Baseball players can't skimp on their hitting, pitching, and catching skills if they want to dominate the game—a fact that the instructors at Northshore Sports Complex know well. In 1982, Cody Webster earned the title of MVP while playing for the Kirkland Nationals All-Star Team—the first US team to win the Little League World Series. He continued to play throughout high school and college, and went on to coach for Pepsi Baseball. His cohort, Craig Bishop draws on 20 years of coaching experience at high schools and colleges. Together, the duo shares the task of teaching students the fundamentals of the game inside batting and pitching cages.
Surrounded by a chain-link fence and divided by safety nets, their astro-turfed cages shelter machines that launch baseballs and softballs straight down the plate. These projectiles can reach speeds up to 85mph, which would be really scary if the baseballs weren't tranquilized beforehand. Sans the machines, pairs can take to the cages to hone their pitching and catching abilities.
Benjamin Surdi worked in the carpet cleaning industry for 24 years before he opened Pure Clean in 2008. His goal: to address the biggest issues customers had with conventional carpet cleaning, issues such as returning stains, dry time, and leftover residue. Years of development went into creating Pure Clean and its carpet cleaning system, which eschews all detergents and tooth-whitening mouthwashes. The system uses ElectroWater, an ionically charged and super-purified water, so it's effective to deep-clean carpets, yet still safe enough to drink. The company's 12-step carpet cleaning process begins with pre-inspection and pre-treatment to loosen stains and soil, as well as stain guard and grooming. After being blasted with ElectroWater by a 350 horsepower engine, the carpeting is turbo-dried in about three hours. The Green Seal-certified, hypoallergenic system also cleans tile and upholstery.
All Phase Pressure Washing and Painting's licensed, bonded, and insured technicians travel throughout Seattle to treat residential and commercial exteriors. With powerful spraying equipment, they slough away grime from weathered siding, roofs, gutters, and windows. They can also paint exteriors to freshen façades' appearances and interiors to hide the muddy remnants of living-room rodeos. Additionally, the company seals driveways to prevent wear and tear and specializes in restoring cedar decks and roofs.
Several commercial clients, including multiple condominium complexes and select Holiday Inns, rely on the knowledgeable and handy staffers at All Phase for maintenance and repair projects.
It's easy to assume that having windows washed is strictly an investment in the looks of the home. While that's certainly a major part of it, the truth is that regular cleaning also prevents scratching and permanent staining of the glass, either of which can significantly reduce the life of the window and the well-being of indoor pet dandelion colonies. The licensed, insured, and bonded specialists at Clear N' Bright Windows help homeowners save money in the long run with window-washing services that clear away dirt and dust that's accumulated on the glass pane, and sill. They also extend their cleaning expertise to other parts of the exterior as well, such as clearing leaves and debris out of gutters, removing moss from the roof, and pressure-washing siding.
With a degree in landscape architecture from Washington State and more than 20 years of experience, Chris McAuslan crafts custom designs for both residential and commercial properties. When he isn't stocking his nursery with beautiful trees and shrubs, he installs landscape lighting, waterfalls, synthetic grass, and eco-friendly, solar-powered flowers.