SoHu Neighborhood Association, New Haven, CT

A community that cares

Recommended Contractors and other businesses

A list of contractors and other businesses that SoHu neighbors have used with positive results.  Scroll down for various categories


Heckmann Building and Remodeling   203-525-2790 Just did my kitchen remodel.  Professional, meticulous, reasonably priced.

Robert Charlesworth  203-887-9538

Dan Awker  203-500-1072

Mike Salafia, Salafia Builders LLC  Office Number: 203 457-4233  Cell: 203 530-7397

Kim & Jay Spanier Everything Under the Roof interior renovations.

Kenneth Ney,  KJN Restoration LLC. 11 Rossotto Drive,Hamden CT  06514 Phone (203)281-6364  Roofing, windows, siding, gutters


Roofing Contractors

Ken Carney.  He is the best.  203-937-6400

Tarantino Roofing and Coppersmith  203-710-9816

Weathertite Systems out of Prospect, CT.  Fantastic.  203-528-4727

Al Dunkin –  203.868.1334  He’s the man

Russo Roofing of Hamden  203-624-7663

Paul Guaniere – 203-804-1800  He’s a contractor who specializes in roofs.   The guys who work for him are great. They pay attention to detail and clean up constantly.  Paul is always checking their work.

Mike Keefe, 203 494-1388.   Very reasonable and done in a timely manner

KJN Restoration in Hamden — owner Kenny Ney.  highly recommend.  203-281-6364

Chris Johnson , Thor Roofing  (203) 623-6674

Chris Martin, Martin Roofing & Remodeling, LLC  (203) 695-1288


HVAC Recommendations updated June 2018

Nero 736 Sherman Ave, Hamden 203 248 8110

Around the Clock  (203) 239-2226  16 James Street

Viglione Heating and Cooling  259 Commerce St, East Haven, CT 06512  (203) 787-8588

Air Specialties.  (203)934-7984

R&B Refrigeration, Heating and Cooling on the shoreline 203-453-6831 Russ or Brian

 SNOW REMOVAL/Landscaping and yard work

Tony Floriano 203-530-4621  Plowing and snow blowing

Frank DeLucia 203-627-0521  Snow Plowing

Bobby Rak  203-464-8572  Snow blowing and shoveling also mows lawns, trims hedges, leaf blowing.  Also house/apartment cleaning. (lives on Humphrey St)

Mike Corr 203-980-4495 Snow blowing and shoveling

Tony Maratea  203-815-5090  Snow blowing and shoveling also handyman & garden work


Dean Goldberg: 203-469-7686

Tim Lipsett (TPL Electric)  203-410-5232

Joel Kummer, Voltz Electric 203-996-5414

PAINTERS  (updated 6/8/17)

Frank Rozio Painting  (203) 824-0464   He’s fantastic!  Skilled, clean, courteous, reasonably priced.

Painter Norman Clement 203-687-7068

Eric Grace  EGrace Painting  8602279302  He is an expert.

Ed Greim of EAG Painting (Guilford)  (203) 915-3913  Well priced, reliable, fine work.

Ken Carney of Baybrook

Bob Pfeiffer – 203-623-1037:  Truly great painter, meticulous, thorough, smart, nice.

Mario’s Painting, Mario Campos, 272 East Grand Ave, New Haven.  Cell phone 203-668-1787
Kim Height 203-265-6275

Cristiano and Son painting and contracting 860-384-0214 also does siding

A great painter that I  have used for quite some time is Bill Earley 203- 215 -4901.  Bill is a real gentleman ,and  a great painter that truly pays attention to detail . I use him on my  personal residence as well and trust him implicity .I am fine with leaving him in my home for the day on his own and never concerned about my valuables.  I would recommend  Bill to anyone. He not only paints he does a myriad of things and a true Jack of all trades .

HANDY MAN updated 6-2018

Mike’s Handyman Service  203-482-5132

Adam Skowronek. (203) 638-4544  Very affordable, honest and dependable.

Please contact Kyle – cheap, honest, licensed, and solid work.  Cannot ask for anything better… Kyle Primavera, Primaver Restoration  203-506-2103

Winston Simpson 203 5896044 🙂

203 510 4450 John – Small Jobs Guy.

He advertises on telegraph poles locally. I had a job that required reattaching a metal ladder from fire escape to roof, involving among other things making a custom bracket. At the same time he fixed a plumbing problem and drilled out a frozen bolt to reattach one end of the bannister to the roof that I hadn’t even known needed fixing. Also greatly improved window screen attachment mechanism that I had given up on. Cost of materials and at least four hours of work in all, counting going to Lowe’s for said materials. Charged $109. Francie and I found him excellent in every way. Full time handyman may not be his cup of tea, but he’s worth adding to your list for small jobs. And his prices seem more than modest. One job. One experience of his work. So I can’t claim a long relationship. But I’ll certainly hire him again.

Dan Pizzola   203 858 4374. Used for the emergencies, problem diagnosis, handyman, and if it is significant, to bring in the plumber/electrician and oversee.

Jim Wickam  203-710-1116  Experience in home/property maintenance, landscape and lawn care, and a variety of small remodeling jobs, including painting, replacement windows, carpentry, and trim work.

Dominic Lucibello 203-467-6106

Steve Perlmutter  203-494-6600


Phil. Fair prices and does good work. 203-522-0791

Joe Scala at AB Seamless Gutters…  (203) 530-7191   Honest honest guy.  Good work,  licensed, insured, guaranteed.  Trust him.   And cleans up.

Pablo (Paulie) Montenegro does outstanding work and is honest and reasonably priced:



Sandweiss Tree Service 624-2085


Albert Annunziata  373 Humphrey St.  203-787-1102

Giacomo Tolomeo 203-234-2007



Valentino Tailors     203-248-2037

1422 Dixwell Ave.
Hamden, CT 06514


Keating real estate LLC
280 1/2 Washington Ave.
Hamden CT, 06518
Carol Horsford
Farnam Realty Group
982 State Street
Jeremy Rosner
Levey Miller Maretz, LLC
Beazley Property Management Company
1768 Litchfield Tpk
Woodbridge, CT 06525
O 203-389-5377 x 13
Jack Gregory - Licensed Agent ~ "Specializing in Residential Leasing"  Cell: #203.545.6353  Office: #203-785-0900, ext 156 
Rosner Doherty Realty LLC
406 Orange Street, 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06511


Insurance recommendations

Svendsen Agency 203-397-3993

Mike Christiana From Wellstone

Rosemary C Sette, Pawson Insurance Group
31 Business Park Drive
Branford CT 06405
203-481-8898 fax 203-481-5077

AAA Insurance.

Southington Insurance.  They quoted me coverage with Quincy Insurance Co and it’s 20% less for the same coverage.

Tevelers and Chubb have insured our home in the past.

Shoff Darby Ins in North Haven is excellent. The contact is Alice Avallone 203-281-8563.

Dom Contessa – Contessa Insurance , State St North Haven .Ask for Dom or Susan Longobardi .


Chem-Scope in North Haven asbestos and lead testing 203-865-5605

Joe of Urban Miners 824-1724; He gets rid of your old floors, walls, doors, and, windows, etc., and sells them to people who want older construction materials.

Ginsberg construction – chimney repointing and new  windows.

The Center for Green Building sells green building materials, paint, insulation, etc, and they also install: 203-382-0774;

Stone work:

Anthony Izzo of Izzo Masonry His father built the Modern Pizza ovens!  Anthony does beautiful stone work.


Pet Walkers/Sitters (6/12/17) to find great sitters in the area! Most recently we used Lisa S. ( 203-600-3266

Nancy Cahoon 203 915 5160 She’s out of Bethany

Magda Sypniewski (860-806-1221; is terrific! She lives in the area and is a vet tech.

I am willing and able to dog sit or walk for anyone in the area. I live in SoHu, so I’m minutes away from anyone in the neighborhood. Also, I am 185 lbs in case anyone is worried about their walker/sitter being able to handle their large dog. Please send my information along to anyone that might need it. Thanks, Eric Rowe 11 Pearl Street 203-903-8838


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