Dirt Busters’ truck-mounted steam-cleaning units have been purring across carpets for nearly three decades. The company’s insured techs draw upon experience accrued during that time to launder shag with a special three-step method. After a preconditioning treatment, hot-water extraction frees area rugs of dirt, grime, cookie crumbs, and shredded contracts with cookie companies. The final swoop of a high-suction vacuum leaves carpets without unpleasant residue. Clients can also call upon Dirt Busters to remove stains and burn marks.
BandA Exteriors, Inc. improves the curb appeal of homes and businesses with pressure-washing services. During appointments, their black, logo-emblazoned jeep pulls up to the address at the appointed time so that technicians can use a high-pressure stream to remove offending stains. Each visit can uproot coats of mildew on decks, oil stains on driveways and garage floors, and soil ground into sidewalks, to reveal sparkling surfaces below as well as etched-in marriage proposals hiding beneath blankets of grime.
Air Flow Designs has kept more than 650,000 heating and AC systems up and humming with preventive tune-ups using Energy Star equipment. Air Flow Designs’ technicians examine each unit in detail, from its thermostat and drain pan to the hamster treadmill that generates its wind. They'll also check the refrigerant charge, clean the blower components and burners, lubricate moving parts, check the amperage and voltage, and test safety controls. Algae-tab maintenance keeps your circulated oxygen free of mold and accidental science-fair projects. Air Flow Designs’ tweaks and checkups also boost your indoor weather system's energy efficiency and performance.
"You should call somebody to fix that."
This declaration of resignation, as Greg Bell's aunt pointed out back when he founded his business in 2000, was the common denominator among homeowners who were never able to find time to complete their lists of home improvements and repairs. As it happened, this group of time-thwarted homeowners was just Greg's target market, so he dropped his business's original name, "Greg Bell, Handyman," in favor of the cleverly anonymous, Mr. Somebody. Nowadays, supported by a team of handpicked handymen, Greg undertakes a range of remodeling and repair services. However, his success means that he can no longer hide behind the blank moniker, as his customers often refer to him glowingly by name on the consumer review aggregator Angie's List, where he also won a Super Service Award in 2011.
From the recesses of the secret Caribama hideout, the bring-bring of a phone call raises the hand of Angel M. Rodriguez, a fearless contractor with a background in aerospace engineering and professional work with the U.S. Navy and Air Force. "No job is too big," he says and pushes the big red button. The ground rumbles, the gates lift, and his cadre of highly trained fixer-uppers swoops in and restores order to all facets of household catastrophe. While mending the roof, a skilled technician can repair a bent gutter or save a frightened tree limb from the evil meowing of a stuck kitten. Drains unclog and electrical wires cease malfunction. If time remains after raking leaves or removing a felled branch, homeowners can request a tech's meticulous re-glazing services to overhaul a vintage bathtub or an especially meaningful donut.
Like most success stories, Leader's Casual Furniture didn't start at the top. Founded in a single west Florida show room in 1971, the company now boasts 19 retail show rooms, a 150,000-square-foot distribution center, and an ever-increasing selection of rattan, wicker, and patio furniture. Upon browsing the virtual show room, visitors find rattan dining sets, beds, and entertainment centers as well as wicker tables with stone or glass tops. Custom fabrics and tropical-themed pieces add personal flair to interiors or exteriors, and an online room plannerhelps customers get a feel for how chosen pieces will fit into their homes.