Best of Santa Fe—Home and Business Services

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BOSF Alterations and More (Kelli Johansen)

Best Alterations

1. Alterations and More

Laura Hermosillo built her business from the ground up 13 years ago, and now she’s a go-to for hemming special vintage pieces and getting work uniforms to fit perfectly. She’s been a winner of the Woman-Owned Business of the Year from the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce and now takes top honors in this new Best of Santa Fe category.

2864 Cerrillos Road, (505) 424-9216

2. Martinizing GreenEarth Cleaning

The folks at Martinizing pitch their alterations—anything from busted zippers to hemlines to reworking your party dress—as part of their sustainability-themed business model. “It’s the green thing to do!” at all four locations.

1091 St. Francis Drive, (505) 982-8603; 400 N Guadalupe St., (505) 988-2455; 913 Old Pecos Trail, (505) 982-9259; 2801 Rodeo Road, (505) 473-4396

3. La Unica

La Unica won’t just clean your Native rugs, wedding dresses and coats of all persuasions—it will also fix ‘em up when they’re headed to the worn-out side of things.

647 Cerrillos Road, (505) 983-1182; 1932 Cerrillos Road, (505) 982-8231

Best Architect

1. Hoopes and Associates

While taking the top nod in BOSF this year must have been a bigger thrill for Hoopes and Associates, they also won a little thing called the Parade of Homes last year. Maybe you’ve heard of it. They count the stunning Lensic Performing Arts Center (maybe you’ve heard of that, too) and the funky Angel Depot among their completed jobs. Hoopes himself is a Maryland native who has been in Santa Fe since 1992. The guy even has a podcast!

333 Montezuma Ave., Ste. 200, (505) 986-1010

2. Architectural Alliance

This firm is closing in on three decades in Santa Fe, and has an expansive profile that ranges from high-desert residential creations to multi-family units on Canyon Road to the Tierra Amarilla Administrative Complex.

612 Old Santa Fe Trail, (505) 988-5269

3. Spears Horn Architects

Spears Horn leans into the sometimes difficult and sparsely resourced environment that is Santa Fe. Find sustainability and low-maintenance compositions and focus on a 360-degree approach to green building.

1334 Pacheco St., (505) 983-6966

Best Art Frame Shop

1. Frontier Frames

This go-to shop for collectors, artists and the public started up in Santa Fe the year before SFR—that would be 1973—and has now passed two decades as a Best of Santa Fe honoree. There’s a reason. Whether you need a basic frame for your latest Marvel movie poster or a complex mat job for an antique map, Frontier is your spot.

2008 St. Michael’s Drive, (505) 473-1901

2. Fine Art Framers

The Santa Fe home for one-on-one framing consultation, Fine Art focuses on conservation and specialized materials: metals, woods, canvas floats and more. Stop in and help it celebrate a quarter century in business.

1415 W Alameda St., (505) 982-4397

3. Goldleaf Framemakers of Santa Fe

Goldleaf is all about the details, right down to ensuring that the frame matches the time period of the picture it surrounds. Want proof? Check out the process video on their website—it’s a fascinating four and a half minutes.

627 W Alameda St., (505) 988-5005

Best Auto Detailing

1. Custom Craft Auto Collision

Keep the carpets clean, the windows and headlights sparkling, the chrome fresh and all the other details in line with the help of these custom pros with a reputation for top-notch restoration and luxury maintenance. Service for RVs too.

4587 B Hwy. 14, (505) 438-8878

2. Mint Automotive

If you are an average American, you spend about eight and a half hours a week in your car. Why not let Mint have a go at your rolling living room with their specialized slate of tools and materials to make that space shine?

2903 Agua Fria St., Suite B, (505) 910-9133

3. Eclipse

Take care of what’s likely one of the biggest investments in your arsenal. Eclipse has 25 year of service and also does tinting.

2217 Cerrillos Road., (505) 438-1168

Best Bicycle Repair

1. The Broken Spoke

It’s all about variety at the Spoke—from the varying specialties of the shop’s mechanics to their willingness to take on easy tune-ups and complicated rebuilds alike. And if you’re in the market to buy, this spot wants to put you on the bike that fits you best, whether it’s BMX, mountain, townie or whatever strikes your fancy. That includes an array of used bikes, all of which come with a two-month guarantee against mechanical failure.

1426 Cerrillos Road, (505) 992-3102

2. rob and charlie’s

rob and charlie’s notes the “great bike shortage” facing Santa Fe this year, and it’s here to help, with two-wheeled machines for sale coming in on the regular. The menu of services on the shop’s website is so long it requires some scrolling. These guys have skateboards, too!

1632 St. Michael’s Drive, (505) 471-9119

3. Mellow Velo

Since 2005, the Velo crew has been atop the bike sales and fixing game in Santa Fe. They’re knowledgable about all the local trails and have been heavily into the e-bike game since it began. This spot was a staff favorite for SFR when we were still its neighbors on Marcy Street, and that hasn’t changed since we moved across town.

132 E Marcy St., (505) 995-8356

Best Body Shop

1. Custom Craft Auto Collision

This family-owned business has been around three decades and counting, and that longevity has created a loyal customer base. Custom Craft is Northern New Mexico’s only collision repair shop that employs nothing but I-Car Gold Class Certified technicians on staff. (That’s the Cadillac, folks.) They’ll handle the body and plastic repairs, plus wheel alignments, but also the tougher jobs of fixing busted frames and smoothing out dents without using a drop of paint.

4587-B Hwy. 14, (505) 438-8878

2. Don Juan Certified Collision Care

“Don’t worry, we can fix it.” It wasn’t true when Jeff Spicoli said it in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, but it is at Don Juan. Every second of labor and every splash of paint comes with a lifetime guarantee. Take it to the bank.

2855 Rufina St., (505) 471-2121

3. Mena’s Coachworks

Mena’s takes on the high-end ride, the premium brand, including European and Japanese models. They can fix your Honda up just as well, but you have to give some extra cred to an outfit with “Coachworks” in its name and the Lamborghini emblem on its website.

3360-B Lopez Lane, (505) 471-9037

Best Car Repair

1. Mike’s Garage

It’s another year atop the leaderboard for Mike’s, where that bastion of the Santa Fe internal combustion traveler—the Subaru—is king. Worry not whether it’s a dented fender, a janky back hatch or a full engine rebuild, Mike’s will have your Subaru back on the road for its next 100,000 miles as good as ever. And they’re a same-day-service shop, to boot.

1501 Fifth St., (505) 983-6577

2. Toy Auto Man

The five-man team at Toy Auto Man specializes in repairs for your Lexus or your...Toyota? That’s right, and good luck finding a wider gulf between two makes that will receive top-flight service under the same roof. Get help, people, like always, whether it’s for an old Tacoma or a brand new 350 F Sport.

4774 Airport Road, (505) 983-9463

3. Custom Craft Auto Collision

Show us an automotive category in this here BOSF listing, and we’ll show you another high placing for Custom Craft. Robert Gallegos cranked this business up when he was 19 to serve Santa Fe drivers. His mom is the account manager. That’s very cool.

4587-B Hwy. 14, (505) 438-8878

Best Car Wash

1. Squeaky Clean Car Wash

Jay Ritter, owner of Squeaky Clean, earned our respect last year, offering a “Virus Wash” with hospital-grade supplies at the height of the pandemic. Now, as Santa Fe cautiously reemerges from the darkness, his shop gets it for the boss services he’s always offered: washes, shampoos, waxes, something called “Australian Wheel Bling” and a whole bunch more. The world seems a little newer and shinier, finally. Hit Squeaky Clean and let your car match it!

1900 Cerrillos Road, (505) 983-4201; 3931 Cerrillos Road, (505) 474-4320

2. Oilstop Drive Thru Oil Change & Car Wash

The unyielding sun is taking a toll on the inside of your ride, right? Oilstop has all the magic to restore it. This 20-year locally owned business can spick-and-span the outside of your sports car, hybrid or work truck, too, not to mention change the oil.

3562 Cerrillos Road, (505) 424-0066

3. Speedy Shine Car Wash

With highly competitive pricing, Speedy Shine is a great deal for a car wash by any measure. What gets the popping-eyes emoji from SFR, though? It’s the water-reclamation methods, which include sending water back to the local treatment plant. It’s the West, y’all, and water matters as much as the shine on your car.

3006 Cerrillos Road, (505) 780-5028

Best Chimney Sweep

1. Casey’s Top Hat Chimney Sweeps

Casey’s will prep your stack for winter, and they may even do it in a top hat. But the list of services—which includes a full slate for wood stoves, too—is a lot more than sweepin’. Got a crack or some other damage to your chimney? Call Casey’s. Need the whole fireplace rebuilt? Call Casey’s. Whatever it is, you’ll call Casey’s more than once; it’s a repeat-customer kind of place.

7921 Old Santa Fe Trail, (505) 989-5775

2. Bailey’s Chimney Cleaning and Repair

These folks don’t just treat and clean the chimney like the pros they are. They also treat everything that may be interfering with that chimney functioning at its highest level. That includes tree-trimming and gutter-cleaning. Call it a full-service chimney sweep!

1470 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, El Prado, (505) 988-2771 (in Santa Fe)

3. Rocky Mountain Chimney Sweep

What’s not to like about a chimney sweep company that’s owned and operated by professional firefighters? Seems like a perfect fit, doesn’t it? They offer all the love for your chimney and fireplace, regardless of what you’re burning in there. There are stoves for sale, too.

11 Senda Corva Road, (505) 438-7700

Best Commercial Contractor

1. Sarcon Construction

The commercial portfolio is impressive and reason enough to choose Sarcon: SITE Santa Fe, The Food Depot, Descartes Labs, the New Mexico History Museum and way more than we have space to list here. They can take over at any stage in the process, too, from pre-construction to general contracting to the actual designing and building. Sarcon is an intentionally small team that picks its projects carefully.

2044 Galisteo St., (505) 474-4700

2. Paul Davis Restoration

Santa Fe’s Paul Davis franchise is one of 300 nationwide, a sprawling network that has been killing the commercial contracting game since 1966. Its deep resources have made it a go-to operation for businesses damaged by flood, fire and other disasters for years.

12 Bisbee Court, (505) 471-1357

3. LM Construction and Mechanical

LM takes the big jobs, the small jobs and all the jobs in between. The diamond plaster faux finish photos on the commercial section of its website are especially handsome, but it offers painting, flooring, roof repair and even snowplow services, too.

3225 Richards Lane, Ste. 2B, (505) 988-4663

Best Computer/IT Services

1. Dotfoil Computers

Dotfoil has taken top BOSF honors in this category for more than 10 years running. Maybe it’s the e-cycling program. Maybe it’s the full panoply of repair services for PCs, Macs, iPhones and whatever else you’ve got. Or maybe it’s the IT offerings for businesses large or small. It’s probably all of the above—plus, this shop sells computers and accessories and will fix your problem in-house or come to you.

851 St. Michael’s Drive, (505) 954-9955

2. Santa Fe Computer Works

This locally owned business knows the dangers of key-loggers, viruses, malware and the host of other disasters that could befall your computer, and is ready to fix any of them. Computer Works specializes in new computer sales and repairs for any aged machine. It’s been doing it for more than 25 years.

1214 Camino Carlos Rey, Suite 2, (505) 471-5211

3. Capitol Computer & Network Solutions

If your computer is fritzing out and Capitol can’t fix it, they won’t charge you. Chances are, though, they can—whether it’s data retrieval, IT solutions or sales. That’s our kind of shop. If you’re a repeat client, take note that they’ve moved to a roomy space in the Second Street Lofts.

1807 Second St., Ste. 100, (505) 216-1108

BOSF Martinizing GreenEarth Cleaning (Kelli Johansen)

Best Dry Cleaning Service

1. Martinizing GreenEarth Cleaning

It’s dry cleaning, sure, but with a pallet of potions, solutions and cleansers that won’t do violence to your sinuses and lungs when you pick up your shirts, dresses and feather boas. GreenEarth calls it a “kinder clean,” and that comes as welcome news in this age of human-caused environmental degradation. It comes down to silicone, and you should read about the whole process on its website. It’s fascinating.

400 N Guadalupe St., (505) 988-2455; 913 Old Pecos Trail, (505) 982-9259; 2801 Rodeo Road, Ste. A7, (505) 473-4396

2. La Unica Dry Cleaners

At La Unica’s OG location, which opened in 1969 near the Railyard, it specializes in the top-drawer clothing items, rugs and the like. The new spot, also on Cerrillos, offers valet service for hotels. This is a legit Santa Fe staple.

647 Cerrillos Road, (505) 983-1182; 1932 Cerrillos Road, (505) 982-8231

3. Park Avenue Cleaners

Get your garments to Park Avenue before 10 am, and you’ll get ‘em back the same day. The affordability is a big part of the draw here: just $6 a garment, or 10 for $50.

720 St. Michael’s Drive, Ste. K, (505) 438-2524

BOSF Gorman Lightning Protection and Electric (Katherine Lewin)

Best Electrician

1. Gorman Lightning Protection and Electric

It’s summer in Santa Fe, which means we’re all hoping for a healthy monsoon. If we get it, that means lightning. And if you want your home or business protected from the myriad dangers that come with strikes, Gorman is where you go. It’s a family-owned business whose crew does it all, from residential to commercial electric services and surge protection.

324 Palomino St., (505) 989-3564

2. Miguel’s Electrical Services LLC

Miguel has been at it since 1995 and started this Santa Fe business in 2008. The company’s bilingual team emphasizes energy efficiency and handles customers’ needs in homes and businesses alike. They customize your electrical needs, work on insurance claims and restore that which is worn out.

339 Rodeo Road, (505) 501-0736

3. G.L. Runer Electric

Contractor Gary Runer has put together a team that’s served Santa Fe for three decades. The web is chock-full of praise for this business, indicating a slew of loyal customers who return again and again for electrical services of all kinds.

(505) 471-3626

Best Financial Advisor

1. Del Norte Credit Union Investment Services

A scroll back through the BOSF archives shows Del Norte as a many-times winner in the financial advisor category. Our readers clearly appreciate community-focused shops when it comes to planning for college or retirement, managing money and stepping into the sometimes daunting world of investment strategies. That’s exactly what this nonprofit is.

3286 Cerrillos Road, (505) 988-3628; 510 N Guadalupe St., Ste. A/B, (505) 988-3628

2. State Employees Credit Union

The advisement services lineup here highlights individuality—we’re all at different spots along the trail, but we all have goals we want to accomplish soon and down the line. Let the pros at SECU help you achieve your financial benchmarks with a personalized plan.

813 St. Michael’s Drive, (505) 983-7328; 4920 Promenade Blvd., (505) 983-7328

3. Enterprise Bank and Trust

There’s something to be said for the safety and security of FDIC-insured investment products, and Enterprise offers a full slate of them. A team of professionals employed by this multi-state bank will help you choose the right ones.

301 Griffin St., (505) 662-5171

Best Financial Institution

1. State Employees Credit Union

Banks can be cold, uninviting places; credit unions tend to be the opposite. Particularly those like SECU that serve state government workers and other hardworking Santa Feans. This institution offers loans for vehicles, homes and plenty more, plus all your other banking needs.

813 St. Michael’s Drive, (505) 983-7328; 4920 Promenade Blvd., (505) 983-7328

2. Del Norte Credit Union

SFR readers trust dot-orgs with their cash, and Del Norte has been in the nonprofit game since 1954. Money can be an uncomfortable subject, so why not talk about it with someone who knows your face, not just your account number?

3286 Cerrillos Road, (505) 988-3628; 510 N Guadalupe St., Ste. A/B, (505) 988-3628

3. Century Bank

Since 1887. Yes, like, the 19th century. Century bills itself as a “super-community bank” and has the laundry list of services to back that up: every kind of loan you can imagine, financial advisement and deposit products.

100 S Federal Place; 498 N Guadalupe St.; 1790 St. Michael’s Drive, (505) 995-1200

Best Homebuilder

1. Homewise

It’s hard to think of something Homewise doesn’t do when it comes to getting roofs over heads. But did you know the ubiquitous nonprofit also builds homes from scratch? They’re aesthetically pleasing structures that fit our city, earning top honors in the Parade of Homes contest for efficiency, best use of outdoor space and more. You’ll find Homewise-built homes at Tessera, El Camino Crossing, Vista Serena and Oshara Village.

1301 Siler Road, Bldg. D, (505) 983-9473

2. Tierra Concepts, Inc.

If you’re one of those people who like to drive around and look at fancy homes, or if you’re in the market for something truly high-end, take a spin through Las Campanas. There, you’ll find more homes built by Tierra Concepts than any other builder. They build elsewhere, too, of course, but seriously, check these out.

1512 Pacheco St., Ste. D-206, (505) 989-8484

3. Woods Design Builders

Santa Fe Style in homebuilding is Woods style in homebuilding. The venerable firm with four decades in town is now into its second generation, and it’s committed to sticking with you from the moment you buy a lot to the moment you turn the key and walk into the elegant structure these design builders have created.

302 Catron St., (505) 988-2413

Best Insurance Agent

1. Bryan Doerner, State Farm

If you’re looking to insure it all in one agent’s office, Doerner’s will do the trick: homeowners, auto, life, renters (this could be of particular importance to many SFR readers, given the craziness of the rental market these days), health and more. Or let’s say you just need a policy for your aging Prius. This is the SFR readership’s choice for any and all.

1341 Pacheco St., (505) 930-5210

2. Garrett Seawright, State Farm

Seawright comes to State Farm naturally, as a second-generation agent, and gets plenty of love for welcoming customer service for those who trusted him with claims for fallen trees, fender benders and alien invasions. (OK, we made that last one up.)

1441 Paseo de Peralta, Ste. C, (505) 982-5433

3. Emily Mascarenas, Hub International

Mascarenas started her career as a receptionist in an insurance office. That was 43 years ago. Now, she’s a VP and client executive for Hub International, where she specializes in commercial business insurance, especially related to the construction industry.

(505) 660-1439

Best Interior Design

1. Samuel Design Group

A flip through the images on the SDG website makes us wish we could call founder Lisa Samuel straight away and get started on a new look for our living room. The designs are modern, clean and decidedly not overwrought. The driving force behind this firm’s work is that the right interior look can add “life-enhancing power” to any space. We agree!

607 Cerrillos Road, Ste. A, (505) 820-0239

2. Annie O’Carroll Interior Design

Details and more details matter most with Annie O’Carroll’s shop. Her team will talk color and fabric choice, where the furniture should be sourced and even “traffic flow” through your space. The portfolio is luscious; even the bathrooms look like cool places to hang.

1512 Pacheco St., Ste. A104, (505) 983-7055

3. Violante & Rochford Interiors

The powerful duo of Paul Rochford and Michael Violante—married business partners extraordinaire—aims to build friendships, not just clients. Their focus on individualized creations, stressing each person’s unique tastes, helps to further that mission.

401 Paseo de Peralta, (505) 983-3912

Best Landscaping Company

1. Cassidy’s Landscaping

After more than 30 years, Cassidy’s knows and respects what Santa Fe stands for, and it shows in its focus on xeriscape and other environmentally sensitive designs that fit our dry and drying climate—all while making your outdoor spaces pop. In addition to a wide range of installation and maintenance services for homes and business, this outfit also takes care of athletic fields, both artificial and natural.

3901 Agua Fria St., (505) 474-4500

2. Desert Rose Landscape & Maintenance

“No desert without a rose.” We dig this business’ slogan, and so do our readers. Landscape, hardscape, irrigate! Desert Rose does the basics—mowing, fertilizing—and the tricky stuff, like moss rock borders and cedar fencing, with equal aplomb.

(505) 471-6403

2. McCumber Fine Gardens

It’s your choice with McCumber, whose team can design contemporary or traditional yards, gardens and features alike. Either way, it’s always custom. They’ve been perfecting their craft in Santa Fe since 1995.

86 Old Las Vegas Hwy., (505) 820-0837

Best Law Firm

1. Sommer, Udall, Hardwick & Jones, PA

With specialties in tax law, real estate and estate planning, this dream team of a law firm is closing in on 70 years in business. They tackle corporate, business and employment law cases as well. They practice in state and federal courts and the firm’s secret may well be in its collegiality—lawyers work together, sharing information and expertise to get the best results for their clients.

200 W Marcy St., Ste. 129, (505) 982-4676

2. Egolf + Ferlic + Martinez + Harwood LLC

This smaller firm ought not be judged by the size of its roster, which handles cases in some of the most complex areas of law known to humankind: labor relations, whistleblower cases, education systems, acequia associations and even media law.

123 W San Francisco St., Ste. 200, (505) 986-9641

3. Rothstein Donatelli

You might recognize the names of lawyers at Rothstein Donatelli LLP from some of the biggest cases in New Mexico history. They’ve represented clients in high-profile cases through criminal defense work, Indian law, civil and commercial litigation. In business here since 1976.

1215 Paseo de Peralta, (505) 988-8004

Best Lodging

1. La Fonda on the Plaza

Within a stone’s throw of the cathedral, the Terrace Rooftop Garden Patio is a SFR staff favorite for drinks and dining. But that’s just one of many touches of perfection at La Fonda, the ubiquitous downtown fixture that has been taking star turns for guests and even on the silver screen for decades. You know La Fonda. You love La Fonda. Go stay at La Fonda, even if you live here.

100 E San Francisco St., (505) 982-5511

2. Ten Thousand Waves

There’s no chance you don’t want to stay at a place called “Houses of the Moon.” Twenty acres of junipers surround Ten Thousand Waves’ small compliment of guest rooms, designed in the tradition of the Japanese ryokan. The rooms are just a few steps from the legendary spa.

21 Ten Thousand Waves Way, (505) 982-9304

3. El Rey Court

Move your mouse one glide down El Rey’s website and, behold, this spot is “Dog Friendly AF.” This pleases SFR, friend to all dogs. All 86 rooms are unique. There’s a hot tub and a sauna. They offer guided horse rides and are located within walking distance of many cool spots. Did we mention they’re cool with dogs?

1862 Cerrillos Road, (505) 982-1931

Best Mortgage Lender

1. State Employees Credit Union

When it comes to your mortgage, there is serious comfort in knowing the loan officer, the underwriting, the advisement and everything else is all taken care of here in New Mexico. That’s SECU’s approach to lending, including their new, competitively rated 30-year-fixed mortgages. (No PMI!) “We understand your financial needs, because we’re from the same place you are.” Amen.

813 St. Michael’s Drive, (505) 983-7328; 4920 Promenade Blvd., (505) 983-7328

2. Del Norte Credit Union

If your debit card, savings account and retirement account—you might be lucky enough to have one of those—are all under the Del Norte roof, your home loan may as well be, too. Yep, they do it all at Del Norte.

3286 Cerrillos Road, (505) 988-3628; 510 N Guadalupe, Ste. A/B, (505) 988-3628

3. Homewise

The big-ticket draw in this drawer of Homewise’s portfolio is the nonprofit’s first-time-homebuyer education and handholding through every step of the process. It’s literally famous for it.

1301 Siler Road, Bldg. D, (505) 983-9473

Best Movers

1. Delancey Street Foundation

New Mexico is one of a few states where Delancey Street has laid down roots for its rigorous program that helps people coming out of prison or struggling with drug addiction find new hope and a new life. Among its many offerings is a moving company (!) that’ll get you into your next living or office space, with the proceeds going to the Delancey Street Foundation’s various activities. Win, win, win.

Hwy. 94, Ohkay Owingeh, (505) 852-4291

2. Zen Movers LLC

Moving is a terrifying, traumatic experience that...Never mind. Zen Movers turn the paradigm on its head, treating your stuff with care so that you don’t have to. Om!

(505) 690-1995

3. Two Men and a Truck

Obviously, this national chain with a Santa Fe shop will send more than the business’ name suggests when it’s time to pull up the roots and head for the next home sweet home. But we like the imagery, anyway.

(505) 273-3628

BOSF Bugman Pest Control, Inc. (Katherine Lewin)

Best Pest Control

1. Bugman Pest Control, Inc.

SFR is not sure whether the menacing, though clothed, pest leaning on the company name emblazoned on Bugman’s fleet of vehicles is a cockroach, a praying mantis or something else. And frankly, we don’t care. What we do care about is Bugman’s three decades of smashing pests in Santa Fe, all with unmatched professionalism. Kids named the company founder back at the beginning of his extermination career, and it stuck for the business.

2783 Trades West Road, (505) 455-3832

2. Critter Control of Santa Fe

Rodents, squirrels, bats, rats, snakes, skunks, pocket gophers...Pocket gophers? Yep, the list of animals Critter Control will humanely remove from your scene is long, terrifying and exhilarating. And the website makes clear: no cats and dogs.

(505) 892-6519

3. New Mexico Pest Control

Seventy-six years is a long time to be doing battle with bed bugs, spiders, ticks termites and their ilk. New Mexico Pest Control has been at it exactly that long. It’s a team of experienced experts, and they don’t appear to be afraid of anything.

(866) 742-0807

Best Plumbing Company

1. Aranda’s Plumbing, Heating and Supply

When plumbing problems arise, trust is essential for the fixer. Trust us. Aranda’s is four generations deep in Santa Fe, and the team has built up more than its share of loyal customers. In addition to the toilets and sinks, they address issues with boilers and water heaters, plus all the HVAC stuff for all seasons. You know you need a tune-up for your swampie. Call Aranda’s.

600 Cortez St., (505) 983-7391

2. Anytime Plumbing

The little clock with the maniacal grin, the spear and the monkey wrench that serves as a logo for Anytime Plumbing gives us Alice in Wonderland vibes, but maybe that’s a good thing for a plumber. And what it really signifies is that these guys really will come fix your backed-up septic tank any time of day, 24/7, plus a host of other services.

1528 Center Drive, (505) 474-4441

3. Rich Duran Plumbing and Heating

A full-service shop to put your mind at ease whether you want to install a new boiler, get the AC cranking during this infernal summer or stop that annoying drip in the bathtub, Rich Duran’s has the expertise and the experience to make it so.

17 Bisbee Court, Ste. E, (505) 992-0306

Best Real Estate Agency

1. Barker Realty

BOSF voters are all-in for Barker’s, and rightly so. This company donates a portion of all closed sales to worthy charities benefiting animals and people alike. The huge number of listings, each accompanied by high-quality photos you can actually see and granular-level details about the property, don’t hurt either.

530 S Guadalupe St., (505) 982-9836

2. Santa Fe Properties

Come for the panoramic and nature-inspired Santa Fe videos on the website, stay for the ease and professionalism Santa Fe Properties brings to the real estate game. Then, let the team find you that house!

1000 Paseo de Peralta, (505) 982-4466

3. Homewise

Homewise again? Yep. In addition to all the great work this nonprofit does in our community, they also serve as a real estate agency focused, as we’ve told you before, on helping folks get into that first home.

1301 Siler Road, Bldg. D, (505) 983-9473

Best Roofing Company

1. Brian McPartlon Roofing

There can’t be very many people who proudly proclaim “roofing is our heritage,” but Brian McPartlon’s team of more than 40 does. And they mean it. Licensed, insured, bonded and with a phone book of happy customers, this company has been ensuring high-quality roofs over Santa Fe’s heads since 1985.

39 Bisbee Court, Ste. 2, (505) 982-6256

2. Mike Lopez Roofing

For solid roofing and insulation, Mike Lopez’s numbers say it all: 134 new roof installs, 318 insulation projects, 23 roofers on staff, 231 happy clients. They went into business here in 1975—the year after SFR!

3000 Agua Fria St., (505) 982-8262

3. Santa Fe Stucco and Roofing

Another McPartlon-owned roofing outfit, this one with Francis at the helm, Santa Fe Stucco and Roofing embodies the family trade’s values of hard work and customer satisfaction.

3600 Cerrillos Road, Ste. 101, (505) 690-6215

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Best Solar Energy Company

1. Positive Energy Solar

Positive keeps winning every time we crank up the Best of Santa Fe machine! For more than a decade, this employee-owned shop has held down the top spot in this category. Our readers love them, and so do we—our world-famous Morning Word newsletter wouldn’t hit your inbox each morning without their sponsorship. In addition to being tops in this vital renewable energy source, Positive is also all about giving back.

3209 Richards Lane, (505) 908-9578

2. New Mexico Solar Group

Let this company headquartered in Alamogordo and Albuquerque and serving the whole state help you take advantage of New Mexico’s 300 average days of sunshine with zero-down programs and in-house design.

(505) 207-6847

3. Sol Luna Solar

Sol Luna is a stem-to-stern operation for those seeking the power of the sun over dirty energy sources. They hang with you from design and permitting all the way to installation and final inspections.

56 Hwy. 65, Dixon, (505) 455-8875

Best Storage Facility

1. A-1 Self Storage

It flows nicely that the Best of Santa Fe Winner (again) appearing in the category just below Best Solar Energy Company would be a solar-powered storage outfit. A-1 is locally owned, and the units are climate-controlled. To borrow a phrase from Breaking Bad’s White family: Have an A-1 day!

1591 San Mateo Lane, 983-8038; 2000 Pinon St., (505) 988-2985; 1311 Clark Road, (505) 471-8911; 3902 Rodeo Road, (505) 310-6271; 1224 Rodeo Road, (505) 474-0921

2. Extra Space Storage

The big units match the company’s name—they’re extra roomy—but you choose your own size when you go with Extra Space.

2977 Rodeo Park Drive, (505) 819-5967; 900 W San Mateo Road, (505) 466-9400; 875 W San Mateo Road, (505) 986-0639

3. Santa Fe Self Storage

Three locations means an endless maze of units and lots of options for stowing your stuff in Santa Fe.

1501 Third St., (505) 983-6600; 3064 Agua Fria St., (505) 473-2222; 7521 Old Airport Road, (505) 471-2004

Best Tire Shop

1. Big O Tires

A trip to the tire shop can feel like a descent into the proverbial money pit. Not at Big O, where you’ll get a straight answer on questions from what’s the best rubber for the wheels on your Subaru to why does my ride make that awful scraping sound when I drive it, to what is rotor resurfacing?

3153 Cerrillos Road, (505) 424-2220

2. Garcia Tires

While you’re finally buying that set of fancy road-huggers you’ve always wanted, let the crew at Garcia fix those persnickety dents and scratches, too.

5984 Airport Road, (505) 473-9715

3. Amigo Tire and Auto

This year marks 30 for Amigo in Santa Fe. Here’s the big selling point: They test their tires through racing, which the ownership family does themselves! How could you go wrong with track-tested tires?

1901 Cerrillos Road, (505) 984-0900

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