Led by Brian Baker, a 22-year painting veteran, the contractors at Bravo Painting, Inc. give homes and residential spaces a bright, new gloss, and thus a reason to stop pinning For Sale signs on each other’s backs. The contractors paint interiors and exteriors with equal parts professionalism and finesse, revitalizing faded colors and covering up blemishes to increase a building’s aesthetic and resale value. The team also offers pressure washing and small drywall repairs as well as concrete and wood-staining services, which can vivify patios, garages, and pool decks.
The licensed pest-control technicians from Florida Pest & Lawn shoo away a wide range of critters such as termites, bedbugs, ants, or rodents from inside and outside homes. The pest-control team takes its orders from Richie Kidwell, an industry veteran who learned from his father Fred, also a pest-control specialist, that bugs require more stern evacuation measures than a polite cough or a cease-and-desist letter. On each visit, a team member makes sure that no bug slips through cracks by performing treatments on both the interior and exterior of the home, inspecting and spraying popular pest hangouts such as around appliances, bathroom fixtures, windows, and garbage cans. To ensure that colonies don’t return, the technician also sprays a six-foot barrier around the home’s exterior, which effectively keeps all but 6’1” bugs at bay.
In addition to their pest banishing specialty, the team trims and cares for lawns and shrubs to keep yards healthy and verdant, wielding environmentally friendly products to fertilize plants or snuff out unwanted weeds.
Eager to assist home-improvement and upkeep projects, neatly arranged drills, garden hoses, paintbrushes, and other hardware sundries populate the shelves at family-owned Avalon Hardware. Stacks of mulch team up with rakes and watering cans to keep landscapes lush but tidy, and fluorescent light bulbs promise to emit steady, more sustainable light in homes. Customers can also swing by to grab gallons of PPG Porter paint, which staffers mix to exact specifications after a small sacrifice of crayons to a prism spirit.
MaidPro specializes in whipping grimy households into gleaming shape. Over the course of three hours, the staff of dirt-busting cleanliness experts will scrub your home in accordance with a 49-point checklist that tackles bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, hallways, and cupboards under the stairs. Cleansing connoisseurs will empty trash cans full of shucked corn husks, remove incriminating fingerprints from cookie jars, vacuum away equally incriminating trails of cookie crumbs, and usher feral packs of baby gorillas quietly into the night. If you spot a spot within 24 hours of cleaning and notify the company, MaidPro's maid pros will re-clean the area free of charge.