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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.

7402 McKnight Rd
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Solar Control Window Tinting swathes panes in professional films that diffuse sunlight and maintain even-keeled climates in cars, homes, and offices. Residential and commercial windows don sheer or dense privacy films from brands such as 3M and Piper, which block up to 99% of UV rays, trap warmth in the winter, and block heat in the summer, keeping energy consumption in check and environments comfortable. The coatings also protect art and upholstery from sun damage, and can reduce the number of flying shards should storms or soprano houseguests shatter windows.

Solar Control’s techs apply the same surface savvy to car windows, precision-cutting film to fit individual panes or covering vulnerable auto paint with weather-resistant urethane film. While technicians work on rides at the company's headquarters, drivers can settle into plush couches, peruse satellite TV channels, and join a free WiFi network in the waiting room.

4110 Old William Penn Hwy
Monroeville,
PA
US

Though board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Jeneby specializes in transforming patients' appearances, his own face may look very familiar. The diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery has shared his extensive knowledge of both adult and pediatric plastic-surgery procedures with stations such as ABC News and KENS 5, and he was named one of the best area plastic surgeons by S.A. Scene. Dr. Jeneby also offers expertise as a national trainer on topics such as Lipotherme, SmartLipo body sculpting, and DOT therapy laser skin resurfacing.

At the equally acclaimed Plastic & Cosmetic Center, Dr. Jeneby and his staff perform surgical and noninvasive procedures ranging from rhinoplasties to SmoothShapes laser cellulite treatments. The facility houses a convenient onsite lab for blood draws and a concierge room where family members can watch television or their own DVDs from home. Clients can head upstairs to Spa Black to be treated with lasers that remove unwanted hair, banish pigmented lesions, or read barcode versions of Shakespeare.

11279 Perry Hwy
Wexford,
PA
US

After securing tarps around sofas and tables and laying protection over floors, Millers Pro Painting's team gets to work rolling paint across ceilings and brushing pigments over walls. They do this using eco-friendly Sherwin-Williams paints. The team refinishes everything from decks to entire home exteriors, and they also paint commercial storefronts. To get at hard-to-reach spaces, they scale ladders or swipe their paintbrushes at the apexes of their trampoline jumps. When they're not painting, the crew executes services such as construction and pressure washing.

12094 Glencoe Street Northwest
Canal Fulton,
OH
US

Custom Spray's trained turf technicians endow lawns with lushness via aeration and overseeding services. Like a referee separating boxers in a clutch, the driving fingers of the aerator delve 2–3 inches through tough layers of compacted dirt and thatch, releasing their headlock on turf and deflecting approaching noogies. Lawns flourish after aeration, which encourages root development and water retention. During overseeding, technicians customize a gauntlet of hardier grass seeds to join the indigenous blades, making lawns more resistant to insects, disease, and shrunken kids.

2441 Heritage Pkwy
Norton,
OH
US