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Bull Mountain owner Jack Hansen has stayed true to a simple principle in his 45 years in the HVAC industry—make things as easy as possible on the customer. In fact, he often attempts to talk customers through simple fixes of their heating or cooling problems over the phone before sending out a technician. Since Hansen understands that homeowners may not always keep detailed records of their home-maintenance histories, he directs his staff to perform a diagnostic program with more than a dozen points during every service call. But Jack sees the bigger picture, too. To reduce energy costs and help the environment, he has aligned himself with Energy Star, a government program designed to promote energy-efficient practices and prevent local utility companies from turning off the stars.
BedMart furnishes restful sleep with an arsenal of slumber-inducing mattress sets. The solid support of King Koil’s Arlington model ($779.95–$1,199.95) relieves bodies of the aches accrued from overworking pressure points and napping in ball pits, and Serta’s Perfect Sleeper Arborwood ($979.95–$1,399.95) a memory-foam mattress that cradles snoozers with detachable arms. Three comfort options for Five Star Mattress’s Stanwyck ($479.95–$799.95) can accommodate sleepers of all persuasions, from the hibernation-ready extra firm to the fluffy pillow top.
At Adorned Aesthetics, even the most familiar of skincare treatments, the facial, contains some surprises; the center's roster of nine different facials includes three services specifically designed for men as well as a Just Like Heaven exfoliation and massage treatment that lasts a full two hours. Two other services make use of some rare materials: the 24 kt. gold facial uses a gold serum and mask to reverse oxidation damage, and the Diamond Exfolight facial removes dead skin using the diamond-soled shoes that inspired Paul Simon to become a cobbler. When serums fall short, clients turn to the Bio-Roller, an FDA-approved micro-needle rolling system that treats wrinkles and acne without inflicting the downtime associated with surgery.
The spa can offer all of these treatments thanks to the expertise of Melanie Hamilton and Kathryn Hoffman, who are professionally certified and trained by Obagi Pharmaceutical Skin Care. This company also provides a few of the specialized products that they use during treatments on a variety of skin issues. Melanie and Kathryn, who are also trained in the formal modalities of the Valmont skincare line from Switzerland, stay sharp by attending classes, seminars, and conventions in the industry.
For three hours on a Friday or Saturday morning, master dotter of visual is and crosser of aesthetic ts Judith Spychalski will instruct you and four to nine other students in the ways of Venetian-style lime plastering; she will also teach how to apply crackle finishes and the potential uses of glazing and paint. The 10-people-per-class limit ensures personalized tips and attention for each aspiring decorator. Ideal for hardened do-it-yourselfers, this class can help you start on the path to crafting your home to your individual taste, glamorizing walls, ceilings, woodwork, cabinets, and the dog. For examples of the type of garnishes you'll be taught in these lavish lessons, check out the academy's project gallery.
One sunny day, Rob Kelley's kids did something characteristically adorable: they decided to make juice from berries they'd picked in the fields. Not so adorably, they spilled the pitcher of just-smashed berries all over one of his dining-room chairs, and the dark purple juice spread across the upholstery. Luckily for the kids, their father owns Sweet's Chem-Dry, and after a session with the company's hot carbonating extraction system, all evidence of the accident disappeared. Kelley documented his success in a small Facebook album.
His team employs the same carbonation system, along with a green, nontoxic cleanser, to lift dirt and debris from carpets, area rugs, and car interiors. Propelled by a truck-mounted machine, the system's microscopic bubbles delve deep into fibers to push grime to the surface, where hot-water extraction flushes it away. Since this system does not leave residue the way cleaning a carpet traditionally or just letting the birds have at it does, carpets stay clean longer. Fabrics dry in up to two hours, and optional protectant shields carpets and upholstery from future stains.