Blaine Munsch: Building Buff
Kevin Oliva: Construction Connoisseur
Paul Singh: Landscaping Leader
Saul Palacios: Handyman Extraordinaire
Kelly Hodge: Dance Instructor Extraordinaire
Jeremy Creager: Tinting Titan
Adam Garza: Plumbing Pro

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: The Importance of Joint Mobility

With Carie Matthias of Simply Balanced, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

SAN FRANCISCO − Host, Sarah Rutan: While most people know it’s important to exercise, an often-overlooked aspect of physical health is maintaining joint mobility. To learn more, we’re in San Francisco with Brian Johnson of Simply Balanced, speaking on behalf of Diamond Certified…Read More

The Importance of Daily Movement

By Carie Matthias of Simply Balanced, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

SAN FRANCISCO − In today’s increasingly sedentary world, the simple act of movement often gets neglected, which can result in stiffness, soreness and muscular atrophy. So, to keep your body limber and your muscles engaged, you should make it a point to…Read More

Carie Matthias: A Balanced Perspective

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Program Reporter

SAN FRANCISCO − Carie Matthias has always had a dual passion for athletics and remedial health, so when she founded a Pilates studio, she brought the benefit of a balanced perspective. “Much of my family was involved in the medical field, so…Read More

Video: Benefits of Smart Home Technology

With Saul Palacios of Diaz Handyman Services, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

SAN RAFAEL – Host, Sarah Rutan: With the advent of smart technology, today’s cutting-edge products aren’t just making life more convenient; they’re also making homes more energy-efficient. Today we’re in San Rafael with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Saul Palacios of Diaz…Read More

Benefits of Smart Home Technology

By Saul Palacios of Diaz Handyman Services, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

SAN RAFAEL – Today’s homeowners have access to an innovation that previous generations could only dream of: smart technology. While still a fairly recent development, this cutting-edge technology has come into its own and is improving the lives of more and…Read More

Saul Palacios: Handy Aspirations

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Program Reporter

SAN RAFAEL – Not long after he started in construction, Saul Palacios realized that if he wanted to advance in the industry, he would have to take matters into his own hands. “As the new guy on the crew, I was…Read More

Video: Sealing Your Exterior Trim

With Blaine Munsch of Willow Creek Construction, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

PLEASANTON – Host, Sarah Rutan: If you own a home, one of the simplest steps you can take to preserve your investment is to seal your exterior trim and siding. Today we’re in Pleasanton with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Blaine Munsch of…Read More

Sealing Your Home Exterior

By Willow Creek Construction of Willow Creek Construction, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

PLEASANTON – If you own a home, you’ll want to take proactive steps to protect your investment. One of the simplest yet most impactful of such maintenance measures is to keep the exterior of your home well-sealed. Every home exterior contains…Read More

Blaine Munsch: Taking Care of Business

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Program Reporter

PLEASANTON – Blaine Munsch has spent his entire life building things, but only recently has he taken on his most challenging project: building a business. “My dad started teaching me construction when I was a boy, and I’ve been working with…Read More

Video: Getting Insight for a Remodeling Project

With Kevin Oliva of California Dreaming Construction, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

PETALUMA – Host, Sarah Rutan: One of the best ways to prepare for a home remodeling project is to gain insight from those who have already been through the process. Today we’re in Petaluma with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Kevin Oliva of…Read More

Advice for a Remodeling Project

By Kevin Oliva of California Dreaming Construction, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

PETALUMA – If you’re planning your first home remodeling project, there are a couple of steps you can take to be more prepared. One is to gain insight from others who have been through the process before. Talking to friends…Read More

Kevin Oliva: Building a Dream

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Program Reporter

PETALUMA – Given his natural love of building, when Kevin Oliva got a chance to do it professionally, it was practically a dream come true. “During my mid-20s, I was doing landscaping work, and even though I enjoyed the building parts…Read More

Video: Window Film Options

With Rocky Burcham of Solar Control Glass Tinting Co., a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

SAN RAMON — Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re thinking about tinting the windows in your home, make sure you’re aware of the many different options available. To learn more, we’re in San Ramon with Augie Covarelli of Solar Control Glass Tinting Co.,…Read More

Understanding Window Films

By Rocky Burcham of Solar Control Glass Tinting Co., a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

SAN RAMON – There are numerous window film products on the market, but when it comes to their basic elemental components, most can be classified as one of three basic types: Reflective films These films are made with metal particles, which…Read More

Rocky Burcham: Solar Controller

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Program Reporter

SAN RAMON — After spending the first part of his professional life fighting fires, Rocky Burcham decided to change his focus toward pursuing a career in films—window films, that is. “I used to be a career fireman,” he recounts. “During my…Read More

How to Establish a Drought-Friendly Lawn

By Paul Singh of Natural Landscaping Contractors, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

CONCORD − Due to the recent drought, many California residents are opting to replace their lawns with more drought-tolerant alternatives like rock gardens and synthetic turf. However, some homeowners aren’t as enthusiastic about the prospect of giving up the soft, lush lawns…Read More

Paul Singh: A Natural Move

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Program Reporter

CONCORD − Paul Singh was raised in the landscaping industry, so it was only natural for him to combine his experiential background with his entrepreneurial drive. “My father was a landscape contractor, so I got involved with the field at a fairly…Read More

Video: How to Plant a Drought-Friendly Lawn

With Paul Singh of Natural Landscaping Contractors, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

CONCORD − Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re torn between planting a lawn and conserving water, you’ll be glad to know there’s a way to do both. Today we’re in Concord with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Paul Singh of Natural Landscaping Contractors to learn…Read More

Window Cleaning Caveat

By Bruce Elliott of Squeegee Master, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

SANTA ROSA — Most people think of window cleaning as a simple task, which might account for why it’s so often done incorrectly. One common example of this is attempting to clean windows by spraying them with a garden hose. While…Read More

Video: Window Cleaning Caveat

With Bruce Elliott of Squeegee Master, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

Host, Sarah Rutan: When it comes to cleaning your home’s windows, there’s one common mistake you’ll want to avoid. Today we’re in Cloverdale with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Bruce Elliott of Squeegee Master to learn more. Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Bruce…Read More