Sunday, January 15, 2017

Corby's Collision in Vacaville - "Hands On" Owner with Happy Employees



"Hands On" Owner / Operator, Paul Troutner, talks about happy employees and happy customers.


Hours of Operation:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday 
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Corby's Collision has been in business for over 47 years in Vacaville, California. Current Owner, Paul Troutner, took over the company in November of 1993. They moved the business to the current 9,000 square foot facility in 1998.

Paul was born and raised in Fairfield, California but, because of his love for the town of Vacaville he moved his family there in 2000. Paul has not only come to love the town but, the people who live there as well and is on a "first name" basis with most of Corby's customers.

When you do business with Corby's Collision you will not only deal with their qualified and professional staff but, also with Paul himself. He is an Owner/Operator and likes to be "hands on" with everything that goes in and out of the shop.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Uncontested Divorce Made Affordable - By the People


Divorce is probably never easy, but it doesn't have to be expensive. Rene of By the People in Fairfield CA talks briefly about help with uncontested divorces with our without children. Rene or Tammy will be happy to answer all your questions. Call them at 707-428-9871 and you can visit the website at http://bythepeopleca.com

Friday, January 6, 2017

Barrel 2 Botle - One of Northern California's Premier Wine and Spirits Store!



Barrel 2 Bottle is one of Northern California's premier wine and spirits stores. Our selection is unparalleled in quality and variety in diverse categories of spirits and fine wines.

We an incredible selection of wine, spirits and beer under one roof at competitive prices. Stop by today!

If we don't have it, we'll get it for you! 

Barrel 2 Bottle
1020 Helen Power Dr Vacaville, CA 95687 
 Phone: (707) 449-9999

STORE HOURS 
Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 10:00pm 
Friday and Saturday 9:00am - 11:00pm 
Sunday 10:00am - 9:00pm

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Commercial and Residential Restoration - Alltek Restoration Inc.

925-757-6000 Corporate   
510-473-5070 Alameda 
209-910-5070 San Joaquin
 http://ari247.com

Alltek Restoration, Inc has three divisions. We offer both Emergency Service / First response (DIV I) and Complete Restoration / Reconstruction (DIV II) services for both property and structure claims. Our General and Electrical Construction (DIV III) services cover all phases of residential and commercial renovations, remodels, improvements, and maintenance. Our knowledge and experience in residential and commercial field allows us to serve you with high quality installations and job performance, making the project flow smoothly from permit application to final inspection.

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.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Choose Alex's Automotive for Auto Maintenance and Repair in Benicia CA and Surrounding Areas



About Alex's Automotive:

In 1969, Alex's Automotive opened its doors as a family owned and operated automotive maintenance and repair business serving Benicia CA and the surrounding area.

Today, the Fernandez family continues to put their customers first and treat them as they would members of their own family. At Alex’s Automotive we stand behind our work and extend the same care and concern that we have with our own family to our community and the people we serve. And with over 100 years of experience in the automotive maintenance and repair industry, our highly trained team can take care of all of your automotive needs.

Why Choose Alex's Automotive?

If someone asks, “Why Alex’s Automotive?” we believe the answer is simple. We stand behind our service with a 24 month/24,000 mile in-house warranty as well as a Napa Auto Care nationwide warranty.

In addition, for your convenience we offer local car pick up by arrangement as well as free local customer shuttle service.

At Alex’s Automotive, we believe being a family owned and operated business is also a plus for our customers because of the strong family values that we base our business around. We put customer service at the forefront of our business and treat every customer like a member of our family. Our team realizes that your most precious cargo relies on having a vehicle to keep your life running smoothly and safely. We promise to service your vehicle just as we would our own. Stop by our clean, professional shop at 3190 Bayshore Rd. in Benicia CA and meet our team.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Founder's Message - The Academy of 21st Century Learning



 The Academy of 21st Century Learning is conveniently located in The Nut Tree Plaza in Vacaville. Your student will love it here—it’s inviting, challenging, safe, and fun! We have a mascot (Sophie the Shih Tzu) and a vibrant team of innovative and caring educators. Our educational games in the lobby even make parents want to get in on the learning, and where else can you write on the walls and tables, all in the name of education?

So how does this all come together? As our model, The Academy of 21st Century Learning uses a framework comprised of four key categories that prepare students for the complex demands of learning in the 21st century.

  • Core Subjects in the 21st Century: All schools pay their respects to the core subjects –math, English, science, etc. –but we take our students to the next level by rigorously emphasizing critical thinking and analysis, creativity, and adaptability in all areas of their lives, whether it’s AP English, basketball, or Yearbook Club. 
  • Learning and Innovation Skills: What does Google teach a child? In today’s world, where there are many “right” answers, a search engine may be able to deliver the answer, but that does not mean it is actually capable of instilling the learning and innovation skills necessary for success. 
  • Information and Technology: Today’s textbook is a tablet. Although many teens claim to be technologically savvy, we realize the necessary tools for the 21st Century go well beyond being able to install your grandmother’s printer software. To this end, The Academy teaches advanced computing skills—we hold computer programming classes, and our tutors incorporate the use of advanced computational software in their instruction. 
  • Life and Career Skills: What happens when school ends and you’re faced with a real-life problem? Can you add it? Format it in MLA? Boil it in a beaker to find a solution? We prepare students life beyond the classroom by pushing them to their limits with challenging problems. The Academy is a place where it’s okay to be wrong. In fact, we embrace it, as no one has ever developed a strong character by solving easy math problems and being right all the time. 

Successful tomorrows start at The Academy!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas


This Season, May You Be Blessed with Laughter, Peace, and Love...

Merry Christmas from All of Us at Upward Trend!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Need a Last Minute Gift? Try a Spa Day Gift Certificate!



Still have someone on your Christmas list that you need a gift for? Try a gift certificate from 36 Oaks Country Retreat! We have individual spa treatments or spa packages to choose from. Everyone loves to be pampered.....this is the perfect gift for everyone on your list! It's convenient too, you can purchase them directly from our website

36 Oaks Country Retreat, nestled in a grove of majestic oak trees on Gibson Canyon Road, is an oasis of relaxation and natural beauty in the Vacaville countryside. A lovely country cottage setting on two and a half acres with wild ferns growing in the shade, deer wandering through, and even an occasional fox or raccoon.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Resistance Spot Welding - Rudy's Auto Body



Jon and Sal with Rudy's Auto Body give a great demonstration of spot welding a body panel.


A Bit of History of Rudy's Auto Body:

Family owned and operated since 1962, Rudy's Auto Body has provided the greater Solano County area with precision auto body repair and painting.

At Rudy's Auto Body, we work with all makes and models. The quality of our work and attention to detail is unparalleled. Additionally, we use only the finest tools and equipment. Unlike the typical auto body shop, our facility and equipment is immaculate, and this same level of attention is carried out on all of our repair and servicing tasks.

We are not only technicians, but also enthusiasts of the fine marques that we repair.

If you would like to stop by and see the facility, we will be happy to give you a tour, and discuss the various components and features of your automobile. We have the necessary knowledge, equipment, and facility to handle all of your automobile’s paint, body, and chassis repairs.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Ramirez Custom Overhead Doors Since 1987


Ramirez Custom Overhead Doors
615 Merchant St.
Vacaville, CA 95688


Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Phone: (707) 451-2700
Llc # 603355


Northern California Garage Door Experts 

Your trusted source for affordable custom garage doors

Ramirez Custom Overhead Doors is Northern California’s source for quality, low cost garage doors. We are a locally owned, father and son full service garage door company proud to have served the needs of residents in Napa, Solano and the surrounding area since 1987.

Whether you’re ready to replace your current garage door to enhance the curb appeal and add value to your home, want to install a garage door opener or need emergency garage door repair, our team of experts are here to help you make the best choices.

We provide quality products from industry leaders like Clopay® and LiftMaster®, and back them up with knowledge, experience, and a commitment to honesty, integrity and affordable prices. Don't be tricked into buying a part you don't need or risk being over-charged. You have our word that we have your best interests at heart, with the goal of making you a life-long, loyal customer.

Ramirez is a member of the California Operator & Door Association.

We were voted “Best Garage Door Company” in the Vacaville Reporter’s Best of Vacaville reader’s poll in 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Pacific Power & Systems - Licensed Industrial and Commercial Electrical Contractor



(707) 437-2300 
4970 Peabody Rd 
Fairfield, CA 94533 

 http://pacificpowerandsystems.blogspot.com

Contractor Lic #458315
w/ C-7 & C-10

Dir #1000000158

All our electricians are NICET certified.

Members of:
ABC--Associated Builders and Contractor's Association
Western Electrical Contractor's Association
CAFAA--California Automatic Fire Alarm Association
NFPA--National Fire Protection Association
State Certified Electicians

Licensed industrial, commercial electrical contractor serving Solano County since 1984. PPS provides electrical service work, small and large scale electrical construction projects. Low voltage systems service and installation including fire alarm, paging, bell, clock, and nurse call systems. Certified electricians and factory trained staff offer expertise in all areas of electrical construction, maintenance, and service.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

How To Change Windshield Wiper Blades - Nor Cal Performance


Alan shows us how to change a windshield wiper blade. See more at http://www.norcalperformance.com

About Nor Cal Performance: 

We are 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.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Box Van Can Do A Lot Of Things Inexpensively - Nor Cal Ford Truck Club



Note: Please turn sound up!

Tom Garcia of Marathon Truck Body shows off a 14' Dry Van Body mounted on an E350 Cutaway Chassis. Check out the Lift-Assist on the cargo ramp! Those things are heavy, but this feature sure makes it easy. Sometimes it is the simplest things that are meaningful, like that sliding door without rattles.

Since a Dry Van Body is just a box on wheels, there is so many modifications that can be made to make it more useful for individual company use, such as, side doors, walk-up side door openings, windows, translucent roof, E-Track, plywood lining, Gelcoat lining with added insulation for refrigeration to just keep things cool or to keep them frozen. Plus there is the ramp as shown, liftgates, railgates, swing-away doors rather than roll-up doors and the list goes on and on.


This video was shot at a Nor Cal Ford Truck Club event in October 2015

About Nor Cal Ford Truck Club:

Our purpose is fulfilled by providing an opportunity and atmosphere for Northern California Ford Dealers to network with like-minded dealers, grow new or expand old friendships, have some good old fashioned fun together, learn a few things that help us in our business, and create partnerships for greater success.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Don't Forget to Book Julz Ice Cream for Your Next Event!



Julz Ice Cream's Ice Cream Truck features a vast variety of delicious prepackaged ice cream. With a captivating custom design wrap, electronic menu boards, and credit card point of sale system; this Ice Cream Truck is sure to be a hit at your next event!

WE HAVE MANY PROGRAMS TO FIT YOUR EVENT NEEDS.

SCHEDULE OUR ICE CREAM TRUCK FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT:

Fundraising Event, Sporting Event, 
Employee Appreciation, Party, 
Day Care Event, Customer Appreciation, 
Routine Service, and more!

Please contact Ravi Vardan 
for more information:
916-842-0497

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Happy Hour is Every Day from 3:30 - 6:30 pm at Fuso Italian Restaurant!



Join Fuso Italian Restaurant every day from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm for Happy Hour! You can relax with friends while sipping on a margarita, mojitio or whatever you favorite drink may be. We have a full bar to accommodate your every need. 

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.

And this Friday night, December 2nd, stay for dinner and jazz music by Bob Muzzy from 6:30 - 9:30 pm 


Monday, November 28, 2016

Solving The Problem Of Electric Metering For Multi-Unit Buildings


Quadlogic has provided electric submetering systems for residential and commercial customers for 25 years. Our patented Power Line Communications technology is what sets us apart. By utilizing a building's existing power lines to transmit metered data, no additional wiring or meter readers are required. Leading electrical contractors, property owners and property managers depend on the accuracy and reliability of our equipment. Our meters are also capable of receiving pulse data from water, gas and BTU meters for a complete utility metering solution.

 At Frontline Environmental Technologies, we have a wide variety of solutions for many business needs. See more at http://www.FrontlineWorldwide.com

Friday, November 25, 2016

Contractors Trust the FSI Guarantee - First Service Insurance



First Service Insurance has made serving small to medium size businesses our first priority since opening our doors in 1997. Today, thousands of satisfied clients trust us with the coverage they need and rely on us for the service they want.

We earn our reputation by providing what you want and then going beyond to deliver the unexpected. Here’s what you get: First, you are handed your own dedicated support team made of licensed pros who really know construction coverage. Next, you get our fully-staffed certificate department at the ready. After that, anytime you need us you have the most highly-experienced group of specialty insurance people in the business. Wrapping it all up, you get a guarantee that puts in writing that you will continue to get this service all the time.

With us, you get the specialist in the field. The best. You usually expect to pay more for this level of service, but the people we serve happily report that our premiums are actually better. And, of course, no one else has the huge advantage of our experienced service and our written guarantee on top of it all.

Remember, with us it’s more than a slogan, we are Working for Contractors™.

The service I get from First Service is simply put - PERFECT!” –T.D. in NB

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Playground Wood Chips At Dixon Landscape Materials


Raj with Dixon Landscape Materials shows us their very popular playground wood chips, which is made from Cedar and certified for playgrounds. It is also used all around the garden, parks and so on.

Call Dixon Landscape at 707-678-8200 and visit their website at www.dixonlandscape.com

Saturday, November 19, 2016