At seven locations throughout Chicagoland and northwest Indiana and several international sister sites, Eivan’s photographers and videographers preserve memories with a fusion of traditional, photojournalistic, and candid styles. The company's photographers capture family and engagement portraits and have earned recognition for their personalized touch at weddings.
They took home a win in the photography category of TheKnot.com's Best of Weddings competition in 2011 and 2012 and earned one of WeddingWire's 2012 Bride's Choice Awards. A crew of professional cinematographers records the details of the big day, adding soundtracks and special effects. With color-correction technology, the filmmakers can brighten up dark footage or blot the red out of the bride's cheeks during the maid of honor's toast.
Brothers Brian and Mike are the fifth generation of their family to own and oversee operations at Meade Baltz, which has been transforming the hues of interiors and exteriors since 1876. Paint cans from Benjamin Moore line shelves, and friendly color experts stand ready to advise or deftly mix colors to match palette strips or new pets. Regal First Coat Primer ($35.49/gal.) rolls over surfaces to prepare for Aura Interior ($63.99) or Benjamin Moore Interior Flat ($38.99) paints. Benjamin Moore Eggshell Interior paint gives walls that ovoid touch without eating scrambled eggs for a month to acquire glue-ready shells ($41.95/gal.). For outer façades, layers of ArborCoat Premium Exterior Stain polish dwellings’ outer armor with weather-ready hues and give a deck the confidence to finally ask out the tree its always had a crush on ($44.99).
True to its name, You Move We’ll Clean Up helps streamline the moving or de-cluttering process by whisking away unwanted rubbish. Technicians arrive with empty truck beds that accommodate furniture, clothes, appliances, or construction waste. Once junk is out of the way, You Move We'll Clean Up can help customers improve upon their homes with basic repair and construction services. Contractors replace carpeting, patch cannonball holes, and offer homecleaning services. The company also contributes their services to cleaning up abandoned lots and distressed properties in local communities.
Olan Mills Inc. provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to re-create the look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
The technicians at King-Witzel Construction have the means to clean, refinish, and replace virtually every surface of the home. Using professional-grade equipment on every job, the crew evaporates exterior debris with pressure washing and pulls dirt and stains from fabrics with carpet and upholstery cleaning. The team also undertakes more involved tasks, such as repairing roofs damaged by hail and siding damaged by hip-checking motor homes.