With a police escort by his side, Dan Seachord strode across the Hampton University campus clutching the commission of a lifetime in his arms: a stately photograph of the Emancipation Oak, mounted and framed by Dan himself as the university's gift to the president of the United States. Whether designing fancy frames for diplomats or simpler ones for citizens, Dan and Carrie Seachord at The Great Frame Up customize frames for all manner of art, including pre-purchased pieces and images selected from the store's miniature gallery. Display cases and other enclosures capture a range of personal effects, from ticket stubs to three-dimensional keepsakes such as footballs and World's Best Mug mugs. The Great Frame Up also sends members of its design team on in-home and commercial consultations to ensure décor coordinates within offices and living spaces.
At each of Ace Hardware’s 4,600 locations around the world, attentive and knowledgeable associates oversee well-stocked shelves bearing domestic tools ranging from nuts and bolts to home goods and automotive supplies. As shoppers search for the right supplies to help with common projects such as finishing a basement or turning a mailbox into a working beehive, the shop’s hardware experts stand ready to dispense professional advice whenever it’s needed. They also deliver professional services—such as mower-blade sharpening, key cutting, and propane-tank refilling—that require more than just DIY oomph.
A fully licensed, bonded, and insured cleaning company, Tidewater Cleaning Services employs dedicated full-time cleaners who bust out their broom arsenal every day of the year to transform dirty residences into dustless domiciles. The basic home cleaning involves teams of two or three cleaning commandos who parachute into the hot zone equipped with eco-friendly products and a strategic checklist of targets and objectives. The elite crew will stealthily dust all living areas, hallways, stairs, and secret passages and wipe down baseboards, windowsills, and appliances. Tidying experts can also apply their skills toward vacuuming, mopping, making beds, washing dishes, emptying trash, and organizing jumbled Pog collections.
Founded by Anthony Davis in 1990, Pioneer Refrigeration dispatches a team of skilled technicians to maintain and install heating and air-conditioning units of all makes and models. With 24-hour emergency assistance, staffers are poised to race to clients' homes in hours of need, and the company's warranty on all services ensures that abodes stay cool, toasty, or spiced with nutmeg as the season requires. Pioneer Refrigeration's commitment to temperate living spaces also extends to its yearlong service agreements, free replacement estimates, and online troubleshooting advice.
Over the course of 25 years of dry cleaning, the staff at Boston Cleaners has developed an efficient cleaning regime dubbed The 13 Travels of Your Garment. The process begins with a warm welcome, during which the staff enters each item into a computer system before inspecting and sorting each piece. Then, cleaners apply one of 20 stain-removal detergents, clean garments with eco-friendly machines, and steam them to release wrinkles and cook any long-forgotten, pocketed dumplings. Garments are then given a hand finish, inspected one last time, and delivered to their owners in protective packaging.