Chase Stikeleather, owner of Stikes Garage Doors, has been installing garage doors since 2004, a duty that he skillfully fulfills alongside his full-time gig as a Charlotte firefighter. Homeowners can enlist Chase and his team of licensed and insured technicians to ensure existing systems are in working order or to fix faulty doors that scream every time you open them. The team also assists clients in picking out new garage doors, matching materials from brands such as Amarr, LiftMaster, and Linear.
The fireplace experts at The Chimney Masters aren't just in business to sweep away soot—they handle all aspects of chimney and fireplace maintenance to help customers prevent fires before they start. Leaks, poor mason work, and animal infestations are just a few of the common chimney conundrums easily remedied by the smokestack pros, who can also move indoors to flush airborne contaminants and napping HVAC technicians out of dryer vents. Beyond tending to Santa chutes, the crews can also be prevailed upon to help homeowners with a variety of domestic chores including power washing, gutter cleaning, and waterproofing.
Supplying contractors and do-it-yourselfers for almost nine decades, the family-owned Little Hardware Company stocks a complete selection of high-quality tools, hardware, and hard-to-find items. Customers can protect fingers from jobsite hazards, home-remodeling incidents, and roving gangs of manicurists with a wealth of insulated and regular gloves ($0.99–$36.99). Carve manifestoes into tree trunks with an assortment of pocket knives ($6.99+) such as the Kershaw Oso Sweet model ($23.89), or complete toolboxes with Little Hardware's full line of Irwin vise grips ($5.99–$44.79). Timberland boots enclose feet in stylish comfort ($85.49–$99.99), and power tools from DeWalt, Bosch, Makita, Milwaukee, and Festool supply wielders with more might than the enchanted screwdriver King Arthur used to install Camelot's spice racks.
The scent of freshly popped popcorn fills the air as customers carrying complimentary paper bags of the buttery kernels meander through aisles of birding supplies, gardening tools, home décor, and eclectic gifts from around the globe. Eighty employees advise customers on home projects and purchases such as gas and charcoal grills from brands including Big Green Egg and Weber. Before new grills fire up hamburger patties or outstanding parking tickets, the kitchen department's wall of gadgets, serving ware, and party supplies completes any checklist of barbecue necessities. The home-repair and project areas include a Benjamin Moore station with custom paint-blending services to mix up sample colors to find the perfect hue. Outdoors, the garden area encloses a hand-selected assortment of leafy green plants in a natural, garden-like setting alongside birdbaths and fountains. The birding department carries more than 100 different feeders and specialty seed blends to attract tiny hummingbirds or tiny bee-riding knights.
Classical Glass Cleaning's uniformed technicians ascend ladders to service windows, clean crowded gutters to prevent damage to a home, and power wash away accumulated grime. The window specialists follow an exacting, multistep process while cleaning all windows: first dusting with a freshly caught bird before scrubbing the glass, screen, and adjoining sill with soap and water. They then dexterously squeegee away all traces of cleaning materials.
The technicians, engineers, and handymen at HandyWorxx are fully licensed and background checked. With expertise in their respective fields, they tackle home-improvement tasks such as custom carpentry, bathroom remodeling, and electrical and plumbing repairs with craftsmanship and attention to detail. The Handyworxx crew makes itself available for small repairs and minor remodeling as well as larger projects for both residential and commercial spaces.