Custom Masonry's chimney experts have been unclogging and patching up flues for more than 18 years. Using equipment tailor-made to treat several architecture types, the professional employees scrutinize and purge masonry fireplaces, furnace flues, and metal factory systems of potentially harmful blockage. In addition to ousting grime, they can reline damaged chimneys, lay carefully crafted brickwork, and install custom chimney or damper caps that minimize escaping heat.
A new view to the world. That’s what the aptly named NuVu’s insured and bonded team strives to accomplish with each and every window cleaning. Every appointment begins with a free estimate, before homeowners give the crew the official go-ahead to start working, all while they relax inside, head to work, or eagerly watch from the neighbor’s treehouse. The NuVu team starts by tackling outside panes, spritzing them with purified water and biodegradable cleaning products to remove grime and debris—bird droppings, paint residue, acid rain, and the like—before they become permanent stains. Indoors, they use the same tried and true techniques, but first cover and protect carpets and furniture. To complement the freshly cleaned windows, NuVu’s technicians also pressure wash siding, clean gutters, and even hang Christmas lights.
When he was a child, Michael Russell spent a lot of time in his father’s darkroom, watching and helping him develop photographs. As Russell grew into an adult, he still loved photography but opted to pursue a career in front of the camera as a television news reporter. Even as he interviewed celebrities, presidents, and wax statues of presidents, he found himself most engaged with shooting his own video, and with framing shots of natural landscapes and wildlife. He eventually would leave his broadcasting career to teach photography full time, and venture on expeditions to scenic vistas and art fairs. During Russell’s workshops, his picture-snapping protégés can pick his brain as they practice various photography concepts and sample professional lenses.
A newborn being cradled in his parents’ hands. A newly engaged couple nuzzling together. A family wrestling a Burmese python for their most recent family portrait. These are the moments that the photographers at Abundant Moments Photography strive to capture during their in-studio and on-location photo shoots. Less concerned with poses and more concerned with spontaneous actions, they keep their cameras focused on babies, seniors, families, and brides and grooms. The resulting photos can be shared online, printed, arranged into a collage, or superimposed on accessories such as bags and jewelry.
Michelle Childs Beedle practically grew up performing—she began at the ripe young age of 3. Since then, she's taught competitive singers, snagged roles in various movies, and even won two Emmy awards. With Antonia Studios, she shares her talents not only through voice and piano lessons, but also by painting faces and hosting princess parties.
Using pesticides approved by the EPA as safe for children and pets, the exterminators at Pro Pest tailor their services to the conditions of each home. Technicians discourage the presence of unwelcome creatures by applying chemicals throughout both interior and exterior spaces, and then do one-armed pull-ups to intimidate any rebellious pests. Pesticide applications can last for up to 45 days, and exterminators may use different methods depending on whether homeowners need help with general pests, such as mice and silverfish, or more resilient invaders, such as cockroaches and termites.