In their white vans and red polo shirts, the technicians behind Augusta Carpet Cleaning travel to homes and businesses to clean carpets, rugs, and upholstery. Before they dig in, though, they throw open the back doors of their trucks to reveal HydraMaster equipment. They use its silver nozzles, attached to long blue tubes, to expunge odors, allergens, and stains with steam-cleaning techniques and distribute Scotchgard to protect carpets from future splotches. When they aren't purifying fibers, they purge tile and grout, clean air ducts, and restore abodes that have been flooded—they ask the resident, however, to fish out any trout beforehand.
At Top Notch Express Car Wash, customers can choose their preferred degree of cleaning control. Each of the four locations abides by a flex system, enabling owners to drive by for a full- or express-service scrubbing. Express washes cleanse and jet-dry exteriors before patrons vacuum the interiors themselves, whereas full-service washes employ the staff to vacuum, clean windows, and oversee the application of add-ons such as wax and tire shine. Frequent clients can even sign up for a monthly unlimited wash plan, a prudent asset for autos that are regularly sullied by off-road excursions or ice-cream-truck demolition derbies.
Technicians further primp vehicles with meticulous detailing at all venues, and oil changes at West Augusta and Evans. Their focus on speed and convenience has earned them the Best of Augusta award for 14 years straight in Augusta magazine, and prompted the installment of handy amenities, including auto-pay machines and a fleet account program for company cars.
Instead of exercises that rely on bulky and often single-user workout machines, Three B Fitness’s workouts revolve around functional movement including kettlebell swings, medicine-ball tosses, and body-weight exercises. These moves can be done simultaneously in groups to help keep energy high and morale up. There is one machine used during the facility’s group fitness classes—it’s the rowing machine, an apparatus that cannot be beat for increasing shoulder strength by mimicking the movements of a whitewater-rafting guide powering a raft through rapids or a bathtub with the shower running.
• For $25, you get $50 toward bedding accessories. • For $50, you get $200 toward a mattress set. Mattress Man bestows bedfellows with a wealth of comfortable sleep options, such as luxurious bedding accessories and pillowy mattress sets. Enjoy horizontal relaxation atop a 10-inch memory foam queen mattress set ($899.99+) or a Sealy Posturepedic queen set ($699.99+) to reward aching joints for years of hard work and frequent showings of mashed-potato dance abilities. The store's experienced staff members guide customers toward twin bed sets (starting at $199.99), ideal for youthful siblings, and queen sets (starting at $399.99), which minimize angry edicts from visiting royalty. For households with plenty of snoozing pads, a Pure LatexBLISS queen-size pillow coddles sleepy craniums ($99.99), and a set of mattress protectors ($59.99/twin) bravely guards defenseless mattresses held aloft by a Mattress Man twin bed frame ($49.99). Mattress Man’s free delivery service (for orders of $495 or more within 25 miles of a store) ensures patrons can usher new furniture to their fixture-hungry homes without renting a truck or an accident-prone mattress cannon.
Voted Best Furniture Store for 2011 by readers of Lexington Life magazine, Scott's Furniture has furnished homes with name-brand designs for two generations. The knowledgeable salespeople oversee a large gallery of sofas, accent furniture ($129+), and dining sets, as sentient recliners ($250+) patrol a labyrinth of ottomans lit only by faint cracks of sunlight and the gallery's many lamps ($69+). In addition to the many designer brands—including Broyhill, Lane, Ashley, and Riverside—Scott's accepts custom orders, so customers can design their own upholstery complete with loose-change pockets and orange Cheeto-stain camouflage. For qualified purchases of $500 or more, Scott's will deliver furniture within 30 miles of its Lexington location, often within 48 hours.
Relying on customer testing and a comfort-scale rating, A Goodnight Sleepstore's accessible retailers pair patrons with cushioned name-brand mattresses that coax them into a restful torpor without overnight aches. Staff have coded the shop’s pillow-top, memory-foam, and firm mattresses on a comfort scale of one to six, allowing customers to quickly gauge which mattresses will offer the firmness needed for back sleeping and which are soft enough to conceal stockpiles of pilfered marshmallow crème. The shop also showcases accessories such as bed frames, pillows, and sheets, allowing customers to fully assemble the requirements for their new sleeping situation. Free delivery is available for bed sets $599 and higher, and a 30-day money-back guarantee ensures clients won’t have to toss and turn over whether they made the right decision.