The family behind Sam's Garage Doors makes it their business the lighten their customers' load. Through mechanical installations and repair, they help clients lift the heaviest door in their house, day after day. They provide free consultations and estimates for every job, and already carry all the necessary parts to repair doors or even brand-name openers.
Visualizing the end result of a remodel can be difficult, so Eco Friendly Remodeling's staff creates 3-D images of clean, modern designs, including bathroom oases, kitchens with granite countertops, and complete floor plans. The 3-D designs represent the construction company's overarching aim—to bring contemporary remodeling techniques to the masses. Its services include every aspect of construction, from designing and remodeling to electrical work and roofing.
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.
"Shake it!" your headset blares as you push on the jet's throttle. Your nose tips, the ground becomes a wall, and you're diving in a last-ditch effort to lose the fighter behind you. Its shots go wide and it swoops overhead, leaving you to level out just as the radio tower ends the dogfight: "Knock it off, knock it off." With your wheels back on the ground, you step out of the simulator's cockpit and catch your friend?s eye: Missed me.
At Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, aerial battles between friends take place on the ground. The screens of nine authentic military fighter-jet simulators broadcast the same views a pilot might see while soaring at 600 knots. Though the simulators remain on the ground, all the controls, radio orders, and UFO weigh stations mirror those encountered on an actual flight. People may come in with a friend or with a party, where guests and friends target one another during virtual missions, from the introductory Fox-1 experience to the three-hour Viper-1 course, which covers advanced topics such as missile avoidance. After team-building events, participants can even receive personalized dog tags as souvenirs.
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center also has an exact replica of a Boeing 737-700 cockpit. Inside, a 180-degree wraparound screen transports pilots to airport runways from around the world. Commercial-flight drills present common challenges such as piloting through turbulence and wiping spilled coffee off the controls, testing visitors between their takeoff and landing.
Spiced Bamboo's personal chef guides groups through two-hour cooking classes that demonstrate how to prepare two customized courses step-by-step. Clients contact the epicurean educator to schedule a class and discuss the desired cuisine, which can include dishes from the chef's specialty menu or more personalized fare, such as a turducken filled with peanut butter. Foursomes can learn to sear scallops for a spinach salad drizzled with pomegranate vinaigrette and peppered with jicama, dried blueberries, and macadamia nuts, or explore meaty entrees such as the Vietnamese caramel pork with coconut-infused jasmine rice and spicy asparagus. Vegetarian-friendly options are also available, and, for an additional fee, culinary companions can transform gourmet menu items such as lobster into plates of creamy ravioli with sea-urchin sauce.
Southern California's warm temperatures draw in thousands of visitors every year. Unfortunately, they also attract unwanted guests?pests such as cockroaches, ants, and earwigs. That's where Scout Pest Management technicians come in. Here, they prowl the premises to track down and eradicate common household pests. Scout's techs also free homes from the onslaught of a variety of other animals, such as rabbits and birds, using humane traps that ensnare the wildlife without harming it.
In addition to abolishing pests from residential premises, the Scout Pest Management team has a long stand tradition of aerating and fertilizing lawns. Back when the company started in the home-services industry, lawn care remained their top priority; today skilled crews continue to enhance lustrous lawns through simple, no-fuss programs. Though all the chemicals used are safe, the techs also offer lawn care services in which they use low-impact and organic chemicals.