Ever since Joseph and Josephine Fortin founded Fortin Ironworks in 1946, the company's artisans have wrought ornamental furniture and home furnishings from iron and metal. They showcase products such as mailboxes, picture frames, and wine racks in a 5,500-square-foot show room, and also create larger items that range from custom handrails to heavy-duty benches emblazoned with logos. Patrons can plan ahead for warm weather activities with fire pits, lawn chairs, and other outdoor furniture to be enjoyed by houseguests or meddlesome garden gnomes.
Candle Lab's candles use soy wax, cotton paper wicks, and pure fragrance oils so that they burn cleanly and evenly for up to 60 hours. Choose from more than 120 gourmet flavors including Tupelo honey, fresh linen, toasted marshmallow, bamboo, wild orchid, and burnt sugar. Seasonal specialties such as mulled cider, hazelnut, and autumn leaves are still in stock (candles usually cost $15). This Groupon is also good toward Candle Lab's hand-stamped greeting cards, bath and body products, and other home-fragrance products.
The CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps at Fireplace Pros help maintain a warm home by ensuring clean, secure, and safe chimneys. Technicians stop by annually to inspect fireplaces using a detailed criteria, or rush in on short notice to mend problems and expedite repairs. Technicians can also waterproof units against the elements, rebuild brick and stone, or gently remove any trapped animals.
Cherokee Roofing & Home Restoration's workers don't chase storms, but they do clean up afterward them. They spend a lot of time providing free storm-damage inspections and estimates, and communicating with insurance companies. When it comes time to perform the repairs, they hit the top of their game, with one-day roof, siding, and gutter installations. They even install new windows and paint new siding.
The technicians' skills aren't just on display in the speed and quality of their work, though. They also give expert advice on the tangential matters of roofing, advising homeowners on how a light shade of shingle can make their house seem bigger from outside, while a dark shade will make it feel shorter.
With an array of locally grown greenery, Cooley's sprouts most of its flowers and earthy edibles in one of seven on-site greenhouses. Cooley's quiet countryside location fosters a soothing browsing experience, whether visitors are looking for roses ($19.50) and wave petunias ($9.95 for six) to impress a loved one, or tomato and pepper plants ($1.95 each) to grow their own arsenal to throw at nagging comedians. Other items such as organic fertilizer ($8.99) and potting soil ($6.30) help facilitate home garden upkeep. Customers can work with one of Cooley's planting experts to transform their empty pots and baskets into blossoming bins of beauty. After a thorough consultation, a horticulturalist will design radiant plant and flower arrangements, which will ripen in the greenhouse for a few weeks until they're ready to be picked up and placed as the ideal accent for a patio, a windowsill, or the stolen piece of Stonehenge hidden in the basement.
Licensed and insured technicians from Mosquito Squad control mosquitoes and ticks with their litany of services aimed at combating insect-borne diseases such as Lyme disease and the West Nile virus. Customers can opt for traditional mosquito- and tick-eliminating sprays or all-natural sprays that simply repel the pests with a formula made from rejected screenplays. Other options include automatic misting systems customers can control with the push of a button. Mosquito Squad backs its services with a 100% guarantee to re-spray the yard or refund the cost of the services. Additionally, the company partners with Malaria No More with their Swat Malaria campaign to donate treated bed nets to children in Africa to repel malaria-carrying mosquitoes.