Mario Rivera, 505-699-0283 – recommended by Zelie: He’s starting out as a contractor after years of working on beautiful homes around Santa Fe. The guy can do anything — or has someone for the job – and charges $35/hr or by the project. Only drawback is that his English is poor. But he works hard and will get the job done. Send him a text if you need anything done this summer. And tell him I sent you.

JC Remodeling and Handyman LLC, 505-920-9574. Recommended by Kris – he has done it all for me – plumbing repair, electrician, floor tiling, painting. He and his crew do excellent work, very responsive and responsible.