Remember the movie "Steel Magnolias", with the friendly hair salon where you can gossip and have a great time? This is Boise's version! Lisa and Lori Harvey opened their own salon back in the 1990's after working for others and growing a huge clientele. These sisters can work magic with your hair! Perms, colors and cuts are just a tip of their magic ice berg of talent!
This is the place to go for musical instruments. Whatever your child wants to learn to play, they have it in stock or they can order it. They can tell you who is a good private teacher and they sell sheet music and also do rentals, because your daughter may like flute this week and want to give the violin a try next week.
I like a place where walk ins are welcome and when you have an emergency with your pet you are treated decent. You dont expect your dog to get hit by a car or your cat to ingest a dryer sheet and its very comforting to have a team of veterinarians who is open for lifes little crises.
PROS: 24 hour call service
CONS: fees are a little high
Years ago, I had to order a headstone for my baby. I had never done that sort of thing and already being an emotional wreck from a hard labor and my daughters death, I didnt know how I would hold up. I knew I didnt want to feel like I was in a deli placing an order. I needed support and patience and kindness. I got it here. The sales woman was sweet and warm, having me sit on a comfy couch while she talked to me about my religious beliefs and my likes and brought books with examples of headstones that were suited to my likes. I was able to order a memorial that was delicate and pink and that was engraved with my sentiments. I will always be grateful to them for the beautiful job they did.
No one ever wants to have to deal with a funeral home, but when you have to, this is a gem among rocks. They treat you with kid gloves and are so repectful of your feelings and religious beliefs. Its a beautiful establisment with a feel of home and you know your loved one is being handled with care and integrity.
I dont know a thing about how my computer works. And when it falters, I run to Meridian Computer Center. The owner, a guy named Jason, is a rare find. He is a computer geek and thats a good thing. He employs three others guys who all can install software, hardware, make repairs, teach you to run a program and keep a smile while doing so. I can call and ask a question without having a two day wait and they dont think I'm an idiot! The fees are fair and reasonable and financing is available.
It seems that good dry cleaner establishments that also do minor alterations are a thing of the past. I never learned how to sew and hemming a pair of pants is something I cant accomplish. But Evergreen does that and more. Why throw out a pair of pants with one tear when they can fix it up good as new? They dont charge an arm and a leg and they have a quick turn around time!
This is a good carpet cleaning company! They arrive when they say they will and the results from their efforts is amazing. The carpet is dry within hours and it only costs $100 for three rooms.
If you have a cow that needs to be butchered and taken to be cut up properly, call Greenleaf Custom Meats. They come to the ranch, shoot the designated animal, haul it back to the shop and properly cut up, weigh and package the meat. They throw away what you dont need and give you a deal when they buy the parts you dont eat.
Call these guys when you want a sturdy, beautiful fence put up in record time with no flaws. These workers are honest and diligent and strive to get all jobs completed by due date.
PROS: Selection like a small Home Depot store.