Like artists working with a palette of stone, soil, and greenery, teams from S.A.T. Landscape Services paint elaborate stone patios and blossom-laden plots. Members of the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association, the workers install water fountains, or deliver gravel to driveways or the sides of balding mountains. With gloved hands they wield products such as Mr. Mulch and Oberfield’s concrete, and take on tasks such as mulching, edging, and pruning shrubs. Besides keeping lawns mowed, aerated, and sculpted, they also arrange aesthetically pleasing landscape lighting, lay sod, and seed yards.
Customers rave about the quick response from the Buckeye Tool Guy, a former schoolteacher who's owned and operated his own construction and repair business since 1989. Frank's Home Repair specializes in all manner of household refurbishment, from electrical and plumbing work to carpentry and drywall installation. Like a rubber couch, Frank works just as well indoors and out, and he also works alone, calling upon more than 20 years of handy experience to attend to a wide variety of household needs.
The trained tress-tamers at Salon Lofts know how to snip, dye, and charm the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and Medusa head-snakes. Specialists can expertly install partial weaves ($85), add accent color to colloquial coiffures ($65+), and strap in shine with a super-shine gloss treatment seatbelt ($45+). Or opt for nail services and enjoy expertly manicured finger lawns and toe topiaries ($40+ for a spa manicure and pedicure) (services and prices may vary by location). Call ahead or go online to schedule your appointment.
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.
Mattress Mart's slumber experts stock their stores with major-brand sleep surfaces?such as Serta, iComfort, and Simmons Beauty Rest?in twin, full, queen, and king sizes. Customers can rest their backs on the firm billows of a Factory Select twin set or support larger-scale lumbar regions with a soft, flippable Newport Flush set.
In business since 1967, the garment caretakers at SunLight Cleaners know their way around a stain. With a combination of laundry service and professional dry cleaning, the crew behind the counter renews clothing, bedspreads, and overcoats, folding them into tidy stacks for patrons to pick up. As efficient self-service machines tumble and dry clothing, patrons can while away the time watching SunLight's DirectTV hookup or basking in the waves of free Wi-Fi.