The seasoned craftsmen and designers at Santa Barbara Frame Shop & Gallery take pride in preserving and enhancing memories in all of their forms—from artworks and diplomas to posters and dog-eared time-share brochures. They draw on a selection of hundreds of frames, selecting one to match your keepsake before enhancing it with a precision-cut mat and non-glare glass. As a testament to the framers’ acumen, walls throughout the shop showcase local artists' paintings, serigraphs, and photos, each fitted within its own regal frame.
GolfTEC's thirteen locations in the Los Angeles area, all staffed by experienced golfing professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the Three Laws of golfing robotics. Motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor your swing and break down your form on a high-definition video display. GolfTEC’s certified teaching professionals point out your flaws, strengths, and coach you on how to permanently improve your game, from tee to green. Sensors chirp with approval when you’ve executed a perfect stroke or cracked an especially witty golfing joke.
In 1978, Mike Merrick left a seven-year banking career to start Fish Window Cleaning. Soon after the successful campaign took off, he began to expand and buy other window-cleaning companies. Today, the company operates from more than 220 locations, dispatching uniformed technicians to clean dirt or daredevil bugs from windows and skylights. They also clear debris from gutters and clean indoor surfaces that range from ceiling fans to chandeliers.
Naki Laundry picks up, washes, folds, and delivers laundry fresh and clean back to its starting point. In taking on that task, the staff members save busy customers valuable time while ensuring all apparel is carefully cared for. To make things even easier, they offer same-day pickup and delivery for laundry received before 8:30 a.m., and customers can track the status of their soiled socks and doilies via email.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Most popular offering: Tile/Grout, Nat Stone, Carpet cleaning
Pro Tip: One Call Does it All, inside & out, vertical & horizontal, from carpet to natural stone and more
Licensed, bonded, and insured, the highly trained cleaners of Karen’s Kleaning oust the filth that occupies homes with a litany of housecleaning services. Whether residents call upon one cleaner for two hours or two cleaners for one hour, Karen's techs spruce up interiors with Green Seal–certified cleaning products that have lower environmental impact than chemical sprays or coal-lump Brillo Pads. The basic cleaning services range from mopping and vacuuming the floors and ceilings to dusting the furniture and wiping down kitchens and bathrooms. Karen's Kleaning guarantees the work of its grime fighters, and will return to finish the job if a client is not satisfied or if a newly waxed countertop begins to outshine tinfoil silhouettes of Julia Child. Homeowners can hire the cleaners for more than two hours for $33 per hour per cleaner.