One of the East Coast's best-known Members-only wholesale retailers, BJ's serves more than six million Members in more than 200 clubs as far west as Ohio. Within these sprawling locations, BJ's helps provide more selections to savvy shoppers looking to knock out most of their errands in a single stop. In the same visit, Members can stock up on economy-sized groceries?including USDA choice meats, farm-fresh produce, and everyday essentials?grab name-brand electronics, and even plan a vacation through BJ's Travel. Each service makes up a single part of BJ's well-rounded retail experience, but simplifying shopping isn't BJ's only goal; in 2012 alone, the company donated more than $2.2 million to charitable organizations.
In 2004, Debbie Quinn was the manager of several high-rise office buildings, an environmental manager for local hospitals, and the head of laundry operations for multiple four-star hotels. But still, she felt that perhaps something was something missing, and that something was a more personal, client-facing operation. That’s when she started QCS Carpet Cleaning, which, according to an interview at The Suburbanite.com, began out of Debbie’s house. And within only a few years of her husband Mike joining in on the venture, the couple had grown the company to envelope a modest group of 40 employees.
In the same interview, Mike radiates with pride at his wife’s dedication to her client base. “The first day on a job,” he explains, “Debbie is usually there cleaning and working with the lead project manager for that team.” Though QCS specializes in residential and commercial carpet cleaning, the company’s services tackle many tasks, from floor refinishing and interior painting to one-time flood cleanups for special occasions such as soprano night at the local aquarium.
Jo Ann’s Home Solutions' bonded and insured cleaners draw on extensive training and 20 years of industry experience. Their residential and commercial services include carpet cleaning, general maid service, window washing, and picket-fence flossing. The company takes pride in its status as a charter member of the Cleaning for a Reason, Angels Clean Homes, and Cleaning for Heroes foundations, which provide complimentary cleaning services to cancer patients and veterans in need.
Because houses lack the opposable thumbs to clean themselves, Bravo Brothers House Cleaning picks up the slack with its specialty residential cleaning services. Spawned from a mixture of suds and elbow grease, insured technicians descend on homes, sanitizing the bathrooms, mopping the floors, and removing dust from vintage shoulder pads. The company is also glad to accommodate requests for a preferred brand of cleaning product.
Amaidzing Cleaners dispatches uniformed, trained employees to spruce up houses and businesses with professional cleaning. They also offer many additional services such as window washing, carpet cleaning, commercial hauling, and power-washing. Amaidzing Cleaners promises to always perform their work with pride, strive for perfection, and never cut corners, even in a replica of the Oval Office that doesn’t have any corners.
With the help of a high-powered, 48-inch fan, Clean Air America, Inc.'s truck-mounted vacuum system extracts dust, dirt, and allergens out of ventilation systems at a rate of 16,000 cubic feet of air per minute. To put that in perspective, traditional portable or truck-mounted vacuums muster between 400 and 4,000 cubic feet per minute on a good day. Before each session, technicians send an infrared camera into the ductwork to map out every inch of dust or reveal enclaves of ninjas hiding there. Then they move in with special brushes and scrubbing tools, leaving homes with cleaner air and fewer odors.