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.
In a split second, Harvest Landscape Services' designers can completely change the way homeowners look at their yards. The quick change in perspective is thanks to the company's 3D computer visualization system, which they use to create realistic models of potential landscapes. Designers might add pools, gardens, waterfalls, or game areas such as basketball and tennis courts. Once customers decide on a design, the team creates it in the real world, which was recently upgraded to three dimensions. Harvest Landscape Services' lawn-care specialists and gardeners can also maintain outdoor spaces.
At more than 1,000 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
At Your Request Landscaping & Tree Service negates the adage that grass is always greener on the other side of the fence by reviving lawns and beautifying outdoor spaces. Teams of technicians turn brown grass into verdant expanses with sod and grass installation. Each time landscapers visit a home, they conduct an on-site estimate by sizing up branches that need pruning, firewood that needs stacking, and lawn sculptures that need petting.
Pam Summers and Raymond Rains share an unusual combination of gallery, glass and clay studios and home on 2.5 acres over looking beautiful pastures. The gallery features the contemporary work of Pam Summers colorful wheel thrown pottery and Raymond's contemporary glass.
The professional exterminators at Sovereign Pest Control shoo away unwanted guests such as ants, spiders, and crickets, helping homeowners enjoy their newly bug-free abodes. The team stops by to perform interior as well as exterior pest control and optionally apply anti-mosquito spray. Should homeowners discover that any pest—from ants to earwigs—has returned after a treatment, the team will gladly repeat the process or issue a full refund.
Real Deals Home Décor is an affordable home accessory, furniture, and decoration emporium. Due to the limited hours and nondescript exterior, shopping at Real Deals feels as exciting as finding an unlit firework in a bale of hay. Inside, accessories including picture frames ($12.68) and metal wall art (from $8.99) are stylishly arranged on tables and in groupings around the store. If you're in need of shopping navigational aid, the Real Deals staff can assist by pointing you toward 24-inch clocks (from $29.99) and a wide variety of smaller home accents such as ceramic chickens ($15.71). Real Deals Home Décor also sells larger furniture items and Downeast clothing, so self-esteem is not overpowered by the newly abundant vanload of home esteem.