One of the country’s largest independent paint dealers, Spectrum Paint furnishes contractors, Fortune 500 companies, and homeowners with a vast variety of paints, stains, and specialty wall coatings from respected brands. A gallon of pastel PPG Pittsburgh Paints WallHide Ceramic ($24.28) decks nursery walls in stain-resistant hues, and 1-inch FrogTape ($7.97) protects windowsills with the music of hundreds of croaking amphibians. A wistful 2.5-inch AllPro Mako poly/nylon paintbrush ($7.97) dreams of the day it will dip its bristles into the nearby PPG Pittsburgh Paints sample quarts ($6.79). The absorbent AllPro 3/4-inch Gold Pro roller cover ($5.69) ensures the even, universal application of paint to walls, cabinets, or reprints of the Mona Lisa. The shop's staff provides excellent service, aiding customers in product selection and answering questions.
Michael Crews knows that his clients lead busy lives. That’s why he adapts his business—C and C Professional Carpet Cleaning—to their schedules, sending out his team of bonded and insured technicians to purge stains from carpets seven days a week. Crews’s crew relies on steam and water-extraction methods to gently remove wine stains and mud tracks. With their collection of eco-friendly solvents, they can even expel allergens, pet odors, and other microscopic couch surfers invisible to the human eye. When they aren’t refreshing carpets, the team cleans microfiber furniture, scours tile and grout, and polishes marble busts of former pets.
Joseph, the owner of Castle Rock Landscape Design and Maintenance, honed his landscaping skills on the rolling greens of Branson Creek Golf Club and the tree-lined lakefront of Wilderness Club at Big Cedar. At Big Cedar, he developed the palette of grasses, shrubs, tulips, and daffodils with which he beautifies clients' yards. The Castle Rock team can design plans for outdoor spaces or perform weekly services such as mowing, removing weeds, and giving bouquets of dead weeds to a rival.
After more than four decades, Weed Man's licensed and trained experts have lawn health down to a science. They keep Springfield-area lawns green and lush with fertilizer and environmentally sound pest control, coupled with knowledge about the local environment that only comes from living and working directly in the community. Their exclusive blend of slow-release granular fertilizer nurtures lawns over a period of several weeks, and their seeding and aeration services promote even longer-lasting growth. Homeowners can even seek answers to their own lawn-care inquiries online, such as "How do I deal with crabgrass?" or "How do I respond when a tree asks for directions?"
Organic Outdoors' locally run lawn-care outfit protects yards from both insect infestations and chemical pollution with fully organic pest-control regimens. USDA-certified biobased products shield grassy patches from ticks, termites, flies, and mosquitoes, and liquid-concentrate fertilizer sends root systems deep into the ground and promotes resistance to disease. Landscapers keep lawns looking trim and tidy with regular mowing, edging, weed eating, and leaf blowing using meticulously maintained equipment and well-practiced skill.