A member of the International Window Cleaning Association and Master Window Cleaners of America, ViewRenew revamps abodes and commercial spaces with a slew of services, from gutter cleaning to bird-deterrent installation. In 2011 alone, the seasoned cleaners washed more than 7,632 panes of glass, cleared more than 15,430 feet of gutters, and rushed for a total of 1,356 yards. They blast siding with soft-pressure washers, splash three-story windows with deionized water from water-fed poles, and clean roof tiles with coats of 12% sodium hypochlorite and commercial-strength zinc sulfate. They also spare clients the hassle of replacing shower panes by treating nicks and cloudy areas on glass surfaces. ViewRenew's Streak Free guarantee covers full refunds on projects of up to $1,000.
Eco-Logic Permaculture & Landscape Design is a deep-green, vegan company that provides expertise in outdoor living space solutions for residential & business clients including site analysis, hardscape feature & planting design, & edible landscaping, stormwater, & wildlife-enhancement techniques.
For the past 30 years, homes in need of climate control have called upon the elite services of The Heating Specialist, whose contractors ply their professional expertise to help homes breathe easy again. Their services span all things heating and cooling and range from addressing design issues to outfitting a new home with freshly minted components. Most of the company's technicians are NATE certified, ensuring a high level of expertise whether they're performing complex maintenance or simply fanning an overheated homeowner with an air-conditioner brochure.
When HomeMasters started in 1990, its licensed, insured, and bonded staffers didn't stray very far from roof and gutter projects. Today, however, you might find them remodeling a kitchen or fixing a leaky faucet. Still, even with their expansion to handyman services, their specialty remains roof and gutter installation and repair. The roofers have even achieved CertainTeed ShingleMaster status, and the gutter technicians have 20-foot-long arms that can go all the way down a downspout to clean it out.
Standard TV and Appliance has been equipping Oregonians with fridges, washing machines, televisions, and other home furnishings for nearly 70 years. Founded in 1947 by Clement and Hazel Gander, the appliance experts swiftly outgrew their original location and today boast four (soon to be five) locations in and around Portland. Besides selling new machines from top brands, they sling deals on quality used appliances, offer parts and repair services, and babysit lonely range-tops during long vacations.
PotteryFun's simple, hands-on process lets visitors decorate and take home a piece of expertly crafted earthenware. Like a child emperor preparing to mobilize toy terra-cotta soldiers, potential painters can pace to and fro to eye the studio’s selection of unfinished daubale goods before selecting an item for decoration, fire, and containing. Clay canvases include magnets ($6–$8), tiles ($5–$10), plates ($18–$30), bowls ($20–$60), figurines ($12–$50), and more. Once equipped, owners can festoon their items as they please thanks to a selection of 64 paints and implements including brushes, stamps, sponges, and hands. Once painted, the ceramic vessel is set within PotteryFun’s kiln, thereby emblazoning the piece forever with the spongy markings, and then set to cool. Users swing by a few days later to pick up their nontoxic, food-friendly masterwork.