American Air Conditioning Company dispatches technicians to homes and offices throughout the Bay area, armed with toolboxes and parts from Carrier, Lennox, and Amana. Staffers repair intricate HVAC systems by appointment and when summoned through a 24-hour emergency hotline. They also enroll systems in a maintenance program for periodic tune-ups. In addition, the staff cleans ducts and installs walk-in coolers and freezers for businesses and homes.
As part of a family of 4,600 stores, Oliver’s Ace Hardware fulfills the company’s mission to be “the Helpful Place” by equipping DIY-enthusiasts with everything they need to keep their homes, vehicles, and lawns going strong. Shoppers can pick up nearly anything they might need, from nuts and bolts to riding lawnmowers made by trusted brands such as Craftsman, Troy-Bilt, and Black & Decker.
Located close to vacation attractions such as Six Flags Marine World and Napa Valley's wineries, Holiday Inn Express & Suites aids guests in their daring escape from the real world. Reserve your choice of any room in the hotel, all of which wrap guests in cozy and modern accommodations and amenities such as high-speed Internet access and in-room video games. Lounge in the sauna, dip into the whirlpool, or print and fax using the hotel's public-use computer. After a restful sojourn, complimentary breakfast is served, featuring a bevy of mouthwatering morning choices, such as decadent cinnamon rolls that can be slowly consumed or used to re-create popular Alderaanian hairstyles. Call ahead to reserve your room.
Far more than an emporium of colorful textile patterns, Urban Burp holds over 5 tons of vintage fabric dating back to the early 20th century, collecting original vintage threads that weave memory and nostalgia into their very fabric. The studio takes its unusual name from the intense experience of recognition that seeing and touching a piece of familiar pattern can bring. "All that emotion has been shoved down into the lower chakras and all of a sudden it takes one piece of fabric to bring you back to that place," owner Electra Skilandat told The San Francisco Chronicle. She continues to elicit that response with bolts of cloth decorated with the floral designs and abstract art of the 1920s, or the bold color mixtures and fractal patterns that were popular in the ‘50s and ‘60s.
Skilandat traces her love affair with textile design back to her childhood in Boston, where her mother lovingly hand-crafted all of her clothes for school and play. Over the years, Electra amassed a collection of over 1,000 bolts of fabric and experience in interior decor. After the death of her only son, she rediscovered her creative instincts, opening the fabric shop with upholstery and drapery services that would precede Urban Burp's stunning display of warp and weft. As guests peruse the studio's ample supply of original vintage pictorial and patterned designs, sewing patterns, and notions, Skilandat unfurls her decades of wisdom during interior decor consultations.