Local Renovation and Custom Construction Company’s Latest Project Involves Unveiling of Perk -n- Pooch – a Unique Dog Wash and Coffee Shop in Sandy Springs
Highlight Homes has become accustomed to tongues wagging over the distinctiveness and quality craftsmanship of their work, but to set TAILS wagging is an entirely new “animal” for the local renovation and custom construction company. With their latest commercial project nearing the completion phase, Highlight Homes looks forward to expanding their fan base to the four-legged variety. If all goes according to plan, the doors to Perk -n- Pooch will open in time for dogs of the Dunwoody-Sandy Springs area to get gussied up before Christmas Day.
The wholly unique vision of local residents, the Guerrisi family – Perk -n- Pooch is a combination dog wash and coffee café located at 6690 Roswell Road, Suite 360 in Sandy Springs. As Bassett Hound rescuers and avid coffee drinkers, “Perk –n- Pooch” is an amalgamation of two of the Guerrisi’s great loves – dogs and a piping hot cup of joe. In addition to a coffee counter and dog wash stalls, Perk -n- Pooch will offer free wifi, a small retail section and professional groomer (available by appointment.) Dog owners are welcome to wash their dogs themselves or pay a nominal fee to have someone do it for them while they relax and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee from local gourmet coffee supplier, Lakehouse Coffee. Also on the menu at the café portion of the establishment are an assortment of teas, fresh fruit smoothies, and D’lites ice cream.
“The location is terrific,” explains Tracey Vasallo, Perk -n- Pooch Business Manager. “There’s a wonderful park nearby and a popular gym right next door. Dog lovers can enjoy a day at the park with their pooch and then pop by our shop for a wash and a coffee before heading home. Busy dog owners can drop their pets off to be groomed while they work out at the gym, and then reward themselves with a low calorie, low carb, low sugar D’lites ice cream. Joe and Renee wanted to create something special for dogs and dog owners alike that boasts the appeal of a neighborhood coffee shop. I know they’ll achieve that, thanks in part to the hard work and talent of the team at Highlight Homes.”
Construction of Perk -n- Pooch does not mark the first time the Guerrisi’s have called upon Highlight Homes for their renovation skills. In 2009, the family hired Highlight Homes to help them with a kitchen and living room remodel that was later featured in Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine. They have since hired the company to convert their carport into a carriage house-inspired garage and have recommended Highlight Homes’ services to numerous friends and neighbors. When it came time for the Guerrisi’s to start their exciting wet-nosed, coffee-fueled venture, they knew exactly who they wanted to call to bring their vision to a stunning reality. Once construction is complete, the Guerrisi family and Tracey hope to open Perk -n- Pooch in mid-December 2012. Much like the shop, the Perk -n- Pooch website is also under construction, but should be up and running soon at www.perk-n-pooch.com. To stay up-to-date on the latest Perk -n- Pooch news, be sure to “like” them on Facebook.
In a strange twist of fate, Highlight Homes’ last commercial project also involved canine-related construction as the team built an addition to Red Oak Animal Hospital in College Park. Small business owners in the Atlanta area who are seeking bids for an upcoming commercial construction project – pet or non-pet-related – are invited to call the Highlight Homes team at 678-873-9234 to discuss their plans. In addition to commercial work, Highlight Homes also performs gorgeous residential renovations and custom home construction. To learn more about Highlight Homes and view samples of our work, please visit us online at www.highlighthomesga.com.