The skilled repair technicians at Wireless Accessories understand how important it is to be connected to your cell phone. As such, they perform all phone- and iPad-repair services onsite—including replacement of screens, keypads, and damaged charging jacks—to minimize the time that their clients spend out of contact with friends, family, and lonely childhood teddy bears. They also unlock cell phones to ensure a smooth transition between services providers. But these trained techs do more than just fix phones. Their expertise is harnessed to help clients choose from a sprawling cache of smart phones and accessories such as headsets, chargers, and decorative accessories.
More than two decades ago, Frank Gregus and Maurice Hamilton set out on a venture as amateur home winemakers. Their cottage industry flourished into Pacific Breeze Winery in 2005, and since their first professional release in March 2007, their family-owned garagiste—or "garage winery"—has hauled in more than 50 international medals, including Intervin's "Best Winery of the Year" award in 2010. From grape to barrel, barrel to bottle, and bottle to kiddie pool, Pacific Breeze Winery's lavishes meticulous attention to each small-lot, handcrafted product. This diligence infuses every sip of robust reds and elegant whites, each of which begins its journey at premium vineyards across North America.
Fashion mastermind and entrepreneur Herschel Segal made a splash in Montreal's burgeoning shopping district in 1959 when he opened Le Château Outlet's original storefront, where he intrigued passersby with London-inspired swaddlings unique to Canada's fashion landscape. Le Château Outlet's avant-garde style of garb for men and women drew great success in the years to follow, earning one of its crowning achievements when the iconic John Lennon personally commissioned the shop to create the jumpsuit he wore during his "bed-in" at Queen Elizabeth Hotel in 1969.
The fashion retailer has since grown to include more than 230 locations in its trendsetting empire, staking its claim throughout Canada, the United States, and the Middle East. Le Château Outlet's well-dressed experts keep the shop's collection of formal and casual wear up to date on the latest styles and trends, which change more frequently than the Mona Lisa's facial expression when no one is looking.
Fred Beck opened Broco Auto Glass's work bays in Surrey in 1978 and, with help from his brother Merle, installed up to 18 windshields per day. Their hard work would pay off—setting the blueprint for the 20 locations Broco has today—helping the sibling team branch off into residential and commercial glass services in addition to automotive glass services. Broco's government-certified auto-glass technicians specialize in foreign and domestic cars, trucks, and boats, and they undergo training every three months to stay abreast of the latest techniques for installing their selection of OEM or equally certified parts. Away from the shop, they equip homes and businesses with interior and exterior glass panes for an array of jobs, such as custom-crafting a glass door or installing a skylight that makes it possible to cast disparaging looks at the sun without leaving your home.
The Costume Bank rents stage-quality costumes to playhouses, film productions, and the general public. Owner and skilled moth-ball juggler Rene Schindel uses her experience as a professional costumer to carefully curate and catalogue thousands of versatile costumes. The Costume Bank's warehouse and studio seduce customers with dress-up fantasies that include menacing gangster getups ($40) and the involuntary tongue calisthenics that come with dressing in full KISS band member regalia. While seasonal outfits furnish Santas with a fresh red suit and hat ($55, includes boot covers, wig, and eyeglasses), Mrs. Claus costumes ($45, includes wig and glasses) and a variety of elf attire ($35–$40) can enable master reindeer thieves to infiltrate North Pole stables undetected. Most one-week rentals from The Costume Bank's vast inventory of costumes fall within the $40–$45 range. Buyers can further authenticate their stage worthy disguises by accessorizing with realistic add-ons such as wigs ($5) or a pad of parking tickets to complete police costumes.
The licensed, bonded, insured, and mobile technicians at Best Heating Inc draw from more than 10 years of experience repairing and maintaining gas-fired heating systems. And though their knowledge stretches back for more than a decade, their technology is new. Best Heating Inc. is also a member of the FortisDC contractor program and have an A rating by the BBB.
When they aren't performing these specialized services, Best Heating's technicians thrive on repairing and maintaining all makes and models of gas furnaces, boilers, and water heaters. They keep their repair trucks stocked with a comprehensive supply of heating-system parts, allowing them to make same-day replacements even if they're being timed by a surly high-school coach. For peace of mind, all of Best Heating Inc.'s services are backed by a one-year warranty.