The Colorado School of Acting's directors, Elizabeth Horne and Troy Horne, combine their dual loves of stage and screen to impart acting chops to students of all ages and experience levels. Elizabeth—who has acted in more than 25 plays and 12 movies—and Troy—a sitcom and film producer who appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award–winning musical Rent—staff their team with veteran acting instructors, each of whom have more than 10 years of experience in the biz. During their classes, they teach students to focus and perform under a variety of circumstances, with workshops in subjects ranging from improv and commercial work to audition skills and voiceovers. They welcome kids for acting summer camps, where they introduce fundamentals of memorization, character development, and rehearsal. Instructors also help thespians develop with more advanced training, including filmmaking summer camps for kids, and a certificate program for all age levels that requires students to audition or present a signed permission slip from David Schwimmer.
Since its humble beginnings in Longmont, Colorado, in 1975, Allied Roofing Contracting & Distribution has grown with locations in Denver, San Jose, and most recently, Dallas. Backed by steadfast commitments to honesty, dependability, and respect for its customers, the company spruces up commercial and residential spaces with an array of services that includes landscaping, painting, and general handyman fix ups. Technicians are especially well versed in installing roofing systems, from shingles and slates on family homes to Jolly Rancher solar panels on gingerbread houses.
To the staff at Get Clean Windows, it's what's on the outside that counts—on the outside of homes, that is. Licensed technicians deploy to clients' residences, scouring windows and brushing screens to remove dust and debris. They also empty gutters and power-wash home façades, porches, and roofs.
During your deep-cleaning value package, Purple Penguin's floor genies thoroughly cleanse every inch of three bedrooms and one hallway. You're asked to move light furniture items and vacuum high traffic areas, then the Penguin crew will get to work. They douse carpets with pre-conditioner before extracting edge and corner crud with a wand. Highly trafficked areas are aggressively purged with RX-20 rotary jet extraction. The pad-prettifying procedure also includes post spotting (red stains cost extra) and rake-assisted "grooming" before fans blast floors dry.
Though he’d spent 25 years lifting stains from carpets, Ed Kasser couldn’t get rid of his calling. He and his wife had retired, but soon enough his sons returned from the Marines and wanted to go back into the family business. So Ed reenlisted, starting Pristine Carpet Cleaning with his sons and calling in the reserves—his daughter. During each cleaning session, the Kasser clan uses non-toxic, hypoallergenic cleaners—keeping kids and pets safe—and ensure a thorough coverage by removing all furniture from the room, except for burdensome items such as pianos, wall units, and alien monoliths.
CRCII certified, All Corners Carpet Cleaning has technicians that are 14 years removed from when they began cleaning, and they’re still tackling stains with a keen eye and stern hand. Their equipment, once reserved for small jobs, now scours the floors of both residential and commercial properties, prying stains out of the fibers and leaving the carpet looking as flawless as a crossing guard’s lawyer. They also tackle move-in and move-out jobs and clean upholstery with equal tenacity.