By establishing a partnership with each of their customers, the technicians at Advanced Equipment Inc. embellish and protect automotive chariots with an array of warrantied services. The techs expertly install window tints to repel UV rays, defend car interiors, and increase privacy, and they ably cart the same service to area homes and businesses to increase energy savings, reduce glare, and prevent injuries from broken glass.
In addition to ornamenting vehicles with custom vinyl graphics, car owners can protect paint jobs with Clear Bra, a translucent, urethane-based film that hugs the contours of a vehicle's forward-facing surfaces to guard against the ravages of road debris and sand. Technicians happily offer mobile service (additional charges may apply) and accept all vehicles, including buses, semitrucks, large vans, and carriages carved out of pumpkins.
In true family style, brothers Nick and Kirby Kuklenski own and operate two “sister” Ace Hardware stores in Colorado Springs, keeping local homes beautiful with name-brand products and services. Lawns grow thick and colorful with Scotts fertilizers, plants, and seeds from the shops’ lawn departments, whereas computerized color matching in the paint aisles keeps outsides as vibrantly hued as flowers in a garden or a house fly strolling across an artist’s palette. Collections of DeWalt and Craftsman hand and power tools help homeowners assemble Weber grills, with staffers standing at the ready to build any piece bought at the store. Even autos can get in on Ace Hardware’s helpful services: keys are cut onsite, with Sidewinder keys including built-in chips that interact with car computers to ensure proper starts without feeding vehicles buckets of floppy disks.
The technicians from A-SAP Carpet Cleaning rid air ducts of dust and allergens to ensure homes circulate clean air. They also use a hot-water-extraction system with dual vacuum suction to clean carpets, curing fibers of the dirt that resist regular vacuum cleaners. Before sweeping through rooms, the crew can move couches, chairs, and other furniture that hasn’t already been glued to the floor.
For 34 years, Dick Kelly and his team of friendly sofa herders have collected fine specimens of used furnishings of all stripes and styles. The spacious showroom lays out an impressive spread of household accessories ideal for every room, such as a serpentine front sofa table ($165), or a Belmar sofa ($375), cushioning popcorn-chomping movie buffs and competitive couch-surfers alike. In addition to peddling cushiony recliners and sofas, Platte Furniture swaddles sleepers in a full set of colorful Egyptian-cotton bed sheets ($40–$50), decking out mattresses with flat sheets, fitted sheets, and two pillowcases. Like the sheets that graced King Tutankhamun's racecar bed, the more than 1,000 thread-count textiles soothe snoozers with the silky texture of a high-strength microfiber.