With more than 70 years of color combination experience, Economy Paint Supply distributes liquid chromatics and provides custom stain matching, in-home consultations, and equipment rentals. The paint shop furnishes a host of habitat enhancements including Benjamin Moore paints ($27.99+ per gallon), wallpaper ($16.99+ per roll), single-roll carpets ($12.99+ per square yard), and window treatments ($200+ per window). Flinging a can of reddish royal flush or lagoon-like Lucerne at a living room’s backdrop can give walls a sense of newfound pride and astonish nearby floors and ceilings. Customers can also peruse a free in-store copy of Envision Color 2011, which highlights the palettes—soulful, spirited, dreamy, and phantasmagoric—comprising Benjamin Moore’s annual paint trends.
Signature service: Install and Repair Plumbing, Heaters, AC, and Electric Systems
Staff Size: 50+ people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: Amana, Goodman, Burnham, Mitsubishi, Beckett, Gerber, State, Kohler
Pro Tip: Our company is famous for friendly, clean, and respectful technicians.
Opening its doors in 1782, Elwood Adams Hardware honors its long hammer-peddling heritage by stocking general hardware, supplies, and hard-to-find tools. Shoppers can nab toolbox necessities such as a 100-piece screwdriver bit set ($16.99) or Nashua all-weather duct tape ($6.89), a must-have for hushing overly chatty androids. Knowledgeable staff of industry experts can help carpenters choose high-caliber lumber cutters, including a 12-inch high-tension hacksaw ($23.99), or cheerfully supply homeowners with a Weller 40-watt soldering iron ($20.99). Skip shopping bags by tossing purchases into a bucket wrapped with a LeatherCraft tools and parts caddy ($23.99), a handsome carryall that fits snugly over five-gallon buckets for easy toting or a romantic picnic in a construction pit.
In the mid 1960s, Murray and Ida Rotman gave the family name to their growing furniture and carpeting business, confident that it would hold employees accountable and remind them to interact with customers as one community member to another. Throughout multiple expansions and a change from the "7 Stores on 5 Floors Under 1 Roof" slogan to "New England's Largest Furniture and Carpet Store," the Rotman family has stayed true to its promise of treating people with honesty and respect. According to Furniture Today, the National Home Furnishings Association named the company a Retailer of the Year in 2011, remarking on its "outstanding customer service and involvement in community services and activities." To that end, the Rotmans have helped raise $1 million for the local Walk for the Homeless, and cofounded a furniture-exchange program that allows customers to donate their gently used furniture to a family in need.
The award-winning business owes its success not only to a commitment to core values, but to an eye-popping assortment of furniture, mattresses, and televisions—all arranged in curated displays that inspire home-decorating ideas and make people believe they’re in a house built for a hundred families. The helpful staff measures and installs carpeting or flooring and fleshes out creative plans with the design-a-room service: a free in-home consultation with a computerized analysis. The store also stays ahead of the latest industry trends and innovations, offering, for example, pieces from Paula Deen’s furniture line and budget-friendly clearance deals in a space known as the Attic.
With an arsenal of industrial vacuums, sanitizers, and pole-mounted brushes at its disposal, Richmond Restoration sets out to scour the duct systems of homes and small businesses. Technicians wield the poles for their initial attack on dirty air ducts and dryer vents, using the extended brushes to scrub away dust and grime. A high-power two-stage HEPA vacuum then extracts the offending debris. After technicians clean every component, a fogger machine releases a cloud of cleansing Sporiciden into the system—effectively neutralizing germs, bacteria, and mildew. Alternatively, the techs can upgrade home systems with Sanuvox air purifiers. Richmond Restoration backs all its services with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, meaning they'll make a return trip if the job isn't finished or if a poltergeist was accidentally released from the basement duct.
The expert technicians from USA Air Care keep households running smoothly by ridding air ducts, dryer vents, and chimney flues of pesky debris. Homeowners can freshen up their interior air with an air-duct cleanup, which includes a full scrub down of the HVAC unit and an application of a disinfectant to eliminate airborne pollutants such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
The dryer-vent and chimney cleaning services also seek to look after homeowners by preventing household fires. These can be caused by accumulated lint in a dryer vent or soot and creosote deposits. In addition to safer homes, homeowners get more efficient household systems and as a result, reduced energy bills.