For more than 30 years, MurMaid Mattress has culled an extensive arsenal of mattresses from both top-brand manufacturers and from its own, onsite factory. The shop has garnered the title of Best Mattress Store from readers of the Chattanooga Times Free Press multiple times. At seven locations throughout the Tennessee Valley, its staffers navigate sprawling showrooms that brim with memory-foam mattresses and adjustable beds from brands such as Serta and Tempur-Pedic. It procures its inventory directly from such manufacturers, working to keep its prices affordable and to ensure no under-the-bed monsters were damaged during travel. The store's immense stash of products also includes MurMaid Mattress’s own creations, assembled at an onsite factory affixed to the Cleveland location. Staffers produce custom, made-to-order mattresses from materials used by national brands.
Declared a 2011 finalist for the area's Best Mattress Store by readers of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Mattress Outlet has culled an extensive arsenal of mattresses from top-brand manufacturers for more than 30 years. At eight locally owned locations throughout the Tennessee Valley, its knowledgeable staffers navigate showrooms that brim with cushy memory-foam slumbering surfaces from brands such as Serta and Tempur-Pedic. The staff procures the store's inventory from top manufacturers, who have partnered with Mattress Outlet for years, working to keep the prices affordable and to ensure no under-the-bed monsters are damaged during travel.
In their combined 30 years of experience in HVAC service, the team at Scenic Air Solutions has yet to meet a furnace they couldn’t fix. They pride themselves in specializing in the installation and repair of virtually every brand of furnace and AC unit, as well as extending their lives and enhancing their performance with regular tune-ups and inspections. For clients looking to upgrade their equipment altogether, the staff stocks the sales floor with time-tested brands such as Trane, Goodman, Frigidaire, and Tempstar.
Most Popular Service: Pressure washing
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
With more than 15 years of experience under their bristles, the technicians at Renew Painting & Power Washing are fine with using standard-issue white paint, but they have a soft spot for helping clients mix up custom colors. Whatever hue customers choose, they can be sure none of that paint winds up where it shouldn't. During interior painting services, the courteous team always uses plenty of masking tape and drop cloths to protect carpets and furniture.
But the team doesn't stay confined indoors. They also step outside to turn their high-powered water jets onto home exteriors, blasting away gunk and dirt from siding, patios, and driveways.
Homes are full of nooks and crannies that collect grime, and Superior Cleaning’s award-winning professionals make sure to get into all of them with dusters and mops. Owner Sharon Holliday and her cleaning crew—who've been scrubbing surfaces for more than 20 years—tackle kitchens and bathrooms, sanitizing countertops and scrubbing tubs, and sweep through common rooms, polishing furniture and dusting ceiling fans or the shoulders of personal fanners. Clients hoping for especially thorough sessions can request add-on cleanings for refrigerators and ovens, carpet cleaning, and ironing. Whether changing bed linens or taking out trash, the experts back up their work with a satisfaction guarantee.
Perched atop an 80-foot bluff overlooking the Tennessee River, Hunter Museum of American Art hosts collections ranging from colonial times to contemporary America. The permanent collection includes historical works by renowned painters such as Thomas Cole, Mary Cassatt, and Winslow Homer as well as contemporary pieces in less traditional mediums such as filmmaking, which artists turned to after paintbrushes went extinct. Educational programs guide visitors through these core works as well as temporary exhibits, which have included Depression-era photographs by Dorothea Lange and the sculptural installation art of Beverly Semmes.
Hunter Museum's buildings are as much a work of art as the paintings they house. An outdoor sculpture plaza and a sleek structure of steel and glass built in 2005 give the compound a contemporary edge. In contrast, the massive fireplaces and hand-carved woodwork inside the original edifice—a classical revival-style mansion built in 1904—recall the days when horses still chauffeured their owners around in Ford Model Ts.