Winner of the 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence, Lowe's has been helping customers conserve energy and expletives with home improvement, gardening, and hardware solutions for every budget. With the store's friendly handypeople as their guide, nail-pounding novices and seasoned remodelers alike can outfit their toolbox for any undertaking with more than 6,000 products between $25 and $50. Impress spouses and annoy car-pooling coworkers by ably installing ceiling fans into your car roof. Add lighting fixtures to darkling domiciles, or finally finish your back yard's Super Mario Bros. level with Lowe's garden tools. The store can also mix together a rainbow of hues for painting projects involving dining rooms, nurseries, and sweat lodges. Afterwards, you can clean up the dust with a 6-Gallon HP Wet/dry Shop Vac ($44.97), or rinse off caulk-covered corpuses under the Moen Brushed Nickel 7 Spray Pattern Shower Massager ($49.98). Regardless of your mission, the accommodating staff at Lowe's will offer expert advice for completing your home's improvements.
As seasons change, the gutters around a home's perimeter become clogged with leaves and dirt. The crew from Mr. Clean Gutters flushes away this debris so rain and broken-off pieces of sky can once again flow freely through them. The crew also tightens fasteners, reseals end caps and outlets, and evaluates the entire system to pinpoint problem areas that need repair.
At Futures Redefined, founder Jeremy Gaebe and his board of directors work to educate and help employ at-risk and foster youth. Through a work program that tackles garden, landscaping, and simple construction jobs, the non-profit helps youngsters develop independence and real-world skills.
Smith & Company Remodeling fine-tunes abodes with a complete menu of home-remodeling and repair services. The home-enhancing team includes a number of skilled craftspeople capable of remodeling kitchens, weatherproofing homes, and silencing hinges engaged in a perpetual serenade of "The Song That Never Ends." Homeowners can commission Smith & Company’s adroit team members to replace critical fixtures, including standard toilets ($150 for labor) and standard doorknobs ($37.50 for labor), as well as smoke or carbon monoxide detectors ($65). Smith & Company Remodeling also sheds light on mushrooms sprouting from dark corners of the living room by replacing standard light fixtures ($55 for labor) and brightening bathrooms with a shiny new look.
For more than two decades, the licensed techs at J & T Wow-Wash On Wheels have beautified storefronts and homes with well-aimed jets of hot, high-pressure water. Rather than abandoning a building after it gets dirty or simply burning it down, homeowners can employ these staffers to restore their house to a sparkling freshness with laser-like streams of H2O that blast away mildew and soot from façades, roofs, and patios. Thoroughly cleaning the siding and shingles not only boosts a property's aesthetic appeal, but also can potentially lower energy bills and prevent the need for future repairs. In addition to bathing windows, concrete, and walls, the techs can brighten up buildings with expert paint jobs and reduce indoor pollution with duct and chimney cleaning.
Family patriarch Nordy Rockler opened the doors of his first store in 1954 to supply his fellow craftsmen with knowledge, friendly advice, and a large selection of tools for at-home woodworking projects. Now, the chain of retail outlets brims with more than 20,000 tools and specialized woodworking equipment. Next to a steely rainbow of hinges, casters, and screws, a supply of lumber and exotic hardwoods provides planks for building tree houses or just leaving around as a warning to uncooperative trees. The tenor buzz of power tools operated by newly knowledgeable guests drifts from educational sessions on operating equipment and woodworking.