Business Description: ABA Hearth & Home is a complete fireplace shop including sales, installations by our own trained installers, and chimney services by in-house certified chimney sweeps. We carry and install a complete line of high quality fireplaces and fireplace accessories including wood and gas fireplaces and fireplace inserts, wood and gas stoves, mantels, screens, glass doors, and gas log sets, tool sets, andirons, wood holders, and other fireplace accessories. Our sales people and our own staff of installers are qualified, knowledgeable, fully licensed and insured, and have been thoroughly trained in all of the products and services we offer.
Business Description: Pace Builders has been in the contracting business since 1978 and are known for our attention to detail. Because we do all our work on a time and materials basis, we are cost effective and reasonably priced. We can do any construction job from the ground up, with a specialty in kitchen and baths. Our services include foundations, framing, electrical, plumbing, windows, floors, gas fireplaces, and high-end finish work including plastering and color coat plaster finishes.
We work with our clients to define specifications, then deliver high quality work according to an agreed upon schedule. Each client gets detailed invoices with clear copies, and a accurate breakdown of all materials used, plus a clearly defined work log for each part of the project. It is our thoroughness that we are known for, and take pride to be as attentive to our customers as possible.
Business Description: Established in 2000
Serving Northern California's East Bay area, International Masonry Specialists is based in Oakland. We are fully licensed contractor that designs and builds innovative hardscapes and structures to create indoor and outdoor environments that will improve and enhance your leisure, recreation, and entertainment areas. Our vision is to develop hardscapes and livingscapes specific to each client's lifestyle, environment, and home, bringing a harmonic balance for many years of enjoyment.
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Meet the Business Owner: Jason W.
Jason Wady is the owner and Senior Masonry Hardscape Designer for International Masonry Specialists, Inc.
Trained and educated at the prestigious Colchester Institute in England, Jason Wady, owner of International Masonry Specialists takes pride in his company's innovative and creative work. Jason has been in the business for over 24 years, lending his talents all over the world, including Germany, England and now the U.S. His focus has been, and through IMS, Inc. continues to be bringing to life the images of homeowners to make their homes and gardens an extension of their persona and style.
Recent Review: Ryan was very knowledgeable and helpful in the showroom. He referred me to an excellent tile guy who ripped out the old rock fireplace and installed a new tile surround. Ryan arrived on time and installed the new gas insert in a few hours. Cleaned up and left everything tidy.
Recent Review: Excellent. Scott was great - fast, efficient, and high quality work. He took care to lay down blankets to protect our floors and cleaned up everything after the job was done. Everything was installed and connected appropriately and Scott walked us through the operation and proper maintenance of our new fireplace. Highly recommended and I would hire him again without a second thought.
Recent Review: No problems, but repair was delayed due to their technician falling ill. Overall, however, they were very accommodating and the repairs were completed properly. They're a small shop, but I like these guys.
Reviews in San Francisco for Gas Fireplace Installation
Jerry's was kind enough to let me know that they don't service my area. The other two contractors never got in touch with me.
- Evan H....
It went excellent. He was neat and clean, on time and possess the quality of being a good contractor.
- Johnnie H....
AThe Intimate Flame
Ryan was very knowledgeable and helpful in the showroom. He referred me to an excellent tile guy who ripped out the old rock fireplace and installed a new tile surround. Ryan arrived on time and installed the new gas insert in a few hours. Cleaned up and left everything tidy.
- Terence M....
AThe Chimney Doctor
Excellent technician! He was very professional, considerate and responsive. He said and did the little things which made for an excellent Job.
- Michael R....
AScott poulson plumbing
Excellent. Scott was great - fast, efficient, and high quality work. He took care to lay down blankets to protect our floors and cleaned up everything after the job was done. Everything was installed and connected appropriately and Scott walked us through the operation and proper maintenance of our new fireplace. Highly recommended and I would hire him again without a second thought.
- Brendan M....
ACALIFORNIA WINDOW & FIREPLACE INC
No problems, but repair was delayed due to their technician falling ill. Overall, however, they were very accommodating and the repairs were completed properly. They're a small shop, but I like these guys.
- John C....
ATHE FIRE HOUSE
We worked with Michael and he made recommendations which fit our room size and needs. We are now enjoying romantic warmth with Valentine's Day approaching. Thanks!
- Frank B....
AKidd Fireplace & Spa
The gas fireplace in my house stopped working via the wall switch. (loose connections) I experienced personable and informative service on the phone as well as prompt call back service when I left a voice message near the time of the year end holidays. The repair technician was nice and wore foot coverings in my relatively new house - at my request. The problem was minor - loose conections. My PET PEEVE was that his first request was to use my bathroom!!!!!! I really, REALLY hate that when I PAY $125 for a 30 minute minor service, I have to allow a stranger to use my bathroom ( and spend an hour cleaning it afterwards). 'Professionals' should use other /public toilet facilities BEFORE a service visit. to a customer. If I use Kidd Fireplace again I will ask that they go to the bathroom BEFORE they arrive for a service visit.
- Catherine P....
ACALIFORNIA WINDOW & FIREPLACE INC
Installers arrived in morning instead of afternoon as expected - wrong house in same neighborhood. Went to correct house but came back soon because the scheduled house did not have the prelimnary work done. Asked if it would be ok to go ahead with our project ahead of schedule and were very happy that we let them do do. Everything went very smoothly except that the metal surround left a small gap across the bottom between the insert and the tile. They checked with Sean Volheim, who had done the measurement, whether a custom surround would be required; but with guidance from Sean were able to adjust the unit so that the stock surround covered the opening. They commented that Sean had saved us $400 by knowing that the stock unit would do the job and how to make it do so..
- Richard &....
AThe Intimate Flame
My original plan was to have a wood burning fireplace insert installed. However, my fireplace was manufactured so it wasn't big enough for a wood burning insert. So instead the folks at Intimate Flame helped me choose a gas fireplace insert manufactured by Fireplace Xtrordinair. I am very happy with the choice, no more wood to split, no Dura flames to buy, and no ashes to clean. It's the best purchase I've made for my house besides the laminate flooring we had installed.