I was quite impressed walking into Watermelon Music in the college town of Davis, Ca. The store is large, well lit with an abundance of helpful staff. Musical instruments of every kind grace the walls and the inventory is huge!
As soon as I walked into the door, Ron, immediately greeted me and after purchasing a portable CD guitar trainer and a few accessories I walked out quite happy.
In comparing prices on the internet they are quite competitive but the knowledge of the employees in regard to their products is what really helped me decide what would best suit my needs.
PROS: Great customer service -- friendly staff
We have dealt with Cache Creek Monuments over the years for various lettering on our race car trailer and sprint car and have been more than satisfied with the owner's (Karl & Kurt) work.
We have not had occasion to have a headstone made but have seen some of their finished products and know they do a good job for their customers.
We have had "Heck" do the lettering on various (business) vehicles and have been quite satisfied with his work. I have seen some of the design work on T-Shirts and the screen printing and marvel at his talent.
Signs by Heck is located inside the All Action Awards building, another fine business.
Owned and operated by the owner, Duke McMillen and son, Scott, this business has relied on its fine reputation of honesty, comparable prices, and expert craftsmanship.
Hansen Machine Works has specialized in race car enclosed trailer mfg and repair as well as all race car component repairs. General welding and machine work covers the balance of their service.
This is a family run business that has operated over 20 yrs in the same location.
PROS: Honesty and Integrity and
Mike has been doing our taxes for years and I wouldn't have anyone else! He is extremely efficient and organized and knows all the latest tax laws. I know he has saved us money with various tax tips and besides all that -- he's nice too!
Most of the tax returns are filed electronically (State and Federal) with no extra charge. Mike does require an appt and you can request a tax organizer with guidelines to help get your tax information assembled.
The only drawback I had (after breaking my leg ) was the fact that the office is only accessible by way of stairs. But Mike was nice enough to come down to the car and gather all my info as well as words of encouragement. Over and above the call of duty!!!
PROS: In the event of an audit, Mike Haug will represent his client
CONS: Upstairs office -- no elevator
I have been a member of Cross Court over the years and have found their facility quite adequate when it comes to various equipment: weights, exercise bikes, treadmills, etc. Never seems to be a wait to use anything.
I have enjoyed the water exercise classes as well as lo-impact aerobics. And their complete facility is always clean including the showers, hot tub, sauna. There is a huge TV and couches and the snack bar is available as well as free coffee.
If you have a child there is a day-care area that is well supervised. Indoor basketball court and racquet ball is also available.
PROS: Knowledgeable staff to help you maintain a healtlhy body
CONS: no tennis court
I was getting tired of the wet carpets and damp furniture after the traditional "shampooing" -- turning on the heater, opening up all the windows and dealing with "crunchy" carpets after they dryed.
Then I discovered Chem-Dry and what a huge difference! The carpets are not only cleaner, they don't seem to pick up the dirt that a damp rug does and there doesn't seem to be a problem with mold or mildew.
The young fellow that owns Chem-Dry of Woodland does all the work himself starting with a thorough vacuuming , moving furniture, etc., and his wife handles the billing. They are really interested in return customers as well as new ones and their good reputation is important to them.
I would highly recommend this husband and wife team.
B and B is a one stop shopping experience if you are planning a wedding. You can rent tables, chairs, canopies -- the list goes on and on -- and delivery is available. But weddings are not B and B's only speciality. Their shop is full of party favors of all kinds and Wayne, the owner, and his helpful assistants are always there to assist you in your planning.
Next time you want to surprise someone, have a bouquet of helium filled balloons delivered. It would make their day.
It made mine!
The service department at Hoblit-Haynes is exceptional! We have purchased several vehicles over the years and always trust the mechanics for maintenance and repair.
When making an appt for lube and service we ask for Mike; technical support:, Eric; and for major repairs Ron is your man.
This is a friendly, honest dealership that is highly competitive with various dealers in the area. And combining that with their expert service department, they are hard to beat.
When my daughter delivered her first child 3 1/2 yrs ago I was quite apprehensive to say the least. She reassured me that she had the best doctors but just as important the maternity facility at Sequoia was top quality. That made me feel somewhat better but after her delivery I was thoroughly convinced!
Six months ago my daughter and son-in-law welcomed their second child and once again the family's experience was a joyous one.
Thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Sequoia for their kindness and expert care from one proud grama!