Gary Morgan’s pest-control techniques have been refined through his encounters with insects in the most unexpected of places. Called in to help a business solve its carpenter-ant problem, Morgan checked all the usual spots but found nary a bug in the building’s wood or along the exterior. He then tracked the tiny creatures back to an unopened computer box. Inside, he found a nest in the keyboard, and saw that the ants were feeding on the rubber mechanisms that gave the keys their spring action.
Morgan thrives on solving pest problems like these, the jobs that make him “everybody’s hero.” Growing up an outdoorsy kid who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and teaching trees how to read, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to be when he grew up. Then his brother got him an interview at an exterminator, and he “knew this is what I was supposed to do.” After gaining experience by working for companies such as Orkin, the independently minded Morgan eventually struck out on his own in 2003, buying Aapex Pest Control a year later. Today, he continues vanquishing structure-infesting intruders from cockroaches to rodents and proudly proclaims he’s smote every bed bug that’s ever challenged him to a pillow fight. In addition to servicing clients’ homes, he also posts tips to help homeowners prevent pest intrusions.
Founded during President Harry S. Truman's first term, C&C Heating and Air Conditioning tends to heating and cooling systems throughout southeast Michigan with skill and techniques honed over more than half a century. The NATE-certified technicians swoop in for services in their Warehouse on Wheels, a truck toting more than 1,000 parts. Clad in shoe covers that keep carpets smudge-free, they spread out dropcloths designed to protect floors, valuables, and snoozing pet turtles. They then see to the task at hand, cleaning ducts and inspecting heating and cooling systems. They back each service with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
The technicians at Xtreme Cleaning & Restoration help ease the hassles of homeownership by cleansing, repairing, and power-washing every inch of their clients' abodes. Scum loitering underfoot is banished with ease during carpet, tile, and grout cleaning, and air ducts are emptied of dust with the camera-mounted RamAir duct-cleaning process. The company also helps restore homes hit with flood and water damage by purifying furniture and killing moldy odors after offering free estimates. Meanwhile, homes littered with remodeling debris and refugee snowmen find assistance with cleanup and removal services.
A 23-year veteran of the industry, North Wind Heating and Air Conditioning owner Ed Szajna has been keeping homes and businesses in Macomb, Oakland, and St. Clair Counties temperate for 19 years. Fully licensed and insured, Ed never outsources HVAC projects to subcontractors or out-of-work Santas masquerading as chimney experts. Instead, he and his highly trained technicians take a completely hands-on, customer-service-oriented approach to every job. Because he values his clients’ time above all else, Ed always makes himself available to take calls and answer questions, and emergency services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Within The Shelving Store's cheery showroom, a cornucopia of boxes, bins, racks, hooks, creative storage solutions, and shelves beg to organize overflowing junk closets, structurally unsound pantries, and unruly woodshop Kewpies. With chrome wire shelving, uptight organizers can festoon messy abodes with functional shiny objects, such as the DIY wine rack to keep potent potables within their proper place. ShoeTrap shoe storage systems provide excellent kennels for foot-wrappers, while the Asian-inspired designs of decorative Zen shelving add a touch of feng shui to a cluttered space. Flustered parents can pick up candy-colored kids' lockers to help their spawn practice escaping from them before high school.