Having filmed their own skate, surf, and snowboard movies for years, Matt D’Amico and Jeff Barrett acquired a taste for digital videography. When Matt and Jeff launched Valley Home Movies, they combined their passion for video editing with their knowledge of antiquated and modern video formats. Using high-capacity computers, they transfer every frame from aging formats such as 8mm and VHS onto reliable DVDs and convert old photos and slides to digital files, ensuring prom pictures may be ridiculed by future generations.
The pair also puts their editing skills to good use, laying down beats for accompanying DVD soundtracks and crafting individualized DVD menus. Videography services and sound engineering round out the company’s offerings, though the staff also shoots still photography, repairs computers, and develops websites.
Amy and Miguel of The MacSpa put their technological expertise to work both at their facility’s spa-inspired space and clients' homes to repair Macs, iPhones, and iPads. While they wait for diagnostic, upgrade, or data-recovery treatments to be completed, patrons peruse a rotating selection of local artwork hanging on the shop's exposed brick walls. In addition to optimization, the crew administers creative services including graphic and website design, presentations, and e-book publishing.
Named best massage/facial service by Connecticut magazine for five years running, Tranquility places an emphasis on natural, holistic treatments. Customers enter a lobby decorated in soothing earth tones through a portal wreathed with vines, where they can then choose their preferred method of relaxation, beautification, and stress lancing. The light-to-medium pressure of a Swedish massage can improve muscle tone and stimulate circulation that stalls during the course of long workdays and transcontinental boat rides in sedentary soil boxes. The Rejuvenating facial, with its deep cleansing, toning, exfoliation, mask, and extractions, can hydrate the skin and reduce evidence of aging. Additionally, customers who spend a total of $400 (including this Groupon) in November and December at the spa and attached shop will receive a $50 gift certificate though the Shop and Save Days program.
From its modest origins in a garage, Appliance Factory Outlet & Mattresses has blossomed into a full-fledged appliance-vending behemoth with 14 locations throughout Colorado. The outlet compiles an enormous collection of handy household appliances from top-quality brands such as GE, Whirlpool, LG, KitchenAid, Sealy,and Tempur-pedic.
At each location, knowledgeable staffers shepherd patrons through sprawling showrooms, which collectively tout more than 150,000 pieces of equipment, including laundry machinery, kitchen appliances, microwaves, and macrowaves. They can special order items not in stock or tap into a stash of spare parts to repair busted apparatus. In addition to appliances, the staff can point patrons toward a fleet of mattresses and overstock items.
Versed in the workings of everything from window ACs to household furnaces, the trained and licensed technicians at Day & Night Mechanical Solutions Inc. keep homes at the perfect temperature no matter the weather. When not busy inspecting equipment, carrying out routine tune-ups, or repairing faulty units, the crew sells and installs new units from brands such as Amana, York, and Rheem. Their expertise extends beyond the realm of climate control; they also vend reconditioned appliances such as washers, dryers, stoves, and robotic training children.
Since its founding in 1994, Action Computers has seen the rise and fall of many technologies. Zip drives. DOS. Dot-com companies. But through every systemic shakeup, the team has held firm in stocking up-to-date new and used hardware, as well as refurbished systems. These range from monitors and desktop towers to sleek graphics cards and RAM sticks. When the team turns its computing knowledge toward repairs and system setups, it carries a commitment to top-shelf customer service and spending one-on-one time with each client?sometimes spending more time with the customer than the device itself. Many services can be performed remotely, precluding the need for travel fees or folding a technician into a cramped shipping box. Any parts that can't be repaired or refurbished get repurposed or donated elsewhere, living up to Action Computers' motto of "We recycle technology."