Indoor Environmental Management

Indoor Environmental Management


Crawl Space Repair, Basement Waterproofing & Indoor Air Quality Contractor in Greater Tallahassee

We specialize in improving the health of the space below your home.

Indoor Environmental Management specializes in a wide variety of permanent solutions for transforming your crawlspace into a dry, healthy, usable space.

Most homeowners don’t realize how important the condition of their crawlspace is to the health and energy efficiency of their home. The only time we think about our crawlspace is when we can smell the musty, moldy odors. Even when these smells aren’t apparent, our crawlspace is still affecting our home’s health.

Because the crawlspace is naturally damp, this creates a breeding ground for mold, fungi, and other allergens. Exposure to this air can worsen asthma, allergies and cause more serious respiratory problems.

The problem is that the air in your crawl space doesn’t just stay in the crawl space. If you have a problem with mold, radon or pests, you can bet that that these issues are affecting the health of your entire home.

We focus on water removal, moisture control, mold removal, and air quality improvement services to create a healthy crawl space or basement and an overall healthier home. Our team of crawl space repair experts is trained in crawl space moisture control, encapsulation and structural repair to create healthier homes in and around Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando and nearby.

Serving FL including the Greater Tallahassee area



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Barineau Heating & Air Conditioning

Barineau Heating & Air Conditioning

4829 Corlett St
Tallahassee, FL 32302
(850) 580-4029

About Us

The professionals of Barineau Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. have been proudly serving Tallahassee and the Big Bend area for over forty years with top-quality home comfort service. Since 1972, Larry Barineau has built on the proud family tradition begun by his father, Elbert L. Barineau Senior, by offering reliable, innovative, and courteous service. Larry passed the lessons of high-quality work and honest customer service on to his sons, Patrick and Shane, who together joined their father to open Barineau Heating and Air Conditioning in August of 2006. Through committed hard work, integrity, ingenuity, and treating customers like family; Barineau has built a reputation throughout the area as the premier HVAC service company in the area.

The Team

The Barineau Team is composed of individuals possessing the utmost courtesy and professionalism, and as such, we represent the best products in the air conditioning repair industry with both pride and distinction. Our comfort specialists are courteous and work diligently to foster strong relationships through direct, clear, thoughtful communication and precise, attentive work. Our Team will weigh every detail regarding your heating or ventilation needs before designing a one-of-a-kind heating or cooling system just for you– and, as always, we promise never to sell you products you don’t need.


Barry knows how fast technology moves, so his team moves faster. The Barineau Comfort Specialist Team attends a variety of ongoing training programs throughout the year to build their skills and sharpen their heating and air-conditioning knowledge. To meet your needs in a timely and efficient manner, Barineau trucks are stocked with commonly needed HVAC parts, and technicians are dispatched via radio – leading to a coordinated invasion on discomfort by the leaders in cool.

Barry even has you covered for repairs after hours. Barineau technicians are on call 24/7/365 – meaning you can rest easy because Barry’s got your back, any time, any place. To further bolster your peace of mind, Barineau backs their HVAC repairs with a full year warranty. When you call Barineau in to address your heating or cooling needs, you join the Barineau Family. Give us a call today and let us prove it.


• Certified Air Conditioning Contractor, State of Florida and Georgia
• E.P.A Certified
• NATE Certified
• NADCA certified


• 2007, 2008, 2009 Tally award winners
• 2009, 2010 Carrier president award winner
• 2007 Carrier Achievement award for leading the state of Florida in employee training
• 2010, 2011 Angie’s list award winner

Over 40 Years of Serving the Tallahassee Area

Barineau offers a wide range of services and products supported by a full team of certified and experienced sales and maintenance experts. Our sales team is professional, courteous, and well-versed on the products and innovations in the industry. Our comfort specialists know AC units forward and backward, and complete on-going training to make sure they are up to date on every system in the market. At Barineau, we pride ourselves on valuing our customers, which means we show up on time, explain proposals in detail, and pay close attention to details.

Our #1 goal is to make the process as pleasant as possible for our clients while providing valuable information and conducting ourselves with the utmost integrity.
Barineau will analyze your needs and provide a tailored solution to fit your budget. We offer financing (some financing plans subject to credit approval), and promise not to sell you things you do not need.

Whether you’re in need of AC repair, replacement, or on-going service, the Barineau Family would be happy to work with you to design a system to fit your needs, make improvements to your existing HVAC system, or simply talk you through your options. We are specialists in duct work, AC unit maintenance, cleaning, part replacement, troubleshooting, new system design, new construction AC integration, cutting edge thermostat technologies, energy efficiency, and much more.

Larry Barineau has been working in the heating and air conditioning industry for over 40 years. He is the proud owner of Barineau Heating and Air Conditioning. One of the most important lessons Larry has learned through his experiences in the industry, is the value of the customer. Larry prides himself on maintaining excellent customer service. And therefore, hires employees who focus on the customer and what their needs are. This is why each time Barineau gets a new customer, they receive a thank-you letter from the team.

Barineau Heating and Air Conditioning is one of Larry’s greatest accomplishments. He attributes his success to the support of his wife, Trish, and the dedication and hard-work of his sons, Shane and Patrick. Larry likes to spend his weekends fishing and hanging out with his grandchildren. Every year, Larry looks forward to the excitement of the busy summer season.

Frequently Asked Questions

Miracle Ear

Miracle Ear

900 Capital Circle SE Ste 1
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Tallahassee Locations

3295 Crawfordville Hwy
Crawfordville, FL 32327

Crawfordville Locations

Frequently Asked Questions

Can wax cause hearing loss?
Yes. The causes of hearing loss are varied: genetic, environmental, injury, infection and sometimes simple wax build up.
What is the most common hearing loss?
Sensorineural loss is the most common. It is often caused by prolonged exposure to loud noise and the inevitable aging process. This loss is often greatly improved with hearing aid amplification.
Is there a cost for an examination?
Your test is Free. An initial examination takes about 45 minutes. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment. Please bring your spouse or family member as we want to answer all your questions.
How expensive are hearing aids?
There are a wide variety of hearing aids due the degree of loss, shape of ears, and lifestyles of customers. Miracle Ear offers an extensive variety of instruments for our customers individual needs. Our product line includes aids for high levels of background noise, wireless conductivity, and even tight budgets.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes. We have up to 18 months NO interest and up to 60 month payment plans with competitive interest rates (with approved credit).

Locally owned and operated in Tallahassee for over 20 years

Signs of hearing loss are unique to everyone but most people share common symptoms.

  • Do you hear portions of words or part of the sentence?
  • Do you request others to repeat themselves frequently?
  • Do you turn up the TV to levels that annoy others?
  • Do you have difficulty hearing clearly in noisy environments?
  • Is it hard for you to fully understand phone conversations?

Hearing loss can be slow and subtle. It can impact your personal relationships, social interaction, and your confidence. Untreated hearing loss may lead to depression and isolation. Over 36 million Americans experience some measurable hearing loss. This includes one out of four over the age of 55.

For over 60 years, Miracle ear has offered comprehensive services and advanced products. We recognize the unique needs of each customer. We offer systems and solutions that treat each customer specifically, personally and fully. Our digital product line is built of the world’s most advanced audio technology which offers some of the greatest clarity, quality and versatility possible.

Our hearing solutions, state of the art products, free aftercare and comprehensive warranty packages are second to none. We work with you to help provide the best hearing experience possible.

Hearing loss is the quiet thief of self-confidence and communication.
Hearing loss is the slow disabler of relationships and understanding.
Hearing loss damages far more than it should.

I hope you seriously consider your current hearing status and your loved ones. Please call us for your initial free, no obligation hearing test. Hear the truth and decide for yourself.

Esposito Garden Center

Esposito Garden Center

2743 Capital Circle N.E.
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone:(850) 386-2114

Esposito Garden Center is North Florida’s and South Georgia’s one-stop shop for all of the supplies and services needed for attractive lawns, gardens and landscapes. We have everything you need to make your yard the talk of the neighborhood. Esposito’s has 40 years of experience with everything From the Ground Up.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have several shrubs that were hurt by the cold. Should I cut them back now?
No, wait until later in the Spring before cutting them back because not all of the damage is clearly evident yet. Some stems may be partially damaged and be subject to dying back later in the season requiring a second pruning. After new sprouts emerge on the limbs cut them back several inches into healthy wood.
My neighbor cuts his Crape Myrtle limbs back to ugly large stubs each Winter. He says that cutting them back helps to make them bloom better. My co-workers tell me that you shouldn’t prune them that way. Who is right?
Your neighbors pruning technique is an old practice that is generally frowned upon now. Some gardeners call this type of pruning “Crape Murder” because the natural form of the shrub is destroyed. We would suggest removing dead wood, diseased or broken wood, unwanted sprouts from the base or along the trunks and skinny wood smaller in diameter than a pencil. Pruning in this fashion will give you plenty of blooms and a nice natural looking form even in the Winter when the branches is all we have to look at.
What are the earliest flowering trees in our area? I remember seeing some blooming last January.
Two of our favorite very early flowering trees are the Taiwan Cherry (Prunus campanula) and the Japanese Magnolias (Magnolia liliflora and relatives). The Taiwan Cherry becomes covered with rose-pink bell shaped flowers before the leaves emerge. There are several good Japanese Magnolias for our area .’Soulangeana’ a light purple variety is the most popular one in our area. The large saucer shaped flowers of the Japanese Magnolias also appear before the leaves come out. Both of these trees can be expected to bloom in late January or early February depending on the weather.
My Peach trees have something very white covering many of the limbs. What is it?
Peach trees are subject to attack from Scale insects. We suggest spraying the trees thoroughly with Hi-Yield Dormant Spray at this time to smother them.
When should I prune back my hybrid tea roses hard?
Late January and early February are ideal times to give them their first pruning of the year. Remove all dead canes, broken wood, diseased canes and small skinny canes. Also remove any canes growing toward the center of the bush to keep the center open. Save only 4 of 5 of the strongest canes and cut them back at about knee height. Make the cuts at a 45 degree angle about one quarter of an inch above outward facing buds. Be sure to use sharp clippers and to dip the blades in alcohol between cuts.
I have a weed in my lawn and in flower beds that has scalloped leaves and white tuberous roots that resemble a Rattlesnake’s rattle. It seems to be taking over, I have tried to pull it up but it keeps coming back. How can I stop this weed?
The weed that you are describing is Florida Betony (Stachys floridana). To control it in your lawn we recommend spraying with Hi-Yield Pre-Emergent Herbicide in mid to late February. One pint will cover 10,900 square feet of lawn (roughly a quarter of an acre). To control it in beds spot treat with Hi-Yield Killzall. Killzall must be sprayed on the leaves to be effective, because it has no soil activity you will be free to plant areas where it has been sprayed. Keep off of the foliage of desirable plants because Killzall will damage whatever it is sprayed on. Florida Betony is difficult to control. You will likely need to spray again in November and next February. Bring us samples of your problem weeds and we will give you the best control strategies for eliminating them.
What varieties of citrus perform best in the Tallahassee area?
The most cold hardy citrus for our region include the Satsuma Orange, Kumquats, and the Calamondin Orange. Satsumas are a variety of Mandarin Orange(tangerine) originally from Japan. Satsuma fruit are easy to peel, have excellent flavor and have only a few seed. ‘Nagami’ Kumquat has tart oblong fruit and ‘Meiwa’ Kumquat has round sweet fruit. Kumquat fruit are usually eaten whole. The Calamondin Orange has small very tart fruit that resemble miniature tangerines. They are best used to make drinks and in cooking. They are very popular in the Philippine Islands.
Why do my azaleas have many solid yellow leaves on them now?
It is normal for the lower leaves of most varieties of azaleas to turn solid yellow at this time. Varieties that are semi-deciduous will have the most yellow leaves. Azaleas that are under drought stress and those growing in excessive sun will often have more yellow leaves. You can reduce the amount of leaf loss by watering deeply during dry spells and by applying 5-4-7 Acid Blend fertilizer in April, early June and late August. Be sure to bring in samples of yellowing leaves for us to look at because nutritional disorders, mites, lacebugs, diseases or other problems may be responsible for the yellowing.
We need to have flowers in bloom in late February for a special event-what can I plant now to give good color?
Some good choices for Winter flowers include Flowering Cabbage, Kale, Dianthus, Pansies, Violas, and Snapdragons.
How can I get Purple Martins to come to our property?
Put a Purple Martin house on a pole 12-15 feet above the ground in an open area. We carry aluminum houses made by Heath in 6, 12, 18 and 24 room sizes. Try to put the house up in late January or early February so that the early scout birds will see it and return with more birds. Visit the nursery to see our Martin display. Many of our houses have been in use for over 10 years and have returning birds for you to observe.
What “weed and feed” fertilizer would you recommend to put on my lawn that has both Centipede and St. Augustine grass?
When your lawn is about 50% green (mid-March) you can apply Ferti-lome St.Augustine Weed and Feed to kill young tender weeds and to prevent warm season weeds from emerging. This is safe on Centipede grass. It will help with Chickweed, Dollarweed, and Oxalis. If you have large Clover, Dandelion and Spurge we would recommend waiting until the lawn has entirely greened up (April) and applying Ferti-lome WeedOut Plus Lawn Fertilizer. Bring in samples of your weeds for additional help.
What general lawn fertilizer is recommended for our area lawns?
Esposito’s Own Brand 15-0-15 with 50 percent water insoluble nitrogen is specially blended to satisfy the latest recommendations from lawn experts with Florida’s County Extension Service. Apply after your lawn has greened up.
Can I do anything to help repel Armadillos from my property?
Armadillos feed on white grubs and earthworms. One strategy is to reduce the grub population and to apply a repellent to make the earthworms distasteful to them. We recommend applying Hi-Yield Kill-A-Grub granules to the lawn and watering in with Dr.T’s Whole Control.
My yard is too shady for Centipede grass to grow. Can you recommend a good grass for me to plant?
St.Augustine grass varieties are our only choices for the shade here in the deep south. ‘Amerishade’ is a new very shade tolerant variety developed by The Scotts Co. that is now available in sod and plugs. ‘Amerishade’ received the highest rating for its performance in shade studies conducted at LSU in 1996 and 1997. ‘Amerishade’ has a dwarf growth habit (lower than ‘Seville’) and can be mowed between 1-2” high! We are excited about the potential for this attractive St. Augustine variety because it is lower growing and more shade tolerant than other varieties.
When do I fertilize my Azaleas, and what is best to put on them?
Fertilize your Azaleas after they finish flowering with Esposito’s Own 5-4-7 with minors. Be sure to rake away fallen blooms first to help avoid future attacks of Azalea Petal Blight.
When should I plant Caladium bulbs?
We prefer to wait until the soil has warmed up during April to plant Caladium bulbs. If Caladium bulbs are exposed to cold damp conditions the risk of losing them from fungal diseases is greater. Caladiums will respond to warm soil by rooting and sending out leaves quicker. This is why many professional growers “force” Caladiums by placing trays of moist potted bulbs in special heat tents to keep them warm.
What is causing my Indian Hawthorn to have a lot of reddish and brown spots on their leaves? They seem to be getting thinner too.
Unfortunately Indian Hawthorn are susceptible to Entomosphorium Leaf Spot disease. Rake away fallen leaves and spray the new growth with a protectant fungicide every 7 to 10 days until the leaves mature. We like to use Ortho Rose Pride (formerly called Funginex )because it is colorless.
How can I stop my Tomatoes from rotting at the bottom of the fruit?
This is caused by a condition called Blossom End Rot. One of the contributing factors is a deficiency of Calcium in the plant. We like to add lime to the soil when planting Tomatoes to supply them with needed Calcium. However in spite of doing this you may still get Blossom End Rot. During the growing season you can spray the entire plant with Ferti-lome Yield Booster (which contains Calcium chloride solution) to prevent this condition from ruining the fruit.
My Camellias have some white dots on the undersides of the leaves and some yellowing from it too. What is causing this and how do I stop it?
What you see on your Camellias is Tea Scale. Tea Scale can be safely and effectively controlled by spraying thoroughly with SunSpray Ultra-fine Oil. This oil is safe to spray all year long. Many other oil sprays should not be used in hot weather, but Sunspray can be relied on even in our Summer heat. This product kills by smothering instead of poisoning and can be very effective by repeating the spray treatment about 3 weeks after the first treatment.
Can I start a Centipedegrass lawn from seed now?
April is a good time to start a Centipedegrass lawn from seed. Centipede seed is very tiny and should be mixed with a dry carrier such as Milorganite to help in spreading it. Good site preparation is essential. Centipede should be planted on bare soft soil in full sun, and should be lightly covered. Keep the seedbed moist (not soggy) and mow the weeds that emerge to prevent them from shading out the emerging seedlings. Centipedegrass is slow to establish from seed but requires minimal initial investment. One pound can be stretched to cover 4,000 square feet but you will get a lawn quicker by sowing the seed thicker.
How do you change the color of Hydrangea blooms?
You can change the color of the blooms of many varieties of Hydrangeas by adjusting the soil pH (a measure of how acid or alkaline the soil is). Many Hydrangeas will have blue flowers when they are growing in an acidic soil. To help produce blue flowers drop the soil pH by using Aluminum sulphate, Sulfur or Ironite. To change the blooms of a Hydrangea to a pink or rose color you can broadcast Hydrated Lime or Dolomitic Lime around them and water in. Our soils are acidic in our area and pH adjustment for flower color will often have to be repeated in the future because the soil returns to a more acid condition over time.
How should I take care of the Gardenias that I was given?
Gardenias do best here in light to moderate shade when planted in moist yet well drained soil. Fertilize them with Esposito’s 5-4-7 in March, June, and August. The most troublesome pest of Gardenias is the Whitefly. Control Whiteflies by spraying the undersides of the leaves with SunSpray Ultra-fine Oil. This spray should be repeated 3 weeks later. Gardenias need little pruning if some erratic branches develop prune them after flowering. Check your Gardenias often during dry weather to see if they need watering.
My daylilies have dying leaves with raised orange and brown spots on them. What can I do to prevent this from happening?
You likely have Daylily Rust (Puccinia hemerocallidis) a new disease that will require removing and destroying infected leaves and spraying the new leaves that come out. We suggest spraying the new leaves that emerge on a 7 to 14 day schedule with two separate fungicides. Start by spraying with Ferti-lome Broad Spectrum Fungicide (Daconil) then the next time that you spray use Ferti-lome Systemic Liquid Fungicide (Banner). This spray schedule should be kept up until the leaves mature and anytime that there is new growth on your Daylilies.
Can you suggest some flowers that that I can plant now to survive the Summer heat?
Good heat tolerant flowers include Begonias, Blue Daze, Globe Amaranth, Impatiens, Lantana, Melampodium, Pentas, Portulaca, and Vinca.
How late in the Summer can we prune Azaleas without losing some of next Spring’s blooms?
You can prune back your Azaleas up to early July without loss of future blooms. We suggest July 4th for a convenient date to remember to serve as the last day for pruning Azaleas. Remove strong growing erratic shoots several inches below the outer level of the shrub so that the new growth will not quickly out grow the limits that you would like to set. We suggest using lopping shears with a by-pass cutting action to provide sharp clean cuts.
How can we control Whiteflies on our Gardenias, Satsuma, Ligustrum and Sweet Viburnum safely?
We suggest spraying the undersides of the leaves with Sunspray Ultra-fine Oil. This will smother immature Whiteflies instead of poisoning them. Repeat the spraying at 3 week intervals until control is achieved. This oil is safe to use all year long.
We have black insects with orange-red stripes across their backs flying out of our lawn when we mow. Should we be concerned about them or are they harmless?
The insect that you have described is called the Spittlebug because immature Spittlebugs cover themselves with a mass of frothy foam. They are often found in Centipedegrass lawns. Every lawn has a few of them. When their population gets too high their feeding activity can cause the grass blades to develop a yellow-white streak, purple-red discoloration and browning. If you have a Spittlebug infestation they should be controlled. We can sell you efective chemical controls that you can apply yourself or make arrangements for our Spray division to treat your lawn for these pests. Click here to see a video on Spittlebugs.
How often should we set our irrigation system time-clock to come on, and how long should it run in each zone?
Don’t rely on your time-clock to set up an irrigation schedule. Instead water only when your lawngrass turns a wilted gray-green color. It is important to water deeply applying 1/2 to 3/4 inch of water to wet the entire root zone. If you do not apply enough water a shallow root system that is even more sensitive to drought will be the result. To determine how long you should water place several cans or rain gauges out in the sprinkler pattern to catch water until the desired amount is applied. It is very important to avoid frequent light irrigations that provide a perfect environment for diseases and stimulate excess growth that leads to thatch problems. If you are leaving your property for a long period it is generally safe to set the time-clock to run about every 5 or 6 days, your water output test will let you know how long each zone should.
What can I do to stop my Crape Myrtle’s leaves from turning black?
The Crape Myrtle Aphid is causing the leaves to get a black coating. Crape Myrtle Aphids are small pale yellow insects that feed on plant sap. These insects secrete a sugary substance called honeydew as they feed. The black coating that you see is called sooty mold. Sooty Mold forms on the honeydew secretion not directly on the leaves. To stop the problem you can kill the aphids with Insecticidal Soap, Ortho Systemic Insecticide, Hi- Yield Malathion or SunSpray Ultra-fine Oil.
What is causing my St. Augustine grass lawn to yellow and die in patches that are in the sun on good well drained soil?
The problem is likely from the feeding activity of Chinch Bugs. Chinch Bugs are very small insects that you are not likely to see without closely inspecting the grass. Dig up a section of the declining grass and shake it hard over a sheet of newspaper. If Chinch Bugs are present you should be able to see them rapidly move about on the paper. You can also bring us a sample of your lawn for inspection. To control Chinch Bugs we suggest spraying with Acephate 75 and spreading Turf Ranger granules 2 weeks later.

Southern Heritage Fine Furniture

Southern Heritage Fine Furniture

1510 East Pinetree Blvd.
Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: 229-226-9291

At Southern Heritage Fine Furniture, “We’re Here For You”

The expert for all of your furniture needs.

Southern Heritage Fine Furniture is the destination place for all of your home furnishing needs. Whether you’re searching for furniture, accessories, rugs, or outdoor living, we have it all. With years of experience, we will help you with the look that will make your home have comfort, functionality, and the style you’ve always dreamed of.

If you are seeking advice, we have a willing team of experts who love what they do, helping to make your home a haven, a place to relax and be with friends and family.

We serve South Georgia and North Florida and will deliver to just about anywhere. Come see us and be treated like you’ve always wanted–Special.

O Southern Heritage is a fine furniture store, offering high quality, moderately-priced furniture, bedding and accessories. Our goal is never to be the biggest – simply the best! We started this business because of a desire to help people. We strive to build a relationship of trust and devotion to you, knowing that our best advertisement is a satisfied customer. With over 75 years of experience and expertise from our sales team, we are qualified to meet and exceed your expectations for your home furnishing needs. We know we can save you money by offering exceptional products that will last for generations. And that is how long we hope to serve you – for generations to come!

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Alpha Foundation Specialists

Alpha Foundation Specialists

4778-B Woodlane Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32303

Welcome to Alpha Foundation Specialists

Alpha Foundations is a full service foundation repair company that specializes in residential, commercial and industrial foundation services. Our expert specialists provide outstanding customer and technical foundation support needed when restoring the structural integrity of your home or commercial building.

As a locally owned and operated company that has been in operation since 2002, we have successfully complete thousands of commercial and residential projects throughout North Florida and South Georgia. Foundation stabilization is not a once in a while project for us – it’s our specialty.

At Alpha Foundations, we enjoy partnering with engineers, architects and general contractors. The consultative approach that we take into every project makes the process easy for the client, the design professional and the general contractor.

2013, 2014, 2015 – Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner
2014 – Northwest Florida BBB Torch Award Winner
2014 – Northwest Florida BBB Customer Service Award Winner, Joshua Griffin
2015 – Foundation Supportworks Integrity Award Winner
2016 – Northeast Florida BBB Torch Award Winner
2016 – Tallahassee Chamber Service Business of the Year
2017 – Northeast Florida Builders Association Laurel Award Winner, Logo

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Foundation Repair
Commercial Foundation Repair
Crawl Space Repair
Sunken Concrete Repair
About Us

Meet our Team

– Rick Malphurs – Foundation Inspector
– Joshua Griffin – Foundation Inspector
– Chris Hornbaker – Foundation Inspector
– Trey Sumner – Foundation Inspector
– Eric Zegle – Foundation Inspector

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Give us call for at 1-800-714-3020 for a FREE, no-obligation quote on all foundation repair and crawl space estimate. Or click here to submit your request via our website.

For more information, visit our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Fiorini Chiropractic Center, P.A.

Fiorini Chiropractic Center, P.A.

2619 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 656-2200

Fiorini Chiropractic Center, Your Stepping Stone to Better Health.

At Fiorini Chiropractic Center you will find a group of committed professionals with the goal of helping you return to a natural state of good health.

You will quickly become a welcomed member of our family of satisfied patients. We treat a wide variety of conditions using the best combination of traditional Chiropractic techniques and the latest in innovative care.

Fiorini Chiropractic Center is ready to become your stepping stone to better health. Contact us on the web or call for an appointment today. Let this be your first step on the path to better health.

Frequently Asked Questions

What conditions benefit from chiropractic care?
Although chiropractic is used most frequently to relieve low back pain, studies have found it to be effective for a variety of conditions, such as migraine headaches, neck and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and infantile colic.
Can Chiropractic care help my “slipped disk”?
“Slipped disk” or actually “Bulging disk” has become a common saying, as if we were talking about a stack of slippery poker chips. Discs are actually the fluid-filled cushions that act as shock-absorbers between the dense bones of the spine. These discs allow the spine to support normal body movement and keep the vertebrae from grinding against each other and causing back pain. As long as the spine is lined up properly, the discs can do their job. When the spine experiences a continuing misalignment due to stress, accident or slight dislocation the “disk” may “bulge” out between the edges of the spinal bones and eventually lose it’s cushioning fluid and the ability to regain more fluid. This results in vertebrae grinding against each other. Sound painful? In many cases this condition leads to severe pain. In the past, many patients looked to surgery for a reduction of this severe pain. New government healthcare guidelines do not readily endorse surgery because of the variety of complications that can occur as a result of the surgery itself. Surgery also does not attempt to correct the cause of the symptoms. Chiropractic care is a more conservative treatment approach. Your Chiropractor can be very effective at correcting the spinal misalignments that created the bulging disc in the first place. Your Chiropractor will work to gently realign the spinal bones. This realignment will allow the disc to regain the lost fluid that has reduced the “shock-absorbing” function of the disc which reduces or eliminates the discomfort. Don’t “slip up” when you have a bulging disc. See your Chiropractor right away.
Does Chiropractic hurt?
Typical chiropractic adjustments do not hurt. The patient may experience a minor amount of discomfort during the adjustment which lasts only seconds in an effort to correct misalignments and / or “fixations” in the spine that are causing pain or other symptoms and may have been present for years. Any discomfort you may have following your first few adjustments can be compared to the soreness you have after a hard workout at the gym.
Is Chiropractic safe?
Chiropractic adjustments or manipulations are extremely safe. The risk factor is estimated to be one million to one. Doctors of Chiropractic are highly trained professionals with years of experience working on hundreds or thousands of patients, using techniques that have been in practice for over a hundred years. Our procedures are natural and drugless. By contrast, the December 11, 1999 issue of the British Medical Journal stated medical errors kill almost 100,000 Americans a year, with other sources estimating the figure to be up to four times that amount, ranking only behind heart disease and cancer as the leading cause of death. Our conservative philosophy is chiropractic first, medicine second and surgery last.
What kind of education and training do doctors of chiropractic have?
Before entering Chiropractic college, one must complete, at a minimum, a 2 year pre-professional study with many chiropractic colleges and universities requiring a 4 year undergraduate basic science degree. Chiropractors receive a post-graduate education that includes evaluation and care for the entire body with special emphasis on neuromusculo-skeletal diagnosis and treatment. Preparation for the practice of chiropractic is concentrated on three areas of learning; basic training in the biological and health sciences (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, biomechanics, clinical and radiological diagnosis); specialized training in the chiropractic discipline (theoretical studies, practice, specific technique, diagnosis and applications); and extensive clinical and practical training with patients.
Have any studies been published showing for what chiropractic is effective?
Several studies have documented the effectiveness of chiropractic in relieving back pain. More recent studies have shown chiropractic to be effective in treating infantile colic and migraine headaches.
What can I expect on my first visit?
The first procedure your doctor will do is take a complete history of your complaints – when did it start, what happened, when does it hurt, etc. In addition your chiropractor will ask about your family history, dietary habits, previous injuries, other care you may have had (chiropractic, osteopathic, medical, etc.), your job, and other questions designed to help determine the nature of your illness and the best way to go about treating the problem. This one-on-one talk is very important in making a diagnosis.
What is the treatment like?
The Chiropractic “adjustments” are short gentle thrusts delivered to specific areas of the spine or other joints. These adjustments correct misalignments, reduce joint fixations, and improve mobility and flexibility of the spine and relieve pressure on sensitive irritated tissues which in turn helps reduce the pain and other symptoms such as nerve “pinching”.
In addition to the specific chiropractic adjustments, a patient may receive physio-therapy to the affected soft tissues (e.g. muscles, ligaments and/or tendons) in an effort to reduce pain, inflammation and muscle spasm, and also to promote soft tissue healing.
How long will it take?
Each patient is different. Some people have had their problem for a long time, and others have only recently begun to experience their pain. Depending on the severity and duration of the condition and its underlying causes, you may be under care for as little as 2 weeks or as long as 3 months or more. Again, it depends on the nature of the condition, what the x-rays show, what the exam findings were, your overall health and fitness level, and how you respond to care.

Scottsdale Academy

Scottsdale Academy

3498 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 219-2400
License #: C02LE0358

3693 Coolidge Court
Tallahassee, FL 32311
(850) 656-3235
License #: C02LE0521

Scottsdale Academy is a locally owned and operated, accredited preschool that holds the Florida Gold Seal Quality Status. Now with two locations to better serve our young friends in Tallahassee, infants 6 weeks through Pre-Kindergarten/VPK.

The preschools offer a classroom-based, developmentally appropriate, theme-based curriculum that utilizes music, art, finger play, story time, discussions, sensory activities, logical thinking, and problem solving. The staff maximizes teachable moments for children to develop cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically through teaching, play experiences, interactions and a very loving and nurturing family type atmosphere. There is a comfortable routine each day for the children with an appropriate balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated activities.

Steps to Choosing a Quality Child Care

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Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know which childcare center/preschool is right for my family?
Ask around. Do research online. Most importantly go visit. Once you have decided what type of care works
best for your family’s needs (in-home, faith-based, large daycare facilities, child development
centers/preschools), choose several you want to see first hand. There are many good checklists that can be
referenced online, including a list of quality indicators at, to assist in your

Two basic elements of a site-visit that tell volumes:

  1. Look to see if the children are happy as well as the staff.
  2. What does the atmosphere feel like?

Most importantly go with your instinct.

Is being accredited important?
Research has shown that 90% of brain development happens within the first five years of life. A solid, quality program can be instrumental in giving your child the head start needed in today’s world. Accredited programs have been reviewed and verified by experts in the Early Childhood field. Indicators of quality are reviewed for: administration, classroom environment and licensing compliance, parent and community involvement, advocacy on behalf of children and child care, teacher credentials, training and background screening, teacher to child ratios, classroom interactions, literacy and curriculum.
What is the single most important aspect of any preschool/childcare center?
The most important aspect of any childcare facility is the quality and longevity of its staff. Constant turnover makes it difficult to create relationships between the staff, children and parents. These vitally important relationships are what allow these young children to thrive during their childcare experience.
What are different staff qualifications within this field?
  • Department of Children and Families 45-hour Mandatory Training Modules (Minimum Standards)
  • National Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC)
  • Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Preschool Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Exceptional Student Education, Special Education, or Elementary Education with certification to teach any age birth through 6th grade
  • CPR Training and First Aid Certification
  • Work Experience — Longevity in the Field
How can I help my preschool aged child with early writing skills?
Manipulating play dough and similar activities help build the tiny muscles in preschoolers hands. It is one of many activities that help our earliest learners with their early writing skills.

The Sleep Gallery

The Sleep Gallery

711 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32303

Welcome to The Sleep Gallery – Your Specialty Sleep Shops!

We have the area’s largest mattress selection, offering the highest quality name brands at unbeatable prices. Our factory-trained sleep consultants can assuredly help you find the perfect night’s sleep. Come in and experience how our service, really does make a difference.

The Sleep Gallery was established in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1988. Its rapidly grew into one of the largest Specialty Sleep Shops sweeping the Southeast with locations in: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

The Sleep Gallery Superstores are individually owned and operated and members of a national buying group. This enables The Sleep Gallery to deliver the highest quality products at the absolute lowest prices, with sincere personalized service for each and every guest.

The Tallahassee location opened in 1999 and quickly established itself as Tallahassee’s premier mattress retailer. The success can be attributed to the proven track record of previous Sleep Galleries combined with the pride of local ownership. We offer the area’s largest mattress selection, with the lowest prices, and treat all guests like family. It’s that simple.

Unlike the impersonal corporate stores, The Sleep Gallery has an n-site warehouse. This means immediate delivery or take it with you. So, come visit The Mattress Experts™ at The Sleep Gallery, and take a nap!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if it is time for a new mattress?
Mattresses wear out on different timetables. This is due to numerous factors such as how the mattress was used (guest room, master bedroom, doubled as a trampoline for the kids), whether it was cared for properly and/or the quality of the mattress itself. Here are some signs that you may need a new mattress:

  • Visible wear and tear such as extreme sagging or protruding coils.
  • Tossing and turning or waking up frequently during the night
  • Waking up in the morning feeling stiff, sore or with body aches and pains
  • If you are just not sleeping as well as you used to
How do I know what size mattress I need?
Here are the measurements of the most common size mattresses:

Common Sizes
Twin 38″ x 75″
Full 54″ x 75″
Queen 60″ x 80″
King 76″ x 80″

Not So Common Sizes
Twin XL 38″ x 80″
Full XL 54″ x 80″
Olympic Queen 66″ x 80″
Cal King (waterbed king) 72″ x 84″

You must take into consideration the size of your room and the space available. You want to make sure that there is enough room for your mattress and your furniture. Make sure there is enough room in bed for both you and your partner to move freely. Also take into consideration if you have any pets or children that may be sleeping with you. Because your new mattress will most likely be thicker than your current mattress, the height of your mattress is also important to consider. A thicker mattress may make it difficult to get in and out of bed or it may cover up too much of your headboard. These problems can be solved with either a low-profile box spring, a low-profile frame or both if needed.

What should I look for when purchasing a new mattress?
The two most important factors to consider when buying a new mattress are comfort and support. It’s important to consider the comfort needs of both you and your partner. The right mattress will not only be comfortable but will keep your spine in proper alignment, which is how your spine is when it’s in a good standing posture.
Are the number of coils important?
The number of coils in a unit is not necessarily the most important aspect of a mattress. There are other things to consider such as coil thickness, number of turns and coil construction. Your local Sleep Gallery can show you the differences so you can make an educated decision
Do I need a new boxspring?
Box springs are made to work in conjunction with your mattress and chances are if your mattress is bad so are your box springs. A bad box spring will wear your mattress out quicker so buy them together to get the most out of your investment
What is the difference between a box spring and a foundation?
A foundation is like a solid platform that rests underneath a mattress and a box spring has coils in it and acts as a shock absorber to help share the wear and tear of your mattress. Either way when you buy a new mattress it’s best to get a new box spring or foundation with it.



1387 East Lafayette St
Tallahassee, FL 32301

1419 Market Street
Tallahassee, FL 32312

We empower the community by recognizing excellence. We promote efforts that better all aspects of our lives. We believe it is invaluable to give back to the community we serve. We strive to exceed customer expectations and enjoy ourselves while doing it. We are dedicated to a collaborative team environment that inspires innovation in the recognition industry. We live and breathe our mission because we value our employees and crave the reward of customer satisfaction.

Frequently Asked Questions

I want to include my logo on my awards. Do you accept digital artwork?
Yes, usually with no problems if you provide PC based artwork. Click here for a complete explanation of our artwork requirements.
What is the usual production time for my order?
Normal production time for most items is 5 working days. Large orders or custom designed pieces can take longer and will be quoted prior to the beginning of production. Advising us in advance of your planned presentation date is highly recommended. We will schedule production to allow ample shipping time for you to receive your awards a few days prior to that date. However, delays in artwork approval or shortened production time could result in the need for Priority shipping and/or Priority or Express Service.
What is your Priority and Express Service all about?
We understand that sometimes the need for an award comes up unexpectedly. When that occurs, we are ready, willing and able to help you meet your deadline. In order to maintain our commitment to helping YOU look good, we offer Priority Service and Express Service on many products- complete with personalized engraving and ready for presentation!

These premium services are available for the following fees:
Priority Service – product will ship the next business day – 20% of entire order
Express Service – products will ship by the second business day – 10% of entire order.

Priority and Express Services are subject to availability of inventory and production capacity. Please contact our sales associates at 1-800-659-0860 for more details. We’ll do everything in our power to make your awards program a success!

What other special services do you offer?
Fulfillment Services

Want to establish a recurring recognition program but don’t want to store a lot of products? We offer complete fulfillment services as part of our extensive customer support program. We can maintain your inventory of gifts, awards, promotional products, etc. and have them personalized and shipped to your offices or event in plenty of time for presentation. As an additional commitment to you, we can also insert your cards or letters with each package so your winner is sure to get your message of congratulations. Contact Sam Varn for more details!

Custom Design Services

Unlike many smaller awards companies, we maintain a complete art department as one of the most important parts of our customer service. Using our creative resources, we can design and execute an award that will be unique to your organization. You can see some of our work in the Custom Awards section of this site. Let us turn your concepts into reality! Contact us today!

How much does engraving or etching cost?
All lettering for every one of our products is included at NO ADDITIONAL COST. Some items (etched marble and crystal for example) may require a Setup Fee, which is indicated with the item pricing. There is typically only one Setup Fee for all items of a common type. For instance, if you ordered five pieces of a crystal vase, only one Setup Fee would apply for all five. This allows you to amortize the cost of each Setup Fee across the total number of awards. Our Setup Fee covers the cost of prepping each item for etching or engraving. Our order form is custom designed to give you the lettering limits for each item in our online catalog. Please contact our customer service department at 1-800-659-0860 if you require more than the space provided.
Will I be notified when my order does ship?
Yes, we will email you with notification that your order has shipped, including courier tracking information.
What methods of shipping are available and at what cost?
When you place your order you will be offered several options for shipping, including local pick-up if you live in our area. The website will calculate all appropriate costs and add the shipping charges to your order.
What if my awards arrive damaged or engraved incorrectly?
Your order passes through three Quality Control stations prior to being shipped to you. However, in the event we make an error, we will replace the incorrect piece(s) as quickly as possible at our sole expense. If the error was on your part (i.e. incorrect spelling for a name) we will still replace the incorrect piece(s) as quickly as we can for a nominal fee. Regardless of the nature of the error, we will make every effort to have the corrected awards to you in time for presentation.

If your order was damaged in shipping, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you retain all packaging and wrapping materials for UPS or FedEx inspection. Please inspect the exterior of your packages carefully upon receipt and report any obvious damage to the courier. In the event of damage, we will assist you in any way possible.

Can I return any items for a refund?
No products may be returned without prior approval from our customer service department. Because of the highly personalized nature of award products, only items received late or incorrect are eligible for refund consideration. Most of our products are not reusable after they have been engraved or etched, though in some cases, an engraving plate can be replaced in order to utilize the award for a different occasion or recipient. Please contact us to discuss this on a case-by-case basis.
What methods of payment do you accept?
We will accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, PayPal or company purchase orders at time of order. Your card will be charged when the order is placed.
Will my order and credit card information be safe?
We use secure online ordering but regardless of what happens on our site – a slip of the mouse (unlikely), a security breach (highly unlikely) there is no risk to you. In the case of credit card fraud, this means that we’ll pick up the first $50, and the credit card company will take responsibility for the rest. In addition, we’ll do our very best to work with the credit card company to assure that the problem is resolved with minimum hassle.
Will you sell or otherwise distribute my email address or other information about me? will never willfully sell, trade, rent, disclose, or make available personally identifiable information about you to any third part without first receiving your permission. Click here for our complete Privacy Statement.
How can I establish an open credit account with Awards4U?
Please contact us via e-mail, snail mail, or telephone and we can send you a credit application. Our accounting staff will be available to help you in any way necessary.
I already have an open credit account. How can I complete my order without using a credit card?
When selecting a Payment Method, simply select the Purchase Order option and enter your account number and/or the purchase order number in the space provided. Follow the instructions there and use the “Comments” text box to inform us you would like the order billed to your account. Only persons authorized on the credit application will be allowed to place orders or charges against any account.
Do you have any showrooms?
Yes, our home offices and showrooms are located in Tallahassee, Florida.
Their addresses are:

1387 E. Lafayette Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

1419 Market Street
Tallahassee, FL 32312

Showroom hours for both locations are:
Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

What if I have more questions?
Please Contact Us for more information or to answer any other questions not shown here.