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  1. 4 hours ago, Carrol said:

    I am searching for a REALLY good gardener....not just a maintenance man (or woman).  Basically, that will be someone who actually understands the trade. IE: who knows how to cut the grass without taking it all the way down to the roots; how to rake up the clippings after mowing; how to trim bougainvillea without rendering the plant naked; someone who uses a saw instead of a machete to prune; someone who takes pride in their work; etc.  The pay is excellent.    Any leads would be appreciated. 766-4338

    Hi Carrol:  I tried to call you but i forgot the 3 numbers I am suppose to dial before your number.  I wanted to tell you about Ernesto Barron our good friend.  Many people on this board use him.  He is a hard working, honest and knowledgable young man.  His father works with him and taught him everything.  He is totally bilingual and lived in the states all his life.  Many people have said many good things about him.  I know he would be willing to give you a trial run if you wanted to check him out.  He has his own truck and all the tools.  A white truck that says "Barron's Landscape"  You can go to the search bar and type his name and see the references.  Thank you for considering him.

    Ernesto and Demetrio Barron   331 267 9364


  2. On 1/28/2020 at 6:41 PM, Zeb said:

    I have two people in my life who are looking for housing.  One is a single woman. No pets at this time.  Needs something inexpensive not far from bus route.  Other person interested in house sitting (single man) with small dog.

    In Chapala new construction but very basic.  3bdrm for $4000 pesos and a 2 bdrm for $3000 pesos

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  3. Piadad lives in Chapala.  Has all the skills you need.  And she is totally honest.  Step son is bilingual.  He owns a Landscape business.  Can call him for initial contact.  She can provide many references:

    Ernesto Barron - 331 267 9364  totally bilingual

    Piadad Barron - 332 918 7969


  4. For 4 years, every 3 months we have to go back to texas.  Weve done ALL the border crossings.  Will never do Loredo.  It is nightmare traffic and strict most of the time. We love Presidio/Ojinaga.  Sometimes there is no one manning the bridge.  We dont even show our passports and no one ever checks what we bring.  Tues Wed and thursday are easiest to cross.  Other good crossings are Del Rio/Acuna    and  Eagle Pass/Piadras Negras.  The reason we dont like to cross at far south texas, like McAllen, Mission, Brownsville is because it takes a long time to drive down there, when you can cross much sooner.  We are about to make another trip back to Texas.  We always start when it begins to get light, drive to Matehuala and stay at Las Palmas Hotel, arriving there about 4:pm before dark, there is a walmart.  then get up early next morning and make it to the border, cross and spend the night again on the texas side.  The toll roads are awesome.  Maybe you already know this but keep to the right side of the road as mexicans coming the opposite direction pass other cars and come into your lane.  It is not dangerous and everyone is aware of this rule, just know it exists.  If a trucker is in front of you and he has his left turn signal on it is usually to let you know that the coast is clear and you can pass safetly.  We have found the truckers to be very very helpful.  Just know alot of mexicans drive very aggressively and fast so we personally have to drive a little more defensively being cautious.  The only other information I would like to offer is use "Waze" or some good GPS as the signs in Mexico can

    be misleading as to which roads are toll and which are "Free" (libre)  We love driving, it is a beautiful country, have never been fearful and actually feel safer here than in the states.  Hope this helps.  Good luck

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  5. This is just a public Thank you and lots of gratitude to the Riberas Pet Store and people like Sue who work tirelessly and have such a big heart for little innocent animals.  I found a little street dog whose leg was broken.  Doctor Hector will fix her and they will find a home for her.  I would have taken her but already have 3 but my heart ached when i saw her.    I just want to say that people like Sue make this world a much better place.....and our little town of Riberas is so blessed to have you in it !!!!!  Thank you Sue.

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  6. Here are some of the quotes from different people:


    Ernesto Barron -  very responsible, hard working, knowledgeable, perfect English (grew up in the US) - a really fine young man and an excellent gardener. 331-267-9364



    Ernesto Barron has an excellent gardening service in Jocotepec, Ajijic, Chapala area. On time, communicative, perfect English, reasonable rates, comes as needed to our garden. Hard-working, honest and does excellent work. Has own truck and tools. 331-267-9364.

    I can't help with an apartment but I do want to highly recommend Ernesto - a good landscaper and a good guy!


    We have used Ernesto for I think 6 months now - he comes every Wednesday at 9am - always on time. We had a sod project we needed done and it was held up only due to the sod not coming in, but once it came in the job was completed - we also had a large garden area that needed stone and planting - project done on time.  In our experience we have found him very reliable artsnob. Believe me if he were not we would get someone else.


    Sputnik recommend this gardener and I can't say enough about him.

    The name of his company is Barron Landscaping. Speaks perfect English, since he was raised in the USA, and does excellent work.  Shows up when he says he is going to and owns a truck and his own equipment.  I live in Joco and he willingly comes.   You will not be dissapointed.   

    His name is Ernesto Barron  331 267 9364

    He is fantastic!  Will post his info again.


    April, he is at our home currently diligently working.  I do hope those in need of a gardener call him.

    Good question.  He comes to us every 2 weeks now during the "rainy" season and will come once monthly during the dry season.  You will find that his is comparable to others but his work is very good.  Please give him a call and he will happily look at your space and give you a quote.

    Just a brief comment. I used Ernesto Barron to clean-up my small garden, and he did a fine job. He is hard working, arrives when he says he will, and his prices are reasonable for the quality of work. I will be using him in the future, and can recommend him highly.

  7. Our dear friend. Ernesto Barron TOTALLY Bilingual grew up in Kansas and his father Demetrio, who taught him.  Many on this board use him and have given him rave reviews.  Hard worker, reliable and dependable.  Totally honest.  Has his own truck and all equipment..I will go to some of the posts about him on this board and copy them to you.  Thank you so very much for considering him.

    He can give many references:  Barron's Landscaping  331 267 9364













  8. I have a great Mexican lady friend who actually enjoys cleaning and is looking for work.  I trust her with my life.  She is honest trustworthy, hardworking and reliable.  She lives in Chapala, but would be willing to travel.  She does not speak english but her son in law is fluent and could translate if need be.

    Piadad:  332 918 7969

    Son in law, Ernesto:  331 267 9364

  9. a little store on the west side of the main street in Chapala.  It starts with a "M"  Merc......something.  Ive been there many times.  They have all sorts of sewing things.  I think it is a black store.  Just look for one that starts with an "M"....lol....sorry I cant be of any more help.  I go to chapala about 3 times a day so next time Im there I will notice more details.

  10. Hello Apachewoman:  I referred  another person on this board and they hired him.  He is realiable, honest and always so helpful. Totally bilingual as lived in the U.S many years.  He always thinks ahead.  For example we rode the bus from the states and got into Chapala late at night and were just going to take the bus to Riberas and walk the rest of the way.  He contacted us and said no i will pick you up.  Of course he is a great friend and didnt want to take any money, but he has a family and is working hard so we always make him take the money.  So many times he thinks ahead.  He knows Guadalajara also.  Thank you for considering him.  He is also a handyman, skilled in many areas.

    Miguel - 331 768 8026

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  11. We have a great friend.  Trustworthy, reliable honest.  Totally bilingual.  Also, handyman.  Skilled at many things.  Lived in states many years.  Lives in Chapala.  Has own transportation to get to your house then use your car.

    Miguel - 331 768 8026

    I or he can give references


  12. Hello Guiness.  I just got back from the states and saw your post.  We have a marvelous Gardener who also knows about plants and constructing many fountains and many other things pertaining to gardens.  He is totally bilingual and works with his father who taught him everything.  They lived in the states many many years.  They have their own truck and all the equipment.  He is very very hard working and totally honest and reasonable.  He comes highly recommended by many of the expats here and many here on this board have recommended him also.  Here is his number and if you need references he can give them.

    Thanks so much for considering him.  See below


    Barrons Landscaping  331 267 9364  Ernesto totally bilingual

                                           871 509 5816  Demetrio Father - spanish

                                                                     and understands english

  13. For 4 years regularly every 3 months we drove back and forth to the states taking care of a mother.  We crossed 17 times.  Tried all of them on the texas border.  The result was always keeping to Del Rio, or Piedras Negras or our favorite is Presidio/Ojinaga, north of Del Rio. Many times the crossings were not even manned.  We just drove on through.  We NEVER NEVER NEVER go through Loredo.  We tried it a few times at the beginning.  Always stopped and checked.  One Christmas waited almost 2 full days at the border.

  14. Very Very honest and reliable man totally bilingual will shop and deliver and carry in your groceries to your home from any store Lakeside, at a reasonable price any day of the week.  Very dear friend,  call us if you want references.  332 055 6255  Also, delivers appliances or most anything.  Will transport you, handyman.  Has many many contacts.  Knows cheapest services and can refer you to many things.

    Miguel - 331 768 8026

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  15. We have a very good reliable friend  totally bilingual that has a business that does many things.  He has a Power Washer.  We have 10 rugs and it does a great job. He also does body work on cars, detailing, tile work,  brick work.  many other things

    Miguel, the Handyman  -  Has a silver pick up with equipment 331 768 8026

  16. 1 hour ago, fordtruckman said:

    Do they pay when they do work? 

    The money they earn goes to a pot.  Then they get paid from that.  If they go do work on the side, other jobs, they must pay the boss from that too.  As the boss came to our house and waited in the street on friday when we paid our friend for his construction work.  He had to pay the man from the money we paid him in order to keep his walmart job.  Weve encouraged our 2 friends there to go to the management about it.  They are afraid they will loose their jobs. So they dont speak up.   And as you know jobs here are hard to come by......so they endure the bullying.

  17. 7 minutes ago, Justathought said:

    Sorry...but something stinks ... just doesn’t make sense .    Anyone else ? 

    yes, even on rainy days when few people want their cars washed, if a worker wants to go do another job to help his family for the day, he must pay the man in charge.  Hopefully Walmart will do something about it.

  18. no many things in mexico dont make sense.  There is alot of graft and dishonesty.  By the way.  The way this worker became a good friend.  Four years ago we met him as we hired him to help build our house.  He was highly recommended so we used him for many many things.  He worked very hard, reliable, on time and work long hours.  We came to be friends and love his whole family.  So we know his work.

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