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Living in KATY K ATY, and K A, Working in TY proud!

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amilies and communities that grow strong never forget where they started. In 2006, the old MKT depot and caboose were restored and returned to their original location on the Katy tracks. Today the Katy Heritage Society maintains this historic site, as well as the Katy Heritage Park, featuring three historic homes, the Humble Mess Hall, the Old Post Office, the tool shed/wash house and Tradition Bank Bandstand. The Katy Heritage Society works to preserve the historic places that remind us of Katy’s beginnings. Gerald Svetlik, Katy resident and owner of the longtime Katy favorite, True Fix A/C and Heating, says “We replaced an air conditioner in the new location of the MKT depot...and there was only one choice. Everyone knows you can’t stop a Trane!” Talk about your heritage...the True Fix family has been providing quality service for 42 years! Gerald says, “We’re living in Katy, working in Katy, and Katy proud! True Fix is a member of the Katy Chamber of Commerce, a Gold Star BBB member, a member of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, EPA and NATE certified.Thank you Katy for voting True Fix “Best of Best” in the Heating and Air Conditioning category of the Katy Times for two years in a row!” Even the strongest family can suffer from allergies and illness. Did you know the right A/C company can be good for your health? Gerald says, “This time of year we like to remind our friends and neighbors that Trane can do more than keep you cool...we can also help you breathe easy! For the most effective way to filter the air in your home, we recommend TRANE CleanEffects, the most effective wholehouse air filtration system available. TRANE CleanEffects is effective at removing allergens from filtered well as most of the common flu viruses! Make sure your family’s breathing the best air...with help from Trane and True Fix!” Call us to keep your family happy, healthy and comfortable, any time you need us and remember, ‘We’re in your neighborhood and we’ll be here when you need us!’”

Living in K AT K ATY, and KYA, Working in TY proud!

A True Story from True Fix:

One customer, Guadalupe, writes, “We have been using True Fix services since 1980, and they have always been trustworthy, friendly, and have given us excellent service. Thank you, True Fix, for so many wonderful years of service to us and the community!” Another customer, James, adds, “Fast, efficient and friendly. Nice job... another gem found in Katy!!”

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Choosing an All-Star Ride by Sarah Warburton

Fort Bend athletes Alexis and Sara Aguilar (Graduates of Travis High School), twin daughters of Ray and Diana Aguilar, are always on the go. After they received a softball scholarship, they needed the perfect vehicle to get them to Kilgore College in northeast Texas. Sara says, “My dad works at Classic Chevy, so he occasionally brought a car home for a test drive. One week he said, “Look, this is the Equinox. It gets great gas mileage... try it out!” We liked it, but we didn’t think anything else about it. Another night we were all going out to dinner and Dad said, “So, who wants to drive?” But he always drives, so Alexis and I said, “No thanks.” Then he said, “But that Equinox LT in the driveway is your car.” That’s when I said, “I’ll drive!” “We had originally been thinking about a Cruze, but we needed something that could handle all our gear. When we moved into school, we drove ourselves, all our softball gear, microwave, and all our boxes in our new Equinox. We were both kinda amazed it all fit! Mom and Dad were on standby in case we needed them to

bring anything that couldn’t make the first trip...but we did it all in one go. It was a smooth ride from here to the Longview area. Dad was right about the gas mileage, too! We can make the 3.5 hour drive to school on half a he says the Equinox is really safe.” “A lot of people at school don’t have a car, so Alexis and I can fit plenty of people in ours for trips to Walmart or out to eat. It’s the perfect ride for us!” Proud papa Ray Aguilar says, “It doesn’t matter what age or gender you are, Classic treats everyone with respect. When Sara and Alexis first started looking for a car, they tried out the Cruze. The people at Classic treated them so well, not like a couple of kids...and they didn’t even know they were my daughters until I came to pick them up. I asked if I needed to do anything. My daughters told me, ‘No, the guys at Classic answered all our questions. We’ve got it all under control.’ That’s what every dad wants to hear!

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Making it

by Katie Rice


Picture Perfect!

hen Elaine Dennis found a picture of the “bathroom of her dreams,” the first thing she did was show it to her husband, Mark. Then she started looking for a local designer who could make her dream a reality. She says, “Grand Windows and Interiors was recommended to us by friends. You really want someone you trust to come into your home, and from the minute I stepped into the showroom, the designer Caron Lopez put me at ease.” “I showed her the inspirational photo of a designer bathroom that I liked (although it was bigger than mine) and right away she said, ‘No problem, we can make it happen!’ She worked very hard to get the job rolling. Caron worked with the photo to find the materials and figure out exactly what we needed...and by golly she gave me the bathroom of my dreams!”

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“We had a very good working relationship and I loved my bathroom, so I asked her what she thought I could do with my master bedroom. Never at any point did she push me or try to persuade me of anything. She’s an amazing listener, so when she did make a suggestion, it was usually spot on! I had seen tile that looked like distressed wood and she found it for my bedroom. I’ve had so many compliments on it! She selected the right automatic shades for the bedroom and found the perfect creamy color for the walls, so the bathroom and bedroom really flow together. I’m enjoying them so much!” “The person who referred Grand Windows and Interiors to me told me she’d absolutely be using them again... and I know I’ll do the same!”

Ready to make your design dreams come true? Zip down the Grand Parkway or FM 723 to Grand Windows and Interiors and visit master artisan Candelario Lopez and his wife, designer Caron Lopez. Give your home a “Grand” makeover at an affordable price with custom window treatments, metalwork, cabinetry, upholstery, granite, tile, faux painting and more!

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What do dust, allergens, bacteria, pet dander, pollen, pollutants and dirty toilets have in common?

They are some things that are best left to professionals!


rofessional Maids are especially great for homes where health is important. They do not move the dirt around, they remove it completely! And when it comes to weekends and precious time with your family and friends, you really shouldn’t have to worry about things like cleaning your house. In fact, you should rest, have some fun, and enjoy your nice clean home. Also, if you invite guests over for a dinner party and you find yourself double-checking the work of your house cleaner or even worse, re-cleaning certain areas in your home, you are in definite need of a new house cleaning service – a good one! Here’s a tip for you: Professional Maid Services. They are top notch, residential cleaning professionals who make sure that you get to enjoy a spic-n-span, perfectly clean house whenever you like: every week, every other week, once a month, before hosting special

events or family celebrations, during the holidays or when you move. The quality of their work is amazing. The crew is so professional that you won’t believe what they can accomplish in a short period of time until you see it yourself. Remember there are some things best left to the professionals. In just a few hours, they clean and scrub every visible and invisible inch in your house, and before you know it they’re gone again and you are left with the cleanest house you can imagine! “At Professional Maid Service, we pride ourselves on going above and beyond what other house cleaning services offer,” says owner Max McCammond. “From toilet seat hinges to tops of fans and stove knobs to baseboards, we provide our customers, every time we visit them, regardless of it being our first time cleaning or the 100th, with a home that sparkles and shines.” Professional Maid Service 281-342-6500


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Getting a Lifestyle Makeover...Together!


fter the death of my father,” says local mom, Rachel, “my husband Mark and I started caring for my mom...and we both put on a lot of weight. We decided to turn things around. I took my grief and stress to the gym. Mark lost a total of eighty pounds and I lost sixty… but the elasticity in my skin is not what it used to be. I could especially see it in my breasts. I went from a C to a B cup. When we were in Austin watching the World Series, I was so excited…until I saw a photo someone snapped of me and my son. Even in a good bra my breasts looked


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so low. I talked with Mark about getting breast augmentation, but I didn’t want to look any bigger than I am.” “Dr. Ahmadi was recommended to me and right away I just fell in love with him, Lisa, and his entire office. I immediately felt comfortable. He eased my mind. In my mind I thought things had gotten so bad I’d need an augmentation and a lift, but he said just augmentation would get the natural results I wanted. The entire experience was fantastic. Dr. Ahmadi was wonderful during my follow-up appointment. He told me exactly what would happen during each step of my recovery...and he was right!” “Now I’m a full C or small D...and it’s the perfect size for me. Mark competed in a fitness show last July and that’s also one

of my personal goals. When I think about how much we’ve been through together on our fitness journey, it’s amazing. We have a fourteen-yearold daughter and a twelve-year-old son. Looking at Mark, I know I’m more than lucky…I’m blessed!” Mark says, “Almost two years ago Rachel and I decided that we couldn’t control a lot of things in life...but we could control our weight. After I dropped eighty pounds I set a goal to compete in a physique competition...but excess skin was holding me back. My nutritionist recommended I see Dr. Ahmadi. At our first meeting I could tell how knowledgeable he was, and I decided to go ahead with him. Rachel felt the same way...and we’ve been happy ever since.” “I was a different case than a lot of his before and after photos, but Dr. Ahmadi knew just what to do. After the procedure I was surprised at how often he checked up on us... he’s genuinely interested, caring, and thoughtful. For a physique competition you wear board shorts, but thanks to Dr. Ahmadi I’m moving to body building competitions... where they wear even less! Looking at Rachel, I know I couldn’t have done it without her. We feel better than ever now thanks to Dr. Ahmadi!” Dr. Ahmadi of Avante Plastic Surgery is boardcertified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to provide all aspects of cosmetic surgery.

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Hello Neighbors A community this size needs a voice, something that reflects the broad opinions, lifestyles and the way we live. But more importantly, a community is made up of people. And people, naturally, have stories. What do your kids think about their schools? Where’s a good place to find a dentist? How about that new place off of 99? Our aim is for you to pick up this magazine and have answers to all of those questions. I created UpClose Magazine back in 1995 in an effort to help promote area businesses. As a shop owner myself, I felt there was a better way to communicate to homeowners what the area had to offer in goods and services. With that idea in mind, UpClose Magazine was taken from concept to reality with a huge leap of faith that both readers and area businesses would embrace and support my belief. Now we’ve added a Katy edition to our family of Magazines and we’ve added new members to our team who are as diverse and eclectic as this very community. So be looking for Kelly Ditta to be stopping by to say hello. If our angle seems a little feel-good or touchy-feely, it’s only because we’re being honest. The people in these pages are our friends, neighbors and co-workers. They could have picked anywhere to live and do business. They chose to do it here. That speaks volumes for them already! Do you know a candidate to be featured in our next issue? Contact UpClose Magazine because there is a story behind every business & smile, and we would like to help tell yours... Happy reading! Gina Pizzini And the rest of the UpClose team. 281.235.0600

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he topic of sexual health seems geared toward men (we’ve all seen the Viagra commercials). Men, however, aren’t the only ones who suffer from sexual dysfunction. It is a problem also experienced by women… who often suffer in silence. There are reasons why physical sensations fade, or are absent in the first place. Childbirth and aging can decrease sensation, as can physical maladies. Women rarely talk to their healthcare professionals about sexual concerns. But statistics prove that women with sexual dysfunction are not alone. About 1 out of 20 women report difficulties with orgasm, and as many as 10% of women in the United States have never climaxed. Only 29% of women always have orgasms with their partner, which may lead to major relationship issues. Help is now available. The O-Shot can “bring back” the excitement, or help women claim the pleasure they’ve never had before. It is a non-surgical, all natural and painless procedure, and increases sensitivity while enhancing sex drive. Now, at last, there is a certified provider of the O-Shot in the Houston and surrounding areas, Dr. Elvis Torres, Medical Director at Ageless Med Spa. As a board-certified gynecologic surgeon and member of the International Society of Cosmetogynecology, he understands how difficult it is for patients to discuss this highly personal, intimate subject. Yet sexual health is just as important for women as it is for men. “O-Shots can help rejuvenate the tissue responsible in part for a woman’s sexual response and activate the female orgasm system,” he explains. “In addition, O-Shots can improve, or even cure, stress urinary incontinence — the

unintentional (and embarrassing) urination women experience when sneezing, laughing, coughing, or exercising.” As co-owner and clinical director of Ageless Med Spa I am proud to offer this solution to our patients. Women are slowly, but surely, becoming aware that there is a solution to lack of orgasm. The O-Shot is both liberating and empowering, and our patients report increased lubrication, libido and sexual pleasure. Don’t worry — the O-Shot is painless and is accomplished by injecting platelet rich plasma found in your own blood near the clitoris and vaginal wall. The PRP (platelet rich plasma) then release several growth factors that stimulate growth and repair, activating localized stem cells. The entire process takes less than 30 minutes and is conducted at the Ageless Med Spa clinic. Patients experience immediate results with zero downtime.

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uys, when we think Valentine’s, we go right to the gifts we think all women want... chocolate, roses, and something sparkly. Aren’t those the things that really matter on the most romantic day of the year? Not to your wife of many years...she wants the ‘old you’ back! The one who wasn’t endlessly grouchy and tired...the one who thought chasing the kids was fun, not a chore. Dr. Lance Campbell, Pharm. D., R.Ph. says, “Approximately 30 percent of men between the ages of forty and eighty are affected by androgen deficiency, a condition marked by low testosterone levels...with symptoms that include muscle atrophy, weight gain, exhaustion, depression, bad sleep, and decreased libido.” Of course you’ve tried to fix it yourself. You kicked off 2014 with a clean diet, adequate exercise, regular date nights and various other lifestyle changes...but still, the grouchy, tired monster lingers and you’ve chalked it up to age. Dr. Campbell says, “A man should never think what is happening to him is an inevitable part of aging. You should expect a normal hormonal drop during middle age, but study after study have shown that testosterone levels have dropped dramatically in the last twenty years. Smoking and obesity are obvious factors, but even with those

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consider doctor-prescribed Testosterone Replacement Therapy. The advances in modern medicine in this arena are phenomenal! Higher testosterone levels will help you be a better husband and father. You’ll also see the improvement in your workouts, clarity of mind and general well-being. Once again be able to tackle your career with a smile--along with chasing the kids, tackling the ‘honey-do’ list, and putting the ‘mojo’ back in your marriage!” Ready bring back your ‘old self ’ for good? Call Campbell’s Compounding and set up an appointment to talk about hormone balancing today...perhaps a double date with your Valentine so you’re both on the same page? Dr. Campbell says, “Make this the Valentine’s Day that you put the romance back in your relationship, the drive in your day, and the joy back in being a Dad. Now that’s a gift that keeps on giving!”

out of the picture, we see the testosterone decline. Whether it’s our modern, electronic, ‘everything at our fingertips’ lifestyle or environmental toxins….there is no need to ‘grin and bear’ the effects of low testosterone.” Ready to give your wife and family (and yourself!) a Campbell’s Compounding Pharmacy Valentine’s gift to remem281-980-2555 ber? Dr. Campbell says, “If our staff can’t make it…then you “If you’ve tried everyprobably don’t need it!” thing, and you’re still 4760 Sweetwater Blvd. Suite 103 not the husband, dad and man that you want to be,


Next to your partner or a very close friend, there is no more intimate relationship than the one you share with your OBGYN. From babies to bladder issues, mood swings to menopause, the topics are decidedly delicate. Trust that if it is on your mind, you can share it with me.


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id you know your comfort level can affect your health? It’s true...if you’re not able to discuss your worries and concerns with your doctor, you won’t get the answers and the treatment you need. Dr. Quynh-Thu “Gigi” Doan, MD says, “I always have new patients meet me first for a fully-dressed, getto-know-you visit in my office...and I really enjoy catching up with returning patients. We’ll chat until you feel comfortable enough to tell me what’s really going on. Believe me, no matter what you’re experiencing, you’re not the only one!” Having a heart-to-heart with your doctor can set your mind at ease! Dr. Gigi says, “I often get a lot of ‘uncomfortable’ information from patients, and I’m able to reassure them that a lot of women have the same issues...but they just don’t talk about it. I hope you’ll feel comfortable discussing everything from decreased libido to ‘is this normal anatomy’ to heavy periods with me.

with you every step of the way Little white lies––what you think about a friend’s new haircut or whether you like your mother-in-law’s meatloaf––make life nicer...but you can tell Dr. Gigi the truth. She says, “Whether you’re embarrassed about incontinence during your aerobics class, pain during intercourse, or answering questions about your sexual can tell me anything. I’m in this profession to support you

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emotionally while protecting your physical health. This is a safe place for you to talk about anything that’s troubling you.” Did you think the stethoscope and speculum were Dr. Gigi’s most important medical tools? She says, “Our conversation is a critical diagnostic tool. During your exam, we’ll chat about your kids, your life, all kinds of things. When I start asking questions, that’s when my patients feel comfortable enough to tell me what’s really going on. As a woman, I’ve been a patient and I know how awkward and vulnerable you feel. As a doctor, I’m able to offer a variety of treatment options...many that are easier and much less invasive that you might imagine!” “Getting to know each of my patients helps me provide you best treatment... and it gives me great joy!” Dr. Quynh-Thu “Gigi” Doan, MD 281-717-4366 777 South Fry Road, Suite 202, Katy, Texas 77450 UPCLOSE Katy ~ February 2014 ~ 11


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hen you start your dream business, you owe it to your future to protect it. Lynne and Dave Johnson both grew up in Iowa and have great memories of having fun on the farm. In 2011, they combined their entrepreneurial spirit with their desire to create a memorable country experience for others...and created Blessington Farms in Simonton. www. Lynne says, “When we started our own business, we knew we needed insurance...and we didn’t want to deal with the hassle of worrying whether we had enough or the right kind for our business. We’re a pick-your-own berry farm with a Funland for kids, classified as agri-tourism or agri-tainment, outside the box for most insurance agencies. Not only that, but we have 72,000 hydroponic strawberry plants growing...a huge investment. We wanted to work with someone close by who would take the time to understand who we are and what we we could get the insurance we really need. I have to admit, location and community spirit are the first reasons my husband Dave thought of Randy and Kim Stacy of Texas Insurance Agency. Randy searched high and low and did all the research to gather prices and make the comparisons for us.” “We really did get a more personal and upclose service with Randy and Kim...and they’re just delightful. We’re in our second year with them now, and Randy has invited us to join the newly-formed Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce and to take part in some networking opportunities. We love building a sense of community and getting to know our friends and neighbors. Dave and I have been living in this area since the 1990’s and we’ve met so many wonderful people. We’re proud of our community and so are Kim and Randy. When you work with Texas Insurance Agency you get great insurance prices and service...and make some good friends, too!” What does Blessington Farms have in common with a realtor, a contractor, and a local family of four? They all chose Texas Insurance Agency. Kim and Randy say, “As an independent insurance agency, at Texas Insurance Agency our first and only concern is you. Our small business clients include pest control companies, daycare centers, plumbers, and medical offices...and we offer home, auto, flood, umbrellas, commercial general liability, commercial property, worker’s comp, rental property, and even insurance for hunting and outdoor exposures. Whatever your business, whatever your needs, we promise to put in the time, do diligent research, and provide sound advice with great service!” Texas Insurance Agency 281-533-9067 30417 5th Street, Suite A, Fulshear, Texas 77441

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Tips for Healthy Little Teeth

by Amy Sharp t’s February, and that means it’s National Children’s Dental Health Month! Dr. Faisal Khan at Grand Parkway Pediatric Dental says, “Parents spend a lot of energy concentrating on their children’s medical health, and rightly so. But it’s just as important to take care of those little pearly whites. This month I’d like to share a couple of my top tips for new parents.” But my child is too young! “Typically you’ll see the first tooth begin to erupt by six to nine months of age,” says Dr. Khan, “and most children will have at least a couple of teeth by age one. With the eruption of teeth, one of the first steps you can take toward better oral health is to switch your child from a bottle to a sippy cup. When children sleep or walk around with a bottle in their mouth, sugar coats their teeth for longer periods of time, causing teeth to decay more quickly. And like the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, I also recommend to parents to their bring their kids in for their first checkup around one year of age. There’s rarely anything wrong, but it’s a great time to familiarize children with our environment...alleviating a lot of what I call ‘crazy screaming dentistry!’


When kids enjoy coming in, it’s ultimately easier for everyone.” Are you already worried about your child’s teeth? “Two of the most common worries among parents are thumb-sucking and clinching/grinding of teeth at night,” says Dr. Khan, “Both are very natural. Thumb sucking is an innate reflex for babies...a habit that provides many children both sleep and security. And I know as a parent that you don’t want to take away sleep or security! However, as your child grows past the age of two, you should start encouraging the child to stop. Grinding of the teeth during sleep is also very natural--and usually nothing to be concerned about. But as with any issue, my staff and I are always here to help, and we can evaluate your child and see if any treatment is required.” Take charge of your child’s oral heath this month and schedule an appointment with Dr. Khan today! Grand Parkway Pediatric Dental Dr. Faisal M. Khan, DDS 832-222-TOTS (8687) 7830 W. Grand Parkway S, Suite 270, Richmond, TX 77406

5 Tips for your child’s oral health: 1. Child’s first tooth typically erupts by 6-9 months and is usually the bottom front two teeth. 2. Thumb-sucking is a natural reflex for babies and most kids utilize this habit to help in sleep and security. Your child should try to stop sucking between ages 2-4. 3. Encourage your child to utilize a sippy-cup or cup by age 1 to prevent baby bottle caries. 4. You may hear your child clinch or grind his/her teeth at night; this is a very natural process and is called “juvemile bruxism.” Have your dentist evaluate your child to see if any treatment is neccesary. 5. AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry), ADA (American Dental Association) and AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) all suggest parents should make an initial “well-child” visit to a dentist no later than the child’s first birthday.


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One Call Does It

by Sarah Warburton


o you know the number that gets things done? Teri Gilberg, the ReModelista has teamed up with Mark Carter and Mike Stevens of the Kitchen & Bath Showroom. She says, “Working with Mark and Mike has increased exponentially my resources for tile, cabinets, appliances, and more. Whatever you need, one call does it all!” Whether you need a kitchen remodeled, new cabinets built, or a bathroom repaired and refinished, there’s only one place to go. Since 2005, the Kitchen & Bath Showroom has built a reputation as “The People to Know, The Place to Go.” Mark says, “We’re family-owned and operated,


and licensed in Houston, Sugar Land, and all surrounding areas. We work with builders, remodelers, and individuals...and we also work with other local stores to provide cabinetry. That’s one of our particular specialties! Mike and I have over fifty years of combined experience in the industry and we’re a real part of this community. Mike’s lived in his home for over sixteen years and I’ve been in my current one for twelve with over a decade in the one before that. We want you to know we’re here for the long haul and we can provide everything you need from the initial design through the installation of your last appliance.” Does the thought of coordinating the tile, the cabinets, the counters, and the appliances sound overwhelming? Not if you remember “The People to Know, The Place to Go.” Mark says, “We offer design services with a licensed designer, or we can work with your design. We can replace a single element or create an entire kitchen or bath for you from the ground up. Our clients love knowing up front how much something will cost and love having us coordinate all the details. We love having Teri on board...she’s passionate and full of energy. She sets foot on every job we’ve got every single day. If you’ve got any questions or concerns, she’s there to coordinate the details and

manage the work. Mike and I stand behind our work...and Teri makes communication easy and clear!” Teri says, “I’ve always believed that the best recommendation is a repeat customer, and the Kitchen & Bath Showroom has plenty! I appreciate their personal service and commitment to excellence...and our customers love how easy they make even the biggest jobs and how well the work turns out!”

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Have a rough idea of what you want? A really, really rough idea? Call on us. I, “The Re-Modelista” have teamed up with The Kitchen & Bath Showroom. From kitchens, bathrooms, and finished decks to any other home improvement you can imagine, we’ll help you plan and build a solution that looks as good on paper as it does in your space.

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