PPG Porter Paints' team has dedicated 90 years to sprucing up homes with its revered brand of vivid, low-odor paints, stains, and primers. Multiple lines and sheens of interior paint offer to protect walls from presidential portraits painted in mustard ($25.79+/gal.). Eco-conscious shoppers can snag gallons of Pure Performance color, designed to thwart mold and mildew without angering Mother Nature's overprotective rottweiler ($33.39+/gal.). Peruse exterior paints if looking to prevent al fresco fortifications from cracking and peeling during super-soaker season ($25.79+/gal.). Effective on most surfaces, Porter's acrylic, synthetic, and alkyd Seal Grip primers also help house-wide paint jobs to stay put ($40+/gal.). Amicable staff members roam each locale's voluminous aisles and are eager to provide product recommendations for any home, office, or abandoned grain silo.
At age 7, Jung Oh Hwang began practicing martial arts in a small village in South Korea. As a young man he represented his home country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, where he earned a silver medal in judo. At Hwang's Martial Arts, Grandmaster Hwang and his staff pass on decades of martial-arts wisdom to the next generation, instilling technical combat knowledge and imparting valuable life lessons on self-discipline, perseverance, and teamwork.
Since opening the doors in 1986, Grandmaster Hwang has dedicated both time and money to bettering the lives of others. Hwang's has raised more than $750,000 for the local community and has a named playroom in the new St. Matthews Kosair Children's hospital.
As members of the National Association of Home Builders, Pro Clean Carpet Cleaning & Floor Services is committed to maintaining the homes of its community members with cleaning, restoration, and installation services. Since 2002, the family-owned company has worked with commercial and residential clients in the Louisville area, restoring water-damaged surfaces and banishing stains that have stopped paying their rent. With truck-mounted cleaning systems and a three-step cleansing process, the staff attacks dirt and abrasives in carpets, upholstery, and tile surfaces. They proudly employ pet-safe cleaning solutions, and use green products upon request.
One dog keeps his nose to the ground, seeking a lost child by scent. Another guides a sightless owner into an office building, helping his human friend locate the elevator. These dogs both learned their trades thanks to the team at Gimme Grace Dog Training. Kea Grace leads this pack, helping pooches reach their full potential with a blend of classical and operant training, extensive experience in training both professional and pet dogs, and the know-how gained from multiple professional certifications. During obedience classes, family pets learn basic commands—such as how to sit, heel, or answer the phone when asked—or tricks and agility stunts designed to wow passing humans. Some dogs also train for a profession, such as service dogs who assist owners with medical needs or police dogs who learn to track targets, to search and rescue lost loved ones, or to detect bombs and drugs. The facility also takes in overnight guests, incorporating training sessions into their stay if desired. The fruits of the week’s training sessions go on display every Tuesday night, as dogs show off their talents during Pay to Play sessions led by trainers ready to help pups master skills or to referee during impromptu games of Red Rover.
Owner Lynda Beha and her team of knife-wielding kitchen ninjas demonstrate their collective culinary prowess by presenting their clients with everything from basic meals-to-order to grand gala buffets. Early-morning cubical clans obtain sustenance with a delivery of the deluxe buffet breakfast, a deluge of breakfast delights including biscuits, butter, jelly, juice, and three options such as cheese grits, bacon, and fresh fruit ($9/person). The midday growls of stomach gods demanding tribute hush up when presented with a lunch box special stuffed with a choice of sandwich and two sides including potato salad, fruit cup, pasta salad, or chips, plus the brownie or cookie of the day ($9/person).
Claiming industry honors including certification from the Building Performance Institute, the technicians at Allgeier Air service all makes and models of residential HVAC units, with a specialization in designing, installing, and maintaining geothermal systems. Beyond servicing heating and cooling equipment, crews also help to enhance energy efficiency through a whole-house performance analysis. The knowledgeable techs identify measures that can potentially lower utility bills and point out tax incentives for installing energy-efficient products such as Energy Star appliances or windows. A service team is also available around the clock for 24-hour emergency service.