Expert Contributors

Design, Build, and Remodeling
Gordon Reese
Gordon Reese Design Build
925-481-9111

With over 35 years in business, our National Award-Winning Design Build firm has abundant experience with creating your dream spaces as your friend in the remodeling business! We design and remodel kitchens, baths, whole houses, and additions; from concept through completion, our highly skilled team of professionals are knowledgeable when it comes to transforming your living space. Great ideas, communication, and execution distinguish our process with award-winning results!

Functional Medicine & Nutrition
Dr. Brandy Zachary, DC, AFMCP
Body Love Cafe
925-788-6300

Dr. Brandy Zachary, DC, AFMCP discovered the power of Functional Medicine first hand when a “mystery illness” left her declared permanently disabled. Unwilling to accept that diagnosis, she fought back and launched Body Love Cafe, an award-winning holistic health clinic.

BLC is all about natural medicine that meets cutting-edge science to provide answers as to why you don’t feel well. We hear you. We see you. We believe you. It’s not in your head and we’ve got the technique and labs to show why.

Patients have said “Dr. Zachary figures out why you feel like crap but your MD says you’re fine.” 

Jeweler
Steve Padis
Steve Padis Jewelry
415-626-8288

Steve and Judy Padis own and operate Padis Jewelry, which has four locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. They founded the company in 1974 and are proud to have earned a reputation as one of the finest jewelers in San Francisco, serving generations of clients for their most precious moments in life, from engagement to anniversary to milestone gifts. Padis Jewelry maintains top-tier relationships with the most sought-after designers including Tacori, Forevermark, Verragio, Breitling, Tag Heuer, and Roberto Coin. As members of the American Gem Society, Padis is among the top 5% of jewelers across the country.

Landscaping
Vic Cvijanovic
Pacific Landscaping
925-938-1777

Pacific Landscaping has been a premier provider of landscaping services in Contra Costa since 1986. We provide 1st class quality at competitive rates. For three decades, we’ve upheld a reputation of integrity and professionalism by strict dedication to our motto: “When Promised, As Promised.”

Plastic Surgery
Dr. Vivian Ting
Veritas Plastic Surgery
925-949-8587

Dr. Vivian Ting (Veritas Plastic Surgery) is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Walnut Creek, California in practice since 2003. She specializes in cosmetic rejuvenation of the face, breast augmentation and body contouring as well as reconstruction for breast and skin cancer. Her philosophy is to combine proven surgical techniques with the best in technology to achieve superior results and high patient satisfaction.

Pool Maintenance & Remodel
Brian Duncan
Picture Perfect Pool Service inc
925-370-6675

Family owned and operated for 30+ years, proudly serving Contra Costa and Solano counties.  Forty-two years of pool industry experience including former red cross water safety instructor. Former local lifeguard and swim coach. Former collegiate all-American swimmer. California licensed contractor C-61 D-35, C53. CPO (certified pool operator) certified. National board of directors for the independent pool and spa service association. Warranty stations for all major swimming pool manufacturers.  Water chemistry certified. Call us today for an energy and gas audit for pool equipment.

Real Estate
Rita Dhillon
Compass Real Estate
925-570-1010

Rita has been a Northgate resident and selling neighborhood properties for over 25 years. She’s received numerous awards including being nominated as Realtor of the Year by the East Bay Business Times, previously ranked the #64 Realtor in America by the Wall Street Journal/REAL Trends, previously ranked the #1 Realtor in Contra Costa County, and ranked the #1 Realtor in Northgate for total sales volume over many years.

Tree Service
John Traverso
Traverso Tree Service
925-930-7901

From the diagnosis of tree problems to pruning, cabling and bracing, tree removal, stump grinding and planting of new trees, Traverso Tree Service, Inc. is here for all of your tree care needs. We’re a local business proud to have been serving the community for over 30 years.