With more than 29 years of vice-clamping and drip-drying experience, husband and wife team Johnny and Terri Ciampoli oversee the fast and friendly water wards of TCP. TCP tackles a plethora of home-plumbing issues, and Groupon holders can indulge in its sage services for general-plumbing inspection and labor ($81/hour Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.) or get on-site estimates for larger remodeling projects (verbal estimates given for jobs under $500). No matter what the service, TCP will deftly maneuver to return toilets, tubs, and aqueducts to their pristine and clean-piped existence.
SurePro Windows & Doors boasts a vast collection of panes and portals to fit in homes of any style. Specializing in energy-efficient, vinyl windows and doors, the company specializes in replacements that can reduce household heating costs by up to 50%. Its staff has mastered speedy installation for projects ranging from bedroom windows to sliding doors, all using brand-name products including Monte Verde, BayView, Anlin, and Milgard. Clients can also have their windows personalized with sound reduction packages, tinting, and all-star shortstops to catch errant baseballs.
Featured on a 2005 episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ALM Window & Door Inc. installs sturdy vinyl portals certified by the American Architectural Manufacturer's Association. All sliding glass gateways have white vinyl frames and tempered low-E glass that clashes with invading infrared and ultraviolet rays to keep interiors cool and prevent excessive sunlight from bleaching fabrics, furniture, and Barry Manilow record sleeves. The glass's sound-control glazing also muffles outdoor noises, and the white screen door's mesh openings let in playful breezes to make fake moustaches flutter.
With decades of home repair and remodeling experience under their tool belts, A Bit of Help’s handymen travel throughout San Diego to tackle customers’ household maintenance dilemmas. Rather than tending to many clients all at once, A Bit of Help focuses on building long-term relationships with its small roster of customers. The business’s long list of services includes plumbing, flooring, carpentry, and electrical work. Handymen can install a brand-new sink in your bathroom, a new lighting fixture in your foyer, or a remote-controlled garage door on your walk-in closet. With a “by the job” pricing model, A Bit of Help asks that customers call ahead for a free estimate and assures that no job is too big or small.
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.
Solare Energy's installers and certified energy auditors connect power-hungry people with the efficient energy emitted by the solar system's central star. Following a home-energy assessment, their trained sales staff will help design a customized sunshine solution using SolarWorld panels and other products, then an experienced installation crew will plant these ravenous ray receptors on the roof or ground. For homeowners spending an average of $100–$250 on their electric bills, Solare Energy recommends 10 panels for a 2.2-kilowatt system (starting at $12,525 during the summer) which may qualify for up to $3,269 in state rebates, tax credits, and skee-ball tokens from the Egyptian god Ra. These 10 panels can save up to $90 each month in electricity costs, leading to guilt-free air-conditioner, blender, and mechanical-bull operation for years to come.