For more than 60 years, Kwal Paint's team has designed colors to complement almost any décor, continually refreshing the palette of more than 1,600 shades to reflect trends and advancements in interior decorating. To wit: EnviroKote paints are made from eco-friendly, raw materials and contain no VOC. Additionally, online virtual color-visualizing applications help homeowners realize the abode of their dreams. As ever, the knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide customers through common issues such as blistering or how to revamp garden gnomes stuck in last season's styles.
With more than 50 years of combined industry experience, Audio Wizard's car lovers transmogrify bland rides into chic whips with audio and visual upgrades from top brands such as Alpine, Kenwood, and Rockford Fosgate. Sleek accessories such as remote starters, keyless entries, and drop-down DVD players help cars and trucks exude style while making auto operation easy no matter the season or geological period.
At 4,500 independently owned and operated stores spread across the nation, Ace Hardware carries the tools and tips homeowners need to complete plumbing projects, electrical work, or aesthetic alterations to gardens or backyards. Celebrating 88 years in existence, the stores stock well-organized aisles with brand-name products from Craftsman, DeWalt, and Scotts perfect for simple afternoon projects or extensive overhauls to the fleet of antique rickshaws in the garage.
Vista Farms’ equestrian experts edify saddled-up students ages 5 years and older on the basics of horse handling. At a private, one-hour lesson (a $35 value), mounties can bring their own horse or ride 1 of up to 10 on-site horses, building a new relationship through relaxed strolls and trading favorite novels. Head trainer Lisa Park focuses on building trust between horse and rider, providing a rundown of natural horsemanship skills and national-level showing techniques, and getting maximum height and distance out of built-in ejector saddles.
Joan and Dennis Dalebout have owned Abraxas Pet Resort since 1982, and along with their staff, they pamper pets with meticulous grooming services and daycare or overnight care. Nestled inside a barn-like structure known as the Big Dog House, the resort boasts a groomery that employs quality pet products unavailable in most pet stores. Outdoors, patches of grass and sand as well as an exercise area help pooches to play off excess energy, whereas small playhouses and pools provide ideal spots to lounge or work on a tan.
Since 1989, the staff of Zephyr Clean Air has helped maintain clean air and efficient venting systems in residential homes and commercial businesses. Through complimentary home evaluations, the technicians identify individual heating and cooling issues before dreaming up solutions to eliminate pollutants and conserve energy. With special equipment such as germicidal UV lights, electrostatic filters, and HEPA-filter negative-airflow machines, Zephyr develops maintenance plans to suit the needs of each system. In addition, the company puts homeowners at ease with a 60-day guarantee on labor, parts, and slow-cooker recipes.