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Bringing fun back outdoors for kids

In an age of indoor entertainment, Dream Play Recreation has remained the St. Louis area’s largest factory-direct showroom of fine residential playground equipment, keeping kids active and engaged in their own backyards for more than two decades. “We’ve been family-owned and -operated for 26 years, so obviously what we sell is a reflection of the community that we live in,” ...

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No more dents, period

Since 1992, customers have been trusting Dents Express with all their dent removal and minor car body repair needs. Founders Matt and Laura Wilson understand that a car is more than just the sum of its parts, so they take their dent removal business seriously and provide great, affordable service to the community. Their services include paintless dent removal [a ...

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Remodeling St. Louis one home at a time

For more than 45 years, Dalco Home Remodeling has been fulfilling the dreams of its customers throughout St. Louis with well-designed, hand-crafted remodeling projects. From kitchen and bath remodels to new roofs, Dalco is dedicated to making each remodeling project a dream come true. The commitment to quality extends to every part of a remodeling project – from design to ...

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Experts in window and door replacement and repair

Clear Window Technology has been proudly replacing and repairing windows and doors in St. Louis since 1983. Its team of professionals has a combined 80 years of experience in sales, installation and service of many proven brands, including Andersen. They have the tools and expertise needed to complete any size job. Customers won’t find three-hour sales pitches, high-pressure tactics or ...

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Helping students of all ages build STEM skills

As a mom of three elementary-age children, Nancy Portscheller, BSAE, MBA, saw a deficit in the amount of technology and engineering programs for younger kids in schools. Now, six years later, Nancy is the owner and managing director of the Bricks 4 Kidz – St. Louis team, which includes St. Louis manager Cathie Robertson and St. Charles area manager Debbie ...

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“Your one stop floor shop” for more than 30 years

Beseda Flooring & More is a full-service flooring and design center in St. Charles that has been serving customers since 1985. Proprietors Brian and Jill Beseda are longtime members of the community, and are proud to both live and work in St. Charles County. Brian firmly believes that when people do business locally, they not only get personal service and ...

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The smartest way to buy granite

Whether a homeowner is looking to upgrade to a granite countertop or a builder is interested in custom tile floors, Aphrodite Granite & Marble, Inc. can provide the perfect solution. Aphrodite Granite & Marble produces flawless natural and synthetic stone products. The company, whose talented craftsmen have years of experience, can create a beautiful kitchen countertop, bathroom vanity top or ...

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Business Briefs: Jan. 10

PLACES The BeerSauce Shop, located at 318 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters, recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Co-owners Andrew Tessmer and Rick Duree created the BeerSauce Shop to deliver well-crafted beer and barbecue to customers seeking high-quality brews and specialty sauces. Each month, the “BS” gurus bring exclusive beer, whiskey, barbecue and hot sauces, ...

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Will tax reform affect home sales?

Homeowners, buyers and sellers are no doubt wondering how the tax reform legislation will affect them. The plan, which is expected to lower income tax bills next year for many households, is the most significant overhaul to the tax code since 1986, but several provisions have a direct impact on the housing market. Standard deduction: The new law increases the ...

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