The team of HVAC pros at Hopkins Brothers Air and Heating covers a range of residential and light-commercial mechanical and remodeling services. Taking pride in the work they perform, team members demand excellence in all their repair and service projects, from AC maintenance to scraping barnacles off the hulls of ships in bottles.
After years of working as an electro-mechanical technician and repairing trains for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Earl Washington Jr. decided to create his own business in 1986, advertising his handyman services door-to-door. Although he began by performing basic repairs and cleaning gutters, he continued to learn new home-improvement skills while he built relationships with local carpenters, masons, and industry professionals.
His company grew over time and eventually established itself as a full-service provider of maintenance and repairs for homes, commercial buildings, and rehabbed bouncy castles. Now joined by a full-time staff of technicians and tradesmen, Earl tinkers with homes from foundation to attic, helping to assuage clients' plumbing, electrical, and heating- or cooling-system concerns.
With Washington Home's consultation and redesign plan, designers will conduct a home visit and careful measurements. At a subsequent visit, they’ll use 3-D CAD software to craft easy-to-understand cutaway views of proposed alterations to kitchens, baths, or decks. Design consultations also include a discussion of product selection and a thorough estimate of project costs, including materials and labor. Although this deal is only valid for the planning process, Groupon holders will also receive $1,000 toward project costs if homeowners decide to follow through with the proposed upgrades.
One person's trash becomes another's treasure when Junk 4 Charity gets involved. The organization picks up unwanted items—from a single piece of furniture to an entire garage, attic, or basement filled with junk—and gives them a new life through recycling and redistribution. All donations are tax deductible and benefit the NEMAC foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting at-risk women in the metropolitan area.