Slumber expert Roger Wardell staffs each of his Sleep Doctor Mattress Stores with knowledgeable employees who help to match shoppers with surfaces that complement their dozing styles. A full-size basic firm mattress by American Pedic ($219) supports stomach sleepers with memory foam, and Serta's twin-size Dura Pillowsoft ($499) cuddles tired muscles with inner springs and a 6-foot spoon.
Since 2006, the staff at Fusion Fitness Center has fostered a welcoming space for their members to come and find fitness, challenging and encouraging them along the way. Rows of elite Precor cardio machines fill the floor of the main room, including treadmills, elliptical trainers, and bikes. Tucked around the corner in the group fitness room, trainers challenge members with 45-minute F.I.T.—functional interval training—classes, where exercisers toss medicine balls, swing kettlebells and heavy ropes, and stretch TRX suspension bands until they cry uncle. The trainers limit F.I.T. classes to six people so they can dole out ample individual attention.
The staff also helps members hone in on individual fitness goals, such as losing weight or running a marathon, during personal-training sessions. To fuel sweat sessions, staffers mix up smoothies filled with nourishing ingredients to help bodies recover or add resistance to tongue-curls.
For more than three decades, the specialists at USA Insulation have protected the walls and rooftops of Michiganders’ homes from the capricious elements outside. To make homes more comfortable and energy efficient, the team uses USA Premium Insulation foam—a water-based, eco-friendly product that can be discreetly installed without disturbing the pre-existing brick, stucco, or wood and vinyl siding. After filling out the voids left by cellulose or fiberglass insulation, the foam expands further to provide an extra layer of thermal and acoustic protection that drowns out the neighbor’s garage rock band or inexplicably terrifying laughter.
The masons at Top Hat Masonry Repair elevate brick through craftsmanship. Along with keeping mud in business, they approach masonry with respect for the profession’s artistic side. Working with the vision of their clients, they construct handsome outdoor fireplaces and fire pits, brick pizza ovens, or patios of brick or stone. Above all, the masons never push pricy upgrades or stray from the client’s design; approaching each job with the respect of someone who was raised by a pack of bricks.