The seasoned contractors at Oceanside Roofing and Siding have been building and repairing area roofs for more than two generations. Teams of skilled experts nimbly ascend the sides of homes to plug holes, replace loose shingles, or perform complete rebuilds of roofing and vinyl siding. Technicians can also purge gutters of accumulated leaves, sticks, and gargoyle nests, increasing drainage and helping to prevent possible damage to the home’s foundation.
Family-owned Flood Square Hardware offers a plethora of home-improving products and helpful services to ease minds and shorten lengthy to-do lists. Clear pipes of rent-dodging hairballs with Liquid-Plumr (one quart for $4.99), or grime-fight on the go with a wheeled trash barrel ($19.99). For giving walls fresh attire, Flood Square Hardware stocks Benjamin Moore paints. Handy rentals such as the Rug Doctor carpet cleaner provide ease of mind and peace of plush ($26.99 for 24 hours), scrubbing away dirt, dust, and embarrassingly cheap wine stains. Or opt for simple services such as a double-sided key copy ($2.85) to self-actualize lonely hide-a-keys. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable enough to help you plan out any project and find anything in the store, even if it’s lost hope.
Contractor Raymond Gilkes learned the tricks of the construction trade from his stepfather—a skilled tradesman by profession—at the young age of 11. As Raymond grew, he honed the artistry of carpentry, cabinetry, and masonry in his spare time to keep his aesthetic skills sharp. Now the owner of his own home-improvement contracting business, he harnesses a lifetime of keen insights to beautify residential interiors and exteriors. He partners up with interior designers, real-estate brokers, and unemployed wrecking balls to make over homes with custom services that include painting, tile laying, and ceiling installation.
1994 was a big year for music: Outkast, Weezer, the Fugees, and Oasis released their first albums and Boomer Boston installed its first audio equipment. And like many of the bands it shares its birth year with, Boomer Boston's gone on to bigger and better things. Now, in addition to installing car stereos, the techs at Boomer also integrate iPhones, iPods, and HD and satellite radios into vehicles. And, they also install remote starters and GPS systems, and can equip cars with back-up cameras so drivers can really appreciate the beauty of their parallel-parking jobs.