Late one Friday night, clients of Mayday Pest Solutions, Inc. heard a strange knocking. Having relied on Mayday for three years to route brown, recluse spiders from their garage and spray their property for rodents, they didn’t hesitate to call, despite the fact that it was 10 p.m. A technician uniformed in a white polo arrived first thing the next morning and followed the noise to discover a bewildered possum hiding inside the garage. Instead of shrugging his shoulders and referring the couple to animal control or the local pied piper, he trapped the visitor, bid adieu to the unwitting hosts, and left to re-release it into the wild.
That kind of aplomb is the result of more than a decade of experience in pest control. The family at Mayday opened its business in 1998, and since then, the business and its technicians have demonstrated a rare dedication and lack of squeamishness if the job extends beyond normal requirements. Mayday’s primary targets are winged, stinging insects such as hornets and wasps, as well as ants, small rodents, fleas, and ticks, which technicians will valiantly pursue to the edge of any property line or backyard moat.
Juan's Landscaping's grass-grooming crew styles and pampers lawns, crafting them into clean-cut alter egos. The staff saves homeowners from sunburn, grass stain, and mower's itch by tackling home terrains, mowing down arrogantly overgrown grass and trimming any blades overreaching the strict border between lawn and asphalt. Lawnkeepers also banish mutinous clippings, leaving abodes to reign over a peaceful green kingdom.
The showrooms at Abbey's Home Furnishings brim with furniture from top brands such as Ashley, Bassett, and Omnia Leather that suit every living space. Browsers discover a cornucopia of dining sets, ranging from ornate hand-carved tabletops to contemporary chairs and noshing surfaces ($699–$1,600). Couples can lounge across love seats and sofas upholstered in fine fabrics or plush leather ($799–$1,199), or take turns staring at saddleback bar stools ($69). With more than 50 different styles of family-room furniture, decorators can tailor living rooms according to almost any theme. Lonely bed frames fill the hole their last mattress left with beds of varying firmnesses, from cloud-like softness to less-yielding body buffers ($799–$1,299). Though not included with today's Groupon, furniture on its last legs finds salvation with Abbey's repair services, which give forlorn pieces their confidence back with necessary parts and heartfelt compliments.
As the titular technician at Ward Group Property Services, Norman Ward dedicates his company's efforts to the maintenance and cleaning of his clients’ homes. Norman heads up a team of employees who have each passed OSHA safety training, meaning each service is performed in a sound manner and never capped with a death-defying dismount from a slippery roof. Homeowners can call upon the team to regularly wash their windows to prevent hard water stains, clean gutters of debris and mildew, or pressure wash the mold and black stains off their walls, walkways, and patios.
Husband-and-wife team Chris and Kelli Mills know what makes a beautiful home. That’s why they take pride in Mills Lonestar Preservation, which provides property-maintenance and lawn-care services across the region. Whether removing debris, trimming shrubs and trees, rehabilitating lawns, or repairing fences, Mills Lonestar Preservation keeps homes well maintained.
True to its name, Relax Mattress stocks more than 25 varieties of mattress sets. Their inventory includes memory-foam and other comfort-increasing accoutrements to aid in a good night's sleep. Its line of Simmons Beautyrest mattresses conforms to the body with NxG memory foam. Pocketed-coil technology improves motion separation and provides enough individualized spine support to make a Chevy-size encyclopedia comfortable.