With a kaleidoscopic selection of Benjamin Moore paints at hand, Capital Paint’s chromatic connoisseurs help douse dreary walls and begrimed home exteriors in vibrant colors. An in-store consultation guides guests through thousands of paint-color options and enlists a medium to consult the restless spirit of van Gogh. The friendly staff also gladly mixes pints of sample paint for indecisive individuals to take home and compare with their current shade ($4–$6.84 each). A can of ben Interior Primer readies previously painted surfaces for a thorough shellacking ($29.49/gal.), and ben Interior Paint sashays across walls for a smooth and flat finish ($33.99–$35.99/gal.). The eco-friendly Natura line of paints meets strict environmental standards and is available in a variety colors––such as "Hulk Hogan" tan.
The technicians at Beez Garage Door Services keep the home's only moveable wall gliding smoothly on its tracks with repair and replacement services. Dedicated to efficiency, they stock their truck with virtually every tool and part necessary to complete jobs in one trip—whether they're performing routine tune-ups, opener adjustments, or a full installation. Once finished, Beez backs up its handiwork with a seven-year warranty on all parts.
Whether it’s mowing lawns or completely redesigning green spaces, the bonded and licensed crew at Mow Town Lawn Care works tirelessly to beautify the expanses surrounding homes and businesses. Time-saving teams travel to homes to trim, edge, and weed yards or to reimagine them via flower-bed design or ornamental hedge trimming. Larger projects take on the form of deck and patio construction and retaining walls that accent natural topography better than a scarecrow made of sod. The techs also handle trees left in precarious conditions, pruning limbs ravaged by storms, removing and grinding stumps, and patching up arborous wounds caused by decay.
A small group of artists walks past racks of tassels, fringes, and beads, dragging fingers gently across the myriad textures of more than 2,000 bolts of fabric. The Instock Fabrics show room wraps and rolls a rainbow of textiles and accessories that beg to be converted into slipcovers, drapes, or a friend for a lonely kite that keeps trashing the house. Tags from popular brands, such as Covington, Waverly, and Braemore, dapple the aisles, and a gallery for custom orders parades more than 20,000 additional fabrics, distinct trims, and pieces of hardware. After perusing swatches for a bedspread or a pillowcase, patrons can suss out the tablecloth situation or utilize a set of precut curtains as a vine-style swing to perfect their Tarzan bellow.
NW Greenlands' staff crafts a compost blend for vineyards, nurseries, yards, and gardens that the dedicated gardening experts make by carefully balancing temperature, moisture, and microbial activity for a finished product approved by the Organic Materials Review Institute. This is no small feat—six months to one year after it’s created, compost must to prove its quality by passing a screening and spontaneously producing a single red rose. Customers can choose from NW Greenlands’ variety of compost blends, including fine garden compost made with 100% plant matter, or potting soil, which contains pumice, peat moss, and E-Mix, which is packed with extra vitamins and minerals. Sandy loam breaks up stubborn clay and fills in holes. Greenlands’ staff can also whip up custom compost blends for gardeners that are tailored to the specific qualities of their soil.
In 1938, women ducked into the Knapp Family Restaurant carrying envelopes of cash. They weren’t looking for family-style eggs and hash, they were paying their gas bill. The restaurateur, Dwight Knapp, had unintentionally set up a second business by installing a propane pipeline underneath his eatery. His little business grew from supplying just a few neighbors to providing propane to the residents and businesses of nine markets in California and Oregon. Today, Blue Star Gas’s team of experts install and service tanks, fit pipes, and help convert cars or robot butlers to run on propane.