VIP Cleaners’ first location opened in 1992. Since then the operation has expanded to a handful of locations, where staff members clean everything from police, firefighter, and military uniforms to suits, dresses, and wedding gowns. The shops also offer leather dying, suede cleaning, and alteration services.
At James Alan Carpet Cleaning, owner Mike Dannevik uses a detailed nine-step process to ensure carpet vibrancy. The company's insured technicians pair high-powered steam-cleaning technology with pre- and post-treatments to rid shag of deep-down grime. The company will also move furniture.
Aaron Zeller understands that great photography goes beyond pretty scenery and broad smiles—it’s about telling a story. He founded AJZeller Photography in 2009 as a way to document genuine emotions—from a young couple’s love to a family’s joyful new addition—unsullied by contrived poses or smiles enlarged with clown makeup. Aaron specializes in what he calls Beloved photography, a style that strives to capture the raw, unfiltered love of a couple through real-life interactions instead of coached emotions. He offers wedding, portrait, and engagement photography as well as a unique program—A Life Remembered—that records the passing of time through yearly photo sessions, discounted prints, and hourly polaroids of a grandfather clock.
Whether mowing the front lawn or cleaning up a storm's aftermath, Acme Lawn Service treats every client like a neighbor—after all, the company began not as a slick business venture, but with a few neighborly favors. Technicians from the family-run Acme Rug Cleaners would often lend a helping hand to their elderly clients, shoveling snow or trimming grass once their carpet-cleaning tasks were complete. When more and more customers and talking shrubs began requesting these services, the company created Acme Lawn Service, a full lawn and snow-removal company. Today, the fourth-generation business maintains lawns for homes, businesses, and rental properties, along with providing more intensive services such as seasonal cleanup and tree removal.
At each of the two Discount Laundry locations scattered around Omaha, orderly rows of Maytag and Speed Queen washers and dryers await dirty laundry like a phalanx of soldiers awaiting orders. The large capacity machines work quickly to rid duds of dirt and grime, allowing owners to get in, get out, and get back to their soccer game before the coach notices they're gone.
Though few people need to stick around long, those who stay can take advantage of amenities such as snack machines, cable television, video games, and wireless Internet. The licensed, bonded, and insured staff at each location also offers pickup and drop-off services, with same- and next-day turnaround available.