D’Lanes Painting's insured technicians do more than cover homes in even coats of paint—they cover all of their bases. For instance, they consult with every customer to discuss the gloss level, color, and brand of paint that the client prefers. They include surface preparation, priming, finish coats, and cleanup in every contract, leaving no step overlooked. And all of their contracts, which are covered by a two-year limited warranty against peeling and blistering, are managed by the owner, Junior Lanes, rather than being outsourced to an independent contractor or a bunch of kids with paintball guns. Besides improving homes’ aesthetic and resale value with painting, the technicians stain decks and power wash wood, vinyl, and aluminum surfaces.
For more than a decade, the insured technicians at Sampaio Services Company have waged a war on the grime that accumulates on windows, roofs, and siding. They arm themselves with power washers and biodegradable cleaning products before launching their attack, rendering skylight panes transparent and evicting the mold that keeps shingles from ever getting a beautiful suntan. The experts’ attention to detail returns chandeliers to their sparkling glory, and their knack for organization helps tidy garages and attics after dusting and sweeping them. Customers can call the professionals for nearly any kind of cleaning project or trash removal.
The bonded and insured cleaners from Shine Star Cleaning Services understand that they are guests in their clients’ homes. That’s why they act responsibly by only employing Green Seal–certified products and taking care to clean each room to homeowners’ detailed specifications. To help build a trusting relationship with each and every wall sconce, the business deploys the same cleaner or cleaners for every visit, ensuring that someone who knows all of your home’s favorite dirt-hoarding spots will clean it.
For 35 years, the staff at AJ Rose Carpets & Flooring has helped homeowners and businesses in the New England area cover their floors in high-quality carpeting, tile, and linoleum. Since opening in 1977, the business has steadily grown to include two locations. The Natick store features a one-of-kind showroom design that ensures each shopping trip is free of both stress and hungry bears. AJ Rose's Burlington location also boasts a designer section stocked with products from brands such as Karastan, Ralph Lauren, and Nourison.
In 2007, the company expanded into the carpet and floor cleaning arena. AJ Rose's carpet connoisseurs deep-clean dirty pile by employing a heavy-duty, truck-mounted hot-water extraction method. First, cleaning solutions penetrate muddied floor coverings before a parched vacuum sucks up the moisture to dehydrate shags. Sullied area rugs also get the reinvigoration and restoration treatment with a detailed cleaning. Owners drop them off at AJ Rose's Burlington location, where they can learn to be social with other.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.