From the recesses of the secret Caribama hideout, the bring-bring of a phone call raises the hand of Angel M. Rodriguez, a fearless contractor with a background in aerospace engineering and professional work with the U.S. Navy and Air Force. "No job is too big," he says and pushes the big red button. The ground rumbles, the gates lift, and his cadre of highly trained fixer-uppers swoops in and restores order to all facets of household catastrophe. While mending the roof, a skilled technician can repair a bent gutter or save a frightened tree limb from the evil meowing of a stuck kitten. Drains unclog and electrical wires cease malfunction. If time remains after raking leaves or removing a felled branch, homeowners can request a tech's meticulous re-glazing services to overhaul a vintage bathtub or an especially meaningful donut.
"You should call somebody to fix that."
This declaration of resignation, as Greg Bell's aunt pointed out back when he founded his business in 2000, was the common denominator among homeowners who were never able to find time to complete their lists of home improvements and repairs. As it happened, this group of time-thwarted homeowners was just Greg's target market, so he dropped his business's original name, "Greg Bell, Handyman," in favor of the cleverly anonymous, Mr. Somebody. Nowadays, supported by a team of handpicked handymen, Greg undertakes a range of remodeling and repair services. However, his success means that he can no longer hide behind the blank moniker, as his customers often refer to him glowingly by name on the consumer review aggregator Angie's List, where he also won a Super Service Award in 2011.
Led by Brian Baker, a 22-year painting veteran, the contractors at Bravo Painting, Inc. give homes and residential spaces a bright, new gloss, and thus a reason to stop pinning For Sale signs on each other’s backs. The contractors paint interiors and exteriors with equal parts professionalism and finesse, revitalizing faded colors and covering up blemishes to increase a building’s aesthetic and resale value. The team also offers pressure washing and small drywall repairs as well as concrete and wood-staining services, which can vivify patios, garages, and pool decks.
Dirt Busters’ truck-mounted steam-cleaning units have been purring across carpets for nearly three decades. The company’s insured techs draw upon experience accrued during that time to launder shag with a special three-step method. After a preconditioning treatment, hot-water extraction frees area rugs of dirt, grime, cookie crumbs, and shredded contracts with cookie companies. The final swoop of a high-suction vacuum leaves carpets without unpleasant residue. Clients can also call upon Dirt Busters to remove stains and burn marks.
If lawns, yards, and walkways were hairdos, CF Landscaping & Lawn Care’s technicians would be master stylists. They can collaborate with homeowners on landscaping-design plans, install luminous outdoor-lighting schemes, or create smooth stone walkways or back decks. CF’s staff of outdoor experts also can manage commercial properties, maintaining shrubbery, caring for trees, and building intricate garden mazes for disciplining employees that continually steal the half and half. The green-thumbed professionals jet all across Orange and Seminole Counties.