Santa Cruz Mountain Area Resources

Have you ever wanted something done and couldn't find anyone to do it? Have you ever wanted to find something and couldn't find it? Ever had a skill or product and wanted other people to know about it? Everyone has been in this situation. Especially if you are new to the area. Well this site aims at doing something about that. When in need come to this page first and take a look, hopefully we'll have a match for you.

And if you have found someone or something you like let us know and we'll try and get in here. If you have an existing web page and you want us to link to it then email us the URL and a brief description.


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Automatic Gate Installations Gates & intercoms installations Rick Dentoni, CA Contractor# 712208 408-353-5068 aautogate@aol.com or rickdentoni@yahoo.com
BizTaxTalk.com BizTaxTalk.com a place to give and get tax and accounting help for small businesses. A forum for small business owners to get answers to vexing accounting and tax question. Hosted by Enrolled Agent, QuickBooks ProAdvisor® Program Member and mountain resident Linda Coleman. Payroll, bookkeeping and tax preparation services available for all types of small businesses and their owners. Email Linda for more information.
Bonny Doon Firewood Email or call us at 831-295-0474 to schedule a delivery or more information.
  • Wood is guaranteed to be full dimension, our delivery truck is clearly marked and stacked to ensure we bring you the amount of wood you paid for.
  • All wood sold is seasoned to burn well.
  • Stacking is available for an additional fee but it must be worked out in advance.
CAFE' Real Estate! Inc. Specializing in mountain, rural and coastal properties, San Mateo County, California. Half Moon Bay - Kings Mountain - Skylonda - La Honda - San Gregorio - Pescadero - Pigeon Point - Davenport - North Santa Cruz.Telephone (415)712-6800 or (800)747-LIST
Cecil Serna's Yard Work Difficult hedge trimming, pulling up of scotch broom, hauling of yard waste etc in a short amount of time at a reasonable price. Hardworking and qyality work.
Design4U Complete E-mail Services, yourname@your-city-ca.com, many towns throughout the South Bay. Monterey, Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, Capitola, San Jose, and many others. Complete web-page design and hosting. Contact: Zion Rowan . Phone: 408-465-9442.
Doors, Windows & More! Just like the name says! Bruce Kischler specialized in window and door installation in the Santa Cruz Mountains to rave reviews. tel/fax: 831-476-8044 cell: 408-472-4478 doorswindowsandmore@mac.com, CA License# 830440
Expert Tree Service Expert tree service. 24-hour emergency service. All phases including dangerous removals and stump grinding. Environmental blending and creative shaping. Serving Santa Cruz County since 1982.
House Calls for Hair
We serve Santa Cruz, CA and environs. Hair services at home/ hospital
exclusively for those who "can't get out". Full Srvice includes shampoo in
bed, if necessary, haircut, style or shave, and nails (with a brand new
emery board). Groups, 4 or more, served. Child's haircut includes balloon
twistie or animal. Wig catalog for those undergoing treatment and others.
Delightful hair stylists. Contact: Tarno Greene Phone/Fax  831/335-3371.
Jack French Boulder Creak Area. Clearing. (831) 338-1399.
Jacobs & Jacobs Twelve years of Advertising experience. Nineteen years of Medical Device product development experience. Contact Fontaine Jacobs .
Knox Roofing Knox Roofing
Roofing Specialist
1900 Glen Canyon Rd.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
phone: 831 461-0634
fax: 831 461 0582

Fully Insured
GAFMC License #ME02278
CA Licnes # 696146
GAFMC MasterElite Residential Roofing Contractor
Larry Keast Painting Pro at house painting/staining. Patient, flexible, quick, efficient, and clean. Great results. (831) 457-9733
Loma Prieta Dog Agility Loma Prieta Dog Agility is an open training forum in the Santa Cruz mountains at 24900 Highland Way at the Wilson Vet Clinic. The objective is to learn agility and work on obedience with your dog in a relaxed and fun setting. Beginners are welcome and will be trained individually or in small groups. More advanced handlers and dogs can work as they please.
Leone Electric Honest, reliable, experienced Electrician. Owned and Operated by Christine Leone Almost 20 years of experience, Bonded and Insured, State Cont. Lic # 556866, Residential Remodel Specialists, New Construction, Lighting Design, New Circuits, Trench Work, TV & Phone Wiring, Pool & Spa Wiring, Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Reasonable Rates * FREE Estimates! Serving all of Santa Cruz County
Phone: (831) 336-9360 OFFICE, (831) 234-5120 CELL
Maggie's Dog Grooming Appointment's Available Thursday thru Saturday.
Free pick-up and drop-off in the Summit Road Area. Maggie's Dog Grooming New Home Page.
Maria Mata's Housecleaning Excellent work, reliable, trustworthy and reasonably priced. (831) 475-6788
Monterey Bay Dog Training Club The Monterey Bay Dog Training Club has been conducting training classes for over 25 years. Our mission is to demonstrate and promote responsible dog ownership. We are staffed with highly qualified professional trainers and offer a variety of classes for people interested in well-behaved pets, obedience competition, and conformation showing.
Mountain Mike Serving mountain residents for 38 years. Experienced in buying and selling mountain homes and land. Free evaluation of your mountain property. For more information, please visit http://www.MountainMike.com or call Mountain Mike at 408-353-MIKE or email mike@mountainmike.com.
Orlando Landscape Design & Installation Lawns, planting, sprinkler & drip systems, drainage, redwood decks, gazebos, retaining walls, patio overhangs, complete stone brick and concrete work.
Pacific Solar Pacific Solar installs solar electric systems for powering homes and businesses. Are you concerned about reliable electric power? Call Pacific Solar about solar electric systems and back-up power. We have installed more solar electricity in the Santa Cruz Mountains than any other company. Monthly Free Seminars.

NOTE: In October 2000, EcoEnergies Inc. of Sunnyvale acquired Pacific Solar.

Paint Specialist Painting Services One call to The Paint Specialist Painting Services and you can have it all! We have been providing our clients with innovative solutions and outstanding customer service since 1982.

Here at The Paint Specialist we take pride in not only meeting your expectations, but exceeding them as well! Since 1982 The Paint Specialist has been providing prompt, professional and reliable services to residential and commercial clients in the San Francisco and South Bay Area.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you!

The Paint Specialist
Scott Wiland, Owner
408-354-4298
Cell 650-208-1579 or 831-601-9647
e-mail: s.wiland@gte.net
www.thepaintspecialist.com

Paul Ramm of Rammco Electrician out of Ben Lomond with a very good recommendation. Phone: 336-2233.
Redwood Ridge Estate A great event location site in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the San Francisco Bay Area. We specialize in weddings and corporate events. There is an island in a pond for the ceremony, a redwood cathedral, Monterey Penninsula View, and lots of Redwoods and sweeping mountain views. There are llamas and alpaca's on the property and a great indoor reception barn. Itís only 1.75 miles off of hwy 17. Wonderful Place!!!

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail us at info@redwoodridgeestate.com. If you would like to use our site for your event, you may contact Panetta's Catering at 408-559-7733 and ask for Glenn Nelson.

Rich's Hauling & Clearing Professional hauling & clearing in the San Lorenzo Valley at reasonable rates. Serving Santa Cruz County since 1994.
Scott Green Clearing. 408.353.2867.
Stacy's Wag'N'Train Stacy's Wag'N'Train offers training classes for pet owners. Teach your dog basic manners to make your family pet a welcomed companion! Group classes, private lessons, and expert personal training services are all options to help you get the dog you want!

Stacy Braslau-Schneck, stacy@wagntrain.com, 408 978-3672, http://www.wagntrain.com

Superior Pump Company Pumps, Complete Domestic Water Systems. Sewage and Sump's. Quality Service & Repair
Emergency Service Available
Jason Walsh Cal. License# 872171 831-688-PUMP (7867)
The Pooch Coach, LLC New Puppy? Dog behavior problems? I can help you... I can train any dog! I can help you with basic commands through advanced obedience training, puppy & house training, behavior problems, clicker training and off-leash training. I have extensive knowledge and success with solving aggression issues and helping shy, fearful dogs. I provide personalized training and behavior problem solving through reinforcement and shaping. Call or write now to set up an initial consultation: 415-643-3333 or info@poochcoach.com.
Todd Hoff Professional web site construction and programming.
Triple O Systems Triple O is the premier ozone water treatment used in the Santa Cruz mountains. Phone (408) 378-3002, Fax (408) 378-7155. Email Triple O Systems at sales@TripleO.com.
Williams Construction & Design Specializes in custom decks and remodels.
Seastrom Construction 408.353.3048. Email Craig.Seastrom@gte.net. CA License #B753921.
Synchronicity Events We bring years of experience and boundless contacts together to orchestrate weddings and events that are as seamless as they are stunning. Phone: 408-353-4883, Website: http://www.synchronicityonline.com
Your Own Energy Source Your one stop source for renewable energy products that help you be independent of the grid. Contact Jose Radzinsky at jose@solutionsforpower.com.

By Specialty

Accounting and Tax Services

BizTaxTalk.com BizTaxTalk.com a place to give and get tax and accounting help for small businesses. A forum for small business owners to get answers to vexing accounting and tax question. Hosted by Enrolled Agent, QuickBooks ProAdvisor® Program Member and mountain resident Linda Coleman. Payroll, bookkeeping and tax preparation services available for all types of small businesses and their owners. Email Linda for more information.

Advertising

Jacobs & Jacobs Twelve years of Advertising experience. Nineteen years of Medical Device product development experience. Contact Fontaine Jacobs .

Construction

Doors, Windows & More! Just like the name says! Bruce Kischler specialized in window and door installation in the Santa Cruz Mountains to rave reviews. tel/fax: 831-476-8044 cell: 408-472-4478 doorswindowsandmore@mac.com, CA License# 830440
Williams Construction & Design Specializes in custom decks and remodels.
Seastrom Construction 408.353.3048. Email Craig.Seastrom@gte.net. CA License #B753921.

Dog Grooming

Maggie's Dog Grooming Appointment's Available Thursday thru Saturday.
Free pick-up and drop-off in the Summit Road Area. Maggie's Dog Grooming New Home Page.

Dog Training

Loma Prieta Dog Agility Loma Prieta Dog Agility is an open training forum in the Santa Cruz mountains at 24900 Highland Way at the Wilson Vet Clinic. The objective is to learn agility and work on obedience with your dog in a relaxed and fun setting. Beginners are welcome and will be trained individually or in small groups. More advanced handlers and dogs can work as they please.
Monterey Bay Dog Training Club The Monterey Bay Dog Training Club has been conducting training classes for over 25 years. Our mission is to demonstrate and promote responsible dog ownership. We are staffed with highly qualified professional trainers and offer a variety of classes for people interested in well-behaved pets, obedience competition, and conformation showing.
The Pooch Coach, LLC New Puppy? Dog behavior problems? I can help you... I can train any dog! I can help you with basic commands through advanced obedience training, puppy & house training, behavior problems, clicker training and off-leash training. I have extensive knowledge and success with solving aggression issues and helping shy, fearful dogs. I provide personalized training and behavior problem solving through reinforcement and shaping. Call or write now to set up an initial consultation: 415-643-3333 or info@poochcoach.com.
Stacy's Wag'N'Train Stacy's Wag'N'Train offers training classes for pet owners. Teach your dog basic manners to make your family pet a welcomed companion! Group classes, private lessons, and expert personal training services are all options to help you get the dog you want!

Stacy Braslau-Schneck, stacy@wagntrain.com, 408 978-3672, http://www.wagntrain.com

Electrician

Paul Ramm of Rammco Electrician out of Ben Lomond with a very good recommendation. Phone: 336-2233.
Leone Electric Honest, reliable, experienced Electrician. Owned and Operated by Christine Leone Almost 20 years of experience, Bonded and Insured, State Cont. Lic # 556866, Residential Remodel Specialists, New Construction, Lighting Design, New Circuits, Trench Work, TV & Phone Wiring, Pool & Spa Wiring, Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Reasonable Rates * FREE Estimates! Serving all of Santa Cruz County
Phone: (831) 336-9360 OFFICE, (831) 234-5120 CELL

Events

Redwood Ridge Estate A great event location site in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the San Francisco Bay Area. We specialize in weddings and corporate events. There is an island in a pond for the ceremony, a redwood cathedral, Monterey Penninsula View, and lots of Redwoods and sweeping mountain views. There are llamas and alpaca's on the property and a great indoor reception barn. Itís only 1.75 miles off of hwy 17. Wonderful Place!!!

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail us at info@redwoodridgeestate.com. If you would like to use our site for your event, you may contact Panetta's Catering at 408-559-7733 and ask for Glenn Nelson.

Event Planning

Synchronicity Events We bring years of experience and boundless contacts together to orchestrate weddings and events that are as seamless as they are stunning. Phone: 408-353-4883, Website: http://www.synchronicityonline.com

Firewood

Bonny Doon Firewood Email or call us at 831-295-0474 to schedule a delivery or more information.
  • Wood is guaranteed to be full dimension, our delivery truck is clearly marked and stacked to ensure we bring you the amount of wood you paid for.
  • All wood sold is seasoned to burn well.
  • Stacking is available for an additional fee but it must be worked out in advance.

Gate Installtions

Automatic Gate Installations Gates & intercoms installations Rick Dentoni, CA Contractor# 712208 408-353-5068 aautogate@aol.com or rickdentoni@yahoo.com

Hair Care

House Calls for Hair We serve Santa Cruz, CA and environs. Hair services at home/ hospital
exclusively for those who "can't get out". Full Srvice includes shampoo in
bed, if necessary, haircut, style or shave, and nails (with a brand new
emery board). Groups, 4 or more, served. Child's haircut includes balloon
twistie or animal. Wig catalog for those undergoing treatment and others.
Delightful hair stylists. Contact: Tarno Greene Phone/Fax  831/335-3371.

Hauling and Clearing

Scott Green Clearing. 408.353.2867.
Jack French Boulder Creak Area. Clearing. (831) 338-1399.
Rich's Hauling & Clearing Professional hauling & clearing in the San Lorenzo Valley at reasonable rates. Serving Santa Cruz County since 1994.
Cecil Serna's Yard Work Difficult hedge trimming, pulling up of scotch broom, hauling of yard waste etc in a short amount of time at a reasonable price. Hardworking and qyality work.

House Cleaning

Maria Mata's Housecleaning Excellent work, reliable, trustworthy and reasonably priced. (831) 475-6788

Land Scaping

Orlando Landscape Design & Installation Lawns, planting, sprinkler & drip systems, drainage, redwood decks, gazebos, retaining walls, patio overhangs, complete stone brick and concrete work.

Miscellaneous

Jacobs & Jacobs Twelve years of Advertising experience. Nineteen years of Medical Device product development experience. Contact Fontaine Jacobs .

Paiting

Paint Specialist Painting Services One call to The Paint Specialist Painting Services and you can have it all! We have been providing our clients with innovative solutions and outstanding customer service since 1982.

Here at The Paint Specialist we take pride in not only meeting your expectations, but exceeding them as well! Since 1982 The Paint Specialist has been providing prompt, professional and reliable services to residential and commercial clients in the San Francisco and South Bay Area.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you!

The Paint Specialist
Scott Wiland, Owner
408-354-4298
Cell 650-208-1579 or 831-601-9647
e-mail: s.wiland@gte.net
www.thepaintspecialist.com

Larry Keast Painting Pro at house painting/staining. Patient, flexible, quick, efficient, and clean. Great results. (831) 457-9733

Power

Pacific Solar Pacific Solar installs solar electric systems for powering homes and businesses. Are you concerned about reliable electric power? Call Pacific Solar about solar electric systems and back-up power. We have installed more solar electricity in the Santa Cruz Mountains than any other company. Monthly Free Seminars.

NOTE: In October 2000, EcoEnergies Inc. of Sunnyvale acquired Pacific Solar.

Your Own Energy Source Your one stop source for renewable energy products that help you be independent of the grid. Contact Jose Radzinsky at jose@solutionsforpower.com.

Real Estate

CAFE' Real Estate! Inc. Specializing in mountain, rural and coastal properties, San Mateo County, California. Half Moon Bay - Kings Mountain - Skylonda - La Honda - San Gregorio - Pescadero - Pigeon Point - Davenport - North Santa Cruz.Telephone (415)712-6800 or (800)747-LIST
Mountain Mike Serving mountain residents for 38 years. Experienced in buying and selling mountain homes and land. Free evaluation of your mountain property. For more information, please visit http://www.MountainMike.com or call Mountain Mike at 408-353-MIKE or email mike@mountainmike.com.

Roofing

Knox Roofing Knox Roofing
Roofing Specialist
1900 Glen Canyon Rd.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
phone: 831 461-0634
fax: 831 461 0582

Fully Insured
GAFMC License #ME02278
CA License # 696146
GAFMC MasterElite Residential Roofing Contractor

Tree Services

Expert Tree Service Expert tree service. 24-hour emergency service. All phases including dangerous removals and stump grinding. Environmental blending and creative shaping. Serving Santa Cruz County since 1982.

Water Systems

Superior Pump Company Pumps, Complete Domestic Water Systems. Sewage and Sump's. Quality Service & Repair
Emergency Service Available
See reviews
Jason Walsh Cal. License# 872171 831-688-PUMP (7867)

Water Treatment

Triple O Systems Triple O is the premier ozone water treatment used in the Santa Cruz mountains. Phone (408) 378-3002, Fax (408) 378-7155. Email Triple O Systems at sales@TripleO.com.

Web Services

Design4U Complete E-mail Services, yourname@your-city-ca.com, many towns throughout the South Bay. Monterey, Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, Capitola, San Jose, and many others. Complete web-page design and hosting. Contact: Zion Rowan . Phone: 408-465-9442.
Todd Hoff Professional web site construction and programming.

Side Bar

CyberHikes Virtual Hikes in California. The CyberHikes homepage is dedicated to exploring the abundance of parks and open spaces that are available to the casual hiker in California, It will allow anyone to investigate before hand, selected areas and specific hikes, from the ease of their monitor screen. By its very nature, CyberHikes will be changing constantly, with new hikes being added and old ones being removed. I hope you enjoy visiting CyberHikes as much as I enjoyed creating it. I would love to hear any comments about CyberHikes by EMail to tilly83@cruzio.com. If you have the time I invite you to read the story behind CyberHikes.

Comments

This section includes comments good and bad on people who have their names/services listed here. Feedback is the only way to keep people honest or to point out people who are particularly deserving. Keep in mind, everyone can have a bad day.

Doors, Windows & More!

From Linda Coleman (linda@possibility.com)

Just like the name says! Bruce Kischler did a fantastic job replacing an exterior door and two windows at our place. All three get heavy exposure from sun, wind and rain and as a result we have had a problem with leaking over the years. Bruce helped us pick the right material for our situation while keep costs in mind. Then he made an extra effort to make the installation as weather tight as humanly possible. I also appreciated the care he took just setting up and breaking down when he was finished. He was extra careful making sure not to scratch my stenciled walls, laid down drop cloths to protect our wood floors and made sure he had picked up all the trash when he was finished. He also returned my calls and showed up when he said he would. A simple thing too many contractor fail to do. If we ever need to have any other windows or doors replace we will definitely be calling Bruce!!

Knox Roofing

From Todd Hoff (tmh@possibility.com)

These guys were great. It's that simple. They were on time, did a good job, cleanup up, were nice, and the price was very reasonable. Getting a new roof is an expensive and somewhat scary experience. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

Maggie's Dog Grooming

From Todd Hoff (tmh@possibility.com)

It's hard to imagine a better value than Maggie provides. She picks up your dog, makes them beautiful, and drops them off when she's done. Our dog has a very difficult coat and Maggie does an excellent job on it. Highly recommended.

Rich's Hauling and Clearing

From boomer@netcom.com

That said, I have some brush and weed clearing/hauling to be done on the hillside behind my house and called Rich of Rich's Hauling because he was recommended there.

He was supposed to be here this morning, said he would bring 1-2 guys w/ him, but... no show. I planned my day around this because it's when he said he had time, and am really annoyed and frustrated.

I left a voice message (after getting through on his busy line), sent an e-mail (in case the busy was that he was on-line... he has a website), and paged him. Nothing.

He sounded super on the phone, not like a flake, and I'm trying to reserve judgement before asking you, Todd, to balance the recommendation on your page with my negative experience.

From Todd Hoff (tmh@possibility.com)

The first time we hired Rich he did a very good job. The second time he canceled on us several times and did an OK job.

Seastrom Construction

From Todd Hoff (tmh@possibility.com)

We've only had Craig work on one job so far, but he did a very good job on our painting, dry wall, and floor repair project. He was on time, cleaned up, and the work he did was good. We plan on working with him again on further projects.

Superior Pump Company

From Linda Coleman(linda@possibility.com)

What a great experience! The last thing you want is to have trouble with your water system. But living in the mountains, pretty much everyone has to deal with it at some point. Part break or wear out & then... poof... nothing when you turn on the tap! :( I always wonder how people managed before running water & indoor plumbing!!

Luckily our problem wasn't quite that severe this time, but Superior Pump was able to come out and fix our problem the next day. We even got a call from their office when they were running a little late. The techncian, Jason, was just great! He was able to quickly determine the problem answered all my questions and had the parts to make the repair on the spot! They even worked with our Home Warranty Company (Old Republic)!

Like I said, a great customer experience. Highly Recommended!!

Maria Mata's House Cleaning

From Laura Stiff(lstiff@gmail.com)

We've been having her clean our house for years, and have recommended to our friends up here in the mountains who also think she does excellent work, is reliable, trustworthy and reasonably priced.

Cecil Serna's Yard Work

From Laura Stiff(lstiff@gmail.com)

Cecil is amazing. He does the most difficult hedge trimming, pulling up of scotch broom, hauling of yard waste et al in no time, does an excellent job and is very reasonable in terms of price. Also just a sweet, hard-working family man who obviously takes pride in his work, business and family.

Larry Keast Painting

From Laura Stiff(lstiff@gmail.com)

We did a lot of research and checking of references before choosing Larry and he lived up to his great reputation. He's been a pro at painting/staining our house (2 x over the last 10+ years), which isn't easy as it gets a lot of mildew on the clear redwood siding after letting it go for too long. He worked with us as we went back-forth on choosing the right color (very flexible and didn't charge us for the extra work on his/crew's part), got all the mildew off using latest-greatest techniques, was quick/efficient/clean, etc. And, most of all, the results always turn out great, for years. I highly recommend him.

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