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Home Improvement Resources


Knowing how difficult it can be to find qualified & reliable home improvement professionals when moving to a new area, this page highlights those home improvement professionals with which Signet Home Inspections has had either firsthand experience working alongside, or has had a reliable referral about.



Daggett Designs
Brent Daggett has had his stamp on the designs for many iconic Nevada City & Grass Valley landmarks and he helped us get City of Grass Valley approval for a commercial condominium project in a circa 1860’s historic Mill Street building we owned at the time. We found Brent to be an insightful architect and a great help in navigating the city planning process.
—Nevada City, CA • 530-265-2200



Niccum Designs
Curtis Niccum is a true artist whose experience, talent and cabinet making skills have been enlisted to design and build cabinetry for many of the premier homes & businesses in Northern California including the prestigious Tahoe/Truckee area. We had Curtis custom build cabinets for a kitchen remodel we were doing that included integrating old circa 1860s rough-cut floor boards, zinc and cedar countertops and a custom washer/dryer enclosure with a sliding countertop. When all was said and done, it truly was a masterpiece!
—Grass Valley, CA • 530-274-WOOD (9663)


Mitch’s Drywall, Inc.
In 2002 we had Mitch’s Drywall do the sheetrock installation, taping and imperfect smooth texturing for our downtown Grass Valley historic building remodel and they did a superb job! Then when we decided we needed something unique and different to cover a boring concrete block wall, we had owner Mitch Fitzhugh apply an artisan Venetian plaster wall with embedded straw & color, a talent as it turns out that Mitch has had formal training in. It came out better than anyone could have imagined and continues to be a conversation piece to this day.
—Grass Valley, CA • 530-273-3038


ABT Electric
ABT Electric is getting good reviews these days and judging from our experience with their plumbing side, it would seem to be a good bet that their electric service is just as good.
—Grass Valley, CA • 530-272-9120

MEM Electric Inc.
Maynard or “Mo” as everyone calls him, worked with us on a commercial building inspection that included a restaurant with two kitchens, multiple HVAC systems and living space above. Having been a foreman for a large electrical company in Sacramento, we found Mo to be a very knowledgable and capable electrical contractor.
—Smartsville, CA • 530-303-1574

Grass Valley Electric
Brady Pryor is a long standing electrician in the area and has wired many of the commercial buildings in the area and brings a wealth of experience to the table. We used him for several commercial building inspections and have found him to be very knowledgable and professional.
—Grass Valley, CA • 530-273-7543


Premier Floor Coverings
We hired Premier Floor Coverings to install new wood flooring and carpeting to go with our home remodel and they exceeded all expectations. Their prices were the best in town and their installers were nothing short of great.
—Grass Valley, CA • 530-868-4340

General Contractors

Cecil Construction Incorporated
We hired Cecil Construction for a home remodel and found the company to be more than we could have hoped for. Their work was exemplary, Robert & Trent Cecil proved to be great to work with and every one of their employees were awesome!
—Grass Valley, CA • 530-274-1516

Whaley Construction
We worked with owner Frank Whaley when he was involved with his deck building resource called Speedy Spacers™ and found him to be a hard-working, honest and skilled craftsman.
—Nevada City, CA • 530-913-6380

Glass (windows & doors)

Moule Paint & Glass
Moule Paint & Glass has been serving Nevada & Placer Counties for 67 years and has helped us with a variety of glass needs including a new plate glass window for our commercial building to a new 12″ sliding glass door for our home remodel. All with the greatest of professionalism and affordability that comes with a family owned longstanding business.
—Grass Valley, CA • 530-273-4643


All Phase Heating & Air Conditioning
Max and Dorin Bennett have operated this family owned business since 1995 that routinely garners the “Best of Nevada County” accolades. They have installed and serviced countless residential and commercial units throughout Nevada and Placer counties and are one of the top HVAC companies around known for their honesty and integrity.
—Grass Valley, CA • 530-274-9955


Hand Plumbing
Tyler Hand, owner of Hand Plumbing comes highly recommended and started learning the plumbing trade after graduating high school in 2000. He decided in 2008 to start his own company and has never looked back. Tyler does some service work with his specialty being that of remodels and new construction. He is a dedicated business owner making sure he goes above and beyond for each of his client’s needs and wants.
—Grass Valley, CA • 530-204-8246

Radon Mitigation

NorCal Radon Mitigation
Jordan Heichman is Northern California’s go to guy for radon mitigation and has remediated houses that we have tested as high with great reviews. Not only is he a general contractor, but is highly qualified in radon remediation with guaranteed results that will not break the bank.
—Diamond Springs, CA • 530-621-4052

Roof Repair

Slate Roofing Company
Owner Randy Voss brings a wealth of roofing experience to the table having owned a large roofing company in Southern California for many years. Tired of the headaches of running a large company, Randy moved to Northern California and now works alone and specializes in small roofing repair jobs. We had him fix a leaking skylight that had been installed incorrectly and he quickly determined the problem, secured matching composition shingles and fixed the leak at a very competitive price.
—Grass Valley, CA • 530-477-8028

The Patch Man
We frequently inspect houses that need roof work and hear of The Patch Man making the repairs with great success. Owner Gary O’Neal has over 30 years experience and we have had the pleasure of comparing notes on a house we were inspecting and have found him to be knowledgable, professional and affordable.
—Grass Valley, CA • 530-272-8390

Water Systems

Mueller Well Testing
I run into owner Tom Mueller on many home inspections and his company seems to be one of the go-to well inspection companies for many of Nevada County’s top agents.
—Penn Valley, CA • 530-432-3032

Peters’ Drilling & Pump Service
A local family owned and operated business since 1983 and again, one of the go-to well inspection companies for many of Nevada County’s top agents.
—Grass Valley, CA • 530-273-8136