The Hills True Value family calls upon more than 38 years of home-improvement expertise to provide customers with the proper tools and services for residential projects and regular upkeep. While exploring the menagerie of homecare necessities, customers can become inspired to tackle lawn and garden projects or get started on indoor renovations for the kitchen and bathroom. Patrons may also enlist help from the knowledgeable staffers, who can perform common maintenance services such as sharpening chainsaws, cutting keys, or memory-wiping protocol droids.
Since 1947, Mid-City Supply Co.’s friendly staffers have helped avid home improvers to outfit their digs in premium products. Nowadays, the experienced showroom staff displays much smarter fixtures, from faucets that turn on with the tap of a hand to eco-friendly water heaters powered by domesticated dragons. Though technology has changed, the company keeps quality high, stocking name brands such as Delta, American Standard, Toto, Gerber, Brizo, and Elkay. Customers can check out items in person at one of six showrooms in two states. To give back to the communities that helped them to grow, the company regularly donates to United Way.
Oasis Hot Tub Gardens instantly transports visitors on mini vacations to other parts of the globe. Each private area?some indoor and some outdoor?takes on a theme of an exotic oasis, from the Isle Royale to a beautiful garden in Japan to the wild hot tubs that grow in the world's secluded forests. Those all become the backdrops for hours of relaxation within hot waters, which stay at a comfortable 102 degrees during the Fall and Winter and 96?100 degrees in Spring and Summer. Should customers need anything, say a change in tub temperature, all they need to do is make a request over the room's intercom?never having to leave their tiny slice of paradise. The private suites house other comforts too, namely stereos, dressing areas, and showers.
Established by its namesake founder in 1935, Gus Bock's Ace Hardware has since unfurled its immense catalog of home-improvement supplies into three locations. A trio of brothers now runs each location, inheriting the business from their father, Keith Grill Sr., who bought the flagship store from the Bock family in 1990. The siblings strive to keep Gus Bock's personal ideals in mind as they populate their shelves with name-brand products, such as Weber grills, Carhartt clothing, Benjamin Moore paint, and Toro lawnmowers. Staff members can help patrons navigate the sea of Black & Decker tools and Oreck vacuums, as well as arrange services, such as window repair and custom key manufacturing. They also equip customers with a diverse collection of rentables, including inflatable playgrounds, party accoutrements, yard-maintenance equipment, and handy grandfather surrogates.