Turf Pro Inc's trained technicians safeguard water systems from harsh winter damage by removing aqua drops from pipelines before popping by to restart sprinklers when the weather warms. After educating patrons about winterization techniques, sprinkler specialists force large volumes of air through the system's pipelines via an air compressor, which blows out every drop of water, and close off systems until spring. Poorly maintained hydration systems can bear witness to a number of frozen calamities, such as cracked backflows, broken sprinkler heads, and an accumulation of inner-pipe ice sculptures, which can prevent proper lawn saturation and lead to costly repairs. Once the springtime sun returns to warm ground fur, Turf Pro technicians return to the homestead and thoroughly check all pipes, replace any broken heads, and adjust controller modules to modify watering schedules, fostering growth and discouraging home invasions by the Wicked Witch.
Whether capturing a photo of a bowtie-clad baby in a basket or a more traditional family portrait, Alley Saltz at Saltwater Photography fills images with the personalities of her subjects. She brings her work to life in a variety of formats, from sepia-tone prints to full-color digital images that can be emailed to family, friends, and web-savvy pets. Saltz photographs events that include graduations, engagements, weddings, and family get-togethers.
Carlson Catering Company’s seasoned chefs enliven bland bashes with crowd-pleasing platters of bite-size edibles. Chilled, jumbo shrimp huddle in orderly circles, awaiting dollops of piquant cocktail sauce, and meatballs ready themselves for holiday festivities with a barbecue-sauce bath and toothpick stilettos. Guests can paint palm lines with juicy, breaded chicken wings or stack social nibbles from a cheese and cracker tray that feeds up to 50 partygoers and includes New York cheddar, domestic swiss, muenster, colby jack, and pepper jack cheeses, and is garnished with grapes, strawberries, and six sleeves of assorted crackers. Carlson's talented gourmands boast a culinary rapport with famous film and television stars, including Demi Moore, Richard Gere, and the Emergency Broadcast System.
The visual arts are Valencia Bogardus’s thing. Photography, design, film—if there’s a way to tell a story in pictures, she’ll find it. At Papillon Media, she tells those tales through portrait sessions for kids, couples, families, and individuals. Music videos, documentaries, and commercials are possible when she’s behind the video camera. Valencia’s design skills come in handy when she’s customizing finished products that preserve memories for generations to come.
The bonded and insured techs behind The Cleanaholics have been scouring abodes for more than 20 years. Though the team does bring its own pet- and child-friendly cleaning products, it also obligingly implements customer-supplied solutions upon request. In addition to performing regularly scheduled cleanings, technicians gussy up homes after parties and before major events such as relocations or championship Lava Monster tournaments.
Few things are more important than feeling comfortable in your own home. Technicians from WellHome make abodes as comfortable as possible for homeowners' families and their wallets. They perform energy audits to ensure that heating and air-conditioning systems are functioning at full efficiency and that there are no drafty windows and doors leaking warm or cool air. They recommend ways to mediate any shortcomings, which could include air-sealing, duct tightening, insulation, windows, heating and cooling updates, or other energy-efficient upgrades that can lower costs and may result in utility rebates.
The four trainers and two instructors at Rushlow’s Arabians combine more than 150 years of experience in the equestrian industry, applying their expertise in the areas of breeding, training, and riding. Rather than focus solely on riding techniques in the saddle or trying to teach horses sign language, riders learn the full spectrum of horsemanship, including equine anatomy, proper stall etiquette, and tacking up a horse. Students of all abilities have their choice of instruction in Western, Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, Driving, and Dressage atop designated lesson horses, most of which have retired from the show ring.