Maid 4 U's savvy staff tackles to-do lists and dust bunnies in venues of all types with housekeeping and errand-running services. Armed with a battery of dirt-smiting supplies, technicians grapple kitchen surfaces and cabinets into sparkling submission, ensuring that every freshly pine-scented armoire merits its collection of crystal Millard Fillmore figurines. After walking the dog, retrieving parcels, grocery shopping, or alphabetizing mix tapes, masterful maids can tidy a bedroom or scrub bathtubs free of unwanted gunk. With custom care for residences and commercial centers, Maid 4 U's detail-oriented cleaners leave venues vanquished of dirt and dust and looking their best for upcoming dinner parties or famed Supreme Court ruling reenactments.
On a fateful day in 1933, at the height of the Great Depression, a hitchhiker arrived at The Howdy Come In––a rest stop owned by Ben and Eva Winter––carrying only his clothes and a suitcase full of cabinet-making tools. The Winters decided to hire him to build a chifforobe for their new baby, Bobby, and were so impressed by his craftsmanship that they decided to go into business with their new friend. Soon the partners were selling new and refurbished furniture out of the Winters’ dairy barn under the name Winter’s Furniture Store, and they eventually moved to a storefront in the city of Emporia, where they could share their high-quality wares with more people and fewer confused cows.
Today, the family business is run by the Winters’ son, Bob, who oversaw its expansion into two showrooms in Topeka and Lawrence and gave it a new moniker––Discovery Furniture. His merchandise buyers select fine furniture from around the world, filling the design floors with trusted name brands such as Broyhill, Aspen, and Flexsteel. As a member of the Furniture First buying group, Winter is able to pass along the savings of buying stock in volume along with a guarantee that he will meet or beat any competitor’s advertised price within 75 miles. Interior designers on staff can help customers determine which pieces, styles, and colors best fit their needs, and most of Discovery’s furniture can be custom ordered in any style, color, or fabric, catering to customers who know what they like and like to match their upholstery to their clothes.
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.
The cleaners at Crimson & Blue Carpet Care, a Green Seal–stamped business, revamp floor coverings with a contemporary air-cell encapsulation technique. This method gently purges filth with a low measure of moisture, as opposed to steam cleaning, which may shrink and damage underfoot fibers. It effectively peels stains from all types of carpet, erasing evidence of past spills and living-room winemaking. The techs at Crimson & Blue don't just clean carpets but also are experts on tidying up homes from top to bottom. During home cleanings, the crew uses a 43-point cleaning checklist that covers all major areas of the home from bathrooms to kitchens to bedrooms and general living areas. Customers may also opt to have the team create a customized a cleaning plan catered to the specific needs of their home.
Sun Resorts Tanning Salon gilds limbs with a fleet of UV tanning beds and private VersaSpa and Mystic tanning booths. To deliver even and radiant hues, the salon ensures that its beds’ lights are more closely clustered than a bunch of grapes driving a clown car and that the beds’ canopies aren’t overly arched. Patented spray-tan formulas imbue limbs with radiance without UV rays, and the salon’s Australian Gold tanning products help patrons become a beautiful shade of copper much like a crystal vase full of pennies.