The staff at Carolina Maintenance of Charleston has more than 20 years of experience wiping windows to a shine. The punctual technicians man high-tech equipment when scouring windows or outfitting them with a view of the nearest ocean. They typically clean each window’s sash, sill, and stoop.
The yard whisperers at Natures Remedy lavish lawns with coats of pine straw and emancipate gutters from clogs and debris. Each bale of pine straw, or pine-needle mulch, teems with intertwined needles ready to snuggle with bases of trees and coddle delicate expanses of lawn. The aromatic tufts can help insulate tender stems and protect fragile root systems from fluctuating temperatures, torrential rains, and the pecking of lawn flamingos. Mulch masters evenly spread straw over yards and spritz on a specialized pre-emergent spray, which targets nascent weeds and other leafy pests, barring sprouts from blossoming beneath cozy straw coverlets. Natures Remedy also expunges dirt, debris, and thickets of leaves from home gutters, ensuring rainwater and the tears of lonely chimneys glide through unclogged sluices. Gutters on very large houses may be subject to an additional cleaning fee.
Cobbs Painting has the benefit of diversity. The Cobbs team has applied fresh coats to the interior and exterior walls of everything from historic Victorian homes to children’s bedrooms in its more than 25 years of business. They begin by finding the right shade through detailed color consultations. Then, they work the color into every corner and cranny and ensure the paint lasts with waterproof coats for exterior walls. Cobbs also performs minor carpentry duties, hangs wallpaper, power washes surfaces, and gets rid of mildew.
East Cooper Heating and Air technicians expertly repair, install, and maintain the machinery that keeps homes comfortable, clean, and free of those pesky dust mites that are always watching you sleep. In the team's capable hands, systems such as furnaces, air ducts, and humidifiers become cleaner, better performing versions of themselves.
Atlantic Bedding and Furniture showrooms speckle the Southeast, each one a treasure-trove of fine furniture and top-brand mattresses. Attentive staffers bustle past collections of leather couches and arrangements of dark-wood dining sets, eager to assist customers in their quest to find a memory-foam mattress that best suits their sleeping habits or a rug that best covers up the dungeon trapdoor in their living room. If an item is out of stock, the attendants can have it shipped directly from the company's central warehouse—a cavernous storeroom packed with furniture from top vendors like Coaster, Sealy, and Lifestyle Solutions. Much of the furniture is available online, enabling customers to shop from the comfort of home.
Heaven’s Best was ranked #72 on Entrepreneur's 2013 list of the top 500 franchises, and for good reason. The carpet-cleaning company is completely eco-friendly, using a specially formulated, water-based cleaning solution that’s safe for pets, children, and nature. Riding this wave of popularity, the company sees new owner-operated franchise locations popping up like sudsy bubbles across the U.S. every year. Though the company specializes in carpets and area rugs, technicians can also use their cleaning expertise to lift stains from car upholstery, floor tiles, or a robot’s mohawk.