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Creating warm fireplace memories for over 40 years

Fireplaces are the heart of the home where people gather on cold, snowy nights to snuggle against the warm glow of a mesmerizing fire. However, fireplaces can be a source of danger. Every house has a chimney, which expels the harmful toxins of combustion. Furnaces, water heaters and gas appliances vent carbon monoxide. Wood-burning fireplaces vent smoke and creosote. The National Fire Protection Association recommends annual evaluations for these structures. Since 1979, English Sweep has been family owned and operated by Gregg Boss, who is the only Master Certified Chimney Sweep in Missouri. English Sweep is staffed certified chimney and ...

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Timeless furniture resale boutique

Classic furniture, home décor and collectibles deserve a repeat performance. Encore Consignment Gallery is an upscale boutique specializing in gently used home furnishings too timeless to be discarded. Store owners Maureen Strobeck and Barb Lampe opened the gallery six years ago to fill a niche in the furniture resale market for West County. Their success has allowed them to expand to a second location at 10821 Manchester Road in Kirkwood, which opened in Fall 2018. “There’s been an attitude change about resale. People realize there are beautiful things out there, so why buy new?” asked Maureen. The gallery caters to ...

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Achieving investment success for you and your family

St. Louis native, Eagle Scout and Maryville University business school alumnus Nick Behnen has a passion for helping individuals in the West County community thrive in their personal and professional lives; in 2007, he began his career with Edward Jones in Ballwin doing exactly that. “As an Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it’s important to invest my time to understand what you’re working toward before you invest your money,” Behnen said. “I take the time to meet with each of my clients and truly get to know them and what their goals are. Edward Jones has a wonderful reputation ...

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Second location now open in Ellisville

Economy Car Care Center is excited to announce its second location in Ellisville, Missouri, which opened in December 2018. Marc Pemberton, owner, chose to expand after experiencing immense success at his Valley Park shop. He attributes this success to the unprecedented customer service that customers have come to expect from Economy Car Care Center. “I have been going to Economy for a long, long time and highly recommend them for many reasons you will not find at other shops. Marc is always available if needed and very customer-focused. This is the place to go for good service and a fair ...

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One-stop shop for home remodeling

The Duenke Cabinet Company is a locally owned and operated one-stop shop for home remodeling. Owner Jim Schmidt has been in the cabinet industry since 1961, and along with his extensive cabinet making, installation and sales experience, he is also a Certified Kitchen Designer. As both a dealer and a manufacturer for several lines of custom and stock wood cabinets, with a staff of professional in-home installers and certified designers, Duenke Cabinet can coordinate most any job from start to finish. Alternatively, they can assist with layout measurements and selections for jobs not installed by them. The talented staff brings ...

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Creating beautiful smiles for all ages

Robert P. Rothenberg, DDS office is a full-service family care center with complete restorative and periodontal care for patients of all ages. Laser-assisted dentistry also creates a more comfortable way for treatment, minimizing the need for anesthetic, and is especially helpful with children. By utilizing the latest available technology, crowns can be delivered in one appointment, all x-rays are digital, Velscope cancer screening reveals precancerous conditions before they are seen visually, and beautiful smiles are created with no-prep porcelain veneers, same-day crowns and other aesthetic options. “We always give patients options for treatment,” Dr. Rothenberg said. “We use new procedures ...

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No more dents, period

Since 1992, customers have been trusting Dents Express with all their dent removal and minor car body repair needs. Founders Matt and Laura Wilson understand that a car is more than just the sum of its parts, so they take their dent removal business seriously and provide great, affordable service to the community. Their services include paintless dent removal [a method of removing minor dents and dings without damaging a vehicle’s original paint finish], paint repair including scratch repair, bumper repair, parts replacement and refinishing, and hail damage repair. “At Dents Express, we are in the customer service business specializing ...

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Remodeling St. Louis one home at a time

For more than 45 years, Dalco Home Remodeling has been fulfilling the dreams of its customers throughout St. Louis with well-designed, hand-crafted remodeling projects. From kitchen and bath remodels to new roofs, Dalco is dedicated to making each remodeling project a dream come true. The commitment to quality extends to every part of a remodeling project – from design to project scheduling to construction to customer service. Dalco works with each customer to prevent project delays or cost overruns and to minimize disturbance while work is being performed. Dalco’s expert consultants strive to create a project that suits the style, ...

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Expert CPA services at affordable rates

CPAs for Hire is a friendly, experienced and affordable boutique CPA firm with a new location opening February 2019 in Town & Country. CPAs for Hire offers a broad range of services for business owners, executives and independent professionals. President and Founder Dennis Fry, CPA, has two decades of professional experience and a diverse background that includes public accounting, senior leadership in corporate accounting and finance, and owning and operating a small business. As a former business owner, Dennis enjoys helping other entrepreneurs and business owners succeed. “I used to own an indoor soccer facility and soccer retail store in ...

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New Town & Country location opening soon

CWOs for Hire is a wealth and financial planning firm owned and operated by Dave Zaegel and Dennis Fry – two CPAs who understand how to incorporate tax planning and investments into comprehensive financial planning. CWOs for Hire offers business planning, college planning, investment management, retirement planning and tax planning services. “I love helping people and have a deep knowledge of finance,” Dave, who is president of the firm, said. “Those two things put together make a great recipe for financial planning.” Dave says clients appreciate that CWOs for Hire serves as a “one-stop shop” of sorts for all things ...

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