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Hometown Business Profiles
Poenitske Flooring & Remodeling is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
When Rachel and John Sauter opened Leopard Boutique in 2012, it was Rachel's dream.
At the suggestion of my uncle, Mr. Gus Lamar, former resident and teacher at Webster Groves High School, we started our practice in Webster Groves.
"When my grandfather started this business in 1959, I don't think he realized that he was building our family's future, or what the business would look like 55 years later," said Amie Riggs Swarts, co-owner of Kirkwood's Riggs Construction & Design.
Anne Dunajcik is attracted to energy and positivity. It is what fuels her personally and professionally.
The year 2015 marks the 104th year in practice for Watson Pointe Dental.
Lindwedel Jewelers has combined its jewelry store with Two Doors Down, its fashion and accessory shop, into one establishment dedicated to a tradition of offering the best in fine jewelry and customer service.
Sugar Magnolia Boutique, Webster Groves' specialty lingerie and bra shop, features custom-fit bras and offers loungewear, intimates, bridal, burlesque and maternity lingerie, as well as hosiery, jewelry, soaps and candles.
More than 28 years ago, Kit Whittington was the primary caregiver for her grandmother, who had been diagnosed with cancer.
Alison and Devin Graham's parents ran Graham's Grill from 1996 to 2013, and the siblings took over day-to-day operations in July 2014, changing the name to 612 Kitchen & Cocktails.
For over 35 years, Bachmann Construction has defined fine living in everything we do.
Kirkwood Plumbing reaches the Big 3-0 this year, marking 30 years of providing quality plumbing repair, remodeling and 24-hour emergency service to residents of Kirkwood, Webster and the surrounding area.
Simple Moves started out simple but has expanded into a full-service local, intrastate and interstate moving company.
Whether shopping for a single window treatment, redecorating an entire house or seeking the solution to a complex design challenge, Show Me Blinds & Shutters in Kirkwood, a gallery store for the Hunter-Douglas brand, can help.
After 50 years, the slogan still stands: "You can't beat G&W meat."
Lawn Care Equipment Co., owned by Phil and Teresa Russo, is about more than lawns. It's about family, community and overcoming obstacles.
Agape Construction Company began 30 years ago working out of the O'Brien family home before moving to its current location at 435 E. Clinton in Kirkwood.
Generations of satisfied customers can tell you: a plumbing company doesn't stay in business for 85 years unless it's doing quality work.
The Family Dental Practice of Matthew F. Strohmeyer D.D.S. has grown since its April 2006 opening in Brentwood.
When we build, let us think that we build forever… by John Ruskin
The Milford family has been helping customers with kitchen and bath updates since 1969.
Everyone's heard the jingle: "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there."
Best Home Furnishings owner, Carl Boyer, not only takes pride in his business, he takes pride in his country.
After 32 years in the lighting business, Dave Jockenhoefer, founder and president of Lighting Associates Inc., finds this the most exciting time to be in the business.
Does an elder family member or friend need a little help to stay in their home? You can place your trust in Martha's Hands.
ProCraft Fine Cabinet & Woodwork designs and builds custom cabinets, including kitchen cabinets, vanities, bookcases, bars and closets, and has a full-service remodeling team.
Harster Heating & Air Conditioning Co. has grown from a one-man shop in 1950 to a company with 25 employees today.
For Realtor John Jackson, his business is all about community.
Since September 1984, Bueler Inc. has been meeting the area's home renovation needs, giving the personal touch to residential design build remodeling projects.