The history of R.B. Queern & Co. follows a line of handymen that stretches back to the company’s founder, Edward Brooks, who started delivering oil to homes by horse-drawn wagon in the early 20th century. Edward handed the business down to his son and then his grandson, who currently operates the 24-hour heating-system repair and maintenance business. Home heating has come a long way since Edward’s day: the company now offers a wide array of services for air conditioners, water heaters, and radiators, all performed by licensed and certified technicians.
As an aerial photographer, it makes sense for Jeff Codman to pilot a Robinson R44 Raven. The viper-red aircraft affords him unlimited freedom of movement, nearly 360-degree visibility, and the ability to hover and swoop like a hummingbird as he dips 100 feet above the earth to snap shots of sailboats, unusual toupees, and ocean-side mansions.
Now, with Bird's Eye View Helicopters? tours, Mr. Codman grants guests the same breathtaking aerial views in the helicopter that he?s enjoyed for more than 20 years. The Fall Foliage tour transports guests over a patchwork quilt of red and orange foliage, and the Island Tour traces a route above Ocean Drive and historic lighthouses. Mr. Codman even lets amateur pilots take the reins during a 25-minute introductory flight.
Burns Heating and Cooling dispatches fully licensed and insured technicians and an arsenal of tools to heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems throughout the Hartford area. Staffers prepare ACs for summertime with tune-ups and fresh Freon. Technicians also keep homes comfortable in wintertime after troubleshooting tricky furnaces. In addition to maintenance and repair, Burns replaces old heaters and ACs with efficient Energy Star appliances.
On a sprung bamboo floor, the dance instructors at Ancient Art Studios lead groups and individual students through routines in the various forms of belly dance. Inside the spacious and warmly hued studio, where large mirrors let visitors watch their body postures, staff members also hosts troupe rehearsals, special workshops, and recitals.
Healthy homes require occasional checkups; the technicians from ResCom Services keep homes in peak condition by performing basic maintenance for a variety of systems. In addition to meticulously cleaning household appliances and ensuring that everything from the motor and the wiring to the coils and the piping are operational, the team also cares for virtually every component of a house's ventilation network. Techs sanitize HVAC blower motor cleaning with a system analysis and scour the insides of ducts and vents, helping dislodge dust bunnies as well as inconveniently placed temporary tattoos.