Cal Preserving Inc
Cal Preserving Inc

Cal Preserving Inc

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Introduction: With 35 years in business, serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, we have the experience to deliver the highest quality customer service and knowledge of all exterior natural wood restoration and maintenance. We work on decks, siding, fences, patio furniture and more. Our typical process includes cleaning the wood by power washing, and then staining it with a semi-transparent stain. We are fully bonded, insured and licensed. We don't take a dime of your money until the work is done and you're happy!

Hired 16 times

Serves Mountain View, CA

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25 employees

34 years in business

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  • Deck Restoration

    Deck Staining and Sealing

  • IPE Deck

    Deck Staining and Sealing


Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Very good 4.6

10 reviews


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Lindsey B.
Nov 12, 2020

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AMAZING work!! Fast and efficient , straightforward and easy to work with and I can’t say enough about the quality of the work. My deck looks better than it did when it was built!

Details: Sealing • Staining • Medium (150 - 300 sq ft) • Residential

Deck Staining and Sealing
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David S.
Nov 15, 2020

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Jr. and William wee outstanding. They were very helpful, friendly and accommodating. They did thorough work and a fine overall job. Very satisfied.

Details: Application of finishes (sanding, staining, painting) • Repair minor cracks, gaps, or holes • Wood • Residential

Deck or Porch Repair
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Geoff Y.
May 3, 2018

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I had a really good experience with Bruce and his team. From the quote (Garrison) to the actual work (Angel and Antonio), everything has handled professionally and timely. These guys do a really good job. My IPE Deck and IPE Bench look brand new!
Deck Staining and Sealing
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Alejandro C.
May 25, 2017

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Working with Bruce and Cal Preserving was a great decision! The team showed up when they said and approached the job with efficiency and quality. They cleaned, sanded, and stained my yard deck, railing, and stairs all in just 3 afternoons. Pricing break down was clear on their estimate and very competitive to other contractors. I would definitely recommend and go back to using Cal Preserving for future jobs!
Deck Staining and Sealing
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Roger M.
Apr 27, 2020
I have used Cal Preserving many times over the years on our redwood house and deck. They do a thorough quality job on time.

License Type: C33 - Painting and Decorating (CA)

License verified on 3/4/2021

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Bruce Watkins


  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The typical process includes a site visit to gather all the information necessary to provide you with our evaluation, recommendations & estimate. If you choose us to do the work, it takes approximately 2-3 days to complete a small to medium size job. You don't have to pay us until we finish the job and you're happy.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    All of our guys are highly trained to perform all work and have worked for us for more than 5 years.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    For two years during the summers between attending school Bruce, the owner, worked as a deck carpenter building high-end decks. He became a highly skilled deck builder and this is where he got the idea to start a deck preserving business. Since then, Bruce has combined his skills in the field of deck construction with the knowledge he has gained from observing what makes decks fall apart (for the last 30 years) to build one of the most well-rounded deck (and any exterior wood) preserving companies in existence.

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