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FAYETTEVILLE

2017 Median List Price

2018 Median List Price

% of Change

2017 Median Listing Price/Sq. Ft

2018 Median Listing Price/Sq. Ft

% of Change

January

$182,250

$210,000

15.23%

$104

$111

6.73%

February

$182,400

$215,000

17.87%

$105

$112

6.67%

March

$185,000

$215,000

16.22%

$106

$112

5.66%

April

$189,900

$217,500

14.53%

$107

$114

6.54%

May

$199,900

$216,000

8.05%

$109

$115

5.50%

June

$199,900

$215,000

7.55%

$109

$115

5.50%

July

$199,900

$215,000

7.55%

$109

$116

6.42%

August

$199,900

$215,000

8.04%

$109

$116

6.42%

September

$199,900

$213,750

6.93%

$109

$117

7.34%

October

$199,000

$220,000

10.55%

$109

$118

8.26%

November

$199,900

$225,000

12.56%

$110

$118

7.27%

December

$199,900

$225,000

12.56%

$110

$118

7.27%

Median

FARMINGTON

List Price: $225,000

2017 Median List Price

Price per sq. ft. $118

2018 Median List Price

% of Change

2017 Median Listing Price/Sq. Ft

2018 Median Listing Price/Sq. Ft

% of Change

January

$185,000

$199,000

7.57%

$100

$108

8%

February

$185,000

$199,000

7.57%

$100

$111

8%

March

$176,900

$199,000

12.49%

$98

$110

12.24%

April

$179,000

$199,000

11.17%

$99

$109

10.10%

May

$180,000

$199,900

11.06%

$100

$110

10%

June

$189,900

$199,900

5.27%

$101

$110

8.91%

July

$187,000

$199,000

6.42%

$101

$110

8.91%

August

$193,250

$199,000

2.98%

$103

$112

8.74%

September

$197,000

$199,900

1.47%

$103

$114

10.68%

October

$199,000

$199,000

0%

$106

$115

8.49%

November

$195,000

$199,000

2.05%

$106

$115

8.49%

$199,000

$195,000

-2.01%

$107

$114

6.54%

December Median

SPRINGDALE

List Price: $195,000

2017 Median List Price

Price per sq. ft. $114

2018 Median List Price

% of Change

2017 Median Listing Price/Sq. Ft

2018 Median Listing Price/Sq. Ft

% of Change

January

$149,072

$185,500

24.44%

$95

$103

8.42%

February

$169,705

$185,000

9.01%

$97

$103

6.19%

March

$176,295

$186,500

5.79%

$99

$104

5.05%

April

$185,000

$196,750

6.35%

$100

$104

4%

May

$193,500

$203,500

5.17%

$102

$106

3.92%

June

$189,949

$205,500

8.19%

$102

$106

3.92%

July

$187,562

$205,500

9.56%

$102

$106

3.92%

August

$180,000

$204,950

13.86%

$102

$106

3.92%

September

$182,450

$199,900

9.56%

$103

$108

4.85%

October

$179,900

$199,250

10.76%

$102

$108

5.88%

November

$183,290

$190,000

3.66%

$103

$108

4.85%

December

$184,385

$190,000

3.05%

$103

$109

5.83%

Median

List Price: $190,000

Price per sq. ft. $109

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LOWELL

2017 Median List Price

2018 Median List Price

% of Change

2017 Median Listing Price/Sq. Ft

2018 Median Listing Price/Sq. Ft

% of Change

January

$219,700

$287,700

30.95%

$114

$119

4.39%

February

$225,000

$292,000

29.78%

$115

$120

4.35%

March

$239,945

$284,950

18.76%

$115

$121

5.22%

April

$272,500

$269,900

-0.95%

$118

$121

2.54%

May

$274,900

$254,600

-7.38%

$118

$121

2.54%

June

$260,200

$256,200

-1.54%

$119

$120

0.84%

July

$259,900

$254,000

-2.27%

$117

$120

2.56%

August

$245,000

$252,500

3.06%

$117

$120

2.56%

September

$234,530

$269,400

14.87%

$115

$120

4.35%

October

$239,950

$295,000

22.94%

$116

$119

2.59%

November

$249,900

$300,000

20.05%

$116

$121

4.31%

December

$279,900

$296,500

5.93%

$118

$122

3.39%

Median

ROGERS

List Price: $297,000

2017 Median List Price

Price per sq. ft. $122

2018 Median List Price

% of Change

2017 Median Listing Price/Sq. Ft

2018 Median Listing Price/Sq. Ft

% of Change

January

$199,000

$205,000

3.02%

$102

$110

7.84%

February

$119,000

$200,750

0.43%

$103

$110

6.80%

March

$210,000

$210,500

0.25%

$105

$112

6.67%

April

$220,000

$224,900

2.23%

$107

$113

5.61%

May

$239,900

$245,000

2.13%

$108

$114

5.56%

June

$240,950

$242,950

0.83%

$108

$113

4.63%

July

$239,900

$249,900

4.17%

$108

$114

5.61%

August

$229,250

$224,900

9.01%

$108

$113

4.63%

September

$219,900

$243,900

10.91%

$108

$113

4.63%

October

$290,450

$225,000

-22.53%

$109

$112

2.75%

November

$199,900

$225,000

12.56%

$109

$114

4.59%

$199,687

$211,617

5.97%

$109

$114

4.59%

December Median

BENTONVILLE

List Price: $212,000

2017 Median List Price

Price per sq. ft. $114

2018 Median List Price

% of Change

2017 Median Listing Price/Sq. Ft

2018 Median Listing Price/Sq. Ft

% of Change

January

$264,900

$255,200

-3.66%

$113

$115

1.77%

February

$273,900

$275,000

0.40%

$115

$116

0.87%

March

$279,900

$283,950

1.45%

$115

$117

1.74%

April

$275,000

$280,000

1.82%

$116

$118

1.72%

May

$273,587

$281,250

2.80%

$116

$118

1.72%

June

$269,900

$287,250

6.43%

$115

$119

3.48%

July

$266,947

$279,900

4.85%

$115

$119

3.48%

August

$258,450

$279,900

8.30%

$115

$119

3.48%

September

$250,000

$279,900

11.96%

$115

$119

3.48%

October

$250,000

$285,000

14%

$114

$120

5.26%

November

$250,000

$279,900

11.96%

$115

$121

5.22%

December

$249,000

$285,000

14%

$115

$121

5.22%

Median

List Price: $285,000

Price per sq. ft. $121

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BELLA VISTA

2017 Median List Price

2018 Median List Price

% of Change

2017 Median Listing Price/Sq. Ft

2018 Median Listing Price/Sq. Ft

% of Change

January

$125,000

$139,000

11.20%

$89

$96

7.87%

February

$120,000

$135,000

12.50%

$90

$97

7.78%

March

$112,900

$139,900

23.91%

$92

$98

6.52%

April

$119,815

$149,500

24.78%

$92

$98

6.52%

May

$125,000

$155,000

24%

$92

$99

7.61%

June

$129,900

$159,900

23.09%

$93

$100

7.53%

July

$138,500

$160,000

15.52%

$93

$100

7.53%

August

$145,000

$160,000

10.34%

$93

$100

7.53%

September

$144,900

$159,900

10.35%

$93

$102

9.68%

October

$140,000

$154,900

10.64%

$94

$103

9.57%

November

$137,750

$148,000

7.44%

$94

$103

9.57%

December

$137,750

$140,000

1.63%

$95

$104

9.47%

Median

SILOAM SPRINGS

List Price: $140,000

2017 Median List Price

Price per sq. ft. $104

2018 Median List Price

% of Change

2017 Median Listing Price/Sq. Ft

2018 Median Listing Price/Sq. Ft

% of Change

January

$135,000

$169,900

25.85%

$89

$95

6.74%

February

$133,450

$160,000

19.90%

$90

$94

4.44%

March

$138,900

$159,900

15.12%

$91

$96

5.49%

April

$142,250

$159,975

12.46%

$92

$97

5.43%

May

$145,000

$167,000

15.17%

$93

$99

6.45%

June

$149,900

$164,615

9.82%

$91

$98

7.69%

July

$148,500

$165,000

11.11%

$91

$98

7.69%

August

$147,500

$164,500

11.53%

$92

$98

6.52%

September

$148,500

$164,500

10.77%

$93

$99

6.45%

October

$155,900

$160,760

3.12%

$93

$97

4.30%

November

$155,450

$171,250

10.16%

$93

$99

6.45%

$164,975

$170,000

3.05%

$94

$100

6.38%

December Median

CENTERTON

List Price: $170,000

2017 Median List Price

Price per sq. ft. $100

2018 Median List Price

% of Change

2017 Median Listing Price/Sq. Ft

2018 Median Listing Price/Sq. Ft

% of Change

January

$169,925

$190,678

12.21%

$104

$106

1.92%

February

$169,950

$193,000

13.56%

$104

$107

2.88%

March

$179,838

$189,000

5.09%

$104

$107

2.88%

April

$185,450

$191,000

2.99%

$104

$107

2.88%

May

$187,900

$199,950

6.41%

$104

$109

4.81%

June

$187,700

$201,790

7.51%

$104

$109

40.81%

July

$193,000

$200,895

4.09%

$105

$109

3.81%

August

$189,910

$199,900

5.26%

$104

$109

4.81%

September

$190,000

$200,000

5.26%

$104

$109

4.81%

October

$195,000

$199,950

2.54%

$105

$111

5.71%

November

$199,900

$190,000

-4.95%

$105

$110

4.76%

December

$189,900

$189,949

0.03%

$105

$110

4.76%

Median

List Price: $190,000

Price per sq. ft. $110


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uffington Homes of Arkansas is a homebuilding company that allows families in Northwest Arkansas to build and personalize a home they love in a one-stop shop. “Our vision is to give families the opportunity to create a beautiful home in this beautiful part of Arkansas,” says Buffington Homes CEO Jake Helton. “Our goal is much more than just to build homes and move on; we want each of our neighborhoods to be a true community that not only looks beautiful but will last for a very long time. We strive to create a place where a buyer can truly put their own mark on a home and where the home will continue to hold its value.” Through their signature Design Studio, Buffington gives homebuyers a streamlined process where they can personalize and design their house. “The Design Studio is not only what makes us stand out in the market place, but it truly is the best part of building a home with Buffington Homes,” he says. Buffington’s design studio is a place where each buyer can personalize and design their new home with Design Studio director Allison Adams and Amanda Burcham,

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FRANKE’S CAFETERIA Lunch on the timehonored eggplant casserole at Franke’s Cafeteria. Little Rock BURGE’S Take home a smoked turkey or ham from Burge’s Hickory Smoked Turkeys & Hams. Lewisville

Enjoy an exquisite meal at One Eleven or private dining at the Capital Hotel. Little Rock

ALL ABOARD Have lunch in the fun and unique atmosphere of All Aboard Restaurant & Grill. Little Rock

JJ’S LAKESIDE CAFÉ

Polish off a delicious fried pork chop at JJ’s Lakeside Café. Lake Village

LASSIS INN Chow down on a plate of fried catfish at Lassis Inn. Little Rock

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Celebrate Spring Day! Saturday, March 23 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Kid’s Booths 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate color in the Gardens! Kid activities are included with admission – rainbow in a bag, rock painting, and color-surprise potions! Flossie’s Food Truck and the Chipmunk Café will be available to grab a bite to eat until 3 p.m. A Beer Garden opens at 11 a.m. at the Pavilion. $15 adults | $5 ages 4-12 | Free ages 0-3

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When you walk into the Robinson Nursing & Rehabilitation Center you will feel a comfortable atmosphere different from any other facility you have visited. We feature tall ceilings and an open floor plan. We have a lovely dining room and a covered outdoor patio area. We specialize in short-term rehabilitation and long-term care services. The short-term rehabilitation area has its own dining area and day room. From the moment you enter our facility, we want you to experience the difference our facility has to offer. From our light-filled day areas to our beautiful outdoor areas, we want you and your loved one to feel comfortable and safe when staying with us. You will also notice the pride we take in our facility by keeping our building sparkling clean from the inside out. Our team is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment. Robinson Nursing and Rehab offers modern conveniences in a gracious setting. We provide daily planned activities led by Certified Activity Directors, like social events and outings and pastoral services with spiritual care for all religions. We strongly encourage family participation in group activities, meals and celebrating family birthdays and special days. To help you plan your visits, we provide a monthly event calendar and a monthly meal planner. Robinson Nursing and Rehab does not have set visiting hours. We view this facility as the “home” of each resident. We try our best to communicate with patients and families to help alleviate the anxiety that accompanies this journey. Our team of nurses, therapists and support staff work closely together to develop a plan based on the individual needs of each person. We recognize that rehabilitation involves not only the patient, but the entire family.

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A FIRST-CLASS TIME ... EVERY TIME ... FOR 60 YEARS. For the past 60 years, there’s been one name in trout fishing, and that’s Gaston’s. We’ve got everything you need for a family vacation, romantic getaway or group gathering, year-round. From world-class trout fishing to fine dining and drinks to just watching the river roll by, Gaston’s gets it right, every time.

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ome see what awaits you at the Inn at the Mill, where the past meets the present. Our countless amenities, historic feel and outstanding service are sure to please. We've recently renovated and produced 46 spacious guest rooms at this Ascend Collection hotel, including 8 specialty suites and a superb gourmet restaurant renowned for its award-winning culinary experience.

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Weekend Getaway TABLE ROCK LAKE Table Rock Lake is known for its inherent natural beauty and visitor friendly vibe. It’s an easy drive from most points in Arkansas and offers a unique mix of entertainment (just minutes away in Branson) and outdoor adventure. A perfect place for a weekend getaway. Watermill Cove Resort

The area’s diverse lodging accommodations provide a unique setting for most any experience you are seeking. You’ll find everything from pampered lakefront luxury to hideaway cabins with rustic charm.

are appointed with vaulted ceilings, intricate oak and cedar woodwork, and windowed walls overlooking Table Rock Lake.

Still Waters Resort is located lakefront on Indian Point and features spacious condos, stylish furnishings, lake view balconies, and countless complimentary amenities (paddle boards, kayaks, aqua cycles and much more), The resort offers boat rentals and a private launch ramp if you tow a boat to the lake. If you are relaxing with family, or sneaking away for a couples weekend, Still Waters Resort is the perfect destination for you and your family.

Port of Kimberling Marina & Resort offers virtually everything you could want in a weekend getaway. POK features luxury hotel accommodations, rustic tent and RV campsites, and private cabins. Hotel creature comforts include rooms and suites with free wireless Internet, a pool and spa, exercise room and business center. The lakeside cabin and RV resort spans 220 acres. Other amenities include a full service marina with boat ramp and nightly slip and boat rentals.

Watermill Cove Resort is also located on Indian Point. If you are planning a weekend getaway with a larger group you’ll love the 6 and 7 bedroom individual Log chalets. There are also 4, 5 and 6 bedroom luxury duplex villas (some with theater rooms). The amenities are amazing, including a huge 5,000 sq ft swimming pool, 200 ft lazy river, mini golf, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, bicycles, and more.

World-Class Attractions, Entertainment & Outdoor Adventure Table Rock Lake provides visitors the opportunity to experience a tremendous mix of activities. Whether you want a high activity weekend getaway, or place to chill for a few days in the natural beauty of the Ozarks, you’ll find what you’re looking for at beautiful Table Rock Lake.

Stonewater Cove is one of those rare properties that offers a combination of a remote retreat with outstanding luxury. This lakefront gem is surrounded by nearly 500 acres of stunning Mark Twain National Forest. Luxury guest rooms, and one, two, or three bedroom suites are available. For the full experience, schedule a visit to the spa for some extreme pampering. Three individual spa treehouses

Table Rock Lake is located just minutes from Branson in the Missouri Ozarks. The lake offers 45,000 surface acres and nearly 800 miles of shoreline. Order your free 2019 Vacation Guide at VisitTableRockLake.com


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Lakewood Health and Rehab, LLC. offers an in-house team of professionals providing specialty services to better serve the specific needs of our residents.

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CABOT HEALTH & REHAB, LLC

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lackmon Auctions, a third-generation, family-owned, auction company specializing in construction, trucking, industrial, and real estate sales is celebrating its 81st year in business. “We are still owned by the original family, and we have been in business longer than any others in the industry,” says CEO Thomas Blackmon. “We are also rare that for the size we are, the auctioning is still done by the owner of the company. Many other auction companies our size are owned by a board of directors, and the auctioneer is hired for the day. But not us.” Blackmon’s hands-on involvement means he plays a variety of roles when the gavel starts banging. “Auctioning is more than just getting up and calling numbers out. The nature of the auction business puts me in people’s lives when they are going through a major transition,” he says. “I wear many different hats being an auctioneer. In the course of an auction, I will be a lawyer, an accountant, a therapist, a salesman, a carnival barker, a bouncer, a preacher, a banker, a debt collector, a mediator, and sometimes just a shoulder to cry on. The business is different every day, and that’s what I love about it.” Blackmon’s grandfather, Eddie, started the company in 1938. He owned part interest in a cattle barn in Dewitt, Ark., and the auctioneer he had working for him got in trouble running a raffle scam and was run out of town. Eddie did the auction that night, and the rest is history. In 1965, Thomas’ father, Tom, took over the auction business, changed it from a seasonal to a full-time business, and focused on selling farm equipment. He added construction equipment auctions in 1972, expanded into the trucking, logging, railroad, and manufacturing equipment in the early 1980s, and from a regional farm auction company to an internationally respected auction company. Thomas Blackmon took over the business in 2010 and added real estate auctions. Today, the business has sale yards in Little Rock and Muskogee, Okla., sells real estate in five surrounding states, conducts about 70

auctions a year, is licensed in 24 states, and is one of the oldest auction companies in the nation. One of the secrets to Blackmon Auctions’ success has been the loyalty of its full-time employees, who average more than 15 years of service to the company. “Coming into a third generation business, my greatest accomplishment has been to keep the company running and growing,” Thomas says. “From the time I was old enough to ride in a car I was going with my dad to auctions.” He started with minor jobs and trying to stay out of the way. As he got older, he helped set up sale sites, worked as a bid spotter, and eventually got his auctioneer’s license in 1991. “It is a job where the only way to learn is to do. So I did, and I was horrible starting out,” he says with a laugh. “Over the last 28 years I have learned a little more, but I still learn something new at almost every auction.” With experience, he has gained perspective and is honored to carry on the family business. “My father and mother were both my heroes and my mentors,” he says. “When I was young and starting out, I thought that it would be easy to run a business and make the daily decisions. After a few years on the job, I started to see that my parents were business geniuses! “I feel the responsibility that my family has put on me to continue running a business that has so much of my families blood, sweat, and tears invested in it. The auction business is like most businesses; it has changed a lot over the last 20 years. It is a constant battle to keep up with new technology and new competition. There is a high number of third generation businesses that fail, and that stays in my mind on a daily basis. My motivation is my intense fear of failure.” Lucky for him, he’s in a place where his services are valued. “Arkansas is an auction state. Arkansans love a good auction,” he says. “When I’m auctioning in my home state, I feel like I’m getting to work with family.”

“AUCTIONING IS MORE THAN JUST GETTING UP AND CALLING NUMBERS OUT.”

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ecky Whelan never imagined some 20 years ago when she watch battery, a repair or they’re looking for the perfect engagement was a customer at Cecil’s Fine Jewelry that someday she ring. It’s all about the relationships.” would be the owner. She had Whelan says many shoppers are a thriving design business, first in looking for a personal relationship Hot Springs Village in the 1970s with their jeweler. “They come and 1980s and then as the head of in, sometimes, just to feel good. design for the old Brandon House Even in times of sorrow, we turn until the late 1990s. But when the keepsakes into something relevant economy started to wane a bit in that people want to wear every day. early 2000, she answered an ad for So, even in the hardest of times, we a part-time position at the very store want to make people’s lives better.” where she loved to shop. That helped Cecil’s even has a bit of oldher propel Cecil’s Fine Jewelry to school charm, offering lay-a-way where it is today. As a shopperas well as interest-free financing. turned-store owner, Becky Whelan And don’t think they are going to knows how to treat the customer. sell you the highest priced item; Cecil’s Fine Jewelry originally they are going to sell you the one opened in 1975 and has been in the that works the best for the client. same Trellis Square shopping center If you’re a bargain hunter (and who ever since. Located in west Little isn’t?), Cecil’s always has two cases Rock on Rodney Parham Road, the store “I’M LOOKING FOR with bridal and fashion pieces on sale 50 to offers its clientele a convenient and easily 60 percent off, which fly out of the store. THE LIFELONG accessible location. Whelan bought the If you’re wondering what pieces every CUSTOMER, store in 2003. woman needs, Whelan says, “Diamond “We have customers and friends from WHETHER IT’S FOR studs and hoops are always a staple. A nice all over the city and state,” says Whelan. strand of pearls and a pretty bracelet” are A WATCH BATTERY, She also offers exclusive jewelry lines that also a great addition to your core jewelry can’t be purchased anywhere else, which A REPAIR OR wardrobe. The fun pieces, though they is a huge draw for Cecils. Visitors won’t are still fine jewelry, are the ones that are THEY’RE LOOKING be disappointed. Upon entering the store, trendy, current and won’t necessarily break Whelan and her staff greet each and every FOR THE PERFECT the bank. But she stays away from fads customer with a smile, freshly baked ENGAGEMENT RING.” when at the jewelry market. She cookies and Jim Dickerson playing has daughter Erin’s watchful eye to the baby grand piano situated in the help balance out the generational center of the store. differences. They just finished a trip Both of her daughters have to market where Whelan tried on worked in the store in some capacity. every piece they purchased. Bridget was on staff for about ten “I see if the piece is comfortable,” years, and Erin is the store manager. she says, “and then I think if this Whelan, who says she is very “handsis something one of my customers on,” has an extremely knowledgeable would enjoy.” and personable staff. She is available Some shoppers are coming in for every customer and is at the store specifically for special occasions most days (her team insists she take while others come in to visit, say one day off a week, but she is likely hello and see what is new. Whelan there on that day, too). says, “We try to reach out to everyone Now, back to 2003, when she no matter what they need. We are undertook a personal and financial very low-key. It’s not all about the risk to buy the store – why did she sale but the customer.” do it? Becky Whelan says she’ll never retire. She loves helping people “I decided I wanted to continue Cecil’s great legacy,” says enjoy the jewelry experience. “I do this because I love it. This is what Whelan. “I wanted to run the store the way it was best for our I really want to do the rest of my life.” customers... I’m looking for the lifelong customer, whether it’s for a

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hile many business owners dream of being able to pass their enterprise on to their children, Roderick Edwards’ parents urged him to do his own thing. It wasn’t out of concern, though; they didn’t want him to feel handcuffed to their business. So he set his sights on a medical career. He graduated pre-med and enrolled at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, intent on becoming a heart or plastic surgeon. But when his dad wanted to retire, Edwards put the brakes on a medical career and took over day-to-day operations of the family business. Seth Ward founded Triple-S Alarm, a residential security company, in 1975. Two years later, he sold the business to Rick Edwards, and his wife, Mary. Since then, the Edwardses, along with sons, Roderick and Chad, who manage day-today operations today, have built Triple-S into one of the largest family-owned low voltage contractors in the South. They cover the entire state from offices in Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Northwest Arkansas, and their products and services include mass notification, access control, video surveillance, nurse call, audio and video solutions, U.L. safety certifications, testing and inspections, and our own in-house U.L. Central Monitoring Station. “Most building and homeowners require peace of mind and reliability when it comes to monitoring their systems,” Roderick says. “When a fire alarm, panic, or break-in occurs, a quick response by fire, police, and medical can mean the difference in life or death. That’s why Triple-S Alarm Co., provides our own inhouse UL Central monitoring station. Rest assured that professional operators will respond to your every

need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.” The company’s success over the decades is firmly rooted in the belief in customer service. “We don’t ever want to lose sight that our customers are the ones who have made all of our accomplishments possible,” he says. “I was always told, ‘Take care of the customer, and the customer will take care of you.’ “For 43 years now, there’s a Triple-S sign or truck everywhere you go,” Roderick says. “There’s a lot of dedication because they know our family is from Arkansas. We understand the community. We’re giving back to the community through education, philanthropy and scholarships.” The Edwards family are members in the Towers of Old Main giving society at the University of Arkansas, has endowed a scholarship for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s nursing program, regularly donates to UAMS and The Make-A-Wish Foundation, and has the student-athlete entrance of UALR’s Jack Stephens Center named in their honor. “Our thought is: when it’s all over, you’re not going to take your money with you. So, help others,” Roderick says. “Make this life richer. Invest in others with educational opportunities and scholarships. Give back to Arkansas.” The lessons on the successful symbiotic relationship between business, customer and community are ones that Roderick says he hopes his nieces and nephews are learning. “We’re trying to set a good example for the next generation of Edwardses that are going to be in this business and keep this company going.”

“FOR 43 YEARS NOW, THERE’S A TRIPLE-S SIGN OR TRUCK EVERYWHERE YOU GO,”

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ou won’t find entrepreneur Kerry McCoy lounging in her If McCoy has a credo, it would be, “So what. What now?” Not content to revel in past glories, in October of 2014 Kerry began considerable pool of accomplishments. Rather, look for her engineering a media enterprise. swimming in the open FlagandBanner.com published sea of risk toward new horizons. its first edition of Brave While most business owners her Magazine. Keen on biographies, age are contemplating retirement, McCoy fashioned the magazine McCoy is busy parlaying her to feature customer’s stories business, FlagandBanner.com, of courage and determination. into a multi-media enterprise. Championing affordable Those that know her do not cooperative advertising find this surprising. McCoy has opportunities, she convinced other businesses to advertise the energy of a twenty-year-old in her new magazine. The coupled with the wisdom of over companies that opted in forty years of business experience. gained a new market for their Add to that her appetite for product and FlagandBanner. creating and the combination com defrayed the cost of is equivalent to a business ‘Big distribution. The magazine is Bang.’ now publishing its tenth edition, McCoy started her company and the cooperative advertising venture proved “REACH FOR THE with $400 and a heart full of moxie. Over the effective. next forty years, the $400 has grown into $4 Within two years of written storytelling, STARS. EVEN IF million, and the moxie has grown into prowess. Kerry introduced her first guest on Up In YOU DON’T GRAB Your Business with Kerry McCoy over FM Easily bored with the status quo, Kerry either KABF’s radio station airwaves. Passionate ONE, AT LEAST seizes opportunities that make others flinch or about providing a mentoring platform for creates a new venture from sheer force of will. YOU ARE IN THE small business owners, she began an advice/ In 1990, she purchased the dilapidated SKY AND NOT ON interview forum in which listeners could call building on 9th Street in Little Rock to in and ask questions of her guest and receive THE GROUND. OR house her business, and over the next two experienced business advice free of charge. decades, refurbished it into the last original WORSE, UNDER IT.” As the audience grew, the historical landmark of the city’s format expanded to include a 9th Street. AETN featured her diverse guest list that engages in the documentary recounting in a biographical interview with McCoy. Naturally curious, she the importance of the building is flourishing in her new role as and the Ballroom located on the interviewer. The show has been top floor. The National Parks on the air for three years in the Service awarded a half million coveted Friday 2 p.m. time slot. dollar grant to make that same This year, the show became Ballroom ADA compliant by available for underwriting. adding an elevator ascending to Immediately after airing, the the building’s third floor. show is posted on all podcast Under McCoy’s direction, platforms for international access FlagandBanner.com became and listening. one of the first online retailers, Forever the businesswoman, McCoy continues to challenge boasting over 22,000 products the preconceptions of age, gender online. In 1995, long before and experience by jumping into the public was ready to trust new ventures with gusto. She online shopping, McCoy began hunts new opportunities with positioning her company to capitalize on search engines organic vigor and fearlessly attempts the unknown. A word to the wise: You rankings. Self-taught in all the acronyms of e-commerce, she led the better put on your running shoes if you plan to keep up with Kerry flag industry into the 21st century. McCoy.

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or nearly 65 years, Rood Heating and Cooling has been serving The Roods have the business in their blood. “Like my dad and his dad, I have been involved since I was a Arkansas and the River Valley. The company started in 1955 kid,” Preston says. “We have all when Fred Rood was been from digging ditches and hired to dig plumbing ditches installing units to managing at Arkansas Tech University. daily operations of our business. He later incorporated and set It’s truly a blessing. Not many the foundation for the business’ businesses have been operating growth. Over the years, the through four generations and family-owned and operated 64 years.” company has been led by four The foundation for the generations Roods – Fred, company’s longevity is based Freddie, Eddie and Preston. on trust. The cornerstone is Rood Heating and Cooling simple – continuously exceed offers a wide range of products expectations in every part of from geothermal heating systems the business. If ever a customer SINCE 1955 to residential alarm systems. is not completely satisfied, the The Russellville-based company Roods are there to listen and installs, repairs and services make it right. heating and air conditioning “We do what we say, and we are honest,” “WE ARE BIG systems, heat pumps, gas furnaces, insulation Preston says. “We give our honest opinion ENOUGH TO SERVE and fabricates customized ductwork needed to when asked instead of trying to push a sale on OUR CUSTOMERS, complete any and all jobs. It has a full-service to a customer.” Their clients have responded by awarding department with trained technicians, as well BUT STILL SMALL them with best of the best awards, while as an installation department that is second to ENOUGH FOR vendors have recognized them, too. They none. Rood offers service seven days a week, FREDDIE, EDDIE have received outstanding dealer awards as well as emergency service, on all brands of from American Standard, as well as many equipment. AND ME TO BE top sales awards from geothermal company “We are big enough to serve our customers, INVOLVED IN WaterFurnace. but still small enough for Freddie, Eddie The Roods say being able to EVERY INSTALL.” and me to be involved in every – PRESTON ROOD adapt and evolve has been a big install,” says Preston Rood. “We part of their company’s survival have worked on many different for more than six decades. projects ranging from small Treating employees like they homes all the way to some of are part of the family, not just the largest commercial buildings. workers, has been a hallmark of We keep our product knowledge their operation. up to date and offer our insights “The thing I love most about on every piece of equipment what I do is working with my from high efficiency to base family every day and knowing models. We also provide spray we can provide quality service foam insulation, which greatly to our customers,” Preston says. helps people achieve true energy “We also enjoy helping our efficiency in their homes, and employees grow and become part have licensed plumbers and of our family. We have several employees who have been with electricians for installation and us for nearly 20 years.” service needs.”

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ith a smile, Bob Russell shakes his head as he laments the days when auto dealers thought the best way to advertise was to go on air and yell about their deals in television commercials. “The trend was to go on TV and all of these dealerships screaming and hollering,” he says. “Luckily that type of advertising has gone by the wayside. We’ve never gotten on TV and yelled at the customers. We’ve always been low key.” That laid-back approach has allowed the Russell family to enjoy 73 years of success selling automobiles to multiple generations of Arkansans. By the early 1950’s, John Russell went to work as general sales manager at Critz Chevrolet Co., in North Little Rock. After more than 15 years, he bought the dealership from John M. Critz, and Russell Chevrolet debuted on Jan. 2, 1963. In time, Russell brought his sons, Bob and Rick, into the automobile sales. Within a decade, he opened the first Honda dealership in Arkansas in 1972. When John Russell retired, Bob took over the Chevy dealership while Rick assumed control of the Honda dealership. Today, the third generation of Russells are in charge of the family-owned dealerships. Bob’s son, Brett, leads Russell Chevrolet and Rick’s son, Jarrod, runs Russell Honda. “It’s kind of unusual for companies to make it to a third generation of family ownership,” says Bob Russell. “A lot of companies don’t make it that far. We’ve been fortunate. “It’s a testament to our employees and our repeat customers,” he says. “When you’ve been doing business as long as we have, you have to have a sterling reputation. We don’t put pressure on the customer when they come into the dealerships to try and buy a car or a service. It’s all a person-to-person approach. That’s how we’ve always done business.”

Today, Russell has the largest selection of new Chevrolet vehicles in all of Arkansas, ranks as one of the 200 largest Chevy dealers in the nation, and is a multi-year recipient of the General Motors Chevrolet Mark of Excellence Trophy. “Being a family-owned dealership means we answer to our customers, not a bunch of stockholders,” Brett Russell says. “The family and staff of Russell Chevrolet understand that the purchase of a new or pre-owned vehicle is a big commitment. That’s why we take pride in going the extra mile for our customers. We can provide you with the exact vehicle you’re looking for without having to shop all over town or the internet.” The dealership has a fully-trained and knowledgeable sales staff – many of whom have been with the company for 10 or more years – that is ready to help customers make an informed decision on their purchase. Jarrod Russell says the family Honda dealership is operated on the same business mindset that his grandfather established 56 years ago. “At Russell Honda, our primary goal is to satisfy our customers. We strive to make buying or leasing a new vehicle a pleasant and rewarding experience,” Jarrod Russell says. “We work hard to get you into the vehicle you have always wanted, and we work with a vast array of lending sources to make sure you get the most complete and comprehensive financial package available.” While the vast majority of dealerships were family owned in the past, he said most have sold out to corporate interests. “Sometimes it feels like we’re a dying breed,” he says. “Thirty or 40 years ago every town had a dealership. Now, you’re hardpressed to find many familyowned dealerships anywhere. We’ve got a vested interest in this dealership, its success and survival.”

“IT’S KIND OF UNUSUAL FOR COMAPNIES TO MAKE IT TO A THIRD GENERATION ... WE’VE BEEN FORTUNATE.”

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manda Herman chuckles at the confusion her employer’s name creates. “We have to tell people all of the time that we are from Arkansas, not the United Kingdom,” she says. “We’ve been helping Arkansans navigate the loan process since 1898. “It’s definitely a conversation starter. We do have fun with it.” Herman is the corporate marketing director of Bank of England Mortgage, a division of the family-owned England, Ark.founded bank, which has corporate offices in Little Rock and grown to a company of more than 1,000 employees with branches in 46 states and 145 locations throughout the United States. “We’ve got the great rates you need, the ‘big bank’ products you expect, the friendly neighborhood service you value, and local underwriting and closing, which means quicker turn times.” Bank of England Mortgage provides its clients peace of mind knowing they are working with a credible national mortgage banker with the expertise and services that are traditionally offered by the largest financial services institutions in the country – with the integrity of a local community bank. It knows that customers are looking for two things: the best loan with the lowest possible rate, and the highest standards of customer service. The mortgage division has expanded by offering the most comprehensive selection of mortgage options on the market, a mobile application and the newest technology for loan processes. “Our mission is to deliver total value to our customers. This means competitive rates, stressfree closings, extensive product knowledge, and a friendly helpful attitude.” Bank of England Mortgage understands customers are making a commitment when buying a new home, refinancing or cashing out the equity in their home. Customers can be sure that the Bank of England

Mortgage will do the utmost to answer all questions quickly, so patrons can be confident that they have the best loan to fit their financial goals. BOE mortgage professionals stand by ready to give the personal attention clients deserve with respect due to a valued customer. It even has its construction and renovation team and a qualifications department to help customers improve their credit score. “We offer some powerful mortgage options that a lot of lenders, especially local lenders, don’t have the ability to offer. Our success is due primarily to the talent of our people and access to hundreds of mortgage products at industry best pricing.” While the nation’s housing market and related industries have seen their trials and tribulations over the past 15 years, Brad Canada, SVP says Bank of England Mortgage has been able to prosper due to its senior management and operations staff. “We were founded 120 years ago and made it through tough times when others haven’t,” he says. “We’ve become lean where we can and have the greatest employees, who work really hard to make sure the company is successful. “Our customers are our top priority, and we know how important it is to provide the support you need. That means competent help, a fast response, better service than expected, and, yes, we answer the phone!” As other banks succumbed to the pressure of the failing housing market, Bank of England Mortgage was able to expand. Its management team has a combined 150 years of mortgage experience and is actively involved as members and board members on local, state and national mortgage broker and banker associations. “We’ve been growing every year,” Michael Cupples, SVP says. “Just in 2017, we added 15 (mortgage office) branches. Some years it’s more, others it’s a bit less. It really depends on the industry. Even in down times, we’ve been able to add branches and pick up really great producers. Growth is always in our future.”

WE’VE BEEN HELPING ARKANSANS NAVIGATE THE LOAN PROCESS SINCE 1898

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he year was 1999. A family in a Mexican city in the Yucatan Then they had fewer than 20 employees now, according to Michael, they Peninsula had set their sights on coming to the United States have 70. for better opportunities. What they found was a fortuitous A few years ago, the corporate office of Molly Maid offered them opportunity and a perfect place to raise a family. This is the story of how a chance at another franchise in the state. But the family passed it up Molly Maid of Greater Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas began. because they just weren’t ready yet. “I had to finish college first,” Michael Pedro Silva, the husband to Rebecca Nash, came to Perryville, a small says. “My mother demanded it.” So, he finished his business degree at the town west of Little Rock, because of the University of Arkansas Little Rock by insistence of an American who traveled to taking full-loads and by working at least Valladolid, Mexico, their hometown, for 40 hours a week at the office. “I paid off vacation. Silva was hired to work days in school as I went. It’s the same philosophy lawn care and nights at a liquor store. He we have at the office and home ... If you knew zero English. His wife came almost a can’t pay cash, you can’t afford it.” year later with their three children, and she Shortly after Michael finished his went to work then as an employee at Molly degree, both he and his parents were Maid of Greater Little Rock to make ends approached by their franchisor to take meet. She made the hour-long drive to over the Northwest Arkansas operation. the office in Maumelle while the kids got The NWA Molly Maid franchise was themselves, not fluent English speakers, to struggling, and after winning accolades school every day. The only English word from the corporate office, the Maumelle Michael, their oldest child, knew was office was making headlines. It was now “bathroom.” Silva didn’t love the idea of his something they could consider, and they wife having to go to work every day. But had set their sights there since now two after Nash’s first day on the job, she came of the other children were students at the “I HAVE TO home in her Molly Maid uniform and University of Arkansas. announced to the family, “I have to work to take It wasn’t as easy taking over that office as it was WORK TO you to Disney World someday.” That’s a promise the one in Central Arkansas. It was new territory, they never forgot. new customers and new employees. And the TAKE YOU TO The Silva-Nash children made up the only business there was a mess. They had to deal with DISNEY WORLD immigrants at Perry-Casa Elementary School. the “free fall and absolutely horrendous” conditions With both parents were working long hours, of the office. Michael found himself washing the SOMEDAY.” the kids learned responsibilities many towels (they bring their own towels and children today might not know. They supplies when they come clean) at the hung the clothes to dry outside. They got local laundromat until after midnight every themselves to the bus stop every day. And night because the washers and dryers at the in the summers, they sat at the Molly office were inoperable. They were losing Maid office while both parents worked. customers who didn’t want to be with new The Molly Maid office was up for owners, or they were trying to salvage their sale in 2005, and the previous owners current customers. Michael cried out to approached Nash to buy the business his mother because of the challenges. She from them. This happened after the office said, “Michael, you have the technology we manager left for maternity leave, and didn’t have ten years ago. If I did it myself Nash’s hard work impressed them, and then, you could do this now with what you she was promoted to office manager. She have. Put on your big boy pants” and get was, at the time, the only bilingual person to work. in the office. Nash would tell her children Within four weeks, the tide began (by now she had a fourth at home), “I to turn. Michael says he could tell it was never want to come home and tell you I different when he walked in the door. They lost my job.” She ensured that by buying the business with her husband had record-breaking growth the first year and the second, and they are on and eventually bringing son Michael on board as the three operators of track to meet or beat “our 2019 goal.” the Molly Maid franchise in the state. Did Rebecca Nash ever take her family to Walt Disney World? She They have outgrown their former offices in Maumelle, and Michael, sure did. It was at the 2017 annual convention, which just happened to be the executive vice president, says, “The business was doing in 2005 in a in Orlando that year, and where they took home the Franchisee of the Year week what we do in a day now. In fact, we do that amount by 2 or 3 p.m.” award. You bet it was a trip they will never forget.

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ENGAGEMED When physicians are working with a patient, their thoughts They can do what they love, while remaining independent.” should be solely focused on the care and attention they’re providFrom large group practices to single physician clinics, Ening to that patient– not on gageMED employs over ins and outs of managing 750 team members and their practice. That’s why manages more than 380 EngageMED offers inproviders’ practices. Curnovative, comprehensive rently, all of their business physician practice manis based in Arkansas, but agement services for indeChief Operating Ofpendent physicians, physificer Julie Embry says cian groups and hospitalthe company is growing owned practices alike. and looking at expansion The company evolved both within our state and from Arkansas Physipossibly in regional opcian Management, Inc. portunities in neighbor(APMI), which formed ing states. in January 1995 as a col“Our clients trust us laborative between Little with their business, and Rock Family Practice we take that responsiClinic and St. Vincent Inbility seriously,” Embry firmary to provide billing says. “We are commitservices for medical practed to excellence, and as Julie Embry, COO, and Daniel Felton, Pres. & CEO, both native Arkansans tices. Over the last two a result, we are now one decades, as the complexity of the largest manageof operating clinics drastiment service organizacally increased, APMI evolved to support tions in Arkansas.” those needs. “EngageMED allows doctors the They rebranded as EngageMED to flexibility to be as involved in running the illustrate to clients that they value them business side of their operations as they as partners. The company’s mission of prefer,” she says. “We offer a number of excellence is to deliver their services with options for physicians.” value, respect and integrity. Felton says he understands the ever“We provide full-service practice manchanging needs of outpatient medicine from agement,” says EngageMED President & CEO, Daniel Felton, his role as a practicing family physician. He believes the collective MD. “Our team offers a level of expertise that allows us to proexpertise that EngageMED has brought together can be a great vide the support needed to meet the operational challenges present asset to the state’s more rural doctors’ offices and hospitals that may in today’s healthcare environment and improve clinic operations not be able to attract and hire employees with the talent and skills and financial performance. We offer HR, benefits, payroll, coding needed to keep them at optimal efficiency. and billing, and a customer service line, as well as office operations “We put the physicians’ quality of life and quality of practice management– including staffing the clinics. Physicians can come first, and do the best job that we can to make their practices as to us, hand over their practice operations and just see their patients. enjoyable and as least stressful as possible.”

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rkansans are adamant about a few things they can only find at home – The Arkansas Razorbacks, Petit Jean meats, and the United States’ first national river. Established in 1972, the Buffalo National River flows freely for 135 miles and is one of the few remaining undammed rivers in the lower 48 states. Since 1986, Buffalo River Outfitters has been making Ozarks adventure vacations pleasant, comfortable and affordable for visitors looking to recreate and relax on the water. “The Ozarks are a special place – a place of inspiring beauty and friendly people,” says Buffalo River Outfitters operator Ben Milburn. “We promise you a warm welcome, a comfortable stay, and lots of happy adventures at Buffalo River Outfitters.” Located in St. Joe, Ark., Buffalo River Outfitters offers services needed for a day trip getaway or a complete vacation. Whether it be a one or multi-day float trip, canoes, rafts, and kayaks are available to rent for float trips, and shuttle services can get paddlers almost anywhere on the river, guaranteeing visitors see the wonderful beauty of the Buffalo and the Natural State. For those inclined to stay on shore, there are numerous trails that run along the river, allowing ample hiking and horseback riding opportunities, and the area is noted for its scenery and outstanding smallmouth bass fishing. For those looking to slow down for a while and commune with nature, Buffalo River Outfitters prides itself on its log cabins, ranging from six family cabins that sleep 6 people and two which will sleep up to 8-10 people, which are available

with WiFi and amenities, including stone fireplaces, air conditioning, fully-equipped kitchens, linens and cooking equipment, wide porches with wooden swings and gliders, barbecue grills, comfortable beds, hardwood floors, hand-crafted accents, Jacuzzi tubs and king-size beds in select cabins. Each cabin is furnished with a television and a DVD player. Two handicapped accessible cabins are available to those with special needs. Additionally, pets are welcome, but there is a $25 fee per pet, per night. “Because of our location, even in the summertime, this is a cool and refreshing place to gather. Just bring your groceries and move right in,” says Milburn. “Our rates are one of the best on the river, and we can assure you that the price is worth it “Whether for a business trip or a family vacation, we have the perfect place for you!” Milburn says outstanding customer service is central to the company’s mission. “Our staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about anything and everything related to the Buffalo River. The main goal of our staff is to help you feel safe and secure on your adventure, confident using our gear, and comfortable throughout your stay.” Come discover all the adventures that await you here on The Buffalo River,” Milburn says. “We look forward to showing you our neck of the woods.”

“THE OZARKS ARE A SPECIAL PLACE – A PLACE OF INSPIRING BEAUTY AND FRIENDLY PEOPLE.”

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“We have a diverse company of dancers, and they are all very talented artists...” “Just a little bit of money can really go a long way. We can build a variety of large-based programs from one gift.” One such gift enabled Ballet Arkansas to launch the Ballet Arkansas Live Stream in 2017. Performances are now broadcast into rooms at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and are also used as educational outreach in schools. “Our live stream is a way for us to access more rural areas and reach those who can’t travel to where our performances are,” Fothergill says. “As long as someone has an Internet connection, they can be there live with us.” Financial support also enables Ballet Arkansas to build sets and costumes which can then be rented to other ballet companies to earn additional revenue. Since Ballet Arkansas’ founding in 1978, more than 100,000 people have experienced ballet performances, and another 13,000 people will be reached this season. Increasing access to professional dance performances has been a goal of the husband and wife team of Michael Fothergill, executive and artistic director, and Catherine, who have led the organization since 2017. “The first year, we had a lot of things we wanted to accomplish, and we just ran as fast as we could with our ideas,” Catherine says. The Fothergills also added two dancers to the company, bringing the total to 14 professional dancers, the company’s largest to date. More than 300 dancers from across the country applied for the two jobs, she says. “We have a diverse company of dancers, and they are all very talented artists and dancers,” Fothergill says. “They are strong in both classical and contemporary works.” Under the Fothergills’ leadership, Ballet Arkansas has expanded its season lineup, which now includes four main stage productions in Little Rock and at least one or two tours throughout the region. “Ballet Arkansas is not only about presenting the beauty and brilliance of a professional dance performance,” Fothergill says. “We are committed to our community and to arts education. Through partnerships with organizations such as Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Arkansas Arts

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About You Magazine - March 2019  

About You Magazine - March 2019