Founded by Ken Euston in 1971, Euston Hardware's old-fashioned legacy continues under the helm of Ken's son. Kevin, who has since grown the shops into three locations, keeps the shelves packed with more than 65,000 items for homes, landscaping, and automobiles. Experts chat with customers to help them to tackle projects from changing a car's oil to painting their house solid green so it can be replaced with a CGI castle. Home-improvement tools, which include items for the kitchen and bath, keep domiciles functioning at their best. The friendly staff can also guide green thumbs to lawn and garden supplies or help them select the right locks and outdoor equipment to keep their tools from escaping and impersonating the local robocop.
For the last 20-plus years, Parking Connection’s asphalt and driveway specialists have expertly executed services such as asphalt overlays and pothole repairs. They operate heavy machinery such as 2-ton rollers to ensure smooth surfaces, mend cracks in concrete with a rubberized filler, and apply seal coats to maintain driveways. Parking-lot cleanups and stripes painting, as well as snow removal, are all specialties of theirs.
The friendly folks at Weldon Cleaners have pursued aqua-free cleaning since 1982 and have been using environmentally friendly GreenEarth products since 2002. GreenEarth's cleaning products replace traditional petroleum-based solvents with liquid silicone, a gentle solution made from sand that has been ground down over millennia by sea urchin sand grinders in Mother Earth's very own sand factory. Rather than attack your garments with harsh petroleum-based products, Weldon will ensure your blouses, slacks, sweaters, sport coats, and skirts are begged their pardon and cleaned as gently as possible (at $6.50 per garment). Rush off to a job interview or business potluck in a freshly pressed, odor-free two-piece suit or dress ($13). Weldon's coat- cleaning service will help you finally eliminate the squash remains that accumulated on your lapel during last year's Great Pumpkin séance (starting at $12).
At eight showrooms across the Kansas City area, SleepOne Mattress Superstore's aptly named sleep advisors recommend mattresses that will accommodate budgets and physical conditions such as stiffness and pain. After scouring the showroom's floor, the staff might suggest a Sterns and Foster mattress made with materials such as silk and cashmere. They also offer delivery and removal of the old mattresses.
SleepOne Mattress Superstore also fights nightmares with several guarantees. For example, their staff will refund 110% of the difference in price if customers find the same mattress sold for less. They also exchange mattresses for up to a year (only charging a redelivery fee) and offer a rehabilitation program for reformed boogeymen.
The professional painters at 1-888-WOW-1DAY! approach each job with an artist’s eye for detail and a racecar pit crew’s obsession with speed. Arriving at homes or offices in full uniform, the crew implements a simple five-step process that escorts customers from their initial estimate to a final follow-up call in the span of 24 hours. Perfected over the course of two decades, the company’s exhaustive yet snappy system—which maximizes efficiency without sacrificing quality—stems from CEO Brian Scudamore. Brian’s effective, customer-centered business practices also helped him found 1-800-GOT-JUNK, and have earned him notice in publications including Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, and Cat Fancy.
The lawn-mowing crew shuts off their equipment and looks out at the freshly trimmed yard, beholding a turf fit for the cleats of a major-league outfielder. Such a job typifies the work ethic of Joco Lawn & Turf's team, who strive to make every homeowner sigh with pride when they look out on their lawn. Services range from the standard maintenance of mowing and trimming to more involved care, such as overseeding, lawn aeration, and dethatching. Crews also stop by clients' homes in the winter, clearing snow from driveways and sidewalks with industrial-strength hair-dryers.