As garage door specialists, the crew at Beverly Garage Doors leverages more than 25 years of carpentry experience. They got their start as a garage door repair-and-installation enterprise in 1991, extending their expertise from the hardware of the door itself to the garage door opener. They handle just about any job related to most makes and models of garage doors and opener systems, from repairing wiring on old entry systems to removing pots of boiling oil from atop medieval gates.
The technicians at King-Witzel Construction have the means to clean, refinish, and replace virtually every surface of the home. Using professional-grade equipment on every job, the crew evaporates exterior debris with pressure washing and pulls dirt and stains from fabrics with carpet and upholstery cleaning. The team also undertakes more involved tasks, such as repairing roofs damaged by hail and siding damaged by hip-checking motor homes.
In 1903, Hammond’s first mayor, Marcus M. Towle, opened the Towle Opera House to provide the city with a venue for theatrical productions. Times changed, and with them the theater: the opera house became a cinema, and eventually a string of fashion shops moved into the space. The building seemed destined for a future of holographic retail, but in 2003—a century since the stage first opened—it was reborn as the Towle Theater. Since then, its intimate brick-lined confines have hosted such crowd-pleasing productions as The Musical of Musicals, the Musical and A New Brain.
Artistic Wall Designs can turn blank walls into nearly any mural imaginable. They might transform kids' rooms with scenes of castles, tropical beaches, and rocket ships blasting off into space. Or, in main living areas, they can add faux touches that simulate exposed brick and wood grain. Each job starts with a consultation, and the artist refines sketches and sample boards until the customer approves a final design.
Established by its namesake founder in 1935, Gus Bock's Ace Hardware has since unfurled its immense catalog of home-improvement supplies into three locations. A trio of brothers now runs each location, inheriting the business from their father, Keith Grill Sr., who bought the flagship store from the Bock family in 1990. The siblings strive to keep Gus Bock's personal ideals in mind as they populate their shelves with name-brand products, such as Weber grills, Carhartt clothing, Benjamin Moore paint, and Toro lawnmowers. Staff members can help patrons navigate the sea of Black & Decker tools and Oreck vacuums, as well as arrange services, such as window repair and custom key manufacturing. They also equip customers with a diverse collection of rentables, including inflatable playgrounds, party accoutrements, yard-maintenance equipment, and handy grandfather surrogates.
The highly credentialed technicians at Trela Roofing and Remodeling do a lot more than roofing and remodeling. The company name is a holdover from its beginnings in 1952, though today, the company spreads its attention throughout the interior and exterior of the house. On the outside, they handle duties such as hand-nailing shingles on the roof, repairing and installing gutters, and installing sliding patio doors. Meanwhile, remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, painting, and installing solar water heaters to heat panic room jacuzzis are a few of the services they perform inside of the house.