Duane West's stake in his construction business is more than just ownership, it's an investment in his hometown of Salem. The three R's in his business's name encompass a holistic approach to household maintenance, calling for repairs, remodeling, and remediation, or the destruction of harmful mold and fungus, to ensure structural soundness. His team's multidisciplinary approach covers stonework, woodwork, demolition, construction, and nearly any other service that could turn a house into a home or a fallout shelter into a walk-in closet.
Because Steven Green, owner of 72 Degrees Heating and Air Conditioning, is so concerned with customer safety and satisfaction, all of the company’s technicians carry not only the Technician Seal of Safety—which denotes high industry standards in background checks, drug testing, and training—but also NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certifications. These technicians arrive at homes to perform repairs or preventative maintenance on indoor heating and cooling systems, ensuring that harsh weather never bothers homeowners unless they like to bathe in the yard. They’ve done plenty right so far—the technicians, who are also factory trained and certified in the use of infrared-camera inspection systems, earned four Angie’s List Super Service Awards between 2009 and 2010.
For the past 30 years, homes in need of climate control have called upon the elite services of The Heating Specialist, whose contractors ply their professional expertise to help homes breathe easy again. Their services span all things heating and cooling and range from addressing design issues to outfitting a new home with freshly minted components. Most of the company's technicians are NATE certified, ensuring a high level of expertise whether they're performing complex maintenance or simply fanning an overheated homeowner with an air-conditioner brochure.
When HomeMasters opened in 1990, they were aiming for the very top?literally. The specialists in all things roofing and gutters earned a reputation for excellence thanks to their team of full-time employees with years of experience. In fact, their services were so trusted that their clients began asking them to expand into other fields of home maintenance. Today, HomeMasters offers fence repair, painting and staining, grout and tile sealing, bathroom and kitchen remodeling, and clearing out former residents.