Here Are the Best Home & Garden Businesses Around the Hudson Valley
Photo by Rose Callahan
Wooden Home Goods
Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co.
Consider this an opportunity to own a piece of art that is as functional as it is beautiful. From cutting boards all the way to dining tables, Blackcreek turns wood into wonderful things. Use their proprietary oil to keep your piece gleaming.
RL Baxter Building Corp.
A local leader in private and commercial development, Baxter (run by founder RL’s daughter Amanda Baxter, a 2017 Hudson Valley Magazine Women in Business honoree) provides services from conception to completion. Recent projects include the Mill House Brewing Company, Dyson Breast Center, and Scribner’s Catskill Lodge.
Custom Pool Designers
NeJame Pool Specialists
The NeJame name has been synonymous with designing and building pools since 1954 and is owned by second- and third-generation family members Chris NeJame, wife Shelly, daughter Britney, and son-in-law Steve O’Brien. Your relationship with NeJame begins with the design and installation of your pool, with consideration for your lifestyle and budget, and continues with exceptional maintenance from a year-round service department.
This Capital Region-based textile designer’s Bellinger fabrics have been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, and are a part of the design collections of major museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. While there is no retail shop to purchase the elegant and intricately woven fabrics, they are available to the trade through designers and architects. "Our collection speaks to those who approach design as a reflection of one's self," says Bellinger.
Home Improvement Services
Whether you need pre-fabricated supplies or want the raw lumber to complete the job yourself, Herrington’s is the place. This family-owned-and-operated store has been providing materials and support since the late 19th century, and currently provides architectural services, stone and masonry, and countertop fabrication for home fixer-uppers.
Chatham, Hillsdale, Hudson, and Millerton; www.herringtons.com
Williams Lumber & Home Centers
Need a 2-by-4? How about plywood? Williams carries quality grades of lumber for all kinds of projects. Even specialty wood, like mahogany, ipe, or Brazilian hardwoods, can be found here. Plus, with appropriate sealers, fasteners, and trim for sale too — not to mention electrical and plumbing supplies — Williams can help you build an entire house!
Rhinebeck and seven other locations; www.williamslumber.com
Outdoor Living Space Specialists
Since 1973, this architectural and land-sculpting business has been providing top-flight design, execution, and maintenance, whether you need a water feature, basketball court, or garden. They’ve expanded their NESPA-award-winning service to New York City, Connecticut, and commercial properties in New Jersey.
Wappingers Falls; www.neavegroup.com
Place to Buy Tiles
Terra Tile and Marble
Terra specializes in supplying and installing surfaces of all kinds, from glass and ceramics to metal and porcelain, and has received raves from customers. Their Briarcliff Manor location has even become energy-efficient, with a 120KW solar installation on the property.
Briarcliff Manor and Fishkill; www.terratileandmarble.com
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Place to Buy an Orchid
Black Meadow Flora
This is the go-to spot if you want to buy an orchid, or have questions about an orchid you already own. Margaret Bridge’s loving touch is evident in her three greenhouses full of flowers, her classes on caring for them, and her extensive knowledge of these long-stemmed beauties.
It's hard to top the extensive inventory at this fourth-generation family business. With four state-of-the-art showrooms throughout the Hudson Valley, you can find everything for your plumbing needs, including a Spalet smart toilet from DXV that cleans itself and has a nightlight!
Fishkill and five other locations; www.nssupply.com
Hudson Valley Home Media
Raise your window shades, tune in to your favorite TV or radio station, adjust the thermostat, check your doorbell camera — all from your iPad. Hudson Valley Home Media helps turn your house into a smart home. Make your life easier and your friends jealous: now that’s smart.
We could all use a little less clutter and a little more space in our homes, and even in our workspaces. The expert design consultants collaborate with you on the perfect solution for your space and your needs. Your custom closet (no two are alike) will be installed with white-glove service on a timeline that works for you.
New City, Hawthorne; www.californiaclosets.com
Photo by Helen Piteo Interiors
Helen Piteo Interiors
Wappingers Falls; www.helenpiteointeriors.com
Sohns Appliance Center
Rhinebeck, plus seven other locations
Plant Nursery/Garden Store
Adams Fairacre Farms
Halo Home Inspection
Wappingers Falls/Beacon; Find them on Facebook
Wappingers Falls; www.bottinifuel.com
Adams Fairacre Farms
Pleasant Valley; www.poolguysonline.com
Real Estate Firm
New Paltz; www.stevensrealtygrp.com