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After four decades in the plumbing, heating and air conditioning business, family-owned and operated Sunshine Plumbing & Heating Inc. has perfected their approach to business. “We treat our customers the way we would want to be treated — with fairness and honesty,” explains owner Joseph …

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When Dan Monaghan wanted to transform his backyard into his own personal oasis, he called the company he knew would serve him best — Southwest Greens, a local turf company run by brothers Scott and Steve Forster. And Dan’s experience with the skilled crew went beyond his expectations. “It wa…

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Homeowners and sellers looking for smart solutions to beautify their homes —―especially those that won’t break the bank —―have found their solution with Get A Grip. The company is known for its quick and easy resurfacing of kitchen and bathroom surfaces.

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Local roofing expert Clint Satterfield sits at his desk on a recent sunny morning, reflecting on a big change in his professional life — his father Bill retired after 50 years working in the roofing industry. With this retirement, Bill and Clint (BAC) Enterprises has closed as a business, an…

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After 28 years in business, Don Lovato, owner of Carpet Source, continues to help customers find the best solution to their flooring needs. Through state-of-the-art materials and techniques, Lovato and his accomplished staff can enhance any home or business for an affordable price. Carpet So…

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After a thunderstorm last year caused hail damage to the parapets of their home in Placitas, Jim and Harriet Neal needed to find a company that could perform the immediate necessary repairs, along with a quote for re-stuccoing the home’s exterior walls. 

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Let’s play a hypothetical game: You’re thinking it’s time for a new roof. Where do you start? The answer, of course, is you talk to a roofing contractor. More than likely, you’ll talk to a few and collect competitive bids. 

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Having a green landscape is easy with SYNLawn of New Mexico. The company offers some of the highest quality synthetic turf systems in the state, giving your lawn the look and feel of real grass without the inconvenience, high costs and harm to the environment of going natural. 

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First and foremost, Daniels Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning, is a locally owned and operated company. The owner, Daniel Jaramillo, was raised in Albuquerque. And the company, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2019, has its headquarters in the North Valley and an office …

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As one of Albuquerque’s top home remodeling companies, Energy Pros Home Improvements carries top brand  products by Pella, Andersen, Jeld-Wen, El Rey stucco/synthetic stucco, top of the line roof products and more. They also carry New Mexico True windows and locally-made products that put mo…

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Albuquerque-based and veteran-owned 2 Vet’s Construction started as a collaboration between two Army veterans who grew up together and share an interest in helping people in central New Mexico achieve their building project dreams. “We knew we could provide a service that is missed in the ar…

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Natural light seems to bring out the beauty, and indeed color, of everything it touches. When it fills our homes, it brings with it a sense of freshness, vitality and can make us feel healthier.

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Albert Einstein once said, “Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.” These words could not be more appropriate in our current world of competing streams of information. As we gather information, who can we trust? The answer is to ask those who have personal …

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Expect to see an increase  in the average home price in Albuquerque as the economy is anticipated to grow across New Mexico in the coming year. And to keep your home appealing to potential buyers amidst an increasingly competitive industry, look no further than Yourson Construction to correc…

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Are you one of the millions of Americans having difficulty losing fat? Have you signed up for various diets and/or exercise programs that have not lived up to the hype? If so, you’re not alone.

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Turf grasses are what most people think of as grass, but most natural grasses are really ornamental or bunch grasses. The value of ornamental grasses in landscapes is that they add a different texture to the usually leafy look. When using taller grasses, they add motion as they blow in the b…

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When Matt Lambert began construction on a tri-level cabin deep in the wilderness of Colorado over 25 years ago, he felt an immediate connection to working with his hands to create a detailed and sturdy building. His enjoyment in construction hasn’t waned since that day and ultimately inspire…

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The Farmers’ Almanac has predicted a colder-than-normal upcoming winter season in and around Albuquerque, with above-average precipitation. How will you stay warm?

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There’s no doubt Maurillio (Mario) Perez, Luciano Perez, Brian Oertel and the rest of the Professional Coating Corporation team are proud of their strong work ethic. “We were brought up in the construction industry to do the job right the first time,” says Oertel. 

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New Mexico claimed the top spot last year among U.S. states when comparing property crime rates, according to data from the FBI, with 47 percent of those offenses taking place in Albuquerque. Fortunately for metro area homeowners, Action Security Iron provides some of the most secure, well-d…

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Appearances are deceiving. That’ll be your first reaction upon entering the Sandia Marble showroom in Albuquerque’s warehouse district, an area surrounded by industrial buildings with few distinguishing traits. But once inside it’s clear you’ve walked into a bathroom and kitchen remodeling d…

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It’s September, and soon the days will get shorter and evenings will become cooler. It’s also the time of the year when many homeowners across the Albuquerque metro area will make the switch from air conditioning to heating, and locally owned and operated Rick’s Plumbing & Heating can he…

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It’s been in the news for years now: the decline of pollinators such as honeybees and butterflies, and how it’s upsetting our world’s healthy ecosystem. We need pollinators for the growth of many of the foods we eat each day. 

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It was the middle of July, typically the hottest month in Albuquerque. People across the metro area were sweltering in their homes, even with air conditioners turned on. Retired Rio Rancho secretary Judith Brunk and her husband, John, however, were cool and comfortable in their home thanks t…

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Albuquerque is no stranger to sunlight. With about 240 days of sunshine encompassing the area each year, homeowners and businesses are served well by having window treatments that can guard against the sun’s harsh light. Budget Blinds of Rio Rancho can shield your home with style, offering a…

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Don’t be fooled by their marketing campaign, centered around the concept of a 1950s-style eatery. In a city with an affection for retro motels, diners and automobiles, it’s no surprise that local architecture, design and construction firm Jeebs & Zuzu feels right at home.  

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As marathon season approaches, many people are focused on training. Building up endurance is key, but you can’t do that without the fuel your body needs. Wholesome energy-boosting snacks are essential for keeping up the pace, whether you’re focused on a 5K or full marathon.

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My grandson Robby and I were driving along one of the most beautiful routes in New Mexico: State Road 117, south from Grants. Undulating bluffs and La Ventana Arch make for an enchanted landscape on the eastern side. To the west, the impenetrable and threatening lava flows of El Malpais, the…

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Approximately 55 million students in the U.S. will head back to class soon, including thousands of children across the Albuquerque metro area. From dealing with first-day jitters to shopping for school supplies, it’s an exciting and chaotic time.

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When you think about financial freedom, what comes to mind? Perhaps you’d like to travel, spend more time with the grandchildren or explore what really interests you.

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Scott and Steve Forster, the brothers behind the highly regarded synthetic turf company Southwest Greens, love bringing the benefits of artificial turf to homes and businesses in the region. “There is not a downside to going artificial,” says Scott. 

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For more than four decades, Sunshine Plumbing & Heating has been keeping New Mexicans warm in the winter, cool in the summer and free of plumbing problems all year long, while offering the latest products, expert installation and award-

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Home is where the heart is, as the saying goes. Maybe you’ve been in your current dwelling for many years and want to remodel, or perhaps you’re looking for a new place to call home sweet home. Carlisle Builders has the experience to help with either option. 

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If you want experienced carpet cleaning done in an environmentally friendly way, look no further than Clean Carpet Care and Elite Carpet Cleaning. Owners Joseph and Lisa DiBruno are local leaders in this industry, having served thousands of new and repeat residential and commercial customers…

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Rhiannon Lujan couldn’t be happier with the work that Aguamatic Landscape did in her front and back yards. The locally operated and family owned full-service landscaping company installed multiple projects for the Rio Rancho homeowner, including a beautiful stream with a waterfall, an outdoo…

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Albuquerque certainly has had its share of sunshine this year, and in this stretch of warm weather Lucas Satterfield of BAC Enterprises wants people to remember a critical element of their house.

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In the late 1990s, Shawn Kukowski was working for Intel when they threatened their first round of layoffs. He had spent several years prior to his Intel employment in the heating and cooling profession, and it wasn’t long before he decided to start his own company. On the first day of Januar…

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Longtime garage door servicemen Jeff Smith and Corey Wright have a lot for which to be thankful. Over the course of nearly 40 combined years, Smith and Wright have gone from working for a major garage door repair and installation company, to achieving their dream of owning their own local co…

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As spring continues to bloom in Albuquerque, there is no better time to spruce up your yard with the help of LaBarge Landscape. Owner, Jack Lantry has many years of experience in the landscaping business and takes pride in being able to make customer dreams come true with his own company. 

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The Natural Lighting Company, a family owned and operated business, is a Premier Dealer in New Mexico for Solatube products, installations and do-it-yourself kits since 1996. The products include Solatube Daylighting Systems, Solar Star Attic Fans and now, Whole House Fans that can help cool…