We may have been able to book our trip online for less money, but my wife and I decided to book our cruise through Amex Travel in Palo Alto because of the great travelers protection they offer. It really is a comfortable feeling knowing that you will be protected, via their guaranteed travelers check, travel insurance, and a dedicated phone number to call should anything go wrong before or during your trip.
As long as you do some homework, and know what's available before you call you will be okay. The employee seemed to really know the ins and outs of this trip, I believe she may have even gone herself. We really appreciated the personalized tips, and although there were some suggestions that weren't for us, we appreciated the effort and would recommend their services for any trip, not just cruises. They do it all.
Earthtech does the landscaping in our industrial complex, and I would say that they are very reliable, but the attention to detail isn't as good as it could be.
The job is always done, but it is more about speed than quality. I do realize that this is an industrial area, and they are doing a "good" job, but they often just pass over things like dead branches, and sweep the debris under the carpet (blow leaves under shrubs) and a lot of weeds are left behind. I guess they spray them, and the weeds die off. But they look messy until the next visit, when the next batch of weeds gets sprayed.
If you are after efficiency and cost, I would recommend them. If you are looking for attention to detail, I would look for a smaller company that focuses on the extra details. Keeping in mind that it will cost extra, I'm sure!
When we first purchased our home, it needed some help. The old fireplace had a brick hearth and facade that was breaking, and had been painted too many times. It also didn't draft very well, and the smoke would come into the room. We called Jack and Rudy to come over to check it out. They gave us a great deal on some manufactured stone they had "left over" and went to work. After the demolition, we discovered several problems with our fireplace that were invisible until then. The firebox was cracked, and there was an opening into the wall right near the flue. Basically, we had a very dangerous situation, and could have burned the house down at any time.There was no way these guys were going to leave it like that, so they told us to pay for just the materials and they would make everything right for us. Needless to say, it was great to deal with guys like these, and the stone work was as impeccable as their character. We REALLY appreciated it, so much so that they also installed the brick front porch and walkway that we installed the next year. Those came out just as well as the fireplace, by the way! If I could give them 6 stars I would.
The master bath in our house needed a face lift. We contacted the guys at UMG, and took a trip to the showroom in San Jose. They have a huge variety of natural and synthetic choices available. We chose a manufactured caesarstone counter top. We talked about our design options, and received a free estimate. The work was done on time, and without any hassles. Aside from how much easier it to maintain than grout & tile, it is beautiful to look at too.We look forward to contacting them again when it's time to upgrade our kitchen (or our other bathroom!).
We called Chimney Clean last year because they are right down the road from us. They were able to come over for an early evening appointment, which is always appreciated. The estimate was less than I thought it would be, considering we had not had the chimney cleaned since our remodel. That was almost ten years ago.
The job was done very quickly, less than an hour total. There was no mess left behind (a concern we had before it was done). Now I am free to let out my inner pyro again!
The crew from Antuzzi Concrete did a wonderful job on our back patio. We were impressed with the variety of patterns and colors they offer, and found a combination that matched the look of our house.
They gave us an estimate that we could live with (after a little negotiation) and got to work in a few days. The crew was very dedicated - they came in and stayed very busy, no messing around. When job was finished, they did a good job of cleaning up their materials, and the result is just what we wanted.
I would recommend the Antuzzis to anyone looking for a customized patio, driveway, or walkway. They will definitely have something for you!
We used Astro Jump in San Jose for the opening day ceremonies this year. We ordered a package deal with several bounce houses for the different aged children. Not only do they have a great selection, they are on time and their prices are great.
We ordered a regular square bounce house, an inflatable baseball pitching station (complete with radar gun), a batting station (the ball floats in the air, and they hit it), and a giant inflatable climbing station.
Everything went very well, but the inflatable climbing station was pretty abused, and could use some TLC. Not a big deal though.
We will definitely use them again next year . .
This bar has been the same for decades. Although it looks like a serious hole in the wall, they actually have a decent sized space in there. It's reputation is legendary, and well deserved.
The kamikazes are to die for. Get a pitcher today. I really enjoy the company, and the Greg the bartender is great.
If you need anything to haul or carry items on your vehicles, this is a great store. They were able to help me order some missing parts for the bike mounts on my truck. They also sold us the rooftop cargo box for our SUV. The prices are pretty high, but when you are the only source in town, you can get away with some of that!As the name implies, they have racks for trucks, SUVs, and cars. They have roof mounts, hitch mounts, bed mounts, etc. This is the best place for this kind of item, but it comes at a price.
I'm not really a cat person, but I know a few. This is a great store to shop in, full of more cat themed items than I have ever seen in one place. They have everything from household items, toys, strange "as seen on tv" accessories to cat clothes. The employees truly love cats, and are very enthusiastic about the items they sell. If cats are your passion, this is the store for you.