Carpetland USA drapes floors in high style with a wide selection of tiles, laminates, hardwood, and carpets from popular brands such as Shaw, Mohawk, and Mannington. Carpets can tie together a stuffy walk-in closet (starting at $0.89/sq. ft.), and vinyl acts as a bulletproof vest for kitchens prone to blender explosions and bullet spills (starting at $0.79/sq. ft.). Alternately, homeowners looking to catch feet with hardwood can choose from a range of exotic woods, including acacia and tigerwood (starting at $4.99/sq. Ft.).
You Pack. We Drive. You Save.
That's U-Pack Moving in a nutshell! U-Pack is the perfect moving solution when you want the convenience of full-service movers combined with the cost savings of a rental truck. You pack and load, and we drive--it's that simple! U-Pack has nearly 300 locations to help you move nationwide.
The expert mechanics at Hill Motorbikes service 50cc–250cc mopeds and scooters from companies such as Lance Powersports, Puma Cycles, and BMS MotorSports. Safety-conscious riders can pick up a new helmet from the store to defend their craniums from bumps, scrapes, and segway-riding sharks ($50–$100), or order an oil change that douses engines and rear ends in lubricant to keep street prowlers purring ($35). Bike bosses kick off tune-ups with a test drive to check on-road performance before cosseting crafts with an oil change, a sparkplug replacement, and an inspection and adjustment of the valves, carburetor, brakes, and clutch ($75). Hill Motorbikes' knowledgeable staff can also dispense useful advice, such as how to winterize your bike by teaching it to hibernate in a hollowed stump.
The staff at Varsity Cleaners wants to take the stress out of laundry day. Customers with a load of dirties can drop them off at any of nine area locations and have their clean clothes delivered free of charge. They can also escort their clothes to the laundromat, where for a few coins, the machines will wash and dry their garb without the use of a garden hose.
Whisking away bespotted garments and returning fresh garb, Sunshine provides Iowa City with impressively convenient pickup and delivery laundry services. Trundle off apparel for sudsy vacations from anywhere in Iowa City, Coralville, or North Liberty (30 lbs minimum of laundry for pickup/delivery). Services cost $1.50 per pound of laundry, falling to $1 after 50 pounds. Customers with blazers requiring extra coddling and shirts that need sleeve-holding can visit the store and cleanse clothing using the self-service laundry machines. An attendant is always on duty to help to wrangle rebellious trousers. Though not included with this Groupon, patrons dropping off or self-scrubbing their threads can while away the minutes at the shop's tanning salon or in-store cafe, sating hunger with java, smoothies, or sandwiches as garments do the rinse-cycle tango.
A mother of six, Tiffanie Lloyd developed her photographic skills by taking pictures of each of her young ones. This hobby soon developed into Tiffanie Lloyd Photography, where Tiffanie uses her expert eye to snap shots of other people's newborns and children. Though happy to use props, Tiffanie mostly eschews bells and whistles at her on-location or in-studio sessions, preferring to capture childhood innocence with straightforward compositions. To preserve her client's favorite images, she offers a slew of products, from prints and framed wall portraits to photo coasters and stickers. Along with paid work, Tiffanie lends her talents to numerous charitable causes, such as taking free photographs of high-school seniors in foster care.
With members certified by the American Lighting Association, The Ar-Jay Center’s staff of seasoned illuminators shine a new light on hum-drum homes with stylish accessories including lighting, ceiling fans, and mirrors. Brighten shadowed corridors with the aerial radiance from an oil-rubbed bronze mini pendant light ($38), or pinpoint bodily smudges underneath the cascading effulgence of a three-bulb bath light ($47). Halogen desk lamps keep work on schedule with brilliant light and built-in clocks ($30); the blades of a bronze 52-inch ceiling fan supply rooms with the wind power required during hot summers or indoor parasailing practice ($75). The center's experienced design staff stands ready to assist with any furnishing inquiries, helping customers tease out the personality of otherwise bashful roosts.
After handing off household duties to her stepdaughters in order to teach them the responsibilities of maintaining a home, Stephanie Howard longed for the feel of a sudsy sponge in her hand rather than relishing the break. Thus, she opened The Dusty Daisy Green Cleaning Service, and along with her insured and bonded crew including twin sisters Heather Smith and Holly Smith, she scrubs the gunk from inside clients' bathtubs, mops floors till they shine, and ousts dust bunnies from underneath beds, among other cleaning services. The team also uses eco-friendly cleaning products to ensure services are gentle on pets and kids, handling regularly scheduled cleaning sessions as well as one-off appointments before or after events or for move-in or move-out cleaning.
After the Cedar Rapids Parade of Homes honored Jason Buresh's well-groomed yard with its Curb Appeal award, Buresh decided to capitalize on his landscaping talent. In January of 2000, he established Artistic Landscaping and Lawn Care. Although Buresh earned a formal degree in applied science and agricultural marketing from Kirkwood Community College, his lawn-care education actually started in childhood, when he honed his knowledge of plants and landscape design on his family’s farm. Today, Artistic Landscaping and Lawn Care creates lush, green lawns with aeration, dethatching, fertilizing, seeding, and mowing services. The company also installs greenery and retaining walls to beautify yards or keep out roving bands of lawn flamingos.
From his Cedar Rapids–based business, EPA- and state-certified radon inspector Steve Reuter scans homes for harmful carcinogens during thorough, professional inspections. Reuter works hand in hand with homeowners, buyers, and realtors, ensuring the safety of entire buildings—from basements to attics—with Sun Nuclear radon-measurement equipment.
Five Star Home Improvement Company's home-repair specialists are always thinking of their mother—Mother Earth, that is. The team of specialists is experienced in all manner of home repairs, from installing new roofs to insulating attics, but they focus their efforts in sustainability and energy-conservation services. BPI-certified staff members can inspect every nook and cranny of customers' homes or office buildings in search of energy leaks, and they offer suggestions post inspection to curtail needless waste. Specialists can also prevent energy inefficiencies with a number of services, including new window installations that keep cold weather out while allowing residents to spy on the neighbors they suspect may be aliens in disguise.
Signature service: Express drop-off laundry service
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: Electrolux
Pro Tip: Please give us a heads up at 319-610-3663 before you come.
With a combined 100 years of experience, HomeWorks Central, Inc.’s
multidisciplinary team of handymen is well equipped to tackle a wide range of home improvement projects. While the team specializes in exteriors – cladding homes in stone-coated steel roofing and Coventry vinyl siding – they also undertake interior projects, including installing energy efficient attic insulation and walk-in safety bathtubs.
The technicians at Connett Services are certified members of North American Technician Excellence and licensed by the state of Iowa—sources of pride that show in every HVAC service they offer. For every service call, their goals are two-fold: keep the home's inhabitants comfortable and help them save money doing so. To this end, the team installs and services heaters and air conditioners as well as water heaters and humidifiers, offering a free estimate before so much as breaking out a wrench or breaking into a song-and-dance number from the recent off-Broadway smash, The HVAC Repairman and I. Connett Services' money-saving measures also come from some potentially unexpected places—homeowners can expect reductions in monthly energy bills thanks to improved HVAC system efficiency.
Since 2005, Frontline Lawn & Landscapes has been breathing new life into grass and gardens with a range of lawn-care and landscaping-design services. Its seasonal approach to gardening incorporates several different collections of weather-specific services, such as snow removal in the winter, mulching in the spring and fall, and fluffing grass for comfortable picnics in the summer. Frontline's team of resident designers oversees small- and large-scale projects from conception to completion, from planting a single bush to re-landscaping an entire bocce court.