Since 1940, Bryant Heating & Cooling has kept homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Insured technicians, licensed by the North American Technician Excellence, visit homes to inspect and repair air conditioners, furnaces, heat pumps, or living-room campfire pits. They also clean the ducts of homes using a Rotobrush system that vacuums out dirt and debris.
Groundwork Cincinnati/Mill Creek aims to develop a sustainable Mill Creek watershed by teaching the community about the environment and conducting ecological restoration projects. To this end, the organization has implemented four programs. The Freedom Trees program involves a 10-year urban-reforestation initiative linked with the local history of the Underground Railroad, wherein residents will plant at least 10,000 native trees in the corridor. Environmental-education programs introduce local youth to restoration with field trips for students and training programs for volunteers to monitor water quality and help conserve wildlife habitats. The Greenways project works to restore the natural landscape and develop recreational trails along Mill Creek. Laughing Brook teaches the community about the environment with a public artscape that recreates a functioning wetland filled with biosculptures of human hands, fish, and salamanders, and also helps clean storm-water runoff from a portion of Salway Park.
The sheer volume of garments that Widmer's Cleaners has dry-cleaned over the past 100 years is astronomical, but there are a few special items that will never be forgotten. Widmer's processed many vintage garments on display at the Smithsonian, such as Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders outfit, and the suit that Abraham Lincoln was wearing when he was assassinated. Today, the service menu has expanded—technicians will clean carpets, tile and grout, and upholstery, as well as perform a slew of other services. Widmer's is actively involved in the community, contributing to charities such as Goodwill and the American Red Cross.
Now carrying the torch that has burned brightly—and lit furnaces—for more than 125 years, the fourth generation of Geilers continues the family's tradition of flexible, professional service in everything from heating and AC repair to plumbing. Fully licensed, trained technicians tinker with furnaces, boilers, and air-filtration systems to fix leaks, swap out filters, and test for hazardous gases, and photographic inspections of ducts help diagnose blockages such as built-up dust and portly secret agents. On call 24 hours a day, emergency plumbers rush to the scene to fix faucet and pipe leaks, repair water heaters or underground pipes, and combat low water pressure.