You don't need a stopwatch to know that Jiffy Lube's services are fast, but if you had one, the Signature Service Oil Change would clock in at the 20-minute mark. And you'd be getting more than just an oil change. Jiffy Lube technicians also top off fluids, inflate tires, inspect key components, and diagnose issues before they happen?all in less time than it takes to replace a shattered windshield with Saran-Wrap.
This blend of speed, quality, and preventative maintenance is at the core of Jiffy Lube's mission to maximize a vehicle's lifespan and keep it out of the repair shop. More than 20,000 of its technicians have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). These experts can perform many of the manufacturer-recommended services offered at dealerships, including air-filtration and electrical services?only without the need for appointments or long wait times. An impressive feat, considering that Jiffy Lube serves roughly 24 million customers each year.
InSights Training Center teaches out of local ranges, and it is the exclusive training provider at West Coast Armory North in Everett.
At a Glance
With certifications from organizations such as the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission and American Women's Self Defense Association, the coed instructors of InSights Training Center teach unarmed and armed personal-security courses under the direction of Army Ranger and Special Forces veteran Greg Hamilton. The highly trained staff has instructed more than 15,000 students in its civilian courses alone. Topics range from the Women's Basic Handgun Safety & Responsibility to Unarmed Self Defense, which teaches you to stun an attacker and escape to safety. Outside of training civilians, the instructors provide specialized training programs for members of law enforcement and the military.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We guarantee our programs and hold you accountable. With a deep understanding of struggles specific to each individual (hormones, diabetes, hypertension, metabolic disease, asthma, osteoporosis, orthopedic issues, cancer, stress, time) we educate our clients on how to balance these struggles in body and mind. You start strong and stay strong.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
All of our programs are specific and ever-evolving. Our clients get results, and our fun atmosphere and supportive approach motivates all individuals to be consistent. Our health and fitness expertise shines.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
As health and fitness experts we have a strong understanding of the factors that contribute to individual's health and fitness struggles. Our programs address wellness, teaching a lifestyle that creates everlasting change.
What do you love most about your job?
Inspiring individuals to take back their lives and live a life filled with energy, feeling amazing in body and mind.
Signature service: Full exterior maintenance company
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Pro Tip: We have great customer service and quality work.
Q&A with Michael Schaeffer, Owner
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
We do free estimates on any work that that you would like done. Our crews are very professional and will talk with our customers to see if there is anything else that can be done to make sure they are happy when we leave the job.
How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
We want to gain new customers and build a relationship with them to be able to service their exterior needs for years to come. We send out special offers to our customers to show our appreciation.
The ninth-annual Great Kitchen and Bath Tour wends its way through the custom cabinets and countertops of 12 Puget Sound residences, including a modern bathroom designed by Richard Pope & Dawn Ryan of Creative Kitchen + Bath and a remodeled kitchen created by Denny Conner. As ticket-holders arrive at each stop, they can browse glazed-tile backsplashes, run fingers along beveled countertops, admire brushed-nickel spigots, and check medicine cabinets for Flintstones vitamins before traipsing to the next location.
Yuen Lui Studios, a family-owned photography business specializing in individual and family portraits and wedding photography, creates photographic heirlooms in a tradition of quality it has upheld since 1947. With several area Yuen Lui studios available, each boasts a multitude of backdrop options for portraiture sessions, or photographers may take sessions outdoors to add natural scenery to the frame. Wedding and engagement shots come to life under the careful eyes of each photographer as they seize rare moments and trap them in frames to be displayed like trophies from a hunt. High-school, child, baby, and family portraits keep precious memories locked in time for clients, who can peruse an online gallery of their images after their session.