Standard Furniture traces its origins back to 1912, when a local family began traveling through Birmingham, peddling fine household furniture out of a wagon. Four generations later, the business has blossomed into 13 retail stores throughout Alabama and Tennessee, and its century-long commitment to quality furniture and customer service won it the Alabama Retail Association’s Silver Award as one of the Retailers of the Year in 2011. Each gallery abounds with bedroom, living-room, dining-room furniture from top designers, including Lane, along with mattresses in a range of shapes and styles from brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Serta, and Jamison. At each location, a knowledgeable staff awaits to offer design counsel, suggesting pieces that best suit a household’s style or will hold up against a disobedient pet woodchuck.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: Carrier
Pro Tip: Highly trained, professional and experienced service technicians
Crewmembers from B&M Movers pack up and transport their customers' possessions locally and long distance. They carefully load their own trucks and vans with boxes and furniture and unload them at their customers' new abodes. They also offer loading or unloading services only.
Comfort Specialists' heater-fixing heroes swoop into domiciles to thoroughly cleanse furnaces of grime that hinders efficient wintertime warming. A technician inspects the gas-fueled heat vessel for possible leaks before testing its combustion chamber's time-traveling capabilities. The blower fan and cage each receive a meticulous tidying as the expert orients the flame and safety limits to the abode's individual specifications. Comfort Specialists' staffers recommend a furnace tune-up every two to three years to prohibit breakdowns, encourage heating proficiency, and improve the machine's tonality when used as a timpani.
Mattress King's wide selection of mattresses from well-known brands such as Sealy Posturepedic, Embody, and Stearns & Foster run the firmness and texture gamut, giving sleepers of all shapes and sizes a shot at a good night's rest. Sealy's Posturepedic queen-sized Spirited supports dreamers with a comfortable durability ($409 for the mattress, $699 for the set). Dozers with a penchant for luxurious expediency snooze on the Stearns & Foster Bradenburg queen-sized bed, which lends backsides a plush surface and a patient ear as they complain about lousy desk chairs ($719 for the mattress, $1,169.10 for the set), or opt to bounce to another to decide which size fits the mold.