The tour guides at H&L Enterprises of WNY LLC love showing people around town. But instead of introducing them to sights from a bus, boat, or Segway, they give tour-goers a spectacular bird's-eye view of western New York, the Southern Tier, northwestern Pennsylvania, and eastern Ohio through the windows of a four-seat Robinson R44 helicopter.
In addition to soaring over sparkling lakes and rolling meadows to wow visitors and help them capture stunning aerial-photography shots, helicopter flights also serve the more pragmatic purpose of patrolling pipelines or surveying the land. This allows farmers to count their livestock and entrepreneurs to scope out land they plan to purchase.
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.
Lighting Concepts stocks ceiling fans, lamps, and accessories in its show room. Its staff and electronic search tool can help customers select the right lights for their homes. Install a chandelier or pendant lamp over a dining-room table for an elegant look, pair lights with fan blades to cool off damp locations, or place spotlights at strategic points around your house to illuminate distinctive furniture.
Since 1947, family-owned Foote Brothers Furniture has decorated dwellings with a selection of sofas, recliners, bedroom sets, and tables. Make over homely homes with a King Hickory sofa ($1,769), perfect for kicking back during audiences with insubordinate serfs. Pair Denney lamps ($169) with a Null lamp table ($159) to introduce artful accents, or relax regally in a leather La-Z-Boy recliner ($1,199). Other offerings include a Hammary Sutton cocktail table ($199), a Butler accent table ($369), and a Best accent chair ($509).
Chances are that if it requires wires, circuits, or a letter of gratitude to Nikola Tesla, then ElectraMedics can make it better. This company specializes in electrical services of all stripes, and sends its cadres of screened and background-checked technicians to homes equipped with the tools and electrical know-how necessary to get the juice flowing and fixtures beaming.
Their services fall under many categories. They improve aesthetic and design with lighting systems. They help homeowners save money by locating energy-wasting systems, and they make homes safer by installing security lighting or shock-prevention devices. Additional home improvement services include flat-screen TV installations, cable wiring, and non-electrical services such as painting, drywall repair, and plumbing work.
Fittingly located in the Paradise Shoppes, New Home Mattress extends posturepedic bliss to sleep-seekers and back owners with its stockade of bedding options. Family run, with a devotion to the customer that breeds regulars and referrals, New Hope Mattress carries the latest sleepytime islands from brands such as Simmons, Sleep Comfort, and American Bedding. The show room features over 18 displays of full, king, queen, and bunk beds for prospective owners to lie on and practice their cover-hogging rituals, and special orders take only three business day to ship.