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.
Sweet William Floral and Design's aesthetically inclined duo beautifies homes, weddings, and special events with custom floral bouquets and assorted gifts. Surprise a loved one on an anniversary or treat a cat to an elegant snack with a vase flower arrangement filled with fresh blossoms ($30+). A wedding bouquet ($80+) adds vibrancy to a hallowed ceremony, and wedding attendees dazzle newlyweds with gifts, including jewelry, home décor, and cards ($5–$80). Green plants ($25+) add comfort to living quarters, and bouquets of a dozen balloons ($10) help parents compete with a magical nanny's flying umbrella.
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.
In 1911, when he opened Standard Optical, Henry Schubach could not have guessed that his successors would be providing LASIK treatments and contact lenses in 18 clinics. Each office fills with chatter as doctors check prescriptions and work to identify common optical issues, such as glaucoma or weeping when an onion dies. Light skips off ranks of designer frames from Coach, Maui Jim, Guess, Lacoste, and Dior, and transitional lenses darken as newly keen-eyed patrons mosey from the shop. The staff at Standard Optical has also performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, and offers a free consultation for those seeking to ditch frames.
Provo Craft's device designers have a single goal in mind—to help their customers fashion whatever their imaginations can create without having to rely on industrial craft services. Throughout their 40-year history, they have created systems that print designs on clothing, emboss T-shirts, make precise paper cuts, and create edible artwork just as well as a big-box system. Their efforts have garnered them industry awards and shelf space in retailers across the country.
Every morning, Rooster’s Gourmet Popcorn whirs to life with the slow crescendo of thousands of tiny explosions. Snack masters mix a palette of more than 50 unorthodox flavors into the classic confection, resulting in anything from southwest-jalapeño and spicy-queso to toffee-almond and watermelon popcorns. They dole out free samples to acquaint customers with their sweet and savory kernels before packing up handsome gift tins for birthdays, office gatherings, and trips to a corn field to gloat.