Rod Heiston was already the head of one business, Heiston Kitchen and Bath, when he began a separate handyman venture. As a seasoned remodeler of kitchens and bathrooms, the tool-belt-clad entrepreneur created Top Dog Professional Handyman Services as a means of serving those customers who need a quick odd job taken care of. The fully licensed handyman company focuses on routine plumbing and electrical tasks, performing a variety of installations, repairs, and troubleshooting inspections, often in less than two hours. Heiston and his team also provide free phone estimates for fix-it jobs ranging from broken garbage disposals to new-fixture installation, and they offer a price guarantee on all estimates. If a customer is quoted a better price by another company, Heiston matches it and then defeats the other handyman in a Go Fish duel for good measure.
Signature service: Infrared moisture detection, roof repair
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: We work wih all major roofing manufacturer products.
Pro Tip: We locate and repair the source of your leak, no matter from the roof, siding, window or gutters.
Through the doors at Pots and Palettes’, Catherine—who occasionally dons the motherly teapot costume from Beauty and the Beast —cavorts from table to table, handing out friendly advice to children and adults as they paint selections from more than 500 bisque pottery pieces. Catherine and her artistic staff equip budding artists with all the necessary tools, including brushes, kilns, and fire hoses full of paint, to transform blank mugs and piggy banks into colorful works of art. Child- and adult-size tables set the stage for Family Thursdays, and date night on Fridays encourages flirty creativity with a two-for-one studio fee.
Young Chefs Academy provides a fun, safe, and motivating environment for kids to become acquainted with the art of food and food presentation. Engaging chef instructors instill lessons of kitchen etiquette and safety in youngsters growing up in a world full of laser can-openers and sharp pasta rakes, giving children a capable handle on their surroundings as they journey into the land of food. Classes educate a variety of age groups, with specially catered classes for junior line cooks, combining nutritional meals with basic food-prep skills that teach how to correctly follow a recipe to edible fruition. Senior flambéists are offered advanced classes that dig deeper into kitchen secrets and hone specific skills and techniques that expand the parameters of cooking creativity. Most classes last 90 minutes.