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A service-oriented approach

For both home and business owners, maintaining concrete surfaces like driveways, patios and pool decks “may not be the most glamorous job on your list, but it will definitely help you avoid costly repairs and replacements down the road,” according to Jerry Loosmore of JL Concrete Sealing & Caulking. After more than 20 years of experience on concrete projects, Jerry started his own company three years ago because he saw a better, more service-oriented way to approach concrete maintenance, he explained. That’s why Jerry works on every job personally, using only time-tested, high-quality sealing materials and the best caulk product ...

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Providing groundbreaking flooring options for every home

After over 60 years of combined personal flooring installation experience, a team of three brothers founded HomeTown Floors in St. Peters in 2012. Six years later, the family owned and operated business is still bringing groundbreaking flooring expertise to make purchasing, as well as your installation experience, as fast and trouble-free as possible.  HomeTown Floors offers a wide array of flooring options for every style and budget, including options for carpet, hardwood, laminate, ceramic and vinyl. Customers also can opt for hassle-free, in-house installation, and every job comes with a lifetime installation guarantee. Maintaining the highest standards of quality, HomeTown ...

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Keeping your home HIGH & DRY

HIGH & DRY foundation repair has a solution for your foundation problems. Whether it’s a leaky spot in the basement, a crack in the concrete, or a leaning/settling foundation wall, HIGH & DRY foundation repair can provide a cost-effective, professional repair. Co-owned by husband and wife Tom and Cindy Ely, the full-service foundation repair company has fixed tens of thousands of homes in the St. Louis metro area. The company specializes in cost-effective crack injection, wall stabilization, settling foundations and interior drain systems. “We use state-of-the-art technologies to provide a reliable and cost-effective solution for our customers’ needs,” Tom said. ...

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Custom-built, one-of-a-kind outdoor spaces

Heartlands Building Company specializes in enhancing outdoor living spaces with an unmatched level of structural craftsmanship and attention to detail that has earned customer loyalty throughout the St. Louis area for the past 16 years. Heartlands started out doing custom work, designing and developing screen rooms, outdoor spaces and retractable doors, and has progressed ever since – now offering interior remodels, home additions and custom-built homes in addition to outdoor spaces. When customers work with Heartlands, they are working with an award-winning, established, local company known for customer satisfaction. Heartlands is an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau ...

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Advocating for local businesses

Since 1939, the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce has worked to create a strong local economy by actively promoting local businesses not just through networking options, but also through advocacy and education of business-related issues to help businesses of all sizes stay informed on the issues that matter. While the Chamber has many networking opportunities with various annual events and a growing membership base of over 750 businesses, according to President and CEO Scott Tate, something that makes the GSTCCC stand out is the emphasis on advocacy and pro-business legislative measures both locally and nationally.  “The true reason ...

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The dental solution that keeps clients smiling

Genovese Dental offers a complete dental solution that will make clients smile. Visiting the dentist can be a positive experience at Genovese Dental. The Cottleville dental practice offers patients a warm and relaxing atmosphere in a state-of-the-art facility.  Whether a patient needs a basic cleaning for preventative care, endodontic treatment or teeth whitening, Dr. Michael Genovese can take care of it in a comfortable, stress-free environment.  Dr. Genovese and his expertly trained staff can provide a wide range of services from restorative fillings to periodontal therapy to routine extractions. The professional staff is dedicated to providing high-quality care.  Dr. Genovese ...

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Decades of contracting experience in local homes

“Floyd Renovations was started for those customers who have been left high and dry by a contractor going out of business, skipping town, not following up or just not doing a quality job,” one of Floyd Renovations’ owners, Josh Tyler, said. “Every project we work on is unique and deserves our full attention.” Floyd Renovations specializes in bathroom, kitchen and basement remodels. In-house designers work with clients to create three-dimensional mock-ups during the design process. “Floyd Renovations offers free, in-home estimates. We don’t take a payment until the client sees their full project in full 3D and color,” Josh said. ...

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Education fitted to your learning style

Empowering Youth and Communities Academy [EYC], which opened its doors this year, was conceived by a team of local educators whose vision was to bring outstanding, one-on-one private education to sixth- through 12th-grade students. EYC provides a one-teacher, one-student approach for those seeking a more attentive and therapeutic educational environment.  “The one thing that is huge for me about EYC is the ‘Why?’ That’s the critical piece,” EYC Academy Director Lou Reuss said. “We believe that education can be different. We believe that every child can have an education that’s fitted to their learning style.” EYC offers a unique, alternative ...

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Cozy atmosphere sets the table for great Italian food

The heavy, inviting scent of home-cooked, hearty Italian food greets guests upon entering Erio’s Ristorante in St. Peters. The warm and cozy atmosphere welcomes both new and long-time customers who always are treated like family.  Co-owned by Pietro [Pete] Pulizzi and his wife, Joan, the small, family-owned restaurant is nestled into St. Peters Towne Center. The 80-seat restaurant offers authentic Italian pastas from lasagna and linguine to spaghetti and mostaccioli to fettuccine and rigatoni. If you’re not in the mood for pasta, Erio’s offers mouth-watering chicken, steak or veal entrèes; and also is known for its famous hand-stretched pizza with ...

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Timeless furniture resale boutique

Classic furniture, home décor and collectibles deserve a repeat performance. Encore Consignment Gallery is an upscale boutique specializing in gently used home furnishings too timeless to be discarded.  Store owners Maureen Strobeck and Barb Lampe opened the gallery five years ago to fill a niche in the furniture resale market for West County.  “There’s been an attitude change about resale. People realize there are beautiful things out there, so why buy new?” asked Maureen.  The gallery caters to people looking for a unique piece, a change in décor, or those who are simply moving up or scaling down. Treasures that ...

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