Married duo Earl and Jodi Broker gives pitiless stains the boot with an arsenal of pressure washers, carpet cleaners, and eco-friendly chemicals. The prize of the cache is a truck-mounted extraction system, which launders soiled carpet with gentle cleaners and high-pressure, heated water. During consultations, the clean geniuses assess any messy domestic dilemma to prescribe services, such as for deck power washing, tile and grout scouring, and steam cleaning for paitos, concrete, and stone. The company's fully licensed and insured crews can also oversee flood-damage restoration after a heavy storm or a failed game of Hop on Pop's Waterbed.
For more than 50 years, the employees at Get N Go Car Wash?a division of the locally owned Get N Go fuel and convenience stations?have found ways to make people's lives easier. Not only do the automated washes render vehicles squeaky-clean in about 15 minutes, but the company's online car-wash club also lets customers buy packages and manage their accounts 24/7. Some Get N Go locations even offer fresh mixed salads and wraps for hungry, health-conscious travelers or SUVs trying to diet down to compact-car size.
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Though Ace Hardware, first established in 1924, has evolved from its humble roots into a global network of more than 4,600 storefronts, the franchise manages to maintain a neighborhood vibe. Of course, it helps that local business people run each independently owned store. Area residents Jason Melcher and John Niederaue man the counters of Brandon Ace Hardware, where they offer a full inventory of tools and appliances from manufacturers such as Black & Decker, Craftsman, Scotts, and Weber. It’s no wonder do-it-yourselfers flock to the store for home-project essentials, whether they’re refurbishing a bathroom, maintaining a small backyard garden, or exorcising stuffed animals. In addition to dealing at-home equipment, the Brandon store also offers a variety of more specialized services, including small-engine repair, paint-color matching, and glass cutting.
Lawn Crafters’ services are anything but cookie-cutter. To keep lawns healthy and green, each turf expert carefully scrutinizes the yard before mowing, factoring in details such as the type of grass, moisture level, and sun exposure in order to determine the correct type of mower and the ideal cutting height for each lawn. When it comes to fertilization and weed combat, the company retools its lawn-treatment program annually to keep up with changing technology, always mixing pellet and liquid treatments to ensure lawns don't get bored and try to eat the porch. Squadrons of leaf blowers and vacuums come out in force to aid during seasonal cleanups, and pruning shears also make the occasional appearance to touch up shrubs and trees during the spring and fall.
The team members at Custom Koats Painting take off their shoes before coming into homes because they don’t want to track in dirt. So, when dealing with paint—which doesn’t wash out as easily as dirt—the team demonstrates care and cleanliness that’s informed by more than 16 years of painting experience. In addition to revising rooms and exteriors with vibrant new colors, the technicians boost homes’ value with remodeling and restoration services.