2016-10-28 / Community

ASK THE EXPERTS

What is the Cape Elizabeth Home?

We’re a private, not for profit residence offering seniors an attractive alternative to remaining in their own homes.

Who lives at the Home? Men and women seventy and above who are independent enough to care for their own personal needs - those not requiring assisted living or on site medical services.

What do we offer? That safe feeling you get from knowing others are close by... The helpfulness of our caring staff...The pleasures of chef-prepared meals...A warm and homey atmosphere...Laundry and housekeeping services, weekly activities...A residence custom-built with seniors’ needs in mind.

Conveniently located right across the bridge from Portland, near shopping, medical facilities.

Please call 799-4992 for more information - or better yet, why not arrange for a visit and personal tour of the Home? We look forward to meeting you.

Home Snuggers answers all of your questions about “Retrofoam Insulation”!

1) How much does it cost to insulate my house? Depends on how much you want done, and how much we can save you with Efficiency Maine rebates. The average is about $4,500.

2) How long does it take? Usually no more than a day or two, and it’s usually applied from outside.

3) How much will I save on my heat bill? That varies between different homes. We find 30% - 40% is common.

4) What is the benefit of RetroFoam insulation? The real benefit to your comfort is the air sealing, which reduces drafts and cold penetration from outside. Plus, it will keep rooms cooler in the summer too.

5) Are there other benefits, too? Yes, the RetroFoam is odor free, class 1 fire retardant, and keeps mice and other pests from invading your home, and sound dampening.

6) How can I be assured it’s well sealed? First, our technicians are highly trained; we check everything with a thermal imaging camera, and the post testing by the Efficiency Maine Certified Energy Auditor gives you and us another level of quality control.

The Maine Window Company Testimonials

“To say that we are pleased with our new windows would be an understatement. They are wonderful and we could not be happier with the entire experience of working with both of you.” (Diane & Tom, Kennebunk)

“I have recently had the pleasure of working with Lisa and Chris from The Maine Window Company. Super friendly, flexible, reliable, and knowledgeable about their business.” (Heather, Waterboro)

“We were more than satisfied with the windows. The installation was done professionally and quickly. Awesome job start to finish. We will call you again for future projects.”

With over 30 years of experience in the window industry, Lisa Corey and Christopher Cummings never grow tired of providing quality products and service to their customers. “The best part of my profession is seeing the end result: that smile on the face of a happy customer as they see their home transformed with their new windows,” states Corey.

Granite Monuments & Cemetery Gravestones Benches, Signs, Bronze Markers, & Plaques

A Maine based monument company specializing Monuments, Cemetery Markers, and Gravestones made from Granite featuring Granite Benches, Signs, Bronze Markers, and Plaques servicing all New England states. Richardson Monument Company, Inc. is a family-owned business that has been in existence for more than 65 years. We provide clients with quality craftsmanship, and most importantly, we provide patience and understanding at a particularly difficult time in their lives. Our customers cherish their Richardson Monument Company Cemetery Monuments, Gravestones, and Markers.

We also specialize in creating Granite signs for businesses and communities.

For three generations we are proud of our work and in helping families in their decision on choosing the right monument or marker that will last a lifetime.

Hours:

Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: 331 Lincoln Street • South Portland, Maine 04106

Phone: 207-767-2761 • Fax: 207-767-2517

Hour Glass Company

For over 5 years, Hour Glass Company has been committed to providing quality glass products and fast, dependable service at very competitive prices! We are local, family owned and operated, whose mission is to give you and your project the kind of attention that you deserve. We take a personal interest in your satisfaction and continue to grow by your recommendations. Unlike the larger glass companies we don’t carry a large overhead, so – we really do sell for less!

Our prices are fantastic, but our over the top, friendly service will keep you coming back!

Although Custom heavy glass shower surrounds and shower doors have evolved into our specialty, call us for ALL your glass needs! We do anything glass related – from auto glass and windshields, to residential glass replacement, custom mirror work, vinyl replacement windows and doors, to commercial doors, small storefront projects, and everything in between. Glass To Go....

Hour Glass provides affordable cut glass service- window glass, thermal glass replacement, tabletops and more. Safety Glass, frosted, etched and specialty glass is available. We even do screen repair! Heavy Glass Shower Enclosures & Shower Doors....

Hour Glass/Hour Shower excels in the installation of better quality shower enclosures & doors, in various styles, while catering to all budgets. Our team has designed and installed hundreds of shower enclosures from start to finish, from standard to fully custom enclosures. We also work with builders and architects to maximize space and bathroom functionality.

Maine Shore Mechanical Inc.

Maine Shore Mechanical Inc. prides itself on providing efficient service and quality installations at reasonable rates. We do our best to inform the consumer with accurate information for making smart energy choices. It is important to us that all equipment be energy efficient as well as eco-friendly. We strive for complete satisfaction and a continued relationship with our customers. Contact the experts today for a FREE SYSTEM ANALYSIS! Family owned for over 25+ years Victoria Mansion chose Maine Shore Mechanical to convert their heating system from oil to gas with a high efficiency gas boiler. 24 HOUR SERVICE Serving the Greater Portland area

What We Do: Air conditioning/heat pumps Natural Gas Conversion Oil and Gas fired Boilers and Furnaces Gas Piping Gas fireplaces and stoves Hot Water Heater Radiant Heating Plumbing Preventative Maintenance Solar Heating Oil Tank Installation

Individual Care of Maine

Q. What makes Individual Care of Maine different from other In Home Care companies.

A. A few things separate us from other in home care companies.

First; We prioritize getting outside daily as it pertains to each client. depending on the physical abilities of each client we try to walk an move each day.

Second; We believe in cooking exceptional meals. There is just something about a home cooked meal that is good for the soul. When we train we also incorporate some cooking lessons to get our caregivers thinking about exceptional nutrition.

Third; We pay our caregivers way above the industry norm. We work as a team and help one another. When the caregivers are happy everybody is happy. In most situations the saying “the client comes first” is the norm. We believe this but we also feel that the caregiver also comes first. If the caregiver is well compensated and well supported by their employer, inevitably ensures that the caregiver takes pride in the job that he or she is doing. When you take good care of your employees they ,in turn take good care of the client.

Q. What was the inspiration for Individual Care of Maine

A. A dear friend was having a terrible time finding quality help with her mom who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a few years ago. She was going through many caregivers and was continuously stressed about what was going on at home while she was at work. Caregivers were calling in sick, not showing up, and sometimes just not a good fit for the family. Having been in a role as a caregiver as early as age 22 when my dad was diagnosed with a brain tumor and then with a son needing ongoing surgeries from a bone disorder, and then being a cancer survivor myself I understood both sides of caregiving. I understood the stress and worry of caring for a family member and also recognized the difference my caregivers made in my and my familys life while I was undergoing my own treatment for cancer. I was inspired and I knew how I wanted our company to look. More human and less corporate.

Heirloom Consignment

When you walk into Heirloom Consignment at 161 Ocean St. in South Portland, you never know what you are going to find, but store owner Michelle Raymond guarantees you will be impressed with the offering.

“People that come in can expect exceptional quality merchandise at a cost less than retail. We have been in business for two-and-a-half years and people are still bringing great stuff in. We have things coming and going at the same speed,” said Raymond, who has 30 years experience in interior design and furniture sales.

Although it depends on the week, or even the day, there are upward of 2,000 items on the sales floor of the 4,000-square-foot store, located in the Mill Creek section of the city. Items include furniture, tables and chairs and decorative items, such as lamps, rugs, artwork and mirrors.

Raymond said once an item is accepted, she uses her background in interior decorating and furniture sales to determine an asking price. That price is reduced by 20 percent after 31 days and another 30 percent after 61 days.

Many customers come in to Heirloom Consignment looking to decorate their home, while others stop by to find unique items. As winter approaches, she said, she sees people come in looking to furnish their living rooms or spare bedrooms to accommodate out-of-town guests coming to stay for the holidays.

For more information about Heirloom Consignment or to sell items, visit heirloomconsignmentme.com, or email Raymond at michelle@heirloomconsignmentme.com or call her at 747-5112. The store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

T.A. Napolitano, Inc.

T.A. Napolitano are fully licensed electrical contractors serving the Greater Portland and Southern Maine area since 1985. Our staff are all fully licensed electricians, master electricians, journeymen or helpers... all with a wealth of experience and knowledge.We carry out work for both residential and commercial customers, can plan regular maintenance visits and also provide a ‘Quick Service’ option which ensures a prompt response to your electrical needs... we also have 24 hour emergency cover in case the unthinkable happens. We provide a complete service from electrical design through to installation and maintenance - from a small home repair or upgrade to a multi million dollar development project - we can help!

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL • RESIDENTIAL NON-PROFIT • GENERATORS • GREEN SOLUTIONS

EMBERS STOVES & FIREPLACES is the only place to shop for a wood or pellet stove in Southern Maine! "One Of The Owners Is Always In The Store"

Embers Stoves & Fireplaces is a family-owned business established at the beginning of 2009 by Ernie Stanhope and Peggy Brown. Combined, we have over 27 years of experience in the hearth industry.

Our showroom is designed as a comfortable place to shop for gas and wood fireplaces, stoves and accessories. We welcome you to come in, browse our selection and allow us to answer any questions you may have.

Embers Stoves & Fireplaces carries the best brands at the best prices. Shop around, we’re sure you’ll agree. Select from the menu to the left for a sampling of what we offer. Call or stop by our showroom for more details or to view our full catalog of fireplaces, pellet stoves, outdoor products and accessories.

We want our customers to feel at ease; from selecting the perfect fireplace to fit your home, to your first fire and beyond. We install and service everything we sell. Embers also offers a free in-home consultation to make sure that you, the homeowner, are comfortable with every aspect of its startup and use. We are proud to have grown into the only specialized retail fireplace shop in the greater Portland area.

Make A-B.E.S.T. Window Your First Choice

A-B.E.S.T. Window is the local, family-owned replacement window company that manufactures, sells, and installs their own windows. By choosing A-B.E.S.T. Window, you’re choosing a well-established and proven company that has a demonstrated record of quality since 1985.

Our showroom located at 1199 Broadway is designed to showcase the multiple window options available to you. We welcome you to come in, test our samples, and allow us to answer your questions. A-B.E.S.T. Window also offers free in-home estimates to make sure you fully understand the process and feel comfortable with our team.

A-B.E.S.T. Window utilizes the highest quality materials, workmanship, and customer service to produce a product that is affordable and professionally constructed. A-B.E.S.T has an impeccable track record of over 200,000 installations. At A-B.E.S.T. Window we install your windows as if we were installing them in our own home.

If you’re located in the I-95 corridor between Kittery and Augusta, please contract us today to schedule an appointment.

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