Webster-Kirkwood Times July 26 - August 1, 2013
Webster Eye Care GoesBeyond 20/20 Vision
Webster Eye Care is looking forward tothe return of Lesa Klein, O.D., to the opto-metric practice.It began in 1992 when Gail Doell, O.D.and Harvey Mack, O.D., purchased anestablished private optometric practice. Ayear later Dr. Mack sold his half to LesaKlein, O.D., who was a partner until 2002.Cheryl Davidson, O.D., joined the practicein July 2000. Dr. Klein is rejoining thepractice effective Aug. 13. While Dr. Kleinwas away, the practice added two optom-etrists: Lisa Schembri, O.D., and BethHenderson, O.D.“We are a full-service optometric prac-tice dedicated to providing the highest-quality vision care for children and adultsin a friendly, comfortable and professionalatmosphere,” said the partners. “With ahighly trained staff and state-of-the-artequipment, we go beyond ‘20/20.’”Services include optical dispensingwith fashionframes, contactlenses, includinghard-to-fit prescriptions, bifocals, astigma-tism correction and other special chal-lenges.“We pride ourselves on taking care of those ‘hard-to-fit’ glasses prescriptions orcontact lenses,” said Davidson. “We usethe newest technology to diagnose macu-lar degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts andother eye diseases.”Other services include: comprehensiveeye examinations; contact lens fitting;treatment of eye diseases, including glau-coma, conjunctivitis, dry eyes and ocularallergies; urgent care for eye injuries andinfections; binocular vision assessments;interdisciplinary consultations; a full-ser-vice optical dispensary with designerframes, such as Ted Baker, Nine West andMaui Jim sunglasses; and up-to-date lenstechnology.Customers say they appreciate the factthat Webster Eye Care is a locally-ownedbusiness wherepatients arefamily.
From left: Dr. Lesa Klein, Dr. Lisa Schembri, Dr. Gail Doell and Dr. Cheryl Davidson.(Not pictured) Dr. Beth Henderson.
7954 Big Bend Blvd. •
Webster Groves • 962-7580
WEBSTER EYE CARE
Linek Plumbing:Now In Its 97th Year
Three generations of Lineks have beenrunning Linek Plumbing Co. since 1916. Thebusiness, founded by Frank and Henry Linek,was known in the early years as LinekBrothers Plumbing Co.Frank and Anna Linek’s sons, Joe andBill, followed their father into the plumbingprofession. In the 1960s, under Bill’s influ-ence, the company expanded their scope of work to include larger commercial jobs, allthe while maintaining and improving theservice and remodeling field.The company moved from St. Louis to itspresent location in Webster Groves in 1970.Now sons Bill and Jim and Joe’s son Johncarry on the longstanding tradition of qualityand exceptional customer service which theylearned from their fathers.Over the years, Linek Plumbing hasgrown from a two-man shop to a thrivingfull-service business that currently employs19 plumbers, laborers and office staff.The company handles residential and com-mercial work, including repairand remodeling, water heater installation,back flow preventers, and sewer and draincleaning and repair.From single-bathroom bungalows to cus-tom homes with a wide variety of bath andkitchen configurations, Linek Plumbing hasan experienced team of plumbers and officestaff on hand to suit any need.Linek Plumbing Co. is known for itsfriendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff andits exceptional service.“We get a lot of satisfaction in return fora job well done,” said Jim Linek. “We areproud of the quality and dedication of all ouremployees and their desire to be the best.”Linek has union plumbers and is a mem-ber of ASPE, PHCC and St. Louis PlumbingIndustry Council. Bill Linek has served onthe council’s board several times.Linek plumbers are familiar with the spe-cial needs of historic homes, and are expert atinstalling new, energy-efficient plumbing fix-tures in homes and commercial operations of all shapes and sizes.
Top photo, from left: Bill Jr., John, Bill Sr., JimCirca 1948 photo, from left: Bill, Frank (father), Joe
24 Kirkham Ind. Dr. • Webster Groves • 314-962-0956
Stay On Top Of Latest Home RemodelingTrends With Riggs Construction
What’s hot in the world of home designand remodeling today, and what classiclooks will stand the test of time? RiggsConstruction & Design has the answers!Since 1959, Riggs has helped homeown-ers in Kirkwood and Webster update theirhomes by incorporating the features andcomponents needed by today’s families, andcreating floor plans to maximize functionand flow. Staying on top of the latest prod-ucts and trends through continuing educationhas allowed Riggs to provide the best solu-tions for clients.“Here in Kirkwood and Webster, we havehome styles of all types, from historic tomid-century modern and everything inbetween,” said Amie Riggs Swarts, co-own-er of Riggs Construction & Design. “It’simportant to know what products are avail-able and what modern features will be mostappropriate for the home and the homeown-er’s needs.”Whether the home-owner is looking for aminor facelift, a com-plete transformation orpreservation of the home’s historic integrity,knowing what products to select is a keycomponent in creating the space.“Riggs holds extensive knowledge of thetrendy, the tried-and-true, new technologyand the latest twists on traditional compo-nents,” said Swarts. “Clients rely on us tohelp them make wise decisions, whether it’sthe style of kitchen cabinets or countertops,or the best choices for energy efficiency. Wemarry that selections know-how with designand construction expertise, extensive profes-sional certifications and service excellenceto make clients’ remodeling dreams a reali-ty.”To help homeowners stay on top of thelatest trends, Riggs publishes a regular seriesof tip sheets and blogs on riggsconstruction.com. Topics range from paint color selectionto outdoor living tips and aging in place.“Through our website, we hope to shareour family’s knowledgeon products and trendsand help families say‘Yes I can’ to remodel-ing,” said Swarts.
Amie Riggs Swarts and Bill Riggs
212 North Clay Ave. • Kirkwood • 821-7646
Best Home Furnishings Proud To BeMade By Americans In America
The owner of the Best Home Furnishingsshowroom in South Towne Square not onlytakes pride in his business, he takes pride inhis country.Carl Boyer, owner and manager of thestore since 2007, said customers appreciatethe fact that the store’s products are“American-made by Americans in America.”Best Home Furnishings has been in thebusiness for 50 years, selling furniture made insouthern Indiana. The family-owned companystarted as Best Chairs, and today it has becomethe world’s largest chair manufacturer.The South County showroom carriesquality living-room furniture and accent fur-niture, including chairs, glider rockers, officechairs, recliners, sofas, love seats, sectionalsofas, ottomans and accent tables. Best HomeFurnishings also offers over 700 custom fab-ric and leather options socustomers can find theperfect sofa or chair for the living room orhome office.The products are made using domestickiln-dried hardwood frames and the finesthigh-density foams. Recliners use Leggettand Platt mechanisms, of Carthage, Missouri.Customers can select the perfect furniture intheir chosen fabric, and the factory will buildit in three weeks or less.“This is the only factory-direct store any-where in the world for the world’s largestchair manufacturer,” Boyer said.The Best Home’s factory ships to 38countries and 2,000 retailers in the U.S., cov-ering all 50 states. The St. Louis showroom isthe first factory-direct store for Best. It deliv-ers all over the to St. Louis, St. Louis metro-politan area.Boyer finds satisfaction by “making St.Louis homes more beau-tiful,” he said.
From left: Carl Boyer, Cory Prsha and Ed Schneider.
11182-B South Towne Square • 314-894-9922
Lindbergh & 55 South County behind Denny’s