Five Star Home Improvement Company's home-repair specialists are always thinking of their mother—Mother Earth, that is. The team of specialists is experienced in all manner of home repairs, from installing new roofs to insulating attics, but they focus their efforts in sustainability and energy-conservation services. BPI-certified staff members can inspect every nook and cranny of customers' homes or office buildings in search of energy leaks, and they offer suggestions post inspection to curtail needless waste. Specialists can also prevent energy inefficiencies with a number of services, including new window installations that keep cold weather out while allowing residents to spy on the neighbors they suspect may be aliens in disguise.
The technicians at Connett Services are certified members of North American Technician Excellence and licensed by the state of Iowa—sources of pride that show in every HVAC service they offer. For every service call, their goals are two-fold: keep the home's inhabitants comfortable and help them save money doing so. To this end, the team installs and services heaters and air conditioners as well as water heaters and humidifiers, offering a free estimate before so much as breaking out a wrench or breaking into a song-and-dance number from the recent off-Broadway smash, The HVAC Repairman and I. Connett Services' money-saving measures also come from some potentially unexpected places—homeowners can expect reductions in monthly energy bills thanks to improved HVAC system efficiency.
Since 2005, Frontline Lawn & Landscapes has been breathing new life into grass and gardens with a range of lawn-care and landscaping-design services. Its seasonal approach to gardening incorporates several different collections of weather-specific services, such as snow removal in the winter, mulching in the spring and fall, and fluffing grass for comfortable picnics in the summer. Frontline's team of resident designers oversees small- and large-scale projects from conception to completion, from planting a single bush to re-landscaping an entire bocce court.
United Heating And Air Conditioning’s certified techs tackle all manner of heating and cooling services, such as HVAC tune-ups for brands including Bosch, Coleman, and Maytag. They also install and repair air purifiers, fans, and humidifiers. By maintaining these units, they ensure optimal operating efficiency, which results in decreased energy usage, smaller utility bills, and ideal temperature control. Ductwork and irritant elimination using allergy filters are also part of their array of services.
After the Cedar Rapids Parade of Homes honored Jason Buresh's well-groomed yard with its Curb Appeal award, Buresh decided to capitalize on his landscaping talent. In January of 2000, he established Artistic Landscaping and Lawn Care. Although Buresh earned a formal degree in applied science and agricultural marketing from Kirkwood Community College, his lawn-care education actually started in childhood, when he honed his knowledge of plants and landscape design on his family’s farm. Today, Artistic Landscaping and Lawn Care creates lush, green lawns with aeration, dethatching, fertilizing, seeding, and mowing services. The company also installs greenery and retaining walls to beautify yards or keep out roving bands of lawn flamingos.