Insured, factory-trained technicians from Custom Air, Inc. pay close attention to details when they inspect and service furnaces, performing a 21-point inspection with each tune-up. They check heat exchangers, electric connections, and the safety of the furnace. To prepare furnaces for the winter, they change filters, keep a lookout for dangerous gas leaks, and give riveting pep talks. In addition to tune-ups, the technicians are factory certified to install and repair systems, offering express appointments at any time of the day or night. They back all their services with a 100% guarantee.
As a certified building analyst, home-energy specialist, and EcoBroker-certified affiliate, John J. Redmond knows that energy efficiency is more than an environmentally sound practice—it also saves homeowners money. Along with his partner Jay Gardner, Redmond has created a home-energy-consulting company that diagnoses inefficiencies and offers custom, low-cost solutions. Redmond is also known to share his expertise with the community Sunday mornings on a radio show focusing on energy efficiency.
In free home-energy analyses, Building Performance Institute and RESNET-certified technicians sleuth out energy and ventilation problems and develop custom plans to fix them, which may include air and duct sealing, window replacement, insulation, and heating- and air-conditioning-efficiency services. Certified contractors from Home Energy Solutions’ fully vetted network can perform repairs or improvements. After contractors complete their projects, Home Energy Solutions’ technicians return to homes to perform a second energy analysis to demonstrate improved household efficiency and reveal the punch line to knock-knock jokes they began on their first visit.
Since 1998, landscape specialists Glenn and Donna Claeys of The Garden Outlet have shared their horticultural expertise with customers who want to bring the outdoors indoors while also beautifying their property. The duo operates throughout the year, tending to flowering annual and perennial plants, trees, shrubs, and vines, while also offering seasonal items such as Christmas trees and Halloween pumpkins, the latter of which must be plucked before they hatch into Thanksgiving turkeys. Though The Garden Outlet staff supplies customers with landscape materials, they also professionally install plants, walkways, and patios. In addition, the gardening designers create elaborate arrangements for weddings and other formal events.
Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
Reiki Master and Triad Essence Energy & Wellness owner Brigitte Cutler-Fosque believes in wellness transformation from the inside out. In her warm, soothing studio, she offers energy healing and treatments such as life coaching, reflexology, reiki, huna energy work, and crystal healing.