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). ..."
The staff members at Scrubbin Buddies Cleaning Service, LLC appreciate that clean is a complex adjective. That's why they offer multiple types of cleaning sessions that vary based on the house's condition and the client’s desires. Their routine cleanings meticulously traverse the surfaces and furnishings of every type of living area. Wielding all-natural products, the teams approach sullied floors with mops, vacuums, brooms, and wood cleaners in a single visit. Alternatively, their deep cleaning delves into even shadier nooks, such as behind the stove, inside floor vents, and throughout garages. They will even clear light fixtures of bugs that were only trying to read in the dark.
Though both kinds of cleaning sessions entail an extensive list of services, the technicians eagerly field special requests. They can scour offices and spruce up locales that have recently undergone construction, and they are specially trained in prepping homes for moves. To advise patrons on further treatments, they keep a roster of professional carpet and window cleaners on file.
To say that Renewal by Andersen has high standards for its window installers might be an understatement. For the chance to even apply for the position, an installer must have replaced at least 5,000 windows. And when this prospective technician is considered for employment, there's still only a one in three chance he or she will even be hired. Once they finally make the cut, that lucky third of installers are EPA certified in lead safety, and they refresh their skills with another 40 training hours each year.
When homeowners put out their broken-or-ugly-window distress signal, the technicians respond with a varied selection of window and door options. They do so swiftly—each Andersen crew averages 1,000 replacements per year. And the installers' meticulous nature and attention to detail don't end when they pop in that final pane. After they've replaced the window, they clean up with an industrial vacuum estimated to be 47% more efficient than a typical home vac. Only when a homeowner goes through a 10-point inspection checklist with the team leader, and signs off on the cleanup, does Andersen consider its job done.
The inspiration for Angerman Hardwoods came in 1986, when a family friend asked Chuck Angerman if he'd help install hardwood flooring in a mountain home. Angerman agreed, and they set to work; when the project was done, he marveled at the beauty of the floor's wood grain, and at how the floor changed the home's entire aesthetic. He launched Angerman Hardwoods the following year with the help of his partner, Cynthia.
Today, the Angerman draws on decades of experience to bring out the beauty of hardwoods. Specialists sand floors using Bona dust containment sanding equipment that virtually eliminates airborne dust, and they refinish floors using a waterborne polyurethane that gleams for up to eight years. They also install all-new hardwood, bamboo, laminate, and cork flooring. They've strived to provide high-quality customer service in addition to high-quality products, earning an A+ from the Better Business Bureau.
D.A.C. Cleaning Services, LLC's crews scour office buildings, houses, and apartments for dirt and eradicate the offending grime with a repertoire of eco-friendly cleaning techniques that have earned the company a Green Clean certification. With focus and precision, the licensed and insured cleaners target filth in all of its forms. They assail kitchen messes with ample elbow grease, tidy up bedrooms, scrub every bathroom surface to sparkling, and dust living rooms until they're squeaky clean enough to pass a white-glove test from a popular cartoon mouse. Adding to the repertoire of standard cleaning services, the team can also power-wash entrenched outdoor filth and help organize clients' clutter.
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.