Marin County Mortgage Brokers, Inspectors, Contractors, Handymen, & More
These are the best in Marin County SERVICES—our clients have been pleased with them for many years!
- Real Estate Related Services: Purchase and Sale
- Home Improvement and Maintenance Services
- Best Personal Services for every area of your life!
Attorney, Real Estate
Leonard Rifkind, Attorney at Law, (415) 785.7988
See Chimney Cleaning, below
Vista Inspection Services, Thomas Perez, (415) 682-4020
Countywide Property Inspections, Chris Weekly, (415) 302-6532
HyperSafe Property Inspection, Rick Mollenkopf, (415) 457-4223
Robert Abram, (415) 472-4284
Larry Hoyt, (415) 897-9517. High end and excellent.
Hacienda Inspection Service, Michael and Sean Delehanty, (415) 456-5665
Garret and Shere Goo, State Farm Insurance, (415) 383-8437. They know what is happening in the Marin insurance market.
Ted Levinson, (415) 945-5430
Commercial financing, specializing in apartments
Judy Edghill, Corte Madera, (415) 927-7541
Urban Forestry Associates, Consulting arbrorists (415) 454-4212
First American Title, Maureen Ferrara, Greenbrae, (415) 299-6012
Preparing for a Move/Organizing
Carole Hughes, (415) 203-8579, Packing and organizing. She makes difficult tasks easy.
Dave’s Appliance Repair, (415) 381-9675 Great for appliances, not refrigerators.
Bill’s of Tiburon, Gil, (415) 388-1911. Refrigeration. May be able to help you over the phone.
David Ludwig, (415) 772-8488, experienced and innovative. Free first consultation.
Odin Cary, Archidigm, (707) 696-3550. As-is drawings, additions/changes. Fast, precise, and reasonably priced.
Cabinet Builder/Counter Tops
Balderas Woodworking, Manuel Balderas, (707) 396-7731, reasonable and reliable for cabinets and counter tops.
Ray Creager, (415) 497-5389, high-end custom cabinets.
Carpeting and Flooring
Empire Floors, Jeanette, (415) 899-1991, our go-to for carpeting and solid flooring.
Architectural Design, (415) 458-1717. Wide selection of excellent flooring.
Giuliano Flooring, (415) 459-3276. Economy flooring, good service.
Atlas Carpet and Window Cleaning, (415) 256-8321. Our personal choice for carpet cleaning.
Burrous Brothers, (415) 435-1588, excellent service for cleaning carpets, upholstery, tile, and grout.
Silk Road, cleaning and restoration of handmade rugs, (415) 456-1817
Belinda Hallmark, (415) 505-9884, Very knowledgeable about what home buyers want. Worth the investment if you are selling or remodeling.
Contractors and Carpenters
Michael Serecsko, (415) 271-2918
JM Construction Services, Javier Magana, (415) 509-5266, great work and customer service.
West Builders, Paul Hanson, (510) 587-0966. Excellent, high-end work. He takes care of everything.
Peter Thomas, (415) 336-3932
Hearts Chimney, (415) 830-2929. Also dryer duct cleaning. Very helpful and reasonable prices.
SF Chimney Sweep, Jeff Freidman, (415) 928-0884
Cushions and Upholstery
Peggy Klock, (415) 457-4461. Custom cushions.
Stoich Design and Upholstery, (415) 927-2362, Fine furniture building and upholstery.
Custom Cabinets & Repairs
Cabinet Solutions, Jesus Esparza, Richmond, (707) 310-5369. Great product for a fair price.
Ray Creager, (415) 460-0150. High-end cabinet maker.
Furniture Doctor, (415) 383-2697, Excellent in-house repairs.
Oswaldo Martinez, (415) 724-1959, drywall and painting.
Loumar Company, Mark Montana, (415) 456-0555
Darryl Paris, (707) 292-0555
Eric Drosihn, (415) 717-3647
Towery Electric , Alex Towery, (415) 419-5960. Responsive, good customer service.
Dwan Elevator Co, (415) 552-3074
Fixtures, Plumbing and Lighting
Build.com has a great variety of fixtures at very reasonable prices. They ship most items free from California locations. Very helpful on the phone and easy returns.
Nicole Smith, San Rafael, (415) 850-8869
Northgate Garage Doors, (415) 472-6004
Sloat Garden Centers, all over Marin, (415) 454-0262
Green Jeans Garden Supply, Mill Valley, (415) 389-8333, high quality plants and unusual selections
West End Nursery, San Rafael, (415) 454-4175
Gutter Cleaning & Repairs
Dunn Seamless Gutters, Jesse, (707) 575-4950. Remember, plastic gutters can burn. Choose metal if you can.
Alfredo Velasquez, (415) 572-6707. Our current go-to man.
Brendan Rice, (415) 730-9722
Tim’s Home Repair, (415) 250-0956
Michael Hughes, (415) 456-1984
Mr. Handrail, Jack Hewatt, (707) 477-6980, Custom metalwork.
Coogan Hardwood Floors, Dermit Coogan, (415) 577-1843
Empire Floors, (415) 899-1991
Matt Cronin, (415) 847-5760, full service including closeout, re-purposing, demolition, and hauling
Vicky’s House cleaning, Vicki Tafoya, (415) 713-4872, Very efficient crew of 5-7. Excellent for major clean out jobs.
Ramfire Building Maintenance, (707) 763 4033, handle a wide range of maintenance projects.
Heating and Air Conditioning
101 Heating and Plumbing, Felix Escobar, (415) 488-7021. Immediate response and careful work. Our go-to man.
Trahan Mechanical, (415) 457-5541, reasonable prices
Anderson Radiant Heating, Glen Wagner, (408) 378-3868. The most knowledgeable about restoring radiant heating.
T. Jones Design Group, Tyler Jones, (415) 332-0480. Easy to work with and efficient, with excellent results.
Gillian Bolter, Maintenance and Design (415) 407-0224. Low water-use, fine gardening.
Janet Bay Designs, Design and Installation (415) 717-6290. Outstanding and sensible designs.
Julian (Max) Velasques, (415) 309-5544. Our personal gardener. Intelligent, efficient, and reasonably priced.
Puma Painting, Fran Snyder, (415) 927-2920
Lee Painting, (707) 528-8458
Judit Zsemberovszky, innovative custom finishes, (415) 716-5964
Oswaldo Martinez, (415) 724-1959
Jantzen Pools, Jess Jantzen, (707) 479-1172
Rapp Pools, Jon Anderson, (707)-545-1091
Swan Pools, Mike Willard, (707) 648-7926
Plastic and Leather Repair
Universal Vinyl & Leather Repair, (415) 333-4871
101 Heating and Plumbing, Felix Escobar, (415) 488-7021. Immediate response and careful work.
Medina Plumbing, Carlos Medina, (415) 455-8285
Wilson’s Plumbing, (415) 457-6941
Femenia Plumbing, Pedro, (415) 721-7473
Foundation Rentals and Relocation, (415) 507-9600
Bayside Management, (415) 383-8400
Prandi Property Management, (415) 482.9988
Tamalpais Property Management, Lee Petty, (415) 927-7770
NOTE: Zillow and Craigslist will show you most of the rentals in Marin. Look at both. Also, we hear about off-market rentals. Contact us, and we will search off-market for you.
Mark Harpinter, (510) 849-3206, fine and antique furniture
Silk Road, (415) 456-1817, oriental carpet restoration
R-Bees Pest Control, Richard Bohan, (415) 883-3719, licensed to remove raccoons. Very reasonable.
ATCO Pest Control, (415) 898-2282
Siegs Abatement Service, (707) 762-7271
Trenchless Titan, Gerry Hardiman, (415) 847-7650 or (415) 847-0010
ACME Home Elevator, (510) 210-5222
BHW Engineers, Paul Pieri, (415) 945-9587
Southers Tile & Stone, Gary, (707) 778-1160, Great service and work.
Alfredo Velasquez, (415) 572-6707
Tile and Tub Refinishing
Miracle Method, (415) 499-0711
Fast Blinds, Max, (415) 883-6667, Uri, (415) 713-6443
Windows, Doors, Skylights, and Glass
Novato Glass, (415) 897-5117
Old Town Glass, (415) 897-0088
Charles Window & Door, (415) 459-1600
Mr Skylight, Ladd, (415) 454-8600
McGovern Skylights, Chris, (415) 454-4544
Northbay Window Tinting, (707) 836-0240. Window tinting and removal of old tinting film.
Here’s a treat not shared with just anybody! This is just a sampling of the VERY BEST OF MARIN! Call us for more!
MHR, Richard Eckersdorff, CPA, and Shelah Norman (415) 888-2555
Auto Body Repairs
Garren’s Auto Body, (415) 456-5000
David Bailey, Once you hire David to buy or sell a car for you, you’ll never do it for yourself. It is effortless, and he saves you money. (415) 455-8827
Auto Cleaning & Detailing
Carole Hughes, (415) 302-8579. Meticulous work at your home.
On Location Mobile Detailing, Earl, (415) 261-1467
Art Shipping and Framing
Dostal Studios, (415) 721-7080. Great service and reasonable.
Robert Parzival, (415) 888-2154
Doree Clark, Stage Dor and Don’t Quit Your Day Job Dancers, (415) 339-1390
Hildegard’s, Corte Madera, (415) 924-6455
Cyn Rivera, Corte Madera, (415) 927-2834
Fairfax French Cleaners, 101 Bolinas Rd., only the Fairfax location, (415) 457-4545. Excellent work and no chemical odors. Free pick up and delivery.
Virginia Simpson-Magruder, (415) 897-8536
Ted Eckersdorff, (415) 383-8171
Nails by Thu, Sausalito, (415) 332-0726
Vicki Green, sports injuries, (415) 250-3110
Craig Neibaur, gentle and very effective, (415) 202-3290
Packing and Organizing
Carole Hughes, (415) 302-8579
Carole Hughes, (415) 302-8579
Dann Layeg, (415) 244-9302, driver, chores
Beth Zamichow, (415) 924-8211
Beth Zamichow, (415) 924-8211
Ingrid Serenne (415) 888-3173
Lane Driscoll, (415) 456-2885
Laughing Tiger in San Rafael