When it was founded in 1987, Frame Central was a social hub for artists, and was even curiously named for facial hair. However, Beard Outlet has since morphed into a seven-location franchise, dedicated to simplifying the framing process. The shops’ onsite stock of matboard, frame moulding, and other key supplies ensures speedy DIY framing projects—which visitors can complete in an hour—and single-day professional framing. An array of pre-framed mirrors and artwork allows shoppers to enhance their blank walls without taping a napping friend to them. Shoppers can also stock up on framing supplies such as case glass and hanging hardware.
When most people see the inside of their ducts for the first time, they wish they hadn't. That's because everything from pet hair to dust and mites collects along the edges and filters into the air flowing throughout their homes. But the professional technicians at Duct Geeks make it their job to revert ducts back to a healthy state. The background-checked technicians clear ducts, vents, and chimneys, removing allergens that cause red eyes, runny noses, and inefficient heating and cooling. Duct Geeks use van mounted equipment to run their vacuum hoses straight to the furnace area to reduce noise and dust pollution inside the home during the cleaning process. Furthermore, every cleaning product they use is safe for families, the environment, and pets that crawl into small spaces. Their window cleaning services are detailed and thorough, assuring crystal clean glass panes every time.
Turbo Steamer Carpet Cleaner harnesses the power of the Rotovac 360, a multidirectional, truck-mounted piece of equipment, in order to free carpets that are weighed down by dirt, dust mites, and stains. Technicians begin the multistep process with a pre-inspection and a pretreatment, during which they loosen particularly difficult stains on the carpet. Next, they make a pass over the affected areas with the Rotovac 360 heat-steam extraction system. This method is nontoxic, pet safe, and baby safe. Following the cleaning, they perform a postinspection and grooming process so that when the carpets dry in two–six hours, they look fluffy, inviting, and as walkable as a trip from a kitchen table's west to east coast.
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.