A professional photographer whose work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and Ebony, Wilson Studio owner Wes Wilson lends his lens to capturing glamorous portraits and special occasions. Instead of gluing macaroni likenesses of new family members to old portraits, update images of the current clan during a studio session ($60/hour). Snapshot connoisseurs expertly execute specific session styles, such as urban, pizzazz, and glamour, transforming negative film into positive mementos. Location sessions ($90/hour) find subjects frolicking through their favorite parks or kicking it in their own backyards, and special beach sessions ($169+) immortalize sand castles before they can be sacked by Visigoths. Wilson Studio also commemorates monumental moments by photographing weddings ($2,000+ for packages) and high-school senior portraits.
In their white vans and red polo shirts, the technicians behind Augusta Carpet Cleaning travel to homes and businesses to clean carpets, rugs, and upholstery. Before they dig in, though, they throw open the back doors of their trucks to reveal HydraMaster equipment. They use its silver nozzles, attached to long blue tubes, to expunge odors, allergens, and stains with steam-cleaning techniques and distribute Scotchgard to protect carpets from future splotches. When they aren't purifying fibers, they purge tile and grout, clean air ducts, and restore abodes that have been flooded—they ask the resident, however, to fish out any trout beforehand.
An affordable and monumental selection of plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s warehouse. Pick up a Matrix accent chair ($249) in a bevy of academic hues, such as scarlet, black, ivory, and chocolate brown, then use it to accent your next book-club meeting’s discussion of Lego Star Wars. Ashley Furniture HomeStore's wide selection of sofas ($399+) make symbiotic pairs with a Cubit ottoman with a flip top ($119). Augment somnolence and fill the skeletal squares of empty bed frames with mattress sets from household brands such as Sealy.
At Top Notch Express Car Wash, customers can choose their preferred degree of cleaning control. Each of the four locations abides by a flex system, enabling owners to drive by for a full- or express-service scrubbing. Express washes cleanse and jet-dry exteriors before patrons vacuum the interiors themselves, whereas full-service washes employ the staff to vacuum, clean windows, and oversee the application of add-ons such as wax and tire shine. Frequent clients can even sign up for a monthly unlimited wash plan, a prudent asset for autos that are regularly sullied by off-road excursions or ice-cream-truck demolition derbies.
Technicians further primp vehicles with meticulous detailing at all venues, and oil changes at West Augusta and Evans. Their focus on speed and convenience has earned them the Best of Augusta award for 14 years straight in Augusta magazine, and prompted the installment of handy amenities, including auto-pay machines and a fleet account program for company cars.
The trained inspectors of American Home Inspections examine homes for any interior or exterior issue, from electrical wiring and plumbing to roof damage and gutter conditions. Homeowners are always welcome to tag along for the assessment, and the inspector will provide a property-inspection report after each job.
Elephant ears, angel’s trumpets, and japanese maples are just a few of the tropical and shade plants Tall Pines Landscaping, LLC procures to enliven lawns. The landscaping outfit plots these exotic varieties next to more traditional trees and shrubs, tending to green spaces with a variety of professional landscaping services that range from routine yard maintenance to more extensive installation and construction work. Whether melding gardens into colonial-themed displays or laying the groundwork for a fishpond that grants wishes, the landscaping team prefaces each task with a thorough consultation to get to know the client and his or her property.