Once a small chain of Chicago-area hardware stores, Ace Hardware has evolved into a global franchise of more than 4,600 stores across 50 states and in more than 70 countries. Despite that span, customers might feel like each Ace was its own unique entity. Although each storefront carries many of the same popular items, each location is independent, allowing storeowners from New York City to Des Moines to offer goods tailored to the community’s needs. The inventory always includes a wide range of products, from trashcans to appliances and tools to complete tasks in the kitchen, garden, conservatory, ballroom, or billiard room of any home. Typically, patrons perusing the aisles will stumble upon well-known brand names, such as Black & Decker, Craftsman, and Stanley.
Executive Exteriors treats walls to fresh color, decks to a darker stain, and exteriors to brand-new vinyl siding. Technicians take great pains to prep surfaces prior to painting, like bulls sharpening their horns before chasing down the Spanish men who named a Chicago sports franchise after them. They lay down drop cloths to protect from errant paint drops and use tape to produce crisp lines. The staff robes walls in multiple coats for an even, consistent color and lends redecorative efforts to commercial properties and fraternity houses.
Led by Rick Klouda, the staff of Renovate, L.L.C. arrive at homes and businesses to perform basic household tasks, renovations, installations, and repairs. The team also offers painting services, providing samples of colors and techniques in an effort to 'bring the paint store to you'.
Color Store stocks a 3,600-strong rainbow of Benjamin Moore shades, which spans a wide array of indoor and outdoor formulations, including low-odor and quick-drying paints. The shop's helpful associates guide patrons through every step of the paint-selection process, taking into account desired colors, finishes, and the room's previous experience as a cover model for Better Homes and Gardens. Quick-drying, eco-friendly Aura paints ($65.99/gal.) glaze walls in 144 complementary hues that resist fading and color ruboff. Coats of ben low-VOC, interior or exterior paint ($34.99/gal.) give new life to a bedroom or lackluster front door, and Regal washable paints ($45.99/gal.) resist mildew and sponge down flawlessly after a day of indoor puddle stomping.
Midwest Painting's seasoned professionals enliven homes from the inside out with meticulous painting services and color touch-ups for domicile interiors and exteriors. Upon receiving a phone call from a homeowner in need, painters race to residences equipped with plastic covers, drop cloths, and a utility-belt full of brushes and paint-slinging Super Soakers. The assiduous staffers go to great lengths to keep homes and their belongings intact with protective materials, and thoroughly prep targeted surfaces with stripping and pressure washing. For interior projects, the skilled painters can glide brushstrokes of new, vibrant hues over walls, ceilings, doors, and cabinetry. They can also venture outdoors to douse the house's siding, gutters, brick, and secret rooftop helipads with eye-catching color. Midwest Painting makes sure to pick up all of their things before leaving the client's home.