Diaz Painting & Decorating is family owned and operated for over 25 years. Our mission is to enrich the quality of daily life at home by enhancing and improving your valued investment through superior craftsmanship, attention to detail, and a commitment to consistently exceed your expectations.
Head trainer and founder Giacomo Ribaudo earned his second-degree black belt at age 17 and began his competitive kickboxing career shortly thereafter. His training went on to include karate, kickboxing, boxing, judo, jiujitsu, and wrestling. He and the experienced staff incorporated elements of each of these fighting styles into their mixed-martial-arts program. Using floor pads and heavy bags shaped like the thimble that always beat you in Monopoly, Extreme MMA builds fitness and self-defense skills with kickboxing and the ground-combat form of jiujitsu. Furthering their dedication to helping patrons protect themselves, the team holds regular women’s self-defense and anti-bullying seminars.
The Tile Shop—as the name coyly suggests—specializes in tile for every imaginable surface and aesthetic style, making it easy for DIY handypeople to tackle small home projects, such as modernizing an avocado-green and penicillin-pink bathroom floor or re-grouting a small garden grotto. Underscore a kitchen with the appetizing orange of pirita siena ceramic tiles ($2.19 per square foot), then trim the counters in lizett beige ($3.99 each) for a complementary finish. Pick up a honeycomb pattern of hex matte black ($5.29 per square foot)—the quintessential backsplash for a gothy bumblebee—or add a touch of character to a small surface with a deep green verde butterfly mosaic ($11.99 per square foot). With its enormous selection of floor tiles, wall tiles, mosaics, and natural stone, the possibilities are as endless as a drive across Nebraska. The Tile Shop also has a plentiful selection of grout and tools for grouting it all together while grinning groutishly.
For nearly 20 years, EPA-certified Brookside Home Improvement, Inc. has employed qualified technicians to beautify buildings while boosting energy efficiency. The crew installs Energy Star windows, which prevent the loss of precious A/C streams and furnace heat, keeping interiors temperate and comfortable year-round without racking up high energy bills or relocating the house to California. The team also clads drafty walls in handsome vinyl, cedar, and fiber cement, and protects roofs from water damage with aluminum gutters.
At Henry's Duct Cleaning Specialist, Henry Solomon and his team aim to keep households safe by eliminating the dust, mold, and bacteria spores that dwell in heating and cooling ducts. The experts travel throughout Chicagoland and Northern Indiana with specialized equipment systems, performing services that help prevent allergy attacks during furnace season. They can also professionally clean dryer vents to safely get rid of highly flammable lint buildup.
Elite Rehab Institute’s chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and physical therapists may not share the same specialties, but they all have one thing in common: a belief in the efficacy of holistic medicine. At each of the clinic’s six locations, staffers work together to relieve aches and pains caused by conditions such as stress, asthma, and arthritis. Their multidisciplinary approach ensures care from multiple doctors at a decreased cost as well as access to advanced treatments. Chief among these treatments are active-release technique—a soft-tissue massage that relieves pain in overused muscles—and the four-step ideal-protein weight-loss program, which helps shed pounds by stabilizing blood sugars and injecting muscles with daily shots of helium.