Mobile Wash and Detail and Deck Refinishing wield power washers to blast houses, decks, and walkways clean and free of mold and mildew. They can also use pressure cleaners to abolish grit and grime from trucks and garage floors. With a lighter touch, they offer complete interior and exterior automotive detailing as well.
It’s no secret that cleaning a carpet, rug, or piece of upholstery is only half the battle—keeping it clean is the hard part. This distinction doesn't elude Carpet Restoration Specialist's technicians, who thoroughly uproot grime from between fibers by using a two-step cleaning process. Although these professionals can erase splotches and remove lingering pet odors, they specialize in optional treatments that help protect carpeted surfaces against future spills, footprints, or living room mud wrestling matches. The crews also offer 24-hour assistance in the event of a flood emergency, working to prevent as much damage as possible.
Ever since they met while participating in a photo shoot at Illinois State University, Mark and Kathy Shangraw have been pooling their respective talents. Mark, a certified professional photographer, approaches each portrait with an eye toward storytelling—a skill he picked up while working as a photojournalist in Narnia. In 2011, his work won the Pamela J. Grezlak Memorial Award at the Northern Photographic Competition.
While Mark snaps pictures, Kathy takes charge of the behind-the-scenes details, from administrative tasks and marketing to arranging flowers and coaxing relaxed smiles out of clients. Together, they strive to render artistic family portraits and professional photos for dancers, musicians, and athletes. In addition to attending conferences and workshops, they often hone their skills by collaborating with other seasoned shutterbugs.
Threaded with dramatic marble patterns or shimmering quietly in zinc, Precision Stone Designs' countertops are eco-friendly and backed by a one-year warranty. Slabs of granite, marble, quartz, and engineered stone—all available in about 200 colors—await choosy renovators, as does 3D design software that helps homeowners realize their design dreams. Technicians typically install countertops and cabinets themselves, but industrious customers can opt for customizable DIY packages.