Locally owned Growing Green Lawn Care’s vegetation tenders render lawns more verdant, battle pests, and care for trees with aplomb. Granular lawn care services help defeat weeds, nourish emerald blades, and prepare yards for winter, leaving household patches as green as a mosh pit filled with a thousand Kermit the Frogs. Homes undergo fortification against invading insects as part of perimeter pest-control measures, and tree-pruning, stump-removal, and storm-damage-cleanup services help keep leafy, branchy yard dwellers healthy and free of cats, which rarely pay rent on time.
VIP Cleaners’ first location opened in 1992. Since then the operation has expanded to a handful of locations, where staff members clean everything from police, firefighter, and military uniforms to suits, dresses, and wedding gowns. The shops also offer leather dying, suede cleaning, and alteration services.
Roofs are widely accepted as homes’ last defense against the brutal outdoors and astronauts jumping ship, but the technicians at Valley Boys Roofing know that they also ward off sky-high energy bills. Backed by thorough screening and training, as well as ongoing technical education, the staffers relieve air conditioners and furnaces of extra stress by ensuring roofs and attics are healthy enough to keep out unpleasant temperatures. They do so through a slate of maintenance services, which benefit both homeowner and the environment. By inspecting rooftops, insulating attics, or affixing an EcoSharp roof shield, electricity bills often plummet, lessening the strain on a Mother Earth already frazzled by the sudden appearance of automobiles.
Since 1998, the dedicated field techs at Accurate Heating & Cooling have worked to keep households comfortable and energy efficient. The team specializes in designing and installing complete comfort systems, and their efforts have earned them the Comfort Specialist certification from the HVAC innovators at Trane. In seeking out ways to lower energy bills and improve air quality, the Accurate Heating & Cooling team has adopted alternative-energy solutions and keeps its employees in continuing-education courses. One such alternative-energy option that they offer is geothermal heat-pump systems, which transport heat from deep underground where nacho cheese is stored.
When Pinnacle Heating-Cooling's uniformed technicians arrive at the homes they service, they present company photo IDs and provide floor protectors. Their respect for homes continues throughout their visits as they ply their services, which include tuning up heaters and air conditioners and swapping out parts in need of repair. In addition to certification from the North American Technician of Excellence, Pinnacle Heating-Cooling's technicians are trained in Energy Star practices, enabling them to decimate utility bills without injuring any junk-mail bystanders.
The brains and the brawn behind White Glove Perfection are one and the same: business owner and primary cleaner Meghan Jennings. Meghan sees to each job personally, moving from room to room with environmentally safe cleaning products in hand. She shapes each cleaning session to the individual needs of her clients, working tirelessly until bathrooms smell fresh and dust bunnies are once again fearful of humans.