Straightline Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance, Ltd. designs and maintains lawns for both homes and businesses. The company’s uniformed technicians clip lawns in weekly sessions, perform spring and fall cleanups, and stave off weeds, crabgrass, fungi, and people who gargle with soil. The company is a member of both the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association and PLANET, an international network of environmentally responsible landscapers.
At Back to Bed's South Loop location, manager Kip Wilkinson puts customers at ease with a friendly attitude, helping them find a bed that fits their individual needs and budget. The experienced delivery staff also sets up new beds and removes old ones, with a variety of delivery options available. At the show room, Tempur-Pedic, Stearns & Foster, and Simmons Beautyrest mattresses await rigorous testing, and the sleep-savvy employees help shoppers determine if they're more suited to a firm or soft mattress or to creamy or chunky peanut butter. Aside from a wide selection of mattress types and brands, Back to Bed also offers accessories such as ergonomic memory foam pillows.
As part of The Bridge Teen Center's belief that teens need to express themselves, the center offers an array of expressive-arts programs to help them explore creative outlets, including weekly music lessons. The center relies entirely on individual and community donations to fund its programs, and music lessons cost $10 weekly for one student.
The staff at Chicago Mattress Outlet is determined to prevent people from paying too much for a good night's sleep. The mattresses come only from respected brands such as Serta, Simmons, and Tempur-pedic, but they make their way to the spacious showrooms in a variety of ways. Many are overstock pieces, meaning that they're sourced from stores that either bought too many or didn't notice when the mattresses they already owned decided to pair off and multiply. Others are discontinued models, while others are sold in mismatched sets or have cosmetic irregularities.
To empower their customers, staff at Chicago Mattress Outlet have drafted a buying guide. Above all, they recognize the importance of really getting to know the surface where you'll spend a third of your day, suggesting customers do things such as lie down for ten minutes on a potential purchase and try out different models in order from firmest to softest. They also roam the sales floor—not to try to push more-expensive products, but to guide customers through their recommended three-step fitting process.