As the seasons change, Green Air, Inc.'s technicians help homes to maintain energy-efficient and environmentally friendly electricity, gas, and water systems. HVAC experts excel at finding hitches in cooling and heating systems, and the team's handy folk install solar and geothermal energy systems to raise a home's resourcefulness to new levels. To ensure that each job is truly earth-friendly, they recycle or reuse all office and job-site waste rather than just spray-painting the entire property green. Green Air, Inc.'s engineering ingenuity is available year-round, as well as through a 24-hour emergency service.
Ashland Ace Hardware stocks its shelves with a wide variety of products to improve automobiles and abodes. A liquid rainbow of Benjamin Moore paints coats interiors, exteriors, and neighbor's cars with hues expertly blended in-store. Customers tidy up homes with eco-friendly Mrs. Meyers cleaning products, and accommodate extra dinner guests with Living Accents folding chairs ($12.99 each). The shop also stocks holiday accessories such as 100-count strings of LED, icicle, or heavy-duty lights in addition to thousands of other essentials.
Lumpy couches, broken ovens, outdated computers, piles of rubble, and stacks of "Dewey Defeats Truman" newspapers—the pros at Junk It RVA can quickly and safely remove such detritus from homes, offices, and construction sites. In fact, it was in construction sites where Junk It RVA found its start. Company president Chris Masterson combined his experience working with heavy machinery with his frustrations when other junk-removal companies let him down. Using his own complaints about those companies as a foundation on how not to run his business, Chris operates Junk It RVA with special attention on customer satisfaction. For starters, he stays local so service is fast. He also prices removal by the load—which includes breaking up the item, dumping fees, travel time, and site cleanup—so customers know exactly what they'll pay ahead of time.
Buff & Coat's floor technicians save homeowners and businesses time and money by revitalizing their floors without resorting to sanding. After buffing floors to remove surface scuffs and scratches, technicians apply a durable, odorless, and eco-friendly finish and then layer on a protective coat. Homeowners select their desired finish for the protective coating from matte, satin, semigloss, or gloss, and it also blocks UV rays that can damage floors. Unlike the building of Rome or Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the process can be completed in a single day.
Feathernesters' proprietors, Marc Goswick and Tony Turner, scour their local farmers' market for fresh produce and eggs they transform into elegant spreads that have earned praise from RVANews. Marc, an avid gardener and cook, draws on homegrown recipes handed down from his mother and grandmother to craft the tasty creations found in Feathernesters' bakery. Among these creations, the signature buttermilk pie reigns supreme, earning a mention in Richmond magazine for the care Marc takes when making each pie fresh by hand every morning.
During afternoon tea, fingers emerge from their bowling-ball hiding places to pluck sandwiches and fresh scones from a two-tiered tea tray as loose-leaf tea blends steep in personal pots, peppering the air with floral aromas. Brunch in the tearoom plays host to a smorgasbord of all-you-can-eat goodies, including baked Virginia apples with cinnamon and brown sugar, seasonal fruit, and Southern cheese grits. After meals, patrons can peruse Feathernesters’ 5,000-square-foot shop laden with vintage jewelry, handmade folk art, and hand-painted furniture arranged in displays designed by Tony. Marc and Tony also welcome parties to the tearoom, with events for all occasions from bridal and baby showers to tea parties for children aged 5–10 and child-sized cornhusk dolls.