After years in real restate, Eco Power Cleaning Service's founder decided to start a cleaning company, and she invited her family along for the ride. Together, the team keeps homes clean the eco-friendly way. They eschew the industry's common practice of using harsh and abrasive chemicals, arming their cleaners with all-natural, enzyme-based products that are free of toxins and treat dust bunnies humanely. Their company has steadily grown since inception, and their dedication to spreading the gospel of green living has continued to grow along with it.
ABODA Cleaning Services' two-person teams tidy homes with graceful vacuum sweeps, thorough dust-cloth swishes, and all their own supplies. The cleaners are licensed and bonded, and they always adhere to traffic laws when driving mops down hallways or across hardwood floors and tiles. During two-hour sessions, which can be customized based on clients' needs, technicians can scour kitchen surfaces, scrub bathtubs, and disinfect toilets so that they become safe play zones for goldfish. ABODA Cleaning Services guarantees satisfaction and will return to correct any problem areas at no additional charge.
Mark Wagner has been working under the hood of international automobiles since 1972. After securing a master's degree in mechanical engineering in Germany, Wagner ferried both his family and his familiarity with foreign cars to America, where, today, he teams up with the ASE-certified techs in his repair shop. The factory-trained mechanics dole out everything from tune-ups to engine, brake, and transmission repairs. And all of their work is backed by a 15-month, 15,000-mile warranty that prevents cars from worrying about waking up and seeing their name in the classified pages.
The stain-eliminating staff at Aloha Cleaners eschews the harsh chemicals of conventional dry cleaning to extricate grime and stains from clothing and fabrics in a nontoxic manner. Every soiled blouse ($9.95), slept-in sock ($2.50/lb.), or anthropomorphic pair of slacks ($9.95) that wanders through the door tastes a helping of “green” nontoxic hydrocarbon dry-cleaning agent that gently sloughs away stains to render garments as fragrant as rose water distilled from angel's wings. Other items that can awaken from their crud comas include comforters ($30–$50), overcoats ($20.95), and tablecloths ($30). The courteous cleaners at Aloha generally finish orders by the next day, though same-day service is available. A free pickup and delivery service for all locations saves patrons the trouble of navigating the city's maze of municipal garden mazes, with a staff member whisking away and returning laundry to home doors.
Baseball players can't skimp on their hitting, pitching, and catching skills if they want to dominate the game—a fact that the instructors at Northshore Sports Complex know well. In 1982, Cody Webster earned the title of MVP while playing for the Kirkland Nationals All-Star Team—the first US team to win the Little League World Series. He continued to play throughout high school and college, and went on to coach for Pepsi Baseball. His cohort, Craig Bishop draws on 20 years of coaching experience at high schools and colleges. Together, the duo shares the task of teaching students the fundamentals of the game inside batting and pitching cages.
Surrounded by a chain-link fence and divided by safety nets, their astro-turfed cages shelter machines that launch baseballs and softballs straight down the plate. These projectiles can reach speeds up to 85mph, which would be really scary if the baseballs weren't tranquilized beforehand. Sans the machines, pairs can take to the cages to hone their pitching and catching abilities.
Clean Green Revolution gussies up cruddy duds with an ecologically sound hydrocarbon-based solvent and performs complimentary local pickups and deliveries of garments by means of a low-emission CNG van. After picking up soiled clothing from clients’ front doors, Clean Green’s crew can liberate tarnished attire from the dregs of yesteryear with wash-and-fold services before crafting vestments into a crisp quadrilateral ($1.75/lb.) perfect for flinging at siblings. Attire experts can clarify the surface of formal and casual garb, guiding blouses ($5.50–$8.50), dresses ($8.50+), and blazers ($8.50) through a shrink-proof cleaning process. Hoodies ($5.50), starched jeans ($6.50), and sweaters ($9.50) recoup the luster lost during holiday cage fights, and Clean Green’s garment gurus can also harness their skill to tend to bedding ($7.50–$45). In addition to its odor-free cleansings and biodegradable garment bags, Clean Green also abstains from cleaning with PERC, a hazardous air contaminant, in its bid to foster the green spirit of Mother Nature in perpetuity.