Mike Merrick launched Fish Window Cleaning 35 years ago after leaving his secure job as a banker to launch his own business. He founded Fish Window Cleaning in 1978, soon assembling a staff of uniformed and punctual technicians and, 15 years ago, establishing a network of franchises in 42 states.
Longtime residents Bob and Lisa Tilzer own Fish’s Danbury location, managing a skilled window-cleaning team that specializes in both homes and businesses. Their fully insured techs draft free estimates and craft custom service plans for customers, and the company also offers a menu of services that includes cleaning mirrors and gutters, replacing the lights on chandeliers, and making awnings spotless after slapstick comedians use them to exit buildings.
Painter's Supply stocks vibrant interior and exterior paints from top-industry brands alongside the tools needed to apply the new hues. Renters, homeowners, or tree-house speakeasy kingpins can complement paint schemes with implements such as tray liners ($5.13), microfiber roller covers ($3.99), paintbrushes ($20.49 for 2.5" brush), paint pails ($12.53), and paint-pail liners ($5.99). Feel free to solicit professional opinions or appraisals on a dumpster mural from each storefront's design center, which is helmed by proficient painters.
Listed in Connecticut Magazine’s Best of Connecticut 2010: Food and Drink as one of the best coffee bars, Molten Java Coffee Roasters energizes lethargic locals with arabica beans freshly prepared and purchased from reputable traders. The café's brigade of baristas roast beans on site just days before serving using a signature "calico" roast and comedic insults from B-list celebrities. Like starting a maze from the finish, every bean purchased can be traced back to its plantation, which ensures the beans are grown under the best conditions. Closet caffeine addicts can partake in privacy with take-home, fill-your-own bags of fresh coffee beans ($12 per pound), which are air-roasted and blended with the calico roast. Pair any coffee with a warm burrito such as the breakfast burrito ($4.50) or Mayan burrito, a mélange of black bean, seasoned rice, salsa, and cheddar prisoners caged in a soft tortilla ($4.75+).
The lawn-care technicians at NaturaLawn of America help greenery flourish with an organic fertilizer and solutions to combat pests and weeds. The staff tailors treatments to each lawn's individual needs, seeding, aerating soil, and spreading nutrient-enriched fertilizer.
Aire Serv of Western Connecticut’s expert technicians keep homes cozy with furnace checkups conducted by courteous expert technicians. A vacuuming and cleaning of furnace insides removes the dirty debris and almond butter that can gum up any heating system, and new filters replace played-out, old filters. The technicians also install new strainers and nozzles, integral furnace parts prone to wear. Finally, a careful tweak of system settings ensures optimized airflow, and a safety check prevents long-term heat afflictions such as low-flow ducts and thermostat dials with Sudden Roulette Syndrome.
In-person half-day or full-day consulting sessions. Designer will address whatever decorating issues client wants and make specific suggestions for rooms. Follow-up visit provides specific samples of merchandise, colors, and floor plans if required.