In 1903, Hammond’s first mayor, Marcus M. Towle, opened the Towle Opera House to provide the city with a venue for theatrical productions. Times changed, and with them the theater: the opera house became a cinema, and eventually a string of fashion shops moved into the space. The building seemed destined for a future of holographic retail, but in 2003—a century since the stage first opened—it was reborn as the Towle Theater. Since then, its intimate brick-lined confines have hosted such crowd-pleasing productions as The Musical of Musicals, the Musical and A New Brain.
American Heritage Fireplace's chimney technicians scour soot and finesse flues to leave home heaters clean and free of excessive soot and creosote build up. After arriving at abodes, an experienced sweep performs a visual inspection of the chimney interior and exterior, as well as any connected fireplace or wood stove. Then they’ll prep the work area to corral dust and debris and manually scrub Santa chutes with a brush perched atop a graphite rod. The sweeping process ferrets out ash, creosote, and minor clogs, such as bird nests, squirrel nests, and licorice-rope nests; an industrial vacuum devours the falling particles.
Best Cabinets fashions custom furnishings, built-ins, and more using handpicked lumber from the company's 100 acres of Wisconsin woodlands. Each log is cut at Best Cabinets' in-house sawmill, where wood is air-dried, then placed in a dehumidifier kiln to reduce it to 6%–8% humidity—the optimum moisture content for cabinet making. From these carefully prepared raw materials, Best Cabinets' well-trained plank whisperers build custom furniture ($200+) and kitchen cabinets ($200+) using decorative hardware ($5+) to create handsome hiding places for stashes of collectible Funyuns.
DIYSEO is a simple web-based program designed by SEO experts that gives small-business owners the tools they need to optimize their websites so that search engines drive more traffic to them. DIYSEO's easy-to-use program begins by helping you build an action plan customized to your business type, industry, and overall objectives, complete with a special targeting tool that helps pinpoint the keywords that have the strongest impact for your site. The program then breaks down this action plan into a series of user-friendly microtasks—such as link building, local searches, Googling ex-girlfriends, and optimizing for the increasingly crucial realm of social media—and leads you through them step by step. You can move through these microtasks as quickly or as slowly as you like; each step displays an estimated time of completion to help you allocate your time efficiently. Once you've launched the program, you'll receive easy-to-read reports and a customized dashboard that tracks your site's page ranking and SEO stats, allowing you to measure the program's effectiveness and tweak as needed.
Andersonville Kitchen & Bath's cabinetry craftsmen bedeck domestic living spaces with an array of handcrafted and customized sturdy wooden stuff keepers. Helpful and talented woodworkers will take on jobs both large and small, from adding one cabinet to your existing kitchen to fully outfitting a newly built ark galley. Carrying the latest brands from Merillat, Kraftmaid, and Silestone, Andersonville Kitchen & Bath ushers clients through all the stages of cabinetry conception, from an initial consultation and cabinet selection to project management and installation. While prices vary for each job, Groupon holders can use this $500 value to add one or two customized kitchen cabinets, primp up a powder room with a bathroom vanity cabinet, or make a dent in the renovation of a whole kitchen-cabinetry set. Open six days a week, Andersonville Kitchen & Bath also offers free design services and welcomes customers to stop by with sketches, dimensions, or condiment finger paintings of their existing space, from which its designers can plan.
When Ronald Wagster first opened Harmonious Decorating & Remodeling, Inc. in 1983, it was known as Ron's Decorating Service. Until 2007, he and his staff stuck mostly to home painting. But in 2008, they expanded their service list to encompass every aspect of construction and remodeling, including electrical and plumbing work. Today, the employees continue to remodel, waterproof, and even paint homes, all the while adhering strictly to EPA standards.