With more than three decades of painting experience, Mike Leverette is well versed in the pitfalls of painting services looking to cut corners. He and his screened team of full-time craftsmen coat interior walls with thick, full layers of name-brand paints, ensuring all traces of the walls’ former color and life as a billboard is covered with bold new hues. Mike and the team free up owners’ time by taking care of all the prep work, skillfully protecting carpeting and furniture before jobs.
In true family style, brothers Nick and Kirby Kuklenski own and operate two “sister” Ace Hardware stores in Colorado Springs, keeping local homes beautiful with name-brand products and services. Lawns grow thick and colorful with Scotts fertilizers, plants, and seeds from the shops’ lawn departments, whereas computerized color matching in the paint aisles keeps outsides as vibrantly hued as flowers in a garden or a house fly strolling across an artist’s palette. Collections of DeWalt and Craftsman hand and power tools help homeowners assemble Weber grills, with staffers standing at the ready to build any piece bought at the store. Even autos can get in on Ace Hardware’s helpful services: keys are cut onsite, with Sidewinder keys including built-in chips that interact with car computers to ensure proper starts without feeding vehicles buckets of floppy disks.
With thousands of frame and mat samples, The Great Frame Up can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (most diplomas can be framed for around $100–$200), personalized jerseys glisten (most for less than $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (many 24" x 36" pieces are less than $100). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up’s no-hassle guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.
The environmental elements that corrode asphalt driveways are many; sunlight, water, and rock salt are among the more common culprits. Thus, driveways endure an onslaught of damaging influences each day regardless of weather or plummeting grand pianos, which is why the staff at All Pro Asphalt believes that owners should take the recommended measures to both repair and protect their driveways. All Pro’s team of professional contractors is happy to accept this responsibility on behalf of their residential, commercial, and municipal clients every day, beating back these damaging influences with services such as seal coating, sealing up cracks, and patching. For each service, from parking lot stripe jobs to full paving, the team offers free estimates before getting started, so customers are happy with both the results and the bill.
The professional technicians at Air Products Heating & Cooling draw upon four generations of on-the-job experience as they restore interior climates to comfortable conditions with one of many services. The outfit specializes in home HVAC systems—neatly installing them in new homes or repairing them before they get lightheaded from all that blowing—and quotes the price on all services, so homeowners needn’t worry about hidden costs. The team also lends its expertise to the upkeep of other mechanisms in the home, including heat pumps, gas furnaces, and carbon monoxide detectors. Such regular upkeep keeps homes running smoothly, effectively eliminating uncomfortable downtime and the costs of purchasing emergency replacements or igloo trailers.
To say that Renewal by Andersen has high standards for its window installers might be an understatement. For the chance to even apply for the position, an installer must have replaced at least 5,000 windows. And when this prospective technician is considered for employment, there's still only a one in three chance he or she will even be hired. Once they finally make the cut, that lucky third of installers are EPA certified in lead safety, and they refresh their skills with another 40 training hours each year.
When homeowners put out their broken-or-ugly-window distress signal, the technicians respond with a varied selection of window and door options. They do so swiftly—each Andersen crew averages 1,000 replacements per year. And the installers' meticulous nature and attention to detail don't end when they pop in that final pane. After they've replaced the window, they clean up with an industrial vacuum estimated to be 47% more efficient than a typical home vac. Only when a homeowner goes through a 10-point inspection checklist with the team leader, and signs off on the cleanup, does Andersen consider its job done.
A full-service painting contractor, All Seasons Painting dispatches its thoroughly trained employees to homes equipped with premium products and expert techniques. Inside, the team covers everything from walls and ceilings to trim, mouldings, and doors in fresh coats, while outside, they provide such other services as pressure washing and wood staining.