The Grounds Guys is a full-service grounds care company that has outposts all across the country, from which landscapers set out to keep lawns and gardens well-manicured. They tend to homes and businesses alike, their services ranging from cutting grass, lawn maintenance, site enhancement, irrigation, and planting trees. The green-thumbed team also reaches beyond the plant kingdom into the arenas of snow and ice control and outdoor lighting systems, which come in handy when challenging a tree to an evening game of chess.
It might be hard to believe considering its vast array of products, but Sears, Roebuck and Co. began with one accessory: watches. In 1886, Richard W. Sears bought a box of unwanted watches from a jeweler, thinking he could turn a profit by selling them. He was correct and committed to the watch business by hiring Alvah C. Roebuck, an experienced watchmaker.
As time went on, though, their business expanded its umbrella far beyond what people wore on their wrists. Sears became known as the place to shop for almost any appliance, from sewing machines to those magical boxes that create water from nothing and clean your clothes.
Today, the stores stock clothing, accessories, electronics, kitchen equipment, tools for outdoor living, and home decor. This variety is sustained by Sears's proprietary brands—Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard, to name a few—and other national names that populate the shelves.
Armed with pesticides and a license from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ray Reed of Reeds Pest Control sets out each day to rid homes of a wide array of pesky critters. With his help, clients can rid their homes of unwelcome guests such as bed bugs, ants, and roaches. In addition to shooing away bug infestations and trapping live animals, Ray also performs monthly and quarterly preventive services—such as raising rent in the cracks and crevices neighborhoods of houses—to keep insect issues from ever arising.
Greenix Pest Control's clean-cut, uniformed servicemen deploy to homes and businesses armed with green supplies, organic products, and iPads for high-tech service. Whether sussing out wily millipedes or breaking up a mouse's lucrative cheese-bootlegging ring, they evict unwanted pests with methods safe for both residents and pets. Clients can usually stay at home during treatments, carrying on with daily tasks as workers target bed bugs, ticks, or fleas to reclaim abodes from infestations.
Creekside Animal Clinic is a service-oriented veterinary facility with a staff committed to preventative animal health care and educating owners about animal health and behavior. Winners of the 2010 Hospital Design Competition merit award in veterinary hospital design from Veterinary Economics, Creekside has received acclaim for its site plan, amenities, and patented Wishbone time machine. Bring your fuzzy friends in for a complete physical exam including temperature taking, weight assessment, and pulse check. Pets also receive an examination of their respiratory system and abdomen and gastrointestinal system; an ears, nose, heart, lungs, lymph nodes, skin, and coat check; and neurological and oral exams—no kidney stone is left unturned. Drop-off and house-call services are offered, though the house-call option is not valid with this Groupon.
Lawn Doctor's roots lead back to the mid 1960s, when friends Bob Magda and Tony Giordano took on the endeavor of reviving uncared-for lawns in their hometown of Matawan, New Jersey. Their local business has since blossomed into a national franchise with more than 400 locations across the United States, each adhering to the mission of enhancing lawns' allure with time-tested techniques, dedicated customer service, and dabs of foundation makeup.
Before Lawn Doctor's assiduous staffers unleash expertise on swards, they arrive at the client's home for a complimentary consultation to gauge each lawn's specific needs. Grass gurus can thicken turf with their patented Turf Tamer power seeder and foster healthy growth for grass, trees, and shrubs with fertilizer. Uninvited lawn assailants?such as grubs, ants, and grazing neighbors?shudder at the sight of Lawn Doctor's pest-control experts. With Lawn Doctor?s Yard Armour, annoying flying pests like mosquitoes can be contained to return enjoyment to outdoor spaces. The company also helps to preserve Mother Nature's receding hairline with organic lawn treatments and natural, eco-friendly products.