Named one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Birthday Chains in 2010, Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios cater to an older crowd as well. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces—including vases, flatware, and busts of Elvis—await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln-workers help glaze and fire it for them before customers retrieve the finished piece a few days later.
Like fancy suits, sofa sets are sewn from the same cut of fabric. These matching sets provide a well-rounded look in living rooms, but near misses tend to clash due to their small differences. At 20 show rooms throughout the western US, Mor Furniture for Less arranges complete-room sets so customers can envision the collections in their own homes. Furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, and children's rooms can be found in each store along with individual lamps, tables, and entertainment centers. The stores also carry complete sets of beds, dressers, and nightstands so that homeowners don’t receive criticism from design bloggers in their dreams.
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.
Lawn Doctor’s custom lawn-maintainer care treatment can transform patchy backyard bushes into lush fence-to-fence soil carpets. First, a free initial evaluation identifies a lawn's grass type and favorite Beach Boy before trained technicians scout out any weeds, insects, or diseases that may be threatening its blades. Then, Lawn Doctor’s Turf Tamer equipment sprinkles greenswards with granular or liquid fertilizer and weed killers to fatten foliage and deter garden-gnome ninjas from slicing down stalks with sharpened trowel nunchucks. Lavished with Lawn Doctor’s care, grass grows into a lush and thick backyard jungle where bare-toe Tarzans can easily frolic.
Board-certified surgeon Dr. Gregory G. Williams has swept spider veins off more than 2,000 patients since opening his practice in 2002. During a complimentary evaluation, a registered nurse determines the best treatment by assessing cutaneous cobwebs that mar legs, hands, chest, face, or dorsal fins. Most patients receive sclerotherapy, a series of ultrasound-guided injections that collapses spider veins with minimum discomfort. Patients will notice an improved appearance, but additional visits are suggested to achieve flesh as flawless as Winnie the Pooh's driving record.
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.