Hall's Culligan's technicians work to perfect the taste and purity of water for residents of six states, going so far as to perform free water-analysis services to detect chemicals or impurities in clients' residences. Their water coolers keep homes and offices well hydrated, and water-purification systems target specific impurities such as lead or arsenic with 13 specialized filters. The company's reverse-osmosis system gets water cleaner and clearer than running it through a carbon filter or adding soap before drinking it, and its water-softening systems add the same crystalline cleanliness to laundry and hair. A coffee service also helps clients to reflect on their newly purified water with pensive cups of Green Mountain and Keurig coffees or specialty drinks such as apple cider or iced tea.
Bob Hamilton still remembers the thrill of his 6th birthday, when he unwrapped a box filled with wrenches, saws, and other tools handpicked by his father, a plumber. After years of fixing pipes and stomping koopas at his father's side, Bob fulfilled a childhood dream and founded his own business in 1983.
Two decades later, Bob’s team of uniformed technicians continues to travel throughout the Kansas City area, repairing pipes, heaters, air conditioners, and other mutinous home appliances. Plumbers in tool-stocked trucks roll up to homes, ready to tackle frozen pipes, leaky faucets, and bigger jobs, such as sewer-line replacement and gas-line installation. Technicians also repair and install new heaters and outfit homes with programmable air conditioners. The crew remains on call 24 hours a day in case there are after-hours emergencies or polar bears attempting to hibernate in your newly cooled living room.
Global Propane brings more than 40 years of experience to the fine art of keeping grills and other propane appliances stocked with top-quality flammables. Prep for this year's sunny afternoons by giving propane tanks a generous gulp, ideal for fueling family barbecues and flamethrowers during summertime blockbuster alien invasions. Friendly staff members at Global Propane make sure that each tank is filled to the brim, providing enough grill-bound fire to sear a season's worth of brats to perfection.
The handymen at Handyman Matters have hammered, caulked, and crafted a sturdy reputation for honest, professional work, offering more than 1,162 types of home-repair and remodeling services. Every nook and cranny of the home, including mini-nooks and micro-crannies, can be varnished, tarnished, demolished, and renewed by this handy crew of professionals. Procrastinating amateurs can roll up their dog-eared to-do lists of household repairs and hurl them into the can-do arms of one of Handyman Matters’ accomplished craftspeople, who can tackle problems from dinged dry wall to flawed flooring. If the cat is getting concussions because his little crawl door is sticking, they'll fix it. They can even build a human-sized crawl door so cats and people can enter and exit the same way.
As extended families assemble for summer barbecues that spill from kitchens to living rooms to backyards, Larry Knight stands ready to ensure indoor areas remain frosty. The owner and chief service technician of Air By Knight has swooped into many Fourth of July parties to rescue sweaty relatives from busted air-conditioning units and flaming tires rolling haphazardly through lawns.
Air By Knight's 24/7 service policies show Larry's commitment to customer service: all the company's service calls are handled by Larry himself or his business partner, an old friend.
While installing or servicing HVAC equipment at a home or business, Larry also works at building a relationship with his clients. He thinks of them as family, and it was family—an uncle in Texas—who first taught him his trade, in which he is now a Kansas Master Mechanical and certified in three categories by North American Technician Excellence.
Since they first started tinkering in a garage shop more than 25 years ago, partners Bill Anderson and JD McGhee have grown their hobby into a full-blown business that boasts a 46,000-square-foot facility, a state-of-the-art metal shop, and a staff of rigorously trained technicians. Computerized dispatch trucks travel to homes in need as their experts handle heating or air-conditioning conundrums with courteous, efficient service. Uniformed technicians behave professionally and wear shoe coverings in the house or risk incurring the wrath of Lynn (reachable by phone at 913-752-9234), who will ensure the trip charge for that visit is waived. LBA can also send master electricians and plumbers to fix home issues or speak with homeowners about installing cost-saving geothermal or solar energy systems. Bill and JD also use their talents to contribute to the community when they can, providing two pro-bono service appointments to an area cancer patient during the humid days of August.