A member of the Indiana Propane Gas Association, Allied Appliances, LLC has been supplying local residences and businesses with propane gas and tanks, lawn and garden power equipment, and gas grills since 1938. Technicians top off tanks of up to 20 pounds, providing fuel for appliances such as grills or fireplaces. Propane is nontoxic, virtually odorless, and a notably more efficient energy source than a tandem hamster-wheel generator. Although not part of this Groupon, Allied Appliances, LLC carries power equipment and accessories from top industry brands, such as Briggs & Stratton, Tecumseh, Weber, and Ducane.
Wellman Exteriors' experienced technicians beautify homes and yards with services that range from window cleaning to tree trimming. Pressure washing makes decks, patios, and siding glow with cleanliness without incurring scratches. The crew can also tend to trees, trimming branches that have developed diseases or stolen biscotti from the cookie jar.
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.
Project Home Indy (PHI) provides a long-term residence for young mothers with individual case management and programming designed to help each person transition to self-sufficiency. The residence can house five young women aged 15–19 who are pregnant or parenting young children for up to two years at a time. During their stays, they complete secondary education and engage in courses on parenting and life skills, such as contraception, technology, and economic literacy. Project Home Indy also provides health care for mothers and children including pediatric care, substance-abuse treatment, and mental-health services. Each young mother can determine the amount and intensity of the services she requires from the program, while gathering the tools to support herself and her child.
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.