Aided by their arsenal of powerful equipment and more than a decade of experience, Dry Door's team of household cleaners divests carpets and floors of built-up grime. Waltzing their way through the dirt like dates at a Dust Bowl–era prom, carpet cleaners and their truck-mounted extractors and pressure washers work in tandem to flush soil out of all types of carpets and rugs without the need for soaps, which can leave behind residue. Floor cleaners work with similar care, slathering hardwood, laminate, tile, and linoleum surfaces with environmentally friendly cleaning agents to imbue them with a brilliant shine. The fully insured staffers also resolve water-damage issues, dispatching from their office 24 hours a day to help homeowners in need.
With more than 100 showrooms and clearance centers across the country, Cort offers a cornucopia of repurposed furniture for living rooms, bedrooms, and offices. When merchandise arrives at Cort it is cleaned, reconditioned, and repaired if necessary before being labeled with a letter grade of A–D so prospective buyers can accurately determine each item's value and condition. Stylize sleeping quarters with an Accolade chest ($589.99) or schedule games of Jenga inside a Citrine living-room set ($439.99).
Though he doesn't wear an actual crown, Bruce Wiener has earned the title of Bed King thanks to his family's long-standing business and his in-depth knowledge of what makes a high-quality mattress. Still, he rules with a fair hand. At his store, he and his staff share the three things customers need to know when buying a mattress: how it feels, how it's built inside, and what their budget is. They advise customers to test out each mattress by lounging on it for 15 minutes, examining its comfort, support structure, and willingness to share bedtime stories. They also arm customers with know-how on the latest technologies, demystifying industry jargon by explaining, for example, that coil systems impart equal weight distribution over the surface of the bed.
A Premium Verizon retailer, Wireless Depot furnishes customers with on- or off-contract cell phones and accessories. Their inventory includes the latest smartphones from Samsung and Motorola, as well as a wide array of OEM and third-party accessories.
During his time in the Air Force, Dean Schwaner studied HVAC systems, which he parlayed into civilian life with Apache Air Solutions, named after the Apache helicopters he worked with. Dean oversees his HVAC business with the same sense of duty and obligation he honed in the military, and so he and his staff take to homes with professionalism and focus. They inspect and repair furnaces, heaters, and air conditioners in the home and install new ones if the old are beyond repair. Whether it's a broken system or a unit that simply needs a tune-up, Apache's techs take the time to inspect the heater or A/C unit and get it up to speed so homes stay cool in the summer and ward off vagrant snowmen with warmth the winter.
Tub Klass aims to save homeowners the cost of replacing a dingy or slightly damaged bathtub, instead refinishing the tub to restore it to its gleaming former glory. The company does this with its own products, which it created after extensive trial and error. So developed has Tub Klass's methods become that the company now teaches classes on bathroom refinishing. Its techs can tackle other tub-related projects, too, including liner removal, chip and crack repair, and stone-fleck refinishing.