With help from his family, Dallen Peterson founded Merry Maids more than 30 years before passing the baton to ServiceMaster. Today, their dirt-busting staff of bonded and insured cleaning technicians purifies homes with eco-friendly, EPA-approved cleaning products and an arsenal of equipment and supplies. Clients can customize their cleaning services to focus on high-traffic areas, such as hallways, playrooms, or indoor monster truck practice arenas. Merry Maids' specialists scour abodes Monday–Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Absolute Clean wages war on the grime that sneaks its way into homes and offices, clings to window panes, and settles in automobiles. Its insured and bonded technicians suck out the grit and dust that lurks in upholstery and carpeting with cleaning machines designed by NASA, which famously sent a man to the moon to vacuum its craters. The professionals leave gleaming stretches of hardwood and tile in their wake, and they can organize, paint, and even renovate homes while they’re at it. They also tackle cars, scrubbing their exteriors and evicting filth from their interiors until the they’re clean enough to pick up a hitchhiking Emily Post.
Insured technicians from Tara-bly Good Cleaning vacuum, dust, and mop homes with nontoxic products during custom cleaning sessions. Clients may select a wall-to-wall home cleaning or opt for spot cleaning to target messes in selected rooms. In addition to cleaning homes, the technicians offer floor-refurbishing services.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars' multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 600 calories with each go-round.
NaturaLawn of America devotes itself to caring for both lawns and the environment, eschewing harmful chemicals in favor of eco-conscious solutions. Natural, organic-based, and biodegradable products are administered to create healthy outdoor spaces that repel intrusive pests, such as fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and aging golf-course greens searching for a place to retire.
Technicians determine the individual needs of each lawn to develop custom treatment plans, taking soil tests before enhancing lawns with zero-phosphorus fertilizers, seeding and aeration treatments, or regimens that focus on balancing nitrogen, potassium, and sulfur. The pest-control professionals also fight off invasive species, applying milky-spore grub control—which uses a naturally occurring bacteria—to evict Japanese beetles and European chafers. The lawn liaisons deter Lyme disease–carrying creatures with Tick Ranger and send moles on their way with biodegradable repellents or inside jobs to infiltrate the neighbor’s vegetable garden.
N-E Construction LLC operates under the supervision of owner Nathan Ellis, who graduated from the University of Maine with a master's degree in civil engineering. Specializing in contracting services for both residential and commercial spaces, Nathan and his crew deliver renovations, remodels, and start new construction projects from scratch. The crew can overhaul bathrooms, spruce up decks, and revitalize rooms with fresh layers of paint or a Tesla coil. No matter the project, Nathan remains fully immersed from beginning to end.