Countless repairs and home-remodeling projects can undoubtedly trace their lineage back to Paul's Ace Hardware, which began doling out DIY equipment and home-improvement supplies in 1956. Founded by Paul E. Dauwalder, the shop quickly expanded from its original 1,800-square-foot space, branching out to five shops that now operate beneath the expert eye of Paul's granddaughter. Cleaning products, outdoor equipment, and pool supplies are just a fragment of the stores' inventory, with power tools awaiting steady hands, fishing gear beckoning lake dwellers, and building materials—including the Tempe location's 56,000 square feet of lumber—standing poised and ready to be assembled into dams by handy beavers. Still in the city of its founding, the Scottsdale location has moved and upgraded to its own building.
Hardware Unlimited is more than a Hardware store, we offer great deals on home improvement items, pool maintenance, pet supplies, home decor, painting, lumber, garden & patio plus we offer specialty services like keys, custom screens and a special order desk.
Artist and glassmaker Jim Antonius erected his studio to continue a four-decade journey with glasswork, including studies at an array of institutions and more than 900 public, private, and corporate commissions, including work for architect Frank Gehry. At the 3,000-square-foot space—located on 2 acres of land near the Prescott National Forest—Antonius and instructor Jordan Ford focus on teaching offhand glassblowing during private classes and group workshops. The studio is also available for rental and is filled with a bevy of equipment, including three annealers, saxophones for blowing practice, three marvers, and a freestanding pot furnace fueled by natural gas.
Jimmie Judon, Jr., and Karen Brooks-Judon make a good team. Working together, the couple runs every aspect of Judon's Custom Painting. Because Jimmie holds a class K-34 contractor license, he's in charge of souping up homes with services that range from drywall repair to wallpaper installation. The company specializes in interior and exterior painting, covering walls in fresh coats of Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore paint. Clients may also solicit the company's pressure washing services to remove grime from a deck or the last Pringle from the bottom of the can.
At Greenstar HVAC, each customer is assigned a personal project manager who sees each job through, helping eliminate customer confusion while ensuring they’re always in the loop. This individualized approach allows HVAC specialists to get to know each home well, which results in dedicated care as well the know-how to potentially reduce a home’s climate control costs by up to 44%. Greenstar’s techs also turn their focus on air quality, using ionized hydrogen-peroxide molecules on systems to kill up to 99% of bacteria, viruses, and mold. When any kind of heating or cooling issue arises, the crew is able to install new systems or components or perform troubleshooting methods such as inspecting electrical components, calibrating thermostats, and clearing nosy neighbors out of air ducts.
A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.