Referral Directory for Sarasota

Please find below a list of local vendors of services, inspections, government offices, attorneys, utilities, etc…. that will be helpful in your real estate transaction and for services to make your move easier.  We have provided the phone numbers and when available direct links to their websites.  If you need help with a service that is not listed please call Sara at (941) 586-4790 or Email her at Sara@SaraSellsSarasota.com

Home Inspectors       

Marquette Inspection, Inc.            www.MarquetteInspectionservice.com
Craig Marquette
Owner and Inspector
(941) 358-1901
630 Magellan Drive
Sarasota, FL 34243
E-mail:  Cmarquette@tampabay.rr.com
 
Pillar to Post Home Inspections                       www.sarasota.pillartopost.com/home
Alan Samuels
Home Inspector and Owner
Cell (941) 920-3977
E-mail: Alan.Samuels@PillartoPost.com
 
Fine Home Inspections, Inc.        www.fine home inspections.com
Jamie Milholland
Owner and Inspector
Cell & Office (941) 362-4862
Fax (941) 296-7118
E-mail:  InspectorJamie@verizon.net
 
Peace of Mind Home Inspections LLC     www.peace of mind home inspections fl.com
Dave Marvel
Cell 941-448-5096
P.O. Box 110215
Bradenton, FL 34211

Kraus Group Home Inspections         www.inspect 2 protect.com 
(941) 776-3903
P.O. Box 174
Ellenton, FL 34222
Robert Kraus
Andrew Kraus
Ryan Kraus

 

Pest Control and Termite Inspections 

Silver Fox Pest Management
Steve Bennion - Owner
941-256-6325 cell
941-379-9000 office
4617 East Lake Circle 
Sarasota, FL 34232   
 
Al Harris Pest Control            Al Harris Pest Control.com                   
941-378-0000
6100 Palmer Blvd Unit A
Sarasota, FL 34232 
 

Septic Tank Service and Well Inspections

S.O.S. Septic Inc.                          S.O.S. Septic Inc. com
941-473-1767
80 Harvard Street
Engelwood, FL 34223 
 
Southern Sanitary Systems, Inc.                     Southern Sanitary Systems.com
941-925-7867
4561 Ashton Road
Sarasota, FL 34233


Blue Septic Tank Service                              Blue Septic.com
941-758-0674


Dyco Water Systems                               Dyco Water Systems.com
941-378-5533
1511 Sarasota Center Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34240

Mortgages

Movement Mortgage                                Paula Switzer - Movement Mortgage             
Paula Switzer - Senior Loan Officer
Cell (941) 232-5884
E-Fax (941) 306- 2658
Paula.switzer@movementmortgage.com
1800 Second Ave. Suite 745
Sarasota, FL 34236

 

EverBank                                           Ever Bank
Scott Kolbe
Home Lending Branch Manager
941-545-1275 
scott.kolbe@everbank.com

Insignia Bank                                         Insignia Bank-Sarasota, FL
Laura Dorsey, VP, Residential Loan Originator
941-329-1544
ldorsey@insigniabank.com
333 N. Orange Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236 
 
ThirdFederal Savings and Loan
Sandra Pruiksma
(941) 927-6961
SandraPruisksma@thirdfederal.com
3355 Clark Road, Suite #1
Sarasota, FL 34231

Caliber Home Loans
Jorge Neumann - Loan Consultant
941-780-8334
Jorge.Neumann@Caliberhomeloans.com
1990 Main Street, suite 750
Sarasota, FL 34236 

 

Appraisers

Don Saba - Appraiser
Saba and Associates Appraisers                           Saba and Associates
941-955-2151
1055 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236

 

Building Permit Searches

Sarasota County Building Permit Search Form

 

Manatee County Building Permit Search Form

 

Architects

George Merlin Associates
Residential - Commercial - Classical - Contemporary    www.George Merlin Associates
George Merlin
941-923-8868
7729 Holiday Drive
Sarasota, FL 34231

Currency Exchange Brokers

Moneycorp Inc.           www.moneycorp.com
Stella Giudicelli   
Cell      +1 863-255-9081            Offices in the United Kingdom, Spain, and USA
Office  +1 407-352-5890
Fax      +1 407-352-5893
7380 Sand Lake Road
Suite 410
Orlando, FL 32819

Real Estate Attorneys

Steven R. Greenberg          www. Icard Merril .com
Icard Merrill Attorneys and Counselors
(941) 365-6216 office
(941) 954-6585
E-Mail: sgreenberg@icardmerril.com
2033 Main Street
Suite 500
Sarasota, FL 34237

 

David Levin
Waterfront Property Attorney and Environmental Law
Icard Merril Attorneys and Counselors
Office (941) 833-9244
E-Mail: dlevin@icardmerrill.com
  

Insurance - Home and Auto

Allstate Insurance         www. Alan Jones Allstate
Alan Jones
807 US Highway 41 By Pass S.
Venice, Fl 34285-4352
(941) 488-5777


Farm Bureau Insurance       Nicole L. Hamer Insurance
Nicole Hamer
(941) 371-2043   Office
(941) 227-AUTO  Cell Phone
7289 Palmer Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34240
 
The Peeples Insurance Agency     The Peeples Insurance Agency
Jennifer Peeples
(941) 377-7654
8270 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34241
 
Great Florida Insurance
Brook Dolison
Gfibrook@comcast.net
(941) 378-1900
4213 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34233

Brooks Insurance Group, Inc.
Kim Brooks
(941) 379-1961
(941) 379-1964
3900 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL 34233

 

Rental Agent

Kelly Oakes - Berkshire Hathaway Florida Realty
941-907-2000
KellyOakes@bhhsfloridarealty.com
8319 Market Street
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 

 

Insurance Roof Inspection

4 Point Insurance Inspections
Tara or Julie
941-365-1108

 

Flood Zone Map Locator

To find where a property is located in regards to the new flood zone maps please visit Sarasota County Government link below and enter the address into the search bar at the top of the page. 

Sarasota County Flood Map Zone Address Finder
 
To Learn more about the changes with links to documentation please visit: 

 Sarasota County Flood Zone Information page
 

Carpenters - Repairs and Handyman

Greg Hasko
Handyman
Well Done Home Improvement
941-209-2103
Email: GregHasko@yahoo.com


R. D. Miller Construction
Roger Miller - Owner
(941) 376-9143
 
Dave Chaplin        Chaplin Home Services
E-Mail:  Dave@chaplinhomeservices.com
Cabinets for Kitchens, Bathrooms, Offices and
optimized storage space with custom designs for closets and garages.
(941) 724-4373

Donny Golder
Carpenter
941-650-5882
 
Atomic Remodel            Atomic Remodel.com
Joel Benham Owner
(941) 321-4142
E-Mail: Joel@AtomicRemodel.com

Juan Herrara
Handyman
941-232-1034 
 
Grout and Tile Cleaning, Repairing and Restoration
Grout Smith                       Grout Smith.com
941-924-4433
Sarasota, FL

Kitchens by Kerrie
941-228-1173
7522 S. Tamiami Trial
Sarasota, FL 34231 

 

Locksmith

McDougall Locksmith Inc.                   McDougallLocksmith.com
(941) 378-9994
4023 Sawyer Road
Sarasota, FL 34231


Electricians

Faith Electric
Brian Lobdell - Owner
office (941) 955-9719
cell (941) 266-0129
 
Care Electric
941-925-3367
5633 Sarah Ave. 
Sarasota, FL 34233
 
Hardesty Electric
(941) 364-5130

Plumbers

Plumbing Services
Jim Byler
(941) 737-0349
Jbyler52@gmail.com

Wolf Plumbing               www.WolfPlumbingllc.com
941-773-3934

Dirk's Plumbing Solutions LLC
(941) 266-0134
2038 Old Trevor Way
Sarasota, FL 34232

Yoder Plumbing
Marv Yoder - Owner
cell (941) 371-3123

Air Conditioner Service

Schwarts Air Conditioning and Heating LLC            
Jared Schwartz - Owner
941-809-8588


Unique Air                           www.uniqueservices.com/
(941) 377-0153
4515 19th Street Court East
Bradenton, FL 34203

Custom Air and Plumbing               Custom Air and Plumbing
888-736-3923
5330 Pinkney Ave. Building 2
Sarasota, FL 34233 
 
Elite Heating and Air                     Elite Heating and Air
941-377-6962 
2114 58th Ave. East
Bradenton, FL 34203 

 

Painters

Brian Guay
(941) 350-7723
 
Rick and Sharon Wilsen
Cell     941-266-1371
Office 941-921-5174
RBWilsen@comcast.net  

 

D & D Painting                    www.GotPainters.com
941-923-7656
4911 Post Pointe Drive
Sarasota, FL 34233

 

Simpson Painting Systems        www.SimpsonPaintingSystemsLLC.com 
941-921-3616
5370 Catalyst Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34233

 

Gulfside Painting                 www.GulfsidePainting.com
941-355-1233
1734 10th Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236

 

Drywall Repair - Popcorn Removal - Drywall Texturing

Kornhaus Drywall Inc. 
941-371-0494
Kurt Kornhaus-Owner
Cell 941-302-2015 
2233 Sarasota Center Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34240
kornhausdrywall@gmail.com 
 

Carpet

Shelley Carpets                www.ShellyCarpets.com
941-923-7001
6050 Palmer Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34232

Roofers

Yoder Roofing                       www.YoderRoofingInc.com
941-378-8061
1850 Porter Lake Drive
Suite 106
Sarasota, FL 34240

 

Singelton Roofing                 SingeltonRoofing.com
941-365-3359
2504 North Euclid Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34234

 

Suncastle Roofing, Inc.            SuncastleRoofing.com
Alex Dedovets
Cell 941-426-0322
Office 941-426-0322
616 Tamiami Trail Unit A
Port Charlotte, FL 33953

Watertight Roofing             www.Watertiteroofing.com
941-483-4630


Coastal Roofing                
Bryan Ackerland
941-484-7663
151 Glenwood Ave
Osprey, FL 34229

Charles Roy Roofing
Charles Rice
cell 941-915-5512 
office 941-746-0008 

Curry Roofing Contractors                   Curry Roofing Contractors
941-270-4770
6245 Clark Center Ave. J
Sarasota, FL 34238 

 

Appliance Repairs and Service

Badger Bob's Appliance Repairs        Badger Bob's Appliance Service and Repairs Website
941-225-2775
215 Interstate Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34240 

 

Arborist

Bill Smith 941-685-5783

 

Screening and Re-Screening of Lanai Cages

All American Rescreens           
Building and Repairing of Pool Cages
941-915-3381
Todd Ferrigno - Owner

Juan Zarrilo
Screen Repairs
(941) 928-2296 

 

Docks - Seawalls - Boat Lifts

Custom Dock & Davit                www.CustomDockDavit.com
941-923-1522
5710 Pinkney Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34233

 

Duncan Seawall, Dock and Boat Lift      www.DuncanSeawall.com
941-351-1555
2253 Industrial Bvd.
Sarasota, FL 34234
         

Irrigation Repairs and Installation

Hostetler Irrigation        www.hostetlerirragation.com
(941) 924-5200

 

Home Watching Service
(While you are not here)

When & How Concierge Services, LLC       www.WhenandHowConcierge.com
Wendy and Howard Parkin
941-525-2947 

 


Pool Maintenance and Repair

Nelson Pool Company      NelsonPoolCompany.com
Nelson Inda - Owner
941-256-4079
4814 Riverwood Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34231
 
Doug Boese LLC
Swimming Pool Contactor
(941) 962-6880

Gettle Pools, Inc.
Scott Gettle, Owner
941-366-6267 office
941-915-9105 cell
1933 Barber Road
Sarasota, FL 34240
 
Apex Pool Service
Brad Gastmeyer
941-527-9816
Apex-Pools@hotmail.com
1435 E. Venice Ave. #104-152
Venice, FL 34292 

M & D Pool Leak Seekers, Inc.
Dan and Amy Van Sickle
(941) 492-5676
Cell (941) 914-4593
P.O. Box 2067
Englewood, FL 34295

 

Pool Child Barrier Fence

Baby Barrier - Keeping Kids Safe since 1963               Baby Barrier.com
941-951-0955
800-358-5544
David Flury 

 

Window Service and Repairs

Window Panes Inc.          Window Panes Inc.
Owner - Mark Smith            
941-465-7813       

 

Glass and Mirrors

Fox Mirror & Glass        www.fox mirror and glass.com
Rickie Fox
Dick Fox
(941) 955-4448
212 10th Street
Sarasota, FL 34237

The Shower Shop                            The Shower Shop
Tub and Shower Enclosures - Glass and Mirrors
941-927-2535 
5775 McIntosh Road
Sarasota, FL 34233 
  

Tile and Flooring Installations and Repairs

Steve Allen Floor Coverings, Inc.                  
Owner - Steve Allen     
Professional Ceramic Porcelain & Marble Installation
Wood and Carpet Insallation
Fully Licensed and Insured      
941-726-1802  Cell


Jim's Tile                                
Owner - Jim Schroyer        
941-416-2155

  

Power Washing

Gorilla Kleen                  GorillaKleen.com
Safe Roof Cleaning
941-952-1000
1348 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34236  

Top to Bottom Power Washing       
Owner - Joel Beetham     
941-926-9700

WOW Power Washing                        
Owner - Joe Zane            
941-377-9499
 

Computer Repair

HBuilt Computers                  HBuilt Computer Sales and Repairs
7119 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 926-2629

Computer Advantage                     Computer Advantage web site
Apple Products-Training-Service
(941) 351-2415
7810 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243

Bob Tech Mobile Computer Solutions       www.bobtech.com
941-809-9797           

 

Beach  Family  Portraits

Stacey Marks Photography                   www.StaceyMarksPhotography.com
Stacey Marks - Photographer
941-993-7495
Stacey@StaceyMarksPhotography.com 

 
 


Hotels in the Sarasota Area

Hampton Inn Sarasota I-75 Bee Ridge
Exit 207 on I-75 Hotel is right off the exit ramp.
Hampton Inn Sarasota Website Link
5995 Cattleridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34232
941-371-1900

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Exite 205 on I-75 corner of Clark and Gantt behind the Dunkin Donuts
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Website Link
5730 Gantt Road
Sarasota, FL 34233
941-925-0631

Comfort Suites Sarasota
Corner of Clark and Honore behind Walgreens
Comfort Suites Sarasota Website Link
5690 Honore Ave
Sarasota, FL 34233
941-554-4475
 
Quality Inn
Exit 205 on I-75 Clark Road Exit Hotel is right off the exit ramp.
Quality Inn on Clark Road Website Link
5778 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL 34233
941-921-7750

Days Inn Sarasota I-75
Exit 205 on I-75 Clark Road Exit Hotel is right off the exit ramp.
Days Inn on Clark Road Website Link
5774 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL 34233
941-921-7812

 

Best Western Gateway Siesta Key Hotel on the mainland near Siesta Key's south bridge
At the corner of Route 41 (South Tamiami Trail) and Clark Road
Best Western Siesta Key Website Link

6600 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
800-930-4439

Ritz Carlton Downtown Sarasota
Ritz Carlton Sarasota Website Link
1111 Ritz Carlton Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-309-2000 

Hyatt Regency Sarasota
Hyatt Regency Downtown Sarasota Website Link
1000 Boulevard of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-953-1234 

Hotel Indigo Sarasota
Hotel Indigo Website Link
1223 Boulevard of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-487-3800 
 


Marinas to Store Your Boat

Hidden Harbor Marina                Hidden Harbor Marina
941-927-4800
7700 South Tamiami Trial (route 41)
Sarasota, FL 34231 

Siesta Key Marina                     Siesta Key Marina
941-349-1970
1265 Old Stickney Pointe Road
Sarasota, FL 34242 

 

Movers  

Master Movers
941-451-9904 

United Van Lines
Jay Vandroff
941-363-5120

Kearney Moving
941-485-3383

Spirit Movers
David Valenti
941-727-1459

Owens Moving
Rob Owens - Owner
(941) 225-9031
Moves and Deliveries

Hot Tub Movers - Buyers - and Disposal
Scott 
941-756-SPAS (7727)

PODS
Portable Containers for Storage
877-770-7637
PODS - Moving and Storage Solutions website 

 

Estate Sales and Appraisals

Appraisals and Estate Sales by Julie McClure
(941) 746-2100
Julie McClure Appraisals and Sales

 

Seniors Help with Moving

Senior Moves                                    MySeniorMoves.com
Sue Ellen Adicott, Certified Senior Advisor
Office 941-924-2852
Cell 941-302-2418

 

Senior Care Givers

Home Instead Senior Care                        HomeInstead.com
Mike Levine
941-375-8400
Mike.Levine@HomeInstead.com
Aging in Place Home Care, LLC
141 Pond Cypress Road, Suite A
Venice, FL 34292 

Senior Advisor.com
SeniorAdvisor.com is the largest consumer ratings and reviews site for senior living communities and home care providers across the U.S. and Canada. 
866-592-8119 

 

 

Moving and Relocation Arrangements

Please find below a list of the common services that you may need to contact to make your move smoother.  We have provided both the phone numbers and the web site links to make this more convenient for you.  These web sites are very informative.  If you cannot find what you are looking for then call the numbers under each category.  If you need help with something that is not listed please feel comfortable in calling me, Sara at (941) 586-4790.

 

Moving Concierge Service

One Smart Mover                      One Smart Mover-Concierge Moving Services
866-398-1750 
A Free Service to set up all your utilities with one phone call.

 

Utilities
Water and Sewer:

Sarasota County Utilities
Water Connections call customer service at;
941-861-6790
SCGOV.Net
                                     

Electric 

Florida Power and Light Company (which is also called)  FPL
941-917-0708
1-800-226-3545
http://www.fpl.com/customer/moving.shtml

 

Natural Gas

Teco Peoples Gas                          Teco Gas - Your Account
1-877-832-6747
www.peoplesgas.com

 

Telephone and Cable Connections

Comcast Cable 
1-877-685-6683
http://www.comcast.com/movers/move.cspx

 

Frontier - Residential Phone, Internet and Television
1-800-921-8101
https://frontier.com/

Drivers License

Sarasota County Tax Collector
941-861-8300
http://www.sarasotataxcollector.com/DRIVERSLICENSE_PAGES/driverlic1.htm

 

Registering a Motor Vehicle

Sarasota County Tax Collector
941-861-8300
http://www.sarasotataxcollector.com/DMV_PAGES/dmv1.htm


Registering a Boat

Sarasota County Tax Collector
941-861-8300
http://www.sarasotataxcollector.com/VESSEL/vessels_GeneralInfo.htm

 

Florida Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Sarasota County Tax Collector
941-861-8300
http://www.sarasotataxcollector.com/HUNTINGANDFISHING_PAGES/huntfish_info.htm

 

Taxes

Sarasota County Tax Collector
941-861-8300
http://www.sarasotataxcollector.com/
 
Sarasota County Property Tax - Search by Name
 

Sarasota County Property Appraiser

Contact the Appraisers office to assist you in understanding Florida statutes and regulations governing real and personal property valuations, the eligibility and filing requirements for various types of exemptions, and explain the benefits of Save Our Homes and Portability.

941-861-8200
Sarasota County Property Appraiser's Office and Website

  

Homestead Exemptions

For qualifying and applying for a Florida Homestead Exemption, please visit the Sarasota County Property Appraisers website for all of the requirements and for on-line registration. 

Please visit: Qualifying and Applying for Homestead Exemption

Online Application: Online Homestead Exemption Application


Voter Registration

Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections
941-861-8600
http://www.srqelections.com/

 

Sarasota County Government

 
Sarasota County Web Page            www.scgov.net

 

Sarasota County Schools

941-927-9000
http://sarasotacountyschools.net/
You can also access all the the schools individually from our web page:
Sarasota County Schools