July 30, 2011
Today was Architects Saturday. Our entire show was devoted to the Home Builders Association Committee of Residential Architects. The show explained how, ultimately, it saves a homeowner money to use an architect to design a project. This ensures that all facets of the project are aesthetically pleasing and functionally practical. Architects are licensed to have your health, safety and welfare in mind for every project of your home, whether it's large or small.
Hallie Bowie, New Leaf Home Design, newleafhomedesign.com 330.329.6901
Marty Caruso ,Caruso Architecture, Inc., 3460 Ridgewood Road, carusoarch.com 330.665.3432
Janet Rusanowsky, NPR Technical Services, 1675 East Main St., #205, Kent, Ohio 44240. 330.678.3513
Diane Thomas McMort, Design Collaborative, 2211 Anthony Dr.,Akron, Ohio 44333, 330.864.6030 designcollaborativeonline.com
Richard Bancroft, President of the Home Builders Association of Summit and Portage Counties, 799 White Pond Dr. A, Akron, OH 44320. 330.869.6800, AkronHBA.com Also, Richard is the owner of Bancroft Miller Development and Consulting, 6500 Pearl Rd., Suite 206, Parma Heights, OH 44130. 440.725.0758
The HBA Parade of Homes takes place Aug. 20-28. It's the first parade of homes in two years. For more information, visit AkronHBA.com.
GracyLane, the Vera Bradley store at First and Main in Hudson, Tom Gober, owner, invites listeners to celebrate the store's first birthday on Aug. 6. Tom also has two stores in Youngstown. The newest GracyLane is located at103 First St., Hudson. Phone: 330.650.0370.
Vehicle Information Services, Inc., 846 N. Cleveland Massilon Rd. Erica Eversman says that when certain cars are involved in accidents, they might suffer from a condition called Diminished Value. That means that the value of the car is reduced as a result of the accident even if the repair work is satisfactory. What most consumers don't know is that they may be able to recover the amount of the diminshed value. For more information to protect this valuable asset, call 330.668.2595 or visit the Vehicle Information Services website.
Wigs for Kids event at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on July 30. The "Zoo Walk, 5K Run & Hair Cut-a-thon" will benefit the nonprofit, which has provided hair systems and products for children with severe hair loss for 33 years. Jeffrey Paul is the founder and president of the organization, which has never charged or turned down a child. www.wigsforkids.org
July 16, 2011
WITAN (Women In Touch with Akron's Needs) Rummage Sale, the organization's 3rd annual sale, is the best yet. It is taking place until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1361 W. Market St., Akron. Heather Jalbert and Cheryl White say that there's also a great bake sale. For information, www.witaninfo.org or call Cheryl at 330.281.1890.
Miller Custom Exteriors specializes in windows, doors, steel siding (hail resistant!) and metal roofing (the last roof you'll ever need to put on your home). The family-owned company has been in business for 40 years. Lorin Miller, president, suggests that customers call for free estimates. Miller Custom Exteriors is located at 9238 County Road 245, Fredericksburg, Ohio. The phone number is 800.589.4905. www.millercustomexteriors.com
Edmonds Elevators is Cleveland's oldest and largest independent elevator company. It was founded in 1875, back when Otis Elevator arrived on the scene. From home lifts to passenger elevators and vintage elevators, Edmonds can take of your elevator needs. Sales manager Tom Tondiglia says that chair lifts are an affordable alternative to moving out of your home into a one-story. Call 216.781.9135 or visit www.edmondselevator.com
Northeast Insulation Service, LLC, P.O. Box 1025, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223. Free home audits and true estimates with no hidden charges or fees. For more information, call 330.928.7011 or visit northeastinsulation.net. Owner Sean Ahern says that the summer is the best time to address insulation and ventilation problems. Doing so will help cool your home more efficiently and prevent ice dams in the winter.
Tina's Top Ten: Tina Thelin recognizes 10 businesses for their exellence in products and/or services. Like a Secret Shopper, Tina checks them out thoroughly before making her recommendations. Visit Tina's Top Ten.
New Leaf Home Design: Architect Hallie M. Bowie is a certified green professional who offers terrific ideas to homeowners about what they can do to improve their living space. To learn more, visit newleafhomedesign.com.
Buckeye Hardwood Floor Supply, 1060 Derby Downs Dr., Akron, Ohio 330.633.3084. Ken Deckert , co-owner . Get expert advice on hardwood flooring and all the supplies you need. For additional information: Buckeyefloorsupply.com
Tunnel Vision Hoops, 3558 Lee Rd., Shaker Hts., OH 44122. Every season is growing season with Tunnel Vision Hoops. All-weather retractable dome, rainwater harvesting and mobile-ready base frame systems available for the urban garden farmer and gardening enthusiast. The photo below is a farm-size Tunnel Vision Hoop, but smaller versions are available for residential use. For more information, call Todd Alexander, 330.283.5717 or visit tunnelvisionhoops.com.
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