Having resolved at a young age to pursue his passion for green building, Jeff Kaplan created the Urban Land Institute's Young Leaders Program when he was just 21 years old. In late 2007, Jeff started New Living, a green building and home store whose high environmental standards earned the shop a B Corporation certification. Today, New Living sells exclusively eco-friendly products from ethical businesses, stimulating the local green economy while making green materials more affordable and accessible. Staff members passionate about responsible consumerism often help customers interested in repurposing and refinishing items. Kaplan's efforts at revitalizing Houston's small businesses and affinity for wearing capes earned him the title of Green Hero from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Handyman Connection thoroughly vets each of its skillful technicians, only hiring candidates who pass a background check, boast more than 10 years of experience, and can handle a variety of the shop's handyman services. Technicians come to houses to tackle any project, from fixing the tiniest leaky sink to building enormous stone fences that spell out a nemesis's phone number when viewed from outer space. The renovating services help transform imperfect houses into dream dwellings or fix up minor problems before placing homes on the market.
Virtuous Floors' commitment to green cleaning beautifies flooring while minimizing environmental impact. Using biodegradable and non-toxic cleaning products, Virtuous Floors' earth-friendly crew will professionally clean soiled carpet, tile, and hardwood floors to a state of spotlessness, removing harmful toxins such as cigarette smoke, particulate matter, pesticides, pet dander, and residue from harsh cleaning products. Because Virtuous Floors' cleaning solutions are made with all-natural ingredients, your home's air remains free of chemical odors. The greener cleaner extends the same courtesy to humans with final friendly touches such as a baseboard wipe-down and the complimentary moving of furniture when required.
Parvizian Rugs International has cushioned Houston footfalls for more than 40 years with antique and custom-made carpets and rugs. Rug workshops and wool factories in Romania, Pakistan, and India fill Parvizian’s American and European storefronts with luxe piles of wool and silk, which are draped over displays or custom-created with help from savvy in-house designers. Parvizian also travels to homes and offices to clean carpets with hand-sudsed shampoos and environmentally friendly supplies, and restores rugs ravaged by moths and foot traffic with meticulous re-weaving, fresh twirls of fringe, and re-backing torn from the pages of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
The technicians at Fabulous Floors employ an exclusive refinishing system to erase minor scratches and nicks from hardwood floors. Within a few hours, this process polishes indoor terrain without sanding away excessive amounts of wood or churning up dust and odors. Techs accomplish this by first buffing floors, then coating them with long-lasting polyurethane. Once resealed, floors better resist heavy traffic and typically harbor fewer allergens and fugitives. Fabulous Floors can also resurface and condition both laminate and engineered flooring.