Born in Vietnam, Diem Tran moved to America when she was a young girl. She split her time between studying business management and working at a large cleaning service until she decided to combine the two efforts into her own company: Simply Maid Home.
Today, Diem dispatches a team of insured, bonded, and background-checked technicians to tidy up homes and offices. Her worldly background has inspired her to care for the environment, and she arms her team with earth-friendly cleaning solvents that swipe away grime and clean up oil spills in bathtubs. When they aren't cleaning interiors or polishing windows, Diem’s technicians give back to the community by partnering with Cleaning for Heroes, an organization that provides cleaning assistance to veterans.
Trinidad Builders was recently featured as the guest contractor on HGTV's House Detective; when not making small-screen appearances, the company keeps residential and commercial spaces in pristine condition with a repertoire of full-service construction duties. Owner Dave Vincent and his team join forces with clients to map out the work ahead, maintaining transparency throughout by offering a full breakdown of services so clients know exactly what to expect. The company's interior designers provide additional input and are open to working with clients' pre-existing ideas, whether they be drawn up or glued together in a macaroni collage. Handyman services are also available to handle jobs such as minor repairs or appliance installation. For major projects such as roofing or bathroom or kitchen remodeling, general contractors maintain a hands-on approach while managing their crew to help clients follow the job from phase to phase.
Hatched by five lifelong friends, Five Star Painting is now 70 franchises strong with locations in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. All 70 adhere to the five friends’ initial mission to provide first-rate painting services while remembering they are guests in their customers’ homes. Besides executing projects flawlessly, they are always courteous, on time, and clean. With the same steadfastness and commitment to the customer, they also paint the inside and outside of commercial buildings.
The knowledgeable crew at Petaluma Paint & Color Service helps clients colorize surfaces with a vast cache of top-quality paints, stains, and finishes in a full spectrum of colors. Patrons can proffer furniture, décor items, or their neighbors’ lawn flamingos to the expert staffers, who then employ their astute eyes to recommend complementary paint palettes. The team draws from a huge collection of professional-level supplies by brands such as Devoe and Glidden.
The aisles at Napa Valley Art Supplies are as colorful as the paintings their materials help to create. Tubes of oil, acrylic, and watercolor paints, from brands such as Prismacolor and Liquitex, await to top an arsenal of Winsor & Newton brushes made to suit varying types of paint, desired brushstrokes, or canvas tickle-thresholds. Beads, water-soluble crayons, and frames help inspire other artistic endeavors, while markers and eco-friendly Plutonium spray paints fuel onsite expression during BYOB events, which—in the past—have included a Spray Can Slam with local writers and street artists.