Many seasons have passed in the 50 years since Larmco Windows and Siding’s founding, but the company’s licensed, bonded, and insured craftsmen have yet to see a weather pattern that outlasts their protective windows and vinyl siding. Innovations such as energy-saving glass panes have helped Larmco’s staffers stay ahead of the curve as they continue to add to their number of 250,000 windows installed. Their insulated vinyl siding also reduces energy costs, trapping warmth inside on cold days and keeping out the heat that radiates from the home’s lava moat during the summer. They also insulate attics and install walk-in tubs that reduce the likelihood of bathing injuries.
Robert N. Foster started WonderGro, Inc. with the sole mission of feeding hungry lawns, but thanks to client demand, he quickly expanded his horticultural buffet to include meals for trees, shrubs, and impoverished wood nymphs. WonderGro now offers a full selection of lawn-care and landscaping services, from weekly grass cutting to retaining-wall installation, irrigation systems, and other outdoor-design tasks. His permanent crew of experienced landscapers embraces the use of organic fertilizer products and helps homeowners maintain their yards' vitality throughout the seasons and whenever deer take over the world.
ARS Video goes back 25 years, and three generations of its founding family have overseen the company’s growth. What started in 1987 with a room-sized machine continues today on desktop computers: the staff transfers VHS or Hi8 footage, slides, pictures, and 8mm and 16mm film to DVDs. They also transfer audiocassettes and reel-to-reel audio to CDs or recover video from hard drives, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs. Beyond working with long-ago recorded images, the ARS team ventures out to perform videography and editing services for bat mitzvahs and bar mitzvahs, weddings, and TV pilots—the ones who sit in a TV’s cockpit.
The artful ATM Painting crew represents the continuation of a tradition sparked more than 50 years ago by Rester Smith, the founder of DOT Painting. Today, the certified-lead-safe company services homes inside and out, applying keen eyes and steady hands to perform paint jobs, refinishing services, drywall repairs, deck staining, and faux painting projects that make drywall look more like stone and stones look more like scared turtles. The team can be dispatched to homes within 30 miles of downtown Cleveland.
The professionals at Property Scope foster domiciles' confidence with a host of lawn preservation and beautification services. An army of archers punctures thousands of holes in tense soil during half-acre lawn-aeration services, allowing berry-flavored water and oxygen to circulate more easily to malnourished roots. The perforation process also readies soil for technician-administered grass seed. To streamline disposal and cannonball targeting, clients should opt for two hours of fall-leaves cleanup, wherein skilled grass groomers comb fallen colors into precise, cushy piles.
Though the orangey wisps that rise over Tiger Air’s service van are meant to pay homage to the company’s namesake animal, they also resemble flames, which are a much better representation of the company’s area of expertise. The trained technicians deploy to homes and commercial spaces, handily tuning furnaces and air conditioners from an extensive list of brands that includes Ducane, Whirlpool, Lennox, and Amana. As they complete their checks, they run through a series of questions—Are the electric connections secure? Is there duct leakage? Have dust bunnies surveyed the space for development?—that can improve the equipment’s efficiency and subsequently cut energy costs. The staff also aims to educate clients on the latest products to improve their home’s air quality, such as humidifiers, filters, air cleaners, and UV lights.