At The Dent Devil of St. Louis, highly trained hands scan weathered car and truck surfaces under a specialized light before deftly yet gently evening out any wear and tear. Skilled technicians undo surface dings, hairline cracks, and hail damage without disturbing the original factory paint job, smoothing out auto bodies through inside-out malleting, exterior glue pulling, or telekinesis. The 100% paintless process restores vehicles to their former glory without any unnecessary dismantling, messy sanding, or unsightly patches of putty or after-market paint. As guests relax inside the shop or under an umbrella on the sunny, plant-lined patio, hardworking techs undo dings or upgrade cars with a number of value-added services, including 3M window tinting, windshield repair, detailing, and restoration of foggy headlamps.
Operating for more than 25 years, the family-run Classic Cleaning Services manages both commercial and residential properties. Its detail-oriented technicians tackle every surface of the home, from dusty hallways and rain-streaked windows to carpets and upholstery. They can scrub, sanitize, and scour households with powerful cleaning products, or wield steam-cleaning wands to banish carpet stains from high-traffic areas.
Given The Bead Place's packed class calendar, it's a wonder the store doesn't grant degrees. If it could, customers who attend workshops regularly could have earned PhDs by now in subjects ranging from knitting and felting to silversmithing and metalwork. The scope of these skills is too broad for only a few people to handle teaching, so fortunately, the store employs more than a dozen instructors and doesn't count on a swamp creature with a giant, pulsing brain to do all the work. These staffers are experts in their respective crafts; Kara Jacob's beading work was highlighted in a Bead and Button magazine's "best of" volume, and Abbi Berta has been published as a designer in multiple magazines.
When students need materials for one of these workshops, the obvious spot to look is The Bead Place itself. The store carries semi-precious stones, vintage glass, Swarovski Crystal, and hundreds of types of yarn. It also supplies kits, patterns, and tools such as brass wire brushes and jeweler's saws.