Testimonials

Just a quick note to add another example of great service that Rusty provides. I lost heating in the house at the worst possible time. Was getting bids in the range of $8 to +$11k for complete system replacement from other companies. Getting 3k difference for the same job did not seem right to me. Luckily got in touch with Rusty and asked for his advice. He came the next morning, replaced the broken parts and got my heating back and running in the record time. At a fraction of the cost others were quoting. Awesome job, honest and reliable like others said already – don’t waste your time talking to anybody else…..

– Zeljko M., Folsom, CA.


As a Realtor, I have used Rusty & crew multiple times over the years. Last year, my brother’s air conditioner stopped working. After another company told him he needed a whole new unit, I recommend he have Rusty take a look at it. Turned out all it needed was a recharge, which saved my brother thousands of dollars.
More recently, I had a client buying a house where the air conditioner failed to work at the home inspection. The seller told us that it just needed a recharge, so we had Rusty look at it to be sure. He showed us that the unit was not holding pressure, so a recharge would be a waste of money because the freon would simply leak out due to physical damage caused by a dog urinating on the air conditioner. I never knew that could happen!
I would recommend Gold River Mechanical for all of my clients, friends, and family.

– Christian B., Oakland CA


If you got a quote elsewhere, I highly recommend that you have Gold River for a second opinion.

My mom’s AC went out right when it was pushing over 100 degrees out. I called a local place and they were able to come out right away. They told me that to get it working I definitely needed to spend at least $6k replacing AC components and that I ought to also spend another $1.8k on the heating components, while I’m at it.

Before scheduling the work, my dad gave me Gold River’s number. I had Rusty out and within a couple hours, he had the AC working like a champ. $6,000 vs. $200 = easy choice.

That was over a year ago. The AC is still going strong.

– Anthony T., Berkeley CA


I have been working with Gold River for a few years now and have had nothing but great experiences – they are very knowledgeable and responsive when I need them.  Rusty and crew seem to be able to do anything mechanical!  I would recommend them to anyone, big or small who wants a job done right and on time!  Thanks guys!

– Matt W., Loomis CA


I have been a satisfied customer of Gold River H & A for many years from a new installation in my personal residence, to miscellaneous service calls… They have a nice metal shop and can do custom work. I feel confident referring friends  to Rusty because he is a “stand up” guy who knows his stuff and won’t try to rip you off or sell you something you don’t need. In a industry where it can be difficult to find skilled individuals who aren’t flaky, these guys stand out as the best in my book.

– Karen G.,. Loomis CA


Rusty, the owner of Gold River is professional, honest, knowledgeable and reliable. He is up to speed with new technologies and has many years of experience. He does not try to up-sell, and gives you the facts you need to make the best decision for yourself. The work was done on time and for a great value.

– Kim H.


Rusty was great! He is very knowledgeable and explained everything I needed to know to make an informed decision on replacing my A/C unt. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.

– Connie L.