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Roof damage? Lake Orion Roofing can assist in reopening insurance claims
When a catastrophic hail storm swept roof damage from a storm that happened a All the owner must do is file the
through the Orion area a few years ago, over few years ago may still be the cause of the claim, pay the deductible, and
90 percent of roofs that Lake Orion Roofing current state of their roofs. Lake Orion Roofing will provide
inspected had roof damage. “With a natural disaster like a few years the rest.
Many homeowners were completely un- ago, there are a lot of carriers out there who With their free assessment
aware until Lake Orion Roofing, who are Haag keep the door open on their insurance poli- policy, Lake Orion Roofing will
Certified Inspectors, climbed up to take a look cies for years,” Southern said. “A lot of carri- provide homeowners with proof
that they had actually sustained damage, ers will still allow a claim and reopen a claim. of damage to take back to their
some of which did not become apparent until I’ve done a lot of that. I have a trained eye for insurance company if any dam-
months, or years later. assessing that damage. age is found to their homes.
With more than 30 years experience in resi- “So if you don’t file a claim, your increase “It’s a painless process for the
dential and commercial roofing, Lake Orion in premium will pay for everyone else’s re- customer,” Southern said. “We
Roofing is a fully licensed and in- pairs, except yours. You should walk them through each step of
sured local business whose number never have to pay for your the claims process, from filing a
one priority is quality workmanship neighbor’s roof,” Southern said. claim to installing their new roof,
and customer satisfaction, said Lake Orion Roofing, located at with a complete guarantee of our
owner Mark Southern. 881 Brown Rd., knows the claims workmanship.”
“We try to set ourselves apart from industry inside and out. Since Lake Orion Roofing operates
the rest of the crowd. Ninety per- 1985, they have helped custom- through a two-step system: their
cent of our business is direct refer- ers successfully complete the certified professionals meet with
rals, so our customers know we’re entire claim process. homeowners to examine the roof-
here for them – we’re going to make A good test to know whether or ing problems, and then sit down
things right,” Southern said. not their home has been damaged is for with the homeowners to guide
Nobody wants their insurance rates to in- homeowners to first look around to see if them through the process so they Patti Lawson and Maegan Eller and the rest of the professional
crease, however, insurance companies typi- their neighbors have had to repair their roofs. can make an informed decision. team at Lake Orion Roofing can help solve your roofing woes.
cally cannot single out a homeowner for a Other signs include collateral damage dis- Southern said this approach set
rate increase based on an “Act of God” storm covered around the bottom sections of your them apart from other roofers:
damage claim. Instead, insurance companies house to windows, trim and decks, which typi- “We pride ourselves on being very honest hour emergency service, for severe weather
can raise rates for everyone in the affected cally indicates roofing damage above. and approachable. A new roof is a big invest- damage or that persistent leak in the middle
area. Homeowners also may use Lake Orion ment. We want people to know that they’re of the night.
In other words, whether or not you file a Roofing’s work authorization policy, allow- buying a contractor they can trust as much For your free assessment to see if you
claim, everyone will see an increase in insur- ing the company to deal directly with the as they’re buying a product.” qualify for an insurance claim, or for all your
ance rates for a natural disaster. homeowner’s insurance carrier on their be- Lake Orion Roofing also offers project fi- roofing needs, call Lake Orion Roofing team
And many homeowners don’t realize that half. nancing, a customer referral program and 24- at 248-393-0055.

Why LAKE ORION ROOFING?
Real Life Testimonials! This Guy Knows What He’s Doing!
The Results are Amazing!
I Would Highly Recommend! They Did A Fantastic Job! It never occurred to me to even file an insurance claim until
I overheard several co-workers discussing similar situations
I was only two weeks from arbitration over a dispute with my I called a roof repair “expert” that told me I had severe
with their homes. I decided to call a contractor, based on hearing
insurance company when I met with Mark at Lake Orion roofing. storm damage. “The worst he had seen.” The insurance
how good they were on a radio show.
He analyzed the extend of the damages to my roof due to hail company intimidated the roof repair “expert” and said it was
This contractor came out, took a look and my roof and
and wind and determined the we were not getting a fair offer from sun damage, ext. and that it was not from “that” storm.
aluminum siding and informed me that they could provide a
from the insurance company and were going to have to pay The roof “expert” I had called said there was nothing he could
quote on a new roof, but not the aluminum siding, because
for most of our roof replacement out of our own pockets. do about the claim but I definitely had Hail and Wind Damage
they felt it was only slightly damaged.
Using his vast experience in these matters he quickly headed and that I needed a new roof.
I checked with my co-workers that live in the area to ask
off arbitration and got a new inspection ordered. He personally My neighbor had a similar situation and told me things
which contractor they were using – Lake Orion Roofing! ‘Why
met with the inspector and walked him through the issues and turned around once they contacted Lake Orion Roofing; all
do you like them?’ “Because they are outstanding!”
at the end of the process we were covered for all of the damages their problem were solved.
Mark Southern personally came out to inspect the damage.
that occurred. The work Lake Orion roofing performed was I called Lake Orion roofing and this is when the story finally
He was amazingly efficient and thorough as he reviewed and
excellent and I recommend him for all of your roofing needs. improved. Together Mark (Lake Orion Roofing) and the
captured the damage – This guy knows what he’s doing. Mark
Insurance Company inspected my roof. They determined my
uncovered a great deal of damage the storms had done to my
We have successfully completed 1,000s of storm damage roof needed to be replaced and the supervisor even said “There
home. He worked diligently with my insurance company to
was no question my roof needed repaired.”
roofing repairs. Lake Orion Roofing has extensive experience make sure all the damage was addressed. Lake Orion Roofing
The good news. Thanks to Lake Orion roofing, I have a
did all the hard work with the insurance company for me.
new roof, and they did a fantastic job.
in working with insurance companies to replace your storm I would highly recommend!
I can’t begin to speak of how supremely skilled and
professional Mark and his roofing and siding team were. Hands
damaged roof, siding, windows, awnings & more! Mitch Kline
down, the best contractor I have ever worked with! The results
are absolutely amazing! I wouldn’t use anyone but Lake Orion
Lake Orion Roofing has HAAG Certified Inspectors Roofing!”
which Carries a Deeper Level of Credibilty. - An extremely satisfied customer. PR

32 Years Strong “Above All… Customer Satisfaction?
www.lakeorionroofing.com 248-393-0055
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STILL STRUGGLING WITH AN EXISTING CLAIM?
Let
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for YOU.
YOU. We
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WE HAVE ALREADY HELPED DOZENS!
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J. Jacobs & Associates Insurance celebrates 35 years
J. Jacobs and Associates Insurance is get- “Our customers know we’re look-
ting ready to celebrate 35 years of helping ing for them and that if it’s the
businesses and individuals throughout best price out there for them, we
Michigan with their insurance needs. already have it on their policy.
Jeff Jacobs, founder of Jacobs Insurance, We always connect our custom-
started J. Jacobs and Associates Insurance ers with the best service and
in 1981 and soon grew to be one of the top prices we can.”
five agents in Michigan. And, to J. Jacobs and Associ-
In 2005, Jeff evolved his company into an ates, quality matters when it
independent insurance agency, so that he comes to the carriers they work
could give his customers a better experience. with.
Today, Jeff’s son, President Joseph Jacobs In fact, the agency currently
and his staff strive to carry-out that same carries six of the top-rated inde-
mission. pendent companies in Michigan.
This homegrown independent insurance “We really look for companies
agency puts your needs first and will work that are the best-of-the-best. Ev-
with you to develop a custom plan to meet ery company we work with, from
those needs— all while staying within a bud- our insurance carriers to the
get you can afford. dealerships and collision shops
J. Jacobs and Associates offers a wide range that we refer our customers to,
of insurance types— including auto, truck they are all top-notch,” said
and motorcycle insurance, RV and boat in- Jacobs.
surance, homeowner, life, and commercial/ “And, as a larger independent
business insurance. agent, we have pull with these J. Jacobs & Associates Insurance, a locally-owned family business, have been serving the Lake Orion community for 35
With access to over 130 companies for com- companies because we send years. Contact the J. Jacobs & Associates team of professionals today to get help with all your insurance needs.
mercial lines and 13 for personal, auto and them a lot of business. We’re able
home lines of business, agents at J. Jacobs to manage problems for our customers better assets. Baldwin Rd., is open Monday through Fri-
and Associates are constantly searching to than some of the smaller agencies,” Jacobs Whether you are calling to file a claim or day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
get you the best price, so you don’t have to. said. looking for face-to face service, you’ll always To learn more or to receive a quote, call J.
“If we see a customer’s insurance price in- While J. Jacobs and Associates is a larger be able to connect with a friendly and wel- Jacobs and Associates at (800) 690-6645, or
crease, we’re working on it before they even independent agency, its staff provides the coming agent right when you need one. visit www.jjainsurance.com.
have to call us,” said President Joseph Jacobs. local-level service you need to protect your The office, located in Lake Orion, at 4301 S.

Family owned and operated for over 35 years.
Located in Lake Orion/Clarkston/Auburn Hills area
1/2 mile North of Great Lakes Crossing and I-75 on Baldwin Rd!
(800) 690-6645 or Email: Jacobs31@jjainsurance.com
4301 S. Baldwin Rd. Orion Twp. MI 48359
HOMEOWNERS: Full Replacement on contents and AUTO INSURANCE
the dwelling, 1000 deductible and 500,000 liability Year Make & Model Premium
Dwelling Contents Prem. 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 436.00
150,000 112,500 350.00 2016 Ford F150 479.00
250,000 187,500 395.00 2016 Chevrolet Impala 454.00
350,000 262,500 457.00 2016 Honda CR-V 445.00
450,000 337,500 587.00 2016 Chrysler T&C 366.00
--Personal Liability 500/500/500 Uninsured and Underinsured 500/500
COVERAGE
INCLUDES
} --Property Damage $1,000,000 Car Rental - Included
--$500 Stnadard Collision Deductible Accidental Death - Included

Auto - Home - Boat - Motorcycle - Life
Commercial - Work Comp - General Liability
Call us now at 800-690-6645 for your FREE QUOTE!
*The above prices are quoted with no tickets or accidents for 5 years, 50 years of age, multi vehicles, prior insurance and auto home discount. *All quotes
are subject to Superior Credit/Risk scoring, and claim history. *Homes are also quoted with a year built of 2010 or newer. *Prices as of 11/2016 in zip code 48371
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Your #1 Roofing Contractor, Lake Orion Roofing
For over 32 years Lake Orion We take pride in the fact that all of
Roofing has been a staple in the com- our installers must be certified as
munity and will remain so for years to CertainTeed Master Shingle
come. During those 32 years we have Applicators. We want to ensure you
put our hands to good use, helping the will have peace of mind knowing that
community whenever possible. you have selected the best roofing
Lake Orion Roofing opened in 1985 contractor for your home.
and became incorporated in 1988. Not only are we able to handle all
Since then we have provided several your roofing needs, we also install
families and businesses with new roofs, siding, gutters & insulation as well.
gutters, and siding. How have we We have a repair & service
stayed in business so long, well that’s department to perform repairs to roof
easy Great Customer Service, and systems or temporary repairs until
Excellent Workmanship! Most you’re ready for new roof, siding or
importantly we have a community gutters. Call us today at 248-393-
behind us that has given years of loyalty 0055 to schedule a free inspection &
and commitment. The main reason we estimate.
have kept our doors open is due to If you are currently struggling with
the amazing home owners and business an existing claim give us a call.
owners that we service. M.S. patient Sandy McSwain needed help. Lake Orion Police Chief Jerry Insurance Claims are our specialty,
We are committed to bringing you, Narsh called in Ron Zilka and Jeff Speagle from Vintage Construction and from claim to finish we can help.
our customer and neighbor, the very Mark Southern from Lake Orion Roofing to give her home a new roof and We’ve handled hundreds of
make-over.
best in quality and service. Our customers and know the claim
commitment is to educate each of our right contractor for their project. follow installation standards set forth by process and protocol.
customers in order for them to make We only install quality products from the National Roofing Contractors Our motto we live by is “Above
an informed decision in selecting the manufacturers such as; CertainTeed & Association. All… Customer Satisfaction”.

Lake Orion Roofing… Cares About Our Community!
Real Life Testimonials
They Did a Fantastic Job! Will recommend
I would like to share my recent experience with Lake Orion
Roofing.
them
From start to finish, Lake Orion Roofing was attentive to
our needs, responsive to our request, and very professional in
to everyone Before After
every aspect of their involvement in our project. We had such a pleasant
Project Manager Mark Southern was very helpful in helping
us understand industry standards, and recommending quality
products. The installation crew was prompt and professional.
experience working with Lake
Orion Roofing. They were honest Absolutely Amazing Company!
on sharing the true condition of As with many other Lake Orion residents and same storm. They were fantastic to work with and
The office staff was polite, friendly and very helpful. our roof and gave us cost saving business owners, the Orion Art Center was hit I knew I needed their help!
The entire team did a phenomenal job and the result was a ideas to keep our budget down. hard in the “Storm of 2014”! They reopened a case with our insurance
beautiful new roof and gutter system that was about 20% less Their customer service was friendly Our insurance company sent out a claims company. Brought out another new adjuster and
than the next competitive bid. from the crew to the office staff, as adjuster shortly after the onslaught. We were together with them, did a COMPLETE assessment
I would highly recommend Lake Orion Roofing for any and if we knew them forever. We are sadly surprised when the claim came back in for of the real damage! Bottom line is what started
all of your roofing projects. thankful for their service and will a total of $7400.00! This “complete assessment” out as a claim of $7400.00 from the original
Eric S. King recommend them to everyone. included such things as; 9 individual shingles, a adjuster…was now in excess of $41,000.00!
Manger of Municipal Pastor Mary Stork very small percentage of siding, on one side Thanks to Lake Orion Roofing and Mark
PropertiesThe City of Auburn Hills Life Christian Church ONLY! Southern the Orion Art Center will now have a
Things just did not seem accurate so we proper and complete makeover. I strongly
decided not to move forward with any repairs recommend that anyone who’s home or building
Lake Orion Roofing has HAAG Certified Inspectors until after we contacted LAKE ORION ROOFING.
I personally met Mark Southern and Ben Sprague
of any kind that got damage by the storm of 2014
or any other…do yourself a major favor and
of Lake Orion Roofing after they repaired damage contact Mark at Lake Orion Roofing before anyone
which Carries a Deeper Level of Credibilty. to my grandmother’s home caused by this very else. It’s the best decision you’ll ever make!

www.lakeorionroofing.com Sincerely, The New Orion Art

248-393-0055
Center
32 Years Strong
“Above All... Customer Satisfaction”
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Randy Wise Ford-Ortonville: New, pre-owned vehicles
Randy Wise Ford-Ortonville continues to dealership works with all credit organizations
grow. Since 2004 Randy Wise Ford-Ortonville and can guarantee financing. Greene notes
has served the community and is now be- that leasing is a good option, even for motor-
come northern Oakland and southern ists who put a lot of miles on their vehicles.
Genesee counties destination for new and Buy extra mileage and turn your vehicle in
pre-owned vehicles. after a 2-3 year lease, without having to feel
Earlier this year Randy Wise Ford- the pain of depreciation.
Ortonville opened a pre-owned vehicle facil- We have a great selection of Ford Certi-
ity, 830 S. Ortonville Road. The two-acre par- fied vehicles. You can check them out at
cel, just north of Wolfe Road features about RandywiseFord.net.
70-80 pre-owned vehicles. Randy Wise Ford-Ortonville remains com-
“The expansion is a reflection of our com- mitted to the community—sponsoring the
mitment to the community,” said Joe Greene, Drive One 4 UR School event twice a year
manager. “The additional sales area also frees with Goodrich in the spring and Brandon in
up space for a greater selection of new cars the fall. Community members are invited to
at the main dealership.” test-drive one of seven or eight new cars or
Opening the pre-owned facility last month trucks that Randy Wise brings to the schools.
is the second expansion since 2013 for Randy Ford Motor Company and Randy Wise Ford
Wise Ford-Ortonville. Ortonville will donate $20 for each test drive
A 20,000 square feet state-of-the art show- The staff at Randy Wise Ford-Ortonville (one per household), up to $6,000 can be
room and service area at 986 S. Ortonville America’s best-selling truck, the F-150 con- and often more than 200,000 miles, maintain- earned for each district.
Road just south of the pre-owned facility pro- tinues to set the bar higher with a military- ing your ride is key. Let the certified special- Randy Wise Ford-Ortonville, 989 S.
vided room for a vast selection of cars and grade aluminum-alloy body also available for ists at Randy Wise Ford use the right oil and Ortonville Road, is open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon-
trucks. the heavy-duty F-250 and F-350 models. filters along with free alignments plus a multi- day and Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday,
“Our customer base continues to expand,” “From the sporty Mustang to the versa- point inspection to keep that vehicle operat- Wednesday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m.,
said Greene. “Whether pre-owned or new tility of the Escape to the Focus and Edge, ing at peak efficiency. Saturday for those in the market for a new
Randy Wise Ford-Ortonville will meet our whatever your driving needs are, Ford has a “We care about customers. Our reputa- vehicle. Service hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon-
customers needs.” vehicle for you,” he said. tion for quality work is second to none,” he day through Friday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Satur-
Ford Motor Company continues to be a Randy Wise services all makes and mod- said. “We fix it right and return your vehicle day 888-482-1658. Randy Wise Ford-
leader in the auto industry. For example, the els of vehicles, from oil changes to diesel in a timely manner.” Ortonville pre-owned lot, 830 S. Ortonville
2018 Ford Expedition features expanded cabin engine repair. With motorists now keeping Check out some of the great lease options Road is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday -Friday
room and impressive towing capacity. their vehicles an average of about 11 years available at Randy Wise Ford-Ortonville. The and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

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your business plan to locate in Oxford this year. gate Farm—nominated for the Barn of the Year by
Mission Development has 16 Oxford properties the Barn Preservation Association, also featured in
for sale, lease, under construction, and in the de- the book “Motor City Dream Garages,” — Trad-
2 sign stage. Whether your needs are for retail, office, ing Company Inc., the world’s largest collection of
medical, or personal service, we have a location to specialty tractors. 10
fit your size and budget. Mission Development was He currently operates several successful busi-
established in 1978 and is owned by Chuck Sch- nesses in Oxford, which employ 24 people. He has
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handles all aspects of your relationship. Chuck has years) and Oxford DDA (four years), and his proj- 11
the experience, knowledge and commitment to pro- ects have received 12 Oxford Beautification Awards
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vide you the best customer service available. by the Oxford Beautification Commission.
He holds a master’s degree in business and his Chuck is ready to help you make your business 12
background includes the United Stated Marine plan a reality and is prepared to assist you every
Corps, 32 years in sales and marketing with the Ford step of the way. His properties have great location,
Motor Company in numerous management posi- signage and parking— although Oxford provides
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MISSION chuck.schneider76@yahoo.com
DEVELOPMENT, INC. fax: (810) 664-6550 (248) 821-0752
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Metropolitan Tree Inc., full time, personal, professional service
While other tree companies have come have become infested with a variety of dis-
and gone—Metropolitan Tree Inc. has con- eases from Dutch Elm disease, to Emerald
tinued to serve the area for more than 50 Ash Borer and recently the Sawyer beetles
years. There must be a reason. that feed on the bark of twigs of susceptible
In addtion to an office in Ortonville— live pine trees.
Metropolitan Tree also has a location in “While the tree may be standing—the
Clarkston. roots rot first underground. If a tree is dead
“We have worked all over Michigan,” for three years or more it’s ready to go over,”
said Ron Pepera, owner and community he said.
member since 1960. “I’d personally like to “We understand that economically it’s
thank all our loyal customers that have sup- tough right now,” said Pepera. “We can work
ported us over the past years. We strive to with you to set up special conditions for pay-
maintain a high level of service and provide ment. It’s much easier to deal with a standing
the highest quality work for a reasonable tree now rather than a tree that has fallen on
price.” Metropolitan Tree works full time, year around and stands out from other tree your home.
A member of the Better Business Bu- companies demonstrated by the high ratings and awards we have received Customers should feel confident with
reau, Metropolitan Tree and their employ- from various organizations. Metropolitian Tree and it shows by the great
ees take pride in the work they do and go vice to all their customers. professionals at Metropolitan Tree are ready number of referrals from our satisfied cus-
out of their way to protect your property, Owner Ron Pepera will supervise and to help. tomers. Thank you to all the previous and
surrounding trees and landscape while re- be on all job sites. Pepera reminds customers that liability and current customers that have used our service
moving trees and stumps. “We are fully insured for your peace of workman’s compensation insurance is needed over the years—we appreciate your busi-
Metropolitan Tree, operates year round mind,” said Pepera. “Same full service at dis- prior to tree cutting or you will be liable for ness. We are honored to help enhance your
with all the skilled man power, climbers, count prices.” injuries or damages. property values and keep the community safe
cranes, aerial lift trucks, chippers, stump When you call during business hours, you In addtion to qualified removal and disposal from hazardous trees.
grinders, heavy brush mowers and equip- can talk to Bonnie—not a machine 98 per- of diseased or infested trees, Metropolitan Tree Metropolitan Tree, 1090 Croup Road,
ment to remove large and hazadous trees cent of the time. Special arrangements can also does contract work for counties, local Ortonville. Phone 248-627-6316 or toll-free
and stumps. From small jobs to land clear- be made for unexpected tree work. municipalities, building contractors, 800-753-1633.
ing, residential and commercial.Metropolitan Whether trees pose a danger, become dis- commerical and residential customers. Normal office hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.. If nec-
Tree takes pride in providing personal ser- eased or are damaged after a storm—the During the past years, millions of area trees essary emergency service are available.

Metropolitan Tree, Inc.
Fully Insured and Bonded
• Commercial & Residential “Metropolitan Tree: 60’ Aerial
• Trimming & Removal
• Stump Grinding
an all American tree
service working
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Banks Vacuum: Expect First Class Vacuum Products and Services
Bank’s Vacuum located at 4549 vice benefits you don’t get else- are also located in Livonia,
Lapeer Rd. in Orion Township is no where. Free belt changes, unclogs, Plymouth, Novi, Grosse Pointe
ordinary vacuum store. many other minor repairs, and more. Woods, Shelby Township, Troy
It may be the best and most com- Bank says,” You simply get a bet- and Warren.
plete vacuum store in the world. ter value at Bank’s Vacuum. That’s Bank’s is the area’s only “Factory-
This is where everyone why we continue to grow.” authorized” repair facility and each
from serious cleaning fanatics to Just recently Bank’s added two staff member is factory trained to
those who need parts and advice more stores to the family, 5631 Dixie repair all brands. Bank’s also fixes
come for their vacuum needs. Highway in Waterford, and 4161 Sear/Kenmore, Kirby, Rainbow and
Bank’s boasts of being the Orchard Lake Rd. These were for- the other door-to-door brands.
World’s Largest Vacuum Dealer merly operated under the United “The manufacturers refer custom-
with 13 Michigan vacuum Vacuum name and recently changed ers to us to perform their service
superstores, two now in Nevada to the Bank’s Vacuum. The United and warrant repairs because they
and one in Connecticut, selling Vacuum owner, who once worked know we are experts and because
more vacuum cleaners and floor care for the Bank family, and employees we stock the country’s largest in-
products than any other dealer na- have continued with the Bank’s ventory of replacement parts, in-
tionwide—yes, including the big Vacuum team. cluding hard to find bags, belts, fil-
box stores. With that, Bank has some excit- ters and industry related accesso-
“If you can’t find it in our stores ing news. ries,” says Bank.
or on our website, it simply doesn’t “We’ve added more new products Once in Bank’s showrooms, cus-
exist,” said owner Ken Bank. and more new services than ever tomers can expect far better, more
We offer all brands to fit budgets. before,” Bank said. patient and personal service than
Our customers can try and compare Bank’s is now offering full service they would anywhere else. Bank
every brand, make and model, from sewing machine repair, floor trains the staff himself.
the most basic and inexpensive steamer repair, carpet steamer repair, “We’re all fully-trained technicians
budget vacuums, to the very high air purifier sales and service, and and vacuum cleaner experts,” he
quality, feature rich brands. more. said. “We’re not like the clerks at
“We got them all!” Bank’s also provides and encour- the big-box stores who just point
And yes, Bank’s Vacuum’s prices ages “trade-in allowances” so the at the box.”
are guaranteed to beat Target, company can recycle your old And, if you don’t feel like leaving At right: General Manager Tim Kellogg with a Riccar “Retriever” geared towards pet
Walmart, Sears, Costco, Amazon vacuum rather than it ending up in your home, Bank has a solution for owners stands with store manager Casey Barnard with a Miele Homecare vacuum.
Prime and all others. the landfill. that too. “Our customers can now order Visit Banksvac.com to get a feel of
Plus, when you buy from Bank’s, In addition to the Lake Orion lo- “We have the best vacuum cleaner online and choose free shipping or just what Bank’s Vacuum in Lake
you get their FREE and famous ser- cation, Bank’s Vacuum Superstores website on the internet,” Bank said. in store pick-up.” Orion has to offer.
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Northern Flooring & Interiors combines quality, expertise in an inviting new location
For Matt Pfeiffer, owner of Northern Flooring tion. Our new location has a better layout and members access to innovative products, systems dous growth over the past several years.
& Interiors, running a successful local business more attractive architectural features, as well as a and services. Pfeiffer recently took over as President of the
also means being dedicated to enriching the com- more residential feel,” said Pfeiffer. “We have more buying power than most big box Orion Area Chamber of Commerce, and North-
munity. The new Northern Flooring & Interiors building stores,” Pfeiffer said. “We can compete with any- ern Flooring frequently supports local charities and
This is home. Lake Orion is where he grew features a warm, welcoming environment with body on apples to apples items. It’s just that we businesses.
up, where his two kids go to school and where wood-beamed ceil- “We like to host events and we’re a drop-off
his heart is – and through his business and ings, a stone fireplace, location for many local charities,” Pfeiffer said.
personal life, he has become a staunch sup- and an impressive ar- “I’m all about local, local, local. It’s important to
porter for all things Orion. ray of flooring and me to be a good steward and ambassador for the
Since 2003, Pfeiffer has owned Northern home interior prod- community.”
Flooring & Interiors, a full-service flooring ucts. They offer free Besides being a Gold Member sponsor in the
specialty store serving North Oakland in-store Interior De- Chamber, Pfeiffer and Northern Flooring have
County, with a strong reputation for provid- sign services and supported Blessings in a Backpack, the Daisy
ing customers with knowledgeable advice, work closely with a Project’s Let Them Play initiative and contrib-
quality service and products and the best wide range of local uted to the Veteran’s War Memorial, the Lake
flooring selection in Oakland County. contractors to ensure Orion Police Department’s Shop with a Hero pro-
Northern Flooring, a community mainstay their customers have gram and Design for a Difference.
for the past 29 years, has earned its reputa- access to all the pro- “I truly hope and believe that if I can encourage
tion from a willingness to work closely with fessionals necessary more people to get involved and give back, it
every customer to capture the look and feel to complete their would be better for all, and our community will
of their dream floor. Their expertise includes projects, regardless flourish because of it. There’s no easier way to
Carpet, Hardwood, Vinyl, Tile and many other of scope or scale. make a difference than through a grassroots ef-
specialty options as well as area rugs, Hunter “As part of our fort,” he said.
Douglas window treatments and Interior De- move, we’re going to In January, Floor Covering News, a national
sign Services. As a member of the Interna- broaden our selec- trade magazine, featured Northern Flooring and
tional Design Guild, they are one of a select tion, but with a more Pfeiffer in the publication, describing how Pfeiffer
group of the finest floor covering stores in curated approach to and his team weathered the storm that swept
North America. our offering,” Pfeiffer through Lake Orion a few years ago, literally, and
Earlier this month, Northern Flooring relo- said. emerged stronger.
cated from its store in the Orion Village plaza, While many people Last summer, during the construction on M-24,
just a few blocks south to 845 S. Lapeer Road may turn to the internet and big box stores, Pfeiffer like to sell a bit better apples.” Northern Flooring weathered the project that took
across from Buckhorn Lake. says that Northern Flooring actually has better pur- Northern Flooring and Interiors has won the a toll on many businesses in the construction zone.
“For a business, a move is always a major chasing power. That’s because Northern Floor- Lake Orion Review’s annual Best of the Best in For details on Northern Flooring & Interiors
decision. We had to have the right building ing is part of CCA Global Partners, a trade coop- Flooring for the past eight years. Their reputation products and services, visit www.nflooring.com
and we wanted to be close to our original loca- erative consisting of over 2,800 stores, providing and community support has fueled their tremen- or call their showroom at 248-282-3992.
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Michigan Web Press continues to invest in itself
DAVISBURG – Michigan Web Press services and direct mail fulfillment. both of Michigan Web’s facilities, all These upgrades go along with the eco-
remains committed to print and last year that The latest upgrades include a 300 kW equipment and offices have back up power. friendly processless changes announced
commitment proved itself with a $750,000 Caterpillar diesel generator that supplies A major component of the production upgrades last year. That change eliminated the need
investment in production equipment power to the Magnum press in the event of involved the company’s Goss Community press for chemistry and water in the plate imaging
upgrades. process.
The investment, made to better serve “All of our plate chemistry was EPA and
Michigan Web Press
their printing clients, was announced in is constantly investing
DNR approved,” said Michigan Web’s
October. in new and better general manager Todd Hagerman.
Founded in 1979, commercial web printing equipment to publish “But eliminating the processor, chemistry
company Michigan Web Press was acquired superior products. and water makes sense as it is one less thing
by Lapeer native Rick Burrough in 1999. to manage and maintain. The new
Burrough expanded the company into a processless plates are more expensive, but
second production facility a few years later that additional cost is offset by eliminating
and now with a team of 80 operates 24/7 out the chemistry.”
of two buildings totaling nearly 50,000 It may be surprising to some that a printer of
square feet. newspapers is making substantial investments
Michigan Web Press currently serves in putting ink on paper in the digital age, however,
more than 60 individual newspaper and Burrough said the outlook for community
publishing companies, printing more than newspapers looks strong well into the future in
120 daily, weekly and monthly newspaper both printed and digital versions.
and periodical titles. “We hear from many readers and many
The company prints about 3 million advertisers, of all ages, who prefer the
papers every week distributed throughout printed version of our papers. Besides, you
Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Clients include can’t clip your kid’s photo out of the
The County Press, View Newspaper Group, a power grid failure. The company already that has been in service since 1990. smartphone and stick it on refrigerator.”
C&G Newspapers, The Monroe News, The had two generators that supplied back up That press underwent a complete For more information about Michigan
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Dr. Rocco Ciccone’s Dental Practice: Advanced
technology paired with winning customer service
Starting their 19th year of being one of pressure. Bleeding gums can be a sign of
Orion’s leaders in dentistry, Dr. Rocco diabetes. We also pride ourselves on our oral
Ciccone’s Dental Practice is continuing its cancer screenings. If you are an adult and
commitment to patient care using contempo- you come in for a check up, we give you a
rary technology. cancer screening every time, because in the
The family practice is always up-to-date on U.S., oral cancer takes a life every hour.”
the newest, most advanced technologies Dr. Ciccone purchased his Lake Orion prac-
being developed in the dental field, which in tice in 1998 and he and his family moved to
turn can expedite dental procedures. Appoint- Clarkston in 1999.
ments that used to take hours or required “I saw Lake Orion, met the people and fell
multiple visits can now be performed with a in love with this area,” he said.
few clicks of a mouse. As dental technology progresses, his cus-
Dr. Ciccone, who has been practicing den- tomer service remains at a consistently high
tistry since 1986, and his staff continually level. His staff warmly greets every patient
read and review updates within the dental who comes through their door and that level
field, which are published in dental/medical of comfort continues into the state-of-the-
journals. art treatment rooms.
Additionally, his staff of two hygienists, Dr. Ciccone’s office is located at 792 S. La-
his assistant, and two administrators receives peer Road. He is in the Buckhorn (Lake) Plaza
continuing education. It’s that education that with the PowerHouse Gym.
allows Dr. Ciccone and his team to act as Their business hours are Monday 10 a.m.to
dental detectives when it comes to finding 7 p.m, Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday
health issues in a patient that he or she may 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
not be aware of. A routine check up at their and select Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
office can lead to a life-saving diagnosis, To schedule an appointment, please call
something Dr. Ciccone is very proud of. 248-693-8366. For more information, you can
“We pay close attention to things beyond visit Dr. Rocco Ciccone’s website at
the teeth. We look for bulging veins under www.lakeoriondentist.com. You can also find
the tongue that are often a sign of high blood Dr. Ciccone’s dental practice on Facebook. Dr. Ciccone’s office is located at 792 S. Lapeer Road in the Buckhorn (Lake) Plaza with the PowerHouse Gym.

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Brandon School District: ‘There are no ceilings for our students’
The Brandon School District has This is a significant increase from 74.8
made it a priority to plan for the future percent two years ago.
even as it continues to develop existing Extracurricular activities continue to
programs to meet the needs of its cur- flourish, as the varsity football team con-
rent students. cluded an 8-1 season by hosting a home
To that end, the Brandon 2025 com- playoff game. The boys and girls soc-
mittee has continued to steer the dis- cer teams have recently won MHSAA
trict to goals that will benefit students in District crowns. Our winter sports pro-
all grades. grams continue to succeed in and out of
“We know it looks like 2025 is a long conference, and a number of
way away,” said Superintendent Dr. Blackhawk athletes have signed to con-
Matt Outlaw, “but in today’s world tinue their careers at the collegiate level.
things change so fast we need to be pre- Brandon 2025 also recognizes that a
pared. Looking ahead allows us to do healthy district away from the classroom
that.” can improve outcomes within it. With
One of the Brandon 2025 goals is for three straight years of a balanced bud-
Brandon students to be in the top 25 get, the district has taken steps to con-
percent in student achievement in Michi- solidate its schools to provide both a more
gan. In recently released Top to Bot- efficient education delivery for students
tom rankings of high schools issued by and tremendous cost savings to allow
the Michigan Department of Education, future programs to be even stronger.
Brandon High School was ranked in the “Our students and families have em-
77th percentile, putting it in the top 23 The Brandon Blackhawks varsity football team. braced the opportunities we are provid-
percent of Michigan high schools. when you pair that with a dedicated west Oakland County. ing our students, and we expect the posi-
Brandon High School principal Dan teaching staff positive results follow.” Other aspects of Brandon 2025 goals tives to continue,” said Dr. Outlaw.
Stevens was pleased. “We have moti- Brandon’s score of 77 percent placed have met with similar success. From the “While we are proud of the improve-
vated students who are trying to get the it 14th out of 46 schools in Oakland 2016 graduating class, 91percent re- ments we have made, we know there
most they can out of high school, and County and made it the leader in North- ported enrollment in college in the fall. are no ceilings for our Brandon students.”
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Genisys Credit Union bolstering mobile presence, gives back to community in 2016
Genisys Credit Union continues to utilize allows members to deposit checks, pay bills, Warmth, $33,000 through its United Way provides all traditional financial services,
innovation and community service to expand view balances, transfer funds, see current campaign, and $12,000 for the Flint water including home and auto loans, small
into a leading credit union in the state of rates, and locate Genisys ATM’s and crisis. business lending, merchant processing, and
Michigan. The company enjoyed growth in branches. “Genisys takes pride in our relationships additional retail and business financial
total assets and memberships in 2016, while Genisys President and CEO Jackie within the community,” said Buchanan. “Our services. Connect with Genisys on
growing its mobile presence with the launch Buchanan sees mobile growth as an vision is to not just coexist, but to partner Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by
of their new online and mobile-enabled loan opportunity to take the stress out of banking. with our neighbors in making these following @genisyscu.
application, allowing members to apply “Genisys Credit Union strives to make communities great places to live.” About Genisys Credit Union:
anytime, anywhere. Genisys also Genisys Credit Union
gave back to the community in is a not-for-profit,
2016, sponsoring over 550 events member-owned financial
across Michigan and devoting institution that has been
over $115,000 in funds through its committed to helping its
Making a Difference campaign. members financially
Genisys Credit Union’s total since 1936. Based out of
assets increased over $200 million Auburn Hills, Mich., it is
to $2.2 billion in 2016, while one of the largest credit
membership enjoyed an increase unions in Michigan, with
to over 185,000. The year also saw approximately 187,000
Genisys process over $4 million members and 28 branch
in personal and auto loans, the locations. They also
largest total in company history. banking easy and convenient. We want to In addition to fundraisers, Genisys took provide business loans and a range of
Genisys continues expanding its mobile make life better for members, offering part in several programs to help families in services for small to mid-sized businesses.
presence by introducing its new online loan exceptional financial services with our mobile need during the holidays. Genisys adopted Genisys Credit Union has consistently
application, available on smartphones, application, as well as within our branches 14 families through St. Clair County, Oakland received a 5-Star Bauer Financial Rating for
desktops and tablets. The new feature allows and contact center,” she said. County and Genesee County Adopt-a-Family safety and soundness and is proud to be
members to apply for a loan with ease, even Genisys also hopes to impact the programs. Genisys also participated in Sheriff making a difference in their communities.
during a coffee break or while browsing a communities they serve. The company Michael Bouchard’s Coats for the Cold coat Connect with Genisys on Facebook, Twitter,
dealership showroom. The service offers all sponsored over 550 community events last drive and the Baldwin Center’s box packing and Instagram by following @genisyscu.
the safety and soundness that Genisys is year, while offering over 4,500 volunteer event, helping to spread happiness by For convenient access to your Genisys
known for, but with improved convenience hours from employees. The Genisys Credit providing food, clothes and toys to less account, download the Genisys iPhone app
to apply for a loan in minutes. The loan Union Making a Difference campaign fortunate families during the most joyful time in the iTunes Store and Android app in the
application is also available on the Genisys contributed over $115,000 toward local of year. Google Play store. For more information or a
mobile application for iPhone and Android fundraisers across the state, including Genisys Credit Union is a not-for-profit, calendar of events, visit Genisys online at
devices. The Genisys mobile application nearly $35,000 from the OLHSA Walk for member-owned financial institution that www.genisyscu.org.

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Proud to be part of
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Clarkston Ortonville
Front from left, Tarissa O’Malley, Dianna Knight, Sian Harmon, Nikki Christensen
and Nancy Wagner. Back back from left, Rickie Torres, Regan Powers, Kelly
Bannick, Nikki Petrella, Stephanie Beedell, Katti Riley and Joel D’Annunzio.
The staff at MSUFCU—Clarkston.
Building dreams for nearly 80 years.
MSUFCU—Clarkston and Ortonville
In 2016, MSU Federal Credit Union MSUFCU members know they can rely on their local Credit Union
(MSUFCU) expanded its presence in the to save them money on interest and fees. Our members saved over
metro-Detroit area by adding two branches $11,000,000 in interest last year by refinancing their high-rate loans
– one in Clarkston and the other in Ortonville from other financial institutions to MSUFCU.
– for a total of 17 branches in the Greater
Lansing and Oakland County communities.
The addition of these two branches was
the result of the merger with Clarkston Join today and make your dreams a reality.
Brandon Community Credit Union
(CBCCU) in October 2016. Since the If you live, work, worship, attend school, or have a business in
merger, MSUFCU has continued to pro- Oakland, Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston or Macomb counties, you
vide superior service to the 8,500 former are eligible to join. Open your account today!
CBCCU members, and has welcomed over
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left, Amanda Siekas, Ian Duncanson,
counties.
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Creating a home with the Builders Custom Flooring family
Styles may have changed over the past three decades while Build- of selecting flooring and other materials can be stress-
ers Custom Flooring has been conducting business in the Orion ful and strive to reduce any anxiety of their custom-
area, but one thing has maintained a steadfast consistency: their ers.
commitment to both their customers and the community. “A lot of time when people come in they really
The family-owned and operated business, which has been lo- don’t know the style they are looking for,” says Dan.
cated in downtown Lake Orion for the past 10 years, has always This is where Builders Custom Flooring thrives in
maintained that focus and has pursued the freshest designs and the their customer service.
highest quality products for their customers, whether they are pro- “It doesn’t have to be an overwhelming experience
fessionals or do-it-yourselfers. to come in and select flooring,” adds Steve. “We have
“Builders Custom Flooring is committed to providing quality systems in place to help you to make these selec-
products and quality craftsmanship,” says Debbie Burgess, one tions.
half of the husband and wife team that owns and operates Builders He explains that not everybody has the ability to
Custom Flooring along with her husband, Dan. work with an interior designer, but they do that on a
In fact, according to Debbie, they take a lot of pride in being able daily basis and can assist with design input. This is a
to help people bring together all the design elements to complete service they offer their customers, too, and have an
their project. interior designer available that customers can work
It’s this passion for people and their homes that drives the staff at with.
Builders Custom Flooring to stay up-to-date on flooring trends. Another tool available to customers is
According to Steve Bevel, Debbie’s son and store manager, they are YourHomeStyle, which allows them to cross-refer-
completing a full refresh of their showroom as the New Year has ence different flooring options to come up with the It’s truly a family business and passion for Steve, Debbie, Dan and Rick of Builders
brought new products, new styles, and new manufacturers. It’s a best coordinated choices for their home. Builders Cus- Custom Flooring.
great time for people to refresh their homes, he says. Along with tom Flooring is one of only two retailers in Michigan
the latest styles and highest quality products, customers will also to offer this service. to purchase quality products for your own do-it-yourself project,
get exceptional service and product knowledge. “It helps clients to make selections that complement one another the public showroom at Builders Custom Flooring takes pride in
“Along with great quality products, we also offer our clients a and eases the decision making process,” explains Steve. providing the best service and quality products to the community
wealth of industry expertise. Not only is Dan a store owner, but he Builders Custom Flooring also tries to put an emphasis on prod- they love and work in.
has 30 years of experience in the industry and started out as an ucts made in America. When driving by Builders Custom Flooring, you will notice a sign
installer while attending college,” says Steve who was an installer “We have a lot of products that are made in the U.S.A., and when in their window that reads Every Family Has A Story, Welcome To
previously, too. “We have years of knowledge from on the job available, we try to promote those as much as possible,” says Ours.
experience to base our project management off of.” Steve, explaining they also try to promote Michigan-made lines Truly family owned and operated, Dan, Debbie, son Steve, son-
“We’re not just sitting behind a desk. We’ve been out in the field whenever possible, too. in-law Rick, and adopted Uncle Bob are your Home Style Experts.
and know the potential obstructions that can affect a job,” he adds. “We carry a fantastic product made in Chelsea, Michigan. It’s a Builders Custom Flooring is located at 11 South Broadway in
“We can foresee a lot of the impediments that can occur along the large hardwood line, and everything is locally harvested, locally downtown Lake Orion. They are open Monday, Wednesday and
way to help provide a customer with the smooth process from milled, and locally distributed,” he adds, regarding the line they Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.
inception to installation.” carry from Chelsea Plank Flooring. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They can be reached
The group at Builders Custom Flooring understands the process So whether you are looking for a full-service provider or a place at 248-814-9663 and visited online at builderscustomflooring.com.

Sherman Publications:
The power of local buying and local marketing!
Did you know when you drive down the local buying trends for the next 12 months. bined circulation over 55 million. Their audi- age cost of a new car is, $25,777, the local
street and look at all your neighboring homes, The findings, we am happy to report, are stag- tors pour over our US Postal statements, buying power is $189,476,601 in new car sales!
that nearly three of every four of the families gering. printing statements and any other statement (that's $189 million!)
inside make decisions on what goods and Circulation Verification Council (CVC), an they can find, to come up with their findings. 18% will be in the market for a “new” used
services they will purchased based on what independent, third-party reporting audit com- Their audits cover printing, distribution, cir- vehicle. With the average cost being, $13,145.
they seen in our papers? pany based in St. Louis, MO, audited The culation, websites, digital editions, mobile, This represents another $108,026776 in sales.
That means of the over 55,000 address Clarkston News and Penny Stretcher circula- email, social media and readership studies to Let's see… oh, 7% of you say you will
who get a Sherman Publication weekly from tion numbers – making sure what we report give an accurate picture of a publication's need a real estate agent (that's just over 2,700
Goodrich down M-15 to Clarkston, over to to the community is what we are delivering. reach and market penetration. transactions). If the average transaction is
Lake Orion, up M-24 to Oxford and east to (Hint, we are.) Oh, and we did not pay for this audit. $240,000, local real estate agents will be ink-
Lakeville and Leonard, over 40,000 look at So, after their audit, what did they find According to CVC founder and president, ing over $653 million dollars in contracts. Talk
the ads and buy stuff based on what they with their simple, Yes and NO questions of Tim Bingaman, “CVC uses a for-profit busi- about the benefits of fiduciary relationships!
saw! local residents? ness model, which allows our company to A little over 3,400 of you plan to seek the
That is the power of local buying and lo- Of the random residents surveyed: remain completely objective in its reporting advice of an attorney this coming year, rep-
cal marketing! 98.6 percent recognized they received our practices. We run our business the same way resenting over $3.4 million worth of legal ad-
Sherman Publications, Inc (SPI) is the pub- paper. as financial auditors and auditors of all other vice. I think local counsel may think about
lisher of four community newspapers, The 74 percent said that they, or someone in media. There's no power of influence because marketing in our pages to get a piece of that
Clarkston News, Oxford Leader, Lake Orion their home regularly reads or “looks through” most publishers do not pay us directly for pie before all the billboard and TV commer-
Review and the Citizen (up in Ortonville, our paper our services, so we can be totally impartial cial lawyers get all the action!
Groveland and Goodrich); two total market 73 percent said they “frequently” pur- and just report the facts. Today, CVC is known Thank you to our community – you local
coverage shoppers (The Ad-Vertiser and The chase products or services from local busi- as the premier source of audit, circulation and residents and businesses – who continually
Penny Stretcher); and one glossy coupon ness ads seen in our papers. readership data, and I’m proud of the work supports this local paper and for taking the
magazine called The Big Deal, which covers Wow! Nearly three quarters of the house- we do.” time to respond to the survey. There are
our entire circulation area, plus another 10,000 holds in this community use our paper when Aside from assessing our papers' reach, naysayers who say newspapers are dying.
addresses in the 48328 ZIP code in Waterford. making buying decisions. Can, any other form Bingaman's company also got the pulse for Bah! Once again those who say that do not
Last year, a national auditing firm released of local marketing boast those numbers? locals' projected buying trends. Here are some live in the our area. Your community papers
their findings based a phone survey they For the skeptics out there, hold on a sec- of the answers you provided: continue to thrive, insuring readers will be
completed of area residents – you, our read- ond. Let's talk about CVC. First, they audit 17% of your neighbors say they will get a informed and entertained for years to come!
ers. They asked about paper readership and thousands of editions nationwide with a com- new automobile. That means if national aver-
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Alpine Roofing Complete, Inc., The best warranty on the planet
Alpine Roofing Complete is ready for can be very expensive— we are currently
2017 with lots of new products from working with several homeowners who
CertainTeed. Their new store located at were taken advantage of.”
1695 S. Ortonville Road, has been a big Alpine fixes roofs that were installed
hit with customers who can stop by and incorrectly by starting over, replacing it all
discuss their home improvement project. which Joe notes is not a very pleasant ex-
The (Complete) in the company’s name perience for the homeowner, but some-
says it all. thing that is occurring more and more fre-
“We do everything from finished base- quently.
ments to new roofs,” said Harrison. “If He reminds homeowners that if it
it is something we are not familiar with, sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
we will pass on doing it, but so far there For those who wonder why roofing prices
hasn’t been anything we haven’t been vary so much, it comes down to the de-
able to do.” tails. If another roofer doesn’t tell you
“We spend a lot of time with manu- something will be done a certain way, it
facturers, so we know what is required probably won’t happen. If they are offer-
to do the job right,” said Joe, who in 2017 ing a one-day roof install, itversus Alpine’s
is celebrating over 30 years in business. 4-5 day roof install, it may have less labor
We are ready for spring and the longer Alpine Roofing Complete is a CertainTeed certificate and tenured member. cost, but it won’t have the quality.
days. As the weather warms, the effects summer get it scheduled even if you don’t lation and coverage of the contractor’s “We cannot keep our quality where it
of the past winter are identified as want to do it till the middle or end of sum- workmanship for 25 years. CertainTeed is now by installing roofs in one day,” said
homeowners get out in their yards. We mer. That way you can have the work also offers the same workmanship war- Joe. “The good thing is we guarantee it’s
are anxious to get started, but we still done at your convenience. ranty on their metal roofs. “That’s a war- going to last a very long time. Most people
have to wait for the ground to dry up a Alpine offers the best roof warranty ranty you can count on if you need to,” replace one or two roofs per lifetime. The
little more. But don’t worry, there is you can get, backed by the manufacturer said Joe. “Finally, be careful what you read average roof install for us is four to five
plenty of time to get all your projects done CertainTeed, extension of the standard on the internet. We often have a hard time days, not that much of an inconvenience
this year.” You should plan four to six SureStart duration and coverage to 50 getting accurate information here. Not ev- for what you get out of it.”
weeks ahead in the spring and 6 to 10 years, fully transferable one time for 15 erything on the internet is accurate or true. Alpine Roofing Complete, Inc., 1695
weeks after that for scheduling. If you years; coverage of materials, labor, tear- Also when someone says I have a guy, S. Ortonville Road, Ste. 100, Ortonville.
know what you want to get done this off and disposal for 50 years after instal- than means no insurance no license. This 248-627-1301 or 800-645-7966.
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In Business 38 Years In Business 27 Years
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Robert P. Dewitt Bueche’s Food World
Boat Bar ELGA Credit Union
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248-627-4419 810-600-2556 1839 Ortonville Rd.,Ortonville 248-627-4961
248-627-3489 www.bueches.com

In Business 105 Years In Business 62 Years In Business 35 Years In Business 25 Years
Atlas Valley Country Club John’s Pizzeria J. Jacobs Insurance Rocco Ciccone, M.S., D.D.S.
8313 Perry Rd., Grand Blanc & American Bistro 4301 S. Baldwin Rd., Orion 792 S. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion
810-636-2273 8038 S. State Rd., Goodrich 810-636-2175 248-693-6455 248-693-8366
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In Business 89 Years In Business 50 Years In Business 34 Years In Business 24 Years
Seelbinder Metropolitan Tree, Inc. Cracker Barrel GOB Gymnastics
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C.E. Layman Tom’s Market Frosty Boy Real Estate One Professionals
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In Business 87 Years In Business 43 Years In Business 32 Years In Business 22 Years
The Clarkston News Kirk D. Falvay, P.C. Lake Orion Roofing
5 South Main Street, Clarkston Attorney at law 881 Brown Rd.,Lake Orion C&J Oil Change
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875 S. Ortonville Rd.,Ortonville
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470 South St. Ortonville
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Brandon School District Brandon Tire & Auto Center Alpine Roofing Complete, Inc.
1025 S. Ortonville Rd.,Ortonville 595 Ortonville Rd. Ortonville Complete Home Improvement Ken’s Coney
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In Business 71 Years In Business 39 Years In Business 30 Years
Builders Custom Flooring
In Business 20 Years
Village Funeral Home Mission Development, Inc
11 S. Broadway St., Lake Orion Brandon Chiropractic Center
135 South St., Ortonville Chuck Schneider 125 N. Ortonville Rd. Ortonville
248-627-3412 2691 Hadley Rd., Lapeer 248-814-9663
villagefh.com www.builderscustomflooring.com 248-627-9595
248-821-0752
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Lourdes Senior Community Northern Flooring & Interiors MacPhee’s Restaurant & Pub
2300 Watkins Lake Rd.,Waterford
Clarkston Brandon Glass 616 Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion 650 S. Ortonville Rd., Ortonville
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248-673-1720 248-627-2891
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Atlas Valley Country Club: New owners with big plans! enhancements to the club’s status within the
Long before Jason and Andrea Bescoe
took over ownership of Atlas Valley Coun- marketplace. The master plan process will
try Club last November, they were strategizing include a review of the entire facility, includ-
on how to take the club to the next level. ing all course and club features.
“Having been long-time members at At- In addition to changes on the course,
las and partners in another course, we felt Bescoe has plans to change the country club
that we were the perfect fit to take over culture.
once the Henrickson family decided they “In years past, country clubs have been
were ready to hand over the reins,” said known to be very stuffy and formal and,
Jason Bescoe, who is currently serving as while there are still some people that like
general manager. “I have always had a vi- that culture, many more want no part of it,”
sion for this place that, if I ever got the op- he said. “I see the country club of the future
portunity to implement my plan, I felt it would as one that is more relaxed, allows jeans,
allow Atlas to compete with the higher end and you don’t feel like you are breaking a
clubs in the area at a much cheaper price. Andrea, Jason and the Bescoe children. Atlas Valley Country Club. rule every time you go into a different room.
My ultimate objective is twice the experi- twice the experience.” Nowadays, many people wear jeans to
ence at half the price.” walking the Atlas Valley course to start lay- work. In recent years, this has made it diffi-
Jason is far from a rookie in the golf busi- ing the foundation for the next generation of
That opportunity presented itself last fall ness. He is part of the team that bought the cult for a member to stop by on their way
when the Henrickson family agreed to sell club members by developing a master plan. home from work and enjoy a beverage, grab
foreclosed Liberty Golf Course in Clarkston “Part of my vision was to freshen and
to the Bescoes after 63 years of ownership. from the bank in 2008. They changed the something to eat, or just hang out with
“I think the reason they were comfort- update the course,” said Bescoe. “After friends.”
name to The Fountains and since that time many interviews, Chris and his group seemed
able with us continuing their legacy was be- they have turned it into one of the most suc- At this time there will still be no plans of
cause of a combination of motivation and like the perfect team to take us to that next allowing jeans on the course. Inside the club-
cessful courses in the state, more than dou- level. I felt it was important that we devel-
experience,” said Jason. “Our motivation bling its revenue. He also served on the board house, they have added 14 new TVs, in-
was never financial, it was pride of owner- oped a long-range plan to ensure that we cluding a high-definition 150” projector, mak-
of directors for Warwick Hills Country Club stayed competitive and relevant in the fu-
ship. We never bought it with the goal of from 2014-2016. ing the clubhouse resemble more of a sports
being able to take an income out of here. ture.” bar than country club.
In mid-February, Bescoe met with former That involved prioritizing the needs and
We simply wanted to make Atlas Valley the Arthur Hills protégé and golf course archi- “It’s what the members want and I’ll con-
best country club experience possible at an capitol improvements to the golf facility, plans tinue to make changes to adjust with the
tect, Chris Wilczynski from C.W. Golf Ar- to restore or improve the architecture, and
affordable price. Again, half the price and chitecture. The two of them spent hours times.”

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Randy Wise Ford Genisys Credit Union Ortonville Ace Hardware Cracker Barrel Pizza
968 S. Ortonville Rd., Ortonville 2100 Executive Hills Blvd., Auburn Hills
440 N. Ortonville Rd., Ortonville 5500 Oakhill Rd. Clarkston
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110 Ortonville Rd., Ortonville 2549 S. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion 105 S. Ortonville Rd., Ortonville 10248 Hegel Rd. Goodrich
2200 Ortonville Rd.,Ortonville 248-693-7300 248-793-3511 810-344-6006
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465 South St. Suite 2, Ortonville 440 N. Ortonville Rd. Ortonville 1780 S.Ortonville Rd., Ortonville 8359 S. State Rd., Goodrich
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John’s Pizzeria and American Bistro: A taste of home
It’s all about the family and home. and their famous breadsticks to other
It’s been more than 60 years since staples like hand battered fish and
a young Italian couple arrived from chips, hand cut steak and traditional
Naples to the Goodrich area. John and meat sauces. A few of those new cre-
Mary Sirignano bought the Club 15 bar ative tastes include specialty grilled
8038 S. State Road, Goodrich —at the cheese sandwiches such as sloppy Joe,
corner of M-15 and Hegel Road in spicy pickle and pear. Featured through
1955. After the Sirignanos began sell- the week during lunch hours.
ing pizza the name was changed to Isle “I’m creative with the menu,” added
of Capri. The restaurant began selling Thomas. “The menu can change ev-
a 55-cent steak ‘sandwich deal, fea- eryday and is posted on Facebook.
turing an eight-ounce steak, hand-cut While steak, pizza, chicken, fish, and
fries, and a side order of bread. The Italian American food are popular menu
steak deal became so popular the busi- offerings in the restaurant, I explore
ness became known as John’s Steak fresh items as well.”
House & Pizzeria. John’s Pizzeria and American Bis-
Today the tradition for the feeling of tro success recently included winning
home, familiarity and family continue The Citizen’s— Best of the Best Family
for Thomas and Michelle Welch who Restaurant in 2016.
took over as owners and renamed the “We also cycle through new beers
restaurant John’s Pizzeria and Ameri- and wines,” he added. “Stop by and
can Bistro. have some fun with the drink menu to
“We have no desire to move from compliment and add to the dining ex-
the old family recipes and family at- perience.”
mosphere,” said Thomas, who has John’s Pizzeria and American Bis-
worked at the local eatery since 1994. Thomas and Michelle Welch, owners of John’s Pizzeria and American Bistro tro open Monday – Thursday 11:00 AM
“We still use the same tomato sauce deep. We embrace what John & Mary flavors.” – 9:00 PM; Friday – Saturday, 11:00
recipe Mary brought over from Italy. began, while merging those traditions John’s prides themselves with every- AM – 10:00 PM; Sunday; Noon – 8:00
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Amedae Salon: Be ready for ‘A Me Day’ of pampering
Amedae Salon has what it takes to you desire, whether that is through a cut,
make you feel special down to a sci- color or prescribing the proper product
ence. to achieve the desired results.
The salon, located at 2211 Allen The art of consultation will deter-
Road, knows what real customer ser- mine which cut, color and which color
vice looks like and is also extremely along with which products, will best
well-educated on hair care. Amedae enhance your face shape and skin
recently attained Redken Elite Salon tone. Your stylist will help you to de-
status, a distinction that allows their termine the best color to suit each sea-
clients exclusive access to Redken’s son, as well. One of the many Redken
superior services and expertise through color lines Amedae uses is Shades EQ,
specially trained stylists. the #1 hair color in the world. Amedae
“At Redken, we don’t follow trends, uses Shades EQ, the #1 hair color in
we create them. And we do this by giv- the world, a silky, smooth blend that
ing our accounts not only the best prod- Young said is the hair color that thinks
ucts and tools, but the industry’s best it’s conditioner.
mentor and educators,” explained “Come in and relax and forget the
Kevin Mahar, vice-president of sales outside world while we pamper you and
for Redken. make you feel special,” said Young. “It’s
Denise Young, salon owner, has been the total experience at Amedae— from
training with Redken for more than 20 the time you call for an appointment to
years and has traveled to New York how your hair looks weeks after leav-
many times for advanced instruction of Front row from left: Kelli Topolnicki, Ashley Birmingham, Candace Roehl ,
ing our salon.”
every aspect of hair scientology. Her and Karsyn McClellan. Back row from left: Amy Degnan, Kim Parsons, Denise Ready for “a me day”?
staff, which includes seven stylists, two Young, Charlotte Todd and Shana Pyzik. Amedae Salon. Amedae Salon is open from 8 a.m.-
nail technicians, one apprentice and tor on coloring, cutting, and styling with and what kind of qualities you want for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
two guest service specialists, have also high quality products from Redken. your tresses, whether it be fuller, day; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; and 8 a.m.-
received extensive education, with in- Your Amedae stylist wants to know smoother, shinier, straighter, or curlier. 3 p.m. Saturday. Call for an appoint-
house classes from a top level instruc- what kind of products you currently use She will then get to work giving you what ment at 248-627-8522.

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B 8 The Citizen Progress Edition 2017

Clarkston Brandon Glass: Auto glass, window, mirrors, screens
Chances are the windows in your home or auto the highest rated entry doors and replacement win-
will need replacing in the very near future. So let the dows Michigan residents can buy.
friendly staff at CB Glass, 3960 Ortonville Road, assist “Our products are recognized to perform in cold
you in finding high performance glass products that weather to stifling hot and all temperature variations,”
complement your tastes and budget. he said.
Since 2008 CB Glass has been located next door to “We offer a lifetime warranty. Our replacement
Hungry Howies Pizza and Mazza Auto Parts on M-15 windows will produce better warmth and crystal
near Oakhill Road between Clarkston and Ortonville. clear windows. “The average home loses 25 per-
After starting as Clarkston Glass in 1980, today CB cent its heat through windows. We can help save
Glass offers the most comprehensive selection of customers on heating and cooling bills at a very rea-
glass products and styles in the community. sonable cost.”
From auto glass to custom mirrors to shower doors Short said replacement windows are expensive—
to screens, with more than 30 years in the glass in- the folks at CB Glass can repair your windows for
dustry; Don Short and his son Don Jr., have the ex- 75 percent less than the cost of a house-full of new
perience to provide the professional installation to windows by just replacing the glass not a new win-
meet every need. dow.
Speciality products is no problem for CB Glass— Like the glass in your home, automotive glass is
from etched glass to beveled mirrors to heat treated subject to a host of environmental factors including
fireplace glass. From left, Don Short, Jr., Ryan Holderbaum and Don plenty of stones on our roads to that end up cracking
Short Sr. of CB Brandon Glass.
In addition CB Glass is the local leader in creating windshields and mirrors.
shower enclosures—featuring Cardinal and Guardian gan winter is almost behind us now, it’s a good time to “There’s a right way to repair and install auto
DiamondGuard products. consider replacing home windows before spring. glass—many times we have customers come into
“Glass products can be difficult to fit into place,” “Many homes that have older windows can let the CB Glass with broken seals around windshields. If
said Don Jr. “Don’t take a chance on an incorrect arctic blast blow right inside—that’s where we can moisture gets inside a vehicle dash plenty of damage
measurement, rather I’ll come out and custom cut the help. It’s common for glass to fog between the panes can occur—not to mention loss of value when it comes
glass the first time. Your home is a big investment, because the seal is broken—that failure can be to reselling the car.”
broken or damaged glass can take away from the caused by several different factors including water From stone chip repair to basic home improvement
value—let us make it right.” leaking or poor installation.” plans to the most sophisticated replacement window, CB
Don Jr. reminds customers that while our Michi- For this reason, Don Jr. recommends installing only Glass provides free estimates. Details: 248-625-4376.

STOP
• Custom Mirrors
• Storm Windows Screen
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• Doorwalls Most insurance companies up to
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Visit our website: www.clarkstonbrandonglass.net
3960 M-15 • Ortonville Conveniently Located at Oakhill & M-15 Next to Mazza Auto Part
248-625-4376 • 313-910-2195
30 Years Experience fax: 248-625-5983 • www.clarkstonbrandonglass.net Hours: Mon-Fri 8-4 • Sat by appt.
The Citizen Progress Edition 2017 9 B

Paramount Signs + Graphix: A fan and player favorite
Paramount Signs + Graphix is celebrat- your landscaping or construction business.
ing their ninth year in business in 2017 Need a banner for a graduation, birth-
and is ready to help you celebrate your day, retirement, or some other celebration?
favorite teams and more. Paramount has you covered and will also
The business located at 910 S. help you design yard signs and vehicle de-
Ortonville Road, across from cals.
McDonald’s, is booming as the commu- Paramount is upgrading software to of-
nity seeks the help of co-owners Tonia fer additional online ordering options and
and Mike Seling in outfitting their base- also offer convenient pick-up options be-
ball and basketball players, as well as fans cause they know everyone’s schedule is
with spiritwear. different.
“This year we are focusing a lot on At Paramount, it’s all about customer
team uniforms and varsity jackets,” said service. All work is 100 percent guaran-
Tonia Seling. “We do the uniforms for teed. If an item is not to your satisfaction,
the Lady Mustangs and Hawks baseball Paramount will do it’s best to fix it or re-
travel teams, as well as varsity jackets place it.
for Brandon High School.” “We love having a business in this com-
Paramount can assist you with munity because it is considered home,” said
spiritwear for any athletic team, and Tonia. “We’d like to thank our community
fundraising pricing is available as well as for their continued amazing support so we
discounts for bulk orders. The turnaround Front Dani and Courtney, Back from left, Emily, Tonia, Mike and Brandi. can provide you with everything you need
time is quick, but Paramount requests a acters or other licensed material? No can do quotes, use photos and have access to support your kids and teams and grow
month’s notice for uniform orders (but problem as long as you’re not reselling it. to thousands of images,” said Tonia. “We your own business.”
can accommodate a shorter turn around Custom orders are welcomed. Come in ask the questions to get you what you Parmount Signs + Graphix, 910 S.
time if needed) for teams. Fans can get with an idea and the staff will make it some- need.” Ortonville Road, is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m.,
their team’s logo on nearly any item, in- thing you can wear with screen print or Signs are still a big part of Paramount’s Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 9 a.m.-
cluding scarves, hats, sweatshirts, embroidery, even your own art that you have focus, and this year, take advantage of busi- 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday. After hours
sweatpants, T-shirts and duffel bags. drawn. ness builder packages. For a flat price, you appointments and convenient pick-up box
Want custom-made apparel with char- “People want all sorts of graphics. We can get everything you need to promote available. Details: 248-212-0415.
B 10 The Citizen Progress Edition 2017

GOB Gymnastics and Cheerleading
is Proud of All of Our Students
2017 HONOR ROLL
RECREATION
Emma Ayres
Lyle Hevel
Daniel Irvine
Eva Schmaltz
Evelyena Schmaltz
SILVER
Alani Adams
Kendra Barnett Nathan Irvine Walter Schmaltz Jacie Adams
Koby Barnett Bianna Jacobs Drey Scribner Savannah Dean
Kam Barnett Mackenzie Jacobsen Connor Short Erin Downey
Audrey Barrett Jessica Jacobsen Rachel Skufca Emily Leschuk
Ashland Bealko Ava Johnson Ava Smith Kyra McIntosh
Noa Berry Aubrey Johnson Molly Smith Sophia Oliver
Dylan Berry Khloe Kapil Zoey Smith Kaelyn Rhyndress
Desmond Berry Neela Keller Meagan Standley Autumn Thompson
Megan Bourn Alaina Kerwin Ellery Stephenson Mattie Tobin
Kayla Bousquette Gwen Land Rachel Talpalus
Sarah Bousquette Amelia Leslie Cassandra Tull LEVEL 3
Skylar Alvrez
Cameron Brosky Hannah Lorigar Samantha Tull Samantha Conlon
Jenna Brown Sophie Love Addison Vaughn Jadyn Hoffmann
Eva Burnette Ava Lukaszek Delaney Vaughn Mary Rascher
Cooper Butki Jacob McClain Reagan Vaughn Sadie Scribner
Elizabeth Calleja Patience McGraw Marion Walters/Dawson Katherine Speer
Gracie Cantley Madelynn McGraw Alyssa Warren Olivia Stanley
Sawyer Cantley Jordyn McNaught-Hohnke Alyssa Whited
Joelle Carlin Addyson Miller Emma Wilson LEVEL 4
Braxton Chartrand Rome Mink Molly Wilson Samantha Carpentier
Cynthia Chrisholm Elia Morgner Sydney Worline Annie Malys
Braelyn Clancy Sophia Morris Amelia Zeeshan Elizabeth Nofar
Bryleigh Clancy Molly Morris Ava Rizzo
Abby Corbin Kara Mount BRONZE Megan Wilson
Kali Crum Sarah Newcomb Alexis Babenko
Lauren Day Keeley O’Brien Audrie Craycraft LEVEL 6
Kaitlyn McKinney
Kaydence Derrzi Emma Olafsson Zoiy DeNio Hope Verville
Sienna DiJanni Alice Ormsby Kaitlyn Forshey
Drea DiJanni Mike Powers Kamontittra Hatasen Flanigan EXCEL SILVER
Jonas DiJanni Reese Powers Abbie Irvine Madison Carpentier
Jenna Distelrath Gabriella Pytlowanyi Katie Irvine Sophie Contzen
Jayden Dixon Sam Pytlowanyi Giana Kraatz Lainey Craycraft
Cason Downs Teresa Rascher Erica Luther Estella Loudon
Ava Evans Sophia Redman Abigail Nixon Reagan McCrum
Emmitt Fox Ellie Reger Briana Osantowski
Anna George Kali Reger Addison Pearce EXCEL PLATINUM
Allie George Aubrey Reineck Lydia Powers Grace Nolan
Alex George Tyler Reineck Skylar Sieting
Franziska Gertz Ethan Robb Reygan Steffey IRON BOYS
Grace Gieselman Bella Schell Arissa Sutton Vern Clyne
Mady Grimm Haywood Jacqueline Schell Addyson Tait Barrett DeNio
Paul Frezza
Jamee Harmon Chloe Schiller Devin Worden Brandon Thomas
Katelyn Harmon Clare Schmaltz Stella Zielke
Audrey Heinrich

124 Harbor Pointe, Ortonville • 248-627-6317 • View Facility at gobgymnastics.com
The Citizen Progress Edition 2017 11 B

C&J Oil Change, quality products, accountability, integrity
The life of your engine is in the oil— ers know what they are getting when they
why take chances with substandard prod- pull in for an oil change. Protecting the
ucts? customer from fraud and holding the oil
“You have to be honest and you have company accountable is paramount.
to be trustworthy,” said Ed Stone, owner “I am elated this bill passed—we have
of C&J Oil Change, 150 S. Ortonville encouraged lawmakers for many years
Road, whose shop was voted by The to get this law on the books,” said Stone.
Citizen newspaper eight consecutive “We applaud Michigan lawmakers in up-
years. holding the honesty and integrity of the oil
“You gain trust by being honest and change industry. Their actions will assure
installing quality oil. Another key is qual- motorists get what they pay for.”
ity employees—you cannot have good C &J Oil Change., was established
customer service without quality people in 1984 by Cliff and Mary Goffar. Ed-
representing your values. It’s funny, I am ward Stone, there son, partnered with
now hiring people who used to come in them in 1992 and opened their third
strapped in car seats with their parents.” Pennzoil 10 Minute Oil Change. Soon
Stone’s dedication to industry stan- after opening in Richmond, Mich. they
dards, quality and accountability is now were approached by Pennzoil to open
the law. up their fourth store in Ortonville.
In 2016 the State of Michigan 98th They opened in August 1994 and this
Legislature passed Senate Bill 506 that year will celebrate 23 years in
requires service providers, like C&J Oil Ortonville.
Change, that install vehicle engine (mo- Edward Stone owner of C&J Oil Change and Cliff and Mary Goffar. C&J Oil Change uses only quality
tor) oil from bulk dispensers to be labeled law on Jan. 4, 2017. The law is now en- Petroleum Association and Michigan Oil products, quality premium oil and Pennzoil
with the motor oil brand name, SAE vis- forced by the Michigan Department of Change Association leaders. Oil Filters-OEM quality made in the USA.
cosity of the engine oil, service category, Weights and Measures. Mark Griffin, president of MPA/MOCA C&J Oil Change, 150 S. Ortonville
intended use, and obsolete service cat- The need for legislation to monitor the said the law is needed to provide a paper Road, is open 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., Monday
egory warning. integrity and honesty of oil change com- trail with regard to brand and grade of oil. through Friday, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Satur-
Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bill into panies was supported by the Michigan The law makes it mandatory that custom- day. Details: (248)-627-6434.

GOB Gymnastics:Gymnastics, cheerleading, building complete athletes
Successful athletes keep tumbling out in for tumbling, many of whom participate on
of GOB Gymnastics. local school cheer teams and are cultivating
Family is the key word at the gym lo- their skills.
cated at 142 Harbor Pointe, Ortonville. Learning the skills in gymnastics takes time
Owners and coaches Paul and Julie Frezza and patience, and thus dedication is needed
are at the head of the operation, with their on the part of both gymnasts and parents.
children, Amanda, Paul Jr., and Garrett all Amanda notes anything worthwhile takes
coaching as well, with years of experi- time and a certain amount of frustration. At
ence. Additional coaches and students join GOB, athletes learn to overcome both physi-
the family in every sense of the word, cal and mental obstacles— whether that be
helping each other to be the best they can as they jump backward on a 4-inch wide
be— growing in physical prowess and ath- beam, catch a bar, or spring over a vault.
letic ability, but most importantly in dedi- “You may not see results immediately, but
cation, drive, and overall character. one thing helps another, and so on and looking
The stellar reputation of GOB contin- at kids from one season to the next is awe-
ues to draw in more athletes. some,” said Amanda. “Overall, gymnasts are
“Our boy’s team has increased a lot in much more well-grounded, they understand
the last year,” said Amanda Hall, GOB life is not always picture perfect. Gymnasts
teams manager. “Coach Paul Jr. is head- GOB Gymnastics and Cheerleading, 142 Harbor Pointe, Ortonville. are much more self-confident, more self-
ing up that area and the boys seem to be on the highest level of competition. In both strength. motivated, more productive citizens in gen-
enjoying it as well as telling their friends. leagues, the gymnasts have found success, “Safety is a priority, we have a family eral and ready to break down stressful situa-
We have doubled the number of boys.” bringing home medals of every color and atmosphere, and competition-ready equip- tions.”
GOB has also added on classes for in every skill in both regional and state ment,” said Amanda. “In the recreational Athletes at GOB receive all these ben-
children ages 3 to 5 after that age group competition. program, they get the benefit of spatial efits in a family environment, where their
nearly doubled in enrollment. Athletes can The work begins in the gym, but the awareness, gymnastics in a safe environ- coaches and their peers cheer them on.
join the gym at any time and with any num- sport is made fun by a staff that is ready ment, agility, conquering fears, and the Come to GOB and find the great athlete
ber of goals in mind. GOB is a member of to work with you. Experienced in com- coaches are there to help encourage them to in you.
the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), a rec- petitive gymnastics, they will help you get out of their comfort zones.” GOB Gymnastics, 142 Harbor Pointe,
reational league, as well as USA Gym- reach your goals in a variety of other sports GOB has nearly 200 athletes in classes at Ortonville (on M-15 next to Bullfrogs) 248-
nastics, for those gymnasts with their sights as you learn balance, flexibility, and the gym weekly, with another 100 that drop 627-6317.
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Pennzoil 7 $
Synthetic Blend Gold OFF
Full Service Oil Change Bottle Oil Exp. 12/31/17

PENNZOIL DEXOS 7 $

Oil Change OFF
Bottle Oil Exp. 12/31/17

Pennzoil Full Synthetic 9 $

Full Service Oil Change OFF
Bottle Oil Exp. 12/31/17

Pennzoil Conventional 7 $
or High Mileage OFF
Full Service Oil Change Bottle Oil
Exp. 12/31/17

SHELL OIL CHANGE 5 $

FULL SERVICE OFF
Exp. 12/31/17

7 $
SHELL ROTELLA T 15W40 & 10W30
SYNTHETIC BLEND OIL CHANGE
OFF
Exp. 12/31/17

SHELL ROTELLA T6 5W40 10 $
Full Synthetic Oil Change OFF
Bottle Oil Exp. 12/31/17

OFF OFF
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Stonehouse Family Dental: Dedicated to great smiles
For more than 15 years, Stonehouse Family Den- Last year, Dr. Navetta completed studies and is now
tal, 850 S. Ortonville Road has continually grown to certified in full arch implant restoration. Implant resto-
meet the dental needs of the community. ration is becoming a more common procedure and can
A main addition to the facility as well as the use of replace missing teeth with individual implants instead
the most up-to-date technology means Stonehouse of traditional bridgework or removable devices. Implants
staff, including dentists Dr. Christopher Navetta and allow the doctor to not shape or alter surrounding teeth.
Dr. Peter Duz, can continue to go above and beyond “We take continuing education courses to keep cur-
in meeting the needs of patients. rent on techniques we can offer to patients. If you’re
In 2015, Stonehouse added two new operatories, a missing teeth we can physically attach them to the jaw
spacious new waiting room as well as expansion of bone. That makes the tooth more stable rather than
staff office space. Other renovations to the nearly just resting the tooth on gum.”
century-old house include a new laboratory, restroom, Advances in pain management are a key element at
and front porch. An improved ramp means that Stonehouse Family Dental.
Stonehouse is more accessible for those with disabili- “There’s always new research when and how to
ties. The parking lot was also expanded. control pain at the dentist,” he said. “It’s important that
Hygienist Chelsea Huff was also added to shorten we don’t want to catch up with pain, rather to prevent
patient waiting times. Now patients rarely wait more pain before it felt by the patient.”
than 10 minutes. Dr. Navetta is a perfectionist and wants his
Also new this year is a state-of-the-art panoramic patients to be comfortable, first and foremost.
radiograph dental X-ray machine that shows a two- He continues to specialize in orthodontics, not
dimensional view with 20 times the resolution of a half- just for children and teenagers, but adults, too.
circle from ear to ear. Digital X-rays mean less radia- Options for straightening teeth include Invisalign,
tion exposure and intraoral photography allows patients Stephanie Perkins, Dr. Navetta and Michele Hartman. veneers, and cosmetic bonding. Come in for a free
a visual education in what is occurring in their mouths. lems expect the worst, but there is a lot that is pos- consultation.
New automated technology makes root canals pain- sible these days. You don’t need dentures,” said Dr. Stonehouse Family Dental is always accepting new
less. Navetta. patients and also accepts a wide variety of insurance
“I love the feeling of doing something for a patient “I take pride in the fact that I’m conscious of their coverage. There are options for patients without insur-
they didn’t realize was possible— it’s not as bad as time. We schedule things properly and everyone works ance. To schedule your appointment, call 248-627-9393.
you think, we can fix you. People with dental prob- together— it’s less stressful for patients and staff.” www.stonehousefamilydental.com

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B 14 The Citizen Progress Edition 2017

Brandon Chiropractic Center: In practice for 20 years
Discover what it’s like to live pain-free, without sur- effectively treat your problem. “A high percentage of
gery or drugs. the time, we can help, with no drugs or surgeries.”
Dr. Jay Stark at Brandon Chiropractic Center, along Chiropractic has few side effects, Stark noted and
with his caring staff, are ready to help you find relief if your pain can be corrected with chiropractic care, it
and comfort after suffering injury or just the pains that is a much safer and less expensive intervention.
come along with aging. Stark and his knowledgeable staff, which includes
Another treatment room has been added at the fa- massage therapist Leslie Cullon who is certified in
cility located at 125 N. Ortonville Road, in which laser medical/oncology massage through Beaumont Hospi-
therapy will be utilized by Dr. Stark. In fact, Dr. Stark tal, will help you move forward to living without pain.
uses the same laser used by the Lions and Red Wings After reliving debilitating pain, Stark is ready to help
as well as for college athletes. Most are muscular skel- you stay in a state of comfort and learning to use your
etal injuries. The treatment takes just 5-8 minutes and body to full capacity, with rehabilitation and strength-
is highly effective as it stimulates muscles, increases ening of the spine and muscles to prevent further in-
blood flow, reduces swelling and inflammation. “Laser jury down the road. The exercises you will learn are
can speed up your healing time and get you back to easy transferable ones you can do at home.
activities quickly,” says Stark. “We have a very professional staff and will care
Brandon Chiropractic also has a new Cox Flexion for you like a family member,” said Stark. “We
distraction adjusting table, helping to stretch the spine have a program for each individual. Everything we
and tighten the muscles around it for a longer lasting do is for the patient’s comfort.”
adjustment. This treatment is used on nearly every pa- Brandon Chiropractic accepts all insurance
tient and is particularly good for relief of arthritis, disc plans and will determine your coverage. In most
problems, and chronic lower back and neck pain. It is instances, referrals are not necessary. Make an
gentle and highly effective. appointment today and start feeling better!! Brandon
Chiropractic care has many, many benefits, notes From left, Leslie, Dr. Stark, Gloria, and Kimber. Chiropractic Center is open Mondays and Wednes-
Dr. Stark, who is a former hockey player, drafted by days from 7 a.m.-noon and 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; Thurs-
the Red Wings before injuries ended his career. For areas in the body including the neck, back, shoulders, day from 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; Friday from 7 a.m.-
the past 20 years he has been a chiropractor, special- elbow, wrist, and even knees, ankles, and feet. noon and 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m.-
izing in musculo-skeletal care solving nervous system It is important to differentiate what is the cause of 11 a.m. Closed Tuesday and Sunday. Details: 248-627-
dysfunction, headaches, and pain that originates from your pain. With an accurate diagnosis we can more 9595.

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• Back and Neck Pain Relief
• Sports Injuries
• Same Day Care/ Walk ins Welcome
• MD Referrals Welcome
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Custom Programs Stretching and Strengthening
125 N. Ortonville Rd. Next to Mooney’s Barber Shop 248-627-9595
Visit us on the web: www.brandonchiro.com
The Citizen Progress Edition 2017 15 B

Karma Salon and Spa: Look and feel your best
Everything to make you look and feel your best can hair and nail services you would expect at a top-notch
be found at Karma Salon and Spa, 8359 S. State Road salon, Karma also offers every other beauty service
in Goodrich. you could need or want, including cosmetic applica-
It all starts with an impressive staff- Karma is a tion, eyelash extensions, eyelash and brow tinting, and
joint venture by four former salon owners who have even full body waxing in a separate spa room.
brought together a vast variety of skills and education How about a facial? Karma is happy to refresh
to offer you a superior experience and all the newest your skin using Farm House Fresh products, which
trends. are free of sulfates, gluten and parabin. Facials vary
Lori Owen, who co-owns the salon along with Jes- from detoxifying to cleansing and age-defying. They
sica Pearson, Christie Mortz-Souheaver, and Dawn can eliminate blackheads and pimples and fine lines
Clementz, said you will find no better-educated styl- and wrinkles and a facial includes a decollete mas-
ists and nail technicians in the area than the staff of sage for the neck, shoulders and collarbone.
Karma, all of whom travel extensively to learn more On special occasions, Karma can even offer
about their craft, including learning from celebrity art- therapeutic scalp massage from a certified massage
ists including Guy Tang and the professionals who coif The new Karma Salon and Spa offers dual pedicure therapist. Even while the primary purpose of Karma
the tresses of celebrities including Katy Perry and Kim chairs for the ultimate in side by side relaxing with is to make you look and feel great, a secondary pur-
Kardashian. They have traveled to New York City, a friend. pose is to give back to the community, which the
Las Vegas, and New Orleans this year alone for edu- texture or type of hair and help you achieve the look salon will do by hosting events such as a “Girls Night
cation in their art. you want.” Out” and donating a portion of the proceeds to local
That education gives them knowledge of cutting and Owen is this year’s winner of Best of the Best Hair charities.
coloring techniques you may not find elsewhere, in- Stylist as voted by The Citizen readers and Karma also Clients receive 10 percent off manufacturer sug-
cluding Balayage, which features free-hand painting has a two-time winner of Best of the Best Nail Tech- gested retail prices on products including Redken and
of the hair and the popular “peek-a-boo” in which you nician, Clementz. Get your nails taken care of with Pureology.
can get vivid colors when you want something fun, but manicures and pedicures using shellac and gel polish Karma is open six days a week and has a compli-
are still able to tone it down for work. Karma also and acrylics. Bring a friend, too, because Karma of- mentary coffee bar and fresh baked goods for their
offers hair tattooing. fers dual pedicure chairs for side-by-side chatting and clients to enjoy. Stop in and see what good Karma
“If you want the newest hair trend, come here, we relaxing. is all about. For more information, visit
know how to do it,” said Owen. “We have stylists who The staff holds multiple certifications, and several www.greathairandnails.com, like Karma Salon and
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Village Funeral Home & Cremation Services: Trusted care
The name has changed, but nothing “I’m here to help the survivors move
else. back to living without that person in their
Village Funeral Home, 135 South St. life,” said Langolf. “A funeral is a reset-
in the Village of Ortonville, is still here, ting to live. It’s painful, but it’s necessary
with Owner/Director Roy Langolf con- to heal properly.”
tinuing to care for families who have suf- Langolf encourages families to have
fered the loss of a loved one. the talk of a lifetime. He will be here to
Langolf, who has been the funeral di- guide families through everything that is
rector in Ortonville since 2008, became needed to give a proper farewell, because
the sole owner of the funeral home in even when a death is expected, the loss
2016, dropping the Coats name, but re- is acute and can never be completely
taining all the wonderful service commu- prepared for. An aftercare program will
nity members have come to expect. also help survivors in filing insurance
One convenience that has been added claims, veteran’s benefits, social secu-
is upgrades to the website, rity benefits, grave markers or engrav-
www.villagefh.com, which now allows ing existing markers and closure of other
guests to order flowers online, or post matters.
messages of condolence. Obituaries are Michelle Baxter and Roy Langolf of Village Funeral Home. Village Funeral Home will help you
posted expediently with a free subscrip- members, pre-planning services are of- “You want to consider how services af- talk through what type of disposition of
tion service that also allows them to be fered and they do not need to be pre- ter your death will impact your family.” remains is best, whether it is burial, en-
e-mailed to members of the community. paid. Come in and talk to Langolf about While some people may not want a tombment or burial of cremated remains
Village Funeral Home also has the what you would like for your family’s celebration of their life or a memorial or and what the possible future repercus-
technology to provide video tributes dur- remembrance of you after your passing. funeral service, the lack of such rituals sions may be.
ing services, created with treasured pho- It is important to remember that a fu- may stretch out the grieving process. In- “We’re here to help you before, dur-
tos of your family members. neral or memorial service is not for the stead of remembering a person who has ing and after the loss of a loved one,”
You can place your confidence in deceased, but for those that are left be- died at a special service, a family mem- Langolf said.
Langolf to guide you through what is of- hind, Langolf notes. ber may have to share their grief all over Village Funeral Home, 135 South St.,
ten a devastating time. For those wish- “You don’t own your death, your fam- again when a friend or acquaintance in- Ortonville. Visit www.villagefh.com or
ing to place less of a burden on family ily owns it— your loved ones,” he said. quires about that person months later. call 248-627-3412.

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The Citizen Progress Edition 2017 17 B

ELGA Credit Union: ‘It’s about People Helping People’
ELGA Credit Union will arrive in Helping members and community learn
Goodrich this summer. important financial skills is very important to
The new location, 8125 S. State Road, ELGA.
Goodrich will represent the ninth ELGA ELGA offers a robust student credit union
Credit Union branch—now with more program that teaches financial literacy to sev-
than 64,000 members. eral area elementary schools throughout the
“It’s about “People Helping People,” county.
said Karen Church, CEO, ELGA Credit New in 2016 was the development of a
Union. Financial Fitness program that boasts a 13
ELGA Credit Union offers checking, course series for adults, and an ELGA Suc-
savings, auto and home loans, VISA credit cess Coach.
cards, investment services as well as a ELGA employees are extremely passion-
full range of commercial services for busi- ate about being involved in the communities
ness members. that they serve. ELGA supports many differ-
Joining ELGA Credit Union is easy and ent organizations in their communities includ-
is open to individuals, who live, work, ing local schools, chambers, service organi-
worship, volunteer, or attend school zations, and many other non-profits. In 2016,
within Genesee, Saginaw, Shiawassee, ELGA associates gave 3,240 personal hours
Oakland, and Livingston counties. ELGA volunteering in the community and partici-
was established locally in 1951. The ELGA Credit Union staff. pated in 61 community events. ELGA believes
“No matter what the member needs in We can be creative in our lending terms check deposit and text alerts.” “giving back” moves communities forward.
the way of financial services, ELGA takes to best fit the borrower’s need. We offer This spring ELGA is launching inter- ELGA associates are excited about the op-
the time to listen and work together for the best account types and rates around.” active teller machines in their Flushing and portunity to become involved and support the
the best solutions,” said Church. “We ELGA constantly looks for ways to im- Davison branches. This summer ELGA Goodrich community.
don’t base our credit decisions solely on prove member experience and help mem- will also open the Goodrich branch with Branches are located in Burton, Clio,
a credit score or the amount someone bers connect with their money. interactive teller machines. Members can Davison, Fenton, Flint, Flushing, and Lapeer.
needs to borrow. We understand that al- “Convenience is very important to our use these teller machines as an ATM or use Websites: (ie: www, Facebook, Twitter, Blog)
though there may have been a bump in members and we understand that,” she them to interact with a remote teller via video www.ELGACU.com; www.facebook.com/
the road in the past, the member’s likely said. “Members love the features of our and speakers to assist them through their elgacu; www.twitter.com/ELGAcu and Blog:
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B 18 The Citizen Progress Edition 2017

Brandon Family Dental: We welcome all new patients
2017 is another exciting year for Dr. Angie Harrell. from 1 to 96.
The dentist, and Brandon High School graduate, is Dental health is important for overall health no matter
expecting her second child in as many years as she your age and Dr. Harrell stresses the importance of regu-
has been in solo practice (2 years at Brandon Family lar 6-month visits for cleaning and exams to find and
Dental—11 years in private practice. prevent any long-term consequences that will result in
While her family grows, her practice grows, too. expensive treatments. Regular dental check-ups can
Brandon Family Dental continues to accept new pa- uncover a host of medical maladies, including diabetes
tients, drawn by Dr. Harrell’s patience, skill, and wide and cancer.
expertise that includes orthondontics including “There are so many connections between good
Invisalign, and implants as she goes over and above oral health and overall health,” said Dr. Harrell.
the typical services of fillings and crowns. “Straightening teeth also helps guard against peri-
These latter services are a passion for Dr. Harrell odontal disease. It’s not just about looks, but overall
and a challenge that not many general dentists per- heatlh. Crowding can lead to easier development of
form, which requires additional education, something cavities.”
that she continually pursues. If you are missing a tooth, Dr. Harrell can start orthodontics for children as
implants are a great way to restore function and Dr. young as 7 or 8-years-old, although treatment starts
Harrell can do a full mouth reconstruction. Have a From left, Lori Parmelee, Dr. Angela Harrell, and more typically for girls at 10 or 11 years-old and at
need for oral surgery to extract wisdom teeth? Dr. Val Follis are waiting to serve you at Brandon 12-13 years-old for boys. The average length of time
Harrell can do that, as well as bone grafting. Family Dental. needed for braces is 2 years, depending on severity.
Coming this year at Brandon Family Dental are CT At Brandon Family Dental, the focus is on making Brandon Family Dental accepts all insurance and
scans, which take three-dimensional photos and are you comfortable and relaxed and Dr. Harrell offers offers various payment plans.
more accurate than generic X-Rays. Dr. Harrell will nitrous oxide as well as deeper sedation techniques, “I love what I do and am happy to be here,” Dr.
be one of only 500 dentists throughout the entire state but most importantly, she and her staff offer patience Harrell said. “I will keep educating myself so I can
of Michigan to have this technology that is essential and kindness. offer the best service and care possible.”
for implants and also helpful for root canals. The de- “We can do a little at a time,” said Dr. Harrell. “I Brandon Family Dental, 1201 S. Ortonville Road, is
tail is second to none. She is also considering getting a mother them, no matter their age. It’s about establishing open noon-7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-5
laser to remove soft tissue lesions, perform gingival a connection. In two years, I’ve really gotten to know p.m., Tuesday and Thursday and Saturday by appoint-
contouring and remove small amounts of bone with my patients and look forward to their visits.” ment. Details: 248-627-2866 or visit
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The Citizen Progress Edition 2017 19 B

Attorney Kirk Falvay—estate planning, business, real estate
Kirk Falvay and his wife bought their first home in tional estate planning attorney network, for the last 16 years.
Ortonville in 1977. Since there were no lawyers in town at That organization is dedicated to providing its members
that time, he was persuaded to open an office. Since that with the ability to provide the highest level of services to
time, he has been proudly serving local families and busi- their clients, and to stay on the cutting edge of estate plan-
ness owners needing his legal expertise. ning techniques and methods.
Falvay obtained his undergraduate business degree at “We are very conscience of asset protection plan-
Miami (Ohio) University, and earned a law degree from ning,” he said, “not only for our clients, but our estate
Indiana University. He has used his education to specialize plans are designed in a manner that inheritances can
in estate planning and administration, business, and real es- be passed on to protected against future divorce, law-
tate. suits or even probate through trusts.”
“I’m trying to help people stay out of the court system— Falvay was recently named as a “Five Star Estate Plan-
that’s the primary focus of my practice,” said Falvay. “Ev- ning Attorney” for the Metro Detroit area. This is the third
eryone that leaves my office with a plan that will not involve time which he has received such award, which is a pres-
probate. That includes lifetime probate in the form of con- tigious honor considering the few attorneys who are se-
servatorship and guardianship. Many times people don’t lected.
have documents in place and end up in probate. The court Falvay is one of only 100 attorneys in Michigan who
system is unnecessary. It’s the default system if you’re not were designated among the Outstanding Attorneys of
proactive. Everyone has a choice: it’s your plan or the state’s America 2004 edition.
plan. We make certain our clients get the right documents “The laws affecting estates, real estate transactions
in place so their family can take care of their affairs to avoid Kirk Falvay and businesses are constantly changing. We are dedicated
using the costly public system.” cated staff Lori Middleton (24 years) and Alissa Barnard to staying abreast of these changes.”
“We gain great satisfaction from assisting our clients in (18 years). The readers of The Citizen has named him Best At-
designing their estate plans in a manner in which probate is Falvay indicates that since the recession, many clients torney for the last seven years. “Receiving the award
avoided. Each family can later settle a family member’s have come to him to start small businesses. “Over the years, reflects the personalized attention we give to all of
estate with minimal costs and delays. The foundation for we have helped many individuals with business start-ups our client’s matters, the quality of our work, and the
our families’ plans are designed around a living trust.” through the use of corporations and limited liability compa- friendly manner in which all our clients are treated.”
Due to increase in demand Falvay has grown adding nies. Our clients are assured that their business activities Falvay’s office is open Monday through Friday 9
experienced attorney Kari Gocha along with two additional will not jeopardize their personal savings and investments.” a.m. to 5 p.m.. Appointments can be made by calling
staff members. The new team members join long time dedi- Falvay has been a member of WealthCounsel, a na- (248) 627-2808.

Kirk D. Falvay
Attorney and Counselor
VOTED BEST
8 YEARS

Imagine Your Family Being Caught Up In Probate. We are dedicated to
That’s not what you want for them, is it? I’ve heard the comment many times providing quality legal
from grieving family members, “I wish my parents had come to see you before services in the areas of:
they died.”
You don’t want to be the one who leaves a big mess behind. Planning your
• Wills & Trusts
estate with a will guarantees probate administration. Having no will, or an
outdated will, guarantees a huge problem for your family. • Probate
Find out how you can prevent probate, make plans for your incapacity, and save • Business
thousands of dollars for your loved ones down the road. We have helped
hundreds of local families plan their estates to avoid probate and minimize
costs. • Real Estate
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B 20 The Citizen Progress Edition 2017

Blackhawks Auto Repair: Getting the job done right
For David Riley, a master mechanic with more than here. We understand your car is a big investment and
three decades of experience, it’s not just “a” vehicle— due to the cost of new vehicles, chances are custom-
it’s “your” vehicle. ers are holding on longer and driving more miles. Who
“I’m going to explain just what’s wrong with your really wants a car payment? Even if customers spend
vehicle and how it’s going to be repaired,” said Dave, $1,000 per year on repairs, it’s cheaper than a big car
owner of Blackhawks Auto Repair. “We have the tools payment.”
and knowledge required to repair your car—efficiently To keep that car running, Blackhawks Auto Re-
and at a reasonable price. Our business continues to pair uses the right quality American-made parts
grow through referrals from our customers. We also and those designated for the imported vehicles.
thank you for voting us Best of the Best again in 2016 “Other parts may be cheaper but you get what
by readers of The Citizen newspaper.” you pay for. There should never be just a Band-
Blackhawks Auto Repair opened in March 2013 and Aid on a vehicle. We’ll fix it right and with integ-
thanks to support of the community the company has rity.”
continued to grow. Today the company has three pro- During the month of April, stop by Blackhawks
fessional mechanics with a total of more than 100 years Auto Repair for a free safety inspection.
of experience. Whether domestic or foreign, gasoline “Between winter and spring time, Michigan
and (some) diesel, the team at Blackhawks Auto Re- roads will beat the life out of a vehicle. Let us
pair has the skills to get the job done right. take a look make sure you’re driving safe.”
“Vehicles today are ever-changing,” he said. “Con- Blackhawks Auto Repair continues to support
sider when a customer’s “check engine” light is on, the community.
there can be more than 60 possibilities as to what is Evelyn, Dave, Dan and Jason. The staff at “I named my business for the community and
wrong with your car. Education is the key.” Blackhawks Auto Repair. school district I help support.” Riley is the father of
The team at Blackhawks Auto Repair continually “That’s why we have a full-time technician trained to two Brandon High School graduates.
train to keep up with the latest technology and ad- work on diesels who knows the intricacies involved.” “I designed my company logo around the school.
vancements in vehicles. For example, diesel technol- Contact our office manager Evelyn for an appoint- From teachers to administrators to students, educa-
ogy has grown over the past years with Duramax, ment. tion is at the forefront of this community.”
Cummings or Powerstroke engines gaining in popu- “There’s not a vehicle we can’t fix and will do ev- Blackhawks Auto Repair, 105 S. Ortonville Road,
larity. erything in our power to get it back to the customer in Ortonville, 248-793-3511
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Wills Chiropractic: Holistic health care in a healing environment
Drs. Jason and Heather Wills of Wills Chiropractic body to find personalized nutrition plans that work for
provide a wide array of holistic health care as it relates their unique needs and health goals.
to Chiropractic and natural health. First and foremost, All three care providers are avid athletes. Dr. Wills
they use specific Chiropractic adjustments to address has been a runner most of his life. He has also recently
problems both with the musculoskeletal system as well joined the popular CrossFit movement, so in addition to
as with organ systems. jogging around town, he can often be seen over at Build-
In October 2016 the Wills moved to Ortonville after ing Your Temple CrossFit in Oxford. Colette is also a
more than a decade in the Clarkston area. CrossFit athlete at Building Your Temple and when she
“We decided to move here because, I’m an Ortonville is not crafting the perfect massages for her clients, she
native,” said Dr. Jason Wills. “I loved the area from greatly enjoys lifting some heavy weights. She is also a
the beginning and secondly because we were in search certified yoga instructor. Kelly has been an avid runner
of a quieter and more relaxed atmosphere, which we for most of her life as well. As athletes, all three are
feel is more conducive to a healing environment.” well versed in the specific needs of our community’s
Dr. Jason Wills has completed a postgraduate cer- athletes, but also excel in caring for chronic pain issues
tification in Applied Kinesiology. and the kinds of problems that no one else in the heal-
Applied Kinesiology (or AK for short) is a system ing community has been able to help.
that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects “We are the future of healthcare,” he said. “As medi-
of health using manual muscle testing combined with cal costs soar and the community is becoming more
other standard methods of diagnosis. AK, a non-inva- and more fed up with being sick and tired, we are here
sive system of evaluating body function that is unique to help others enjoy the quality of health that they de-
in the healing arts, has become a dynamic movement sire. We work with the older generations as well as the
in health care in its relatively short existence. (source current and future generations in our office to help ev-
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Along with Dr. Wills, Wills Family Chiropractic fea- From left, Colette Curtis, Kelly Wilson (seated), Dr. or too old to benefit from the services we offer here.”
tures licensed massage therapist, Colette Curtis, on site Jason Wills, Heather Wills and Elaine Guttenberg. Wills Family Chiropractic, 101 South St, Ortonville,
who has 22 years of hands on experience in the mas- tion to the office. Kelly is a registered dietitian nutri- Mich. 48462 Call (248) 831-1050 Fax: (248) 831-1052
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Ken’s Coney Island: serving Ortonville for more than two decades
Ken’s Coney may be known for great break- The staff at Ken’s Coney are loyal and their long-
fasts and hot dogs, but the Ortonville restaurant’s term experience is an advantage in an industry that
dinner menu is the area’s best kept secret. typically sees high turnover.
“We’re a full service restaurant,” said Owner “I enjoy my customers and being around all the
Ken Gjolaj. “People tend to think of us as a break- people,” he said. “I have very nice customers and
fast and coney island place, but we are much, much I’ve been in other towns and I prefer Ortonville
more than that. We have great specials, every- over any other place. They are more family-ori-
thing is homemade, we have fantastic dinners.” ented, more down-to-Earth.”
Ken’s Coney, located at 100 S. Ortonville Road, He and the Ken’s Coney staff are eager to
is celebrating 20 years of serving delicious meals serve you with whatever delicious fare you hun-
in Ortonville this year and Gjolaj knows the foun- ger for, whether it is Ken’s famous corned beef
dation of great cooking is the use of the freshest, sandwich, gyros, a tuna or chicken salad, or one
high quality ingredients. The restaurant doesn’t use of several delicious burgers.
processed meats, but rather fresh turkey breast Ken’s Coney has been voted “Best of the Best
for sandwiches. All soups are made from scratch, Breakfast” by The Citizen readers and the staff
as are the ranch and Greek salad dressings. hopes you will try lunch and dinner and learn that
The menu is extensive and varied, with many anytime of day is a good time to get a meal at
offerings made from family recipes that have stood Simon Sinishtaj, chef at Ken’s Coney. Ken’s.
the test of time, including meatloaf, stuffed cab- “Honestly, a steakhouse won’t have a better cut “We feed people very good food, that is what
bage, moussaka, spinach pie and lasagna. The res- of meat than us,” said Gjolaj. “They might present we are good at,” said Gjolaj. “We really want the
taurant offers a tantalizing assortment of seafood, it fancier, and have a fancier dining room, but their customer to be happy... We have great food, rea-
with standards like perch and cod, but also some steak is not better than ours and they’ll sell it for sonably priced, with great service and a very
dishes that truly stand out, including a jumbo shrimp $50 while we sell a 22-ounce steak for less than friendly staff. Give us a shot. We are known for
dinner that Gjolaj calls “beautiful,” cooked in a half that price.” our breakfast and lunch, but we have a little bit of
homemade batter. While the family restaurant may not be “fancy,” every type of food that you want-- steak, seafood,
Come to Ken’s Coney for an amazing steak din- it has a cozy, friendly, at home feel and will be burgers, a little bit of everything, made to order.”
ner at a fraction of the price you would pay at a remodeled this year, with new painting and tiling. Ken’s Coney Family Dining, 100 S. Ortonville
steakhouse, but which keeps the rich flavor you After more than 29 years in food service, Gjolaj Road. 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday through Saturday. 7
would expect. is happy to own a restaurant in this community. a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. 248-627-5967.
The Citizen Progress Edition 2017 23 B

Bueche’s Food World: Fast friendly service 24 hours per day
Everything you need to provide your party. Select your cake from a book of ideas
family delicious meals and more is right at which includes licensed characters, or cus-
your hometown grocer, Bueche’s Food tom order a cake with a few days notice.
World. “It gets kind of crazy,” said store man-
The one-stop shop located at 400 N. ager Joe Dore. “We have cakes for all oc-
Ortonville Road is dedicated to providing casions, come on in and talk about what
you fresh food and convenience, with a you want. We have very experienced cake
friendly staff available 24 hours per day, decorators.”
seven days per week. Looking for some healthier fare? Pro-
The store was re-set one year ago, ex- duce cases are also new, and stocked with
panding its gluten-free section to meet cus- a colorful array of fresh fruits and veg-
tomer needs, as well as increasing its of- etables, many sourced locally and organi-
fering of micro and specialty craft beers, cally.
including Bell’s and Founder’s, popular And of course, in the center of the 40,000
made in Michigan brands. square foot store is aisle after aisle of all
Bueche’s is also keeping its look up to the grocery staples you want, as well as
date, with a revamped entryway vestibule, the seasonal items you are looking for.
fresh paint, new doors and ceramic tile, and Bueche’s Food World has a competi-
new meat cases, stocked with fresh cuts tive weekly ad, doubles coupons up to 50
of beef, chicken, and pork. A selection of cents round up to a dollar. Offers fast,
marinated meats give shoppers easy op- From left, Ashley, Lisa, Debbie, Erica and Angie, some of the deli and bakery friendly service, and is convenient.
tions for quick dinners to make at home, or staff at Bueche’s Food World. “We are right in the community, you don’t
stop by the popular deli, where a skilled macaroni and cheese, soups, and more. ing hard in the kitchen. Bueche’s has bak- have to drive far,” notes Dore. “We are
staff has been hard at work all day cooking Side dishes galore are available in the cold ers who not only make delicious breads, always working to better serve our cus-
so you don’t have to. Plump, aromatic ro- case— with Bueche’s famous potato sal- cookies, pies, doughnuts, bagels, brownies tomers’ needs and make them feel wel-
tisserie chickens are always fresh and ready ads, pasta salads, spinach dip, and a wide and more sweet treats daily, but also have come. Fast, friendly service is important to
to go, and in the hot case, you may also assortment of cheeses and deli meats sliced an artistic touch. Celebrate birthdays, gradu- customers who are busy.”
find barbecued ribs, fried chicken, meatloaf, to order. ations, even weddings with a beautifully Bueche’s Food World, 400 N. Ortonville
chicken tenders, fish, potato wedges, The deli staff aren’t the only ones work- decorated cake as the centerpiece of your Road. 248-627-4961.
B 24 The Citizen Progress Edition 2017

Brandon Tire & Auto Service Center: Vehicle repair & maintenance
Brandon Tire & Auto Service Center, “If it has a tire, we can help you,” said
595 S. Ortonville Road, has been an asset Scott, noting that besides tires for every
to the community for more than 40 years. auto, the business also offers tires for rec-
The family business started by Larry reational vehicles and some tractors. Mini-
Mullins is now run by his sons, Scott and mum warranties for any repair or tire is
Brent Mullins. The staff of nine employ- one-year or 12,000 miles. Most tires come
ees has a combined total of more than 90 with a 30-day test drive trial.
years experience in expert automotive re- In a community where residents often
pairs and maintenance to keep your ve- travel on gravel roads, Brandon Tire knows
hicles in tip-top shape. the importance of proper maintenance.
“My staff can fix almost anything,” said “We do a lot with suspension because
Scott Mullins. “We’ve developed a lot of of the dirt roads,” said Scott. “Your shocks
friendships in this community and are here and struts, suspension, steering components
to help.” and having tires with good traction are cru-
Brandon Tire & Auto which has won cial. We will be happy to inspect your sus-
The Citizen’s Best of the Best Auto Re- pension and tires for free to see if you have
pair (as voted on by readers) for five years, any issues that might cause a problem. Stop
offers repairs to major automotive compo- in.”
nents including engine and transmission, Brandon Tire is a dealership alternative
electrical systems, front end, heating and for you and has something to fit every bud-
cooling systems, and everything in between. Brandon Tire experienced, friendly staff. get.
Using up-to-date equipment, technicians community proper alignment is a neces- Brandon Tire has a wide variety of tires Brandon Tire has same-day service and
analyze your vehicle to pinpoint problems sity,” added Brent. “We are also equipped and feature American-made Cooper tires. takes walk-ins as well as appointments.
and make proper corrections including per- with an alignment rack for big heavy diesel As tires are something that are changed Brandon Tire & Auto Service Center,
fect tire balancing and alignment. trucks.” every 3-4 years on average, Brandon Tire 595 S. Ortonville Road, is open 8 a.m.-8
Recently, Brandon Tire added a Hunter Brandon Tire now includes a 24 month, knows the importance of getting the right p.m. Monday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday
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The National Sleep Foundation estimates that
18 million Americans have sleep apnea.
And studies show that 9 out of 10 children have some form of
Sleep Disordered Breathing
Only a dentist can treat a dental condition. We’re proud to be one of the few offices in
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Regiani Holistic Dental Center:Health through complete dental care
What’s new? A lot, when you visit the Regiani Ho- and mRNA Appliances. These work to expand the up-
listic Dental Center! per jaw and reposition the lower jaw in an adult. The
The office recently purchased its third laser, a Fotona result is an open airway with no more snoring. It is the
Lightwalker. This one can remove some small decay only FDA approved device to actually cure sleep ap-
without anesthetic and without any of the sounds asso- nea. www.dnaappliance.com
ciated with a dental office. That’s especially welcomed Of course, there is more.
by children and anyone anxious about treatment. Do you have gum recession? In 2016, the office
In January, Dr. Steve Harlow completed his post- became additionally certified to do the Chao Pinhole
grad training in The HealthyStart™. It is a system to Technique, or PST. Instead of doing a surgical graft to
identify and treat Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB), cover the exposed roots of your teeth, PST is a tech-
a condition that affects 9 of 10 children. nique that brings your natural gumline back into posi-
Parents might think snoring, mouth breathing or thumb tion in just one visit without the need for general anes-
sucking is cute in a young child. As the child grows, thetic. It relieves the painful sensations from exposed
parents become concerned with additional symptoms roots and creates a younger-looking smile line.
of ADD/ADHD, Allergies, bed-wetting and more. The Holistic Dentistry is not just about fixing broken teeth.
HealthyStart™ system identifies these symptoms, It’s about how your mouth affects your overall health
evaluates the underlying root cause, and promotes and vice versa. Drs. Regiani and Harlow work on den-
proper oral habits. This develops the airway, proper jaw tal issues in the most biocompatible way as well as re-
growth and results in straight teeth without braces. The store the function of the body.
system works with children as young as two years old, Both doctors perform the services you’d expect to
up to teenagers. Free online assessments at: find in any dental office: from advanced diagnostics
www.TheHealthyStart.com (digital x-rays, Diagnodent®, CariVue®, microscope),
Adults with SDB can develop Sleep Apnea. Breath- OralID and VelScope Oral Cancer detection to Pro-
ing can stop altogether during the night, and then the Dr. Steve Harlow, Sherry and Dr. David Regiani. phylaxis, RP&S, STM, restorative mercury-free fillings
adult literally gasps for air. This can lead to heart dis- apnea, treatment can come from a trained and certi- and mercury-safe replacements, crowns, and root ca-
ease and stroke. The National Sleep Foundation esti- fied dentist. This is beneficial for those who cannot, or nals. Where needed, extractions and replacement with
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Real Estate One: Buying, selling we’re here for you
Real Estate One Professionals has Technology has also had a huge ef-
been in the Ortonville Community for fect on the real estate industry. Today
25 years. They have endured the good many transactions are completed via
times and hard times. 2007-2014 were e-signatures. The days of having six
some difficult times states Abby (6) copies of a contract with wet sig-
Hotchkiss, but she is happy to say not natures is gone. The consumer re-
only did Real Estate One Profession- searches houses on line, takes virtual
als survive, they have continued to tours, e-sign purchase agreements. I
grow. The Holly office was opened in asked Hotchkiss will the Real Estate
2014. She equates their success to the Agent become obsolete in the future?
dedicated agents, staff and the com- She does not believe so, actually the
munity. opposite, she states “there is so much
Abby believes the biggest change information, a well trained agent helps
recently in the real estate market is the the consumer sort through and make
“New Construction”. When the real es- sense of it all.” Also selling and buy-
tate market collapsed many lenders ing real estate can be very emotional.
stopped lending money for construction A good realtor helps the consumer stay
loans. Now many lenders are provid- calm and solve any problems that may
ing the consumer with construction arise. A well trained agent is able to
loans. Building permits are increasing find a solution to the problem.
in our community – Brandon issued 45 The Real Estate industry is an ex-
permits in 2016. Another reason the citing industry to be a part of. Abby
consumer is looking to build is because stated the best part of her industry is
our inventory is “low”. This is a prob- that every day is different. If you would
lem throughout the state. If you pur- like to become part of the Real Estate
chased your home 2007-2014, this REO Agent Abby Hotchkiss. Industry or if you are currently an agent
would be a great time to sell. Many have increased these people now have not really had an effect on the market. and would like to become part of the
people purchased when property val- equity in their homes. Hotchkiss states Rates still continue to be at historic Real Estate One family, please give
ues were very low. Property values the slight increase in interest rates have lows. Abby a call.
The Citizen Progress Edition 2017 27 B

Abby Hotchkiss - Owner Sharon Williams - Owner Stan Kinney - Owner Jeanine Keik Terri Santavicca -Hughes Kristin Wengren Tom Barnes Amanda Hotchkiss
248-343-4372 586-707-7348 248-895-6091 248-765-9476 248-830-8561 586-481-1434 248-978-8896 810-614-9287
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B 28 The Citizen Progress Edition 2017

OPENING MINDS THROUGH ART (OMA)
RETURNS TO LOURDES SENIOR COMMUNITY
Student volunteers from University devised to teach effective is always an OMA favorite,
Prep School in Detroit returned to communication and facilitation skills tissue paper, fabric and
Lourdes Senior Community January when working with someone with glitter offer residents a
19, 2017 for the Opening Minds memory loss. Volunteers learn to variety of textures to
through Art (OMA) Program. OMA assess participant abilities and focus on experiment with. The end
was introduced last year at Clausen individual needs. By doing so, the result is a manifestation of
Manor, our memory care facility and students encourage creative expression emotional fulfillment for
was an instant favorite among residents. and enhance self-esteem. both residents and
The program was designed for “It [the training] opened my eyes volunteers.
people with dementia and limited to how I should approach people with The program will end
motor skills, and is based on the idea Alzheimer’s,” said Kamila Stephens, with an art show,
that people can overcome the obstacles University Prep School student (Grade highlighting the works of
of age and cognitive processes through 12). “You have to be more the artists. Over fifty
art. By focusing on what the residents understanding.” original displays of resident
are still capable of, OMA builds “We give them choices so that art will be showcased at this
confidence and encourages relationship they feel like they contribute to the public exhibition, providing
formation, improving physical and project,” said JaNaya Phillips, educational awareness to
psychological well-being. University Prep School student (Grade the community, family and
This year, the OMA Program has 10). friends.
expanded to Mendelson Assisted The sessions last an hour and a “My great-grandma
Living Home. half, during which residents are has Alzheimer’s, and now
Each student volunteer is paired provided with a selection of creative I know some things I can
with the same resident each week, materials and resources. While paint say to her,” said JaNaya.
giving residents and students the
opportunity to build close relationships.
All interaction is conducted on a one-
to-one basis, giving residents and
students the opportunity to build close
relationships.
“It feels good to be back,” said
JaNya Phillips, University Prep School
student (Grade 11). JaNya
participated in the program last year
and enjoyed getting to know the
residents. “It’s a unique experience.
You don’t always get to know the
people you’re working with or helping
when you volunteer.”
The activity staff, as well as
volunteers, participate in training

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Attorney Bob DeWitt, Jr.: Experienced, professional, personal attention
It’s the DeWitt Difference. recommended—needed to terminate life
For 33 years attorney Bob DeWitt has support if the situation arises.
provided the community with sound le- “I’ve noticed a lot of people, whether
gal advice when they need it most. a modest estate or many assets, have dif-
Whether estate planning, wills, trustes, ferent needs and I have the background
probate, divorce, drunk driving, bankrupt- to put all the pieces together,” he said.
cies or business planning—DeWitt’s ex- “It’s amazing how people spend their life
perience, professionalism and personal building their business but have no plan
attention is just a phone call away. in the case of an emergency. Their fam-
What’s the difference with DeWitt? ily, even the closest knit ones are going
“We’re a small law firm,” said DeWitt, to be scrambling in the case of an emer-
59. “When we meet for the first time gency. They all ask the same question,
you’re not meeting an associate, rather I ‘how do you keep that business going
take the time to get to know you and un- when you’re not there?’”
derstand your problem along with your “I’m also very mindful of the client’s
needs. Not every client is the same. Over Robert P. DeWitt has an office in Brandon Township. budget,” he said. “I’ll provide excellent
my more than three decades of work it process,” he said. “I take the time to edu- “Every situation is different—under- services at a reasonable cost.”
has been said I make friends of my cli- cate my clients and explain why they standing the situation is critical to deci- “Today our population is aging and
ents, but that’s a good thing. To me it’s a need to have an estate plan. I explain the sion making,” he added.” Contending with there a many more blended families. It’s
matter of integrity and honesty.” difference between state laws, with a will legal matters can be both stressful and often very complicated. The need for
DeWitt, who has maintained an office and what happens when there’s not a will uncomfortable especially at the time of estate plans is greater than ever for the
in Brandon Township for 20 years earned in place. We’ll also discuss how the state death. Therefore we want the client to surviving spouse and children.”
a bachelors degree in economics and his- laws differ with regard to probate. In be comfortable and be assured the prob- Robert P. DeWitt, Jr. Attorney at Law,
tory from the University of Michigan. He addition, I’ll help them make correct lem is being handled, solved and provide 1839 M-15 (Renn Bldg.) Ortonville,
later received a law degree from Detroit choices that fit their needs and budget.” a clear path to rectification.” Mich., and in 3221 West Big Beaver
College of Law at Michigan State Uni- DeWitt added there is often plenty of DeWitt emphasizes everyone should Road, Troy
versity. conflicting advice—you need to under- have at least a will and a financial power 248-627-3489, 248-649-1222
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Frosty Boy: Delicious food all year right here in Ortonville
Visits to Frosty Boy were a special treat for Holly If you want Frosty Boy in the comfort of your own
Wojtkowicz when she was growing up in Ortonville. home, they can help with that, too. Call ahead for party
Now she and husband Bryan Wojtkowicz, who pur- trays of broaster chicken to go, in any size, as well as 5-
chased the shop almost two years ago, are happy to carry pound half trays of pulled pork and roast beeft, with bar-
on traditions begun in 1985 as well as making delicious becue sauce and au jus for accompaniment. You can get
additions at the establishment. all your party side dishes, too, and this spring, get off-
“I think we continue to be a place where families can menu items including half-trays of mostaccioli, macaroni
create memories with their children,” said Holly. “Many and cheese, cheesy potatoes, Swedish meatballs, and po-
residents visit us during a bike ride, after a t-ball game, or tato, pasta, and chicken salads. Everything is made to or-
a day out on the lake. We’ve been there for dinner after an der, so if you want to omit onions or anything else, no
exhausting day at work, or a special treat after those yucky problem! And if you’re looking for something not yet of-
flu shots, so we strive to be more than just a restaurant. fered, just ask— Frosty Boy welcomes suggestions.
We have a place you can gather with friends, lean back, Frosty Boy sponsors youth soccer and softball teams
and enjoy the summer air. We’re all friends here, Ortonville Broaster chicken, pulled pork and chicken each summer and Bryan and Holly look forward to con-
is our home, and I think it shows.” wings, a few favorites from our menu. tinuing that tradition for years to come, as it is all about the
What many people may still be unaware of is Frosty as well as slow-roasted French dip sandwiches, fried maca- kids.
Boy’s extensive menu. While the main staple will always roni and cheese balls, and exciting poutine— a Canadian “They’re our biggest fans and we’re theirs!” said Holly.
be the soft-serve ice cream, richer and creamier in flavor dish of French fries topped with fresh cheese curds and “Owning a business in the community you grew up in is a
than competitors’ brands due to a higher butterfat con- drenched in beef gravy, just one of many homemade items humbling experience. Bryan and I both have been all over
tent. The shop also offers low-fat and sugar-free varia- with fresh ingredients. Frosty Boy makes their own Spicy the world and this community called us back. It has grown
tions of frozen yogurt for the health-conscious consumer, Carolina and Savory Memphis barbecue sauces, as well as significantly since then, but the camaraderie is still here.
but what makes Frosty Boy truly unique are the hot foods, homemade hot soups, including Italian cabbage roll soup. We see a lot of old friends approach our windows, and
including their famous broaster chicken, often paired with All of this is made in an expanded kitchen, with an ad- we’ve made some new friends as well. That’s what I like
popular potato wedges, wing dings, chicken strips, cod ditional stove, freezers and prep stations, all used by a about owning a business in Ortonville.”
fillets, broasted hot dogs with all the fixin’s, baked beans well-rounded staff of 10 employees, mostly local high Frosty Boy, 955 S. Ortonville Road, is open year-round,
and coleslaw. school and college students eager to give you fast, friendly but hours change to fit seasons. Beginning March 15, the
Joining these hot ticket items on the menu since the service. shop is open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Sunday. A
arrival of the new owners however, are pulled pork sand- This summer, enjoy dining outdoors at Frosty Boy, with full menu is available at Frosty Boy of Ortonville on
wiches smoked over a blend of 40 percent mesquite and renewed landscaping and a relaxing patio area which will Facebook, where customers can follow for updates. Call
60 percent hickory hardwoods with a dark cocoa dry rub, be receiving more updates for customer comfort. 248-627-3800 to place a lunch or dinner order.

Renn Insurance Agency—Ortonville: pledge of perfomance
Renn Insurance Agency, 1839 S. Ortonville about what insurance you should have and what
Road, has now been serving the community for more you don’t need. Customer service is the priority at
than 37 years and the business continues to grow. Renn and the staff is ready to answer questions.
“Customer service is key,” said Walt Renn, “We are your hometown insurance agency,” he
owner. “And while the industry has changed dras- said. “While the day of face-to-face interaction in
tically over the years we strive to make service a the insurance industry is now rare, we can still pro-
key element.” vide the personal walk in service right here in
Renn Insurance continues to grow adding AAA Ortonville.”
Michigan to its long list of providers which also in- With the value of homes improving, Renn reminds
clude Grange, State Auto, Progressive and Pioneer. property owners to review policies to assure ad-
Renn list of providers offers customers a chance equate replacement coverage.
to compare rates in one place. “Let us review your home insurance policy,” he
Renn’s staff understands that the needs of cus- said. “The coverage amount needs to fluxtuate as
tomers change as they move through life and they the replacement cost changes.”
will help you find the best coverage at the best price Their superior efficiency and attention to your
for your home, health and automobile. At Renn In- needs is what has earned Renn Insurance the Best
surance, it is all about choice. of the Best designation by The Citizen readers.
Homeowners and drivers lacking insurance Renn offers numerous discounts and with so
present a problem for all and drive up rates. From left, Tiffany Dresback, Marylou Lawrence, many providers at their fingertips, can easily find
“It’s important to make sure you have adequate Julie Boadway, Casey Boadway and Walt Renn. you the best rate.
insurance in case you’re in an accident with an un- people just want to know the cost, but we want them “We try very hard to look at all of your insur-
insured or underinsured driver,” said Renn. to know what no-fault does for them. We keep an ance and make sure we are providing all the cover-
The friendly staff continually participates in in- eye on what is taking place and provide a strong age you need without duplicating coverage you
surance education classes to keep on top of changes voice where independent agents are concerned.” don’t need,” said Renn. “When you get all your in-
in insurance coverage and legislation to best advise The economy is improving and Renn notes that surance with one agent, there is only one phone
clients. They will help you build a policy to suit your while people may have tried to save money with number to remember.”
needs and comfort level. the purchase of insurance over the internet, such a In this case, that number is 248-627-2020. Call
“We want to provide you appropriate coverage move may backfire when they try to make a claim Renn Insurance Agency, 1839 S. Ortonville Road,
so you’re protected,” said Renn. “We go over all or need details on their policy. With Renn agents, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday and Sat-
coverages provided by your policy. Many times you get the benefits of a two-way conversation urdays by appointment, or visit renninsurance.com.
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Sandwiches
Pulled Pork Slider
Pulled pork on white bun w/coleslaw & bbq sauce* $3.49
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Pulled pork on French bun w/coleslaw & bbq sauce* $6.49
w/fries & sm drink $8.99
French Dip Slider
Roast beef on white bun served au jus $4.49
French Dip Sandwich
Roast beef on French bun served au jus $7.49
w/fries & sm drink $9.99
Chicken Sandwich
Broasted chicken on French bun w/coleslaw $3.49
Fish Sandwich
Battered Cod on white bun w/cheese & tartar sauce $4.49
*Spicy Carolina or Savory Memphis bbq sauce

Chicken and Chicken Dinners*
2 Pcs $3.99 2 Pcs dinner $5.99
4 Pcs $6.49 4 Pcs dinner $8.99
8 Pcs $11.49 8 Pcs dinner $17.99
12 Pcs $15.99 12 Pcs dinner $24.99
16 Pcs $20.99 16 Pcs dinner $31.99
20 Pcs $25.99 20 Pcs dinner $37.99
24 Pcs $29.99 24 Pcs dinner $41.99
30+ Pc $1.29/pc
ADD… BREAST $3.00 WING $1.50 THIGH/LEG $2.00
*Dinners include coleslaw or baked beans, potato wedges & rolls

Potatoes Wing Dings
Potato Wedges 8 Pcs $7.49 8 pcs w/fries $8.99
Thick cut & cooked in a pepper seasoned batter for amazing flavor 16 Pcs $13.99 16 pcs w/fries $15.49
& crispy crunch 24 Pcs $19.99 24 pcs w/fries $21.49
2 Pcs $1.99 4 Pcs $2.99
8 Pcs $4.99 12 Pcs $6.99 Chicken Strips
16 Pcs $8.99 3 Pcs $5.99 3 pcs w/fries $7.49
French Fries 6 Pcs $11.99 6 pcs w/fries $13.49
Made w/authentic draft beer batter for extra flavor $2.99 ADD… STRIP $2.99
ADD… Detroit Chili or Cheese $0.75
Poutine Broasted Food
Canadian dish of French fries sprinkled w/fresh cheese curds & Fish with Potato Wedges
drenched in gravy $5.99 Battered Cod Fillets broasted & served w/seasoned potato wedges
ADD… Chicken or Pork $2.49 each 2 Pcs $7.99 4 Pcs $15.99
6 Pcs $23.99 8 Pcs $31.99
Soup & Sides ADD… pcs $3.99
Freshly Made Soup Broasted Dogs
Our soups are made in house w/fresh ingredients! 100% Angus beef hot dogs BROASTED!
Cup $3.99 Bowl $5.99 Ketchup, Mustard, Onion, & Sweet Relish $1.99
Coleslaw ADD… Detroit Chili, Cheese, Coleslaw, or Sauerkraut $0.75
Small $1.49 Large $2.49
Baked Beans
Small $1.49 Large $2.49
5 Fried Macaroni & Cheese Balls $4.99
Mozzarella Sticks $5.99
Onion Rings $5.99
Hot Pretzel $1.49

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