Kevin Kearney: Realtor Extraordinaire
Josh Adler: Carpet Cleaning Connoisseur
Pete Lamarre: Awning Enthusiast
Joe Scerbo: Electrical Personality
Lamine Elabed: Building Entrepreneur
Scott Long: Landscape Leader
Virginia Passarell: Accounting Ace
Dr. Ramona Yousefipour: Dental Prodigy

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

Differentiating Quality with Cabinets

By Stan Wahl of Cabinets 101, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

ROHNERT PARK – When shopping for new cabinets, consumers often get confused by the price disparity between seemingly identical cabinet models. This is because the differences in quality that constitute the price difference aren’t always apparent at first glance. Take two…Read More

Video: Comparing Quality with Wood Cabinets

With Stan Wahl of Cabinets 101, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

ROHNERT PARK – Host, Sarah Rutan: When comparing wood cabinets, it can be hard to spot subtle differences in quality. Today we’re in Rohnert Park with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Stan Wahl of Cabinets 101 to learn more. Diamond Certified Expert…Read More

Stan Wahl: Cabinet Connoisseur

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Program Reporter

ROHNERT PARK – As a former remodeling contractor, Stan Wahl used to buy cabinets all the time, until it finally occurred to him to start selling them himself. “I’ve been in construction since high school and spent much of my professional…Read More

Video: Labeling Your A/V Cables

With Tito Pabon of High Definition Designs, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

PETALUMA – Host, Sarah Rutan: When connecting your new audio/video receiver to its various components, an important step is to label your cables. Today we’re in Petaluma with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Tito Pabon of High Definition Designs to learn why. Diamond…Read More

Labeling Your A/V Cables

By Tito Pabon of High Definition Designs, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

PETALUMA – When hooking up a new A/V receiver, one worthwhile measure is to label all of the cables. While easy to overlook, this simple step can save you a lot of time and trouble if you ever need to…Read More

Tito Pabon: A High-Definition Career

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Program Reporter

PETALUMA – When asked what led to his career in the home theater and automation field, Eliseo “Tito” Pabon says it all stemmed from a childhood fascination with technology. “When I was a kid, I had a set of walkie-talkies, and…Read More

Video: How to Light a Water Heater Pilot Light

With Luigi C. of The Water Heater Guys, Inc., a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

REDWOOD CITY – Host, Sarah Rutan: If your water heater’s pilot light goes out, it’s helpful to know how to re-light it yourself. Today we’re in Redwood City with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Luigi C. of The Water Heater Guys to…Read More

How to Light a Water Heater Pilot Light

By Luigi C. of The Water Heater Guys, Inc., a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

REDWOOD CITY – When your water heater’s pilot light goes out, you’ll need to know the right technique to re-light it and restore your home’s hot water supply. If you don’t already know how to do this, follow these step-by-step instructions:…Read More

Luigi C.: Mind, Body and Soul

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Program Reporter

REDWOOD CITY – When it came time to choose a professional path, Luigi C. settled on a trade that not only offered both physical and mental stimulation, but was also something he could be passionate about. “I’ve always been a worker,”…Read More

Video: Consequences of HVAC System Neglect

With Norman Grimes of Connolly Heating and Air Conditioning, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

PACHECO – Host, Sarah Rutan: Even if your old HVAC system is still functional, if you haven’t maintained it, you could be headed for an adverse situation. Today we’re in Pacheco with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Norman Grimes of Connolly Heating and…Read More

Ductwork and Indoor Air Quality

By Norman Grimes of Connolly Heating and Air Conditioning, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

PACHECO – An often-overlooked factor for indoor air quality is the impact of ductwork. Since air ducts accumulate dirt and dust buildup over time, having them professionally cleaned is an important part of ongoing maintenance. On average, air ducts should be…Read More

Norman Grimes: Out of the Warehouse, Into the Field

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Program Reporter

PACHECO – When Norman Grimes got a job shipping HVAC equipment, he never thought he’d one day be an HVAC service technician—or, for that matter, owner of an HVAC company. “As a young man, I worked for an HVAC supplier that…Read More

Video: How To Clean a Window

With Eric Kennedy of Smart Window Cleaning, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

NOVATO – Host, Sarah Rutan: If you want to maintain your windows between professional cleanings, you’ll need to know the proper technique. Today we’re in Novato with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Eric Kennedy of Smart Window Cleaning to see how it’s…Read More

How to Clean a Window

By Eric Kennedy of Smart Window Cleaning, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

NOVATO – If you want to maintain your windows in between professional cleanings, you’ll need to have the right cleaning tools and techniques at your disposal. Start with the tools: Go to your local hardware store and pick up a strip…Read More

Eric Kennedy: A Clear Career

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Program Reporter

NOVATO – When Eric Kennedy started cleaning windows for additional income during college, he never thought it would lead to a lifelong livelihood. “My roommate and I were looking for a way to make some extra money, so we decided to…Read More

Video: Differentiating Hardwood Finishes

With Marc Bush of Danville Hardwood Company Incorporated, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

DANVILLE – Host, Sarah Rutan: When selecting new hardwood flooring, you’ll also need to consider what kind of finish you want. Today we’re in Danville with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Marc Bush of Danville Hardwood Company Incorporated to learn more. Diamond Certified…Read More

Selecting a Hardwood Floor Finish

By Marc Bush of Danville Hardwood Company Incorporated, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

DANVILLE – When purchasing a new hardwood floor, you’ll need to decide what type of finish to seal it with. There are two basic finish styles to choose from: urethane and oil. Since each differs in terms of performance and maintenance,…Read More

Marc Bush: A Direct Connection

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Program Reporter

DANVILLE – After several years acting as a liaison between flooring manufacturers and retailers, Marc Bush shifted to the opposite side of the spectrum to work directly with customers. “I used to be a distributor sales rep and represented numerous manufacturers…Read More

Video: Hot Water Recirculation Pumps

With Cameron Mason of Mason Plumbing, Inc., a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

SAN ANSELMO – Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re looking for ways to conserve water in your home, your first step should be installing a hot water recirculation pump. Today we’re in San Anselmo with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Cameron Mason of Mason…Read More

Benefits of Hot Water Recirculation

By Cameron Mason of Mason Plumbing, Inc., a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

SAN ANSELMO – Growing up, I remember going to take my morning shower, turning on the water and then picking out my clothes while I waited two to three minutes for it to heat up. While this is still the case…Read More