Mr. Powerwash’s licensed and insured team restores homes and commercials properties by blasting away mold and grime and refinishing exteriors with sealant and painting services. The crew carefully adjusts the pressure of its power-washing equipment to clean decks and play sets without washing the neighbor’s second-story housecat. Once the technicians scour wooden patios and fences, they brush on staining varnish to protect and prolong the life of all wooden surfaces. Never subcontracted, Mr. Powerwash’s painters coat homes and businesses in fresh pigment, and protect garage floors with epoxy paints. They can even tackle projects as large as parking garages or as small as the removal of graffiti from an Easter egg.
Understanding that power washing can help customers as well as the surrounding community, the team enacted and continues to participate in Clean Across Harford County, a program that calls for free power washing of local eyesores. Additionally, for every $199 wash they execute, they donate $10 to Operation Smile, a program dedicated to helping children in third-world countries with cleft lips.
The technicians at Iconic Window Tinting treat each visiting automobile the same way an expert tailor treats a client at a suit fitting. The process for applying tinted film is highly customized: a machine slices segments that fit the vehicle’s make and model before technicians adhere the film to windows, preventing visible gaps and fingerprints. Technicians avoid common pitfalls, such as rounded corners that don't cover the entire window and uneven, hand-cut film. The nonmetallic tints shield car interiors from the sun without disrupting radio or cell-phone signals, and a lifetime warranty guarantees that the film won't crack, turn purple, or bubble like a fruitless attempt at a science-fair volcano.
Because the business performs window-tinting services exclusively, even its setting is specialized. The garages maintain an optimal temperature for laying down the film, as well as an air-filtration system to guard against dust. Employees bring at least seven years of tinting experience to every car they service.
The ASE-certified mechanics ratcheting away inside First Choice Automotive's 20 full-service repair bays carry AAA approval in addition to required factory trainings and years of experience inspecting both cars and motorcycles. The shop's exclusively in-house work ranges from simple oil changes to complex repairs, and top-notch components from manufacturers such as Michelin, Carquest, and Valvoline back up each service with trusted brands. The shop keeps its doors flung wide seven days a week, and eases the process for owners of cars in need of major services with free towing and free loaner cars. All automotive work comes backed with a lifetime warranty, guaranteed same-day services, and free lift rides for well-behaved cars.
One of the East Coast's best-known Members-only wholesale retailers, BJ's serves more than six million Members in more than 200 clubs as far west as Ohio. Within these sprawling locations, BJ's helps provide more selections to savvy shoppers looking to knock out most of their errands in a single stop. In the same visit, Members can stock up on economy-sized groceries?including USDA choice meats, farm-fresh produce, and everyday essentials?grab name-brand electronics, and even plan a vacation through BJ's Travel. Each service makes up a single part of BJ's well-rounded retail experience, but simplifying shopping isn't BJ's only goal; in 2012 alone, the company donated more than $2.2 million to charitable organizations.
A professional groomer at Canine Couture bathes pooches, trims their nails, conditions fur, and adds a bow or bandana during regular grooming appointments. Grooming enhancements include FurMinator deep conditioner to loosen undercoats, blueberry facials, and nail polish. Canine Couture also features a boutique stocked with treats, harnesses, carriers, and costumes.
When new owners gained control of Putt Putt Fun Center in 2011, they brought with them a fresh vision that culminated in modern updates. The recently revised center encompasses a spectrum of family fun; the indoor area houses an arcade—fully loaded with air hockey and a Wheel of Fortune game—beside an inflatable labyrinth of moon bounces, slides, and obstacle courses used to train armies of balloon animals. Once visitors have exhausted themselves inside the glowing laser-tag arena or other sheltered activities, they can venture outside to the mini-golf course, where faux caverns and a wooden footbridge arc over abbreviated greens. Nearby, athletes smack baseballs into orbit from the batting cages.