Haul-My-Mess.com owner Ron McCully dispatches crews of strong, careful movers to help clients transport their belongings without stress or physical pain. Workers pull up to homes and businesses in large, 16-foot box trucks, eager to follow special orders, such as to haul away the sofa without waking the no-good roommate who’s sleeping on it. In addition to facilitating easy moves, Haul-My-Mess offers junk-removal services focused on reducing landfill waste by delivering reusable goods to local donation and recycling centers.
With three locations dotting the map, Michelle Cleaners keeps Clevelanders' clothes spotless with thorough dry cleaning complemented by attentive customer service. Customers haul in hampers full of sport shirts, skirts, and sweaters, whereupon the dry-cleaning experts set to work with Sanitone products to shoo away spots and unveil brighter colors and softer textures. The shop also offers an array of non-dry-cleaning services, such as alterations and wedding-gown preservation.
For more than 40 years, homeowners have entrusted their yards to the experts at Weed Man. Perhaps it’s because the employees do more than just perform lawn-care services—they cultivate close working relationships with their clients. This means they are available by telephone or smoke signal any time of the day and promptly respond to faxes or emails within 48 hours, and they also explain the technical side of lawn care to their clients. Of course, what keeps customers coming back is the attention the staff members lavish on grass during services, which range from eradicating weeds with EPA-approved products to aerating lawns to ousting destructive insects.
Boasting more than six decades of waterless wardrobe-washing expertise, Jay Dee Cleaners de-dingifies grimy garments with state-of-the-art cleaning and pressing equipment. Bring in sweat-stained dress shirts ($1.90+), lipstick-marked suits ($10.05), and banana-bread-caked overalls ($12.25) to irrevocably remove spots, stains, and walnut crumbles from contaminated clothing. Jay Dee's also offers free pick-up and delivery, so mad lady scientists can get brain-stained blouses ($5.10), frankendresses ($10.80), and lab coats ($4.20) quickly cleaned without letting animal-human hybrids out of their sight.
ARS Video goes back 25 years, and three generations of its founding family have overseen the company’s growth. What started in 1987 with a room-sized machine continues today on desktop computers: the staff transfers VHS or Hi8 footage, slides, pictures, and 8mm and 16mm film to DVDs. They also transfer audiocassettes and reel-to-reel audio to CDs or recover video from hard drives, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs. Beyond working with long-ago recorded images, the ARS team ventures out to perform videography and editing services for bat mitzvahs and bar mitzvahs, weddings, and TV pilots—the ones who sit in a TV’s cockpit.
When Seymour and Esther Fischgrund founded Fish Furniture in 1925, the couple personally stained, painted, and housebroke each piece before sending it home with a customer. Today, Fish Furniture operates a bit more efficiently, but with the same attention to detail and quality. In the eight-plus decades since opening, the business has grown from 2 employees to 70. It features a pair of 40,000-square-foot show rooms, inside of which sit upholstery, bedroom sets, and office trimmings bearing solid-wood construction and the names of well-known manufacturers. Outside the show rooms, Fish's staff travels to homes to provide interior-design advice, and its courtesy touchups mend scuffs and scrapes in a more fashionable manner than haphazardly placed band-aids.