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Home repair help from neighbors

Overwhelming support from neighbors!

“Thank you for everyone who reached out to recommend their “go to” roofers. We’ve got a lot of contractors to get in touch with, such a wonderful community to be a part of!!!” • Ashley in Ripton

Thanks so much to all the neighbors who responded to my post for help finding a person/company providing water drainage support for my basement. FPF rocks!” • Denise in Waitsfield

When in doubt go to FPF– I must have had 10 people send me names of contractors who could put foam insulation under my kitchen floor. Thank you!” • Lynda in Middlebury

I want to thank everyone who responded to my request for recommendations for painters. It was rewarding to see so many replies. Thanks Front Porch Forum. I have found a painter!”
• Joann in Burlington

Need to fix something in your home? Or have a project needing attention?  Ask your neighbors for recommendations on FPF!


Sharing insights with neighbors on pruning fruit trees

“It is my privilege to advise fruit tree owners in the time honored ability to further their orchards’ health and fertility. Thanks to FPF for bringing my neighbors insights to my attention and giving me a chance to advertise my own expertise. Please contribute to this our medium by giving to https://frontporchforum.com/supporting-members.”  

• Padma in Middlesex

Thanks Padma! Glad to see you making the most of Front Porch Forum.


Many in Monkton respond with plumber recommendations

“Sending out a thank you to all in the community who responded to my request for a plumber recommendation. We have a wonderful resource here in Front Porch Forum. Thank you, everyone!”
• Kristen, Monkton FPF


Thousands of business recommendations flow through Front Porch Forum

“A few weeks ago I posted on our Front Porch Forum seeking recommendations for XC boots in our area, and several people wrote to say Onion River Sports was the place to go. So we went there and, sure enough, my sister found the perfect boots. The salesperson patiently helped her get fitted properly, and, after years of XC skiing, she says these are the best boots she’s ever had. Yay for Onion River Sports and FPF posters. Thanks again!”
• Kathy, East Montpelier FPF

What’s your question?  Ask neighbors on your FPF and shop local!


Vermont contractors use FPF to find good customers

“Thanks to everyone who suggested roofers for the project I listed last week. I met several roofers, got bids that were all competitive and decided to go with Clayton Flye who many of you FPF members mentioned. He had a brief gap in his schedule and jumped right on the project, finishing the job this afternoon. I couldn’t be more satisfied with the work. I let him know I would be adding my name to a growing number of Front Porch Forum‘s satisfied customers.”
• Tina, East Montpelier FPF

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Need recommendations for local businesses?

“A huge thank you to everyone who let me know about Montpelier Auto Clinic! You truly saved the day! These guys are simply AMAZING! They were able to work on my car and even keep within my budget! If you need car repairs these guys are it! Montpelier Auto Clinic @ 802-229-6363.”
• Jen, Montpelier Front Porch Forum

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Neighbor discovers Ferrisburgh is bursting with horse boarding options

“I want to thank all the people who responded to my inquiry regarding boarding my horse. I was amazed and gratified at the number of responses I received. Because of all the good suggestions, I found the perfect barn for my horse and myself. I know we will be happy in our new ‘home.’ Front Porch Forum REALLY works!”
• Mona, Ferrisburgh FPF


Mad River Valley seamstress found

“I would love to have a recommendation for someone who does alterations and repairs to women’s’ clothing. Thanks so much.”
• Judith, Mad River Valley FPF

“Thank you everybody for your recommendations. Problem solved due to the wide reaching power of Front Porch Forum — amazing!”
• Judith, Mad River Valley FPF… next day


Frozen pipes and helpful neighbors in Waterbury

“Thanks to all that responded to my plea for help with frozen pipes. So many wrote with suggestions and names to call. After calling at least ten of the numbers, we finally found a wonderful plumber. The name is ‘All in One.’ He came when he said he’d be there, got the job done and charged a fair price. We have water after 2 full weeks. Five stars to All in One.  Just goes to prove the power of FRONT PORCH FORUM.”
• Jeanne, Waterbury FPF


Praise in public; criticize in private

13702760“I’ve read some recent public appraisals of public servants on FPF. There is an old and very good adage about this. Praise in public; criticize in private. When we have a problem with how someone’s performance or behavior is affecting us, it is best to tell that person directly, in private. Try to do it without personalizing it and assume the other is a good person who wants to do the best they can. Doing it in public humiliates and hurts people but rarely resolves a conflict.”
• Michael, Westford Front Porch Forum