Arthur Murray Dance Studios has been a leading name in social dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with certified instructors. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.
A family gathers in front of a fire to watch flames dance inside a teepee of logs. After several moments, a uniformed staffer walks over to ask whether they have any questions, and, startled, they stop telling ghost stories or reminiscing about bygone summer bonfires to think about whether they'd like that very model in their own home. Fireside Hearth & Home's cozy design room has that effect. Several staged but comfortable living rooms, kitchens, and patios revolve around fireplaces and stoves, letting customers really imagine life around the hearth. The inventory of gas, wood, and electric fireplaces, as well as stoves and inserts come out of the workshops of top brands such as Heat & Glo, Heatilator, Quadra-Fire, and Outdoor Lifestyles. The knowledgeable staffers can explain the variances of styles and features, as well as install new fireplaces and convert wood fireplaces to gas ones.
Since 1989, the technicians at Mass Carpet Care, LLC, have made it their mission to keep Madison-area floors looking clean and new. Crews sanitize carpets using a truck-mounted hot-water-extraction process that heats water to a scalding 230 degrees to kill dust mites and eliminate all traces of a shattered ice sculpture. They also remove lingering pet odors using a three-step process that safely kills the germs and bacteria that serve as the underlying cause of unpleasant scents. Maintenance services on hardwood and tile floors range from simple cleanings to full-scale stripping and refinishing, and the crew is also well equipped to handle floors made of marble, sheet vinyl, concrete, or recycled Scrabble tiles.
For 32 years, the friendly crew at Fish Window Cleaning has meticulously cleaned gutters, windowpanes, and pained windows throughout the St. Louis area and beyond; the fast-growing business is also a Better Business Bureau TORCH Award Winner. Fish's uniformed professionals will de-clutter gutters ($125 average) and clean windows inside and out ($4 average per pane of glass) until your home hums the rubber-ducky song in the tone of hygienic satisfaction. When cleansing windows' exteriors, each cleaner will evict grime caused by dust, rain, and wayward bugs, and when sparkling the interior side of windows, they'll treat your furnishings and fixtures with respect. Pricing varies by house.
Mad City Windows improves homes from the ground up, combining quality materials and attention to detail into each local project. The team of skilled technicians constructs desks, replaces gutters, and rebuilds home exteriors including rooftops, siding, and windows. They have worked on more than 5,000 homes, replacing existing materials with environmentally friendly items such as Energy-Loc metal roofing and EnviroView windows. Mad City Windows also place a high priority on safety. The company trains its crew members in accident prevention and conducts safety inspections to prevent the risk of dangerous conditions such as rooftop roller derbies.
The movers from You Move Me pull up to homes, determined to relieve their customers from the stress that comes with moving. They earn their clients' trust by arriving on time and then doing a careful walk through of the home before starting to load up; afterward, they run down a checklist to make sure nothing was left behind. During packing services, employees are equally conscientious, protecting customers' items in specially designed moving boxes rather than in extra-large piñatas.