Father-and-son team Robert and Fred Lee worked as homebuilders for years before going into business selling lights in 1965, so they knew how quickly something impressive could rise from a humble foundation. Sure enough, Lee Lighting, their small family company, grew to include a vast online retail shop and one of the largest lighting dealers in Texas. They've even purchased Savoy, a company that designs fixtures to bring cheer to dining rooms and make rooms full of ventriloquist dummies less terrifying.
Lee Lighting stocks shelves with a diverse selection of indoor lamps from brands including ELK Lighting, Quoizel, and Hudson Valley. Staffers certified by the American Lighting Association move beneath the dazzling crystal sprays and faux candles of chandeliers. They suggest outdoor lighting to transform backyards into regal terraces. They also stay abreast of lighting trends to help patrons select lights that will stay in style.
Window Genie restores sullied residences to spotless states with a comprehensive array of cleaning and preventive services. The company’s experienced technicians absolve windows of dirt and smudges by hand, employing squeegees to polish out-of-reach panes and gloves to catch pies catapulted from warring neighbors’ backyards. Windows also benefit from an optically clear tint technicians can apply in a variety of shades to repel incoming UV rays and protect interiors from fading, heat, and glare.
Window Genie’s deck-cleaning and pressure-washing services help keep house exteriors pristine, and technicians seal decks, clean gutters, and install durable gutter filters to ensure year-round protection from debris, snow, and water-sliding squirrels.
With locations spread throughout the South, Paper Affair gives patrons easy access to a vast selection of imprintables. A knowledgeable team guides clients through colorful corridors of stationery by brands such as Bella Ink, Inviting Company, and Crane & Co., selecting the best announcements to serve as a tasteful alternative to trumpet fanfare, or baby shower stationary that runs the gamut from silly to sweet. To complement the range of paper goods, staffers also stock shelves with useful gifts such as coasters and guest towels, as well as custom napkins that let guests know exactly whom to thank for stuffing the turkey with fluffernutters.
Quality Self Storage specializes in U-Haul truck rental and self storage, but owner Mark Shirey strives to meet all of his customers’ do-it-yourself-moving needs with a broad range of products and services, such as propane-tank refilling and hitch installation. At the Roswell and Cumming facilities, climate-controlled storage units line five-foot-wide aisles and feature extra-wide doors for easy loading and unloading of large items, such as bed frames or mastodon fossils. A 24-hour surveillance system guards stored items, and digital-key-code access bars unauthorized entry. Since its founding in 1994, Quality has become one of the largest U-Haul authorized dealers in the country.
Dr. Donald Ruf is the core of Slender SpaMed, which specializes in cosmetic and weight-loss procedures. They employ the latest technology, including a Syneron laser hair-removal system and the Arasys Perfector, designed to trim waistlines without exercise or ice-cube diets.
Slender SpaMed's aestheticians perform traditional spa treatments, including hydrating facials, therapeutic massages, and slimming body wraps. Custom weight-loss programs supplement nutritional counseling and personal-training sessions with procedures such as vitamin injections.
The savvy staff of Roswell Do It Best Hardware–an authorized dealer of STIHL and Big Green Egg products–keeps shelves stocked with all the tools, supplies, and accouterments needed for a cornucopia of home-improvement tasks. Hardware-minded visitors can fill fists with a 16-ounce hammer ($8.49) or grab hold of a 6-pound, double-face sledgehammer ($23.49), which gives arms the oomph necessary to drive stakes into the ground or smash them into nail-size shards. Customers can peruse the hefty selections of nails ($15.99) and upholstery pins ($2.49), which come in handy for holding projects together, and 16-ounce bottles of exterior wood glue ($7.49) assist home-tinkerers in fulfilling hammerless home improvements. Two-pound chopping axes ($39.99) stand at the ready for chopping wood, overgrown trees, and those pesky telephone poles that get tangled in overgrown trees.