The secure cubic containers at A Mini Flex Self Storage protect life’s important possessions from the outside elements. Each 10'x10' unit is climate controlled, guaranteeing temperature-sensitive goods remain unscathed and Lilliputian rainforest ecosystems don’t take root (a $97.58 value, including locker, tax, and administration fee). Eight small boxes ($8) and tape ($2.75) keep ragtag possessions from falling into disorganized chaos, and a padlock protects the valuable cardboard that surrounds each item ($5). The on-site Sentinel Security team patrols the area in congress with secure fences and coded gate access to safeguard furniture and family heirlooms, and sheet-rocked floors and extra-high ceilings provide a comfortable sanctuary for oblong items and extra-long stilts.
Since 1995, Touch of Class Limousine and Transport has served the Montgomery area with elegant transportation steered by courteous and professional chauffeurs. Accommodating up to eight passengers, the Stretch Dodge Magnum boasts temperature controls, mood lighting, three flat-screen color TVs with a DVD player, a stereo, and a CD player, as well as a privacy window and intercom to the driver ($195.50 for two hours). Two styles of Super Stretch Lincolns come with one or two entrances, the latter of which better allows for parking-lot conga lines ($195.50 for two hours). Bigger spenders can book a weekend outing in the H2 Hummer ($483 for three hours). With bars in all vehicles stocked with ice, napkins, soft drinks, and glasses, patrons will be ready to entertain with favorite beverages or toast on-board I Spy champions.
Up to 250 vehicles can fit into the lot at Alabama Airport Parking while they await their owners’ return to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. The outfit, converted from a three-decade-old rental-car operation in 2004, safely tends to customers’ vehicles while they’re on holiday or scouring planes for SkyMall back issues to complete their collections. In addition to keeping cars safe and sound, the attendants perform extra services for additional fees, such as car washes and detailing so that cars are fresh for customers’ returns. The company also runs a parking-points program that awards frequent customers with points that can add up to free car washes or parking.
The tour guides at H&L Enterprises of WNY LLC love showing people around town. But instead of introducing them to sights from a bus, boat, or Segway, they give tour-goers a spectacular bird's-eye view of western New York, the Southern Tier, northwestern Pennsylvania, and eastern Ohio through the windows of a four-seat Robinson R44 helicopter.
In addition to soaring over sparkling lakes and rolling meadows to wow visitors and help them capture stunning aerial-photography shots, helicopter flights also serve the more pragmatic purpose of patrolling pipelines or surveying the land. This allows farmers to count their livestock and entrepreneurs to scope out land they plan to purchase.
Veterans of the Ford and Lincoln motor business for three generations, the Stivers family has been servicing healthy and ailing autos since 1924. Thirsty vehicles quench mechanical reflexes with up to 5 quarts of fresh Rockefeller juice supplied by a team of experienced handlers ($5.95 for additional quarts). Additional fluids are then capped just below spill levels, followed by a tire rotation to ensure even wear and tear, and an equal number of curb hugs. Crews conclude their Henry Ford–inspired probing with a 21-point inspection that checks for sneaky problems murmuring below your car's steel exterior and fragile ego.
Sedans, shiny black SUVs, bouncing party buses—the sleek fleet of CSI Ground transports all passengers in style. Whether clients are trekking to the airport, business meetings, or bachelorette parties, chauffeurs pull up in the best vehicle for the job, relieving them of the stress caused by navigating traffic, searching for parking, and trying to drive and do the electric slide at the same time.