With a 10,000-square-foot showroom full of fine furnishings, East Wake Furniture gives home havers the opportunity to saturate their living areas with style. The store carries a multitude of brands, including heavy hitters such as Vaughn-Basset, Simmons, and Serta, as well as lesser-known gems. The store plucks its furniture directly off the vine, saving money on price-tag ink by leaving the middleman out of transactions and on food costs by not inviting him to parties. Customers can avail themselves of a broad array of furnishings, including lamps ($29+), coffee tables ($99+), sofas, and children's furniture for foreign-exchange elves. Pictures of recent pieces can be found by clicking here.
The professional and courteous handymen at Mr. Do It All live up to their jacks-of-all-trades reputations by offering maintenance services ranging from painting and power washing to installing flooring and cabinets. Upon recognizing that it might be time for some new siding or kitchen sinks whose faucets dispense only chocolate milk, homeowners can call the handyman hotline at any time of the day to arrange for free estimates. Service shoppers can also peruse the photo gallery of the outfit’s past projects for glimpses of the team’s handiwork.
JT's Landscaping & Lawn Care founder Jimmy Tompkins cut his first lawn as a professional landscaper in 1997, when he was still in high school. With a truck loaned to him by his parents, he went door-to-door in the Raleigh area and offered his lawn-manicuring services. Soon, his clients asked him to handle more complicated work, and a few years later, his one-man operation birthed a landscaping business composed of experienced team members.
Today, he and his staff install and maintain all manners of outdoor decoration, from designing and constructing patios to mowing lawns and putting up holiday lights. Their expertise also extends to the insect world, where their integrated pest-management systems stem off invasions from unwanted guests while reserving pesticides and small-scale explosives as a last resort.
With their own three-step treatment that favors dust-free buffing over sanding, CertaGreen’s floor-refurbishing team leaves floors smooth and glossy after one day’s work. In a single session, the team first removes scuffs and scratches with a high-speed buffing machine, before repairing cracks and topping the floor with a fast-drying water-based sealant.