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

Need some advice on where to go for a particular good or service in Berks County? Head to one of the FACES of Berks. Whether you’re looking for quality products, expert experience, or service with a smile, you’re sure to find it at the businesses featured on the following pages. Our third 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 Face of

Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling

Essig Plumbing & Heating Essig Plumbing & Heating has been making it easy for customers to do business with them for nearly 80 years. A true family-owned and local enterprise, the business was started in 1938 by Paul W. Essig. Three generations later, Paul’s grandsons – Vince, Steve and Mike – are upholding the family’s name and commitment to serving the needs of the people of Berks. Essig offers trusted plumbing, heating, air conditioning, drain cleaning, and water conditioning services for residential and commercial customers throughout the county and in surrounding areas. Their expert team makes it easy to get the services you need with minimal disruptions to your comfort and routine. Customers

can schedule service conveniently online or over the phone and can expect same-day service. Thousands of Essig Service Partner members already enjoy top-priority scheduling and budget-saving benefits, and they’re always accepting new customers. Experienced technicians will ensure you understand your options and can find the most efficient and budget-friendly solutions. When you place your trust in Essig you can rest assured that they will exceed your expectations, get the job done right the first time, and provide you with the 100 percent satisfaction you deserve. That’s why they say…Make it Easy! Make it Essig!

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The Face of

local banking

Tompkins VIST Bank At Tompkins VIST Bank, we’re here to help our communities thrive and grow, and that includes you. Local is at the heart of who we are and what we do. Headquartered here in Berks, we focus on building relationships through ease, convenience and personalized service. With an eye to the future, we continue to add new locations and services. And in addition to providing online and mobile banking, we were the first community bank in this area to offer an online loan application for businesses.

In true community bank spirit, our employees are active as volunteers and leaders in many organizations. Last year, we donated more than 8,000 hours supporting community fundraisers, neighborhood events, and business and professional organizations. We believe that when it comes to banking, “Local is Powerful.” And it’s our goal to use the power of knowing our customers and communities to help them grow and prosper well into the future.

1240 Broadcasting Rd., Wyomissing | 610.478.9922 | vistbank.com 4 0 JULY 2018 | berkscountyliving.com


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The Face of

real estate

Lisa Tiger, Century 21 Gold As Berks County’s top producing Realtor® for several consecutive years, Lisa Tiger is one of the best-known faces in town. What many don’t know is that she first spent 20 years running her own advertising agency – Tiger Graphics, Inc. Now she brings her extensive background in marketing and advertising to the table for her clients. Lisa has also developed a broad network of professionals that can be invaluable to closing sales others may not be able to. She has a reputation for making her clients’ priorities her own and is dedicated to meeting their goals. Buyers and sellers alike will tell you that she knows values, trends and marketing like no one else. Lisa also makes an incredible effort to give back to the community she serves. You’ll see her among the board members and supporters of the Humane Society, Safe Berks, the Reading Public Museum, the Yocum Institute for Arts Education, the Berks Arts Council, Habitat for Humanity, Opportunity House and many others. 925 Berkshire Blvd., Wyomissing 610.207.6186 | LisaTigerHomes.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.

We know what survivors need when facing the death of a loved one. Our staff of 22 team members, with years of experience and wisdom, work tirelessly to ensure every family is put at ease when they call on us at their time of need. Our goal is to care for those surviving family members, and their deceased family member, as if they were members of our own family. When faced with difficulty, find comfort in the team you know and trust to do their very best to help you.

955 Berkshire Blvd., Ste 104, Wyomissing 739 Penn Avenue, West Reading | 610.374.5440 484.577.3530 | berkspros.com 5153 Kutztown Road, Temple | 610.921.2225 | kuhnfuneralhomes.com 4 2 JULY 2018 | berkscountyliving.com


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Flooring and Countertops

Malsnee Tile and Stone For 35 years the Eshbach family has worked to provide quality tile and stone products at an exceptional price. As Berks County natives, they have a unique perspective on how to best serve the needs of their community. Malsnee’s beautiful selection of quality flooring includes tile, hardwood, carpet and vinyl options for every taste and space. Regardless of your preference, the showroom displays a wide variety of samples to assist you in the selection process. They also carry the area’s largest and most eclectic selection of granite slabs for countertops. Inventory is always well maintained on site, so they

are ready to help you complete your renovation project when you are. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Malsnee has developed relationships with local importers to give their customers access to even more options. Once you’ve selected your material, Malsnee provides residential and commercial installation for all of the products they sell. The team operates with a “hands-on” approach to ensure that your project goes smoothly. Ready to renovate? Look no further than Malsnee Tile and Stone for your flooring and countertop needs.

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The Face of

Jewelry

Van Scoy Jewelry Throughout its 40-year history, Van Scoy Jewelers has aimed to make shopping for jewelry an easy, personal and fun experience. Whether you’re in the market for a one-of-a-kind custom piece, a special gift or a “just because” purchase, Van Scoy has become Berks County’s number one stop for jewelry needs. As one of only two American Gem Society (AGS) members in the county, Van Scoy can be trusted with your most delicate repairs and custom requests. They carry a spectacular array of diamond

and gold jewelry, colored fashion gemstones and fine watches, but many would say the real gems are the staff. In addition to owner Caroline Hill and manager Deb Kasper’s expertise you can rely on their skilled in-house jeweler and five additional staff members with a combined 150 years of experience. If you’re ready to make your next jewelry or watch purchase, you will find the selection and the service at Van Scoy Jewelers a cut above the rest. 955 Berkshire Blvd., Ste 104, Wyomissing 484.577.3530 | berkspros.com 2733 Paper Mill Rd., Wyomissing | 610.374.9330 | vanscoy.com

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The Face of

BANKING

CUSTOMERS BANK Customers Bank was founded with a mission to create a bank that its founders would choose for themselves, their families, and their businesses. They have remained true to this mission by putting customers first and providing a personalized, stress-free, seamless approach to banking that others can’t match. Customers Bank offers a continuously expanding portfolio of loans and services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, individuals and families. Their high-tech approach provides best-in-

class technology to bank how you want, when you want, safely and securely. Prefer to work directly with a banker? Their single point of contact model means that customers have just one phone number to call for all of their banking needs. No automated phone system, no transfers. Just one call and your needs are met. Customers Bank is as personal as you can get. They grew up here, they live here, and they’re here to help local families and businesses thrive.

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The Face of

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, owners 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 4 6 JULY 2018 | berkscountyliving.com


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The Face of

IMplant and Restorative Dentistry

berks prosthodontics Dr. Andrea Smith started her career at only 14, working as a dental assistant in high school and during summer break while attending Penn State for engineering and sculpture. During her third year, she discovered prosthodontics was the perfect blend of her passions. After attending Columbia Dental School, she was accepted into UCLA’s prestigious Advanced Prosthodontics residency to become one of only 350 Maxillofacial Prosthodontists worldwide. Now, more than 100 area dentists trust Dr. Smith with their patients’ complex or cosmetic dental needs. Berks Prosthodontics specializes in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, including dental implant restorations, crowns, bridges, dentures, and full-mouth implant prosthetics like Teeth-in-a-Day or All-On-4. Dr. Smith is also able to create prosthetics to replace parts of the face that have been lost to trauma or cancer. So many of her patients discover Berks Prosthodontics when they have no hope and leave with confidence after getting their smile back. 955 Berkshire Blvd., Ste 104, Wyomissing 484.577.3530 | berkspros.com JULY 2018 | berkscountyliving.com 4 7

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