The handy employees at Gavin's Ace Hardware help customers to navigate shelves stocked with home-improvement implements, household appliances, and domestic essentials. The shop’s technicians are certified to perform warrantee repair tasks for more than 100 manufacturers, including Echo, Snapper, and Toro, returning your snowblower or Statue of Liberty replica to working order. In addition to its wide selection of hardware, paint, plumbing, and electrical supplies, Ace Hardware dedicates ample space to gifts, home decor, marine supplies, and housewares.
Captain Steamer's technicians restore visual appeal to grout and natural stone, ceramic, and porcelain tile using a powerful truck-mounted cleaning system, environmentally safe products, and penetrating sealers. After pretreating the floor and hand-scrubbing grout joints and tile, techs clad in protective shoe covers dispatch deep-seated grime with a steam-pressure cleaner that sprays water heated to 240 degrees at up to 1,000 psi. Like a blue whale quietly paging through its stamp collection, the steam cleaner is a gentle giant, bestowed with a protective Teflon ring to prevent tile scratching.
Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization was founded as Educational Concerns for Haiti Organization by businessman and philanthropist Richard Dugger as a method of providing much-needed agricultural training for aid workers and missionaries. Throughout its 31-year history, the interdenominational nonprofit has grown to house a nursery of tropical plants, a 7.5-acre farm, and a resource center of over 4,000 books and publications centered around providing sustainable food chains and livelihoods in poverty-stricken tropical areas. Celebrating its grand mission of training those who help the hungry and the poor, ECHO introduces visitors to rainforest climates and innovative urban gardening techniques in its Global Farm and preserves rare species while educating the public on complicated exchange rates at the seed bank. Each purchase made helps actualize this mission.
ECHO's volunteers promote food security in tropical and arid regions throughout the world with over 75,000 hours of work each year, and the hardworking 51-person staff of horticulturists, researchers, and program directors teach aid workers and the general public with a variety of workshops, internships, and guided tours on the verdant fields and well-tended nurseries of its bustling campus.
Coastline Window Cleaning's trained and uniformed staff employs environmentally safe cleansers and drop cloths to wash windows inside and out. The expungers can fully wash away mold, mildew, and streaks from approximately a single-story home with 13 windows or one third of a regulation lighthouse. After arriving in a company van, the expert porthole polishers use water-fed poles to reach windows up to four stories high. When indoors, Coastline's cleaners will don shoe covers to protect flooring and, in addition to unsullying standard first-floor windows ($6 each), will happily bathe sliding glass doors ($6/window) or French panes ($8 each). To get estimates on the cost to clean second-floor windows or an entire home's worth of windows—or to decide the typical auction price of a Jose Canseco rookie card—check out Coastline's instant bid estimator.
Sunshine Ace Hardware stockpiles more than 40,000 tools, fishing gear, housewares, and other handy items across six local storefronts. Three-piece stainless steel barbecue sets ($24.99) brave scorching flames as chefs spear, flip, and sear entrees over backyard grills. Fasten loose screws or ease bolts from lab experiments’ necks with a 21-piece drill bit set from Craftsman ($24.99), or beckon fish from the waves with a deluxe Shimano Zircos 4000 rod and reel fishing combo ($79.99). In downtown Naples, whimsical hardware-themed fixtures illuminate Sunshine Ace Hardware’s recently remodeled flagship store, whose walls are dappled with photos of the store’s 60-year history and prehistoric man’s discovery of circular saws.