Local Services and Craftspeople

  • 20 May 2007
  • Anonymous (not verified)

Carpenters, contractors, electricians, painters, plumbers, and even a photo restorer and wall paper specialist.

 

Bird Control

Bird Barrier America
Mark Thorsell
20925 Chico Street, Carson, California 90746
800-503-5444 310 527 8000
www.birdbarrier.com

 

Cabinetry

Pasadena Woodworks
Formerly Ipekjian Custom Furniture and Cabinets 
Father and son master craftsmen Jim and Jack Ipekjian
504 N. Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
626 792 5025
http://www.pasadenawoodworks.com/

 

Nissan Woodworks
Mark Judaken
2153 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Ph: 323-737-8181
http://www.nissankitchencabinets.com

 

Carpenters

Luis Gutierrez
Ph: 323-290-9769
Cell: (323)422-8158
Carpenter/painter
Lic # 936309
gutierrezconstruction@hotmail.com

Does extensive work in West Adams. Makes excellent doors and cabinet doors, heavy carpentry, house painting.

 

Chimney Repair and Service

Lucky Chimney Company
Alfredo Johnson
10247 Kalua Drive
Shadow Hills, CA 90140
ph: 310 400 1294
info@luckychimney.com
www.luckychimney.com
"We rebuild, repair, clean and install chimneys."

 

Contractors, Licensed

Home Front
Stephen Pallrand
1864 West Jefferson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 732-4663
www.homefrontbuild.com
info@homefrontbuild.com

"I am a general contractor who specializes in old homes, using reclaimed materials whenever necessary. I have many completed and current projects in West Adams. I have installed historically accurate bathrooms in the area, plumbing fixtures and lighting. I do electric (actually a tricky area if one plans to use original fixutres as real period fixtures have backplates too small for the electric boxes contemporary electricians insist on installing. My company has restored two bunglalow interiors in Jefferson Park in the last year where the interior board and batten wainscotting and plate rail had been mostly removed." 

 

Julian Construction, Inc.
2900 W. Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Toll free: 877-407-3876
Ph. (323) 733-3377
Fax (323) 733-4477
www.julianconstruction.com

Specialist in foundation, bolting, leveling, and earthquake protection. Lic # 788526

 

Tip Top Construction
Gene Reeves
1717 Grandview Ave
Glendale, CA 91201
818-240-5854

General Contractor Lic. No. 606198. Commercial and residential. Experience in renovation of historic properties. Complete projects, all trades.

 

Electricians

Jolt Electric Co.
Patrick Crone
32357 Mustang Drive
Castaic, CA 91384-3052
Lic. #659783
661-257-5722
661-510-8133

"We used Jolt to take out and replace all the original knob and tube wiring in our three-story Craftsman home. Patrick and his partner in a few days replaced ceiling and wall wiring to lights, sconces, and switches. They added boxes to the many lights originally installed without them, including decorative lights in wood ceiling beams. Finally, they completely rewired our 8 original 1910 chandeliers and some additional wall sconces. Very high praise here. They have been back numerous times for smaller jobs. " -- Leslie Evans and Jennifer Charnofsky.

 

Fencing

Grand Fence
3408 E. Olympic Blvd.
P.O. Box 23373
Los Angeles, CA 90023
323-261-6700 F: 818-240-0296
California License #491747
http://grandfence.com/
info@grandfence.com

 

Himco Security Products
3326 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, Ca 90007
800-232-2222
Mon–Fri 8:00AM-5PM
http://www.himcosecurity.com/

 

Locksmith

Viva Zapata Lock & Key
1809 South Hoover Street
Los Angeles CA 90006
Between Washington & Venice on west side of street
Store Hours: 9am - 5:30pm M-F | Sat. 9am - 3pm
(213)747-7165
sales@vivazapatalock.com
http://www.vivazapatalock.com/

 

Carlos Castaneda Antique Hardware and Locksmith
618 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-954-1717
cantique@pacbell.net
Mon-Sat 10 am - 6 pm

Located on the left upstairs mezanine of an antique store, Carlos Castaneda has a large supply of period locks, keys, window latches and hinges. One of the few experts around on real antique locks, he also makes house calls by arrangement.

 

Painting

Luis Gutierrez
Ph: 323-290-9769
Cell: (323)422-8158
Carpenter/painter
Lic # 936309
gutierrezconstruction@hotmail.com

Does extensive work in West Adams. Makes excellent doors and cabinet doors, heavy carpentry, excellent house painting.

 

Berra Quality Painting
License #819702
Abel C. Berra
8761 Matilija Ave
Panorama City, CA 91402
Tel/Fax: (818) 893-0285
Cell: (818) 606-1904

"Following on major plumbing and electrical work that left many holes in walls and ceilings Abel and his crew did a superb job closing up major holes and repainting. Then they stripped and refinished extensive wood paneling and cabinetry in the entry way, living and dining rooms, using nontoxic citrus based stripper. Finally, on oak floors the professionals said were too thin to machine sand, Abel and his crew stripped the old finish with nontoxic agents, then hand sanded and applied a beautiful new finish. Cannot recommend them highly enough. Though based in Panorama City they are happy to work in West Adams." -- Leslie Evans and Jennifer Charnofsky

 

The Harp Company
Historic Architectural Restoration and Preservation
Expert paint, widow restoration, hardwood refinishing
Preservationist Steve Schleder has worked on historic homes throughout the Los Angeles area, including homes by architects Greene and Green, Rudolf Schindler, and John Lautner
Lic# 562457  Bonded and insured
For more information, please call Steve Schleder (805) 644-4449 or email info@harpcompany.com
www.harpcompany.com

 

Painting: Interior Art Painters

Scott Waterman
Commissioned Paintings for Residential and Contract Design
Email: scott at scottwaterman dot com
310.904.2516
http://www.scottwatermanartist.com/

Scott Waterman is a resident of Jefferson Park since 2003. He has 27 years experience in all aspects of decorative painting including period restoration and re-creation. His work has been published in numerous national and international books and periodicals. He says his clients are typically in the Holmby Hills and surrounding areas but that he would be very pleased to offer his expertise to his neighbors in West Adams. See his website for examples of his work. The slideshow on his website is mainly of detailed interior wall murals using historic styles and themes.

 

Real Illusions
2129 S. Burnside Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90016
323-547-1670
Founder artist Jo LeSoine has retired to Hawaii but the company continues, now in Los Angeles in place of its former Venice studios.
info@realillusionsinc.com
http://www.realillusionsinc.com

Faux finishes, speciality interior textured finishes, murals, artistic plasterwork

 

Photo Restoration

Expert restoration of your treasured family photos by local artist and craftsman David Valentine.
2717 South Raymond Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90007-2125
david.valentine2736@gmail.com
 

 

Plumbing

Best Flow Plumbing Contractors
License #625898
Johnny Gonzalez
310-822-7172
323-653-0128

"At the end of 2006 we discovered that when we had replumbed our three story West Adams Craftsman house in 1988 we had been sold defective black ABS drain pipe. In 2007 we had every drain in the house replaced. The work was organized by Kelley Construction and for the plumbing part, by Best Flow. Their work was exceptionally good, very fast, and reasonable. Later we called Best Flow back for numerous smaller plumbing jobs and were completely satisfied." -- Leslie Evans and Jennifer Charnofsky

 

Tile Installation

Shenbarger Tile
23301 S. Sidlee Place
Harbor City, CA 90710
310-534-5754
license 692951
In business since 1994
Steve Shenbarger

 

Upholsterer

Roberts Upholstery, Inc.
2424 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Phone: 323-735-4018
Fax: 323-735-4194
Email: Robertsupholstery@sbcglobal.net

From our webmaster:
"We have had three complex chairs -- a tricky office chair and two old-fashioned wing chairs -- reupholstered at Roberts Upholstery, and they have done a superb job at reasonable prices. Their shop is a bit shabby, but don't let that put you off. They are excellent craftspeople."
                                                                                                --Leslie Evans

 

Wallcovering Installation and Restoration

Wallpaper Guru

Karen Bonadio
P.O. Box 491243
Los Angeles, CA.
90049-9243 US
(310) 281-6298
Contractors License No. 798418
Karen@wallpaperguru.com

www.wallpaperguru.com

Karen Bonadio says:

"I have had a successful wallcovering installation and historic restoration business here in the Los Angeles area for over 14 years. While in pursuits of other interests professionally, I attended a trade school (West Valley Occupational Center) in order to be self employed. There I learned the art of wallpaper and mural installation. Previous to this I lived, worked, and traveled extensively in Europe. My wallcovering business has really opened up a lot of interests for me. I have discovered how creative and artistic it can be to work with my hands. All the beautiful wallpapers, murals, and fabrics I have installed, the interesting projects and architectural spaces I have been involved with, and of course all those interesting people I have met along the way. What is so important to me in my work is the attention to detail. It is imperative.

"I had a featured article in Old House Journal Magazine last Year."

 

Window Repair

The Harp Company
Historic Architectural Restoration and Preservation
Expert paint, widow restoration, hardwood refinishing
Preservationist Steve Schleder has worked on historic homes throughout the Los Angeles area, including homes by architects Greene and Green, Rudolf Schindler, and John Lautner
Lic# 562457
For more information, please call Steve Schleder (805)644-4449 or email info@harpcompany.com
www.harpcompany.com

 

Window Restoration & Repair, Inc.
3371 Cerritos Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA. 90720
Phone# 562.493.1590
Fax# 562.493.1976
www.window-restoration-repair.com
e-mail info@window-restoration-repair.com
CAL. State Lic. #902221 - Licensed and Bonded