Every decent neighborhood needs three things: a good school, a mailman that barks back when dogs say hello, and a good hardware store to meet your indoor and outdoor needs. Frager's Hardware has served as the last of those on Capitol Hill since 1920.
Frager's Lawn & Garden Center has helped their neighbors' outdoor foliage thrive as well, providing sound advice for year-round garden maintenance.
Sleek hardwood floors. An earth-toned tile backsplash. A stone fireplace that matches the stone floor of a refinished basement. These are just a few of the many customized remodeling options that Lofft Construction Inc. offers up to its customers. It does so by working directly with architects and each client to design new additions, update a kitchen, or make a basement a livable space for the family members who aren't ghosts.
The approach has paid off. In addition to making customers happy, the company has racked up awards, including the COTY Contractor of the Year Award in 2009, 2011, and 2013. It also gives back to the community, donating unused building materials to Habitat for Humanity and hosting meal nights to feed those without homes.
The Bike Shop's grease-slicked, tight-shorted technicians will tinker, tighten, and lube your bike up, down, inside, and around. Your tune-up includes service and adjustment for front and rear brakes, drive trains, wheel bearings, and truing (excludes spoke replacement or rim-wall correction), filling and topping-off of air and fluids, and a complete safety check followed by road testing if the weather is cooperating. It does not include parts. Additional charges may apply for hydraulic brakes.
True Value stocks shelves with tools, garden supplies, and other home-improving products for a plethora of abode augmentations. Barricade backyards against swing-set hogs with cedar espalier trellises, which train bushes to create protective walls ($17.99). Devoted DIYers can grab 32-ounce ball pein hammers ($20.99) to bang together scaffolding or use telescopic hedge shears ($29.99) to re-shape shrubbery into leafy, larger-than-life busts of Millard Fillmore. Or, acquire several solar-powered garden lights ($6.49 each) and fuse them together to form attractive, eco-friendly hanging lanterns.