Since 2009, Kleen Roofs has brought its special soft-wash technique to homes and other buildings throughout the Grand Rapids area. Eschewing power washing, which can harm surfaces and shingles, technicians soft-wash siding and roofs, freeing them from dirt streaks, moss, and algae. In addition to showering homes with exterior washes, the crews clear gutters and wipe down decks, making abodes look their best to catch the eye of that handsome work shed down the street.
The shipping specialists at Pak Mail see cargo to its destination through time-tested air-, ground-, and ocean-shipping routes. Using double-walled corrugated boxes and made-to-size containers, Pak Mail's staff custom-packs and ships large and cumbersome cargo, from guitars to bicycles or taxidermied yetis. Artwork and fragile goods are cosseted in scratch-preventing wraps and layers of styroboard to prevent mishandling and mishaps. Pak Mail also houses three sizes of onsite mailboxes, handy for at-home business owners.
Crowned Best Dry Cleaners by Grand Rapids Magazine, Sheldon Cleaners has been fighting the good fight against dud dirt and unpressed pants for more than 60 years. Its seasoned de-griming doctors will scrutinize each article and carefully tend to sweaters ($6.50), coats ($12.50), dresses ($12.50), and shirts ($4.99)—evicting fiber filth, obnoxious odors, and the stains of spilt wine and spilt blood from a rival poet. By using nonhazardous solutions, Sheldon Cleaners provides a thorough clothing cleanse and scores points with Mother Nature for its eco-friendly practices.
Andye, founder of Body By Armr, has been an athlete since she started walking. For most of her life she mainly focused her workout routines on running. While training, she realized that if she turned up her workout intensity she could achieve the same results during a 30- to 45-minute workout that she could with a 90-minute run. This inspired her to become a personal trainer to share her workout techniques with others.
The McCahill Group is a woman-owned corporate-wellness company that acts as a catalyst for exciting health experiences in and around Grand Rapids. The boot-camp classes promise intensive, action-packed workouts. Expert trainers move their pupils through exercises that build functional strength, agility, cardio endurance, and plyometrics, which is the ability to use one’s bare hands to separate layers of plywood. Classes take place in various outdoor locations in Grand Rapids, including the Bridgewater Fitness Center. Click here to view the schedule of times and dates.
A congregation of antique dealers sells their vintage wares at the annual Grand Rapids Antiques Market, which is fueled by nostalgia's fumes and hosts time travelers as they venture into the rich history of Americana. The market dips buyers and sellers alike into an antiques-filled reservoir overflowing with the past's furnishings, accessories, sporting goods, and two-year-old laptops. Professional appraisers check out homeowners' potential gems, and live auctioneers corral the highest bid with lassos woven from their own bristly mustache hairs.