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This list has been compiled as a resource in the home purchasing or selling process. It can be used before, during and after a transaction. The list is in alphabetical order. Contact Us to submit your company for addition to this list.

Southern Maine and Seacoast New Hampshire Real Estate Resources


Name Online Information Telephone
Appletree Business Services Website 603-434-2775
Baker, Newman, Noyes Website 603-436-8200
Cummings, Lamont & McNamee, P.A. Website Kennebunk, ME: 207-985-3339
Portsmouth, NH: 207-430-6200


An appraisal is an unbiased estimate of what a buyer might expect to pay - or a seller receive - for a parcel of real estate, where both buyer and seller are informed parties. This is what is typically expected by a bank. The fee for an appraisal can vary but is likely to be somewhere between $275 and $500. If you have a preference for a particular appraiser, be sure to consult with your lender.

A market analysis, usually no cost, is available from a real estate agent. It provides much the same information but does not meet bank requirements. It is, however, often satisfactory for estate purposes. Other uses might be financial or divorce planning.

Names of some local appraisers are provided below in alphabetical order.

Name Online Information Telephone
Beacon Appraisal Company Website 207-883-5171
CM Appraisal Website 207-363-3782
Pillsbury Apprasial Services Incorporated
Graham "Rusty" Pillsbury
Website 207-650-0882
Salt Coast Valuation
Jenna Hock
Scott-Johnston Appraisal Services 207-439-0226
Stanhope Group Website 603-431-4141
The Valuation Group Website 207-676-4050

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Name Online Information Telephone
Anne Whitney 603-427-2832
DeStefano Architects Website 603-431-8701
Kennebunk River Architects Website 207-216-9850
Lindsey Architects Website 207-641-9739
Matt Banow Website 603-742-5005
Robert Reed Associates Website 207-363-8568
TMS Architects Website 603-436-4274
William Ross Design Website 207-363-8071

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Attorneys and Title Companies

General Information

Through the course of the real estate transaction, you may need or choose to consult an attorney regarding contingencies or other issues regarding the sale or purchase of your home or land.

While the real estate purchase and sale agreements are fill-in-the-blank forms supplied to us by the Maine Association of Realtors, some questions may arise. We are not attorneys and we encourage you to consult one if you choose.

Often both buyers and sellers will ask us if they need to have their attorney attend the closing. This is purely a matter of preference. Typically attorneys do not attend, but we certainly would never discourage you from having your attorney present.

Seller Responsibilities

Sellers are responsible for having the deed and transfer tax form prepared prior to closing. The cost for this is between $125 to $200. This should be done so that there is enough time for the closing agent (either an attorney or title company) to review the deed on behalf of the buyer and/or bank.

Buyer Responsibilities

It is the buyer's lender or the buyer's attorney who is responsible for doing the closing, title search, recording of the deed and mortgage note and other paperwork. If you are financing the property, the lender usually chooses the attorney or title company but if you have a preference as to who will do the work, you should let the lender know. If it is someone on their approved list, then you should be able to make those arrangements.

Title Insurance

If you are financing the property you will be required to have title insurance in an amount to cover the amount financed. You may be asked if you would like to have title insurance to cover your own risk. The cost for title insurance (which is based on the purchase price) is far less if purchased at the time of closing and it is a one-time expense. What a wonderful way to protect what is more than likely your most important asset. For more information about owner's title insurance you may want to check with a closing agent or visit American Land Title Association's (ALTA) website with detailed information about title insurance.

Below is contact information for some local attorneys and title companies that can assist you.

Name Online Information Telephone Fax
Ballou Law
David Ballou
Website 207-363-5300 (office)
207-337-1664 (direct)
Bergen Parkinson
Scott Edmunds
Website 207-985-7000 207-985-7707
Bernstein Shur
David Soley
Website 207-774-1200 (office)
207-228-7300 (direct)
Jensen Baird
David Jones
Website 207-985-4676 (office)
207-775-7271 (direct)
The Law Office of Jessie L. Krall
Jessie Krall
Website 207-324-3493 207-324-3545
Keane & Macdonald
Tom Keane
Website 603-436-6500 x 2  
Perkins Thompson
David C. Johnson
Website 207-774-2635 (office)
207-400-8176 (direct)
Roberts & Shirley Law Offices
James J. Shirley
  207-351-2944 207-351-3151
Shaheen and Gordon Website 207-613-8597


Title Companies
Name Online Information Telephone Fax
Atlas-Heritage Title, LLC Website 603-743-0900 603-743-1414
Cornerstone Title Website 603-766-8121 603-766-8122
Cohen Closing
Patrick Afthim
Website 207-939-4251 603-413-8751
Phenix Title Services LLC Website 603-766-1988
Red Door Title Website 207-358-7500  
Stewart Title Website 603-427-2811 603-427-2820

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Banks and Mortgage Brokers

What is the difference between a bank and a mortgage broker?

Mortgage brokers are companies (or individuals) that work with wholesale mortgage lenders to provide their customers with a wide selection of mortgages. The mortgage broker originates the loans while the mortgage lender actually funds the loans.

A bank on the other hand may not offer the same selection of products but may be able to offer more flexibility within its products. You may like the idea of having your loan held locally or perhaps you have already established a relationship with a particular bank and just want to keep all your business in one place.

Which should I use?

The answer will depend upon your individual loan needs, situation and inclination. If you are not sure which lender to use, you should speak to several, explaining your particular situation. Find out what type of program each thinks will work best for you; then compare.

Bank or Mortgage Brokers
Name Online Information Telephone
Biddeford Savings
Abi Arsenault
Website 207-571-5604
Camden National Bank
Matthew R Tardiff
Website 207-831-7389 (cell)
CMG Financial
Rob Gibbons
Website 603-321-5473 (cell)
Kennebunk Savings Bank Website 800-339-6573
Movement Mortgage
Kirk Todd
Website 603-969-3551 (cell)
Movement Mortgage
Jim Collins
Website 207-752-3320 (cell)
Norcom Mortgage
Darcy Bastarache
Website 978-660-1236 (cell)
Piscataqua Savings Bank Website 603-436-5250

Basement Waterproofing

Many people have had great success with basement waterproofing. Check with the company and make sure that they guarantee the work and that the warranty they provide is transferable to future owners.

Company Online Information Telephone
Basement Technologies of Maine Website 888-368-8178
B-Dry System of Maine/New Hampshire Website 207-282-0718
Coastal Basement Waterproofing Website 207-883-5583
TC Hafford Basement Systems Website 800-734-6151

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Name Online Information Telephone
Bowley Builders
Geoff Bowley
Website 207-985-3646
Chase Construction Website 207-646-6703
Colton Rienecke Carpentry & Design
Colt Rienecke
Website | Email 802-310-2004
Greenier Builders Incorporated Website 603-396-8114
Hobart Contracting
Adam Hobart
Website 207-475-7990
Maine Coast Builders Website 207-752-0809
Period Design Restorations
Brian Sleeper
Website | Email 207-351-1593
Robert Reed Associates Website 207-363-8568
Rocheleau Custom Homes
Pat Rocheleau
Website 207-363-3857
YFI Custom Homes Website 207-363-8053


Name Online Information Telephone
Colton Rienecke Carpentry & Design
Colt Rienecke
Website | Email 802-310-2004
Fernald Construction & Property Services 207-451-7059
Period Design Restorations
Brian Sleeper
Website | Email 207-351-1593

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Chimney Inspection/Cleaning

Should you wish to have a more comprehensive inspection including all accessible portions of the chimney, exterior and interior, you will find below a list of qualified personnel. An inspection can include areas within accessible attics, crawl spaces, and basements and accessible portions of appliance and chimney connections and will include inspection by video scanning or other means of inspection.

Name Online Information Telephone
Black Jack Chimney Sweep Website 207-710-6715
Charlie's Chimneys Website 207-985-3477
Frechette Chimney Sweeping & Lining Website 207-608-0564
Supaflu Chimney Systems Website 207-883-1155

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Name Online Information Telephone
Bridges Electric Website 207-363-7177
J and N Electric 207-363-7333 or 207-337-0625
Maldini Electric Website 603-436-4736
Moran Electric 207-363-5889
Snyder Electric 207-361-1998

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Environmental Testing and Mitigation (Radon, Mold, etc.)

Company Name Online Information Telephone Issues Covered
Aaron Raydon Mitigation Website 207-590-5457 Raydon gas mitigation
Air Quality Management Website 207-657-7360 Lead paint, mold, asbestos testing & more
Air and Water Quality Website 800-698-9655 Radon gas mitigation, water treatment and air & water quality
Credere Associates, LLC
Judd Newcomb
Website 207-828-1272 Residential testing services including: asbestos inspection, lead inspection, lead risk assessment, lead in water testing, radon in air and water testing, drinking water testing, etc.
EnviroVantage Website 800-640-5323 Lead paint removal, asbestos removal, mold remediation, demolition, water damage clean-up, historical restoration
MB2 Restore Website 800-622-3473 Board up services, content restoration and storage, fire damage mitigation and cleanup, mold mitigation and cleanup, smoke and soot removal, water damage mitigation and cleanup
Radon Systems
Jeffery Newman
207-247-8181 Radon mitigation
Radon Removal Systems Website 207-854-8792 Radon air
Tri-State Cleaning
Kevin DeMarco
Website 207-646-7364 Mold / Water Damage Cleaning
Yerhot Environmental Solutions
Regan Robbins
Website 603-742-0055 Lead, radon and mold testing

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Do you have some work that needs to be done?

job that is too small for a regular general contractor?
small paint job?
a deck to be built?
front steps to be repaired?
flood light to be installed?

One of these handymen / carpenters (in alphabetical order) may be just what you need.

Name Online Information Telephone
Anthony's Home Services, LLC
(Seacoast ME & NH)
Website | Email 775-984-5054
Begin Again
Jake Roberts
Email 207-205-7140
Colton Rienecke Carpentry & Design
Colt Rienecke
Website | Email 802-310-2004
Harbor Beach Handyman Services
Luke Howell
Website (book online) | Email 207-310-6020
Hazelwood Handyman Website 207-967-0003
K & J Construction
Kevin and John Davis
Email 603-235-6008
Seacoast Handyman Website 207-439-6416
Stephen Foster 207-370-9530

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Hauling and Trash Removal

Name Online Information Telephone
Franks Dumpster Rental Website 603-334-9818
Go Green Cleanouts
Josh O’Brien
J. B. Recycling & Salvage 207-439-0974
JJ Mackay Disposal Website 603-664-9583
Just In Time Odd Jobs, LLC
Justin Petelle
Website 207-337-2626
Oceanside Rubbish Website 207-646-3230
The Dump Guy - Junk Removal Website 207-450-5858 (call)
207-405-1241 (text)
The Seacoast Dump Guy
Website 207-450-9262
Sweet Deals
Josh Sweet
Website 603-969-8942
Ty's Junk Removal Website 207-289-8186

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Home Inspection Services for Real Estate

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty encourages all buyers to have a home inspection whether the house is new or old. The purpose of the home inspection is not to discover small imperfections since no house (even a new one) is perfect. The real purpose of the inspection is to make sure that there are no significant surprises.

You will find below the names of a number of area home inspectors with whom we have had some experience. All are members of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). To learn more about ASHI, we encourage you to visit their website; to learn more about the home inspection process.

Contact Information:

Name Online Information Telephone Email Inspection Report?
Atlantic Home Inspection Company, LLC
Keith Lefebvre
Website 207-283-4463 Yes
HouseMaster Website 800-626-5442
Up-Country Home Inspectors, inc Website 207-883-9876 Yes
WIN Home Inspection
Brandon Delano
Website 207-885-8664 Yes

Please note that some companies will give you an on-the-spot report while others are able to email you the report (usually within 24 hours). If speed is important or if you are an out-of- town buyer, you should consider how you will get the inspection report. Those companies who can email the report can (with your permission) also email a copy to your real estate agent which may expedite matters.

When you schedule your appointment be sure to be clear about the specific inspections that you want. Some of the possibilities are:

Some inspections (particularly septic) may require a separate inspection service. For septic inspections, we recommend that you use a septic company to do the inspections rather than a home inspector even if they offer that service. Click on any of the additional inspection items above for a selection of contractors who can perform these inspections.

If you need any additional names, numbers or services, please contact your agent at Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty.

House Cleaners

For cleaning offices, rental properties, construction clean-out and real estate closings:

Name Online Information Telephone
M.A.G.I.C. Cleaners
Ian Garcia-Grant
Website 207-251-0719
Merr-Maids LLC
Amber Cote & Denise Verbicky
Website Amber: 207-604-9968
Denise: 207-206-6585
QUALITY CLEAN by Christine
Christine Antonucci
207-361-4731 (h)
781-540-9926 (c)
John and Kristine Giunco
Website 207-324-4400

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Insurance (Homeowners)

What is homeowners insurance?

According to the Insurance Information Institute:

Homeowners insurance provides financial protection against disasters. A standard policy insures the home itself and the things you keep in it.

Homeowners insurance is a package policy. This means that it covers both damage to your property and your liability or legal responsibility for any injuries and property damage you or members of your family cause to other people. This includes damage caused by household pets.

Damage caused by most disasters is covered but there are exceptions. The most significant are damage caused by floods, earthquakes and poor maintenance. You must buy two separate policies for flood and earthquake coverage. Maintenance-related problems are the homeowners' responsibility. © Insurance Information Institute, Inc. - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

There are some issues that can make insurance difficult to obtain such as having fuses instead of circuit breakers. For a list of these items, talk to an insurance agent.

It is important not to wait till the last minute to begin investigating your insurance needs. When you close on your new home, the lender will require that you have a proof of insurance (paid in full) for one year (a binder).

Name Online Information Telephone
Chalmers Insurance Group
(formerly Bragdon Insurance)
Website 207-363-3200
Cole Harrison Insurance Website 207-985-3361 (Kennebunk)
207-439-5981 (Kittery)
Ellis Insurance Website 207-363-7670
J Bergeron Agency LLC
Website 207-363-8902
Tapley Insurance Website 207-363-7894
York Insurance Agency Website 207-363-5024

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Interior Designers/Staging

Name Online Information Telephone
Accent and Design
Anne Cowenhoven
Website 207-363-7949
Amy Dutton Home
Amy Dutton
Website 207-703-0696
Color Perfect Maine
Laura DuPont
Website 207-604-2537
Duquette & Company Fine Interiors
Sarah Duquette
Website 207-351-2500
Kate Shattuck
Historic Restoration, Fine Wallhanging & Painting,
Window Restoration
Website 207-475-3300
Meg Fontaine
Seacoast Staging & Design Co.
Website 603-241-2896
Simply Stage It
Rebeka Thomas
Website 617-733-5792
The Styled Home
Elizabeth Polansky
Website 207-878-4663

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Lawn Care/Gardeners/Landscaping

Name Online Information Telephone
Gamache Landscaping
Keenan Gamache
Website 228-239-9573
Green With Envy Landscaping Website 207-363-8297
Patten Grounds Care, Inc Website 207-361-1935
Stephen Carr Property Services Website 207-451-0156
Stoneybrook Landscaping Website 207-351-8007
Thomas Lynch Design Website 207-641-7500
Woodburn & Company
Robbi Woodburn
Website 603-659-5949


Name Online Information Telephone
Atlas Stoneworks Website 207-361-1395
Dale Avery Website 603-781-5705
Art Young 207-363-5416
Stoneybrook Landscaping Website 207-351-8007


Company Name/Services Online Information Telephone
Just In Time Odd Jobs, LLC
Justin Petelle
Website 207-337-2626
Aqua Paradise
Pool Maintenance & Inspections
Website 603-431-3808
Renewed Tile & Grout, LLC
Peter Holt
Website 207-451-8338
The Sew Source - Upholstery & Clothing Alterations
Giovanni Capato
Email 207-601-5050

Moving Companies

Name Online Information Telephone
Allen & Coles Moving Systems Website 207-370-6323
Gentle Giant Moving Company Website 800-442-6863
Mama's Moving Company Website 207-200-3312
A Perfect Move Website 866-630-6740
William C. Huff Moving and Storage Website 800-247-5564
Wood Bros. Moving and Storage Website 800-722-3033

Truck Rentals

Name Online Information Telephone
Budget Truck Rental
Hampton, NH & South Portland, ME
Website (Hampton)
Website (So. Portland)
603-926-5850 (Hampton)
207-883-9065 (So. Portland)
Portsmouth, NH
Website 603-427-1418
Ryder Truck Rentals
Portsmouth, NH
Website 603-433-5880
York, ME
Website 207-351-1902


Name Online Information Telephone
A-1 Self Storage (Kittery) Website 207-439-2077
Ace Self Storage (York) Website 207-363-0020
Extra Space Storage (York) Website 855-815-9195 (new customer)
Kittery Storage and Parcel Center Website 207-439-0800
Lafayette Self Storage (Portsmouth) Website 603-431-8747
PODS (Portland) Website 877-770-7637
Prime Storage of Eliot Website 207-618-6483
Safeway Storage (Portsmouth) Website 603-436-4222
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Portsmouth Website 603-431-2165
Wood Bros. Moving and Storage (Portsmouth) Website 603-436-2725

Furniture Disposal (Sell and Donate)

Sell Online Information Telephone
Diane Marsden Estate Sales & Appraisals LLC
Diane Marsden
Website 603-205-4224
Boyd Auctions Website 207-439-6641
Donate Online Information Telephone
Caring Unlimited | Bonnie
(will pick-up)
Website 207-490-3227 x 106
Catholic Charities Maine Website 207-781-8550
Goodwill in Portsmouth Website 603-430-2040
ReStore York County (Kennebunk)
(will pick-up)
(online pick-up scheduling)
(online scheduling preferred)
ReStore Southeast NH (Newington, NH)
(will pick-up)
Website 603-750-3200
YCSA Thrift Shop
Website 207-363-5504

Notary Publics

Name Telephone
Frankie R. Keefe, Notary Public 603-496-8831
Your local bank may have a notary public on staff.

Painters and Power Washers

Name Online Information Telephone
Coastal Colors Painting Website 207-572-6610
Conant Painting 207-363-5648
Drobish Brothers Painting
Jeremy Drobish
Website 207-752-2962
East Coast Window & Power Washing
Aaron Stone
Website 207-752-2332
Harbor Painting 207-363-1777
Painting by Northeast Website 207-324-8142
Portsmouth Painting Company
Dave Pine
Website 603-969-6591
Rob Tortoriello 603-502-8597
Vineyard Painting
Steve Fortune

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Paint Disposal/Recycling

Name Online Information Telephone
PaintCare Website 855-PAI-NT09

Paving and Driveway Maintenance

Contact Online Information Telephone
Boulanger Paving Website 207-698-7601
JLP Sealcoat Website 603-964-7025
Pave-Tek Website 207-985-0164

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Pest Inspectors

Company Name Online Information Telephone
Ehrlich formerly Atlantic Pest Solutions Website 888-994-7875
Expert Pest Control Website 800-235-3093
Haydee's Pest-Free Management Website 603-749-0491
Waltham Pest Services Website 800-654-9382

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Name Online Information Telephone
Chris Donnell Plumbing & Heating Inc 207-363-1900
Tim Donnell Plumbing & Heating Website 207-252-3319
Downright Plumbing 207-337-0195
Gino's Plumbing & Heating Website 207-384-2023
Performance Plumbing & Heating Website 207-363-1770
Ramsey Plumbing and Heating Website 207-450-6112
Sayward Plumbing and Heating 207-361-2784
Tom Warmington 207-363-8895

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Name Online Information Telephone
Bedard's Roofing Website 207-499-7907
Hall Brothers Roofing 207-698-1551
Precision Roofing Website 207-247-2528

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Septic Services Companies

Company Name Online Information Telephone
A-1 Enviro Service Website 207-646-2180
Abbott Brothers, Inc Website 207-363-3762
L.W. Morgridge & Son, Inc. Website 207-439-1250
Seacoast Sewer & Drain Website 207-439-2900
Value Router Website 207-384-2879
Zoom Drain Website 207-495-7793

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Surveying/Soils Testing

Company Name Online Information Telephone Services Provided
Altus Engineering Website 603-433-2335 Engineering, soils testing, septic design, site design, land planning
CLD Consulting Engineers Website 207-363-0669 Surveying, engineering, site design, land planning, environmental
Civil Consultants Website 207-384-2550 Surveying, engineering, soils testing, site design, septic design, land planning
Mike Cuomo, Soil Scientist Website 207-363-4532 Soils testing and septic design
Easterly Surveying Website 207-439-6333 Surveying, site design, land planning
Ken Gardner 207-637-2260 Soils testing and septic design
Kimball Survey & Design
Isaiah Plante
Website 207-351-0226 Land Surveying, and partners with engineers, architects, soil scientists, and landscape architects to provide a complete land development plan.
Mainely Soils, LLC
Alex Finamore
Website 207-650-4313 Septic Design, Wetland Delineation and Permitting, and Land Survey
Joe Noel 207-384-5587 Soils testing, site evaluation, wetlands delineation, test pits for septic design
Roaring Brook Consultants Website 207-384-2643 Surveying, engineering, site design, land planning, environmental
Tidewater Engineering & Surveying Website 207-439-2222

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Name Online Information Telephone
Central Maine Power
Website 800-750-4000
Kennebunk Light and Power District
(Covering parts of Kennebunk, Wells and Arundel)
Website 207-985-3311

Name Online Information Telephone
AT&T Website visit their website to get the best contact number
Fairpoint Communications Website 866-984-2001
(formerly Time Warner Cable)
Website 855-243-8892
(formerly Comcast)
Website 888-633-4266
Name Online Information Telephone
xfinity (formerly Comcast)
Covering: Kittery, Eliot, South Berwick
Website 888-633-4266
Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable)
Covering: York, Wells, Ogunquit, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Arundel
Website 855-243-8892
Name Online Information Telephone
Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells Water District (KKW)
also serving parts of York and Ogunquit
Website 207-985-3385
Kittery Water District
also serving parts of York and Eliot
Website 207-439-1128
South Berwick Water District Website 207-384-2257
York Water District Website 207-363-2265
Name Online Information Telephone
Kennebunk Sewer District Website 207-985-4741
Kittery Wastewater Treatment Website 207-439-4646 (treatment plant)
207-475-1314 (billing inquiries)
Ogunquit Sewer District Website 207-646-2028
South Berwick Sewer District Website 207-384-2760
York Sewer District Website 207-363-4232
Name Online Information Telephone
D. F. Richard Website 800-649-6457
Dead River Company Website 800-551-9800
Downeast Energy Website 888-665-2727
Eastern Propane Website 800-523-5237
Estes Oil Website 207-363-4172
P Gagnon & Son, Inc Website 888-815-8384
Jenkins Fuels Website 207-439-2266
Petro Home Services Website 888-735-5651 (sales)
800-645-4328 (service)
Proulx Oil and Propane Website 800-287-1921
Rye Energy Oil & Propane Website 603-964-8900
Rymes Propane & Oil Website 603-330-0117
Suburban Propane Website 800-776-7263
York Oil and Propane Website 207-363-6457

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Window Cleaners

Name Online Information Telephone
A&L Window Cleaners
Ryan LaBlanc
Website 603-205-6814
Clear View Window Cleaning
George Pappademas
603-918-2281 (call or text)
East Coast Window & Power Washing
Aaron Stone
Website 207-752-2332
Jet Window Cleaning Website 603-726-6534
Tri-State Cleaning
Kevin DeMarco
Website 207-646-7364

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