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.
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.
Thanks to Fire House Hauling, you don't have to set your garage ablaze to get fire department trainees to carry away your junk. That's because the company's staff of junk removers consists of aspiring firefighters, who develop strength and agility for the job by collecting unwanted furniture, scrap, and waste from houses and commercial sites and hauling it away. They need all the endurance they can get to handle the task, too, especially when they're clearing out the type of house they tackled on A&E's Hoarders.
The process is simple. Fire House Hauling's crews swing by in their trucks and scoop up any nonhazardous materials, from unwanted furniture and construction waste to appliances and human answering machines. The considerate staff flexes more than just its muscles, however; they also sweep up any leftover debris, and afterward they sort through the truckloads of junk so that they can recycle items or donate them to Goodwill.