Parvizian Rugs International has cushioned Houston footfalls for more than 40 years with antique and custom-made carpets and rugs. Rug workshops and wool factories in Romania, Pakistan, and India fill Parvizian’s American and European storefronts with luxe piles of wool and silk, which are draped over displays or custom-created with help from savvy in-house designers. Parvizian also travels to homes and offices to clean carpets with hand-sudsed shampoos and environmentally friendly supplies, and restores rugs ravaged by moths and foot traffic with meticulous re-weaving, fresh twirls of fringe, and re-backing torn from the pages of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
A charter member of the MLS, the San Jose Earthquakes played their first four seasons as the Clash before claiming the MLS Cup in 2001 and 2003. Though the team moved to Houston in '05, the franchise was reinstated in '08, bringing professional soccer back to the Bay Area. Buck Shaw Stadium serves as the team's current home, though a new stadium will shoot skyward in 2014, complete with luxury suites for fans and exhausted referees alike.
The friendly tool experts at Direct Tools Factory Outlet help customers to negotiate the store's huge inventory of new, reconditioned, and factory-blemished hardware from brands such as Ryobi, Homelite, and Milwaukee. Items are priced at a reduced rate, giving purchasers extra money and a brand-new stockpile of hardware to construct a time machine to go back and impress an early hominid with a Dirt Devil Scorpion 7-amp hand vacuum ($29.99) or a factory-blemished Ryobi One+ Lithium-Ion compact drill ($127.99). Each product carries a warranty of at least one year, even the reconditioned items, which had to get back in shape with pushups and burpees to earn their warranty ribbon.
Garage doors rarely inspire passion, easily taken for granted as they dutifully trundle up and down to admit cars. People generally only notice them when they stop working, which is where David Miller and his father-in-law come in. They run EZ Lift Garage Doors, earning a living making sure that garage doors run smoothly and stay unnoticed. "I love running businesses, and my father-in-law has 20 years behind him in the garage-door-repair industry," David says. They continue to maintain, repair, and replace garage doors all across Houston while preserving the air of a family-run business.
The qualified roofing technicians and handymen at G & G General Contractors provide a lengthy list of services for both residential and commercial properties. They work efficiently even on steep slopes, and prove equally skilled at installing asphalt shingles as they do working with vinyl siding or patio covers. Contractors can also help with bathroom remodeling jobs or dealing with stubborn water leaks. Whatever the job, G & G works to make sure their customers only pay for what they need and that every job is completed to the highest quality and on time.
For 15 years, the professionals at this general contracting firm have been performing quality work. The contractors specialize in a variety of home repairs and installations, from roofing and gutters to remodeling and painting. They clamber onto roofs to check for hail damage, and, if necessary, can help customers negotiate with insurance companies to cover damage from storms or water-balloon fights with their agent. In addition to being insured and bonded, the technicians have vast experience in dealing with city, state, and county building and permit codes, and they'll ensure that abodes or businesses are up to snuff.