Contributing to local commerce isn’t new territory for the Howard family. In 1925, Edwin Howard’s in-laws founded a small grocery in Doraville, which he took leadership of 30 years later. After gaining experience in that business, he decided to expand the family’s venture, and in 1972, he opened the first Howard’s True Value Hardware right next door. Now, after more than 35 years and currently under the ownership of Howard brothers John and Doug, the hardware store keeps shelves stocked with more than 100,000 hardware items, tools, and home-garden accouterments from the likes of Carhartt and Honda, as well as charcoal grills from Big Green Egg, wood pellet grills from Traeger, and a line of propane grills with tanks they can fill in-store. For sports enthusiasts, they're an authorized YETI Cooler and Tifosi Eyeglass Dealer.
Building materials, including adhesives and mason tools, lighten the burdens of home-improvement projects, and a constellation of hand tools relieves the hassle of hiring a beaver to chew its way through 2”x4”s. A full stock of interior paints helps customers brighten the hue of living quarters, while a sturdy pair of jeans from Carhartt helps them to withstand the wear-and-tear of maintenance projects or slow dances with rose bushes.
Simply put, the Rhino Tree Service team is passionate about the preservation of trees. They also understand the danger that damaged, diseased, and dead trees pose to people, buildings, and vehicles. The green-thumbed grounds crew typically removes trees piece by piece—as opposed to hacking and yelling "Timber!" at unsuspecting passersby—to avoid damaging customers' lawns. Customers also call on Rhino Tree Service for other landscaping projects, including tree trimming, land clearing, and stump grinding.
John Ingram stands outside a newly renovated house, inspecting all aspects of its new additions. The skilled craftsman's 30 years of experience inform each job his crew works on, and his astute attention to detail calls upon him to ensure every repair made by his company's expert techs is top-notch. He and his crew scale houses to freshen up gutters or roofing or free house exteriors of rotting wood with wood replacements. They also pressure wash siding, giving houses a good scrub down to expel built-up dirt and their self-painted "help me" graffiti.
Atlanta’s Best Gutter Cleaners’ crew of certified and insured handymen frees roofs from dangerous debris and leaves homes sparkling clean with myriad services. Crew members scramble up to roofs, freeing cluttered gutters of leaves, frisbees, and expired cookie dough during a 10-point inspection. Equipped with eco-friendly, biodegradable chemicals, the techs blast away grime from siding or windows. To further spruce up dwellings, they repair leaking tiles, fix or install floodlights, and prune tree limbs that tap lewd jokes on bedroom windows in Morse code.
The savvy staff of Roswell Do It Best Hardware–an authorized dealer of STIHL and Big Green Egg products–keeps shelves stocked with all the tools, supplies, and accouterments needed for a cornucopia of home-improvement tasks. Hardware-minded visitors can fill fists with a 16-ounce hammer ($8.49) or grab hold of a 6-pound, double-face sledgehammer ($23.49), which gives arms the oomph necessary to drive stakes into the ground or smash them into nail-size shards. Customers can peruse the hefty selections of nails ($15.99) and upholstery pins ($2.49), which come in handy for holding projects together, and 16-ounce bottles of exterior wood glue ($7.49) assist home-tinkerers in fulfilling hammerless home improvements. Two-pound chopping axes ($39.99) stand at the ready for chopping wood, overgrown trees, and those pesky telephone poles that get tangled in overgrown trees.