Pro Cleaning Services knows that there's a reason the vast majority of carpet manufacturers recommend the truck-mounted hot-water-extraction method that it uses for cleaning carpet—it's the only technique that digs up soil from beyond the surface level. It's also the best method from a health standpoint: although carpet cleaning, like weeding a garden with your feet, inevitably involves kicking up a lot of dirt, the system minimizes clients' exposure to dirty air by setting up an exhaust to vent it outside. The company's commitment to efficiency and safety extends to its many other services, which include tile cleaning with biodegradable detergents, cleanup of flooding and water damage, and janitorial work for businesses and schools.
For more than 30 years, the team at Craig Carroll Photography has been immortalizing major life events. Specializing in portraits of teens and young adults, the studio has tons of experience doing traditional senior and graduation photo shoots, though it is also well-suited to craft family portraits and capture meaningful moments during weddings and other special events.
Members of the Cyclone Gridiron Club proclaim their love of ISU athletics through altruistic sponsorship of the school's football program and engaging outings for like-minded fans. In addition to entrance to all general club meetings and functions, Point After members can participate in a bevy of exclusive functions, including members-only golf outings, closed scrimmages and practices, and semi-formal touchdown dances. Chartered buses will ferry Cyclone faithful to each 2012 away game, and weekly picnics and tailgating parties will rev up fan spirit before contests. Meet-and-greets with coaches give patrons opportunities to mingle with staffers and contribute strategy suggestions, such as recruiting techniques to attract players from Krypton. Cyclone Gridiron Club takes pride in having raised more than $1 million for team expenses such as locker-room renovations and updated weight-room equipment not included in the university Athletic Department's annual budget.
The technicians at Connett Services are certified members of North American Technician Excellence and licensed by the state of Iowa—sources of pride that show in every HVAC service they offer. For every service call, their goals are two-fold: keep the home's inhabitants comfortable and help them save money doing so. To this end, the team installs and services heaters and air conditioners as well as water heaters and humidifiers, offering a free estimate before so much as breaking out a wrench or breaking into a song-and-dance number from the recent off-Broadway smash, The HVAC Repairman and I. Connett Services' money-saving measures also come from some potentially unexpected places—homeowners can expect reductions in monthly energy bills thanks to improved HVAC system efficiency.
Since 2005, Frontline Lawn & Landscapes has been breathing new life into grass and gardens with a range of lawn-care and landscaping-design services. Its seasonal approach to gardening incorporates several different collections of weather-specific services, such as snow removal in the winter, mulching in the spring and fall, and fluffing grass for comfortable picnics in the summer. Frontline's team of resident designers oversees small- and large-scale projects from conception to completion, from planting a single bush to re-landscaping an entire bocce court.
Hoping to provide their energetic children with a healthy alternative to video games, a group of local Des Moines parents came together to create The Playground for Kids. Its 9,000-square-foot facility abounds with inflatable play structures, towering slides, and a colorful treehouse jungle gym complete with tunnels and secret coves. In between clambering up and down play structures, youngsters scamper to the onsite concession stand to refuel with hot dogs, popcorn, and fruit cups. Throughout the year, the indoor playground plays host to themed events, such as Easter egg hunts or wacky sock. The center also offers up its facilities for private birthday parties and rents out its bounce houses as attractions for special events or reenactments of the of the last scene from The Three Little Pigs.