A family gathers in front of a fire to watch flames dance inside a teepee of logs. After several moments, a uniformed staffer walks over to ask whether they have any questions, and, startled, they stop telling ghost stories or reminiscing about bygone summer bonfires to think about whether they'd like that very model in their own home. Fireside Hearth & Home's cozy design room has that effect. Several staged but comfortable living rooms, kitchens, and patios revolve around fireplaces and stoves, letting customers really imagine life around the hearth. The inventory of gas, wood, and electric fireplaces, as well as stoves and inserts come out of the workshops of top brands such as Heat & Glo, Heatilator, Quadra-Fire, and Outdoor Lifestyles. The knowledgeable staffers can explain the variances of styles and features, as well as install new fireplaces and convert wood fireplaces to gas ones.
California Closets' certified designers specialize in making space for all your worldly possessions with home, office, and garage storage organizers. After a free consultation with one of these expert order keepers, you'll have good idea of where to stash your collection of lawnmower blades, as well what it will cost to do it elegantly. Though most of California Closets' closet systems go for more than $250, you can put this Groupon towards custom cabinetry in your garage, extra shoe space in your mudroom, and other areas, that, with California Closets' lifetime warranty, will withstand any amount of vehicular and familial wear and tear. Accessories such as drawer and shelf dividers help claustrophobic rooms breathe easier by separating purple rain boots from boots filled with Prince’s Purple Rain.
Mad City Windows improves homes from the ground up, combining quality materials and attention to detail into each local project. The team of skilled technicians constructs desks, replaces gutters, and rebuilds home exteriors including rooftops, siding, and windows. They have worked on more than 5,000 homes, replacing existing materials with environmentally friendly items such as Energy-Loc metal roofing and EnviroView windows. Mad City Windows also place a high priority on safety. The company trains its crew members in accident prevention and conducts safety inspections to prevent the risk of dangerous conditions such as rooftop roller derbies.
The movers from You Move Me pull up to homes, determined to relieve their customers from the stress that comes with moving. They earn their clients' trust by arriving on time and then doing a careful walk through of the home before starting to load up; afterward, they run down a checklist to make sure nothing was left behind. During packing services, employees are equally conscientious, protecting customers' items in specially designed moving boxes rather than in extra-large piñatas.
In the wintertime, the heavy dump trucks and snow-plowing Bobcats from Haynes Snow Removal can often be seen trawling the icy, snow-covered streets and avenues of the Madison area. The plows shove snowdrifts off the roads so that cars may safely pass and spread ice-melt products in those places where ice prevents tires from gripping the ground. The technicians also take their snow-clearing talents to private residences, where they blow accumulated snowflake piles off of sidewalks and entrance ways.
Over the course of three generations of family ownership, Blind & Sons has grown up in the community that it serves. John W. Blind began the company in 1937, offering only coal furnaces and gas-conversion burners. The business was around for the invention of forced-air furnaces in 1957 and has since kept expanding. They began cleaning ducts and installing whole-home humidifiers in 1996 and broadened their plumbing services in 2001. Three years later, their electrical experts started performing jobs such as installing new outlets and generators.
Today, Joe Bilotta and John Hartmann continue the Blind-family legacy. Their highly trained technicians have answered a quarter of a million service calls and are available 24 hours a day. They charge no overtime fees for emergency repairs or for a demonstration of how to duct tape a vent to make it whistle "Flight of the Bumblebee." The company's commitment to quality and customer satisfaction earned it a Beacon's Best 2012 award from the Akron Beacon Journal. As a way of saying thanks to the people who have helped them succeed, the company gives back via youth-program sponsorships, giveaway contests, and outreach efforts.