Thoughtful landscape design takes time, much like courtship or training a cat to bark. That's why the designers at White Shovel spread out the process across three visits. On the first, they meet with homeowners to survey their home and get a feel for personal aesthetic preferences. On the second, designers offer up photos of several different designs, and clients determine which elements belong in the final product. On the third, the landscapers unveil the final layout and help homeowners wade through costs and materials.
Signature service: 5- and 6-inch seamless gutter systems
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: Mastic
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Standard Furniture traces its origins back to 1912, when a local family began traveling through Birmingham, peddling fine household furniture out of a wagon. Four generations later, the business has blossomed into 13 retail stores throughout Alabama and Tennessee, and its century-long commitment to quality furniture and customer service won it the Alabama Retail Association’s Silver Award as one of the Retailers of the Year in 2011. Each gallery abounds with bedroom, living-room, and dining-room furniture from top designers such as Lane, along with mattresses in a range of shapes and styles from brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Serta, and Jamison. At each location, a knowledgeable staff awaits to offer design counsel, suggesting pieces that best suit a household’s style or will hold up against a disobedient pet woodchuck.
The Mosquito Authority keeps winged nuisances at bay with services such as barrier sprays and misting systems. During each treatment, applicators coat exterior foliage with an solution that causes no harm to children, pets, or sentient lawn gnomes. The application eradicates all current mosquitoes and prevents new ones from appearing for up to 21 days.