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Local Services Guide


The advertisers in this section have been crowd-sourced, vetted and recommended by our editors, your neighbors and Store Reporter readers. In other words: These are names you can trust. 



Home repairs and services in the Store Reporter Services Guide


For the Home

Looking for a flooring company, locksmith, home inspector, mover, organizing specialist or a place to buy vintage furniture? Start here.

ALL AROUND INSPECTIONS is a locally owned company offering residential inspections from the foundation to the roof, including plumbing, electrical systems, HVAC, radon and mold testing. Owner Jim Johnston works with buyers and sellers, letting you know exactly what’s right and what’s wrong with your house. Call 240-626-6426, email or click here.

CARPET & VACUUM EXPO is a family-owned business offering high-quality vinyl, carpet and hardwood flooring for residential and commercial projects — all installed by highly experienced craftsmen. The store also carries Miele and Simplicity vacuums and can service most other brands. Cabin John Village, 7715 Tuckerman Lane. Call 301-299-2900 or click here.

ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS, serving the D.C. area since 2003, is an award-winning electrical home service company that handles everything from installing an outlet to rewiring your home. We offer same-day service, straightforward pricing and background-checked professional technicians who treat your home like a home, not a construction site. All work 100% guaranteed. Call 240-632-2906 or click here.

GERMANTOWN MOVING & STORAGE has been serving the D.C. Metro area for almost 40 years. As a family-owned and operated company, we pride ourselves on providing you with personalized service — and a smile throughout the moving process. Mention Store Reporter for a 5% discount on your next move. Call 301-258-0017 or click here.

JIMMY GUSKY HEATING & AIR  A one-stop shop for heating, air conditioning, plumbing and ductwork, serving Rockville and the D.C. area. We always give you an honest opinion and transparent pricing, making repairs when we can and helping you decide when replacement is the better option. Have an emergency? We’re available 24/7. Call 301-327-7306 or click here.

MIKE’S LOCKSMITH & SECURITY – This Rockville company offers lock repair, lock replacement, keyless and touchpad systems, door hardware, and high-security keys that can’t be duplicated without your permission. All work guaranteed as long as you own your home. For after-hour emergencies or regular appointments, call 240-506-7500. For more information, email or click here.

NORMANDY CARPET has been serving clients in the D.C. area for 40 years. The company cleans carpets, rugs and upholstery as well as tile and grout. Installation services also available for new carpet and laminate floors. Visit the Gaithersburg showroom at 7621 Rickenbacker Drive, call 301-740-2005 or click here.

ORDERLY METHOD is a professional organizing company specializing in home and personal organization. Owner Dara Friedson helps you find sensible solutions that fit your style — so that you can be more productive and focus on the things that matter most. For more information, call 202-403-1556, email or click here.

RETROUVÉ HOME GALLERY specializes in vintage furniture, accessories, kitchenware and clothes, with a focus on Midcentury Modern. The store also showcases visiting artists and offers classes in furniture painting, jewelry making and more. 24230 Laytonsville Road, Gaithersburg. Call 301-414-7431 or visit the store’s Facebook page here for the latest finds.

TOWN & COUNTRY MOVERS is a family-owned moving and storage company, based in Gaithersburg and serving the DMV since 1977. The firm handles local, long-distance and international relocations, as well as short-term and long-term storage solutions. A new staging division works with local realtors to enhance listings and improve home sales. Call 301-670-4600 or click here.


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Specialty gifts in the Store Reporter Services Guide


Parties & Specialty Gifts

Planning a party or need a unique gift for someone special? We’ve got you covered.

CREATIVE INVITATIONS BALLOONS AND MORE has been planning local weddings and mitzvahs for more than three decades. Owner Shelley Poulos can help with everything from choosing the venue, caterer and DJ to selecting favors, decorating and staffing your event. 25% discount on all invitations. Call 301-279-0560 or click here.

CUTE CUTS creates adhesive vinyl monograms and custom designs for smooth, hard-surface applications like glass, plastic, ceramic and metal. Order personalized water bottles, clipboards for camp, cookie jars, beach pails and other items for home, school, sleepaway camp, birthday gifts, party favors and other celebrations — or branding for business marketing. Call 301-602-6059 or click here.

ELANA DESIGNS — Custom string art on a stained wood background makes a unique gift for all occasions, from babies, birthdays and bat mitzvahs to weddings, graduations and college acceptance. Give us your color scheme, tell us the occasion, and we’ll create something unique and beautiful just for you. Email or click here to see our latest designs.

FEGAN’S EMBROIDERY AND SCREEN PRINTING — Your logo is our business! No job is too big or too small. We offer business apparel, mitzvah giveaways, T-shirts for your summer camp or family reunion, koozies for your bachelorette party, spirit wear for your sports team, monogrammed and personalized gifts for babies to college kids to weddings. Call 301-758-6119 or click here.

LEILABOX — A jewelry subscription service from Deb Shalom, former owner of Leila Jewels at Cabin John. For a flat monthly fee of $22, LeilaBox sends you three pieces of boutique-quality jewelry to be worn as long as you like. Pieces you love can be purchased at a discount. For everything else: Wear. Enjoy. Refresh. Repeat. No hidden charges, cancel anytime. Click here for more.

STELLA & DOT — With jewelry, tops, accessories and more, Stella & Dot has something for everyone. Independent Stylist Amy Flax can help you choose the perfect gift or host a party to earn free merchandise. Interested in learning more about becoming a Stella & Dot Stylist? Amy can help with that too. Click here for more.


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Dentists and orthodontists in the Store Reporter Services Guide


Dental & Orthodontic Practices

Looking for professionals you can trust with your dental health? Start here.

FALLSGROVE ORTHODONTIC CENTER — Dr. Richard Chang, in practice for more than 25 years, offers all aspects of orthodontic treatment from the early correction of dental problems in young children to the complex inter-disciplinary care involved in adult patients. Rockville office at 14955 Shady Grove Road, Suite 310. Call 301-424-0136 or click here.

SHIN ORTHODONTICS  — Drs. Debra and Richard Shin believe everyone should be able to afford an amazing smile. We offer Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, clear braces or traditional metal braces, and lingual braces. All PPO insurance plans accepted. Free consultations and custom financial plans with no large payments or hidden fees. 4701 Randolph Road in Rockville. Call 301-770-7770 or click here.

TAFF & LEVINE D.D.S. provides state-of-the-art dental treatment in a relaxing atmosphere surrounded by caring doctors and staff. Bethesda Magazine winner for “Best Group Dental Practice.” No insurance? No problem! Join our V.I.P. dental plan, pay one low monthly fee for free hygiene appointments and 10% off all other dental procedures. 7811 Montrose Road in Potomac. Call 301-530-3717 or click here.


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Therapists in the Store Reporter Services Guide


Therapy & Counseling

Everyone can use some help getting through life’s rough patches. These are some names you can count on.

ELLEN MILLER is a clinical social worker in private practice at 6320 Democracy Blvd., near Montgomery Mall. She has been working with individuals and couples for more than 25 years, specializing in life transitions, marriage and divorce, parenting, women’s issues and grief. Blue Cross and Medicare accepted. Call or text 301-309-8077, email, or click here.

INTEGRATIVE THERAPY OF GREATER WASHINGTON, founded by Julie Bindeman and Nanci Brown, treats children, adolescents, adults and couples for issues including depression, anxiety, self-image, body image, reproductive challenges, new parenthood and life transitions. Offices off Montrose Road at Rockville Pike. Call 301-468-4849 or click here.

JESSICA KRAMER THERAPY offers daytime and evening appointments for adults and couples. Areas of specialty include anxiety, parenting, divorce and chronic illness. Offices in downtown Bethesda, 4905 Del Ray Ave., Suite 508. Call 301-744-9299, email or click here.


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Pet services in the Store Reporter Services Guide


Pet Services

Your pets will be in good hands with these folks.

PEARLY WHITE PETS provides an anesthesia-free approach to pet dental cleaning. Trained technicians use special pet handling relaxation techniques to keep your pet calm and comfortable during the cleaning process. The cost is $249 to $289 — less than half the price of an anesthetized surgical dental cleaning — with no side effects or recovery time. Call 888-PET-DENTL or click here.

SIRIUS DOG TRAINING — Sue Coppola, a dog trainer for 35 years, offers personalized private in-home training sessions. She specializes in puppies, teaching them basic manners, commands and house training, and she also teaches families to work with their dogs for a balanced, rewarding relationship. More details on the Sirius website. Click here


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