The highly credentialed technicians at Trela Roofing and Remodeling do a lot more than roofing and remodeling. The company name is a holdover from its beginnings in 1952, though today, the company spreads its attention throughout the interior and exterior of the house. On the outside, they handle duties such as hand-nailing shingles on the roof, repairing and installing gutters, and installing sliding patio doors. Meanwhile, remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, painting, and installing solar water heaters to heat panic room jacuzzis are a few of the services they perform inside of the house.
The licensed electricians at Kinslow Smith keep homes running efficiently and safely at all hours—many services are available 24 hours a day, including circuit-breaker-panel replacements and light rewiring so you can finally blink your address in Morse code. Staffers also provide time-saving services such as ceiling-fan and light-fixture installations.
As the name might suggest, Daddy's Kitchen is truly a family business. The restaurant recreates traditional meals with Southern-inspired soul food and dessert recipes plucked straight from grandma's cookbook. Although the specials change every day, heaping portions of beef short ribs, turkey wing and cornbread dressing, and fried catfish frequently play well with sides including macaroni and cheese, greens, and candied yams. Homemade desserts, including peach cobbler, banana pudding, and a rotating assortment of cakes, bring each meal to a sweet conclusion.
The creative team of framers and decorators at Foursided stocks stacks of creative greeting cards and paraphernalia. The self-described "frame nerds" do more than cultivate a collection of stationery by planting paper seeds in nearby printing presses; they also place prints and objects into frames and furnish homes with original pieces by a handful of favored artists. Staffers also buy and sell vintage flash cards, puzzle pieces, and letter tiles harvested from a variety of objects.
Owner Todd Mack has worked in framing for 20 years, and he draws on his vast experience when custom mounting a broad spectrum of pieces. Vintage and recycled frames, archival framing, and shadow boxes are a few of the options available. Mack's interest in shadow boxes makes perfect sense to visitors who take a look at his own art, which assembles found photos and objects in forms that aren't always 2-D.
On HGTV's Urban Oasis, interior designer Vern Yip ornamented a luxury apartment with prints gathered from Foursided's expansive collection. In that collection, colorful shelves of letter blocks, maps, corks, baby-doll heads, and harmonicas turn personal, nostalgic objects into stylish new decorations. Candles, jewelry, and books round out the gift selections.
Framing Mode & Gallery bolsters art collections and local artists alike inside its custom framing shop and art gallery. Framing artisans with more than 20 years of industry experience craft custom picture borders fitted to each piece's dimensions, using metal and wood frames, ultraviolet protective glass, and built-in rocket boosters to befuddle would-be art thieves. A collection of framed original works—including posters, limited-edition signed prints, and paintings—stands ready to cover blank household walls. The shop invites painters, metalworkers, and mashed-potato sculptors to display their works inside its gallery space, which hosts events to promote the inspired pieces of local artists.
Before Budget Right Handyman does anything to a home, they first prove they need to be there. On the company's blog, Handyman Tim examines the most common repairs and installations individually and answers the question, "Do I need a handyman for this?" His answer helps customers understand what's truly involved in replacing a ceiling fan or retiling a shower or repainting a snake-pit. Budget Right's crew of craftsmen have the necessary experience for the most daunting indoor and outdoor services, such as installing windows and shelving systems, remodeling kitchens, and repairing a home's siding. But even if it's a job you can do yourself, Budget Right can free up hours of weekend by bundling an entire to-do list into a single session.