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Bob’s Top Picks

As a Certified Master Home Inspector, I am often asked by homeowners to refer them to other trusted professionals. Of course I do recommend before having any work done or contracting with any professional a homeowner should get at least 3 quotes, but here are a list of people I have worked with and trust in alphabetical order.


Linda Dolan, CPA 262-328-1000

Bath Remodeling 

Tub Doctors 414-327-5610

Basement Problems

Mike Shadid, Foundation Consultant 414-379-1265

Accurate Basement 414-322-2725 or 414-744-6900

Jim Jendusa 262-369-0700

Tarwid Contractors Inc.,  Peter 262-554-5504

Ed Ellingson 414-774-7140

Chimney Repair and Fireplace   

Smokestacks, Kurt Soens 262-797-8181

Quality fireplace 262-786-4411

Royal Chimney Service 414-771-2282

Cleaning Air Ducts

Advanta Clean, Craig Brown 262-363-0639

Specialized Cleaning Services, Steve 414-329-8439 or 1-800-680-0333

Crystal Clean Vents 414-671-0680 or 262-827-9696

Alpine Air Duct 414-699-3828

Cleaning (interior and exterior)

Katie’s Cleaning Service  414-254-0794

The Window Brothers Window Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning, Exterior House Washing (all surfaces), Jason Vance 414-659-7925

Carpet and Vinyl Flooring

Fischer Flooring 414-704-5206

Computer Problems

Alfa Geeks, Tom Karakis 414-431-8772

Concrete Repairs

CRC (Concrete Raising Corp) 262-827-5000

Raise Rite 414-347-2250

Concrete Patios (stamped)

David Turner 262-392-3772

Concrete Patios (pavers and retaining walls)

Edward Schneidewent 414-807-8011

Drywall Finishing and Repairs

GNS Drywall Ken Schroeder, 262-442-4451

Russ Cole 262-853-8573

EIFS Stucco Inspection

Paul Dehler at 262-389-4877


GK Electric, Mike Kinney 414-617-5367

Chucks Electric Service 414-425-2930

Nick Washow, Electrician 262-893-3027

Rich Messick 522-1112

Electrical Specialists, James Farrell 262-363-0910

Better Electric, Josh 262-366-7376

Engineering Services

Ben Olsen, Engineer 414-427-7990

Don Cohen, Consultant 414-732-7539

Interior and Exterior Painting

Painted Homes, Matt Glafke 414-525-7308

Financial Services

David Klapatch 262-781-0825

General Contractor

The New Castle Group 414-324-1033

J&B Construction 414-265-2200

Gutters and covers



Russ Cole 262-853-8573

Health Insurance

Bob Nelson

Laura Mallwitz 414-324-5106

Heating and Cooling

Williams Heating and Cooling 262-305-6671

USA Heating and Cooling 414-881-9824

Dave Perry Heating and Cooling 262-966-1959

Gross Heating 262-366-1901

Homeowners Insurance P&C

Craig Baumeister, State Farm 414-856-0505

Home Performance Specialists

Beyond Energy 262-470-3149

Foresight Home Performance, Mark 414-443-1859

Kitchen Remodeling

The New Castle Group 414-324-1033

Landscape and Yard work

Envirocon, Ron Jarecki 262-363-5579

Kevin Gardner 414-531-5021

Life Insurance  

Bill Makal 262-796-1212

Marketing, Design, Copywriting Services

Ellen Vander Heyden, Strategic Marketing Consultant 414.640.7160

Mold Cleanup

Advanta Clean, Craig Brown 262-363-0639

Specialized Cleaning Services, Steve 414-329-8439 or 1-800-680-0333

Badger Remediation Service 414-476-5861

Mold Cleanup, call Bo 1-414-647-2212

Mold Inspections, Patrick 262-424-9904

Mortgage and Re-financing

Ed Mermolia, 1st Equity Mortgage 414-416-0530

Pest Management

Batzner Pest Management

Retaining walls

Ed Schneidewent, Stonewall Construction  414-807-8011

Plumbing and Drain Troubles

Feltner’s Sewer and Drain Repair 414-771-7111 or 262-554-5002

Drain Sergeon 414-305-6466

Cox Plumbing 262-542-6921

Waukesha Plumbing, Dave 262-224-8377

Pool Service and Inspection

Dennis’ Pool Service, Dennis 262-679-9267

Radon Mitigation

Radon Mitigators 414-546-3691

Radon Busters 414-930-1515

Affordable Radon Reduction 414-217-8486


The New Castle Group 414-324-1033


James R Taylor Roofing and Siding 262-642-7970

Roof-to-deck Restoration (wood shakes too) 262-754-1170

Tree Service


Water Softeners

Guthrey and Frey 262-968-2121

Website Design

Ellen Vander Heyden, Strategic Marketing Consultant 414.640.7160

Scott Offord, Inc. 262 844-5773

Window and Glass Service

Broken Windows Inc 414-281-3838