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January 30 - February 5, 2009 Webster-Kirkwood Times 9-A

The next Hometown Family Business
profiles section runs in July 2009.
Call 314-968-2699 to find out how
you can be a part of it.

The experts at Reger Roofing and Siding Co.

Reger Roofing:
Quality Workmanship Since 1928
Reger Roofing and Siding Company has questions. Jim Boggs, Menley’s brother-in-law
been a family tradition since 1928 and truly a and Reger’s supervisor, schedules all jobs and
neighborhood business for 81 years. It was is the troubleshooter.
founded by Joseph Reger, great-grandfather to David Akers, Mike Cortopassi and Jesse
current owner Deborah Reger Menley. Menley are the men to call for shingle roofs,
“Joseph believed in quality workmanship gutters, siding and commercial roofing. Jesse
and customer satisfaction – beliefs we still hold Menley, the start of the fifth generation,
today.” said Menley. specializes in helping commercial building
His motto has been handed down through owners begin roof maintenance programs at no
five generations: Joseph, Anthony, Richard and charge.
Deborah Reger Menley, and Menley’s two sons Reger Roofing salesmen are backed by
Jesse and Kaylin. more than 75 years of combined roofing and
Reger specializes in building repairs and exterior contracting experience.
improvements, including residential and Sam Mischanko, with Reger for over 34
commercial roofing installation, repairs, siding, years, specializes in slate and tile repairs. Bill
windows, tuckpointing, guttering, counter- Meehan, Tom Wiseman, Roger Cowan and
flashing, skylight, sheetmetal build-up, EPDM, Kaylin Menley (fifth generation) combine 78
Modified and TPO. years of experience in roofing, counter-flashing,
As owner, Menley takes the time to talk repairs, and chimney tuck pointing. Finally
with customers, answer questions and to treat Herbert Norman, with Reger for over 58 years,
each person as a individual. helps to keep the business running smoothly.
Debbie Denter, office “We look forward to
manager for 16 years, is doing business with new
January 2009 ready to greet customers and old customers in the
and to answer their future,” Menley said.

641 Leffingwell • Kirkwood • 314-965-6203

Lead Guitar; Lauren Lane, Drums; Mike Lane, Lead Vocals; Dr. Lane, Bass Guitar; Cindy Lane. Mike Wende, Hope Goffstein, Paul Schaefer, Debbie, Diana Price, Jason Blecha, Brad Langreder, Jake Brewer,
Cary Mullins, MIke Miller, Mark Ritchie, Dennis Nieroda

Back & Neck Care Center Celebrates Kirkwood Plumbing Thanks
24 Years In Webster Groves Customers For 23 Years In Business
“At the suggestion of my uncle, Mr. Chiropractic and upon graduation, was Kirkwood Plumbing is starting its 23rd ready to help you,” Paul said.
Gus Lamar, former resident and teacher at given one of two Clinic Achievement year as a family-owned business based in Realizing times are tough, the Schaefers
Webster Groves High School, we started Awards for his expertise in the field. Kirkwood, owned by Paul and Debbie are offering $75 off any Ruud water heater
our practice in Webster Groves. We have Dr. Lane would like to acknowledge Schaefer. which is installed prior to Feb. 28.
now served the community for the last 24 his patients who participated in the annual Beginning from the converted coal bin Customers appreciate Kirkwood
years in the same location, making us the “Coats for Kids,” “Adopt-a-Family” and of their home to a new building on Grand Plumbing.
oldest established chiropractic practice in “Fan Fare” campaigns throughout the past Avenue in Kirkwood, Kirkwood Plumbing Betty Hazelwood of Kirkwood recently
the area,” said Dr. Joseph Lane, owner of year. “Through their kind donations and has grown into a full-service plumbing commented in an e-mail: “I have called
the Back & Neck Care Center of Webster generosity we have helped the children company servicing the Kirkwood and upon Kirkwood Plumbing for many years,
Groves. “My father, brother, and I built and families in the Webster Groves area surrounding areas. for both small and large plumbing services.
this business from the ground up,” said Dr. and Webster-Rock Hill Ministries, admin- With the growth came growing pains; They are always prompt, reliable and
Lane. istered by Ed Johnson.” Yes, Dr. Lane is however, Paul continued to hire and look courteous.
Dr. Lane is a licensed chiropractic phy- still managing baseball teams in the sum- for qualified staff to continue his vision of “They go out of their way to
sician, a certified acupuncturist, and was mer! performing only quality work with integrity accommodate my schedule, and their
previously awarded the prestigious honor In the operation of his practice, Dr. in all aspects of the business. prices are fair,” Hazelwood continued. “I
of Chiropractor of the Year in the State of Lane relies on the expertise of his assis- Paul routinely challenges his employees have complete confidence in their work
Missouri. Previously, Dr. Lane received tant, Terri. With over fifteen years of to attend continued education and do not hesitate to recommend them to
the Philanthropic Businessman of the Year experience, she handles insurance billing, classes to keep up-to-date. my friends.”
award, and in 2005, the Outstanding medical records, and some advertising Kirkwood Plumbing can The Schaefers thank their customers
Business award, both from the Chamber of and marketing tasks. He also counts on provide services ranging from for their continued support.
Commerce for his Community Service. He Laura to manage the schedule and Teresa a simple water closet repair to “We realize without all of you we
received his to assist with a main sewer replacement. would not be here!” they said.
degree from
Back & Neck Care
Logan College of _________________________________________
physical therapy. “We are equipped and

C E N T E R
_________________________________________
_____ of Webster Groves _____
KirKwood Plumbing
604 E. Lockwood • Webster Groves • 314-968-4696 248 Grand Avenue • Kirkwood • 966-4772
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Jim and Staci Maneage with Matthew, Andrew and Kyle. From L to R: Adrienne Van Camp, M.A., Amy Miller, M.D., and Dawn Castillo, R.N.

The Gutter Cover Company Dedicated Healthy, Beautiful Skin
To Service, Integrity, Quality From St. Louis Skin Solutions
The Gutter Cover Company is a Christian- company’s top-notch product, customer service Amy Miller M.D. opened St. Louis Skin Miller also provides many other laser services,
based, family-owned business. Owners Jim and and integrity are the best in the business. To have Solutions in January 2004. A former Miss Seattle, which include acne treatments, vascular therapy
Staci Maneage are dedicated to outstanding cus- such high quality, at such a great value, make Dr. Miller has always had a keen interest in skin and skin rejuvenation, which is for correction of
tomer service, integrity in pricing and product The Gutter Cover™ the only choice for me.” care and aesthetics. sun damage and age spots. Laser peels are used to
quality. Quality materials, expert installation and 100 Dr. Miller and her staff have been very selec- resurface the skin to smooth texture and soften
“We want to keep our customers off the roof percent customer satisfaction remain the hall- tive in the lasers, products and procedures they fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars. Other things such
by giving them a permanent fix to the nagging marks of The Gutter Cover Company, which offer to insure quality and the best as birthmarks, moles, skin tags and port wine
gutter care problem,” Staci said. offers a lifetime performance warranty. The results. Treatments are performed by Dr. Miller stains can be treated with a laser. Other non-laser
The Gutter Cover Company is the exclusive Maneages also do their own work and do not who is on-site four days a week, along with services are available as well, such as micro-
authorized dealer in the St. Louis metro area for subcontract. They receive many compliments for Adrienne Van Camp M.A. who has been with Dr. derms, chemical peels, make-up and general skin
The Gutter Cover™. The internal bracket system their fine work and high-quality product. The
Miller for over six years, and Dawn Castillo R.N. care consultations.
is unique to this product. company is a member of the Home Builders
who has been there for over two years. St. Louis Skin Solutions is a proud provider of
“You want the real ‘The Gutter Cover™’ so Association and has received the Angie’s List
Dr. Miller offers cosmetic injectables for men all the Obagi lines. The newest service is the FDA
make sure it’s from Jim and Staci Maneage!” award three years in a row.
and women. Botox® is commonly used for approved SmoothShapes laser for cellulite.
said Staci. “And it’s virtually maintenance The company has also received Better
wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, lips, the Dr. Miller and her small staff would love to
free.” Business Bureau’s accredited business emblem.
The company installs The Gutter Cover™ The Maneages encourage potential customers to forehead and between the eyebrows. Dermal fill- meet with individuals to discuss skin care needs
year-round. The cover fits over existing gutters check their record with the BBB. ers such as Juvederm, Sculptra, Radiesse, Perlane, and to come up with a personal plan for optimal
keeping gutters free flowing, keeps water away “Each of our customers is special,” said Evolence and Restylane are used to correct naso- results for their individual goals.
from the house and prevents ice build-up from Staci. “You’re not just another job.” labial folds, marionette lines, scars, other wrin- St. Louis Skin Solutions is having a Botox
causing damage. The bracket system, along with On a personal note, Jim and Staci have three kles, fine lines and/or deep folds. Day on March 5. Botox® will be 10 percent off.
the heavy gauge gutter cover adds to appearance sons: Matthew 25, Kyle, 21 and four-year-old St. Louis Skin Solutions offers a variety of Call 543-4015 or e-mail adrienne@stlouisskin.
and strengthens a home’s existing gutter sys- Andrew. The family is also in the process of true lasers for multiple com for an appointment.
tem. adopting a baby daughter, Ellianna, from China. conditions and treat- Times are limited.
Consumer Advocate Jill Farmer says, “The ments. Laser hair removal Call of visit the Web
is one of the most popular site for more information.
The GuTTer Cover Co. laser treatments. Dr.

636-928-2828 13100 Manchester Suite 250 • Des Peres • 543-4015
theguttercovercompany.com Fax: 314-543-4070 • E-mail: skincare@stlouisskin.com • www.stlouisskin.com

Pictured (l to r) are: Dean Bantz, Amy O’Brien, Owner Kevin O’Brien, Laurie Smith and Don Picard. Pictured (l to r) are: Sabrina Tate, Bob Gaus, Steve Lotz and Debbie Gruenewald

Agape Construction Company, Tower Tee Reaches Out To Students,
An Award-Winning Design/Build firm Offers Instruction Aimed At Scholarships
The Agape team provides a perfect blend of As a result, they have created numerous Tower Tee Family Golf and Recreation has Tower Tee baseball for more than 30 years.
architectural design and technical expertise at a award-winning projects in the Kirkwood/ been around since 1962. More recently it has Lotz purchased Tower Tee in 2002 from his
price point that can meet a client’s budget… Webster area. In 2008 Agape was delighted to expanded its focus to training student golfers. father Richard. Richard originally opened the
and incorporates “green” sensitive building receive two Homer Awards and the BBB “We will provide golf training to over 500 facility with his father Roy Lotz.
practices. Torch award for customer satisfaction and
Agape Construction was founded in 1985 ethics in business. elementary and high school students in 2009,” The facility features a golf range, an
by Kevin O’Brien, who is both a journeyman “As a company, our goal is to do everything owner Steve Lotz said. “We serve West County 18-hole par three golf course, batting cages
carpenter and a professional engineer. O’Brien’s as if for the Lord, to the best of our abilities, and South County CYC programs, four univer- and miniature golf. It is open every day of the
wife and best friend, Amy, does the office with absolute honesty, and with the interest of sities, seven high schools, the Webster Groves year regardless of weather.
administration and marketing. Deeply rooted in others forefront in our minds,” said President recreation program, St. Louis Community “We have heaters in the winter and fans in
both the Webster and Kirkwood communities, Kevin O’Brien. College and other programs.” the summer,” Lotz said.
the O’Briens are grateful to work together in a Client satisfaction is a true reflection of Lotz said the business, located 6727 Heege Lotz said customers most often compli-
business they love. All five O’Brien children Agape’s vision, as attested to by the Horneyer Road, has broadened its instructional programs ment him on Tower Tee’s friendly staff, hours
have worked for the company at one time or family.
to focus on training and coaching high school of operation, its three large putting greens and
another. “Agape came up with a fabulous design to
Over the past 25 years, Agape Construction update our home for modern living and aging athletes for golf scholarships. the overall condition of the facility.
has grown into a full-service design/build in place,” Cathy Horneyer said upon Tower Tee’s staff consists of Lotz, who is Tower Tee’s coaching staff has also brought
remodeling firm of 15 devoted professionals. completion of the total renovation of their also the head PGA professional; Debbie the business some recognition recently.
They specialize in total renovations, additions, landmark home. “We were very impressed Gruenewald, general man- Bob Gaus, one of Tower
gourmet kitchens and new custom homes. with the oversight Agape provided during the ager; Bob Gaus, PGA mem- Tee’s coaching staff, played in
Specializing in both entire building process. We ber and teaching profession- his second U.S. Open in
remodeling and new home love our ‘new’ home!” al; Sabrina Tate, LPGA 2008.
construction gives Agape’s Visit Agape at www. member and teaching pro- The business has hosted
talented architect and AgapeConstruction.com
fessional; Drew Huelsing, such notable figures as John
professional engineer unique and remember, “What you
insights into the entire dream… we can build!” PGA apprentice and teach- Goodman, Bobby Knight, Bob
building process. ing professional; and Dave Costas and Joe Buck as well
Swatek, who has served as as numerous PGA players.
“The King of the Cage” at
435 E. Clinton • Kirkwood • 314-909-9050
www.AgapeConstruction.com 6727 Heege Road • 314-481-5818 • www.towertee.com
January 30 - February 5, 2009 Webster-Kirkwood Times 11-A

brentwood CHeSterFIeLd

Back: Pete Sharamitaro, John Speed, Jim Bailey Back: Bob Akers, Mary Curtis, Larry Crouch
Front: Pat Beloff , Gary Mueller Front: Richard Haar, Jeri LaCroix Steve and Sterling Frey

Crestwood Appliance Repair:
MID-WEST FLOOR:
Quality Through Time For 70 Years More Than A Parts And Service Center
Crestwood Appliance Repair Inc. has cleaner for electric shavers, which has
Mid-West Floor has been offering the finest master-craftsmen in all categories of floor diversified over the years to stay afloat. become a big success.
products in flooring decor for 70 years. The installations. For existing hardwood, it offers the
Today, President Sterling Frey and Vice “Two years ago I found a new non-
company offers a wide variety of brand name finest workmanship in sanding and refinishing
President Steve Frey offer major appliance scratch sponge at a trade show in Las
flooring products for both residential and existing wood floors to their original beauty.
commercial use. From quality carpeting and area Mid-West Floor has an outstanding variety of parts, plus die cast cars, airplanes, fire Vegas. The company I was buying them
rugs, to beautiful ceramic tile and vinyl, to the carpeting from quality makers like Karastan & trucks and tractors. Their newest item is from was a loser and it went out of
natural beauty of hardwood floors, Mid-West Masland. Whether customers prefer wall-to-wall Sterling’s non-scratch sponges which the business,” Sterling explained. “I found the
Floor has it all. or custom-design area rugs, the staff at Mid-West Freys sell coast-to-coast in about 400 company that made them and I now import
The professional sales staff and ASID Floor can help customers choose just the right stores. The business has been located in them under my Sterling’s label. It will be a
designers at Mid-West Floor are ready and product for their home. Crestwood since 1964. In 1998, it moved multi-million dollar product this year.”
willing to assist customers in selecting the style Ceramic tile and marble flooring is very to its present location at 9979 Watson The Freys take pride in their work and
of flooring that is right for their homes. Customers popular due to the variety of design possibilities Road (9/10 of a mile west of Crestwood being the best at what they do.
can visit the two showrooms or take advantage of and color availability of today’s tiles. Mid-West Court). “We never ask a customer to spend
convenient shop at home service. Floor offers a full line of tile for use on walls, “We started out as a small appliance money on something we would not do
Due to flooding in September, Mid-West floors and countertops, including porcelain,
vacuum and electric shaver parts and ourselves,” Sterling said.
Floor's Brentwood showroom has been totally ceramic and natural stone (marble, granite, slate).
service company,” said Sterling. “Now That philosophy has earned the trust of
remodeled. Everything was ruined, flood waters Mid-West Floor also has a wide selection of vinyl
even covered the desks inside the offices. and laminate flooring to choose from. Visit the
because most small appliances are made so their customers.
Mid-West Floor employs its own union showrooms for design inspiration! cheap, we have had to diversify in many “They know we do good work and trust
new things or go broke.” our advice,” Sterling said of his customers.
In 1987 Sterling created Sterling’s “And, I recently bought out Authorized
Products, a preshave and liquid head Appliance on Hampton Ave.”

Crestwood Appliance Repair, Inc.
2714 Breckenridge Ind. Ct. • Brentwood • 314-647-6060
9979 Watson Road • Crestwood • 314-909-8900
287 Lamp & Lantern Village • Chesterfield • 636-391-6800 41 Years in Crestwood • 8:30 to 5 Daily. Sat 8:30 to 3
www.mid-westfloor.com

Kevin and Becky Prewitt Rich Ray, Kevin Kilpatrick and Dick Russell.

Lighthouse Biographies Preserves Family Richard’s Roofing and Exteriors -
Memories In Books, On Video Humble Beginnings Lead To Success
With everyone’s busy lives, it’s often “My children never knew their grandma. It all started in a basement. “So many roofing and exteriors companies
hard to find the time, or even know how to I wish I would’ve done something like this Dick Russell and Rich Ray started their sub-contract their work today,” he said. “We
begin to preserve family memories, stories for them,” she said. company, Richard’s Roofing and Exteriors, in must constantly stress the fact that we employ
Russell’s basement on Washington Avenue in long-time people, who are all hourly
and pictures. Kevin’s 20-plus years in management
Kirkwood in 1990. employees.”
At Lighthouse Biographies LLC, a and customer service and Becky’s 25-plus
“I told (Ray) that we will forever be Ray said the company’s dedication to using
newly-opened business in St. Louis, Kevin years in print layout and design, bring a connected, just like being married!” Russell its own employees sometimes leads to a slightly
and Becky Prewitt are helping people create blend of compassion and professionalism said. higher price for completing a job, along with an
family legacies by conducting personal to the creation of beautiful hardbound In the early 1990s, the company moved out explanation as to why that’s not necessarily a
interviews which they transform into family legacy books. of the basement and into a renovated 1920s bad thing.
hardbound books (complete with photos) They also create Photo Storybooks farmhouse, which now serves as an office, and “Our workmanship and customer service are
or DVDs. using a customer’s personalized captions or a separate warehouse at its current location at well above our competitors who ‘sub-out’ their
After losing his father 14 years ago, short stories to go along with the pictures. 344 Leffingwell Ave. labor,” Ray said.
along with a lifetime of memories, Kevin These books can be theme books: vacations, The company’s two buildings often serve as Kilpatrick said the company’s focus on
has had a passion to help people leave a anniversaries, weddings, sports teams, baby showrooms because they are outfitted with quality workmanship has helped build a strong
legacy for their loved ones. Becky also books, even children’s artwork. some of the company’s products. reputation.
understands the loss of life and the regret of Call 314-723-3417 or visit Web site at “Our office has vinyl replacement windows “Word of mouth is our best network,”
not having asked more questions. www.LighthouseBiographies.com. installed, so folks can actually try them out,” Kilpatrick said. “Our customers appreciate the
said Kevin Kilpatrick, president of the services we provide.”
company’s siding and window division. For more information, visit www.
The company strives to use quality materials richardsroofing.com or call 965-3008.
as well as quality labor, Russell said.

RichaRds
Roofing & ExtERioRs inc.
344 Leffingwell • Kirkwood • 965-3008
12-A Webster-Kirkwood Times January 30 - February 5, 2009

From left: Bob Veach, Tabatha Veach, Darlene Kavanaugh and Tom Kavanaugh.
The Martha’s Hands Team is here to serve you and your loved one. Recognized as one of the area’s premiere private-
duty home health services since 1997, Martha’s Hands has provided over 1,000,000 hours of compassionate care.
Miracle Method Offers Savings Over
Replacing Old Bathroom Or Kitchen Martha’s Hands Home Health
Provides “Love Through Service”
Miracle Method is a bathroom and kitchen So, why choose a less experienced company Martha’s Hands provides quality, compas- has grown to become one of the premiere private-
refinishing business offering services that fit to do your work. You get what you pay for,” sionate private duty home health care. Our nurs- duty home health agencies in St. Louis.
the bill during both good and bad economic Kavanaugh said. ing team works with the family to develop a cus- Recently, Martha’s Hands launched a new
times, according to owners Terry and Darlene Customers want the best product, the best tomized care plan for the client. program called Just for Moms, which helps
Kavanaugh. service, and the best price. At Miracle Method, Typical services include bathing and dressing expecting and new moms with care for them-
The St. Louis company refinishes old, Kavanaugh said the company’s quality servic- assistance; meal preparation/clean-up; medica- selves, newborns, siblings and your home.
worn out and dated tubs, tiles, vanity tops and es will save customers both money and time. tion set-up and reminders; light housekeeping; Martha’s Hands now offers basic dental ser-
countertops. Miracle Method also makes repairs “Our goal is to help homeowners with the laundry; errand running; and companionship. vices in your home. These Mobile
to fiberglass. The www.miraclemethod.com best quality and service we can give by offer- Eileen and John Hedrick founded Martha’s Dentistry Services, performed by Dr. Dennis
website answers questions that customers have ing homeowners a major cost savings over Hands with a mission that Eileen was taught over McCaffrey, provides people dental services with-
about the process. tearing out and replacing a bathroom or kitchen 30 years ago. While a nursing student, Eileen was out leaving the comfort of their own home.
“When homeowners are selling they need — then being able to use that room in less than taught compassionate care by the Sisters of Martha’s Hands maintains membership in the
to improve marketability. When not selling, 24 hours,” Kavanaugh said. Mercy, emphasizing total wellness. Eileen applied National Private Duty Association, Missouri
this mission in her nursing career. Alliance for Home Care, Social Workers in Long
homeowners are needing and wanting ease of Miracle Method is a family-run business,
John had built his own success, having run his Term Care and the Kirkwood/Des Peres Area
maintainability and an up-to-date look,” Terry with Terry and Darlene Kavanaugh joined by
own successful engineering company since the Chamber of Commerce.
Kavanaugh said. their daughter, Tabatha Veach as office manager mid 1980s. With Eileen’s focus on high quality While actual family members have joined the
As a franchise company, Kavanaugh said and son-in-law Bob Veach serving as lead tech- standards and John’s ability to set up a company, company, the Hedricks consider all of their
Miracle Method offers 30 years of experience nician. Other technicians include Correy Dortch Martha’s Hands started in their basement in employees members of their family, working to
with more than 100 locations across America. and Tracy McFarland. 1997. continue Eileen’s original mission of “Love
The company has employed the same proce- Look for Miracle Method, booth 4921, at Known for its quality service, Martha’s Hands through Service.”
dures on hundreds of thousands of jobs. the Home & Garden Show, March 5-9, at the
“That means our procedures must work. Edward Jones Dome.

1-888-992-6222
www.miraclemethod.com
11906 Manchester • www.marthashands.com • 314-965-4350

Before

After
Pat Tosie From left: Lynn Schmittgens, Becky Maness, Karen Richard, Tom Schmittgens and Amira Mujkic.

Custom Concepts Gets Homeowners The Medicine Shoppe In Affton Delivers
Involved In Building Process Neighborhood Drug Store Service
Family-owned and operated Custom and more of the appraised value of their fin- Tom and Lynn Schmittgens have been pro- people. A good pharmacist is an invaluable
Concepts Design & Build has been serving ished home, earning instant equity. viding personal service at The Medicine Shoppe asset. Having one pharmacy “home” is impor-
the Midwest since 1965. Pharmacy in Affton since 1989. tant.”
“Custom Concepts helps you get the most
“We wanted to practice pharmacy in a neigh- To also beat the competition, the Schmittgenses
Patrick A. Tosie Sr. owns the custom for your construction budget,” Tosie said.
borhood drug store setting,” said Lynn. have recently expanded their home health care
home building company which builds custom Plus, Tosie noted that every addition,
They bought the full-service pharmacy and business. Plus, they offer free delivery and the
homes, room additions and log homes. home and log home is personally designed free mailing of prescriptions. The store also
home health care product store from Richard and
Tosie’s staff includes Mike Roth, sales man- for each client. Belle Schneider when they retired. The Medicine accepts most insurance, Medicare Part D, Missouri
ager who joined Tosie in 1996; Randy Strunk, Through the years Tosie has noticed that Shoppe has been in Affton for 32 years. The RX, and Medicaid.
a consultant joined Tosie in 1994; and Steve people are doing larger projects than ever Schmittgenses moved to their current location at “We are certified in diabetes, asthma and
Rehagen, a design professional, joined Tosie before. 7922 Mackenzie Road in August 2006. allergy, immunizations (pending), and offer more
in 1998. “Each and every customer is different, Tom, a registered pharmacist, has over 30 classes and individual medication management
Now in its second generation, Custom each with unique wants, needs and challeng- years of pharmacy experience in hospital and counseling,” Lynn added.
Concepts was started with the philosophy to es,” Tosie said. “Every job is a new experi- retail settings. As a breast cancer survivor, he has Their staff is also service oriented. Personnel
help people get the most for their construc- ence and I have the satisfaction of helping a special empathy with his “sisters.” includes relief pharmacist Rasma Chereson R.
tion budget by getting them actively involved people live in the house of their dreams.” “Living through that kind of diagnosis has Ph.; pharmacy technicians, Amira Mujkic, Karen
in the building process. Custom Concepts offers free building given us great experience to assist families facing Richard and Becky Maness; pharmacy cashiers,
The “Partner in Building” workshops several times a critical illnesses,” Lynn said. Colleen and Bill Schmittgens (Lynn and Tom’s
program allows customers year. They cover everything As an independent pharmacy, The Medicine children), Laura Porter and Shelby Meyers; and
to choose products that go from type of home, budget, Shoppe is facing today’s challenges from mail drivers Emir Ramic and Gary Maness for out-of-
into a home, the contractors financing to building permit order and big box competition. Affton deliveries and All Restaurants Deliver for
who work on it, as well as application. The next work- “We find personalized Affton deliveries.
service could never be more Hours are Monday-
the design that best fits their shop will be held on Saturday,
important,” said Lynn. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
lifestyle. By acting as an March 21, 10 a.m., at Custom
“There are so many changes Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
owner-builder, customers Concepts in Sunset Hills.
in medications due to cost
can save up to 30 percent or insurance or other
needs. It is so confusing for
3751 S. Lindbergh • 314-821-6700
7922 Mackenzie Road • 314-638-3535 • medicineshoppe.com/0128
www.mycustomhome.com
January 30 - February 5, 2009 Webster-Kirkwood Times 13-A

Back Row L to R: Denise Donovan, Joan Bieser and Eraka McCulla. Pictured (l to r) are: James Wetton, Cindy Plummer, Ryan Whittington, Kit Whittington, Mark Petty,
Front Row L to R: Leslie Essner, Sue Smithson, Ann Shanfeld and Kim Mahler. and Rebecca Pavelka.

The Hair Affair Expands Specializing In Adult
With New Manicure And Pedicure Spa In-Home Care Since 1987
The Hair Affair in Webster Groves, which “We specialize in corrective color, foils and Seniors Home Care (SHC) is the profes- “I started SHC to provide a support sys-
has been keeping its customers looking great at overlays,” said Bieser. sional alternative for seniors who want the tem for older adults,” said Kit. “We allow
the same location since 1977, has now expand- Bieser enjoys her work, thanks in part to benefits of assisted living, but do not want to individuals to stay in the comfort of their own
ed to offer more services. the loyal customer base and meeting great move out of their home. SHC, which now homes and to maintain their independence.
Denise Donovan and Joan Bieser are cur- people. serves South County, has been providing in- Our service is a reassurance to the adult chil-
rent owners of the hair and nail salon. They “We are always growing and there is home care to seniors in Webster Groves, dren of seniors who find it difficult to raise
both worked for the original owners, John always something new to learn in our field,” Kirkwood, Clayton, Ladue and West County their own families while trying to be support-
Newkirk and Winnie Berberich. Donovan took Bieser said. since 1987. ive caregivers to their elderly parents.”
over the salon in 2004 when they retired. Customers like the salon also. Caring for older adults is a way of life for SHC offers its clients flexibility, with care
Bieser became a partner in 2007. According to Bieser, customers like that Kit Whittington, R.N., B.S.N, and the founder ranging from a 30-minute QuickVisit™ to
The staff at The Hair Affair also includes The Hair Affair is not a pretentious salon; that of Seniors Home Care (SHC). Kit takes a 24-hour care seven days a week. Our live-in
Bieser’s niece Kim Mahler, receptionist since it has great price levels and a friendly staff. In personal interest in all her clients, meeting program is a cost-effective in-home service
2007; hair stylists Leslie Essner, Ann Shanfeld, addition, the atmosphere is very comfortable with each of them before carefully selecting a designed specifically for individuals requir-
who joined the salon in 2004; and Sue Smithson and laid back. thoroughly screened staff member as their ing 24-hour care. A number of services are
and Eraka McCulla, who joined the salon in The Hair Affair has recently expanded its caregiver. also offered to those in a nursing home,
2008. manicure and pedicure spa taking over part of SHC provides much more than just basic recovering from an illness, or who are hospi-
“We have a wonderful staff on board; we the space Maui Tan vacated when it went out assistance. Kit has designed talized.
support each other,” said Bieser. “We love our of business. her service around the true “My goal is for older
clients and Webster.” Bieser invites the public needs of the older popula- adults to be able to live with

hair
The Hair Affair offers to an Open House to celebrate tion, with companionship, dignity,” said Kit. “I believe
many services and products the the grand opening of the medication reminders, trans- Seniors Home Care provides
such as Redken hair prod- manicure/pedicure space. It portation, shopping, light seniors just that, through the
ucts, OPI nail products, man- will held on Friday, Feb. 6, 4
icures, pedicures, hair cuts,
color services, perms, and
affair to 7 p.m. Refreshments will
be served.
housekeeping, cooking and
personal care among the
kindness and respect we show
them one client at a time.”
many services offered.
facial waxing.

8122 Big Bend Blvd. • Webster Groves • 314-968-3253 Mid County 314-962-2666 • Clayton/Ladue 314-863-2667
South County 314-894-2666

Eric Oliphant, Bob Starr, and Delayna Adams Don’t tear down; Build up.

Show Me Blinds Makes Window Kuhn Construction:
Fashions A Breeze Protecting Historic Neighborhoods
Show Me Blinds and Shutters Inc. has the “I’ll make sure your window fashion project Webster Groves and Kirkwood take From new kitchens and bathrooms to
knowledge and expertise to make window fash- is a positive and thoroughly satisfying experi-
ion projects a breeze. ence,” Starr said. “I enjoy the customer’s reac-
pride in their rich history. The century-old two-story additions, Kuhn is a master at
Owner, Robert Starr acquired the already tion when they see the finished product. rivalry, the Turkey Day Game, is a great taking an old space and making it new
successful and established Hunter Douglas “At Show Me Blinds, we want to be your example of this but so are the historic again, while keeping the integrity of the
Gallery in 2006. The gallery has been in busi- one-stop shop for all your custom window fash- streets and century-old homes. original home and neighborhood in mind.
ness for over 13 years. ion needs,” he added. “When you shop with us, These neighborhoods are proud of their Rick Kuhn noted that his company's
Show Me Blinds and Shutters offers blinds, you will have one of the most recognized names homes and the homeowners work hard to philosophy for executing a successful
shades, shutters and draperies. Customers are in the window industry and reliable expertise –
restore rather than tear down and start project is based on the importance of
invited to stop by the store and pick up a free all provided with a local touch being privately
Designing Windows catalog. A free in-home owned and operated.”
fresh. This is why the Kuhn Construction building relationships with each client.
consultation with a professional design consul- Being the oldest Hunter Douglas Window Co., Inc. family has felt so comfortable Kuhn goes out of his way to establish
tant will guide customers through the process of Fashions Gallery in St. Louis has provided a establishing themselves in the Kirkwood rapport with the clients, making sure that
picking out the best treatment for their win- solid foundation to weather these difficult times and Webster area for almost 30 years.. he knows as much about what the client
dows. and even experience record growth. Kuhn specializes in restoring and wants and needs as the client does.
The Show Me Blinds team includes: Delayna Show Me is very proud to be a Kirkwood updating older homes. “We establish a high level of trust,
Adams, a design consultant with over seven business because of the community support to
“We are not in the business of tearing and, then, we deliver a quality product,”
years experience in the window fashion indus- buy local.
try; Eric Oliphant, business Starr credits a great part of down homes,” said Owner Rick Kuhn. he said.
consultant – EGO Business the company’s success to “We pride ourselves on matching hun- “If you love your old neighborhood
Consultants; plus Robert Kirkwood-Webster customers dred-year-old trim and but need more space or
Starr, owner/installer. who have entrusted his team woodwork to make the just a little updating, call
Along with experience, to help beautify their homes new and the old flow Kuhn Construction!”
the team provides service with and in return have given Show together seamlessly.” Kuhn said.
the care and the personal Me Blinds priceless word-of-
touch to guarantee customer mouth advertising and won-
satisfaction. derful referrals.

933 S. Kirkwood Road • Kirkwood • 314-909-1177 755 E. Monroe • Oakland • 314-966-KUHN
www.showmeblinds.hdwfg.com www.kuhnconst.com
14-A Webster-Kirkwood Times January 30 - February 5, 2009

Kathy Evans L to R: Ann Throm, Brittany Holdner, Natalie Evans, Debbie Enright, K.C. Crockwell,
Jill Srohmeyer, Matt Strohmeyer, Audrey Strohmeyer, Lucas Strohmeyer.

“Write For You” Life Stories: Matthew F. Strohmeyer D.D.S. Provides
Your Autobiography In An Heirloom Book Caring Dentistry In Brentwood
Writing the story of one’s life for family valuable to the person whose story I’m telling. The Family Dental Practice of Matthew F. satisfaction from helping people feel and look
members can be a daunting project that takes The product is an heirloom book, a priceless gift Strohmeyer D.D.S. has grown since its April better.
organization, skill, and time. That’s where Kathy to the family,” Evans said. 2006 opening in Brentwood. “Whether it is a routine checkup, painful
Evans comes in. She will take the journey with The client may order as many books as he or Dr. Strohmeyer offers comprehensive oral emergency or a cosmetic procedure, all patients
a client, evoking his or her story through a series she wishes, available in both hardbound or soft health care, including cosmetic procedures and will leave feeling and looking better,” said Dr.
of interviews and putting it to paper, capturing cover. patient education. He sees children of all ages, Strohmeyer.
the client’s voice and style. Evans comes from the field of occupational senior citizens and everyone in between. He also appreciates the referrals he gets
She has written more than 25 books since therapy, but writing and hearing people’s stories “We are continually building on our solid from his patients.
starting her business, “Write for You” Life have been her life-long interests. foundation established three years ago,” Dr. “We care so much about our patients and
Stories LLC in 2001. “Though I loved occupational therapy, I was Strohmeyer said. “We are always striving to provide them the best care possible,” he said.
“I interview my clients in their homes, over more interested in the stories of the people I offer the healthiest and highest quality dentistry. “Their referrals are both humbling and a
a period of months, about the events, challenges, worked with than in doing therapy with them,” That means adding procedures, products and testament to our efforts.”
sorrows, and joys of their lives,” Evans said. she said. “I came to this business believing and attention to detail that keep our patients happy Patients like the office’s relaxed, friendly
“Between visits, I weave that week’s interview knowing that every single person has a story. and healthy.” atmosphere, plus the personal attention, the high
into the narrative, and the story grows, little by That story is the most precious gift a person can Dr. Strohmeyer’s wife, Jill, is the office quality of dentistry, honesty and
little.” give to his children or grandchildren.” bookkeeper. The staff also includes Ann Throm attention to detail. Patients also tell
Her father, Reverend Richard Miller,
To find out how to pursue a life story project as officer manager, Receptionist Debbie Enright Dr. Strohmeyer that they appreciate
researches genealogy for her clients if they
with Evans, to see photos of her beautifully- and Dental Assistant Natalie Evans. that they get most of their work
wish.
designed books, and to read Dr. Strohmeyer and his staff recently completed at his office with very few
Evans, a Kirkwood resi-
testimonials from past welcomed two new additions to the team:Matthew
K. C. F. Strohmeyer,
referrals out. DDS, LLC
dent with four children, scans
r

clients, please visit her Web Crockwell as a register dental Family Dental Practice
9

photographs, documents,
war medals, and sometimes site at www.write foryoustl. hygienist and Brittany Holdner as
even three-dimensional
life stories, l
lc com, or call her at 740-8859 dental assistant. Matthew F. Strohmeyer, DDS, LLC
objects for use in her books. to arrange for a free The entire staff strives to make
“Often the client or the
Your life,
on paper
consultation to discuss your a patient’s experience as comfortable Family Dental Practice
family will say that the pro- project. as possible.
cess is what was the most Dr. Strohmeyer gains great

Kirkwood • 314-740-8859 • www.writeforyoustl.com 8764 Manchester, Ste. 200 • Brentwood • 314-968-2483

Amie, Tom, and Bill Riggs Charlie Willingham presents a donation to Sylvia Jackson, St. Louis Women’s Safe House director.

Experience Housecleaning With
Riggs Construction And Design “The Molly Maid Difference”
Celebrates 50 Years In Kirkwood Charlie Willingham of Kirkwood brings over
25 years of experience in the residential house-
“We want to provide outstanding service time
after time,” said Willingham. “That means we
In 1959 “The Twilight Zone” debuted addition, a new kitchen, a relaxing master cleaning business with Molly Maid of Mid don’t charge an outrageous first fee. I come to the
on national television, Alaska and Hawaii suite or a complete home remodel, all County. home and do a free, in-home estimate. The esti-
became states, and pantyhose were intro- Riggs projects begin with a thorough “As a local owner, I focus on providing out- mate provides the detail customers want, at the
duced to women around the world. design process that maps out each project standing service in the homes of area residents,” price that is affordable.” At Molly Maid, there are
Also in 1959 William Riggs, a master from start to finish, and manages all selec-
said Willingham. He lives in Kirkwood with no contracts.
carpenter and craftsman, founded tions, budgets and decisions.
Jessica, his wife of 20 years, and their two chil- “We feel that as long as the customer is happy,
Kirkwood family business Riggs And what will the year 2009 mean for
Construction & Design. A full service, homeowners? According to Swarts, 2009 dren, Emilie and Jake. we will get to come back,” Willingham said.
design-build remodeling firm, Riggs helps brings the best time to remodel in recent Molly Maid’s thorough cleaning process “Rest assured that each Molly Maid team is
homeowners update, modify and repair history. includes dusting baseboards, light fixtures, furni- bonded, insured, and part of a nationwide network
their homes to meet today’s lifestyles. “Interest rates are low, sense of com- ture, sills, shelves, blinds and décor; vacuuming/ of cleaning professionals,” said Willingham. “We
“There has been a lot of change in munity is high, and the properties in our mopping all floors, carpets, rugs and stairs; clean- guarantee our work.”
Kirkwood, Webster and the Greater St. area are truly worth preserving,” said ing showers, tubs, toilets and sinks; cleaning, dry- To make a difference in the lives of abused
Louis region in the last 50 years,” said Swarts. “In a nutshell, now is the time to ing and shining all mirrors, glass, counters, tile and women, Molly Maid, along with the Ms. Molly
Amie Riggs Swarts, vice president of the make the investment in your home, and appliance surfaces; and vacuuming or dusting all Foundation, is partnering with St. Louis Women’s
company. “Along with that change comes Riggs can help you create the home you furniture, even under cushions. Safe House, the oldest and largest domestic shelter
an ever-present need for fami- need, stay on budget, and avoid It provides all equipment and supplies and uses in the St. Louis community. Locally, Molly Maid
lies to re-evaluate their homes the cost and hassle of moving.” only microfiber cloths, which are more expensive, has raised over $2,500 for the St. Louis Women’s
to determine how to make the In February, Riggs
but “well worth it.” Safe House.
home function better for their Construction & Design will
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