Jackie and Alan Carberry started Warm Glow Candle Company in their basement back in 1994, experimenting for months with different ingredients and techniques before finally perfecting a fragrant, clean-burning, long-lasting candle with a signature lumpy surface. Today, the Carberrys and their staff use that same recipe as they make more than 15,000 candles by hand each day in their 80,000-square-foot studio, accompanied by pet cats, dogs, and a tropical bird who sometimes answers the phone. Patrons can visit the space to peruse candles in more than 75 scents, including brandied pear and sun-kissed sage, or to procure potpourri or fragrance atomizers.
Metro Painting’s insured-and-certified staff tackle projects both large and small. From single bedrooms to office buildings and light-industrial projects, they apply even coats of paint that transform every surface they touch. The painters’ steady brushes rekindle cabinets, railings, and piping with the same deft precision they exhibit during larger jobs.
The Floor Doctor's techs refinish hardwood floors with Bona power scrubbers and biodegradable products emblazoned with the Greenguard seal of approval. In addition to reducing downstream pollution, their eco-friendly approach protects people and pets from the toxic fumes that typically force inhabitants outside, where giant mutant bugs are waiting. After they finish buffing floorboards, techs slather them with a polyurethane topcoat available in a satin, semigloss, or high gloss finish that can last up to seven years. In addition to polishing timber, they repair and install floors by replacing damaged planks or laying down new unfinished or prefinished boards.
For more than two decades, American Mattress has promoted peaceful slumber in bedchambers throughout the Midwest with their vast selection of mattresses, headboards, and linens. The sleep experts strive to stay abreast of the latest bedding technology: their Serta mattresses are made with gel foam that supports curves, and Tempur-Pedic mattresses repel allergens, mites, and poltergeists looking to spoon. This devotion to a good night’s sleep has helped them earn the title of Best Mattress Store from suburban Chicago’s Daily Herald five years in a row. Additionally, American Mattress doubles down on each of its beds with a 30-day comfort guarantee and a 60-day best-price guarantee.