Regardless of the season, the experts at J. Mosca Landscaping & Design have plenty of outdoor tasks to keep them busy. As the spring sun starts to shine, landscapers clean up damage from winter storms and yeti mosh pits before seeding lawns and setting up irrigation systems. They also stop by during the dog days of summer to trim the grass and mulch flowerbeds. Once the weather turns cold, the techs shift gears, trading hoes for shovels in order to clear walkways of drifted snow. In addition to seasonal tasks, the experts also know their way around construction; aided by their own fleet of earth-moving M-Series Bobcats, their sure-handed masons can craft walkways, patios, retaining walls, and fireplaces no matter the time of year.
Experienced framers Barry Stahl and Bob Clayton built Big Picture Framing from scratch in 2000, holding meetings around an old card table as construction roared around them. Today, framers at 15 area locations craft custom frames to display artwork, photographs, and record sleeves, and shadow boxes protect three-dimensional items such as ballet slippers, macaroni art, or a swarm of wasps. Patrons can dictate all design choices, choosing from metal and wooden frames in a multitude of colors and styles, or ask for recommendations from one of Big Picture Framing's resident experts. Big Picture Framing also stocks pre-framed art, prints, and posters to spruce up bare-walled homes or a drab doghouse.
Audio Answer has been improving sound quality in cars and homes since 1994. The company boasts a large inventory of electronics and a staff of technicians to install them. To turn cars into mobile amphitheaters, they offer sound systems, speakers, subwoofers, and iPod interfaces. Other mobile gadgetry includes alarm systems and remote starters, which allow drivers to start their cars from the comfort of their living room or the king-size, car-shaped bed they sleep in. Audio Answer also provides electronics for home theaters, and its technicians install these systems with equal deftness and technical savvy.
Since the time of cavemen, pests have been a household—or cavehold—headache. How many more times do you have to come home to that wild mouse taunting your domesticated woolly mammoth? While the problem has remained the same, the tactics to rid a home of pests have evolved. At Modern Pest, service professionals customize each treatment to the specific pest, and can even make their applications green or organic.
Super Soundproof Window Treatments & SP Windows mitigates outside noise in homes, businesses, recording studios, hotels, and beyond with soundproofing solutions. Customers can choose to install the soundproofing themselves or a referral can be made to a local installer who will perform the installation for an additional fee. The product makes for a minimally intrusive solution to noise that also reduces UV rays and keeps out dust, pollen, and dirt.
It's not every day that online shopping includes as much personal attention as you get from Stoneside Blinds. In most areas, their online-shopping process starts off with a free house call from a designer, who helps clients pick out materials and styles for their window dressing. Once the client has made their choices, the company can send out teams to measure the window frames and, later, install the final product for a flat fee; fees are waived for orders over $1,000. Their handiwork, and the blinds themselves, are backed by a rigorous guarantee that lets customers change their minds within 30 days and safeguards against defects up to a year later, so customers never have to cover up faulty blinds with a poster of their backyard. The only online part of their signature process, really, is placing the order. Minutes after the order is placed, the team at the production warehouse gets to work making it a reality, whether it's roller shades in a custom fabric, sleek solar shades, or classic wooden blinds.