"I pledge allegiance to the world to care for the earth and sea and air. To cherish every living thing with peace and justice everywhere." These words begin each morning at The Greening of Detroit's Camp Greening, inspiring in children a sense of responsibility and ownership for their planet. Yet, the summer camp isn't the only program striving to create a greener Detroit. Urban gardening and agricultural programs, workforce development, tree plantings, and gardening projects help to educate people and transform the Motor City into a verdant, safe environment. The Greening partners with neighborhood groups, churches, schools, and corporations on its mission to improve parks and transform vacant land into useful landscapes.
Godwin Aqua Systems disperses its fleet of vans throughout neighborhoods in search of de-ionized, unfiltered, and hard water. Water specialists certified by the Water Quality Association embody the company's more than half-century commitment to reliable maintenance services. They know their way around all makes and models of water softeners, reverse-osmosis systems, and drinking systems, making it simple for them to spot and fix problems. In addition to ensuring safe and delicious drinking water, the courteous technicians also make sure to respect clients' homes, donning booties over shoes to protect floors and resisting the urge to swing from the chandelier.
For 35 years, A-OK Mechanical’s experienced and factory-trained technicians have arrived at residential and commercial sites to see to the maintenance of a variety of systems. They specialize in the repair and regular maintenance of HVAC systems, seeing to the air quality of homes during winter and summer months and air-balancing hot and cold spots. Additionally, they offer services such as air-conditioning and furnace installations and maintenance, plumbing installations, drain cleaning, and electrical installation and upgrades.
Oasis Hot Tub Gardens instantly transports visitors on mini vacations to other parts of the globe. Each private area?some indoor and some outdoor?takes on a theme of an exotic oasis, from the Isle Royale to a beautiful garden in Japan to the wild hot tubs that grow in the world's secluded forests. Those all become the backdrops for hours of relaxation within hot waters, which stay at a comfortable 102 degrees during the Fall and Winter and 96?100 degrees in Spring and Summer. Should customers need anything, say a change in tub temperature, all they need to do is make a request over the room's intercom?never having to leave their tiny slice of paradise. The private suites house other comforts too, namely stereos, dressing areas, and showers.
Makeup artist Tammy Pore has spent the past 10-plus years dolling up models and actors for shows on the Style Network, the film Cedar Rapids, and Styleline magazine photo shoots. But that’s not the only experience she brings to clients sitting before her makeup mirror. A solid background in art—including a degree in commercial art and computer drafting—has only strengthened her cosmetic skill set. Under the guidance of celebrity makeup artist Billy B, she also solidified her specialization in grooming eyebrows, learning to craft elegant arches and tiny pulleys to coyly raise them. Tammy also expertly applies NovaLash eyelash extensions and defines features with MAC and Bobbi Brown makeup.
Most Popular Service: Vent cleaning
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Ram Air Equipment
Q&A with the Business Owner
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Having a clear case cover, which allows me to see anything and everything that comes out of the vents.
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
We leave magnets on their fridge or furnace, whichever the client prefers.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
While working in the water restoration field for five years.