I have spent thousands of dollars over the years at Merrifield. The prices are too high, but the employees are good, well trained. I have had a few plant failures, support post-mortem was poor. So now I only by special plants there - the run of the mill plants and supplies are a better value elsewhere - like Home Depot, Lowes, or smaller nurseries.
We have hired Ayoub rug cleaning for our oriental rugs. They did an nice job, picked up and delivery. Price was fair. You really need to be careful with your rugs, cleaning is critical. They were fairly priced and brought the rugs back on time. We would use them again.
Doug has done a lot of repair and improvement work for me. He replaced my sinks, faucets, toilets, repaired bathroom tile. Most recently he installed a natural stone backsplash in my kitchen - looks FAB. He installed new lighting, crown molding, door knobs, installed a microwave, painted the kitchen. For a very reasonable price my kitchen looks like it's out of a magazine! He can do a wide range of improvements, so I plan on asking him to do my next project too.