WLS-TV anchor Ron Magers, former Chicago Bulls center and coach Bill Cartwright, former Exelon Corporation CEO John Rowe, Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks, and author and attorney Scott Turow often find themselves reaching for the same suit. They do not share a closet, but the staff at Duru’s Custom Shirts and Suits claims to have tailored threads for each of them. The shop's clothiers, in fact, have draped Egyptian cotton and lightweight wool across the shoulders of numerous notable Chicagoans over the course of more than four decades in business. With the hushed sounds of tailor’s chalk on fabric and humming machinery in the background, the workers also alter wardrobes when patrons are accepting an award or trying to clothe the little guy on their award.
Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration’s staff ensures home safety through inspections, cleaning, and repair services. To maintain proper airflow and safe living conditions, the technicians—all certified by the National Fireplace Institute—provide thorough inspections to preempt dangerous blocks and scrub soot and contaminants from chimneys and fireplaces. From brick replacement to full rebuilding projects, they also correct and repair damaged chimneys with dependable tuck-pointing and install single parts such as flue liners to keep fireplace systems safe and functional.
Whether the job involves massive overhauls or minute details, the team of experts at GutterMan nimbly ascends ladders to blast away dirt and beautify domestic exteriors. The team’s window cleaners can scour upstairs and downstairs glass, treating surfaces with a wash-wax cleaning solution that protects against the elements. True to their shared name, techs also purge choked gutters of accumulated leaves and dirt, promoting a smooth passageway for water and preventing possible damage to the roof and foundation. No matter the job, technicians use only soft cloths, squeegees, and environmentally safe materials, and fully guarantee all work they perform.
For more than 60 years, Fuller’s Carwash, Detail & Lube Center has offered asylum to dirty and run-down cars. During a full-service wash, the staff takes up soft cloths to rid frames of road residue, wiping down the interior and kick-starting a vacuum to suck up carpet crumbs and dog hair before they fuse together and form a neo-dog. The shop's technicians can also slicken a car's innards with up to 5 quarts of oil and a filter, then top off fluids, inflate tires, and putter their way around the automobile, casting suspicious glances at various parts of the car during a 19-point visual inspection.
Sometimes, it's the little things that transform a room—a vase of flowers here, an inconspicuous duck blind there—but other times, something more drastic is necessary. That's where Ultimate Stone comes in. Their technicians upgrade kitchens, bathrooms, and even office spaces with surfaces of sleek natural or engineered stone. Besides elegant countertops and vanities, the craftspeople provide tiling services for floors and walls, and are available for maintenance and repairs should any of the tiles gain sentience and escape during the night.
More than 100 years of combined experience in security guides the trained professionals of Forest Security, Inc., who crisscross Illinois and Wisconsin to install and monitor security systems. Rapid around-the-clock responses provide peace of mind, and a steady supply of replacement parts—kept on all trucks—help to ensure that systems avoid a lengthy downtime.