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Title: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: lnc on December 08, 2013, 06:28:43 PM
Just want to share list of contractors and vendors I compiled from TalkIrvine over the years.  All vendors here are mentioned/recommended by the TI members.  You can use search function to read more about them. 

Thanks to all TI members who contribute valuable info here.



Above garage storage:     Topp Rax - Craig  http://www.topprax.com/ (877)299-7225
                                                                                                             (909)286-4488
 
AC/Heating Service:        Connected Heating and Air Conditioning - Jerry   (714)272-0903
                                     556 N. Pine St. Orange, CA 92867
                                     http://www.yelp.com/biz/connected-heating-and-air-conditioning-orange-3

                                     Thomson Air  http://www.thomsonac.com/  (562)201-3014

                                     Fred W Alcaraz Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning  http://www.alcarazplumbingandair.com/ 
                                      (949) 551-2911


A/V installer:                  All Star Home Theater  http://allstarhometheater.com/  (714)812-6436

                                     Creative Visions - ask for Shane  (714) 501-2073

                                     Superior HDTV Installation - Jeff  http://www.superiorhdtvinstallation.com/Pricing.html (949)547-9432
 
Build-In Cabinets &          Mill Work Craft millworkcraft.com (714)615-3786
Wood Works                    429 N. Elizabeth Way, Fullerotn 92833 
 
                                      Wood Crafters - Peter Pena  http://www.wood-crafters.net/ (714)957-6242

                                      Cabinets Etc.   http://www.cabinetsetcoc.com/  (714)964-1112

Carpet Cleaning:              All Star Chem-Dry   http://allstarchemdryca.com/  (949)243-0004 (844)723-3748
                                     
Ceiling Fans:                    Light Bulbs Etc http://www.lightbulbsetc.com/

                                      Trading Post Fan Company  http://www.ceilingfan.com/v/TradingPostFanCompany/

Ceiling Fan Installer:         Install My Lights   http://www.installmylights.com/  (866)454-6782

                                       Johnny Electric  http://www.johnnyelectric.com/  (949)784-2318

Closet Organizers:             Cabinets Plus http://www.cabinetsplus.net/ (800)823-4316

                                       California Closet (http://www.californiaclosets.com/orange-county?mm_campaign=d317d48e38f5ebace0d52ae7278e591b&mm_replace=TRUE&CC0=YELP&CC5=30007&CC6=30164)

                                       Tailored living of Orange    http://www.tailoredliving.com/orange/   (714) 279-2475
                                       1927 N Glassell St, Orange, CA 92865

                                       Woodwork Creations   http://woodworkcreations.com/  (888)201-9663

Crown Molding, Wainscoting, Baseboard:   

                                       OC Finishwood - Robert   http://ocfinishwood.com/  (714) 244-6914

   
Electrician:                        Ace Electric http://aceoc.com/ (949)551-6749

                                        Johnny Electric  http://www.johnnyelectric.com/  (949)784-2318
   
                                        Advanced Electrical & Lighting Inc ask Hugo Rodriguez (714)285-1700
                                        1030 North Logan Street Santa Ana, CA 92701 
   
                                         
Escrow Company               Granite Escrow - Irvine  http://www.graniteescrow.com/irvine.html (949)552-0110

                                       Central Escrow, Inc. - Irvine  http://centralescrow.com/ (949)733-0022

Epoxy Garage Floor:          Vision Garage Flooring http://www.visiongarageflooring.com/ (800)506-0254
   
                                       Premier Garage  http://www.premiergarage.com/oc/

Flooring:                          Venetian Flooring System http://www.venetianflooringsystem.com/ (949)680-0746
 
                                       Tompkins Flooring http://www.tompkinsflooring.com/ (949)651-0605

                                       OC Flooring 3601 Jamboree Rd. #22, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (949)261-5700

                                       MAC Flooring http://www.macflooringservices.com/ (949)600-7779
 
                                       Hardware Flooring Depot http://www.oflooring.com/ 949) 453-3300

                                       Kohler Tile Company http://kohlertile.com/ (714)272-3157
   
                                       New York Carpets http://www.newyorkcarpets.com/  (714)778-3585

                                       Hemphilli's Rug & Carpets  http://www.rugsandcarpets.com/

Flooring -                           
Tile Stores                         Arizona Tile. http://www.arizonatile.com/ 

                                        Dale Tile. http://www.daltile.com/ 

                                        Bedrosians Tiles.  http://www.bedrosians.com/ 

                                        Walker Zanger.  http://www.walkerzanger.com/

                                        Ann Sacks.  http://www.annsacks.com/

                                        Porcelanosa.   http://www.porcelanosa-usa.com/ 

Gardner:                           Junior (714)437-1225


General Constractor:          Mecoel Construction - Kelvin Lee  (562)991-4146
                                        15535 Harvard Ave.,Norwalk CA 90650 
   
                                        Eastley Construction - Matt Wagoners www.eastleyconstruction.com (951)505-3594

                                        Sol Construction http://www.solremodeling.com/ (714)744-4333
                                         

Home Inspection:               Steve Lottatore www.biltriteinspect.com/ (714)777-9111

                                       

Home Staging:                   Premier Home Staging  http://www.premierhomestaging.net/  (949)642-2800

 
Home Photographer:           PreviewFirst  www.previewfirst.com  (949)491-1445
 
Landscape:                        Jefferson Rand Landscape Inc.  (714)253-3167
                                        1439 W Chapman Ave # 297, Orange, CA 92868

                                        Savannascapes - Sean www.savannascapes.com (800)951-5515

                                        Good Morning Landscaping http://goodmorninglandscaping.com/ (714) 743-6560

                                        The Land Collection (formerly KS Landscape Design)
                                        Andru Kang  (949) 285-5359   andru@ksthelandcollection.com

                                        Galvan's Landscaping Inc.  Galvan09@sbcglobal.net  (714)345-4013
                                       
                                        Southwinds Landscaping  http://swlandscaping.com/   (949)854-0540
                                        3190 Airport Loop Drive No K-1. Costa Mesa, California 92626 

                                        Rare Earth System - Chris Crary  http://rareearthsystems.com/ (949)204-6424                                       

                                         Studio H Landscape Architecture http://studioh-inc.com/ (949)829-3746
                                       
                                         Go Pavers  http://www.gopavers.com/  (855) 972-8377


Landscape -
Hardscape Materials:            M S International  http://www.msistone.com/  (714) 685-7500
                                         2095 N. Batavia St.,Orange, CA 92865
                                         (Also caries material for indoor flooring, wall tiles, and countertops.)
 
Lenders:                             SoylentGreenIsPeople   http://loansbyjw.com/
                                 
                                       
Locksmith:                          Spirit Locksmith - Jacob (949) 400-7013  http://www.spiritlocksmith.com/
 
Mirror Frame:                      Mirror Mate http://www.mirrormate.com/
 
Movers:                              Excalibur Moving Company   http://excaliburmovers.com/movingcompany/  (887)557-7777

                                         Lucky Moving Company http://www.luckymoving.com/about_us_en.aspx (800)743-6656
 
                                         Safe Way Moving & Storage http://www.safeway-moving.com/ (949)639-0330
 
                                         Alex's US Moving  (626)333-0328
                                         207 Oranut Ln, La Puente, CA 91746 
                                         
                                         Affordable Moving & Storage http://www.ocmover.com/   (714)832-5950

                                         Nelson Moving & Storage http://www.nelsonmoving.com/  (949)582-0380

                                         Costa Mesa Moving  http://www.costamesamoving.com/  (714)241-1673


Painters:                             3 High Painting - James Kim   james3highpainting@yahoo.com  (714)530-4889                                                                       
 
                                         Orlando's Painting www.orlandospainting.net (714)839-1504

                                         Xenak Painting http://www.xenakpainting.com/  (949)235-5766

                                         
Plumbers                           Optimun Plumbing Services - John Karlen  http://www.optimumplumbingservices.com/   (714)721-0406

Real Estate Agent:               USCTrojanCPA   
                                         IrvineRealtor   
   
Retractable Screen Door:      EJ's Home Improvement  http://www.ejshomeimprovements.com/  (888)373-0260
                                          28391 Via Fabricante #613   
                                          Mission Viejo, CA 92692 

                                          Mobile Screen Service https://mobilescreenservice.com/  (949)727-3367
 
Shutters/Blinds:       
                                          Pacific WinDecor  - Arvind Sheth http://www.pacificwindecor.com/ (562) 334-5640
 
                                          Golden West Shutters, Inc. http://www.gwshutters.com/ (888)804-6857
                                         
                                          Bella Blinds http://bellablinds.us.com/  (949) 246-1537

                                          Orange County Shutters http://www.orangecountyshutters.com/ (714)999-0090

                                           Kim's Drapery & Blinds  http://kimdblinds.com/  (714)838-8643
 
                                           Express Blinds - Young Ho  http://expressblindsinc.com (800)924-1097
                                           (same/associated company as Shutter King)
                                                     
                                           Blinds and More http://www.shuttersorange.com/ (714)855-3811

                                           


Water Damage Repairs:          World Restoration Inc  http://worldrestorationinc.com/ (800)734-0837

                                           Sparkle Restoration Service  http://www.sparklerestoration.com/ (714)641-6600
                                           
   
 Window Cleaning:                 Pioneer Window Cleaning www.pioneerwindowcleaning.com (714)251-1562 (714)251-1561
                                           1124 W. 2nd St. Santa Ana 92703
Title: Re: List of Contractors
Post by: irvinehomeowner on December 08, 2013, 07:15:09 PM
+10000 for this thread.

For moving you should add Mission Movers, a relative of mine used them and reported great results -- well paced movers, very careful... even used moving blankets and plastic wrapped the furniture.

I think it was a bit over $500 for a 6-hour job with 3 movers (and included the truck).
Title: Re: List of Contractors
Post by: lnc on December 08, 2013, 07:28:14 PM
+10000 for this thread.

For moving you should add Mission Movers, a relative of mine used them and reported great results -- well paced movers, very careful... even used moving blankets and plastic wrapped the furniture.

I think it was a bit over $500 for a 6-hour job with 3 movers (and included the truck).

Done.
Title: Re: List of Contractors
Post by: HomeOwner Irvine on December 10, 2013, 10:17:54 AM
I also remember reading Sol Construction being recommended by IR2 (http://www.talkirvine.com/index.php/topic,1838.msg23374.html#msg23374 (http://www.talkirvine.com/index.php/topic,1838.msg23374.html#msg23374)) a few times.
Title: Re: List of Contractors
Post by: lnc on December 10, 2013, 07:31:46 PM
Thanks for the recommendations, I'll add them to the list.



Title: Re: List of Contractors
Post by: ZeroLot on January 05, 2014, 09:32:22 PM
Thanks so much for this list!!  Awesome!

I'd like to also add that I got this landscaping contact from TI:

KS Landscape Design - Andy Kang is the main contact and he can be reached at (949) 285-5359 or ks.landscapeanddesign@gmail.com


I'm currently with them and it's been a terrific experience so far.  Everything is nicely disclosed up front and they pay very close attention to all the crazy association do's and don'ts. 

I've heard horror stories from people (my Irvine hair stylist tells plenty of stories) who just picked any random landscaper and ended up having to dig up a bunch of stuff they installed because they couldn't get the Irvine HOA to pass the landscaping permit.

I would be sweating bullets every night over the HOA but I got KS Landscaping so I am just sweating bullets over the interest rates and escrow.   :P
Title: Re: List of Contractors
Post by: lnc on January 08, 2014, 10:46:03 AM
Thanks so much for this list!!  Awesome!

I'd like to also add that I got this landscaping contact from TI:

KS Landscape Design - Andy Kang is the main contact and he can be reached at (949) 285-5359 or ks.landscapeanddesign@gmail.com


I'm currently with them and it's been a terrific experience so far.  Everything is nicely disclosed up front and they pay very close attention to all the crazy association do's and don'ts. 

I've heard horror stories from people (my Irvine hair stylist tells plenty of stories) who just picked any random landscaper and ended up having to dig up a bunch of stuff they installed because they couldn't get the Irvine HOA to pass the landscaping permit.

I would be sweating bullets every night over the HOA but I got KS Landscaping so I am just sweating bullets over the interest rates and escrow.   :P

I'm glad you have good experience with KS landscape design and thanks for sharing.  I'll add them to the list.

I had KS landscape design on my list originally but due to mix reviews I didn't list them here.  http://www.talkirvine.com/index.php/topic,2707.0.html
Title: Re: List of Contractors
Post by: ZeroLot on January 08, 2014, 11:32:27 AM
Thanks so much for this list!!  Awesome!

I'd like to also add that I got this landscaping contact from TI:

KS Landscape Design - Andy Kang is the main contact and he can be reached at (949) 285-5359 or ks.landscapeanddesign@gmail.com


I'm currently with them and it's been a terrific experience so far.  Everything is nicely disclosed up front and they pay very close attention to all the crazy association do's and don'ts. 

I've heard horror stories from people (my Irvine hair stylist tells plenty of stories) who just picked any random landscaper and ended up having to dig up a bunch of stuff they installed because they couldn't get the Irvine HOA to pass the landscaping permit.

I would be sweating bullets every night over the HOA but I got KS Landscaping so I am just sweating bullets over the interest rates and escrow.   :P

I'm glad you have good experience with KS landscape design and thanks for sharing.  I'll add them to the list.

I had KS landscape design on my list originally but due to mix reviews I didn't list them here.  http://www.talkirvine.com/index.php/topic,2707.0.html

Thanks for sharing that.  I didn't know there was a thread about them.  Andru has been my contact for the project.  I have met his father, Abraham a couple of times.  I had some of my own ideas for landscaping and they were willing to work with me to see if it will fit into the final design. 

I'm still in consultation phase and won't go into actual construction until March.  Their pricing is reasonable for my yard size.  I know a friend of mine who purchased in Great Park with the 8000 square foot lot is also using KS Landscaping too.  I will keep the forum posted should anything arise.
Title: Re: List of Contractors
Post by: bones on January 25, 2014, 01:16:05 PM
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Title: Re: List of Contractors
Post by: qwerty on February 06, 2014, 04:29:31 PM
I used EJs home improvement for a retractable screen door recently. did a really good job. start to finish was about 45 minutes. Cost was $350. 
Title: Re: List of Contractors
Post by: lnc on February 07, 2014, 10:04:35 AM
I'm routinely review and updating this list and thanks all the feedback.

I just realize Jefferson Rand Landscaping was recommended by bones. 


We used Jefferson Rand and was very happy with them.  It's owned by an Asian woman and they have an in house landscape "designer".  Try giving them a call.  714-253-3167.
http://www.talkirvine.com/index.php/topic,3893.msg60093.html#msg60093

So bones, your are not using Jefferson Rand for your PP home this time around? 
Title: Re: List of Contractors
Post by: bones on February 07, 2014, 10:07:16 AM
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Title: Re: List of Contractors
Post by: davidr on February 20, 2014, 01:31:45 PM
This thread/list is great!  Thanks so much.

However...  if you (or anyone) happens to have put this all into Outlook or some other address-book software and could export it as vcard files, that would be super-amazing so anyone could just import these into their computer or iPhone/Android!

 David
Title: Re: List of Contractors
Post by: lnc on February 20, 2014, 02:10:32 PM
This thread/list is great!  Thanks so much.

However...  if you (or anyone) happens to have put this all into Outlook or some other address-book software and could export it as vcard files, that would be super-amazing so anyone could just import these into their computer or iPhone/Android!

 David

You're welcome!! 

I actually have this list in Excel format, maybe I can uploaded here if it helps.
Title: Re: List of Contractors
Post by: davidr on February 20, 2014, 02:19:13 PM
That would be great.  I'm pretty sure it would be easy to convert a spreadsheet (probably saved as CSV) to vcard.
Title: Re: List of Contractors
Post by: lnc on February 20, 2014, 07:24:04 PM
The list in Excel...

Title: Re: List of Contractors
Post by: 0$ on February 20, 2014, 08:04:55 PM
 :-*
Title: Re: List of Contractors
Post by: ZeroLot on February 20, 2014, 08:32:30 PM
FYI, Alfred no longer does handyman work.

And Handyman Bob George doesn't return phone calls. FYI.

That's too bad.  I was going to call Handyman Bob George.

I did speak to Alfred and he said handyman work was never really his thing.  He's a great person though, but to respect his privacy I think we should remove Alfred's name from the list.
Title: Re: List of Contractors
Post by: lnc on February 20, 2014, 08:36:25 PM
FYI, Alfred no longer does handyman work.

And Handyman Bob George doesn't return phone calls. FYI.


That's too bad.  I was going to call Handyman Bob George.

I did speak to Alfred and he said handyman work was never really his thing.  He's a great person though, but to respect his privacy I think we should remove Alfred's name from the list.

Thanks for letting me know, I will remove them from the list.
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 26, 2014, 07:55:44 AM
+10000 for this thread.

For moving you should add Mission Movers, a relative of mine used them and reported great results -- well paced movers, very careful... even used moving blankets and plastic wrapped the furniture.

I think it was a bit over $500 for a 6-hour job with 3 movers (and included the truck).
Due to a bad experience with another member, I am suspending my recommendation of Mission Movers.

Seems like Excalibur is a good rec as a number of members have used them to their satisfaction (and they have a moving contract?).
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: gaogi on June 26, 2014, 09:43:12 AM
Had a good experience recently with Fred Alcaraz for A/C repair.  My tenant notified me that the A/C is not blowing cold air Friday at 5PM.  Called several places, no one picked up except for Fred.  He came by at 7:30PM on a Friday night and spent an hour and a half to replace a blown fuse to the compressor, recharge the freon, and gave the compressor a good inspection. 

He's been doing A/C and plumbing for 30 years in Irvine, he knew exactly where my condo was by just telling him the street name.  He looks like a one man shop, doesn't have a fancy truck, just drives around all his parts and equipment in a little Toyota Matrix.  Price was reasonable, much cheaper than the last guy I called through Service Magic, who only spent 15 minutes to replace a capacitor on the compressor. 

http://www.yelp.com/biz/fred-w-alcaraz-plumbing-heating-and-air-conditioning-irvine-2
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: eyephone on June 26, 2014, 10:03:17 AM
The way I see it. Forget being a landlord, just buy REIT stocks.

Also, if you hire a management company, it takes your profit away.
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: aquabliss on June 26, 2014, 06:34:04 PM
Has anyone used materials from these guys in the first post:

Cougar Stone http://www.cougarstone.com/  (714) 993-7360
2250 Rose Dr. Placentia, CA 92870

I really like the stones they show on their website, was wondering how prices and quality are?
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: lnc on June 26, 2014, 09:49:09 PM
Has anyone used materials from these guys in the first post:

Cougar Stone http://www.cougarstone.com/  (714) 993-7360
2250 Rose Dr. Placentia, CA 92870

I really like the stones they show on their website, was wondering how prices and quality are?

I didn't get the material from Cougar Stone but went there to check out their selections.  They have a great showroom for you to get some inspiration for your landscape project and it seems that their price are reasonable.   This is one of the place my landscaper recommended to browse different stone tiles.  Cougar Stone is also used by AMS Landscape Design.
http://www.houzz.com/photos/31718/AMS-Landscape-Design-Studios-mediterranean-landscape-los-angeles

M S International  http://www.msistone.com is another place my landscaper recommended.  If you are doing landscaping and want to select different stone tiles, both of these two stores are a good place to start since it is impossible for your landscaper to bring all the different stone selections to you.  I'm actually using some tumbled travertine tiles from M S International for my backyard.

Since many here are in the process of doing landscaping, I add these two store to the list so people can go down there, not necessary getting the material from them but check out their selections in their huge showroom.

Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: irvinehomeowner on October 04, 2014, 12:18:13 PM
Bump since there have been quite a few requests.
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: irvinehomeowner on October 04, 2014, 05:04:15 PM
Nice... zovall stickied it.

Thanks!!!
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: fanningplumbers on November 17, 2014, 07:44:59 AM
Just want to share list of contractors and vendors I compiled from TalkIrvine over the years.  All vendors here are mentioned/recommended by the TI members.  You can use search function to read more about them. 

Thanks to all TI members who contribute valuable info here.



Above garage storage:  Topp Rax - Craig  http://www.topprax.com/ (877)299-7225
                                                                                                             (909)286-4488
 
AC/Heating Service:       Connected Heating and Air Conditioning - Jerry   (714)272-0903
                                      556 N. Pine St. Orange, CA 92867
                                      http://www.yelp.com/biz/connected-heating-and-air-conditioning-orange-3

                                      Thomson Air  http://www.thomsonac.com/  (562)201-3014

                                      Fred W Alcaraz Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning  http://www.alcarazplumbingandair.com/ 
                                      (949) 551-2911


A/V installer:                   Creative Visions - ask for Shane  (714) 501-2073

                                       Superior HDTV Installation - Jeff  http://www.superiorhdtvinstallation.com/Pricing.html (949)547-9432
 
Build-In Cabinets &         Mill Work Craft millworkcraft.com (714)615-3786
Wood Works                   429 N. Elizabeth Way, Fullerotn 92833 
 
                                        Wood Crafters - Peter Pena  http://www.wood-crafters.net/ (714)957-6242
                                       
Ceiling Fans:                    Light Bulbs Etc http://www.lightbulbsetc.com/

                                        Trading Post Fan Company  http://www.ceilingfan.com/v/TradingPostFanCompany/

Closet Organizers:          Cabinets Plus http://www.cabinetsplus.net/ (800)823-4316

                                        Tailored living of Orange    http://www.tailoredliving.com/orange/   (714) 279-2475
                                        1927 N Glassell St, Orange, CA 92865

                                        Woodwork Creations   http://woodworkcreations.com/  (888)201-9663
   
   
Electrician:                        Ace Electric http://aceoc.com/ (949)551-6749
   
                                         Advanced Electrical & Lighting Inc ask Hugo Rodriguez (714)285-1700
                                        1030 North Logan Street Santa Ana, CA 92701 
   
                                         Let There Be Light Electrician - Dennis (714)892-0670
                                         2000 Main St. Huntington Beach, CA 92605
 
Escrow Company              Central Escrow, Inc. - Irvine  http://centralescrow.com/ (949)733-0022

Epoxy Garage Floor:         Vision Garage Flooring http://www.visiongarageflooring.com/ (800)506-0254
   
                                         Premier Garage  http://www.premiergarage.com/oc/

Flooring:                           Venetian Flooring System http://www.venetianflooringsystem.com/ (949)680-0746
 
                                         Tompkins Flooring http://www.tompkinsflooring.com/ (949)651-0605

                                         OC Flooring 3601 Jamboree Rd. #22, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (949)261-5700

                                         MAC Flooring http://www.macflooringservices.com/ (949)600-7779
 
                                         Kohler Tile Company http://kohlertile.com/ (714)272-3157
   
                                         New York Carpets http://www.newyorkcarpets.com/  (714)778-3585

                                         Hemphilli's Rug & Carpets  http://www.rugsandcarpets.com/

Flooring -                           
Tile Stores                         Arizona Tile. http://www.arizonatile.com/ 

                                          Dale Tile. http://www.daltile.com/ 

                                          Bedrosians Tiles.  http://www.bedrosians.com/ 

                                          Walker Zanger.  http://www.walkerzanger.com/

                                          Ann Sacks.  http://www.annsacks.com/

                                          Porcelanosa.   http://www.porcelanosa-usa.com/ 

Gardner:                           Junior (714)437-1225


General Constractor:       Mecoel Construction - Kelvin Lee  (562)991-4146
                                        15535 Harvard Ave.,Norwalk CA 90650 
   
                                        Eastley Construction - Matt Wagoners www.eastleyconstruction.com (951)505-3594

                                        Sol Construction http://www.solremodeling.com/ (714)744-4333
                                         
Handyman:                      Tim (530)320-5508

                                         Gary Baca (949) 350-5880

                                         John Linder (949) 697-7125   


Home Inspection:            Steve Lottatore www.biltriteinspect.com/ (714)777-9111

                                        Matt Henderson - Summit Home Inspection (714)296-4423
 
Home Photographer:       PreviewFirst  www.previewfirst.com  (949)491-1445
 
Landscape:                        KS Landscape Design - Andru Kang  (949) 285-5359 or ks.landscapeanddesign@gmail.com

                                        Galvan's Landscaping Inc.  Galvan09@sbcglobal.net  (714)345-4013
                                       
                                        Southwinds Landscaping  http://swlandscaping.com/   (949)854-0540
                                        3190 Airport Loop Drive No K-1. Costa Mesa, California 92626 

                                        Rare Earth System - Chris Crary  http://rareearthsystems.com/ (949)204-6424
                                         
                                        Jefferson Rand Landscape Inc.  (714)253-3167
                                        1439 W Chapman Ave # 297, Orange, CA 92868 
 
                                        Savannascapes - Sean www.savannascapes.com (800)951-5515

                                        Studio H Landscape Architecture http://studioh-inc.com/ (949)829-3746
                                       
                                        Go Pavers  http://www.gopavers.com/  (855) 972-8377

                                        Aloha Concrete & Landscaping - Mahe  (714)572-1232
                                        727 Lute Ave, Placentia CA 92870 owner: Mahe & Sam Liava'a

Landscape -
Hardscape Materials:       Cougar Stone http://www.cougarstone.com/  (714) 993-7360
                                        2250 Rose Dr. Placentia, CA 92870

                                        M S International  http://www.msistone.com/  (714) 685-7500
                                        2095 N. Batavia St.,Orange, CA 92865
                                        (Also caries material for indoor flooring, wall tiles, and countertops.)
 
Lenders:                          SoylentGreenIsPeople   http://loansbyjw.com/
                                 
                                       
Locksmith:                        Spirit Locksmith - Jacob (949) 400-7013  http://www.spiritlocksmith.com/
 
Mirror Frame:                    Mirror Mate http://www.mirrormate.com/
 
Movers:                             Excalibur Moving Company   http://excaliburmovers.com/movingcompany/  (887)557-7777

                                          Lucky Moving Company http://www.luckymoving.com/about_us_en. (800)743-6656
 
                                         Safe Way Moving & Storage http://www.safeway-moving.com/ (949)639-0330
 
                                         Alex's US Moving  (626)333-0328
                                         207 Oranut Ln, La Puente, CA 91746 
                                         
                                         Affordable Moving & Storage http://www.ocmover.com/   (714)832-5950

Painters:                           3 High Painting - James Kim   james3highpainting@yahoo.com  (714)530-4889                                                                       
 
                                         Orlando's Painting www.orlandospainting.net (714)839-1504

                                         Xenak Painting http://www.xenakpainting.com/  (949)235-5766

                                         
Plumbers                           Optimun Plumbing Services - John Karlen  http://www.optimumplumbingservices.com/   (714)721-0406

Real Estate Agent:             USCTrojanCPA   
                                          IrvineRealtor   
   
Retractable Screen Door:    EJ's Home Improvement  http://www.ejshomeimprovements.com/  (888)373-0260
                                           28391 Via Fabricante #613   
                                           Mission Viejo, CA 92692 
 
Shutters/Blinds:       
                                           Pacific WinDecor  - Arvind Sheth http://www.pacificwindecor.com/ (562) 334-5640
 
                                          Golden West Shutters, Inc. http://www.gwshutters.com/ (888)804-6857
                                          20561 Pascal Way 
                                          Lake Forest, CA 92630 

                                           Bella Blinds http://bellablinds.us.com/  (949) 246-1537

                                           Kim's Drapery & Blinds  http://kimdblinds.com/  (714)838-8643
 
                                           Express Blinds - Young Ho  http://expressblindsinc.com (800)924-1097
                                           (same/associated company as Shutter King)
                                                     
                                           Blinds and More http://www.shuttersorange.com/ (714)855-3811

                                           Orange County Shutters http://www.orangecountyshutters.com/ (714)999-0090


Water Damage Repairs:      World Restoration Inc  http://worldrestorationinc.com/ (800)734-0837

                                           Sparkle Restoration Service  http://www.sparklerestoration.com/ (714)641-6600
                                           
   
 Window Cleaning:              Pioneer Window Cleaning www.pioneerwindowcleaning.com (714)251-1562
                                           1124 W. 2nd St. Santa Ana 92703

I'd be honored to make this list as well. Please consider us:

Plumbing: Fanning Plumbers of Irvine http://plumberirvineca.org/ (http://plumberirvineca.org/)
(949) 220-2826
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: zubs on November 17, 2014, 10:05:24 AM
I think you can only be "made" if someone with more than 100 posts sponsors you.....Not really...
But notice that Resort Style Backyards who pays to advertise on this forum is not even on this list.

By the way, I think you should add Window Decorators even if Max is a sex offender.  Just add a * note by their company name.
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: lnc on November 17, 2014, 10:35:17 AM
By the way, I think you should add Window Decorators even if Max is a sex offender.  Just add a * note by their company name.

Actually the Window Decorators (http://www.thewindowdecorators.com/) was on the list and I just removed them after learning about the owner's criminal history (http://www.talkirvine.com/index.php/topic,12380.30.html). 

If I put a warning next to the Window Decorators, I don't think anyone will bother to call them anyway.  Therefor, I just remove them from the list. 

Anyway, people reading this or the shutter thread (http://www.talkirvine.com/index.php/topic,3313.0.html) will have their info if they want to call them for quote. 
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: Enzo on May 09, 2015, 09:53:49 AM
Good stuff thank you for for posting.
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: bramha on June 16, 2015, 02:07:01 PM
Very good compiled list, thank you for posting. This will be very helpful for new home owners like me.
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: lnc on June 16, 2015, 02:27:11 PM
Very good compiled list, thank you for posting. This will be very helpful for new home owners like me.

You're welcome and I'm glad you and others find this helpful.
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: incognito on August 28, 2015, 08:38:34 AM
KS Landscaping has changed their name to:

The Land Collection
Andru Kang: andru@ksthelandcollection.com
949-285-5359
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: acpme on June 23, 2016, 07:21:03 AM
Anyone have a good recommendation on someone that specializes in heavy lighting fixtures? I'm talking about several hundred lbs so I don't trust any ordinary handyman or electrician to do it.

Builder won't touch it. They referred me to an electrician who said he could do it but I was confident he knew how to secure it properly to ceiling mounts/beams. A few others immediately said no when I told them the weight of the fixture.
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: lnc on June 23, 2016, 11:30:03 AM
Anyone have a good recommendation on someone that specializes in heavy lighting fixtures? I'm talking about several hundred lbs so I don't trust any ordinary handyman or electrician to do it.

Builder won't touch it. They referred me to an electrician who said he could do it but I was confident he knew how to secure it properly to ceiling mounts/beams. A few others immediately said no when I told them the weight of the fixture.

Several hundred lbs?  Looks like you'll need a contractor with a forklift. :)

That's some serious light fixture you got there, good luck with the installation.   

Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: acpme on June 23, 2016, 11:47:02 AM
It's one of those wrought iron and crystal chandeliers. Several hundred lbs a bit of an exaggeration. Is just shy of 200 lbs but that doesn't include the chain. Standard jbox only supports about 90 lbs.
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: WTTCHMN on June 23, 2016, 11:52:57 AM
It's one of those wrought iron and crystal chandeliers. Several hundred lbs a bit of an exaggeration. Is just shy of 200 lbs but that doesn't include the chain. Standard jbox only supports about 90 lbs.

Sounds like Phantom of the Opera.
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: aquabliss on June 23, 2016, 12:00:28 PM
You should get these babies:
https://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g667810-d2481659-i61061607-Jai_Vilas_Palace_Museum-Gwalior_Madhya_Pradesh.html
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: acf on June 25, 2016, 10:44:27 AM
Thanks as always Inc!
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: SameDayResto on December 05, 2016, 08:25:15 PM
We would greatly appreciate being added to your list.

http://sameday-restoration.com
Mike woonteiler
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: Roger on February 21, 2017, 07:53:07 AM
Does it make sense to put these 3 recommended handyman in talkirvine anymore?
I called all of them and none of them will serve in Irvine area anymore  ::)

Handyman:                        Tim (530)320-5508

                                        Gary Baca (949) 350-5880

                                        John Linder (949) 697-7125   
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: lnc on February 21, 2017, 12:40:09 PM
Does it make sense to put these 3 recommended handyman in talkirvine anymore?
I called all of them and none of them will serve in Irvine area anymore  ::)

Handyman:                        Tim (530)320-5508

                                        Gary Baca (949) 350-5880

                                        John Linder (949) 697-7125   

Thanks for letting us know that they are no longer do Irvine.  I'll remove them from the list.
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: Roger on February 22, 2017, 06:52:06 AM
My next question: any recommendation on handyman serves in Irvine ;D
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: Compressed-Village on February 22, 2017, 08:27:10 AM
My next question: any recommendation on handyman serves in Irvine ;D

What is it that you looking for to get done? Handy man is a wide range of jobs. If you need certain items complete you can post it. Or you can hit Angielist or HomeAdvisor and start there.
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: Roger on February 22, 2017, 11:21:56 AM
Simple things like fixing leaking faucet and etc.  No electrician type of work involve.
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: Roger on March 17, 2017, 08:58:13 AM
Seriously everyone here knows how to fix faucet leak by themselves and don't have anyone in mind fro small job like this?  I did check homeadviser and angie's list but the ones have good reviews either have bad reviews when cross check from yelp or do not response at all when we leave them messages.  This is getting frustrated.. >:(
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: BubbleLiving on October 04, 2017, 07:29:08 PM
Anyone have any recommendations for vendors that do grout sealing? I saw Groutzilla in another thread but the yelp reviews aren't so good. I just need bathrooms and kitchen backsplash done. Rather not do it myself, ain't got time for that diy right now. Also, any idea what I reasonable quote would be? Thanks!
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: brutepunk on November 27, 2017, 03:30:27 PM
what is the going rate of labor for harwood, laminate and tile flooring, and any contacts for the same
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: lnc on November 27, 2017, 04:09:59 PM
what is the going rate of labor for harwood, laminate and tile flooring, and any contacts for the same

It's around $3-$4/s.f. for a ballpark figure but there's some variables that can affect the installation cost.   

For hardwood, the quote can includes or excludes the new baseboard or the 1/4 round trim. Also for some more expensive hardwood with higher profit margin, the vendor can charge less for the installation. 

For tiles, installation of the natural stone tile or rectified porcelain tiles with a thinner 1/16" width grout line are going to cost more than the regular non-rectified porcelain tile's 1/8" gout line.  Also for floor tiles at 2nd floor, a cement board is needed, which will added up the cost. 

 
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: offrs review on March 12, 2018, 01:15:51 PM
This is GOLD! Thank you for gathering and sharing!   ;D
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: Roger on April 11, 2018, 10:12:20 AM
Has anyone ACTUALLY used Connected Heating and Air Conditioning service before?  Tried to search their customers' feedback here but can't find any.  Not completely trusting their yelp reviews since they are ad sponsor.
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: Burn That Belly on June 11, 2018, 04:51:23 PM
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Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: lilgophee on July 08, 2018, 03:45:24 PM
For stone work, try Patios by B&B.  Jeff Goldman, (888) 502-2616.  Highly reputable and doesn't cut corners.  Everything done to code.  He did my back yard about 4 years ago and everything is still beautiful as day 1.  It's important that your brick is sloped properly to prevent water from building up.
They don't use subs and there is always a supervisor at the job site.  After the job is done, everything is cleaned up.  True professional.  If you are looking for the cheapest, it is not Patios by B&B.  They stand by their work and have been doing business in Irvine for many years.

If you need a Dryer Vent Cleaning, use Nuflo Dryer Vent Cleaning at 714-231-4326.  Had service from Chris for my dryer and it was fantastic.  So happy that I used them.  Cost is around $130.
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: irvinehomeowner on August 06, 2018, 12:14:23 PM
Didn't notice this before, but I think for Flooring, Inc should add:

Hardware Flooring Depot
https://www.yelp.com/biz/hardwood-flooring-depot-irvine

I think qwerflooring might have used these guys.

I've been to their location a few times and they keep getting bigger and bigger so they must be doing something right.
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: Inner City Skyline on September 25, 2018, 02:42:31 PM
Just to Mention, we just joined in and would like to be considered part of Irvine, and this community. Ask us any questions, or get a free estimate.

Our website has tons of information available to you via our web pages, and blog.
https://www.innercityskylineinc.com/general-contractor-irvine
 (https://www.innercityskylineinc.com/general-contractor-irvine)
We provide local home improvement and general contracting, fully licensed and insured. Been in the industry for over 30 years now, serving mostly Orange County.
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: Cares on September 26, 2018, 02:29:12 PM
Has anyone put epoxy into a 2 car garage? What's rough cost we should be expecting? Builder cost is $2280 which seems high, of course.
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: aquabliss on September 26, 2018, 02:35:24 PM
Has anyone put epoxy into a 2 car garage? What's rough cost we should be expecting? Builder cost is $2280 which seems high, of course.

About $1,800 give or take $200 on either side depending on vendor.
Title: Re: List of Contractors and Vendors
Post by: Kenkoko on September 26, 2018, 02:40:08 PM
Has anyone put epoxy into a 2 car garage? What's rough cost we should be expecting? Builder cost is $2280 which seems high, of course.
My brother did it several years ago for $1500. The cost will go up if you have pre-existing coat to remove or if you want to do stem walls too.
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Post by: newbieinirvine on February 05, 2019, 04:54:37 PM
Does anyone have a list of GREAT insurance vendors for homes owned under an LLC?
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Post by: Navigatn on March 12, 2019, 10:44:28 AM
Does anyone have a recommendation on custom glass work?  I have some openings in a wall that I want to have glass put in.
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Post by: patel_c on March 15, 2021, 04:07:15 PM
Any recommendations on somebody who can refinish a wood garage door.  After 5 years of sun/rain, the paint is peeling off and the wood is warped on few corners.  Needs refinishing and repaint of the garage door wood panels.  Thanks in advance.
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Post by: Roger on May 21, 2021, 11:03:05 AM
Any recommendation for appliance store that has good and careful installation team?  I ordered a dishwasher from home depot(it is the ONLY store that has the one I like that is available for delivery in 3 weeks!) but I believe they subcontract their installation to 3rd party company and I've heard all sorts of horror stories on how bad the installation team from home depot.  What I care the most is how careful they are during installation, ie, not scratching your cabinets or damage the wood floor when pulling in and out the dish washer, etc...  Any insight will be greatly appreciate!
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Post by: Sherman on May 21, 2021, 04:40:36 PM
Yup, I ordered washer dryer & dishwasher from Home Depot, and they've subcontracted it out to 2 guys that did such a terrible install I told them to take ALL the appliances back. I couldn't recoup the full cost for the damages they've caused either, because that got subcontracted out to some place else that kept insisting on lowballing the cost of repairs.

Lowe's apparently subcontract out as well, so what I ended up doing was separating the purchase from the installation. I bought the appliances from Lowes and asked the delivery guys to just place them in the garage. Then I used a company called Precision Appliance Installation to do the installs.  They're pretty careful though not as careful as I would prefer so you'll want to monitor and guide the process, but they're a hell lot better than the Home Depot subcontractors.

Oh, and I believe Lowes has a better appliance return policy than Home Depot. I recommend comparing just in case you need to return the appliances after the delivery for whatever reason
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Post by: qwerty on May 21, 2021, 06:27:49 PM
What I’ve learned with installation teams is to communicate your expectations on how the install is going to go. You can’t be concerned with how you think they will perceive you. If you have wood floors, how will they protect them, etc.

You can not just assume that they will be careful. If they fuck something up it is a pain to fix.
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Post by: marmott on May 21, 2021, 07:06:38 PM
I've always had good experience with BestBuy both with a built in fridge and 2 pairs of washer dryer with second floor install.
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Post by: Roger on May 24, 2021, 09:20:26 AM
Yup, I ordered washer dryer & dishwasher from Home Depot, and they've subcontracted it out to 2 guys that did such a terrible install I told them to take ALL the appliances back. I couldn't recoup the full cost for the damages they've caused either, because that got subcontracted out to some place else that kept insisting on lowballing the cost of repairs.

Lowe's apparently subcontract out as well, so what I ended up doing was separating the purchase from the installation. I bought the appliances from Lowes and asked the delivery guys to just place them in the garage. Then I used a company called Precision Appliance Installation to do the installs.  They're pretty careful though not as careful as I would prefer so you'll want to monitor and guide the process, but they're a hell lot better than the Home Depot subcontractors.

Oh, and I believe Lowes has a better appliance return policy than Home Depot. I recommend comparing just in case you need to return the appliances after the delivery for whatever reason
Thanks for the insight.  That's a good suggestion.
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Post by: best_potsticker_in_town on May 24, 2021, 11:52:06 AM
Never had a problem with Costco appliance purchase, delivery, installation, and return (for an item that failed).
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Post by: Roger on May 24, 2021, 03:30:19 PM
I ended up cancelling the installation from Home Depot and only have them deliver to my place and hire this company Installation Pros(https://www.yelp.com/biz/installation-pros-rancho-cucamonga-4) for the installation.  They will come next week to install one day after the delivery.  There is a shortage on the particular dish washer from Bosch 800 series I am looking for so there isn't any appliance store that will deliver within reasonable time frame so i will keep the order but have it install with someone who has visible reviews on yelp.
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Post by: curious george on July 16, 2021, 09:16:13 AM
Looking for recommendations for a window repair service, wasn't able to find one in the list.
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Post by: WTTCHMN on July 16, 2021, 09:19:25 AM
Looking for recommendations for a window repair service, wasn't able to find one in the list.

If it's the glass, it should still be under warranty.  Look in between the panes near the corners for a printed manufacturer number.
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Post by: curious george on July 16, 2021, 02:04:00 PM
It's not the glass, rather the window itself, one is very hard to close (bring it all the way down), the 2nd seems to be something off in the rail (again does not close all the way down).
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