If its full name––Two Fat Guys Summerfield Ace Hardware––isn't a clue about this store's unconventional nature, maybe its pet shop is. Or perhaps that distinction belongs to its owners' related endeavor: not only do Rick and Smokey inspire ambitious homeowners with rows of home-improvement implements, but they also encourage handiness by taking to the airwaves with a weekly hardware radio show. Summerfield Ace Hardware also doubles as a U-Haul Center, and animals are welcome, especially if they're able to drive a U-Haul but also if they just want to sniff around the pet shop. Prepping for barbecue season is a cinch on these premises: in the words of Rick and Smokey, "With a name like the Two Fat Guys you might expect that we have a complete grilling center and we offer assembly and delivery." Salespeople are trained to answer nearly any home-improvement question their customers ask, and a wide selection of hardware, paint, plumbing, and electrical supplies shares space with gifts, home decor, and housewares.
An affordable and monumental selection of plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories mingle in each Ashley Furniture HomeStore warehouse. The stores' mattress and box-spring sets provide proper hiding places for bank heist loot and include choices from name brands such as Ashley Sleep and Simmons. The Augusta Memory Foam set cushions weary bodies with eight inches of contour-hugging support and thwarts nightmare sweat with a ventilated top layer (queen for $799). Meanwhile, the Simmons Sleeper's Choice line globetrots from the Calgary Plush (queen for $579.99) to the Danville Euro Top (full for $439.99) mattress and box-spring pairings, softening even the roughest of landings.
The family-owned A Magic Touch Cleaning Service vanquishes dirt and debris and accommodates the elderly, those with special needs, and family homes. A Magic Touch’s screened, insured workers pamper carpets with a luxurious steam clean, evicting stains, grime, and miniature mountaineers attempting to scale fibrous peaks. Dyson vacuums swoop in to clean up floors and throw dust bunnies back into carrot-strewn cages, and fiber mops pick up stragglers. Blinds are dusted and windowsills wiped, with green cleaning supplies available upon request, and nontoxic cleaners used when necessary. Customers can also request a hardwood-floor strip and wax, helping to scrape away memories of long-nailed hounds, tap-dancing neighbors, and steel-wool wrestling. Be sure to move heavy or large belongings before the cleaners' arrival.
Lawn Doctor's roots lead back to the mid 1960s, when friends Bob Magda and Tony Giordano took on the endeavor of reviving uncared-for lawns in their hometown of Matawan, New Jersey. Their local business has since blossomed into a national franchise with more than 500 locations across the United States, each adhering to the mission of enhancing lawns' allure with time-tested techniques, dedicated customer service, and dabs of foundation makeup.
Before Lawn Doctor's assiduous staffers unleash expertise on swards, they arrive at the client's home for a complimentary consultation to gauge each lawn's specific needs. Grass gurus can thicken turf with their patented Turf Tamer power seeder and foster healthy growth for grass, trees, and shrubs with fertilizer. Uninvited lawn assailants—such as crickets, ants, and grazing neighbors—shudder at the sight of Lawn Doctor's pest-control experts. The company also helps to preserve Mother Nature's receding hairline with organic lawn treatments and natural, eco-friendly products.
A Sherwin Williams preferred painter, JC Painting staffs a crew of professional painters who have been refreshing the interiors and exteriors of both commercial and residential structures with rich, high-quality paints for more than a decade. The painters can doctor vinyl siding torn apart by violent storms and splash faux finishes across walls to simulate such effects as marble, fabric, or trompe l'oeil hallways stretching into larger, fancier homes. To fully customize a room, JC Painting's staff pairs up with interior designers to fashion a comprehensive theme that incorporates paint color and décor, creating a truly three-dimensional space.
Though his licensed and insured tree-trimming crews expertly prune each tree and shrub, N & S Tree Service owner George Whirley still takes the time to review all residential and commercial projects to ensure the quality of work. During appointments, the staff members carefully cut back overgrown and unhealthy branches, remove unwanted trees, and grind up the stumps. They are also on call to clean up storm damage and dispose of wicked-witch casualties before they attract attention from the local news.