Monday, October 29, 2012

Featured Member: Michael O'Rourke

Michael O'Rourke
Big Valley Mortgage
Branch Manager/Loan Officer
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

479 Mason Street
Suite 109
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-455-7070 ext. 304


"I have been a member of LeTip for years now, and the return on investment is greater than most if not all other forms of marketing or advertising. Other LeTip members truly are walking billboards for you. I have proudly served as a board member of most of my time with the organization, and can say it brings great joy in helping others increase their business. I am here to serve you as the Mortgage Loan Consultant and am available for personal consultations."

Friday, October 26, 2012

Featured Member: Kathy Krohn

Kathy Krohn
State Farm Insurance

438 Main Street
Vacaville, CA 95688

707-451-7422 Phone
707-448-4812 Fax
707-365-4337 Cell

Background and achievements:

  • California State University Chico

  • Focusing on state to state transfers

  • Legion of Honor Qualifier/Golden Triangle

  • Experience with State Farm since 1984

  • Focusing on Business insurance

  • Ambassador Travel Qualifier

  • Chairman's Circle Qualifier

  • Rotary of Vacaville

  • Vacaville Chamber of Commerce member

  • Vacaville Boys and Girls Club Volunteer

  • Mission:

    Our mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    Featured Member: Shelly Bakosh

    Shelly Bakosh
    Just Cakin' It


    179 Elmira Road, Ste. C
    Vacaville, CA 95687
    Cell: 650-533-8117

    From whimsical and modern to classic and elegant, a creation from Just Cakin’ It Cakery & Dessert Bar is sure to make your event a grand celebration. Our specialty is custom-designed wedding and celebration cakes that are both sophisticated works of art and mouthwatering, memorable desserts.

    In addition to cakes, we create all kinds of specialty cupcakes and sweet-treats available in-store daily. Clients often look forward to planning their next party just so they can order one of our unique creations. Located at 179 Elmira Road Suite C in Vacaville, California, we service the Sacramento and greater San Francisco Bay Area.

    Consistently referred by many event professionals, Just Cakin’ It has earned a reputation for both fabulous cakes, and, equally as important, warm and professional service. We are a boutique bakery accepting limited orders. People are passionate about our cakes, not just for their unique designs, but also for their delicious taste and moist texture. Each cake is handcrafted from scratch using only the finest ingredients: dark Dutch-process cocoa, Quality chocolates, real fresh fruits and pure butter.

    About Shelly:

    There is an art form to custom cake designing and Shelly Bakosh, co-owner of Just Cakin’ It proves to be an expert in the field. The professional artist aspired to own her own business, loved dealing with customers and had a passion for sweets. Thus, began Shelly’s adventure.

    She began studying the art of cake decorating. “The Eye of Design”, as she has been coined by her friends and fans, has fast become the go-to-girl when a custom cake is needed for a special occasion. 

    Saturday, October 20, 2012

    Featured Member: Richard Ladd

    Richard Ladd
    Financial Advisor
    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

    700 Main Street
    Suite 315
    P.O. Box 3440
    Napa, CA 94558
    Toll Free: 800-829-0194
    Fax: 707-252-7934
    California Insurance License # 0B95810

    As your Financial Advisor, I can help you define and strive to meet your goals by delivering a vast array of resources to you in the way that is most appropriate for how you invest and what you want to achieve. Working together to preserve and grow wealth, you’ll have access to some of the world’s most seasoned and respected investment professionals, a premier trading and execution platform and a full spectrum of investment choices.

    Education and Licensing:
    * Oregon State University
    Bachelor of Science
    Agricultural Engineering Technology
    * Portland State University
    Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
    * Licensed in Series 7, 9, 10, 31, 63, and 65
    * Licensed for Options

    * Member of Yount Masonic Lodge. Napa CA

    Business Experience:
    * 1996 - Present: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
    Former Assistant Branch Manager

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Featured Member: Peter Halikas

    Peter Halikas 
    Mankas Tapas Bar & Steakhouse

    2522 Mankas Corner Road
    Fairfield, CA 94534

    Meet Chef Peter...

    He has worked in some of San Francisco and Napa's grteatest culinary icons such as Gary Dankos, Dean & Deluca's, The Brix in Yountville and NV in Downtown Napa.

    Chef Peter has taken his Eastern European roots, combined with the wine country traditions of his home town, Napa, and has fused them together to explode off of the Mankas Steakhouse Menu. Chef Peter is all about locally grown produce and flavor infusions of the Suisun Valley, mixed with a true Californian carnivore's deepest desires.

    Restaurant Hours:

    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Tuesday thru Thursday
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Tuesday thru Friday
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Sunday, October 14, 2012

    Featured Member: Stephen Wachira

    Stephen Wachira 
    Complete Janitorial

    Commercial Cleaning
    707-399-7132 Office
    707-480-5377 Cell

    About Us:

    Complete Janitorial is a full service cleaning company. We provide a large ally of services. This includes onetime clean ups to contract cleaning seven days a week all year round.

    We do it all; vacuuming, dusting, disinfecting, stripping, buffing waxing, window cleaning, grout cleaning and power washing.
    We service office complexes, wineries, warehouses, productions centers, restaurants, retail stores, show rooms, doctor’s and dental offices. We also service private homes, construction sites and retail stores.
    Complete Janitorial provides our services at the most reasonable cost and we strive to help the customer save on their costs pertaining to cleaning by providing most effective cleaning programs. By using green biodegradable, non-toxic, and low-VOC emitting cleaning products we unsure your office is a healthy work place. We help minimize the exposure of your property and occupants to the effects of aggressive cleaners. This helps our clients provide a safe environmentally sensitive work place or home.

    Let the uniformed staff at Complete Janitorial  fulfill all your maintenance and cleaning needs. From everyday upkeep to large event cleaning, we guarantee punctuality and quality work.

    Enjoy the comfort of knowing that your environment will be clean and hazardous free as we use green products in our cleaning process. Here are some of the services offered by Complete Janitorial.
    Maintenance of: 
    • Offices 
    • Wineries 
    • Dr. Offices 
    • Complexes 
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Front Lobby
    • Back Area
    • Equipment/Grease Removal
    • Maintenance 
    • Move In/ Move Out Cleanup 
    • Construction Clean Up
    • Steam Cleaning
    • Extractions
    • Pet Odor Control
    • Waxing
    • Stripping
    • Buffing 
    • Sealing 
    • Tile 
    • Grout 
    • Stone 
    • Marble

    Thursday, October 11, 2012

    Featured Member: Amy Rhodes

    Amy Rhodes
    Massage Therapist

    Irvin's Salon and Spa
    3000 Alamo Drive, Suite 101
    Vacaville, CA 95687

    Our goal is to pamper you from head-to-toe and enhance your natural beauty.  Our experienced and talented staff at IrVin's Salon and Spa are among the most qualified and educated in the industry.

    Whether you need a full day of relaxation, a completely new hairstyle or a quick manicure, you'll find it here.  Check out our services and call us to make an appointment today!

    About Irvin's Salon and Spa:

    IrVin's Salon and Spa is based on the belief that our clients' needs are of the utmost importance and our entire team is committed to meeting those needs.  We possess over 35 years of hair care/spa experience.  As a result, a high percentage of our business stems from repeat customer and referral visits.

    We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust.  IrVin's Salon and Spa is dedicated to delivering you the best service our business and industry has to offer.

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    Featured Member: Joanne Barnard

    Joanne Barnard
    Above All Roofing Co.

    Barnard Family (Joanne not pictured)

    495 Willanette Drive
    Vacaville, CA 95688

    ABOVE ALL ROOFING CO. is a family owned and operated contractor located in Vacaville, California; serving the surrounding counties and the Bay Area. We are here for all your roofing needs. We specialize in everything from New Roofs, Repairs, Inspections, Maintenance, Seamless Gutters, and Insulation for Residential and Commercial properties.

    We have extensive knowledge, with 37 years of experience in many types of roofing systems, including Asphalt Shingles, Wood Shakes, Built-up Roofing, Tile and Slate, just to name a few. Our goal is to provide you with quality workmanship, timely service and fair pricing. Our estimates are always free. We are licensed, bonded and insured and a member of the Better Business Bureau.

    Friday, October 5, 2012

    Featured Member: Colleen Stafford

    Colleen Stafford
    All Size Flooring Center & Carpet Cleaning

    1021 Mason Street
    Vacaville, CA 95688
    Phone: 707-448-3300
    Fax: 707-448-7935

    All Size Flooring Center and Carpet Cleaning is a fully licensed, family owned and operated, contracted flooring business. Here at All Size we can handle all of your flooring and carpet cleaning needs. We have a designer showroom full of the latest trends in flooring. We will work with our customers to find the best flooring solutions for the job, taking into consideration things such as traffic patterns and wearabililty and we stand behind our installations and work.

    We stock hundreds of carpet remnants, carpet rolls and various styles of vinyl. You can come to our showroom and pick out one of the quality remnants and have a custom area rug made from our in-house binding service. We offer "value flooring" for all budgets.
    "Welcome to One of the Largest Remnant Dealers in our Area!"

    All Size Flooring Center also specializes in Professional Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning at an affordable price. Our truck mounted machine surpasses any home, rental or chemical cleaning available. We use only the best "green" cleaning products that are not only great for your carpets and upholstery but, safe for your living environment as well!

    Our friendly flooring experts are knowledgeable of your flooring needs and are dedicated to making your experience the best one imagineable. We hope you will find what you are looking for here on our website, however, do not hesitate to contact us or visit our showroom if you have any questions.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    Local Downtown Vacaville Event: Vacaville Kid Fest is Sat Oct 6h at Andrews Park

    Vacaville Kid Fest was started in 1999, when an idea was born to create a "Children's Festival", a place where families could come and have a day of activities with their children at very little or no cost, and also have the opportunity to learn about many of the services and resources that were available to children and families. We adopted the theme "For the Child in all of us".

    A group of City of Vacaville representatives, ranging from business owners and managers, nonprofit groups and media people were approached with the idea and met it with enthusiasm. And thus, Kid Fest was born.

    The first Kid Fest Core Committee consisted of Shauna Manina, Meaghan O'Neill from Vacaville Police Dept., Linnea Dischinger from Vacaville Fire Dept., Todd Grames and Suzanne Green from Community Services Dept., and Reggie Hubbard from Housing & Redevelopment Dept. Other business people from The Reporter, Downtown Vacaville Business Improvement District, and others all committed to the vision of a day of low cost or no cost activities, free resources, and fun.

    Our first event in 1999 had 1 stage and 40 booths, with everything from food, crafters and merchandise vendors, a wide range of social service and community nonprofit groups, free children's games and entertainment, bounce houses, and a very strong focus on child safety and health. From the beginning, a large component of the event has been the presence of Vacaville Fire and Police Depts., with their equipment displays, children's fire muster, and safety information.

    By 2001, there were 2 stages of entertainment and over 120 booths participating in the event. The committee members have changed over the years, but the event has continued, and become part of the fabric of what makes Vacaville a family oriented community. The focus remains on child and family safety and health.

    See more about this wonderful organization at

    See you there!

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    Featured Member: Stacy Torres

    Stacy Torres
    Servpro of Fairfield

    SERVPRO of Fairfield
    5130 Fulton Drive, Ste. 1
    Fairfield, CA 94533

    Office: 707-207-0122
    Cell: 707-756-0664

    Stacy has been in the restoration business for a total of six years.  She has a background in Real Estate and has an in depth understanding of the emergency restoration industry such as fire loss and water damage.

    Stacy is very excited to be a part of the growing Servpro of Fairfield business and is very passionate about business development and providing outstanding customer service to all of our clients.

    Servpro Services: 

    Fire & Smoke Damage

    We understand the trauma and terror that a fire in your home can cause. Every year, fire devastates the lives of thousands of families. If the tragedy of fire should strike your home, we can help! 

    When you need us, we can provide Emergency Services 24 hrs. per day, 7 days per week, 365 days a year. We offer a full range of services including Emergency Board-up and securing of your home, deodorization, complete cleaning, rebuilding, and restoration of your home and contents to their original condition.

    Water Damage

    Water Damage in your home can be damaging and devastating, and improperly dealt with can result in an unhealthy environment for you and your family. If water damage should occur from exterior flooding, broken water pipes, sewer backups, or any other source, we can help.

    The quicker mitigation services begin, the less damage occurs. That's why we strive to call you within 1 hour of your call for help, and have crews on site if needed within 2 hrs of your call (24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year). Our services include emergency water extraction and mitigation, Dry-out with "state of the art" equipment, Carpet, Vinyl, Hardwood, and other floor covering restoration or replacement, insulation, drywall, and paint repairs, mold remediation, and contents Drying and Restoration.


    Mold in your home or business can damage the structural integrity of your property and cause some mild to serious health problems to at risk people ( children, elderly, diabetics, people on antibiotics, people going through chemotherapy, immunocompromised people, …).

    Mold can be caused by a large variety of conditions in your home besides having a water damage incident. It can be caused by an improperly balanced HVAC system, a humidistat malfunctioning, a compromised vapor barrier, cracks in an exterior wall allowing moisture to migrate inside, and the list goes on and on. If one of these problems occur, mold can become a problem rather quickly. At the first sign of mold or musty odors, it is better to act quickly than to ignore it. 

    We are Certified in Mold Remediation by the IICRC and the IAQA. We can help you if you have any kind of mold problem, from small little isolated areas of mold, to whole houses that are contaminated. We can also help you to discover why you are having a mold problem, if the problem isn't evident. 

    Whatever your mold problem, we can help.