Family owned and operated since 1924, Detroit Hardware Co. bolsters do-it-yourself home projects with an inventory of hardware, tools, and landscaping supplies. Handy men and women circulate tool-lined thoroughfares, picking up new garden tools ($2.99–$125) to beautify landscapes or new hammers ($4.99+) to pound nails or lumpy pancakes. Cast-iron cookware ($12.99+) heats heavy-duty meals, just as roasters ($12.99+) and bake ware ($4.99–$18.99) simmer savory dishes for holiday dining. As patrons tackle weekend to-do lists, friendly keysmiths stand by ready to replicate keys ($1–$4) for new roommates or encrypted computer files.
UniglassPlus/Ziebart's certified glass techs de-ding windshields and replace those that can't be repaired with professional ease and quality customer service. If hail, kicked-up gravel, or pennies tossed from airplane windows have put a chip or crack in the breeze shield, the glass shop's experts can repair it to prevent further damage. Different types of chips in the glass such as a surface crack, bullseye, and half moon are prone to splintering into uglier, more serious damage, but can be fixed in about 30 minutes. When the windshield is beyond repair, UniglassPlus/Ziebart can replace it with a shiny new one ($299+) crafted only from first-class quality auto glass enhanced with superior urethanes that meet or surpass Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. UniglassPlus will not replace the vehicle's gust guard if repair is an option, and will recycle all windshields by donating them to research for space cars.
The friendly clothing cleansers at Martinizing Dry Cleaning scrub enrobements and dispense their extensive knowledge to all customers. Get suits ($12.70), down jackets ($18.45), and shirts ($2.20) cleaned and freshly dried, or use today's deal to swiftly sweep away soil, sweat, and incriminating teddy bear-size shoe prints from a bed-swaddling comforter ($31.75 for queen or king size). Raincoats ($15.85) can find reprieve from damp days, and down coats ($26.45) are aired out and aptly prepped to face snowy or sleety days ahead. Items dropped off between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday through Saturday are eligible for one-hour cleaning. The noble employees at Martinizing will confront any stain with strong words and all the dirt-scattering ammo in their arsenal, ensuring garments return to customers soft, clean, and smelling like pastoral Latvian pancake houses.
The DeRonne family continues its seven decades of hardware heritage by stocking life-simplifying hardware and home goods in the largest of the DeRonne True Value Hardware stores. Overcome childhood fears of the Canadian flag to eradicate autumn leaves and spruce-up down-spruced lawns with the help of a Green Thumb 24-inch rake ($9.49), 3-pound bag of fall-mix grass seed ($9.49), or weed and feed fertilizer ($10 for 5,000 sq. ft. of coverage). A Master Tradesman 8'x10' multipurpose tarp shelters moisture-sensitive goods from the elements ($8.99), and the shop's selection of Michigan-made products, such as Carhartt clothes, helps support and promote in-state manufacturers.
The licensed-and-insured techs at Pro Home Improvement meticulously buttress homes against Mother Nature's wrath with high-quality home-maintenance services that employ local supplies when possible. When they aren't layering walls with siding to defend against hot summers, cold winters, and constantly scheming autumns, their CertainTeed-certified master shingle applicators defend roofs against environmental onslaughts with shingle-plated armor. Their aluminum gutters channel water away from homes, and techs employ cellulose, tripolymer, and spray-foam insulation to reduce energy costs or turn homes into giant thermoses.
The word “prestissimo” means “very fast” in Italian. Though the company’s cleaners boast an unbridled enthusiasm for work that results in timely job completions for homes and businesses, it doesn’t mean they cut corners. The meticulous window cleaners follow a multistep process designed to thoroughly extricate every fingerprint, bug protein, and suction-pawed Garfield afflicting glass and screens. Hard work has always been the cornerstone of the business, which was founded in 2006 by Carl Scott, a college student looking for a challenging, more fulfilling way to put himself through school. In addition to demonstrating upbeat energy, the team also keeps an eye on the environment by using green solutions and fuel-efficient vehicles, causing nearby weeping willows to burst into rounds of applause. That same conscientious attitude is carried with them into customer homes, where they take care to use drop cloths and shoe covers to protect carpet and all other surfaces.