Because contractors often specialize in specific services, homeowners are left to flip-flop between businesses for large-scale projects. To help alleviate this frustration, At Your Door offers four distinct refurbishment divisions: yard care, housecleaning, handyman work, and taffy pulling. If time remains after removing leafy debris from the yard, clients can solicit a technician for more complicated projects such as gutter cleanings, house painting, or hardwood floor installation.
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.
Green-certified Jackson's Hardware, named Marin County's Best Hardware Store by Pacific Sun in 2011, buzzes with home-improvement experts who help visitors accessorize and maintain their domiciles with functional pieces and handyman tools. New showerheads ($3.95+) douse vertical bathers in smooth, aqueous streams, and door locks ($13.95+) and window screens ($9.95+) protect them from becoming horror-movie clichés. A new smoke detector senses the first waft of smog and alarms homeowners to ensure a quick evacuation ($7.99+). When finished flexing home-improvement prowess, follow the trail of sawdust crumbs leading to a trash can where construction carnage lays to rest ($22.99+). Invest in a hammer ($9.99+) to expand DIY capabilities, such as hanging up shelves or paint-by-number portraits of Charles Martel.
Mr. Fixit, Inc. employs sure-footed roof ramblers who rid mucky gutters of detritus and gunk so that rainwater may find its way back to earth. Prevent damage to a home caused by standing water or an unplanned koi pond by having roof trenches unburdened of stubborn sticks and loitering leaves. Once gutter-jambs are thoroughly unclogged, home owners can enjoy a 30-minute complimentary remodel consultation and may also choose to have their abode pressure washed and the deck cleaned by Mr. Fixit at a savings of 25%.
Spectrum Home Services' professional grime fighters take an extreme approach to home cleaning, annihilating dust, dirt, and grime from all surfaces. Busy homeowners can hand over the keys to the V8 feather duster with a detailed deep cleaning, extending the powers of the cleaning beyond standard sweep-and-mop routines with grout cleaning, blind dusting and cleaning, and doggy-door spit shining. No crumb is left unsuctioned by a vacuum, and ceiling fans, window frames, and kitchens are subjected to a meticulous wipe-down. During the course of your home's three-hour sudsing session, neglected bathroom chrome fixtures will also receive long-overdue attention with a thorough cleaning and shining.
The customer-service-focused staff at Goodman Building Supply, founded in 1955, arms to-do listers with hardware from an inventory of more than 60,000 items. Collect scraps from an upstart paper airline in a trash bin ($12.99+) or replace a bathroom elephant with a gleaming showerhead ($9.99+). The Certified Green Hardware store bathes Marin County in metaphorically verdant hues with its selection of more than 2,500 green products, including water-saving toilets and smart faucets.