Ace Hardware's project people assist and advise on a gamut-running range of home- and garden-oriented endeavors. The 20-pound propane-tank refill will pump up a deflated cylinder with the energy to grill juicy burgers, cook corn on the cob, or blaze a flame that can be used as a nightlight for adults locked out of their own houses. Like a roaring campfire or a solar panel, the propane-tank refill can also be used for outdoor heating.
On Target Pest Control’s team of exterminators is helmed by an industry veteran whose past experience includes solving the bug problems at the New York Stock Exchange, Rockefeller Center, and The Waldorf Astoria hotel. He lends his big-city expertise to homeowners for work on a domestic level as his technicians deploy patented EcoSmart botanical products in their quest to rid their clients’ abodes of such unwanted pests as ants, spiders, and cockroaches, and using eco-friendly methods for removing larger vermin such a mice and other rodents. The team uproots infestations by first investigating the sources of a home’s pest problem and locating entry points, which can include pipes, the chimney, or the ant farm in someone’s briefcase. For infestations that also require the removal of fine debris, they then use a vacuum system with HEPA filters to make the removal complete.
Since 2001, the friendly, professional technicians at Peach Design, Inc. have installed more than 1.25 million square feet of hardwood flooring—and that's not counting how many floors they've deep cleaned, recoated to restore shine, or re-sanded to a like-new finish. To them, hardwood represents an environmentally friendly, durable choice for home flooring that helps reduce allergies and is easier to clean than carpeting. When they install new floors, they approach the project with expertise and care—they always make sure the new flooring has gone through an acclimation process, where it adjusts to the home's environment and makes small talk with baseboards for two to four days before the installation itself.
The Three Tinters' window-wrapping prowess has earned the business a distinguished client roster that includes the Ritz Carlton and Jim Ellis Volkswagen dealership. Offering residential, commercial, and automotive tint services, technicians at the 3M-authorized business are well-acquainted with windows of all sizes, and possess an aptitude to outfit windows in snug-fitting films that press cleanly against the glass without sagging, overlapping, or looking like they were actually just drawn on with markers. Films such as Aegis Advantage HP strong-arm the fiery sun from crossing clear thresholds, therefore preventing scorched interiors or sun-damaged seats.
After seven years spent as a banker, Fish Window Cleaning founder Mike Merrick decided to try his hand at something that mattered. He packed up his business acumen, drew up a plan, designed his own uniforms, and finally opened shop in 1978. With his characteristic hands-on approach he grew the small business from one location into a bustling network of 220 franchises spread across 40 states and one lonely lunar outpost. Today, Mike's foundational principle of pairing residents with thorough, uniformed professionals continues to impress organizations, earning accolades from Entrepreneur magazine and a Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau.