Since 1989, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has saved more than 1.5 billion pounds of possessions from nearby landfills, earning mentions on Dr. Phil and a starring role on A&E's Hoarders. After booking appointments, clients receive a two-hour window during which the crew will arrive, as well as a warning phone call 15–30 minutes before its actual appearance. Once onsite, the team quickly clears away 19 types of undesirable items from cluttered homes, businesses, and construction sites, loading them into their truck before thoroughly cleaning the vacated area to make way for life-size statues of Felix Unger, the patron saint of cleanliness. Once loaded, the bric-a-brac makes its way to recycling centers, donation drops, and safe disposal sites, preventing usable furniture, computer monitors, and worn-out banana suits from languishing in landfills.
When Joan Barnes founded Gymboree Play & Music in 1976, she envisioned a facility where parents and children could play together in a safe and age-appropriate environment. In the following decades, Gymboree Play & Music spread to more than 30 countries across the globe, helping youngsters from infants to 5 years old develop cognitive, physical, and social skills. The company's instructors lead classes such as Play & Learn, its flagship course, in which parents and kids move through a seven-level program filled with storytelling, play activities, and debates on the merits of sandwich crust. Talented staffers also prep youngsters for school and foster development in areas such as music, art, and sports. Throughout all classes, they make use of custom play equipment designed by acclaimed playground designer and seesaw-tamer Jay Beck.
GrassPro's skilled landscapers travel to both residential and commercial locations to administer lawn-maintenance services designed to keep chlorophyll collections healthy year-round. During the lawn-aeration process, a green-thumbed expert wields a studded instrument to prod into the earth, creating holes that allow oxygen, water, and nutrient-rich golf balls to reach the roots more effectively. A sprinkling of grass seeds then coats the yard, enticing the lawn to burst with verdant, eye-catching greenery in the springtime. Although appointments can be made any day of the week, this service cannot be performed when it's raining, so rescheduling is occasionally necessary.
The technicians at Total Maintenance Solutions strive to pay close attention to clients’ requests as they landscape lawns and clean living spaces with eco-friendly products. The company can also deploy a truck-mounted hot-water-extraction system to remove grime from carpets, concrete floors, and hard-to-reach areas on your back.
Lawn Doctor's roots lead back to the mid 1960s, when friends Bob Magda and Tony Giordano took on the endeavor of reviving uncared-for lawns in their hometown of Matawan, New Jersey. Their local business has since blossomed into a national franchise with more than 400 locations across the United States, each adhering to the mission of enhancing lawns' allure with time-tested techniques, dedicated customer service, and dabs of foundation makeup.
Before Lawn Doctor's assiduous staffers unleash expertise on swards, they arrive at the client's home for a complimentary consultation to gauge each lawn's specific needs. Grass gurus can thicken turf with their patented Turf Tamer power seeder and foster healthy growth for grass, trees, and shrubs with fertilizer. Uninvited lawn assailants?such as grubs, ants, and grazing neighbors?shudder at the sight of Lawn Doctor's pest-control experts. The company also helps to preserve Mother Nature's receding hairline with organic lawn treatments and natural, eco-friendly products.
Advanced Carpet Technologies’ professional technicians arm themselves with powerful cleaning tools in order to banish dirt and stains from homes. A multitalented company, they clean upholstery, cars, air ducts, and area rugs. On top of their regularly scheduled carpet cleanings, the staff is on-call for emergency water and mold remediation in case of a flood, sewer backup, or if a rain cloud sneaks inside.