about the guide | contact us | request the guide | recommend a business

Welcome to The Good Service Guide. Since 1987, The Guide has been the San Francisco Bay Area’s most trusted source of neighbor-recommended services for your home or business.

Choose an edition below to browse or search.

San Francisco

Customer Feedback:

The Home Doctors

“My friend discovered them, and I’ve been using them now for about 3 years. They show up on time, are very cooperative, responsive, and do exactly what I want. They fill the gap between the larger jobs and the handyman jobs. They’re the ones you want!”

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:

Live Oak Decks

“I was so impressed with their knowledge about decks and foundations. They caught something that the original designer of the house missed, and added some support beams under our deck that serve as part of the foundation. They were responsive, and I was very happy with them.”

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:

Earthquake Safety

“I had a very good experience with them. We wanted someone to bolt our house down, and other companies said they would have to open the walls and do all of this work, but Earthquake Safety were able to do it without all of that trouble. They were in and out really quickly and there were no problems. But if we have an earthquake and the house falls down, I’ll call you back!“

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:

Vision Builders

“We consider ourselves fortunate to have found Helmo and his team. They’ve added lots of character to our home— coffered ceilings, crown moldings, archways and a beautiful staircase. We were living in the house the entire time, and they were always courteous. It was a pleasure.“

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