DustBusters’ bonded-and-insured professionals spruce up commercial and residential spaces from the inside out. Technicians venture to homes and offices and seamlessly move from bathrooms to kitchens to office spaces while vanquishing stains, dirt, and mummified dust bunnies. Seasoned repair technicians also improve real-estate investments by installing tile and making handicap-accessible ramp adjustments, or fix malfunctioning structural elements with door replacements, pressure washing, and electrical repairs.
A Recognized leader in tree care for over 38 years. Selecting a tree care firm can be a challenge. Many claim to be experts. Few really are. Polonski tree service is an industry leader, nationally recognized for superior professional service to Boston and its north and west metropolitan areas.
At Vivo Fencing Club, a trio of decorated Hungarian coaches share their wisdom and expertise with beginner-through-elite-level fencers. Head coach Arpad "Arpi" Horvath has been involved in the sport since 1989, later going on to become a two-time NCAA champion during his time at St. John's University in New York. Today, Arpi and his fellow coaches rely on the Hungarian fencing approach—which focuses on the whole fencer—to teach students of all ages and abilities. They offer classes for students as young as six, allowing youngsters a chance to gain discipline and develop useful skills while their friends are still struggling with the mountains of paperwork that come with running a lemonade stand.
At MJM Home Improvement, licensed home-improvement contractor Mark Mahoney transforms clients' living spaces with a wide range of roofing, landscaping, carpentry, and painting services. Mahoney tackles tasks large and small, from building a new addition or patio to fixing a hole where candy gets in during Skittles showers. His masonry work for fireplaces and chimneys keeps living rooms toasty through the winter, and his installation of rubber roofing and shingles helps restore confidence in houses stricken with baldness.
Experienced framers Barry Stahl and Bob Clayton built Big Picture Framing from scratch in 2000, holding meetings around an old card table as construction roared around them. Today, framers at 15 area locations craft custom frames to display artwork, photographs, and record sleeves, and shadow boxes protect three-dimensional items such as ballet slippers, macaroni art, or a swarm of wasps. Patrons can dictate all design choices, choosing from metal and wooden frames in a multitude of colors and styles, or ask for recommendations from one of Big Picture Framing's resident experts. Big Picture Framing also stocks pre-framed art, prints, and posters to spruce up bare-walled homes or a drab doghouse.
Though the horse-drawn vacuums of yesteryear have come and gone, North Shore Vacuum and Appliance retains its family-run ethos from when it first opened in 1934. Now helmed by fourth-generation salesman Wayne Simonelli, the shop carries vacuums from dozens of brands, such as Dyson, Eureka, and Panasonic, and the staff performs repairs on a slew of models as well. In an interview with the Daily Item, Simonelli said, "I know vacuums. I go to seminars, conventions. I probably repair 1,000 machines a year." This dedication has earned North Shore Vacuum and Appliance the distinction of Miele Diamond Dealer, with access to limited-edition models only made available to exemplary retailers and scientists still trying to build a time machine.