N-E Construction LLC operates under the supervision of owner Nathan Ellis, who graduated from the University of Maine with a master's degree in civil engineering. Specializing in contracting services for both residential and commercial spaces, Nathan and his crew deliver renovations, remodels, and start new construction projects from scratch. The crew can overhaul bathrooms, spruce up decks, and revitalize rooms with fresh layers of paint or a Tesla coil. No matter the project, Nathan remains fully immersed from beginning to end.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars' multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 600 calories with each go-round.
NaturaLawn of America devotes itself to caring for both lawns and the environment, eschewing harmful chemicals in favor of eco-conscious solutions. Natural, organic-based, and biodegradable products are administered to create healthy outdoor spaces that repel intrusive pests, such as fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and aging golf-course greens searching for a place to retire. Technicians determine the individual needs of each lawn to develop custom treatment plans, taking soil tests before enhancing lawns with zero-phosphorus fertilizers, seeding and aeration treatments, or regimens that focus on balancing nitrogen, potassium, and sulfur. The pest-control professionals also fight off invasive species, applying milky-spore grub control—which uses a naturally occurring bacteria—to evict Japanese beetles and European chafers. The lawn liaisons deter Lyme disease–carrying creatures with Tick Ranger and send moles on their way with biodegradable repellents or inside jobs to infiltrate the neighbor’s vegetable garden.
At Brown Chiropractic, Dr. Rebecca Brown and her team relieve spinal and nervous-system stress and empower patients to maintain good relationships with their backbones. After collecting new patient forms, a chiropractor begins the exam by gently palpating the spine to check for curvatures, any spastic muscles that are chaffing nearby nerves, and vertebral disks that may be considering a move to a stress-free career in the shin. A computer then analyzes circulation problems and motor nerve impairment, and controlled movement of achy joints screens for damaged tissue. Depending on information gathered during the exam and subsequent interviews of your childhood PE teachers, the doctor may administer x-rays to further scrutinize alignment and bone growth history before deciding on a proper course of treatment.
With help from his family, Dallen Peterson founded Merry Maids more than 30 years before passing the baton to ServiceMaster. Today, their dirt-busting staff of bonded and insured cleaning technicians purifies homes with eco-friendly, EPA-approved cleaning products and an arsenal of equipment and supplies. Clients can customize their cleaning services to focus on high-traffic areas, such as hallways, playrooms, or indoor monster truck practice arenas. Merry Maids' specialists scour abodes Monday–Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At Tsukroff Photography, shutterbug duo Nathan and Susan capture significant moments in clients' lives through in-studio and on-location photo shoots. For more than three decades, the two have snapped shots of thousands of graduating seniors, hundreds of brides, and one shrub that looked like a dinosaur from far away. After decades of practice, they have their photography process down to a science: Nathan mans the camera as Susan tweaks hair and clothing for picture-perfect aesthetics.
Photographers Jennifer Lamoreau and Mindy Mercier feed off each other’s creative energy at their shared studio, Untamed Violets Photography. With two husbands and five children between them, the duo easily channel their love for their own families into their family photography, capturing tender moments between parents and children or engaged couples. Alternatively, the duo’s keepsake portraits of high-school seniors and expectant mothers document landmark occasions. Thanks to continuing education, their shots look fresh and modern, unlike vintage polaroids taken during the Civil War.