Life becomes a lot harder without electricity. Air conditioners stop blowing cool air. Internet connections go down. Families build campfires to light their refrigerators. Luckily, USA Electric's licensed electricians travel to homes 24/7 for emergency repairs. Inside their trucks, they have access to more than 5,000 parts necessary to keep currents flowing. They can also rewire homes and install new systems for TV, Internet, and phones.
With A.D.I. Electrical Services, customers are never in the dark. Because company wants every home to be warm and well lit, its services range from repairing broken breakers to installing complete lighting systems. The team can fix a variety of electrical appliances and systems, including bathroom fans, house wiring, and generators, and install majors appliances to keep kitchens humming more smoothly than an Ivy League barbershop quartet.
Certified personal trainer and global martial-arts competitor Zak Lee roundhouse kicks through the geographic barriers that separate him from his students. During his online courses, he pulls from 30 years of martial-arts and fitness experience—accrued at studios throughout the world—to transform newbies into kick-smart experts. The curriculum, provided through the National Council of Certified Personal Trainers, accredits and prepares users to teach kickboxing and martial arts, with a focus on leadership skills and technical proficiency. Lee’s sessions detail proper alignment for kicks and punches, discuss how to string the two together to build different combos, and outline the best maneuvers for punching a piano in half. Each class also includes guides on building drills, conditioning exercises, and sample workouts for equipment-based or equipment-free kickboxing.
The certified pest-control technicians from Green Environmental Group see no reason to spread around poison only to wait for new rodents to replace the dead ones. Instead, they aim to solve infestation permanently. They first remove the resident offenders. Then, they inspect homes to see where varmints got into the house in the first place, patching up those entryways and hanging tiny Closed signs to stymie potential future invaders.
Dusty cassettes and worn-down records surrender fading memories to ARC’s staff, which works to preserve visual memoirs and nostalgic tunes with pristine, dependable DVD and CD transfers. Crisp, high-definition quality defines each DVD transfer ($3–$10/transfer, depending on number of copies), ensuring patrons can enjoy home movies without the sputtering loops, unspooled tape, and sporadic bursts of ’80s-style synthesizers central to most VHS-viewing experiences. ARC’s staff can also do a combined edit of film, photos, and VHS footage onto a single DVD ($20/hour; $5/each additional hour), and underscore the visuals with a choice of music. Additionally, patrons can transfer audio from flimsy records to CD ($6–$22/transfer, depending on number of copies), preserving rare recordings for years to come. All transfers include a plastic case for the DVD or CD, and ARC can craft labels for an additional $0.25.
Hye Lighting showcases numerous lighting fixtures, hand-tailored lampshades, and other home adornments inside a newly remodeled showroom with more than 7,000-square-feet of floor space. Breakfast nooks and Keebler-elf ballrooms shimmer with elegance when lit by mini candle chandeliers ($98 each), and living rooms flaunt a refined ambiance when softly illuminated by wall-hung single glass sconces ($39). Customers can highlight cherished family portraits with a polished-brass picture light ($45.10) or mount their mailbox atop a decorative sandstone column ($106). Visitors can peruse Hye Lighting's easily accessed holdings inside the roomy showroom, or they can converge in the meeting room to discuss décor ideas with the store's on-staff consultants or host a séance to summon the spirit of Thomas Edison.