Founded by Ken Euston in 1971, Euston Hardware's old-fashioned legacy continues under the helm of Ken's son. Kevin, who has since grown the shops into three locations, keeps the shelves packed with more than 65,000 items for homes, landscaping, and automobiles. Experts chat with customers to help them to tackle projects from changing a car's oil to painting their house solid green so it can be replaced with a CGI castle. Home-improvement tools, which include items for the kitchen and bath, keep domiciles functioning at their best. The friendly staff can also guide green thumbs to lawn and garden supplies or help them select the right locks and outdoor equipment to keep their tools from escaping and impersonating the local robocop.
Clark's Tool & Equipment opened in the 1970s as a discount tool shop, but when Don Gamble took the helm, he swapped out the supply of inexpensive outlet supplies to feature quality, American-made tools. Since then, the single shop has blossomed into four retail stores and a 15,000-square-foot warehouse stocked with a full line of brands such as SK Hand Tools, Ingersoll Rand, and Eagle Industries. The emporium of tools is an authorized supplier to industry students and teachers with a strong clientele in the rail, trucking, and manufacturing sectors.
Clark's catalog of tools and accessories includes hand tools, electric tools, and abrasives that summon the steady hands and keen eyes of everyone from industrial veterans to DIY enthusiasts. Safety equipment, tool accessories, and compressors are available to round out every toolbox with the appropriate fixings. Expert technicians also sharpen dulled blades, saws, and gardening tools and bring damaged or broken power tools back to life with skilled repair services.
For more than 16 years, Bear Contracting LLC has been building houses, keeping offices running with electric wiring, and wending sprinkler systems through lawns, all with the goal of treating clients as family. Crews of licensed and insured handypersons tackle all manner of home-rehab projects, from installing industrial plumbing fixtures to filling waterbeds with decorative jellyfish. Teams march undaunted into complex renovations as well, slapping intricate decks onto homes or outfitting exteriors with paint or aluminum siding. To aid the do-it-yourselfer, the company authors a home-improvement blog with advice on how to buy quality floor tile or how to stuff an entire house into a single travel carry-on.
Sleep Easy Chimney Service & Repair has been monitoring, repairing, and rebuilding home smokestacks for more than 30 years, backed by certifications from the Chimney Safety Institute of America and the National Fireplace Institute. Aiming to reduce or even eliminate the risk of house fire, the team performs visual inspections to identify creosote buildup or cracked flues, but can also send down cameras to provide documented evidence of the chimney's snoring problem. Dryer vents undergo similar scrutiny to help prevent fire hazards caused by intruders such as dust, lint, or even birds, whereas gutter-protection services reroute water flow away from roof valleys to safeguard against water damage.
For more than 25 years, the knowledgeable cobblers at Stateline Shoe Repair have remedied the ailments of well-worn shoes and apparel with a comprehensive menu of services. Practiced hands can restructure heels on cowboy boots, ladies' shoes, men's dress shoes, and Birkenstocks. Accessory experts can also sew patches onto motorcycle jackets and teddy-bear pirates. Stateline is an authorized dealer of Birkenstock, Spenco, and Vibram, and has a wide-ranging retail selection that includes shoe-care products, purses, wallets, and jewelry.