Romaguera Photography memorializes moments through wedding photography and studio portraits. Sharp snap-shooters Ryan Romaguera and Ralph Romaguera Jr. have toted their camera bags to photography competitions around the world, and work to draw out families' unique personalities within a creative studio environment. Bring your family or surrogate family of Michael Jordan cardboard cutouts into the studio for a half-hour of smiling and posing (up to 10 subjects per session). After the session, clients can select a proof of the best shot to be made into an 11''x14'' retouched portrait and two 5"x7" prints ideal for display on the mantel, in the office, or in a giant wallet.
Helmed by fitness coach Darren Colletti, Authentic Strength and Performance Institute follows his fitness philosophy: building strength from the core with simple, functional exercises. Their schedule of daily classes includes cardio boxing, Back 2 Basics beginners' fitness, and TRX suspension training.
With a talented, tech-savvy staff providing a range of honest repair services, Nola Nerd works to restore faulty desktops, virus-ridden operating systems, and uncooperative disk drives that demand floppy disks for nostalgia’s sake.
John Gardner, slimming coach and owner of NOLA Nutrition and Weight Loss Solutions, relies on the Ideal Protein system to help his clients eliminate fat without losing muscle. His office is equipped with a high-tech Tanita scale that measures not only pounds and ounces, but also body mass index (BMI), estimated muscle mass, and the total percentage of the body that resembles a scorpion. As clients follow the diet's recommended servings of fats, carbs, and proteins, they can keep track of the improvements in their vital stats and watch as their silhouettes shrink like wool sweaters in the dryer.
Maid in NOLA's professional, reliable housecleaners provide house- and office-cleaning services tailored to each customer's needs. To ensure each client's safety, every team member undergoes a background and reference check. Whether they're traveling to a client's home for a one-time, weekly, or monthly cleaning, housecleaners arrive stocked with all necessary products and supplies. Upon entering abodes, they pay close attention to any instructions from clients and ignore any taunts from Mr. Clean.
In 1910, Harry Offner opened his first hardware shop on South Rampart Street in downtown New Orleans, setting the foundation for a local network of three retail stores with more than 27,000 items in stock and 90,000 more available through catalogs or the Ace Hardware website. Like a treasured heirloom or the gene for double-jointed elbows, the business has passed through three generations as Harry's grandkids currently mind the store to help homeowners and handy folks find cleaning and painting supplies, lawn-care implements, housewares, and tools from well-known brands. The knowledgeable staff also assists shoppers with a variety of services, from cutting keys and threading pipes to minor household repair jobs performed by licensed and insured handymen.
The professional movers of Two Men and a Truck Metairie follow what they term "the grandma rule"—that is, they treat every customer the way they'd want their own grandmother to be treated. Two high-school-aged brothers and their resourceful mom started the company in the early 1980s with little more than a pickup truck to ferry their clients' possessions. Since then, the startup has grown into an enterprise with more than 1,200 trucks. The founders of the outfit's New Orleans branch underwent two weeks of intensive training in Lansing where they learned to maneuver, wrap, and load items as hefty as a grand piano or as delicate as a china cabinet filled with emotions. The team also unpacks possessions at new locations and supplies moving boxes and packing supplies.