PPG Porter Paints' team has dedicated 90 years to sprucing up homes with its revered brand of vivid, low-odor paints, stains, and primers. Multiple lines and sheens of interior paint offer to protect walls from presidential portraits painted in mustard ($25.79+/gal.). Eco-conscious shoppers can snag gallons of Pure Performance color, designed to thwart mold and mildew without angering Mother Nature's overprotective rottweiler ($33.39+/gal.). Peruse exterior paints if looking to prevent al fresco fortifications from cracking and peeling during super-soaker season ($25.79+/gal.). Effective on most surfaces, Porter's acrylic, synthetic, and alkyd Seal Grip primers also help house-wide paint jobs to stay put ($40+/gal.). Amicable staff members roam each locale's voluminous aisles and are eager to provide product recommendations for any home, office, or abandoned grain silo.
Extreme Heating Cooling & Refrigeration's fully licensed and insured technicians work to keep airways clean and homes temperate through myriad heating and cooling services including unit repairs, installations, and commercial refrigeration. Owners Travis and Ingrid Reynolds operate their business by following a stringent code of ethics, which lend customers peace of mind that energy costs will be kept low and that frozen warlocks held captive in the basement won't thaw unexpectedly.
The Midwest Mayhem auto show hosts a colorful collective of roadsters from across the state, sporting tricked-out doors, iridescent rims, and detailed custom paint jobs. Cars bound into the air during the hydraulics contest and dip under the pole for a mini-truck limbo contest. Guests also test their manmade skills at pizza-eating contests and the chocolate-milk chug. Live bands and DJs pump the airwaves full of sound, and judges select the winners from a number of categories, such as best lowrider, best engine, and tastiest hubcap.
Like the grown-up version of parents and children building sandcastles or scratching designs in the dirt, the family-operated Lawns By Lichtefeld beautifies yards with lawn care, fertilization, and landscaping services. They tackle tough patches of weeds, laying the seeds in newly churned and fertilized soil for the eventual emergence of trees, bushes, and flowers. Come wintertime, they prep yards to endure the chill with aeration and fertilization to help grass sprout in the spring looking as green as ever.
The crews at Perfect Cut Lawn & Landscape dote on their yards like loving parents: with patience, passion, and tons of fertilizer. Their lawn and landscaping services leave no blade of grass unturned, ranging from simple mowing to artistic landscape design and installation of patios or pathways. To keep yards lush and healthy, they also aerate, sod, and seed the soil or oust weeds with powerful chemicals and weed eaters.
For more than 25 years, the qualified staffers at Naturescape Lawn and Landscape Care have cultivated flourishing front yards with quality fertilizers and weed-control products. During warm months, the staffers ward off weeds and coat greenery in solutions that protect against mosquitoes, grubs, and borers without enlisting the town crier's threatening shout. While the sun warms their backs, the employees trim overflowing grass and shrubs or trees. When winter falls, staffers shift their focus to driveways, where they haul away snow before it avalanches over cars and the cinder blocks on which they're perched.