ABOUT

We are here to help you or the seniors in your life live safely and independently at home.



"Our purpose is to make minor physical, cost-effective, modifications to your home that increase its safety, ease of use, comfort, and security."


Serving the seniors and those with disabilities in my neighborhood.



"Grab Bars Are The New Seat Belts "



"What began as a call to family became a vocational call and the inspiration for Bay Grab Bar"

GREETINGS


BGB is  here to help you or the seniors in your life live safely and independently at home. As well as those with disabilities. Our services are meant to elevate the quality of life for people continuing to live in their homes.


Our purpose is to make minor, cost effective physical modifications to your home that increase its safety, ease of use, comfort, and security.


Bill will visit you in your home and help you determine the best length, location, and style for grab bars, handrails, and ramps; as well as provide ideas for making the kitchen and bathrooms more user friendly. BGB features designer style grab bars in special finishes that compliment your home, integrating as a shelf, toilet paper holder, or even a towel bar.


SERVICES

BGB helps people stay in homes they love. Over time, almost every house needs modifications to support the life changes that require a more safe, comfortable, and secure environment.

Our typical installations include grab bars for easier toilet, shower, and bathtub use and handrails for front steps, hallways, and stairs. BGB also installs other bathroom safety equipment and temporary wheelchair ramps.



    Contact  bill@BayGrabBar.com or 707-509-8222 to arrange a home visit.  We  serve the North Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area; including Napa, Sonoma, and Marin counties.    

MEET BILL ESSERT, CAPS, owner

After graduating from Northwestern University in 1982  (that makes Bill a Baby Boomer), he moved to the Bay Area where he made music for  S.F. Opera, Santa Rosa & Marin Symphonies (where he met his wife, Priscilla), Lucas Films, and even Golden Gate Fields! Ten years later Bill  became a licensed contractor and a steward of historic homes and buildings throughout Northern California, including: UC Berkeley, Stanford, SF Opera House, PRESS restaurant, Dominican College, General Vallejo's Home, CA State Parks, the Presdio Trust and 1000's of private homes. 


In addition to running BGB, Bill is a volunteer  for Petaluma Hospice, and Vintage House. He has been on the Design Review and Historic Preservation Commission for the  City of Sonoma, and has volunteered at the Meadows of Napa Valley, Sunrise Villa, and as a docent for the California State Parks. Today you may  even hear him play his trumpet (or Swiss alphorn)  with varied musical groups throughout the North Bay.


Bill traces his work with seniors a few years back when his mom, Mary,  lost her balance, and took a bad fall. Before she returned home from the rehab facility he retrofitted her home with safety and independence in mind. He designed and installed custom railings, grab bars, and ramps.  What began as a call to family became a vocational call and the inspiration for Bay Grab Bar.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I get started?

Call or text us at (707) 509-8222 or contact us here. (If you are tech-savvy,  please text or email me pictures showing the area.)

In a few minutes we can get an idea of your needs and give you a fairly accurate estimate of your cost.  We can set up an appointment to come by your home for a free consultation. When we arrive, we will take the time to discuss your situation, inspect the installation areas, and determine the best solution for you. We bring all the most popular grab bars with us. You have the option of having your bars installed the same day.


Does my grab bar installation require attachment to the wall studs?

Anchoring into a stud is the ideal mounting method.  It will always provide the most secure anchor. However, when a stud is not available we use special mounting hardware that complies with the ADA requirement that the grab bar support 250 pounds.


Do you install designer grab bars?

Yes. We can provide and install custom or designer grab bars.  We have access to most major manufacturers.


Are you licensed and insured?

Yes, BGB is licensed and insured. Licensed by the California State License Board # 1062187


What is CAPS ?

 The CAPS certification stands for Certified Aging in Place Specialist. A CAPS understands the unique needs of the older adult population and is knowledgeable about, aging-in-place home modifications, common remodeling projects and solutions to common barriers. 

 

Do you install grab bars in areas besides bathrooms?

Yes. Grab bars can be helpful at doorways, at the bedside or in the kitchen. Some people find them helpful at the top of the stairs or coming in from the garage.  We will help provide safety wherever you may need it.


When can I expect to have my grab bar to be installed?

We can usually come by your home within a couple of days from your initial call. If you need immediate service, let us know and we will do our best to help you right away. We carry a nice selection of bars with us. You can have them installed the same day we visit you for your consultation.


What payment types do you accept?

Cash, Check, VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS and DISCOVER CARDS.


CONTACT US

Call or email; submit a request or book a time to talk  with any questions you may have.

Everyone has their favorite way to communicate, my favorite is in-person! Here are  a few options.

Drop me a line, send a text, submit a quote request, book a time in my calendar, or send a regular email. Feel free to include picture(s) where you want the grab bar or railing installed in your home.