Throughout the Northwest Ohio region, you may find houses from the 1870s that bear the Fraas name on the undersides of their tin roofs. That’s how long the Fraas family has been performing plumbing and heating services, making the company a staple of the region. Today, skilled technicians employ the latest technology, such as ClimateMaster’s geothermal products, helping customers reduce utility bills and greenhouse-gas emissions through the use of clean energy. Besides maintaining and installing heating and air-conditioning systems, they service and install generators, lights, and electric wiring.
Co-owners Todd Mann and Ted Rolf share a commitment to earning complete customer satisfaction and repairing homes in a fashion that also protects the environment. Each of their technicians is well trained in a specific household-repair field, from plumbing to HVAC servicing, and for its environmental-preservation efforts the business has proudly earned a Green Screened certification.
Maintenance and repair services boost the efficiency and extend the longevity of existing climate-control systems. Plumbing tune-ups and repairs keep drains, toilets, and sinks flowing as obediently as a remote-controlled river. Homeowners can bask in improved air quality and air temperature after Home Comfort Experts cleans out ducts and vents, or installs a filtration system that sanitizes oxygen supplies with ultraviolet light or electrostatic energy.
Waterhouse bath & kitchen studio began as a plumbing-fixture showroom in 1976 and has since expanded its collection to feature unique pieces including glass vessels, European designs, and stainless-steel furnishings from brands including Barclay and Victoria + Albert. Waterhouse’s products reflect a commitment to sustainability with hands-free faucets and lite toilets with 1-gallon flush options that can save up to 3,200 gallons of water per year. The showroom aims to create an immersive experience for customers by setting up model kitchens to demonstrate how a selection of showerheads or faucets will work in homes and doghouses.
Boston's Bistro and Pub takes beer seriously—17 taps pour a rotating selection of global craft brews, and the beer list teems with more than 100 bottles. A beer garden gives its brews a place to roam outdoors, and an onsite brew school teaches beer enthusiasts the finer points of brewing while instilling etiquette and charm into rowdy porters and stouts. Owner David Boston balances this passion for beer with his family's Hungarian heritage, serving a bistro menu of traditional magyar kolbasz sausage, pork kraut, kosher soft pretzels from Rinaldo's Italian bakery, and Zwack slaw and incorporating European meats and cheeses into paninis, pizzas, and spinach salads.
David Boston and his pub trace their history back through the coal mines of West Virginia and the factories of Ohio, en route to West Dayton, where in 1927 David's ancestors set up their own business, the Ole Time Bar, on Fifth Street. Boston's Bistro and Pub is the family's latest culinary enterprise, now carrying the torch for fine, frothy brews and Magyar delicacies for more than 30 years.
All Points Chimney, Stoves & Fireplaces Inc owner Scott Keefer first embarked on his hearth-cleaning services more than 25 years ago. With all that experience, it's no wonder he and his team are qualified to clean and care for nearly every type of gas, wood-burning, and pellet stove. The team also scales homes to conduct chimney cleanings and repair.
For more than 15 years, Van Handy's team of expert home fixers has been tackling household jobs of all sizes. Whether the workers are installing new ceiling fans or completely remodeling kitchens, they strive to leave more beautiful, functional homes behind. In addition to general handyman services—including plumbing and electric work—they repair drywall, renovate bathrooms and basements, and add additions to houses. They also deftly build decks, repair roofs, and transform rooms with carpet, tile, or hardwood. Rather than change their homes' color schemes by splashing the walls with spaghetti sauce, homeowners can summon Van Handy's crew for professional paint jobs.