Since Darrell Sawyer founded Sawyer Aviation, LLC in 1961, they have graduated more than 6,000 pilots, some of whom went on to become Air Force One captains. As a Cessna Pilot Center, Sawyer Aviation’s flight academy shapes up aspiring aviators with on-ground instruction that incorporates virtual tools and interactive programs, preparing students to climb aboard a Cessna aircraft’s Garmin G300 glass cockpit. Although the center’s veteran pilots guide their protégés to licenses in private piloting, commercial flying, and magic-carpet wrangling, they also offer discovery flights that get students up in the sky without requiring any commitment to continue their education. Aside from pilot instruction, Sawyer Aviation also manages plane sales and introduces visitors to the clouds during private chartered flights.
The factory-certified technicians behind Made in the Shade draw on more than 30 years of collective experience as they tint windows on cars, homes, and businesses. Certified by the International Window Film Association, these solar control experts guide customers through a show room full of samples before welcoming chariots into their air-conditioned shop. Their films, available in multiple shades, come backed with a lifetime warranty against peeling and cracking until the vehicle is sold or converted into a guesthouse. In addition to safety films that protect against break-ins and injuries, Made in the Shade vends a carbon ceramic film that blocks infrared light without interfering with satellites, GPS devices, or cellphones. Residential films not only protect homeowners and their families from UV rays but also the flooring, furniture and artwork inside homes. When they aren't giving autos smoky eyes, the techs block insidious sunbeams with blinds, drapes, and shutters.
Car models may have changed since 1968, but Quality Bumper’s skill at adding accessories and enhancements to vehicles hasn't. Whether they're working with a two- or four-door car, a truck, or an SUV, technicians work to keep vehicles and drivers at their best by applying glare- and UV-reducing window tints, truck bed protection, and performance products. The company also installs hitches to aid in towing boats, RVs, and stubborn children to the dentist. Front-end protection shields grills from bugs and extremely tall tumbleweeds, and contractor equipment makes difficult jobs easier by providing ladder racks and toolboxes that can be easily installed in the back of a truck.