In the course of designing and building more than 30 homes, you tend to learn a few lessons. For Paul Lopa, the takeaway is simple: if you make the design and construction process as simple as possible, people will walk away happy. It's what earned his firm one of Angie's List's Super Service awards, and it's what turns clients from customers into spokespeople. Whether he's turning in hyperdetailed design plans, walking clients through a complicated renovation project, or helping turn a dream home into a liveable reality, he takes the hassle out of contracting and construction with the help of his team of handpicked experts.
The techs from Scrubbs Cleaning wield HEPA vacuum cleaners designed to oust the dust and pollen that cause allergies and asthma. They also rely on green cleaning products without dyes, sulfates, or ammonia. These concoctions never undergo animal testing, and many bear USDA organic certifications. Techs use them to scour businesses, gussy up living rooms, and prepare nurseries for newborns on their way home from the factory. In addition to deep-cleaning neglected homes, they also tidy up construction sites and purge messy refrigerators.
Since its founding in 1960, Thriftway Pharmacy has been a reliable part of every community it has joined. That's because the store keeps its doors open 365 days per year, meaning it never closes for holidays. As a result, customers have constant access to Thriftway's dependable pharmacists. They also can browse the store's shelves for holiday decorations, toys, greeting cards, cell phone accessories, and last-minute gifts in a pinch.
An independent, family-owned retailer, Staten Island Appliances Co. has been selling quality wares with aesthetically pleasing price tags since 1984. The knowledgeable staff assists shoppers in picking out appliances from brands such as Sony, Frigidaire, GE, Toshiba, Maytag, and Hotpoint. Get mornings started on the right foot with the aid of a De'Longhi espresso machine ($129) or six-slice toaster oven ($109), and then nuke a few noshables with a GE microwave ($119). A Coby 7" portable DVD player ($89) or 7" portable TV ($119) provide entertainment on lengthy road trips in vehicles that, despite being small, can never fit enough clowns. Professional installation and extended warranties are available with a range of products. Likewise, the shop maintains an online buyer's guide designed to ease the adoption of any electronics or appliances.
Across hundreds of stores in the U.S. and Canada, Lumber Liquidators provides homeowners and contractors with more than 340 flooring options. Lumber Liquidators, which has been featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and HGTV’s Dream Home, lays down floors such as solid and engineered Bellawood pre-finished hardwood with a transferable 100-year warranty and eco-friendly bamboo and cork. An array of professional-grade tools, such as table saws and floor nailers, help homeowners easily install their new floors, and the company's Flooring 101 search engine and Ask Bob customer-support team answer any questions that arise on the fly.
PureGreen can devastate the local dustflora and stainfauna throughout your home or apartment using its 10-step process, which begins with a walk-through and pre-vacuuming before the application of treatments for stains and trouble areas. Your floor then lies there and takes it as PureGreen pre-sprays, deodorizes, agitates and dwells, rinses and neutralizes, and then extracts all the water-based cleaning and residual non-carpet materials from your carpet. The finishing steps follow, grooming your newly freshened walking surfaces and dehydrating your place with dry-air movers. The eco-friendly services usually run from $0.28–$0.40 per square foot for carpet cleaning and $1 per square foot for tile and grout—a carpeted 10'x10' bedroom would cost roughly $28–$40, a 7'x5' tiled bathroom $35, and an entire 750-square-foot carpeted tree house would run $210–$300 (call for a free estimate).