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Best Of Home And Garden 2010

by Editorial Staff--South Jersey Magazine

You’ve set your Thanksgiving table—remembering to keep nosy Aunt Rita as far as possible from your kids—and maybe even started decking the halls. But now’s the time to think big picture, and lay the groundwork for upcoming home and garden overhauls. Fortunately, our savvy readers have done the leg work, voting at in our first-ever reader Best of Home & Garden poll. Read on for this year’s winners, and local finds from our editors.

Best Beds
Even if your kid’s room isn’t huge, it can still feel like a castle. At least, that’s the idea behind Berg Furniture, the Barrington-based manufacturer of kids’ furniture that ships its multi-use units to stores across the country. Each Berg bed has multiple uses, including loft, study area, storage and playhouse. “Every design is meant to resolve a problem a family has: a small room, two or three kids in one room, young kids who need sleep, storage, play and study in the same room. So we’re trying to design everything to meet the needs of the children and the parents,” says the company’s vice president of marketing, Almog Lieber. Each bed is special order, in one of a number of finishes and models. They are priced from $1,500 to $3,000 retail. And, they’re all made here in South Jersey. “There aren’t many factories that have stayed in the U.S.—the majority of the business is now done out of Asia. But we believe this is the right thing to do,” Lieber says. Available at USA Baby, 2234 W. Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, (856) 488-1385.

Bright Idea A software developer with a love for woodworking, a year ago Thane Smith saw the light. His inspired concept: His own line of wood-framed lamps, including Japanese-inspired lanterns, modernist floor lamps, and tables that glow from within. Now, the Mount Laurel lamp maker sells pre-made and custom designs, all handmade using woods in contrasting hues, under his ThaneArthur label. (856) 266-6459,

Going Green
Six services to help you green your life.

Energy audit.
Way before energy efficiency was a byword, Bud Fahey’s Optimal Energy Inc. was performing energy audits and saving clients money on utility bills. The first Building Performance Institute-certified contractor in New Jersey saves clients an average of 35 percent to 45 percent of their annual energy use by sealing up drafty cracks, adding insulation and replacing old HVAC systems with new water heaters, air conditioners, geothermal heating and solar panels. 900 N. Lenola Road, Unit 6 Building B&C, Moorestown, (856) 802-0211,

Organic paint.
Twenty years of experience with commercial and residential painting has taught Rainer Painting Company that paint can have some pretty harsh effects on the environment. So, the company has been offering customers organic paints and paints that are low in volatile organic compounds, for a healthier house. 1011 Beechwood Road, Riverton, (856) 786-8121,

Window washing.
Evan’s Green Clean skips the suds and washes your windows, solar panels and home exterior chemical-free, using only pure filtered water. 10 Haynes Creek Lane, Medford, (609) 257-3053,

House cleaning.
You love the way your house looks once it’s clean; you hate the chemical stench that lingers. Problem solved: Michele’s House Cleaning, based in Sicklerville, uses only non-toxic products while scrubbing your home to a high shine. (856) 371-9539,

Using organic fertilizers, natural pest control products, composting and other green techniques, Tech Terra Organics offers environment-friendly lawn and tree care in Burlington and Camden counties. (609) 468-1905,

Solar paneling.
Renewable energy sure beats high electric bills, which is why solar panels are so appealing. Solar Power March of Mount Laurel will analyze the angles and orientation of your house to optimize the energy generation from your new solar system. (609) 320-0450,

Alterative Energy Contractors

Solar Designed Systems
(856) 296-7939


Bob Meyer Communities
(609) 654-4030

Canton Custom Homes
(856) 235-7582

Don Paparone Homes, Inc.
Cherry Hill
(856) 424-7000

Massimo Master Renovators & Custom Builders
(856) 234-8411

Russo Homes, LLC
(856) 467-7006

Tri-County Development Group, Inc.
(609) 654-6600

Cleaning Services

Maid Pro
Cherry Hill
(856) 427-7880

Decks, Gazebos & Sunrooms

CK Construction, LLC
(856) 672-9293


Raynor Electric
Serving South Jersey
(609) 257-4789

Richardson Electric, Inc.
Serving Burlington and Camden counties
(609) 654-4676


Alenco Fence & Supply Corporation
(609) 654-6060

Amechi Fence Company
(856) 988-8118
(856) 227-6691


The Fireplace People
West Berlin
(856) 768-0009

Rettinger Fireplace Systems, Inc.
(856) 783-5501

Star-Mitchell Enterprises, LLC
(856) 728-4444

(609) 654-1384

Flooring & Carpet

Avalon Carpet Title and Flooring
Serving South Jersey
(856) 489-4996

Floors USA
Cherry Hill
(856) 761-1670

Kepple’s Carpet
West Berlin
(856) 767-1999
856) 528-4171

Furniture Repair & Refinishing

Furniture Doctor
(856) 768-0770

Garage Doors

Dependable Doors & More
Serving South Jersey
(800) 606-1922

Hunter Door
Maple Shade
(800) 575-3667

Handyman Services

A5 Handyman & Remodeling
(856) 719-0200

Mr. Handyman
Cherry Hill
(856) 429-8991

Hardscaping & Landscaping

Elite Landscaping
(856) 753-1944

Eric’s Nursery & Garden Center
Mount Laurel
(856) 231-0444

Steven Masullo Landscape Design
Serving South Jersey
(856) 252-7372

Young’s Landscape Management, Inc.
Serving South Jersey
(609) 654-5441

HVAC Contractors

Allen’s Oil & Propane
(609) 561-7714
(609) 859-2334

Bovio Advanced Comfort and Energy Solutions
Washington Township
(856) 783-5282

Hutchinson Plumbing, Heating, Cooling
Serving South Jersey
(856) 429-6138

Jim’s Heating & Air Conditioning
Serving South Jersey
(856) 546-3081

RPM Heating &
Air Conditioning, Inc.
(856) 983-0273

Shamrock Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.
(609) 859-2424

Home Organization Systems

The Closet Gallery
Serving South Jersey
(609) 714-8282

Specialty Shower & Closet
Serving South Jersey
(856) 235-9915

Home Remodeling

A & J Custom Home
Remodeling Center
(856) 832-4001

Brindisi Builders
(856) 985-6219

Cipriani Remodeling Systems
(856) 853-8398

L.J. DiCicco Builders
Cherry Hill
(856) 354-2135

Nuss Construction Company, Inc.
(856) 988-9982

Home Security

Devlin Alarms
(856) 983-3456

Evesham Lock & Safe Company, Inc.
(856) 665-5625

Interior Decorators & Designs

Dashing Designs
Cherry Hill
(856) 424-4405

Rooms in Bloom
(856) 722-1505

Studio Designs by Chase McKenzie
(609) 922-2493

Interior Furnishings

Atlas Interiors
(856) 985-5550
Cherry Hill
(856) 665-4010

DiEva Designs
(856) 728-3330

Ethan Allen
Maple Shade
(856) 667-7333

Kroungold’s Furniture
(856) 985-2700

Kitchens & Baths

ABC Discount Appliances
(856) 665-0711
(856) 267-5755
(609) 257-3182

Albo Appliance
Maple Shade
Mount Holly
(856) 235-2288

Cabinet Gallery Medford
(609) 654-7555

Glassboro Lumber & Kitchens
(856) 358-1854

Matteo Family Kitchens & Flooring Inc.
(856) 769-2490

Weinstein’s Bath & Kitchen Showroom
(856) 833-1576

Marble, Granite & Stone Contractors

Abruzzi Stone
Cherry Hill
(856) 616-0800

C & S Granite and Cabinet, LLC
Mount Laurel
(856) 222-0855

(609) 871-8888

Ilkem Marble & Granite
Cherry Hill
(856) 433-8714

Tabernacle Granite & Marble
(888) 355-8677

Painting Contractors

Giovinetti Painting
Serving South Jersey
(856) 227-1503

Rainer Painting Company
Serving South Jersey
(856) 786-8121

Thomas Woodend
Serving South Jersey
(856) 596-6065

Pest Control

Delsea Exterminators
Cherry Hill
(856) 662-3355

Humphreys Pest Control
Serving South Jersey
(856) 722-0020

Plumbing Contractors

Eddie B. Plumbing, Inc.
(856) 764-1282

Filan & Conner Plumbing, LLC
West Berlin
(856) 768-2888

Gary Lawrence Plumbing & Heating
(609) 268-1171

Roofing and Siding

Advanced Roofing Systems, LLC
Serving South Jersey
(856) 428-3222

CMB General Contractors
(609) 953-1798

W. Hargrove Demolition
(856) 225-1100

Spas & Pools

Budd’s Pools
(856) 845-9000

Del Val Pool Maintenance
(856) 663-4400

Jersey Pools & Spas
(609) 654-4886

The Pool Store, Inc.
(856) 286-3300

Swim-Mor Pools and Spas
Serving South Jersey
(856) 456-3332

Tropical Pools
(856) 881-2772

Tree Service

Bartlett Tree Experts
Cherry Hill
(856) 547-7170

First Class Tree Service, LLC
Serving South Jersey
(609) 714-1202


A-1 Millwork
Serving South Jersey
(856) 767-5233

Home Trimwork
Serving South Jersey
(609) 206-8621


Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing
Serving South Jersey
(856) 541-0100

South Jersey Waterproofing & Structural Repair, LLC
Serving South Jersey
(856) 428-8271

Windows & Doors<

Sunbeam Window & Door Co.
Serving South Jersey
(856) 662-3300

The Window Factory
Haddon Heights
(856) 546-5050

The Window Place Plus
Serving South Jersey
(856) 216-1888

Window Treatments

Best Drapery and Design
Cherry Hill
(856) 429-2242

Pasquarello Interiors
(856) 784-2864

Patricia of Mullica Hill
(856) 795-5555

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 8 (November, 2010).
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