What once began as a gerontology master’s project soon became a time-saving solution for homeowners across the country. In 2000, Spectrum founder and physical therapist Jenny Nelson became alarmed by the number of senior citizens she met with injuries caused by doing work around their homes. While pursuing her degree in gerontology, she made it her master’s project to found a care company that assisted seniors living on their own with tasks that weren’t simply health related. Soon thereafter, Spectrum Home Services was born and became Nelson’s life’s work.
By 2008, when Hal and Jeanette Fairless opened the Pacific Northwest franchise, Spectrum had grown to serve everyone, regardless of age or presence of free cake in the home. Spectrum’s original focus is still seen in its handyman services, through which techs specialize in building wheelchair ramps, installing grab bars and lifts, and performing ADA bathroom modifications. Cleaning crews come out weekly, biweekly, monthly, or as needed to tidy up living spaces, and organization specialists help remove clutter from busy lives. For local moves or seniors transferring to an alternative living facility, Spectrum’s relocation team will plan the project from start to finish.
Lawn Doctor's roots lead back to the mid 1960s, when friends Bob Magda and Tony Giordano took on the endeavor of reviving uncared-for lawns in their hometown of Matawan, New Jersey. Their local business has since blossomed into a national franchise with more than 400 locations across the United States, each adhering to the mission of enhancing lawns' allure with time-tested techniques, dedicated customer service, and dabs of foundation makeup.
Before Lawn Doctor's assiduous staffers unleash expertise on swards, they arrive at the client's home for a complimentary consultation to gauge each lawn's specific needs. Grass gurus can thicken turf with their patented Turf Tamer power seeder and foster healthy growth for grass, trees, and shrubs with fertilizer. Uninvited lawn assailants?such as grubs, ants, and grazing neighbors?shudder at the sight of Lawn Doctor's pest-control experts. The company also helps to preserve Mother Nature's receding hairline with organic lawn treatments and natural, eco-friendly products.
A home's yard is under constant assault, facing threats such as weeds, insects, and dehydration. Living Water Lawn & Tree Care's licensed technicians address these issues to keep grass, trees, and shrubs looking their best. They administer one-time and recurring services, such as fertilizer application and aeration. In addition to maintaining curb appeal, they also fight back against pests, such as spiders.
Jodee Fyfe opened Westwood Gardens Nursery and Garden Art in the spring of 2001, and every spring since then, it has blossomed with a vibrant selection of annuals, perennials, shrubs, and outdoor decor. Jodee’s loyal green-thumbed staff help customers design gardens and navigate the never-ending rows of plants, steering them towards the best perennials for sun or shade, and pointing out the subtle differences between organic vegetables and those carved from hard salami. Predesigned and custom-made planters overflow with flowers, herbs, and leafy greens in the facility’s gravel yards and airy greenhouses, while staff can also make gardening house calls to jump-start fledgling flower beds.