Catering by Jill, a full-service catering company, supplies dishes for events ranging from picnics to elegant black tie affairs. In addition to planning events, consulting for bridal menus, or answering questions about the biggest sandwich ever made, the caterers design menus tailored to specific requests. Hot lunch menus feed hardworking film crews, and picnic menus serve up traditional hamburgers, slaws, and potato salads. Catering by Jill also equips events with items such as glass plates, flatware, linen napkins, or inflatable gravy rafts at no additional charge.
Buff & Coat's floor technicians save homeowners and businesses time and money by revitalizing their floors without resorting to sanding. After buffing floors to remove surface scuffs and scratches, technicians apply a durable, odorless, and eco-friendly finish and then layer on a protective coat. Homeowners select their desired finish for the protective coating from matte, satin, semigloss, or gloss, and it also blocks UV rays that can damage floors. Unlike the building of Rome or Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the process can be completed in a single day.
Lumpy couches, broken ovens, outdated computers, piles of rubble, and stacks of "Dewey Defeats Truman" newspapers—the pros at Junk It RVA can quickly and safely remove such detritus from homes, offices, and construction sites. In fact, it was in construction sites where Junk It RVA found its start. Company president Chris Masterson combined his experience working with heavy machinery with his frustrations when other junk-removal companies let him down. Using his own complaints about those companies as a foundation on how not to run his business, Chris operates Junk It RVA with special attention on customer satisfaction. For starters, he stays local so service is fast. He also prices removal by the load—which includes breaking up the item, dumping fees, travel time, and site cleanup—so customers know exactly what they'll pay ahead of time.
Summer Classics was founded in 1973 as a manufacturer of plastic umbrella bases. After the breezy craze of umbrella disco died out, the company branched out into designing and building its own line of home furnishings. Summer Classics produces high-quality products that are largely customizable in a variety of color and fabric options. In addition to furnishings, the store is an ideal destination for stocking up on holiday accoutrements, such as brightly hued holiday ribbons ideal for gift-wrapping ($7.99 and up). Pick up a keepsake nativity set ($33.99 and up), or peruse the selection of wreaths, garlands, and swags ($38.99 and up) to make any mantel merrier. The friendly and helpful staff at Summer Classics is on hand to answer any questions you may have about fabric trims or weather patterns.
Bed sets, sofas, and barstools populate the showroom at Decor Furniture & Mattress Showplace, set up in arrangements of household rooms. In addition to carrying luxury furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, and personal aircraft carriers, Decor Furniture & Mattress Showplace specializes in building custom pieces to accommodate room measurements and the creative visions of clients. With more than 300 fabric, color, and leather options, customers can match existing room decor or draw attention away from evidence left from hosting a weekly food-fight club.
Rags 2 Riches gives dirt and cobwebs the boot during routine and one-time commercial cleanings––just a small part of the company's repertoire of cleaning services. Insured technicians deploy to homes as well, and use their own products to vacuum floors, sanitize bathrooms and kitchens, and clean the interior and exterior of windows. Homeowners can also request Rags' professional organizing services to improve the efficiency of a walk-in closet or alphabetize their collection of plastic fruit.
Founded in 1978 as a single modest window-washing business, Fish Window Cleaning now dispatches uniformed technicians who can be spotted toiling atop ladders in 40 states nationwide. The company has earned numerous accolades along the way, including a spot on Entrepreneur magazine's 2010 list of Top 500 Franchises, as its staff continues to dutifully destreak windows, skylights, and human-size terrariums from the inside out. From their bird's-eye vantage point, the techs also unclog gutters, flush out downspouts, and clean chandeliers to a sparkling finish.