Junk King’s red trucks travel to houses around the country to clear homes of clutter while maintaining environmentally safe practices. Friendly haulers give customers a call when they're en route, then cart away anything except hazardous materials, including garden clippings, outmoded furnishings, and cursed Cadillac trunks. The refuse rangers sort through everything they take away, donating what they can to charity, recycling what they can’t, and even sweeping up when the job is done. So far, Junk King has saved 908 tons from entering landfills by striving to recycle more than 60% of what they collect. All appointments are scheduled within two-hour time frames, often with same- or next-day service.
A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.
At Sierra View Plant Nursery, 3.5 leafy acres flourish with an array of shrubs, flowers, and one of the largest palm selections in the valley. Flowers filling one-gallon ($4.99–$8.99 each) and five-gallon pots ($15.99–$24.99 each) can spruce up any front porch or back patio, and a leafy, multistemmed shrub in a 15-gallon pot ($45) stands tall as a verdant buffer between neighboring nudist colonies. Green thumbs can purchase a 15-gallon pot containing a tree ($65–$89.99) or learn life lessons from the nursery’s century-old specimen olive trees.
More than 31 years ago, Mike Merrick left his career as a banker to found Fish Window Cleaning, a company that has grown to a franchise 220 locations strong across 40 states. During those years of exponential growth, Mike imparted to each of his uniformed team members his commitment to quality work and the satisfaction of his more than 100,000 residential and commercial customers, which is evident through the company's free estimates and custom service plans.
The fully insured professionals tailor each service, such as window washing, gutter cleaning, and ceiling-fan cleaning, to fit the needs of the home or business. Their environmentally friendly water-maker system efficiently de-gunks glass while earning the verbal thanks of on-looking shrubs.
Any veteran of the first-person shooter genre of video games knows that half the fun lies not only in blasting away at opponents, but also in customizing your loadout, memorizing level layout, and ultimately mastering team tactics. The creators of World Extreme aim to bring this experience to life, packing their 10,000-square-foot arena with dense urban-style terrain. They arm players with their custom radio-frequency-style weaponry, in the shape of M4s, MP5s, or AK-47s. They program each weapon to simulate specific circumstances, from free-for-all battles to team bomb-setting exercises. Unlike at most laser-tag arenas, when a well-placed shot knocks a player out of the game, they must scour the field for a respawn box to reenter play, adding extra stakes to the contest.
McGrath Moving and Storage handles both residential moves around the block and business-related moves around the globe. In six decades of doing so, the company has coordinated moves for the city of Modesto, the state of California, and the U.S. government. It’s also maintained an affiliation with Wheaton World Wide Moving, a company that specializes in moving large, delicate, and antique items, such as pianos or belugas with osteoporosis. Prior to moving day, McGrath’s professionals are available to beef up the packing process, and their military-approved storage facility keeps belongings safe for short- or long-term periods.