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T ex t by Ali Bech tel P h otograph y by Heidi Reuter

Looking for tips on where to turn for a particular product or service in Berks County? Go see one of the FACES of Berks. Whether you’re searching for quality products, expert experience, or service with a smile, you’re sure to find it at the businesses and organizations showcased on the following pages. Our 4th Annual FACES of Berks section introduces you to the FACES of professionals in an array of business fields, practices and services in the Greater Reading community. They’re known for a reason: they are held in high regard for serving fellow Berks residents and customers, for holding themselves to a high standard, and for respecting their customers and clients in doing so day in and day out.

Meet the FACES of Berks here. >>

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the Best Community Destination Salon and Spa

Bell ToWer salon spa For more than 30 years Carolyn Helms and the team at Bell Tower Salon Spa have been bringing the most unique and high-quality services and products from all over the world right here to Berks, making it the area’s premier destination day spa and wellness campus. Carolyn started her career modeling in New York and Miami, but soon discovered she preferred to be behind the camera helping to transform the models into what we see in glossy fashion magazines. Later she became one of the first partners in creating the Oribe luxury hair care line. She and the passionate and dedicated Bell Tower team provide an array of services, now including express services like last minute blow-outs, makeup and eyelash application, and nail care. Everyone’s definition of beauty is different, but with Bell Tower’s high level of innovation and expertise no need goes un-met. Most of all, guests feel a true sense of belonging. It’s their beauty haven.

18 State Hill Rd., Wyomissing 610.372.6379 belltoWersalonspa.com

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HOME IMPROVEMENT bachman's roofing, building & remodeling, inc. Tom Bachman, a lifelong tradesman focused on home improvement, founded Bachman’s Building and Remodeling in 1972. As soon as his son, Eric, could swing a hammer, he joined the company to form a father-son team, and they shifted their focus to roofing. The duo quickly filled their schedule as word spread about the Bachmans’ honest work and dedication to fine craftsmanship. Tom took a backseat after an injury sidelined him, and Eric’s mother, Tina Niven, and brother, Peter Niven, joined to support the growing business.

Today Eric’s son, Cody, carries on the father-son tradition as a foreman. The company has experienced significant growth in recent years, adding commercial roofing and remodeling services along with a bevy of staff members, a/k/a honorary Bachmans. While residential roofing, gutter and siding installations are the backbone of the company, Bachman’s is a full-service residential and commercial contractor with certified installers specializing in roofing, home remodeling and storm claims.

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IMplant and Restorative Dentistry

berks prosthodontics Do you want to be able to smile again? Dr. Andrea Smith and the talented staff at Berks Prosthodontics are trusted and recommended by more than 100 area dentists and oral surgeons to handle their patients’ complex or cosmetic dental needs. Combining her passion for art and medicine, Dr. Smith graduated as valedictorian from Penn State’s Eberly College of Science before moving on to do the same from Columbia Dental School in New York. She was then accepted into UCLA’s prestigious Advanced Prosthodontics residency to become one of only 350 Maxillofacial Prosthodontists worldwide. Today she is the area’s foremost expert in dental implant restorations, crowns, bridges, dentures, cosmetic dentistry and full-mouth implant prosthetics. From whitening and restoration to total replacement and even facial prosthetics, Berks Prosthodontics combines state-of-the-art techniques with the best materials and technology to give you the smile makeover you deserve.

955 Berkshire Blvd. Ste. 104 Wyomissing 484.577.3530 berkspros.com

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irish pub dining

Ganly’s Irish Pub & Restaurant If you’re looking for great food and perfect pints, look no further than Ganly’s. A true family-owned favorite, owner Dino DiMariano, his family and staff make everyone feel at home. Their from-scratch menu features pub fare with an Irish twist in addition to a selection of traditional Berks County favorites. Ganly’s also features fun and creative weekend specials and a limited kids menu so there is something for everyone. There’s an environment for everyone too.

In addition to the old-world Irish pub there is a separate, more traditional dining room and a covered outside patio. For Berks beer lovers, they also carry an extensive selection of both draft and bottled craft beers from around the world. Ganly’s customers love the generous portions and affordable prices. The family-friendly experience is always enjoyable and consistent, making it the perfect stop for lunch, happy hour, dinner or a night out.

500 BroWnsville Rd., Sinking Spring | 610.678.2000 | ganlysirishpub.com

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Building berks

DESCCO Design & Construction, Inc. DESCCO Design and Construction is building strength and stability in Berks and Lancaster counties. Through their suite of commercial construction services including conceptual planning, design, general contracting and project management, DESCCO helps expand businesses and create jobs and affordable products. The company was founded in 1976 with the dream of imprinting a standard of quality on the building trade that would last for generations. Today DESCCO contracts with organizations in every major market,

and their foundational standard of excellence is alive and thriving. From concept to completion, clients can rely on their expertise to provide the right building solutions to make construction as easy as possible. DESCCO has set itself apart with a team of experts in niche markets and with specialized certifications excelling in unique situations. Their industry-leading foresight allows them to work and build in a way that brings integrity and longevity to their projects, and brings their clients back again and again.

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Comfortable Feet

foot solutions No two feet are the same – not even your left and right – so why go to just any shoe store in search of the perfect fit? Foot Solutions doesn’t just sell shoes, it’s in the business of helping people overcome their issues to find comfort in their everyday lives. The highly trained staff understands the biomechanics of foot pain and can match you with the perfect solution to rid you of that pain. Foot Solutions specializes in both over the counter and custom arch

supports, stylish and high-performance footwear, and diabetic shoes through Medicare to meet the needs of walkers to workout fanatics to fashionistas. Whether you suffer from plantar fasciitis, diabetic pain or just tired, aching feet, they will get to know your feet through measurements, gait analysis and pressure mapping before helping you find the perfect fit. Don’t let foot pain slow you down; stop in today for a free evaluation.

654 B Philadelphia Avenue, Shillington | 610.775.4950 | footsolutions.com/reading

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JEWELRY When it comes to making one of the most important purchases of your life, don’t trust just any jewelry store. The experts at Van Scoy are your local specialists in diamonds and engagement rings, and with a combined 150 years of experience and an on-site jeweler they will ensure you leave with the perfect piece. In the market for something different? Van Scoy also carries a unique selection of fashion jewelry, and their growing custom design department can make your ideas come to life.

In April 2020, after 20 years in the Broadcasting Square Shopping Center, the face of jewelry in Berks will see some change. The time is right for owner Caroline Hill to achieve a long-time goal of purchasing her own building. Van Scoy will be joining other thriving small businesses just three miles down the road, where she and her dedicated staff can be even more involved in the community.

2733 Paper Mill Rd., Wyomissing | 610.374.9330 | vanscoy.com

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Van Scoy


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Wellness Lisa's Salon & spa Put your best face forward with the help of the beauty experts at Lisa’s Salon & Spa. With offerings from hair and nail services to advanced skin care treatments such as Vivace Micro Needle RF and full body waxing, Lisa’s talented staff can literally pamper you from head to toe. Owner, Lisa Kelley, and her award-winning team are dedicated to continued education and being on the cutting edge of the beauty

industry. At the new location, the staff consists of three estheticians, 12 hairstylists, three nail technicians, two makeup artists and four receptionists. They offer a full boutique of products to maintain your new look and medical grade skincare products to support healthy skin. They are on a mission to provide a comfortable, friendly and relaxing experience while helping you to achieve optimal results.

220 North Park Rd., Unit 8B, Wyomissing | 610.478.8775 | lisassalonspa.com

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Caring Faces in Your Family’s Time of Need Kuhn Funeral Home and Crematory Paramount to Kuhn Funeral Homes' philosophy is the importance of relationships among our team members and the families that we serve. With the professional support of our entire team behind each family that calls on us, there is a sense of security, comfort and relief when a family is in our care. Our internal efforts at constant and effective communication allow us to serve families as a united front, totally committed to listening, facilitating and executing the wishes of every family.

Empathy, compassion and professionalism are hallmarks of our family business that resonate in everything we do. The culture we have developed carries over to both the families we serve and how we interact with one another in the workplace. This foundation of values creates trust with both the families we serve and with our community. Thank you, Berks County, for trusting us in your greatest time of need.

739 Penn Avenue, West Reading | 610.374.5440 5153 KutztoWn Rd., Temple | 610.921.2225 40 South Fourth St., Hamburg | 610.562.2955 Kuhnfuneralhome.com

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Endodontics in Berks County Berks endodontics Tooth pain down to the roots? Drs. Scott Bram and Brian Frey of Berks Endodontics are the answer to your discomfort. Endodontic treatments focus on the inside of the tooth and become necessary in cases of deep decay and trauma. The majority of dentists will refer to endodontists to achieve the best outcome in saving your natural teeth. The staff at Berks Endodontics are your local experts in root canal therapy, retreatment and traumatic dental injuries.

Sound painful? Think again! Their patients overwhelmingly agree that the friendly staff will put you at ease and ensure that you are comfortable throughout your procedure. Each visit begins with x-rays as well and a consultation to discuss your treatment options. Many issues can even be resolved the same day. So why suffer with deep-rooted tooth pain? Ask your dentist for a referral to the experts at Berks Endodontics and get relief today.

1150 Berkshire Blvd., Ste. 120, Wyomissing | 610.376.1536 | berksendodontics.com

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Financial Services

Riverfront federal credit union Riverfront Federal Credit Union’s local roots run deep. Started in 1948 as the credit union for the Reading Railroad, the institution has been working to improve the financial position of its members and to make a difference in its community ever since. Today, Riverfront is a member-owned, not-for-profit institution offering financial products and services to all who live, work, worship or attend school in Berks County. Are you a local business owner? In addition to their personal finance options, Riverfront also offers a full suite of business products, from commercial mortgages and equipment loans to lines of credit to help you in your mission to stimulate the local economy. The staff is committed to furthering that mission and regularly gives back through donations to local charities and partners with local businesses to increase not only financial literacy, but awareness of anything impacting the members of our community.

2001 Museum Rd., Wyomissing | 800.451.3477 | riverfrontfcu.org

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From l to r: Shawnae Lorenz (VP Marketing); Jeff Chelius (CFO); Tracey Zimmerman (VP Branch Operations); Tim McLeod (CEO); Anthony Pomponio (CLO); Jamie Denunzio (COO); Kirk Ohlinger (CIO, not pictured). Photo taken at B2 Bistro + Bar by Joel Santiago

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2019 FACES of Berks