As seasoned veterans of the construction business, most of the handymen at Handy Ham LLC possess a familiarity with local building guidelines. This knowledge comes in handy when they erect new residential or commercial edifices—just one of their many construction and home-maintenance services. The experts also mend malfunctioning plumbing and electrical systems, spruce up rooms with fresh coats of paint, and patch up roofs. As part of a business that has maintained buildings for more than 13 years, they craft solutions to other issues around the house, such as renovating a kitchen or kicking out a ghost that won’t stop quoting Roseanne.
Amax Maintenance beautifies homes inside and out. The team can target home exteriors, mowing lawns, laying mulch, and landscaping. Or they can perform full interior makeovers, removing trash, and executing a series of general repairs to get apartments ready for new renters. And just because something's invisible doesn't mean Amax's team can't handle it. Its workers can remove odors and evict bacteria from the air with quick, efficient ozone-generator treatments.
Known locally as the "Gingerbread House," the 1,400-square-foot Creekstone Cottage started out as a two-room log cabin built from local oak trees in the early 20th century. The current Creekstone Cottage was erected around the original cabin's walls in 1935, and the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission listed the cottage as a Notable Historic Property in 2004. Today, the storybook inn features three charmingly furnished bedrooms, a full kitchen, and a fireplace. Guests can linger in the screened-in patio, or chase Mother Goose along the dirt paths through the surrounding gardens lined with flowers and shrubs.