Specialty Spotlight: Hardscaping

Posted on July 20, 2021 by Suzanne Carroll

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Most of us spend more time outdoors during the summer doing activities like gardening, playing sports, grilling meals and socializing with friends. If you’re trying to create the perfect yard for enjoying the warm weather, it’s important to focus on both landscaping and hardscaping. A pathway, patio, retaining wall or any built-in feature in your yard is part of its hardscaping. Below, we’ll explain how hardscaping features can make your yard more beautiful, better for entertaining and even safer. Read more

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Specialty Spotlight: Computer Services

Posted on October 10, 2019 by Suzanne Carroll

Modern society relies on computers more than ever, which means when something goes wrong, everything in your life can come to a halt. However, if you run into computer trouble, you don’t have to rely on a big-box electronics store for service—there are many independent companies that provide a full range of repair options for computers, tablets and cellphones. In this article, we’ll go over what these companies offer and learn some of their tips for keeping your electronics running at their best. Read more

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Specialty Spotlight: Valet Parking Services

Posted on September 05, 2019 by Suzanne Carroll

When you think about valet services, you might imagine a fancy restaurant or a high-end hotel. But valet companies actually offer a wider range of services than many people realize. In this article, we’ll explore more about what these companies offer and discuss what to look for when selecting a valet parking service.  Read more

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Specialty Spotlight: Aviation Services

Posted on August 06, 2019 by James Florence

Owning an aircraft may be a luxury, but it’s also a big responsibility. Not only does an aircraft need to be properly stored, it must also be regularly inspected and maintained to comply with legally mandated safety standards. Furthermore, an aircraft operator must earn their pilot’s license and keep it current. And then there’s fueling, parking, repairs…the list goes on.

In order to meet these various needs, aircraft owners need to find one or more aviation service providers. Read on to learn more about the different types of aviation services and providers. Read more

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Specialty Spotlight: EV Charging Stations

Posted on April 25, 2019 by James Florence

In recent years, you’ve likely noticed the proliferation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at shopping centers, commercial workspaces and other public places. However, did you know EV charging stations are also increasing in prevalence as a residential feature? To learn more about residential EV charging stations, we spoke to Shelby Kromer of Got Watts Electric & Solar in Pleasant Hill. Read more

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Specialty Spotlight: Stairs Remodeling

Posted on March 21, 2019 by James Florence

A staircase is essentially a practical fixture, but as the home’s central architectural element, it also has the ability to tie things together aesthetically. Perhaps that’s why many homeowners choose to remodel their staircases in conjunction with other home renovation projects. In this article, we’ll take a glimpse into the niche trade of stairs remodeling. Read more

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Specialty Spotlight: Hair Loss in Women

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Jennifer Chan

“About one-third of women experience hair loss (alopecia) at some time in their lives; among postmenopausal women, as many as two-thirds suffer hair thinning or bald spots.”—Harvard Women’s Health Watch

In Western society, we often don’t talk about female hair loss, but the fact is that approximately 40 percent of hair loss sufferers are women. And with so much of our identity literally tied up in our hair, it’s important to get all of the facts. If you’re a woman concerned about hair loss, we have some answers and some help. Read more

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