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Get the job done right the first time

Specializing in basement finishing, Richbuilt Basements has been serving homeowners in the St. Charles area and surrounding communities since its establishment in 1989. Before launching the business, Rich Kempa, owner and founder of Richbuilt Basements, worked for more than 16 years as a designer and draftsman at consulting engineering firms. Today, Kempa operates his business from a home-based office. Richbuilt Basements specializes in complete basement remodeling. Originally, Rich handled projects from start to finish by himself but, over the years, his business has grown substantially. “Now, with multiple crews and the same employees for more than 10 years, we work ...

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No job is too large or too small

Allen Roofing & Siding’s acquisition of G&W Roofing and Schwidde Tuckpointing to provide ancillary services critical to the roofing business has been beneficial to both the company and the community. Lee Allen believes this additional experience will complement Allen Roofing & Siding’s wide range of capabilities. The company now has offices in St. Peters, Missouri, and Caseyville, Illinois. The renovation and addition to Allen Roofing & Siding’s new headquarters facility in Ellisville, Missouri is now completed. Lee’s unwavering commitment to outstanding customer service and to his profession served as the foundation for establishing Allen Roofing & Siding in 1972. Whether ...

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Upscale comfort food with unique wine and whiskey

The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey® got its start in 2014, but has since evolved into a from-scratch restaurant, offering an extensive whiskey menu and excellent wine list. General Manager Josh French, a wine and whiskey expert, puts together the wine list, which includes U.S. and international wines from smaller, boutique wineries. The far-reaching whiskey menu offers more than 140 bourbon, Scotch and whiskey options, as well as several allocated bottles. “We’re one of the top in variety for whiskey in St. Charles county,” said John Hamilton, owner.  Diners can enjoy lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch comprised of excellent, house-made ...

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Nurturing students’ faith and academic development

All Saints Catholic School is known for its Christ-centered community and challenging academic programs for children in preschool through eighth grade. Dr. Deborah Hake, principal, is grateful to be part of a group of faculty and staff who knows students by name and goes above and beyond each day to nurture and guide students to a life fulfilled in Christ. All Saints Parish Leadership team and the parish community actively support the school’s mission of education and evangelization, and Hake said she and the staff are thankful for that support. All Saints’ curriculum emphasizes service, faith, academics and leadership through ...

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Bringing customers’ visions to life

Since 1991, Aesthetic Design has transformed and enhanced backyard lifestyles. Whatever a customer envisions, these experts can bring it to life. Outdoor living has never been easier or more versatile. Aesthetic Design creates complete backyard packages, focusing on design and function to bring it all together. They have extensive design, build and installation experience in many areas, which gives them the knowledge and working ability to provide a complete backyard makeover for homeowners. Each backyard is uniquely upgraded with Aesthetic Design’s creative vision for decks, screen porches, shade structures, pergolas and gazebos. Their designs can feature louvered opening and closing ...

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Save the Date for Festival of the Little Hills

Vous êtes invités à la Fête des Petites Côtes – you're invited to the Festival of the Little Hills, now in its 49th year of celebrating St. Charles. This year's Festival is from Friday, Aug. 17 to Sunday, Aug. 19. The Festival is open from 4-10 p.m. on Friday, 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday, and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m on Sunday.

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Country Creek Drive work now scheduled for June 28

Country Creek Drive is scheduled to close to traffic at the Jungermann Road intersection on Thursday, June 28, 2018, for up to 24 hours beginning at 8 a.m. The closure is needed for construction of a sanitary sewer line as part of the ongoing Jungermann Road Bridge Replacement project.

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