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Introducing...Advantage Masonry Group

Aug 01, 2010 05:23PM ● By Style

Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?Third generation masonry – it found me.What was your first job, and what did you learn from the experience?I started in masonry as a laborer and hod carrier for my father. I learned the meaning of hard work and responsibility.How are you involved with both the community and your customer?I am a member of the local Golden State Builders Exchange, where I network with as many local business owners as possible to incur the complete satisfaction of my customers.Why is your staff the best in the business?We all share the same core values for customer satisfaction: hard work, integrity and honesty.What life accomplishments are you most proud of?Retiring from the army as a combat veteran; and the birth of my 14-month-old son, Braden.Who is your role model in business or in life, and why?My father, Ernest, and brother, Guy. They have been my mentors in learning the meaning of hard work and learning the masonry trade.What’s your hidden talent?Not giving up.What’s your biggest job perk?Customer courtesy and satisfaction.What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?P.F. Chang’s.If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?Ted Turner – because he was successful and had a knack for always bouncing back.What’s your favorite local event that you go to?Folsom Live.What’s your favorite local business other than your own?Rescue Concrete.And finally, customer service is…?The number one priority.

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Introducing...Carter’s Carpet Restoration

Jul 01, 2010 08:10AM ● By Style

Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?This business definitely found me. Looking for work in my younger years, I took any job I could. Thankfully, carpet cleaning stuck. I did and still do enjoy providing great service and seeing the customer’s satisfaction.What was your first job, and what did you learn from the experience?I spent many summers doing landscape maintenance with my father. I learned that hard work pays off…and to never give up on your dreams – they’re always within reach.How are you involved with both the community and your customer?I support a variety of non-profit organizations in the area. My personal favorite would be the Mother Theresa Home, followed by Snowline Hospice, among others. As far as my customers, I personally answer most of the calls that the business gets. I’m always available for the customer.Why is your staff the best in the business?They are all certified technicians who have been working with me for many years. Among the staff are three brothers – they have a combined total of 18 years experience with the company. We’re like a family around here.What life accomplishments are you most proud of?The relationships I’ve built with my friends and family. And my hole-in-one at Apple Mountain Golf Course!What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?Durango’s Mexican Restaurant – the tacos are great and the service is always awesome.What’s your favorite local event that you go to?Placerville’s Brewfest. It’s always a relaxing evening with friends.And finally, customer service is…?Everything my business stands for.Do you know that our editorial is not paid for, nor can it be purchased? In fact, our Introducing and Dine reviews are not paid advertisements. If you’d like your business profiled, please email Wendy Sipple at [email protected] Once we determine when your business will be featured, we will contact you to schedule a time to come out and take a photograph. Thank you!

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Introducing...Blind Spot Blinds and Shutters

Jun 30, 2010 05:00PM ● By Style

Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?For years my husband and I were working in this industry. We met when I worked as his sales rep. The day our first son was born we made plans to venture out on our own...and Blind Spot was born, too!How are you involved with both the community and your customer?We stay current with many local organizations. We donate to Habitat for Humanity, are a member of the Merchant Association for Downtown Roseville, and love sponsoring our local Woodcreek Little League.Why is your staff the best in the business?We keep it small and do it all. Our personal attention to service and detail – that is what makes our “spot” different.Who is your role model in business or in life, and why?My grandmother impacted my life by helping me learn to appreciate people for who they are, and she was the hardest worker I know! Funny, she never had a job, but she was a domestic goddess!What’s your biggest job perk?I love changing people’s living environments. The “thank you” cards I receive are great; I really know I improved their lifestyle.What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?I am a sushi eater…I love Mikuni. I could eat there four times a week, and used to before I had kids, but now it is a bit less.If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?I would meet my husband’s mother. She passed when he was just seven years old. He says such sweet things about what he can remember. I would tell her that I was taking care of her son and grandsons.What’s your favorite local business other than your own?Hard question – I admire a lot of businesses. Style Media Group works hard to meet our needs and the staff is the best.And finally, customer service is…?Being there for the customer today and tomorrow, and for as long as they may need you.Do you know that our editorial is not paid for, nor can it be purchased? In fact, our Introducing and Dine reviews are not paid advertisements. If you’d like your business profiled, please email Wendy Sipple at [email protected] Once we determine when your business will be featured, we will contact you to schedule a time to come out and take a photograph. Thank you!

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