My family and I live in Berkeley and have been part of our community for the last 14 years. I am someone you may run into around the neighborhood. I am an active member of my son’s PTA, I skateboard regularly at the Berkeley and Alameda skate parks, and our family is always on our bikes up to the local toy store, library and local bookstore.
A stellar reputation is important to us. I want to always be able to hold my head up high as I walk down the street with my family. You’re not just my clients, but you’re my neighbors, my friends, my community. Running into clients from years ago who shake my hand, only confirms that we are doing something right. I like the way businesses were built in the old days, when a person’s work and word was everything, when men like my father were successful because of their hard work and integrity. In the days before the internet, if you were not recommended by a friend, you just didn’t work. I appreciate all positive reviews, but I always love it when I hear that a friend has recommended me.
I believe the old proverb, ‘it takes a village.’ I grew up in a very strong community and learned that without one, we are left to the wolves. I want to continue helping to keep the wolves at bay!
– Ed Garcia