The accomplished interior designers and artisans at Kirkland Design & Painting Company impart their expertise in small, casual classes that suit all levels of expertise, from homebuilders to homemakers. Unlike carpentry classes taught by philosophy professors, Kirkland's sessions emphasize practical methods that can be effectively assimilated in the span of the three-hour evening and weekend classes. The Granicrete/Aurastone system taught in DIY floors and DIY countertops workshops overlays existing surfaces, and the simple plaster techniques related in faux-finishing workshops enable students to create multilayered dimensional finishes and retouch their fading stone gargoyles. The DIY Create Your Own Art on Canvas workshop focuses on the art of achieving luxury finishes and the science of selecting socially acceptable wine boxes.
Randy Reed is trying to make a difference one gallon of paint at a time. In 2010, his business Reed Painting Company developed Green Man Paint, a program designed to keep paint out of landfills while simultaneously making the greater Seattle community greener. Through that initiative, Reed Painting Company recycles unused paint and then donates all of it to non-profits, urban beautification projects, and arts organizations. In 2011, the efforts netted the company Sustainable Seattle's Innovator in Sustainability Award.
That was a defining moment for the company, but it's still the day-to-day work with locals that keeps Reed Painting Company at their best. Licensed painters head out to home sites each day, where they work on interiors and exteriors and apply their own custom system of primers, sealants, and paints. There's also a team to tackle dirty windows and clogged gutters, as well as carpenters who can help with wood rot and handyman services and are shining examples of how to properly wear a tool belt.
Billed as the Ultimate Trisport Event, TruAthlete is a competition in which coed teams of 6-10 players each battle each other tournament-style in each of three sports: flag football, volleyball, and soccer. For each game, six team members will take the field at a time; two women must be in play at all times, and teams can have up to four substitutes on the bench. There are two levels of registration: Division I, which is for serious athletes, or Division II, a casual bracket for groups interested in socializing and finally figuring out how their feet work. The top two teams in each division take home prizes. The event takes place at Magnuson Park, where there will be beer pong and dodgeball for spectators and consumers.
After retiring as a fourth-generation Seattle firefighter, it was only natural that Bill Davis decided his next career path would involve his ever-present tool belt. A master carpenter with more than 25 years of experience, Bill leads a bonded and insured crew of assistants as they expedite small and large domestic projects. He provides estimates and answers to all types of carpentry, remodeling, and installation projects, putting in new cabinets with the same deft skill he uses to build a brick pathway or clean gutters of squirrels’ safety deposit boxes. Above all, his company puts good work and integrity first, in hopes of becoming a household name for each of his clients.
The team of six handymen from Saibot Construction have helped home and business owners stay on top of building upkeep since 2003. The contractors offer their time-earned expertise for projects of all sizes and scope, ranging from remodeling finished basements to patching up leaky roofs to mounting flat-screen televisions. Homeowners can call upon the team to whittle down "honey-do" lists filled with smaller chores around the house, such as paint jobs or hanging pictures, as well as for larger projects, such as demolitions of houses presumed haunted because the pictures hung themselves.
Saibot Construction is a Seattle Home Pro Approved Provider.
When customers call Seattle Home Pro, they get access to a hand-picked list of the area's certified professionals and handymen, whom are licensed, bonded, insured, and background checked. Customers get an instant price estimate for their desired job?doorbell repair, fence painting, thermostat installation, and more?then select a handyman from the list of available workers. Handymen can perform small-scale services such as furniture assembly, or large-scale jobs such as full kitchen remodeling?everything necessary to fix up a home.