The reliable team at Linehan Home and Lawn Services keeps landscapes around residential and commercial properties orderly through services ranging from fertilizing to fall cleanups. Homeowners can enlist their efforts for regular lawn-care visits, on which they’ll deftly mow, dethatch, and vacuum fallen leaves from turfs. Depending on clients’ needs, they can also blow out floral and rock beds. When the weather turns, so too does the outfit’s primary service, as the team makes itself available 24/7 for snow removal and salting of driveways, sidewalks, or pretzel ice sculptures.
Lawn Doctor’s savvy yard magicians rejuvenate hapless grounds, conjure up spells for increased grass growth, and banish nutrition-sapping weeds. Famished foliage is sated with the help of beneficent Turf Tamer equipment that doles out nourishing fertilizer on up to 10,000 square feet of greenery. Grass is then meticulously fortified against intruders with an herbicide that causes dandelions, crabgrass, and yard yetis to disappear with a cackle into a cloud of smoke. Broadleaf weed control kills existing weeds such as clover and chickweed, and preemergent weed control makes new weeds think twice about setting their roots down in treated territory. Homeowners need not be present for the service, eliminating the hassle of rushing home from business meetings or pog-trading conventions.
Renewal By Andersen sprouted out of Andersen Corporation, a 100-year-old company that touts itself as the largest window and door manufacturer in the country. And beyond its thoroughly trained technicians, dependable warranties, and commitment to the environment, this fact might be its biggest benefit to customers?being owned by a window manufacturer means that the company has virtually endless flexibility to create windows and doors that exactly match its customers' wishes. The window-replacement process begins with an in-home consultation to acquaint homeowners with their options and measure the areas that need replacing. Once a plan is in place, teams of technicians with years of experience under their belts carefully place and seal each custom-made window to ensure cold air can't invade and the sounds of nightly karaoke practice can't escape. Homeowners then rest assured that their new panes will keep them cozy for years to come, thanks to a powerful limited warranty.
It's only a matter of time before flowers take over Earth, but in the meantime, Laskas Gardens fights the good fight with its meticulous landscaping sessions. Beyond garden planning, the company's design experts can surgically edge beds, install mulch and trees, or maximize spring growth with fertilizer and aeration services. Homeowners also may request a technician's expertise to design a cheerful flower container for a patio, deck, or glove compartment.
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.
Castle Building & Remodeling, one of Remodeling magazine’s Big 50 of 2011, hosts a team of professional designers and builders who overhaul interiors with historically inspired concepts. Two design-selection studios display the custom craftsmanship, showcasing a 1940s–style kitchen with cherry cabinets and a 1910s–style bathroom with hex tile flooring and a sink full of Teddy Roosevelt's mustache trimmings.
The remodelers create a mockup of each project using 3-D CAD software, noting any desired changes before installation. They realize projects with the help of artisanal manufacturers such as Clay Squared, whose artists craft custom ceramic tiles using time-honored methods.