The auto technicians at Derek's Auto Detail & Hand Car Wash revitalize vehicles with full-service scrubbings both inside and out. They clean cars from roof to tire with myriad services, all of which include hand washes. The team thoroughly scours interiors with vacuums, and treats exteriors to wax and window cleanings that make panes as transparent as a toddler with truth-serum-spiked juice. Additionally, the auto aestheticians at Derek's offer specialized services such as enzyme-and-odor treatment and conditioning for leather seats and trim.
What once began as a gerontology master’s project soon became a time-saving solution for homeowners across the country. In 2000, Spectrum founder and physical therapist Jenny Nelson became alarmed by the number of senior citizens she met with injuries caused by doing work around their homes. While pursuing her degree in gerontology, she made it her master’s project to found a care company that assisted seniors living on their own with tasks that weren’t simply health related. Soon thereafter, Spectrum Home Services was born and became Nelson’s life’s work.
By 2008, when Hal and Jeanette Fairless opened the Pacific Northwest franchise, Spectrum had grown to serve everyone, regardless of age or presence of free cake in the home. Spectrum’s original focus is still seen in its handyman services, through which techs specialize in building wheelchair ramps, installing grab bars and lifts, and performing ADA bathroom modifications. Cleaning crews come out weekly, biweekly, monthly, or as needed to tidy up living spaces, and organization specialists help remove clutter from busy lives. For local moves or seniors transferring to an alternative living facility, Spectrum’s relocation team will plan the project from start to finish.
Rather than dive right into dusting and rearranging, the licensed house-cleaning specialists from A Jill of All Trades LLC first sit with their clients for a casual, in-person chat. They hold these complimentary consultations to help clients determine the right services for them—in part because they thrive on personalizing their services, and also because they have so many services to choose from. Cleaning staff can arrive on door-steps for monthly or weekly cleanings, or conduct one-time deep-cleans for special occasions and imminent moves. During these visits, they attend to nearly every part of the house, which may involve mopping floors, dusting furnishings and window cracks, or checking the laundry hamper for spare children. Additionally, an on-staff organization specialist and home decorator helms both short- and long-term design projects, meeting with clients at regular intervals as needed. A Jill of All Trades LLC backs all services with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and can send staff for return touch-up jobs within 24 hours if needed.
Mark Wagner has been working under the hood of international automobiles since 1972. After securing a master's degree in mechanical engineering in Germany, Wagner ferried both his family and his familiarity with foreign cars to America, where, today, he teams up with the ASE-certified techs in his repair shop. The factory-trained mechanics dole out everything from tune-ups to engine, brake, and transmission repairs. And all of their work is backed by a 15-month, 15,000-mile warranty that prevents cars from worrying about waking up and seeing their name in the classified pages.
Even the most sensitive nose won't detect a trace of harsh chemical odor when the crew from Evergreen House Cleaning Service gets done cleaning. That's because they rely on eco-friendly, all-natural cleaning products to get houses sparkling. Biokleen's nontoxic mint-scented soy scrub spruces up countertops and cupboards, and old-fashioned vinegar and hot water sanitizes kitchen floors. Vacuum cleaners filtered by high-efficiency particulate air catch even the tiniest specks of dirt or dust.