I have gotten several nice haircuts at this shop. I am not the type of person to go to the same stylist every single time I get a haircut, so I kind of jump around. Most times I have gone to this shop, I have been a walk-in, which is super convenient. The stylist I got was young and hip, so I felt good about her cutting my hair.
I think the thing that makes this shop stand out to residents is the advertising sign that is updated every week. She always displays clever or funny phrases related to the season, holiday, etc. I have purchased a bouquet of flowers there once, and they were very helpful in providing me a beautiful selection in the price range I requested.
I recently had my son's hair cut here (he's 2) and it was a pleasant experience. She did end up cutting it a bit short, but that was perhaps equally my fault. I thought the stylist was really friendly and was good at distracting and working with my son.
This company provides our waste removal and recycling services. I would like to comment specifically on the recycling... I think it is one of the best systems out there. We have just one bin and everything is comingled. I don't know how they divide it all up on their end, but for us it couldn't be more convenient. The only downside is that some plastics are not accepted. I hope that is expanded in the future.
We recently had Kato Glass replace our car's windshield. They were very accommodating about coming to us or us dropping off the car, whichever was most convenient for US. That was nice to hear. They also were able to recommend another service provider for some rust problems we had and that was a good experience, too.
Drummers is a really nice garden center with a large selection of "different" plants available. Their prices are a little high, but if I'm looking for something specific, I go there. The employees are very knowledgeable and helpful; I have brought in samples of plants and they've identified them for me. They also offer some classes and a free newsletter.
We purchased a gas fireplace insert from this store a couple of years ago. The store is very nice and the employees were helpful in discussing what we needed and making a recommendation. The installers were particulary good about being sure we understood how to use and clean the fireplace.
Ahrens repaired my air conditioner this summer and they were very informational. The service technician specifically showed me some problems and made some recommendations. He was really friendly and willing to help. He did fix it for this summer, but we will probably be needing a new one next year.
We purchased our water heater from this store and we've been very happy with it. The staff was knowledgeable and the price was comparable to larger stores. They weren't the friendlies salespeople I've ever come across, but the overall experience was okay.
On another note, I asked them for a large empty box to take home for my son to play in and they were very accommodating! :-)
I have seen so many beautiful pictures come out of this place. My cousin uses them every time she has her daughter's portrait done, and I think they have a great "sharing" system. The pictures are posted to their website and you can share them via an email link. This is so handy so others can see and comment on the pictures. Her daughter is 3 years old, and they have had so many unique backgrounds/props/poses. The really do a nice job.