25th Hour Associates focuses on simplifying the lives of its customers by providing high-quality, time-saving services and mending rifts in the space-home continuum. 25th Hour’s handymen can quickly and efficiently change light bulbs, unclog drains, dispose of garbage, hang mirrors and pictures of mirrors, and install home entertainment systems. But they can also complete larger jobs in the same timely manner, such as installing garage-door openers, laying down tile, drywall repair, door installation, and booby-trap maintenance. 25th Hour's services normally cost between $50 and $85 per hour.
Lots of people have leaky faucets, but most people don’t realize that their faucets could be dripping up to 3,000 gallons of wasted water each year. The teams at Roto-Rooter locations throughout the county are brimming with this type of information, absorbed over more than 75 years in business.
The company began in 1935 thanks to the ingenuity of Samuel Blanc, who patched together his first sewer-cleaning machine from a washing-machine motor and roller-skate wheels. Today, armed with much more advanced technologies, Roto-Rooter’s technicians tackle a full range of residential and commercial plumbing and drain services. The technicians are licensed, insured, and available 24/7 in case of unforeseen emergencies, such as extracting a 1,500-pound tree root from an underground pipe. And though the company dates back decades, it’s still forward thinking—its ROTOGreen initiative includes the installation of fixtures that meet or exceed EPA standards.
The Service Pros's faithful clientele trust them to perform reliable, thorough services, so much so that rival businesses also acknowledge their expertise. When the owner of Hills Plumbing was ready to hand his operations over to another company, he forwent bidding wars and staring contests and instead sought out The Service Pros, feeling its repairmen would continue providing the same level of care that his clients came to expect. After acquiring Hills Plumbing in 2011, The Service Pros's team continued checking home cooling and heating systems to the best of their ability and earned designation as a Trane Comfort Specialist less than a year later.
Overseen by owner Kelly Herrmann, who has more than 30 years of experience, The Service Pros's team continues its specialization in plumbing and heating and cooling repairs. Crisply uniformed in bright-green shirts, technicians arrive at homes to tackle jobs, such as fixing water leaks, performing emergency furnace repairs, and removing mediocre spies stuck in the ventilation ducts. The Service Pros's team also includes crews ready to dispatch for same-day service.
Now carrying the torch that has burned brightly—and lit furnaces—for more than 125 years, the fourth generation of Geilers continues the family's tradition of flexible, professional service in everything from heating and AC repair to plumbing. Fully licensed, trained technicians tinker with furnaces, boilers, and air-filtration systems to fix leaks, swap out filters, and test for hazardous gases, and photographic inspections of ducts help diagnose blockages such as built-up dust and portly secret agents. On call 24 hours a day, emergency plumbers rush to the scene to fix faucet and pipe leaks, repair water heaters or underground pipes, and combat low water pressure.
Boston's Bistro and Pub takes beer seriously—17 taps pour a rotating selection of global craft brews, and the beer list teems with more than 100 bottles. A beer garden gives its brews a place to roam outdoors, and an onsite brew school teaches beer enthusiasts the finer points of brewing while instilling etiquette and charm into rowdy porters and stouts. Owner David Boston balances this passion for beer with his family's Hungarian heritage, serving a bistro menu of traditional magyar kolbasz sausage, pork kraut, kosher soft pretzels from Rinaldo's Italian bakery, and Zwack slaw and incorporating European meats and cheeses into paninis, pizzas, and spinach salads.
David Boston and his pub trace their history back through the coal mines of West Virginia and the factories of Ohio, en route to West Dayton, where in 1927 David's ancestors set up their own business, the Ole Time Bar, on Fifth Street. Boston's Bistro and Pub is the family's latest culinary enterprise, now carrying the torch for fine, frothy brews and Magyar delicacies for more than 30 years.