Family patriarch Nordy Rockler opened the doors of his first store in 1954 to supply his fellow craftsmen with knowledge, friendly advice, and a large selection of tools for at-home woodworking projects. Now, the chain of retail outlets brims with more than 20,000 tools and specialized woodworking equipment. Next to a steely rainbow of hinges, casters, and screws, a supply of lumber and exotic hardwoods provides planks for building tree houses or just leaving around as a warning to uncooperative trees. The tenor buzz of power tools operated by newly knowledgeable guests drifts from educational sessions on operating equipment and woodworking.
Chairs for Affairs, in business since 1949, helps party-throwers cater to party-goers with an extensive selection of rental equipment. Make your bashes brim with revelers without resorting to bribery by borrowing from Chairs for Affairs' panoply of chairs, tables, tableware, outdoor accessories, tents, linens, serving equipment and more. Drinks are kept cold with a champagne cooler ($9; rates based on 1-day rental; longer rental rates available upon request), and chins are kept dribble-free with an assemblage of soupspoons ($0.40 each). Throw a well-attended wedding with a bevy of bright-white folding chairs ($1.40 each) and a white-lattice wedding arch ($40), or host a hopping bar mitzvah with a stage ($45 per 4 x 8' section), portable PA system ($70) and a 10'x10' white canopy ($75+). A handful of margarita glasses ($0.45 each) makes drinking simple but juggling difficult, and bread-and-butter plates ($0.50 each) makes room for the essentials.
Since 1976, the environmentally conscious staff at The Futon Shop has stocked futons, furniture, and frames built from chemical-free cotton, natural latex, and hybrid soy foam, among other virtuous ingredients. Cushy mattresses, vibrantly shaded futon covers, and platform beds preserve the earth’s bounty as effectively as they accommodate human bodies and under-the-bed monsters. Homeowners can also illuminate domiciles with eco-friendly Eangee lamps, which have a carbon footprint of nearly zero and are manufactured by workers who earn a living wage. Even little ones can enjoy the environmentalist furnishings by napping on an organic crib mattress nestled in a bunny white baby crib.
The insured technicians at All Seasons Carpet Care follow a 5-step carpet cleaning process delivering a debilitating blow to entrenched grime. They kick off each cleaning by vacuuming loose debris from the floor, then follow up with a pre-spray and scrub that extracts deep-seated dirt that’s been pushed far into the fibers. After that, they deploy a detergent-free neutralizing rinse to flush persistent odors from the carpet. Finally, they conclude by grooming the carpet to speed up the drying process and give the floors that never-trod-on look.
All Seasons Carpet Care parlays their meticulousness to other surfaces that need cleaning as well. They scrub rugs and upholstery, and even detail cars that have fallen victim to road grime or bullies that shoved them into a garbage truck.
Hordes of dirt, dust, and mold invade. They set up camp. They lurk. They wait. They remain hidden from sight, waiting to strike, when suddenly the insured technicians from Best Home Services arrive. Armed with UV Light cleaners, electrostatic filters, and EPA-registered disinfectants, they help to prolong the life of homes and protect the safety of families. They achieve these ends by evicting throngs of dust-bunnies from vents, ducts, and furnaces, lessening the chances of a fire breaking out or a dust-loving burglar breaking in.
Carpet One Floor & Home cossets chambers with a variety of ground garments including carpet, wood, laminate, vinyl, and ceramic tile. At Carpet One's show room, an attentive sales staff will guide customers through a SelectAFloor shopping system, to show them hundreds of flooring colors, styles, brands, and mouth feels. Hardwoods ($1.99–$15.39/sq. ft.) from brands such as American Expressions and Invincible can enrobe entryways in warm earth tones and glossy finishes, and vinyl, tile, or laminate flooring can cover foot highways with durable, low-maintenance surfaces. Meanwhile, Evans Black, Millcraft, and Tigressá carpets ($0.89–$9.08/sq. ft.) arrive at their new homes and promise that they will not attack window treatments.