Please take a moment to review the following trusted partners for your other home service needs. I know all of these professionals well, and have both worked with them and recommended them to my clients for many years. I can recommend any of them without reservation to serve you in their area of expertise.    – John Allen

John Devlin

Blue Ribbon Residential Construction

5605-108 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
919-796-2239 (cell)


Blue Ribbon™ Residential Construction is an award-winning, fully-licensed residential contracting company that provides both interior and exterior remodeling. Blue Ribbon specializes in: Kitchen Renovations, Sun-room Construction, Bathroom Remodeling and much more. From design concept and plans through complete construction, Blue Ribbon provides a full range of home improvement services. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, we take great pride in our high-quality, on-budget work for residents of Wake County.

Katherine Mitchell

Raleigh Auction and Estate Sales

4900 Craftsman Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609
919-790-2251 / 919-795-4522 (cell)


The goals of Raleigh Auction and Estate Sales are to provide a strong buying audience for estates and small business liquidation, as well as an interesting and fun experience for those looking for quality merchandise at a fair price. We will strive to maintain and promote the integrity and viability of the auction industry as a great sales channel and purchasing opportunity.

Janella N. Smyth, FASA

Accredited Appraisal Associates

PO Box 12465, Raleigh, NC 27605
919-468-5557 / 919-319-7038 (fax)


Accredited Appraisal Associates provides personal property appraisals for insurance scheduling, damage claims, donation, estate tax and division, equitable distribution and other purposes throughout NC and adjoining states. Ms. Smyth has been an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers for over fifteen years. Ms. Smyth also serves as a consultant for inventory and planning in cases for estates, bankruptcy, fire loss, fraud investigations and other uses.

Ted Browne

Gotcha Covered

9650 Strickland Road, Suite 103-171, Raleigh, NC 27615
919-782-7007 / 919-782-7107 (fax)


Whether it’s blinds, shutters, shades or draperies, Ted has “Gotcha Covered!” He’ll give you loads of options from among his prestigious manufacturers-HunterDouglas, Graber, Timber Blind & Shutter, Covington Collection, Prestige Plantation, Carole Fabrics and Draperies, and more. Your selection will then be installed by his highly-trained window coverings professionals.

Joe and Lenore Gusten

Gusten’s Restoration Studio

PO Box 211, Bethania, NC 27010-0211


We provide reversible restoration of fine porcelain and art pottery. Professional cleaning, bonding, replication of missing pieces, expert color matching and conservation services offered. Work done on a full range of art objects including, American Art Pottery, European and Asian Porcelain, as well as figurines of all types and makers.

Frank Ferlita

Magellan Logistics

120 Centrewest Court, Suite 104, Cary NC 27513


Magellan Logistics specializes in packing and shipping fragile, large, awkward and valuable items. We have the special equipment, training, insurance and relationships with shippers needed to package and safely deliver such items anywhere in the world. Call us to ship antiques with the utmost in safety.

Colin deSouza

Allstate Insurance. Colin deSouza Agency, Inc.

278 W. Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609


Make sure that your valued property is covered correctly by your insurance! Our team of licensed agents can discuss your coverage's and identify any gaps where you might be exposed. We work closely with you to understand the details about your property, and then we advise you on how to cover it optimally.

Danny Wilson

Movin' On Movers

2425 Reliance Avenue, Apex, NC 27539


For over 30 years we have been providing the Triangle area with top of the line service, and are dedicated to continuing our sterling reputation. At Movin’ On Movers, we are the leading moving and storage company, serving Raleigh, Durham, Apex, Chapel Hill, and ultimately nationwide. We are short and long distance movers, perfect for a move across town, or across the country. From our well-maintained moving trucks to our complete packing options, Movin’ On Movers offers a comprehensive relocation service to save you the headache of moving.