Brightly colored walls hint at a kitchen full of green plantains, dark housemade chorizo, and golden empanadas. Rough-hewn but vividly colored hats and coats hang from the walls among photos of extravagantly decorated buses and scenes from Colombian life. Beneath the homey displays, potted plants rustle as waiters breeze past, carrying platters of churrasco steak and fried tilapia. The sounds of soccer matches drift from flat-screen TVs, with the chorus of cheering fans punctuated by the crackling sound from the bubble-wrap-popping portion of the game.
Drawing on a background in horticulture technology, the founder of Domestic Touch developed a set of natural, biodegradable, EPA-approved cleaning products that are safe for children and pets. The company's cleaning specialists use these products to disinfect and sanitize surfaces, taking extra care to properly clean stainless steel, imported tile, and leather. They also suction allergens from carpets using sealed HEPA-filtration vacuums, cleanse hard floors with steam cleaners, and tackle household tasks such as loading dishwashers and removing trash.
Innocent Beauty Collections, Hair Studio’s two locations feature experienced stylists who beautify clients with hairstyling and waxing services. They snip away split ends with precision cuts, give tresses dimension with highlights, lengthen hair with sewing or bonding weaves, and add moisture to parched strands with deep-conditioning treatments.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil-Change package, which helps promote the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and helps prevent moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians—all of which have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)—service vehicles at Jiffy Lube. In addition to performing oil changes, technicians offer preventative services such as air-filtration and electrical-system maintenance, among others. Jiffy Lube’s quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
Four full-time certified mechanics tend to domestic and foreign vehicles at All Tune and Lube, a full-service auto maintenance and repair center. These mechanics can investigate engine troubles with computer diagnostics, ward off road trip delays with preventative maintenance, or repair air-conditioning units that have transformed speedy coupes into imperceptibly slow-moving icebergs. All of the mechanics’ handiwork comes backed by a warranty valid for 12,000 miles or 12 months.
The Mosquito Authority responds to summer scourges of biting pests with its kid- and pet-friendly mosquito spray systems. Barrier spray service eliminates mosquitoes with an EPA-approved solution—specialized enough to not repel beneficial bees or butterflies—that technicians apply to trees, shrubs, and foliage around yards, guarding against pests for three weeks.