As the titular technician at Ward Group Property Services, Norman Ward dedicates his company's efforts to the maintenance and cleaning of his clients’ homes. Norman heads up a team of employees who have each passed OSHA safety training, meaning each service is performed in a sound manner and never capped with a death-defying dismount from a slippery roof. Homeowners can call upon the team to regularly wash their windows to prevent hard water stains, clean gutters of debris and mildew, or pressure wash the mold and black stains off their walls, walkways, and patios.
Husband-and-wife team Chris and Kelli Mills know what makes a beautiful home. That’s why they take pride in Mills Lonestar Preservation, which provides property-maintenance and lawn-care services across the region. Whether removing debris, trimming shrubs and trees, rehabilitating lawns, or repairing fences, Mills Lonestar Preservation keeps homes well maintained.
Peace Frog Carpet & Tile Cleaning’s cadre of professional dirt decimators leaves homes plush and gleaming with eco-friendly techniques. Whether they're steam-cleaning carpets with truck-mounted machines or gussying up upholstery, technicians employ cleaning products that keep people and pets safe, as well as organic products for customers who are sensitive to chemicals. Along with carpet cleaning, they can clean tile and grout, perform dryer-vent fire-prevention maintenance, and remove lingering pet odors. With its 200% guarantee, the outfit promises to not only refund customers, but pay for any other company to correct the problem, even if the company is a troupe of clowns hired to ease the pangs of disappointment.
Boasting an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, Autumn Heating & Cooling dispatches licensed technicians in 10 ready-to-go vehicles. These highly trained staffers travel throughout central Texas making complimentary service calls, typically arriving at homes within four hours or less. The crew can repair heating and air-conditioning units from brands such as Lennox, Rheem, and Goodman.
Rob Romero, owner of Oxymagic of Austin, flexes 20 years of carpet-cleaning experience to refresh anything from lightly soiled rugs to those in need of a deep clean. He and his staff wield only biodegradable, non-toxic products that are safe for use in homes with children and pets. Their cleaning process incorporates very little water, so most treatments dry within one to two hours of application.
Late one Friday night, clients of Mayday Pest Solutions, Inc. heard a strange knocking. Having relied on Mayday for three years to route brown, recluse spiders from their garage and spray their property for rodents, they didn’t hesitate to call, despite the fact that it was 10 p.m. A technician uniformed in a white polo arrived first thing the next morning and followed the noise to discover a bewildered possum hiding inside the garage. Instead of shrugging his shoulders and referring the couple to animal control or the local pied piper, he trapped the visitor, bid adieu to the unwitting hosts, and left to re-release it into the wild.
That kind of aplomb is the result of more than a decade of experience in pest control. The family at Mayday opened its business in 1998, and since then, the business and its technicians have demonstrated a rare dedication and lack of squeamishness if the job extends beyond normal requirements. Mayday’s primary targets are winged, stinging insects such as hornets and wasps, as well as ants, small rodents, fleas, and ticks, which technicians will valiantly pursue to the edge of any property line or backyard moat.