For more than 15 years, Van Handy's team of expert home fixers has been tackling household jobs of all sizes. Whether the workers are installing new ceiling fans or completely remodeling kitchens, they strive to leave more beautiful, functional homes behind. In addition to general handyman services—including plumbing and electric work—they repair drywall, renovate bathrooms and basements, and add additions to houses. They also deftly build decks, repair roofs, and transform rooms with carpet, tile, or hardwood. Rather than change their homes' color schemes by splashing the walls with spaghetti sauce, homeowners can summon Van Handy's crew for professional paint jobs.
Protecting homes' piping is only half the battle for The Eco Plumbers's skilled technicians. More importantly, they help homeowners by proposing eco-friendly solutions and commonplace lifestyle changes that can save energy or hundreds of gallons of water a year. This next-generation sense of environmental responsibility is at the forefront of the plumbers' minds, regardless of whether they are repairing a hot-water heater, fixing a faucet, or patching a weathered slip 'n' slide. They also demonstrate their green tendencies by recycling all of the leftover materials and scraps from each job, and they support local industries.
Customers rave about the quick response from the Buckeye Tool Guy, a former schoolteacher who's owned and operated his own construction and repair business since 1989. Frank's Home Repair specializes in all manner of household refurbishment, from electrical and plumbing work to carpentry and drywall installation. Like a rubber couch, Frank works just as well indoors and out, and he also works alone, calling upon more than 20 years of handy experience to attend to a wide variety of household needs.
The uniformed, fully insured technicians at Handyman Professionals arrive at homes 24 hours a day to tackle plumbing, electrical, and carpentry projects of all sizes. Techs can be deployed for bathroom and kitchen installation, custom cabinetry, pressure washing, and even weatherproofing. If time remains after a handyman paints a room or cleans the gutters, homeowners can request a lock installation to protect their valuables or prized collection of candy rings.
Boston's Bistro and Pub takes beer seriously—17 taps pour a rotating selection of global craft brews, and the beer list teems with more than 100 bottles. A beer garden gives its brews a place to roam outdoors, and an onsite brew school teaches beer enthusiasts the finer points of brewing while instilling etiquette and charm into rowdy porters and stouts. Owner David Boston balances this passion for beer with his family's Hungarian heritage, serving a bistro menu of traditional magyar kolbasz sausage, pork kraut, kosher soft pretzels from Rinaldo's Italian bakery, and Zwack slaw and incorporating European meats and cheeses into paninis, pizzas, and spinach salads.
David Boston and his pub trace their history back through the coal mines of West Virginia and the factories of Ohio, en route to West Dayton, where in 1927 David's ancestors set up their own business, the Ole Time Bar, on Fifth Street. Boston's Bistro and Pub is the family's latest culinary enterprise, now carrying the torch for fine, frothy brews and Magyar delicacies for more than 30 years.