"Real Good" Business in Wilmington NC

We like to give recognition and send referrals to excellent businesses. These are some folks that have provided great service. Please help support these companies and keep quality local businesses thriving. This list will be evolving as we randomly stumble across creditable establishments.

Property Improvement

Home Repairs and Construction

Gulfstream Builders
Are you looking for a unique custom home with an artisan touch? You should talk to Bruce and Dick Spears. Gulfstream specializes in high end beach homes and coastal craftsman construction.   Call Bruce at 910 520 2467 or Dick at 910 297 4798


Cabinets and custom woodwork

Creative Custom Woodwork

Drew Salley and his team provide full service kitchen, bath, closet, wet bar and other room design-build services, including residential and commercial. They work with clients on the front end with planning and design (including full 3D drawings and renderings) and see every project through from beginning to end, tailoring custom pieces to each client's unique needs. Utilizing state of the art CNC machinery, a laser cutting machine as well as traditional woodworking machinery, and a full automotive size spray booth, they produce nearly 100% of their products in their 11,000 sq ft shop, in Wilmington. You can visit the shop at 1290 B South 15th St Wilmington NC 28401. Call, 910-251-8564, visit WilmingtonCustomCabinet.com


JL Hardwood Floors
Jay Loney; Wilmington local, has been gaining experience since 1998. He specializes in all hardwood floor installs including exotic woods and repairs. Give him a call today at (910) 262-3050 for a free estimate or visit jlfloors.net References available and all work gauranteed.



Steve Bohonicky
Give Steve a call and have him come over to take care of your heating and air conditioning problems. He knows his stuff, does good work, and his prices are reasonable. His number is (910) 520-8273


Counter tops

Sound Side Countertops
Are you looking for an affordable way to update your kitchen. Chris Ward of Soundside Counter Tops specializes in designer laminate tops. He has been putting countertops in for years and he'd be happy to talk to you about your new tops. Call him at 910 398 1434



Steve Jackson
Need a plumbing repair, call Steve. He specializes in repairs, in fact, his tag line is repairs, repairs, repairs. He can handle any of your plumbing needs from hooking up a water heater or a filter, to plumbing your showers, sinks, sewer lines, etc. 910 431 8336. Tell him where you found him.


Coles Electric
Wesley Floyd is the man with the plan. If you need any electical work done on your house, you should definitely call him. no question. 910 228 7878


Milineum Masonry
Mike Edmonson lays brick and block with the best of them.  Building a patio, fireplace, foundation, or bricking an entire house? Anything with hard material and mortar is a job for Mike and his crew.  Call him at 910 616 5402


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Business Solutions

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Well Being


Salling and Tate, DDS
Do you dread going to the dentist? Well, thats because you are not going to the right one. At Salling and Tate, they make it as painless as possible. There is rarely a wait, each hygenist has a separate office and most of them have flat screen tv's on the ceilings so you can watch tv while you get your teeth cleaned. They are very skilled, kind and make the dentist visit a breeze. check them out at SallingTate.com   or call 910-256-9040


Health Insurance

Blue Chip Insurance
Do yourself a favor and call Ronald and Diane at (910) 686-8761 for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Insurance. They provide great service and can quickly, and painlessly, hook you up with the plan that works best for your family or group. Check them out on the web at www.bluechipins.com

Haircut/ stylist

Kelly at Southern Roots
With years of experience, Kelly's specialty is womens stying, but she can cut mens hair too. Kelly has a great, friendly personallity, and the skills to make you look like you can pay the bills. Set an appointment with Kelly - 910 264 8495


Veterinary services

Wilmington Animal Healthcare
From the time you walk in with your pet, it is obvious that Dr.'s Ward and their team have it together. The atmosphere is clean, well organized, and really makes you feel comfortable trusting them with the care of your pet. Call their office at (910) 791-7101. Back to Top




Vandelay Motors

These guys have built a strong reputation for being good solid honest mechanics. They dont want to sell you the expensive fix.  They want to get your car fixed the best way for the best price.  Then when you need them again, you'll come back to them.  Located off of Green Meadows Dr. in Dutch Square...Very highly recommended - 910 399 7860



Hughes Brothers
This company has been around forever and has a lot of local regulars due to their reputation for honesty and reliability. They have two convenient locations in Wilmington; one on Market St. just past New Hanover High School, and another at Marketplace Mall. They are indeed the “go-to-guys” for tires in the Port City. Call (910) 762-3342.
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Home Buying

Brokers/ Agents

Kenneth Fisher  @ RE/MAX
Whether buying or selling real estate in the Wilmington area, Kenneth Fisher is the agent who you can count on. He is experienced in all of the ins and outs of pricing, marketing, home searching, negotiation, managing transactions, and has a healthy network to help you through the process.  He focuses on consulting clients and helping them make good decisions rather than selling to them. If you are considering buying or selling real estate in the Wilmington area, including Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach, call Kenneth at (910) 616-2123. or visit www.BeachTownBrokers.com



Eugene Davis
When you work with enough real estate attorneys, you learn who the good ones are, and what it takes to be "good".  Gene Davis, and the crew in his office is "good".  When you call their office, the phone is answered by a helpful person.  If you have a question, it is asked to the right person and answered.  Documents are prepared on time and as they should be done and closings go smoothly.  They get done what needs to be done.  Located on Military Cutoff Rd.  910 256 0090  www.edavislaw.com


Home Inspection

Amerispec Home Inspections
Stuart Vick is great at what he does, he provides a valuable service by being thorough and creating a report that is easy to understand. The customer is well informed about the condition of the house after his inspection. He is a down to earth inspector who provides an accurate assessment. Call him at (910) 352-4333. Tell him who sent you, he'll take extra care of you.


Termite Inspections

Canady and Sons
Good prices and reliable service are what you get from Canady's. They have been serving the Wilmington area for years and their reputation speaks for itself. Call Dawn at (910) 686-3458.

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