Lucian Micu is so serious about his clients' satisfaction that he'll refer them to another company if his company MLV Construction can't meet their needs. But that's unlikely, because he and his professional staff are experts in remodeling bathrooms, installing flooring, and finishing basements, providing the evidence of their skills in before and after photos. In addition to sprucing up living spaces, they arm clients with tips on buying bathroom remodeling supplies, such as toilets, faucets, and champagne-dispensing shower heads, and share reasons to invest in laminate flooring.
For more than 25 years, Eco Tec Insulation has joined forces with homeowners, architects, designers, and commercial builders to handle insulation issues, big or small. The company utilizes advanced spray-foam technology, effectively putting a stop to air activity between wall, floor, and ceiling cavities. The spray-in-place foam insulation seals even the tiniest of seeps?such as those around electrical outlets and light fixtures?meaning outside air cannot get in and ghost pets cannot sneak out when nobody?s looking.
Grand Frame Inc, an Arlington Heights establishment since 1974, corrals more than 3,000 frames, posters, and display museum cases in its 8,000 square-foot space. Gary Grana, the framery's cofounder, holds two patents in framing technology and has passed his passion for the industry to several members of his family who now guide customers through framing options for sports memorabilia, wedding photos, and lovingly audited tax documents. In addition to carefully inspecting every project that goes through the shop, Gary's expert staff also doles out frame-hanging services to help complete customers' decor. Over the years, the store has continuously evolved its services by offering LCD TV framing and Grand Gone Green products, a signature line that embraces an eco-friendly approach to picture framing.
Established in December of 2000, The Framers Edge safeguards artwork, photographs, and keepsakes with quality framing materials in a range of styles and designs. Paintings rest behind polished glass, photos reside within metallic frames, and 3-D objects such as athletic jerseys and slightly used surgical gloves maintain their luster inside shadowboxes. Custom framing projects also include conservation framing, as well as canvas stretching and transfers.
Twenty-six years ago, working mother Karen Scott had a light-bulb moment. She envisioned a one-stop children's clothing, toy, and furniture emporium. Karen and her husband set up shop in their garage, connecting new moms and dads to high-quality baby clothes, nursery furniture, and educational toys. They meticulously researched products before creating their own catalogue, and as a result watched their enterprise blossom into a lucrative online business. Today, One Step Ahead employs their own in-house design team responsible for exclusive labels of kidswear such as Cozy Cub winter wear Sun Smarties swimwear and summer gear.
Regular meetings with a Parents' Panel keep One Step Ahead designers in touch with the needs of modern parents. Seeking out their input has led the design team to create products such as a fleece-lined car seat for comfortably toting a baby in cold weather and a hanging closet organizer for managing a child's superhero identities.