Guglielmo Marconi successfully transmits the first radio wave across the English Channel. On the other side of the pond, in Missouri, Nixa Hardware & Seed Co is founded. The year is 1899. Since that auspicious beginning more than a century ago, the hardware store company has grown to "7 acres of savings," and throughout its history, its expansive wholesale collection of plants, fertilizers, soils, and tools has equipped avid gardeners and professional farmers throughout southwest Missouri. Today, nursery workers and plant experts shepherd visitors through pallets of specially concocted livestock feed and bags of carefully formulated fertilizer, while horticulturalists on Nixa's research farm develop tried-and-true plant and grass varieties proven to thrive in local climates. Though the staff is proud of its bulk garden seeds and mulch, a selection of go-karts and generators proves that the company has evolved since its 19th-century origins. The team even purveys renewable-energy biomass furnaces that can keep costs low and household operations sustainable.
Like burying yourself neck-deep in lush planting soil, visits to the bustling agricultural center can evoke a strong, heartwarming connection with the land, with friendly staff members working hand-in-hand with clients to pick out the perfect seed, beekeeping gear, newly hatched chicks, or lawn-care equipment.
Since 1987, General Rental Center has matched do-it-yourselfers with the correct rental products and equipment to complete an array of projects. Rentable wares from the company’s vast catalogue assist their operators with digging trenches, demolishing walls, and surveying land. At General Rental, customers can also rent necessities for weddings and corporate events from the eventful rental showroom.
The professional team at Bryer's Protective Coatings employs carcinogen-free and environmentally friendly sealants produced by Seal-Tite. Along with sealing asphalt, the team executes commercial and residential roofing jobs, as well as building and property maintenance such as painting, siding repair, and waterblasting.
Beautyrest Sleep Gallery's collection of Simmons mattresses lulls patrons to restful slumber. Inhibiting motion transfer across the sleeping surface with pocketed coil springs, the Beautyrest luxury firm king set ($899) grants plenty of space for uninterrupted sleep to couples or bobsledding teams. Dozers can also engage in dream marathons on a luxury firm queen set ($599) that conforms to body profiles with barrel-shaped back supports; or they can host plush sleepovers on the memory-foam pillow-top twin set ($568). Beautyrest Sleep Gallery supplements its accommodating mattresses with customer service including free delivery, setup, and removal.
The temperature technicians at Spring Mountain Air repair faulty heating and cooling systems, promptly and efficiently restoring comfort in the midst of extreme weather. During an air conditioning tune-up, the trained climate-controllers clean drain lines and coils so they can regulate temperature and humidity effectively and keep domesticated polar bears comfortable. Then the HVAC expert checks the reflexes of filters, fans, and compressors, and tops off each AC unit with up to two pounds of Freon. During the furnace tune-up option, burners, valves, thermostats, and ignition switches receive a thorough check-up, and heating experts root out and destroy potential carbon monoxide or gas leaks. Technicians also clean the furnace, eliminating cobwebs, dust, and pizza stains left over from nights of experimental cooking.