As the head of Carrollton Animal Hospital, Dr. Michael W. McGuire has come full circle since the high school days he spent volunteering at a veterinary clinic. His lifelong passion for animals makes him an ideal custodian of the clinic, which has served the community for a staggering 40 years. Despite its long history, the clinic boasts fully modern facilities including surgical suites, onsite blood analyzers, and a fully stocked pharmacy. Dr. McGuire uses his more than 15 years to oversee the tightly knit team of veterinary assistants and animal lovers who help him attend to dogs, cats, rabbits, and small exotic pets. The clinic offers routine animal care including checkups and dentistry, as well as surgery and preventative care—including vaccinations to protect against parasites, rabies, and ticks disguised as squeaky toys. To keep owners and pets together, the staff also performs microchipping services that can help locate pets should they go missing. Those in need of kennel services can let Fido run free in the grassy greenery of the clinic's outdoor play area and retreat at night to the indoor boarding kennel.
Andy Gonzales, AKA Wineaux Guy, set out to create Dallas's finest catering service. With a full-service staff and chef, Great Tastes handles every aspect of food planning, from preparing the meals to cleaning up. They cater all sorts of events, from weddings and birthday parties to cocktail parties, with fixed prices arranged upfront so that clients don't incur hidden fees after a spontaneous food fight erupts. They have developed a wine education course that can be held in clients' living rooms or kitchens, along with wine-tasting tours in the DFW area and around the state of Texas with Texas Wineaux Tours.
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning's meticulous technicians keep residential air systems flowing cleanly and efficiently with thorough service calls. Each trip begins with a comprehensive inspection where technicians probe systems' inner workings to assess needed repairs and find out whether it’s a boy or a girl. When given the go-ahead, they proceed to follow the detailed plan issued to each customer, never deviating without informing homeowners first. The staff is so well versed in air-system repairs and installations that they can tackle common and uncommon HVAC needs, from simple tune-ups and heating installations to boiler services and indoor air-quality monitoring.
The staff at CSD Sports Framing & Memorabilia routinely preserve high-value artifacts behind glass—from Emmitt Smith's Dancing with the Stars outfit to a piece of the floor from Michael Jordan's last game—but that's not the only thing that sets this framing store apart. The framers here handcraft nearly every aspect their projects in-house, including the frame, mounts, and custom engravings.
Although the framing of art and memorabilia is their primary focus, the staff still traffics in the autographed merchandise that helped launch their business. Visitors to the shop can ogle a Hall of Fame football signed by the Dallas Cowboys and renew the Curse of the Bambino on a Red Sox World Series banner.
Family-owned A#1 Air's thoroughly screened technicians visit homes to cure heating-and-air-conditioning woes and maintain a comfortable climate. Dedicated to serving each customer’s unique needs and schedule, the duct-cleaning experts work tirelessly through evenings, weekend, and holidays—even during the third Tuesday in May, when the Dust Bunny travels the land handing out colorful eggs filled with lint.