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Dana dean roofing is the best. They have been to my house numerous times, always on time. Very professional, I never have to call twice. I will be getting a new roof in a few years and Dana will be doing the job. Everybody I have met at Dana’s is courteous, professional and thorough. I highly recommend them.
I don't know what the place was like years ago, but they are purely awesome now. I am very picky about where I take my cars, and I know how to diagnose and work on most car trouble - just don't have the time, tools or real estate. These guys are honest, dependable and reliable.Mechanics can only work with what they've got - if your car is a raggedy rust bucket, it's not getting restored, But if you need moderate repairs (A/C, radiator, tune-up, alignment, brakes, hoses, gaskets, timing) this is the place to go.
Awesome, Many Thanks to Manny Fotiou and his team.They guidance makes me more secured and a hassle free life.
I do a lot of my own work and I have a hard time trusting any conventional mechanic shops, including dealerships. I wouldn't call myself a mechanic but I'm often stunned with the lack of knowledge at other shops in the area. Jimmy and his Engine Experts team are anything but conventional - which is exactly what I needed.Jimmy could have just told me to throw money at the problem, replace the aging motor in my car, or worse but instead, Jimmy and his team took the time to truly analyze a problem that had been plaguing me for over a year and fixed it, only charging me 2 hours of labor. These are stand-up guys and if you want your car working right the first time for a good value, you have no better option in the Triangle than Engine Experts.Thank you so much - you have no idea how much getting my car running right means to me.
Excellent Customer Service and work quality. Helped us out quickly when one of our work vans went down. They were very upfront about the cost of repairs and communicated with us throughout the entire process. They were there when everyone else simply said " we can't fix that." I highly recommend them!
I have been a customer of Jimmy Boyd and Engine Experts for more than ten years and could not be more pleased with my experiences with this company. They have maintained and repaired four different vehicles for me with outstanding results. The mechanics are excellent technicians who have been able to diagnose problems both accurately and quickly then make necessary adjustments or repairs. They always make available the parts that are replaced so I never have any question about whether or not something was actually done. Jimmy is very accommodating and works my car into their busy schedule as soon as possible when I have an issue that needs immediate attention.The charges for work done are very fair and quite reasonable and they stand behind their work.The shop area is like no other shop I’ve previously visited. Everything is well organized and sparkling clean. I would feel comfortable sitting down on the floor and eating off it. I have worked in facilities management for many years and never seen a work area as clean, spotless and organized as the Engine Experts shop.I have great difficulty believing negative reviews about Engine Experts since Jimmy will do everything possible to correct any problem with their work. It is a reality that some issues cannot physically be fixed to an owner’s satisfaction if that person has unreasonable expectations. But my experience has been they will do everything possible to make every situation right. Jimmy is a straightforward person who tells it like it is. He can be abrupt but is always respectful and truthful. He delivers good service for a fair price.I only wish I could find service providers in other types of businesses who deliver the results that I’ve received when using Engine Experts!
I cannot praise highly enough the superb job that Dana Dean Roofing did on the replacement of my roof. I used their “burnt sienna” color of architectural Landmark shingles, and they look fantastic on my house. Dana Sr., Dana Jr. and the entire Dana Dean Roofing team were wonderful to work with: thoroughly professional, dependable, kind, courteous, on-time, and truly a pleasure to work with. For years I’d been dreading the replacement of my roof, as it’s not usually much fun, but Dana Dean Roofing made it a pleasure. Truly a pleasure! Even some of my neighbors who are contractors, builders, and carpenters were impressed by the superb workmanship done by Dana Dean Roofing. In short, I cannot recommend Dana Dean highly enough. I have only praise for this wonderful, locally based roofing company, and their superb employees and owners. I am a retired professor, and I give Dana Dean Roofing the grade of A+ !
I'm 40 years old. In my lifetime, there have been few folks (or categories of folks) that I have come across that I couldn't get along with and form a trusting relationship with. One of those few has been car mechanics. I think most are probably trustworthy, but they lack that personal relationship. For instance, at most dealerships, you never speak to the guy that works on your car. You only get the service specialist, writer, desk clerk - whatever you want to call them. But you ask them a question, and they have no answer for you. Their job is purely customer service (in most cases). You never get to see the problem or solution. That's not how Jimmy Boyd operates.I was in the process of selling a house and moving my family of 9 (the moving literally taking place within a week) when the engine on my suburban suffered catastrophic failure. After receiving an initial diagnosis that I needed a new engine, I was directed to The Engine Experts, where Ed gave me a quote to replace the engine - that was Wednesday. Fast forward to Tuesday of the following week - I get a call from Jimmy Boyd. He asks me to come in and talk to him so he can see that I understand what he is saying. I get there and get a full tour of the shop (probably the cleanest, most orderly shop I've ever set foot in), and he also talks me through the items that I should consider replacing (since they had to come off anyway). Most shops / mechanics would just tell you what you should do with no explanation of why, other than because that's the recommendation.Jimmy is an honest guy, running a world class business. After stumbling across him, I've found my car guy. I'll be taking my cars to him going forward.One last note - at the time this went down, we were moving - selling a house etc. My bill was large, but he worked with me on the payment. I paid the bulk when I picked up the car, but he was reasonable and thoughtful in how he allowed me to handle the balance. World class guy and business.
Dmitri consistently provides accurate diagnostics and permanent professional repairs, on time, for the most reasonable prices. He is always accurate, honest, friendly, timely, affordable, considerate and professional. As a result, I continue to enjoy my older Mercedes AMG!
John rebuilt the carburetor on my classic GTO and it runs perfectly. I knew I was in the right spot seeing many other classic muscle cars at his shop being serviced. I also knew I was at the right place after seeing the meticulous manner in which he and his team maintain the shop. In addition, he referred me to Linwood Piper of Piperformance who took care of a small bit of damage to my car’s paint. I’ll certainly be bringing my GTO and other cars to him going forward. Thanks John!!
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.