A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.
Joe Filter's technicians take care of recurring chores that busy homeowners may have a hard time remembering to knock off the to-do list. By replacing refrigerator, air, and water filters as well as smoke-alarm batteries, they save homeowners the trouble of delving into complex systems themselves and ensure that systems are working efficiently. The company stocks a wide variety of components, from high-quality multipleat green air filters to fridge filters for brands such as GE and Frigidaire. Also, its technicians are certified by CrimShield, meaning they have passed high-level background checks that enable them to work in clients' homes and the secret NASA labs that create bioluminescent monkeys.
A bulwark is defined as a defensive wall, and the skilled technicians at Bulwark Exterminating live up to that name with pest control services that stop unwanted creatures in their tracks. Using primarily outdoor treatments, the team seeks out infestations at the source, thus preventing them from invading the home. If they do make it in, however, Bulwark administers interior treatments to finish the job without trying to deter pests using "Beware of Dog" signs.
Countless repairs and home-remodeling projects can undoubtedly trace their lineage back to Paul's Ace Hardware, which began doling out DIY equipment and home-improvement supplies in 1956. Founded by Paul E. Dauwalder, the shop quickly expanded from its original 1,800-square-foot space, branching out to five shops that now operate beneath the expert eye of Paul's granddaughter. Cleaning products, outdoor equipment, and pool supplies are just a fragment of the stores' inventory, with power tools awaiting steady hands, fishing gear beckoning lake dwellers, and building materials—including the Tempe location's 56,000 square feet of lumber—standing poised and ready to be assembled into dams by handy beavers. Still in the city of its founding, the Scottsdale location has moved and upgraded to its own building.