O'Leary Paint rejuvenates drab domiciles with quality wall coatings manufactured in Michigan and geared toward the state’s climate.
O'Leary's house-produced paints are Green Wise–certified for adhering to stringent environmental standards and contain no volatile organic compounds. These liquid wall covers are produced using renewable electricity and packaged in containers made from 100% recycled materials. O'Leary also stocks a selection of Benjamin Moore paints, offering customers a panoply of choices for refreshing vertical surfaces marred by the grubby handprints, crayon drawings, and height markings of swiftly growing poltergeists.
Slumber expert Roger Wardell staffs each of his Sleep Doctor Mattress Stores with knowledgeable employees who help to match shoppers with surfaces that complement their dozing styles. A full-size basic firm mattress by American Pedic ($219) supports stomach sleepers with memory foam, and Serta's twin-size Dura Pillowsoft ($499) cuddles tired muscles with inner springs and a 6-foot spoon.
Sputtering air-conditioning and heating systems return to quiet, efficient form after Aire Serv of Mid Michigan's trained technicians perform comprehensive repair and maintenance services. During multi-point tune-ups, technicians measure room temperature, check the thermostat's pulse, make necessary adjustments, and lubricate parts. Before releasing heating and cooling equipment back into the wild, they test for carbon monoxide, sniff out issues such as faulty electrical wiring and flammable burner debris, and remove all anacondas from the ventilation ducts.
The hibernation experts at Mattress & Futon Shoppe help foster deep sleep with cushions from top brands such as Sealy, Stearns & Foster, and Corsicana. Well-versed in all forms of sleep habits, the store employees are happy to expound on the finer points of each mattress they keep in stock, which range from traditional innerspring beds to high-tech gel memory-foam mattresses. If your new mattress doesn't feel right or already has a family of monsters sleeping under it, Mattress & Futon Shoppe has a 100-day Don't Worry Sleep Happy comfort warranty, and you can return the unwanted item to one of 13 convenient locations.
Sky Lanterns are handmade and imported from China, where traditional lanterns have lifted off for centuries and are considered good luck. Packs of pristine lanterns, each about the size of a large beach ball or a 1/100,000-scale model of Jupiter, float peacefully into the sky, propelled by hot air wafting from a small flame within. After about 15 minutes of flight, flames self-extinguish, and the fire-resistant lantern body gently falls and begins to completely biodegrade. Launching Chinese sky lanterns can lend extra pomp and symbolism to events such as memorial services, weddings, and driver’s ed class reunions.
Handy Haulers and Snow Removal’s team slips on the gloves, rolls up their sleeves, and wheels away all debris that clutters up homesteads, including snow, leaves, and extra college students.
For 35 years, A-OK Mechanical’s experienced and factory-trained technicians have arrived at residential and commercial sites to see to the maintenance of a variety of systems. They specialize in the repair and regular maintenance of HVAC systems, seeing to the air quality of homes during winter and summer months and air-balancing hot and cold spots. Additionally, they offer services such as air-conditioning and furnace installations and maintenance, plumbing installations, drain cleaning, and electrical installation and upgrades.
Licensed and insured crew members from HMK Landscaping specialize in commercial and residential lawn care services for fall and spring cleaning. In addition to retaining wall design and installation, they prune trees, repair sprinklers, and plant trees.
By regulation, the air inside airplanes is extremely clean. The founder of North Winds Heating & Cooling, Inc. knows this because he worked on maintaining the quality of aircraft for more than 12 years. When he turned his attention to the air inside homes, his high standards for quality came with him. Today, his team of technicians keeps indoor spaces safe and comfortable by servicing heating and cooling equipment as well as expertly installing brand-new units by Trane, Mitsubishi, and Noritz.
For more than four decades, Weed Man's licensed-and-trained lawn-beautifying experts have tended to local lawns with custom blends of fertilizer, environmentally sound pest-control solutions, and knowledge gleaned from both living and working in the community. Created exclusively for Weed Man, the technicians' slow-release granular fertilizer nurtures lawns over a period of several weeks, and seeding and aeration promote continued green growth. Advice that aims to assist with local lawn problems helps inform patrons online, illuminating seasonal troubles, gardening trends, and the astrological signs of various plants.
Burke & Son's LC helps keep homes up and running in a number of distinct and important ways: snow removal, computer repair, and general handyman services. Throughout the wintry months, they evict unwanted precipitation from driveways and sidewalks, ensuring that vehicles can both enter and vacate the space as needed, whereas indoor work, such as computer repair, helps keep appliances and rooms functional and reliable.
Up-to-the-minute cellular technology populates the shelves of the Sprint Store By Wireless Revolution, allowing customers to peruse a huge selection of phones and accessories. Everything from smartphones and tablets to earbuds, cell-phone cases, and chargers help make digital tasks easier. Among its name-brand equipment are products from Apple, Motorola, Bluetooth, and, of course, Sprint.
Wielding more than a decade of experience, the professional staff of green-thumbed employees from Natural Creations Landscape Design sees homes through all phases of landscape design and implementation—from three-dimensional renderings to the final handshake. When looking into its crystal design ball, the team takes into account customers' preferences as well as existing fixtures, such as ponds, sprinklers, lighting, and that lone mannequin that just sits in the corner, watching. Once a design has been agreed upon, a member of the crew stays onsite from the beginning of the project to the end to ensure that the plans are properly carried out and the customer’s questions are answered.
At Double R Ranch, hikers, bikers, and horseback riders tromp across its trails, nestled next to a gentle, undulating river. Meanwhile elsewhere on the property, golfers take to a nine-hole course that sprawls alongside the ranch’s campgrounds. Families can spend an afternoon or several days taking in the verdant surroundings, where land activities such as hayrides and volleyball games meet water activities in the form of canoeing, tubing, and fishing. Overnight guests can set up camp in one of more than 100 campsites or stretch out in an A-frame chalet that boasts an electric stove, a coffeemaker, and nature’s alarm clock: a bird singing cheerily as it constructs a new split-level nest.
For Chris Kress, home improvement runs in the family. As a second-generation builder, Chris has upheld his father's legacy as the owner and manager of Superior Interiors since 2002. He doesn't do it alone, though; Chris employs masters of the drywall, painting, and insulation trades. Techs call on this collective expertise during each and every job, the results of which can be viewed in the company's before and after gallery.