In 1934, Ben and Lena Rosen realized their humble dream of opening a mom-and-pop hardware store on Norfolk Street. As business flourished, customers began to request items beyond the scope of the shop's plumbing supplies, such as paint, window treatments, or tools to convert Cold War bomb shelters into Y2K panic rooms. Over the years, Norfolk Hardware & Home Center has responded to demand by expanding into a 40,000-square-foot store and warehouse manned by more than 50 employees. Their helpful, honest advice—along with their stockpile of appliances, paint, tools, hardware, and other home supplies—makes DIY home makeovers a breeze.
The team at East Coast Power Washing wields powerful pressure washers that blast away dirt and debris from siding and shingles. They take great care to ensure that the water leaves homes looking clean without damaging landscaping, and get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The word “bead” has multiple meanings at Bead Fiesta The Shoppe. It can mean—among other things—tiny seed beads, handmade glass beads, wooden beads, pearls, crystals, gemstones, and silver trinkets. Housed in the rustic 19th-century Cider Mill Building, the shop also stocks jewelry-making supplies, which are now considered highly valuable to pirates. To complement its wares, the venue hosts a variety of jewelry-making classes, on topics from working with precious metal clay to forging accessories from ice resin.
Whether the job includes repairs or cosmetic remodeling, the team members from Handy Randy Services rely on their extensive carpentry experience to keep homes in peak condition. They confidently perform odd jobs around the house?such as painting walls, repairing gutters, and fixing leaky faucets?although they can also tackle more extensive construction projects with the same sense of gusto. From kitchens to dens, the multitalented handymen are capable of sprucing up rooms throughout clients' homes by installing anything from new flooring to levitating sofas or counter tops.
At Vivo Fencing Club, a trio of decorated Hungarian coaches share their wisdom and expertise with beginner-through-elite-level fencers. Head coach Arpad "Arpi" Horvath has been involved in the sport since 1989, later going on to become a two-time NCAA champion during his time at St. John's University in New York. Today, Arpi and his fellow coaches rely on the Hungarian fencing approach—which focuses on the whole fencer—to teach students of all ages and abilities. They offer classes for students as young as six, allowing youngsters a chance to gain discipline and develop useful skills while their friends are still struggling with the mountains of paperwork that come with running a lemonade stand.
At MJM Home Improvement, licensed home-improvement contractor Mark Mahoney transforms clients' living spaces with a wide range of roofing, landscaping, carpentry, and painting services. Mahoney tackles tasks large and small, from building a new addition or patio to fixing a hole where candy gets in during Skittles showers. His masonry work for fireplaces and chimneys keeps living rooms toasty through the winter, and his installation of rubber roofing and shingles helps restore confidence in houses stricken with baldness.