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Dear Friends:

This list is compiled of people I know and trust, as well as those recommended to me by friends, clients, and co-workers. Please let me know if you have someone to recommend, OR if you have a complaint about anyone on the list, so I can keep it up to date.

 

Handy Links

Case-Shiller home price indices
National Association of Realtors research and data
Market trends and data on Redfin
Zillow – home sales data

 

Appliances, New

Appliance Service and Repair

Appraisers

Architects (and remodel designers)

Asbestos Abatement and Testing

BESO energy audit

Cabinetmakers

Carpet Cleaning

Chimney and Fireplace

City Offices

Cleaners

Color Consultants

Commercial Real Estate

Computer Service and Repair

Concrete (see also Foundations)

Counters

Creeks and Culverts

Crime

Donate/recycle Electronics

Donate Furniture and Household Items

Drainage and Leak Diagnosis

Drywall

Earthquake Preparedness

Electrical

Engineers

  • SDC Structural Engineering, Henry Fairbairn (510) 333-8596
  • Pearl Engineering, James Pearl (510) 339-6655
  • Langbehn Geotechnical, Bill Langbehn, (510) 558-8028
  • Monte Stott
  • Dan Szumski, (510) 839-0399
  • Peter Van Maren, (510) 653-0675
  • Alan Kropp (Soils engineer)

Estate Liquidators

Fencing

Financial Planning

Firewood

Floor Plan Drawing

Floors

Florist

Foundations (see also Concrete)

Garage Doors

Gardeners/Landscape

Gas Shutoff Installation

General Contractors

Gutter Cleaning

Handy People

  • Mark Reitdorf, (510) 325-5904
  • Joe Carlig, (510) 524-1397
  • Mr. Handyman, (925) 228-2888
  • Bill Fox, ($55/hr carpentry, $65/hr electrical/plumbing), (510) 912-1561
  • Rob Kanter, (“Odd job Rob”), (510) 595-9239

Hauling

Hazardous Materials

  • AEI Consultants (Home Mold Survey), (925) 746-6000
  • Forensic Analytical (Mold, asbestos, lead testing), (510) 887-8828
  • Block Environmental, (925) 682-7200
  • Paragon Research, (925) 685-1734
  • Synergy (Asbestos abatement), (510) 547-5475

Heating and Cooling

Inspectors, general

Insurance

  • Michael Pallas, (925) 297-4202
  • Allstate, (510) 429-5788, Tony Huey
  • Al Caruso – Farmer’s, (510) 527-4640
  • Liberty Mutual – Dave Fabucci, (925) 838-6310 X58339
  • AAA, (510) 594-6776, Edgar de Leon
  • Armstrong & Armstrong, (510) 525-3902

Interior Design

Legal

Lenders

  • Tom Nitsan, (510) 527-6146 (MPR Financial)
  • Sam Krueger, (510) 647-5332
  • Zachary Griffin
  • Kurt Herrenbruck, (510) 418-1349
  • Jay Koppelman, (Commercial and investment property), (925) 682-3300
  • Tom Sammon, (925) 938-3535
  • Steve Oliphant, (Residential income property), (415) 485-1080

Locksmith

  • Rex Keys, (510) 527-7000
  • All Bay Locksmith, Lisa Feeley – owner, (510) 724-6971

Masonry

  • Paradigm Company, (925) 755-4940

Mold: See Hazardous Materials

Movers

Notary

Pack/Move/Organize

Painters

Pest Control Inspectors

Pets

Plumbers

  • Val Betti, (510) 232-5593
  • Superior, (510) 236-3346
  • Ehret, (510) 528-4292
  • Mr. Plumber (Tankless water heaters), (510) 758-6237, Larry

Rent Control: See Legal

Rodents and pest control

Roofers

Rubber Stamps

Seismic Preparedness and Retrofit

Senior Services

  • “Thank Goodness” Senior Concierge
  • Moving On, (Assistance with senior transitions, including sorting, donating and moving possessions), (510) 527-7732, Lynn Richards

Sewer

Soils

Stone Counter Restoration

  • Appleby Stone Restoration 510 351-5230
  • Tony at Patriot Stone Restoration 925 625-9625

Storage

Surveyors

  • Paul Webb, (510) 548-3201
  • Bay Area Land Surveying, (510) 223-5167, Michael Foster
  • Andreas Deak, (510) 865-4289
  • Bates & Bailey, (510) 843-2007
  • Insight Land Surveying, (415) 359-0480
  • Kister, Savio & Rei, (510) 222-4020

Tile

  • Sarah Young, (510) 450-0250
  • Gelu Ilie, (510) 506-5073
  • Feraru & Associates, (510) 228-7366

Trees

  • Coastal Tree Service, Hans Waller, (510) 693-4631
  • Brende and Lamb, (510) 486-8733, BrendeLamb.com
  • TreeScapes, (510) 638-0781, David Nelson
  • ForesTree, (510) 526-8733
  • Professional Tree Care Company, (510) 549-3954

Utilties

Windows

  • B and B – window cleaning, gutters, power washing, skylights, etc.
  • Squeaky Windows – cleaning (510) 531-8138, Ben Rei
  • The Window Shop (Repair/replace old wood windows), (510) 865-9663, Darryll
  • Pagano’s Ace Hardware (Replace window/door/skylight screens), (510) 769-7540
  • Arrow Glass (510) 233-2191