A. Thomas & Sons' green thumbs cull multicolored flora from more than 8 acres of nursery to equip clients with the flowers needed to beautify backyards and make patios presentable. Colorful blooms, such as hydrangeas ($40) and knockout roses ($40), sit patiently with hopes of being selected to enliven drab flowerbeds or bunk beds, and mandevilla flowering vines prepare to accouter underdressed trellises, lampposts, and prom dates in sophisticated and colorful boutonnieres ($40). Hibiscus flowers complement living spaces with a touch of tropical color ($40), and large ornamental grasses grant growers the perfect building block for a human terrarium ($40). To solve garden problems beyond plant predicaments, the nursery specialists also curate a stock of wildlife feeders, wind chimes, fountains, and concrete statuaries.
George Carlin once said a house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff. When stuff eventually needs to be hauled away, 1-800-Junk-Hunk can help. After determining what needs to be removed, a team of gentlemen sets up an appointment during the day or night, seven days a week. Crews of one to four hunks spend just under an hour filling up their 12’x8’ truck bed with myriad nonhazardous materials. More than half of the items they pick up from homes, backyards, offices, and construction sites are recycled, reused, or donated.
Shingles have come a long way from their ancient beginnings as adobe and clay slabs held in place by Greek philosophers. Today’s shingles can seal out ice, resist algae, stand up to 130-mile-per-hour winds, and keep homes cooler by deflecting sunrays with specialized reflective granules. Certified Roofing owner Dion Gaines utilizes these advances during a range of roof- and home-repair services. Dion, like the shingles he installs, has come a long way. His father’s remodeling company instilled in him a lifelong love of roofing that survived indoor college life and brought him back to the outdoors. This passion is visible in all aspects of his repair, maintenance, and inspection services. When replacing gutters, Dion offers clients a choice of 17 colors, as well as aluminum and copper. He can underlay shingles so they lay flat against the roof, keeping out rain, ice, cheetahs, or wind that travels as fast as a cheetah. Additionally, he maintains a clean, safe job site during each chimney cleaning, inspection, and roof repair by constantly picking up spare debris.