A parade of fixtures from brands such as Kohler, Moen, and Grohe tempts kitchen and bath savants at The Somerville Showroom. An Aqueous single-hole bathroom faucet shoots a steady flow of water into waiting basins ($111.07), and a Kohler Cachet elongated toilet seat snaps off easily to be cleaned or used as an emergency Frisbee ($59.30). Alternately, a polished chrome Kohler Flipside showerhead caresses soul cases with four different flavors of spray—a traditional shower, a dense and drenching spa mist, a pulsating water massage, and a circular-patterned spray ($95.30). Homeowners can also bring along detailed plans of a bathroom or kitchen remodel, and knowledgeable staff members can advise which faucet finishes will complement countertops or pink-and-red Hello Kitty color schemes.
United Air Temp began servicing heating and cooling systems in 1931. Since then, the company has installed more than 55,000 systems and continues to service more than 60,000 clients. An expert staff is responsible for racking up these impressive numbers. The skilled technicians can troubleshoot problems with nearly any type of hot water boiler, gas-fired furnace, or heat pump.
Sleek hardwood floors. An earth-toned tile backsplash. A stone fireplace that matches the stone floor of a refinished basement. These are just a few of the many customized remodeling options that Lofft Construction Inc. offers up to its customers. It does so by working directly with architects and each client to design new additions, update a kitchen, or make a basement a livable space for the family members who aren't ghosts.
The approach has paid off. In addition to making customers happy, the company has racked up awards, including the COTY Contractor of the Year Award in 2009, 2011, and 2013. It also gives back to the community, donating unused building materials to Habitat for Humanity and hosting meal nights to feed those without homes.
After more than a half-century in business, Fry Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning has its residential fix-it services down to a science. Beyond basic plumbing repairs and furnace installations, the expert technicians can capably tackle such jobs as drain and sewer cleaning, which includes a camera inspection. But they don't just set to work fixing a problem and bill you later—before every job, whether tuning up a furnace or installing a footrest for the toilet, they provide free estimates to allow homeowners to budget properly.
BB & Co. Construction takes all the cons out of construction with its fully licensed staff of insured contractors. Clients can solicit BB for interior or exterior painting or request more complicated tasks such as carpentry, plumbing, or sneaking a 6-foot party sub into a movie theater. When not rehabbing homes, BB contributes its materials and services to such charitable organizations as Toys for Tots and Children's Hospital.
The fleet of uniformed technicians from Clover Services don't have to show up to repair your air-conditioner during the day––they can also make emergency house calls at 3 a.m. The plumbing and HVAC maintenance company provides 24-hour repairs and replacements for residential plumbing, heating, and cooling systems throughout the greater DC area.
The company's technicians receive up-to-date manufacturer training on their equipment. Translating this education into precision work, they can repair or install plumbing, replace water heaters, install gas lines, and even add plumbing to new home additions. Alternatively, they maintain and replace entire heating and cooling systems, and fix issues in individual components ranging from boilers to heat pumps. This attention to detail is evident in the company's credentials, which include a rating from the Small Business Association as well as a certification from Virginia's Small, Women-Owned, and Minority-Owned Business program.