United Heating And Air Conditioning’s certified techs tackle all manner of heating and cooling services, such as HVAC tune-ups for brands including Bosch, Coleman, and Maytag. They also install and repair air purifiers, fans, and humidifiers. By maintaining these units, they ensure optimal operating efficiency, which results in decreased energy usage, smaller utility bills, and ideal temperature control. Ductwork and irritant elimination using allergy filters are also part of their array of services.
Jaques Lawn Care keeps home landscapes neat and manicured all year long, maintaining yards in every season since 2000. Through spring and summer, its crews canvas lawns with mowers and fertilizer, decimating weeds and aerating grassy soil. As the weather grows cooler, staffers round up piles of leaves and truant scarecrows then return in the winter to remove snow and ice from walkways and driveways.
Founder James Freeman preceded his storied 30-year career in the pest-control field with an even grander story in the music industry. His bass vocals can be heard in the 1950s hit “In the Still of the Night,” recorded when he was a member of The Five Satins. His illustrious career placed him on stage beside legends such as Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Little Richard, and Bo Diddley in fabled venues such as the Apollo Theater. Mr. Freeman’s accomplishments have earned him an induction into the United in Group Harmony Association Hall of Fame and a Pioneer Award from the R&B Hall of Fame.
Since 2005, Frontline Lawn & Landscapes has been breathing new life into grass and gardens with a range of lawn-care and landscaping-design services. Its seasonal approach to gardening incorporates several different collections of weather-specific services, such as snow removal in the winter, mulching in the spring and fall, and fluffing grass for comfortable picnics in the summer. Frontline's team of resident designers oversees small- and large-scale projects from conception to completion, from planting a single bush to re-landscaping an entire bocce court.
Executive Exteriors treats walls to fresh color, decks to a darker stain, and exteriors to brand-new vinyl siding. Technicians take great pains to prep surfaces prior to painting, like bulls sharpening their horns before chasing down the Spanish men who named a Chicago sports franchise after them. They lay down drop cloths to protect from errant paint drops and use tape to produce crisp lines. The staff robes walls in multiple coats for an even, consistent color and lends redecorative efforts to commercial properties and fraternity houses.
It's a fair assumption that the cleaning professionals at Squeegee Squad can handle a squeegee with precision. It's also one that sells them short: Jack Ruegsegger and his brother Joe founded the company in 1999 as an exclusively window-washing enterprise, but soon recognized that the seasonality of the business necessitated a more rounded service offering. Gutter cleaning, power washing, and snow plowing were added to the mix in short order, and today the company even handles window washing of high-rise commercial office buildings and apartments.
Even with their energy diverted into these different arenas, the team still applies its professional touch to residential window washing, the service that started it all. The team employs a five-step process to render each pane spic and span, using only mild, nontoxic solutions that won't leave behind unsightly streaks.