PEOPLE WE WORK WITH
(and really like!)

 

Acoustics / Sound:

Nick Krause
Krause Acoustics
Phone: 510-685-9987
Email: Nickkrause@comcast.net
 

Appliances:

Galvin Appliance
Tami Roberts
619 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA 94706
Phone: 510-527-2244

Home Depot
Website: www.HomeDepot.com
 
Sears
Website: www.Sears.com
 
Lowe’s
Website: www.Lowes.com

Appliance Repair:

Mr. Kim Cell
Kims Appliance
Oakland CA
Phone: 510-772-0418 (cell) or 510-436-5382

Arborists:

Gray Shaw
Phone: 510-848-6752

Matt Bowman (super and great prices)
Complete Tree Care  (also do trimming)
Phone: 510-883-1748

Architects:
 
Baran Studio Architecture
Matt Baran
Phone: 510-595-6744
Website: www.baranstudio.com

McGlashan Architecture
Scott McGlashan
Phone: 510-549-2102
Email: info@mcglashanarchitecture.com
Website: mcglashanarchitecture.com

Oliver Builders
Berkeley, CA
Phone: 510-527-5171
Email: info@oliverbuilders.com
Website: www.oliverbuilders.com
 
Rudolph Widmann
Phone: 510-859-7172

Asbestos Removal:
Jake Holt
Synergy Enterprises-Asbestos, Mold, Lead Based Paint
28436 Satellite St.
Hayward, CA 94545
Phone: 510-259-1700 x108
Fax 510-259-1771
Cell: 510-952-6741

Attorneys and Rent Control Consultants:

Bornstein Law
East Bay and San Francisco offices
Phone: 415-409 7611
Email: contact@bornstein.law

Halpern Law Office
Reece Halpern
1534 Solano Avenue
Albany, CA 94707
Phone: 510-527-4337
Email: info@halpernlawoffice.com
 
Business and Real Estate Law
John E. Gutierrez
2550 Ninth Street Suite 202
Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: 510-647-0600
Fax: 510-644-1905
Email: joguti@aol.com

Edrington & Associates
1901 Harrison St, 13th Fl
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-749-4880
Email: info@edringtonandassociates.com
 
Fried & Williams LLP
Clifford E. Fried
1901 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-625-0100
Email: cfried@friedwilliams.com

Real Estate Attorney
Jean Shrem
Phone: 510-882-9992
Email: 
jean@shremlaw.com

Bathtub Refinishing

Chan
Pristine Coating
510-459-4998

Berkeley BESO Inspectors

Candace Wilson Home Performance Manager | Energuy
candace.wilson@energuy.com
www.energuy.com
877-774-0123 ext. 367

Blinds:
 
3 Day Blinds
Phone: 800-700-1860
Website: www.3dayblinds.com

Builder designers:

FMSProjects
Oakland, CA
Website: fmsprojectsinc.com

Levitch Associates
Berkeley, CA
Phone: 510-845-6941
Website: Levitch.com

Wayne3MeyerWorks
Phone: 415-860-6223
Email: gary@waynemeyerworks.com
Website: waynemeyerworks.com

Kurt Worthington Architecture and Design
Julie
Phone: 510-593-8950
Website: worthingtondesign.com

Cabinets/Counters:
 
Granite Expo
3401 Mandela Parkway
Oakland, CA 94608
Phone: 510-652-6898
Fax: 510-652-6998

Carpet Cleaning:
 
The Carpet Marshall
David Claire
82 A St
Concord, CA 94520
Phone: 925-825-7692
 
Sergio’s Carpet Cleaning
Phone: 925-360-8563

Chimney Cleaning and Repairs:
 
Adam Rodrigues
DNA Chimney Services
39 Dutton Ave
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: 510-200-9775
Website: dnacleansweepchimney.com

Paul Goodacre
The Chelsea Chimney
Inspections and Cleaning
510-597-0333

Sally McKnight
The Irish Sweep
Cleaning, Inspections and Repair
Email: staff@theirishsweep.com
Phone: 510-521-4088  
Website: theirishsweep.com

 

Chimney Inspector:
 
DNA Chimney Services
39 Dutton Ave
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: 510-200-9775
 
Berkeley Chimneys
Nick Duggan
1221 Curtis St
Albany, CA 94706
Phone: 510-528-1002

(Also see above category)

Civil/Geotechnical & Soil Engineers:

Rick Colindres
Soil Technologies Inc., specializing in foundation repair, drainage, levelling, retaining walls
Email: rick.soiltech@gmail.com
Phone: 408-499-2628 (cell)  209-765-3732 (office)

Luis E. Moura
Phone: 510-913-1067
Website: http://www.geotecnia.com/index.html

Dave Olnes
Phone: 510-568-2162

​Cleaners (HOUSE): 
Claudia Curiel
Phone: 707-310-5807
 
Maria Diaz
Phone: 510-684-8192

Client Gifts:
 
Harry & David
5624A Bay Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone: 510-653-7531

Contractor/Construction:
 
Mircea Ilie Construction Inc.
3455 Arcadian Drive
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Phone: 510-459-5502
 
Waters Construction
Don and Kim Waters
955 Stannage Avenue
Albany, CA 94706
Phone: 510-558-8629
Cell: 510-367-3919

Copy Store:
 
Copy Central
Any store location
 
PsPrint
2861 Mandela Pkwy
Oakland, CA 94608
Tel: 800-511-2009
Website: www.psprint.com

Custom Supplies:
 
4imprint.com
Carrie Berndt Customer Service Representative
Email: cberndt@4imprint.com
Phone 1-877-446-7746 ext  8447

Design/Build
 
Laura Martin Bovard Interiors
339 15th Street, Suite 301
Oakland, CA 94612
Email: laura@lmbinteriors.com
Office: 510.531.8438

Draftsperson for ADU

McDunn Construction, Inc
Dan McDunn
Website: McDunn Construction, Inc.

RT Design Studio
Mariana
Phone: 415.993.0171 or 510.368.9966

Driveway Repair
 
Larios & Sons
Hercules, CA
Phone: 510-799-5240
Website: www.Lariosandsons.com

Montclair Construction
Oakland, CA
Phone: 510- 547-2457

Electronics Recycling:

Rica Recycling
510-780-9668

Electricians:
 
John Wultanski
Phone: 510-861-6071
 
Earle’s Lo-Cost Electric
Earle Chapman
Phone:510-436-4787
Email: earle@sbcglobal.net
 
El Cerrito Electric Co.
Mike Gonzales
Email: mike@elceritoelectricco.com
10362 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Tel: 510-527-3807

Engineers:
 
Nick Blackburn
Website: BlackburnConsulting.com
Phone: 415-509-9931

Kenneth Chainey
Phone: 510-234-0503

Jeffereson Chen and team
Enertia Design
Website: enertiadesigns.net
Phone: 415-626-8300

Julia Y Chen
Julia  Y Chen Design Inc. 
Phone: 415-721-7238 . 415-406-7442 (cell)
 
Nate Johnson
Phone: 510-295-5142
Email: Nate2699@gmail.com

Ron Loar
Structural Engineer
Email: ronloar@comcast.net
Phone: 510-843-2812

Robert B Rogers
Civil and Geo Engineer
Phone: 925-877-4950

St. Onge & Associates
Website: Stongeassociates.com
Phone: 510-444-1450

Santos & Urrutia
Phone: 415-642-7722

Scott Sparling
Structural Engineer
Email: scott@scottsinthehouse.com
Phone: 510-703-4774
 
Dan Szumski
Phone: 510-839-0399

Paul Gregory Wallace
5965 Doyle St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone: 510-654-6903

Escrow Officer:

Rebecca Skipper
1320 Solano Ave.
Albany, CA 94706
Email: Rebecca.Skipper@ctt.com
Phone: 510-528-3880, 510-528-3890 (cell)
Website: www.ChicagoTitleAlbany.com

Estate Sales:
 
Total Estate Liquidation
Kathy Pimpan
Phone: 510-508-5651
Website: totalestateliquidation.com

Fireplace Installation:
 
Email: Andy@CustomFireplace.com
Phone: 925-829-6360

Flooring:
 
Miguel Noyola
Phone: 415-240-9027
 
Lumber Liquidators
Website: www.lumberliquidators.com
Phone: 1-800-HARDWOOD
 
Oakland Wood Floors
Phone: 650-906-9403
 
Floor Dimensions (VINYL, CARPET, LAMINATE)
Website: www.floordimensions.com
 
Expo Design Center (Home Depot)
(VINYL, CARPET, LAMINATE)
40th and Hollis, Emeryville

Florists:
 
Lee’s Discount Florist
Website: www.leesdiscountfloristoakland.com
Phone: 510-251-0880
 
Kensington Flowers
398 Colusa Ave
Kensington, CA 94707
Phone: 510-526-0445 or 800-506-0445
Email: kensingtonflowers@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.kensingtonflowershop.com

Foundation Work:
 
Ahumada General Contractor
Hector Alejandro Ahumada
Richmond, CA
Phone: 510-280-5212

Alameda Structural
1620 Clinton Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: 510-523-1610
Website: www.alamedastructural.com
 
Duval Construction
El Cerrito CA
Phone: 510-527-7428
Email: duvalconstruction@gmail.com

GT Inspects
4820 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
Website: www.gtinspects.com
Phone: 510-530-0687

Gardeners/Landscape:
 
Saul Diaz
Phone: 510-367-5913
 
Benjamin Castaneda
Phone: 510-914-4700

Granite and Marble:
 
Stone Concepts
Tai Tu
Phone: 510-421-6061
Email: stoneconcepts@sbcglobal.net

Gutters
 
E-Z Rain Gutters
Phone: 510 527-9300 or 510-548-5304

Sunshine Gutters
Phone: (510) 525-0880

Handymen/women:
 
Tim Borja
Phone: 510-220-4041
 
Ruben Hidalgo
Phone: 510-325-4416
 
Franklin Soka
Window washer, house power washing, contractor, handyman
Mobile 510-773-1847
Email: frabklinsola@sbcglobal.net

Hauling:
 
Saul Diaz
Phone: 510-367-5913
 
Got Junk
Website:www.1800GotJunk.com
Phone: 800-GotJunk

Hazardous Waste Abatement

TEM Laboratories
Phone: 510-704-8930

Heating/Plumbing/Air Conditioning:
 
Atlas
Phone: 510-893-1343
 
Harry Clark
Phone: 510-444-1776
 
Boss Mechanical
Bob Sloat
6255 Arlington Boulevard
Richmond, CA 94805
Office 510-965-9600
Cell: 510-812-4051
Website: www.bossmechanical.com
 
T.A. Roberts Plumbing Company
Todd Roberts
Phone: 510-912-2428

Home Inspectors:
 
Bay Area Home Inspections
Frank Casillas
Phone: 510-758-6278
Email: frankcasillas@ymail.com
Website: www.bayareahomeinspection.net
 
Brogan Home Inspection
John Brogan
Phone: 510-835-3887
Email: cbrogan123@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.broganhomeinspection.com
 
Cogley Property Inspections
Brian Cogley
Phone: 510-295-8021
Email: Brian@cogleyinspections.com
Website: www.cogleyinspections.com
 
Dan Traylor
Phone: 510-414-1059

Dylan Garner
Phone: 510-432-9898

Homewise Inspections, Inc.
David Venable
4338 Fruitvale Ave.
Oakland, CA 94602
Phone: 510-562-8443
E-mail: david.venable@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.homewiseinspectionsinc.com

Ian Westmoreland
Phone: 510-684-2340

Dave Pagano
DMP East Bay Inspections
Phone: 925-222-2023
Email: dave@dmpinspections.com
  
Fryer Consulting
John Fryer
Phone: 510-682-4908
Email: johnfryer@gmail.com
Website: www.fryerconsulting.com
 
Jake Lyon
Golden Gate Home Inspections
Tel. 415-640-4570
Email: Jakel8jakel9@gmail.com
Website: goldengatehomeinspections.com

Matt Cantor
Phone: 510-507-2279


Michael Brady
MBrady Inspections LLC
Phone: 510-610-9816
Email: mbradyinspections.com
Website: www.mbradyinspections.com

Home Staging:
 
Spruce Home Design
Laurie Augenti
Phone: 917-535-4618
Email: laurie@sprucedhome.com
Website: www.sprucedhome.com

Furbish
Olga Boyd
Phone: 510-918-8243
Email: furbishgroup@gmail.com
Website: www.furbishgroup.com
 
Divine Home Staging
Alma Valdez
Phone: 707-386-8570
 
Chic Home Interiors
Joanne O’Donnell
Phone: 510-435-0760

Home Warranty:
 
Fidelity Home Warranty
Jennifer Britton
Voicemail: 800-308-1424 x 3310
Cell: 925-216-3169
Email: jennifer.britton@fnf.com
 
Old Republic Home Warranty Plan
Phone: 800-445-6999

Insurance:
 
Craig Rose
Farmers Insurance
John Lee
Phone: 415-440-9595
Email: jklinsurance@yahoo.com

Key Services:
 
B&T Locksmith
Brian Nidever
Phone: 510-508-5612
             510-965-0000
 
Velocity
10058 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Phone: 510-525-4668
Website: www.velocitylockandkey.com
 
Ace Hardware
 
Home Depot

Landscape Architect

Hugo Larman
Phone: 510-526-8346
Website: Ungarro-Larman

Lenders:
 
JVM Lending
1850 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Suite 140
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: 925-855-4491
Email: jvmteam@jvmlending.com
Website: www.jvmlending.com
 
Summit Funding
Arlo Zoerner
200 Pringle Avenue, Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: 925-289-9770
Email: azoerner@summitfunding.net
Website: www.summitfunding.net/lo/azoerner
 
Summit Funding
Alex Alexander
Phone: 925-627-1016
Email: alex.alexander@summitfunding.net
Website: http://summitfunding.net/sites/index.php?var=aalexander
 
Citywide Home Loans
Mike Molina
Phone: 510-629-5626
Email: mike.molina@chl.cc
Website: www.themolinagroup.guru

Mass Mailings:
 
Expresscopy.com
(Postcards/Flyers/PS Print)

Mediators:

Landispute
Jim Price
6163 Bethel Island Rod
Bethel Island, CA 94511
Phone: 800-516-7721
Email: landispute@gmail.com

Modular / Pre-fab Homes:

Appraisers
Ken Carpoff
Phone: 925-858-5873

Doug Daynes  
3_D Appraisal
Phone: 916-316-6063
Website: 3-Dappraisal.com

ESCROW COMPANY
Rusti Smith
Old Republic Title Company / Walnut Creek
Phone: 925-363-2229
Email: rustis@ortc.com

LENDING
Christy Snow
First Pacific Financial
Phone: 800-460-0019 or 530-223-6297
Website: firstpacificloans.com

Mold Testing:
 
Block Environmental
Phone: 925-682-7200
Website: www.blockenviron.com

Movers:
 
Commander Moving
1829 Mandela Parkway
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 415-407-5043

Paulette and Ken Water
Waters Moving and Storage
37 Bridgehead Rd.
Martinez, CA 94553
Phone: 1-800-232-9977

Notary:
 
Gigi Sagmit
Phone: 510-304-3050

Office Supplies:
 
Staples.com
Website: www.staples.com
 
Office Depot
Website: www.officedepot.com

Paper Shredding:
 
Automatic Response Systems
1461 Eastshore Highway
Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: 800-380-8202
Fax: 510-524-4997
Website: www.compax.com

Painters:
 
Arana Craftsman Painters
San Leandro, CA
Phone: 510-567-9559
Website: craftsmanpainters.com

Diego Guzman
Brush n Roll
Phone: 510-589-1578

Green Plum Design
Ros Wyatt
Phone: 510-356-8582
Email: roswyatt@greenplumdesign.com
Website: GreenPlumDesign.com

Michael Hernandez
Phone: 415-377-4786
 
Ruben Hidalgo
Phone: 510-325-4416
 
Paul the Painter
Phone: 707-656-7206
Phone: 510-685-4226
 
J & D Painting
Harold Jagoda
Phone: 510-538-9838
Website: www.jdpainting.net
 
David Zaidman
Phone: 510-685-2345
 
Ivy Painting
Michael
Phone: 510-520-7771

Pest Control:
 
Charles J. Mayer & Company
Phone: 800-861-1881
Email: charlesjmayer@aol.com
Website: www.charlesjmayer.com
 
 
East Bay Structural
Phone: 510-652-4712
Email: office@eastbaystructural.com
Website: www.eastbaystructural.com
 
GT Inspects     (incl. termmite inspection of course.)
4820 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
Website: www.gtinspects.com
Phone: 510-530-0687
Fax: 510-743-4259
 
McDonald Termite
Phone: 510-525-2202

Photographers:
 

Photos for Real Estate Listings
 
Open Home Photography
Website: www.openhomephotography.com
 
LucidPic Photography
Rich Anderson
Phone: 510-407-1779
Email: richsfusa@aol.com
Website: www.lucidpic.zenfolio.com

Scott Hargis Photo
155 Filbert St, Suite 254
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510-551-3647
Email: scott@scotthargisphoto.com
Website: www.scotthargisphoto.com

Plumbing:
 
Forbes Plumbing
Alan Forbes
Phone: 510-559-3575

L.J. Kruse Plumbing, Heating and Cooling
Berkeley, CA
Phone: 510-644-0260
Website: ljkruse.com

Pacific Heating and Piping
Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning Service
Albany, CA

Star Rooter & Plumbing Inc.
Paul Castillo
Phone: 510-481-1555
Email: contact@starrooter.com
 
T.A. Roberts Plumbing Company
Todd Roberts
Phone: 510-912-2428

Val Betti
Phone: 510-232-5593
Email: info@valbetti.com
Website: www.valbetti.com

Roof Inspector
 
Chandler/Ham
Fremont, CA
Phone: 510-657-5176 or 925-735-5176
Website: chandlerham.com

Roofing:
 
Avalos Roofing
Mike
Pinole, CA
Phone: 510-758-4646

Ideal Roofing
Jim Merlone
Phone: 510-536-1111
Email: fran@idealroofingcorp.com
Website: www.idealroofingcorp.com
 
Interstate Roofing
Bill Wong
Phone: 510-601-6369
 
Emmanuel Mendoza
Moctezuma Roofing
351 MacArthur Blvd.
San Leandro, CA 94577
Website: https://moctezumaroofing.com

Nicholas Roofing
Nick Cocenza
Berkeley, CA
Phone: 510-848-4433
Website: nicholasroofing.com
 
Pacific Coast Roofing Service
El Sobrante, CA
Phone: 510-912-5454
Website: pcroofingservice.com

Planchon Roofing
Phone: 510-235-4056
Email: planchonroofing@att.net
Website: www.planchonroofing.com

Seismic Retrofitting

Andy Chattoo
Brace & Bolt
Phone: 510-695- 6800

Sewer:
 
Patrick Bailey
Precision Sewers
1423 Willow St.
Oakland CA 94607
Phone: 510-381- 5000

Marcos Mejia
L.S. Construction 
Oakland, CA
Phone: 510-773-1083 or 510-773-0518
Email: marcos.mejia@att.net
 
Star Rooter & Plumbing Inc.
Paul Castillo
Phone: 510-481-1555
Email: contact@starrooter.com

Sidewalk Inspectors and Contractors

Marcos Mejia
L.S. Construction 
Oakland, CA
Phone: 510-773-1083 or 510-773-0518
Email: marcos.mejia@att.net

 

Sign Posts:
 
Sign Setters
2551 San Ramon Valley Road, Ste. 219
San Ramon, CA 94583
Website:www.signsetters.com

Stagers:
 
Trybe Collective
Email: hello@trybecollective.com
Website: www.trybecollective.com

Nurture Source Designs
Berkeley, CA
Phone: 510-868-1021
Website: nurturesourcedesigns.com

Storage:
 
Public Storage
Phone: 800-44STORE

Surveyor
 
Denise Baker
Phone: 510-526-0993
Email: dbaker@constuctionsurveyinc.com
 
Andreas Deak
Phone: 510-865-4289
Email: andreasdeak@yahoo.com
 
Bay Area Land Surveying Inc.
3065 Richmond Parkway, Suite 101
Richmond, CA 94806
Phone: 510-223-5167
Email: info@balsinc.net
Website: www.balsinc.net

Title Companies:
 
Alex Gonzalez
Old Republic Title Company
900 Colusa Ave. #206
Berkeley, CA 94707
Phone: 510-527-4700


Chicago Title Company
1320 Solano Avenue
Albany, CA 94706
Phone: 510-528-3880
Fax: 510-528-2294

Underground Storage Tank Remover:
 
Golden Gate Tank Removal, Inc.
Ascencion Mora
Cell: 415-724-4361
3730 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tel: 415-512-1555
Fax: 415-514-0964

Window Treatments:

Terry M. Leake
Innovative Window Ware: Shades, drapery, and shutters
2625 Alcatraz Ave., Suite 106
Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone: 510-649-7335 
Email: terry@innovativewindowware.com
Website: www.innovativewindowware.com

Window Washing:
 
A1 The Clear Choice
Stuart Sugden
Phone: 510-914-5214 or 415-450-7553
Email: stuart@a1theclearchoice.com
Website: www.a1theclearchoice.com
 
Mr. Sparkle
Window washer, power wash
Work/fax 510-504-7048
Mobile 510-482-1730
Admin@mrsparkle.biz

 

 
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