Clark's Tool & Equipment opened in the 1970s as a discount tool shop, but when Don Gamble took the helm, he swapped out the supply of inexpensive outlet supplies to feature quality, American-made tools. Since then, the single shop has blossomed into four retail stores and a 15,000-square-foot warehouse stocked with a full line of brands such as SK Hand Tools, Ingersoll Rand, and Eagle Industries. The emporium of tools is an authorized supplier to industry students and teachers with a strong clientele in the rail, trucking, and manufacturing sectors.
Clark's catalog of tools and accessories includes hand tools, electric tools, and abrasives that summon the steady hands and keen eyes of everyone from industrial veterans to DIY enthusiasts. Safety equipment, tool accessories, and compressors are available to round out every toolbox with the appropriate fixings. Expert technicians also sharpen dulled blades, saws, and gardening tools and bring damaged or broken power tools back to life with skilled repair services.
At Atchison Monuments and Granite, staff members understand that setting something in stone is the best way to preserve a person's legacy. That's why they etch the names of beloved family members into stone monuments that commemorate their lives, and even create monuments for pets. And Atchison's wares don't just memorialize departed loved ones; the stone artists also proclaim home ownership with garden stones and commend generous donors with engraved bricks. The staff can also create gifts such as whimsical etchings and unique vases.
My Secret Garden's florists gather exotic stems and local blooms to bundle bright, sweet-smelling bouquets appropriate for all occasions. With a build-your-own bouquet, bloom seekers can bundle any stem flowers ($4-$22/stem) or roses ($5/rose) into a sunny arrangement, great for brightening up a kitchen or a supervillain's lair. Select blooms à la carte for personalized sentiments, or browse premade bushels for inspiration. An assorted bunch of soft greens, pink oriental lilies, and tulips, as in the cheery Garden Symphony (priced by stem count), captures the bright mood of a birthday or the anniversary of a successful breakout from Alcatraz. For the romantics, a dozen roses ($60) gather a love poem into a ribbon, and the Sweet Serenade bouquet (priced by stem count) displays a colorful valentine of pink ranunculus and mini calla lilies
Refueling barbecue bashes and backyard parties, Lindsey Rentals supplies the gas that pushes the grill up to a flammable feast. Propane sets the stage for backyard feasts, bringing a taste of summer to the table of friends, guests, and that one guy who you suspect may be living behind the rose garden. Give the gift of 20 pounds of gas to your winter-starved grill, and accent the smells of summer cookouts with barbecue meats and smoked steaks. The experienced and helpful hands at Lindsey Rentals will ensure that each tank is properly filled, answer any questions prospective “Kiss the Cook” apron wearers may have, and politely inform any customer if his or her homemade propane tank is actually just a windsock with a hose attached to it.
For more than 120 years, Busch’s Florist has dispatched flowers across the country. The family-owned company recruits its own drivers for local deliveries, and entrusts all other orders to upstanding industry partners. Regardless of destination, each order contains the freshest flowers. Florists arrange blossoms for traditional occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries, but also maintain a holiday calendar that denotes other possible motivations, such as sister's day or third Tuesday of the month.
The gas gurus at Grain Valley Rental replenish depleted propane tanks with quick, efficient refill service, in addition to renting out an array of construction and lawn equipment. Visitors can bring in their empty gas canisters for one of Grain Valley's friendly staffers to top up with fresh C3H8, before they're fastened back into grills and rocket-powered roller skates to fuel summertime recreation.