Handyman Contractor recently celebrated its 15th anniversary, citing more than 30,000 satisfied customers. When appointments roll around, fully licensed and insured technicians descend on homes, restoring function to all household fixtures. While repairing drywall, a skilled staffer can install a cabinet or effortlessly burp a fussy drain. Crews fix malfunctioning electrics, repair tile, mend fences, and even tackle big-scale projects, such as kitchen renovation or removing a mattress tag without government reprisal.
After emigrating from their native Russia, Ella and Dmitriy Aks began selling fine European furnishings out of their home. Before long, the two had worked their way toward their dream: opening Furnitalia, an Italian-furniture store all their own. After careful research, the couple connected with Excelsior Designs, a New York–based furniture importer with six product-specific factories throughout Italy. Ella—an experienced interior designer—admired the graceful, timeless qualities of Excelsior’s pieces, while Dmitriy—a master of engineering—was captivated by their exquisite craftsmanship and ability to form structurally-sound couch forts. Throughout Furnitalia’s show room, sleek, leather sofas and armchairs show off streamlined curves and simple, yet elegant structure that meshes with home-décor accents such as plush rugs and minimalist lamps.
For more than 100 years, Emigh Ace Hardware has been equipping households and handypersons with a durable selection of tools, paints, and domiciliary goods. Helpful employees, some with more than 20 years of experience, can point shoppers toward the proper tools, while a koi pond and complimentary balloons and popcorn for kids add color and flavor beyond the usual hardware-store milieu. Customers may peruse popular name-brand paints like Clark + Kensington's paint and primer in one ($26-$36) or Benjamin Moore ($33.99+). Homeowners can invest in a Craftsman wrench set ($19.99) or scare away infiltrating ivy tendrils with a 30-inch leaf rake ($11.99). Air filters in assorted sizes ($4.49+) banish dust before future breaths, just as A-Maz Water Stain Remover ($7.99) eliminates mineral deposits, while the fall mums—like a jack-o'-lantern covered in fireworks—can keep gardens bright as they transition to the coming season ($1.99 for 4” flowers).
ProTint's technicians armor automotive windows with Color Stable window tints that reduce heat and protect car interiors from UV rays and prying eyes. Using expert installation techniques, they cover windows in light or medium tints to ensure drivers aren't blinded by solar glares, or apply limo blackout shades to ensure GPS navigators aren't hassled by star-struck cartographers. ProTint's films never disrupt cell-phone or satellite-radio frequencies, and every tint job is backed by a nationwide lifetime global warranty on materials and labor, as well as a manufacture guarantee that protects against purple discoloration over time.
The staff members at Mr. Mattress don’t just want customers to peruse their stock; they want them to lie down on it. They know that their customers may end up spending half of their lives on whichever mattress they choose, so they let them take as much time as they need testing beds to find the right blend of support and comfort.
Judging from the store’s vast collection of spring, memory-foam, and eco-friendly latex mattresses, selecting just one might take more time than anticipated. When they aren’t comparing popular brands such as Spring Air and Knickerbocker, customers can use the expansive showroom to chart out elaborate battle strategies for future pillow fights.
At Mattress Studio, experienced wholesalers help customers achieve restful sleep with high-end mattresses direct from manufacturers. In the showroom, sleeping pallets of all sizes wait to cushion bodies with pillow-top, plush, eco-friendly memory foam, and gel constructions. Delivery drivers ferry frames, mattresses, and living-room furniture sets throughout the Central Valley and Bay Area, and clients arrive in-store to haul away comfy mattresses from brands such as Imperial.