Larry Wilson has always had a mind for machines, from dismantling and reassembling his grandmother's toaster as a child, to stints as a computer repairman and commercial kitchen-equipment builder. Today, Wilson installs and repairs the inner workings of air conditioners, furnaces, and thermostats. The mechanical savant also travels throughout east central Kansas to install air cleaners, replace air filters, and tune up lukewarm water heaters.
Whether cleaning stained carpets or unclogging gutters, Whole Home Cleaners’ technicians show up to jobs well prepared. Their high-volume extraction systems and Rotovac brushes remove blemishes from carpet fibers without damaging them, and their pressure-washing equipment de-grimes walls and turns clouded windows transparent again. During housekeeping services, they even bring a tracking binder system, which allows both homeowners and cleaners to keep tabs on which parts of the house have been tidied up recently, which need attention, and which have been ceded to the wolves.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Containerized trees
Pro Tip: Wear comfortable, toed shoes. There are gravel roads and grassy paths.
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
What sets your business apart from your competition?
We are a farm anchored by our nursery, vineyard and winery.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
A need to be connected to the earth is in every one of us. For me, great company and great wine in beautiful surroundings is as good as it gets.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Along with picking out some great nursery stock, the winery tasting room is open for sampling. There are a number of fun events coming up this spring. Be prepared for live music, our sheep being shorn, or an art event when you come out for the weekend. ... We grow trees, shrubs, perennials, and grasses, but not annuals and vegetables. And, yes, you can call me Gilbert Grape.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
It is so gratifying to see our products woven into the tapestry of people's lives. I have helped people pick out trees to celebrate new beginnings and also to remember those not with us. One day in the winery a couple came in celebrating their 30th anniversary. And they told me how their son had just proposed to their future daughter in law over a bottle of our wine. Love that.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
Walking through a beautiful nursery crop, or the vineyard before harvest, or opening the first bottle of a new vintage with customers in the tasting room is all equally fun. I also love seeing nursery stock we grew all over Kansas City.
At each Mosquito Squad location from Maine to California, professional exterminators help stop the spread of diseases such as lyme disease, malaria, and West Nile virus by eradicating infestations of ticks and mosquitoes. The exterminators provide both commercial and residential services, including barrier sprays to keep the grounds protected for up to 21 days and misting systems to provide continuous protection. The bug zappers back each service with a money-back guarantee, which promises clients a complete refund should mosquitoes return to re-infest the home's backyard or sneak inside by pretending the family dog is a Trojan horse.
Maid 4 U's savvy staff tackles to-do lists and dust bunnies in venues of all types with housekeeping and errand-running services. Armed with a battery of dirt-smiting supplies, technicians grapple kitchen surfaces and cabinets into sparkling submission, ensuring that every freshly pine-scented armoire merits its collection of crystal Millard Fillmore figurines. After walking the dog, retrieving parcels, grocery shopping, or alphabetizing mix tapes, masterful maids can tidy a bedroom or scrub bathtubs free of unwanted gunk. With custom care for residences and commercial centers, Maid 4 U's detail-oriented cleaners leave venues vanquished of dirt and dust and looking their best for upcoming dinner parties or famed Supreme Court ruling reenactments.