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San Francisco

Customer Feedback:

Birkmyer Landscapes

“We had a straight concrete walkway from our front door to the road, and we wanted that softened up a bit, so he and my husband bought a bunch of Mariposa blue slate together at the nursery. We were very active in selecting the plants as well as the design. It ended up a Mediterranean landscape, which is relatively low maintenance, with a drought resistant sprinkler system. We didn’t want grass, because we didn’t want to maintain it, but we wanted lots of color out front. Our whole concept has been achieved. It is kind of fun to walk out there and go ‘Wow, this is kind of a neat garden.’ And the cat likes it too. It is really, really nice.”

Home Services (cont’d)
Hauling/Debris Removal
House Cleaning
Interior Designer
Mover
Organizer
Siding, House
Tree Service
Upholstery
Window Cleaning
Window Coverings/Drapes
Miscellaneous
Bands
Music
Parties
Professional Services
Tax & Financial Planning
Auto Services
Auto Repair
Health and Beauty
Chiropractor
Dentist
Hair Stylist
Home Improvement
Architect
Cabinets
Carpets & Floor Coverings, Retail
Concrete Contractor
Drainage
Earthquake Retrofitting
Electrical Contractor
Engineer, Structural
Flooring
Foundation Contractor
Furniture
Garage Door Repair
General Contractor
Glass Repair/Installation
Handyman
Hardwood Floors
Heating & Air Conditioning
Home Offices
Home Repair
Home Theater
Insulation
Landscape Contractor
Painter
Plumber
Remodeling Contractor
Roofing Contractor
Seismic Consulting
Skylights
Structural Solutions
Waterproofing/Leak Solving
Windows
Windowseats
Home Services
Alarm Systems
Appliance Repair
Carpet Cleaning
Chimney Cleaning
Closets
Drapery Cleaning
Gutters, Replacement/Cleaning

Oakland/Berkeley

Customer Feedback:

McHale Insulation

“I’ve lived in the East Bay all my life and I never realized that insulation could make such a difference. My home was built in the 30s, and I just thought you had to have the heat on all winter. The whole house feels more substancial now, and the walls muffle sound.“

Home Services (cont’d)
Hauling/Debris Removal
House Cleaning
Organizer
Pest Control (Bugs, Rodents, Etc.)
Termite Control
Tree Service
Upholstery
Window Cleaning
Window Coverings/Drapes
Landscaping
Garden Maintenance
Landscaping
Miscellaneous
Bands
Music
Parties
Professional Services
Tax & Financial Planning
Auto Services
Auto Repair
Health and Beauty
Electrologist
Hair Stylist
Skin & Nail Care
Home Improvement
Architect
Bath Refinishing
Cabinets
Carpets & Floor Coverings, Retail
Concrete Contractor
Deck Builder
Drainage
Earthquake Retrofitting
Electrical Contractor
Engineer, Structural
Flooring
Foundation Contractor
Furniture
General Contractor
Handyman
Hardwood Floors
Heating & Air Conditioning
Home Offices
Home Repair
Home Theater
Insulation
Kitchen & Bath/Design & Build
Landscape Architect
Landscape Contractor
Lighting
Masonry Contractor
Painter
Plumber
Remodeling Contractor
Roofing Contractor
Seismic Consulting
Structural Solutions
Tile Contractor /Masonry
Waterproofing/Leak Solving
Windows
Windowseats
Home Services
Alarm Systems
Appliance Repair
Carpet Cleaning
Closets
Computer Repair
Computer Training
Gardening Services
Gutters, Replacement/Cleaning

Contra Costa County

Customer Feedback:

On The Spot

“Don does an amazing job. We have off-white carpeting, and when we had our library put in it was virtually destroyed. Don came in and with some persistence was able to completely restore it. His work is perfect, and we won’t go to anybody else. I’ve used some other companies and he is far superior.”

Home Services (cont’d)
Pest Control (Bugs, Rodents, Etc.)
Pool, Spa, Hot Tub Service
Tailor/Alterations
Termite Control
Tree Service
Upholstery
Wall Patching & Repair
Window Cleaning
Window Coverings/Drapes
Landscaping
Garden Maintenance
Landscaping
Miscellaneous
Bands
Music
Parties
Auto Services
Auto Repair
Health and Beauty
Hair Stylist
Skin & Nail Care
Home Improvement
Bath Refinishing
Cabinets
Carpets & Floor Coverings, Retail
Concrete Contractor
Deck Builder
Drainage
Earthquake Retrofitting
Electrical Contractor
Engineer, Structural
Flooring
Foundation Contractor
Furniture
General Contractor
Handyman
Hardwood Floors
Heating & Air Conditioning
Home Repair
Insulation
Kitchen & Bath/Design & Build
Landscape Architect
Landscape Contractor
Lighting
Masonry Contractor
Painter
Plaster/Stucco
Plumber
Remodeling Contractor
Seismic Consulting
Structural Solutions
Tile Contractor /Masonry
Waterproofing/Leak Solving
Windows
Wood Refinishing
Home Services
Alarm Systems
Carpet Cleaning
Closets
Computer Repair
Computer Training
Gardening Services
Gutters, Replacement/Cleaning
Hauling/Debris Removal
House Cleaning
Interior Designer

Peninsula

Customer Feedback:

Handyman Connection

“They’ve done all kinds of things for me, for quite some time now. The last thing they did was install a ceiling fan in my home. I enjoy their prompt service, the people they send out are very polite, and I’ve just been very happy with them.”

Home Services (cont’d)
House Cleaning
Organizer
Pest Control (Bugs, Rodents, Etc.)
Siding, House
Termite Control
Tree Service
Upholstery
Wall Patching & Repair
Window Cleaning
Window Coverings/Drapes
Miscellaneous
Bands
Music
Parties
Health and Beauty
Dentist
Hair Stylist
Home Improvement
Asbestos/Lead Abatement
Bath Refinishing
Bath/Shower Enclosures
Cabinets
Deck Builder
Drainage
Earthquake Retrofitting
Electrical Contractor
Fence Contractor
Foundation Contractor
Furniture
Garage Door Repair
General Contractor
Glass Repair/Installation
Handyman
Hardwood Floors
Heating & Air Conditioning
Home Offices
Home Repair
Home Theater
Kitchen & Bath/Design & Build
Landscape Contractor
Lighting
Painter
Plaster/Stucco
Plumber
Roofing Contractor
Seismic Consulting
Skylights
Solar-Generated Electricity
Structural Solutions
Waterproofing/Leak Solving
Windows
Windowseats
Home Services
Carpet Cleaning
Chimney Cleaning
Closets
Drapery Cleaning
Gutters, Replacement/Cleaning
Holiday Lighting