Kimberly Diles, owner of Dynamite Cleaning Services & Repairs, brings an entrepreneurial attitude to every job, neatening domiciles with services such as vacuuming carpets, cleaning bathrooms, and scrubbing stovetops. Sensitive to strong scents, Diles understands that homeowners can be particular about what products they prefer, so she arms herself with gentle, eco- and pet-friendly cleaning supplies. Her experience working with realty companies informs the handyman-side of her business, where she performs work for customers that varies from patching drywall dings to hanging paintings over wall-mounted piggy banks. To her, accommodating customers? needs is key, even when it means working within their unpredictable schedules. As she says, "I can change a lock with my 5-inch stilettos on in about five minutes."
The designers at Kitchen Concepts consider every angle of a client’s kitchen to create intricate, detailed design plans. Based on these, a production team crafts custom cabinetry in a range of styles, from ornately hand-carved to sleek and functional. A range of accessory options help keep kitchenware organized without labeling forks with Dewey decimal numbers.
Engaging customers with handy home-improvement solutions for 47 years, White’s Ace Building Center stocks supplies for any building project or home spruce-up, including lumber, plumbing supplies, grills, and garden accessories. Cool off from the sun’s fiery whims with a Living Accent 16-inch stand fan ($29.99), or harness its toasty power with mini stake solar-powered pathway lights ($2.99 each), which emit soft hues without relying on two-faced wind energy. Gardens become fauna country clubs overnight with the Perky Pet 4 station hummingbird feeder ($7.99), and an easy-to-lift poly garden cart ($24.99) with the capacity to haul hundreds of pounds. To boost interiors, a 6-gallon pro series dry/wet Shop-Vac ($39.99) can effortlessly slurp up stains from carpets, tiles, and permanent records. White’s Ace Building Center also supplies roofing, paint, and hardware, with trained staff on hand to attend to questions or material-wrangling.
To prove a point about the efficacy of its technology, the staff members of Oklahoma Steamclean & Restoration, Inc. decided to try a bold experiment: They flooded part of their corporate office. They wanted to demonstrate their confidence in the power of their thermal energy system (TES), which can save flooded homes from water damage and the expensive renovations that ensue. With the drywall registering at more than 100% water saturation (and water seeping into the office next door), they brought in TES. The next day, everything looked just as it had before they hooked up the hose.
This is the kind of dedication these specialists have to their work. Since 1982, they've steam cleaned carpets, waxed floors, and cleaned out air ducts. Over the years, they've invested their expertise in countless homes and businesses, as well as the hallways of the Oklahoma State Capitol building.
At Remington Park Racing Casino, thoroughbreds gallop circuits around the track as visitors cheer for their favorite steed from a spacious brick plaza or the five-tiered clubhouse dining room. The clubhouse’s wait staff makes the rounds with platters of tender steaks, seafood, and pasta, or visitors can remove their dress halters and nosh at more casual eateries such as the Bricktown Brewery at Remington Park or Jackpot Pizza. The onsite casino keeps gamblers entertained between races, and a balcony overhead spills out live music Thursday–Saturday.
The Storytelling Festival heightens the act of listening with evening performances and afternoon workshops that teach patrons to build communication skills and thrill audiences with well-spun words. On Friday, festival-goers can learn how to wax poetic on family memories, what makes certain stories funny, and techniques to artfully express personal yarns. A quartet of storytellers entertains crowds early in the evening before Donald Davis and Beth Horner chill spines with their late-night ghost stories and frozen cummerbunds. Saturday’s festivities find the power of words with workshops on true-life and historical figures, and a family matinee whisks children to their own inner wonderland before the workshop-leaders’ evening performance toys with the soul using dramatic cliffhangers. Festival attendees unable to find sustenance by reading old take-out menus can purchase lunch on-site with meals provided by The Lunchbox and The La Luna taco truck.