Iowa City Fencing Center founder Judy O'Donnell has speared more than 30 years of experience in the Olympic sport of fencing. She has represented the United States numerous times on an international stage, and has taught beginners and global competitors alike.
In 2010, Judy opened ICFC to share with the community her lifetime's worth of dueling wisdom, offering instruction in all three styles of fencing: foil, epee, and saber. Her encouraging commands bounce off the walls of two large training rooms, where groups meet to practice blade work and churn out meticulously carved pumpkins. Classes at ICFC are available to students starting at the age of 5, and private lessons provide the opportunity to train with Judy one-on-one.
Cullen Painting has been slathering the walls of residences and businesses in color-coordinated splendor for more than 20 years. Experienced domicile decorators wield painting products from Sherwin-Williams and Pittsburgh Paints, coaxing lustrous pigments across the walls and covering up scribblings from sleepwalking calculus practices. Cullen Painting contractors operate on the research-based credo that an environment's colors play a role in a person's psychological state. In keeping with a lighter atmosphere, darker colors of paint will incur a higher fee ($15 per gallon) and all painting professionals are well versed in tranquil pan-flute playing. Potential vibrancy seekers can visit Cullen Painting's website for articles on hue considerations and tips from decorating authorities, as well as a consultation. Those with multiple pigment-lacking spaces can also use today's Groupon for 30% off the full value in any additional rooms.
Five Star Home Improvement Company's home-repair specialists are always thinking of their mother—Mother Earth, that is. The team of specialists is experienced in all manner of home repairs, from installing new roofs to insulating attics, but they focus their efforts in sustainability and energy-conservation services. BPI-certified staff members can inspect every nook and cranny of customers' homes or office buildings in search of energy leaks, and they offer suggestions post inspection to curtail needless waste. Specialists can also prevent energy inefficiencies with a number of services, including new window installations that keep cold weather out while allowing residents to spy on the neighbors they suspect may be aliens in disguise.
With a combined 100 years of experience, HomeWorks Central, Inc.’s multidisciplinary team of handymen is well equipped to tackle a wide range of home improvement projects. While the team specializes in exteriors – cladding homes in stone-coated steel roofing and Coventry vinyl siding – they also undertake interior projects, including installing energy efficient attic insulation and walk-in safety bathtubs.