A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.
Barley & Wine initiates beer-lovers into the world of home brewing with a panoply of beer kits, bottling equipment, and thorough classes on the art of brewing itself. Regardless of the medium, students learn the intricacies of the different brewing processes, from fermentation and malt extract to using yeast or choosing the proper equipment. During in-person courses, accomplished home brewers divulge secrets they've learned after living inside a fermentation barrel for three months. Their online shop contains all of the necessary equipment as well, with ingredients, tubing, and books on the subject.
By teaching martial-arts and group fitness classes, Modesto Power trains competitive athletes and clients simply seeking a healthier lifestyle. The 6,000-square-foot facility partitions classes into three separate studios. The Wood Room houses a dance floor and wall of mirrors, in front of which instructors lead Zumba classes. The Power Room, meanwhile, builds muscle mass with a collection of free weights and is known for using its occupants' energy to generate electricity for the other rooms. Finally, the Mat Room lines its walls and floor with padding and stocks rows of chain-hung heavy bags for mixed-martial-arts training comprising brazilian jujitsu, muay thai kickboxing, and submission grappling. Trainers also tailor sessions for younger guests; kid's aerobic and martial-arts classes teach dance moves, self-defense, and the distractive power of balloon animals.