2201 Concord Pike
Fairfax Hardware is a paragon of superior customer service. The folks there will fix almost anything for loyal locals, but the biggest repair items are screens, whether aluminum, copper, fabric mesh or Fiberglas. Staffers will fix most other stuff, such as lamps and anything that needs to be drilled or capped, such as pipes and small plumbing items like leaky faucets. “We can even cut lumber on doors,” says co-owner Art Pleasanton. (Customers will either pull the doors off their hinges or buy them new, then take them to the shop.) The real perk: Pleasanton—and a part-time staff of the most respectful teenagers you’ve ever met—will help solve your problem before selling anything.