Bob Hamilton still remembers the thrill of his 6th birthday, when he unwrapped a box filled with wrenches, saws, and other tools handpicked by his father, a plumber. After years of fixing pipes and stomping koopas at his father's side, Bob fulfilled a childhood dream and founded his own business in 1983.
Two decades later, Bob’s team of uniformed technicians continues to travel throughout the Kansas City area, repairing pipes, heaters, air conditioners, and other mutinous home appliances. Plumbers in tool-stocked trucks roll up to homes, ready to tackle frozen pipes, leaky faucets, and bigger jobs, such as sewer-line replacement and gas-line installation. Technicians also repair and install new heaters and outfit homes with programmable air conditioners. The crew remains on call 24 hours a day in case there are after-hours emergencies or polar bears attempting to hibernate in your newly cooled living room.
Evolve Paleo Chef aims to recreate the human diet before the age of agriculture and civilization, crafting nourishing meals of smoked fish, grilled chicken, and steaks that satisfy primal hunger pangs. The kitchen's paleo (short for paleolithic) diet fuels the body with the same nourishment that was available to our distant hunter-gatherer ancestors?little to no sugar, no dairy, no gluten, plenty of meat, and the fear of sabertooth tigers. Chefs design delicious meals and snacks around these core nutrients, which can be picked up or delivered directly to your doorstep every week. Each meaty meal is made with products from local companies such as Dodge City Beef, a rancher-owned producer of pork and beef, or Campo Lindo Farms, a source for flavorful, pasture-raised poultry.
Burgeoning artists in their junior and senior years of high school spend four days immersed in the topics of their choice, picking from disciplines such as interior design, game arts, and photography. Sketching, filming, and whisking meringue by day, the students work hard before shopping, dining, pool partying, or beret adjusting at night. Pupils who opt for lodging rest up for back-to-back, intensive courses in the local Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, in between a packed agenda designed to proffer a taste of art school life.
The martial-arts masters at AKKA Karate USA specialize in kenpo karate, a unique form that builds muscle tone and reflexes in order to use the body’s natural weapons—hands and feet—for self-defense. In addition to kenpo, they also lead classes focused on MMA, tai chi, and weapons training. Often, AKKA holds special events such as tournaments and sparring seminars. In addition to learning self-defense techniques, students also build valuable life skills such as an appreciation for fitness, discipline, and self-confidence.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including quick in-and-out oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts. Facilities also encourage odometers to reach up to 300,000 miles with an engine-guarantee program that helps motors live long enough to see tow trucks go extinct. Valvoline extends its care to cars of all makes and models as well as charitable organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Massage Midwest's licensed massage therapist and rehabilitation specialist mends muscles with relaxation- and medical-style massages. During a chair massage, the client sits facing the cushions of a specially made massage chair as the professional kneader assuages the exposed back, shoulders, neck, and arms. Clients can opt to receive the relaxing treatment atop a massage table or in a kitchen sink instead of a chair, and massage upgrades are available for an additional cost.
With return clients making up approximately 90% of the studio's business, the bodywork experts make sure that each treatment addresses the particular therapeutic needs of the individual. Patrons can part the pea soup with a moment of clarity that will live beyond their visit to Massage Midwest. They may use their newfound clearheadedness and rubberized being to achieve higher productivity, contagiously relax those around them, or finally beat Galaga.