The Coghlan Team

Here are some Contractors we've used and had good experiences with...

The Arborist Inc. (// 703-330-2500, Manassas, Virginia

Have you ever needed a really good, professional tree expert? We live on a half acre of land with very large (~70-100+ foot tall) majestic oak trees. They are beautiful, visually stunning plants which live for hundreds of years. Unfortunately, they sometimes become diseased, weak, and die. They also occasionally suffer wind damage. We've used Tim DeCoste (the owner of The Arborist Inc.) multiple times over the 25 years we've lived on our property. In addition to being a board certified arborist, he is a perfectionist when it comes to taking down trees when that becomes a necessity. We've used Tim on multiple occasions to take down really tall trees very close (~10-25 feet from our house). We trust him completely... because we've seen his work. Recently, we suffered the loss of some large trees due to wind damaged trees in the common area that fell onto our property. We were worried some might fall onto our house. Tim responded within 24 hours, and he and his crew stabilized the damaged trees that afternoon. It really pays to hire a pro. Tim's the best tree guy we know.

Millenium Painting & Renovations 703-690-2943, email:, 8057 Paper Birch Drive Lorton, VA  22079

We are often asked by our clients if we know someone who can help them get ready to list their house on the market.  We always mention Fausto Mendez, who owns Millenium Painting and Renovations, because he and his crews are fast, reasonably priced, and very professional.  We've even used Fausto and his crew around our home.  No job is too small or large.  You can trust him.

Presidential Bank, FSB  Robert (Rob) Suling, Vice President, Originator NMLS: 790493, 703-966-9960, 

Who doesn't need a great mortgage guy.  Rob is super responsive, even on the weekends, and really listens to clients about their needs.  He is very creative in finding the right mortgage package to meet any clients needs.  In addition to our many clients, our daughter and son have both used Rob to buy and refinance homes.

Cobalt Settlements, LLC - Semmes Evans Zazzara, Counsel, 4600 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 104, Arlington, Virginia 22203  Direct: 703.646.1000, Mobile: 703.405.3088, Fax: 703.888.2717,      

Whether you are buying or selling a home, you'll need a great settlement agent.  We've had great experiences working with Semmes Zazzara at Cobalt Settlements.  She is extremely thorough and very responsive to our clients needs.  In addition to our many clients, our daughter and son have both used Semmes to buy and refinance homes.