Launched more than three decades ago, Site for Sore Eyes now operates in more than 35 showrooms throughout the Bay Area. Staffers at every location share their dedication when pairing customers with head-turning eyewear and contacts. The company offers a $25 warranty that secures all of its products, replacing broken frames for free and furnishing half-price replacements for glasses that are lost, stolen, or transformed into an acorn squash. In case eyes require prescription tweaks, each shop sits next door to California-licensed Sterling VisionCare doctors of optometry.
A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.
Perfect Locks has serious standards. All of the company's clip-ons, sew & weaves, wigs, and fusion and tape hair extensions undergo a four-step process: procurement, refining, cleansing and conditioning, and a double quality inspection. Hair is collected in India from women under age 35 in a part of the country with soft water. During the refinement process, each strand is inspected in order to weed out grays, non-matching textures, and follicles that aren't team players. A 100% organic shampoo kicks off the cleansing and conditioning step, followed by drying in the sun to keep cuticles intact. The last stage consists of two quality inspections—first in India, then in California—before wearers can finally don their new, high-quality locks.
Decking out cars is a family affair at The Best Guys, where the manager, Doug, works alongside his parents, David and Pam, to outfit vehicles with high-quality audio equipment, security systems, and custom enclosures. Beyond showcasing a wide range of brands—from Viper and Shelby alarm systems to Sirius Satellite Radio and Kenwood navigation systems—within a spacious showroom, the store employs a team of technicians to install everything from tinted windows to Bluetooth connections that free drivers' hands for high-fiving tollbooth workers.