Ricky Walters: Mortgage Maven
Jin Lee: Plumbing Paragon
Alex Llamas: Tree Service Pro
Tom Nolan: Shower Door Connoisseur
Hans Art: Automotive Aficionado
Steve Moore: HVAC Authority
Nathan DuCharme: Roofing Authority

Gain Knowledge from Expert Contributions

If you want to gain knowledge on specific local services and become a more savvy consumer, we encourage you to access the Diamond Certified Expert Reports through the search options on the right. These mostly industry-specific articles, tip sheets, videos and blog entries are created for consumers by local experts. The authors know what they’re talking about because they own or manage a local Diamond Certified company that’s been rated Highest in Quality. Each has contributed their expertise to create these reports for you and other consumers as a way to give back to their community.

RECENT DIAMOND CERTIFIED EXPERT REPORTS

Video: Electrical Upgrades for a Remodel

With Greg Danz of G. D. Enterprise, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

REDWOOD CITY – Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re having your home remodeled, take the opportunity to upgrade any outdated electrical components. Today we’re in Redwood City with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Greg Danz of G. D. Enterprise to learn more. Diamond Certified…Read More

Video: Communication in Moving

With David Robb of Robb & Messer Moving and Storage, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

SANTA ROSA – Host, Sarah Rutan: To avoid mistakes and other problems during a move, you’ll need to be proactive about communication. To learn more, we’re in Santa Rosa with Kyle Messer of Robb & Messer Moving and Storage, speaking on…Read More

Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

By Ricardo Valderrama of Bayhill Heat & Air, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

SAN MATEO − As we head into summer, it’s a good time to check your air conditioning equipment and make sure it’s running as cleanly and efficiently as possible. Start by checking your air filter; if it’s dirty, replace it before you…Read More

Video: Annual Air Conditioning Maintenance

With Ricardo Valderrama of Bayhill Heat & Air, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

SAN MATEO − Host, Sarah Rutan: As the warm summer weather sets in, it’s time to get your air conditioner primed for optimum performance. Today we’re in San Mateo with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Ricardo Valderrama of Bayhill Heat & Air to learn…Read More

Video: A Better Product for Composite Decks

With Weston Leavens of Deckmaster Fine Decks, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

SEBASTOPOL − Host, Sarah Rutan: When planning to build a composite deck, it’s important to purchase a high-quality product. Today we’re in Sebastopol with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Weston Leavens of Deckmaster Fine Decks to learn more. Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Weston Leavens: Everybody…Read More

A Cutting-Edge Product for Non-Wood Decks

By Weston Leavens of Deckmaster Fine Decks, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

SEBASTOPOL − Many people love authentic wood decks, but not everyone wants to deal with the maintenance they require. That’s why, over the last two decades, we’ve seen a profusion of non-wood or “composite” decking materials hit the market, each of which…Read More

Nick Proaño: A Perfect Fit

By James Florence , Diamond Certified Program Reporter

DALY CITY − After graduating from college with a political science degree, the last place Nick Proaño expected to receive a job offer from was a funeral home. However, much to his surprise, it ended up being a perfect fit. “I’d been…Read More

Video: Choosing a Funeral Home

With Nick Proaño of Duggan's Serra Mortuary , a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

DALY CITY − Host, Sarah Rutan: When selecting a funeral service venue, remember that price is not the only factor to consider. Today we’re in Daly City with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Nick Proaño of Duggan’s Serra Mortuary to learn more. Diamond Certified…Read More

Finding the Right Funeral Home

By Nick Proaño of Duggan's Serra Mortuary, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

DALY CITY − When it comes to choosing a funeral home, price isn’t the only important factor to consider. For example, is the funeral home local? Many people aren’t aware that most mortuaries are owned by national corporations. Besides providing a better…Read More

Video: Material Options for Window Shutters

With Bob Calderara of Shutter City, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

RIPON − Host, Sarah Rutan: When buying window shutters, it’s good to know about the different material options that are available. Today we’re in Ripon with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Bob Calderera of Shutter City to learn more. Diamond Certified Expert Contributor,…Read More

Video: Lens Technology for the Digital Age

With Nick Saab of Site for Sore Eyes - Fremont, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

FREMONT – Host, Sarah Rutan: To alleviate eye fatigue caused by increased use of digital devices, eyewear makers have changed the design of modern lenses. To learn more, we’re with Dr. Edward Loui of Site for Sore Eyes – Fremont, speaking…Read More

Video: CoolSculpting® for Weight Loss

With Dr. Michael Temkin of LeanMD, Dr. Michael Temkin , a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

SAN RAMON − Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re looking for a fast, easy and non-invasive way to lose weight, consider the innovative technique of CoolSculpting. Today we’re in San Ramon with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Dr. Michael Temkin of LeanMD to learn more….Read More

The Science of CoolSculpting®

By Dr. Michael Temkin of LeanMD, Dr. Michael Temkin, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

SAN RAMON − CoolSculpting® is one of the most cutting-edge innovations in weight loss. The concept behind CoolSculpting was discovered many years ago when physicians noticed the dimpling effect that occurred as children sucked on popsicles. After further research, the physicians found…Read More

Video: Calculating Auto Maintenance Cost

With Hans Art of Hans Art Automotive, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

SAN FRANCISCO – Host, Sarah Rutan: If it seems like you’re paying too much to maintain your car, do some calculations—you might be surprised by what you find. Today we’re in San Francisco with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Hans Art of Hans…Read More

Calculating the Cost of Auto Maintenance

By Hans Art of Hans Art Automotive, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

SAN FRANCISCO – Upon receiving an unexpected bill to repair your car, it’s understandable if you have an emotional reaction. You might begin to wonder if it’s time to trade your old vehicle for something newer that needs less maintenance. However,…Read More

Hans Art: The Art of Automotive

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Program Reporter

SAN FRANCISCO – When Hans Art started fixing cars as a young man, his intention was to earn an income while avoiding the rigors of conventional employment. Somewhat ironically, this led to a prolific career that he’s still involved in today….Read More

Video: The Key to a Successful Window Project

With Jeff Alexander of Alexander Company, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

BURLINGAME – Host, Sarah Rutan: When replacing your home’s windows, your most important decision will be which company you choose to work with. Today we’re in Burlingame with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Jeff Alexander of Alexander Company to learn more. Diamond…Read More

Choosing the Right Window Contractor

By Jeff Alexander of Alexander Company, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

BURLINGAME – When planning for a window replacement project, it’s crucial to hire the right contractor. Here are some attributes to look for in a window contractor: Longevity If a window contractor has been in business for many years, it indicates…Read More

Jeff Alexander: A Clear Opportunity

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Program Reporter

BURLINGAME – Long before he was second-generation owner, Jeff Alexander could see the clear opportunity his family’s window contracting business represented. “My dad started Alexander Company in 1971, and my brother, John, and I started getting involved as teenagers,” he recounts….Read More

Video: What’s in an HVAC Estimate?

With Steve Moore of Moore Mechanical, Inc., a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

DUBLIN – Host, Sarah Rutan: When reading an estimate for a new heating and cooling system, there are several things you should be looking for. Today we’re in Dublin with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Steve Moore of Moore Mechanical to learn more….Read More