Baseball players can't skimp on their hitting, pitching, and catching skills if they want to dominate the game—a fact that the instructors at Northshore Sports Complex know well. In 1982, Cody Webster earned the title of MVP while playing for the Kirkland Nationals All-Star Team—the first US team to win the Little League World Series. He continued to play throughout high school and college, and went on to coach for Pepsi Baseball. His cohort, Craig Bishop draws on 20 years of coaching experience at high schools and colleges. Together, the duo shares the task of teaching students the fundamentals of the game inside batting and pitching cages.
Surrounded by a chain-link fence and divided by safety nets, their astro-turfed cages shelter machines that launch baseballs and softballs straight down the plate. These projectiles can reach speeds up to 85mph, which would be really scary if the baseballs weren't tranquilized beforehand. Sans the machines, pairs can take to the cages to hone their pitching and catching abilities.
Benjamin Surdi worked in the carpet cleaning industry for 24 years before he opened Pure Clean in 2008. His goal: to address the biggest issues customers had with conventional carpet cleaning, issues such as returning stains, dry time, and leftover residue. Years of development went into creating Pure Clean and its carpet cleaning system, which eschews all detergents and tooth-whitening mouthwashes. The system uses ElectroWater, an ionically charged and super-purified water, so it's effective to deep-clean carpets, yet still safe enough to drink. The company's 12-step carpet cleaning process begins with pre-inspection and pre-treatment to loosen stains and soil, as well as stain guard and grooming. After being blasted with ElectroWater by a 350 horsepower engine, the carpeting is turbo-dried in about three hours. The Green Seal-certified, hypoallergenic system also cleans tile and upholstery.
It's easy to assume that having windows washed is strictly an investment in the looks of the home. While that's certainly a major part of it, the truth is that regular cleaning also prevents scratching and permanent staining of the glass, either of which can significantly reduce the life of the window and the well-being of indoor pet dandelion colonies. The licensed, insured, and bonded specialists at Clear N' Bright Windows help homeowners save money in the long run with window-washing services that clear away dirt and dust that's accumulated on the glass pane, and sill. They also extend their cleaning expertise to other parts of the exterior as well, such as clearing leaves and debris out of gutters, removing moss from the roof, and pressure-washing siding.
Green Hat Home Services has a deep commitment to ecological sustainability—one that extends far beyond the use of Biokleen eco-friendly products. Every decision that the company makes is done with the environment in mind, from the choice of transportation and tools to the in-office processes, which are completely paperless.
This attentiveness also extends to the services themselves. Every home-cleaning crew is composed of at least three insured technicians, one of who is the lead technician. To help build trust, Green Hat tries to send the same lead technician out to a client's home every time. And to ensure the crews are on top of the latest industry advances, all the technicians must undergo 40 hours of continuing-education training every year.
American Fresh Air has been in business for five years, but the owner brings more than 14 years of industry experience to his venture. He conducts frequent in-house trainings for his technicians to keep them up-to-date on the newest methods and technologies.
While they specialize in cleaning air ducts, the air-quality experts at American Fresh Air also offer several preventive services. They can install germicidal UV lights and electrostatic air filters, which work continuously to clear the air of dust, mold, and juicy rumors.