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PENNINGTON, NJ--Eventually Mr. and Mrs. Brown started their own upholstery business for furniture as well as for automobiles and boats. The business, located today at 1613 Reed Road in Pennington, has expanded in quite a few ways but the original Browns Upholstery Shop/Company still thrives!
The upholstery shop continues to custom upholster cars and boats, but in addition the shop does window treatments such as shutters, drapes and blinds, canning and restoration of antique furniture and even custom upholstering for weight lifting equipment in local and college gyms! Mrs. Brown enjoys when new and returning clients come by the shop to look at and choose from a huge selection of fabrics and materials. Mrs. Brown is most grateful to her three sons who have learned the family business and successfully carry it on as part of their family tradition.
TWO……Browns Carpet AND Upholstery Cleaning is the second part of this family’s story, which makes sense! In conjunction with Browns Upholstery Shop new and re-upholstery services, Browns Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning will give any upholstered furniture a new makeover by their team of expert craftsmen. Browns Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning has significantly expanded their services to include a comprehensive list of services for your home and or business!
- Carpet Repairing and Stretching
- Power Washing and Gutter Cleaning
- Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
- Furniture Restoration
- Area Rug Cleaning
- Water Damage Restoration
- Drapery Cleaning
- Commercial and Residential House Cleaning
WHY CHOOSE BROWNS?
- Eco-friendly cleaning solutions!
- Dedication and Commitment to their work AND to their customers!
- Careful and efficient evaluation of each and every project no matter how small!
- Highest regard for our clients in building long-term customer relationships
Contact Browns Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning at
or call 609-954-5190
Or stop by 1619 Reed Road, Pennington, NJ 08534
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Fontaine's Customer Driven Focus Always Shows
Will Spend Time with Customer Ahead of At-Home Visit
Hillsborough, NJ – There are over 2,500 “Residential Plumbing and HVAC Contractors,” in the Garden State, according to the most recent US Bureau of Labor Statistics data (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages). And in Middlesex County, which is among just one of the many counties that Fontaine-Repair travels to daily there are 177 residential HVAC contractors.
Still, there’s only one to call: Fontaine-Repair!
From system replacement to HVAC repair, Fontaine-Repair A/C LLC, not only excels, but also takes the extra time to do installations properly.
Fontaine-Repair, which provides even potential customers lots of time ahead of whether getting the job or not, is a top Nest Pro Authorized Installer. While, Fontaine prefers to use Amana equipment since it’s the best “Made In America” choice for installations, Amana is simply one company that Fontaine partners with. Ask Tony Millen, Vice President/co-owner and he'll advise -- let him know what brand is on your mind.
The company provides residential installation and repairs hot air furnaces, air conditioners, hot water boilers, tank type water heaters, steam boilers, tankless water heaters, mini-split (ductless), heat pump systems, and tankless combination systems (boiler/water heater combination units), among many other components and types of equipment it handles.
Fontaine-Repair handles light commercial, including, roof top units (RTU's) and refrigeration, to name a few. Heat loss calculations are always included when new products are installed. Moreover, estimates on change-outs/new installations are free of charge.
Tony, who joined Fontaine in 2014 amid the businesses fast growth, left his job at a supply house more than a decade ago with the vision of connecting with customers on a one to one basis and leveraging his tech abilities in HVAC. He feels he’s contributed greatly, while doing something he enjoys and taking on new challenge.
Fontaine-Repair is more than two decades old and as a family business, the company services all major brands and excels with all service and repairs.
With over 25 years of HVAC experience, you can trust that Fontaine-Repair has the knowledge needed. Fontaine's four truck fleet, serves the greater Middlesex County area and beyond -- they will be there when you need them most.
If you bring up the opportunity in home improvement that New Jersey offers to small businesses, you’ll frequently hear that the state is a great one to operate in; it has not disappointed Tony. Year-after-year, Tony has achieved his goal of contributing meaningfully while keeping a customer-driven focus.
Finding a contractor you can trust can of course be a difficult task. But Fontaine-Repair believes in: “Cost + Quality = Value,” and knows that the least expensive contractor is usually also the least qualified. “When it comes to high voltage and the hazardous fuels that heat your home; there is absolutely no room to cut corners,” said Tony, adding that the most expensive contractor may not deliver what you are paying for.
Fontaine is open for business during the pandemic and following all CDC safety recommendations and guidelines. Technicians employ safety equipment including, masks, gloves, and shoe covers for mutual protection. Routine temporal checking is required, as well.
While the main location is on Route 206 in Hillsborough -- Tony typically travels roughly up to 40 miles from the shop on Route 206. Nevertheless, this is only a rule of thumb -- call, call, call! Moreover, Tony enjoys traveling further when time permits.
He not only encourages people to call, but will spend time helping educated people regardless of getting the job or not. “We cut our teeth on customer service – we are here to help,” he said. “I want people to understand that. We take the time to explain things.”
Payments are accepted via a portal on the new company's website, as well. Please ask.
Fontaine's "old school service," and excellent customer reviews in the HVAC category stand out. (The company does not do electrical, however.)
"Awesome experience tonight with Fontaine," wrote a customer recently. "The owner himself came out late to diagnose my A/C issue and hooked us up with a Freon fill [at a super price]. Fantastic customer service. Many thanks to Mike and Anthony."
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East Brunswick, NJ -- With some 30-years of experience in all kinds of construction (JIMMY FLOOD) started at the age of 18, when he built his first home, Flood explained to www.NJnewjersey.com reporters “it became natural to do kitchens, roofs, windows, sidings, flooring and many other home construction jobs and the referrals trickled in!
With more than 3,000 plus establishments in New Jersey responsible for remodeling construction such as additions, alterations, reconstruction, maintenance, and repair work any general contractor must stand out.
Jimmy Flood has done this by genuinely helping people.
He operates Property Management General Contracting LLC, along with his partner Stacy Murray, who he described as the “backbone” of the company.
But currently he focuses on new additions, flooring, tile, bathrooms, knocking-down walls, opening up kitchens, and/or adding improvements such as backsplashes.
“I treat every job I do like it’s my own home; my own project,” Flood adding that his company also contracts to do: painting jobs, crown moldings, roofing/siding, veneer stonework and wallpaper jobs, including old paper removal.
“We get in-and-get-out very quickly with proper town permits,” said Jimmy Flood. “And I always tell them to get multiple estimates to choose from.”
Take one category -- home rehabs and or flipping--which Property Managament General Contracting LLC does its share of. These clients typically buy properties to either rent or re-sell, so, staying within budget is key for this category. As always, Flood explained that his crews finish these jobs quickly and professionally, citing a couple of recent rehab jobs completed by Property Management General Contracting LLC. in Old Bridge, New Jersey.
“I have six subcontractors on any given job at any time,” added Flood, citing electricians and HVAC crews, among many others.
As for “high-end” clients/work, who will of course sell their homes many years down the road, Flood said, “They do things only once – they don’t do things twice,” so they need a contractor with a stellar reputation.
“People don’t know who to trust anymore,” he added, “lots of people are afraid of contractors unless they get a referral.”
Though Flood said he’s had success with Social Media, he credits positive “word of mouth” in building a network of happy customers over the years.
“It’s all word of mouth; it’s all referrals; it’s all jobs that I’ve done for clients – that’s how I keep moving!
Accommodating patrons with custom/miscellaneous jobs is not uncommon.
For instance, if a client needed gutters repairs and cleaning, or other miscellaneous work, he’d happily arrange it – sometimes for less than what others are known to charge.
He knows that his clients take pride in their investments, and their home is a very big one for them, he said.
While Flood’s company will accept work in nearly any geography, he cited some recent “high end jobs” in Annandale, Long Branch, Asbury Park, Middletown, and Little Neck Harbor, NJ.
Then there’s seasonal jobs. For example, the township of East Brunswick, among other townships, depends on Property Management General Contracting LLC for much of its snow removal needs. Flood also does work for about 15 realtors, he added.
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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ--Jay Tauber, craftsman and owner of Garden State Soapstone, Slate and Wood Countertops, became involved w/ soapstone through a friend who was moving soapstone around the country early on before soapstone became popular. Jay has been in the business of creating and installing soapstone countertops as well as slate and wood countertops for fifteen years in New Jersey and surrounding states including PA, CT, NY, MD and DE even going as far as up to Maine and as far south as shipping a custom soapstone sink to the Virgin Islands. Jay’s unique work includes fabricating custome soapstone or slate sinks with built in countertops, fireplace surrounds and hearths, and more. Jay obtains his products through quarries located in Brazil, Portugal, India, Virginia, and anywhere in the USA.
His craft is specialized and his reputation as one of the few master artists working with soapstone supersedes him.
Jay has his engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken and University of California at Berkeley. Jay prefers prospective clients to call or email him directly, do some preliminary research and then visit for a consultation/education at his shop and showroom located in North Brunswick. That is how the process actually begins because an important part of Jay’s job is to listen to interested clients and then educate them about the products and how to proceed with the materials of choice, template and installation. Jay works with independent customers but also with contractors, architects and designers as obviously collaboration and coordination is key with this kind of work.
Jay prides himself on his commitment to his clients, the craft and his workmanship. Please check out Jay’s website www.gardenstatesoapstone.com for more in-depth information as well as the scope of his work. Jay’s work has been highlighted, photographed and reviewed on HOUZZ where he has received Best of HOUZZ awards yearly.
And or text Jay at 732-558-0672
Jay and his faithful companion Chester will happily arrange an appointment with you to visit his shop and showroom at 104 Davidsons Mills Road, North Brunswick NJ!