The Colorado School of Acting's directors, Elizabeth Horne and Troy Horne, combine their dual loves of stage and screen to impart acting chops to students of all ages and experience levels. Elizabeth—who has acted in more than 25 plays and 12 movies—and Troy—a sitcom and film producer who appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award–winning musical Rent—staff their team with veteran acting instructors, each of whom have more than 10 years of experience in the biz. During their classes, they teach students to focus and perform under a variety of circumstances, with workshops in subjects ranging from improv and commercial work to audition skills and voiceovers. They welcome kids for acting summer camps, where they introduce fundamentals of memorization, character development, and rehearsal. Instructors also help thespians develop with more advanced training, including filmmaking summer camps for kids, and a certificate program for all age levels that requires students to audition or present a signed permission slip from David Schwimmer.
D.A.C. Cleaning Services, LLC's crews scour office buildings, houses, and apartments for dirt and eradicate the offending grime with a repertoire of eco-friendly cleaning techniques that have earned the company a Green Clean certification. With focus and precision, the licensed and insured cleaners target filth in all of its forms. They assail kitchen messes with ample elbow grease, tidy up bedrooms, scrub every bathroom surface to sparkling, and dust living rooms until they're squeaky clean enough to pass a white-glove test from a popular cartoon mouse. Adding to the repertoire of standard cleaning services, the team can also power-wash entrenched outdoor filth and help organize clients' clutter.
The staff members at Scrubbin Buddies Cleaning Service, LLC appreciate that clean is a complex adjective. That's why they offer multiple types of cleaning sessions that vary based on the house's condition and the client’s desires. Their routine cleanings meticulously traverse the surfaces and furnishings of every type of living area. Wielding all-natural products, the teams approach sullied floors with mops, vacuums, brooms, and wood cleaners in a single visit. Alternatively, their deep cleaning delves into even shadier nooks, such as behind the stove, inside floor vents, and throughout garages. They will even clear light fixtures of bugs that were only trying to read in the dark.
Though both kinds of cleaning sessions entail an extensive list of services, the technicians eagerly field special requests. They can scour offices and spruce up locales that have recently undergone construction, and they are specially trained in prepping homes for moves. To advise patrons on further treatments, they keep a roster of professional carpet and window cleaners on file.
CRCII certified, All Corners Carpet Cleaning has technicians that are 14 years removed from when they began cleaning, and they’re still tackling stains with a keen eye and stern hand. Their equipment, once reserved for small jobs, now scours the floors of both residential and commercial properties, prying stains out of the fibers and leaving the carpet looking as flawless as a crossing guard’s lawyer. They also tackle move-in and move-out jobs and clean upholstery with equal tenacity.
In true family style, brothers Nick and Kirby Kuklenski own and operate two “sister” Ace Hardware stores in Colorado Springs, keeping local homes beautiful with name-brand products and services. Lawns grow thick and colorful with Scotts fertilizers, plants, and seeds from the shops’ lawn departments, whereas computerized color matching in the paint aisles keeps outsides as vibrantly hued as flowers in a garden or a house fly strolling across an artist’s palette. Collections of DeWalt and Craftsman hand and power tools help homeowners assemble Weber grills, with staffers standing at the ready to build any piece bought at the store. Even autos can get in on Ace Hardware’s helpful services: keys are cut onsite, with Sidewinder keys including built-in chips that interact with car computers to ensure proper starts without feeding vehicles buckets of floppy disks.