Testimonials

“Missy Miko of Delightful Tax in Niantic, CT has assisted with my taxes for years. She is always very professional, knowledgeable and her customer service is great!”
Attorney Gregory P. Carnese of Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese

 

“Rob Rhein of The Maintenance Doctor was quick and happy to respond to my clients need for replacement carpet pad. Highly recommend.”
Daniel Miljenvoic of Coastline Cleaning & Restoration

 

Advanced Home Improvements of Mystic and their representative Bill O’Donnell are top notch when it comes to quality work and customer service. I had Advanced install vinyl siding at my house several years ago and they did a great job. Recently, Bill came out to look at an issue I was having with the siding and resolved it on the spot.”
Attorney Gregory P. Carnese of Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese

 

“Late last Friday afternoon, June 18th my cell phone needed to be replaced and I wanted to transfer the account to my business. I needed some tax information to set up the business Verizon account which I did not have at hand. I called Missy Miko of Delightful Tax in Niantic, CT and she immediately returned my call and provided the necessary information. Now that is personal customer service!”
Attorney Gregory P. Carnese of Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese

 

“Craig Koehler, of Koehler Financial Services, has been in Coastal BNI with me for 20 plus years. Since then, he has been my life insurance and health insurance agent. In addition, he has provided life and health insurance for others whom I have referred to him. He is very personable and professional and has also assisted in providing life insurance to clients of mine when needed for unique legal situations related to divorces or funding special needs trusts. He is a tremendous source of information and knowledgeable and I am confident that whomever I refer to him will be well taken care of, regardless of their issue and needs.”
Attorney Gregory P. Carnese of Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese

 

“I called Dr. Chris Deveau of East-West Chiropractic and he recommend the dry needling procedure! I had a terrible pinch in my neck, and it took care of the pain 100%.”
Daniel Miljenvoic of Coastline Cleaning & Restoration

 

“Yesterday my very anxious 15-year-old son went to see Dr. Chris Deveau of East-West Chiropractic with plans to stop because a ortho surgeon told him he had to have back surgery and he was crushed. Dr. D gave him an alternative and this normally (lately) anxious kid felt so much better and smiled on the way home because maybe surgery was off the table. Made an adjustment when he got home and just seemed happier if Dr. D’s option works for him for now, so he does not have to have back surgery. Happy mom! Thanks Dr. D.”
Sierra Davis of Creative Potential, LLC

 

“I recently had a small fender bender and had to contact Nick Fusaro of Louis Panciera Inc. that afternoon. I spoke with Mike and within an hour I received a call and appointment to replace the rear glass in my service van which was replaced the next day. Same day service thanks.”
Paul Piezzo of PFP Electric

 

“Paul Piezzo of PFP Electric has been a tremendous resource to my clients offering prompt, professional service. I have always received positive feedback from my clients after they’ve used his services.”
Daniel Miljenvoic, of Coastline Cleaning & Restoration

 

“I have worked with Leah Goldenthal, of Goldenthal Investment Group at Stifel, Financial Advisors for several months now. In the past, I have shied away from investing because I was not well informed on financial topics. I can honestly say that Leah has changed my entire perspective on investing and financial planning. She’s a skilled advisor and moreover, takes the time to explain all of our options, how they work, and what tools will work best for our situation. She has taken all of the anxiety out of financial planning and I now feel excited to talk about money, something I would never have said before. To top it all off, our investments have performed beautifully so far! I feel much more confident with both my personal and business assets having Leah on my team!”
Nicole Ceil of Nicole Ceil Functional Nutrition

 

“Kit and his helper, of Kit Kotzan Painting, both did a fantastic job at my house. They painted the high ceilings in foyer and hallway. Attention to detail was on point. Every crack and crevice were sealed. Very happy with the quality of work. Thanks Kit!”
Nick Fusaro of Louis Panciera Inc.

 

“I had some unresolved year-end tax and retirement account contribution questions that needed to be addressed on New Year’s Eve before January 1st and start of New Year. I had texted and called Missy Miko of Delightful Tax in Niantic who assists with my accounting needs. She was prompt and thorough with her reply and clarified what needed to be done to button things up before the year end. I am so grateful for her taking the time during the holidays to address this. That is what trued customer service is all about!”
Attorney Gregory P. Carnese of the Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese

 

“Chuck Hooper of Dynamic Alliance has been my IT firms for years and I use them to purchase and maintain needed equipment and for their monthly remote backup and system monitoring program. This enables them to access my computer remotely to monitor for any issues of concern and install updates and remedy any problems I have. Recently, I was having difficulty with my outlook and Microsoft accounts. Anthony of Dynamic was able to remotely log in to my system and remedy the problem in quick fashion which was a Godsend! I highly recommend Dynamic Alliance for all your IT needs.”
Attorney Gregory P. Carnese of the Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese

 

“I recently moved my office and had Dan Miljenovic of Coastline Cleaning & Restoration do a thorough cleaning of the carpets, including an antique and fragile oriental rug. He did a tremendous job at very reasonable price. I highly recommend him for your cleaning needs!”
Attorney Gregory P. Carnese of the Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese

 

“I would like to give a testimonial to Chuck Hooper of Dynamic Alliance. Yesterday he saved my “bacon” big time. Because I am now mostly working from home I needed to get a new printer with scanning capability. I went to Staples, got the printer, unpacked it, and plugged it in. I started to follow the instructions. About a half hour into the process I was ready to bang my head against the wall. The instructions had to have been written by chimpanzees that did not speak English. I called Chuck and “HELP! “into the phone. After a few moments to get me calmed down, he remotely took over my computer and in fifteen minutes I was printing, copying and scanning. I owe a big thanks to the Big Guy!”
Attorney Narcy Dubicki of Peck & Tuneski PC

 

“Chuck Hooper of Dynamic Alliance is the IT/Computer networking professional for my business network, Coastal BNI and for my business, Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese, LLC. For years, I have used Chuck’s service that includes his ability to access my computers remotely for updates, software issue and to fix any technical issues. Last night I was having an issue with my new Laptop I had recently purchased from Dynamic Alliance. I called him and got him on his cell at 7:40 PM to address a camera issue on my laptop that needed to be enabled for a business network meeting on Zoom this morning at 7:30 PM. He accessed my laptop remotely and fixed the problem so I could video chat with Coastal BNI members this morning. Thanks, so much Chuck! I highly recommend Dynamic Alliance for all your IT and computer needs.”
Attorney Gregory P. Carnese of the Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese

 

“Craig Koehler, of Koehler Financial Services, recently reviewed our forthcoming Medicare needs. Coming from the UK with a simple universal healthcare system it was quite alarming how complicated the various plans for Medicare and prescription coverage appeared to be. Craig put us both at ease and patiently explained and guided us through the myriad of plans. Above all Craig made us feel that we would have a trusted advocate for not just this occasion but for years to come.”
Robert Webb of Charter Oak Scanning

 

“At Charter Oak Scanning we had been having discussions with Comcast regarding a high-speed fiber-optic line. This line was to enable us to upload customer’s video and photo files to the cloud. We had reached the limit for standard upload and download speeds and the only answer was fiber, but it was at a cost of $6,000 for installation! Through Brandon Gibney’s, of Comcast Business, contacts, we were able to receive a fiber link to the building for a fee of $600 per month and no installation charge!”
Robert Webb of Charter Oak Scanning

 

“I have referred many people to Nick Fusaro of Louis Panciera, Inc. I referred a friend who was renewing his policies. I told my friend to give Nick a call to compare prices. He made the call and saved $800. Thanks, Nick, for taking the time to take care of my referral. My friend is elated!”
Don Pudim, InnoTech Web Design

 

“I recently hired Kit Kotzan, of Kit Kotzan Painting, to do some painting on a job site and was very impressed. He was thorough, neat, and great to work with. My customer was very happy.”
Daniel Miljenvoic, of Coastline Cleaning & Restoration

 

“I had a pretrial in a divorce case scheduled for 1/7/20 for a client who is on social security disability as her sole source of income. She has applied for Medicare insurance, but I needed to know estimated costs of Supplemental policies and options available to the client in order to share with court and calculate into amount of alimony needed by my client. Within hours of calling Craig Koehler, of Koehler Financial Services, and explaining the issue, Craig sent me a comprehensive short explanation of Medicare options, coverages and supplemental policies and options. The information was helpful and factored into the agreement on the case reached at the pretrial the next day. Craig Koehler is a true professional and a tremendous resource when it comes to health insurance options and costs that best fit an individual’s needs.”
Attorney Gregory P. Carnese of the Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese

 

“Two weeks ago, I brought my 20-year-old son into Dr. Deveau, of East-West Chiropractic, for an adjustment. Like most young men hearing it from anyone but their mother it sounds different. Well last week while I was sitting in our living room our son came down with his custom-made stretch band and asked how to do the exercise that Dr. Deveau had taught him how to do. Fortunately, Dr Deveau asked us to record and all I had to do was whip out the video and we had Dr Deveau teaching stretching exercise. He got them done. For that we are eternally thankfully that someone else voice stayed with him to make him want to stretch his muscles out. Rather than us as parents complaining about him to get it done. Thank you, The Davis Squad.”
Sierra Davis, Creative Potential LLC

 

“Don & Matt at InnoTech Web Design did a phenomenal job with our new website. The photos are crystal clear and the overall layout is sleek. The website is a huge reflection of our business so it’s important to have an impressive layout. Thank you both for the great job and hope to generate more business as a result of the enhanced website!”
Nicholas Fusaro, Louis Panciera Insurance, Westerly, RI

 

“Missy Miko of Niantic Tax & Accounting LLC helped guide my business through its first tax extension. She reassured me all the way through the process and helped file on time and in a professional manner.”
Robert Webb of Charter Oak Scanning

 

“Yesterday I phoned Maria Gallagher of KMG Therapy & Consulting LLC for some insight into resources available for a client with an adult son on the autism spectrum and some emotional and mental health issues. She had some very sound and practical advice to share and suggestions for resources available within the state for support groups and state agencies that may be able to assist my client. The relationships with other members in BNI provide a wealth of information and advice available to my clients.”
Attorney Gregory P. Carnese of the Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese

 

“I sent my parents over to Shawn at A-1 Auto Center LLC in East Lyme after they had brought their Honda in to a local dealership for a recall notice and walked out with an additional quote for repairs needed to their Honda. Shawn answered my call right away and made an appointment within days. Her team went over my parent’s car from bumper to bumper and found nothing wrong with the parts in question. Thank You Shawn and Thank You A1 Auto for saving my parents, who live on limited income, over $900 dollars!”
Diane Pontious, Diane Pontious Photography

 

“I met with Diane Pontious, of Diane Pontious Photography at her home for her to do a new headshot for me. I was unsure of what shirt, tie, blazer to wear. So, I brought several options. She was very professional and put me at ease because I really don’t like posing for pictures. She took the first photo without me evening knowing it and showed it to me. I said, looks good and we are all set. She proceeded to take countless others with various poses and clothing colors for a good half hour or so and gave me plenty of photo choices, but the first is likely the one we will choose!
Attorney Gregory P. Carnese, The Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese

 

“On one of the hottest days this year, my AC broke down in Fairfield county. On the way back I pulled into A-1 Auto Center LLC. From the moment I walked into the reception area, I was greeted in a warm and professional manner. They fixed my AC system speedily and efficiently while I waited. The problem and the solution were explained in understandable language. I recommend this company for all your automotive servicing. A few days later I received a postcard with a personal message from the owner, Shawn Douton thanking me for the business.”
Robert Webb, Charter Oak Scanning

 

“I would like to give Paul Piezzo of PFP Electric a testimonial. When I sell new electric garage door openers many of the older homes had extension cords used for the original ones. Since this doesn’t meet current codes new outlets must be installed in the ceiling. I give Paul’s card to my customers to have this done. Most electricians would not even bother to call them. Paul always calls them, gets it done quickly and for a fair price. I’m sure there are more profitable things he rather be working on. I know when I hand out his card, I don’t have to worry about how my customer will be treated. I am grateful for his efforts and will always recommend him whenever I can.”
Bob Blinderman, Overhead Door

 

“Frank Sawicki of Watermark Impressions, took the 1950’s vintage iron table, chairs and side tables and put a nice coat of specialty sign paint on them. Sanded them etc. and they look and feel great. Breathed new life into some vintage items. Too bad he can’t do the same for us…”
Bill O’Donnell, Advanced Improvements

 

“I recently had a client needing legal advice, so I reach out to Attorney Gregory P. Carnese of the Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese. I was so impressed with not only with his immediate response but also for the thoughtful insight he offered. I only provided one detail and with that he offered questions and resource options for the client to consider. He clearly demonstrated his expertise and had the client’s interest at the forefront. I learned from it too.”
Maria Gallagher, KMG Therapy & Consulting LLC

 

“I made a referral to Watermark Impressions, Frank Sawicki, to post a foreclosure committee sign in Montville that was ordered to be on the premises by June 2, 2019. I was reviewing the file over the weekend on June 1st and realized the deadline was the next day and did not see photo of sign posting in the file. I texted Frank and within minutes he sent me proof that the sign had been posted on time and gave me peace of mind. His quick reply on a weekend is testament to his customer service.”
Attorney Gregory P. Carnese, The Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese

 

“I had a presentation I was working on due shortly. Unfortunately, my hard drive was acting up. I called Chuck Hooper at Dynamic Alliance, and gave him my situation. He said bring it in and put a new hard drive, retaining all my files, and returned the same day. Thanks, Chuck, for the quick turnaround service an allowing me to continue working on my presentation.”
Don Pudim, InnoTech Web Design

 

“Paul Piezzo of PFP Electric has worked in my hose several times, he is very thorough explaining what needs to be done and why. He has a vast knowledge in his field and when he finishes he picks up like he has not been there.”
Chris Deveau, East-West Chiropractic

 

“At my house Paul Piezzo of PFP Electric has done a service change, upgrading to 200A, plus he has installed a hookup for my portable generator. I’ve also had him wire a new well pump and add a generator hookup at my Son’s house. Today in his showcase presentation Paul mentioned that when on a job, he explains to the customers what he’s planning to do and why. I can say from experience that Paul does exactly this, and his depth of knowledge of his craft and building codes is second to none. I continue to call Paul for electrical work and I refer him to friends and clients without hesitation.”
Chuck Hooper, Dynamic Alliance

 

“I am the administrator of an estate in Killingworth. Mantas Laureckis, of William Pitt Sotheby’s Int’l – Seaport Real Estate Group and his partner at Seaport prepared a market analysis for two different parcels, one a vacant lot of 2.5 acres and another house lot of 33 acres. Within a day of listing the properties, we had multiple calls and a full asking price offer. They clearly knew the market and priced it to sell!”
Attorney Gregory P. Carnese, The Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese

 

“I called Dr. D of East-West Chiropractic on Thursday morning after hurting my back at the gym an hour before. It was very uncomfortable and getting worse by the minute. He answered on the first ring, booked my appointment for 10 (as soon as he got there 1st apt) and he did the dry needle therapy and PEMF (Pulse Electro-Magnetic Field) therapy. Within a couple of hours my back started feeling much better and within a day it was just a little soar. Thank you, Chris, for getting me back in shape and on my way without disrupting my schedule!”
Nick Fusaro, Louis Panciera Inc.

 

“Missy Miko of Niantic Tax & Accounting LLC, went above and beyond while defending my tax filing status this year with the IRS. She spent many months forming a case for our requested business status; as the IRS previously denied our request. Many months later I was delivered a decision that the IRS reversed my status and the case Missy’s presented justified the change. She saved my tax year and I am forever grateful.”
Steven Frazier, Frazier Investment Management

 
“Nick Fusaro of Louis Panciera Inc. was able to assist a friend who was buying a shoreline property which required flood insurance. Nick saved him over $2,000 on his flood insurance. I recently gave Nick all my insurance policies to quote. He increased the coverage on most policies and saved me 26% on the total policies. I would recommend this firm for all your insurance needs. Thanks, Nick, for taking the time to review my policies, increase my coverages and save some money in the process.”
Don Pudim, InnoTech Web Design

 

“In November, my sister brought a letter to me from social security that neither of us understood. As a former BNI member I emailed Attorney Gregory P. Carnese of the Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese, with the information and asked if he knew of an attorney that specialized in this. He quickly emailed back and gave me an attorney’s name. Within 15 minutes the attorney called me and had my sister drop off the letter. Within 24 hours this was resolved. My sister was amazed at how quickly this all happened, I told her it was the ‘power of BNI’.”
Kathy Greene, Non-profit Consultant

 

“Several friends received a strange email from an old email personal email address I seldom used. They said I had been hacked and had a virus. I was unsure of what to do to address the issue so I called my IT firm, Dynamic Alliance. Despite being in the middle of another project, Brian immediately took the time to talk me through things and sent me an email to address the issue. He was a tremendous help. That’s customer service!”
Attorney Gregory P. Carnese, The Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese

 

“I had always been hesitant to get massage in regard to injuries. Recently I had a shoulder injury that came back, and I had a sporting event coming up. I went to Kristine Wilcox and she worked on my shoulder before the weekend competition. My shoulder had not felt as good as it did after her massage since the initial injury 10 years prior. I am officially a disciple, she does great work.”
Steven Frazier, Frazier Investment Management

 

“I placed an order for flowers for our 46th wedding anniversary with roses from Melissa Gainsley at L&J Blooms last week. I asked her to be creative and that is what she delivered by going above and beyond. My wife was very impressed by the flowers which were gorgeous, and not a standard arrangement that you would get from some of the local florists. She used unique flowers to make a stunning, one of a kind creation. I highly recommend L&J Blooms for all your floral needs.”
Don Pudim, InnoTech Web Design

 

“Shawn Douton and A-1 Auto Center LLC have a great facility, but the best part is the staff that makes you feel like a family member and confident in their abilities. The key to being a good mechanic just like a good Doctor is the ability to diagnose a problem correctly in order to provide the right service and Chris and the staff at A-1 are excellent at this. I highly recommend them and use them on all my vehicles.”
Chris Deveau, East-West Chiropractic

 

“It was my first time using a chiropractic. I suffered a neck muscle injury, having no control over the pain I decided to use Dr. Chris Deveau of East-West Chiropractic services. Office location, front staff and overall experience was well beyond my expectation. After the treatment my pain went away, and I was able to go back to my daily routine. I did receive a follow up call after two days which added more value to the service that I received.
Definitely recommend Dr. Chris Deveau!”
Mantas Laureckis, William Pitt Sotheby’s Int’l – Seaport Real Estate Group

 

“I drive a 2006 Mercedes Benz with almost 300 thousand miles on it and I bring my vehicle to Chris and Shawn Douton of A-1 Auto Center LLC. They keep me on the road at a price I can afford because If I had to bring it to the dealer I would have been out of it long ago! They are very trustworthy and accurate and do their best to get me in as quickly as possible. On one of my visits to A-1 I saw Lilly who is Shawn and Chris’ dog and she had just had a visit with Mary Bylone of Aussie Pet Mobile. She looked and smelled beautiful and was so soft!!!! You could tell she was happy after her day of beauty! (Nice job Mary!) And still on the car track, I also spoke with Nick Fusaro of Louis Panciera Inc. after my agent did not return my calls. Nick got right to it and got me an excellent auto policy with huge savings and jumped through a few hoops to get me there as he had to dispute an accident on my record that did not belong to me. I will be rewriting my homeowner’s policy with him in January when it’s due.”

Thanks to All!!!
Kristine Wilcox, Licensed Massage Therapist

 

“Nick Fusaro of Louis Panciera Inc. was able to take our current home and auto policy with a different provider and gave us the same coverage for hundreds less per year. Turnaround time was quick, and the entire process was seamless. After that we had Nick investigate our mother in laws policy and the same thing happened there too. He was able to provide the same coverage for less money. Everyone’s happy!”
Frank Sawicki, Watermark Impressions

 

“In recent months, Melissa Miko of Niantic Tax & Accounting LLC has assisted with various tax issues for my clients related to unpaid taxes or failure to file returns. Recently, my personal accountant had surgery and she has assisted my Limited Liability Tax Return. She is professional and detail oriented. Her knowledge of Quick Books and explaining various accounting and tax issues in a simple manner for clients and my business has been a tremendous help.”
Attorney Gregory P. Carnese, the Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese

 

“I had my cars air conditioning serviced twice by a local repair shop and twice they were unable to repair the problem, nor could they offer me an equitable solution for their lack of success. I then brought my car to A-1 Auto Center LLC in May of 2017 and asked them to service the air conditioning. They found and repaired the refrigerant leak, then tested the system for a few days before I picked it up. The AC worked great for the entire summer of 2017. When I turned the AC on for the 2018 season I was pleased to find that it was working great once again and continued to work great through the entire hot and humid summer of 2018.

I highly recommend A-1 Auto Repair for all of your automotive repair needs.”
Craig Koehler, Koehler Financial Services

 

“Paul ‘Sparky’ Piezzo of PFP Electric is my “go to” for Electrician work and has been for several years. Too numerous to mention all, some of the things he’s done for me include 200A service upgrade at my home, portable generator hookups with proper transfer switching, and small jobs like adding outlets for wall-mounted TV’s and running wires in-wall and adding GFI outlets and other misc. repairs. I’ve also referred him to my customers for electrical work as well as network (ethernet) cabling.

He knows the codes and his craft very well, he makes good suggestions, shows up when he says, does what he says, and stands behind what he does. It’s really that simple.”
Chuck Hooper, Dynamic Alliance

 

“Kirk Hagert of Residential Mortgage Services (RMS) helped with a mortgage refinance for a client that had been in a foreclosure and had difficulty obtaining financing through other lenders to refinance. It was not a “typical” loan application and did not fit neatly into the lender underwriting guidelines, so it was a difficult loan to write. Kirk and RMS went above and beyond to make it work for the client and get it done.”
Attorney Gregory P. Carnese, the Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese

 

“I received a thank-you floral arrangement from Melissa at L&J Blooms last week. The flowers were gorgeous, and not a cookie-cutter standard arrangement that you would get from a chain. She uses unique flowers grouped together to make stunning, one of a kind creations that last and last. I highly recommend L&J Blooms for all your floral needs.”
Shawn Douton, A-1 Auto Center LLC

 

“Frank Sawicki of Watermark Impressions helped me choosing the proper font, size and color for vinyl lettering for my boat name. He was very creative and patient in helping match color scheme and letter size, etc. It came out fantastic and looks great.”
Attorney Gregory P. Carnese of the Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese
 

“Robert Webb of Charter Oak Scanning went above and beyond to create a beautiful Father’s Day gift for my dad. I gave him a box full of my father’s dusty, old Navy slides from the 1950s. He created a beautiful DVD slideshow of my dad’s years in the service, and printed a photo of me and my dad which he used as the DVD case cover. My family and I loved listening to my dad tell a story of memories with each slide. This was truly a priceless gift!”
Leanne Williams, Body & Sole Reflexions Reflexology

 

“The probate court appointed me as the Administrator of the Estate for an elderly woman from Killingworth. Amongst her personal belongings I found an 8MM video tape with sound. If not for Robert Webb of Charter Oak Scanning being in our group, I don’t know how I would have been able to view and listen to it. I showed up to their business, they had a machine for me to watch and listen to it immediately and within a matter of 30 minutes I had a converted copy to a CD to take with me. Way to go Charter Oak Scanning! Such a big help.”
Attorney Gregory P. Carnese, the Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese
 

“Although I usually bathe my own animals, when I recently adopted my new adult cat, Ursa, I knew getting her settled in and comfortable in her new home was a priority. However, she did not come from the best conditions in her old life, and although she was in a wonderful, clean shelter, she was loose with about 15 other cats. I wanted a squeaky-clean cat, but I definitely did not want to be the one to traumatize her with a bath! However, with Aussie Pet Mobile, there was absolutely no trauma and Ursa actually enjoyed her time and treats with Professional Groomer Shannon and even loved the gentle blow dry! Aussie Pet was AMAZING. There was no car ride, just a quick walk through my garage to the Aussie Pet Mobile. I stayed with her the whole time, and we even accomplished a full nail clip with the most gentle hands (something TWO of Ursa’s vets + their staff could not do). She got the full 15-step cleaning. It took a minute for her to get used to the perfectly warm water, and after she sat so nicely for being brushed and dried. She even left wearing a pretty bow, which my two kids adored seeing. It is now two weeks post-bath, and Ursa still has the silkiest fur from her Aussie Pet experience and sheds much less. I know personally the owner and groomer of this “salon”, and both absolutely adore animals and are passionate, experienced, and so gentle in caring for your beloved pet. Aussie Pet is truly a different, higher quality of care than most groomers, and I have to say, even though I am a DIY’er, my cat received a much better bath than I could have given her. Totally worth it!”
Melissa Miko, Niantic Tax & Accounting LLC
 

“This is a testimony for Caitlyn Meeks, owner of Luna Bodyworks. Last year I had a 1:1 with her and decided to have a massage. Since then I have had a massage every month. The reasons being, our lives are so hectic and as businesses we continually give to our customers, clients and families and rarely take care of ourselves. This is one hour of relaxation and peace that we not only deserve but need. Please give yourself a gift. Contact Caitlyn Meeks at Luna Body Works. Just do it!”
Kathy Greene, Non-profit Consultant

 

“Greg Carnese, of the Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese, LLC assisted my daughter, who has special needs. Greg was very attentive and eager to help get her help and offer advice on how to do so. It was a personal matter and the subject of money never came up, he was happy to help.” Thank you, Greg!
Lee Deer, Three Belles Marina

 

“Narcy Dubicki, of Dubicki & Camassar LLP, is a team player who is constantly striving to serve his clients. He will go above and beyond the call of duty when it is necessary. Yesterday, 2/19/18, on a bank holiday, when his office was closed, he answered my morning cell phone call, and after explaining to him that a new deal was going to be rejected if he did not provide resolution within the next couple of hours, he drove to the Realtor’s office in Mystic and engaged his paralegal at home to ensure that the issue was resolved. There are not many attorneys who will do something like this on their day off.”
Thank you, Narcy!
Kirk Hagert, Residential Mortgage Services

 

“Steve Frazier of Stifel-Nicolaus is a consummate professional who is wise beyond his years. As a seasoned investor whose investment interests are somewhat outside the box, I want to work with a financial advisor who is willing to work with me collaboratively and listen to my opinion. Steve is willing to take the time to discuss strategy in detail and takes my opinion seriously. The combination of Stifel’s excellence in stock picking, along with Steve’s natural energy, instinct and knowledge, make the Frazier team a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Steve Frazier as an advisor, not just for the beginning investor with minimal resources, but for the advanced investor who can learn from and collaborate with Steve daily”.
Kirk Hagert, Residential Mortgage Services

 

“Tom Sheldon of the Partner Network is a Realtor who goes above and beyond. He assisted me with a rental and eventual sale of an Estate property that had multiple issues with tenants and a first contract that did not close. Finally, a year later, the property sold as a result of Tom’s assistance and persistence. I am grateful he was my realtor.”
Attorney Gregory P. Carnese

 

“The All Benefits Children fundraiser on April 2nd, speaks to the power of BNI. Three quarters of the teams in the 27 lanes were BNI teams, former BNI members or BNI connections that I have made over the years. The Coastal BNI group was represented as their own team and then members created other teams. Coastal, Goldstar and Mystic BNI all competed for the BNI golden pin. Mystic won for the second year with the high team score. It was a wonderful afternoon and we raised $8,000 for all our children’s programs. We could not have done this without the power of BNI!”
Kathy Greene, The Light House

 

Tom Sheldon has been meticulous and goes above and beyond for his clients. He has helped to hold the glue in place with respect to a tenant and potential buyer for a property I am handling for am estate. He is a realtor you can always count on.”
Greg Carnese, The Law Offices of Gregory P. Carnese, LLC

 

“My parents had two different contractors on three different occasions give them a bad deal on building a porch on the front of their house. The first contractor took a 50% deposit and never returned. It took my parents 4 years to track him down and begin the process of getting their money back through the court system. The second contractor did a terrible job and the porch started falling apart within months of it being finished. They tried for years to have the contractor fix what was wrong but had no luck. Patrick McAnneney from Advanced Improvements went to my parents house to take a look at the porch and assured them the job will be done right. With the busy schedule Advanced Improvements has they were able to fix the porch a couple weeks later and went above and beyond what my parents were expecting to have for a finished product. They couldn’t be happier with the work performed and are definitely wishing they met Pat years ago to avoid all the headaches and loss of money they encountered. I would like to thank Pat very much for everything he and Advanced Improvements have done. Very appreciated.”
Frank Sawicki, Watermark Impressions

 

“Kirk Hagert of Residential Mortgage Services (RMS) is very attentive and spends the necessary amount of time with all of his clients to make a deal happen. My mother in law purchased a home right before the crash of 2008 and was upside down on the house. A few years ago, Kirk met with her and determined refinancing would not work at that time. Recently, Kirk reached out to her again and after a few months time, he was able to pull the deal together saving her $1100 per month on her mortgage. With this savings, she took her house off the market as she was going to down size if the deal did not go through and thanks to Kirk, his hard work and several hours of time paid off.”
Nicholas Fusaro, Louis Panciera, Inc.

 

“Soon after switching to David Heacock CPA from our accountant of over 10 years (whom we only spoke to once or twice a year typically around tax time), Mr. Heacock discovered we were over-reporting and therefore over-paying our state sales tax payments. Sales tax on computer consulting services in CT is a little challenging. He quickly took steps to retrain our staff to correct ongoing filings and filed amendments to recover potentially over $40K over the past three years. It was Mr. Heacock’s methodology and expertise in Quickbooks where this oversight “wasn’t hard to find” according to him. If you’re a business owner and you see or talk to your accountant only around tax time, consider a change and give Mr. Heacock a call.”
Chuck Hooper, Dynamic Alliance

 

“I would like to thank Catherine Borowski of Prime Pay for the donation of an IPAD, Tablet and Kindle Fire to be used by children and adults with disabilities at The Light House. This is the second time that Catherine has donated the technology needed by our students. She continually is on the look out for items that would improve our participant’s lives and communication abilities. These donations all came about because in our 1:1, I mentioned The Light House technology needs. I later discussed a grandmother that had a grandchild with severe autism that needed a tablet, but could not afford it. Catherine followed through with both requests so quickly. This is the power of 1:1’s and the BNI network. Thank you again.”
Kathy Greene, The Light House of Groton

 

“I was not sure what to expect when I went in for my NuCalm session, but Mark Fernandez explained the history of the company, the science behind the product and his personal experience. I was very touched by his story and his success, so I was excited for my first sitting. I am happy to say that after one NuCalm session, I slept through the night for the first time in years! I felt so refreshed and alert the next morning, I can’t wait to go back again. Thank you, Mark!”
Catherine Borowski, PrimePay

 

“I brought my car in for a simple oil change to A-1 Auto Center in Niantic and Shawn explained everything that they were going to do to my car. She even showed me how their system connects with the manufacturer data so that all of my checkups will be up to factory specifications. They even caught a few things that my dealer missed! I would highly recommend A-1 Auto.”
Catherine Borowski, PrimePay

 

“Thank you to Catherine Borowski and Prime Pay for donating tablets and a nook for our students at the Light House.”
Kathy Greene, The Light House of Groton

 

“The Light House works with children and adults with disabilities in four locations. There is oversight by many state and local agencies for quality reviews and health inspections. Having a clean site is of the utmost importance. Families will know that if we take care of our environment and equipment we will respect the safety and well-being of their children. Lloyd Waldron’s Coastal Cleaning Services has our sites looking cleaner than ever. Guests continue to compliment us. His staff follows through on everything and then Lloyd comes in afterwards to check again. I highly, highly recommend them.”
Kathy Greene, The Light House of Groton

 

“I have had neck and back injuries recently, and still wanted to work out. Paul Palazzo, of Advantage Personal Training, has worked with me to develop a routine that will help me rehabilitate and prevent injuring myself further. He has gone above and beyond by texting and calling to follow up after workouts to ensure I’m doing well. During my workouts, he frequently checks on me and my progress, making small corrections in my form to keep me safe. I am able to exercise and keep fit without being worried about doing more damage to myself.”
Shawn Douton, A-1 Auto LLC of Niantic

 

“Frank Sewicki, the owner of Watermark Impressions in New London, CT, did an amazing job on the T-shirts I ordered for a fundraising campaign I am starting for my 501c3 dog rescue, PugPit Rescue, Inc. Frank was eager to be part of the project and completed my shirts in record time. I couldn’t be more impressed with the professional quality of my finished products and the personal attention Frank gave to me with this project!”
Leanne Williams, Body & Sole Reflections

 

“Adam Huston, store manager of Verizon in East Lyme, CT, is the man you want to see to get you started on a Verizon account, purchase accessories, or troubleshoot any issues you need help with. Regardless of your level of competence with your wireless devises, Adam is there to offer assistance in a professional and kind way.”
Leanne Williams, Body & Sole Reflections

 

“I was recently contacted by a client who has guardianship of her 11 year old grandson. She is retiring in several months and needed assistance with obtaining medical insurance for her grandson. Not only Did Craig spend time with me on the phone to discuss the issues, but he also took time to do some research and then sent me an email with links to pass along to the client. From conversations with Craig, issues arose that resulted in my referring the same client to our estate and elder law Attorney, John Zaccaro. I am grateful to have Craig as my own health insurance agent and as a resource to refer clients. He goes above and beyond when it comes to customer service. Thanks so much Craig.”
Greg Carnese, Law Offices of Gregory Carnese

 

“For one of Michelles real estate deals, she is working with Kirk, of Residential Mortgage Services (RMS). As you may be able to surmise, Michelle is very, VERY demanding. Whoever she works with on real estate deals, if they don’t answer right away, if they don’t go above and beyond, if they don’t reply to any e-mails within 15 minutes, if they don’t spend extra time on obstacle comes up, she’ll bitch about it and make a lot of commotion.

Twice in the past week I’ve heard her state how pleasurable it is to work with Kirk. And I recall a month or so ago, when she first started working with this client of hers thus Kirk, she was amazed at this “intro” e-mail he had sent the client, which had some video and PowerPoint presentation that gave the client all of these hand holding steps in how his mortgage process works. She thought it was really cool.

So Kirks really stood above the crowd of other mortgage peeps she works with.”
Brian Mayo

 

“I recently had a trial representing a Landlord in a lawsuit with his tenant. The tenant applied a high gloss finish product called Rock Candy to the Landlord’s hardwood floors and the issue was whether or not this changed the Landlord’s hard wood floor finish. Lloyd’s knowledge of the product helped to educate me on the gloss finish resulting from applying Rock Candy to hardwood floors. This was critical information that assisted me in the trial and my cross-examination of the tenant to prove she changed the finish on the hardwood floors. I would like to thank Lloyd Waldron of Coastal Building Services for his professional assistance. It is greatly appreciated.”
Greg Carnese, Law Offices of Gregory Carnese

 

“I want to thank Diane Mathiason for being so generous with samples of her all natural health products from Quivana. One of the products she let me sample was Qore PM capsules. Being listed as an insomniac, I can’t express how excited I am to report that I am sleeping better than I ever have. Diane is very passionate about helping people lead a healthy life with all natural products. They are worth trying!”
Leanne Williams, Body & Sole Reflections

 

“I want to thank Mark Fernandez for introducing me to NuCalm. For anyone who has struggled with reaching that “inner peace” through meditation, or is just suffering from stress and anxiety, NuCalm is a new tool, backed by extensive research, to help you reach your goals of better health and wellness. Make an appointment with Mark and try it!”
Leanne Williams, Body & Sole Reflections

 

“I want to thank Dr. Chris Deveau of East-West Chiropractic for going above and beyond and showing how much he cares about his patients. My son rolled his ankle pretty badly on the afternoon of December 23rd and could not put any weight on it. I texted Dr. Deveau and he immediately replied and scheduled an appointment for 8:15 AM on Christmas Eve! Now that’s the Christmas spirit and that’s how it is done in Coastal BNI.”
Greg Carnese, Law Offices of Gregory Carnese

 

“A friend of mine is beginning to go through what is going to be a very difficult divorce.  I referred her to The Law Offices of Gregory Carnese.  I got a call after her first meeting with Greg telling me how grateful she was hat he will be representing her and how much pressure he has taken off her shoulders.  It’s a great feeling knowing that I have a group of people in BNI that I can count on and have no problem referring friends, family and customers too.”
Larry Donn, CJ Tree