For 50 years, the owners and staffers of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing have encouraged the artists of their community. They visit local fairs and set up booths for kids to color and craft, and they workshops, demos, and classes for artists of every age. As their name implies, they also outfit art makers of all skill levels with top-of-the-line materials, such as Gamblin oil paints, Prismacolor pens and markers, and custom frames perfect for saving a favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.
Birds flying over Baltimore see plenty of Allied Remodeling's handiwork—because they have replaced more than 20,000 roofs in the area. Using cutting edge roofing technology, their certified technicians safeguard homes against ice and rain, while preventing overheating with balanced ventilation. The team can also revamp homes with windows in a variety of styles from casement ones to sliders, and sturdy vinyl siding, which resists peeling in extreme weather. Their custom decks, meanwhile, provide a more pleasant venue for summertime sunbathing than the roof of a moving ice-cream truck.
Since 2008, the Building Performance Institute–certified consultants from Zerodraft Maryland have helped home and business owners keep a firm grasp on their buildings' energy expenditures. Through the use of such diagnostic tools as blower door tests, gas-leak detectors, and thermal-imaging cameras, the analysts can root out areas where air may be escaping and energy—along with hard-earned money—is being wasted. In addition to helping clients keep a lid on their monthly utility bills, the insured team also ensures that interiors stay comfortable regardless of the temperature outside.
Since 1998, GHCC's Neighborhood Programs has partnered with local schools to promote academic and physical improvements, thus bolstering the educational experience of currently enrolled students while also attracting new neighborhood families to these schools. GHCC's staff has petitioned the city council to pass an amendment to provide funding for necessary public school repairs and maintenance, making them safer and more welcoming to students. In the meantime, The Barclay School's main office needs renovations in order to maintain a positive learning environment and to help the school attract new students and funding.
The handymen at apple remodeling share a combined 75 years of experience. With an emphasis on skilled craftsmanship and timely completion of projects, they tackle all manner of household tasks, such as electrical systems upgrades, dry wall construction, and plumbing repairs and installations. For homeowners looking to switch it up, they also perform remodeling services, renovating out-of-date kitchens, erecting new sun rooms, or building additions to expand houses without having to feed them tons of corn.
As a regional manufacturer distributing products within a 500-mile radius, McCormick Paints takes a leadership position in truly green manufacturing and distribution by reducing energy, fuel and emissions in the delivery of products to the marketplace. McCormick Paints operates 24 retail store locations.