As early as 1921, Horrigan Cleaners established a reputation for restoring sullied shirts and pantsuits to store-fresh conditions; nearly a century later, the skilled technicians continue to purge dirt and stains from delicate clothing. Garments of all shapes and sizes pose little challenge to the cleaning staff, who can also handle household textiles such as comforters, area rugs, and quilts made from tea cozies. The team traverses to homes to clean carpeting and upholstery and protects the environment as well as wardrobes with green and organic cleaning solutions.
Just The Basics Home and Office Cleaning dispatches bonded and insured cleaners to clean and beautify area homes and offices, just as they have for the last 20-plus years. With owner-provided cleansers in hand?or Just The Basics' products for an additional fee?the housecleaner wipes dust from all room surfaces before moving on to clean grimier sections of living quarters, such as kitchen appliances, bathrooms, and ceramic tiles. Washing of laundry and dishes is also included in each cleaning. After the service, owners find floors washed and swept, rugs vacuumed, and dust bunnies no longer able to reproduce. Each team member of Just The Basics also undergoes a prescreening before employment, adding to the sense of peace of mind the company hopes their work imparts in their home and office clients.
Andrea Rajotte started out not as a housecleaner but as a pet-sitter. She gained the confidence of her customers, though, and they began to ask her if she'd help them with housecleaning as well. Now, during appointments, she undertakes tasks that range from scrubbing sinks and toilets to polishing picture frames, knickknacks, or trophies for being the shiniest person in a bowling league. She generally uses the supplies already in each customer’s cabinets, sparing homeowners from dealing with unfamiliar chemicals and scents.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of ?hard-to-find tools,? and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone?s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
D’Lanes Painting's insured technicians do more than cover homes in even coats of paint—they cover all of their bases. For instance, they consult with every customer to discuss the gloss level, color, and brand of paint that the client prefers. They include surface preparation, priming, finish coats, and cleanup in every contract, leaving no step overlooked. And all of their contracts, which are covered by a two-year limited warranty against peeling and blistering, are managed by the owner, Junior Lanes, rather than being outsourced to an independent contractor or a bunch of kids with paintball guns. Besides improving homes’ aesthetic and resale value with painting, the technicians stain decks and power wash wood, vinyl, and aluminum surfaces.