Best of Jackson: Family 2020|JFP Mobile – Jackson Free Press

22July 2020

Josh Guillot, Plumbing Manager; Raymond Nalty, President; Ben Nalty, HVAC Service Manager Photo courtesy Environment Masters

Josh Guillot, Plumbing Manager; Raymond Nalty, President; Ben Nalty, HEATING AND COOLING Service Manager Image courtesy Environment Masters Let’s face it. Not all of us come in handy sufficient to be able to fix every breakdown our household may experience or bring every enthusiasm job we envision for our homes to life. Fortunately, we do not need to attempt, not when this year’s Best of Jackson: Home 2020 pop-up tally notes a variety of regional resources that can help you preserve your house, whatever your requirements.

Finest Heating & & Air Conditioning Service; Finest Plumber/Plumbing Service: Environment Masters

(168 E. Porter St., 601-353-4681,

Environment Masters aims to supply hassle-free plumbing and air-conditioning, and in the view of the almost 12,000 luxury customers featured on business’ site, they certainly deliver.

Advertising over a lots individual pipes services, Environment Masters is a one-stop store to assist fulfill the pipes needs of those in the metro area– supplying everything from video pipeline examinations for pinpointing the sources of pesky pipes issues to emergency situation pipes for issues too urgent to wait for a visit.

Since the company established in 1957, Environment Masters has since expanded, employing over 100 competent workers and operating a fleet of 65 vehicles.

“We do not actually operate like a business; we run like a family. That’s inspired development and helped us maintain employees,” Supervisor Ben Nalty, who becomes part of the business’s third generation of family ownership, stated.

The business’s services extend beyond home problems, offering assistance to local services too. Environment Masters even provides estimates for larger tasks, working to provide industrial clients with competitive costs for facilities such as water heaters and water filtering systems.

As Mississippi residents themselves, the professionals understand the importance of a practical cooling and heating system in the extreme Mississippi weather, the site states.

To keep these essential systems running effectively, the company has actually looked for environmentally friendly ways of keeping indoor temperatures at optimal levels, such as “SunSource,” a solar A/C system kept in mind to lower electrical costs by as much as 50%. Environment Masters also aids in combating air-loss by providing services to effectively seal and repair the duct systems.– Taylor McKay Hathorn

Finest Plumber/Plumbing Service Finalists: Dent Air Conditioning and Plumbing (250 Highpoint Drive, Ridgeland, 601-366-5338, Short’s Pipes and Heating (5740 Highway 80 W., 601-922-5335)/ Weiand Plumbing (Clinton, 601-540-5972, Wright Pipes (Madison, Ridgeland, north Jackson, 601-898-3223; Rankin County, 601-591-1553; Clinton, south Jackson, 601-925-1707;

Best Heating and A/C Service Finalists: AirMax Heating & & Cooling (3010 Lakeland Cove, Suite L, Flowood, 601-939-0015, Damage A/c and Pipes (250 Highpoint Drive, Ridgeland, 601-366-5338, Modern Air (5243 Greenway Drive Extension, 601-202-5968,

Finest Contractor; Best Roofers/Roofing Company: Watkins Construction and Roofing


(1072 High St., 601-202-8363,

When Watkins Building and Roof completes a task, the Fortune 500 business Owens Corning gives the work its seal of approval– which comes with a 50-year guarantee.

The 50-year commitment begins with the business’s seven-step process, which encompasses everything from an initial totally free price quote to a final evaluation by a job supervisor once the job is total.

“Throughout the seven-step procedure, I make certain everybody facilitates their portion (of the process),” owner and operator Michael Dier said. “Throughout the years, I’ve done just about everything, but now that I remain in a leadership position, I keep track of quality and buy individuals, working with their leadership qualities.”

Watkins provides roofing repair and replacement services, along with cosmetic improvement alternatives, such as skylights, seamless gutters and siding.

For consumers who make the most of Watkins’ full range of services, a live operator is readily available for online assistance 24/7, together with on-site supervision during building and construction activity.

Given that many Jacksonians reside in apartment-style housing and for that reason do not make such home-improvement choices themselves, the company has actually long considering that learned to work closely with property managers and structure supervisors to provide industrial roofing services and to keep existing roofing systems safe by repairing damage, inspecting vents and examining for molds and mildews.

The business also provides a fancy blog for its customers, which walks clients through home-renovation decisions such as shingle selections and the ideal timing of roofing replacements. Watkins even offers a list to help consumers determine a suitable contractor for their home-improvement tasks.– Taylor McKay Hathorn

Finest Specialist Finalists: 4 Sons Building/ Christian Cowan Home Builder (1070 Lakeland Village Circle, Suite A, Brandon, 601-942-3224, Total Outsides (4725 Highway 80 E., Pearl, 601-203-4537)

Finest Roofers/Roofing Company Finalists: Total Exteriors (4725 Highway 80 E., Pearl, 601-203-4537)/ Renova Roof and Building And Construction (141 Area Ave., Suite 305, Ridgeland, 601-908-3328, Strength Roof and Siding (601-373-7254,

Best Gardening Center: Lakeland Backyard & & Garden Center


(4210 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601-939-7304, year, Lakeland Backyard & Garden Center is commemorating its 40th & anniversary of supplying plant selections to Flowood and the surrounding areas. Business does not merely offer plants and anticipate

garden enthusiasts to do the rest. They inform their staff through Nurserymen accreditation programs, thus better allowing them to interact with clients about development cycles for plants and the very best methods to look after them.”We put new staff members with older, more knowledgeable employees in an one-on-one scenario to assist them get going. We also motivate them to take nursery certification exams and to take Master Gardener classes,”manager Toby Rogers said. The 17-acre nursery has an interest in the holistic development of its customers’ yards and gardens, offering a

wide range of outside living items, such as hummingbird feeders, adirondack chairs and rope hammocks. The business offers consumers with insights on how to finest set these home furnishings and outdoor hardware with natural life, offering a”Home and Garden Showplace”template on its site for customers to design their landscaping around offered shade, plant maintenance and watering systems. Although the pandemic has actually avoided such services in current months, Lakeland Lawn & Garden Center hosted events for aiming and passionate garden enthusiasts alike to come together and discover more about the world around them and how they can use that understanding & to their own backyards.– Taylor McKay Hathorn Finalists: Callaway’s Lawn & Garden (259 Calhoun Station Parkway, Madison, 601-859-5444, )/ Freshway Produce (6900 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland, 601-956-3727

)/ Hutto’s Home & and Garden Center(1320 Ellis Ave., 601-973-2277)/ Madison Garden Center(811 Madison Ave., Madison, 601-856-5554 )/ Martinson’s Garden Functions(650 Highway 51, Ridgeland, 601-856-3078, )Best Regional Home Cleaner/Service: Marvelous House Maids of Mississippi (406 N. Bierdeman Road, Pearl, 601-631-4330)Magnificent House maids sports a marketing line that couple of could refute:”You understand what would make house-cleaning more fun? A house maid.”The Pearl-based business supplies simply that, offering home-cleaning services from 6 a.m. to 11

p.m. for residents, Monday through Saturday. Although the business will clean any home, it specializes in preparing homes for moves, deep-cleaning houses before they are shown to potential buyers. Once the neat home draws in a new owner, the Marvelous Maids will box family products for the move. The company’s Facebook page includes before-and-after pictures of their workmanship, like an oven with caked-on grime that was transformed back into a clean appliance after a single session with one of the five cleaning specialists. Making such transformations in home looks is absolutely nothing new for the owner of Splendid House maids, Jamela Alexander-Rogers

.”I started this organisation at 19 years old. I was working two 9-to-5 jobs, and I wanted to do something for myself,”she stated. Alexander-Rogers took a short break from her deal with Splendid House maids at the age of 21 to study public

health in college, which she kept in mind has benefited the business during the present pandemic.”COVID was nothing brand-new for my maids.

We had currently been carrying out safety measures into our cleaning, so nothing needed to change for us,” she stated.

— Taylor McKay Hathorn Finalists: Advanced Steam Extraction(3165 Virginia St., Pearl, 601-664-2001, Cheryl’s Cleaning Service(601-300-4292)/ Foster Cleaning and Moving Service( 1200 Shadow Wood Drive, Brandon, 601-291-7936, )Best Regional Pest Control: Havard Bug Control (100 Service Central Parkway, Suite G, Pearl, 601-936-0309, Insect Control’s Ridgeland head office is one of


12 offices serving Mississippi, Alabama and southern Louisiana. The business’s numerous branches and 100 staff members enable them

to offer 24-hour service for both property and business clients with bug issues. Havard Insect Control’s wields multiple techniques of ridding customers of these undesirable insects, large and little. To circumvent problems entirely, the business offers preventative steps, advertising “guard treatments”

for both bugs and termites. If pests are already present, Havard points to its two-step vermin service and its bait and liquid ministrations for termite invasions. For bigger bugs, Havard has a variety of humane removal alternatives, such as live traps, glue boards and exemption services. Once a house or service has been rid of undesirable problems, Havard executes regular follow-up visits with a licensed team member who focuses on the ongoing removal and avoidance of bugs. For customers not sure of what type of problem they are experiencing, Havard supplies a “Pest Library”on its website, complete with pictures and descriptions of different typical household bugs and recommendations for self-treatment in addition to company services.– Taylor McKay Hathorn Finalists: Capitol Pest Control

(939 Baytree Drive, Flowood, 601-919-9191, Magnolia Exterminating Company (868 Foley St., 601-371-3388, Patches Insect Plus(125 Summit Ridge Drive, Brandon, 601-724-2701, Stutts Bug Control (601-919-2858, Local Swimming Pool Service: Kemp’s Pool Service(507 Springridge Roadway, Suite B, Clinton, 601-421-3232)Kemp’s Swimming pool Service can find the leakage in your pool– and after that fix it. The Clinton-based company focuses on identifying and fixing problems with swimming pool liners and equipment. The company likewise empowers its clients to much better look after their own swimming pools, providing”Pool School”to teach consumers how to stabilize swimming pool chemicals and how to care for devices properly. For those

who would rather depend on the specialists, Kemp’s also provides weekly pool cleanings, chemical changes, and backwashes. Kemp’s, which opened in 2014, sells a variety of equipment at its Springridge Road area, including Maytronics brand name robotic pool cleaners and variable speed pumps. For the less technical and more fun-seeking water fans, Kemp’s offers a range of inflatable swimming pool floats. The pool service likewise prides itself on setting up updated devices and helping clients have more expense-and energy-efficient pools and medical spas.”Come 2021, single-speed motors will become outdated and will no longer be on the market, “workplace manager Jennifer Turner said. “We use the new, multi-speed pumps that are simple to run and last a lot longer. “Turner said the company is certainly prepared to bring its consumers into the brand-new age of swimming pool operation, keeping in mind that they had actually installed 300 such pumps in the last 3 years.– Taylor McKay Hathorn Finalists: Bob’s Swimming pool Service (5014 Highway 80, Pearl, 601-939-3388, CPS Pools and Spas (3776 Interstate 55 S. Frontage Roadway, 601-372-0500, )/ Swimming pool Works(1576 Old Fannin Road, Suite C, Brandon, 601-398-1487, Tree Service: Big John’s Tree Service (Flowood, 601-941-7773, Big John’s Tree Service has been a staple of the Jackson community for more than three years. The business started as a logging and fire wood operation and eventually branched

out to consist of full-service tree care and removal


. While tree removal can often end up being dangerous or messy, Huge John’s undertakings to offer its customers a different experience, offering evidence of insurance coverage to its customers and cleaning up any staying particles once a job is finished.” We employ an incredible team with very little turnover,”operator Ken Anderson stated of his staff members’dedication to seeing such involved projects

through to the end. Anderson’s crew works all the time to provide services, checking out homes after storms or other emergency situations to assess and control tree damage, which he thinks helps the business remain competitive both locally and in other locations– as the Flowood-based business boasts membership in customer-and environment-oriented groups such as the Bbb and TCIA, the”voice of tree care.”– Taylor McKay Hathorn Finalists: Barone

‘s Tree Pros( 2494 Highway 471, Suite A, Brandon, 601-345-8090, Delta Tree Service(5717 Medgar Evers Blvd., 601-366-9656, )/ Kip’s Tree Service(7025 Highway 25, Brandon, 601-829-3748 )/ Tri-County Tree Service(1456 Douglas Drive, 601-940-5499,

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