Sunday, October 4, 2015

Thinking Of A Great Office In Your Home? Call Joslyn Construction Services!

You do a lot of work from your home, or you run your own business from your home, but you've got a desk over by the water heater. . . that just doesn't do it, does it? There comes a time when you need to have an office in your home that is separate, but part of the whole, well-designed yet not expensive, and one that has some room to move around it, display special awards, books, a place for filing cabinets, seating for any potential visitors. Maybe now is that time. Joslyn Construction Services of Spokane, Washington can help. We can help you with the layout ideas, room addition if needed, and can even help you get it furnished when you're ready for that.

So think again! If it's time, it's time. Give us a call. 530-249-2117

About Joslyn Construction Services

My name is Matt Joslyn and I have 20 years of experience at various construction arts. I've built or remodeled many bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens from beer budgets to champagne taste and everywhere in between. I also do fencing, household repairs, handyman projects, and so much more. Now I'm in business for myself and the name is Joslyn Construction Services.

If you have a project you've been thinking about, I would love to discuss it with you and see if I might be of service.

Friday, October 2, 2015

9' Dually Knapheide Service Body with Sortimo and 3-Drawer Transverse Compartment

Jordan Lewis, Commercial Truck Manager at Dow Lewis GMC in Yuba City CA shows off a great solution for extra storage. This 9' Knapheide Service Body has a lot of standard features, plus the Master Locking System, Sortimo by Knapheide organizers on the curb side, along with the Plus 50 Transverse Compartment with 3 slide out drawers. Just think of all the boxes of small parts, fittings, connectors, and such can be put in this great space. Plus you can take some dividers out or all of them and use the space differently. Knapheide calls this the 'Plus 50' because it is like getting 50% more storage space in the same size body. All of these features, plus it's mounted on a great GMC Sierra Chassis.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Dreaming Of The Perfect Interior? Call Kim of Wirth Furniture & Interiors, Inc.!

Whether you have a blank slate or want a complete redo, or just a few perfect pieces, or changes to make your interior just the way you want it, Wirth Furniture has your secret weapon: Kim Wirth, Interior Decorator.

About Kim Wirth

Kim Wirth's title is Interior Decorator (and also, owner. . .), but her expertise is far beyond that. Kim will design interior spaces to meet and even exceed your expectations. From personal residences to multi-unit complexes to commercial buildings and even new environmentally friendly spaces, Kim has done them all with the most important attribute: Happy Customers!

 Kim has had a flair for design since she was 15 years old and has been helping people with their design needs for three generations of customers. Her goal is to give you design help on an individual basis based on what you want and your lifestyle. She works with contractors and architects as easily as individuals--and not just locally, but all over California. She's even designed spaces and supplied furniture and accessories for homes in Guam and Hawaii. Her years of experience allows her to design spaces with just a floor plan and an interview.

 Kim has also done decorating for commercial buildings, a 32 unit Bed & Breakfast complex in Mendocino, and a huge number of homes and businesses throughout Northern California. She can design custom furniture and have them hand-crafted by a local craftsman she has used for years with wonderful success. It doesn't matter if it is one room, a whole home, a kitchen, or a large business, Kim provides her brand of personal service and so many people have become friends as well as customers.

For a nominal fee, Kim will come to your location in the area and consult with you and give you a plan to look over. She has the expertise and the passion for her work to insure you will be pleased with the result from initial consultation to completion of the job.

Give Kim a call today at 530-662-0291.

About Wirth Furniture 

Wirth Furniture started business in downtown Woodland in 1946 and the store spans three generations with grandson Zach Wirth now the manager of the store with David and Kim as owners. Wirth Furniture and Interiors has grown and thrives because of the high quality products and personal service that Wirth has become famous for all around Northern California. With customers as far away as Guam and Hawaii, Wirth serves their customers locally and at great distances. Quality Products, Quality

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hodson & Mullin - "Best Family Law Firm"


Hodson & Mullin has been a premier law firm in Solano County for over 15 years. The firm has been recognized as the Solano County Bar Association “Firm of the Year” and was recently recognized as "Best Family Law Firm" by the Vacaville Reporter.  Both supervising partners, John D. Hodson, CFLS, and Samuel C. Mullin, III, CWCS, have been designated Certified Specialists by the California State Bar Association's Board of Legal Specialization in their practice areas. John Hodson has served as Judge Pro Tempore for the Solano Superior Courts, and is a graduate of Pepperdine School of Law’s internationally recognized Straus Institute Litigation Mediation Training Program. Samuel Mullin served as Assistant Suisun City Attorney, both Partners have served as Federal Prosecutors for the U.S. Air Force and Judge Advocates. The Partners’ extensive experience and expertise has earned them repeated honors as “California Super Lawyers.”

The firm’s associate attorneys also bring a wealth of experience to Hodson & Mullin clients. . David Flores-Workman is an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney and also assists clients with Social Security Disability matters and is a member of the California State Bar Association and the Solano County Bar Association

The firm’s focus is on serving the needs of its clients in the North Bay through their two locations at 601 Buck Avenue in Vacaville, and in their Fairfield office at 723 Texas Street, Fairfield. The Partners’ military service also equips them with special expertise in representing military clients. Hodson & Mullin is also one of the few firms in the county with Certified Specialists who are committed to providing expert legal services to Spanish speaking clients.

The firm offers a wide variety of legal services including all aspects of Family Law (Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce), Establishment of Parental Relationship (Paternity), Child custody and Visitation, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Guardianships, Step-parent adoptions, Contempt proceedings, post judgment enforcement, mediation and other Domestic Relations matters), Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation.

Hodson & Mullin has been a trusted presence in Solano County for years and the firm prides itself on its commitment to staying abreast of recent changes and current developments in the law through extensive continuing legal education to ensure every client has excellent representation. Much of our business is the result of referrals from former clients. Put our experience to work for you.

For more information, please visit

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Payroll Etcetera Services - Payroll

Payroll Etcetera will confidentially manage your payroll and bookkeeping services, including preparing payroll, W2's, quarterlies and monthly financial statements. We can help you save time by taking over these tasks so you can focus on what you do best, running your business. Serving all of Solano County; including Vacaville, Fairfield, Dixon, Suisun City, Rio Vista, Benicia and Vallejo. 

Meeting your payroll needs... 

You will never miss the national payroll providers and will never be late on a tax deposit or quarterly report again.

Payroll Etcetera operates as a full service payroll provider. Whether you prefer paper checks or direct deposit, our professional staff will accommodate your needs.  

Payroll Services:
  • direct deposit, debit pay card or paper checks
  • tax impound and tax pay services
  • quarterly reporting
  • certified and prevailing wage payroll  
  • new hire reporting
  • garnishment processing
  • automatic check signing
  • year end w2’s and 1099’s
  • quickBooks upload of all payroll information
For more information, please visit

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Home Buying Process - Windermere Hulsey & Associates

Windermere Hulsey & Associates
490 Merchant Street, Suite 101
Vacaville, CA, 95688
(707) 448-0700

The Buying Process:

You’ve found the home you can see yourself living in, now what? There are several steps to the buying process you will go through before you can officially call it your own.

Purchase And Sale Agreement
Once an offer on a property has been made by a buyer and accepted by the seller, they enter into a legal contract known as a Purchase and Sale Agreement. This document outlines the specific terms and conditions of the transaction and is acknowledged by both parties by the signing of the document.

Once a buyer and seller reach mutual acceptance on a property, a home inspector is hired to investigate every nook and cranny to determine if the home is in need of any repairs. An inspector will check items, such as the roof, basement, heating system, water heater, air-conditioning system, structure, plumbing, and electrical. Afterwards, buyers will have a chance to negotiate with the sellers to cover the costs of certain repairs or to ask for concessions.

Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, negotiation is the key to getting the best deal. Negotiations can involve everything from settling on a sales price to concessions and financing. Windermere Real Estate agents are expert negotiators whose job it is to represent your interests during the give and take of a real estate transaction.

You may already be pre-approved, but now that you’re closer to the actual purchase price, you’ll be working more in-depth with your lender on your final loan approval. To learn more about this process, pay a visit to our Mortgage Center .

Title Insurance
You will receive a full report detailing the property history for you and your lender to ensure there are no legal encumbrances between a new owner and the property being purchased.

Once the offer is accepted and a closing date agreed upon, escrow allows the buyer and the seller to have an outside party ensure all parts of the contact are complete. Your Windermere agent can help coordination the completion of all necessary forms to the escrow company and monitor the escrow process until the transaction is complete.

At closing, all the paperwork is signed by the buyer and seller, both parties pay any settlement fees and the documents are officially recorded. Prior to closing, you'll receive a settlement statement outlining any fees which may apply to you. After closing is finalized and recorded, the home is yours!

About Windermere Hulsey & Associates:

Windermere has always focused on three basic principles: hire the best people; give them the best tools; create thriving communities. It’s not rocket science, but it has worked pretty well for us for the past 40 years.

The Best People
Windermere’s community of real estate professionals is our greatest asset. We have experts in all areas of real estate from your typical starter home to condos, luxury properties, and new construction. While residential real estate is the mainstay of our business, Windermere also has offices and associates who specialize in property management, commercial real estate, and relocation services. To further facilitate the home buying process, Windermere has affiliated partners in certain regions to provide mortgage, title, and escrow services.

The Best Tools
Our agents have access to a wide range of innovative tools and programs, allowing them to serve home buyers and sellers in a way that is truly unique to Windermere. Some of our most successful tools were born from our agents’ own ingenuity, and we continually look to them for ways to improve upon everything we do. Ultimately, the most powerful tool that Windermere has is our agents; their professionalism and commitment to community enables them to tailor their service individually to each of their clients’ needs.

Create Thriving Communities
Windermere is committed to the communities in which we live and work. Through the Windermere Foundation, our annual Community Service Day, and a variety of community events, Windermere agents, owners, and staff work together to help build and sustain thriving neighborhoods.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

How To Change Windshield Wiper Blades - Nor Cal Performance

Alan shows us how to change a windshield wiper blade. See more at

NorCal Performance is a family owned full service auto repair shop in West Sacramento, California. We offer comprehensive automotive maintenance & repair for all foreign and domestic vehicles. As a Napa AutoCare Center, we take pride in offering our customers quality auto repair at a fair price. Our ASE Certified Technicians go from start to finish to repair your car, truck, suv, or van no matter what the problem including fleet maintenance and repair, brakes, oil change, tune up, transmission, electrical, alignment, diagnostics, etc. We are a STAR certified test and repair smog station.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fuso Italian Restaurant in Vacaville Serves Brunch!

Fuso Italian Restaurant 
 535-A Main Street 
Vacaville, CA 95687 
All Specials are served with assorted Breakfast Breads and Fresh Fruit Cup
$15.95 with a Glass of Champagne

From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

  • Smoked Salmon Benedict
  • Traditional Eggs Benedict
  • Spanish Omelet
  • Steak and Eggs
  • California Omelet
  • Italian Scramble
  • Strawberry Waffle Breakfast
  • Crab Louie Salad

Kids Eggs $7.95 

Located in Downtown Vacaville, Fuso Italian Restaurant came to being for one purpose. The word fuso means many things, but the most important lies within our goal to bring together good food and good people, with a hope that from this fusion good things will follow. While our main style falls back on Italian, we cook our seasonal dishes towards more American cuisine. Our daily specials are just that, they change daily, and they rely heavily on what is locally available to our chefs.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fire Alarms & Inspections - Safe Side Security

Safe Side Security Inc. provides commercial fire alarms for any application; from voice evacuation to simpler water flow systems. Often times the fire alarm installation is the last thought during construction but is a requirement before the building can be signed off for occupancy. Local Fire Marshals, National Fire Protection Association and current Life Safety Code requirements can be confusing and difficult to interpret. Let our California Fire & Life Safety qualified technicians assist you in designing and installing your fire alarm system. We are also a listed U.L. (Underwriters Laboratories) installing Fire Alarm company.

Our company also provides Fire Alarm Inspection service for local & monitored fire alarm systems. We adhere to the inspection requirements as outlined in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines and provide comprehensive testing and maintenance of fire detection devices.

If you already have a fire alarm system, we can provide inspections and 24 hour U.L. monitoring by Total Monitoring Services, Inc. Call our office to speak with one of our qualified Fire specialists.

UL Certified Installers

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Rack-it Modular Truck Rack For Camper Shell or Truck Cap

Gary shows off a fully assembled modular truck rack designed to allow a camper shell or truck cap to be installed on the truck.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Always Popular Salt & Pepper Decorative Rock At Dixon Landscape Materials

Raj Hansra of Dixon Landscape Materials shows off the always popular Salt & Pepper decorative rock. This rock has rounded edges generally and has a great mix of whites, grays, blues, and tinges of gold. It looks good wet or dry and Dixon Landscape Materials keeps it in stock in 3/4" as shown, 3/8" pea gravel size, 1-1/2" size.

Call Dixon Landscape Materials at 707-678-8200, and visit the website at

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Join The Matt Garcia Foundation for Their 6th Annual Golf Tournament!

The Matt Garcia Foundation is pleased to announce one of our most exciting events of the year. Our 6th Annual Golf Tournament is an opportunity to ensure that the impactful youth and community programs that we support throughout the year will continue.

Our late city councilman, Matt Garcia, was a young man with a vision. With the help of generous individuals and companies such as yours, our foundation has been able to raise the essential funds needed in "Keeping the Dream Alive."

Your participation sends a powerful message that you are partnering with us to make our world a safer and more meaningful place. The event itself is an opportunity to network with many potential customers and clients. All of the sponsors' names will be prominently displayed on our event publications. Your donation is tax-deductible. It is our mission to support youth, help stop crime, and strengthen our community.

Thank you in advance for celebrating this hope of creating a better Fairfield for tomorrow!

The MATT GARCIA FOUNDATION Golf Tournament is scheduled for October 12, 2015, at the beautiful course of Green Valley Country Club. 



Tournament Schedule: 

 9:30am - 10:30am 

Shotgun Start 

No-Host Bar 


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Huey Lewis and the News Guitarist, Stef Burns, Visits Mozart, Einstein and Me

Stef Burns, long time friend of owner Stan Houston, recently visited Mozart, Einstein and Me to purchase gifts for his daughter.

Locations in Benicia and Livermore!

Music, Science & Art  

Mozart, Einstein & Me, the new name for ABC Music Store & Academy, that has expanded its products for the right-hand-side brain development for all ages. We now carry unique items for individuals interested in music, science, and/or art.

Come in and take a look at our many products such as puzzles, toys, electronic kits, gifts based on the works of Leonardo Da Vinci, MC Escher, and Vincent Van Gogh. You won't find another store with this incredible selection.

Strumming, Playing & Picking 

Playing music is about creativity, passion, and expression. Sometimes, the best way to unlock your creative side and take it to new heights is with a bit of guidance and a little push from another musician.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Commercial and Residential Restoration - Alltek Restoration Inc.

925-757-6000 Corporate   
510-473-5070 Alameda 
209-910-5070 San Joaquin

Post loss conditions of a structure can be minor to severe predicated on the type of loss and its severity. Both small and large losses will require trained professionals to perform mitigation & restoration pertinent to the specific loss, followed by reconstruction to return property to pre-loss condition. It is imperative that your loss is assessed and the initial restoration efforts are performed correctly preventing further damage or distress to property and structure. Reconstruction is a very critical part in the process of restoring your property back to pre-loss condition.

All of our workers are trained, properly equipped and supervised by certified staff while handling all restoration & reconstruction projects. We produce high efficiency, quality work accompanied with superior customer service. We specialize in insurance restoration & reconstruction for damages resulting from Fire, Water, Smoke, Storm, Vandalism and Vehicle impact.

Water damage restoration: There are two large certifying bodies, the IICRC and the RIA, that recommend standards of care. Most companies in the restoration industry use the IICRC procedural standard, which is known as the S500. The S500 indicates the standards and techniques related to the current technology and proven service required to perform water restoration.

Fire damage restoration: Fire losses are often the most complex, after a structure or property has suffered fire damages they typically are accompanied by smoke and water damage. Smoke damage occurs as a direct result from the combustibles being burned and the water damages are a result from the excessive amount of water to extinguish the fire. The combination of these three can leave a property and structure severely distressed and damaged.

Smoke damage restoration: Smoke damage to a home and the restoration/remediation efforts used to properly restore structural or property are predicated and based on the type of combustibles that have produced the smoke and severity of the damage. Having a restoration professional performing the smoke damage remediation using the industries techniques and supplies will ensure the highest quality or removal of stain and odor removal.

Storm damage restoration: Structures or property damaged by rain, wind, hail, or the combination of any fall into this category. Storm damages often result in roofing components being compromised which could result in water intrusions resulting in interior damage. Strong winds can cause structural components to fail and long rains resulting in super saturated soils can also cause water intrusion. Storms can also cause trees to fall and impact a structure. The severity of damages a structure receives from a storm will greatly be impacted by the intensity of the storm and the deficient condition the storm has created. A timely response by trained professionals can often quickly remedy or reduce damages caused to a structure or property.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Is Your Parking Lot in Need of Repair? Call Vaca Vet Striping!

Vaca Vet Striping understands the importance of quality asphalt maintenance and the importance of leaving a lasting impression to prospective tenants, home buyers, customers and the general public.

Vaca Vet Striping has over 30 years experience doing business as ACE Paving Company, with a General Engineering Class A Contractor's License #389714. We strive to provide quality work and great service at an affordable cost. V.V.S. provides services in Solano, Napa, Yolo and Sacramento counties. Our services include city, county, and state roads, highways, airports, commercial parking lots, driveways and racetracks.

Sealcoating - Striping - Crack Sealing - Asphalt Paving
Curb Painting - ADA Handicap - Pothole Repairs - Asphalt Overlay 



Sunday, August 23, 2015

See Scott For Commercial Service at Larry Geweke's Service Department

Scott Babler has been with Larry Geweke's Service Department for over 11 years and is excellent at taking care of our customers. Scott is also our Commercial Truck/Fleet Service Writer and he knows what it means to get those folks who use their trucks everyday for work, to get them back in operation as soon as possible with the least amount of downtime.

So, where is Scott? He's in the back of the building on the eastern side of the service department where the heavy duty truck stalls are located. His office is right there.

Give Scott a call at his direct line: 530-821-4735 and let him know how he can help you get your vehicle in top working order.

Scott wanted to let all our customers know that Larry Geweke can work on all makes and models of trucks, including those with CAT, Cummins, International, and other engine makes.* So, if your fleet has a mix of trucks, bring them all here! Save time and money.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Solutions for Water Problems Under Your Home - Contact a SitePro Home Inspector

The most common source of water under homes is ineffective downspouts and missing splash-blocks or drains.

Inspect them regularly for failing mounts, crushed downspouts, and proper drainage.

Water in crawlspaces or basements can cause major damage. Many homes have water problems and the solutions can range significantly in cost to remedy. You always should start with the simple and cheapest solutions.

Gutters and Downspout

Gutter mounts failing and the downspout is disconnected

Keep downspout drains clear.

Everyone should walk around their homes in the worst weather, at least a few times a year and look to see how the gutters and downspouts are working. Moss, leaves or other debris can easily clog downspouts and gutters will overflow, possibly causing damage to roofs, fascia and soffits as well as flooding areas below grade.

Keep then cleaned and maintained, make sure all downspouts are discharging away from the building. If the water puddles next to the foundation, it is likely to end up in the basement of crawlspace. Make sure mounts are tight and there are no low spots along gutter runs.

Clean them at least once a year, usually after the leaves have dropped in fall. Some homes need more frequent cleaning.

If there is a negative grade (soil sloped to the home) water may puddle next to the foundation. Where possible, always have soil graded away from the structure. Consider repairing any concrete walks or patios that may slope to the home

Be careful with landscaping edging and planter boxes, as they often will cause water to puddle. Never allow downspouts to discharge in low areas like planters, but instead carry water several feet away from the building.

French Drains

This option is very effective at capturing water and draining it away before it can work its way under the home.

This is one example of a french drain:

They can be expensive, so it is advised that you check the gutters, downspouts, splash-blocks/drains and grading before opting for a french drainage system

Drains and Sump Pumps

In some homes where the water table is high and drainage is poor, you have to deal with the excess water with drains or pumps. Drains are useful when there is a suitable location to hookup the pipes to. Often times you are facing a situation where there is on location low enough to have gravity do the job, and in these cases a pump is the best answer.

We recommend that you consider a backup pump in situations where its failure can cause significant damage or flooding. If there is a power failure or the pump breaks down, the backup can be very important.

One type of a backup pump is powered by the water supply to the home. These have the advantage of mechanically simple, relatively inexpensive and can do the job until you repair the primary pump or the power is restored. This type of pump does waste water, so they are not to be used as a primary pump, only a backup.

See a video on installing a water powered sump pump here.

When the power goes out, you will be glad you have one!

Certified Residential Building Code Inspector ICC-5319905
Florida-State Certified Master Home Inspector Lic. #HI89
Florida-Certified Wind Mitigation Inspector
203(k) FHA/HUD Consultant #A0900
WDO Certificate #JE190791
NACHI #10071802

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Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Defining Legal Terms - By The People Fairfield CA

Rene goes over what types of questions they can help answer at By The People. A legal document preparation company. See more at