The staff of veterinarians and pet-care specialists at Animal Medical Center of Redlands caters to animals' every need with medical services, grooming, and boarding facilities. Vets tend to pets with services that range from dental cleaning and nutritional advice to medical and surgical procedures. Dogs visiting the boarding facilities frolic through a large lawn in the day and retire to comfy bedding at night, whereas cats snuggle up in kitty condos.
In 1976, Joan Barnes—a Californian mom frustrated with the lack of spaces where she could take her kids for safe and age-appropriate play time—took matters into her own hands and founded Gymboree Play & Music. In the decades since Gymboree’s founding, Joan’s vision of a safe place where youngsters could build confidence and creativity has come to fruition and spread to 30 countries around the globe. Staffed by attentive and expertly trained instructors, each Gymboree outpost adheres to a curriculum of activities designed by experts to foster the development of children’s’ cognitive, physical, and social skills through structured play and close readings of Goodnight Moon. The staffers also conduct entertaining classes that cover subjects ranging from music to sports, imparting valuable lessons of imagination and physical activity to developing minds. To further set apart her business, Barnes employed nationally renowned playground designer Jay Beck to design the proprietary play equipment at her centers.
Sit 'n Sleep's friendly staff of sleep consultants take slumber seriously, spending months to learn the ins and outs of sleep health, mattress selection, and customer service. With their extensive expertise, these wink whisperers help snoozers find the perfect person-size pillow on which to repose or languidly mispronounce French poetry; choose from a panoply of twin, full, queen, king, and Cal king varietals. Guests can find restful vibes manifested in a bevy of mattress brands, from Sealy to Simmons, and types, from memory foam to latex.
El Camino Ranch has cared for a growing family of Arabian horses since 1983, when it was founded with a mission to help people connect with the intelligent creatures. The ranch itself traces its origins back even further—to the early 1950s, when Bill and LaVesta Locklin started a farm and began to grow oranges and tomatoes against the scenic backdrop of the San Bernardino Mountain range.
Today, LaVesta’s son, Scott, and her granddaughter, Vandi, continue to look after the facilities, showering their horses with affection and treating them to a healthy daily schedule of riding with guests, participating in shows, and munching on fresh treats from the orange grove. During lessons, the trainers guide students through riding techniques and teach them the basics of equine grooming, tacking, and health care. They also organize a special series of “Pony Pal” lessons for children as young as 3, saving the horses the indignity of galloping around with training wheels glued to their haunches.
Jump!Zone is an inflatable indoor play center packed with moonwalks, bouncers, and giant slides for children up to age 12. Aspiring goalies can defend their turn with a high-adrenaline game of air hockey while rebellious gravity-defiers can soar to new heights in any of six festive inflatables. Ice-cold Icees are perfect for refueling between high-flying acts in the Circus City inflatable and reenactments of the Magna Carta's signing in the bouncy castle. Parents appreciate Jump!Zone's attentive staff, clean facilities, and commitment to safety. Be sure to check website for current open-play schedules.
As the president of Miller's Carpet Care, William H. Miller has overseen a team of certified carpet cleaners since 1974. He sends this team across the Inland Empire to remove dirt and stains from carpets and upholstery with truck-mounted equipment. When they aren’t rescuing rugs damaged by wine spills or indoor slip ’n' slides, the technicians scour tiles and grout and clear debris from air ducts. Though homes are their specialty, Miller’s Carpet Care also extends its services to offices, schools, and restaurants.
A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.