The team at West Termite, Pest, & Lawn have accounted for 75 years of collective experience, arming them with time-earned know-how to chase off pestilential nuisances such as termites, rodents, and weeds. The licensed and insured team renders its services on a monthly and quarterly basis or as a one-time treatment, establishing exterior perimeters to help prevent bug invasions. When they're not driving off termite populations, team members also keep homes and business pretty through their lawn care treatments, which include weed control, fertilization, and core aeration.
Superior Rents' owners, Dan and Steve Wohnoutka, trace the genesis of their business back to their own childhoods spent on a modestly equipped farm. With an appreciation for how proper tools and equipment can make projects run smoother, they decided to stock three locations with plumbing, construction, and lawn-care equipment for homeowners and contractors to rent on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis. Their online catalog hosts a roster of rental equipment, from power drills for household projects to forklifts for hanging Do Not Disturb signs on asteroids. Customers can arrange for equipment to be delivered to their work site or drop by one of three locations—including a newly opened site in Springfield—to pick up gear.
Gilbert H. Wild and Son cultivates nearly 450 acres of land, filling the gardens of others with its own assortment of flowers that includes more than 1,800 varieties of daylilies, 600 varieties of peonies, and 120 varieties of irises. Daylily mavens peruse a selection that includes the rich, mauve Always Afternoon (normally $11) and the Alabama Jubilee, whose stem bears a regal crown of red. Irises such as the delicate Autumn Circus (normally $6) and the sweetly fragrant Feed Back (normally $7.50) delight the olfactory as well as the optical cranial nerves. Peonies and lilies grace domiciles with their presence, including the Duchess de Nemours peony with its light canary yellow frame (normally $12) and the Endless Love lily, whose white flowers echo the purity of a new refrigerator door (normally $4 for three bulbs).
Sam's Club works with a worldwide network of suppliers to find in-demand products and premium food items, and then purchases them in large quantities to cut down on costs. The result is an average 33% savings over traditional retail prices. To date, the club counts more than 47 million amongst its ranks, spread across more than 600 club locations.
Sam's Club members often find something surprising in club—with values on anything from holiday decor to diamond earrings. The festive savings carry through all departments, as a trip through a typical Sam's Club reveals home decor, Energy Star–qualified TVs and computers, and pet supplies. In other aisles, associates hand out samples of food from name brands and the club's proprietary grocery lines. In-club pharmacies and optical centers fill discounted medications and fit members with eyewear.
Perhaps most surprising about Sam's Club is that, despite the ever-growing number of clubs, the company stays tied to its local communities. In 2012 alone, Sam's Club donated $106.4 million to various causes, such as helping small business owners secure loans. The clubs also host free health screenings and the occasional special event, such as weight-loss seminars and business boot camps. But the company also tackles some of the global issues on its members' minds. As of 2010, Sam's Club began offsetting 20% of its energy use from wind power—only a small step towards its ultimate goal of harnessing 100% renewable energy, just like an extension cord plugged back into itself.
For almost 20 years, Bedding Mart has been laying mattresses, pillows, frames, and other dozing surfaces underneath its sleepy clients. These skilled somnambulence-preventers provide a mattress collection that includes Serta and Simmons Beautyrest, which join other dream-cultivating brands in rounding out their plushy provisions. Accessories such as a Comfort Select memory-foam pillow (up to $99.95) absorb recollections more effectively than the un-porous surfaces of amnesia anvils. A helpful staff is always on hand to help customers select the right items, such as a Simmons Beautyrest extra-firm-full size mattress ($388.99), Englander plush mattresses ($128.99+), memory-foam mattresses ($398.99+), or bed frames ($49.95—$69.95), which help provide a stable home for courteous under-bed monsters.
Since 1987, General Rental Center has matched do-it-yourselfers with the correct rental products and equipment to complete an array of projects. Rentable wares from the company’s vast catalogue assist their operators with digging trenches, demolishing walls, and surveying land. At General Rental, customers can also rent necessities for weddings and corporate events from the eventful rental showroom.