Lawn Doctor's roots lead back to the mid 1960s, when friends Bob Magda and Tony Giordano took on the endeavor of reviving uncared-for lawns in their hometown of Matawan, New Jersey. Their local business has since blossomed into a national franchise with more than 400 locations across the United States, each adhering to the mission of enhancing lawns' allure with time-tested techniques, dedicated customer service, and dabs of foundation makeup.
Before Lawn Doctor's assiduous staffers unleash expertise on swards, they arrive at the client's home for a complimentary consultation to gauge each lawn's specific needs. Grass gurus can thicken turf with their patented Turf Tamer power seeder and foster healthy growth for grass, trees, and shrubs with fertilizer. Uninvited lawn assailants?such as grubs, ants, and grazing neighbors?shudder at the sight of Lawn Doctor's pest-control experts. The company also helps to preserve Mother Nature's receding hairline with organic lawn treatments and natural, eco-friendly products.
The movers from Twins Moving and Storage don't just load up trucks and take off—they stick with customers through every step of their move. First, they arrive at the home and take inventory of all moveables. Then, they'll take apart easily disassembled furniture and wrap the parts in padded blankets. Finally, they fill up the truck with those and all other items—adhering strictly to Department of Transportation standards—and begin the trek to the new abode. And that's just for a local move.
When clients are relocating long distance or internationally, Twins Moving and Storage takes even more care to transport items safely. For long distance moves, they'll bring a truck large enough to get all possessions in one load, and then convey it to a climate-controlled space near the new address until move-in day. Meanwhile, for a trans-ocean move, they'll ship belongings via ocean liner or airplane—even automobiles since they probably couldn't swim the whole way. What's more, the movers can also remove junk and store items even if a move isn't in the near future.
One person's trash becomes another's treasure when Junk 4 Charity gets involved. The organization picks up unwanted items—from a single piece of furniture to an entire garage, attic, or basement filled with junk—and gives them a new life through recycling and redistribution. All donations are tax deductible and benefit the NEMAC foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting at-risk women in the metropolitan area.
Started in the early 1900s by a taxi driver who helped travelers haul their trunks to Union Station, Beltway Movers eases modern moving with a fleet of 50 vehicles outfitted with two-tier SmartPack systems for safe, efficient transportation. Uniformed, trained small crews arrive at designated locations to shrink-wrap upholstered furniture, disassemble headboards, and load even the most massive of sugar-packet collections into vans with care and efficiency. Any excess belongings can be safeguarded in the company’s storage warehouses, which are guarded by advanced sprinkler and burglar systems and watched by vigilant rattlesnakes 12 hours a day. Customers visiting Beltway’s website can receive a free instant estimate of their move’s cost, as well as a litany of tips to ensure a smooth process.
When Irving and Shirley Brussell founded Brussell Exterminating Services in 1947, they began doing what no one else wanted to: ridding homes of all unwanted pests. Today, the company's licensed team of exterminators continue to handle infestations of unwanted critters ranging from termites and ants to mice and house guests overstaying their welcome. The outfit calls its approach Integrated Pest Management—a holistic approach to helping households solve their pest problems, instead of spot treatments that don't address the source of the larger problem. This big-picture approach includes both biological intervention—such as growth regulators or parasites—as well as traps and changes in household habits, such as sanitation.