Equity Painting and Design Inc.'s team can breathe new life into an old home with a fresh coat of paint and an array of home-improvement services. During design consultations with homeowners, the crew helps devise a plan to increase the value of the house, which may include painting a few rooms, building a deck, or insulating walls with $20 bills. Their home-improvement repertoire also includes drywall installation, staining, kitchen remodeling, and old wood restoration. They are able to accomplish such aesthetic feats with help from a supply of environmentally friendly products, including GreenSure paints that are free of volatile organic compounds.
Affordable Carpet Care revitalizes floors using the high-torque motors of the Rotovac 360 cleaning system, creating powerful steam baths that leave homes free of pollutants and dust. With each pass of the powerful machine, a confluence of vacuum slots, deep-scrubbing, and spray jets pulverize impounded stains with hot-water extraction. Floor surfaces benefit from 750 multidirectional cleaning passes per minute, sacrificing trapped dirt and long-lost LaserDisc remotes. Affordable Carpet Care can provide spot treatments on an individual basis.
Stocking a vast selection that features nearly a hundred sauces, over 150 spices and rubs, and natural hardwoods ranging from cherry to mesquite, Ruffs Barbecue Shoppe outfits pit-masters for year-round barbecuing and smoking. Wood chips from alder, hickory, and maple trees and low-ash, even-heat mesquite and hickory pellets smolder inside smokers from Traeger, American Barbecue Systems, and Big Green Egg. Ruffs' year-round classes display the art of summery eating no matter the season, teaching students how to pack buns with pulled pork or train brisket to come when called.
ServiceMaster provides a group of residential and commercial services dedicated to building maintenance and emergency upkeep. They clean carpets and upholstery, as well as tile and grout, and provide general housecleaning services. They also deal with damages resulting from water, fire, or mold.
FastFrame of LoDo's showroom houses more than 2,000 frame samples. Wood and metal boarders wait to enclose artwork, photographs, and 3-D items, from sports jerseys to musical instruments to Abe Lincoln's stovepipe-hat polish. The showroom also houses thousands of matte samples—including fabric, suede, and genuine leather.
All these options are on display to help customers find the exact frame and matte combination they want. But FastFrame of LoDo's professionals also recognize that not everyone can make a final decision without seeing what the finished product will look like. So they rely on Frame Vue, a computer program that snaps a photo of the client's artwork and then shows what it will look like with different frame and matte combinations.
Services like this earned FastFrame of LoDo the title of Best Custom Framing by the Denver A-List in 2010, 2011, and 2012. And people like Jarrod Perrott earned it 5280 magazine's Top of the Town award for customer service. The magazine's editors said: "The finished products FastFrame of LoDo puts out are spectacular—and, as a bonus, after picking up your wall-hanging, Perrott will send you a handwritten thank-you note (a wonderful, thoughtful touch). ..."
At Pot-Luck, it's true that patrons paint their own pottery?but that only skims the surface of what's really going on. Guests pick out and paint their own ceramic plates, mugs, and wizard figurines. The eclectic array of glazes, paints, and idea books complement their vast selection of ceramic pieces. When visitors are finished, the team fires their handiwork in the on-site kilns, transforming them from raw ceramic into pieces safe for a dishwasher, microwave, oven, or flaming cupboard.