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Lighting Unlimited is the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel for its clientele, with each of its four locations beaming with endless design possibilities born of a 5,000-strong stock of light bulbs and ballasts. A hefty catalog puts shoppers in easy reach of 50,000 more such accessories from more than 30 manufacturers, including Philips, Westinghouse, and Sylvania. Tasked with wrangling the multitude of fixtures, the staff of certified lighting specialists helps shoppers pinpoint specific bulbs and design lighting layouts for landscapes using underwater, directional, and putting-green fixtures. Complementing the luminescent selection, they feature an array of parts and accessories, including light sockets, colored gel sheets, and flashlights that have the power to make or break a shadow puppet's career with the flick of a switch.:m]]

525 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix,
AZ
US

By their estimate, Kelly and Steve Fischer have taught thousands of people how to scuba-dive. As the course director and IDC staff instructor, respectively, at Phoenix Scuba, they draw from more than a decade of expertise to lead a team of master dive instructors, certified open-water instructors, and assistant scuba instructors. These coaches all follow the PADI curriculum to teach students basic through advanced diving skills, such as navigating underwater or bartering with dolphins. Open-water and advanced open-water certification courses lead the way with hands-on lake dives, and can open the door to specialized courses such as rescue diver or NITROX enriched air certifications.

Phoenix Scuba's instructors don't just limit their instruction to local waters: the school has also led extended trips to dive sites in the waters of Belize, Grand Cayman, and Fiji, among others.

13422 N Cave Creek Rd
Phoenix,
AZ
US

In 2007, ABT Material Showroom upped its home-remodeling ante by opening a showroom—a central location for viewing cabinets, flooring, lighting, and plumbing products crafted by more than 50 manufacturers. Their windows and doors include both vinyl and aluminum dual pane windows and exterior doors that use advanced technology and are designed to be energy efficient and low maintenance. DIYers consult with ABT's knowledgeable staff, trading measurements and ideas for custom materials and advice. A broad range of eco-friendly products includes high-efficiency bulbs and items that contribute to a home's LEED certification. Professional design services are available to help customers personalize their dwellings.

15219 N Cave Creek Rd
Phoenix,
AZ
US

Hardware Unlimited is more than a Hardware store, we offer great deals on home improvement items, pool maintenance, pet supplies, home decor, painting, lumber, garden & patio plus we offer specialty services like keys, custom screens and a special order desk.

7608 W Cactus Rd
Peoria,
AZ
US

Rated the #1 speed-reading software on multiple occasions by TopTenReviews, The Literacy Company’s speed-reading program, The Reader’s Edge, upgrades word wranglers' skills through easily grasped, computer-based exercises. The professional-level packages dethrone bad reading habits and crown students with improved literacy, increasing ravenous readers' word consumption, material comprehension, and text recall without mechanical assistance or cheat codes. The online option invites up to five budding book crunchers to partake in Internet-based tutelage, and the downloadable package allows every lesson plan to be saved on two Windows-based PCs.

13901 N 73rd St
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Countless repairs and home-remodeling projects can undoubtedly trace their lineage back to Paul's Ace Hardware, which began doling out DIY equipment and home-improvement supplies in 1956. Founded by Paul E. Dauwalder, the shop quickly expanded from its original 1,800-square-foot space, branching out to five shops that now operate beneath the expert eye of Paul's granddaughter. Cleaning products, outdoor equipment, and pool supplies are just a fragment of the stores' inventory, with power tools awaiting steady hands, fishing gear beckoning lake dwellers, and building materials—including the Tempe location's 56,000 square feet of lumber—standing poised and ready to be assembled into dams by handy beavers. Still in the city of its founding, the Scottsdale location has moved and upgraded to its own building.

1800 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale,
AZ
US