The DeRonne family continues its seven decades of hardware heritage by stocking life-simplifying hardware and home goods in the largest of the DeRonne True Value Hardware stores. Overcome childhood fears of the Canadian flag to eradicate autumn leaves and spruce-up down-spruced lawns with the help of a Green Thumb 24-inch rake ($9.49), 3-pound bag of fall-mix grass seed ($9.49), or weed and feed fertilizer ($10 for 5,000 sq. ft. of coverage). A Master Tradesman 8'x10' multipurpose tarp shelters moisture-sensitive goods from the elements ($8.99), and the shop's selection of Michigan-made products, such as Carhartt clothes, helps support and promote in-state manufacturers.
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.
Robert P. Tolnai and his crew of insured and trained workers use their expertise to perform handy services, restoring the insides and outsides of homes to their original beauty. Inside, they go beyond standard room painting by repairing plaster and matching textures, and on the outside, they glaze windows, replace wood, and finish decks, all of which they guarantee to meet their clients’ satisfaction.
The Sewing Room's custom clothing-design services range from dresses to quilts, but all stem from the cornerstone of its business: basic clothing alterations and repairs. After all, the same principles for raising the shoulders on a jacket or replacing a pants zipper can be used to design one-of-a-kind gowns for proms , baptisms, and weddings, as well as intricately detailed Victorian costumes. Behind each of The Sewing Room's fashionable creations is a talented seamstress with more than 28 years of experience and a lifetime's ingenuity. The Sewing Room staff shines in the small details as well, whether it's resizing garments without losing beadwork, working with leather and fur, or patching uniforms in proper military fashion.
Open more than 45 years, the Van Jaarsveld Decorating Center showroom abounds with furniture, framed art, area rugs, and household decorations in a variety of designs and styles. Knowledgeable staffers stand by to suggest products, such as designer wall coverings or premium paints from C2 and Pratt & Lambert, that best complement existing furniture or a household theme. Using customer-specified measurements, they’re also happy to customize window treatments. Customers in need of more involved assistance can look to the shop’s team of designers, who journey to homes to provide interior-decorating consultations or fill in for injured players during family games of backyard softball.
The technicians at Xtreme Cleaning & Restoration help ease the hassles of homeownership by cleansing, repairing, and power-washing every inch of their clients' abodes. Scum loitering underfoot is banished with ease during carpet, tile, and grout cleaning, and air ducts are emptied of dust with the camera-mounted RamAir duct-cleaning process. The company also helps restore homes hit with flood and water damage by purifying furniture and killing moldy odors after offering free estimates. Meanwhile, homes littered with remodeling debris and refugee snowmen find assistance with cleanup and removal services.