Back in 2002, Tin Roof set out to create a lively bar where musicians could hang out when they weren't performing or practicing how to draw the treble clef symbol. The key to pulling that off: location. They opened Tin Roof near one of Nashville's premier music strips?Music Row?and soon began to draw off-the-clock artists with pub eats, tap beers, and, of course, live music.
But despite its close identification with Nashville's favorite industry, it turns out the concept could travel. Today visitors from Baltimore to Cincinnati to San Diego can sink their teeth into the spot's creative takes on traditional bar eats. One popular dish is the signature Tin Roof sandwich, a mix of grilled chicken, peanut butter, and honey. Elsewhere on the menu you might find quesadillas or their cousin pizzadillas, which sub in ingredients such as pepperoni and sun-dried tomatoes. If you're lucky, you might even catch a famous star on stage?past performances have included Blues Traveler, Coolio, and Dierks Bentley.
For 30 years, the home-improvement contractors at Columbia Exteriors have been installing quality windows, doors, roofing, and siding that beautify homes and bolster energy efficiency. The airtight, insulated chambers of new windows trap in escaping heat, and shingled roofing materials keep out the elements. Technicians can also robe exteriors in soffit siding or fascia roof coverings that help prevent damage by covering any gaps that could collect water.
The duo of handymen from Houze Exteriors dive headlong into residential maintenance issues, paring chores from to-do lists so that homeowners don't have to. True jacks-of-all-trade, the pair can tackle a wide array of services to keep homes in shipshape; outside they can clear gutters and indoors they clean whole air-duct systems. Houze Exteriors also keeps fireplaces and chimneys in proper working order, sweeping built-up soot and debris from flumes and waterproofing chimneys for lasting durability.
Cherokee Roofing & Home Restoration's workers don't chase storms, but they do clean up afterward them. They spend a lot of time providing free storm-damage inspections and estimates, and communicating with insurance companies. When it comes time to perform the repairs, they hit the top of their game, with one-day roof, siding, and gutter installations. They even install new windows and paint new siding.
The technicians' skills aren't just on display in the speed and quality of their work, though. They also give expert advice on the tangential matters of roofing, advising homeowners on how a light shade of shingle can make their house seem bigger from outside, while a dark shade will make it feel shorter.
Sam Richardson's father taught him many things, including drywall at age 10 and power tools before his 12th birthday. But the most important thing Sam learned was honesty and professionalism. Today Sam is a master carpenter operating under the name Polis, the Greek word for community. Homeowners can solicit his expertise for simple landscaping or for more complicated projects such as flooring, painting, or deck repair.
N.M.E. Builders & Designers' licensed contractors and builders tackle nearly any construction or remodeling task, from repairing a storm-damaged roof to redesigning a new home from the ground up. Specialists let light into living spaces while cutting down on energy costs with new-window installations; protect fa?ades against the elements with siding installation; and add professionally crafted decks, garage doors, gutters, and extra rooms to existing structures.