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January 30 - February 5, 2009

South County Times 11

The next Hometown Family Business

profiles section runs in July 2009.
Call 314-968-2699 to find out how
you can be a part of it.

Pictured (l to r) are: Sabrina Tate, Bob Gaus, Steve Lotz and Debbie Gruenewald

Tower Tee Reaches Out To Students,

Offers Instruction Aimed At Scholarships
Tower Tee Family Golf and Recreation has Tower Tee baseball for more than 30 years.
been around since 1962. More recently it has Lotz purchased Tower Tee in 2002 from his
expanded its focus to training student golfers. father Richard. Richard originally opened the
“We will provide golf training to over 500 facility with his father Roy Lotz.
elementary and high school students in 2009,” The facility features a golf range, an
owner Steve Lotz said. “We serve West County 18-hole par three golf course, batting cages
and South County CYC programs, four univer- and miniature golf. It is open every day of the
sities, seven high schools, the Webster Groves year regardless of weather.
recreation program, St. Louis Community “We have heaters in the winter and fans in
College and other programs.” the summer,” Lotz said.
Lotz said the business, located 6727 Heege Lotz said customers most often compli-
Road, has broadened its instructional programs ment him on Tower Tee’s friendly staff, hours
to focus on training and coaching high school of operation, its three large putting greens and
athletes for golf scholarships. the overall condition of the facility.
Tower Tee’s staff consists of Lotz, who is Tower Tee’s coaching staff has also brought
also the head PGA professional; Debbie the business some recognition recently.
Gruenewald, general man- Bob Gaus, one of Tower
ager; Bob Gaus, PGA mem- Tee’s coaching staff, played in
ber and teaching profession- his second U.S. Open in
al; Sabrina Tate, LPGA 2008.
member and teaching pro- The business has hosted
fessional; Drew Huelsing, such notable figures as John
PGA apprentice and teach- Goodman, Bobby Knight, Bob
ing professional; and Dave Costas and Joe Buck as well
Swatek, who has served as as numerous PGA players.
January 2009 “The King of the Cage” at

6727 Heege Road • 314-481-5818 •


Pat Tosie Steve and Sterling Frey

Custom Concepts Gets Homeowners Crestwood Appliance Repair:

Involved In Building Process More Than A Parts And Service Center
Family-owned and operated Custom and more of the appraised value of their fin- Crestwood Appliance Repair Inc. has cleaner for electric shavers, which has
Concepts Design & Build has been serving ished home, earning instant equity. diversified over the years to stay afloat. become a big success.
the Midwest since 1965. “Custom Concepts helps you get the most Today, President Sterling Frey and Vice “Two years ago I found a new non-
Patrick A. Tosie Sr. owns the custom for your construction budget,” Tosie said. President Steve Frey offer major appliance scratch sponge at a trade show in Las
home building company which builds custom Plus, Tosie noted that every addition, parts, plus die cast cars, airplanes, fire Vegas. The company I was buying them
homes, room additions and log homes. home and log home is personally designed trucks and tractors. Their newest item is from was a loser and it went out of
Tosie’s staff includes Mike Roth, sales man- for each client. Sterling’s non-scratch sponges which the business,” Sterling explained. “I found the
ager who joined Tosie in 1996; Randy Strunk, Through the years Tosie has noticed that
Freys sell coast-to-coast in about 400 company that made them and I now import
a consultant joined Tosie in 1994; and Steve people are doing larger projects than ever
stores. The business has been located in them under my Sterling’s label. It will be a
Rehagen, a design professional, joined Tosie before.
in 1998. “Each and every customer is different,
Crestwood since 1964. In 1998, it moved multi-million dollar product this year.”
Now in its second generation, Custom each with unique wants, needs and challeng- to its present location at 9979 Watson The Freys take pride in their work and
Concepts was started with the philosophy to es,” Tosie said. “Every job is a new experi- Road (9/10 of a mile west of Crestwood being the best at what they do.
help people get the most for their construc- ence and I have the satisfaction of helping Court). “We never ask a customer to spend
tion budget by getting them actively involved people live in the house of their dreams.” “We started out as a small appliance money on something we would not do
in the building process. Custom Concepts offers free building vacuum and electric shaver parts and ourselves,” Sterling said.
The “Partner in Building” workshops several times a service company,” said Sterling. “Now That philosophy has earned the trust of
program allows customers year. They cover everything because most small appliances are made so their customers.
to choose products that go from type of home, budget, cheap, we have had to diversify in many “They know we do good work and trust
into a home, the contractors financing to building permit new things or go broke.” our advice,” Sterling said of his customers.
who work on it, as well as application. The next work- In 1987 Sterling created Sterling’s “And, I recently bought out Authorized
the design that best fits their shop will be held on Saturday,
Products, a preshave and liquid head Appliance on Hampton Ave.”
lifestyle. By acting as an March 21, 10 a.m., at Custom
owner-builder, customers
can save up to 30 percent
Concepts in Sunset Hills.
Crestwood Appliance Repair, Inc.
3751 S. Lindbergh • 314-821-6700 9979 Watson Road • Crestwood • 314-909-8900 41 Years in Crestwood • 8:30 to 5 Daily. Sat 8:30 to 3
12 South County Times January 30 - February 5, 2009

The Chain Saw Gang from Eirich Landscaping. Back row (l to r): Smiley, Rocky, Speedy, From L to R: Adrienne Van Camp, M.A., Amy Miller, M.D., and Dawn Castillo, R.N.
Dynomite, Duder and Hot Dog. Front row (l to r): Hatchett and Boss Man.

Eirich Landscaping, Inc., Healthy, Beautiful Skin

Four Generations In Grounds Maintenance From St. Louis Skin Solutions
Amy Miller M.D. opened St. Louis Skin Miller also provides many other laser services,
In 1981, shortly after completing his your home. Snow removal and salting ser- Solutions in January 2004. A former Miss Seattle, which include acne treatments, vascular therapy
degree in horticulture, Scott Eirich incorpo- vices are available during the winter. Dr. Miller has always had a keen interest in skin and skin rejuvenation, which is for correction of
rated Eirich Landscaping, Inc. “Over the years my company has expand- care and aesthetics. sun damage and age spots. Laser peels are used to
He was proud to take over the family ed, enabling us to perform many aspects of Dr. Miller and her staff have been very selec- resurface the skin to smooth texture and soften
heritage, becoming the fourth generation in landscaping services,” said Scott. “This is tive in the lasers, products and procedures they fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars. Other things such
grounds maintenance. due to experience, special equipment, knowl- offer to insure quality and the best as birthmarks, moles, skin tags and port wine
Eirich Landscaping, Inc. is a complete edge and a conscientious staff. We consider results. Treatments are performed by Dr. Miller stains can be treated with a laser. Other non-laser
residential and commercial landscaping all projects equally important and the cus- who is on-site four days a week, along with services are available as well, such as micro-
business. Services include: installation of tomer’s satisfaction number one. Clients Adrienne Van Camp M.A. who has been with Dr. derms, chemical peels, make-up and general skin
bushes, trees, fences, retaining walls, drain- often praise the efficiency, quality and neat- Miller for over six years, and Dawn Castillo R.N. care consultations.
age systems and lawn sodding; erosion con- ness of the staff employed by Eirich who has been there for over two years. St. Louis Skin Solutions is a proud provider of
trol; lawn maintenance; leaf and stump Landscaping. We have always tried to staff Dr. Miller offers cosmetic injectables for men all the Obagi lines. The newest service is the FDA
removal; final grading; topsoil; dethatching; our company with people who care. and women. Botox® is commonly used for approved SmoothShapes laser for cellulite.
aerating; swales; lawn seeding; fence rows “Last year’s big storms left a lot of clean- wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, lips, the Dr. Miller and her small staff would love to
cleared; mowing; plus all phases of tractor ing up to do and our crews were out there. forehead and between the eyebrows. Dermal fill- meet with individuals to discuss skin care needs
work. In addition, they have added a high We did lots of tree and shrub trimming and ers such as Juvederm, Sculptra, Radiesse, Perlane, and to come up with a personal plan for optimal
efficiency leaf vacuuming system onto a removal, stump and log removal and tons of Evolence and Restylane are used to correct naso- results for their individual goals.
large containment truck for super fast leaf just plain yard raking.” labial folds, marionette lines, scars, other wrin- St. Louis Skin Solutions is having a Botox
and debris removal. Scott Eirich reminds everyone that now kles, fine lines and/or deep folds. Day on March 5. Botox® will be 10 percent off.
Firewood is split, sold and delivered year is the time to schedule spring and summer St. Louis Skin Solutions offers a variety of Call 543-4015 or e-mail adrienne@stlouisskin.
round. They also offer log splitting service at maintenance and landscaping. true lasers for multiple com for an appointment.
conditions and treat- Times are limited.
ments. Laser hair removal Call of visit the Web
is one of the most popular site for more information.
laser treatments. Dr.

celebrating 28 years in business • thank you 13100 Manchester Suite 250 • Des Peres • 543-4015
Fax: 314-543-4070 • E-mail: •
8430 Gravois • Affton • 314-353-2107

From left: Bob Veach, Tabatha Veach, Darlene Kavanaugh and Tom Kavanaugh. The experts at Reger Roofing and Siding Co.

Miracle Method Offers Savings Over Reger Roofing:

Replacing Old Bathroom Or Kitchen Quality Workmanship Since 1928
Miracle Method is a bathroom and kitchen So, why choose a less experienced company Reger Roofing and Siding Company has questions. Jim Boggs, Menley’s brother-in-law
refinishing business offering services that fit to do your work. You get what you pay for,” been a family tradition since 1928 and truly a and Reger’s supervisor, schedules all jobs and
the bill during both good and bad economic Kavanaugh said. neighborhood business for 81 years. It was is the troubleshooter.
times, according to owners Terry and Darlene Customers want the best product, the best founded by Joseph Reger, great-grandfather to David Akers, Mike Cortopassi and Jesse
Kavanaugh. service, and the best price. At Miracle Method, current owner Deborah Reger Menley. Menley are the men to call for shingle roofs,
The St. Louis company refinishes old, Kavanaugh said the company’s quality servic- “Joseph believed in quality workmanship gutters, siding and commercial roofing. Jesse
worn out and dated tubs, tiles, vanity tops and es will save customers both money and time. and customer satisfaction – beliefs we still hold Menley, the start of the fifth generation,
countertops. Miracle Method also makes repairs “Our goal is to help homeowners with the today.” said Menley. specializes in helping commercial building
to fiberglass. The best quality and service we can give by offer- His motto has been handed down through owners begin roof maintenance programs at no
website answers questions that customers have ing homeowners a major cost savings over five generations: Joseph, Anthony, Richard and charge.
about the process. tearing out and replacing a bathroom or kitchen Deborah Reger Menley, and Menley’s two sons Reger Roofing salesmen are backed by
“When homeowners are selling they need — then being able to use that room in less than Jesse and Kaylin. more than 75 years of combined roofing and
to improve marketability. When not selling, 24 hours,” Kavanaugh said. Reger specializes in building repairs and exterior contracting experience.
homeowners are needing and wanting ease of Miracle Method is a family-run business, improvements, including residential and Sam Mischanko, with Reger for over 34
maintainability and an up-to-date look,” Terry with Terry and Darlene Kavanaugh joined by commercial roofing installation, repairs, siding, years, specializes in slate and tile repairs. Bill
Kavanaugh said. their daughter, Tabatha Veach as office manager windows, tuckpointing, guttering, counter- Meehan, Tom Wiseman, Roger Cowan and
As a franchise company, Kavanaugh said and son-in-law Bob Veach serving as lead tech- flashing, skylight, sheetmetal build-up, EPDM, Kaylin Menley (fifth generation) combine 78
Modified and TPO. years of experience in roofing, counter-flashing,
Miracle Method offers 30 years of experience nician. Other technicians include Correy Dortch
As owner, Menley takes the time to talk repairs, and chimney tuck pointing. Finally
with more than 100 locations across America. and Tracy McFarland.
with customers, answer questions and to treat Herbert Norman, with Reger for over 58 years,
The company has employed the same proce- Look for Miracle Method, booth 4921, at
each person as a individual. helps to keep the business running smoothly.
dures on hundreds of thousands of jobs. the Home & Garden Show, March 5-9, at the
Debbie Denter, office “We look forward to
“That means our procedures must work. Edward Jones Dome.
manager for 16 years, is doing business with new
ready to greet customers and old customers in the
and to answer their future,” Menley said.
641 Leffingwell • Kirkwood • 314-965-6203
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Kevin and Becky Prewitt From left: Lynn Schmittgens, Becky Maness, Karen Richard, Tom Schmittgens and Amira Mujkic.

Lighthouse Biographies Preserves Family The Medicine Shoppe In Affton Delivers

Memories In Books, On Video Neighborhood Drug Store Service
Tom and Lynn Schmittgens have been pro- people. A good pharmacist is an invaluable
With everyone’s busy lives, it’s often “My children never knew their grandma.
viding personal service at The Medicine Shoppe asset. Having one pharmacy “home” is impor-
hard to find the time, or even know how to I wish I would’ve done something like this
Pharmacy in Affton since 1989. tant.”
begin to preserve family memories, stories for them,” she said. “We wanted to practice pharmacy in a neigh- To also beat the competition, the Schmittgenses
and pictures. Kevin’s 20-plus years in management borhood drug store setting,” said Lynn. have recently expanded their home health care
At Lighthouse Biographies LLC, a and customer service and Becky’s 25-plus They bought the full-service pharmacy and business. Plus, they offer free delivery and the
newly-opened business in St. Louis, Kevin years in print layout and design, bring a home health care product store from Richard and free mailing of prescriptions. The store also
and Becky Prewitt are helping people create blend of compassion and professionalism Belle Schneider when they retired. The Medicine accepts most insurance, Medicare Part D, Missouri
family legacies by conducting personal to the creation of beautiful hardbound Shoppe has been in Affton for 32 years. The RX, and Medicaid.
interviews which they transform into family legacy books. Schmittgenses moved to their current location at “We are certified in diabetes, asthma and
hardbound books (complete with photos) They also create Photo Storybooks 7922 Mackenzie Road in August 2006. allergy, immunizations (pending), and offer more
or DVDs. using a customer’s personalized captions or Tom, a registered pharmacist, has over 30 classes and individual medication management
After losing his father 14 years ago, short stories to go along with the pictures. years of pharmacy experience in hospital and counseling,” Lynn added.
along with a lifetime of memories, Kevin These books can be theme books: vacations, retail settings. As a breast cancer survivor, he has Their staff is also service oriented. Personnel
has had a passion to help people leave a anniversaries, weddings, sports teams, baby a special empathy with his “sisters.” includes relief pharmacist Rasma Chereson R.
legacy for their loved ones. Becky also books, even children’s artwork. “Living through that kind of diagnosis has Ph.; pharmacy technicians, Amira Mujkic, Karen
understands the loss of life and the regret of Call 314-723-3417 or visit Web site at given us great experience to assist families facing Richard and Becky Maness; pharmacy cashiers,
not having asked more questions. critical illnesses,” Lynn said. Colleen and Bill Schmittgens (Lynn and Tom’s
As an independent pharmacy, The Medicine children), Laura Porter and Shelby Meyers; and
Shoppe is facing today’s challenges from mail drivers Emir Ramic and Gary Maness for out-of-
order and big box competition. Affton deliveries and All Restaurants Deliver for
“We find personalized Affton deliveries.
service could never be more Hours are Monday-
important,” said Lynn. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
“There are so many changes Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
in medications due to cost
or insurance or other
needs. It is so confusing for

7922 Mackenzie Road • 314-638-3535 •

Jim and Staci Maneage with Matthew, Andrew and Kyle.

The Martha’s Hands Team is here to serve you and your loved one. Recognized as one of the area’s premiere private-
duty home health services since 1997, Martha’s Hands has provided over 1,000,000 hours of compassionate care.
The Gutter Cover Company Dedicated
To Service, Integrity, Quality Martha’s Hands Home Health
The Gutter Cover Company is a Christian- company’s top-notch product, customer service Provides “Love Through Service”
based, family-owned business. Owners Jim and and integrity are the best in the business. To have Martha’s Hands provides quality, compas- has grown to become one of the premiere private-
Staci Maneage are dedicated to outstanding cus- such high quality, at such a great value, make sionate private duty home health care. Our nurs- duty home health agencies in St. Louis.
tomer service, integrity in pricing and product The Gutter Cover™ the only choice for me.” ing team works with the family to develop a cus- Recently, Martha’s Hands launched a new
quality. Quality materials, expert installation and 100 tomized care plan for the client. program called Just for Moms, which helps
“We want to keep our customers off the roof percent customer satisfaction remain the hall- Typical services include bathing and dressing expecting and new moms with care for them-
by giving them a permanent fix to the nagging marks of The Gutter Cover Company, which assistance; meal preparation/clean-up; medica- selves, newborns, siblings and your home.
gutter care problem,” Staci said. offers a lifetime performance warranty. The tion set-up and reminders; light housekeeping; Martha’s Hands now offers basic dental ser-
The Gutter Cover Company is the exclusive Maneages also do their own work and do not laundry; errand running; and companionship. vices in your home. These Mobile
authorized dealer in the St. Louis metro area for subcontract. They receive many compliments for Eileen and John Hedrick founded Martha’s Dentistry Services, performed by Dr. Dennis
The Gutter Cover™. The internal bracket system their fine work and high-quality product. The Hands with a mission that Eileen was taught over McCaffrey, provides people dental services with-
is unique to this product. company is a member of the Home Builders 30 years ago. While a nursing student, Eileen was out leaving the comfort of their own home.
“You want the real ‘The Gutter Cover™’ so Association and has received the Angie’s List taught compassionate care by the Sisters of Martha’s Hands maintains membership in the
make sure it’s from Jim and Staci Maneage!” award three years in a row. Mercy, emphasizing total wellness. Eileen applied National Private Duty Association, Missouri
said Staci. “And it’s virtually maintenance The company has also received Better this mission in her nursing career. Alliance for Home Care, Social Workers in Long
free.” Business Bureau’s accredited business emblem. John had built his own success, having run his Term Care and the Kirkwood/Des Peres Area
The company installs The Gutter Cover™ The Maneages encourage potential customers to own successful engineering company since the Chamber of Commerce.
year-round. The cover fits over existing gutters check their record with the BBB. mid 1980s. With Eileen’s focus on high quality While actual family members have joined the
keeping gutters free flowing, keeps water away “Each of our customers is special,” said standards and John’s ability to set up a company, company, the Hedricks consider all of their
from the house and prevents ice build-up from Staci. “You’re not just another job.” Martha’s Hands started in their basement in employees members of their family, working to
causing damage. The bracket system, along with On a personal note, Jim and Staci have three 1997. continue Eileen’s original mission of “Love
the heavy gauge gutter cover adds to appearance sons: Matthew 25, Kyle, 21 and four-year-old Known for its quality service, Martha’s Hands through Service.”
and strengthens a home’s existing gutter sys- Andrew. The family is also in the process of
tem. adopting a baby daughter, Ellianna, from China.
Consumer Advocate Jill Farmer says, “The

The GuTTer Cover Co.

636-928-2828 11906 Manchester • • 314-965-4350
14 South County Times January 30 - February 5, 2009

Eric Oliphant, Bob Starr, and Delayna Adams Pictured (l to r) are: James Wetton, Cindy Plummer, Ryan Whittington, Kit Whittington, Mark Petty,
and Rebecca Pavelka.

Show Me Blinds Makes Window Specializing In Adult

Fashions A Breeze In-Home Care Since 1987
Show Me Blinds and Shutters Inc. has the “I’ll make sure your window fashion project Seniors Home Care (SHC) is the profes- “I started SHC to provide a support sys-
knowledge and expertise to make window fash- is a positive and thoroughly satisfying experi- sional alternative for seniors who want the tem for older adults,” said Kit. “We allow
ion projects a breeze. ence,” Starr said. “I enjoy the customer’s reac- benefits of assisted living, but do not want to individuals to stay in the comfort of their own
Owner, Robert Starr acquired the already tion when they see the finished product. move out of their home. SHC, which now homes and to maintain their independence.
successful and established Hunter Douglas “At Show Me Blinds, we want to be your serves South County, has been providing in- Our service is a reassurance to the adult chil-
Gallery in 2006. The gallery has been in busi- one-stop shop for all your custom window fash-
home care to seniors in Webster Groves, dren of seniors who find it difficult to raise
ness for over 13 years. ion needs,” he added. “When you shop with us,
Kirkwood, Clayton, Ladue and West County their own families while trying to be support-
Show Me Blinds and Shutters offers blinds, you will have one of the most recognized names
since 1987. ive caregivers to their elderly parents.”
shades, shutters and draperies. Customers are in the window industry and reliable expertise –
invited to stop by the store and pick up a free all provided with a local touch being privately
Caring for older adults is a way of life for SHC offers its clients flexibility, with care
Designing Windows catalog. A free in-home owned and operated.” Kit Whittington, R.N., B.S.N, and the founder ranging from a 30-minute QuickVisit™ to
consultation with a professional design consul- Being the oldest Hunter Douglas Window of Seniors Home Care (SHC). Kit takes a 24-hour care seven days a week. Our live-in
tant will guide customers through the process of Fashions Gallery in St. Louis has provided a personal interest in all her clients, meeting program is a cost-effective in-home service
picking out the best treatment for their win- solid foundation to weather these difficult times with each of them before carefully selecting a designed specifically for individuals requir-
dows. and even experience record growth. thoroughly screened staff member as their ing 24-hour care. A number of services are
The Show Me Blinds team includes: Delayna Show Me is very proud to be a Kirkwood caregiver. also offered to those in a nursing home,
Adams, a design consultant with over seven business because of the community support to SHC provides much more than just basic recovering from an illness, or who are hospi-
years experience in the window fashion indus- buy local. assistance. Kit has designed talized.
try; Eric Oliphant, business Starr credits a great part of her service around the true “My goal is for older
consultant – EGO Business the company’s success to needs of the older popula- adults to be able to live with
Consultants; plus Robert Kirkwood-Webster customers tion, with companionship, dignity,” said Kit. “I believe
Starr, owner/installer. who have entrusted his team medication reminders, trans- Seniors Home Care provides
Along with experience, to help beautify their homes portation, shopping, light seniors just that, through the
the team provides service with and in return have given Show housekeeping, cooking and kindness and respect we show
the care and the personal Me Blinds priceless word-of- personal care among the them one client at a time.”
touch to guarantee customer mouth advertising and won- many services offered.
satisfaction. derful referrals.

933 S. Kirkwood Road • Kirkwood • 314-909-1177 Mid County 314-962-2666 • Clayton/Ladue 314-863-2667 South County 314-894-2666

The next Hometown Family Business

profiles section runs in July 2009.
Call 314-968-2699 to find out how
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Rich Ray, Kevin Kilpatrick and Dick Russell.

Richard’s Roofing and Exteriors -

Humble Beginnings Lead To Success
It all started in a basement. “So many roofing and exteriors companies
Dick Russell and Rich Ray started their sub-contract their work today,” he said. “We
company, Richard’s Roofing and Exteriors, in must constantly stress the fact that we employ
Russell’s basement on Washington Avenue in long-time people, who are all hourly
Kirkwood in 1990. employees.”
“I told (Ray) that we will forever be Ray said the company’s dedication to using
connected, just like being married!” Russell its own employees sometimes leads to a slightly
said. higher price for completing a job, along with an
In the early 1990s, the company moved out explanation as to why that’s not necessarily a
of the basement and into a renovated 1920s bad thing.
farmhouse, which now serves as an office, and “Our workmanship and customer service are
a separate warehouse at its current location at well above our competitors who ‘sub-out’ their
344 Leffingwell Ave. labor,” Ray said.
The company’s two buildings often serve as Kilpatrick said the company’s focus on
showrooms because they are outfitted with quality workmanship has helped build a strong
some of the company’s products. reputation.
“Our office has vinyl replacement windows “Word of mouth is our best network,”
installed, so folks can actually try them out,” Kilpatrick said. “Our customers appreciate the
said Kevin Kilpatrick, president of the services we provide.”
company’s siding and window division. For more information, visit www.
The company strives to use quality materials or call 965-3008.
as well as quality labor, Russell said.

Roofing & ExtERioRs inc. January 2009
344 Leffingwell • Kirkwood • 965-3008

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