Home & Garden

Written by Paul Fairchild in the July 2009 Issue
Everything Under The Sun

One of the most diverse shopping experiences in Edmond, The Market has over 100 showrooms under one roof. Each of the stores is individually owned. Taken together, they offer a huge range of home and garden accessories – furniture, rugs, indoor and outdoor decor items and art. Shoppers will also find a wide array of kitchen accessories, wrought iron pieces, fragrance lamps, chandeliers and much more.

The Market offers seasonal merchandise, letting customers keep their gardens current all year long. Expect The Market to be full of fall and Christmas items as the seasons roll through. Also, with so many different businesses under one roof, new merchandise arrives constantly. “We say The Market is a whole new store every time!” says General Manager Natalie Brummer. And it’s open seven days a week.

Interior home decor items include everything from hand-crafted buffets to unique salt and pepper shakers. Styles range from Traditional, French Country and Coastal Décor to Shabby Chic, Western and Country.

Nobody shops 100 stores in one fell swoop. Frequently customers take a break at Kaffe Bona, The Market’s cafe. It’s well-known for its chicken salad pie and great sweets.

The Market is conveniently located just west of Quail Springs Mall at 14001 Joel McRonald Dr. For more information, visit www.themarketllc.com or call 405-752-2377.


Slick Interiors

“When you trust contractors with your home, you expect them to care about it as much as you do,” says William Graeber of Graeber Design. “You want them to show it the respect it deserves.”

Graeber Design, founded in 2000, originally started as a custom furniture and woodwork company, but soon expanded into full-scale interior makeovers. Graeber’s services include painting, faux finishing, custom furniture, woodwork and kitchen and bath remodeling and renovation.

Graeber’s reputation for custom faux finish work and signature distressed and antique furniture is excellent.

Graeber attributes the company’s success to attention to planning and details. “When we offer a homeowner choices in style, materials and design, they realize we care about their project and not just the payment,” he notes.

Graeber Design’s in-house staff members have experience with the full-scope of the company’s services and Graeber takes pride in their work ethic. He also serves as crew chief. He oversees every job himself – all the time, every time. His concern is detail and customer service.

Says Graeber, “Most of our business comes from referrals. You don’t get those unless you give 110 percent on every job.”

Graeber Design is a member of the Edmond Chamber of Commerce and accredited by the Better Business Bureau. See examples of Graeber Design’s recent work at www.graeberdesign.com or call 405-229-7383 for a free estimate.


Keeping A Lid On IT

After just ten years of operation, Edmond’s Red River Roofing is one of the premiere roofing companies in Oklahoma. The company’s been named one of the top contractors in the nation by the two largest roofing manufacturers in America.

Asked what the secret of his success is, owner Steve Collyar always gives the same answer: “There are four basic principles that we maintain in this company.”

First, Collyar keeps his company focused and never stops educating and training his employees. Roofing is a complicated system of flashings, fasteners, sealants and system specifications. And techniques constantly change.
Second, Red River Roofing is one of a handful of companies that employs a factory-trained project manager for every job. The supervision of a technical expert goes a long way toward maintaining high standards, extended performance and great customer satisfaction.

Third, Collyar’s company provides comprehensive service 365 days a year. Regardless of the problem, Red River Roofing is always armed and ready to solve it.

Fourth, Red River Roofing prides itself on the quality and abilities of its employees. Says Collyar, “They believe top to bottom in old-fashioned customer service and quality work. That’s pretty hard to find in the roofing industry.”

For more information, call 405-330-0025 or visit www.redriverroofing.com.


Plumbing Tips

Colin Frayser, owner of Edmond’s Cherokee Plumbing, boasts over 20 years of plumbing and construction experience. Cherokee handles home plumbing repairs as well as commercial repair, new construction and remodeling.

Frayser’s passion for customer service permeates his entire company. Like most homeowners, Frayser remembers the days when a plumber was a family friend – the person trusted to offer the best advice. Cherokee provides clean and efficient service for all of its clients.

Cherokee’s licensed plumbers use only the best materials for each and every job. Frayser uses the latest technologies and employs only the most well-trained employees. Cherokee also carries insurance that protects homes, homeowners and businesses.

Cherokee’s specialties include faucets and sinks, toilets and disposals, as well as water, sewer and gas lines. Frayser also offers a complimentary water heater check with every service call.

Frayser has good plumbing advice for homeowners.



He recommends:

• Knowing where to shut off the home’s water.

• Knowing where the cleanout to the home’s sewer line is located if it has one.

• Using only licensed plumbers, electricians, and heat and air technicians.

• Employing only contractors with liability and workman’s compensation insurance.

For more information, call 405-285-0178 or visit www.cherokeeplumbing.com


Old Homes, New Faces

It’s always a good idea to keep your home in top shape by performing regular maintenance. And, with today’s economy, making essential home repairs and updates to your home makes even more sense. Making home improvements maintains the value of your largest investment. Says Marty Hall of CFL Construction, “The better you take care of your home, the better the resale value.”

With over 24 years of experience, Hall’s helped hundreds of homeowners take their homes from worn and sometimes tattered states to fabulous and appealing ones. Hall began doing remodeling and roofing work during his college years and incorporated in 1996.

CFL handles all types of home remodeling and repair work – from siding, windows and decks to interior cabinetry, painting and staining.

“Anytime you’re starting to see peeling paint or cracks on a home’s exterior or cracking in the joints of siding where water can get in, it needs to be addressed. These things will destroy your siding. The key thing is to perform regular maintenance with good caulking and paint.”


Hall offers the following advice to homeowners:

• Work with reputable contractors who don’t ask for money upfront.

• Employ only contractors that carry workers’ compensation and general liability insurance, and all the required licenses.

• Use contractors that stay up to date on building codes, home owners’ association requirements and any other necessary regulatory items.

Contact CFL Construction for your home remodeling and repair needs at 405-348-1652. 
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