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Head of the Class By Amanda Dahl


he word “craft” in Car Craft Auto Body has far deeper significance than one can ascertain at first glance. It is the credo of a company that prides itself on a knowledge unmatched by others. From the owner on down, each employee shares a passion for their work. “Our owner, Jimmy Mason, started working at Car Craft at age 15,” VP Garry Goddard Jr. says. “He bought the business in the early 1970s. We opened a location in Chesterfield Valley in 2007. In 2016, we opened our third location in South St. Louis County. We have three day-to-day retail locations, and in 2017, we opened our fleet division.” Along with impressive growth over the last four decades, each site offers a team of top-level experts. “As a whole, we have 16 OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) certifications, and with that comes specific training, tooling and equipment,” Goddard boasts. “We hold more certifications that any auto body company in St. Louis.” In addition, Car Craft Auto Body has two ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) master mechanics, who each have completed all eight certifications. The company is the only body shop in the area able to claim this level of expertise. “As the industry grows, the focus will become, ‘Who is most reliable and the least liable?’ That [answer] comes with training, certifications, and [proper] tooling and equipment,” Goddard attests.

Basement Finishing

47 Caprice Dr., Chesterfield 636-534-7000 | 11537 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, 314-291-2356 3900 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, 314-939-1200

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The Rembrandt of the Remodeling World By Amanda Dahl


osby Building Arts, a St. Louis design build firm, looks at each home project as an art project. That approach guarantees your space, even if it is a boring basement, will be turned into a masterpiece once Mosby is through with it. “We talk to clients about what they want to get out of the lower level,” design build business manager Jack Culian says. “What we’re really asking is what will make the homeowner feel like this is not just another room in the house?” Whether the answer is to entertain or accommodate an expanding family, Mosby’s talented crew will cater to the client’s needs, enhancing the space with additional bedrooms and baths, or even a bar, theater or game room. “The no. 1 challenge to overcome is making sure the basement space is properly constructed and approved,” Culian comments. “If the right steps aren’t taken, that can be damaging to the homeowner in the long run. We make sure the space is a true asset to the client.” Not only can clients trust that the proper work will be done to their valued space, but they can also count on Mosby excelling in another, equally important area. “It is our creativity that sets us apart,” Culian says. “The lower level can be one of the most utilized spaces in the home, when it is allowed to represent the homeowner’s personality. We create the atmosphere that answers that call.”

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On the cover: Genovese Jewelers; Abode Feature: RUDY’S FLOWER TRUCK; Style Speak - Julia Cain discusses with Claire Flowers; Arts & Culture...