Jack George knows firsthand that it's rare to find a cleaner who'll scrub rarely touched areas, such as the inside corners of the microwave or the tile behind the toilet. His business, Never Clean Again, was born from such a search for his own home. His cleaning crews craft a personalized checklist for each client, then set to work with their own tools and nontoxic cleaners. They wipe down surfaces with microfiber cloths and mop every floor twice. The licensed, bonded, and insured cleaners always back up their work—not with messages scrawled on the bathroom mirror in invisible ink but with a satisfaction guarantee. The community-minded company also believes in giving back; through Cleaning for a Reason, it supports women undergoing treatment for cancer by cleaning their homes free of charge.
Every garment that comes into The Cleaners Club goes through a six-step cleaning process the starts with an inspection and ends with custom packaging. The employees behind the process all have a minimum of five years of dry-cleaning experience and underwent a two-month training program before being hired. This dedication to quality service and educated staff has been The Cleaners Club mantra since the company's inception in 1985, and it's helped them develop long-standing partnerships with corporations including Ralphs and Vons. Both locations use nontoxic hydrocarbon solvents designed to cleanse garments and upholstery without perchloroethylene—an environmentally unfriendly chemical used by many dry cleaners and Mother Nature's rebellious nephew.
With decades of home repair and remodeling experience under their tool belts, A Bit of Help’s handymen travel throughout San Diego to tackle customers’ household maintenance dilemmas. Rather than tending to many clients all at once, A Bit of Help focuses on building long-term relationships with its small roster of customers. The business’s long list of services includes plumbing, flooring, carpentry, and electrical work. Handymen can install a brand-new sink in your bathroom, a new lighting fixture in your foyer, or a remote-controlled garage door on your walk-in closet. With a “by the job” pricing model, A Bit of Help asks that customers call ahead for a free estimate and assures that no job is too big or small.
A 100% satisfaction guarantee accompanies each job from 20/20 Services, where licensed, bonded, and insured professionals painstakingly gussy up both residential and commercial properties. Staff members tote along all necessary tools for each job, whether they are wielding handpicked cleaning solutions for grime-laden windows or ladders with a rocket attachment when hanging special-event lighting. The company's dedication to ongoing training and superior technical knowledge for each of its technicians assures clients that all professionals have the know-how to complete each job courteously and correctly.
Family patriarch Nordy Rockler opened the doors of his first store in 1954 to supply his fellow craftsmen with knowledge, friendly advice, and a large selection of tools for at-home woodworking projects. Now, the chain of retail outlets brims with more than 20,000 tools and specialized woodworking equipment. Next to a steely rainbow of hinges, casters, and screws, a supply of lumber and exotic hardwoods provides planks for building tree houses or just leaving around as a warning to uncooperative trees. The tenor buzz of power tools operated by newly knowledgeable guests drifts from educational sessions on operating equipment and woodworking.
Like fancy suits, sofa sets are sewn from the same cut of fabric. These matching sets provide a well-rounded look in living rooms, but near misses tend to clash due to their small differences. At 20 show rooms throughout the western US, Mor Furniture for Less arranges complete-room sets so customers can envision the collections in their own homes. Furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, and children's rooms can be found in each store along with individual lamps, tables, and entertainment centers. The stores also carry complete sets of beds, dressers, and nightstands so that homeowners don’t receive criticism from design bloggers in their dreams.