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.
From its modest origins in a garage, Appliance Factory Outlet & Mattresses has blossomed into a full-fledged appliance-vending behemoth with 14 locations throughout Colorado. The outlet compiles an enormous collection of handy household appliances from top-quality brands such as GE, Whirlpool, LG, KitchenAid, Sealy,and Tempur-pedic.
At each location, knowledgeable staffers shepherd patrons through sprawling showrooms, which collectively tout more than 150,000 pieces of equipment, including laundry machinery, kitchen appliances, microwaves, and macrowaves. They can special order items not in stock or tap into a stash of spare parts to repair busted apparatus. In addition to appliances, the staff can point patrons toward a fleet of mattresses and overstock items.
Capsules do all the work at Aquarius Tanning Salon & High Tech Spa, where high-tech equipment takes the place of spa technicians. Clients step into tanning beds outfitted with Wolff lamps to turn their skin a bronzer hue, or lay down inside of the slim capsule to boost their metabolism and burn calories. Aquarius's other booths hydrate the skin, soften fine lines and wrinkles, and mist UV-free spray tans.
Good Neighbor Home Services dispatches technicians certified by the North American Technician Excellence to complete HVAC services that cover installation, cleaning, and maintenance. In addition to 24-hour emergency services, such as air-conditioner failure and the resulting loss of a snowman butler, they work to repair and install systems with high personal expectations of satisfaction and a 90-day warranty. The technicians can install new systems and inspect existing furnaces or air-conditioning systems to ensure they work properly year-round. They gladly provide preventative maintenance, checking carbon monoxide levels and keeping air efficiency at its maximum, even in the wake of hosted woodwind band sessions.
Though he’d spent 25 years lifting stains from carpets, Ed Kasser couldn’t get rid of his calling. He and his wife had retired, but soon enough his sons returned from the Marines and wanted to go back into the family business. So Ed reenlisted, starting Pristine Carpet Cleaning with his sons and calling in the reserves—his daughter. During each cleaning session, the Kasser clan uses non-toxic, hypoallergenic cleaners—keeping kids and pets safe—and ensure a thorough coverage by removing all furniture from the room, except for burdensome items such as pianos, wall units, and alien monoliths.
CRCII certified, All Corners Carpet Cleaning has technicians that are 14 years removed from when they began cleaning, and they’re still tackling stains with a keen eye and stern hand. Their equipment, once reserved for small jobs, now scours the floors of both residential and commercial properties, prying stains out of the fibers and leaving the carpet looking as flawless as a crossing guard’s lawyer. They also tackle move-in and move-out jobs and clean upholstery with equal tenacity.