Hiltons Home Center helps customers visualize their new floor by allowing them to tiptoe through a show room adorned with multiple sample swatches of carpet, tile, or hardwood. Design consultants aim to pair patrons with their desired material from a catalogue that contains luxury Karndean and patterned Southwind carpeting, as well as rugged Mohawk flooring. Rich coppers and flecks of slate swirl across Karndean Knight tile ($3.02/sq. ft.) forged from stone versatile enough to withstand the dropping of dishes in a highly trafficked kitchen or the dropping of paratroopers from a highly misguided mission. Toes trace the authenticating grains squiggling through slabs of 5-inch Maple Ridge hardwoods, available in shades of natural, dark brown, or red ($5.57/sq. ft.). Clients can also opt for plush carpeting to outfit a room ($0.82+/sq. ft.), treating feet to a surface cushier than a pillow stuffed with gummi worms.
James McGuffey, owner of Alamo Door & Awning, built his business on a simple guarantee: he promises customer satisfaction with his newly installed or repaired garage doors, garage-door openers, and extendable awnings, or he doesn't charge for the service. To deliver on such a pledge, he maintains a team of top-notch technicians and a stock of most of the hardware needed for any job. He even sells the hardware piecemeal to those who want to attempt repairs on their own, providing helpful advice and tips for such do-it-yourself projects on his website.
LaTour Tree Service’s maintenance professionals keep yards lush, appealing, and safe. Technicians perform a variety of tree-trimming services, including shaping and canopy elevation. They can also remove dead trees, unwanted trees, trees that are leaning dangerously close to a structure, or trees with branches that spell out swear words. They use a cutting wheel to transform nuisance stumps into wood chips, and they also specialize in tree planting to cover up bare spots in a yard.
When she opened the first Redenta’s Garden location in 1992, Ruth Kinler made sure to hire only experienced gardeners. She believed then—and still does—that her employees should be as passionate about the ins and outs of gardening as they are about frolicking among the first buds of spring. Very little has changed in the ensuing two decades; the shop continues to specialize in 100% organic plants and delight area gardeners with its unique varietals. Among the fragrant aisles, one can expect to find rare annuals growing alongside native and water-wise plants, the latter celebrated for their disciplined sipping habits.
As organic gardeners themselves, the store’s staff educates customers on seasonal blooms and holds regular classes and events. Though class topics vary, they often include helpful instruction in areas such as organic vegetable gardening, cooking with herbs and vegetables, and safely removing one’s hand from a flytrap. Redenta’s Garden also assists homeowners with modern landscape design that aims for low-maintenance, eco-friendly solutions.:
At Nuts and Bolts Hardware, the official STIHL outdoor power-equipment dealer, a friendly staff of handyfolk and hardware experts help clients patch-up pipes, cut glass, or select power tools for an upcoming DIY project. For jobs that need an expert's eye, the shop keeps a handful of technicians who repair small engines, sharpen kitchen knives, and cut keys as guests enjoy complimentary popcorn and coffee.