When HomeMasters started in 1990, its licensed, insured, and bonded staffers didn't stray very far from roof and gutter projects. Today, however, you might find them remodeling a kitchen or fixing a leaky faucet. Still, even with their expansion to handyman services, their specialty remains roof and gutter installation and repair. The roofers have even achieved CertainTeed ShingleMaster status, and the gutter technicians have 20-foot-long arms that can go all the way down a downspout to clean it out.
For the past 30 years, homes in need of climate control have called upon the elite services of The Heating Specialist, whose contractors ply their professional expertise to help homes breathe easy again. Their services span all things heating and cooling and range from addressing design issues to outfitting a new home with freshly minted components. Most of the company's technicians are NATE certified, ensuring a high level of expertise whether they're performing complex maintenance or simply fanning an overheated homeowner with an air-conditioner brochure.
Eco-Logic Permaculture & Landscape Design is a deep-green, vegan company that provides expertise in outdoor living space solutions for residential & business clients including site analysis, hardscape feature & planting design, & edible landscaping, stormwater, & wildlife-enhancement techniques.
From its humble origins in 1946 as a single glass shop, Speedy Glass has expanded across the country into a network of more than 120 locations, where technicians stand at the ready to repair and replace the glass in cars, homes, and offices. The centers' automotive technicians handle all manner of automotive window services, from tinting windows to repairing chips. To overhaul homes' glass panes, the residential specialists can cut, polish, and install fresh windows in the same day. They tackle projects ranging in scope from fashioning new glass tabletops to building solariums for clients who like to bask in the sun or teach clouds to spell swear words. Speedy Glass's workmanship and materials are backed by an array of warranties.
"We don't say, 'No'—we say, 'Let's go!'"
That's the mantra of Todd Burton and Darin Johnson, who together run Supportive Services of Oregon Inc., a company that helps people either move into new homes or make their current ones look like new. Their services include moving, general maintenance, and house cleaning—no matter how messy a house may be.
Whether pruning Portland's most prominent trees—including a 150-year-old Oregon white oak and a semiretired giving tree—or tending to newborn saplings in residential lawns, the International Society of Arboriculture¬–certified arborists at Urban Forest Pro treat each tree with care, earning the Angie's List Super Service award for three consecutive years. The crew's cornucopia of services includes trimming, deep-root fertilization, and organic pest control using environmentally friendly sprays. After tree pruning and removal, the technicians recycle all branches, milling the large pieces into furniture and repurposing smaller pieces as wood chips for local farms or false teeth for colonial re-enactors.