Signature service: The Theater People
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Monoprice, Sony, Sonos, Pro-Control, Definitive
Pro Tip: Ask questions. Knowing your options will give you the power to make your experience more enjoyable.
Driven by a mission to always "go where the need is the greatest," Storm Team Construction's owner Chad Simkins has worked in nearly every position of his company—from clean-up crew to roof patching to coordinating with insurance companies. He draws from this experience to lead a team of home-improvement professionals across Georgia, South Carolina, and Ohio. Bonded and insured in each state, these contractors dive into regions affected by heavy storms, lending their expertise to inspect and repair damaged roofs. They supplement this service with siding installation and gutter work, and even help clients deal with insurance companies through the entire claims process.
Joshua Baxter was born to move. As a child he was so entrenched in his family's auction business that when Joshua was 16, his father pulled him aside and told him it was time to take an active role. So, Joshua took his driver's test in the truck the family used to pick up merchandise, and at 19 he bought his own truck, handling the transportation of the often-valuable antiques. That skill and preternatural understanding of merchandise transportation led to the birth of Here To There Movers. Now, Joshua has trucks headquartered in five Midwest cities.
Here To There Movers' technicians know that the transport of belongings from one abode to another is one of life's most stressful affairs, even more than interviewing for a position at the local bomb diffusery. The licensed and insured staff can arrive at a moment's notice, equipped to handle bookshelves, boxes, and pianos. Here To There provides a frequently asked questions page and moving tips for the befuddled house-swapper or recreational vagrant.
OKI Door Guys' Martine Mijares and his squadron of garage specialists have collectively installed more than 5,000 doors and openers across the region, meticulously inspecting and fine-tuning garage doors of all sizes and models. Teams combat the winter winds and salt slicks that wreak havoc on garage machinations by lubricating all moving parts, allowing homeowners to shut out snow piles and the nomadic snowboarders who camp out on them. After gauging the door’s balance and inspecting its cables, mechanics ensure that springs operate with an optimal boing and remote controls communicate fluently with garage doors after an inspection and calibration. Additionally, OKI Door Guys happily offers homesteaders free consultations to discuss options such as replacing a garage door with a medieval drawbridge.
A lush, diverse ecosystem of colorful plants and eye-opening exhibits await patrons to the Franklin Park Conservatory. Unveil the mystery behind carnivorous greenery at the interactive Savage Gardens display (through November 14), where visitors can observe a feeding of a Venus flytrap (1 p.m. daily), learn about how carnivorous plants digest horsefly gizzards, or grill a cactus on the latest fruit bat gossip. Feel free to stroll the museum's signature collection of original Dale Chihuly glass art, which decorates 12 gorgeous installments, or watch as in-house professional glass blowers use small puffs of air and careful craftsmanship to create twinkling vessels and life-size Burton Gilliam sculptures.