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Alterations/Dry Cleaning

Vicki Kittel

Referred By: Kylee Carolfi Malik, House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 1
Referral Date: 03/18/2013

Phone: 608-274-4313

Review: "Vicki is really nice to work with. She has 25+ years of experience. Very reasonable rates.

She has done everything for us from altering men's dress pants, lab coats, women's dresses (including bridesmaid dresses), and created a christening gown. "



Madison Property Management

Referred By: Lauren Craddock, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1


Phone: 608-251-8777

Address: 1202 Regent St, Madison, WI 53715

The resident who recommended them said, "We rent a home from them. I am very impressed at how easy it is to get in touch with them via email or phone and how prompt they are to address any service concerns or maintenance."



Silverstone Apartments (T.R. McKenzie)

Referred By: Matthew Louie, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1


Phone: 608-831-8025


Address: 1124 North High Point Road, Madison, WI 53717

Hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 2pm

According to the resident recommending Silverstone Apartments, "Silverstone is a newish complex located in the Wexford Village neighborhood just off the belt line at Old Sauk (exit 253) and on the border between Madison and Middleton. Very safe area, easy access to West Towne Mall, Costco, and buses 15 & 68 towards the hospital and downtown. Studios, 1BR, 2BR, lofts, and ranch styles available. Most units furnished with in-unit W/D, D/W. Community has fitness center and outdoor pool. Underground parking available for a fee. Friendly, responsive staff and maintenance."


Waterside Apartments

Referred By: Katherine O'Rourke, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1

Address: 9201 Waterside St., Middleton, WI 53562

Phone: 608-831-5343

According to the referring resident, "This affordable apartment complex is conveniently located close to restaurants, bars, shops, grocery stores, etc. and is an easy 15 minute drive to the hospital. The great perks include heated parking, washer and dryer in unit, pool, fitness center, business center, and party room. Best of all, the management is amazing! They respond immediately to even the smallest concerns. Living here has made life easy during residency!"


Yorktown Estates

Referred By: Jeff Lin, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1

Address: 251 S. Yellowstone Drive., Madison, WI 53705

Phone: 608-233-9533

"We lived in a one bedroom, and then moved to a two bedroom in a different building with a sunlight. Both units were great, although the first unit's insulation was not as good so our heating bill was somewhat high, but overall cost with rent was reasonable. Maintenance was awesome, and the complex is well managed. Pet-friendly."



Saejung Lee

Referred By: Charles Armstrong, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 5


Phone: 858-768-1095
Fax: 858-724-1460 


Saejung Lee is an attorney who specializes in physician employment contracts and immigration law. She was previously a member of the UWHC Significant Other Society. Saejung understands the dedication, hard work, and sacrifice required to become a physician or surgeon, and is committed to protecting your interests as you negotiate for your first post-residency/fellowship job. PHYSICIAN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT EVALUATION includes a phone or online video call meeting with Saejung to review the contract, consider possible amendments, and explore negotiation strategies. The fee for one contract is usually $150-$300 flat rate for residents and fellows, with a discount for review of additional contracts. Saejung also offers immigration legal services.

According to the resident who recommended her, Saejung Lee was easy to work with and thorough. Another resident said she was prompt,helpful and extremely affordable. She took her time to explain many details in the contract to my satisfaction. An additional fellow said she responded quickly and was able to discuss all the pertinent points of the contract over phone within days of our first contact. She made things clear and interpreted them in a language somebody without legal training can understand. Her prices are very reasonable for residents and fellows on a budget.



Caroline Niemann

Referred By: Kyle Benner, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1

Phone: 414-630-3355

Caroline Niemann is an independent contractor doing commercial real estate transactions for a firm out of Chicago. Outside of real estate, her background is in employment and immigration law. Her interest in helping out UW residents and physicians stems from close ties to a former psychiatry resident at UW, and familial ties to a current neurosurgeon at UW. Having seen the hard work and dedication it takes to be a UW resident/physician, Caroline looks forward to helping you in anyway that she can. Rates can be negotiated based on the extent of contract review.

Residents have said:
"One of her interests in law is in contracts, and this could be helpful to residents as they graduate and begin their job searches."


Herrick & Kasdorf

Referred By: Khanhthuy Oberley, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1



Juscha Robinson

Referred By: Khanhthuy Oberley, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 2

Address:16 North Carroll St, Suite 500, Madison
Phone: 608-257-1369,

According to the resident who recommended her, "I just utilized the services of attorney Juscha Robinson on the sale of our home. We did not use a realtor and she helped us navigate through contracts and other home sale issues. She was very, very reasonable (almost half the cost of other attorneys) and very professional and courteous. I would definitely utilize her services in the future."

"Residential and commercial real estate, tenant-landlord, small business (including nonprofit) organization, estate planning. She was an attorney on the sale of our home and had a set fee, never added on, and held on to escrowed funds for over a year and never charged another fee. I call Juscha for other referrals and will use her again."


Neider & Boucher, S.C. 
Number of Referrals: 1 

Address: 440 Science Drive, Suite 300 (Westside)
Phone: 608-661-4500


Jennifer Knudson

Referred By: Bob Vickrey, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1
Phone:(608) 441-7277

Husband was a former UW Psychiatry Resident. Her legal specialties are health, corporate, and employment law. During her husband's residency, she reviewed and negotiated resident and physician contracts and continues to do this today with the firm Neider & Boucher. Prior to working for Neider & Boucher, she was in-house counsel for the Medical College of Wisconsin and for Fortis Health, a health insurance company. For the Medical College of Wisconsin, she reviewed physician contracts from the employer's perspective. She will bring this experience to the table when she reviews your contract.

Starion Bank

Iliana Tcherneva, Private Banking Officer/AVP

Phone: 608-829-4570

Starion Bank is a full-service bank, providing all of your banking needs. Our Private Banking services provide busy professionals like you a single point of contact, tailoring services to your specific financial needs and objectives. Private banking clients have access to a wide array of exclusive benefits and services. From loans to deposits to home financing and more, your private banking officer provides an extra hand to keep your financial life on track.

  • Private Banking benefits include:

  • Special Private Banking checking account benefits

  • Preferred rates

  • Personal assistance on credit requests

  • Home equity borrowing (subject to credit approval)

  • Your banker is available when and where it works for you, often outside of typical banking hours

For those times you need to visit the bank, there are convenient locations in Monona, Middleton and Sun Prairie.

Contact Iliana today or visit our website to learn more.

Beauty Salons

Holly's Salon Studio

Referred By: Jenn Hartwell, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1

Address: 421 South Yellowstone Drive, Suite 103, Madison

Phone: 608-293-3458

"Holly is very personable and is very easy to contact via email to set up an appointment. I have enjoyed going there to be pampered throughout my residency training."


RZ and Company - A Salon*Spa

Referred By: Kim Placzkowski, House Staff; Elena Rinehardt, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 2

Address: 6602 Odana Road (West Madison)
Hours: Mon. 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Tues. - Fri. 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sat. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: (608)-827-7979

Sydney is a very patient, attentive and is a very skilled hair stylist.
Andrew is a wonderful massage therapist who will do wonderful targeted work for any areas of concern.

Car Care

Abra Auto Body Shop

Referred By: Christina Barreda, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1

Address: 6505 Odana Rd

Phone: (608) 278-0123

"Did a very good repair of my vehicle after it got hit. Called to keep me updated."


Car Care Clinic

Referred By: Christina Barreda, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1

Address: 2733 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705

(608) 233-4600

"The employees at the Car Care Clinic have always been helpful and given honest responses to my questions. The location near the hospital is extremely helpful, and they gave me a free car to borrow while they repaired my car over the course of a few days."


Monona Motors

Referred By: Jesse Maupin, Internal Medicine
Number of Referrals: 1
Expires: 04/14/2019

Address: 4500 Winnequah Rd Monona, WI, 53716

Phone: 608-222-1342

John, the owner is a straight-shooting, honest mechanic who talked me into buying a cheaper car battery than the one I had in my vehicle, gives free advice liberally. Not a big shop, never had major work done there, but have heard only great things from locals.


Rose Custom and Collision

Referred By: Todd Jones, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 2

Address: 5003 Femrite Drive Madison, WI 53716

Phone: 608-222-3396

Call Rose Custom and Collision to discuss your automotive repair needs. They'll work with you and your insurance company for a seamless repair to get you on the road as quickly as possible. Paintless dent removal also available.

"Rory does great work, and his prices are very reasonable. He does more than just bodywork - I had him repair the suspension on a truck and his cost was half of the nearest competitor, it only took 2 days, and was well done. He is easy to work with, and will arrange to pick your car up while you are at work."

Car Dealers

Lexus of Middleton

Referred By: Lauren Craddock, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1

Address: 8000 Airport Rd, Middleton, WI 53562

Phone: (608) 821-4257

The resident that recommended this dealership said the following "When looking for a used AWD vehicle in good condition, I found this dealership had the best deals--even better than individual owners selling their own cares. Their maintenance people and everyone else we dealt with were very friendly and helpful as well. I will take my Subaru here for service, too! Every time the car goes in, it gets a free car wash."

"Lance Anderson, the pre-owned sales manager, is a totally cool, straight-forward, super nice guy. I told him exactly what I was looking for in a car and the maximum price I could afford. He took down the information and told me he would get back to me in the next day after he had time to look through his inventory and records to find a well maintained car that met my specifications. He did not try to make me test drive a new car or mess around showing me things he was not sure were in my best interest. He ended up finding me a great car, under my max price! They also gave us a really nice loaner to drive over the weekend until the rims could be prettied up on Monday!"



Child Care

Christ Memorial Preschool

Referred By: Jackie Van Dyke, House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 1

Address: Fitchburg


We Provide

  • Degreed, caring teachers dedicated to sharing God?s love with children

  • A safe, respectful, welcoming and engaging learning environment

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum, games, toys, units, activities, equipment and resourses

  • A variety of creative play experiences

  • Early science and math activities

  • Expressive art and music time to nurture individual creativity

  • Indoor and outdoor play time to develop fine and gross motor skills

  • Loving care, guidance and training

  • Daily Bible time

  • Encouragement for school and family learning partnerships


Country Grove Nursery School

Referred By: Alisa White, House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 1

Address: 3201 Tanglewood Drive (Westside)
Hours: Mon. - Fri. (7 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.)

Phone: (608) 845-7988

Nationally accredited nursery school. Offers child care for ages 2-10 years old (waiting list for certain ages & programs). Uses a curriculum-based approach. All classroom teachers have education degrees and the school has very little turnover.

Partial to full-week programs available depending on the age of the child. Before and after-school programs are an additonal cost and are only offered during the school year for ages 5-10 years old (transportation to and from Madison and Verona schools). Half-day programs available for ages 3 & 4 years old.


Madison Area Technical College 
Number of Referrals: 1 

Address: 3350 Anderson Street, Room 159AA (Eastside)

Phone: (800) 322-MATC 
Phone: (608) 243-4271


The Madison Area Technical College has a 2-year Day Care Degree Program where students are encouraged to work as nannies during the day. You can advertise for a Nanny on the Wisconsin Tech Connect electronic job board for free (See website). Your posting will reach people at other technical colleges as well.


Mount Olive Preschool

Referred By: Melanie Bauer, House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 2
Expires: 11/08/2015

Address: 110 North Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53705

Phone: 608-238-5656


"Mount Olive Preschool is wonderful! Teachers have many years of experience and really notice children's individual differences."

"Mt. Olive Preschool - Amazing Christian and all around education. Caring teachers and staff. I wish that we could move this preschool with us for our other children to attend!"


UW Job Center 
Number of Referrals: 1 

Address: 432 N. Murray St., Rm. B8 (Campus)
Phone: (608) 262-5627


Post a free advertisement for a daytime caregiver and/or nighttime babysitter. UW students use this website to look for jobs.


VA Kids Center Inc.  
Number of Referrals: 1 

Address: Next to VA and UW hospitals
Hours: Mon. - Fri. (6:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

Phone: (608) 255-6184

Nationally accredited center. Offers child care for ages 6 weeks to 6 years (waiting list for certain ages). Uses an emergent curriculum.


The Electrician Inc.

Referred By: Cheryl Shoults, Spouse

Address: 515 Springdale St, Mt Horeb, WI 53572

Phone: 608-437-4977

"We've used The Electrician Inc. several times, and they're always professional, friendly, and finish the job quickly. Their prices are extremely reasonable."


SVA Financial

My husband and I worked with SVA Financial, specifically Bijan Ramirez and Debbie Oswald, and we were extremely pleased with their comprehensive approach to financial planning. They were knowledgeable, efficient, and overall very helpful, providing us assistance with the following:

  1. Budget planning

  2. Student Loan/Public Service Loan Forgiveness analysis

  3. Saving for retirement strategies

  4. Understanding our employee benefits

  5. Investment allocations inside retirement plans

  6. Saving for new child’s education

  7. Powers of attorneys and estate planning steps

The SVA team has extensive experience working with UW physicians, and their knowledge of benefits specific to UW was unmatched. We would absolutely work with them again, and I would recommend them to other members of the UW House Staff Association. - Jacqueline Israel, Graduate, Plastic Surgery Residency

Debbie Oswald, Principal
Phone: (608)826-2127

Bijan Ramirez, Financial Consultant
Phone: (608)826-2170

Johnson Financial Group

Address: 10 E. Doty Street, Suite 100

Phone: 608-250-7203


Noah Kuhlman, Larson Financial Group

Noah Kuhlman is a Financial Advisor and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with Larson Financial Group; an independent, fiduciary, and physician-focused financial advisory firm. Using a personalized, comprehensive planning approach, Noah’s primary goal is to help physicians and their families successfully navigate all financial issues, opportunities, and decisions as they arise throughout all stages of life. 

Phone: 507-722-1612

BMO Harris Premier Services

Mike Farber     

Vice President    

Mortgage Banker / Mortgage Market Manager    

Phone: 608-445-1893    


BMO Harris Premier Services

Michelle Acker

Vice President

Sr. Premier Banker

Phone: 608-231-2019

Discover a highly personalized and collaborative approach to your entire financial life, one that combines the perspective and experience of a BMO Harris Financial Advisor and a BMO Harris Premier Banker. Based on in-depth conversations to understand your distinct needs and goals, your Premier Services team starts crafting your financial plan. That plan leverages an array of banking, investing,* insurance* and business planning products and services to help grow and preserve your wealth, and to re-purpose it for retirement and beyond. Your plan will provide short-term and long-term solutions that can help lay the foundation for the future you envision—and the one you hope to reach.



Keshemberg Advisory

Ryan J. Keshemberg, CFP

Number of referrals: 3
Phone: 920-205-4381

Keshemberg Advisory is a doctor only financial planning firm. Working virtually with doctors all over the country we provide expert/unbiased advice. We helps clients with all areas of their finances including…

  • Student loans

  • Retirement planning

  • Reviewing job offers/benefits

  • Cash flow(budgets)

  • Education planning(529’s)

  • Credit scores

  • Risk management-we don’t sell products and can put clients in touch with qualified brokers if needed for things like life and disability insurance)

  • Home buying/sell process

While in training we don’t charge as an investment in the relationship. After training we work on a flat fee basis.

North Star Resource Group

Number of Referrals: 31

Address: 2945 Triverton Pike Dr., Suite 200 (South-Central)(608) 271-9100


Brian Hensen, CFP

Referred By: Joanna Marks, House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 29

Phone:(608) 271-3669 ext. 217,

Specializes in comprehensive financial planning. Offers complimentary consultations. Recommended by several residents. Has been named to "Medical Economics" list of 150 best financial advisors for doctors.

Brian is highly recommended by many House Staff. According to one resident, "He meets with residents for free and helps you organize your life re: finances, insurance, disability, etc. We like him so much, we plan on staying with him as our financial advisor even when we move back home!"

Another resident states, "We go to Brian Hensen/Northstar for financial planning and he's great. Brian is extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy, and responsive. I recommend him highly."


Physician Wealth Strategies

Referred By: Jackie Van Dyke, House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 3

1111 Deming Way, Suite 103, Madison, WI
Phone: 608-841-1555 

Paula Linskens MBA, FLMI, ACS

Office Manager for Eric A. Heiting, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, LUTCF Financial Adviser* Physician Wealth Strategies, LLC

Registered Representative offering securities through NYLIFE Securities (member FINRA/SIPC)

Specializes in working with physicians throughout the state of Wisconsin as well as the U.S. with regards to life insurance, financial planning* and asset management. While keeping their clients personal goals and objectives in mind, they recommend solutions and strategies which support them and strive to reach them efficiently. Your goals and dreams may change over time, and for that reason they approach financial planning as a dynamic, ongoing process that must accommodate changes in your personal circumstances, changes in the tax laws and changes in the marketplace. Providing unbiased advice centered around their clients goals and dreams and having financially secure and confident clients are the primary purposes of this practice. Currently, the firm has over 200 physicians as clients.

*Eric Heiting is a Financial Adviser for Eagle Strategies LLC, A Registered Investment Adviser. Registered Representative for NYLIFE Securities LLC (Member FINRA/SIPC), A Licensed Insurance Agency. Physician Wealth Strategies is not owned or operated by Eagle Strategies LLC or its affiliates.


Barre3 Madison

Referred By: Brian Christie, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1

Address: 2560 University Ave, Madison, WI53705

Phone: 608-467-9788

Truly great barre/yoga studio located just across from main UW Hospital with warm welcoming environment, great teachers, and a dynamic fun workout!


Middleton Yahara Soccer Club

Referred By: Kristin Kiphardt, House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 1


Phone: 608-831-8694 x.0

The Middleton Yahara Soccer Club is committed to providing a place for players of all ages who are interested in playing the game of soccer. MYSC offers different program options for all ages based on a continuum of ability and commitment. The program provides a venue for players to learn, improve skills and develop their game to the highest possible level. Age ranges: 3 - adult. Program Options: recreational, competitive, camps, tournaments, special needs.

MYSC also has a soccer program specially designed and adapted for players with special needs - TOPSoccer.


Supreme Health and Fitness Club

Referred By: Anna Corey, House staff
Number of Referrals: 1

Address: 5555 Odana Rd, Madison, WI 53719

Phone: (608) 274-5080

"It is reasonably priced, has many group exercises classes, personal trainers and a salt water pool."


The Princeton Club

Referred By: Jenny Moorman, House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 2

Address: 1726 Eagan Rd. (East Madison), 8080 Watts Rd. (West Madison)

Phone: (608) 241-2639 - East
Phone: (608) 833-2639 - West

Offers lap pool, current pool, sauna, steam room, whirl pool, weight machines, free weights, basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball and racquetball courts, indoor track, treadmills, elliptical machines, free classes, personal trainers and massage services.

Free childcare is provided (2 hours) during the day for ages birth to 12-years old. Infants are in their own separate room.

See UWHA's Special Offers section for more details on Princeton Club discounts for House Staff.


UW Recreational Sports

Referred By: Jesse Maupin, Internal Medicine
Number of Referrals: 1


Phone: (608) 262-8244

Home Builders/Inspectors/Maintenance

Veridian Homes

Referred By: Adriana Stacey, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1

Address: 6801 South Towne Dr. (Southwest)
Phone: (608) 226-3000

Builds homes in all price ranges. All homes are Energy Star and Green Built Home certified. Sells brand new "Model Homes," or you can design your own home. Veridian works with mortgage company Innerlink Funding to provide two special financing programs for buyers: no money down and $1,000 down programs. Both include no PMI and no closing costs. If you chose to use a different lender, Veridian will give you the 1.7% that they have built into the price of your home to pay for the program to use for upgrades or to reduce the price of your home.

Veridian Homes also come with a one-year warranty. The resident who recommended Veridian has been very impressed with the warranty and the company's turn-around time. "One of our doors was not working properly, and they sent someone out on Christmas Eve to fix it. We will definitely use Veridian again, and look forward to building our next Veridian Home."

To buy a Veridian Home, you or your realtor must use a Veridian Home realtor. You can sell your Veridian home using any method or realtor that you choose. For a Veridian realtor, see Jim Jerg's listing in the realtor category.



Warden and SonsReferred By: Mary Rysavy, HouseStaff
Number of Referrals: 1 


Phone: 608-274-0980

The resident that recommended them said "They removed a large, old attic fan from our house and did a great job patching and re-painting the ceiling. I thought they did great work and were easy to communicate and work with throughout the process."


Wohler's Heating and Cooling

Referred By: Mary Rysavy
Number of Referrals: 1


Phone: (608) 839-1604


The resident that recommended them said "They put in our air conditioner and also did maintenance on our heating system. They were prompt, very affordable and did great work!"




Day Construction and Remodeling
Phone: (608) 279-9321
Referred by: Neurosurgery House Staff
Bob Day has worked on our house over the past two years with a great combination of reliability, skill, and value. Highly recommend!


Showcase Home Stagers

Referred By: Rebecca Heckman, House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 1


Phone: 608-712-0305


Showcase Home Stagers offers a variety of design services, whether you are selling your home or making updates to your former design, as well as repairs. They'll make your home irresistible!

"Debbie Lea goes out of her way to make sure your home is in tip top shape and ready to sell. Great ideas for inexpensive home improvement tips. She is awesome at what she does. Worth every penny!"


House Cleaning

Class A Cleaning

Referred By: Jenny Chen, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1


Phone: 608-310-3123

The resident that recommended this service said "I had two other cleaners before them, and Class A cleaning is easily the best. They leave my apartment immaculate every single time they come."


Grakei Maids

Referred By: Carmen Campbell, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1


Phone: 608-278-2972


"Resonable price for cleaning service. Dependable. Trustworthy. "



Referred By: Elisha Spier, House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 2

Address: 2935 Fish Hatchery Rd., #434, Madison WI 53711

Phone: (877) 278-0739


Erin Wery (Amica)

Referred By: Megan Perkins, House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 2
Phone:(877) 278-0739

Offers affordable home, auto and life insurance with dividend and non-dividend options. The resident who recommended Erin described her as "very patient" and added, "She will walk you through the process step-by-step to set up the right insurance coverage for your situation."


Hausmann-Johnson Insurance 
Number of Referrals: 1 

Address: 700 Regent Street (Madison)
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone: (608) 257-3795
Phone: 800-729-4287

Provides Business, Personal and Life Insurance as well as Financial Services. It is one of Wisconsin's largest independent agencies that specializes in reducing Total Cost of Risk. The company received In Business Magazine's Executive Consumer Award as the #1 Insurance Agency in Dane County for 2007.


Jason McCaffrey, Principal

Referred By: Diane McCaffrey, House Staff
Phone:(608) 252-9629

Cell:(608) 220-9142

Fax:(608) 257-4324


New York Life Insurance 


Phone: (800) 695-9873


Eric Heiting

Referred By: Andy Buccholz, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 3
999 Fourier Drive, Suite 300 (Westside)
Phone:(608) 827-2110

Cell:(608) 215-5146

Specializes in working with physicians throughout the state of Wisconsin as well as the U.S. with regards to life insurance, financial planning and asset management. According to the person who recommended him, "Eric is a pleasure to work with and very professional." In addition, Eric is the current presenter for the UWHA life insurance seminar.

"Eric is a great agent. He is helpful, realistic, and a nice guy."


Shulla Financial Services 
Number of Referrals: 2

Address: 1600 Aspen Commons, Suite 800 (Middleton)

Phone: (608) 836-2094,

Phone: (800) 833-3574


Andrew P. Shulla, CLU, ChFC Financial Representative
Cell: (608) 220-6992

Peter R Shulla _ Financial Representative
Cell: (608) 658-3137

Peter J Shulla, CLU _ Senior Financial Representative

We are members of Physicians Nationwide which is a nationwide network of Northwestern Mutual financial representatives who specialize in working with physicians to provide continuous service wherever your career might lead.


Andy Shulla Referred By: Dan Frank, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 2
Phone:(608) 836-2094

Offers multiple individual long-term disability insurance plans including Northwestern Mutual, Guardian/Berkshire and Standard.


State Farm 
Number of Referrals: 1 

Hours: Depends on the office: 8:30 or 9:00 AM Mon. - Fri., Sat. and evenings by appointment

Doug Peterson

Referred By: Samantha Johnson, House Staff Spouse

Address: 111 E. Verona Avenue (Verona)
Phone: (608) 845-6702

Patrick Marsden

Referred By: Jesse Maupin, Internal Medicine
Number of Referrals: 1
Expires: 04/14/2019

14 N Carroll Street (On the Square), Madison
Phone: (608) 255-4544,

"We purchased renters/car insurance with an umbrella policy all in one visit to this office. State Farm is not corporately owned (owned by policyholders) so you can have some assurance that they'll act in your best interest."


The Raskie Agency

Referred By: Megan Perkins, House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 1

Address: 621 North Sherman Avenue, Suite B11, Madison

Phone: (608) 332-4457


Offers: Retirement Planning: IRAs, 401(k), 403(b), College Savings, Mutual Funds

Life Insurance: Variable, Term, Universal, and Whole Life

Asset Protection/Risk Management: Auto, home and Umbrella Insurance. Additional discounts for Doctors and Registered Nurses.

The Raskie Agency is an agency with the coverage, professionalism, and stability of a big corporation. We pride ourselves in providing not only exceptional services, but in a way that's down-to-earth, worry-free, and easy to understand. From our lightning fast claims handling, to our step by step breakdown of your policy, you will leave our agency knowing that you're fully covered, and better yet, you'll understand and know exactly the coverage you have.

According to the UWHA member who recommended him, "Sterling is so easy to work with and has helped us navigate through house, car and life insurance. We really feel like he's completely honest with us and helps us understand the process."

Kids Activities

Cooperative Nursery School

Referred By: Brianna Wills, House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 1

Call Astrid Wolf, Membership Coordinator, for more info

Phone: (608) 824-0549


The Cooperative Nursery School has been in existence since 1973. It is a parent run cooperative with lots of space for your kids to run around. They have two large rooms that they rent from the Glenwood Morvarian Church (not affiliated) at 725 Gilmore St. (right beside the Wingra School off Monroe St.).

The fees are $80 for one child and $25 for each additional child over 12 months of age. The semesters are 18 weeks each. You pick one day a week to attend. The morning and afternoon sessions are each 3 hours long. You can go for all three or come and go as you please.


little om BIG OM

Referred By: Adam Gepner, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1


Phone: (802) 242-1642


little om BIG OM leads yoga classes for kids of all ages. Kids' Yoga classes are a fun, playful way for kids of all ages to learn the many asanas (poses) of yoga and principles of mindfulness.

Lock and Security Specialists

J&K Lock Security Pros

Referred By: Priya Joseph, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1

Address: 1605 S Park St. (Madison)

Phone: (608) 255-5799


Provides and services door openers; keys, knobs, locks and levers; fire Ssystems (repair as well as annual testing); entry systems; intercom; access control; CCTV cameras; digital video recording equipment; burglary alarms; door strikes; and door timers.

The individual who recommended J&K commented, "They took out my parking pass when it fell through the windshield and into the door for a reasonable price."

Mortgage Loan Officers

Michael Farber, Officer | Mortgage Banker

BMO Harris Bank 

The BMO Harris Physicians’ Mortgage Program Flyer

Phone: (608) 445-1893



Jason Engledow (Vice-President, Residential Lending)

Associated Bank

Referred By: Steve Mayer, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 3
Phone:(608) 278-2450

Cell: (608) 335-5507

According to one of the residents who recommended him, "He was professional, courteous, knowledgeable, etc." In addition, "I found him to be very understanding of the resident's lifestyle and goals i.e. my hectic schedule, small resident salary and massive student debt. Jason treated us as more than just a mortgage refinance, he helped my husband and myself make a sound financial decision, and he made it as easy as possible." Another resident states, "he helped me secure a home loan where other banks just turned me away because of my student debt. He was fantastic to work with and very professional.

Offers a $200 closing credit.


Mike Fumelle

Associated Bank

Referred By: Melissa Ertl, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1
Phone: (608) 259-4263,

"Mike was fantastic to work with. With the recent credit/housing crunch, I was unable to find ANYONE who would provide 100% financing to a new physician with nearly 200k of educational debt... Mike Fumelle was the only person who was able to help me, and he really went above and beyond to get me the best possible mortgage for my situation. Also, as a first time home buyer who knows next to nothing about financial lingo, Mike was incredibly patient with me and made sure I understood everything, every step of the way. Thanks to him, I'm going to be living in my dream first home! He is very interested in working with medical residents, and I would highly recommend him to anyone in the market for a mortgage!"


Annisa Baker

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
Referred By: Joanna Marks, Spouse
Number of Referrals: 1

Office: (608) 834-1333 x 14

"Annisa is very helpful and offered us many options without any pressure."


M&I Bank

Number of Referrals: 7


Phone: (888) 464-5463

M&I understands that your future income potential is very strong. Creative financing programs are available for residents/fellows, including more liberal underwriting guidelines and discounted closing costs ($195). For examples, see M&I's UW Resident Home Mortgage Program and Neighborhood Home Loan Program.


Mike Shea, (Assistant Vice-President)

Referred By: Jeffrey Malik, House Staff & Kylee Carolfi House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 2

401 N. Segoe Rd. (Madison at Hilldale)
Phone:(608) 231-5607

According to one of the residents who recommended him, "Mike was a fantastic resource during my first mortgage experience. He went out of his way to make things work, including avoiding PMI! My realtor said he was the best banker he's ever worked with."

Another said, "When shopping around for a mortgage, Mike Shea really connected with us, discovered what we needed, and sought out the best fit. He was amazingly kind, spending 30+ minutes on the phone with us "first home buyers" answering questions and explaining the new vernacular of home loans."


Madision Financial

Referred By: Ahish Mahajan, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 3

Address: 6510 Grand Teton Plaza, Ste. 202 Madison 53719(877) 256-4261

According to the resident who referred Christian, "Christian was one of the few mortgage brokers who worked with us right after match day with only a vague employment contract. He explained the process in detail and was very professional."

Christian Gridley

Referred By: Miriam Shelef, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 2

Phone:(608) 833-3838

According to the resident who recommended him, "Christian not only offered the lowest rates and lowest closing costs (after an extensive search for the best rates and lowest costs), but he helped us navigate a complicated selling/purchasing scenario, was very patient in explaining options, and was great about answering our phone calls."

He offers $500 off of closing costs for all House Staff.


RMI MortgageNumber of Referrals: 1
Expires: 12/04/2014


RMI Mortgage prides itself on efficient and highly personalized service. RMI Mortgage provides maximum flexibility in financing choices at the most competitive interest rates, and can assist with the entire spectrum of the mortgage process. Additionally, RMI Mortgage provides counseling on credit and qualifications, and arranges and coordinates the mortgage closing. Whether you are buying a new home or refinancing your existing mortgage, their dedicated team members are committed to satisfying your home financing needs.



Chris Zimmerman

Referred By: Erik Bowman, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1

478 Commerce Dr., Ste 201, Madison, WI 53719
Phone: (608) 827-9060

"When we moved to Madison we were working with a couple of big name banks who made many promises and on the surface seemed to have it all together. However, despite their assurances and guarantees they were unable to come through on a mortgage. A few of my internal medicine resident colleagues recommended Chris as he had secured mortgages for them when no one else could do it for them (especially with the student loans issues!). He made the process very understandable and was always honest and straightforward with us. We have just refinanced our home with him and again were nothing but impressed in his professionalism and easy going personality. My wife and I give him our strongest recommendations to any residents and fellows looking to buy a home or re-finance."


Linda Wankerl

Referred By: Ahish Mahajan, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 3

10 West Mifflin Street, Madison
Phone: (608) 282-4830

The resident who recommended Linda, described her as "fantastic." Linda also assists with relocation needs and has many realtor and vendor contacts.

Another resident states, "Linda processed our mortgage easily and professionally when we moved to Madison. She was there again at the end to answer questions about selling the place, refinancing, and other options."

Another resident says, "She's very attentive to the needs and responsibilities of a resident. Has worked with multiple other residents. Did an outstanding job in helping up secure a loan. "


U.S. Bank

Number of Referrals: 1


Phone: (800) 709-1700

Offers several special programs for residents. For example: 0% down payment without a third-party guarantee; borrow up to 105% for appliances; No Asset, No Income Program--requires a down payment; and 100% financing.

Georgia DeFever

Referred By: Elisha Spier, House Staff Spouse

8000 Excelsior Dr. (Westside)
Phone:(608) 827-2710,

"Georgia doesn't leave room for surprises; she is very thorough. She goes over the entire mortgage line by line, so that you know what you are paying at the time of closing. She definitely has your best interest in mind and will help you make a well-informed decision as to when to lock in your rate," explains the person who recommended her.



Extra Hands  
Number of Referrals: 1 

Address: 131 Pine Ridge Trail (Westside)
Phone: (608) 833-1213


Mad City Moving Services (Regional)

Referred By: Amy Sanborn, House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 1

Address: 2825 Perry St. (South-Central)
Hours: Mon. - Sat. (7:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Phone: (608) 274-9855
Phone: (866) 548-1722


No move is too small. Mad City Moving will help you move your entire house or just a single piece such as a piano here in Madison or throughout the Midwest. If you've rented a truck and want some help loading or unloading your stuff, they can assist you with that work as well.

The resident's significant other, who recommended Mad City Moving, has used the company three times to move her to different locations in Madison.


Two Men and a Truck

Referred By: David Marcu, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 2

Address: 995 Applegate Rd., Suite 102 (South-Central)
Phone: (888) 263-6888

Described as, "good people, good movers."



Thrift Painting
(608) 221-2033
Referred by:  Neurosurgery House Staff
Referral expires: 07/30/2019
"Thrift Painting was reliable, had great communication, and did a very nice job on our property."

Paul Duffek PaintingReferred By: Patrick McKenna, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1
Expires: 03/01/2014


According to the resident who recommended him, "He's an independent, single-crew person, does all the work himself, is very reliable. Indoor/outdoor work. Will give a quote that is accurate and does not change. Great attention to detail."

Roger's Paint-N-Paper

Number of Referrals: 1

Address: 521 Walmar Dr. (Sun Prairie) (608) 837-6746

Roger's Paint and Paper offers the following services: interior and exterior painting, speciality painting (see website for details) wallpapering, power washing, dry wall repair and texturing, wood stain and finishing, and light carpentry.

They cover all of Dane County and possibly beyond. They offer lower winter rates (November -April).

Pet Care

Camp K9 and (Feline) Pet CareReferred By: Joanna Marks, House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 2

Address: 4934 Felland Road (East Madison)

Phone: (608) 205-4181

Provides boarding and grooming services for dogs and cats. They offer a choice of rooms to suit your pet's needs and personality. All rooms are climate-controlled, have connecting outdoor patios and feature soothing background music.

Described as a "great place to board dogs or cats. Friendly people. Clean. Reasonably priced."

"The staff are caring and trustworthy. We don't have to worry when our dogs stay there."


Happy Dogz

Referred By: Joanna Marks, House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 6

Address: 6060 McKee Rd. (Fitchburg) & 3148 Deming Way (Middleton)


Fitchburg (608) 278-8563
Middleton (608) 831-1283


Offers day care & grooming services. Includes Doggy Vision, so that you can check on your dog during the day.

"Friendly staff who love dogs. Great place to wear your dog out. They also offer dog training classes on the weekends that are great."


Lakeview Veterinary Clinic

Referred By: Carmen Campbell, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1

Address: 3518 Monroe Street, Madison

Phone: 608-236-4570

The Resident states, "3 fantastic vets own this practice. They provide high quality care. Their focus is on the pet's health, not their profit. We sampled 3 vets before we found this clinic. "


Ruffin It Resort

Referred By: Emily Dunn, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1

Address: 635 Struck Street, Madison

Pet sitting/dog grooming/day care

According to the resident who recommended Ruffin It Resort, "They provide an at home service where they will stop by and let your dog out, play, feed, walk the dog, or whatever you really need. They are fantastic with all kinds of breeds. They have great multi-dog discounts. Their boarding facility is fantastic as well. "


Sauk Point Vet

Referred By: Jeff Lin, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1

Address: 725 North High Point, Madison, WI 53717

Phone: (608) 829-0055

Dr. Collins

Referred By: Tammi Huynh, Spouse
Number of Referrals: 1

"Dr. Collins is amazing. Our little rescue dog has been going to her for two years now. She's just so great with our dog. Imagine your best PCP ever, the kind who takes time to explain everything and inform you about your options without pressure. Our dog has undergone two teeth cleaning with extractions here as well as an allergy test, the prices were all reasonable and much less than the Chicago quotes we got."


WillyWags, LLC

Referred By: Joanna Marks, House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 9

Address: 7315 Springhelt Dr. (Dane)

Phone: (608) 358-9689

Heather Wagner 
Number of Referrals: 9 

"Heather is extremely reliable and flexible with residents' crazy schedules."

Phone:(608) 358-9689

Offers very flexible working hours for walking dogs and pet sitting in Waunakee, Westport, Dane, DeForest, Windsor, Middleton, and Madison areas. Recommended by several residents.

"I have used WillyWags to watch my cats when we have been out of town. Heather is very dependable and does a great job with them. Strongly recommend."

"Willy Wags has been great for my dog, Bruiser. Heather is extremely reliable, available on short notice and on weekends, and has made providing care for my dog much easier with the long hours of residency. I first learned about this service on the UWHA website and have not been disappointed."


Roto Rooter

Referred By: Joanna Marks, House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 1

Address: McFarland, WI

Phone: 608-256-5189

"Knowledgeable, honest, reliable service."


Stoppleworth Plumbing

Referred By: Elisha Spier, House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 2

Address: 7750 US Hwy 14 (Middleton)

Phone: (608) 831-6342


Beth Junge, ABR, SRES
Address: 313 Price Pl., Suite 3 (Westside)
Referrals: 9
Expires: 07/30/2019

Comments from the many people who recommended this realtor:

"When I was entertaining the idea of purchasing a home in Madison, I was quite naive about the process and realities of purchasing a home. Nevertheless, Ms. Junge was willing to educate and assist me in making the right decision given my circumstances at that time. Moreover, she did this without full assurance that I would be one of her clients. And after I had made the decision to purchase a home, Ms. Junge guided me through the process - always with my best interest at mind."

"She is certainly kind, honest, and thoroughly knowledgeable, but most importantly, it is quite obvious that she keeps her client's best interest in mind at all times."

"Has been a great trusted resource helping ~12 orthopedic surgery residents buy &/or sell homes over the past few years. Highly recommended."

"Beth is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and always keeps her clients best interests at heart. She has worked with many residents and therefore is familiar with our tight schedule and need to stay within budget. She is always quick to respond to questions and gives thorough, well-thought out, and helpful responsive. She is very easy to work with and I would high recommend her to everyone!"

“Beth was a pleasure to work during a stressful time buying a house in Madison. She is very responsive, reliable, knowledgeable, and is very familiar with the needs of residents.”

The Kruse Company Realtors specialize in residential real estate in and around Madison and throughout Dane County. Help clients buy or sell homes.

Offers a free home warranty or home inspection to any UW House staff who buy or sell through The Kruse Company.

Emily Christian, GRI, HSE

Referred by: Jeff Lin, House Staff
Real Estate By Design

Jeff Lin from Internal Medicine says the following about this realtor:
"Josh & Emily both helped us identify and purchase our condo in downtown. They were extremely professional, patient, and helpful throughout the entire process, which began in 2013, was put on hold when we decided to rent instead, and then picked back up again in 2014 when we decided we were ready to buy."

Josh Lamp

Referred by: Jeff Lin, House Staff
Phone: (608) 239-2559

"Josh & Emily both helped us identify and purchase our condo in downtown. They were extremely professional, patient, and helpful throughout the entire process, which began in 2013, was put on hold when we decided to rent instead, and then picked back up again in 2014 when we decided we were ready to buy."

Alvarado Real Estate Group

Number of Referrals: 2

Address: 303 S. Livingston St. Madison, WI 53703

Phone: (608) 251-6600

Sara Alvarado

Referred By: Valerie Johnson, House Staff Spouse
Number of Referrals: 2

Phone: (608) 251-6600

Cell: (608) 438-5005

According to one of the residents who utilized Sara's services: "Sara is knowledgeable, honest while still being sensitive, and encouraging. We followed her recommendations and our house was on the market only 13 days!"


Bunbury & Associates

RealtorsReferred By: Nicole Reilly, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1


Erin Bunbury

Referred By: Andre King, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1

6180 Verona Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53719
Phone: (608) 438-4344

Erin is recommended for her "excellent service. She works very hard, and is the same age as most residents and understands our housing needs."


Jamie Miller

Referred By: Nicole Reilly, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1

Phone:(608) 335-3410


A member of the House Staff had this to say about Jamie: "Jamie was excellent to work with! As a first-time home buyer, she walked my husband and I through the whole process. She quickly picked up on the features/characteristics of the house we were looking for and was able to coordinate the entire process smoothly and efficiently, working hard to ensure we found the right house for the right price."


First Weber Realtors

Number of Referrals: 1


Phone: (800) 236-8133

Offers a Relocation Team & Concierge Service

Audra Geldmacher

Referred By: Jon Gelbach, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1

7979 Greenway Blvd, Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: (608) 662-3434

According to the resident who recommended Audra, "When I moved to Madison, Audra helped me purchase a condo, which was the first home purchase I had made. She was absolutely wonderful every step of the way. My brother's family has also used her to buy and sell a home, and they too have been very pleased to work with her."


Eyman Mohamed

Referred By: Mohammed Hamzah, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1

Phone: (608) 662-3437

Cell: (608) 421-3770

The resident who made this recommendation said "I highly recommend Eyman Mohamed, a very active and smart real estate agent who is specialize in selling houses and condos in the area around the hospital and in Middleton."


Prudential Community Realty

Number of Referrals: 1
Expires: 01/06/2017

Address: 2001 W. Beltline Hwy Suite 202(608) 268-3663


Greg Hull

Referred By: Justin Gerstner, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1

2001 W. Beltline Hwy Suite 202
Phone: (608) 443-9169

The resident that recommended realtor, Greg Hull, said "he was excellent in orienting me to the condo and housing market in Madison, and is a young professional himself. He went out of his way to make sure I knew everything I needed and gave me lots of options."


Realty Executives

Cooper Spransy

Number of Referrals: 1

Address: 5940 Seminole Centre Ct. Suite 310, Fitchburg, WI 53711

Phone: (608) 661-7900


Dan Spransy

Referred By: Andrew Schulz, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1


I worked with Realty Executives Cooper Spransy, specifically Dan Spransy, when moving to Madison and purchasing a house. Dan was nothing short of outstanding! He went above and beyond to accomodate us as we searched for a house from out of state. He found us the perfect home to fit our needs, and we couldn't be happier.


Restaino & Associates - Realtors

Number of Referrals: 12


Phone: (800) 283-0518

Offers a Relocation Team


Melinda Ferraro

Referred By: Kenneth Hennrick, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1
Expires: 08/30/2013


According to the individual that recommended Melinda, "Melinda is a top-notch realtor, adviser, friend. She was extremely helpful in educating me as a busy new resident at the hospital, resident to the City of Madison, and familiarizing me with the process of buying a piece of property. Melinda worked around my schedule at work, and was happy to take me on a tour of Madison to help me get acquainted to all of the great neighborhoods here."


Sheila Power

Referred By: Khanhthuy Oberley, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 2

Phone:(608) 829-6321

This is what residents who have worked with Sheila have to say about their experience:

"I have utilized the services of Sheila Power at Restaino Bunbury and she has just been wonderful to work with. Very accommodating and genuinely helpful."

"Sheila has been wonderful in helping me sell my home last year. Even though she did NOT make a commission on my house, she came over and shared her thoughts on the value and helped me to negotiate with my seller's realtor. Very honest and sweet realtor who goes out of her way to help."

"Sheila is very resourceful, accommodating, and is a great realtor. She has always followed through with all her promises and I really enjoyed working with her and will use her again."


Todd Mulhern, ABR, GRI, CRS

Referred By: Kunal Karmali
Number of Referrals: 1

26 Schroeder Ct, Madison, WI 53711
Phone: (608) 219-4929

"I just sold my condo in Middleton and had a very positive experience with my realtor."


Stark RealtorsNumber of Referrals: 1


Phone: (888) 236-7931

Offers a Relocation Team and Concierge Service


Katherine Bidwell

Referred By: Katherine Magnuson, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 2

702 N. High Point Road, Madison, WI 53717
Phone: (608) 347-1098

"Katherine Bidwell is an absolutely excellent realtor. She is thorough, prompt, responsible, hard working, diligent, and honest. She is committed to her clients and works hard to make sure the buying/selling process is as smooth as possible. Would recommend her to anyone!"

Another resident said "I wanted to recommend Katherine to any residents looking to buy or sell a home. We used Katherine to sell our home and could not have been happier with her service. She was extremely dedicated to us and helped guide us along the way for our first sale. She staged our home and I think that was the key to the sale. I wish we had known about her when we bought our home, as I know she would have been a great asset. She knows the Madison market and was very respectful of our busy schedules. I have never met a harder working Realtor!"


Kellie Unke

Referred By: Carly Seaberg, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1

2980 Arapaho Drive, Madison

"I want to recommend Kellie Unkie with Stark realty on the referral list for realtors. She was a wonderful realtor, listened to what we wanted, and helped us find our current house, which we love. I would highly recommend her if you are looking to buy a house. "


Veridian Homes

Number of Referrals: 1

Address: 6801 South Towne Dr. (Southwest)
Phone: (608) 225-8804

Jim Jerg

Phone:(608) 213-7411

Specializes in new home construction for Veridian Homes. According to the resident who recommended him, "Jim is wonderful. He is very accomodating and worked with us on a weekend, showing us tons of houses."

Roofing Companies

Sims Exteriors & Remodeling Inc

Referred By: Lane Frasier, House Staff
Number of Referrals: 1



We needed a new roof and demolition of our old chimney. Sims was really quick about getting back to us with an estimate along with a thorough explanation of what would be done. Their price was significantly lower than the other estimates we got. They did the entire job in a single day and left our yard and driveway clean. We are very satisfied with their work and would highly recommend them to anyone.

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