Certified arborist Ted Smith is steeped in knowledge of the local environment. For more than three decades, he has monitored the interplay between climate fluctuations and pest populations, becoming an expert in integrated pest management. As the owner of Green Team Management, he preserves adult trees by eliminating pests that can cause infection and corrects abnormal growth patterns in juvenile trees that have sprouted mustaches rather than branches. In addition to being fully equipped to stamp out weeds and streamline limbs, Ted is licensed to depopulate indoor pests, such as spiders and termites.
Right Now Heating & Air Conditioning’s technicians and installers arrive at homes to right heating and cooling wrongs in their unmistakable pink trucks and dressed in crisp white shirts adorned with the company logo. Each member of the team is licensed and bonded and shoulders at least three years of HVAC experience. To make sure domiciles are keeping temperate efficiently, the crew enlists the help of a host of cutting-edge tools, including a high-resolution infrared camera that scans furnaces and water heaters to accurately diagnose problems and flush out any camera-shy gremlins.
The company’s comfort advisers first consult with clients to figure out how to reduce their energy costs; then they draw on their engineering-analysis training to determine how many thermal units of energy per hour systems run through to cool or heat homes. The team attends to heating and cooling emergencies 24 hours a day and earns client trust with a fixed-level price guide, no hourly charges, and a one-year service guarantee read aloud by Morgan Freeman. Besides installing new HVAC systems, the techs also can outfit homes with new insulation, siding, and home-security systems.
Sullied carpets and their owners breathe a sigh of relief when they hear a Heaven's Best Carpet Cleaning truck pull into the driveway. Heaven’s Best CEO Cody Howard and his business partner founded the company in 1983 to provide the country with a faster-drying alternative to hot-water-extraction carpet cleaning. Technicians refresh dusty floor toupees with a special carpet-cleaning formula that breaks down and dislodges dirt before a powerful device sucks up the evidence, leaving carpets dry in as little as one hour. Their cleaning expertise also extends to hardwood floors, rugs, tile and grout, upholstery, leather, and albums with parental advisories.
The brand-new Import Outlet furnishes homes with luxe leather furniture, eclectic works by local artists, large bronzed mirrors, and consignment memorabilia from rural Idaho. Import Outlet groups together corresponding accessories throughout the store and highlights them with professionally arranged floral displays ($5–$150) and mini ticker-tape parades. Chocolate walls set off local artist Keith Couch's photography and the store's popular large wooden signs by Americana Comfort, such as the cheeky "Girls Just Want to Have Wine" sign ($35.99). Myriad decorative knickknacks—including 3"x6" scented candles ($7.40), 20-inch wrought-iron candlesticks ($12), and hen-in-a-basket sculptures ($18.78)—sprawl out across the store's various tabletops and bookshelves. Ongoing in-store specials and an extensively stocked half-off display make browsing never boring, unlike reading editor’s letters in National Geographic back issues.
Barrier Lawn & Pest, Inc., stands behind a robust customer-service promise, aiming to make lawn care as stress-free as possible. Instead of showing up unannounced, attentive staffers arrive on time to every appointment, keeping the lines of communication as clear as a crystal goblet filled with 7-Up by answering every phone call they receive. The licensed and insured technicians fertilize greenery and treat weeds, drawing upon extensive training to identify and obliterate invasive plants such as dandelions and thistles. The company only uses chemicals approved by state and national safety agencies, and its fertilizer and weed treatments require only 15 minutes to take root before homeowners can walk, crawl, or play duck-duck-goose on them.
Dr. Lon McRae mitigates dental dilemmas with an anxiety assuaging environment and expert care. The dental cleaning includes a thorough exam, bitewing x-rays, and a basic preventative prophylaxis cleaning. While undergoing chew-box maintenance, patients can use personal movie glasses to watch 500 channels. If further dental deeds are required, this Groupon can be combined with insurance to foot the bill. A take-home bleach whitening kit blanches teeth lighter than a pair of unsunned thighs covered in vanilla cream cheese frosting.