, INC.

                                                                                                                          • BBB Member                                                           • Major & Minor Remodeling
                                                                                                                          • Interior/Exterior Painting                                           • Residential & Commercial
                                                                                                                          • Interior/Exterior Repair                                             • Interior & Exterior Painting
                                                                                                                          • Decks — Clean & Seal                                                 • Carpentry
                                                                                                                          • Pressure Washing                                                     • Licensed, Insured & Bonded
                                                                                                                            * All types — siding, driveways, walks
                                                                                                                          • State-wide Service                                                         446-5870                             Free
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Estimates
                                                                                                                          INSURED — FREE ESTIMATES                                  Previous awards:
                                                                                                                                                                                                         899-5683                         23 Years
                                                                                                                                                                                    2003, 2002,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mark Stiles                   Experience
                                                                                                                                               317-861-9700                         2001, 2000

                                                                                                                                                                                                  President
                                                                                                                                                10% DISCOUNT
                                                                                                                            Previous awards:
                                                                                                                            2003, 2002,              ($100 limit)                        10% Discount (up to $150)
                                                                                                                            2001, 2000,
                                                                                                                               1999
                this offer expires 3-15-06                           this offer expires 3-15-06                                                 this offer expires 3-15-06                              this offer expires 3-15-06


MASSAGE THERAPY                                       MORTGAGE COMPANIES
                                                                             9292 N. Meridian St., Suite 100
                                                                                     Indianapolis, IN 46260

                                                       Where customer services comes FIRST!
                                                                • Conventional, FHA,VA Loans
                                                                • Special Jumbo Financing
                                                                • First Time Homebuyer Programs
                                                                • Equity Loans
                                                                • Honest Dependable Service
                                                              Call Cathy or Michael Strawn
                                                      (317) 574-9292 (800) 326-6359
                                                                www.firstmortgageindiana.com
            10% OFF all services                        Present this coupon at application & receive
                                                       a credit at closing for appraisal. Value is $275.
                                                                                                                                                this offer expires 3-15-06                              this offer expires 3-15-06
                this offer expires 3-15-06                           this offer expires 3-15-06


70                                                                     Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                                    ™
                                                                                                                       Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                                         71
                                        PLASTERING                                                        REMODELING — GENERAL
                                                                                                           Thomas J. Pearson, Inc.                                      3rd                                             MAME
                                                                                                             Building and Remodeling Specialists                     Generation                                         Award
                                                                                                                                                                     Remodeler                                          Winner
                                                                                                                         • Custom Renovation and
                                                                                                                           Residential Remodeling
                                                                                                                                                                                     Indy’s Leading Professional
                                                                                                                         • Basement Finish
                                                                                                                                                                                       Design/Build Remodeler
                                                                                                                         • Kitchen Remodeling
                                                                                                                                                                            Specializing in:
                                                                                                                         • Room Additions
                                                                                                                                                                              Kitchens, Custom Room Additions,
                                                                                                                         • New Home Construction
                                                                                                                                                                          Whole House Remodeling, Bath Remodeling,

                                                                                                                317-861-9778
                                                                                                                       www.thomasjpearson.com
                                                                                                                                                                          Basement Finishes, Porch & Deck Enclosures
                                                                                                                                                                       FREE in-home design consultation ($250 value)
                                                                                                                                                                                     South 786-4200
                                                                                                                            10% labor                                                North 257-4200
                                                                                                                             discount                                  Member of Indianapolis Builders Assoc. & National Assoc.
                                                                                                                           ($250 limit)                               of Home Builders. Owner Serving Indianapolis for 27 Years.
           this offer expires 3-15-06                       this offer expires 3-15-06                                         this offer expires 3-15-06                              this offer expires 3-15-06


PLUMBING
                                                                                                                                                                     www.allphasegroupinc.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                   • DESIGN/BUILD
                                                                                                                                                                                                     REMODELERS
                                         Previous awards:
                                             2003                                                                Building upon a lifetime of experience...                                         • CUSTOM MILLWORK
                                                                                                                           Additions
                                                                                                                           Kitchens & Baths
                                                    $25 OFF any repair
                                                                                                                           Finished Basements                                     317-253-7545 office
                                                                                                                           Renovations
                                                  or equipment purchase                                                    Insurance Restoration                                  317-694-0608 cell
                                                                                                             7435 Bramblewood Lane Indianapolis, IN 46254
                                                                 CPI0300002
                                                                                                                            317-328-0633                                          David & Kathleen Cuppy
                                                    r
                                                Hou                                                                                                                                  klcuppy@aol.com
                                             24 rvice
                                              Se
                                                             253-8300                                         www.gaherzogconstruction.com
                                                                                                                              2% OFF all jobs                            In-Home Catered Dinner for four
           this offer expires 3-15-06                       this offer expires 3-15-06                                         this offer expires 3-15-06                              this offer expires 3-15-06




                                                                                                              A Refreshing Experience
                                                                                                                     in Home Building
                                                                                                                              & Remodeling
                                                                                                               — FREE In-home Design Consultation —
                                                    10% OFF all services
                                                                                                              www.guycohomes.com                 317-272-2236

                                                                                                                2-10
           this offer expires 3-15-06                       this offer expires 3-15-06                                         this offer expires 3-15-06                              this offer expires 3-15-06


72                                                            Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                           ™
                                                                                                          Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                                 73
                                                                             REMODELING — KITCHEN & BATH
                                        ALL ASPECTS
                                      OF REMODELING
                               •Kitchens/Baths
                               • Additions • Windows
                               • Siding       • Roofing                                                                                            FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 LICENSED • BONDED • INSURED
                               • Gutters                                                                                                                   Roofing • Siding • Windows                                             •   Tear-Offs           •   Flat Roofs
                               • All Interior & Exterior Home                                                                                                       Licensed • Bonded • Insured                                   •   Re-Roofs            •   EPDM Rubber
                                 Improvements                                                                                                          BBB                                                                        •   New Roofs           •   Modified Bitumen
                                                                                                                                                   Complaint Free
                               • Complete Insurance Repairs                                                                                         1997-2003        Free Estimates!                      Preferred
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Roofing
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Contractor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   All Types of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shingles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   Commercial Shingles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and Flat Roofs
                5% OFF up to $1,000                                                                                                                   $250 OFF a complete roofing job
                                                                                                                                                                       (some restrictions apply)                                  253-0015               North & East
              James F. Siener Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                882-9499               South & West
                                                                                                                                                          NORTH                               SOUTH
           317-635-2800                                                                                                                               577-6744                             784-3227                               www.rockhardroofing.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $200 OFF complete roofing job
                                                                                                                                                             www.mosshomeimpr.com                                                           $25 OFF any repairs
                    this offer expires 3-15-06                                                 this offer expires 3-15-06                                               this offer expires 3-15-06                                          this offer expires 3-15-06


REMODELING — KITCHEN & BATHROOM                                                                                                                                                                                          SIDING

     P Pioneer Kitchens
                “The first name in kitchen remodeling since 1978”

 One of Indiana’s Oldest & Largest Cabinet Refacing Companies                                                     MEMBER
                                                                                                                              Previous awards:
                                                                                                                              2003, 2002,
                                                                                                                                 2001


        Owner Operated & Installed • No Subcontractors
      KraftMaid Cabinetry, Quality Refacing & Countertops                              Winner of 8 MAME Awards for BEST
 Beautiful Hand-Finished Solid Oak, Cherry & Maple                               Kitchen and Bath remodeling projects including:                         Residential, Commercial, Industrial                              •   Windows                •   Interior/Exterior Painting
                                                                             Best Kitchen Remodel (under $40,000) — 2005, 2004, 2002, 2001          Re-roof, Tear-offs, Flat Roofs, Repairs & Gutters
 Pioneer Kitchens Guarantees...                                                                                                                                                                                           •   Doors                  •   Porch Enclosures
      More Selection, More Value, Less Money                                 Best Kitchen Remodel ($40,000 — $75,000) — 2005
                                                                             Best Bathroom Remodel (under $25,000) — 2004                                      Free Ten Year GAF System Plus                              •   Cement Siding          •   Decks
            784-8006                                      Previous awards:
                                                           2003, 2002,
                                                                             Best Bathroom Remodel ($25,000 — $50,000) — 2005
                                                                             Best Bathroom Remodel (over $50,000) — 2004
                                                                                                                                                                  Manufacturer Warranties                                 •   Vinyl Siding           •   General Remodeling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10% OFF for Angie’s List customers
             800-488-5732
                                                                                                                                                               317-783-7261
                                                           2001, 2000,
                                                              1999
                                                                                            Serving Central Indiana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (not valid with any other offer)
    Visit Pioneer Kitchen’s Showroom of Ideas...                                             317-352-9022                                                           www.coomerroofing.com
   5755 S. Belmont • www.pioneer-kitchens.com
 $100 OFF on Kitchen Cabinet Refacing with this coupon
                    this offer expires 3-15-06
                                                                                     www.lifestylegroup.com
                                                                                              2% OFF any project
                                                                                               this offer expires 3-15-06                                                this offer expires 3-15-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Previous awards:
                                                                                                                                                                                                       2002, 2000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              317-845-4300  this offer expires 3-15-06


ROOFING                                                                                                                                          SIDING                                                                  TREE SERVICE
                  Slate & Tile Specialist                                                Check our References
              CAPITOL
     ROOFING & SHEET METAL CO., INC.
                                                                                          Compare Our Prices

                    cwhite2143@aol.com
           All Types • Roofing • Guttering
                Painting • Siding
          Chimney Flashing • Tuck Pointing
                 Snow Removal                                                    Residential Roofing & Siding Specialists
                                                                                   The service you’ve always wanted
                                  Licensed/Bonded/Insured
                                                                                        20 Years Experience
                                          CHARLES K. WHITE
 317-791-0471                             General Contractor                   209-0965                                     $200 OFF
                                                                                                                            New Roof
                                              Free Estimates                   www.a-1exteriors.com
                                                                                                                            $75 OFF
         10% OFF Any Service                                                   Don’t sign a contract until
                                                                               you get a free estimate from us
                                                                                                                             Repair
                  up to $250 discount
                    this offer expires 3-15-06                                                 this offer expires 3-15-06                                                this offer expires 3-15-06                                         this offer expires 3-15-06


74                                                                                               Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                                                              ™
                                                                                                                                                 Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                                           75
WATER & SMOKE DAMAGE                                                                                                                                                 WINDOWS
      • Water Extraction • Complete Restoration
               • Fire & Smoke Damage
            • 24-Hour Emergency Service
         Featuring                    ULTRA                   Systems
                                      DRY®                                                     WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION
                                 Mark Merideth, Owner
                                                                                                24-HR EMERGENCY SERVICE
                773-2262                                                                                                                                               •   Windows                 •   Interior/Exterior Painting
                                                                                               Family Owned & Operated, 34 Years Experience
         Free service call ($100 value)                                                                                                                                •   Doors                   •   Porch Enclosures
         during normal business hours                                                                      • Extraction & Dryout                                       •   Cement Siding           •   Decks
                                                                                                           • Carpet Cleaning                                           •   Vinyl Siding            •   General Remodeling
                                           WATER DAMAGE                                                    • Complete Reconstruction
                                            RESTORATION                                                    Residential & Commercial                                        10% OFF for Angie’s List customers
                                                                                                                                                                               (not valid with any other offer)
                                                                                                         255-5658
      www.scrubbles.com

                  this offer expires 3-15-06
                                                                           Previous awards:
                                                                           2003, 2002,
                                                                           2001, 2000,
                                                                              1999
                                                                                               $100 OFF restoration projects over $2,000
                                                                                                                 this offer expires 3-15-06
                                                                                                                                                                           317-845-4300    this offer expires 3-15-06                                     this offer expires 3-15-06


                                                                                              WATER SOFTENERS
                               Restoration & Environmental Services                                                                                                                                                                           THE CLASSIFIED
      AL
  IG HE
    IN




                    Fire & Water                                                                                                                                                                                                            ADVERTISING SECTION
OR T




        Restoration Specialists
 • Air Duct Cleaning
 • Mold Remediation
                                             With This Coupon, Receive
                                                                                                Residential, Commercial & Industrial Water Treatment Systems                                                                                  In order for companies to place a classi-
 • Carpet & Upholstery
                                           $50 OFF Any Cleaning Services                        Family owned & operated since 1946                                                                                                            fied ad, they must remain in good stand-
   Cleaning                                                                                       Water Conditioners • Repairs — Most Makes
 • 24 Hours - 7 Day                           (may not be combined with any
                                             other offer, $150 minimum service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ing with Angie’s List. Any company with
   Emergency Service                                                                                     Bottled Water • Salt Delivery
                                                charge required for discount)
                                                                                                           Drinking Water Systems                                                                                                             a negative rating history is not eligible.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              New companies not yet on Angie’s List
       NADCA Certified
                                                                                                FREE Installation of rental or purchased equipment                                                                                            may advertise, but they will be held to
        ICRC Certified
                                                                                                         (preplumbed or replacement installs only)
                                                                                                                 $20 OFF Service Call                                                                                                         the same standards. As always, we
                s r   r   TM



                                      • Insured • Bonded• Free Estimates*                                    (Not valid with any other discount)
                                           Locally Owned and Operated                                                                                                                                                                         remind our members to call us first for
                                                      *excluding mold
                                                                                                              1009 Broad Ripple Ave                                                                                                           an updated rating before hiring any
     849-7500 • 888-7155 • 1-800-528-5378
              www.steamatic.com                                                                                     251-9223                        complaint free
                                                                                                                                                   June 98-June 03
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              service provider.
                                  this offer expires 3-15-06                                                     this offer expires 3-15-06                                                this offer expires 3-15-06


WINDOW TREATMENTS                                                                             WINDOWS
                                                                                                                                                                     AIR DUCT CLEANING                                  ANIMAL BOARDING & KENNEL            ANIMAL FENCING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pet Stop — Electronic pet containment.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Air Duct                                BOARDING BATHING GROOMING          100% money-back guarantee. Free esti-

                                  Adkins                                                                                                                                Cleaning - Sanitizing - Deodorizing
                                                                                                                                                                               by Mite-E-Ducts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Zionsville
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mates.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ANIMAL GROOMING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         806-7867


                Draperies & Blinds                                                                                                                                            Air Cleaning Experts                                                          Jeff's Mobile Grooming. All Breeds. The
                Family Owned for over 30 years                                                                     50 Years in Business
                                                                                                                                                                               Residential - Commercial
                                                                                                                                                                             (317) 733-1012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Country                       Grooming Shop on Wheels.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ANIMAL- & HOUSE-SITTING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           356-3118

                      Beautiful Custom                                                            Energy efficient vinyl replacement windows
                      Made Draperies                                                                                • Custom-Made
                                                                                                                                                                                 www.airduct.info
                                                                                                                                                                       Locally and Independently Owned & Operated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kennel                        THE CAT NANNY. In Home Cat Care
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Since 1990.           255-PAWS
                                                                                                                • Professionally Installed                                                                                                                  The Caretaker. "While you're away." Pet
         Top Treatments & Bedspreads • Made In Our Own Local Workroom
         Featuring Fabrics From: Laura Ashley • Kravet • Robert Allen                                             • Lifetime Warranty
                                                                                                                                                                     Elite Duct Cleaning — Serving All of
                                                                                                                                                                     Central Indiana. Air ducts and dryer vents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           317.769.6172                     Care, Plant Care, Home Care. Insured.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bonded.                       353-1106
               and Many More or We Will Use Your Own Fabric                                                                                                          cleaned, sanitized, deodorized. Video                             HOURS
                                                                                                 Visit our showroom at 8461 Castlewood Dr. or call                   inspection available. Free estimates, satis-
            • 2” Wood Blinds           • Faux Blinds                                                                                                                 faction guaranteed.              549-0000                  M-F, 9am-12n, 2-6pm          Tell us about each and every
                                                             5% OFF any order
            • Mini Blinds
            • Shutters
                                       • Vertical Blinds
                                       • Cellular Shades
                                                                (not valid with
                                                               any other offer)
                                                                                                                579-6300                                             ALARMS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   SAT, 9am-4pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SUN, 9-10am, 5-6pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              one of your experiences —
                                                                                                              for an in-home consultation                            Circle City Alarm. Res/com/industrial.                                                     good and bad — so your
                 Showroom: Westfield Crossing Shopping Center                                                                                                        Alarm & fire systems. Surveillance &                   Located 1 mile N of I-65
                   3162 East St. Rd. 32 • Westfield, IN 46074                                                                                                        CCTV. Wireless monitoring. 317-542-7087
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Zionsville Exit on 52            fellow members can avoid
                                                                                                             $200 Additional Discount
                                317-896-3833                                                                on orders of $2000 or more                                                                                                                          the riffraff and find that
                 Indianapolis Phone: 317-783-2427
                                  this offer expires 3-15-06                                                     this offer expires 3-15-06                                                                                                                      diamond in the rough.


76                                                                                                                 Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                                                                                ™
                                                                                                                                                                     Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                                   77
ANIMAL REMOVAL                                 BATHTUB REFINISHING                             CHIMNEY SWEEP                                    Bowersock      Texturing     &     Drywall.    FIREPLACES
                                               & LINERS                                        Your Chimney Sweep. Cleaning, repair,            Residential specialist. Drywall repair, new
                                                                                                                                                construction & home maintenance.
                                                                                                                                                                                               O’Malia’s Fireplace Shop. Gas logs, fire-           Horizon Services
                                               RE-BATH DESIGNS of Indianapolis.                animal removal, accessories, dryer vents.                                                       places, grills, glass doors, fire pits and
       Critter Control                         Bathtub liners and wall surround systems.
                                                                           800-BATHTUB
                                                                                               Certified.                     243-9687                       www.bowersock.biz/821-2939        patio furniture.                 846-6812         Gutter installation and repair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Gutter cleaning
                                                                                               COMPUTER TRAINING                                ELECTRICAL                                     FLOORING SALES/
      The nation’s leading                     THE BATH FITTER®, Acrylic bath, shower                                                                                                                                                                    Gutter covers
                                               and wall systems. “The Perfect Fit.”            Apple Macintosh On-Site Training,                                                               INSTALLATION/REPAIR
                                                                                               Consulting, and Service. Call R.T. Grimes                                                       Laminate & Wood Flooring Specialists.            Best Warranty In The Business
      Wildlife Control Firm.                                                   388-8760
                                                                                               Consulting.                     534-0562                                                        Professional, conscientious, courteous and            16 yrs. Experience
                                               Updike Bathroom Remodeling                                                                            Jonesy's Electric                         reliable installations. Referrals compensat-
             733-0340                                                   317-254-9696           CONCRETE —
                                                                                                                                                  Residential Specialists                      ed. Free estimates. 5% off to members.                  317-844-5665
                                                                                               POURING & REPAIR                                                                                We install like it was our home. 787-2792
                                               CABINET REFACING                                Concrete sidewalks, patios, driveways,                                                                                                         Leitz Guttering & Roofing. Residential,
                                               American Cabinet Refacing. Why replace?                                                                                                         Ken's Floor Sales & Service. Carpet,
ANTIQUES                                                                                       basement floors & footings, backhoe serv-                                                                                                      reroofs,   repairs,  free   estimates.
                                               Simply reface. Custom cabinet building &        ice. FK Bailey.                 441-6677                 New Home Wiring                        Ceramic, Vinyl, Laminate & Wood.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Established 1952.   255-1629/842-3070
Architectural antiques to restore your         countertops.                  875-7453                                                                                                                    800-311-1034 or 317-440-1849
home. Buy-sell. Colonial Antiques. 5000                                                        Four Seasons Coatings. Tear out & replace                                                                            www.kensfloors.com
W 96th St.                     873-2727
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HANDYMAN
                                               CARPENTRY — FINISHED                            walks, driveways, porches, patios, steps.                       Upgrades                        FURNITURE —
                                                                                                                               465-1405
APPLIANCE REPAIR — LARGE                       Proper Attention. Proper Price. Proper                                                                                                          REFINISHING & REPAIR                             HOOSIER HANDYMAN
                                               Improvements Corp. Call Mike or Don             Mason's Northside Concrete. Repair,
Superior Appliance. Servicing all major        Williams.(317)850-2634 or (317)250-1981         replacement, decorative, sealing. Fast                         Remodels                         Kasnak Restorations, Antique Conservations,     Professional Home Repair & Improvement
appliances. Providing same day service.                                                        Service. Free Estimates.      896-1197                                                          Repair, Refinishing & stripping. Quality
                      293-6770/888-2899                                                                                                                                                        Guaranteed Since 1976. Free pick                    Angie’s List Super Service Award
                                               CARPENTRY — UNFINISHED/
                                               WOODWORKING                                     T&R-We specialize in everything to do with                                                      up/delivery.                     257-9770                  Indianapolis, 2004
Broad Ripple Appliance. Repairs Most                                                           concrete decorative stamp, retaining walls,         Licensed • Bonded • Insured
Brands - Angie's List Super Service Award      Proper Attention. Proper Price. Proper          mason work. Commercial & Residential.                                                           Owen Woodworking. Antique furniture             Serving Indy Since 1987 • Owner operated
Indianapolis. 2004, 2003 2002 & 2001.
                                259-8077
                                               Improvements Corp. Call Mike or Don
                                               Williams.(317)850-2634 or (317)250-1981
                                                                                               Free Estimates. Accepting credit cards.
                                                                                                                                578-4978
                                                                                                                                                 317-485-6140                                  restoration, repairs and touch-ups. Hand
                                                                                                                                                                                               applied finishes. Custom fabrication.                      418-8309
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               331-6936           www.hoosierhandyman.com
AUTO BODYWORK                                  Termite Damage. Repair Floor joists, sid-
                                               ing, etc. Call Tom at Clements                  COUNTERTOPS                                                                                     GARAGE DOORS
                                               Remodeling.                   247-7509          Cathedral Marble & Granite Inc. Template,                                                                                                      Comprehensive Services. Handyman,
         Altra 1 Collision                                                                     fabricate, deliver & install granite & marble
                                                                                                                                                                                               Broad Ripple Overhead Doors & Openers.         Painting, Drywall, Deck Finishing,
             I - Car Certified.
                                               All interior/exterior carpentry, remodeling,    for kitchen & bath countertops. 769-5900          Independent Electrician                       $5 off service. Free estimates. 259-0969       Experienced. Insured.  317-861-1425
                                               decks, windows. References available.                                                                                                           E&E Garage Doors, operators, doors,
                                               Dan Archibald.                317-255-2635      Rabb & Howe Cabinet Top Co. Since 1959.                   20 Years Experience                                                                  Indiana      Maintenance       Services:
             Quality Repairs.                                                                                                                                                                  service, installation. 24-hour service. Free   Reasonable prices, quality workmanship.
                                                                                               Specializing in residential and commercial             Licensed/Bonded/Insured                  estimates. $5 discount.           575-9677     “One call does it all.” 244-HELP (4357)
     "Don't Want to Make Insurance             CARPET CLEANING                                 laminate and solid surface. Template, fab-                Service Upgrades
        Claim? We Can Help!"                                                                   ricate and install.               926-6442                                                      Garage Doors of Indianapolis. Expert           Maxson Remodeling — Handyman. Worry-
            Custom Paintwork.
                                                                                                                                                          Wayne Wohlfert                       garage door service on all makes.              free repairs. Punctual, trained technicians.
                                                                                               DECKS & PORCHES                                                                                                                396-5475
 106th & College. 440-6000.                          Mark May                                                                                            317-786-9826                          Northside Garage Door. Repair sales and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Quality guaranteed. L/B/I.        769-6696
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              House Doctors Handyman Service. Free
                                                                                                   THE BACK YARD CO                                       562-5182 pager
Speedway Body Shop. I-Car Gold Class
                                                  Carpet Cleaning                                        25 years Experience
                                                                                                                                                                                               service on all garage doors and openers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               575-0983
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              estimates. Bonded-insured. Guaranteed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              work.                       570-0605
Facility. Quality repairs with lifetime war-                                                            Building Custom Decks                   McConnell & Michael Electrical. We are
ranty. 2534 W. 16th St. 1.5 miles east of          Our Platinum Service includes:                                                               committed to our customers. Call.              GLASS & MIRRORS                                HARDWOOD FLOORING
                                                                                                     Arbors, Gazebos, Pergolas,                                                251-4021        Glass Express. Insulated glass, tabletops,
Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1972.                                                             Pool & Spa Decks, Screened                                                                                                                Arvel Cox Hardwood Flooring, Inc.
                                   635-3764     Work performed by Mark personally                                                                                                              storm and screen repair, mirrors, etc.         Sanding and Refinishing. 359-8018
                                                                                                   Porches & Three Season Rooms                 Ashpaugh Electric Inc. Established 1965.                                        845-0482
Minor accident experts, dings, dents,             Traffic areas rinsed 20-30 times                 Free Designs and Estimates                   Commercial/residential. Angie’s List Super
scratches repaired one day. Best quality,                                                                                                       Service Award Indianapolis, 2000, 2001,        Tremain Mirrors & Shower Doors. Custom         HAULING
                                                         • Sanitizer freshener                                                                                                                 mirrors — our specialty. Visit our show-       Fred & Sons Hauling, Removal of junk,
save. Mister Dent.            243-7521                                                                  317-598-0201                            2002, 2003 & 2004. BBB complaint free
                                                                                                                                                member.          896-2605/fax 867-1302         room of ideas.                  849-8453       appliances and brush piles. Garage and
                                                        • Extra pretreatments                                                                                                                                                                 shed demolition.              626-5973
AUTO GLASS                                                                                     Natureworks+ Need a place to escape to?          Dial One Woods Electric. Licensed/
                                                 • Extra attention to problem areas                                                                                                            GUTTER CLEANING
                                                                                               Outdoor intimate spaces! Decks/Screened          insured. Senior savings. 24-hr service.                                                       HEATING & A/C
 Shirk’s Glass Service, Inc.                                 • Dry stroke                      porches.                       575-0482                                           848-7661             Horizon Services
      “Your One Stop Glass Shop”
        Automotive, Commercial,                  No hidden charges/Serving all counties        DECK MAINTENANCE
                                                                                               Wood Medic Inc. All exterior wood restora-
                                                                                                                                                Electrical/Lighting Solutions. Angie’s List
                                                                                                                                                Super Service Award Indianapolis 1999,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   • Gutter Cleaning
                                                                                                                                                                                                   • Gutter Screening & Solid Cover
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Broad Ripple
               Residential                            800-585-6380                             tion, decks, fences, etc. Christian-based
                                                                                                                                                2000, 2002, 2003 & 2004. Lighting special-
                                                                                                                                                ist.                n:431-1869/s:345-7306
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Protection System- Will Meet or
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Beat Prices! (ask for details)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Heating & A/C
            Free Estimates                                                                     business.                   866-269-4224
          Lifetime Guarantee                                                                                                                    Patriot Electric LLC. Res-com. Service             • Gutter Repair and Installation                Serving Indianapolis Area
                                               Langenwalter. Stain removal/cleaning. We        DOORS                                            upgrades, repairs, new installations. Free         • Roof & Ice Dam Repair
                423-9664                       fix bleach, pet, red, coffee, wax, ink.                                                          estimates.                       838-0688                                                                 Since 1962
                                                                                               Door/window replacement & repair. Free                                                              • Major/minor Roof Repairs
                                                                                  876-9944     estimates on replacement. General con-
           Member Discount                                                                                                                      Aaron’s Electric. Service, Repair, New                                                             All Makes and Models
                                               Smith-Mathis Inc. 32 yrs experience.            tractor. Heartwood Enterprises. 872-0756         Installations, Electrical of all types. Free               317-844-5665
                                               Carpet, upholstery, Oriental rugs, tile. 24hr                                                    Estimates.                         867-5445                                                            and All Types of
     Safety Auto Glass Co.                     water extraction.                842-7398       DRIVEWAYS — ASPHALT                                                                             GUTTER REPAIR &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HVAC Systems Serviced
         The Standard of Excellence                                                            Panyard Bros. Inc., Asphalt repair, seal-        EXCAVATING                                     REPLACEMENT
                                               Office Pride. Res carpet cleaning, 24-hr
     in Automotive Glass Replacement!          service. Water damage restoration. Free         coating,  patching,    crack    sealing.         Rishel Excavating. Sewer, water, septic
                                                                                               Res/comm. Free estimates.      926-8100          and drainage. Sewer camera and direc-                                                              Maintenance Contracts
     • Family Owned and Operated
     • All Work Guaranteed
                                               estimates. Ernie Crabtree.     888-7177
                                                                                               Delello & Sons Asphalt. Residential/com-         tional boring. www.rishel-excavating.com          D&B Continuous                                         Available
                                               CARPET SALES/                                                                                                                   335-3319
     • Insurance Work
     • Residential & Commercial Auto Tinting
                                               INSTALLATION/REPAIR
                                                                                               mercial. Driveways & tennis courts. Free
                                                                                               estimates.                    867-4444           D&H Contractors LLC. Excavating for                Guttering LLC                                  24 HR EMERGENCY SERVICE
                                               Realty Wholesale Carpet Inc. All styles.        Four Seasons Coatings. Sealcoating,              sewer and water lines. New installation or          “We stand behind our work so
               636-2323
             Member Discount
                                               Free estimates. Installation/interest-free
                                               financing available.            879-8474
                                                                                               patching, maintenance. Paving over exist-
                                                                                               ing asphalt, concrete, stone.  465-1405
                                                                                                                                                repair.                        884-1970
                                                                                                                                                Jensen Environmental. Heating oil tank
                                                                                                                                                                                                       you can stand under it”...
                                                                                                                                                                                                     5” & 6” Continuous Guttering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       253-2714
Guardian Auto Glass. Free Mobile Service,      CERAMIC TILE                                    Myers & Myers Paving. New driveways,             removal. Basement and underground.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Siding • Soffits • Leafguards
Certified Technicians, Insurance Approved.                                                     resurfacing, finish grading, laying sod.         Licensed. Insured.           781-9579
                                               Tremain Ceramic Tile — Specializing in                                                                                                                 Family Owned & Operated
Lifetime Warranty.       Call 800-882-2244     leaky showers & ceramic tile repair.                                           253-8715                                                                       Over 15 Years
                                                                               849-8453
                                                                                                                                                FENCING                                                                                           Hop online to browse
AUTO SERVICE                                                                                   DRYWALL                                          K&K Fence. All types of residential/com-            Free Estimates • Fully Insured
Jeff’s Auto Repairs, general repairs, com-     Ground Floor. Ceramic, porcelain & wood                                                          mercial fence. Manufacturers of ornamen-                                                            companies’ reports.
                                                                                               Drywall installation, finishing, texturing. 25
puter diagnostics, brakes, oil & tune-ups.
96th & College.                  848-5788
                                               flooring. Total bathroom remodeling. We do
                                               projects with our customers, not for them.
                                                                                               years experience. Free estimates. Insured.       tal iron. Free estimates.       359-5425             888-300-6169                                When scheduling service,
                                                                                               Paul Hofsommer.                317-848-7571      Duke Fence. All types of fencing installa-
AUTO TRANSMISSION
                                               Fully insured. Free Estimates. 334-9973
                                                                                               Dave’s Drywall & Texturing. Plaster              tions & repairs. Free estimates. Insured.            317-885-8915                                 be sure to ask service
Bradley’s Transmission. 3510 Shadeland
                                               Ostuni Tile - Experts In Shower Stalls,
                                               Repairing & Remodeling. All Tile Projects.
                                                                                               repairs, painting. Serving members since
                                                                                               1975.                          769-4315
                                                                                                                                                                                  843-2225
                                                                                                                                                                                                     317-834-6568                                providers if they offer an
Ave. Foreign & domestic transmission                               Showroom 251-3678                                                                                                               E-mail: dandbguttering@aol.com
repair.                       545-3336                                                                                                                                                                                                             Angie’s List discount.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    website: www.dbguttering.com


78                                                                                             Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                                                           ™
                                                                                                                                                Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                                               79
                                                 INSULATION                                                                                    MORTGAGE COMPANIES                             Rickleff Painting Thirty-Five years of mak-     REMODELING — GENERAL
              KEN CARRIER                                                                         Lemcke Landscape Inc.                                                                       ing homes beautiful.
           Heating & Cooling LLC                                                                                                                                                                                 Call us at 317-253-9977
        “We keep you cool when it’s hot
                                                                                                       • Design • Installation                     INDIANAPOLIS                                                                                Larrison Contracting
            — warm when it’s not”                  Tyseal & Associates                                     • Maintenance                                                                      PEST CONTROL/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Remodeling Kitchens
     • We service all brands                           Insulation                                 Angie’s List Super Service Award                   MORTGAGE                                 EXTERMINATING
                                                                                                                                                                                              Total Exterminating. Family operated since         Room Additions, Bath Rooms
     • Same day emergency
       installation
     • Free estimates on new       334-8733
                                                         Insulation Specialists                   Winner Indianapolis 2003 & 2004                  GROUP INC. dba                             1948. www.Total-PestControl.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     846-5981/357-1300
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Siding, Windows, Decks, etc.
       equipment
     • $25 off service call with repair.
                                                     Complete insulation services                            875-8267                            Ascot Financial Services                     Protect your home with Circle City Pest              Phone:   317-718-0630
                                                    for Residential & Commercial,                  lemckelandscape@comcast.net                     Mortgage rates are still very low.         Control. Environmentally safe methods,                          Web site:
                                                                                                                                                  • Did you know that debt consolidation      baiting system for roaches, ants and ter-          www.LarrisonContracting.com
                                                     existing & new construction                                                                                                              mites. Full service, family run business,
                                                                                                                                                    can instantly reduce your debt by 60%?
        Air-Trol Heating                                                                          Franco Landscaping Inc.                         • We offer no money down purchase
                                                                                                                                                                                              fully insured.                  547-1308
                                                    NuWool Cellulose Wall Spray
        and A/C Co Inc.                                                                              • Landscape Design and Installation            programs even for the credit challenged   PIANO MOVING                                           NatureWorks +
                                                   Fiberglass and Urethane Foam                       • Retaining Walls • Grass Mowing            • A variety of flexible programs            Indy Piano Services. Piano moving, large
         24-Hour Emergency Service                Save money on energy this year!                      • Paver Patios, Walks and Drives             for the self-employed                     TV’s and appliances. Piano storage. Office            Basement Escapes:
            Free Second Opinions                                                                    • Lawn Fertlization and Weed Control                                                      equipment. Piano restoration. Piano clean-              Home Theaters
                                                                                                 • Maintenance • Leaf, Snow and Ice Removal        Call today for your complimentary          ing. After fire and water damage. Piano                 Exercise Rooms
             on Service Repairs
                                                             577-9890                                        FREE ESTIMATES
                                                                                                                                                         confidential evaluation              tuning and repairs.         317-542-8518
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Recreation Areas
              241-4365                              $50 OFF any job over $1,000
               www.air-trol.com                                                                          317-273-9195
                                                                                                          www.francoland.com
                                                                                                                                                      317-566-0906                            PLASTERING
                                                                                                                                                                                              Luther Spears-patch plastering, drywall,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kitchens & Baths
                                                                                                                                                                                              stucco, texturizing, skin coating, since                 317-575-0482
                                                 All Seasons Insulation. Complete home           Vine & Branch Inc. Intuitive design work                                                     1965.                          638-1220
Smith & Son Heating & Cooling                    insulation. Attics, walls, crawl spaces. Free   and comprehensive landscape manage-           MOVERS
  Family owned & operated serving Indianapolis                                                                                                                                                                                                Zenor Construction — all types room addi-
                                                 estimates.                                      ment — hardscaping, lighting & mainte-                                                       PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT                            tions and remodeling: baths, kitchens.
     And surrounding counties since 1937!                 784-7193/837-9499/800-664-9229         nance.                         846-3778             Carter Van Lines                         Hoops and Ladders Inc. Childlife play sys-      Quality-references.  326-1700/849-0003
   FREE ESTIMATES & FINANCING                                                                    Hoffmann Tree & Landscape. Mulching,                                                         tems. Goalsetters systems. Basketball
 AVAILABLE ON NEW INSTALLATION!                  LANDSCAPING                                                                                                Since 1929                        goals.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kenneth Clonch Home Improvements Inc.
                                                                                                 gutter cleaning, leaf removal. Exterior                                                                                                                       o:835-7010/c:626-2598
       Service all makes & models                                                                                                                              Local                              www.hoopsandladders.com/496-4326
    (including oil furnaces & boilers)             Green Vista Landscaping                       painting & staining.          250-6628
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Poynter Construction. Since 1950. New
   24-HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE                       “We Create Scenery For a Lifetime.”           Natureworks+ Creating wonderful land-                 Long Distance Moving                   PLUMBING                                        remodel, additions, kitchen, bathrooms,
                                                                                                 scapes and outdoor living spaces!                                                                                                            porches, decks.
    10% discount, not to exceed $100
               317-631-5941
                                                  Family Owned and Operated Since 1981           Courageous designs.        575-0482                       Self-Storage                            Stanley Plumbing                                        800-897-3323/317-861-8800
                                                        Professional Landscape                                                                                                                              Lic PC19400059
                                                         Design and Installation                 LAWN & YARD WORK                                          873-3144                           Plumbing Repair Installation & Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SMH Inc. Bathrooms, kitchens, additions,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              flooring, painting. Bonded and insured.
                                                                                                 A+ Lawn Care. Owner-operated. Mowing,
            Hoosier                                 Brick Paver and Natural Stone                edging,       landscape maintenance.                                                          Water Heaters • Sump Pumps • Well Repair       Free estimates.               752-2672
                                                           Patio Construction                    Spring/fall clean-up.       374-8878                                                          Toilets • Sinks & Faucets - Repair & Replace   Basement finishing, craftsmanship, light
         Comfort Systems                                                                                                                        COOPER MOVING & STORAGE                                     Inventory Available               remodeling, trim, doors, bookcases, paint-
          Locally Owned & Operated                   Retaining Wall Construction                 LAWN FERTILIZATION                                 Agent for Paul Arpin Van Lines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ing, small jobs.                594-0694
           Authorized Carrier Dealer                      Landscape Lighting                     Sunblest Lawn Care Basics. Custom lawn            Affordable rates, reliable moving.                     FREE ESTIMATES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Frazee, Ronald Designer & Builder.
  Career Financing OAC. High Approval Rate.              Design and Installation                 care treatment programs. Serving North
                                                                                                 East. Super Service Award Winner
                                                                                                                                                Local and long distance. International.                     774-1517                          Custom remodeling and renovation.
        Hoosier Hospitality at it's best!           Waterfall and Pond Construction                                                                 We offer packing services and                                                             Serving Indianapolis since 1963.291-9833
                                                                                                 Indianapolis 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.
                                                      Christmas Lighting Service                                                 570-8000         secure climate-controlled storage.                                                          Maxson Remodeling- Design/build, custom
  (317)485-6287 (317)577-2526                                                                                                                         Family Owned & Operated                   KIRKHOFF PLUMBING
                                                      Angie's List Super Service Award                                                                                                                                                        remodeling and handyman services. Visit
      90 Days-One Year Same as Cash                                                              LAWN MOWER                                                                                                                                   us at www.maxsonbuild.com.    769-6696
                                                         Winner Indianapolis 2004
                                                                                                 & POWER TOOL REPAIR                             (317)562-1599 (800)590-6683                  •All Plumbing Installations & Repairs
Control Tech Heating & Air Conditioning.                                                                                                                                                                                                      Proper Attention. Proper Price. Proper
Sales-service-installation.                                    773-7911                          Mow Better. It's time to put your mower to                                                             • Water Heaters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Improvements Corp. Call Mike or Don
            www.controltech.biz/873-5445                 Mention Ad and Receive                  bed & wake up your snow blower. Snow                                                          • Gas Lines, sewers, drain cleaning            Williams. 317-850-2634 or 317-250-1981
Bolls Heating and Cooling. Gas, oil, boil-           $100 Off a Job of $1000 or more.            Blower tune up special: Save $30. Call         ALLSTAR MOVERS INC.
ers, high-velocity, radiant heat. 55 yrs
                                                                                                 now.                         317-566-8920
                                                                                                                                                Moving Indiana for Over 30 Years!                          549-4080                           REMODELING —
experience.             841-8888/638-1541                                                                                                                                                               A Family Business                     KITCHEN & BATHROOM
                                                                                                 MASSAGE THERAPY                                 Fully Insured • 7 days a week                    Serving Indianapolis Since 1954
Service Experts Heating, Cooling & Indoor
Air Quality. Same day service and installa-
                                                    Stavros Lawn Service                         Healing massage that relieves pain from
                                                                                                 stress, injury, surgery and repetitive use.           Visa, MC, Discover                                                                        Indy Bath & Tilewerks
tion available.                 781-2580                  423-1383                               Barbara’s Body Works Studio. 543-2899             North               South                  Isley Plumbing CP81008106. Since 1915.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Plumbing repairs, remodel, pumps, water           Custom showers & floors
Bassett Services. Family owned since                   Aeration           Trimming               METAL FABRICATION &                             Noblesville       Indianapolis               heaters, drain cleaning.      867-4718
1975. $250 discount on system replace-                                                                                                                                                                                                             Angie's List Super Service
ment.               839-5877/272-2480                  Mulch              Plantings              RESTORATION                                     773-3300              322-9913               Schuler Plumbing CP81055365. Service,                Award winner Indianapolis
                                                                                                 Stewart Metal Products.  Repair or                                                           remodeling, water softeners, radiant floor
JK Heating & Cooling Inc. Providing qua-               Mowing             Leaf Removal           Replacement of All Metal Guttering,                                                                                                                      2003, 2004
lity HVAC service with a personal touch.                                                                                                       PAINTING —                                     heat. Free estimates.          773-4236
                                                                  Hauling                        Roofing & Flashing.       769-6818            EXTERIOR/INTERIOR
                      244-8014/887-2138
                                                                                                                                               Fine Line Painting. Quality custom home
                                                                                                                                                                                              Service Plumbing PLC89000173. Water
                                                                                                                                                                                              heaters, repairs, sump pumps, flood dam-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     317-908-1083
Airtron — Comfort you can count on!                                                                                                            painting. Exterior/interior. Angie’s List
Angie’s List Super Service Award 2004.
                                783-3101
                                                                                                       Help Us Help                            Super Service Award Indianapolis 2001,
                                                                                                                                                                                              age, water extraction.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           317-590-8620/317-402-7679          UPDIKE BATHROOM REMODELING.
                                                   Eagle Creek Nursery                                                                         2002, 2003 and 2004.            523-8735
                                                                                                                                                                                              Plumbing Problems? Guaranteed ON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “From complete bathroom remodeling to
TA Kaiser Heating & Air. "When Quality
Counts."                     297-1622               Landscape Design & Installation                        YOU!                                Preferred      Painting.   Fully   insured.
                                                                                                                                               Interior/Exterior. References, Reasonable,
                                                                                                                                                                                              TIME, Punctual Plumbers. Carter's
                                                                                                                                                                                              Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. LIC #
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              shower wall replacement.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               n: 254-9696/s: 786-0360
                                                     Retail Garden Center — Maintenance                                                        Reliable, Conscientious.                                                                       Tremain Bathroom Remodeling & Ceramic
HOUSECLEANING                                                                                       We’re amazed at the number                                                                CP88900054                 921-1800
                                                       Ask about our 2-Year Guarantee                                                                                   538-7022/462-6411                                                     Tile. Angie’s List Super Service Award
Candi’s Cleaning. General Housecleaning                                                                of phone calls we receive                                                              PRESSURE WASHING                                Indianapolis 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Tailored To Your Needs. Insured.                      Angie’s List Super Service Award                                                         Ambiance Painting. Interior/exterior.
                                                      Winner Indianapolis 2003 & 2004                                                          Wallpapering. Residential/commercial.          Indy Deck Magic. Hot water powerwash-           and 2004.                       849-8453
References.                   549-6905                                                              from service providers trying                                                             ing: decks, fences, concrete, roofs and
                                                                                                                                               Member BBB. Free estimates. 290-6973                                                           Indiana Renovations Inc. Custom baths —
                                                         317-291-7660                                to track down our members
                                                                                                                                               P&C Total Maintenance. Interior and exte-
                                                                                                                                                                                              homes. Brian.                  590-0014         kitchens — tile — marble.
                                                       www.eaglecreeknursery.com                                                                                                                                                                  www.indianarenovations.com/776-0837
                                                                                                     who forget to include their               rior. High quality work. Dependable.
                                                                                                                                               Insured. Free estimates.                            Many service providers do not close        Proper Attention. Proper Price. Proper
                                                                                                    phone number when leaving                                     o:769-6491/c:250-9610                                                       Improvements Corp. Call Mike or Don
             Remember to submit reports on your service                                                a voice mail message. So                                                                 their doors for the winter months. In fact,   Williams. 317-850-2634 or 317-250-1981
                                                                                                                                               Allen at Your Service. Int/Ext, minor con-
                                                                                                      remember to always speak                 struction, wallpaper removal, drywall, plas-     companies in the landscaping, tree service    Ostuni Tile. Experts in shower stalls,
              experiences each and every time you hire.                                                                                        ter, misc. repairs               815-5969                                                      repairing & remodeling. All tile projects.
                                                                                                    clearly and leave your phone                                                                  and remodeling industries often offer       Showroom.                       251-3678
                                                                                                                                               Int./Ext. Painting, Dry Wall Repair,
                                                                                                   number not once but twice!                  Wallpaper Removal, Decks. Insured. Off            deep discounts during their off-season.
                                                                                                                                               Duty Firefighter.         C: 341-3587



80                                                                                               Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                                                            ™
                                                                                                                                               Call 317-297-LIST (5478) for the most up-to-date ratings                                                                              81
                                                                                                                                                      THE BEST AND WORST TIMES
ROOFING                                          TREE SERVICE
                                                                                               Steamatic of Indianapolis
         Jordan Roofing                            BILL’S TREE SERVICE                           Fire & Water Damage Restoration
         We love roofing repairs!                    24-Hour Emergency Service                 Certified Professionals Locally Owned

                                                                                                                                                                    TO SCHEDULE SERVICE
     14-Yrs Exp. Work Guaranteed
   ROOFING, REPAIRS, TEAR-OFFS,                           Free Estimates                                 Insured & Bonded
 FLAT ROOFS, NEW ROOFS, RE-ROOFS
     Get an estimate from a clean,
                                                           Fully Insured                        849-7500 888-7155
     professional roofing contractor                    Complete Tree Care                               www.steamatic.com
           317-791-0339                                                                                   see coupon ad                               We often hear from folks who need seasonal service work done but can’t find contractors who have time in their busy
        dpjordan@comcast.net
                                                            547-8733                                                                                  schedules. To avoid such frustration, refer to this handy calendar of the best and worst times to schedule projects.
                                                                                               Bolden’s. Where quality comes first. Water
                                                                                               and smoke specialists, carpet, upholstery
                                                                                               and rugs.                       773-7683
     BAUERLE ROOFING                               Stewart’s Tree Service                                                                                                                                                 BEST                                        WORST
                                                                                               WELLS & PUMPS
Residential roofing at his very best                  -Tree Removal -Landscaping
                                                                                               Bauer Pump & Well Service — 24-hour
 This contractor on every job site                    -Trimming         -Odd Jobs              service. All work guaranteed. 842-1704                 A/C                                                                  Feb., March                                May – Aug.
       Tear offs Re-Roofs                             -Topping          -Lot Clearing
        Repairs/stop leaks                                                                     WINDOW CLEANING
     Work with a professional
                                                               Fully Insured                   Dixon Window Cleaning, largest window                  Awnings                                                              March                                      May, June
                                                               BBB Member                      cleaning service in Indianapolis: windows, gut-
                                                                                               ters, deicing systems and more.
         317-985-2344                               322-8367 251-1953                                                           317-770-0452          Carpet cleaning                                                      Jan. – March                               Spring, Nov., Dec.
                                                                                               WINDOW TREATMENTS
                                                 TREEO. Trimming and tree removal.
                                                                                               Adkins Draperies & Blinds. AL Discount.                Chimney cleaning                                                     March – June                               Sept. – Dec.
         Copp Roofing                            Arborist with 31 yrs experience. 254-0001
                                                                                               Visit our beautiful showroom — 3162 E.
            • ReRoof Specialist                  Vine & Branch Inc. Preservation, consulta-
                                                 tion, tree removal, trimming and fertiliza-
                                                                                               State Rd. 32, Westfield.      896-3833                 Decks and porches                                                    Dec. – March                               April – June, Aug. – Oct.
     • Tear Offs • Repairs • Skylights           tion. Certified Arborists.      846-3778      The Window Wrappers. Shutters, Blinds,
            • Chimney Flashing                                                                 Draperies. 32 Years in Business. Hunter
                                                                                                                                                      Driveways                                                            Feb. – April                               Sept. – Dec.
                                                 Tom Dreyer, Tree Man. Tree Trimming,          Douglas/Kensington Products. 841-1322
          Established in 1953                    Removal. 26 Years Experience.
 Angie’s List Super Service Award Indianapolis                       849-6036 841-1477
     1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
                                                                                               WINDOWS                                                Exterminating/pest control                                           July, Aug.                                 March – May
                                                 UPHOLSTERY — GENERAL
             861-9924                            Frost Upholstery. Custom, Residential &
                                                                                                        Great Windows
                                                                                                                                                      Fencing                                                              Jan. – Feb.                                June – Aug.
                                                 Commercial Upholstery.    317-353-1217                   Great Siding
Leitz Roofing & Guttering. Residential                                                                    Great Prices
repairs,   reroofs,
Established 1952.
                     free   estimates.
                    255-1629/842-3070
                                                 TYPEWRITER SALES & SERVICE
                                                 Indiana Typewriter Co. Sales • Service •               Windows & Siding                              Garage doors                                                         Oct. – Feb.                                June – Aug.
Elk Roofing — 36 yrs. Shingles, tear-offs,       Supplies. 824 E. Troy Ave.    787-3997                  of Indianapolis
re-roofs, repairs. Free est. L/B/I. 255-9529                                                                                                          Gutters                                                              Jan. – April                               Sept. – Dec.
Dubeansky Roofing. Quality craftsmanship
                                                 TV REPAIR                                                     874-1111
pride, metal, slate, tile. New and repair.
                               317-897-2507
                                                 Broad Ripple Appliance. Big screen TV
                                                 specialists. Angie’s List Super Service
                                                                                                 www.WindowsAndSiding.com                             Heating                                                              Aug., Sept.                                Oct. – Feb.
                                                 Award Indianapolis 2004, 2003, 2002,
Classic Roofing. “The Old Way, The Right
Way.” Free estimates.
                                                 2001.                         259-8077
                                                                                                The Window Wrappers                                   Insulation                                                           July, Aug.                                 Oct. – Dec.
                   p:251-3545/f:253-5126         WALLPAPERING                                      • Wood and Vinyl Plantation Shutters
Clements Remodeling. Stop roof leaks.            Paperhanging/removing and interior paint-
                                                 ing. Quality German craftsmanship. 40
                                                                                                   • Blinds of all Kinds • Custom Draperies           Landscaping                                                          Jan. – Feb.                                March – Aug.
Tear-offs, replacement. Exterior painting.
                                                 years experience. Free estimates. Call                   Featuring Hunter Douglas,
                                247-7509
Stop any roof leaks with guarantee or tear
                                                 Heinz.                        462-7566                    Kensington, and others                     Masonry                                                              Feb. – April                               June – Aug.
                                                                                                         Save 10% With This Ad
offs with 30 yr. architectural shingles. Call    WATER & SMOKE DAMAGE
Tom                                247-7509                                                           — In Business for 32 Years —                    Moving                                                               Dec. – March                               May – Aug.
                                                                                                       317-841-1322
SATELLITE DISHES
Indianapolis Satellite, sales/service,
                                                          A&D                                  See Clearview. Windows, doors, wood,
                                                                                                                                                      Painting — exterior                                                  Jan. – March                               April – Oct.
large/small dishes, home theatre, 17                   Hydra Clean                             vinyl replacement, siding, guttering.
years.                      846-8876                                                                         800-897-3323/317-861-8800                Painting — interior                                                  Jan. – April                               Sept. – Dec.
SEPTIC TANKS                                          Water Damage                             Bee Window Energy Efficient Custom
Knox Septic & Sewer Cleaning and repair
service, residential and commercial, 40                Restoration
                                                                                               Made Windows. Lifetime Warranty. Free
                                                                                               Estimates.                  283-8522                   Pool service/repair                                                  March – April                              June – Aug.
years experience.            638-7280
                                                  24-Hour Emergency Service                                                                           Pressure washing                                                     Feb.                                       June – Aug.
SIDING
                                                      Extraction & Dryout                           Don’t forget
           Great Siding
                                                            Carpet
                                                                                                                                                      Remodeling                                                           Nov. – Feb.                                May – Sept.
         Great Windows                                                                              to purchase
           Great Prices                                    Cleaning                                                                                   Roofing                                                              Nov. – Feb.                                May – Aug.
         Windows & Siding                          Complete Reconstruction                         your discount
          of Indianapolis                                                                                                                             Siding                                                               Nov. – March                               May – Oct.
             874-1111                                       255-5628                               movie tickets
                                                         See our coupon ad                                                                            Tax preparation                                                      Nov. – Dec.                                Jan. – April
     www.WindowsAndSiding.com                                                                        in advance
                                                                                                                                                      Tree service                                                         Dec. – Jan.                                May, June
                                                                                                         from
          Refer a friend to Angie’s List and                                                                                                          Wedding planning                                                     Dec. – Feb.                                April – July
                                                                                                    Angie’s List!
          receive $7 and a bag of M&M’s!                                                                                                              Windows                                                              Nov. – Feb.                                May – Sept.
                                                                                                                                                 Time frames listed are approximations provided by service providers and not guarantees that work can be performed.
82                                                                                             Angie’s List Indianapolis | February 2006
                                                                                                           ™
                                         Angie’s List has reports on services in common
                                         and unusual categories. Not sure what category to
                                         search? Take a look at our website’s synonym list.
                                         Whether it’s hog roasting or bush hogging, cat
                                         care or Bobcat rental, we’ve got you covered.


      February is the time to ...
      Show that special someone how            Fix your toilet if it runs between
      much you care this Valentine’s           flushes. In fact, you usually can’t
      Day by tackling odd jobs you’ve          hear a leaky toilet valve until
      put off, such as touching up             you’re losing more than 250 gal-
      interior paint, recaulking the           lons per day. To test your toilet,
      bathtub or ordering flowers.             place food coloring or dye
      Check the List for home                  tablets in the toilet tank, and
      improvement stores or florists.          then check the bowl for traces
                                               of color after 15 minutes. If you
                                               need help, call a plumber.
      Pump up your tires. Don’t get
      caught driving on underinflated          Check the List for plumbers
      tires, which can wear more               or interior staining.
      quickly and significantly reduce
      fuel economy.                            Remove anything that might
      Check the List for auto tires            obstruct the drainage around
      or air compressor rental.                your basement window wells.
                                               Check the List for exterior drain
                                               pipe installation or well cleaning.




PERIODICALS MAIL

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:304
posted:8/1/2011
language:English
pages:43