Jobs large to small, Do Well Carpet Cleaning’s technicians tackle all kinds of cleaning tasks. They can refresh carpets, area rugs, and upholstery with equal aplomb, and can also abolish pet stains and odors. Being carpet experts, they swiftly install a variety of fuzzy floor coverings, and, thanks to their equipment and knowhow, they can efficiently clean out ducts and dryer vents as well.
The first year of life holds so many milestones: the first step, the first Christmas, the first time baby realizes “coo” is the word for everything. As the parents of three young children, photography team James (a self-taught photographer) and Michelle Hill (a model and actress) understand that well. That’s why the Hills offer their Bebe Collection photography packages, which document Baby’s first year with photo shoots at three to four months, at eight months, and at one year. Each shoot captures a different aspect of infancy, from the debut of teensy feet and toes to the discovery of crawling.
The Bebe Collection exemplifies what James and Michelle do best: capture newborns, children, and maternity in evocative and personal photo shoots. For family portraits, James stays behind the camera and Michelle is in charge of styling as shoots unfold at the studio, at the client’s home, or at a location of the client’s choice, be it a local park or a place that is special to the family.
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.
Inside the cavernous confines of the old truck-engine-repair warehouse, shrieks and squeals fill the air as Superman stands completely still, a solemn look on his face. The limbo competition has just started, and he looks uneasily at the bamboo pole extended in front of him, unsure of his fate. Despite what appear to be rippling muscles, this Superman is not saving the day, but rather celebrating Halloween at Leapin' Lizards, along with a gaggle of other costume-clad youngsters. Fostering this atmosphere of ebullient play and excitement throughout the year is a quartet of entrepreneurs who founded the venture in 2008. Determined to build an indoor play space that would be as safe and fun for kids as it was environmentally responsible, the four owners converted the warehouse into an interactive playground replete with entertaining installations such as bounce castles bolstered by eco-friendly touches, including a recycling center and organic snacks. Bathed in the glow of natural light filtering in from the glass roll-up garage door, kids test Newton's theory as they leap skyward on trampolines and develop motor skills in air-filled obstacle courses, navigating around slides, hoops, and off-course Macy's Thanksgiving parade balloons. In the aquarium-themed youngsters-only area, infants and toddlers can safely explore playground confines surrounded by plush bumpers. Hand-painted murals of elephants, giraffes, and birds inspire the imaginations of tykes as they gambol around the multitiered play house, raiding the dress-up area to don firefighter outfits for faux emergencies or pinstriped business suits to play a spirited game of jury selection.
He may sometimes be busy appearing on CBS’ Better Mornings Atlanta, but Who’s Got Soul Southern Café founder and head chef Keith Kash is so serious about food, his restaurant has its own mission statement. Emphasizing attention to detail and a love of food in each dish, Keith and his café staff stand by a commitment to cooking only high-quality foods with an emphasis on family and cultural traditions. At two locations, guests can choose meals of catfish, ribs, wings, or sandwiches, many of which come with a choice of sides, such as slaw, potatoes smashed with an organic anvil, and steamed cabbage with carrots.
Since 2000, Pinnacle Fitness Bootcamp owner David Nash has been fine-tuning his fitness-coaching expertise along with a trained staff. In addition to picking up certifications in health and physical education, nutrition, first aid, and other areas, the certified personal trainer has also honed specialties in athletic performance and the biomechanics of human movement. Keith Lawson, head trainer at the Smyrna location, draws from a background of participating in six sports through high school and a degree in exercise science.
At Pinnacle Fitness Bootcamp, the staff shares its fitness training and nutritional-guidance expertise with students during indoor boot-camp sessions. During classes, students go through a variety of workouts from walking lunges to relay races and partner team pushups.