U-Vary Aire's instruction takes place in an FAA-certified Cessna 150H, a two-seater with just enough room for one instructor, one student, and one great big squealing spirit of adventure (click here and search for the Cessna 150H aircraft owned by U-Vary Aire owner and instructor Frank Ujvari to view the certification). At the start of the instructional session, students will learn from the ground about pre-flight plane-inspection techniques and read over an earth-bound syllabus of the training program. After becoming fully acquainted with safety and procedure, the flying commences. The 20- to 30-minute flight includes guidance from an experienced instructor on flying straight, leveling, banking, turning, and landing. Students will also be educated on the control panel and tower communication. The total program usually lasts around one hour.
The stain-slaying staff at Mark’s Cleaning Service, with 27 years of carpet-cleaning prowess, extricates grime from fibers without leaving a sticky residue or overwetting shags. During the multistep process, a commercial-strength vacuum first removes dry soil and hidden car keys before a preconditioner loosens dirt and oils. A spot-clean ameliorates stubborn blots such as gum, wax, squid ink, and pet stains, and then a truck-mounted rinse system bathes carpets. Next, an Evolution wand breaks up encrusted crud with gentle agitation. The skilled carpet custodian then targets any lingering stains with a specialty spot cleaner and finishes by blowing carpets dry with a high-powered turbo dryer or by mouth.
The factory-trained sleep experts at Mattress Matters strive to help customers get up on the right side of the bed with a wide range of mattress brands and types. Clients count fewer sheep than ever before on a Simmons Beautyrest queen set, whose motion-separating, pocketed coil springs and highly trained shepherds fill nights with uninterrupted REM cycles ($699+). Developed by NASA, the Tempur-Pedic bed conforms to every nook and cranny of the body, supporting perfect spinal alignment and comfort ($1,199+). Media mogul Donald Trump's line of luxury slumber vehicles boasts KoolComfort memory foam and a top-layer quilt to caress bodies and minds into dreamland ($849+), and the Sealy Posturpedic's orthopedically correct support aids in creating ache-free days and z-filled nights ($579+).
The craftsmen of HammerDown Construction feel most at home on top of other homes. They specialize in roof and gutter work, reporting to residences after storms to patch up leaks and stave off costly water damage. Even if the roof just needs an inspection or a few shingles replaced, they'll administer a quick roof tuneup, which also includes the resealing of caulked seams and a gutter cleaning. The team—which consists entirely of full-time workers—also spruces up home exteriors with power-washing services.
Lawn Doctor's roots lead back to the mid 1960s, when friends Bob Magda and Tony Giordano took on the endeavor of reviving uncared-for lawns in their hometown of Matawan, New Jersey. Their local business has since blossomed into a national franchise with more than 400 locations across the United States, each adhering to the mission of enhancing lawns' allure with time-tested techniques, dedicated customer service, and dabs of foundation makeup.
Before Lawn Doctor's assiduous staffers unleash expertise on swards, they arrive at the client's home for a complimentary consultation to gauge each lawn's specific needs. Grass gurus can thicken turf with their patented Turf Tamer power seeder and foster healthy growth for grass, trees, and shrubs with fertilizer. Uninvited lawn assailants—such as grubs, ants, and grazing neighbors—shudder at the sight of Lawn Doctor's pest-control experts. With Lawn Doctor’s Yard Armour, annoying flying pests like mosquitoes can be contained to return enjoyment to outdoor spaces. The company also helps to preserve Mother Nature's receding hairline with organic lawn treatments and natural, eco-friendly products.
To give its clients peace of mind, Buckets & Ladders Window Cleaning insures its techs and runs a background check on each employee. Once they have undergone training, they are dispatched to homes to complete a range of services from gutter cleaning to power washing.