The Woodcraft name stretches from coast to coast with locations peppered throughout the United States, ensuring that Americans are well equipped with the brand-name tools and woodworking supplies needed to pursue handyman endeavors. At Woodcraft of Birmingham, a collection of hand tools waits patiently to hammer down nails and saw brave magician assistants in half, and a variety of power tools—including drills, sanders, and grinders—adds electric oomph to construction projects. In addition to performing in-store demonstrations of new products, the shop’s wise whittlers call upon more than 80 years of collective knowledge to lead various crafts classes, in which participants learn how to carve sophisticated pens, assemble wooden step stools, and use table saws.
Mattress King's wide selection of mattresses from well-known brands such as Sealy Posturepedic, Embody, and Stearns & Foster run the firmness and texture gamut, giving sleepers of all shapes and sizes a shot at a good night's rest. Sealy's Posturepedic queen-sized Spirited supports dreamers with a comfortable durability ($409 for the mattress, $699 for the set). Dozers with a penchant for luxurious expediency snooze on the Stearns & Foster Bradenburg queen-sized bed, which lends backsides a plush surface and a patient ear as they complain about lousy desk chairs ($719 for the mattress, $1,169.10 for the set), or opt to bounce to another to decide which size fits the mold.
Classic Home Decor peppers its 4,500-square-foot
showroom with like-new upscale furnishings, arranged into classic and modern tableaux that tickle the brain's design cortex. Only gently used pieces get past Classic Home Decor's garden-gnome bouncer and make it into the inventory—ensuring quality and couches free of incompatible rear-end indentations. A mirror and shelf ($39.99) adds a bohemian flourish to any abode when paired with a Tiffany-style lamp ($99.99), and a pair of rattan trunks ($31.99) look as though they were designed to hold collections of crumbling treasure maps and eldritch grimoires. The leather barrel end table ($99.99) can be used to store either remote controls or ferment mead, and a Greek male bust ($69.99) imbues dinner parties with just the right dose of stylish nudity. Classic Home Decor’s friendly atmosphere makes newcomers feel right at home, although they are still urged not to clutter the showroom with their action figures.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
KevCor Moving Co. is one of Birmingham?s most trusted moving companies. We are licensed, insured, and bonded. We specialize in local and long-distance moving. We operate 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, including holidays.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
KevCor Moving & Packing Co. is a family-owned business with over 10 years of quality moving experience. We have skilled professional workers on staff that are trustworthy and responsible. The owner, Kevin Soles, is passionate about his company, and continues to work [hands-on] in the field.
What do you love most about your job?
We enjoy catering to every detail of your move: delivering, relocating, rearranging, packing, and storing. As a working family we understand the need to work around your schedule and that is why we are open 24/7 (including holidays).
Standard Furniture traces its origins back to 1912, when a local family began traveling through Birmingham, peddling fine household furniture out of a wagon. Four generations later, the business has blossomed into 13 retail stores throughout Alabama and Tennessee, and its century-long commitment to quality furniture and customer service won it the Alabama Retail Association’s Silver Award as one of the Retailers of the Year in 2011.
Each gallery abounds with bedroom, living-room, and dining-room furniture from top designers such as Lane, along with mattresses in a range of shapes and styles from brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Serta, and Jamison. At each location, a knowledgeable staff awaits to offer design counsel, suggesting pieces that best suit a household’s style or will hold up against a disobedient pet woodchuck.
Though they no longer arrive on magic carpets or leap from household lamps, the cleaners at The Cleaning Genie still work magic with their 25 years of experience. During their deep-cleaning services, they tidy up everything from the bathroom to the bedroom with dusters, mops, and vacuums. They can make arrangements for weekly, biweekly, or monthly visits, or just show up for a one-time interior house detailing. Janitorial services are available to anyone who wishes for them