Dakota Mobile Auto Glass owner Kelly Ryan always has his customers’ convenience in mind. He brings his glass repair; car door repair; and window, mirror, and wiper blade replacement services directly to them, completing most repairs within 24 to 48 hours. He also handles all insurance paperwork necessary to process claims, saving customers the trouble of forging their car’s signatures, and backs all services with a lifetime warranty, which covers normal wear and tear, as well as manufacturer’s defects.
The team members at Custom Koats Painting take off their shoes before coming into homes because they don’t want to track in dirt. So, when dealing with paint—which doesn’t wash out as easily as dirt—the team demonstrates care and cleanliness that’s informed by more than 16 years of painting experience. In addition to revising rooms and exteriors with vibrant new colors, the technicians boost homes’ value with remodeling and restoration services.
For more than 50 years, the employees at Get N Go Car Wash?a division of the locally owned Get N Go fuel and convenience stations?have found ways to make people's lives easier. Not only do the automated washes render vehicles squeaky-clean in about 15 minutes, but the company's online car-wash club also lets customers buy packages and manage their accounts 24/7. Some Get N Go locations even offer fresh mixed salads and wraps for hungry, health-conscious travelers or SUVs trying to diet down to compact-car size.
Jeremy Seefeldt puts his own twist or pizza at Boss' Pizza and Chicken by topping his specialty pies with eclectic ingredients, such as sauerkraut and pickles, and covering both pizzas and wings with a choice of 20 sauces ranging from sour cream to Asian sesame. Jeremy's chefs also broast orders of up to 25 pieces of dark- or white-meat chicken to pair with their pies or classic southern sides such as coleslaw or potato salad. The staff can swiftly deliver meals in 30 to 40 minutes or dole out feasts from their drive-thru window as late as 3 a.m. or 4 a.m. at certain locations.
Though Ace Hardware, first established in 1924, has evolved from its humble roots into a global network of more than 4,600 storefronts, the franchise manages to maintain a neighborhood vibe. Of course, it helps that local business people run each independently owned store. Area residents Jason Melcher and John Niederaue man the counters of Brandon Ace Hardware, where they offer a full inventory of tools and appliances from manufacturers such as Black & Decker, Craftsman, Scotts, and Weber. It’s no wonder do-it-yourselfers flock to the store for home-project essentials, whether they’re refurbishing a bathroom, maintaining a small backyard garden, or exorcising stuffed animals. In addition to dealing at-home equipment, the Brandon store also offers a variety of more specialized services, including small-engine repair, paint-color matching, and glass cutting.