Supplying contractors and do-it-yourselfers for almost nine decades, the family-owned Little Hardware Company stocks a complete selection of high-quality tools, hardware, and hard-to-find items. Customers can protect fingers from jobsite hazards, home-remodeling incidents, and roving gangs of manicurists with a wealth of insulated and regular gloves ($0.99–$36.99). Carve manifestoes into tree trunks with an assortment of pocket knives ($6.99+) such as the Kershaw Oso Sweet model ($23.89), or complete toolboxes with Little Hardware's full line of Irwin vise grips ($5.99–$44.79). Timberland boots enclose feet in stylish comfort ($85.49–$99.99), and power tools from DeWalt, Bosch, Makita, Milwaukee, and Festool supply wielders with more might than the enchanted screwdriver King Arthur used to install Camelot's spice racks.
The scent of freshly popped popcorn fills the air as customers carrying complimentary paper bags of the buttery kernels meander through aisles of birding supplies, gardening tools, home décor, and eclectic gifts from around the globe. Eighty employees advise customers on home projects and purchases such as gas and charcoal grills from brands including Big Green Egg and Weber. Before new grills fire up hamburger patties or outstanding parking tickets, the kitchen department's wall of gadgets, serving ware, and party supplies completes any checklist of barbecue necessities. The home-repair and project areas include a Benjamin Moore station with custom paint-blending services to mix up sample colors to find the perfect hue. Outdoors, the garden area encloses a hand-selected assortment of leafy green plants in a natural, garden-like setting alongside birdbaths and fountains. The birding department carries more than 100 different feeders and specialty seed blends to attract tiny hummingbirds or tiny bee-riding knights.
"Billie" of Billie Goat Cleaning Services was teased about her name as a child. Her husband convinced her to use the moniker for her cleaning business, saying she should "make a negative into a positive." It seems an apt philosophy for a company whose technicians specialize in eliminating stains and transforming dirty spots into sparkling-clean areas. All of the company's technicians are insured and have been rigorously screened prior to being hired to ensure that staff members are skilled, professional, and able to blast a stain to oblivion while riding on the back of a bucking lawnmower.
As a licensed massage therapist with a neuromuscular certification, Theresa Nowlin seeks more than just a temporary fix. By understanding the full extent of a patient's history, she aims to forever quell chronic headaches, whiplash, or shoulder strain from an overzealous thumb war match. Clients can opt for soothing aromatherapy bodywork using blossom extract essential oils, or deactivate lower-layer knots with her signature neuromuscular or deep-tissue techniques.
Carolina Rustica is an 11-year old company that has has grown through the years by offering an open and honest approach to selling fine furniture and lighting. We are both a retail store in Concord, NC and a website. We operate them together as one business and serve customers all across the country. We are always growing.
Montgomery Gibbs Nursery carries the ingredients to fill any kind of space with greenery or florals, be it a tiny windowsill garden or an expansive backyard. When not helping customers find the right plants for their projects, staff members at the nursery spend their time nurturing nascent annuals and perennials and more sizable trees and shrubs. Homeowners can further dress landscapes in red-, brown-, or black-dyed cypress mulch, or grow their own vegetables or fruit trees for endless access to off-the-vine pies.
EarthScape expanded from a one-man company to a team of technicians who turn plain lawns into showpieces with their elegant landscape designs. As members of the Nursery and Landscape Association, they skillfully build berms and crown them with shrubs and flowers while maintaining botanical zones with weed control, core aeration, and turf disease prevention. When they aren't tending to the health of yards, techs equip them with ponds, fountains, and outdoor kitchens. As licensed irrigation contractors, they can also install watering systems that conserve water, quench thirsty lawns, and save homeowners the hassle of tickling a fire hydrant until it spouts.