Since 1947, Mid-City Supply Co.’s friendly staffers have helped avid home improvers to outfit their digs in premium products. Nowadays, the experienced showroom staff displays much smarter fixtures, from faucets that turn on with the tap of a hand to eco-friendly water heaters powered by domesticated dragons. Though technology has changed, the company keeps quality high, stocking name brands such as Delta, American Standard, Toto, Gerber, Brizo, and Elkay. Customers can check out items in person at one of six showrooms in two states. To give back to the communities that helped them to grow, the company regularly donates to United Way.
After greasing the Slip 'n Slide with vegetable oil and shedding winter's fluffy bathrobe and insulated socks, the best way to celebrate summer's arrival is with a handful of velvety-soft frozen custard. The Ritter's menu features a wide variety of rotating flavors, including everything from the vanilla and chocolate classics to the fruit-based favorites such as blueberry and strawberry Italian ice to creations such as Boston crème pie and peanut butter. Order a cone of the flavor du jour ($2.29 and up), or opt for a signature Glacier ($3.19 and up), which is Ritter's frozen custard mixed with your topping(s) of choice and served upside down to confuse your already delicate perception of reality and emphasize the delicacy's extreme thickness. If a list of 25+ toppings dizzies your decision-making noodle, submit your fate to the friendly ice-cream slingers and opt for a signature sundae with pre-designed toppings ($3.99) such as the turtle sundae, a frozen-custard mountain capped with hot fudge, hot caramel, and whipped cream and crowned with butter-toasted pecans and a cherry. Celebrate your newfound superpowers and exploit your nemeses' weaknesses for bananas and chocolate with a banana split ($4.79).
Co-owners Todd Mann and Ted Rolf share a commitment to earning complete customer satisfaction and repairing homes in a fashion that also protects the environment. Each of their technicians is well trained in a specific household-repair field, from plumbing to HVAC servicing, and for its environmental-preservation efforts the business has proudly earned a Green Screened certification.
Maintenance and repair services boost the efficiency and extend the longevity of existing climate-control systems. Plumbing tune-ups and repairs keep drains, toilets, and sinks flowing as obediently as a remote-controlled river. Homeowners can bask in improved air quality and air temperature after Home Comfort Experts cleans out ducts and vents, or installs a filtration system that sanitizes oxygen supplies with ultraviolet light or electrostatic energy.
Use this as an opportunity to cheaply complete all those projects you've been saying you'll do yourself, but quite honestly you probably won't do. Like Elisa, who gave Handyman Matters a 5-star review on Yelp for their work on a variety of small projects. Said Elisa: "I had those handy dudes installing shelves and hooks, hanging blinds, rehanging a bedroom door to open out instead of in, repairing rotting iron porch railings, making under-stairs storage area doors, and yes...painting. The work was done correctly and quickly, and all three gentlemen were courteous, intelligent, and cleaned up after themselves." Or Kristin, who was enthralled with Handyman Joe's manny hands: "He fixed everything I had on my list (a bunch of electrical, which involved a bit of creative troubleshooting, picture-hanging, and HVAC advice). He taught me a ton in the process, and was a nice guy to talk to. Joe was in and out in less than 3 hours, despite having to run out in search of a breaker which needed to be replaced. This guy is an absolute pro."
During an annual tune-up and cleaning, Comfort Heating & Cooling's technicians chase away dust and gunk, unclogging AC airways so systems can breathe freely again. Cleared-out lungs will cool air more efficiently, which can lower energy bills and slow the melting process for Popsicles eaten indoors. Regular AC-unit maintenance also improves indoor air quality, helping to prevent flare-ups of allergies, asthma, and nightmares about weaponized dust particles.
The electricians at Adams Electrical Services, Inc possess powers that could make Zeus spark with envy. The licensed, bonded, and insured professionals bend electricity to their wills, making it power everything from ceiling fans to lights. But it's not quite as easy as flipping a switch. Adams Electrical Services' team takes great time and care to plan their jobs, whether that means rewiring a commercial space, installing a home generator, or designing lighting schemes to show the sun how obsolete it is. They can also troubleshoot electrical problems and make necessary repairs, helping to prevent fires and keep fuses functioning.