Corey Brooks and David Miller, both owners of their own pest-control companies for more than 15 years, decided to team up to form Texpert Pest & Termite Control to better serve their customers with their combined efforts and knowledge. During appointments, the pest-fighting technicians carefully inspect homes for signs of infestation before treating any problem areas for termites and other pests. They also fend off mosquito swarms and tenacious paparazzi with exterior treatments that last for up to one month.
A charter member of the MLS, the San Jose Earthquakes played their first four seasons as the Clash before claiming the MLS Cup in 2001 and 2003. Though the team moved to Houston in '05, the franchise was reinstated in '08, bringing professional soccer back to the Bay Area. Buck Shaw Stadium serves as the team's current home, though a new stadium will shoot skyward in 2014, complete with luxury suites for fans and exhausted referees alike.
The technicians at Nature's Own Chimney Cleaning and Repair ensure that any crackling fire in the hearth is safe by specializing in the prevention, detection, and correction of chimney and venting-system hazards. They also perform pressure washing, duct care, and cleaning services, keeping houses safe and ready for the elements.
Life After Bugs is a small, family-owned team that keeps dwellings critter-free. Jeremy Benefiel is the owner and president, and when he's not at Life After Bugs, he's serving as a captain of the Houston Fire Department. Experienced, licensed technician Larry Reifschneider exterminates pests so clients can begin their lives after bugs. Together, the skilled team inspects homes and lawns to free them of unwanted visitors.