If its full name––Two Fat Guys Summerfield Ace Hardware––isn't a clue about this store's unconventional nature, maybe its pet shop is. Or perhaps that distinction belongs to its owners' related endeavor: not only do Rick and Smokey inspire ambitious homeowners with rows of home-improvement implements, but they also encourage handiness by taking to the airwaves with a weekly hardware radio show. Summerfield Ace Hardware also doubles as a U-Haul Center, and animals are welcome, especially if they're able to drive a U-Haul but also if they just want to sniff around the pet shop. Prepping for barbecue season is a cinch on these premises: in the words of Rick and Smokey, "With a name like the Two Fat Guys you might expect that we have a complete grilling center and we offer assembly and delivery." Salespeople are trained to answer nearly any home-improvement question their customers ask, and a wide selection of hardware, paint, plumbing, and electrical supplies shares space with gifts, home decor, and housewares.
Founded in 1977, Westfield Lighting illuminates residential and commercial spaces with a diverse collection of lighting products. The company's trained staff acts as a bridge between clients and stylistic visions, helping hunt down the perfect chandelier, floor lamp, or outdoor sconce from within Westfield's spacious showroom. Beyond lighting, the store's showroom facilitates further decor updates with furniture, home accessories, and an art gallery featuring the works of emerging local artists.
Each Discount Mattress store stocks hundreds of name-brand memory-foam, latex, gel, and pillow-top mattresses, all with prices averaging 50%–75% below retail. Brand-new mattresses from manufacturers such as Stearns & Foster, Spring Air Back Supporter, King Koil, Comfort Solutions, Americana, and Kathy Ireland Collection saturate the showroom floors, offering a variety of firmness levels to suit beds, budgets, and pillow forts of all sizes. Each an experienced sleeper themselves, staff members are well-suited to assist customers in their quest for sounder slumber, and each purchase is backed by a 110% price guarantee should the same mattress appear somewhere else for less. In addition to supporting spines, Discount Mattress helps buttress the Illinois economy by selling mattresses that are made locally, and caters to busy schedules by offering same-day delivery to homes from the western suburbs to downtown Chicago.
Wellman Exteriors' experienced technicians beautify homes and yards with services that range from window cleaning to tree trimming. Pressure washing makes decks, patios, and siding glow with cleanliness without incurring scratches. The crew can also tend to trees, trimming branches that have developed diseases or stolen biscotti from the cookie jar.
D & J Painting & Carpet & Tile Cleaning dba Diversified Construction Painting LLC’s team performs a large swath of home improvement services that range from painting houses and pressure washing decks to replacing roof gutters and repairing wood trims. Their certified and insured staff’s expertise also extends to warm-water-extraction carpet, upholstery, and drapery cleaning, as well as the cleaning of hard floors and grout. They also tackle projects as large as room additions and remodeling, while taking care of tinier tasks such as removing wallpaper to reveal structurally unsound walls made of gingerbread, which they can replace.
Winners of the Super Service Award from Angie’s List 2011, the crew strives for customer satisfaction, working closely with each client and responding to pricing quote inquiries within 24 hours.