A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.
Guided by the watchful eyes of master falconer Kate Marden, West Coast Falconry introduces avian enthusiasts to eagle owls, falcons, and hawks through an apprentice course, educational demonstrations, and aerial displays of predatory birds hunting. Various excursions give small groups of participants up-close interaction with the birds, enabling them to explore natural avian habitats and observe the predatory birds in flight, hunting, and while picking up their dry cleaning. Gloved game chasers can also try casting and calling owls, hawks, and falcons to and from their fists.
Both Chris and Jenifer Klaus began to dabble in the art of photography as children and continued to fuel their collective passion through adulthood, eventually establishing JC Photography and snapping shots in their at-home studio. Not limiting themselves to the indoor space, however, they also venture to outdoor locales throughout the community, aiming to capture moments that show each subject’s personality and warmth. Once the images are taken, they retire to their photo lab and retouch images, which their clients can view on a 106-inch screen in a darkened viewing room before they order prints.
Homes across Sacramento got a lot more organized in 1999, at least when it came to their closets. The Closet Doctor opened its doors, and ever since the first client at the end of the 20th century, its designers have transformed cluttered spaces into organized havens. The designers remodel closets of all sizes, from small reach-ins to full-size dressing rooms. Each makeover starts with a consultation to suss out the homeowner's needs. The designer works with customers on potential designs using a 3D rendering program.
The computer program virtually alters the space: Cluttered racks become wood shelves with concealed European-style hinges, and piles of clothing disappear into the drawers of closet organization systems. The Closet Doctor's premier system, the Sienna Collection, fills spaces with maple, cherry, and white oak shelves handcrafted in a Green-certified facility.
With this approach, the designers can also outfit closets to double as guest rooms with the addition of Murphy beds. They also tackle what is arguably a home's largest closet: the garage. Here, they install oversize closets and storage bins that can hold everything from holiday decorations to retired robot butlers from the '80s.
A+ Pro Cleaning can be summed up in one word: transparency. From the moment the cleaners construct a personalized cleaning plan for the house, the company keeps its clients informed about where and how the two- to four-person cleaning teams work. The fully insured and bonded maids furnish their own cleaning supplies, though they will happily wash carpets in peanut butter if that's the client's preference. Whether it's commercial or residential, every cleaning job and team adheres to the company's core tenets of quality control and open client communications, which is why a representative from A+ initiates a client follow up for every job to ensure it was done right the first time. This is true for any job, from churches and fitness centers to personal homes.
Everyday, innocent floors get walked all over. So the the certified technicians at Above The Rest Inc. employ a three-step process to restore household floors to like-new glory. Whether working on deeply stained kitchen floors or garage floors bearing greasy smudges from years of use, the process begins with a pre-treatment solution that agitates stuck-on dirt, grime, and oil, loosening its hold on the floor. Next, the team sweeps the area with a floor tool that blasts the surface with water heated to 130 degrees and pressurized up to 1,200 PSI, removing the pesky layer of dirt once and for all. Meanwhile, the tool vacuum-extracts water from the surface at a rate of 5 gallons per minute, allowing the surface to dry quickly without filling the room with box fans or neighborhood kids wielding hair dryers.
When renowned course architects Billy Casper and Greg Nash were asked to design Timber Creek Golf Course, they envisioned a 27-hole golf destination that would stretch across 178 acres of rolling terrain. With fairways partitioned by 200-year-old heritage oak trees and 142 sand traps peppered across the course, the Timber Creek course presents an obstacle-laden 6,500-yard layout for clubbers of all abilities. Lakes and waterfalls also come into play on both the front nine of the 18-hole Timber Creek course and the nine-hole Sierra Pines course, adding scenic challenges and making the courses navigable by golf carts or golf bags that inflate into hovercrafts. A staff led by two PGA instructors presides over Timber Creek’s golf academy, where golfers can hone their tee-to-green skills in lessons and clinics. Days that start on the dew-kissed fairways can end at Timbers at the Lodge, where mahogany-hued wood paneling surrounds guests as they dine on beer-battered cod filets, veal marsala, new-york steaks, and more from an eclectic dinner menu.