Sometimes, a greener world is hard to visualize. For the technicians at Green Thumb Lawn Care, though, it’s as easy as the click of a shutter. Before each project, the lawn-care professionals snap photos of the homeowner’s property and create 3-D images of what the yard would look like after their landscapers finish the job. They also help beautify and maintain customers' current views by trimming hedges, mowing grass, fertilizing lawns, and installing new stone walkways over backyard lava pits.
Affordable Lawncare's staff members take a two-pronged approach to landscaping. They improve surface appearance by mowing grass, removing weeds, and tending to trees and shrubs, and they also initiate change from underground. For example, they aerate soil to promote hearty root growth and plant seasonal foliage such as rye, fescue, and blue grasses. Fertilization treatments encourage the birth of lush greenery and adorable baby earthworms.
Just as doctors keep instrumental parts of the body healthy, the Gillece Services team keeps essential components of the home working safely and efficiently. Instead of working on hearts and brains, though, the company's steady-handed technicians operate on heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical units.
Their commitment to customer satisfaction stems from founder Tom Gillece, who started the business in 1980 and has since integrated his son Tom Gillece, Jr. into a leadership role. In the company’s more than three decades, the team, under the Gillece family's guidance, has made urgency a top priority. That means they're available when needed most, including on weekends, on holidays, and during breakups. Gillece Services also aspires to make a positive impact on its community and on the world; the company even sent one of its plumbers on a relief mission to Haiti after the earthquake in 2010.
Ace Paints & Furniture’s staff of color-matching experts and trained designers assist clients in their searches for home-decorating solutions. Ralph Lauren paints in suede and metallic finishes line shelves alongside high-traffic area coatings from Daich, which simulate the sturdy look of brick and stone. Outdoor furnishings such as adirondack chairs and porch swings provide a place to rest on sunny days so visitors can avoid splinters caused by tree-stump seating. Customers can opt for two-day UPS shipping to get home-improvement necessities briskly delivered to doorsteps.
For more than 20 years, the techs at Five Star Furnace—a family-owned-and-operated enterprise—have been minimizing fire hazards, ousting excess dust, and even helping to alleviate physical symptoms such as watery eyes and sore throats by cleaning out air vents. They use a negative-air-pressure method, which involves sending a powerful vacuum unit into main trunk lines, and use poles, brushes, pressurized air, and rubber whip heads to handle individual vents. All of Five Star's HVAC methods and equipment are National Air Duct Cleaning Association–certified.
Simplified Systems' computer-repair technicians rush to clients' homes or small businesses to fix malfunctioning computers, set up wireless networks, and safeguard machines against viruses. In addition to their technical services, staffers consult clients about purchasing decisions, helping customers decide which new computer or software is right for their needs.