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.
The lawn-care specialists of We Mulch It keep outdoor areas groomed and attractive in all seasons. They mow grass, pull weeds, trim hedges, and power-wash driveways. When they wrap up maintenance jobs, they haul away clippings and dispose of broomstick bristles that fell from the sky during witch migration.
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.
With green thumbs and a passion for creating a more sustainable environment, the certified arborists at Cevet Tree Service specialize in tree-related services such as trimming, stump removal, and disease diagnosis. When the team pares down a tree growing too close to power lines or giving mischievous cats a free ride to the roof, it adheres to the pruning guidelines set forth by the International Society of Arboriculture. The outfit also performs duties outside the arboreal arena, such as lawn maintenance and snow removal.
Known locally as the "Gingerbread House," the 1,400-square-foot Creekstone Cottage started out as a two-room log cabin built from local oak trees in the early 20th century. The current Creekstone Cottage was erected around the original cabin's walls in 1935, and the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission listed the cottage as a Notable Historic Property in 2004. Today, the storybook inn features three charmingly furnished bedrooms, a full kitchen, and a fireplace. Guests can linger in the screened-in patio, or chase Mother Goose along the dirt paths through the surrounding gardens lined with flowers and shrubs.