South Bay Home & Garden Guide

Published September 17, 2009

1st Windows low prices,
high quality
w Find 24/7 convenience shopping at or visit the Signal Hill showroom. 1st Windows promises the best prices in the South Bay — no games, no commissions paid, no high-pressure sales. A volume, repeat-business dealer since 1995, 1st Windows is known for its straightforward and efficient service as well as its quality products, lines and workmanship.
1858 E. 20th Street, Signal Hill.

5 Points Sash & Door
offers full service
w 5 Points Sash & Door has been serving the South Bay since 1979. They offer a large selection of doors and windows from a wide array of manufacturers. They provide full installation services, from a single interior door installation to a complete home remodel and commercial installations of glass doors, windows and special hardware. They have a full locksmith service from key cutting to tumbler changes and installation. 5 Points offers the best price on replacement windows in both aluminum and vinyl with insulated glass, which reduces heat and cooling costs. Residents can both help conserve energy and save on costs with rebates offered by Southern California Edison. You can also qualify for the 2009 Federal Energy Tax Credit. The installation in most cases will be done in one day. Visit their magnificent showroom or the website.
23032 S. Normandie, Torrance.

Awnings & Signs
w Awnings & Signs Unlimited is a family owned business started by South Bay residents Bruce and Debbie Elkind in 1982. In 1998 their son Alec joined them as sales manager. For over 20 years they have been supplying the South Bay with residential and commercial awnings. Some of the new products offered are canopies made of steel, steel and glass, stainless steel, and copper. Visit the website to see some of their latest creations. Call for a free estimate or visit the showroom.
13414 S. Prairie Ave., Hawthorne. 310-644-9090.

Clark Adams Co.
Windows And Doors
w Clark Adams Co. Windows and Doors’ integrity has won them Best Of Windows for several years. They were also selected by Renewal by Andersen® Windows, the only Green Seal and Energy Star Certified replacement window manufacturer. Adams says, “Andersen products offer 107-year old American ingenuity behind them. Perfect for our environmentally conscious Californians who demand a great looking and lasting window product. In fact, you can receive up to a $1,500 Tax Rebate on your 2009 tax return if you install your windows by 12/31/09. Call for us details.”
Call for a free in-home consultation and estimate, or visit the showrooms in Redondo Beach and Torrance.
Call 888-429-1886.

Cook’s Doors & Windows: Three Generations of Experience
w Cook’s has been a family owned and operated business serving the South Bay and the greater Los Angeles area since 1923. Cook’s Doors & Windows takes great pride in offering a large variety of wood, vinyl and aluminum window products. These include brand names such as Milgard, Andersen, Marvin and Kolbe & Kolbe. They also carry a wide selection of doors and moldings. Whether it is a new entry door or new interior doors, Cook’s has a door and moldings to fit your opening. Also inquire about its large selection of door hardware. Cook’s carries such brand names as Baldwin, Schlage, Omnia and Emtek. Showroom hours 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat.
14410 Hawthorne Blvd., Lawndale.

Custom Design & Construction offers expertise
w For South Bay homeowners interested in remodeling their homes, the process often begins with several vexing questions. Topping the list: “Who should I hire? How much will it cost? How long will the project take? How do I avoid a bad experience?” Custom Design & Construction, South Bay’s oldest and most respected design build remodeling company, has published a new free resource to help. Titled “6 Secrets to Successful Remodeling”, you’ll find this guide informative and useful.
Written by Certified Graduate Remodeler Bill Simone, the 26-page booklet includes vital information like how to avoid costly remodeling mistakes; the best way to select your contractor; and even, how to get easy, low cost financing for your project (which is no small task in this economic environment). Go online to request yours while supplies are available.

The Cutting Edge –
HGTV’s landscaper
w Landscape designer and contractor Matt Preuss has been featured on HGTV and is beloved of home improvement buffs across the nation. He likes to build his own designs rather than leave it to a subcontractor. For customers, this means the completed project will be up to his quality standards. Secondly, Preuss and the customer can fine-tune the project as it becomes a living, growing environment. Ponds, swimming pools with features such as slides and waterfalls, custom-built barbecues, low-maintenance plantings and fruit and vegetable gardens are emerging trends Preuss can bring to fruition in your garden.

Faucets Galore Tile & Stone
w Faucets Galore Tile & Stone was created as a one-stop home design showroom that provides a boutique service and very competitive prices.
If it’s the kitchen or bath, flooring or plumbing fixtures, Faucets Galore Tile & Stone has everything you can imagine. Their consultants are experts in the materials you want and need to get your entire job done. Call for a private session.
3336 West Rosecrans Avenue. 310-675-3212.

Good Night Mattress
w Good Night Mattress, a four-time South Bay’s Best winner for best mattress store, has been specializing in high quality and value sleep products for 10 years.  Good Night focuses on the customers’ needs and sleep issues, while providing top-notch service without commission-based and high pressure sales tactics.
All of the sleep technologies are represented, including latex, organic, innerspring, and foam, and includes companies Simmons, Sealy, Aireloom, Englander and Tempurpedic.  Good Night also specializes in alternative sleep products like sofa sleepers, wallbeds, adjustable beds, futons and daybeds. Two locations to serve you best.
2207 Artesia Blvd, Redondo Beach.
310-793-2600. 28901 S. Western Ave, #139, San Pedro/Rancho Palos Verdes. 310-832-9600. 

Handyman Schatan:
avocation a vocation
w Matt Schatan helped several of his friends on their home-based projects, and he often listened to their suggestions that he start his own company. Schatan did just that in July 1998, using his talents to make a better living. Handyman Schatan prospered from the start. It has meant a lot of work, but also a lot of satisfaction. ” I am overwhelmed sometimes with the amount of work I have,” says Schatan, noting that he is often answering the telephone as late as 10 p.m. Work has been “busier than expected” and the rewards have been gratifying. He is on call from sunup to sundown. His goal to create a thriving enterprise has been quickly realized.

Hardwood Floor Specialists’ expert installation
w Selecting flooring for the home can be a cumbersome task. Many different criteria must be taken into consideration, such as durability, design and personal taste and price. Stronger and more permanent types of floor covering should be selected for the more heavily trafficked areas of the house, such as entry, hallways, kitchen nook, family room and dining room. Hardwood floors are made better than ever, are easier to care for and are available in wood species and colors to fit everyone’s taste and budget. Hardwood Floor Specialists has over 2,000 different samples of hardwood flooring on display in its designer showroom. Hardwood Floor Specialists also offers installation and full-service sanding and resurfacing of existing hardwood floors by its expert service crews. For a free consultation with a designer expert, please call or stop by the showroom.
1022 S. Pacific Coast Hwy. Redondo Beach 310 -540-5982.

Humble Handyman
w What is your idea of a “Handyman?” Here is what Merriam-Webster’s dictionary says, “One competent in a variety of small skills or inventive or ingenious in repair or maintenance work.” Coming up with a way to fix something is the special skill of our Handymen. The owner of the company, Chris Regan, has been a licensed general building contractor since 1995 which gives him the knowledge of how your home is built. Reliable and competent, these are two things you do not have to worry about with The Humble Handyman Service. Hundreds of Realtors and South Bay homeowners are repeat clients because of this fact. Call with questions or to make an appointment for a free estimate.

Replacing your Interior Doors couldn’t be easier
w So you’ve taken the time to install hardwood flooring and scrape the “cottage cheese” off your ceilings, but still something doesn’t look right in your home. Replacing your old doors with new raised panel doors is perhaps the quickest, least expensive, and most striking home improvement option available today. The Interior Door & Closet Company installs fully painted interior doors, closet doors, and closet organizers in four hours or less with no mess. All the work is done offsite in their state of art facility in Torrance and door installation starts at $129 per installed door. Please contact Interior Door & Closet Company for a free online estimate or more information.

The Kitchen Store’s Vee Wesson
w Everything starts with function and design. Designer of kitchens, baths and more, Vee Wesson of The Kitchen Store works diligently with clients to achieve the best of both design and function in all of her clients’ projects.
“Vee’s knowledge of the construction process from beginning to end was important to our decision making. She was always available when I needed another opinion even after construction started. There were so many more decisions to make other than the cabinets.” —S. Sunada, Palos Verdes Estates 2009
“We had a specific design in mind when we met Vee. She suggested alternatives that we would never would have thought of ...always keeping us on tract of the details. Our experience in all matter of design was made clear from beginning to end. Vee was always available to answer questions in technical and ergonomics that were so important to the function of our kitchen and baths.” —M. Holmann, Culver City 2007 
“The job of designing our project was much more complicated and intense than we thought. Vee kept us on track with details to meet our personal requirements. She suggested options we never thought could happen. That was why we chose Vee to design our project.” —R.Kraak, Palos Verdes Estates 2009
Vee Wesson: “I have worked with many contractors in the South Bay and the greater Los Angles area. Designing for remodeling projects becomes a long term relationship.”

Thinking about
a kitchen remodel?
w Kitchen Studio designers have a vast array of experience and can accommodate any design style. Ranging from ultra contemporary with exotic veneers such as English sycamore with a high polish polyester finish, to traditional designs comprised of “kitchen furniture” with 21-step finishes. A new kitchen is an expensive purchase, so take time to plan it well. The design professionals at Kitchen Studio have been helping homeowners in the South Bay make their kitchen dreams a reality for 25 years. Call and make an appointment or stop by the showroom to speak with one of the custom kitchen designers.
312 South Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. 310-379-9800.

Pattern stamping
from Lindahl Concrete
w Pattern stamping or impressing three-dimensional patterns into colored, steel-reinforced concrete is a favorite with customers at Lindahl Concrete. When the stamping is finished the product is sealed, which will help highlight the colors and provide greater stain and weather resistance. The result is a surface that combines the durability of concrete with the beauty of masonry. There are a variety of pattern choices including slate, brick, cobblestone, tile, flagstone and seamless texture. The design choices are almost unlimited, with a broad selection of colors. The results are very spectacular and long lasting. This can greatly enhance the look of your home. The owner and president of Lindahl Concrete, Inc., Casey Lindahl, has been providing quality concrete construction services for commercial and residential properties since 1983. Lindahl will remove and replace driveways, walkways, patios and pool decks. Lindahl Concrete will supply numerous references upon request, and it is California State bonded and licensed plus fully insured. Call Casey for an estimate.

Peveler’s Custom Interiors
w Peveler’s Custom Interiors has been serving the South Bay and beyond for over 35 years. A full service design build construction company, their scope of work includes additions, second floors, complete house renovations, new construction, kitchen and bath remodeling. They manufacture their own custom cabinetry. Fully insured, licensed and bonded, as are all of their subcontractors, Peveler’s is not going to be the lowest price nor will it be the highest price in town. They will be the company that provides high value for your investment. Please visit their showroom.
4203 Spencer Street, Torrance.

Supreme Paint offers
new “green” paint
w Supreme Paint is proud to offer Benjamin Moore’s newest environmentally green product, “Natura”. Unlike any other zero-VOC paints, Natura is available in all of Benjamin Moore’s 3,500 colors, or any color you choose. Supreme Paint & Decorating Centers has remodeled its two showrooms to give you the pleasant community shopping experience you deserve. The Manhattan Beach decorating department has been expanded and now both stores offer wallcoverings and Hunter Douglas Window Treatment Gallery showrooms. Now is the time to support our local cities and keep the South Bay thriving. Supreme Paint hopes to greet you soon with a smile and answers to your decorating questions. With 40 years in business, no one can beat Supreme’s service or knowledge!
1002 S. PCH, Redondo Beach. 310-540-4456. 708 N. Sepulveda, Manhattan Beach. 310-376-2444.
Southern California Maid Service
w For the past 16 years, Southern California Maid Service has provided dependable, attentive, domestic workers to the South Bay community. Whether you are looking for a one-time cleaning or a weekly visit you can be assured that your services are 100 percent guaranteed. They also have domestic workers that specialize in carpet or upholstery cleaning, strip and waxing, drape or window cleaning. Call them to discuss your maid service needs and let them suggest options that fit your lifestyle. All services are available Monday through Saturday and most holidays.

Shilpark paints
— the friendly pros
w Shilpark Paint is a growing supplier of name brand quality paints, stains and sundries for the successful completion of the customer’s work. The company prides itself on its custom color matching skills and personalized, professional service. Their goal is to maintain friendly professional relationships with its customers.
15617 Hawthorne Blvd., Lawndale.