Here, on the Edge of the Frontier, it's sometimes hard for a consumer or homeowner to find the services he needs. A person doesn't really know where to go. Sure, there are a lot of people who will take your money. But here is a list of honest tradesmen and businesses that still believe in doing quality work - an honest price for an honest job - who won't rip you off, and upon whose products or services you can depend. This list is wholly a reader service. We don't charge businesses to be on this page; and a listing here can't be bought. We have to have independently found the tradesman to be great. For a lot of these categories, there's really only one place in town to go. These, then, are the places that people in the know, go:
If it has anything to do with MUFFLERS OR EXHAUST: KILDE'S - 218-759-9777
If it concerns RADIATORS, HEATERS, ETC.: SCOTT'S - 218-751-8211
NEW TIRES and BATTERIES: WAL-MART: 218-755-6137
GENERAL REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE - ANYTHING ELSE AND EVERYTHING
ELSE ON ANY VEHICLE: DOUG RUDDUCK - 218-760-4801
As of 09/03/17, this professional is NO LONGER IN THIS BUSINESS.
We hope he returns to it soon -- he always did a great job. -- Ed.
HOME REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
REFRIGERATOR, MAJOR HOME APPLIANCE including
LAUNDRY, HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING REPAIR:
RICARD REPAIR SERVICE - 218-759-0800 is the one to call. These second-generation (father & son) tradesmen are honest, very knowledgeable about your appliance, dependable, conscientious about your property, and, in some cases where it's called for, innovative (i.e. when conventional solutions don't work, they may have the answer to the problem, anyway). When you call, you speak directly to the repairman -- not a secretary. (Because they're usually on a job, you may have to leave a message, but calls are returned promptly.) They estimate the work before doing it, only charge for the time the work actually takes, only do the work that needs to be done, and the quality of the work, in our estimation, is as good as it gets.
ROOFING: WHITE PINES CONTRACTING - 218-335-2738
PLUMBING: GRASS LAKE PLUMBING - 218-766-7377
Q: How do you know when your attorney got the big retainer payment you sent?
A: He (or she) stops returning your phone calls.