The roots of Kerby’s Furniture stretch back to 1959, when Rex and Ruth Kerby founded the store to bring together bedroom and dining-room sets, mattresses, and other home essentials. Today, staffers dispense advice to shoppers in a showroom flush with beds, couches, and tables by brands such as Ashley, Broyhill, and Best Home Furnishings. Browsers can compare the cushiness of the Hanway chair, a foldout sleeper sofa dressed in subtle olive pinstripes, with the Joplin, a salmon swivel rocker with a reversible T-cushion seat. Youth bedroom sets come in mouth-watering finishes such as cream, espresso, and walnut, and mattresses by Simmons and Corsicana summon more z’s than a honeybee’s typewriter.
Furniture Plus began in 1983 as a tiny furniture shop in a rented house with an outdoor concrete slab for a show room, and has since grown into a 20,000-square-foot space, brimming with pieces from popular brands such as Ashley Furniture, Robert Michael, and aspenhome. Though it would have been easier to move the store into a shopping center, the owners chose to remain in their own facility in order to maintain a low overhead—and therefore, lower prices—on the same furniture carried by big-box stores and traveling furniture salesmen.
Sir Carpet's technicians battle carpet wear with powerful soaps and a truck-mounted vacuum. Their hot-water extraction cleaning works to force fluid all the way to the base filaments of floor coverings, and a bellowing truck-mounted vacuum sucks and steams the injected concoction from the carpet, lifting out even the most tenacious dirt and freeloading microscopic in-laws. Technicians clean and sanitize tile and grout before sealing surfaces with a protective sealant, and offer spot treatment and hot-water extraction for upholstery. In addition to cleaning carpets, the team can rob air ducts of allergy-inducing pollens, bacteria, and dust, or cleanse dryer vents to increase efficiency and safety. Sir Carpet's multifaceted work force also offers outdoor-furniture cleaning, and takes the fiber-busting skills on the road to steam clean automotive carpets and fabrics.
Starting with two trucks and one phone, John Hardin and Wes Whitlock raced about Phoenix on air-conditioning, heating, and plumbing calls. That gumption guided Hardin Service Group from a humble two-man team to a fleet of licensed, insured, and background-checked technicians experienced with appliance brands from Trane to American Standard. In addition to keeping air and water flowing smoothly through homes, they also specialize in enhancing indoor air quality by eliminating dust, mold, and unlicensed coal mines from HVAC vents. Hardin's team strives to make every job as seamless as possible, offering online scheduling for both service appointments and estimates.