North Florida’s climate may be a dream come true for mildew and algae, but Reidlings Contractors of N.W. Florida have been saving homes from this flourishing flora for nearly a decade. The power-washing experts calibrate the pressure of their hoses for each job to keep from damaging the brick, cement, wood, or gingerbread siding that they’re scouring. This gentle approach, plus the use of appropriate cleaning chemicals, enables them to wash roofs without harming shingles. In addition to pressure washing, the jacks-of-all-trades take on nearly any home project, from garage-door installations and furniture assembly to minor electrical repairs or cleanings for gutters clogged by sticks and shooting stars with a bad sense of direction.
Masters Professional Services’ owner, Dwayne Robert, was ahead of the energy-efficiency curve. He entered the industry more than 15 years ago and has seen insulation techniques evolve and others flop, such as stapling plastic sandwich bags over holes. Currently, he and his staff have a range of tools and methods at their disposal to keep homes energy efficient. Their methods include blown-in, roll, and batt insulation, as well as thermography. Throughout his professional career, Dwayne has also learned government cost-saving tactics, which he happily passes on to his customers. In addition to these energy- and money-saving practices, Masters Professional Services offers nonchemical pest control, HVAC services, and attic and crawl space restoration.
Carroll’s Furniture stocks a large selection of furniture from 26 brands, including Coaster, Hatcher, Liberty, and Wood River. Pick up the perfect lamp ($15–$99.99) or picture ($10–$199.99) to tie together a recently shredded room, or use an area rug ($75–$199.99) to cover a section of unsightly floorboards, a pile of stolen treasure, or a collection of stolen floorboards. A three-piece set of coffee tables or end tables ($199.99+) provides plenty of places for setting down an extra-heavy beverage, and accent pillows ($10–$25) make excellent additions to any room. Those looking to revamp entire rooms will appreciate Carroll’s two-piece living-room sets, which consist of sofas and love seats ($599.99+).