The professionals at Inspiration Design Center help clients revamp their homes with expert design tips and hardware. They carry an extensive selection of kitchen and bath tiles in styles such as granite, glass, and ceramic in a variety of colors and textures. They also stock hundreds of slabs for countertops in myriad materials such as granite, marble, travertine, and limestone culled from quarries across the world. Inspiration Design Center employs master craftsmen who use precision laser measuring on projects, as well as certified installers to ensure houses easily transform into cozy, eye-catching homes.
Louis Genz and John Ryan first founded Genz-Ryan in 1950, with help from Louis's wife, Greta, and John's mother, Rose. As the business expanded, so did Louis's family: four sons—Dan, Mike, Bob, and Jon—were born, and in 1997, they took hold of the reins to continue the journey their father started.
To this day, they strive to retain their small-business values while pursuing industry innovations, such as geothermal technologies, tankless water heaters, and waterless water. Their 7,000-square-foot design center features an interactive showroom with a fully functioning kitchen, bathroom, and HVAC system. When they aren't providing supplies for upgrades, renovations, and new homes, technicians tweak appliances 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For two generations, the professionals at Midwest Home Services have not only kept homes sparkling clean, but safe. That’s thanks in part to their range of inspection and fix-it services that help prevent fires and energy waste. The team’s specialty is keeping the most functional parts of a home operational by cleaning everything from hot water heaters to furnaces and gutters. When a case requires more work than what a cleanup job can fix, the team also performs a number of handyman and home repair services so chimneys, roof tiles, and kitchens continue to operate as efficiently as the day they were hired.
The techs at Bonfe's Plumbing, Heating and Air Service have been tweaking climate-controlling devices of all makes and models for more than 15 years. They arrive at homes wearing uniforms and shiny badges, which indicate their employment with Bonfe and distinguish them from communist-propaganda inspectors. Techs don shoe covers to protect floors and furniture from damage and dirt, and if their work areas aren't tidy when they leave, Bonfe will compensate customers either with money or three magic beans. To ensure satisfactory same-day and emergency service, a staff member is always available by phone—day and night, all week long.
Minneapolis St. Paul Plumbing Heating Air began dispatching technicians to homes and offices throughout the Twin Cities in 1913. Though the ensuing century has seen a number of advancements in plumbing and air-conditioning technology, not much has changed in terms of the technicians’ care and expertise. Plumbers, for example, still arrive promptly to repair leaky faucets and prevent pipes from freezing, and heating repairmen continue to coax gusts of warm or cool air from heaters and air conditioners. They can inspect units of nearly every make and model and repair contrarian thermostats that insist on only measuring temperature in degrees Celsius.
Sinks. Sump pumps. Water lines. Code compliance. The fully licensed, bonded, and insured contractors at Affinity Plumbing have seen it all—and know how to fix it. They bring their plumbing expertise to every sort of project or mishap, whether it's installing a new system during a home remodeling or unclogging the drain after Bigfoot crashes at your place for a few weeks.