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.
Clean Carpet Professionals' staffers uproot grime from carpets, tile and grout, and hard surfaces with their commercial-grade, truck-mounted Hydramaster system. Technicians inject dingy floors with hot, soft water and cleaning tonics, aiming to banish stains spawned from foot traffic, spilled food, or full-scale reenactments of last year's Kentucky Derby. A soft-water rinse and suction expunge dirt from debris-susceptible carpets, helping to rid them of dust mites, allergens, and microscopic pollutants. An enclosed high pressure wand blows cleaning agents with high PH levels onto tile and grout to oust unsightly build-up caught in its crevices, while vinyl and concrete floors and thoroughly washed and rinsed to rid them of dirt and chemicals that can't be rid by mere mopping.
Like the Milwaukee Brewers on the first day of practice, The Dirt Destroyers' staff sports uniforms and name tags. Unlike the Brewers, though, this team is insured and bonded. When they're not cleaning homes, the technicians can often be found at commercial properties and area offices. They also happily trot out to difficult jobs. Construction sites are notoriously messy; debris collects in piles, concrete gets dirty, and bulldozers toss their candy wrappers anywhere they please. The Dirt Destroyers can take care of these messes with their construction-cleanup services, which include high-area cleaning using lifts and scaffolding. No matter the task, they'll run down a checklist to ensure sites are spick-and-span before they depart. At the customer's request, The Dirt Destroyers will use green cleaning products that are safe for kids, pets, and the environment they all frolic in.
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.