"We use the best soaps, solvents and equipment available to the industry. We do not take short cuts," Tripp Penninger told Columbia Metropolitan in 2011, one year after the magazine's readers voted Tripp's Fine Cleaners as the best dry cleaners in Columbia. Grandson of the couple that founded the business in 1987, Tripp and his staff of nearly 100 employees have earned their prestige; as Sanitone-certified master dry cleaners, they've carefully cleaned thousands of garments and have been trusted with preserving the wedding gowns of brides in South Carolina and beyond.
They clean regular laundry with low-temperature water, ensuring that nothing shrinks or becomes misshapen, and they use special procedures for high-end garments, making sure to wine and dine Chanel suits before removing wine or dinner stains. Tripp’s seamstresses are on hand to remedy ill-fitting garments, usually returning alterations in about three days. The staff picks up and drops off items free of charge in specified areas and offers complimentary seasonal storage with the purchase of cleaning.
When Redic Earl Robinson started making house calls in 1919, he visited his customers by bicycle. Each family knew him as "Mister Ed," and they bundled their laundry for him to take back to the shop on Gervais Street. Meanwhile, Myrtle Beckham Robinson, Mister Ed's wife, warmed an iron with a coal-fire stove as she awaited the shipment. Together, they soaked the garments in buckets and worked stains out on scrub boards.
Today, Redic Earl Robinson Jr. carries on the family tradition with modern equipment. Twice weekly, his team travels by motorized horse to pick up laundry and make deliveries. They utilize custom cleaning solutions for specific fabrics and offer specialty services for leather, suede, quilts, and comforters. In addition to stain removal, Ed Robinson Cleaners offers alteration services at its 2551 Forest Dr. location.
Custom Computerz is a local company that specializes in building and repairing computers to meet each customer's individual needs in the Columbia, SC area. We make getting your computer back up and running quick, easy, and affordable. Our prices and turnaround time beat other companies by avoiding expensive overhead costs.
Mid Carolina Freelance is a full service search engine optimization (SEO) firm. We have been doing SEO for article writing, web and blogsite auditing and analysis, and link building for 2 years, and are organically ranked (unpaid ads) on Google Pages 2 and 3 for several SEO keywords ourselves!
Vacuums Etc. keeps carpets meticulously scuzz-free with a slate of high-end vacuum cleaners and supplies as well as exemplary service and repairs. Suck up dust, mites, and motes in mites’ eyes with one of Vacuums Etc.’s dealer-exclusive models ($70–$1200). Models such as the Carpet Pro ($250) or a Riccar Supralite ($309) banish dust bunnies, and the American-made Riccar Brilliance ($899) gets rid of filth while bearing a 15-year warranty. Steeds of suction come with a 24-hour trial period in which customers can test out their selection at home. Not just a place to bag a motor-driven windbag, Vacuums Etc. includes an additional two-year service guarantee on vacuum purchases for any item not included in the manufacturer’s warranty.
SnapClasses.com's photography professionals impart fledgling photogs with digital picture-taking knowledge during the four-hour workshop. The class is divided into three parts—digital basics, taking better pictures, and what to do after the shoot—to cover all aspects of digital photography. Each camera crusader will learn shutter-snapping fundamentals, such as how to understand camera functions, how to manipulate settings to obtain desired effects, and how to react when your camera asks you to focus. Students will also study backgrounds, foregrounds, and how to get up-close and personal without agitating touchy subjects. Before class ends, amateur paparazzi will become adept at eliminating pesky instances of red-eye and learn how to print perfectly captured pictures of cabbage heads that resemble Pete Rose.