Since 1999, Brighter Solutions has been adding value to homes across the Midlands and helping families “green” their homes one step at a time.
Brighter Solutions offers 5 great product lines for your home –Phantom Screens,EntryPoint Glass, MirrorMate Frames, Solatube, and Solar Star. Phantom Screens offers retractable screens for windows, entry doors, patio doors, French doors and more. EntryPoint products allow you to upgrade your existing doorway within just a few hours by adding our glass to your door. Glass patterns can be seen at your local Home Depot or our showroom. MirrorMate Frames will outfit any mirror in minutes with a custom look. Solatube Daylighting Systems bring natural light to areas previously inaccessible with an innovative skylight system. Solar Star attic fans are technologically advanced with a "run by the sun" solution for your attic's worst enemies - heat and moisture.
Additional information may be found by selecting any of the product links or images on this page or by visiting our showroom. We look forward to helping you find Brighter Solutions for your home!
Sun Shades and Graphics
Owner Jeff Carstetter discovered at twelve years old that he had a love affair with the automobile. In 1974, he landed a job as an apprentice in a sign shop that allowed him to begin designing graphics and lettering on commercial vehicles. In 1977, he came to Columbia to look around, loved what he saw, and 2 weeks later packed up and moved here… permanently. After accepting a job in a sign shop for a brief period, he was offered a position with a franchised company designing stripes and graphics for auto dealers. This is when he was introduced to auto accessories, including window tinting. By 1980 he decided to strike out on his own and opened the business that eventually became today’s Sun Shades & Graphics.
sun shades and awnings south carolina about us carstetter familyIt didn’t take long before his clients began to ask about tinting their homes and offices. While maintaining an excellent automobile business, Carstetter began to pursue the residential and commercial tinting business. In 1994 Sun Shades & Graphics acquired the VISTA Window Film dealership. This continued the changes within the clientele of Sun Shades & Graphics. Carstetter received the coveted degree in “Accredited Solar Control Specialist” from The International Window Film Association.
By 2000 the majority of Sun Shades & Graphics clients were requesting residential and commercial tinting. Carstetter was becoming more and more involved with the home building industry. He was appointed to the board of directors of the Greater Columbia Remodelers Council (a division of The Home Builders Association) in 2001 for a 2-year term. In 2002 CP Films (now known as Eastman Performance Films) designated Sun Shades & Graphics as the only Platinum Dealer in central South Carolina. It was time for a major change within Sun Shades & Graphics. The decision was made to merge the automotive tinting and accessories business with Conrad Geiger of Auto Trim Design. While staying somewhat involved with the automotive business this would allow Carstetter to focus most of his energy and attention on residential and commercial solar control products.
From 2002 until the present, Sun Shades & Graphics has continued to add more and more solar control products. They have become a one stop shop for all your solar control needs.
In 2011 Carstetter was appointed to serve on the Executive Committee for the Green Building Council of Columbia. This will enable him to give and receive information about sustainable residential construction. With the ongoing issues of energy costs and demand, Carstetter can continue to give back to the community while learning and researching ways to keep our environment safe and clean.
Jeff Carstetter, with his wife Sondi and a full time staff have almost 65 years of experience in the window tinting business. They pride themselves in providing mom-and-pop customer service as well as the most technologically advanced products in the world today. VISTA Window Film, Eastman Performance Films and Huper Optik Window Film have put Sun Shades & Graphics on the map as the provider of the "FINEST WINDOW FILMS IN THE WORLD."
Super-Sod is a family-run business that employs experts in turf and horticulture. One of their most popular products has been their Soil3 organic compost, delivered in a cubic yard BigYellowBag, which they make partially from composted grass clippings from their sod production. Super-Sod continues to develop new garden products, foster gardening and landscaping, and always seeks to improve their farming practices, technology, environmental stewardship, and employee knowledge.
"The Fix It and Finish It crew was a very friendly, professional and well organized group and did a great job with this project. Being a sod producer, it’s always a pleasure to watch quality, professional, nurserymen and landscapers like Rick Woodley and John Keeler transform a job site like this into a beautifully landscaped yard. I’m glad we could be a part of it." -Joe Livingston, Super-Sod, Orangeburg, SC
Queen City Audio & Video, @QCAVA
Eastover Collection offers handcrafted garden features and architectural accents, known for their beauty, durability and craftsmanship. All pieces are made in the USA by skilled woodworkers.
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Plow & Hearth , @PlowandHearth
Plow & Hearth is a trusted national catalog, retail, and internet company specializing in unique, enduring home and lifestyle products that are quality-built and guaranteed to meet our customer's expectations.
What began as a small retail store in Madison, Virginia, in 1980 has grown to include our flagship brand, Plow & Hearth®, plus five others that have joined our family over the years. Plow & Hearth offers unique, high-quality products for home, hearth, yard and garden. Problem Solvers® provides practical solutions for everyday living. Wind & Weather® offers elegant home and garden décor, gifts, and a complete selection of indoor and outdoor weather-related instruments . HearthSong® helps parents and grandparents inspire play with age-appropriate, wholesome, quality playthings. Magic Cabin® fuels the children's imaginations with toys and crafts . Reuseit® provides practical, innovative and eco-friendly products that help eliminate disposables and help people live sustainably. The Plow & Hearth family of brands also has a growing list of retail stores.
As we have grown, we have remained dedicated to the same principles that have guided us from the beginning and to which we attribute our enduring success: honesty, integrity and most importantly, our commitment to customer service. We treat our customers like neighbors and friends. We offer only products we would use ourselves, at fair prices. The Plow & Hearth Guarantee
Old Dominion Flooring Company
If you haven’t shopped flooring lately, then you’ll be blown away with all the different options available that put fashion at your feet. At Old Dominion Floor we offer more than discounted flooring. We give you an opportunity to achieve a look that will have friends and family bragging about your sense of fashion. You’ll be wowed at the new designs and brilliant finishes that accompany both hardwood and laminate flooring. If it’s carpet that you’re looking for, you won’t believe all the new pattern looks and colors.
We have everything you need from start to finish:
A friendly, knowledgeable staff
Sample Check-Out Service
Complete Warranty Service
Come Visit Us at 3350 Speeks Drive
Midlothian, VA 23112
Virginia Wayside Furniture
Dedicated to being the best furniture and interior design store in Richmond, we offer the finest quality furniture, unmatched service, and value pricing. Our stylish pieces are sure to enhance the current design of your home whether you are looking for a traditional look or more contemporary feel. We believe that when you shop at Virginia Wayside Furniture, you are like one of our family. We are dedicated to finding you the perfect decor for your home.
Our furniture store in Richmond VA specializes in Made-in-America manufacturing using the finest woodworking techniques and hardwoods such as cherry, oak, maple, mahogany, and walnut. We also provide selectively chosen reproductions in every imaginable style to make sure we can accommodate your individual taste.
We offer furnishings for every room in your home: Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom, Family Room, Home Office, Sun Rooms, Patios, Porches and Kid’s Rooms – including the perfect accessories, artwork, lamps, floral arrangements, rugs, carpeting, window treatments, & more. From accent tables and recliners to sectionals and beds, our furniture store has your entire household covered.
Our friendly, professional Sales and Interior Design Team will guide you through the myriad of choices to create the combination that is perfect for you and the way you live. We understand the importance of buying furniture that fits your lifestyle. Our Delivery and Customer Service Team will also handle your furniture with Tender-Loving-Care. Last but not least, you can always count on our service after the sale.
Our newly redesigned website features a virtual showroom displaying many items you will find on our floor. Feel free to preview the website and, of course, come in and become one of the Virginia Wayside Family.
Discover why so many people choose Virginia Wayside Furniture.