5280 Window’s technicians mend and replace windows and screens for residences and workplaces of all kinds. From clearing foggy class and patching cracks to installing storm windows and doors to safeguard historic sites, their services keep buildings looking as fresh as the day the construction stork delivered them.
The Colorado School of Acting's directors, Elizabeth Horne and Troy Horne, combine their dual loves of stage and screen to impart acting chops to students of all ages and experience levels. Elizabeth—who has acted in more than 25 plays and 12 movies—and Troy—a sitcom and film producer who appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award–winning musical _Rent_—staff their team with veteran acting instructors, each of whom have more than 10 years of experience in the biz. During their classes, they teach students to focus and perform under a variety of circumstances, with workshops in subjects ranging from improv and commercial work to audition skills and voiceovers. They welcome kids for acting summer camps, where they introduce fundamentals of memorization, character development, and rehearsal. Instructors also help thespians develop with more advanced training, including filmmaking summer camps for kids, and a certificate program for all age levels that requires students to audition or present a signed permission slip from David Schwimmer.
The painters at A Touch of Class Painting will gladly redo a room in pristine white, but they have a soft spot for rich, warm color. With 20 years of experience behind them, they can recommend appealing color combinations for interior and exterior walls, from subtle two-tone schemes to bright, bull-resistant reds. Once on the job, workers focus on neat edges and thorough cleanup.
Bling Bling Window Cleaning purges panes of invading dirt and sanitizes homes sullied by the grime and gunk of daily living. Choose the first option, and two or more capable cleansers arrive at your home equipped with all the materials necessary to clean panes ($4–$7/pane) that have transformed from clear viewscapes to murky canvases from domestic gray periods. After consulting with customers about the correct pollutant-free cleansers to use, washers go to work on windows, removing dirt, sopping up standing or pooled water, and washing sills and tracks. A window restoration ($5–$10/pane) involves a more refined rinsing, during which scrubbers also remove overspray and extra paint to return glass to a more air-mimicking state. For those opting for the house cleaning, Bling Bling's two-hour service leaves laundry washed, dishes dried, surfaces sanitized, and sheets changed after technicians expertly expunge the clutter of previous evenings' indoor pie-eating contests while leaving the glory untouched.
The SteamWork LLC van and its accompanying technicians arrive at homes ready to spruce up floors and detail cars with precision. Using enzymes and deodorizers from brands such as Prochem and One Step, they can comb carpets to rid them of dirt, stains, debris, and allergens. They also swab cars with products that include Gold Class shampoo, Meguiar’s Wax, and clay bars to recreate the showroom shine. SteamWork specializes in additional treatments for the car and home that range from 3M automobile window tinting to home tile and grout cleaning.
In true family style, brothers Nick and Kirby Kuklenski own and operate two “sister” Ace Hardware stores in Colorado Springs, keeping local homes beautiful with name-brand products and services. Lawns grow thick and colorful with Scotts fertilizers, plants, and seeds from the shops’ lawn departments, whereas computerized color matching in the paint aisles keeps outsides as vibrantly hued as flowers in a garden or a house fly strolling across an artist’s palette. Collections of DeWalt and Craftsman hand and power tools help homeowners assemble Weber grills, with staffers standing at the ready to build any piece bought at the store. Even autos can get in on Ace Hardware’s helpful services: keys are cut onsite, with Sidewinder keys including built-in chips that interact with car computers to ensure proper starts without feeding vehicles buckets of floppy disks.