For 30 years, the home-improvement contractors at Columbia Exteriors have been installing quality windows, doors, roofing, and siding that beautify homes and bolster energy efficiency. The airtight, insulated chambers of new windows trap in escaping heat, and shingled roofing materials keep out the elements. Technicians can also robe exteriors in soffit siding or fascia roof coverings that help prevent damage by covering any gaps that could collect water.
The duo of handymen from Houze Exteriors dive headlong into residential maintenance issues, paring chores from to-do lists so that homeowners don't have to. True jacks-of-all-trade, the pair can tackle a wide array of services to keep homes in shipshape; outside they can clear gutters and indoors they clean whole air-duct systems. Houze Exteriors also keeps fireplaces and chimneys in proper working order, sweeping built-up soot and debris from flumes and waterproofing chimneys for lasting durability.
Sam Richardson's father taught him many things, including drywall at age 10 and power tools before his 12th birthday. But the most important thing Sam learned was honesty and professionalism. Today Sam is a master carpenter operating under the name Polis, the Greek word for community. Homeowners can solicit his expertise for simple landscaping or for more complicated projects such as flooring, painting, or deck repair.
Back in 2002, Tin Roof set out to create a lively bar where musicians could hang out when they weren't performing or practicing how to draw the treble clef symbol. The key to pulling that off: location. They opened Tin Roof near one of Nashville's premier music strips?Music Row?and soon began to draw off-the-clock artists with pub eats, tap beers, and, of course, live music.
But despite its close identification with Nashville's favorite industry, it turns out the concept could travel. Today visitors from Baltimore to Cincinnati to San Diego can sink their teeth into the spot's creative takes on traditional bar eats. One popular dish is the signature Tin Roof sandwich, a mix of grilled chicken, peanut butter, and honey. Elsewhere on the menu you might find quesadillas or their cousin pizzadillas, which sub in ingredients such as pepperoni and sun-dried tomatoes. If you're lucky, you might even catch a famous star on stage?past performances have included Blues Traveler, Coolio, and Dierks Bentley.
When Village Handyman merged with Craftsmen Restoration in 2010, it brought along its 40 years in the home-contracting biz. Yet even with this wealth of experience, the company recognizes the vital importance of continuing education. That's why employees regularly attend internal workshops, industry trainings and certifications, manufacturer seminars, and even regular plant tours so they can truly understand the products they use. Homeowners can ask an insured technician for roof repairs, siding installation, or more complicated projects, such as removing a deck or updating chimney masonry to prevent Santa infestations.
As they clamber up the sides of dirty buildings, the cleaners at Green Goose Roof & Exterior Cleaning only have one thing on their minds: busting up dirt without harming the exteriors. To that end, they’ve traded overly intense pressure washers for a soft-wash cleaning system that whisks away dirt, mold, and algae without excessive force. In addition to freeing siding from unsightly stains, the cleaners tackle roof-based grime and can free gutters of gunk while they’re up there. Windows also get their chance to shine, with glass buffed by a special wipe-away window wax that takes stains and dirt with it. Power washers do make an appearance, if needed, but only to blast stubborn marks off of walkways or brick.