Winner of the 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence, Lowe's has been helping customers conserve energy and expletives with home improvement, gardening, and hardware solutions for every budget. With the store's friendly handypeople as their guide, nail-pounding novices and seasoned remodelers alike can outfit their toolbox for any undertaking with more than 6,000 products between $25 and $50. Impress spouses and annoy car-pooling coworkers by ably installing ceiling fans into your car roof. Add lighting fixtures to darkling domiciles, or finally finish your back yard's Super Mario Bros. level with Lowe's garden tools. The store can also mix together a rainbow of hues for painting projects involving dining rooms, nurseries, and sweat lodges. Afterwards, you can clean up the dust with a 6-Gallon HP Wet/dry Shop Vac ($44.97), or rinse off caulk-covered corpuses under the Moen Brushed Nickel 7 Spray Pattern Shower Massager ($49.98). Regardless of your mission, the accommodating staff at Lowe's will offer expert advice for completing your home's improvements.
Family patriarch Nordy Rockler opened the doors of his first store in 1954 to supply his fellow craftsmen with knowledge, friendly advice, and a large selection of tools for at-home woodworking projects. Now, the chain of retail outlets brims with more than 20,000 tools and specialized woodworking equipment. Next to a steely rainbow of hinges, casters, and screws, a supply of lumber and exotic hardwoods provides planks for building tree houses or just leaving around as a warning to uncooperative trees. The tenor buzz of power tools operated by newly knowledgeable guests drifts from educational sessions on operating equipment and woodworking.
Most popular offering: Suits, dress shirts, ties, and shoes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Water Works Salon & Spa's cavalry of certified therapeutic bodywork practitioners, aestheticians, and stylists subdue somas and shine strands with rejuvenating treatments. The one-hour Swedish massage employs soothing strokes to melt stress icebergs into lolling leisure streams. Following the massage, jelly-muscled clients are swaddled in a choice of one of four body wraps. The blueberry-soy slimming body wrap helps tighten and sculpt tissue into a moving, breathing statue and the mango enzyme body wrap sloughs off dead skin cells with exfoliating pineapple and microscopic skindozers.
For Chris Kress, home improvement runs in the family. As a second-generation builder, Chris has upheld his father's legacy as the owner and manager of Superior Interiors since 2002. He doesn't do it alone, though; Chris employs masters of the drywall, painting, and insulation trades. Techs call on this collective expertise during each and every job, the results of which can be viewed in the company's before and after gallery.
An authorized local affiliate of Larry Janesky's home energy-conservation enterprise, Steve Rodgers' Dr. Energy Saver helps homeowners shave down their heating and cooling bills while reducing their carbon footprint. Lifetime Owosso resident Steve Rodgers leads a qualified team of professionals as they use a blower door test and thermal camera to assess home comfort issues and energy efficiency, bring frigid rooms and overheated attics to manageable temperatures, and dehumidify musty basements and crawlspaces. By treating foundations with spray foam or affixing attics with an airtight SuperAttic system, technicians block wintry drafts from sapping comfort and money from households.