For more than 20 years, First Class Carpet Service's technicians, who hold Institution of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, have resuscitated textiles throughout King County. Using powerful truck-mounted equipment, they take to task not only unkempt carpets, but also sullied tile, hardwood, marble, and concrete in homes and businesses alike. Their cleaning agent, a nontoxic blend, works with pretreatment sprays to help prevent carpet resoiling, even when floors are confronted with muddy rugby players looking to settle down for a nap. Outside of their flooring expertise, the technicians also offer pest-control solutions and upholstery cleaning.
A branch of the umbrella company HomeTask, Yellow Van Handyman assists in the company mission of carrying out necessary maintenance, repairs, and improvements on customers' homes. Company founder Jerrod Sessler, dubbed a Veteran Small Business Champion at the 2010 Washington State Small Business Awards, designed Yellow Van Handyman to be endlessly adaptable to modern households’ ever-changing needs. Yellow Van Handyman's dedicated franchisers provide customers with a complete spectrum of home and office repair services, fixing leaky faucets, patching drywall, and replacing windows damaged by ultrarealistic 3-D sports broadcasts.
A broken garage door can be very unsettling. After all, in addition to cars, a lot of people keep expensive things in the garage—such as lawn mowers and cloning machines—and a broken door practically invites people to come in and take what they want. A broken door is especially unnerving if the garage is attached to your house.
The certified technicians at Pacific NW Garage Doors recognize this, so they make themselves available to fix broken doors after normal business hours, on weekends, and even on holidays. They travel quickly to homes and provide free estimates before repairing damaged parts or replacing doors. They also install garage-door openers and double-check all the nuts and bolts during garage-door tune-ups.
Family patriarch Nordy Rockler opened the doors of his first store in 1954 to supply his fellow craftsmen with knowledge, friendly advice, and a large selection of tools for at-home woodworking projects. Now, the chain of retail outlets brims with more than 20,000 tools and specialized woodworking equipment. Next to a steely rainbow of hinges, casters, and screws, a supply of lumber and exotic hardwoods provides planks for building tree houses or just leaving around as a warning to uncooperative trees. The tenor buzz of power tools operated by newly knowledgeable guests drifts from educational sessions on operating equipment and woodworking.
The founder of Moe's Home Collection, Moe Samieian, began his enterprise with a Vancouver rug store in 1985, eventually getting into the furniture business and steadily increasing his number of storefronts. Today, Moe's four locations boast a big selection of custom chairs, sofas, and desks, conversation-starting artwork and wall decorations, and rare cabinetware and Chinese antiques. Like a royal estate or lucky cow, the company has passed from father to son, with Moe Jr. sourcing exotic furniture pieces from as far away as Jakarta and Beijing, and consulting with homeowners to create one-of-a-kind Italian leather sofas or made-to-order contemporary pieces.