Stebbins Anderson houses a full-service Ace hardware store and a full range of Benjamin Moore paints, serving as a mecca of home-repair essentials. Customers can take advantage of services such as screen repair and key cutting or peruse thousands of items that are priced under $25, ranging from electrical supplies and plumbing goods to gardening tools and mystery-bookcase-hinge grease. The expansive assortment of hardware goodies such as Mail Wraps mailbox covers ($18.99), Ace premium enamel ($3.49), and Benjamin Moore color samples ($3.99 each) saves amateur home-repair gurus from wasting precious rehab time by driving around to multiple hardware stores. A knowledgeable staff equips domestic whizzes for just about any home-repair challenge. Make over the kitchen with brightly colored walls and new décor, install a new deck rail to banish looting baboon colonies for good, rid bedrooms of cold drafts with new attic insulation, or score cleaning supplies to scrub away bathtub grime and multiplication tables scribbled on kitchen walls in hot sauce.
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Mr. Powerwash’s licensed and insured team restores homes and commercials properties by blasting away mold and grime and refinishing exteriors with sealant and painting services. The crew carefully adjusts the pressure of its power-washing equipment to clean decks and play sets without washing the neighbor’s second-story housecat. Once the technicians scour wooden patios and fences, they brush on staining varnish to protect and prolong the life of all wooden surfaces. Never subcontracted, Mr. Powerwash’s painters coat homes and businesses in fresh pigment, and protect garage floors with epoxy paints. They can even tackle projects as large as parking garages or as small as the removal of graffiti from an Easter egg.
Understanding that power washing can help customers as well as the surrounding community, the team enacted and continues to participate in Clean Across Harford County, a program that calls for free power washing of local eyesores. Additionally, for every $199 wash they execute, they donate $10 to Operation Smile, a program dedicated to helping children in third-world countries with cleft lips.
As a regional manufacturer distributing products within a 500-mile radius, McCormick Paints takes a leadership position in truly green manufacturing and distribution by reducing energy, fuel and emissions in the delivery of products to the marketplace. McCormick Paints operates 24 retail store locations.
At Maryland Fencing Club, it's all fencing, all the time. The club's name graces a 2,000-square-foot facility dedicated to the centuries-old Olympic sport, complete with three electric strips and one for private lessons. A seven-member coaching staff—each a member of USA Fencing and certified by the US Fencing Coaches' Association—runs the show, grooming young novices and seasoned swordsmen alike to become the next vanguards of the sport.
Students enjoy focused attention as they learn the nuances of footwork and sword handling, particularly during their most formative years. Elementary-school classes are held at an 8:1 student-teacher ratio, while that number moves to 14:1 for high-school and adult classes. The coaches encourage vigorous competition, but they never do so at the expense of fun, reminding pupils to thoroughly enjoy their company and time on the piste.