Over the years we have developed a ‘Preferred List’ of service providers, contractors, retailers, and others that we have come to know and trust.  We have personal experience with many of the companies included on our list who continue to help us manage and maintain both our home and the home’s of our clients.

It is more important now than ever to support local business, so thought we would publish the list on the site. We have included an overview of their services and contact information.  


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Cleaning Services

Lavender & Lemon Cleaning Co.

Servicing Stratford & Surrounding Area

We have first-hand experience with the company as they have been cleaning our home for several years and we highly recommend them. Owners Stephanie & Craig Donelle and their partner Karen Brouwer believes strongly in the importance of natural cleaning for both the health benefits to everyone as well as the environmental benefits.

“Lavender & Lemon Cleaning Co. completes elite quality residential cleans that are 100% customizable. Most commonly, we complete a detailed clean of all kitchens and bathrooms, detailed dusting of entire home and a complete clean of all floors. From there, our clients add the fine details that are most important to them. This is all discovered by completing an in home estimate and then provided in writing prior to the first cleaning.

We clean using a 100% natural method. We use a complete kit of Norwex cleaning tools. Norwex makes high quality cleaning tools that absorbs bacteria on surfaces as they clean using their patented Baclock Technology. When we look to provide scent and further cleaning power in a space, this is done with all natural essential oil blends by Young Living. We diffuse these same high quality oils while we clean to purify the air in your home and leave it smelling amazing!”

Lavender & Lemon Cleaning Co.

www.lavenderandlemon.ca

(519) 801-7110


Contractors & Construction

Hyde Construction

Servicing Southwestern Ontario

“As one of several premier builders in Southwestern Ontario, Hyde Construction has been helping hundreds of homebuyers build their dream homes since 1988. Hyde Construction Limited’s dedication to customer service, value, health & safety and environmental integrity is evident in the growing number of repeat customers we have had the pleasure of serving. Our award winning residential team and after-sales service await you! For more information regarding our new home opportunities in Stratford and surrounding areas, take a moment to explore our site.

As the company has grown and expanded, it has not lost sight of what helps differentiate Hyde from many of its competitors – that clients deal with the key management personnel every step of the way – whether it is business development, project development, estimating or construction. Our firm has enjoyed steady growth by exceeding expectations, delivering what we promise, when we promise it –on time and on budget. It’s a simple philosophy, but one that takes a tremendous amount of work to accomplish.”

We have first-hand experience with Hyde Construction as they built our Custom Coachhouse.

– Hyde Construction

www.hydeconstruction.com

(519) 271-1771


Generators

Sommers Generators

70 Packham Rd, Stratford, ON N4Z 0A6, Canada

“Sommers is the leading Canadian manufacturer and distributor of premium quality generator systems. With a large inventory of gas, diesel, propane, and natural gas models, our generator systems offer up to 3200 kWe for prime power, standby power, as well as portable and towable applications.

When a power outage strikes, Sommers’ Residential Generators, ensure that your home or cottage automatically stays powered on. With a full range of generators that can be custom built to suit your home’s specific needs, you’ll always have standby power ready.”

– Sommers Generators

www.sommersgen.com

(800) 690-2396


Home Decor & Kitchenwear

Wills & Prior

22 Wellington St, Stratford, ON N5A 2L2, Canada

For co-owner Sarah Smithers, Wills & Prior – Stratford, Ontario’s newest destination — was a journey decades in the making. Sarah, a former Toronto PR pro, had always dreamed of having her own shop. “And when I pictured it, it always existed in my hometown of Stratford,” she says. But plans didn’t really get underway until she moved back to Stratford with her husband, David Gilhooly, in November 2016. The duo bought their first house, unpacked, and immediately got to work on a business plan. By April 2017, the store was open.

Set in Stratford’s charming downtown area, Wills & Prior is classic and welcoming. David, a carpenter, fixed up the interior, replacing a stuccoed section of the ceiling with tongue-and-groove panelling and installing a chair rail. Locally made, turned maple candleholders and walnut wall hooks share space with linen bath and kitchen towels, as well as new and vintage mirrors and lighting. Moroccan leather poufs and Sabra silk, mudcloth and Beni Ouarain pillows have global appeal. “The magic is in the mix,” says Sarah. Though the store feels sophisticated, it’s still approachable. “To us, the most important thing is creating an inspiring and friendly experience.”

Author: Stacy Lee Kong. Photographer: Valerie Wilcox. Source: House & Home October 2017

– Wills & Prior

www.willsandprior.com

(519) 273-0202


Home Staging & Interior Design

Lori Pedersen Home Staging + Styling

Servicing the Greater Toronto Area

“From an equestrian property and log home, to residences of ultra-luxury towers downtown, Lori has had the honour of working with a wide variety of homeowners to take their property to a new level. Whether for “Selling or Dwelling” – the care and attention to detail Lori gives to each assignment is why clients return, and refer the LPHS+S team. Home staging and improvements, renovations, or simply re-styling can dramatically update the look and feel of a space; yet Lori is always keeping in mind re-sale value and return on investment.

Lori is an approved Certified Staging Professional Luxury Specialist and International Mentor, was awarded RESA’s Top 10 ReDesigner for 4 years running, and is proud to have a team of trusted professionals to tackle any project, large or small.”

– Lori Pedersen Home Staging + Styling

www.loripedersen.ca

(416) 919-5933


Staged With Kare

Servicing Kitchener-Waterloo & Surrounding Area

“An award winning Staging and Decor company, was founded by Karen Nguyen-Farrell in 2018.  Always having  an eye for design, Karen took the leap of faith and joined the entrepreneur world opening up the doors to one of the most successful staging companies in the region.

Karen was not always in the design world, initially her background was within Medicine.  She had obtained her Bachelors of Science at McMaster University and continued overseas to receive her Doctorate of Medicine in 2016.  It was then that she had to make some important life decisions that resulted in dropping everything she had been trained to follow and chase her dreams.  Karen went on and continued her education at Seneca College for home staging and proceeded to use what she learned, combined with her natural sense of concept and design, to give the best value to her clients while still creating beautiful spaces.

While dropping everything she had known was scary, her drive and passion made it such a natural transition.  Within the first year, STAGED WITH KARE received the  “Waterloo Record Reader’s Choice Award” for favorite Home Stager and has continued to do so each year since.  After only two years, Karen was elected as President for RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) for the KW chapter and achieved Top Ten Rising Star Home Stager of the Year in North America.

The acronym CPR has developed a new meaning for Karen.  CPR now stands for cushions, paintings and rugs, so let Karen put some life into your home with her CPR skills!  With an innate ability to go into a property and be able to quickly assess and visualize ways to get full potential out of the space, you can be assured your home will get top dollar and be staged with Kare.

– Staged With Kare

www.stagedwithkare.ca

(226) 972-3928


Irrigation & Sprinklers

Blue Jay Irrigation

Servicing Southwestern Ontario

“At Blue Jay Irrigation, we’re confident that we are the right company for all of your irrigation needs. Whether you’re looking for residential, or commercial irrigation we have experienced field technicians who will install, service, and maintain your system to meet your individual needs.

Privately owned and operated in London, Ontario, Blue Jay Irrigation has professionally serviced residential, commercial and golf industry clientele for over 35 years.

We are a full-service irrigation company providing our customers with solutions in all phases of irrigation – from planning and design to installation and maintenance.We are committed to using top quality products, the latest technology, and the highest standard of workmanship.”

– Blue Jay Irrigation

www.bluejayirrigation.com

(800) 287-5622


Mortgage Brokers

Hanley Mortgage Group

“Hanley Mortgage Group is managed by Darlene Hanley in conjunction with Mortgage Architects. Hanley Mortgage Group has successfully placed thousands of mortgages for thousands of satisfied original and repeat clients over the last 15 years.

Darlene’s team shops the mortgage market for clients seeking purchase financing, switches and refinancing for personal and commercial mortgages The team is experienced in getting financing for clients that are new to Canada, self-employed, non-residents, repeat or first time buyers.

They have access to the best lender for your situation be it a bank, credit union or private lender. Hanley Mortgage Group will arrange the best mortgage with your personal, present and future context in mind. Our clients conclude the mortgage financing process with clarity and confidence about the term to their next renewal.”

– Hanley Mortgage Group

www.hanleymortgagegroup.com

(416) 323-0535


Pets & Invisible Fence

Invisible Fence Brand

Servicing Southwestern Ontario

“We’re Invisible Fence Brand of Greater SW Ontario. And we’re glad you’re here. Our branch is an authorized, full-service dealership of genuine Invisible Fence Brand products and services. Since 2007, we’ve remained committed to improving the way Brussels, Chatham, Clinton, Goderich, Grand Bend, Leamington, London, Mitchell, Sarnia, Stratford, St. Thomas, Tillsonburg, Windsor, Woodstock. pet owners live with their four-legged family members”

Invisible Fence systems are designed to work together—simply and seamlessly. With the same Computer Collar® Receiver, your pet can have safe yard boundaries, access our secure pet door, and learn better behaviours both indoors and out. Plus, all Invisible Fence systems include professional installation and expert pet training. So, whether your pet is the outdoorsy type, a couch potato, or somewhere in between, Invisible Fence has solutions to match.”

– Invisible Fence Brand of Greater SW Ontario

www.invisiblefence.com

(519) 537-5137


The Barkery

130 Downie St, Stratford, ON N5A 1X1

“We are a full-scale, all natural, family owned, Canadian bakery for your fuzzy friend. Since opening our doors in 2001, The Barkery’s freshly baked, home made treats have become The Bark of the Town!

At The Barkery, our mission is to provide dogs and dog owners with delicious, nutritious and healthy treats. We are committed to offering a healthy alternative to mass-produced dog treats- which means our undecorated treats have no added sugar, no corn, no salt and no artificial flavours . Our decorated treats have some sugar in the yogurt and carob chips but there is no food colouring in them. We use all natural vegetable based powders to get the colours that you see. All of our baking is hand made and hand decorated.”

– The Barkery

www.thebarkery.ca

(519) 273-6311


Plumbing & Heating

Turning Plumbing & Heating

Servicing Perth County & Surrounding Area

“Turner Plumbing & Heating Limited has been locally owned and operated since 1951, where Harvey Turner continued to service Stratford for 27 years. In 1978 Ken and Shirley Schneider took over the business with only 3 employees. Then in 1999 their son Darin took a vital role as Vice President. Together they have built the company to become the success it is today. Now with their staff of 45, they continue to service Stratford and area.

Turner Plumbing and Heating Limited is a bondable company and are fully committed to delivering excellent customer service which has made them preferred in Perth County and surrounding areas. In that time, we’ve built a reputation of being professional, reliable and competent in all aspects of the work we perform.”

– Turner Plumbing & Heating

www.turnerplumbing.ca

(519) 271-2782


Pool Builders & Supplies

Middegaal Pools

Servicing Southwestern Ontario

“At Middegaal Pools and Sports we provide expert pool knowledge. Whether you want to build your backyard oasis, need help treating your pool water, or want to update an existing pool, we can help you.

We assure you that when you buy a pool or pool accessories from us that you know you are getting the best quality. All of our products have been tried and tested not only by us but also our many satisfied customers.”

– Middegaal Pools

www.middegaalpools.ca

(519) 527-0104 


Security & Safety

Bulldog Fire & Security

Servicing Southwestern Ontario

“Our intention is to stand out above our competitors by providing our customers with exceptional service, quality products, and unparalleled customer service at a fair market price.  We adopt and embrace the best products and technology that the security industry has to offer for the best possible solutions for our clients while fully utilizing our expertise in other disciplines.

Bulldog Fire & Security uses only professional quality, state-of-the-art technology and provides quality services.  Our services include: Burglar Systems, Fire Protection Systems, ULC Fire Monitoring, Access Control, Video Surveillance, Paging Systems, Structured Cabling & Networking, Pedestrian Control Systems Vehicle & Parking Systems.”

Bulldog Fire & Security

www.bulldogfireandsecurity.com

(866) 513-2881


Stereo & Home Theatre

Natural Sound

645 Victoria St N, Kitchener, ON N2H 5G3

“Natural Sound has always focused on offering quality products at box store prices. There is nothing like experience, and Natural Sound is very proud to boast that the bulk of the staff have been with the  store for over 20 years.

All the staff at Natural Sound are as eager as the day they opened the store to provide great audio and video at a price range that suits our customers budgets. In this exciting period of many new technologies, it is more important now than ever to have good honest advice from knowledgeable staff.”

Natural Sound

www.naturalsound.ca

(519) 744-3111


JMBG Wiring

Servicing Southwestern Ontario

“Whether it is your home or office – you want it to look nice. It’s always best when wiring is hidden inside of ceilings and walls. When the home or office is fully finished and cable fishing is required, there is no better team.

If any modifications/repairs are required – we take care of that too, and it is covered in our rates when we quote the work. You might be surprised by how few holes need to be cut to get a finished spaced wired. Get the most discrete wiring possible!”

Services include but are not limited to: TV Mounting & Installation, Home Theatre Installation & Setup, Electronics Setup and Installation, Audio Systems & Speaker, Centralized Audio Video Installation, Data & Voice Cabling, Coax Wiring, Wired Networking Installation.

JMBG

www.jmbg.net

(519) 500-2841


Water Treatment & Filtration

Crystal Clear Water Centres

Servicing Kitchener-Waterloo & Surrounding Area

“We make it easy to have better water. Buying or renting water treatment equipment can be confusing.With so many products on the market and each claiming to be the best, it’s hard to know what you need. We can help.

Since 1980 we’ve helped over 20,000 customers to solve their water challenges in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding area. We take time to learn about your needs, and recommend the most
efficient solution, custom fit to your home and budget.”

Crystal Clear Water Centres

www.crystalclearwater.ca

(519) 745-2795


If there are any services you are in need of that are not included in our list, please reach out to us and we can try to make a recommendation.


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