Family patriarch Nordy Rockler opened the doors of his first store in 1954 to supply his fellow craftsmen with knowledge, friendly advice, and a large selection of tools for at-home woodworking projects. Now, the chain of retail outlets brims with more than 20,000 tools and specialized woodworking equipment. Next to a steely rainbow of hinges, casters, and screws, a supply of lumber and exotic hardwoods provides planks for building tree houses or just leaving around as a warning to uncooperative trees. The tenor buzz of power tools operated by newly knowledgeable guests drifts from educational sessions on operating equipment and woodworking.
Each crew member of GotUglyFence.com can claim at least 10 years of fence-mending know-how, which they exercise presently with a spectrum of repair, restoration, and replacement services. Teams fix issues from unsightly leans to cracked and peeling paint, and they can also build shiny new fences to replace those toppled by strong winds or a determined baby. Before starting on any project, the crew provides a free price estimate and stamps all handiwork with a three-year service guarantee.
The staff members at Envirohome, LLC reinvents homes with touches as ecofriendly as they are. After conducting an energy-efficiency evaluation with a thermal-imaging camera, they track down the spots where energy escapes the home or where it's used ineffectively. Then they create a plan of action to reclaim squandered energy, from installing LED lighting to weatherizing or insulating homes.