Action Plumbing

Action is the operative word with these folks.  Fast response & fast Action from a skilled team of pros in the field and at the main office.  They also communicate very well and take the time to make sure you know what the problem is, what your options are, and what they did to make things right.  Action Plumbing is the only firm I will use at my own home, and I recommend Action Plumbing to all my customers, friends, and neighbors.  Action Plumbing also offers a nice discount to E&E customers.
Contact Action Plumbing by phone at 252.441.9992 or by email at [email protected].

Coastal Mechanical & Electrical Services

Coastal Mechanical & Electrical Services, formerly J. Pugh Services, is a licensed electrical & HVAC service provider on the Outer Banks.  The owner, John Pugh, has done work at my own home and for many E&E customers.  At my home, Coastal MES is now the only electrician or HVAC service provider I call.  Coastal MES also provides a nice discount to E&E customers.  John can be reached at 252.453.2765 or by email at [email protected].

Big Blue Services

Big Blue is primarily a pool & spa care firm, but they also offer services such as landscape care.  Based out of Corolla, I know them personally – they take care of my own pool & spa – and I’ve seen them make miracles happen on pools that are just too ugly to think about getting in.  Their idea of care goes beyond the pool & spa – if they see something goofy with some other aspect of your property, they will sound the alarm. 

Contact Big Blue at 252.244.7900 or on the web at Big Blue Services

Ritchie Pools & Spas

For pool leak detection and resurfacing, Ritchie is at the top of my list.  They have done great work for my customers and neighbors.  You may not have to spend $30K on a new pool – Ritchie may be able to resurface it, making it beautiful and stopping leaks.  Contact them at 252.202.1509 or at Ritchie Pools & Spas

Schuster Landscaping & Concrete

For landscaping/hardscaping & concrete (new or repairs) Dave Schuster tops my list.  Professional, reliable and communicates well.  Dave has done work for my customers, sometimes in true “emergency” situations.  Dave is also a wizard at dealing with rain and ground water problems. Call Dave at 252-202-2006.

Appliance Repair – Domestic Brands

Smith Appliance offers service on most domestic brands and does a great job.  The team is responsive, skilled and take great pride in their work.  They’ve done work at many E&E customer properties and if they can’t take something on, they help me find someone who can.  Smith Appliance can be contacted at 252.473.1164 or by email at [email protected].


Any pest control firm can kill bugs.  I use Terminix at my own home and many Eyes & Ears customers use them also based on their exceptional service and their specific knowledge & programs to control rodents (especially rats!).  Brad Fisher & his team also do a great job at my home with spiders, and in one situation they helped a customer with a snake issue.  Brad can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at 252-491-5056 ext. 4251.

Bluewater Restoration

I can not say enough good things about Bluewater Restoration.  I’ve met many of their field people on-site at remediation and restoration jobs and they are all knowledgeable, professional, and communicate well with me and the property owners.  The work Bluewater has done for my customers is done with care.  It’s never a good situation when Bluewater needs to be involved, but when you need a restoration job, I highly recommend going to Bluewater first.  You can reach them at 252.491.2500 and Bluewater Restoration.

Macko Construction Outer Banks

Macko Construction on the Outer Banks has done work at several Eyes & Ears customer properties and soon at my own home.  Interior & Exterior, projects small, big and huge — they get the job done.  Prompt, professional, skilled & responsive. Contact them at 252.480.6411 or on the web at 

Pelivan Ceta

For quality indoor & outdoor painting, Eyes & Ears recommends Pelivan Ceta.  Known as “Peli,” he and his skilled and stable crew do careful work at an affordable price.  Peli has worked at several E&E customer properties and I’m hoping to have him do some work at my home.  Peli can be phoned at 252-305-3804 or by email at [email protected].

OB Heating & Cooling

Now operating on the OBX as part of the One Hour Heating and Air group, Outer Banks One-Hour has a great team of experienced techs..  They service several Eyes & Ears customers in a prompt and professional manner.  Their techs are great, explain things well and go the extra mile to make sure the HVAC systems they service are as good as they can be.  Visit them at OB Heating & Cooling.

Natalie Jimenez

Sometimes plumbing, electrical or HVAC issues require cutting drywall.  Natalie Jimenez and her talented team have done some of the most amazing repair jobs on drywall & textured walls/ceilings I’ve ever seen.  They’ve done work at several E&E customer properties, sometimes in “must do now!” situations.  Natalie can be reached at 252-202-7690 or by email at [email protected]

Appliance Repair – Foreign Brands

Tyler Spruill, owner of Ty the Appliance Guy, offers appliance service on foreign brands including Samsung & LG.  Tyler is well-trained & skilled at diagnosing issues and getting things resolved as quickly as possible.  Tyler is responsive, communicates well and has a great “guest-in” personality.  Tyler’s web site can be found a or can be contacted by phone at 252.489.1049 or by email at [email protected].