Larkslaw
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Member since 9/16/2009
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Art Stone Granite & Marble

Posted on: 9/22/2012

Beware how Art Stone "Secures" Undermount Sinks

It seems everyone heaping praises on Art Stone is focused on the counter tops. Good for them. My complaint and warning to you has to do with how they "install and secure" undermount sinks, both stainless steel and ceramic models. THEY GLUE THEM IN PLACE USING EPOXY GLUE! If that weren't bad enough, the cut scrap pieces of wood and screw them at odd locations and angles to brace the sink from underneath and inside your cabinetry. It looks like hell...as if they were temporary braces to hold the sink in place while the glue dries. Turns out they are supposed to be permanent! Permanent and ugly to boot. If you check on line, most undermount sink manufacturers supply metal fasteners with their sinks. Companies like Art Stone are suppsoed to either drill holes are cut slits in the underside of the counter top to secure the fasteners and the sink. Naturally, this approach takes more time and probably more skill. Funny how Art Stone warrants its counter tops but not its sink installations. If they think glue is going to hold up a kitchen sink with a heavy garbage disposal hanging from it for the live of the kitchen remodel, they're more "art" than "actual" craftsman. Wonder how the folks supplying Art Stone with the epoxy glue feel about their product being used to "glue" undermount sinks in place without the help of metal fasteners. The least Art Stone could do would be to use decent wood and secure their braces in a way that looks professional.

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 Installer pushed out cabinet side to install brace.

NAPA Auto Parts

Posted on: 8/21/2011

Great Service Based on Talent and Determination

My daughter's Ford Explorer died near Roswell Road and I-285 in the middle of heavy Saturday afternoon traffic. The closest possible service was at this NAPA location....but they were closing in an hour. We asked the owner if we couold have the car towed to his shop so we could figure out what was wrong with it on Sunday. His response..."nonsense.... we'll figure out what's wrong and get you back on the road before 5 pm." And this shop DID IT. Found the problem; rushed in parts to do the repairs and had my daughter back on the road just after 5:15 pm. I have never in my life experienced mechanics working on cars with the intensity and ability these guys were using to get all their customers up and out for the weekend -- in safe cars no less. While there, I witnessed the owner come out and sit with many of the customers explaining what was going on. Sometimes the news was good. Sometimes it was bad. But this guy was out their telling the customer in common sense terms what their reality was. Try and find a doctor who'll come out to his lobby and talk with you as a patient! The prices for parts and labor were right in line with what costs would have been had this been a scheduled visit. There was no upcharge or "hidden" costs based on the emergency. There was no trying to talk my daughter into more work based on scare tactics. She was told to be careful about one of her tires.... and it WAS bad! Can't wait to use these guys for regular service! Thanks!

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Spectrum Paints Inc

Posted on: 10/22/2010

More Paint "Power" Than Price -- What's Up?

I got stuck helping a neighbor do some exterior touch up painting. The paint used by the paint pro was from a company I'd never heard of.... Spectrum Paints. I figured I was gonna have to paint everything since these guys couldn't possbly match the paint. Turns out I was dead wrong. Not only were they able to match the paint color (Thank God!), the paint is amazingly easy to work with. It goes on easy.....covers amazingly well (better than the big brands from my vantage). It was almost fun (but don't tell my neighbor!!!!). Hats off to Spectrum Paints, a local, small company that can make a product better than the big boys! They may not cover the world but they sure do a great job of covering my paint needs. Well done guys!

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The Veterinary Clinic West

Posted on: 9/16/2009

Best Vet Team for Your Pet's Well Being and Care

We've worked with this team for many years -- 4 dogs. They have the professional and personal touch you want if you really care about your pet.

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