Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity aims to eliminate substandard housing by building, renovating, and repairing homes in partnership with low-income families. As part of the process of receiving a Habitat home, these partner families commit to 500 hours of sweat equity, helping to build the homes and then making zero-interest monthly mortgage payments. Cincinnati Habitat volunteer crews build about 20 homes a year in the Cincinnati area.
PPG Porter Paints' team has dedicated 90 years to sprucing up homes with its revered brand of vivid, low-odor paints, stains, and primers. Multiple lines and sheens of interior paint offer to protect walls from presidential portraits painted in mustard ($25.79+/gal.). Eco-conscious shoppers can snag gallons of Pure Performance color, designed to thwart mold and mildew without angering Mother Nature's overprotective rottweiler ($33.39+/gal.). Peruse exterior paints if looking to prevent al fresco fortifications from cracking and peeling during super-soaker season ($25.79+/gal.). Effective on most surfaces, Porter's acrylic, synthetic, and alkyd Seal Grip primers also help house-wide paint jobs to stay put ($40+/gal.). Amicable staff members roam each locale's voluminous aisles and are eager to provide product recommendations for any home, office, or abandoned grain silo.
Scott Lininger helms the business his father started more than 50 years ago, carrying on a reputation for prompt, thorough service that won Shamrock Overhead Door back-to-back Super Service Awards from Angie's List in 2010 and 2011. Technicians tap into their experience with product lines such as LiftMaster to install, replace, and maintain garage doors for homes and businesses. Since most people work or run errands for the president during the day, Lininger's crew dispatches on evening and weekend appointments to accommodate customers' busy schedules.
Signature service: Garage Door Sales And Service
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Brands Used: We sell LiftMaster door openers and Haas & Clopay doors.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
Garage Door Overhaul: Replacing torsion springs, cables, rollers, drums and bearing plates. This service "refreshes" your garage door by replacing the moving parts that get worn out and keeps the door working optimally.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Educating customers on the difference in a real 2-sided steel door with a dense, polyurethane core insulation versus knock off 2-sided steel doors with polystyrene (Styrofoam) inside. The durability and longevity of a polyurethane core door is much greater and is a much better investment.
What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
We are a service-based company, so we make house calls. The one thing I would like customers to know is that we strive to work around your schedule by working after hours and weekends. Even if you have a busy schedule, please don't hesitate to schedule an appointment because we will do every thing we can to make it as pleasurable and seamless as possible.
Cherokee Roofing & Home Restoration's workers don't chase storms, but they do clean up afterward them. They spend a lot of time providing free storm-damage inspections and estimates, and communicating with insurance companies. When it comes time to perform the repairs, they hit the top of their game, with one-day roof, siding, and gutter installations. They even install new windows and paint new siding.
The technicians' skills aren't just on display in the speed and quality of their work, though. They also give expert advice on the tangential matters of roofing, advising homeowners on how a light shade of shingle can make their house seem bigger from outside, while a dark shade will make it feel shorter.