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More than just a building supply company

Since 1980, C. Bennett Premium Building Supplies has provided the St. Charles and St. Louis area with the means to create beautiful home improvement projects with solid advice, products and a neighborly attitude. Founder Charlie Bennett built a family business committed to quality service and exceptional products. In their extensive showroom customers will find a wide variety of products for the home. Specialists in fireplaces, they carry a large selection of wood burning, direct vent, vent-free and electric fireplaces. Exquisite shower door enclosures are measured for a custom fit. For outside entertaining they offer everything from gas grills to fire ...

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Stylish window coverings for every budget

Budget Blinds is a local, family – owned business that has proudly served the community by offering high quality, stylish window coverings for more than 15 years. The company’s goal is to provide expert design service, professional installation and the very best products for every budget. Budget Blinds offers blinds, shades, shutters and drapes from all the recognized national brands, including Hunter Douglas, Springs Window Fashions (Bali and Graber), Lafayette, Horizons, Draper, Norman Window Fashions and more. The store also has some incredibly unique products from international vendors exclusive to Budget Blinds as well as their own Signature Series and ...

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Beseda Flooring Kitchen & Bath, your one stop shop

Beseda Flooring Kitchen & Bath is a full service flooring and design center in St. Charles that has been serving customers since 1985. Proprietors Brian and Jill Beseda are lifelong members of the community, and are proud to live and work in St. Charles County. As a family-owned and operated business, Beseda Flooring takes pride in the quality of their work, the quality of the products they sell and the quality of the customer service they provide.  In fact, they provided the materials and workmanship for St. Louis Home & Lifestyles 2014 Bathroom of the Year. When choosing a new ...

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A fabulous and unique boutique

Nestled in a bustling shopping center on the west side of St. Charles, Bella Designs & Gifts offers unique finds for any occasion. Wander through the store and take in all the wonderful collections they offer, including bath and body items, jewelry, ladies accessories, wedding gifts, baby gifts, gourmet and entertaining gifts. Customers will find specialty brands like Spartina, The Vintage Pearl, My Saint My Hero, Bridgewater Candles, Peepers, and many more. For a personal touch, the boutique offers personalization, names and monograms to gifts for babies, weddings, showers and more, and their professional gift wrapping service transforms ordinary gift ...

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Quality wine starts on the vine

Tony Kooyumjian, third-generation vineyard owner and grape grower, established Augusta Winery in 1988 and purchased Montelle Winery in 1998, taking care to farm with respect for the land to produce fresh, fragrant, focused and well-balanced wines. “The secret to our success in producing outstanding wines is our vineyards,” said Kooyumjian.  “Augusta was chosen as the first viticultural area in the United States because of its unique soils, microclimate, and history, and it is our mission to produce wines that exemplify the uniqueness of this eleven square mile area.” Staff members are trained on wines produced in-house as well as wines ...

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Expert remodeling services from start to finish

A-Tech Exteriors is a family owned and operated business that solves homeowners’ exterior remodeling needs with creative solutions, combining curb appeal with durability. They create exteriors for looks and for life, using materials that are no or low maintenance and come with excellent warranties. From start to finish, their remodeling process focuses on creating a stress-free experience for their customers. The expert technicians understand that proper installation of roofs, siding and windows is one of the most critical aspects of home improvement – it can mean the difference between years of excellent product performance or the creation of a construction nightmare. ...

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No job too large or too small

Allen Roofing & Sidings expansion into the St. Peters area through the acquisition of G&W Roofing has been beneficial to both the company and the community. Lee Allen believes the experience of Mike Schneller and his team will complement Allen Roofing & Sidings’ established reputation. The company now has three offices serving the St. Louis metro area. Lee’s unwavering commitment to outstanding customer service and to his profession served as the foundation for establishing Allen Roofing & Siding in 1972. Learning the industry one job at a time, he worked hard to build the firm into the highly respected local ...

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Academic excellence on a foundation of faith

All Saints Catholic School is known for its Christ-centered environment and strong academic programs for students in preschool through eighth grade. The teachers and staff create a community in which all aspects of student growth are nurtured. “We truly see ourselves as a school family where students receive the support, guidance, and academic skills needed to develop in their faith and as 21st century learners,” said Principal Deborah Hake. Principal Hake is a doctoral candidate in Instructional Leadership and believes in providing a rich curriculum for all students. Religious and state certified teachers have the expertise to ensure each student ...

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