For more than 25 years, Altogas has supplied homes and backyard barbecues with tanks of clean-burning, eco-friendly propane gas. After depleting their existing reservoirs, customers roll the empty cylinders to Altogas headquarters, where technicians safely replenish them with new, fresh supplies. Returning home full and ready to burn, each tank can resume fueling a standard barbecue grill, turkey deep fryer, or two-fifths of an animatronic bear band.
O'Leary Paint rejuvenates drab domiciles with quality wall coatings manufactured in Michigan and geared toward the state’s climate. O'Leary's house-produced paints are Green Wise–certified for adhering to stringent environmental standards and contain no volatile organic compounds. These liquid wall covers are produced using renewable electricity and packaged in containers made from 100% recycled materials. O'Leary also stocks a selection of Benjamin Moore paints, offering customers a panoply of choices for refreshing vertical surfaces marred by the grubby handprints, crayon drawings, and height markings of swiftly growing poltergeists.
Since 1972 Delphi Glass made it easy to be creative. The world’s largest source for glass art education and supplies, used for creating everything from stained glass panels, to fused glass, to stylish jewelry. Delphi is the source for hobbyists and artists in glass art, jewelry, mosaics, ceramics and more.
The Preuss family's vaulting, 22,000-square-foot supply store enhances owners’ relationships with their pets. Dogs delight at the Everlasting Fun Ball, which coyly encases treats in an unbreakable chew-toy ($19.99), and cats keep biceps rippling with a Cat It play circuit and workout center ($13.99). A friendly staff of animal experts guides visitors to the right gear for their particular pet project, whether it's to eradicate mid-Thanksgiving silences with a Teach Your Parrot to Talk CD ($20) or to teach a lizard to properly lounge on a Zilla aquatic basking platform (from $19.99). Sweeping selections of ethically raised animals, including clownfish ($24.99), cleaner shrimp ($24.99), gerbils ($14.99), hamsters ($12.99–$19.99), and guinea pigs ($14.99–$49.99), populate the vivacious store, which is committed to eco-friendly business practices.
Sky Lanterns are handmade and imported from China, where traditional lanterns have lifted off for centuries and are considered good luck. Packs of pristine lanterns, each about the size of a large beach ball or a 1/100,000-scale model of Jupiter, float peacefully into the sky, propelled by hot air wafting from a small flame within. After about 15 minutes of flight, flames self-extinguish, and the fire-resistant lantern body gently falls and begins to completely biodegrade. Launching Chinese sky lanterns can lend extra pomp and symbolism to events such as memorial services, weddings, and driver’s ed class reunions.
Since 1975, florists at Hyacinth House have helped their neighbors mark special occasions with artful arrangements of flowers and greenery. They harness versatility accumulated from combined experience in industries ranging from floral and interior design to events planning to helm 30,000 square feet of greenhouse space filled with seasonal blooms, lush green plants, and squirting novelty boutonnieres. Along with bouquets teeming with hydrangeas, roses, tulips, and gerberas, the staff also specializes in greenery, such as dish gardens and tropical plants, as well as gourmet gift baskets.