Recently featured on WBTV for sending a weather balloon built out of spare parts into outer space, TechShop RDU has a supportive community of inventors, artists, technicians, and alchemists who are all excited about their next big idea, creating an environment limited only by the imagination. The 20,000-square-foot smorgasbord of inventive creativity beckons people of all skill levels to its DIY confines, where members can wield tools not found in most private workshops, slicing through steel with a plasma cutter or accessing 3-D design software to finally realize the goal of crawling inside the Internet. Hands-on classes jump-start creative juices, introducing students to vocational skills including welding, soldering, and woodworking. Neophyte inventors aged 12–17 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to ensure they don't break physics.
Since 2006, Five Star Painting has been quelling customers' paint cravings with an array of specialty services. Surrender any appropriately sized bedroom, bathroom, or panic room to Five Star Painting's paint practitioners and they will considerately apply two fresh coats to keep cold walls warm and permanently flushed with a hue of your choosing. Though not included in this deal, they can also assist with color consultation, minor repairs, wood staining, and more.
Above all else, Adam Schroeder believes honesty and reliability are what keep clients happy. That's why each of his contractors is fully licensed, insured, and trained to perform all manner of residential or commercial refurbishment projects, no matter how big or small. The expert technicians can completely remodel kitchens and bathrooms, lay concrete for a new driveway, or simply outfit rooms with a new coat of paint. Clients can also solicit a tech for general maintenance concerns such as repairing a leaky roof or engineering a leaky roof to improve ventilation.
The cleaners at Creative Exterior maximize curb appeal for homes and businesses through pressure washing. Rather than risk damage by pointing their high-pressure streams at every dirty household surface, they use a low-pressure stream on vertical surfaces such as siding and garage doors, reserving high pressure settings for horizontal work such as driveways and sidewalks. The crew also uses low pressure to rid roofs of those annoying black streaks, revealing a clean and attractive new roof at a fraction of the cost of replacing shingles.
The Home Doctor's patients aren't people—they're home appliances. The expert team, led by owner Zachary T. Wilkins, Sr., installs, repairs, and maintains them, ensuring homes run smoothly. To help prevent problems from arising in the future, The Home Doctor also offers three different preventative-maintenance packages. All packages include seasonal visits to make sure that heating systems keep homes warm during the winter and air conditioners don't get too cool for school.