At more than 900 learning centers across the world, Sylvan offers kids a leg up through personalized, one-on-one programs prescribed by an in-depth skills assessment. Students build on past lessons to learn progressively, and sessions may hone in on different disciplines, granting kids the confidence to interpret literature and the rhetorical skills needed to negotiate a later bedtime. The positive mindset of personable, invested instructors helps to inspire kids to greater academic feats, as does a prize program that rewards hard work with CDs and gift cards.
PPG Porter Paints' team has dedicated 90 years to sprucing up homes with its revered brand of vivid, low-odor paints, stains, and primers. Multiple lines and sheens of interior paint offer to protect walls from presidential portraits painted in mustard ($25.79+/gal.). Eco-conscious shoppers can snag gallons of Pure Performance color, designed to thwart mold and mildew without angering Mother Nature's overprotective rottweiler ($33.39+/gal.). Peruse exterior paints if looking to prevent al fresco fortifications from cracking and peeling during super-soaker season ($25.79+/gal.). Effective on most surfaces, Porter's acrylic, synthetic, and alkyd Seal Grip primers also help house-wide paint jobs to stay put ($40+/gal.). Amicable staff members roam each locale's voluminous aisles and are eager to provide product recommendations for any home, office, or abandoned grain silo.
What makes your business stand out?
All of our guys are good, honest, clean-cut guys with a professional appearance and a great work ethic. We leave the home cleaner than it was before we began the work and have an eye for detail. We show up when we say we're going to and return phone calls promptly. We perform the work to the highest quality and in a short time period, as to not disturb the home owners' lives for too long.
What inspired you to start or run this business?
Working for too many companies that cut corners. I also wanted to provide a more affordable option for the same quality of work.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
We received a $500 tip for going above and beyond—exceeding the expectations of the homeowner. They continue to sing our praises and, like most of our customers, refer others to our company constantly.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Being able to completely transform a major living space of a family's home in just a matter of days. I love to really be able to improve their way of life.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular offering: Full room remodel and renovation
Pro Tip: Have an idea of what you want the final completed project to look like before work begins.
ACS Maintenance’s licensed, bonded, and insured technicians clean, restore, and enhance homes and offices throughout the Nashville area. The company's dizzying array of services includes window cleaning and roof and gutter cleanings that use vengeful fungicides and telescopic brushes to hunt down offending gunk and clutter, prolonging a roof’s lifespan and preventing leaks. ACS also power-washes residential and commercial façades, removes fallen trees, cleans upholstery, and peels away outdated wallpaper. For jobs within 200 miles or 56 Paul Bunyans of Nashville, ACS Maintenance waives service charges.
Nashville Handymen's licensed craftsmen view customers' home-repair needs as a complete job, not an hourly project. When giving customers an estimate for their kitchen remodeling, interior painting service, or roof repair, they analyze the costs as a beginning to end total, saving money when additional hours may be required. Additionally, each handyman boasts more than 10 years of experience in the industry, giving them an expert eye for sizing up a repair project or identifying which gremlins are responsible for clogging the bath tub. The confident craftsmen back their workmanship with a one-year written warranty.
The professionals at Invisible Fence of Middle Tennessee bring pet owners peace of mind with their Invisible Fence technology. They begin by surrounding properties with a discreet wire that acts as an invisible boundary. They then outfit dogs with a custom computer collar, which emits a warning tone followed by a nonharming static correction whenever pets reach the yard’s parameters. Invisible Fence of Middle Tennessee also offers training services, in which pet trainers work with dogs to teach them the new boundaries.