ARS Video goes back 25 years, and three generations of its founding family have overseen the company’s growth. What started in 1987 with a room-sized machine continues today on desktop computers: the staff transfers VHS or Hi8 footage, slides, pictures, and 8mm and 16mm film to DVDs. They also transfer audiocassettes and reel-to-reel audio to CDs or recover video from hard drives, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs. Beyond working with long-ago recorded images, the ARS team ventures out to perform videography and editing services for bat mitzvahs and bar mitzvahs, weddings, and TV pilots—the ones who sit in a TV’s cockpit.
The artful ATM Painting crew represents the continuation of a tradition sparked more than 50 years ago by Rester Smith, the founder of DOT Painting. Today, the certified-lead-safe company services homes inside and out, applying keen eyes and steady hands to perform paint jobs, refinishing services, drywall repairs, deck staining, and faux painting projects that make drywall look more like stone and stones look more like scared turtles. The team can be dispatched to homes within 30 miles of downtown Cleveland.
Robert N. Foster started WonderGro, Inc. with the sole mission of feeding hungry lawns, but thanks to client demand, he quickly expanded his horticultural buffet to include meals for trees, shrubs, and impoverished wood nymphs. WonderGro now offers a full selection of lawn-care and landscaping services, from weekly grass cutting to retaining-wall installation, irrigation systems, and other outdoor-design tasks. His permanent crew of experienced landscapers embraces the use of organic fertilizer products and helps homeowners maintain their yards' vitality throughout the seasons and whenever deer take over the world.
Many seasons have passed in the 50 years since Larmco Windows and Siding’s founding, but the company’s licensed, bonded, and insured craftsmen have yet to see a weather pattern that outlasts their protective windows and vinyl siding. Innovations such as energy-saving glass panes have helped Larmco’s staffers stay ahead of the curve as they continue to add to their number of 250,000 windows installed. Their insulated vinyl siding also reduces energy costs, trapping warmth inside on cold days and keeping out the heat that radiates from the home’s lava moat during the summer. They also insulate attics and install walk-in tubs that reduce the likelihood of bathing injuries.
Colonic Center of America's team of therapists attends to clogged interiors in a comfortable setting with its gentle, FDA-approved cleansing-hydrotherapy treatment. The center uses the LIBBE system, which can be operated privately or with the assistance of a therapist. Sessions take place in private rooms, and clients don appropriate draping to maintain comfort and peace of mind. The filtration system removes all traces of offensive odors, ensuring a sanitary experience. Before treatments, clients are advised to drink plenty of filtered water, eat organic vegetables and fruits, and avoid swallowing marbles. See Colonic Center of America's complete list of pre- and post-session guidelines for additional instructions and information.
Sal Sidoti founded his eponymous HVAC company in 1967, driven by the desire to provide top-notch workmanship with no strings attached. In the 45 years since, Sal has recruited a corps of technicians who possess encyclopedic knowledge of every make and model of HVAC equipment. 24 hours a day, these professionals field calls, dishing quotes and dispatching crews to perform basic maintenance or emergency repairs. The crews install, clean, and inspect heating and cooling units to keep homes operating at comfortable temperatures or at the temperature required for authentic reenactments of the first ice age. Technicians can also perform minor plumbing services, such as toilet installations or leaky faucet repairs.