The crisp scent of Robin Blue and native cedars and Carolina Sapphire evergreens wafts through the grounds of Red Barn U-Cut Christmas Tree Farm & Christmas Store. Visitors to the farm peruse the trees in search of the perfect specimen, and then take part in a time-honored holiday tradition of chopping it down. Customers can also head indoors to a 500-square-foot holiday store stocked with artificial trees, gift-wrapping supplies, ornaments, and lights.
Owner Brian Duncan leaves nothing to chance, cleaning windows and power-washing each project he undertakes with his own two hands. The busy home-improvement expert has cleaned more than 5,000 homes in the past 8.5 years, wiping glass clean of surface dirt and removing trapped detritus from window screens. Brian also uses circular rotating brushes and high-powered water to pressure-wash sidewalks, leaving them as pristine as the day they were born.
The staff of Family Care Givers, Inc. cares for aging family members with an array of services. Their resources include registered nurses, home health aides, and companions who perform everything from nursing and live-in round-the-clock care to housekeeping and nanny services.
Morning Star Property Services dispatches crews to clients in need of car, house, or commercial cleaning. Armed with products from Armor All, Oreck, Meguiar's, and Scotchgard, the skilled staff members vacuum living-room carpets, scour auto paint jobs, and exile vagabonds squatting in the supplies closet to rid office areas of grime, dirt, and dust. Experienced owner George Mey relies on his acute attention to detail and professional technicians to treat each sullied surface to a thorough cleaning.
The chromatic champions at Color Wheel Paint dispense distinctive pigmentations in more than 1,600 colors, along with providing the necessary tools to complete any painting project. Coat abashedly naked walls with a gallon of flat Hi-Hide interior paint ($19.86/gallon) or Optima Satin Supreme ($31.73/gallon), which can colorize anything from bedroom walls to the picket fence marking the boundary of your office's cubicles. Drab exteriors receive a tinting treatment with a gallon of Tropicoat 100% Acrylic Latex Paint ($30.65/gallon), primed with a coating of Quick Cure Acrylic Conditioner ($25.16/gallon), ideal for previously painted surfaces. Home tidiers can also aid the spreading process with Master Choice tools, such as the Klondike 3-inch angle sash brush ($14.72), with a soft bristle for ticklish walls, and the 12'x15' canvas drop cloth ($20.43).