PlanetSwim founder and owner Stephan's life is a timeline of aquatic achievements, containing awards that he won as a competitive swimmer as well as several teaching titles—lifeguard trainer and Red Cross–certified swim instructor among them. At PlanetSwim, Stephan holds his staff to similar standards. Each teacher has a minimum of five years of swim-instruction experience and has also been Red Cross–certified. Together, the team channels its knack for tutelage into swim lessons for children and adults of all ages in indoor, heated pools, including the one in Louisville, which is filled with warm water to encourage students to get in.
PlanetSwim's philosophy centers around personal attention, an element that demands small class sizes and a supportive atmosphere. Whether they are leading a 10-minute lesson for a water-shy toddler or an intermediate course on different strokes, the instructors monitor their pupils closely to ensure both comfort and development of technique.
Dennis Cooper started repairing cars from a simple one-door garage with two bays. Over the last 30 years, his needs have steadily grown, as his robust business repeatedly outgrew four- and six-bay facilities. He and his team of ASE-certified technicians now stretch their legs through eight service bays, with Dennis's wife, Kathy, keeping watching over the books. Experienced technicians—including two ASE master mechanics—perform maintenance and diagnostic services on every part of vehicles and frequently add to their knowledge with seminars and schooling.
The center boasts a Hoffman wheel alignment system, which uses a Windows operating system and multiple laser beams to ensure accurate alignment, as well as two oversized shop bays to accommodate larger and diesel vehicles. The Cooper's Automotive team can also soup up performance with off-road lift systems or give vehicles a distinctive look with a custom fixtures and chrome tips. Recognized for excellence in emissions repair, the shop also recently installed solar panels on its roof to produce electricity and reduce its carbon footprint.
Black Diamond Car Wash's expert team of auto immaculatizers buff cars with an eco-friendly list of cleansing services. The emerald wash begins with a vacuum of the passenger compartment to suck up dirt, dust, and discarded burrito wrappers from floor nooks and seat crannies. Then, sullied exteriors are stripped of grime with a high-quality tunnel wash to reveal shining fiberglass bodies. After a towel-dry and a deep-clean dusting of the dash and console, finger-drawn hearts are carefully erased from interior windows. Most washes are finished in about 15 minutes, though larger vehicles may take longer.
Raven Transportation provides passenger transport, event planning services, concierge services, courier services, and protective services to corporate businesses, Hotels, travelers and businesses seeking assistance with their event or require transportation.
Finn Mototech's ASE-certified master technicians keep roadsters running smoothly with expert inspections and eco-friendly cleaners concocted on-site. Auto buffs briskly assess motorized innards during a 30-minute oil change that slakes pavement prowlers with up to 5 quarts of fresh engine juice or a Gatorade reduction accompanied by a new filter and lube. Alternatively, 150-point inspections delve under hoods to explore mechanical mazes for 60–90 minutes. Vehicular healers diagnose dangerous imperfections in interiors, windshields, and headlights, as well as unravel mysteries surrounding malfunctioning dash instruments, transmissions, and rearview mirrors that reflect the ghost of your old Model T. Amiable staffers ensure you'll feel safe and squeaky clean on your next road trip by examining tires and revivifying horseless buggies with a basic wash and vacuum.