At more than 1,200 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
One of the country’s largest independent paint dealers, Spectrum Paint furnishes contractors, Fortune 500 companies, and homeowners with a vast variety of paints, stains, and specialty wall coatings from respected brands. A gallon of pastel PPG Pittsburgh Paints WallHide Ceramic ($24.28) decks nursery walls in stain-resistant hues, and 1-inch FrogTape ($7.97) protects windowsills with the music of hundreds of croaking amphibians. A wistful 2.5-inch AllPro Mako poly/nylon paintbrush ($7.97) dreams of the day it will dip its bristles into the nearby PPG Pittsburgh Paints sample quarts ($6.79). The absorbent AllPro 3/4-inch Gold Pro roller cover ($5.69) ensures the even, universal application of paint to walls, cabinets, or reprints of the Mona Lisa. The shop's staff provides excellent service, aiding customers in product selection and answering questions.
Stephen, Gene, and Sherri?Hydrangea Floral's trio of veteran designers?boast a combined 85 years of expertise. This is particularly evident in their wedding work, which includes elegant bouquets, decorative cake accents, and floral masks, which hide embarrassment and extra silverware during wedding toasts. When the holidays roll around, the floral designers craft decadent pieces for mantles and tables. However, they also create everyday arrangements, including vases bursting with roses, orchids, tulips, and the shop's namesake hydrangeas.
Allied Foam upgrades dream platforms with durable foam mattress pads, pillows, and protective covers designed to ensure comfort and enhance restful sleep. With each CorrectRest twin XL mattress pad, dorm-dwelling students or extra-large twins can protect their temporary sleeping stations with layers of foam that are impervious to water and dust mites. The deluxe pads cushion dreamers with two layers of the American-made foam, and the supreme models offer three layers to further bolster healthy sleep. Though waterproof, the temperature-regulating material works to prevent excessive heat, and each pad is sewn in a way that thwarts bedbugs and nightmares about overcooking ramen noodles.
When patrons rent a motorcycle from Oklahoma Harley Rental, they mount a motorized steed not generally available to civilian riders. Boasting motors 7 cubic inches larger than those found on standard bikes, the agency’s Electra Glides come factory-installed with 103-cubic-inch motors that typically power police interceptors. Assisted by six-speed transmissions and custom exhausts, the larger motors give travelers more bursts of speed than a coalition of cheetahs playing Red Light, Green Light. Oklahoma Harley Rental also issues Suzukis and 2012 Harley Road Kings, which carry a slimmer silhouette than the Electra Glide, but have a fat rear tire designed for longer trips. Though only licensed drivers can borrow bikes from the agency’s lineup, the uninsured can get staffers’ assistance in securing the necessary coverage.
Urban Lawn and Garden founder Willie Collins focuses on leading a healthy lifestyle while maintaining the planet’s natural resources. His company’s philosophy reflects his views by making sustainable lawn and garden care possible for everyone with a fleet of electric-powered vehicles, eco-friendly mowers, and a line of organic composts. Throughout the growing season, lawn specialists summon green grass while rescinding weeds' squatters' rights. In addition to lawn care, the company installs brand-new gardens, perfect for growing fruit, veggies, and flowers. What little extra power Urban Lawn and Garden uses is offset by the business's solar panels, making its daily operations completely self-sustained, and thus exempt from paying the earth’s monthly rent.