When Nina Emory lost her job more than 10 years ago, she vowed never to work for someone else again. So, drawing on a background in business management, she found a bucket, bought a few cleaning supplies, and set to work building her own business. Now, she employs a full crew of bonded and insured cleaners who have served more than 500 clients under the name of A Diamond in the Rough Cleaning Service.
Just as polishing can reveal a diamond's sparkle, the technicians' customized cleanings aim to reveal a space's distinct personality. For residential and commercial cleanings, they carefully employ nontoxic cleaners, as well as cloths, mops, and dusters that are sanitized before storage to avoid cross-contamination. Clients can also solicit a tech for a gutter or window cleaning.
The Reliable Power Washing Guy wields powerful pressure washers that remove deep-set dirt and mold from vinyl siding, brick, roofs, and concrete. Its technicians apply a safe amount of pressure through to prevent damage to homes and mix the water with wet wax to keep homes clean longer. Expanding their cleaning to the whole house, techs can also restore wooden decks with pressure washers and contractor-grade sealers.
It’s not uncommon for people to remove dirt their carpets only to leave an equally obnoxious residue from the cleaner they’ve used. To avoid this, Sears Carpet and Upholstery Care uses a two-step process: first, a solution loosens grime from soft surfaces; then, an extraction paired with a heated pH-balancing steam rinse flushes out any trace of the cleanser. Sears’ technicians can also handle hard surfaces.
In 1986, Paul Thompson surrendered to a lifelong fascination with hammers and hardware and established Oakhurst Builders. He assembled his company atop a foundation of commitment, approaching each project as if the work was being done on property of his own. Over the years, Paul has surrounded himself with a team of like-minded professionals, who, upon raising their Planeteer rings alongside Paul's, are capable of engineering repairs, renovations, and complete remodels of residential and commercial spaces. Inside job sites, they oversee a medley of services that includes staircase fix-ups, floor replacements, and kitchen appliance installations. The hard work continues outside, where Oakhurst's skilled craftsmen drill away on decks, fences, roofs, and siding.
Atlantic Bedding and Furniture showrooms speckle the Southeast, each one a treasure-trove of fine furniture and top-brand mattresses. Attentive staffers bustle past collections of leather couches and arrangements of dark-wood dining sets, eager to assist customers in their quest to find a memory-foam mattress that best suits their sleeping habits or a rug that best covers up the dungeon trapdoor in their living room. If an item is out of stock, the attendants can have it shipped directly from the company's central warehouse—a cavernous storeroom packed with furniture from top vendors like Coaster, Sealy, and Lifestyle Solutions. Much of the furniture is available online, enabling customers to shop from the comfort of home.
Fresh Air Technologies' skilled technicians pull from over 20 years of combined experience in environmental consulting and the battling of mold. Services include air duct cleaning, aero seal air duct sealing, waterproofing, and fully sealed crawlspace installation.