At 18 locations throughout the greater Phoenix area, Delia's team inspects, maintains, and cleans all manner of clothing and fabric, enhancing this service with free pickup and delivery. Founded in 1969, they're careful to ensure that each item gets the right kind of treatment. Sturdy material such as wool and cotton undergoes the standard cleaning. More delicate fabrics and garments with beads or sequins—cowboy outfits, for example—go through a gentler method that prevents any damage. To keep customers in the know, they've documented their means of fabric care in explicit detail online. Delia's crew also works to sew buttons back on, replace zippers, and make alterations.
At Jerry’s Artarama, resident artists draw on personal experience and channel the shop's four decades in business to help create works in nearly any medium. Shelves bravely bear the weight of multitudinous tubes of paint ranging from traditional oil paints made from 150-year-old processes, to easy-to-use acrylic pigments. Artists can wield a Mejillo TruColor palette to serve as a launching pad for paints, or take up PrismaColor colored pencils to add vivid pigmentation to sketches. For more specialized projects, customers can stock up on the store's street-art supplies and screen-printing kits.
Meanwhile, the framing professionals at Jerry’s Artarama navigate a bounty of glass, mats, mounting, and moulding options to personalize the framing of photos, watercolor landscapes, and napping bats. Frame options include the warm whorls of wooden frames as well as silver, black, or gold aluminum frames to complement any work's color scheme.
As native Arizonans, the owners of Penguin Air have been engaged in a lifelong battle against sweltering temperatures. They know there are only two strategies for combatting undesirable climates: a well-functioning heating and cooling system or a human-size hamster ball filled with waist-deep 72-degree water. They chose the former and rallied an army of EPA- and NATE-certified technicians to perform preventive maintenance and install new heating and AC systems.
Thoroughly screened and continually trained, the techs exude professionalism and courtesy. They arrive within one hour of service times lest they provide their services for free, and they stay on call 24/7 in case of system emergencies, such as a nest of spies stuck in the air vents. Penguin Air, a factory-authorized HVAC dealer, also provides high-efficiency systems and performs a free estimate before installation.
Countless repairs and home-remodeling projects can undoubtedly trace their lineage back to Paul's Ace Hardware, which began doling out DIY equipment and home-improvement supplies in 1956. Founded by Paul E. Dauwalder, the shop quickly expanded from its original 1,800-square-foot space, branching out to five shops that now operate beneath the expert eye of Paul's granddaughter. Cleaning products, outdoor equipment, and pool supplies are just a fragment of the stores' inventory, with power tools awaiting steady hands, fishing gear beckoning lake dwellers, and building materials—including the Tempe location's 56,000 square feet of lumber—standing poised and ready to be assembled into dams by handy beavers. Still in the city of its founding, the Scottsdale location has moved and upgraded to its own building.
The technicians and cutting-edge technology that make up the Burns Clean Team & Spotless Floor Care team are licensed and insured to scour carpets and upholstery with eco-friendly, nontoxic cleaners. Their machines first apply an eco-friendly cleaning agent, which is filled with colloidal silver to help annihilate germs and bacteria and prevent them from rapidly regrowing on carpets. The machine then scrubs the carpet fibers on all sides with hyper agitation without damaging the carpet fibers, and with applied physics extraction gets floors cleaner than a steamer, removing up to 25% more contamination than truck-mounted steam cleaning systems. Burns Clean Team & Spotless Floor Care's green cleaning system leaves carpets dry in about an hour.
The OC Laser's technicians serve up skin-smoothing services to women, men, and otters looking for a streamlined edge. Medical director Dr. Michael Miller also offers B12 injections, pain-management services, Botox, fillers, and weight-loss programs.