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San Francisco

Customer Feedback:

Strokes Fine Painting

“I had never worked with a color consultant before, but Dar is truly an artist. She knows the emotional balance of colors. Sometimes we’d look at a color, discuss how I felt about it, and come up exactly what I wanted. The work is never about her, it’s about you and what you alone want. She really cares about trying to identify just what that is. She is not about pushing her taste on someone.”

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:

Chris Fortner Construction

“Chris put in a new mahogany front door, built a new deck, and put in a new patio on the ground floor of my home. He did a nice, clean job, was innovative, and always thought of good ways to solve problems. He listens well, and works hard to give you what you ask for.”

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:

Ron’s Pool Service

“He cleans our pool every Friday, takes care of all of the chlorine levels, sweeps around the pool, and makes sure that everything is running properly. He’s responsible and conscientious, and he’s always availiable if something happens. We’ve been using him for 5 years now and we’re very happy with his service.”

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:

Cal-Pac Roofing

“These people are gold. You just can’t find people like this anymore. I think I’ve referred five or six customers to them since they completed my job. I had a small problem a year later, and they took care of it immediately. The roof is beautiful, and the product is awesome. They put in two sky tunnels, too. Those really are terrific. I put one in the central hallway, and it just opened up the whole house. At night, even the moonlight lights up the house.”

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