"Our upstairs rooms used to be cold in the winter and hot in the summer," states one customer. "Now it's perfect year round." This praise, along with a slew of other positive testimonials, which applaud Better Service, Inc. for their "utmost professionalism" and problem-solving skills, allude to the technicians’ exceptional reputations. Servicing all brands, they can install heat pumps, repair humidifiers, and perform air-quality checks to ensure that their customers are inhaling clean air in their homes instead of air filled with pollutants or mashed potatoes and gravy.
Colonial Nursery has equipped gardeners with an extensive stock of blossoms, greenery, and landscaping products since 1969. Greenery gurus stand by to answer gardening questions and help shoppers navigate aisles brimming with annuals, perennials, and semimillennials. Apart from a Bing Crosby soundtrack at the mall, nothing says the holidays quite like the red, white, and marbled petals of potted poinsettia plants ($3.99–$18.99) or a christmas cactus ($12.39). Live spruces and pines ($65) rally seasonal sentiments, and bundles of firewood ($4.99) feed chimneys’ insatiable appetite for trees.
Founded by Ken Euston in 1971, Euston Hardware's old-fashioned legacy continues under the helm of Ken's son. Kevin, who has since grown the shops into three locations, keeps the shelves packed with more than 65,000 items for homes, landscaping, and automobiles. Experts chat with customers to help them to tackle projects from changing a car's oil to painting their house solid green so it can be replaced with a CGI castle. Home-improvement tools, which include items for the kitchen and bath, keep domiciles functioning at their best. The friendly staff can also guide green thumbs to lawn and garden supplies or help them select the right locks and outdoor equipment to keep their tools from escaping and impersonating the local robocop.
The wood-shredding workers at 1-888-Got-Mulch help homeowners protect and prettify yards by delivering colored mulch directly to the homeowner's landscape. Dyed with 1-888-Got-Mulch's patented water-based pigment, each colorful mulch variety exists as a safe, ground-bound blanket for tender shrubs and invading pet rhinos. Customers can choose from six weather-resistant hues, including coffee-inspired Kona brown ($50 per cubic yard) and bark-accentuating amber red ($50 per cubic yard). The fresh scent of shredded cedar ($50 per cubic yard) makes insects head for the hills, and safety chips ($35 per cubic yard) provide soft, all-natural padding for playground equipment and second-grade sumo matches. All mulches also pack the power to keep weeds at bay, infusing the soil with nutrients while quietly smothering intruders.
Pros Property Management outfits homes throughout the Kansas City area with cost-effective roofing and attic insulation. The technicians, who work year-round, use high-quality materials and perform full cleanup following installations. Snow removal and home remodeling round out their roster of services.