Countless repairs and home-remodeling projects can undoubtedly trace their lineage back to Paul's Ace Hardware, which began doling out DIY equipment and home-improvement supplies in 1956. Founded by Paul E. Dauwalder, the shop quickly expanded from its original 1,800-square-foot space, branching out to five shops that now operate beneath the expert eye of Paul's granddaughter. Cleaning products, outdoor equipment, and pool supplies are just a fragment of the stores' inventory, with power tools awaiting steady hands, fishing gear beckoning lake dwellers, and building materials—including the Tempe location's 56,000 square feet of lumber—standing poised and ready to be assembled into dams by handy beavers. Still in the city of its founding, the Scottsdale location has moved and upgraded to its own building.
Joe Filter's technicians take care of recurring chores that busy homeowners may have a hard time remembering to knock off the to-do list. By replacing refrigerator, air, and water filters as well as smoke-alarm batteries, they save homeowners the trouble of delving into complex systems themselves and ensure that systems are working efficiently. The company stocks a wide variety of components, from high-quality multipleat green air filters to fridge filters for brands such as GE and Frigidaire. Also, its technicians are certified by CrimShield, meaning they have passed high-level background checks that enable them to work in clients' homes and the secret NASA labs that create bioluminescent monkeys.
Using diesel-burning truck-mounted machines that operate at high enough temperatures to reduce the amount of chemicals used, Superior Home Maintenance's technicians remove deep stains and dirt from carpets and upholstery. The techs also remove dust and pet dander from air ducts and lint from dryer vents with a Rotobrush system, as well as scrub grime from windows, tile, and grout.
Kaiper Hard Surface Restoration’s friendly professionals refresh floor fibers using highly pressured hot water and eco-friendly solutions, working to banish the evidence of foot traffic and accumulated grime from carpets. One of these seasoned carpet cleansers will commence the two-hour session by coaxing impacted dirt, oils, and bacteria out of deep-down dwellings with a Mother Nature–approved pretreatment solution and a strongly written eviction notice. A patented high-pressure cleaner then blasts 200-degree water onto carpet, extracting pollutants before suctioning them off into a vacuum container. Technicians give any spots and spills extra TLC, wiping away the evidence of daily wear and tear to yield carpets that look as cuddly and fresh as a steam-cleaned wookie. All services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, ensuring that floor coverings regain flawless demeanors.
Since 1988, the deal-hunters at Dry Clean Super Saver (Arizona) have connected customers with a trustworthy network of dry-cleaning and automotive-repair technicians. Armed with easy-to-use punch cards, clients save huge amounts money on dry cleaning and automotive maintenance, the two costliest household expenses after plumbing repair and poltergeist removal. The association of participating cleaners and garages stretches across the country, ensuring that cardholders can remove stains from a dress shirt or change an oil filter wherever they happen to be.
Trainer Jean-Claude has been creating unique wellness plans at Jean-Claude's Personal Fitness Center since 1988. Among the available services, he can test clients? flexibility and range of motion and measure their body fat during full-body evaluations. He and his staff of trainers gather groups for express workouts, boot-camp classes, and specialized training. To help clients find total wellness, the trainers also sculpt meal plans with foods that are gluten-free, vegetarian, or contain only vowels.