Our Third Annual Best Business List for 2019

Thursday, January 2, 2020

It's that time again, the end of another calendar year and time to give a nod of thanks to our favorite businesses.  Good help is hard to find and we've been so fortunate to find some really great contractors and local businesses that we frequent.  I believe the best way to find good help is through word of mouth, so there's my recommendations - straight from the horses mouth - folks we used this calendar year.  Links to company websites incorporated in listing names if available.  If no website is available, phone number is included.
  • Sunshine Landscaping - in Clifton Park.  We hired them to grade and lay stone on a hill in our backyard.  Their crew did that and later came back for more landscape work, hydroseeding and such. I can't say enough about their attention to detail, work ethic and what a pleasure it was to work with each member of their team.  Details in link below.
  • Saratoga Turf Care - I include them with such mixed feelings because they are so, so good and take care of our lawn as if it were there own, but I also know in sharing this that they are in such high demand, they very rarely take on new customers.  Still.....they deserve their moment in the spotlight and Doug Smalley and his crew are the best. 518-371-0508
  • All Star Plumbing - for all of our plumbing needs, we depend on Nate at All Star Plumbing in Ballston Lake.  When it comes to plumbing, no one does it better.  Nate not only takes great care in respecting a customer's home, he knows his stuff and carries out his work efficiently and with a smile.  And he guarantees his work.  I wouldn't call anyone else!
  • Advanced Power LLC - From installation to annual maintenance of our Generac generator, Advanced Power Systems has been our company.  Each year they reach out to us to arrange for our annual service.  There's nothing more comforting when the lights go out than the roar of our generator starting up!  Heat in the winter, AC when it's thundering and 95 degrees.
  • Daigle's Automotive -  It's so hard to find a good and honest mechanic and we found both at Daigle's Automotive in Rexford, NY.  Howard and his men quickly diagnose the problem and fix it at a reasonable price.  We know when we take our cars there, we'll get an honest diagnosis, a fair-priced, and a timely repair. 518-383-2689
  • David's Tree Topping - After 24 years, it would seem we'd run out of need for tree removal (and we almost have), but thankfully in all of those years we've relied on David's for all our tree trimming and removal.  Just this year we had a bunch of trees snap during a storm, as well as having to say goodbye to a very old, diseased crab apple.  David and his crew worked tirelessly working where the crane truck couldn't go and cut up and removed the mess.  518-371-0361
  • Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifton Park - for the most compassionate and thorough care for your furry family members, we love Dr. Alan Knott, his team of veterinarians and vet techs.  Everyone from the front desk staff to the medical personnel gives pets a trauma-free, love-filled experience each and every visit.
  • Roland J. Down - for furnace and a.c. maintenance and repair, our pick for 24 years has been RJD.   
For some of our favorite businesses:
So there it is, our Best Business List for 2019.  It's a list based on personal opinion and great experience so I'm hoping the next time you're in need of service, the names on this list will come to mind.  To view previous year's Best of list.....
Happy New Year!  Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to come back soon for more Life As I See It.


  1. Thank you for doing this.

    1. It's my pleasure Ann! Love giving my 'people' a moment to shine.


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