The doors to Asheville Community Yoga's donation-based studio open to a team of experienced yoga instructors and a bevy of classes. Though the classes don't have a fixed cost, the staff encourages students to give $5–$15 for regular classes and at least $15 for special events and workshops. These offerings—in addition to donations from local organizations and health-conscious tycoons—go toward maintaining the studio space, which can hold up to 55 students, has a heated wood floor, and houses complimentary yoga equipment.
Upstairs Downstairs Home Services deploys squads of expert sweepers to purge area homes of grime. Technicians arm themselves with their own supplies, such as eco-friendly products and vacuums with HEPA filters. Every abode receives a makeover from the same maid on repeat visits, ensuring familiarity with its nooks and page-long password to its secret laboratory. Upstairs Downstairs also donates spot-scrubbing efforts to Cleaning for a Reason, an organization that aids breast-cancer patients and their families with home-cleaning services.
Atlantic Bedding and Furniture showrooms speckle the Southeast, each one a treasure-trove of fine furniture and top-brand mattresses. Attentive staffers bustle past collections of leather couches and arrangements of dark-wood dining sets, eager to assist customers in their quest to find a memory-foam mattress that best suits their sleeping habits or a rug that best covers up the dungeon trapdoor in their living room. If an item is out of stock, the attendants can have it shipped directly from the company's central warehouse—a cavernous storeroom packed with furniture from top vendors like Coaster, Sealy, and Lifestyle Solutions. Much of the furniture is available online, enabling customers to shop from the comfort of home.
Drawing on more than 20 years of experience in the fine arts, co-owners, operators, and artists Chriss W. Hardy and Christopher Hardy are the beating heart of The Painted Room. Together—and with a team of highly specialized painters—the two execute a multitude of projects, ranging from specialty faux finishes to murals of Abraham Lincoln sporting the flat-top 'fro he kept hidden under his stovepipe hat. At their studio, the artists teach oil-painting classes suited for beginners, creating a casual environment where students learn to wield oil paints while sipping on brought-along bottles of wine.
A Pair of Painters’ crews work to put homeowners at ease; each client receives a rundown of painting procedures, and mats protect carpets from drips. Wielding rollers to fill in large spaces and brushes to cloak corners and paint over speed limits for Hot Wheels, the workers quickly cover indoor and outdoor walls.
The job of a SupaKleen technician doesn’t begin with a mop and a broom; it begins in the classroom. Before they head out on commercial assignments or residential house calls, the bonded and insured SupaKleen staffers must undergo rigorous training. Afterward, their supervisors continue to track their progress, whether the staff is scrubbing kitchens and bathrooms, steam-cleaning carpets, or pressure-washing stains and the graffiti of rival squirrel gangs from siding. SupaKleen’s commitment to training makes it a favorite helper at construction sites and a reliable source of janitorial services, including floor waxing and mold repair.