The history of R.B. Queern & Co. follows a line of handymen that stretches back to the company’s founder, Edward Brooks, who started delivering oil to homes by horse-drawn wagon in the early 20th century. Edward handed the business down to his son and then his grandson, who currently operates the 24-hour heating-system repair and maintenance business. Home heating has come a long way since Edward’s day: the company now offers a wide array of services for air conditioners, water heaters, and radiators, all performed by licensed and certified technicians.
The Kleening Company’s crew of insured cleaning technicians have been caring for New England’s homes and commercial buildings since 2008, when they began driving across Hartford to pressure wash exterior walkways, repair hardwood floors, and tidy up home appliances. The crew members methodically work their way through rooms during routine cleaning sessions, whistling as they sanitize kitchen countertops, scrub bathtubs, and shave carpets’ five o’clock shadows. Aside from household cleaning and maintenance, the company’s technicians and handymen can repair damage to tiles, grout, cabinets, and wooden decks.
After capturing the photography bug at the historic Ferranti-Dege, Krzystyna Harber honed her skills and founded Vintage Girl Studio. Specializing in old-timey imagery, Harber creates traditional pinup prints that evoke famous, flirty portraits of yesteryear's starlets and Coke bottles. Each private photo shoot, whether vintage-themed or boudoir, takes place in an intimate, sunlit studio with hardwood flooring. Professional makeup artists and hairstylists spruce up pouts and coifs, helping women feel beautiful and confident in front of the camera's winking eye. A selection of packages allows subjects to commemorate their sessions with prints, digital files, or novelties inscribed with a sensual image.
For more than four decades, Weed Man Lawn Care's licensed-and-trained lawn-beautifying experts have tended to local lawns with custom blends of fertilizer, environmentally sound pest-control solutions, and knowledge gleaned from both living and working in the community. Created exclusively for Weed Man Lawn Care, the technicians' slow-release granular fertilizer nurtures lawns over a period of several weeks, and seeding and aeration promote continued green growth. Advice that aims to assist with local lawn problems helps inform patrons online, illuminating seasonal troubles, gardening trends, and the astrological signs of various plants.
So Fresh & So Clean's staff offers cars, trucks, bikes, boats, airplanes, and motorized bathtubs the soft lamb's-wool mitts and chamois cloths they need to look sharp on any highway or parking lot. Their services—available both onsite and via mobile wash units that can hit the roads 24 hours a day—include auto reconditioning, ozone treatments, hand car washes, and complete showroom details. To attract even the busiest drivers, the doors stay open at most locations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.
The certified and skilled staff at Lux Cosmedic Spa invites visitors in to relax, spruce up their hair, and treat their physiques to permanent beauty upgrades. Within purple-hued walls, techs wield noninvasive hand pieces for microdermabrasion and IPL laser hair-removal treatments, which can slough off unwanted fuzz without damaging patient's surrounding tissue or tattoos of grocery lists. For permanent makeup, skin artisans deposit coloured pigments beneath the upper layer of the dermis to shape brows and accent lips. Mani-pedis and soothing massages anchor a cast of traditional spa services, and Lux's full-service salon can transform a head's lacklustre locks and undercooked spaghetti noodles into a stylish new 'do.
John F. Nagle, the owner of J&D Landscaping & Lawn Care Inc., draws on more than 30 years of experience to lead a team of technicians who prune and nourish yards. The team’s outdoor maintenance services include fertilizing soil, controlling weeds, and protecting Giving Trees from ungrateful little boys. In addition to cultivating healthy soil and beautiful gardens, they can power-wash patios, sealcoat driveways, and stain outdoor decks.