Set on the 158-year-old Dollinger Family Farm, Abyss Haunted House presents a terrifying journey not fit for the faint of heart. The brainchild of award-winning artist Paul Niemeyer, who has worked for Disney, MGM, and Paramount Pictures, Abyss offers a portal to a primeval darkness that will scare the living lint out of bellybuttons. Witness ghoulish scenes rendered in special-effect lighting, and fall victim to mild shocks, artificial fog, and intense sound.
Inside Out's exterior designers upgrade properties' peripheries with customized landscape architecture. During a complimentary consultation, clients meet with open-air artisans to evaluate wants, needs, and prophetic dreams such as water features (starting at $4,000), gas-fed cultured-stone outdoor kitchen islands with granite tops and 24-inch grills ($7,500), or an outdoor kitchen ($9,000+). Based on this information, the firm's consultant will devise a master plan to create sunlit spaces that boast similar comfort and style to their indoor counterparts.
Launched in 2003 with a dedication to sprucing up downtrodden lawns, Green Tee has since sprouted divisions that tackle carpet cleaning and pest control. With a special focus on building a green, friendly community, Joe and Tonia Khouri's team of state-licensed technicians lavishes outdoor greenery in expertly dispatched treatments and organic fertilizers. Meanwhile, homes shuck off excess dust and debris, and the pest-control team exiles invading insects and self-replicating takeout menus.
Green Garden Center, now in business for more than 45 years, helps patrons beautify their home landscapes with flowers, trees, shrubs, and outdoor accessories under the guidance of second-generation owners Dick and Pat Ooykaas. Alongside a team of experienced green-thumbed staffers, they tend to greenhouses brimming with verdant plant life that is all locally grown. Green Glen also delivers and installs plant materials, performs home consultations, and creates custom planters for accenting porches or for sending home with extraterrestrial visitors.
When Greg Voirin was in high school, he started mowing lawns with nothing but a push mower and some elbow grease. As he grew up, so did his ambition, and today Not Just Grass is a full-fledged lawn-maintenance company that provides services to both homes and businesses. When Greg approaches each new landscaping job, he consults with his brother, Adam Voirin—a LEED-certified pro with a background in landscape architecture. Together, they'll customize a design that could include anything from basic tree and bush trimming to built-in barbecue pits. Greg also creates custom lawn-maintenance plans to give homeowners more time to spend at home with their families or hiding from them at the bowling alley.
During the winter, Greg and his techs pack up their mowers but continue working hard to keep walkways clear of ice and snow. They also keep an extensive portfolio online so customers can peruse the team's handiwork and envision their lawns with a new outdoor kitchen, timber wall, or multilevel patio.