Sunday, December 30, 2012

Ramirez Garage Doors Have Been Featured On HGTV's Curb Appeal

Whether your needs are a single garage door for your home or hundreds of doors for your business, you've come to the right source for your garage door solution. Ramirez Doors offers a complete line of residential and commercial door and operator products. Our trained Service Technicians repair or service residential, commercial and industrial garage doors and electric door operators in Northern California.

We want to ensure every homeowner makes the right decision when considering home repairs or improvements. The right garage door is styled to compliment your home and designed to fit your lifestyle. Ramirez Doors can help you make the best choice for your needs and budget.

Ramirez Garage Doors have been featured in over 10 episodes of the Home and Garden Television (HGTV) makeover series "Curb Appeal".

If your garage door is old and worn out, or if you're simply getting tired of the way your house looks, it might be time for a new garage door. New garage doors are more energy efficient than older doors, and they also offer better security. A new garage door can improve your homes "Curb Appeal" and provide a great first impression and increase it's value. Ramirez Doors can help you accomplish a transformation on your home.

Visit our Vacaville showroom with a selection of garage doors on display.

Ramirez Doors offers free, no obligation, in-home estimates within the Solano, Napa, Contra Costa and Marin counties of Northern California.

To schedule your free estimate, please call us for an appointment date and time or you may also contact us at 707-451-2700 for an appointment.

Friday, December 28, 2012

How Many Hazards Can You Spot? (Two Thirty Volts)

Although this video comes from Britain, it applies perfectly to how we all use electricity and the universal hazards we many times pay little attention to.

Our mission is to provide excellent service, knowledge and workmanship to our customers regardless of job size.  We want them to know that their project is as important to us as it is to them. We are committed to provide quality, safe and clean workmanship.
We are a family owned and operated company. We have been servicing our community for almost three decades. Nick followed his father and brothers in the electrical trade. And has continued to provide a great service to his many customers. Our specialty is custom homes, remodels, tenant improvements, commercial and electrical service.

Nick Indrieri

Phone: (707) 447-4869
Fax: (707) 448-0806
125 Maywood Court
Vacaville, CA 95687

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Cinema Elevation

Tower Heist was recently on cable television. While trying not to spoil this raucous comedy, there was an over-the-top chase sequence involving an elevator, which featured some of the actors riding up and down the shaft on the roof of the cab while grabbing onto the cables.

Elevators have long been an integral part of the cinema, if you think about it. For us in the business, it’s a little extra fun while viewing a flick whenever an elevator is part of the program.

A lift is often used to dramatically introduce a character for the first time by having them appear as the elevator doors open and they stride through them walking directly toward the camera.

How many movies show two characters talking to each other inside an elevator while staring forward at the sliding doors? Or sometimes, there is a man and a woman romantically exchanging glances through and around the other occupants inside a jam-packed lift.

There is the requisite action scene presenting a villain who is chasing a good guy, or a good guy who is following a bad guy, throughout a building. The targeted individual always seems to dive into the elevator just as the doors close in front of their pursuer. Terminator 2 took this concept to a whole new level.

Unfortunately, for our industry, another common plot device is having one or more characters become trapped inside the elevator. We don't like that, because we know our lifts come with battery back-up mechanisms.

Occasionally we receive an inquiry about a scissor gate for a residential elevator, what the person usually brings it up with the comment, "I like that gate because it's like the ones that you see in all the old movies."

Scissor gates are attractive, and we like old movies, too, but we will not sell a scissor gate to anybody. T.L. Shield & Associates is a company whose top priority is the safety of our customers, and scissor gates can be hazardous. People, especially children, can be tempted to stick their fingers inside the grates and get them pinched, or even worse, stuck. If a scissor gate is not closed properly it can get snagged on the landing, causing it to bend and buckle.

In the "old days," elevators were attended by trained operators, often wearing a snappy uniform. They made sure nothing out of the ordinary happened and people reached their destinations accordingly. Shirley MacLaine played a lift operator in the classic movie, The Apartment, which won “Best Picture” at the Academy Awards in 1960.

With all this movie talk, two personal favorite elevator-related scenes come to mind. The first is from The Blues Brothers. Toward the end of the movie, Jake and Elwood Blues are being chased by what seems to be the entire law enforcement community of Illinois as they race to Chicago’s City Hall to pay off the tax owed on a church boarding school. Inside the building, they slip into an elevator and quietly listen to the Muzak as they ascend, while all the mayhem carries on outside.

The next one is from Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. At the end of the picture, Willie takes Charlie and his Grandpa for a ride high above their home town inside the "Wonkavator," a special glass elevator that can travel in any direction you want it to. Even though the Wonkavator crashes through the roof of the chocolate factory to get up in the clouds, sending tiles and wood everywhere, it is still the world’s greatest elevator!

Please call Inclinator Company at 1-800-201-1212 for a free consultation.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Old Look In A New Environment

Just because it looks old, doesn't mean it is. One of the beautiful things about plaster and other materials is that we can make it look old if we want to. There is art to plastering!

My name is Carlos Galvan, and I have been in the Plastering trade since 1977 and became a licensed plastering contractor in 1991. Since then I have had my own plastering business and I am experienced in all phases of interior veneer and acrylic exterior stucco plastering finishes.

Call me at 707-815-8868 or email me at

Friday, December 21, 2012

How Many Times Shall We Repair It? It's Time To Replace It!

Hender Cement was established in 1992 after 10 years union experience. We have done almost every aspect of concrete work, from small backyards, patios, pool decks, etc.; to almost 10 years of commercial flatwork (driveways/walkways for housing tracks) to multi-million dollar homes.
We provide quality work, professionalism, competitive pricing, and all required insurance policies (GL ins. Workers Comp incs.).

Contact Jeff Hender at 707-451-3714

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Take Advantage of the Season For Some Add-Ons To Your Pool

Once you've made a decision about all of the basics, selecting add-on options can be one of the most exciting parts of completing your custom poolscape. Below are some ideas for enhancing the appearance and enjoyment of your pool.

Give Vacaville Pools a call at 707-448-3405 and visit our website at

Waterfalls are an elegant addition to any area of your pool or backyard. With today's technology, a variety of options are available, from simple to ornate.
Lighting can add a whole new dimension to your poolscape. Outline the shape of your pool with fiber optics and program the lights to change colors or remain a constant color. The options are unbelievable!
Relax to the soothing sound of trickling water. You can choose from floating fountains, spillovers, and much more!
The type of decking you choose for your pool area helps complete the look of your outdoor living area, and today there are more choices than ever before. Choose from stone, concrete and many other options to create a unique look.
A pool bar offers a relaxing, convenient place to enjoy refreshments without ever leaving the water. Many pool owners are discovering the rewards of this "resort-style" accessory.
Rock waterfalls create a natural look while adding the soothing sound of falling water to your poolscape.
Create the best of both worlds by adding a spa to your poolside. Then take the next step and create a spillover that creates a natural waterfall!
Seating benches offer you and your friends and family a great option for relaxing in the pool. Explore the many choices for a wonderful addition that everyone is sure to enjoy.
The sky's the limit when it comes to adding decorative accents to your poolscape. Have fun making your outdoor living area reflect your tastes and your lifestyle.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Commercial Glass Products by Tri-City Glass & Mirror


Below is some of the Commercial Glass Products that we can take care of for you at Tri-City Glass. Call us at 707-426-6184 and visit our website at

· New & Replacement Storefront & Storefront Doors
· Light, Medium & Heavy Commercial Grade Windows
· Auto Doors
· Bullet Resistant Glass
· Glazing into Hollow Metal Frames
· Closers
· Sneezeguards
· Pass Thru Windows
· Plate Glass Repair & Replacement
· Vision Lites
· Glass Replacements
· Tinting & Tint Removal

· Glazeguard Panels
· Architectural Panels
· Speak Thru Windows & Hardware
· Spandrel Glass

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Time For A Roof? Gutters? Repairs? Call Regional Roofing

Regional Roofing is a family owned and operated company in Solano County since 1989. They are state licensed (#570655), fully covered by Workers Compensation Insurance and Liability Insurance, offer a 5-year workmanship warranty in addition to the manufacturer's warranty, and they give free estimates.

Regional Roofing offers and installs composition shingles, concrete tile, wood shakes, low slope sinlge ply systems, clay tile, raised seam metal roofing. Their services include new roof installation, roof replacement, roof inspections, repairs, maintenance and seamless gutters.

Give Regional Roofing a call at 707-422-7948, and visit their website at

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Time For A VoIP System? ProComm Will Take Good Care of You!

Avaya IP Office
VoIP... Short for Voice over Internet Protocol. A protocol for transmitting the human voice in digital form over the Internet or other networks as an audio stream, instead of using traditional telephone lines. VoIP uses the Internet Protocol (IP), but is not limited to communication by computer—even phone-to-phone communication can be conducted using this technology.

is the right choice for all small, Medium & Large businesses. With Avaya IP Office you get a solution designed to deliver greater efficiency and productivity while also saving you money. Over one million businesses rely on Avaya solutions like Avaya IP Office, the award-winning business communications system, that gives growing companies an “all-in-one” solution for telephony, messaging, networking, conferencing, customer management and much more.

How we communicate is a personal choice—it has to match the needs of your business. And your needs change depending on whether your employees are working in the office, at home, or on the road. That’s why when you choose Avaya IP Office you can also choose from a whole range of communication tools and applications designed to boost productivity. Choose a basic phone or one with all the bells and whistles. Connect our IP phones directly to your office LAN, also use them at home and get all the features you have at the office. Avaya Phone Manager Software can turn the screen of your PC into a phone, and our wireless solutions make it easier to roam the office. With all of our IP Office capabilities, our goal is to make your communications simple and cost-effective. Let ProComm, your Avaya Business Partner, put together a selection of tools and applications that's right for you.

Avaya IP Office offers 3 different system options to fit your needs, The Essential Edition, Preferred Edition and Advanced Edition.

Avaya IP Office has a wide range of Voice Messaging Options. Messaging applications are vital for businesses that want to ensure that every call is answered, even after hours or when everyone is busy, and that messages are properly and efficiently managed. Avaya IP Office offers several messaging applications — VoiceMail Lite, Embedded Voicemail and VoiceMail Pro — supporting features such as automated attendant, voicemail, unified messaging, fax routing, interactive voice response (IVR), text-to-speech (TTS), centralized voicemail, and networked messaging. Avaya IP Office Messaging incorporates everything you need in a voice messaging system such as:

Automated attendant — Greets callers, provides information via recorded messages and routes them to the appropriate extension. IP Office attendant solutions can be customized to handle calls in different ways at different times.

Voicemail — Enables employees, customers and collaborators to send and receive information, wherever they are located, at any time of day or night. For example, employees and managers can send/forward messages to one or more mailboxes, address messages by name or extension, or use the built-in directory. The messaging system can be set up to automatically “find” you and let you know you have a new message.

Unified messaging — Access voicemail and e-mail in one mailbox and see all your messages together. Receive your voicemail message attached to an e-mail and access it remotely on your PC without having to dial into the phone system. Save and forward voice messages the way you do e-mail. Hear e-mails read out over the phone, and reply to them while you are on the move.

Networked messaging — You can network multiple IP Office systems and administer the entire messaging network from one central location. Networked offices can even synchronize directories for automatic updating.

Call ProComm in Vacaville at 707-469-7901, and visit our website at

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Valentino Construction Project Management

Valentino Construction provides comprehensive project management.  With us on your project, you will always know the status.  Nothing is more frustrating to a customer than to hear many promises and no delivery.

Whether you have a home remodeling, bathroom renovation, or kitchen remodeling project we work to communicate the project delivery status. Providing you the peace of mind that the project is proceeding on time and under budget. Our offices are centrally located in our service area (Fairfield CA, Vacaville, Napa, Davis, Solano, and Yolo), making it easy to contact and reach us.

Phone: (707) 425-1751 
License #726741

Sunday, December 9, 2012

ServPro of Fairfield. Like It Never Happened.

SERVPRO of Fairfield

5130 Fulton Dr., Ste I
Fairfield, CA 94534
Tel:  (707) 207-0122 
Independently Owned & Operated

When fire and water take control of your life, 

we help you take it back.

SERVPRO of Fairfield understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the interruption it causes to your life and home. Our goal is to help minimize the disruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened".

SERVPRO of Fairfield specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage situation. SERVPRO of Fairfield also mitigates mold and mildew from your home or business. Our staff and crews are highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at our corporate training facility to regular IICRC industry certification, you can be assured our staff are equipped with the knowledge they need to restore your property. With advanced "real-world" training facilities you know you are in good hands with SERVPRO of Fairfield.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today!

With over 1,500 Franchises nationwide we have the resources to help promptly with any size of problem. Servpro Industries, Inc. is the nationwide Brand you know and trust.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Choosing The Right Floor For Your Home

Monte Hoover reviews the selection process when it comes to choosing the right floor for your home. See more about Gillespie's Abbey Carpet and Flooring at

Monday, December 3, 2012

Drywall by Design Is Taking Care Of All Your Drywall Needs

We take pride and ownership of each and every project, start to finish. Our goal is 100% satisfaction from our clients. We believe that our jobs will either get us future jobs or lose us future jobs. Since over 95% of our work comes from repeat or referred customers, we depend on that 100% satisfaction. But, don't take our word for it, please check up on us.

"They were very prompt and professional. They did an excellent job. I plan on using them again."
Robert B. - Vacaville

"They were very prompt and tidy and did an excellent repair job in our home. Also I really appreciated that the price ended up being exactly what the estimate was. I would highly recommend them."
Robyn J. -Benicia

"They did a wonderful job and at a lower price than other quotes we received. Thank you!"
Wendy L. -Napa
Larry Gulley
Drywall By Design

(707) 359-4009
Lic # 875412

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Long-Lasting Beauty and Elegance From Northstate Hardwood Floors

Martin CalvertNorthstate Hardwood Floors

(707) 399-9409
285 Dahlia Street
Fairfield, CA 94533
License# 863306
Licensed, Insured & Bonded


Carpet fibers hold allergenic bacteria and other unhealthy agents such as dust, dust mites, mold, mildew, dirt and grime. Hardwood floors are as much as 80 percent cleaner and healthier than floors with carpet. In addition, real-estate professionals agree that homes with hardwood floors sell faster and for more money than homes with carpet.

Of course, hardwood floors also add long-lasting beauty and elegance to your home. Call Northstate Hardwood Floors today to learn more about the many benefits of hardwood floors or to request and estimate on hardwood floor installation or refinishing for your home or business.

Northstate Hardwood Floors has been a Fisher Construction partner for close to three years. The company installs hardwood flooring in the homes of Fisher Construction clients, working on projects from one room to whole home installations. "We can always rely upon Northstate Hardwood Floors for the highest quality product, installation and services," says Fisher Construction owner Peter Valentino.

A resurgence of interest in hardwood floors over the past several years is due to a variety of factors, according to Marty Calvert: "People are ripping up their carpeting of formica to replace it with hardwood because hardwood flooring is so much easier to maintain," Marty says, "It makes for a cleaner look and feel in the home environment, and it’s beautiful, too."

Northstate Hardwood Floors has been privileged to work with many companies in the area. Red Carpet Realty, Bpwser Const., Carpet One Floor & Home Design, Chinberg Construction Inc., Custom Restorations Inc. A.S.B. Properties Investments as well as all of our wonderful home-owners. Refrences are available, so call if you need our services we are always available.

While oak remains the classic choice for flooring, other woods such as Brazillian Cherry or Walnut, with their darker, more exotic finishes, have grown in popularity recently. Hardwood can be used in every room in the home, from the kitchen to the bathroom, and installed over any surface, even concrete in the basement. These days there is a wood for every d├ęcor and almost every budget. Fisher Construction clients can select from a wide range of hardwoods to find one that integrates best with their remodel.

Marty appreciates working with Fisher Construction because of their strong relationships with clients and vendors. "They are nice people, good people to work for, and they treat you well," he says.