The professional painters and maintenance crew of House Doctors remedy domicile ailments with a panoply of handyman services. Chromatic commandos arrive armed with brushes and protective cloth to coat all bland vertical surfaces of a room up to 12 x15’. Customers must provide their own paint, purchase Sherwin-Williams paint from House Doctors ($45/gal.), or hire neighborhood kids with paintball guns to create a shrine to Jackson Pollock. This Groupon includes a recoloring of walls, although ceilings ($125), trim, frames, and baseboards may be added for an additional fee. Upon completion, clients sign off by speaking with a customer-support rep to ensure that they are as satisfied as a grizzly bear adorning his paws in salmon lures.
Healthy Home Heating & Cooling mends ailing air conditioners and furnaces and provides preventative tune-ups for functioning units in both commercial and residential settings. Technicians can tool around on all makes and models, allowing homeowners to catch potential problems in their indoor weather machines before a breakdown necessitates expensive repairs. As a birth-certificate typo can do to a person, a tune-up can add years of life to an air conditioner, and it can also reduce cooling costs by identifying inefficiently operating components. Check up on furnaces before cold weather returns to catch problems such as emerging cracks in heat exchangers, which can result in carbon-monoxide release.
Over the course of three generations of family ownership, Blind & Sons has grown up in the community that it serves. John W. Blind began the company in 1937, offering only coal furnaces and gas-conversion burners. The business was around for the invention of forced-air furnaces in 1957 and has since kept expanding. They began cleaning ducts and installing whole-home humidifiers in 1996 and broadened their plumbing services in 2001. Three years later, their electrical experts started performing jobs such as installing new outlets and generators.
Today, Joe Bilotta and John Hartmann continue the Blind-family legacy. Their highly trained technicians have answered a quarter of a million service calls and are available 24 hours a day. They charge no overtime fees for emergency repairs or for a demonstration of how to duct tape a vent to make it whistle "Flight of the Bumblebee." The company's commitment to quality and customer satisfaction earned it a Beacon's Best 2012 award from the Akron Beacon Journal. As a way of saying thanks to the people who have helped them succeed, the company gives back via youth-program sponsorships, giveaway contests, and outreach efforts.