In 1934, Ben and Lena Rosen realized their humble dream of opening a mom-and-pop hardware store on Norfolk Street. As business flourished, customers began to request items beyond the scope of the shop's plumbing supplies, such as paint, window treatments, or tools to convert Cold War bomb shelters into Y2K panic rooms. Over the years, Norfolk Hardware & Home Center has responded to demand by expanding into a 40,000-square-foot store and warehouse manned by more than 50 employees. Their helpful, honest advice—along with their stockpile of appliances, paint, tools, hardware, and other home supplies—makes DIY home makeovers a breeze.
Whether the job includes repairs or cosmetic remodeling, the team members from Handy Randy Services rely on their extensive carpentry experience to keep homes in peak condition. They confidently perform odd jobs around the house?such as painting walls, repairing gutters, and fixing leaky faucets?although they can also tackle more extensive construction projects with the same sense of gusto. From kitchens to dens, the multitalented handymen are capable of sprucing up rooms throughout clients' homes by installing anything from new flooring to levitating sofas or counter tops.
The word “bead” has multiple meanings at Bead Fiesta The Shoppe. It can mean—among other things—tiny seed beads, handmade glass beads, wooden beads, pearls, crystals, gemstones, and silver trinkets. Housed in the rustic 19th-century Cider Mill Building, the shop also stocks jewelry-making supplies, which are now considered highly valuable to pirates. To complement its wares, the venue hosts a variety of jewelry-making classes, on topics from working with precious metal clay to forging accessories from ice resin.
D’Lanes Painting's insured technicians do more than cover homes in even coats of paint—they cover all of their bases. For instance, they consult with every customer to discuss the gloss level, color, and brand of paint that the client prefers. They include surface preparation, priming, finish coats, and cleanup in every contract, leaving no step overlooked. And all of their contracts, which are covered by a two-year limited warranty against peeling and blistering, are managed by the owner, Junior Lanes, rather than being outsourced to an independent contractor or a bunch of kids with paintball guns. Besides improving homes’ aesthetic and resale value with painting, the technicians stain decks and power wash wood, vinyl, and aluminum surfaces.
Since 2000, Landscape Depot has transformed the landscape of Greater Boston backyard by backyard, supplying everything from fertile mulch and soil to stone pathways and fountains. Technicians help install walls, veneers, and stairs from both natural and engineered stone, and trucks haul yards of mulch straight to homes. The staff also holds regular do-it-yourself seminars, reviewing various projects so homeowners don't have to rely on the shoddy advice of garden gnomes.
Calling upon their 40 years of painting prowess, Ryan Brothers Painting Company's brush wielders enliven domicile environments with painting and carpentry services. Chromatically adept professionals begin each job by covering carpets and furniture and patching and sanding walls to ensure surfaces can play nice with even, smooth coats. Customers select the color and brand of paint and can either provide their own or have Ryan Brothers supply the appropriate pail of pigment. Skilled carpenters work according to code to craft custom doors, baseboards, or crown molding, keeping homeowners safe and comfortable by using wood gathered from organically non-enchanted forests.