The father-son-son team of licensed and insured painters at Areté Renovators Inc. rejuvenates homes' walls with fresh color ensembles. After the prep work, which includes draping floors and furniture and bestowing the bright blue badge of painter's tape on trim and windowpanes, the brush-wielding artisans lay down a primer coat before rolling on a glossy layer of the homeowner's choice of paint. Those who forgo the primer receive a top-coat sequel instead, which fills holes left in the wall's original storyline.
According to Wheel Fun Rentals’ website, they “were green before green was popular.” Founder Brian McInerney and his staff back up this claim by pairing renters with recreational modes of transportation that are safe for the environment. Visitors can rent a canopied surrey to navigate the trails near Foster Beach or a mountain bike to traverse Lake Michigan Mountain. Single- and double-kayaks allow one to glide over the water and take in the sweeping skyline to the south.
Chicago Limo Net ushers its office-, nightlife-, and airport-bound clientele about the Chicago area in a fleet of luxurious, custom buses and limousines. Twenty-four-passenger party buses bedecked in low-level lighting, leather couches, dancing poles, and mirror-laden roofs bestow a nightclub-like feel minus the acute stares of gargantuan doormen. Smaller 6- and 10-passenger limousines present many of the same creature comforts in a more aerodynamic package for airport or around-town trips. Each party conveyance is piloted by a professional chauffeur with extensive knowledge of downtown Chicago, who will gladly take the fastest or most scenic route and can offer unique insights into the city, such as how to differentiate between the Willis Tower and the pier's ferris wheel.
Cars are in good hands at the family-owned and operated Clark Auto Repair, where owner Albert Esho and a team of ASE-certified Master Technicians have tackled all kinds of tough automotive problems for the past 15 years. An observer might see them tune up a domestic car's brakes as carefully as they calm a foreign car's cranky engine, then turn to inspect a used car to make sure that it has not turned back into a horse. Within the shop's waiting area, bottle upon bottle of motor oil and other boxed parts wait patiently for a vehicle in need to roll by.
Landspeed Auto Performance revs engines and soups up vehicles with performance tune-ups and routine maintenance. The auto-repair department completely refurbishes engines, tunes up air-conditioning units, and installs new brakes to prevent cars from escaping their garages and running off to demolition derbies. Landspeed's projects range from cosmetic installations such as televisions or amps to total engine swaps that boost horsepower and performance. An onsite retail shop furnishes car owners with accessories for further customization.
The ASE-certified technicians at Eliot's Complete Auto Repair rehabilitate vehicles of any make and model. The full-service car-care center hosts state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, manufacturer-grade parts, and pamphlets on housebreaking automobiles. Eliot himself boasts more than 40 years of experience with vehicles foreign and domestic. Adhering to a rigorous code of ethics, Eliot's keen-eyed mechanics proudly back each act of auto alchemy with a 17-day money-back guarantee, and all services aim to meet or exceed manufacturers' expectations.