Ace Hardware's project people assist and advise on a gamut-running range of home- and garden-oriented endeavors. The 20-pound propane-tank refill will pump up a deflated cylinder with the energy to grill juicy burgers, cook corn on the cob, or blaze a flame that can be used as a nightlight for adults locked out of their own houses. Like a roaring campfire or a solar panel, the propane-tank refill can also be used for outdoor heating.
Contributing to local commerce isn’t new territory for the Howard family. In 1925, Edwin Howard’s in-laws founded a small grocery in Doraville, which he took leadership of 30 years later. After gaining experience in that business, he decided to expand the family’s venture, and in 1972, he opened the first Howard’s True Value Hardware right next door. Now, after more than 35 years and currently under the ownership of Howard brothers John and Doug, the hardware store keeps shelves stocked with more than 100,000 hardware items, tools, and home-garden accouterments from the likes of Carhartt and Honda, as well as charcoal grills from Big Green Egg, wood pellet grills from Traeger, and a line of propane grills with tanks they can fill in-store. For sports enthusiasts, they're an authorized YETI Cooler and Tifosi Eyeglass Dealer.
Building materials, including adhesives and mason tools, lighten the burdens of home-improvement projects, and a constellation of hand tools relieves the hassle of hiring a beaver to chew its way through 2”x4”s. A full stock of interior paints helps customers brighten the hue of living quarters, while a sturdy pair of jeans from Carhartt helps them to withstand the wear-and-tear of maintenance projects or slow dances with rose bushes.
A master carpenter armed with 18 years of construction experience, owner Bryan Eady and his team of handymen head up home repair and beautification with a spate of handyman services. A carpenter restores freshly built luster from foundation to roof, touching up or installing floors and securing ceiling fans, lights, and monkey bars. Two- or four-hour sessions allow ample time for spackling drywall divots, erecting shelves, or lining walls with trim. Bryan or a member of his team can also outwit minor electrical and plumbing malfunctions or mount appliances in kitchens and shrines to favorite astrologists. Abode exteriors sparkle after a handyman declutters gutters and pressure-washes grimy siding. Domicile makeovers can also include door or window installation and indoor, outdoor, or bathroom-ceiling fresco painting.
It's Leaking Again's technicians are certified by ShingleMaster and skilled in all things roofing, from basic repairs to new construction. They work with Owens Corning roofing products, whether they're replacing worn-out shingles, fixing some old flashing, or laying out the Santa traps. They even offer 24-hour emergency repair services for when your roof springs a leak in the night.
Featured on HGTV, Susie Goldenberg’s company, Paintin’ the Town Faux, offers personal painting services, supplies, and classes dedicated to sharing the art of faux painting with others. The classes teach students, whose skill levels range from beginner to advanced, how to decorate not just walls but also cabinets, furniture, and sleeping family members. Paintin’ the Town Faux, in business for 25 years, also shares tips on how to build a portfolio and sell finished pieces.
Since 1985, Southern Sun Control has outfitted residential and commercial windows throughout the Atlanta area with high-end window-tinting films. The investment in films help homeowners and businesses protect furniture, carpets, and wall art from the fading effects of the sun, along with keeping windows well insulated to cut down on heating and cooling costs. Using expertise and a professional approach, tinting specialists achieve these money-saving benefits through such films as Solar Gard, which blocks 98% of UV rays and 82% of solar heat. It also has a cross section of Armorcoat, a safety film that prevents shattering. Aside from offering a wide array of tinting and safety films, the company's techs install designer films that display custom designs and reduce glare.