Walter “Reds” Ferris enjoys running into his clients at the ballpark and grocery. Being part of the community is at the core of his business philosophy, and like a neighborhood handyman, he takes pride in helping out with everything from installing doors and windows to laying tile and painting walls. His licensed-and-bonded technicians, who draw on a combined 40 years of experience, tackle almost any home-improvement project, from installing and staining decks to repairing chimneys damaged from the years when Santa Claus forgot to diet.
The team strives to be green by recycling their shingle waste and offering energy-efficient products. They also lend their skills for community causes, such as outfitting the Stanton-Newport Little League concession stand with a new roof.
Don't let the name fool you—J.B. Painting and Remodeling does a lot more than just paint and rearrange furniture. In addition to painting exteriors and interiors, the craftsmen perform a range of home services, from replacing doorknobs and changing lightbulbs to tiling bathrooms and installing wood flooring. The jack-of-all-trades staff can even assemble furniture, wash decks, caulk loose edges, service lighting systems, and pressure-wash siding.
In 1986, James Kulick Jr. founded Kulick Roofing, Inc, a home-repair business that fixes roofs, siding, and windows. He and his team use such durable materials as Timberline shingles during their repairs, which can correct flaws in slate, copper, asphalt shingle, cedar shakes, and flat roofs. The team can also perform inspections, installations, and maintenance work, and they can assess homes for energy savings so that owners can forgo the temporary solution of sealing their windows with sour cream. In emergency situations, they repair roofs 24 hours a day.
Fix It All, LLC's team of carpenters and craftsmen revitalizes homes and commercial buildings with prompt, professional, and upfront improvement solutions. Contractors tackle home services large and small, from general handyman tasks to custom trim work, renovations, and full-scale remodeling. Before beginning, they furnish 3-D renderings of projects to let clients evaluate their vision, make changes before fixtures are set into place, and pretend their Barbies live in the future. The team can also revitalize exteriors with painting, fencing, or placement of cultured-stone and brick fa?ades. Fix It All's locally owned experts combat signs of seasonal change, such as dry rot, water damage, and bites taken out of siding by the Easter bunny.
Modern showrooms outfitted with numerous appliances, electronics, and furniture from renowned brands welcome customers to DIrectBuy of Lancaster's home-improvement shopping experience. Though the shop may resemble many national retailers with its helpful staff and expansive stock, it bears a noticeable difference—the products are priced fairly below the standard retail suggestion and only come to life when you're not looking. The lower prices are made possible by DirectBuy’s partnership with their manufacturers, reducing shipping costs and eliminating retailer markup. Lancaster’s DirectBuy has softened blows to wallets for more than 40 years, and also reduces cost to customers via online orders.
At the Columbia Association, visitors find not only a place to work out, swim, or enjoy the great outdoors, but a place to connect with the local community and get to know their neighbors. Families take in live music by the lakefront during summer festivals, or glide across the ice at the public rink. Meanwhile, aspiring athletes build muscle, flexibility, and form with practice at indoor and outdoor tennis courts, or regular trips to the high-tech Columbia Gym. Columbia Association also helps its members maintain a healthy lifestyle with a wide variety of facilities, including nearby golf courses, 23 swimming pools, and even an attached horse center, where humans can learn to ride and horses can get in shape for swimsuit season.