A wave of pastel hues washes over the walls of Lauren Alexandra's two elegant boutiques, where baby and maternity specialist Pamela Dicapo has been outfitting infants, toddlers, and their parents with upscale accessories since 1994. Newborn essentials—stuffed animals, baby-talk translators, and blankets from brands such as My Blankee and Little Giraffe—share colorful shelf space with apparel from European clothiers such as CakeWalk and Catimini. The shops brim with a bevy of accouterments, and Pamela's passion for all things baby-related extends beyond her store. She and her supporting crew travel to parents’ homes to cultivate domestic comfort with professional room design services, harnessing their decorating finesse to help parents select soothing, kid-friendly wall treatments, furniture, and carpet.
Launched 5 years ago, Mattress Source has grown from a plucky family-run enterprise to a regional institution, soothing aching backs and brightening up dream times with masterfully engineered mattresses of all makes and types. Models from brands such as Simmons, Corsicana, Restonic, and Spring Air enrich the third of your life spent asleep and the eighth of your life spent practicing trust falls with thick, long-lasting constructions designed to support and relax the body. The inventory promotes deep sleep and good health through a range of mattress types, from the strong, nonsagging innerspring design to the pillowy comfort of sheets of memory foam and latex.
Superior Rents' owners, Dan and Steve Wohnoutka, trace the genesis of their business back to their own childhoods spent on a modestly equipped farm. With an appreciation for how proper tools and equipment can make projects run smoother, they decided to stock three locations with plumbing, construction, and lawn-care equipment for homeowners and contractors to rent on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis. Their online catalog hosts a roster of rental equipment, from power drills for household projects to forklifts for hanging Do Not Disturb signs on asteroids. Customers can arrange for equipment to be delivered to their work site or drop by one of three locations—including a newly opened site in Springfield—to pick up gear.
Technicians from Empire Services travel with an arsenal of carpet-cleaning products and hot-water-extraction tools to power through dirt and stains in homes and offices. During cleaning sessions, they pretreat problem areas, eliminate pet odors, and guard fibers from the clutches of future archaeologists with carpet protector. Additional services include upholstery and grout cleaning as well as pressure washing and emergency water extraction. With each service, the company offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
The certified technicians at Kingdom Cleaning freshen sullied carpets with the help of Rotovac equipment. After a precleaning treatment loosens hard-to-remove items such as gum, ink, coffee, and carbon footprints with a specially formulated chemical solution, a two-headed Powerwand gobbles its way across the carpet, banishing grimy invaders such as dust mites and allergens to truck-mounted prisons. During the cleansing routine, Kingdom Cleaning bombards carpets with gusts from high-powered fans to speed up drying. A knowledgeable staffer will perform an inspection once the carpet-cleaning mission is completed, ensuring a job well done and sharing tips for future care.
With five kids and several pets at home, Spots Be Gone owners Keith and Carmen Wurtz can sympathize with clients? desires for cleaner carpets, cars, and upholstery. Alongside technicians who each boast at least 15 years of experience, they sanitize carpets with a dry-foam deep scrub that dries within 90 minutes of the treatment. They also cleanse upholstery with a soft sponge and hypoallergenic solutions before tidying it up with a towel dry. Like houses, vehicles also receive in-depth cleaning at detailing sessions where personnel wash dashboards, spruce up seats, and remove burgers languishing unflipped on grilles.