Beyond its tile mosaic and granite façade, Water Street's chefs create dinners from locally acquired ingredients. Modern and retro decorations backdrop bartenders as they fill delicate vintage coupes and other glassware with beers, wines, and cocktails, such as the vintage cocktail of the week. They also mix mainstays such as the Immortal Clay by shaking together tequila, cherry heering, and agave nectar. Dinnertime brings a menu of dishes such as polenta with sauteed mushrooms, chicken pot pie enveloped in a puff pastry, and golden trout layered with bacon over a white bean ragout with green beans. The kitchen also stays open late, whipping up deviled eggs, dates stuffed with goat cheese, and other bar noshes.
The temperature technicians at Spring Mountain Air repair faulty heating and cooling systems, promptly and efficiently restoring comfort in the midst of extreme weather. During an air conditioning tune-up, the trained climate-controllers clean drain lines and coils so they can regulate temperature and humidity effectively and keep domesticated polar bears comfortable. Then the HVAC expert checks the reflexes of filters, fans, and compressors, and tops off each AC unit with up to two pounds of Freon. During the furnace tune-up option, burners, valves, thermostats, and ignition switches receive a thorough check-up, and heating experts root out and destroy potential carbon monoxide or gas leaks. Technicians also clean the furnace, eliminating cobwebs, dust, and pizza stains left over from nights of experimental cooking.
Amax Maintenance beautifies homes inside and out. The team can target home exteriors, mowing lawns, laying mulch, and landscaping. Or they can perform full interior makeovers, removing trash, and executing a series of general repairs to get apartments ready for new renters. And just because something's invisible doesn't mean Amax's team can't handle it. Its workers can remove odors and evict bacteria from the air with quick, efficient ozone-generator treatments.
The team at Jerry Kelly Heating and Air Conditioning embodies the adage that if something isn’t broken, don’t fix it. For 35 years, the company has occupied the same brick building in Frenchtown. Of the original seven-person staff, most can still be found at the company today. Now, though the team has grown to more than 50 members, each service technician is still NATE- and NCI-certified and rigorously trained in proper procedures and safety. Aside from repairing and maintaining all kinds of HVAC equipment, technicians stay on call 24 hours a day for clients’ emergency services or suggestions for midnight snacks.
Although STLiPhoneRepair owner Brad Miller loves Apple products—he’s the proud parent of an iPhone, iPad, and MacBook—he became frustrated with Apple’s pricey repairs and penchant for recommending that customers simply buy replacements. Consequently, he learned to fix common issues himself, focusing on the third generation of iPhones and beyond.
Today, he and his staff have repaired more than 1,000 iPhones and more than 100 iPod Touches. Inside their St. Peters shop, they alleviate stressful tech troubles with screen, dock-connector, and rear-panel repairs and replacements performed exclusively with original-manufacturer parts. They often complete jobs the same day and also offer mail-in service for customers who don’t want to travel or are too nervous to sit through their cell phone’s surgery. Whether the work is local or long-distance, the company is serious about customer care, including a 90-day warranty with every repair.
Nathan Cummings runs his business with the belief that clear communication is the key to quality workmanship. A journeyman electrician himself, the owner of All Metro Construction insists that his licensed and insured field supervisors and technicians correspond regularly with customers to facilitate scheduling and materials selection, and to ensure complete satisfaction with all labor. The company specializes in construction and electrical services, though crews often take on seasonal projects such as winter snow shoveling or springtime chocolate-egg laying.