Since brothers Aaron and Evan Steed founded Meathead Movers as high schoolers in 1997, they’ve earned accolades for their prompt service and professional demeanor while handling local and long-distance moves. Every able-bodied employee must pass written and oral testing and attend the Meathead University continuous-training program, which has resulted in a breakage-to-move ratio that is eight times lower than the national average.
The success of Meathead Movers has allowed it to expand into other services including storage and packing. Princess Packers provides premove packing services, allowing clients to focus on more important roles, such as running errands or preparing emotionally unstable pets for a new home. It also donates $1 for every box packed to the Cinderella Fund.
The seasoned craftsmen and designers at Santa Barbara Frame Shop & Gallery take pride in preserving and enhancing memories in all of their forms?from artworks and diplomas to posters and dog-eared time-share brochures. They draw on a selection of hundreds of frames, selecting one to match your keepsake before enhancing it with a precision-cut mat and non-glare glass. As a testament to the framers? acumen, walls throughout the shop showcase local artists' paintings, serigraphs, and photos, each fitted within its own regal frame.
Licensed and insured exterminator Gabe from Riviera Pest Control wields an arsenal of low-toxicity products in his fight against household scourges such as bees, rats, spiders, and cockroaches. His approach effectively kills off infestations of these common annoyances, while stopping short of causing harm to children, pets, and the environment. Common measures include interior treatments of those spots most likely to harbor the uninvited critters, as well as the perimeter treatment, which establishes an anti-insect chemical barrier around the exterior of the home.
Value Added Building's licensed and insured techs draw on 15 years of experience as they nurture edifices by cleaning, repairing, and installing new roofs and gutters. To reduce energy costs, crews install metal roofs, which are comprised of recycled materials with a high-tech coating that reflects the sun and makes birds put on a little makeup for once. When they aren't tending to the tops of homes, they spruce up façades and placate city codes by removing unsightly graffiti.
At the top of their priority list, the staff at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning balances a four-part commitment to every customer's time, health, safety, and comfort. The company dispatches its skilled technicians to nearly 20 Bakersfield-area communities, where they examine and repair heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning units. From furnaces to heat pumps, ductwork to thermostats, they manage all components of residential airflow to keep it at cozy temps and free of harmful particles, such as dust. The team also offers emergency services for unexpected mishaps 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Though Hydrex Pest Control was founded in 1960, the company's legacy as a pest-control expert extends back even further. It was founded by Robert B. Loibl Jr., son to one of the founders of the Pest Control Operators of California and its first president in 1942. Along with starting Hydrex, Robert Jr. was also the entrepreneur behind Ant-B-Gone products.
Clearly, Hydrex Pest Control's skill at hounding household pests stems from its long, storied history. The exterminator team today continues this tradition, rooting out nuisances such as earwigs, spiders, and even rodents from their hideouts in and around homes and businesses. The team also inspects for signs of arguably the most destructive critters—termites and rats—for free, recognizing their ability to destroy homes from the inside out.