Experienced framers Barry Stahl and Bob Clayton built Big Picture Framing from scratch in 2000, holding meetings around an old card table as construction roared around them. Today, framers at 15 area locations craft custom frames to display artwork, photographs, and record sleeves, and shadow boxes protect three-dimensional items such as ballet slippers, macaroni art, or a swarm of wasps. Patrons can dictate all design choices, choosing from metal and wooden frames in a multitude of colors and styles, or ask for recommendations from one of Big Picture Framing's resident experts. Big Picture Framing also stocks pre-framed art, prints, and posters to spruce up bare-walled homes or a drab doghouse.
Gustavo Villeda, founder and operator of Shark Window Cleaning, travels to homes to unclog gutters and dispatch dirt from windows. With a long history of glowing customer reviews, which cite prompt service and a complete attentiveness to detail, Gustavo and his team works hard every day to maintain the high level of quality that earned them this praise. Insured and bonded, he and his team clean the entirety of windows—interior and exterior, sills, screens, and fourth-dimensional pockets—of both residences and commercial establishments, in addition to cleaning gutters and power washing.
Since the time of cavemen, pests have been a household—or cavehold—headache. How many more times do you have to come home to that wild mouse taunting your domesticated woolly mammoth? While the problem has remained the same, the tactics to rid a home of pests have evolved. At Modern Pest, service professionals customize each treatment to the specific pest, and can even make their applications green or organic.
Super Soundproof Window Treatments & SP Windows mitigates outside noise in homes, businesses, recording studios, hotels, and beyond with soundproofing solutions. Customers can choose to install the soundproofing themselves or a referral can be made to a local installer who will perform the installation for an additional fee. The product makes for a minimally intrusive solution to noise that also reduces UV rays and keeps out dust, pollen, and dirt.
Alan J. Gardner opened his Salem factory in 1933, winning over generations of loyal customers with custom-made and odd-sized mattresses in a wide range of styles. Massachusetts-made pallets support sleepers with hand tufted construction and fluffy cotton fillings catered specifically to each client's specifications. The company's direct manufacturer-to-customer supply chain erases the influence of bothersome middlemen or arrogant, cigar-chomping mattress barons. Sleepers select from a variety of comfy cushion styles, such as latex, plush top, tufted, or pocket coils, with options for all-natural materials such as Joma wool and layers of thick cotton-knit fabric.
Audio Answer has been improving sound quality in cars and homes since 1994. The company boasts a large inventory of electronics and a staff of technicians to install them. To turn cars into mobile amphitheaters, they offer sound systems, speakers, subwoofers, and iPod interfaces. Other mobile gadgetry includes alarm systems and remote starters, which allow drivers to start their cars from the comfort of their living room or the king-size, car-shaped bed they sleep in. Audio Answer also provides electronics for home theaters, and its technicians install these systems with equal deftness and technical savvy.