For most, purchasing a home is our biggest investment. We want homes to suit our needs in terms of square footage, number of rooms and location along with nice amenities, pleasing colors and surfaces. For a home’s exterior, we want something appealing for ourselves and our neighbors. When thinking about selling, exterior presentation can make the difference between a potential buyer walking in or passing by. Curb appeal is important.
We introduce you to locally-owned businesses that can improve your homes’ curb appeal — to encourage potential sale, please your neighbors and, most
importantly, for you.
Jeff Hoffmann, Owner/Operator
Jeff’s Hauling & Cleanup
310 Mulberry St., Perrysburg, Oh.
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How long in business: We are preparing to celebrate start of our 22nd year in business.
About: Jeff’s Hauling & Cleanup, founded in 1999, is a local, family-owned company. We got our start by moving furniture for a family friend. Word got around that “Jeff had a truck and would haul stuff”. We focused our attention on debris / junk removal and we began the growing process. Over the years we have developed great working relationships with numerous contractors, realtors, investors, banks, apartment communities, your friends, and your neighbors. We do downsizing, estate cleanouts, junk removal and much more. We are licensed and insured.
In 2019 we were voted the 2nd best junk removal company in the Toledo area. In 2020 we were voted the BEST junk removal company in the Toledo area. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction, and would love the opportunity to earn your business, trust, and friendship.
Curb Appeal: It’s important to homeowners, neighbors, and prospective buyers. Curb appeal shows those around you that you take pride in your home, it is inviting and well maintained.
Jeff’s Hauling & Cleanup is able to assist homeowners with improving their curb appeal . We can assist with junk/clutter/debris removal as well as “light demolition” consisting of decks, sheds, playsets, etc.. Allowing us to come and a ssist you with your curb appeal projects, shows that you take pride in your home, and will make it more appealing to prospective buyers should you decide to list it with any of the great realtors we are blessed to have in our area.
10 words or less: Prompt, professional, family-owned, the best in Toledo.
Bill McConnell, Owner/President
Dunright Building Services, Inc.
1057 Custer Drive, Toledo, Ohio. 43612
About: We specialize in new vinyl replacement windows. We recently became Pella Certified Contractors which allows us to show and install the entire Pella line. Also, we are expert sliders with one of two area 5-Star Contractor designations from Certainteed. In addition, we sell and install ThermaTru steel and fiberglass entry doors.
Why choose us: Dunright was formed to offer a quality product at a fair price with integrity. Our company has earned local and national awards which set us apart from the out of town competitors. In 2017, we received the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Business Ethics. The next year we were named to Remodeling Magazine’s Big50, an award only given to the top 50 companies nationwide, placing us in the top 1% of all contractors nationwide. We’ve also had the honor of winning Mature Living Contractor of the year and City Paper Best of Toledo twice and we ran runner up the third year.
We, a locally-owned and operated company, successfully competes with
the out-of-town, larger corporate window companies doing business in Toledo. We are the local choice. We will be there before, during and after installations.
Curb appeal: It’s a term used to describe a property in a positive light, its “perceived value.” Upgrades of windows, siding and doors makes a home more desirable and easier to sell than one priced similarly that needs lots of work. For example: ThermaTru had published an article noting that a new door with decorative glass can increase that home’s perceived value by at least 47%! Curb appeal is important because it goes directly to pride of ownership. The more a client increases curb appeal, the more perceived value he receives as payment for all of his hard work and investment.
In 10 words or less. Our customers can trust us to get the job Dunright!
Steve and Dawn Miller, Owners
Elite Awnings & Sun Shades
5932 Main St. Sylvania, Ohio 43560
About: We are a local family owned and operated Power Awning and Screen Company. We help homeowners shade their outdoor living areas using our American made “Sunesta Shade Systems”. From our beautiful retractable awnings to our sensible power screens we make outdoor living enjoyable.
Curb Appeal It’s important because it makes a statement that you love and adore your home. Curb appeal also brings value to the homeowner and the entire neighborhood. So go ahead and make those statements and show people that you love your home.
How do we help improve curb appeal: Adding our awnings & screens to your home is like adding jewelry to an outfit.It brings the “Bling Factor! We can help add the right products and colors to your home making your outdoor oasis have it’s own bling.
Why select our company: We have been in business for 8 years. Shade is all we do, and we are the best.
Veronica Sheets, Events & Development Director
Schedel Arboretum & Gardens
19255 W. Portage River S. Rd.Elmore, OH 43416
419-862-3182 x 1001
About: SA&G is a 17 acre garden estate for guests to wander and enjoy. In addition to a wide selection of unusual trees and plants, visitors are treated to a variety of beautiful and meticulously manicured gardens including iris, peony, rose, kitchen, and water gardens as well as beds planted with some 10,000 annuals each year. Unique garden features include a Japanese garden with Torii gate, pagodas, lanterns, waterfalls and a reflecting pool. A groove of Dawn redwood trees and a world class bonsai exhibit including nearly 140 specimens. New in 2021, is the addition of the world’s largest collection of Lithophanes. The Blair Museum of Lithophanes will be housed in the Schedel Manor House. SA&G is also a perfect venue for outdoor weddings and events. The Brown Welcome Center indoor facility is ideal for work retreats, showers, parties and social events.
If a homeowner is thinking of changing or adding flower beds, is Schedel Gardens a good place to visit? Why? Absolutely, guests are invited to “steal our ideas” and what better place to do that? Unique combinations of plants in beds and containers change every season!
Do plantings add to the “curb appeal” of a home? How? You bet, getting attention with splashes of color makes for great curb appeal. SA&G has a wide variety of viburnum shrubs and magnolia trees if you want to add a scented appeal as well.
If visitors see plantings and flowers they might want to learn more about, do you give guidance? Do you provide the names of your plantings so visitors can later look up their favorites and learn more? A plant book is kept at the check in counter and the gift shop so our staff and volunteers can assist with visitor questions. Plus, throughout the season SA&G offers workshops on trees and plants including a few “make and takes’’ on topics including bonsai, wreaths, and various art forms. There are also a couple of wonderful nurseries right around the corner from SA&G including Bench’s Greenhouse and Nursery and North Branch Nursery.
Does Schedel Arboretum & Gardens “specialize” in any particular types of plantings? If so, name a few. The grove of Dawn Redwoods, unusual varieties of trees and shrubs, Japanese peonies, world class bonsai display with tropical, coniferous and deciduous varieties a grove of yellow groove bamboo and a large collection of water lilies on Noble lake.
Kimberly Arnold – Manager
Myers Fireplace and Patio
808 N. Reynolds Rd.,
Toledo, Oh 43615, 419-531-9789
About: Myers has been a small family owned business since 1956, we specialize in everything from outdoor kitchens and patio furniture to fireplaces, gas inserts and wood burning and gas stoves. We are here for all your hearth and home needs.
Curb Appeal: There is nothing like an outdoor kitchen and outdoor fireplaces to increase curb appeal! Add beautiful outdoor furniture and your home will become the star of your neighborhood.
10 Words or Less: Established, experienced, family-owned, 65 years