Customer Referrals

This group of referrals was obtained from the Next Door Computer site.  Lake San Marcos Area Shoppers are welcome to add and/or comment in this section.  Contact for input procedures.

Please note several services recommended in this list require a valid California Contractors license and bond, if the total price of goods & labors totals $500.00 and up.

Next Door Referrals

Acupuncture & Herbs

904 West San Marcos Blvd


Publisher and family use this chap and swear by him.

Airport Delivery


june andresLake San Marcos
I highly recommend Angie for airport rides. She is reliable, reasonable and always calls back. She also takes credit cards, which is a big plus.
Jan 20 in Recommendations to 52 neighborhoods



Appliance Service & Repair

Pam HerzogLake San Marcos
Just had Carl from Budget Appliance Service here to fix our stove. Great guy, friendly and very knowledgeable and affordable. Highly recommend. Does all types of appliances.

Auto Repair

Lu’s Auto Repair on San Marcos Blvd. My Lexus has 190,00 miles (2001) and it rides like new with the care and fair pricing I receive from Lou. I’ve been going there for ten years. It’s west of the 78 on the south side of the street.



Karen Alvarez from Village O1d ago

Allen’s Wrench on Grand Ave in San Marcos,



Janelle Payne from Discovery Hills22h ago

We use Terry’s Auto on Descanso & Las Posas for our old, used BMW 5 SUV and he’s great! Knight’s did good work for my niece, nephew, former and current neighbors.

Publisher uses and highly recommends V-Tec Auto Repair

755 W. San Marcos Blvd. # 105

San Marcos, CA 92069

Jacque Baker from Lake San Marcos4d ago

Grefe Auto Repair on Grand in San Marcos is terrific.

Thank Flag


Bob Baggerly from Rancho Dorado4d ago

European Motor Sports in Vista. Joe the owner is fantastic. Worked on our Audi and he specializes in VW Porsche and Audi.

Thank Flag


Jay Kunin from Lake San Marcos4d ago

Paolo’s Auto Service. First honest and reliable mechanic I’ve ever come across. He’s off of Rancho Sante Fe towards the 78 — very close and has been there for over 25 years. I had to get a timing belt for my car and he told me exactly what he was going to do, showed me the old parts when I came back and charged me for exactly what he had said.


Bicycle Repair

Charles Fish
Lake San Marcos
Now in San Marcos Great place to buy bikes and excellent repair service !!!!!! Say Chuck sent you !!!!

Blinds Repair-Installation

Susie Glass
Lake San Marcos
Nicest, most reasonable guys ever. San Diego Blinds repair and installation. Brandon at 760-856-0895.

Boat Services

Pam HerzogLake San Marcos

For those that need a boat cleaner or car detailer Mike Tran is the best!

Boat Cleaning (760) 481-4884

Cable-TV-Internet Service

Looking for A/V Electrician2d ago

Jennifer Spengler from San Elijo Hills

We need to have our cable and electrical outlets moved in one room and the electrician we use for other things does not work with cable. Any recommendations for good, fair-priced people? Thanks!

Shared with San Elijo Hills + 13 nearby neighborhoods in HandymanElectrician

Joe LoweLake San Marcos

U-verse is good, but the interface is not the best. DISH has the best technology. I have used Direct TV, DISH and now U-verse. The U-verse

Computer Repair & Service

Tim Petire AKA Brain on Computers

Weekly Coupon:



Megan AllenLake San Marcos
Just wanted to share a great find with my neighbors- I’ve been so busy with my business, (Caregiving) that I haven’t found the time to clean my house! One of my patients had a great housekeeper, so I asked if she could come to my house. I’ve had her twice now and she does great work. Speaks English pretty well, but understands better 🙂 Very honest. Her name is Jenny 858-222-9507

Carpet Cleaning

Diane Brooks from Lake San Marcos5d ago

Phyillis, more info for you. I had really nice man, Bill Smith at 619 417-5465, do my carpets and my neighbors. He worked out a really bad stain on my carpet. It is still like as new and I’m so pleased!

Vytas Tarulis from Lake San Marcos4d ago

Malcolm Widdison of Britannia, 760 415 9569

Mardelle Russell Marks from Lake San Marcos

True Carpet Cleaning 619-520-3886 Marco made my old carpet look new again

Jesse Hogan from Lake San Marcos1d ago

Chris carpet cleaning, he took over my business over a year ago, is the best just tell him Jessie referred: 760-518-6861


Meg Swinton from Rancho Carrillo23h ago

A & H Carpet cleaning! Love them


Steven OuradnikLake San Marcos

Our son, Jeff Braxmeyer builds cabinets and does full kitchen/bath remodels. His shop is in Valley Center, 20+ years experience. 619-807-6104. Some examples of his work at:…

Clock Repair

James Alden from Lake San Marcos1d ago

Joe is the Best. He is in the Quail call under clock repair. He takes care of all our clocks, even the antique ones.

Jean Johnson from Lake San Marcos1d ago

Timekeepers in Encinitas is by far the best.

Mark Tiddens from Lake San Marcos18h ago

Yes – Timekeepers on El Camino Drive in Encinitas are great!

Computer Service

Elizabeth Laister
Lake San Marcos
I highly recommend Tim Petrie (760/805-2991) if in need of computer repair. He has an ad in the Quail Call and I’ve used him for the past four years. Last week, when my computer just kept shutting down for no reason, Tim came to the rescue. It was a highly unusual problem and he had to come back four times, but not only was he patient, he didn’t charge me for the remaining two visits, and his prices are very reasonable. Please give him a try — you’ll be glad you did.

The Publisher of this site uses Tim for Computer Services.  Great work and very fair prices!!



Carpenter Plumbing

License # 299599



Contractor needed

Marcelline Walker from Lake San Marcos

In search for someone to do some work. I’ve had horrible experience with contractors around here. I need a really good reasonable and reliable contractor. Please 😉

Shared with Lake San Marcos + 19 neighborhoods in Recommendations


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Arthur Mark from Lake San Marcos7h ago

Sorry to hear that Mrs Walker. There are a lot of illegal contractors and handymen here at the lake. They seem to thrive here for all the wrong reasons. Look up my profile. Perhaps I can help point you in the right direction.

Thank Flag


Janet Sandquist from Lake San Marcos4h ago

Andrew Edwards of Standard West Builders is extremely well qualified. He is licensed and I have seen some of his work–really nice. He is at 760 586 1465 or

Thank Flag


Greg Manion from Lake San Marcos4h ago

Marcelline, this is a contractor i have worked with on both of my projects, one here in Lake San Marcos when i moved in last year and on a large 1400 sq ft addition in Carlsbad a few years ago. Very good and easy to work with.

Seth Hoenig

James Alden from Lake San Marcos1d ago

Joe is the Best. He is in the Quail call under clock repair. He takes care of all our clocks, even the antique ones.

Someone that can start right away may not be the best choice unless they are a huge builder. Someone that has steady work does a quality job because they get referrals. The people already mentioned may do quality work I’m not discounting their services. Darrin Murphy with Terracon General Contractors is usually busy but sometimes that’s a good thing if you know what I mean. 760-471-5265

Geoff Jacobs from Lake San Marcos3m ago

I agree with Joe. I can recommend Tim Steeves (as noted above) and Bob Rounsville (CRS Construction) as very good GC’s who both live at the lake, but this is busy season for contractors and there’s a very high level of construction activity right now. I think you’ll need to get a bit lucky to find someone who’s very good and can also start immediately.

Boat Repair

Herb FieldLake San Marcos
I just have to share with anyone who has a boat on the lake my experience having some engine work done. I hired Kyle Lancon 760-804-2766 from WOT Marine, an awesome young man who repaired the motor, charged a reasonable price and who was a complete pleasure.We often complain about bad work so I thought I’d mention my experience as an example of superb work.

Dance Studio

Dancessense Studios, 2441 Impala Dr. Carlsbad, Ca 92010seniorsocial_dance_party.pdf


Cindy Scott
Lake San Marcos
I have been a designer and have owned my own business in the Floral and Wedding industry for over 25 years. If you are looking for a beautiful arrangement or plant for your home, party, gift or event, Please give me call… I can create something beautiful and creative within any budget. I can also help out with creating a theme for your next event. I live in Lake San Marcos so I’m just a minute away…Cindy Scott
530 559-0843


Dr Michael Myers DDS 477 N El Camino Real / A302
Have been going to him for 13 years. Entirely painless, reasonable, great workmanship and very honest. ( beware of a lot of scam dentists in this area).

Shannon Berg from Rancho Dorado1d ago

If you need a pediatric dentist, we love Dolphin Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Keller. in Encinitas.

Jangmee Hooper from Rancho La Costa6h ago

I love Dr. Shah and his team as well at Dreamscape! Worth the drive. Not often you get the whole package of great office team and doctor who cares.

anice Davidson, Lake San Marcos
Our dentist is celebrating 20 years in business. Father and son dentist group off Vista Way. They are offering any new patients a free dental check up, plus cleaning valued at $268.00 for new patients. They are a painless dentistry office and we love them. Reasonably priced also. We found them several years ago after our RSF dentist priced us out as clients. Can send you the contact for the free offer if interested.
Full service cosmetic dentistry and we have referred young families and seniors with multiple problems. All loved Dr. John Sr. and Dr. John Coleman.

Dent Repair

Joe Lowe from Lake San Marcos

I have used Arturo Enriquez who does business as “Mobile Auto Hi-Tech”. He is local in San Marcos @ 1-760-715-1757. I recommend him very highly. He is reasonable, dependable, very professional and … View more

Thank Flag

MaryLou thanked Joe

Jean Johnson from Lake San Marcos

He just did an excellent job repairing a dent and repainting and was very reasonable. He comes and does it at your home.

Drivers-Car Service

John Morey, Driver

Kay Van Hest from Lake San Marcos · 57m ago

Late in January we needed a driver to take a relative to SD airport early on a Friday morning. I used Nextdoor’s recommendation board for the first time. JOHN MOREY, one of our neighbors, was recommended over and over again by people we know and know of. May I add our high recommendation to the growing list. Very professional (organized, timely, and provides a day before follow up call), has two size vehicles to accommodate any amount of baggage, safe driver, and friendly. Our daughter is a chatty type, even at the awful time of 6:15am, and she and John had a pleasant conversation on the way to the airport. His fee was more than reasonable — not fixed, but, “people usually pay me $. . .” He can be reached on his mobile at 714-862-0209.

Event Planner

I am a PEW resident and am offering event planning and organizing services. Rather than an hourly rate, I charge a package price for my work. I specialize in maximizing a dollar to create a frugal yet detailed event. My event services include all aspects of any size party planning including shopping , food prep, setting up/cleaning .My organizing services include home cleaning and organizing and packing or unpacking and much more.
Contact me if you have a need and let’s see if I can help!

Bill Bruno from Lake San Marcos

Having a perplexing electrical problem yesterday, I again called John Hansen, licensed electrician and plumber. He fit me in early this morning, came and diagnosed the problem quickly, fixed it and was gone in about 45 minutes. Ive used John several times now, and I never fail to be impressed with his abilities, honesty, politeness, respect for property and his reasonable prices. Good guy. This

Judy Hunter from Lake San Marcos

I would also like to recommend John!

Gardner & Irrigation Repairs

Christina MartinezLake San Marcos
Thank you to all who recommended Juan Gonzalez from JG Landscaping. We just started using him for yard maintenance and irrigation. We are very happy. His level of experience shows in the quality of his work.He was very grateful when he learned about all of the great recommendations written about him on this site. He said that if anyone would like their irrigation inspected, just to make sure all is well, he would be happy to check it out at no charge. His number is 760-481-4998


Carole Shipley from Lake San Marcos18h ago

May I suggest Juan Gonzalez, 760-481-4998. He’s been our gardener for years and we rely on him for everything. No job too small or too large and really good with irrigation set-ups. Speaks excellent English and always friendly and obliging

Kurt Streule, Lake San Marcos
I’ve seen a lot of gardener recommendations and I’d like to introduce the community to ours. It’s Antonio’s Landscaping Services and Antonio can do it all. He treats our property like it’s his own and goes that extra mile! He continually makes recommendations that are not always at an additional cost and brings to our attention potential problems that need to be addressed. And when he needs to purchase something he just charges his invoice cost with no mark up. You can see his work at 1222 San Julian Dr. and he can be reached at (760) 560-7081.


Martha Beals, Lake San Marcos
If you need a really good handyman, We recommend Eric Jansen. He did a great drywall and stucco patch job on our house. The price was reasonable too.
Philip Rose from Lake San Marcos

We strongly recommend the services of Rick Jensen who we
have been delighted to hire on numerous occasions throughout
the years. His specialties are Repairs – Maintenance & Renovations.
He is extremely professional, experienced, honest & reasonable!
Rick Jensen may be reached @ (760) 580-1342.

Philip RoseLake San Marcos
My entire family highly recommends the valuable experience, honesty
& expertise of Rick Jensen @ (760) 580-1342 for Repairs – Maintenance-
Renovations! Please feel free to contact me with any questions, thank you.
Philip RoseLake San Marcos
My entire family highly recommends the valuable experience, honesty
& expertise of Rick Jensen @ (760) 580-1342 for Repairs – Maintenance-
Renovations! Please feel free to contact me with any questions, thank you.


Patti DownsLake San Marcos

I would like very much to recommend my son, Jonathon, as a highly motivated and experienced individual as your Handyman here at Lake San Marcos. Here’s what he has to say…………..Handyman available for “Repairs, Maintenance, Cleaning, Moving and General Help”All types of Construction: electrical and plumbing, tile/masonry, patios/decks/fences, flooring, painting, landscaping, Pet Sitting and More…, NO JOB TOO SMALL!!”Carpet Cleaning, Power Washing, Project Assemblies, and Auto repairs”Reliable and Professional with References and 30+ years trades experience.Call Jonathon at (760) 510-1366     Licenses?? Housework & Cooking

Deborah LongLake San Marcos

Just $10 an hour is fine. 760-859-6278House PaintingGayle BeasleyLake San MarcosJust finished having the inside of our house painted, with Carlos Ibarra. Carlos is neat, fast, & has taken care of us, doing the extras that we can’t do anymore, plus all new baseboards! I really recommend Ibarra Painting, 760-855-0169.

Dave Jones from Villa San Marcos6 MayIf you need a great House/Office Cleaner Service.

We use Fede she is Licensed 760-453-9911 Nicest lady you could meet. Christian lady with


. (Sings in the Choir at Catholic Church)

Interior Design

Cindy Lohning from Lake San Marcos

I’d like to let everyone know about the amazing job Glenda Griffin, our fellow LSM neighbor, did helping me decorate my condo. I moved back and had to downsize by almost half. I needed new furniture and furnishings and wanted the project completed quickly and within my budget. I saw Glenda’s ad in the QuailCall, and with her help I now have a home I am so happy and comfortable in that for the … View more

Housecleaning, Cooking Errand Service, ETC

Maria McDonaldLake San Marcos
I would like to recommend Estela Sanchez, she is an excellent cleaning lady and moves everything, honest and reliable. I highly recommend her. Estelas phone is 760-908-9916. Maria

Timmaris Mcdowell
Lake San Marcos
Wanted to recommend my housekeeper of many years. She has time available.
It is really great to have someone you can depend on that is honest and does a great job.
She also cleans for my family and neighbors.
Call Beatrice. 760 2743452.
Marilyn MulloyLake San Marcos
My friend Roxine Lukens is looking for part or full time work. She is excellent. Many years experience. Highly recommended by Marilyn Mulloy. Her # is 858

My house cleaner, Elvira Baltazar, is looking for a few more clients. She is prompt, friendly, thorough, and cheerful. I’ve had lots of cleaning services and she is the best I’ve experienced. My house sparkles after a visit from her.
If you’re interested, her number is 858.213.3299 (Her name is pronounced AL-VIRE-AH.)
She will come to your house and give you an estimate. We find her quite reasonably priced.
Feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Judy Hunter
Lake San Marcos
Lynne Marshall has been my house helper/ cleaning person for about 15 years. She is honest and responsible. Give her a call 760 716 2695.
Deborah LongLake San Marcos
Just $10 an hour is fine. Deborah 760-859-6278Dave Jones from Villa San Marcos6 MayIf you need a great House/Office Cleaner Service.
We use Fede she is Licensed 760-453-9911 Nicest lady you could meet. Christian ladywithcrew. (Sings in the Choir at Catholic Church)

Jamie Reiter, Lake San Marcos
Hi Neighbors,
Upon a recommendation here, I hired Reyna to clean my house, and I LOVE HER! She is so sweet, thorough, honest, and hard-working. She has also worked as a caregiver and general helper-around-the-house. If you need anything to help make your life easier, I highly recommend her! (Don’t tell her I said so, but she has started bringing me authentic, homemade, delicious breakfast burritos–I’m tempted to have her move in with me!) ;o) She’s in her 40’s, speaks English very well, has 2 kids, and could use some more work. Please give her a call or pass on the info. Her number is 760-978-7581.

Recommending housecleaner, caregiver, helper extraordinaire10 Jul

Jamie Reiter from Lake San Marcos

Hi Neighbors,
Upon a recommendation here, I hired Reyna to clean my house, and I LOVE HER! She is so sweet, thorough, honest, and hard-working. She has also worked as a caregiver and general helper-around-the-house. If you need anything to help make your life easier, I highly recommend her! (Don’t tell her I said so, but she has started bringing me authentic, homemade, delicious breakfast


f you are in need of a Trusted House Sitter, why not go with CJ? (760-492-4815)
I’m well known in the Lake area and love animals.
For a reference, please call Heide Warren. She is your local friendly Lake and Coast Real Estate Broker. (760-803-6177)

Irrigation Service


Carole Shipley from Lake San Marcos4 May

check with Juan Gonzalez of JG Landscaping, he was giving a free evaluation and estimate a couple of weeks ago. 760-481-4998 Has really made a difference in my bill and in getting the water to where it is needed and not the driveway and road.

Landscaping Contractors & Service

Philip Rose from Lake San Marcos15m ago

I highly recommend Mike Sharp @ Coast Landscaping!
Local & resident of Lake San Marcos! Let me know if
you would like to reach him? Thank you!


Amber Ragghanti from Lake San Marcos2d ago

I called Harry this weekend, he was at my house less than an hour after I initially called, was pleasant, offered solutions that would save me money versus make him more money and ultimately charged half of what I would have expected. Highly recommended, please use if need and pass his information along. Harry Melkonian, 760.481.8047,

Jacque Baker from Lake San Marcos2d ago

Adobe Lock on rancho Santa Fe at Grand

Debra Field from Lake San Marcos2d ago

Lees Lock & Safe worked for us and our Real Estate agent for year

Notary Service

Silvia Calvet      760-685-8700

Publisher uses this lady for our Notary requirement, and she will come to your location (including care facilities and hospitals)


Karen Loera joined Lake San Marcos6 May

San Pablo Dr

My name is Karen from San Pablo Dr. I moved to Lake San Marcos in 2011. We have 2 Maltese. I’m originally from Los Angeles. I’m interested in Movies, Music, and Reading. I am a Notary, call me if you need a document notarized – at no cost to Lake San Marcos residents.


Scott and Wyoma Seeley from Rancho Carrillo1d ago

Lester Rivera with sur-cal painting.
He’s wonderful and reasonably priced.

Kelly thanked Scott and Wyoma


Billy Hay from Lake San Marcos1d ago

I am very affordable and very experienced. Call Bill the boat man–760-216-4533

Kelly thanked Billy


Dale Frank from Lake San Marcos1d ago

SR Painting – Sam Rogers at 858-945-7059. painted inside and outside of our home.


Betty Gqaudreau from Lake San Marcos1d ago

Avey’s Handyman Service Wonderful service very nice people to work with, 760-803-1652


Elizabeth Fried from Rancho Dorado1d ago

Ricard Thomas is a skilled drywall man and reasonably priced. He also does small jobs. 760.703.5622


Ellie Sisson from Lake San Marcos1d ago

Dr. Castro and Dr. Muth are great! Dr. Castro is incredibly thorough and he educates you as he is examining. I feel so informed and completely respected. Dr. Muth is very approachable, understanding, and supportive. She takes time to answer every question and to address any concern. They are both fantastic. Their office is near Tri-City Medical Center. 760-945-3434

Kelly Arnold Willis from Rancho Dorado1d ago

Second the Dr. Brion recommendation! Love her!

I will jump in and be the third person to recommend Sonja Brion at Children’s Primary Care. She is very caring and a wonderful pediatrician!


Pet Sitter

Frank Vultaggio, Lake San Marcos
Retired iSenior Citizen. Living at Lake San Marcos seeking home-owners who need pet care-taker in their home during their absence. Low rates and references available. Call Frank Vance at:
Sandra Hadley from Lake San Marcos19m ago

My daughter would we interested. She is a 41 yr old Real Estate Agent
and loves animals. How much does the job pay?

A & E Capitano from Lake San Marcos16h ago

I highly recommend Jen Appel , The Canine Concierge. Don’t let the name fool you! She takes care of my 2 cats and even the one who will not come to anyone loves her! She is professional, reliable and experienced. We love her and so do our cats. 760 208-7675. Her website is

With Your Local Pet Sitter “Biggi”
Loving * Experienced * Reliable
Dog walking * Pet sitting * Overnight VisitsMy service is tailored to your pet’s specific needs.
For more info please call 619-851-4155
or feel free to send me a private message here on Nextdoor.Pet Sitting/Overnight Visits:Let your pet(s) stay in the comfort of their own surroundings while you are away. I am highly experienced with all types of animals including dogs, cats, fish, reptiles, birds, and other small animals and exotics.1-3 daily visits* are available providing your pet with a customized routine including feeding, cleaning, walking, playing, etc. (*more visits upon request are possible)If your pet requires medication or a special diet, these services will be provided at no additional charge. Not only will your pet(s) be safe and happy, but your home will be secure as well. I will take in your mail/newspapers, water plants, and alternate lights to give your house the “we are home” look.
I am also familiar with many types of alarm/security systems.
Upon request, I will be glad to call, text or email you while you are away with regular updates on how things are going. You may also call me – I want you to have the same peace of mind your pet will have while you are gone. All of this at no extra charge!Dog Walks:

My Daily Dog Walks are geared to the needs of your dog. I can go on a hike, do a brisk walk, or take a slow walk around the neighborhood depending on the age and fitness level of your dog.
I offer standard 30, 45, and 60 minute visits and can do longer stays upon request.


Mary Kay LundbergLake San Marcos
I took a consulting job that required long days away from my pets and some travel. Jen stepped right in and my pets went from having me around all day to getting love and attention from her. My dog is an Australian shepherd and has such a crush on Jen. My cat loves Jen as well. I can see how happy they are and how they love her in the photos she sends from each visit. Jen made it easy for me to focus on my work and travels knowing my pets are enjoying their time and walks with Jen. Such a relief! I completely trust her and know my pets completely adore her.
Jen Appel

Phone Services

Unwanted Phone Calls

Bill Bruno, Lake San Marcos

Picture Framing

Picture Framing


Paula Bruno
Lake San Marcos
I recently had two pieces of art redone at A Frame Of Art here in San Marcos with very excellent results and at very reasonable prices. They restored a damaged vintage frame meticulously, gave good input on
matting choices with a large inventory of matting to select from. I highly recommend them . They have many years of experience and are nice to work with.
Frame of Art 310 Via Vera Cruz Suite # 112 760 295-7788


Carpenter Plumbing 76-745-0465–Publisher uses these folks for all our plumbing needs.

Wayne Widener from Lake San Marcos19h ago

I have used Felipe Lopez several times over the last 10 years and recommend him highly for everything from installing a faucet to plumbing an entire home. Very reasonable. 760-755-0133 He does a lot of work around the Lake.

Thank Fla

l McKendrick from Rancho Dorado3m ago

I have used Pacific Drain/Plumbing for many years, they are a local company off Business Parkway,they are a family business, honest professinal and reasonably priced 760 436 8600

Thank Flag

Patricia Stuart from Lake San Marcos19h ago

Hanna Plumbing has been in business for decades and they are reliable and reasonable. I have used them several times and always feel confident in their work. They are out of Vista.

Real Estate Sales

Kathy Krosner from Lake San Marcos

I am writing to let everyone know that if you are looking to sell your home or purchase use Tom Curtis of The Davidson Group. Tom sold our town home in Carlsbad in 25 days and found us the perfect home I mean perfect home in Lake San Marcos. Thanks again Tom for your outstanding job. Kathy and Gary Krosner
New neighbors and friends

Tom SmartLake San Marcos

I would like to recommend to anyone who is selling their home (whether it is in Lake San Marcos or not) that they use “The Davidson Group”. They found me the place here that is perfect for me, and they sold my old condo in San Diego for me in record time. So to add to that, if you are looking to buy a new property, I would highly recommend them as well. I have never worked with a better Real Estate Organization that is even close to their high level of service, and results!!

John TrzcinkaLake San Marcos
There are several well qualified agents that specialize in property here at the lake but I have to give a strong recommendation to Heide Warren. She not only did a great job selling our home in Varadero but also helped us find another home that we purchased here at the lake. She is a ball of energy who never stops working! Heide is awesome!


Pegah’s Kitchen

Philip Rose, Lake San Marcos

We just had the best gelato, and even better we didn’t have to drive far to get it at Cucina Amore, next to Nacho’s Taco shop. A perfect way to kick off the weekend, especially on a warm night;)

Ristorante Italiano

Don ShawlerLake San Marcos
Some delicious pastries from Ristorante Italiano, located next to Heggen grocery store on Rancho Santa Fe. Remember to mention my name, Don Shawler, to get a 10% discount on your meal and a free pastry. What a “sweet” deal!


 Karen Marshall from Lake San MarcosRose at our Bon Bon Yogart Shop in the lake is excellentSandra Hadley from Lake San Marcos2d agoI also have used Rose next to the Yogurt shop and found her to be excellent.Nancy Arneson from Lake San MarcosRose it is!

 Tile Setting & Service

Jane KoningLake San Marcos

Jeff Trout, Stoneworks. 760-431-2022. Call Him!

Dana Brower from Belmont1d ago

Best tile guy in the world. His name is Gilbert and his number is 760.978.1897. He’s done all of my bathrooms and stairs.

Trash Can Helper!

Sarena Bomarito from Lake San Marcos · 22h ago

Photo from Sarena Bomarito

It’s no fun pulling trash cans in and out of the rain/wind and can be dangerous too. My 13 year old son, Jet, has a trash can business in LSM and has a few wonderful clients in our community that he loves to help out. For $10 a month, he will pull out/in your trash cans every week. If you’d like to sign up, please call or email me and we will put you on his route starting next week. If you need help pulling them in today, we can help with that too! 858-245-0292 or

 Tree Service

Christine SanchezRancho Dorado

Tree trimming / Olegario Lopez Maintenance & Tree trimming. 760-518-1798. Very neat, does a great job & is fair in his pricing.

 James Alden from Lake San Marcos

Tracy – We recently used The Tree Barber. He’s on Nextdoor. He is very good at what he does. You may want to call him and get an estimate. He lives at the lake.…

Biggi Brauer from Lake San Marcos

Call Noe Pablo 760-744-2542 for the Palm trimming. Nice guy does a great job!

Paul & Crystal Rider from Lake San Marcos

My husband and I own and operate Tree Barber Enterprises, Inc; we have been servicing North County since 1983. Paul is a Certified Arborist and we are fully licensed and insured. Please let me know, or call our office, if you’d like him to come out and give you a free estimate!


Maria Andrea E from Rancho Dorado

Hi! My name is Maria Andrea and I’ve been teaching / tutoring for 10+ years. 

Education: two Master degrees in education (Spanish & English). 

I have tutored / currently tutor students from San Marcos High School, Mira Costa Community College, Cal State San Marcos, Carrillo Elementary, La Costa Canyon High School, and Del Norte High School, among others. 

Classes are tailored to student’s  View more

 Window Cleaning & Repair

My name is Ed Dennehy and I just joined Nextdoor app a couple days ago. A friend highly recommended it to me. Anyways I am the proud owner of ClearEd View Services LLC. I do residential and commercial window cleaning services here in SEH and all over North County. I take great pride in making sure your windows sparkle. I take the screens off wash both sides clean the tracks as well … View more

Jackie CrosbieLake San Marcos
Juan Gonzalez did an amazing job cleaning out the rain gutters at my next door neighbor’s house. I supervised as my neighbor is elderly and has poor vision. I checked his work and he did a great job!
Juan’s phone number is 1-760-481-4998
Celine MertzLake San Marcos
I have used many window washers since we lived in this house . I finally found an excellent window washer that I highly recommend. His name is Terry Hillburn and he does an excellent job. My windows and mirrors sparkle. His phone # is 760-443-3557
Melissa Santarcangelo from Altaire5d ago

We used platinum view window cleaning. Chaz s great. They have tons of yelp reviews. 760-532-5911. They did all of our windows, inside and out, screens and tracks and power washed the house for $300. The best service and price I found!

Sandhya thanked Melissa


Laura Sharp from Lake San Marcos5d ago

Matt Hunt – 760-310-3071—-he does an AMAZING job…fast, VERY affordable. I totally recommend him!!! He’s great—everything from total inside and out, to outside touch ups, and mirrors, too! I don’t like quoting prices, because who’s to say if my window situation is close to yours…but all the screens are removed and tracks are all cleaned. Hunt’s Window Cleaning & Power Washing.

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Philip thanked Laura


Elliot Herman from San Elijo Hills4d ago

Scott Fowler – Superior Windows Phone 858-717-4113. They have done my windows for years. Price is right and they also can do screen replacement. Good people

Clock Repair

Dan Worrells from Lake San Marcos6d ago

MaryLou, the number is 760-522-9800. Please tell him that you saw his ad in the Quail Call. Maybe it will encourage him to come back!

Janice Davidson from Lake San Marcos1d ago

We always use Terry Hilburn from Squeegepro. He is early to arrive, stays until the job is done, and great prices. He helps to rescheduled when needed in a pinch.760-443-3557.

Rae Jean Putnam-Vall from Lake San Marcos1d ago

No, use Gordon Hatch he is punctual and efficient —-does a great job –you won’t be sorry…call

JoAn Benzel from Lake San Marcos19h ago

I have used Rodney Jerome, Exclusive Quality Cleaning, for over 20 years.
He is very good & a nice person. 760-274-5058 is his number.

Wood-Laminate Floor Service

Lauren Lucas from San Elijo HillsMy husband has lots of experience. We have laminate wood and I love it. He is also finishing up an install this week on wood/laminate remodel. He is licensed.
Jon 951.840.0921


Hi everyone! My name is Paulina and I am a licensed Zumba® instructor. I have been doing Zumba for over 4 years and I wanted to start a group class going outdoors. I am thinking of starting this in the mornings and evening (weather permitting). I would like to make this a fun affordable class because I want everyone to have a good fun workout, so I’m doing donations only. I want to see who