ARS Video goes back 25 years, and three generations of its founding family have overseen the company’s growth. What started in 1987 with a room-sized machine continues today on desktop computers: the staff transfers VHS or Hi8 footage, slides, pictures, and 8mm and 16mm film to DVDs. They also transfer audiocassettes and reel-to-reel audio to CDs or recover video from hard drives, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs. Beyond working with long-ago recorded images, the ARS team ventures out to perform videography and editing services for bat mitzvahs and bar mitzvahs, weddings, and TV pilots—the ones who sit in a TV’s cockpit.
Sal Sidoti founded his eponymous HVAC company in 1967, driven by the desire to provide top-notch workmanship with no strings attached. In the 45 years since, Sal has recruited a corps of technicians who possess encyclopedic knowledge of every make and model of HVAC equipment. 24 hours a day, these professionals field calls, dishing quotes and dispatching crews to perform basic maintenance or emergency repairs. The crews install, clean, and inspect heating and cooling units to keep homes operating at comfortable temperatures or at the temperature required for authentic reenactments of the first ice age. Technicians can also perform minor plumbing services, such as toilet installations or leaky faucet repairs.
For more than 60 years, Bloom Bros. Supply has helped patrons tackle a slew of refurbishment projects with its expansive inventory of home-improvement supplies. For a better salsa-dance partner, fixer-uppers can utilize the inventory of power tools ($21+) and nails ($2+/lb.) to attach wooden limbs to a new broom or mop ($5–$15). Customers can treat thirsty friends to a half-full glass of water from a brand-new faucet ($12+) and thirsty enemies to a painting of a faucet brushed onto a wall with the store’s large collection of paints ($11+/gal.). The knowledgeable staff at Bloom Bros. Supply can also repair windows and screens, custom fit pipes, and re-key locks.
A spring cleanup from Picture Perfect is like a day at a grass spa for lawns bedraggled by ever-abusive Old Man Winter. Let the landscaping staff gut leaves and debris from lawns and flowerbeds with the enthusiasm of a hazelnut fiend scraping the last sweet smidge from a Nutella jar. They'll trim bushes and shrubs of split ends and hibernation beards, and cut down the morbid, skeletal remains of last year's perennials and plants to make way for freshly formed, infantile plant life. All debris generated by the cleanup will be hauled away by the Picture Perfect staff as well, lest it attract curious raccoons or nest-hunting sandworms. Click here for a list of services and prices.
Committed to providing his customers with the best possible service at affordable rates, Jeff Ulery leads the licensed, bonded, and insured staff of All Pro Window Cleaning as they tend to the windows, gutters, and façades of local homes, schools, and businesses. All Pro's membership in the International Window Cleaning Association assuages clients' worries about its quality, and de-grimers learn proper window-cleaning safety techniques. Drop cloths, padded ladders, and shoe covers aid in keeping carpets smudge-free, and a call from the team following each appointment ensures that homes are cleaned to the exact specifications of the client or the client's wicked stepmother.