Dan Hesch woke up on his 5th birthday covered in welts from more than 100 yellow-jacket stings. The day before, he had explored the woods near his house and stumbled upon some ornery wasps. What happened then doesn’t need to be spelled out. Dan looks back on the incident, and the innate curiosity that spawned it, with fondness. "It seems I was destined to pursue a career in the pest industry," he said.
Today, Dan boasts nearly 40 years of pest-control experience, which includes learning his trade in one of the country’s most insect-friendly climes, Phoenix. Dan and his team of exterminators now target creatures trespassing into homes around Toledo while being mindful of clients' health and using application techniques that minimize clients’ chemical exposure and maximize insects' pleas for mercy. He also vows to beat any competitor’s price, charging at least 10% less than any estimate homeowners can show him.
Lawn Doctor's roots lead back to the mid 1960s, when friends Bob Magda and Tony Giordano took on the endeavor of reviving uncared-for lawns in their hometown of Matawan, New Jersey. Their local business has since blossomed into a national franchise with more than 400 locations across the United States, each adhering to the mission of enhancing lawns' allure with time-tested techniques, dedicated customer service, and dabs of foundation makeup.
Before Lawn Doctor's assiduous staffers unleash expertise on swards, they arrive at the client's home for a complimentary consultation to gauge each lawn's specific needs. Grass gurus can thicken turf with their patented Turf Tamer power seeder and foster healthy growth for grass, trees, and shrubs with fertilizer. Uninvited lawn assailants—such as grubs, ants, and grazing neighbors—shudder at the sight of Lawn Doctor's pest-control experts. With Lawn Doctor’s Yard Armour, annoying flying pests like mosquitoes can be contained to return enjoyment to outdoor spaces. The company also helps to preserve Mother Nature's receding hairline with organic lawn treatments and natural, eco-friendly products.
Green Screen’s expert phone tinkerers renovate ailing handhelds in 72 business hours or fewer with an array of services and factory-licensed components. After gathering devices at one of four convenient drop centers, expert technicians pilot mini zambonis to smooth away cracks and potholes for improved finger skating across pressure-sensitive displays for iPhone 3G or 3GS ($70), BlackBerry Bold, Storm, or Curve ($140) HTC Evo, HD7, or Inspire ($150), Motorola Atrix ($150), or T-Mobile myTouch 4G ($150). Contact Green Screen Teks for other devices and repair services.
When people come to The Salvage Yard Resale Shoppe to drop off items their family has outgrown, they're greeted by another family: three generations of women who curate well-kept housewares. The constantly changing inventory includes everything from costume jewelry and knickknacks to oil paintings and dishes. There's furniture as well, including family-sized dining tables, upholstered couches, and china cabinets. Shoppers might even get lucky and find local memorabilia, such as vintage Indians or Buckeyes pennants.
The professional handymen from Donahue Contracting & Landscaping pride themselves as jacks-of-all-trades when it comes to household projects. They move from lawn and garden to hearth and home, keeping exteriors neat and tidy through regular lawn mowing visits and remodeling interiors with equal aplomb. Homeowners can also call upon their expertise for seasonal work, such as fertilizing and bush trimming in the spring, and plowing snow and unruly snowmen armies in the winter.