How To Safely Remodel Your Home During COVID-19

Posted on July 10, 2020 by Guest Blogger

This article originally appeared on the blog of MSK Design Build, a Diamond Certified company.

You’ve been sheltering in place or working at home since March, and it slowly dawns on you that it may be time to remodel your kitchen (or bathroom or your whole home). Join the crowds! Our phones are ringing off the hooks as many East Bay residents are eager for a fresh look and feel in their bathroom, an updated fireplace and new flooring, or a beautiful and functional new kitchen. The first question that may come to mind is, “How can I remodel safely during the COVID-19 pandemic?”

As a design build firm that has been safely and busily back to work since May 4, Read more

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Top Projects for Spring and Summer

Posted on April 15, 2020 by Matt Solis

The COVID-19 “Shelter in Place” mandates will soon be lifted, which means you’ll be able to take advantage of the warm weather and finish those outdoor projects you’ve been putting off. Here are some ideas to get the ball rolling.

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COVID-19 Resources

Posted on April 15, 2020 by Matt Solis

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, it’s vital to stay informed on what to do and where to go if you need help. If you’re a Bay Area resident, refer to the following list to find information and resources in your specific county.

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Your “Plan Ahead” Checklist

Posted on April 15, 2020 by Matt Solis

Soon, the Bay Area’s “Shelter in Place” mandates will be lifted and it will be time to return to your normal activities. Since you’re someone who Plans Ahead, now is the time to call Diamond Certified companies and discuss future work. Use this checklist as a guide to ensure you’re prepared to get back into the swing of things.

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The New Future: Plan Ahead for Your Family

Posted on April 15, 2020 by Matt Solis

There’s no getting around it—the worldwide outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has temporarily changed the way our society functions, both economically and socially. Here in the Bay Area, we’ve been under a “Shelter in Place” mandate for longer than anywhere in the United States, which means our restaurants, bars, parks, museums and other gathering places have been off limits for the first time ever. It’s a challenging and stressful situation for everyone involved, and the ever-changing nature of the relief efforts makes it difficult to plan for any sort of concrete future.

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Your Diamond Certified Plan Ahead Advantage

Posted on April 15, 2020 by Matt Solis

In times of stress, people naturally become more risk-averse, and our current COVID-19 situation is no exception. Of course, working with high-quality local companies is always a smart idea, but it’s especially important during these trying times, when first-rate service and communication are the keys to returning to normalcy as quickly as possible. That’s where the Diamond Certified Plan Ahead Advantage comes into play—it’s the best way to make sure you and your family are set up for success.

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Who We Are and What We Believe

Posted on April 15, 2020 by Matt Solis

We are American Ratings Corporation (ARC), creators of the Diamond Certified® Resource. Our mission is to define excellence and identify for consumers the highest quality local companies. We pioneered rating local companies based on customer satisfaction in 1990, before the internet existed. Just like you, our home is the Greater Bay Area, and our entire team is dedicated to ensuring you have confidence in the companies you choose. We are committed to performing all ratings and ongoing certification work with the highest integrity and accuracy.

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