Armed with more than 20 years of framing experience and a lifelong passion for preserving artistic works, Héctor Puig personally helps customers select the perfect display methods for their pieces. Together, they sift through the gallery's selection, which includes wooden and metal frames with matte black, cherry, and antique gold finishes, to name a few. In addition to aesthetically completing a picture or a diploma's presentation, these frames, along with other materials, come in archival varieties for customers who value conservation above all else.
For inspiration, visitors can peruse the gallery's eclectic displays of paintings and sculptures by regional, national, and intergalactic artists. Héctor explained his motivation for continually seeking out these works to the Gainesville Sun in 2005, saying, "I want people to feel like they can come in and see what real art is about, as opposed to feeling like it's something they can't understand." Among these works are pieces from Héctor's personal collection of hand-carved santos de palo figures, which come from his native Puerto Rico and occasionally appear in domestic and international museums, according to Gainesville Magazine in 2006.
The award-winning graphic designers at A.S.A.P. Screenprinting may spend their free time designing comic-book scenes and mastering musical instruments, but when it comes to work, they devote undivided creativity to their clients. The staff embellishes T-shirts with original designs using spot colors or a four-color process for richer, deeper hues. The team also swiftly brands tees with logos and whimsical images using embroidery and the professional guidance of unicorns.
The chromatic champions at Color Wheel Paint dispense distinctive pigmentations in more than 1,600 colors, along with providing the necessary tools to complete any painting project. Coat abashedly naked walls with a gallon of flat Hi-Hide interior paint ($19.86/gallon) or Optima Satin Supreme ($31.73/gallon), which can colorize anything from bedroom walls to the picket fence marking the boundary of your office's cubicles. Drab exteriors receive a tinting treatment with a gallon of Tropicoat 100% Acrylic Latex Paint ($30.65/gallon), primed with a coating of Quick Cure Acrylic Conditioner ($25.16/gallon), ideal for previously painted surfaces. Home tidiers can also aid the spreading process with Master Choice tools, such as the Klondike 3-inch angle sash brush ($14.72), with a soft bristle for ticklish walls, and the 12'x15' canvas drop cloth ($20.43).
Gainesville Lawnscaping's capable employees groom grassy regions with expert precision under the leadership of lawn-care specialists Justin Jackrel and Blake Smith. A whirlwind of expertly administered trimming and light weeding services spruces up unkempt lawns by evicting unwelcome foliage and pruning hedges into luxuriant handlebar mustaches. Grass gurus trim the verdant blades with symmetrical sweeps of a lawnmower and execute precise edging along sidewalks, driveways, and curbs. The efficient crews at Gainesville Lawnscaping also perform blowing and light tree trimming to preserve the physique of each client’s private grassy knoll. The team also offers additional landscaping services such as installing sod and mulch, cleaning gutters, and administering garden-gnome vaccines.
Fracture emblazons digital photos across ultra-clear ready-to-hang glass, providing a high-definition alternative to traditional framing. Shutterbugs upload cherished mid-birthday snapshots or flattering mid-sneeze mug shots to Fracture's website, and Fracture transmutes images into ready-to-mount glossy masterpieces. Final sizes range from 8 inches ($8) to 18 inches ($35) and can be shaped as portraits, landscapes, or squares, with tailored dimensions that render cropping unnecessary. Unlike cartographers, Fracture's clientele can choose from a variety of borders for their 2-D masterpieces, which can be delivered anywhere in the continental United States in as early as seven days.
The staff at Cave Country Dive Shop is comprised of cave and technical divers who continually add to their combined decades of experience. They bring an abundance of credentials to the metaphorical table, including NACD cave diver certification and training from the U.S. Navy. This unity of experience and training manifests itself as teaching prowess as the team makes use of numerous springs and underwater caves for conducting all levels of PADI & DSAT scuba programs. Classes head out to open waters found at locales such as Santa Fe River or Ginnie Springs to explore crystal-clear springs and sinkholes with 80-100 feet of visibility and approximately 72-degree waters year round. The aquatic experts teach equipment functions and other essential scuba knowhow in one of two onsite classrooms, further prepping students for real diving conditions by being filled with water, oysters, and taffy.
In addition to instruction, Cave County delivers air from high-volume and high-pressure compressors that are routinely monitored and maintained. Equipment upgrades hang from the walls or virtual window displays online.