5 Outstanding Eugene Small Businesses

We all have been scammed by someone we thought was going to do a great job, only to have been left high and dry. Today we’re going to reward those local small businesses in categories that are normally considered risky because there are lots of negative experiences out these industries.

General Contractors

You hear the stories all the time: someone has paid for a job, only for the general contractor to abandon the job half way through. Then everyone has their own opinions on how to deal with this: pay only a small part up front, pay all at the end, hold tools hostage, etc. Fortunately, we’re recommending Rapid Repair and Remodel. You can see people love them on Yelp, which is a great place to get reviews.


Everyone knows that a locksmith can be shady if they want to be. They are professionals at unlocking things that people want to keep other people out of. So you really have to trust a locksmith in order for them to come out to your house and change the locks, or come to your rescue in the middle of the night. The Locksmith Eugene OR we recommend is Lane Lock and Key. They have an incredible rating on Yelp, BBB, and Facebook. You can see they take pride and have never left anyone in the lurch.


Your yard is the first thing people see about your home. If you’re looking to get the best possible look, you’ll want to hire a professional service. From maintenance to redesign, the best company in Eugene is Tender Earth Yardcare. These guys have great reviews on Yelp, Google, and Facebook. Nobody has complained, and they’ve got our vote.

Auto Mechanics

When you’re looking at Auto Mechanics, everyone’s got a horror story or some kind of bait and switch that happened to them. The best way is by word of mouth to find a good mechanic. Well, take this one as our word, the best Mechanic in Eugene is Downtown Automotive. Check out their fans on Yelp and you’ll see why. They service all kinds of makes and models, even hybrid vehicles. You will be happy you took your car or truck into DAC.


Everyone has a friend of a friend that can do electric work for them, right? WRONG! Electric work is dangerous. Not just for you – it can kill you, but for your home. Most house fires start because of faulty wiring. So, wouldn’t you rather pay a few bucks to get it done right, rather than a case of beer to the guy who “knows what he’s doing”? I know I would rather leave the professional job to the professionals. Reynolds Electric gets our recommendation for the best electrician in Eugene.

National Night Out in Creswell

Well, my first post isn’t actually about Eugene, which is a bit embarrassing. It’s close though, just in Creswell. Since August 7th is National Night Out day this year, the City of Creswell is putting on an event with free food and activities. Details from their website below:

National Night Out is an annual community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. It provides a great opportunity to bring Police, Fire, and neighborhoods together under positive circumstances.  Everyone is welcome!

  • Free Food from the Duck Truck! (1st 300 people)
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Dunk Tank
  • Games
  • Music
  • Neighborhood Safety Tips
  • Sheriff and Fire Vehicles