Baseball players can't skimp on their hitting, pitching, and catching skills if they want to dominate the game—a fact that the instructors at Northshore Sports Complex know well. In 1982, Cody Webster earned the title of MVP while playing for the Kirkland Nationals All-Star Team—the first US team to win the Little League World Series. He continued to play throughout high school and college, and went on to coach for Pepsi Baseball. His cohort, Craig Bishop draws on 20 years of coaching experience at high schools and colleges. Together, the duo shares the task of teaching students the fundamentals of the game inside batting and pitching cages.
Surrounded by a chain-link fence and divided by safety nets, their astro-turfed cages shelter machines that launch baseballs and softballs straight down the plate. These projectiles can reach speeds up to 85mph, which would be really scary if the baseballs weren't tranquilized beforehand. Sans the machines, pairs can take to the cages to hone their pitching and catching abilities.
All Phase Pressure Washing and Painting's licensed, bonded, and insured technicians travel throughout Seattle to treat residential and commercial exteriors. With powerful spraying equipment, they slough away grime from weathered siding, roofs, gutters, and windows. They can also paint exteriors to freshen façades' appearances and interiors to hide the muddy remnants of living-room rodeos. Additionally, the company seals driveways to prevent wear and tear and specializes in restoring cedar decks and roofs.
Several commercial clients, including multiple condominium complexes and select Holiday Inns, rely on the knowledgeable and handy staffers at All Phase for maintenance and repair projects.
Cleaning carpet is a family affair at 360 Carpet Cleaners. What began as a small house-tidying venture more than 20 years ago has grown into a clan of carpet cleaners who try to preserve the planet for future generations by using eco-friendly products and stain-removal methods. The company’s IICRC-certified technicians pair a truck-mounted hot-water extraction system with a RotoVac that evicts dirt hiding in the carpet’s deepest recesses and diaries. They use Planet Guard products to buttress their green focus—these products eschew heavy metals, alkaline builders, and high levels of pH. The team’s five-step cleaning process also minimizes water use to prolong the carpet’s life. Friendly and meticulous, the technicians remove grime from the most hard-to-reach corners, which helps homes sparkle with purity and pride.
The auto technicians at Derek's Auto Detail & Hand Car Wash revitalize vehicles with full-service scrubbings both inside and out. They clean cars from roof to tire with myriad services, all of which include hand washes. The team thoroughly scours interiors with vacuums, and treats exteriors to wax and window cleanings that make panes as transparent as a toddler with truth-serum-spiked juice. Additionally, the auto aestheticians at Derek's offer specialized services such as enzyme-and-odor treatment and conditioning for leather seats and trim.
Mark Wagner has been working under the hood of international automobiles since 1972. After securing a master's degree in mechanical engineering in Germany, Wagner ferried both his family and his familiarity with foreign cars to America, where, today, he teams up with the ASE-certified techs in his repair shop. The factory-trained mechanics dole out everything from tune-ups to engine, brake, and transmission repairs. And all of their work is backed by a 15-month, 15,000-mile warranty that prevents cars from worrying about waking up and seeing their name in the classified pages.
American Fresh Air has been in business for five years, but the owner brings more than 14 years of industry experience to his venture. He conducts frequent in-house trainings for his technicians to keep them up-to-date on the newest methods and technologies.
While they specialize in cleaning air ducts, the air-quality experts at American Fresh Air also offer several preventive services. They can install germicidal UV lights and electrostatic air filters, which work continuously to clear the air of dust, mold, and juicy rumors.