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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.

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San Francisco

Customer Feedback:

Wooden Window

“It’s refreshing to know that such excellent service still exists! Our new wood windows look beautiful, and fit perfectly. The crew was wonderful, and they completed more than a month earlier than promised. These windows have significantly enhanced the appearance and value of our home.”

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:

Blackbird Designs

“They did a major kitchen remodel in our 1930s house. We were planning on just updating it a bit, but they gave us so many creative ideas we ended up closing off some walls and working with the lighting. They are so imaginative. They were very clear on the costs, and very generous with their time. We found them in the Good Service Guide.”

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:

Springwood Builders

“They did an upstairs bathroom addition for us, as well as work on our investment properties. Working with them is like having a guest in your house! They are collaborative, honest, helpful, practical and considerate. I stopped getting competitive bids after the first job they did for us.”

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:

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, becuase 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)
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