As seasoned veterans of the construction business, most of the handymen at Handy Ham LLC possess a familiarity with local building guidelines. This knowledge comes in handy when they erect new residential or commercial edifices—just one of their many construction and home-maintenance services. The experts also mend malfunctioning plumbing and electrical systems, spruce up rooms with fresh coats of paint, and patch up roofs. As part of a business that has maintained buildings for more than 13 years, they craft solutions to other issues around the house, such as renovating a kitchen or kicking out a ghost that won’t stop quoting Roseanne.
With green thumbs and a passion for creating a more sustainable environment, the certified arborists at Cevet Tree Service specialize in tree-related services such as trimming, stump removal, and disease diagnosis. When the team pares down a tree growing too close to power lines or giving mischievous cats a free ride to the roof, it adheres to the pruning guidelines set forth by the International Society of Arboriculture. The outfit also performs duties outside the arboreal arena, such as lawn maintenance and snow removal.
At Sound Performance, technicians upgrade cars with name-brand mobile electronics and alarm systems. They retool automotive acoustics with stereos, subwoofers, and speakers from brands such as Kenwood and Pioneer, and integrate smartphone ports into stereos so that motorists can tap into their music library while they drive. To protect the high-tech gadgets from the heat or the jealous eyes of strangers, technicians also install scratch-resistant LLumar window tints, which are cut with precision using a special computer system. Sound Performance prepares drivers for winter with remote starters, which enable drivers to warm up the car at the touch of a button without leaving the comfort of their home or curbside tanning bed.
All plants are gathered from native Missouri fauna that have consented to have their clippings or seeds donated to science, and are grown in high-quality potting soil that does not contain peat moss, which can make it more difficult for plants to adapt to their new homes. For shipped orders, Missouri Wildflowers Nursery guarantees that your plants or seeds will arrive in good condition, and that all species are true to their name and professed veganism.
As cool breezes cut summer heat and the leaves fade into sunset hues, Pin Oak Farms celebrates autumn with pumpkin picking, bonfires, and other activities. Tractors full of hay bales and visitors rumble out toward vegetable fields, happy shouts spiraling back toward areas for face painting and petting farm animals. A 5-acre corn maze or smaller straw-bale maze test one’s sense of direction or ability to crack open a compass and eat the good parts. Kids plop themselves down in a giant tub of corn, clamber around in bounce houses, or putt games of pumpkin-themed mini golf. At dusk, bonfires warm hands and bring to life dancing shadows behind groups and scout troops.