My husband has worked with O'Connor Electric for his business and was so pleased with them, he wanted them to quote out running a 220 line in our garage. They were very polite on the phone and gave me an initial estimate before coming out to our house. They made a few suggestions on the best placement and ultimately gave us a bid that we accepted. They did a very good job and completed the work in a short amount of time.
Brass Reproductions (formerly Custom Brass) had some beautiful light fixtures I set my eyes on. The fixtures in question were reproductions of an antique Victorian piece I wanted for my dressing room. They were able to give me a great price (a steal in my book) and I am now the proud possessor of a gorgeous brass reproduction (which everyone thinks is the real deal).
Light Club was the answer when I had plenty of questions about solar path lighting for my backyard. After seeing and hearing about the efficiency of solar lighting, I contacted LightClub to see what they had to say about it. They broke down the avaiable systems and gave me the pros and cons of each as well as the energy saving costs that could be realized. I appreciated their no nonsense approach and really liked the diversity in the products the offered.
I really want some bonsai plants for my backyard and was having a hard time finding a reputable place that would not only sell me the plants, but show me the basics on caring for them. After researching the issue, I found Roy at the Fuji Bonsai Nursery. He's a Bonsai Master who has received only the highest ratings from what I could tell. Meeting Roy in person was a pleasure. He's a very knowledgeable, friendly man who is completley unassuming. He took his time with me, going over the characteristics of each plant and even told me about the classes he holds. After a quick call to my husband, I ordered a total of 12 plants that are now thriving in my backyard.
The Exotic Garden Nursery has been the source of my inspiration for the fountain I want to put in my backyard. The people at Exotic are very personable and gave me a lot of great advice. I was talking with then about my gardening shed and they gave me some suggestions on ideas to incorporate into the design. I love talking with them.
We used Boris of BMRD Inc Heirloom Furniture to fix a gorgeous side table I picked up at an antique store. My husband was very skeptical of the piece when I first purchased it and didn't think it was worth refinishing. Boris did a superb job and restored the piece to its full glory. It now resides in our hallway prominently on display.
I contacted 24 Hour Garage Doors and Gate Installation after seeing the work they did with our neighbor's yard. They had a new gate installed that impressed me to no end. The workers were careful about the installation. When I saw the finished results, I took their card and showed my husband their work. He was equally impressed so I contacted them to provide a quote to upgrade the gate for our yard. The salesman was very friendly and gave me lots of options to choose from. They have a wide range of products available, which was surprising to me. I thought they handled themselves well and gave me all of the information I needed to make an informed decision.
CC Custom Cabinets did the cabinets for our garage. After clearing out most of the clutter, we needed to have storage that was practical for both my husband and I. CC came back to us with a proposal that worked for both of us and literally transformed the look of our garage. We now have the space we need with a design that looks great.
I thought about carpeting my craft room and decided to get some quotes on what it would cost. Castle Carpet claimed to have discount prices, but from what I see from shopping around, their prices were really no different than anyone elses. They carried the same brands as everyone else and their bargain bin didn't have anything that appealed to me.
After we redid the venetian blinds in my husband's study, we decided to revamp the blinds in our bedroom. I didn't want to spend as much money as we did in the study, so I contacted a couple of other companies for a bid. West Coast Shutters & Blinds gave me a bid, but I honestly didn't like their blinds. They seemed a little on the cheap side to me, even their higher end models.