Best Cincinnati Contractors of 2012
Integrity Carpet & Upholstery | Morrow, Ohio
Integrity owner James Mattox worked for several years with employees, but in 2004 decided to run his carpet cleaning business as a solo operator. “I’m a control freak when my name is on the line, and I take a lot of pride in doing it right,” he says.
He says good carpet and upholstery cleaning depends on knowledge of chemicals and the patience to do the job correctly. “Sometimes a heat transfer process or just letting the chemical soak an extra 10 minutes makes the difference,” he says. Angie's List member Aymsley Toomer of Montgomery, Ohio, says he cleaned years-old stains in bedrooms after her children left for college. “There was purple tempera paint that must have been there from a fifth-grade science project!” she says. “He made the carpet look new again.”
Angie's List member Deb McCarthy of Batavia, Ohio, says he thoroughly scrubbed her sofas and chairs. “There was hair and oil from dogs rubbing against furniture, teenage-boy dirt from who knows what all, and food and drink spills,” she says. Mattox, a five-time Super Service Award winner who’s received 22 Page of Happiness nominations in the last year, requires no license. He also says he sometimes does carpet cleaning jobs gratis for those in need.
Junk King Cincinnati | Sharonville, Ohio
Owner Peter McCreary made quite an impression on Angie’s List members in his first year in business, racking up 11 Page of Happiness nominations with his two-truck, nine-man hauling business. He says he places a strong emphasis on recycling. “I typically recycle or donate about 60 percent of what I put on the truck,” he says. “That’s really the finest part of this business.”
McCreary, whose work requires no license, occasionally hauls items for free for local organizations, such as The Children’s Theatre of Mason.
Angie's List member Larry Stump, who lives in the College Hill neighborhood, praised the company’s work when hauling three truckloads of materials from his house. “They donated one whole truckload of used furniture to charity,” he says.
Harold the Computer Guy | Loveland, Ohio
Harold Hardy, a two-time Best Cincinnati Contractor, says he earned his “computer guy” nickname while working for a local school district. He says he went into business for himself two years ago to help people. “The fact that it’s about computers is almost incidental,” he says. “I’ve always prided myself on my geek-to-English translation.”
Angie's List member Amy Thaman of Sharonville, Ohio, hired him to set up a wireless router, but says he upgraded or tweaked nearly all her home’s electronics in the process. “All the devices in our house are working properly for the first time in months,” she says. Hardy, whose computer repair work requires no license, earned 10 Page of Happiness nominations in the last year. He salvages and recycles equipment as much as possible, and donates refurbished computers to students at local schools.
More Cincinnati Best Contractors of 2012
Find these companies' full profiles at AngiesList.com to read more about what makes their service superlative.
Greg Koopman (land surveying) | Cincinnati
Jason Bowman (real estate agents) | Mason, Ohio
Ken-Hav Clock Service | Cincinnati
Laux Plumbing | Mason, Ohio
Ohio Valley Pure Water | Cincinnati
Precision Door Service | Franklin, Ohio
Schuerman Inspections | Cincinnati
The Home Painter | Forest Hills, Ohio