In 1898—the same year Marie and Pierre Curie discovered radium and composer George Gershwin was born—the Wyman Center opened its doors. Founded in St. Louis by a group of citizens intent upon granting the city’s children a respite from the often sweltering tenements, the organization’s first programs were designed to furnish participants with fresh air, healthy food, and fun-filled outdoor activities. Though the world has changed radically since the Wyman Center’s inception, it continues to uphold and expand upon its founders' original mission of providing teens from disadvantaged circumstances with opportunities, support, and educational programs.
Today, powered by a dedicated staff of community leaders and volunteers, the Wyman Center’s numerous initiatives revolve around leadership and outreach programs. Amidst 250 acres of sylvan land, the Eureka campus serves as a base for outdoor education programs available to a variety of organizations from educational camps to team building retreats. Under the watchful eyes of supportive staffers and any fruit bats flying overhead, outdoor adventurers can tackle challenges afforded by ziplines, climbing walls, and orienteering activities. Along with skill-building programs, a variety of getaway packages invite groups to revel in the alfresco amenities of the Eureka campus while celebrating birthdays, weddings, or family reunions.
Servpro's professional stain purgers thoroughly and conveniently clean all types of carpet fabrics with a spread of unique services. Rug experts master specialized cleaning methods designed to coax unwanted particles from various upholstery materials, from common berber weaves to sporty indoor astroturf. Bonnet cleaning gently plucks grime from short-pile runners, and hot-water extraction deep-cleans even petrified Christmas tree needles from denser varieties. Nozzle-wielders take action against deeply soiled areas with a deluxe precondition and rinse to eliminate splotches caused by new wineglasses before being fully housebroken. Showcase premier cleaning represents the most thorough dirt-destroying technique in Servpro's arsenal, and dry-cleaning cleanses even fabrics prone to lose their shading to water or unnecessary pressure.
With pottery in the studio’s name, visitors might be surprised to witness the amount of melting, fusing, gluing, and sculpting that occurs at Imagination Pottery and Creations. Several means of artistic expression keep creative juices flowing as guests of all ages assemble colorful mosaics, build fused-glass projects, and channel their inner Monet, who was famous for painting the first World’s Greatest Dad mug. In addition to open studio time, parties, and multimedia educational programs, Imagination’s staff organizes weekly events, including BYOB gatherings and Ladies' Night for adults.
The techs at C&S Power Washing scour structures with low-pressure hoses and professional cleaning products to avoid damage while expunging mildew and dirt. They also wash windows and clean and seal concrete to prevent rust stains and tree sap from marring surfaces with mysterious messages. When techs aren't washing abodes, they restore decks and fences damaged by the elements and stampeding wildebeests, and detail heavy equipment and cars. In addition to domiciles, they tidy up businesses by cleansing storefronts and scrubbing graffiti away.
For more than 50 years, the hard-working, insured staff at Beckner Painting & Contracting has gussied up homes and offices throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. On top of interior and exterior painting and refinishing, the business oversees contracting jobs, such as remodeling kitchens cabinetry and replacing four types of windows to suit different budgets. Technicians arrive at residences ready to tackle many forms of maintenance work, including plumbing, electric, and HVAC.
Operating for more than 50 years, the contractors at Hartzell Home Repair help reimagine living spaces with new color and fresh design ideas. Technicians drape rooms in drop cloths and protective tape for swabbing living rooms, hallways, or kitchens in coats of quality paint. Workmen can replace kitchen cabinets, rebuild bathroom tile, or journey outdoors to clean gutters, pressure wash siding, or hang Christmas lights.