The path that Carmicia K. Goff took to professional photography began when she received a video camera for her 11th birthday and found she loved to, as she put it, "capture memories." With her younger sister Mercedes, Ms. Goff shoots video and photos with a natural and realistic style. They work in many different areas, including photographing families, taking headshots, and documenting weddings.
Keith Weatherly of Earth Energy Solutions fine-tunes household climates with energy-efficient geothermal heating and air-conditioning systems in addition to traditional HVAC and radiant-heat systems. Recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, and the Planeteers for its energy-saving qualities, the geothermal system harnesses the earth's natural thermal energy to regulate the temperature in homes or businesses. Geothermal heat pumps circulate water stored underground through pipes to warm or cool homes as effectively as traditional systems, but with a much smaller carbon footprint. Earth Energy Solutions also offers a free consultation and home analysis for clients interested in installing a geothermal system.
Soap bubbles float through the air as dogs try to outdo each other by catching them between their teeth. Meanwhile, their comrades bound up playground slides and race across artificial turf. At Dog Holiday Resort, the staff aims to keep its daycare and boarding charges active throughout the day with these types of energy-busting activities. The dogs spend most of the day socializing in one of the play yards with like-minded pups. They chase balls thrown by an automatic machine and cool off in dog-sized pools as attentive staff members keep a close watch. Dogs who are less active due to age or temperament can cuddle with staff members on sofas in the lounge. Meanwhile, cats get similar treatment in their own sanctuary, preening under one-on-one attention from staff. As pets enjoy themselves, owners can check in on their canine or feline charges via webcam. Additionally, the center offers training classes, during which dog owners learn to influence their pooches with basic commands such as "sit," "stay," and "give me back my shoe." Both training sessions and grooming appointments can be arranged during daycare or boarding, so that dogs look and act their best when they are reunited with their owners.
The cleaners of Spotless Creations provide eco-friendly cleaning solutions for residential and commercial clients. Cleaning crews are licensed, bonded, and insured, and employees are thoroughly screened and background checked before being issued their first mops. All cleaners bring at least five years of experience to undertakings such as spring cleaning, holiday prepping, or enhancing the look of a business. Services can also be requested for basic house cleaning or for transitional cleanings, such as moving in, out, or on up. Spotless Creations' purview has also expanded to include such projects as decorating and same-day cleaning services.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Wake County was originally founded in 1969 to transform the region into a humane area where every animal could find a home. Today, it works toward this goal by sheltering and securing the adoption of more than 3,000 animals every year and providing lost-and-found services for missing pets. The organization also supports pet owners with classes to help them care for their animals and addresses the problem of overpopulation through catch-and-release spay or neuter programs.
A 14-year-old industry stalwart, Carolina Custom Sound and Security has consistently equipped homes with the most recent technological amenities while holding its technicians to an old-fashioned standard of courtesy and professionalism. They can upgrade a living-room TV and stereo into a 3-D, high-definition, surround-sound media room, or transform an unused quadrant of the home into a home theater complete with programmed remotes. Networking and communication services set up Internet connections and can also enable clients to speak with one another from room to room, room to pantry, or pantry to shoe closet. To protect investments, CCSS technicians install electronic security systems that they monitor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Since 2006, Five Star Painting has been quelling customers' paint cravings with an array of specialty services. Surrender any appropriately sized bedroom, bathroom, or panic room to Five Star Painting's paint practitioners and they will considerately apply two fresh coats to keep cold walls warm and permanently flushed with a hue of your choosing. Though not included in this deal, they can also assist with color consultation, minor repairs, wood staining, and more.