Ever since Joseph and Josephine Fortin founded Fortin Ironworks in 1946, the company's artisans have wrought ornamental furniture and home furnishings from iron and metal. They showcase products such as mailboxes, picture frames, and wine racks in a 5,500-square-foot show room, and also create larger items that range from custom handrails to heavy-duty benches emblazoned with logos. Patrons can plan ahead for warm weather activities with fire pits, lawn chairs, and other outdoor furniture to be enjoyed by houseguests or meddlesome garden gnomes.
Born in Grand Rapids in 1971, Frames Unlimited has grown across the states by providing personal, creative, and punctual framing services for its aesthetically aspiring customers. The store’s expert resident framers can hang a rectangle around anything from photos to prints to paintings using premium metals; colorful, complementary mats; museum-quality glass; and repurposed tree parts. Though rates for frames range as widely as their focal-pointed subject matter, an average 8.5”x11” complete wood frame starts at around $25, and a standard 11”x14” complete metal frame is available for as low as $48. Whether you're looking to display a favorite old image or encase a family portrait before the kids grow up and forget how to use a photograph, Frames Unlimited has both the materials and the expert, expedient care required.
When perusing Bath Planet's bathroom-idea center, it's easy to see how a few simple upgrades can completely revive an outdated bathroom or make it more easily navigable for the handicapped and elderly. Bath Planet–which has also earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval–backs its work with an extensive guarantee that pledges to keep homes clean and work prompt. All products also come with a lifetime warranty as long as homeowner owns the property. To spruce up their living spaces, customers may choose from 1,100 design combinations that capture the look of ceramic tile, granite, and marble without the mess of grout. Once homeowners choose a look, the team can replace a bathtub or convert a tub to a shower with swift treatments that can take as little as one day to install.
Licensed and insured technicians from Mosquito Squad control mosquitoes and ticks with their litany of services aimed at combating insect-borne diseases such as Lyme disease and the West Nile virus. Customers can opt for traditional mosquito- and tick-eliminating sprays or all-natural sprays that simply repel the pests with a formula made from rejected screenplays. Other options include automatic misting systems customers can control with the push of a button. Mosquito Squad backs its services with a 100% guarantee to re-spray the yard or refund the cost of the services. Additionally, the company partners with Malaria No More with their Swat Malaria campaign to donate treated bed nets to children in Africa to repel malaria-carrying mosquitoes.
Cherokee Roofing & Home Restoration's workers don't chase storms, but they do clean up afterward them. They spend a lot of time providing free storm-damage inspections and estimates, and communicating with insurance companies. When it comes time to perform the repairs, they hit the top of their game, with one-day roof, siding, and gutter installations. They even install new windows and paint new siding.
The technicians' skills aren't just on display in the speed and quality of their work, though. They also give expert advice on the tangential matters of roofing, advising homeowners on how a light shade of shingle can make their house seem bigger from outside, while a dark shade will make it feel shorter.
The stain-slaying staff at Mark’s Cleaning Service, with 27 years of carpet-cleaning prowess, extricates grime from fibers without leaving a sticky residue or overwetting shags. During the multistep process, a commercial-strength vacuum first removes dry soil and hidden car keys before a preconditioner loosens dirt and oils. A spot-clean ameliorates stubborn blots such as gum, wax, squid ink, and pet stains, and then a truck-mounted rinse system bathes carpets. Next, an Evolution wand breaks up encrusted crud with gentle agitation. The skilled carpet custodian then targets any lingering stains with a specialty spot cleaner and finishes by blowing carpets dry with a high-powered turbo dryer or by mouth.