SERVICES | Best of Ventura County 2021 – VC Reporter

Section art by Stéphanie Torres.

An accountant

1st PLACE

Farber Hass Hurley, srl.
300 E. Esplanade Drive, # 1130, Oxnard
805-485-7194, www.fhhcpas.com

RECOMMENDED READER

Billy A. Arnold CPA
801 avenue S. Victoria, # 1066, Ventura
805-642-0440

Parkway Business Solutions
80 Wood Road, Suite 302, Camarillo
805-419-9197, parkway.business

Sierra Managed Accounting Services
2112 Eastman Avenue, Suite 101, Ventura
805-676-0098, sierramas.com

BEST OPTIONS FOR TENDING YOUR TREE | Local arborists A quick list of certified arborists in Ventura County: Hardin quality arborist Christina Dee Hardin, ISA Certified Arborist 2430 Burnham Road, Ojai 805-290-8704 www.hardin-quality-arborist.business.site | Mac Professional Tree Servicee Frank “Pete” Macarone, ISA Certified Arborist www.macstreeservices.com 805-649-2782 | Treeco inc. Edwin Slowik, ISA Certified Arborist 2100 Goodyear Ave., # 1, Ventura 805-652-0404 www.treecoventura.com | Arborist Ventura Mark Bruna, ISA Certified Arborist www.venturaarborist.com 805-653-0375 | West Coast arborists 11405 Nardo Street, Ventura 805-671-5092 www.westcoastarborists.com | When you think of important services in a community, things that quickly come to mind usually include vital services used by many people and businesses all the time – accounting, legal services, medical services, appliance repair and computers or veterinary services, etc. might even think of landscaping and gardening services, but not necessarily a very important specialty: an arborist, certified to take care of trees. Ventura County is home to an immeasurable number of trees, many species ranging from cultivated to voluntary, from commercial to purely decorative. But in the shadow of climate change, many are beginning to realize the extreme importance of trees. They provide shade and cool spaces, they provide oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the air we breathe. Trees also provide mental health benefits. Drought and warming temperatures have stressed many tree species and fostered more disease. When our dogs and cats are sick, we call the vet promptly. Who do you call when your tree needs maintenance? An arborist. Arborists are experts in managing tree health with consideration of public safety (when large limbs fall, it is a danger), landscape maintenance (the roots and branches of trees that s escape can wreak havoc on sidewalks, patios, lawns and fences) and the sustainability of the health tree. Today, landowners as well as local governments and community organizations spend a lot of time and, in some cases, money, in planting and maintaining trees. Not all tree cutters are arborists. Only a certified professional arborist can properly assess a tree’s health and determine the size and care needed to foster and maintain the species for years to come. Some arborists also offer pruning services, while others will steer homeowners toward a trusted pruning service. Trees do so much for the community, and with the stress of drought, compacted sidewalk soil, overwatering or pests, trees need upkeep and care. Make sure you take good care of your tree by finding a local arborist to take a look. Many provide free initial assessments. To find more arborists in your area, visit: www.treesaregood.org/findanarborist. In the photo: a grove of oak trees in the Simi Valley.

Auto body shop

1st PLACE

Tony’s Body Shop
497, rue Lambert, Oxnard
805-485-5514, tonysbodyshop.com

RECOMMENDED READER

Avenue bodywork
378 avenue N. Ventura, Ventura
805-653-6021

Bodytech collision repair
2920 Seaborg Ave., Ventura
805-644-4004, bodytechautobody.com

Car Designer / Car Wash

1st PLACE

Five-point car wash
2912 Telegraph Road, Ventura
805-643-7715, www.5pointscarwash.com

RECOMMENDED READER

Eight O Five retail store
2747 Sherwin Avenue, B-13, Ventura
805-746-9885, Eightofivedetailsshop.com

Waterdrops Express Car Wash
301 E. Daily Drive, Camarillo, 805-384-9798; 1811 E. Channel Islands Blvd., Oxnard, 805-385-0033; 3680 W. Fifth St., Oxnard, 805-834-3188; 1401 W. Gonzales Road, Oxnard, 805-278-2898
waterdropscarwash.com

Childcare

1st PLACE

Las Posas Children’s Center
locations throughout the Ventura Unified School District
805-644-4344, www.lpcc.com

RECOMMENDED READER

Small Preschool Tree
1690 E. Main St., Ventura
805-652-1609, www.littletreepreschool.com

The little Montessori scholars
6868 Capri Ave., Ventura
805-676-1488, www.littlescholarsmontessori.org

Daycare for dogs

1st PLACE

Our dog kennel
2568 Canal Drive, #A, VENTURA
805-861-0012, doghouseventura.com

RECOMMENDED READER

Send Rover on
1255 Callens Road, Suite E., Ventura, 805-650-3294; 310 Easy St., Suite D, Simi Valley, 805-650-3294
www.sendroveronover.com

Laughing dog hostel
3362 Cajon Circle, Santa Rosa Valley
805-586-4390, www.laughingdoginn.com

Dog trainer

1st PLACE

Genie Tuttle, Genie of the dog
2255 Pleasant Valley Road, Camarillo
805-479-8900, doggenie.com

RECOMMENDED READER

Barb Pensky, Laughing Dog Inn
3362 Cajon Circle, Santa Rosa Valley
805-586-4390, www.laughingdoginn.com

Shannon Coyner, Ventura Pet Welfare and Dog Training Center
3521 Arundell Circle, #B, Ventura
805-620-7616, venturapetwellness.com

Financial institution

1st PLACE

Ventura County Credit Union
6026 telephone street, Ventura; 687 W. Channel Islands Blvd., Port Hueneme; 2160 Rose Avenue, Oxnard; 711 Daily Drive, Suite 100, Camarillo; 18 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks; 2680 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley; 510 E. Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark
805-477-4000 or 805-339-0496; www.vccuonline.net

RECOMMENDED READER

Montecito Bank & Trust
4730, telephone road, Ventura
805-963-7511, montecito.bank

Federal Navy Credit Union
Ventura County Naval Base
535 W. Channel Islands Blvd., Port Hueneme (and several ATMs in Ventura County)

888-842-6328, www.navyfederal.org

Insurance agent

1st PLACE

Efrain Cazares, State Farm
4300 Tradewinds Dr., # 160, Oxnard
805-205-8222

RECOMMENDED READER

Jill Olivares, Allstate
370 N. Ventura Ave., Oak View
805-649-6090

Greg Mauk, GEICO
1620, chemin E. Gonzales, Oxnard
805-487-7847

Lawyer / Law firm

1st PLACE

Bamieh & De Smeth
692, boulevard E. Thompson, Ventura
805-643-5555, www.bamiehdesmeth.com

RECOMMENDED READER

Quirk Law Firm
877 S. Victoria Ave., Unit 111, Ventura
805-650-7778, www.quirklawyers.com

Beltran & Beltran Accident Lawyers
1000 Town Center Drive, # 300, Oxnard
805-650-2077, www.beltranlawfirm.com

Mechanic

1st PLACE

Williams Automotive
6027, boulevard Ventura, Ventura
805-656-1026, www.sewilliamsautomotive.com

RECOMMENDED READER

Neighborhood car maintenance
1838 E. Thompson Boulevard, Ventura
805-641-2302, quartiercarcare.com

ABC Auto Care
4745 Market St., Unit A, Ventura
805-644-1238, www.abcautocare.com

Moving company

1st PLACE

Meat movers
1401 avenue Maulhardt, Oxnard
805-987-7201, www.meatheadmovers.com

RECOMMENDED READER

Moving and storing PODS
301 avenue S. Rose, # 104, Oxnard
877-770-7637, www.pods.com

Hilford Moving and Storage
1595 avenue S. Arundell, Ventura
805-642-0221, www.hilfordmoving.com

Music teacher

1st PLACE

Jodi Farrell, Jodi Farrell Music Studio
1926 E. Main St., Ventura
805-643-3103, jodifarrell.com

RECOMMENDED READER

Phil Salazar, the violin shop of Phil Salazar
921 E. Main St., Ventura
805-701-2508, coursdeviolonavecphilsalazar.com

Noah Skultety, stage and arts player
2222, boulevard Ventura, Camarillo
805-702-4196, www.csparepertory.net

Non-profit organisation

1st PLACE

Casa Pacifica centers for children and families
1722 S. Lewis Road, Camarillo
805-366-4040, www.casapacica.org

RECOMMENDED READER

Ventura County Food Share
4156 Southbank Road, Oxnard
805-983-7100, foodshare.com

Boys & Girls Clubs
Across Ventura County, www.bgclubventura.org

Diversity Collective Ventura County
2471 Portola Road, Unit 100, Ventura
805-644-5428, www.diversitycollectivevc.org

Emptying

1st PLACE

Big brand tire and service
578 S. Dawson Drive, Camarillo, 805-383-3108; 1313 S. Oxnard Blvd., Oxnard, 805-487-7883; 3850 E. Main St., Ventura, 650-3290; 1304 Newbury Park Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-494-4200
www.bigbrandtire.com

RECOMMENDED READER

Neighborhood car maintenance
1838 E. Thompson Boulevard, Unit B, Ventura
805-641-0873, quartiercarcare.com

Williams Automotive
6027, boulevard Ventura, Ventura
805-656-1026, www.sewilliamsautomotive.com

Pet groomer

1st PLACE

Aloha dog grooming
1998 E. Main St., Ventura
805-643-4852

RECOMMENDED READER

Dee Dee’s dog spot
973 E. Front St., Ventura
805-648-7768, deedeesdogspot.net

Bark and Bath Pet Salon
2041 E. Main St., Ventura
805-643-0868, barkandbathepetsalon.com

Plumber

1st PLACE

Gallegos plumbing
1387 Callens Road, Ventura
805-750-1830, www.gallegosplumbing.com

RECOMMENDED READER

Mike Kimble Plumbing
5770 Nicolle St., #E, Ventura
805-644-4180, www.kimbleplumbing.com

Franklin and Vizzo
2594 Canal Drive, Ventura
805-641-1997, www.franklinandvizzo.com

Real estate agent

1st PLACE

Comden | Ridgeway | Barosso Group, Keller Williams West
2831 N. Ventura Road, Oxnard
805-351-3500, www.crbrealestate.com

RECOMMENDED READER

Joe kapp
785 S. Seaward Ave., Ventura
805-648-9900, www.joekapprealestate.com

Jessica Judd, Keller Williams West
1690, boulevard Ventura, Camarillo; 109 N. Blanche St., Ojai; 2750 Park View Court, Suite 260, Oxnard; 1071 S. Seaward Ave., Ventura
805-760-1371, jessjudd.com

Retirement home

1st PLACE

Cypress Place retirement home
1200 Cypress Place Lane, Ventura
805-666-1339, meridiansenior.com

RECOMMENDED READER

Ventura Townhouse
4900 Telegraph Road, Ventura
805-642-3263, www.venturatownehouse.com

Pacifica retirement home
2211, chemin E. Gonzales, Oxnard
805-351-3580, www.pacificaseniorliving.com

Surfboard Shaper

1st PLACE

Blinky Hubina, Ventura surf shop
88, boulevard E. Thompson, Ventura
805-643-1062, shopvss.com

RECOMMENDED READER

Steve Walden, Walden’s Surfboards Inc.
853 E. Front St., Ventura
805-653-1717, www.waldensurfboards.com

Robert Weiner, Robert’s surfboards
1362 Place de la Tour, # 1, Ventura
805-658-6855, www.robertssurf.com

Veterinary

1st PLACE

Ohana Animal Hospital
4547, telephone road, office A, Ventura
805-658-7387, www.ohanapethospital.com

RECOMMENDED READER

The cat doctor
4587 telephone path, Ventura
805-656-2190, www.thecatdoctorventura.com

East Ventura Veterinary Hospital
10225 Telephone Road, Unit D, Ventura
805-647-8430, www.eastventuraanimalhospital.com

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