Someone walking up to Cole Hardware for the first time might think they've stumbled upon a modern art gallery instead of a hardware store. Their front window displays everything from Pollock-esque paintings in gilded frames to chandeliers built from Christmas ornaments to a fine-dining table setting re-created with only tools. In fact, all of the eye-catching installations are created using exclusively Cole Hardware merchandise.
But the displays are also a testament to how the shop has set itself apart in other ways?for nearly 100 years, Cole Hardware has been known for exceptional customer service. What started out as a one-man operation with the motto, "There are no strangers here, only friends we haven't met yet," has grown to a family of stores that also provides home repair services and commercial supplies. Their retail inventory is expansive and competitively priced thanks to backing from Ace Hardware, which has helped the company garner awards from SF Weekly and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
It happens to everyone. You shut your trunk and realize you?ve locked your keys inside. Or you step out to get the mail and discover??to your dismay??that you?ve forgotten your key. When you find yourself on the wrong side of these situations, Pop-A-Lock can come, specialist tools in hand, and get you past the troublesome lock. The team can also use their locksmithing expertise to change or rekey your locks, install new locks, and replace transponders. No lock of any kind will get in their way, be it a high-security, trunk, or wizard's lock.
By organizing group discounts and vetting installers, One Block Off the Grid smoothes the solar-power installation process for homeowners looking to go green. Future sunshine stealers can log on to join forces with prospective solar buyers in their area, and a free online estimator helps clients predict costs. Armies of advisers—who can stay impartial because they aren’t paid on commission—can help homeowners decide whether to go solar now or wait until we can harness the power of the moon.
Finally there is a company that provides professional assistance with planning and managing home renovation projects. While this service has been used by commercial building owners for years, residential homeowners have typically ventured into the arena of remodeling alone.
Martinkovic Milford consists of professional architects, including principal partners Justin Martinkovic and Brian Milford, dedicated to working directly with clients to craft one-of-a-kind projects tailored to customer desire. Members of this professional firm will come to your home, where they’ll contribute their keen gaze and plentiful knowledge base to interior design or home remodeling plans. During the home walkthrough, the architects will answer any questions and dole out practical advice on space planning, building codes, cost, and feasibility, as well as artistic views on interior design, color, and overall aesthetic vision. You’ll be left with a concrete plan for revamping your homestead, jumpstarting idle projects with a professional spark.
Cabrillo has been operating under the same name for 50 years in the Bay Area. Our distinctive trucks can be seen up and down the Peninsula and East Bay. We're longtime members in good standing of the BBB and abide by their code of ethics. We're licensed and insured and provide the highest quality service available anywhere.