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.
Common phrases, from “pounding the pavement” to “hitting the road,” point to how roughly humans treat their beloved, supportive asphalt. In response, the technicians at Suburban Sealcoat challenge this norm, administering services that protect and rehabilitate any sturdy, blackened surface. With a 6% SS-polymer-blend additive in their sealant, they safeguard pavement against dangers ranging from environmental wear and tear to cars with weak bladders. They also eradicate cracks with a hot-rubber filler heated to a sizzling 400 degrees. And when the techs aren't treating, cleaning, or patching up asphalt, they can be found re-striping parking lots, clearly delineating spaces to prevent cars from parking inside of each other.
Brian Kahn, a painting industry veteran, oversees this well-recruited team of home-finishing specialists who perform the company?s concierge-level home services?including house painting, re-finishing services, light construction services, cabinet hardware, countertops, sinks, and accessories. Painterati?an American Society of Interior Designers industry partner?collaborates with homeowners to craft polished finished products worthy of years of admiration.
Most Popular Service: Residential and Commercial Construction
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: GAF, Ply Gem, Certainteed, Hardy, LP, plus many more.
Pro Tip: Homeowner must be present at initial appointment.
Many things in water are completely invisible: heavy metals, minerals, the ghosts of popped bubbles. The team at Water Doctors Water Treatment can test for those and other imperceptible contaminants. Then, technicians and engineers help get rid of them with water filtration system options. Depending on the client's needs, a reverse osmosis system or a large-tank water filtration system might be the best call.
Moving days were probably much more interesting when the first generation of Backdahl's Movers founded their business in 1901. But in the more than a century that has passed since then, the family has learned a thing or to about ensuring a smooth transition from one house to the next. The workers begin to prep for the move a few days in advance, assessing client needs for packing tools such as tape, boxes, and bubble wrap, and delivering the necessary items so that everything will be ready to load on moving day. Of course, they can also tailor their services to move a single, heavy item such as a hot tub or piano to another part of the house or dangle it over the sidewalk until that pesky roadrunner happens by.