As a regional manufacturer distributing products within a 500-mile radius, McCormick Paints takes a leadership position in truly green manufacturing and distribution by reducing energy, fuel and emissions in the delivery of products to the marketplace. McCormick Paints operates 24 retail store locations.
Owners Timothy Foster and Simone Davey bring more than 20 years of brush-wrangling experience to their roles as leaders of Tim’s Tidy Touch Painting, guiding their team with the know-how that helped them win the Best of Alexandria award in the U.S. Commerce Association's 2011 Painting Contractors category. Guided by a philosophy devoted to open communication, surpassed expectations, and highly personalized service, team members help homeowners select the most flattering colors and cloak interior and exterior surfaces in new hues with detail-oriented execution. Though painting is Tim’s Tidy Touch Painting's specialty, the team’s home-mending services include remodeling, repair, and re-sewing the giant buttons that attach houses to lawns.
The team at Platinum Touch Design Studio, Inc. advises just as expertly on residential designs as it does on office layouts. The services run the gamut from plans for these types of spaces to more specific advice on window treatments, upholstery, and furniture choices.
You can’t blame Gust Renovations’ pros for not knowing where to start when they set foot in a house with broken sinks, peeling walls, and chipped floors. That’s because the workers specialize in just about every facet of home renovation, from repairing plumbing problems to constructing outdoor sheds for storing mattress receipts. With 30 years of experience, the renovation veterans also paint walls, remodel bathrooms, and power-wash grimy siding.
When Kent Baake isn't scaling rock formations in Yosemite or shooting for another world record in roadskating, the Metro Gutter & Home Services, Inc. founder can often be found devising energy-efficient ways to protect clients' rooftops, doing everything from sealing leaks to repairing gutters. Baake began the company in 1989, taking on each gutter job with only one truck and one ladder. His crew has since expanded, and the trucks have hatched eggs of their own, resulting in a fleet that carries the exterior specialists to counties throughout Virginia, Maryland, and DC. While restoring damaged home exteriors or preparing houses for harsh seasons, the team cleans, repairs, and replaces roofing, gutters, siding, windows, and doors. They also offer attic ventilation and insulation, as well as home energy audits, weatherization, and solar design services.
It's not the size, shape, or age of a home that creates its aura: it's the furniture. And at Z Furniture, there are rooms and rooms of formal tables, funky couches, and chic bed frames that can set the tone of a new house. The stock contains everything from contemporary beds with clean lines to midcentury-style cabinets in muted browns and grays. They supplement their furniture with statement pieces, such as geometric-patterned area rugs and light fixtures that are equal parts fashion and function. They even offer prebuilt fireplaces, which add as much elegance and warmth to a room as a cardboard cutout of a smiling Dame Judi Dench.