From the basement to the roof, RC Remodeling Solutions’ laborers provide conceptual design and remodeling services to update and reinvigorate homes. Talented designers will consult with homeowners and help them plan a remodeling project for the kitchen, bathroom, basement, or deck. But their services don’t end at the last pencil-scratch of a blueprint. A team of skilled remodelers also brings building materials and experienced craftsmanship to renovating projects—they can lay new flooring, install new appliances, or start from scratch with complete floor to ceiling remodels. On top of that, cosmetic services such as painting, power washing, and gutter cleaning help increase homes’ resale values and give them an edge during the neighborhood’s annual house pageant.
Since 1945, this family-owned landscaping business and garden center has helped locals transform their yards into lush landscapes and bountiful gardens. The company's secret to longevity is enlisting a staff of passionate expert gardeners and cloning them to populate future generations. Among its members, the landscaping team shares almost 200 years of collective experience, with foremen holding between 12 and 20 years apiece. Company president James Campbell began cultivating his love of all things flora on a farm crew at age 14. In college, he studied ornamental horticulture and then spent four decades working at Campbell & Ferrara, ascending from crew member to foreman to president.
You might get lost in the meandering paths of the indoor-outdoor garden center with 8 acres of trees, shrubs, and seasonal flowers. Thankfully, horticulturists and garden experts roam the grounds, ready to offer you directions and advice. To deter pests, for example, they'll tell you to plant a border of marigolds or a handful of sacrificial Skittles. Hand them a picture of your yard, and they'll predict which plants and flowers will likely thrive there. They also make DIY-ing easy by arranging over 1,000 trees and shrubs into user-friendly categories such as privacy screening, Virginia natives, and four-season. For customers who prefer an expert's help, landscapers offer degrees of assistance, ranging from installing customer-selected plants to completely redesigning yards with putting greens, outdoor kitchens, or waterfalls.
Shiny Carpet Cleaning's professional crews arrive at doorsteps determined to coax household dirt from its hiding spots and banish it with solutions that won’t harm children and pets. Through a three-step process utilizing hot-water extraction, shampoo, and carpet protector, they leave carpet fibers looking clean and wholesome enough to star in a Disney Channel original movie. Aside from carpet cleaning, the staffers also scrub grout, hand wash rugs, sanitize upholstery, and perform general housecleaning.
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.