Led by veteran designer Julie Holland, the staff at Stonewood Kitchen and Bath walks clients through the process of designing new layouts for their homes. The process begins with an in-home consultation to discuss the client's budget and vision. Specialists then create computer renderings of floor plans and elevation drawings to show clients a visualization of what their new kitchen or bathroom will look like.
At Stonewood's showroom, homeowners can peruse cabinetry, lighting, and flooring from brands such as Sequoia Custom Cabinetry, Wellborn, Caesarstone, Cambria, Bedrosians, and Mullican to see how each item looks up close. Once the materials have been selected, Stonewood's consultants can be contracted to help pin down a preliminary bid plan, draw up a timeline for ordering materials, and consult with trade professionals or diligent house elves to ensure the job is going smoothly.
Like their wizard mascot, the technicians of Bugs Be Gone Pest Control Management zap household pests and rodents. Though not clad in starry robes, they rid homes and businesses of invasive bugs with their expertise in alchemical concoctions. The exterminators also trek onto pest-ravaged lawns and gardens to save chewed-up plants and arachnophobic lawn gnomes.
Family patriarch Nordy Rockler opened the doors of his first store in 1954 to supply his fellow craftsmen with knowledge, friendly advice, and a large selection of tools for at-home woodworking projects. Now, the chain of retail outlets brims with more than 20,000 tools and specialized woodworking equipment. Next to a steely rainbow of hinges, casters, and screws, a supply of lumber and exotic hardwoods provides planks for building tree houses or just leaving around as a warning to uncooperative trees. The tenor buzz of power tools operated by newly knowledgeable guests drifts from educational sessions on operating equipment and woodworking.
Since 1979, Aitken and Associates' asphalt and paving contractors have restored and leveled outdoor surfaces. They pave residential surfaces, such as driveways, and commercial settings, such as tennis courts, basketball courts, and playgrounds. The contractors can augment their work with crack and pothole repair, or with lines that delineate parking spots, handicapped zones, or napping areas.
As seasons change, the gutters around a home's perimeter become clogged with leaves and dirt. The crew from Mr. Clean Gutters flushes away this debris so rain and broken-off pieces of sky can once again flow freely through them. The crew also tightens fasteners, reseals end caps and outlets, and evaluates the entire system to pinpoint problem areas that need repair.
At Futures Redefined, founder Jeremy Gaebe and his board of directors work to educate and help employ at-risk and foster youth. Through a work program that tackles garden, landscaping, and simple construction jobs, the non-profit helps youngsters develop independence and real-world skills.