ExecGolf Membership cards allow golfers to pass untouched through the doors of dozens of participating private courses at discounted prices. A membership card allows players two $25 rounds of golf at each of more than 20 participating courses, one of which must be redeemed before October 31, 2011. This per-round price includes cart rental, green fees, and the opportunity to engage in medieval cart jousting. Golfers can play unlimited rounds for a members-only rate at favorite courses or preview private courses such as Grand Cypress Resort, or historic Rio Pinar Country Club, which hosts 17 PGA and LPGA championships.
At Marie-France, customers can peruse a wide selection of fashionable threads that add a dose of style much more effectively than crafting a pair of shorts from a Matisse painting. Specializing in providing cutting-edge yet uncommon fashions for 13 years, Marie-France offers an eye-catching mix of affordable apparel, accessories, and jewelry for the discerning shopper. Visitors can check out handbags ($35–$60), dresses ($40–$75), tops and blouses ($32–$45), novelty tees ($21–$35), and racecar-tire cocktail dresses to spiff up their wardrobes. A welcoming atmosphere doused in soothing lighting helps make every visit a relaxing experience. Additionally, a helpful staff of fashion-forward apparel aficionados will help customers pick out fetching items while making sure visitors don’t walk out wearing necklaces as flip flops.
Air Flow Designs has kept more than 650,000 heating and AC systems up and humming with preventive tune-ups using Energy Star equipment. Air Flow Designs’ technicians examine each unit in detail, from its thermostat and drain pan to the hamster treadmill that generates its wind. They'll also check the refrigerant charge, clean the blower components and burners, lubricate moving parts, check the amperage and voltage, and test safety controls. Algae-tab maintenance keeps your circulated oxygen free of mold and accidental science-fair projects. Air Flow Designs’ tweaks and checkups also boost your indoor weather system's energy efficiency and performance.
Bug Master’s crew of bug busters keeps homes from infestation and homeowners from finding refuge atop chairs with effective pest-control treatments. Armed with products such as Termidor, they oust subterranean termites eating away at homes and can rid abodes of bedbugs, fleas, roaches, and other pests.
Keeping round-the-clock hours seven day a week, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating launches uniformed teams of certified technicians on HVAC service, installation, and repair jobs. Each of the company's repairmen undertakes regular classes and seminars to hone skills and remain current on industry advances. Armed with quality parts and equipment, the courteous and punctual technicians journey to households to settle issues with all models of heating and cooling systems, from malfunctioning heat pumps to sputtering air conditioners. Company experts are also available online and over phones to provide immediate answers to customers' concerns or a friendly ear for stories about new crushes.
Certified by the National Swimming Pool Foundation and backed by 20 years' experience, Perfect Pools keeps swimming pools pristine and expertly maintained. Also fully licensed and insured, they test sanitizer levels and prevent algae growth. They perform all these services using eco-friendly products and procedures when possible to minimize their footprint.
When pests invade homes, Bug Brigade's technicians are never far behind with the latest insect-evicting baits, sprays, and traps. The specialists perform field trial studies for DuPont, Syngenta, Bayer, and other companies, helping staffers learn the latest approaches in ousting infestation. Using these methods, the company evicts annoying critters such as roaches, termites, mice, ants, and curse-word-weaving spiders from homes through services they provide in recurring or one-time visits. As a testament to its focus on the community, the locally owned company also loans its time pro bono to the Seminole County Sheriff Department's Division of Children and Family Services to ensure pest-free environments for children in need.
Turfmaster’s lawn care technicians are experts when it comes to Florida grasses. Since 1994, the flora pros have undergone extensive training to ensure they can properly diagnose yellowing blades or bald spots. They customize every bout of lawn care to target specific maladies—such as insect, weed, or minor disease control—and take into consideration the time of year and migration patterns of garden gnomes. All of their applications are backed by a 30-day guarantee and free service calls.
Mel's Pro Services helps homes look their best with a cornucopia of handyman services. From among their tool bag of talents, technicians can blast away dirt and water spots from homes with powerful, pressurized streams of water, install laminate floors, and paint home interiors and exteriors. Like a fortuneteller predicting a sunrise, technicians back all of their services with a 100% guarantee.
Dirt Busters’ truck-mounted steam-cleaning units have been purring across carpets for nearly three decades. The company’s insured techs draw upon experience accrued during that time to launder shag with a special three-step method. After a preconditioning treatment, hot-water extraction frees area rugs of dirt, grime, cookie crumbs, and shredded contracts with cookie companies. The final swoop of a high-suction vacuum leaves carpets without unpleasant residue. Clients can also call upon Dirt Busters to remove stains and burn marks.
Apartment Movers of Florida, Go Moving, LLC ’s expert team efficiently moves families and businesses to local or long-distance destinations with such efficiency that they won the Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2011 and 2012. Armed with tools, trucks, and supplies, they pack up belongings, before gingerly loading cardboard treasure boxes into a truck, portable storage unit, car, or time machine. They also provide junk-removal services to make moves easier and less fraught with ankle-grabbing garden gnomes. Once homeowners are packed up and moved, the movers descend on boxes, unloading them from trucks and rearranging heavy items within new dwelling spaces.
Longwood native and handyman Jack Hansen is hooked on helping homeowners, a passion that led him to acquire his contractor's license and open Hansen Air Conditioning, Inc. The climate-control expert completes most services himself, tuning up heating and air-conditioning systems and keeping them from sneezing all over houseguests. For his eco-conscious customers, he steam cleans coils without the use of chemicals in a process that leaves no odors. In addition to maintenance, Jack also lends a hand by installing new equipment. He tests homes for their heat load, ensuring he installs the proper size of equipment and pipes.
With a splash of oil, the teppanyaki grill erupts into an orange blaze. Not far off, chefs slice and roll fresh seafood at the sushi bar. Each of Bayridge Sushi's three locations immerses guests in the Japanese dining experience, complemented by stylish, modern interiors with touches such as lantern-like lighting, flat-screen televisions, and chopsticks hand-carved by master carpenters. In addition to its array of sushi and Japanese dishes, the menu also offers Japanese beers Sapporo and Asahi.
"You should call somebody to fix that."
This declaration of resignation, as Greg Bell's aunt pointed out back when he founded his business in 2000, was the common denominator among homeowners who were never able to find time to complete their lists of home improvements and repairs. As it happened, this group of time-thwarted homeowners was just Greg's target market, so he dropped his business's original name, "Greg Bell, Handyman," in favor of the cleverly anonymous, Mr. Somebody. Nowadays, supported by a team of handpicked handymen, Greg undertakes a range of remodeling and repair services. However, his success means that he can no longer hide behind the blank moniker, as his customers often refer to him glowingly by name on the consumer review aggregator Angie's List, where he also won a Super Service Award in 2011.
From the recesses of the secret Caribama hideout, the bring-bring of a phone call raises the hand of Angel M. Rodriguez, a fearless contractor with a background in aerospace engineering and professional work with the U.S. Navy and Air Force. "No job is too big," he says and pushes the big red button. The ground rumbles, the gates lift, and his cadre of highly trained fixer-uppers swoops in and restores order to all facets of household catastrophe. While mending the roof, a skilled technician can repair a bent gutter or save a frightened tree limb from the evil meowing of a stuck kitten. Drains unclog and electrical wires cease malfunction. If time remains after raking leaves or removing a felled branch, homeowners can request a tech's meticulous re-glazing services to overhaul a vintage bathtub or an especially meaningful donut.