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The Covington Chamber of Commerce


Business Directory

A S p e c i a l S u p p l e m e n t To T h e C o v i n g t o n / M a p l e V a l l e y R e p o r t e r

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Because nearly 7 million investors have the audacity to believe in one-to-one attention when it comes to their investments. Thank you.

Ranked “Highest in Investor Satisfaction with Full Service Brokerage Firms.”

Brody A Kunz, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU® Financial Advisor .

27331 172nd Ave SE Suite 106 Brody A. Kunz, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU® Covington, WA 98042 27331 172nd Ave. SE, #106 253-630-0177 Covington 253-630-0177

Eric W. Callison

27331 172nd Ave SE, #106 Covington


Dean S. Saggau, AAMS® Matthew J. Arnold, AAMS® 13020 SE Kent-Kangley Rd Kent


Edward Jones received the highest numerical score among full service brokerage firms in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study. Study based on responses from 4,438 investors measuring 21 investment firms and measures opinions of investors who used full service investment institutions. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in March-April 2009. Your experiences may vary. Visit



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13215 SE 240th Suite A Kent


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Table of Contents Area Map ....................................................................... 5 Chamber Board of Directors ................................... 6 Chamber Member Roster ........................................ 7 City of Covington ....................................................... 8 City Parks & Recreation ............................................. 9 Covington Area Public Schools ...........................10 Community Resources ...........................................11 Community Calendar ..............................................12 State & National Parks Nearby ............................. 13 Business Directory ............................................. 14-19 Emergency Preparedness ................................ 20-21 Tahoma National Cemetery ..................................22


We hope you find this booklet a valuable resource to our services and businesses. This community is a great place to live, work, shop and play. The Covington Chamber of Commerce thanks all the businesses that helped to support this directory and our community. Have a terrific time exploring our city and the surrounding areas, and again,


This is a publication of the

16720 SE 271st, Suite 201 Covington, WA 98042 253-631-6117 Fax: 253-631-1165

Covington-Maple Valley Reporter, 22035 SE Wax Road Suite 20., Maple Valley, WA 98038. (425) 432-1209 Produced for and in cooperation with the

Covington Chamber of Commerce PO Box 8041, Covington, WA 98042, 253-631-6117

Copyright 2011 Sound Publishing. All rights reserved. The information in this publication is gathered and carefully compiled to ensure accuracy. The Covington Chamber of Commerce, The Covington-Maple Valley Reporter, and Sound Publishing cannot and do not guarantee the correctness of all information furnished them, nor the complete absence of errors, or omissions, hence no responsibility for same can be, nor is assumed. Reproduction of any material from this publication must first have written permission from The Covington-Maple Valley Reporter and the Covington Chamber.

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Covington Chamber Board of Directors

Our Vision Statement

The Covington Chamber is committed to actively promoting a strong local community through business advocacy while enhancing the demand for business in Covington and the South Sound region.

Our Mission Statement

The Covington Chamber’s mission to enhance the demand for business in our community through: Chair Rick Oliveira Oliveria CPA’s

Chair Elect Tamara Paul

Secretary Cathy Wahlin

Prudential Meredian Windermere Real Estate Valley Realty

• • • •

Offering members opportunities to grow their business through education, networking & referrals Expanding partnerships to create a strong local economy Representing Business Interest with Government Promoting the community through leadership development Enhancing business perception within local education communities

Benefits of Membership

Director Jennifer Gaines

Director Kaye Eilers

Director Treye Hovinga

Director Craig Nickel

Prudential Northwest Body Works Massage Realty

Art of Trees

Chiropractic Today

Lakeside Industries

Director Jessica Oliver

Director Scott Tenner

Ex-Officio Director Dr. Richard Stedry


Office Depot

Kent School District

Monthly Membership Luncheons - Programs about business trends, community, state and local legislative issues Business Builder Workshops - Enjoy a light lunch and heavy duty information to help you build your business After Hours Socials -Networking and fun with fellow businesses and residents in the community Monthly Chamber Newsletter • Keeps you posted on Chamber activities and events that benefit you and your business • Addresses and takes a stand on major issues in the community • Recognizes volunteers, leaders and new members • Provides an opportunity to advertise to the Covington market Legislative Clout - Our affiliation with 9 other chambers in the South King County region gives us direct contact with our legislators Community Participation - In various community events like Covington Days, the Annual Golf Tournament and the Annual Auction which helps support our Education Scholarship Fund Ex-Officio Director Derek Matheson Networking opportunities - To give and get business from City of Covington your fellow Chamber members

Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6:00pm, Saturday By Appointment


27331 172nd Ave. SE, Suite 110 Covington



Past Chair Jenifer Gilbert

(across the street from LA Fitness)


Treasurer Jim Hutchinson

Mellissa Burgy, owner

Dog and Cat Grooming Salon

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Covington Chamber Membership Roster 2Seven2 Alaska Federal Credit American Cancer Society Applebee’s in Covington Art of Trees, LLC Auburn GuestHouse International Inn Auburn Regional Medical Center BECU Benjarong Thai Cuisine Bodyworks Massage Clinic Camp Berachah Ministries Cascades Chiropractic Cascade Regional Blood Services Cascade Water Alliance Chiropractic Today City of Covington Clements General Construction Columbia Bank Communities In Schools of Kent Community Magazine Shopper Costco Covington Covington Christian Fellowship Covington Copy It Mail It, LLC Covington Library Covington Water District Covington/Maple Valley Reporter Cutters Point Coffee Daniel Ross Salon & Spa Druids Glenn Golf Course Eagle Computers Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel Edward Jones Investments-Brody Kunz Edward Jones Investments-Dean Saggau Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC

IHOP-International House of Pancakes Covington Kent Education Association Kent School District Kent Youth & Family Services Key Bank of Washington Lakeside Industries Les Schwab Tire Center Lions Club of Covington Meridian Valley Country Club Millwork Outlet Multicare Covington Clinic & Urgent Care Office Depot -Covington Oliveira, CPA Pacific Northwest Engraving Pinnacle Physical Therapy Polygon Homes Prudential Meridian Valley Realty - Tamara Paul Prudential Northwest Realty Puget Sound Energy Quizno’s Covington Rotary Club of Covington Scooter’s Custom Catering Sena’s Iron Grill, LLC Senator Joe Fain Soup Ladies Sports Clips The Weatherly Inn UPS Store U-Top It Self-Serve Frozen Yogart Waddell & Reed-Jeff Wagner Windermere Real Estate-Lake Tapps-Cathy Wahlin Lifetime Members: Richard and Ina Balash

Septic Services - Real Estate Inspections & Repairs, O & M Contracts Laboratory Services - Well Water Testing

for Bacteria & Nitrate, DOH Reporting

16720 SE 271st, Suite 203 Covington, WA 98042


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28620 Maple Valley Rd. SE – Maple Valley PO Box 1116 - Black Diamond

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Covington City of


Unmatched Quality of Life

16720 SE 271st St, #100, Covington , WA 98042 • 253.648.1110 • The City of Covington enjoys a vibrant sense of community. It is a place where local government, private citizens and businesses are partners, working together to provide innovative solutions for the challenges facing the city as it grows. The city council believes that you can live and work in the same community, while keeping a rural feel with economic vitality. Since Covington’s incorporation on August 31, 1997, the city has grown so rapidly from 12,500 to 17,575 today. Covington is developing as a new center for commerce. It is a great place for jobs and businesses along with residential property opportunities including a wide range of single family housing from affordable to luxury. While the council encourages economic development, it also believes that the participation of social service programs at a local level are the true soul of the city, recognizing that quality of life is a necessity rather than an unattainable goal. They place a high significance on developing strong partBack Row (L-R) Marlla Mhoon (Pos. #1), David Lucavish (Pos. nerships with the Covington Chamber of Commerce, Kent #4), Jim Scott (Pos. #6), and Wayne Snoey (Pos. #5) School District and local service clubs such as Kiwanis, Lions Front Row (LR) Mark Lanza (Pos. #2), Margaret Harto (Mayor and Rotary, as well as individual community volunteers. Pos. #3), and Jeff Wagner (Mayor Pro-Tem - Pos. #7) Mayor Margaret Harto says, “Lots of things are going right in Covington. We’ve been very busy planning a downtown that will give families a place to live, work, plan and shop. We’ve been busy developing our neighborhoods so that our young people will be safe. Our goal is to have something for everyone right here in Covington.”

Monthly Meetings


City Council - Second and fourth Tuesdays at 7 pm Economic Development Council - Fourth Thursday at 6:30 pm Arts Commission - Second Thursday at 6:30 pm Domestic Violence Task Force - Second Thursday at 12 noon Park & Recreation Commission - Third Wednesday at 6:30 pm Planning Commission - First and third Thursdays at 6:30 pm Human Services Commission - Second Thursday at 6:30 pm

County - King Incorporated - August 31, 1997 Square Miles - 6.5 miles Percent of King County Population - 1% Registered Voters - 8,496 Households - 5,830 Owner-Occupied Housing Units - 89.9% Median Age - 32.1 Average Household Size - 3.1 Jobs -3,610 Median Household Income - $77,200 Legislative Districts - 47th & 5th King County Council District - 9th School District - Kent Percent of Population Under 17 - 36.3% Population - 17,575

Please call to confirm dates and times

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The Covington Parks and Recreation Department is proud to serve the residents of Covington by offering a wide range of quality activities and events for the entire family and well-maintained parks and trails. We understand that quality of life is vital to the residents of Covington. From Covington’s beginning, parks and recreational pursuits have been important to the community’s quality of life, and this tradition has endured. CEDAR CREEK PARK

30 acres of the 110 acre Cedar Creek Park were acquired by the City of Covington in 2003 with the assistance of a King County Conservation Futures Grant. The park features high quality wetlands, salmon bearing creek, trails and diverse habitat areas. The additional 80 acres of the park is currently owned by King County. CEDAR VALLEY NATURAL AREA - 26020 186th Place SE The 6.75 acre natural area was acquired from King County in 2002. COVINGTON AQUATIC CENTER- 18230 SE 240th The Covington Aquatic Center was acquired from King County in 2004. The facility contains a 25-meter indoor pool with water slide and room available for rentals. For scheduling and information call 425-413-POOL (7665). COVINGTON COMMUNITY PARK – formerly known as 180th/240th Street Park. This park is located at the southwest corner of 180th and 240th streets. The property features rolling pastures with mature forest and trails. The master plan for the park was adopted in February 2009. Design for the phase one soccer field is underway. Construction is planned for 2011. CRYSTAL VIEW PARK - 25412 170th Place SE Crystal View Park was Covington’s first park. The 2.2 acre parcel was acquired from King County in 2000 and constructed in 2003. It features a half basketball court, play equipment and picnic tables. EVERGREEN PARK - 19801 SE 262nd Street Evergreen Park was obtained from King County in 2000. When completed, the park will feature: Pre-school age appropriate play equipment, natural areas and a walking path. FRIENDSHIP PARK - 15808 SE 254th Place Friendship Park opened in 2004. The park is a converted storm water pond. The .6 acre park features a basketball court, picnic area, children’s play equipment, walking path and grassy area for informal play. 253.631.6117 9

GERRY CRICK SKATE PARK - 25064 164th Avenue SE The skate park opened in 2004. It features a 70 foot by 100 foot skating area with above ground ramps and a sani-can type rest room. The park is named in honor of a former member of the Parks and Recreation Commission who passed away in 2007. There is no on site parking available. JENKINS CREEK PARK - 18050 SE 267th Place Jenkins Creek Park was transferred from King County to the City of Covington in 2003. The 23 acre park features: Walking trails and natural areas. JENKINS CREEK REGIONAL TRAIL 18400 SE 267th Place - access from the west end of Timberlane Drive SE and from east end of SE 264th Place. This 23-acre park is centrally located in the city. Features include a spring fed pond, natural areas, walking trails, picnic tables and park benches. The upper meadow and park features on the east side of the park are open. The lower meadow on the west side of the park is currently closed to public access. The park was transferred from King County to the City in 2003. SOOS CREEK PARK AND TRAIL – King County Parks King County continues to operate the regional trail system through the park. The 183 acre park acts as an urban separator between Kent and Covington providing critical habitat areas. THE RESERVE The Reserve is a regional storm water facility. It has a maintenance access road surrounding the pond that also serves as a half-mile loop walking trail. There are benches and picnic tables along the trail. ADOPT A PARK The objective of the Adopt a Park program is to encourage community involvement, support, and pride for parks and the community. By working together, we can make a positive contribution to our community and strengthen the spirit of Covington. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department if you or your group would like to get involved! 253-638-1110

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Schools & Education


Cedar Valley Elementary (253) 373-7649 26500 Timberlane Way SE, Covington, WA, 98042 Covington Elementary (253) 373 -7652 17070 SE Wax Road, Covington, WA, 98042 Crestwood Elementary (253) 373 -7634 25225 - 180th Avenue SE, Covington, WA, 98042 Grass Lake Elementary (253) 373 -7661 28700 - 191st Place SE, Kent, WA, 98042 Jenkins Creek Elementary (253) 373 - 7331 26915 - 186th Avenue SE, Covington, WA, 98042 Sawyer Woods Elementary (253) 373 -7750 31135 - 228th Avenue SE, Black Diamond, WA, 98010

Kentlake High School (253) 373 -4900 21401 SE Falcon Way, Kent, WA 98042 Kentwood High School (253) 373 -7680 25800 - 164th Avenue SE, Covington, WA 98042

District Offices Kent School District (253) 373-7000 12033 SE 256th St, Kent, WA 98030-6503

Colleges Main Campus Green River Community College (253) 833-9111 12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA 98092-3622

Secondary Cedar Heights Middle School (253) 373 -7620 19640 SE 272nd Street, Covington, WA, 98042 Mattson Middle School (253) 373 -7670 16400 SE 251st Street, Covington, WA, 98042

Cathy Wahlin



Expect Excellence!

253-315-1758 •

Rotary of Covington


Residential Real Estate Broker Windermere Lakeland Hills

The club meets every Friday at noon in the Community Room at Covington City Hall. We have a delicious catered lunch and wonderful guest speakers that speak on a variety of informative topics. Come join your community and business leaders in improving the lives of the people in our city and cities throughout the world. 253.631.6117 10

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Community Resources Community Meeting Room 253-639-1775 16720 SE 271st St Suite 101, Covington, WA 98042 Crisis Hotlines

Crisis Clinic 206-461-3222 Domestic Violence 800-562-6025 Sexual Assault 800-577-4393 Teenlink 206-461-4922

Emergency Food Services


Covington-Maple Valley Reporter 425-432-1209

Maple Valley Food Bank, 21415 Renton-Maple Valley Rd. SE, 425-432-8139 The Storehouse, greater Covington area, 253-631-3038


Fire Department



Small Business Assistance Center

District 37, 24611 116th Ave SE, Kent, 253-856-4300 District 43, 23775 SE 264th St., Maple Valley, 425-432-0200

253-630-8761 27100 164th Ave. S.E. Covington, WA 98042

206-296-3311 16720 SE 271st St., #100, Covington, WA 98042

206-296-3883 Precinct 3, 22300 SE 231st St., Maple Valley, WA 98038

108 S. Division St, Suite A Auburn 253-333-1600 1414 Griffin Ave., Enumclaw 253-288-3400 12033 SE 256th St., Kent 253-856-9595t

Lakeside Industries Kent Division

We Provide Quality Asphalt Products, Serving The Community As Industry Leaders.

We would like to thank Covington and the surrounding communities for allowing us to help make this a better place to live.


18808 256th Street Covington, WA 98042

(253) 631-3611 (206) 343-7375

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A full-service law firm located in downtown Kent With over 150 years of combined experience, we are committed to providing Assistance, Advocacy, and Advice


Our Areas of Law Include: • Landlord/Tenant • Homeowners’ Associations

• Formation/Land Use/ Zoning/Eminent Domain

• Wills/Estate/Probate

• Family Law/Adoption

• Personal Injury/Employment

• Debtor - Bankruptcy Defense

• Business/Formation/Tax

• Criminal Defense

• Real Estate/Construction

• Immigration

6703 South 234th Street, Suite 300 Kent, Washington 98032 Office: 253.520.5000 / Toll Free: 877.520.5252


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2011-12 Community Calendar


May Cont.


10 Covington Chamber Lunch Meeting 13 Daylight Savings Time, Spring Clocks Ahead 17 St. Patrick’s Day


1 April Fools Day 14 Covington Chamber Lunch Meeting 24 Easter


5 Cinco de Mayo 8 Mother’s Day 12 Covington Chamber Lunch Meeting

14 Annual Chamber Auction Dinner 30 Memorial Day


9 Covington Chamber Lunch Meeting 14 Flag Day 19 Father’s Day


4 Independence Day 14 Covington Chamber Lunch Meeting 15-17 Covington Days Festival


11 Covington Chamber Lunch Meeting



5 Labor Day 8 Covington Chamber Lunch Meeting 11 Patriot Day

3 Covington Tree Lighting 8 Covington Chamber Lunch Meeting 25 Christmas



13 Covington Chamber Lunch Meeting 31 Halloween

November 6 Daylight Savings Time Ends, Clocks Fall Back 8 Election Day 10 Covington Chamber Lunch Meeting 11 Veterans Day 24 Thanksgiving


1 New Years Day 12 Covington Chamber Lunch Meeting 16 Martin Luther King Holiday


2 Groundhog Day 9 Covington Chamber Lunch Meeting 14 Valentine’s Day 20 Presidents Holiday

Tamara Paul Meridian Valley Realty

Your local Covington and South King County REALTOR® Tamara Paul

(206) 226-5869 460026


Prudential Meridian Valley Realty

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State & National Parks Nearby

Flaming Geyser State Park

Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk. The park is open year round for camping and day use.

23700 SE Flaming Geyser Rd, Auburn, WA 98002 253-931-3930 Flaming Geyser State Park is a 480-acre day-use park with more than three miles of freshwater shoreline on the Green River. The park’s most unique feature is its “geysers” (methane seeps). Park activities include whitewater rafting and model airplane flying. The park is open year round for day use only. Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk. Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk. Model airplane flying hours: Saturdays and Sundays - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or dusk (whichever is earliest); Mondays through Thursdays - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. or dusk (whichever is earliest); Fridays - 10 a.m. to dusk, for electric or nonpowered flight only.

Kanaskat/Palmer State Park 32101 Kanaskat-Cumberland Rd., Ravensdale, WA 98051 360-902-8844 Kanaskat-Palmer State Park is a 320-acre camping park on a small, low plateau in a natural forest setting. The park has two miles of shorelines on the Green River. Boat and raft launching is by hand only. River rafting and kayaking down the Green River Gorge is for expert-level enthusiasts only. Shoreline activities include nature appreciation, trout fishing and picnicking. Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk.

Nolte State Park 36921 Veazie-Cumberland Rd. Enumclaw, WA 98022 360-825-4646 Nolte State Park is a 117-acre day-use park with 7,174 feet of freshwater shoreline on Deep Lake in the Green River Gorge. Covered with forests and blessed with water, the land was a resort for many years before it was donated to State Parks. Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk. Winter: Closed Oct. 1, reopens April 1.

Mt. Rainier National Park 55210 238th Ave. E., Ashford, WA 98304 360-569-2211 Learn about glaciers. Discover life in a rainforest. Hike the Wonderland Trail. Explore subalpine ecology. Watch clouds shroud the mountain and disappear. Visit a rustic historic building. Dream about climbing to the summit. Study geology. Experience a mountain meadow. Listen to a glacier crack. BE INSPIRED!

TRM Wood Products Co. Inc. is locally owned and operated, located at 4-Corners in Maple Valley We are a full-service lumberyard and hardware store serving homeowners and contractors. Our goal at TRM is to provide all our customers with the best service and products available. We believe that there is no customer too small or too big for us to handle. We are committed to carrying the fullest and most extensive line(s) of building products of any lumberyard. Which is complemented by our knowledgeable staff for our customers to partner with to help make their dreams become reality. • Precision Delivery available for best service! • Better selection of goods with virtually all lengths & sizes available. • On-Site mill for customized cuttings! • Old-Fashioned service to help you get the job done! • Firewood pick-up & delivery.

Whether you are tackling a home improvement project or a whole new home, TRM will help you achieve the results you are after!


Maple Valley - (425) 432-1222

Toll Free in Washington - 1 (800) 743-1222

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Hours of Operation Monday - Friday, 7 AM - 5 PM Saturday (spring & summer) 8 AM - 5 PM Saturday (winter) 8 AM - 4 PM Closed Sundays

KNOWLEDGEABLE & FRIENDLY STAFF Why shop at a box store, when you will receive personal customer service selecting what you need & loading it on your vehicle, NO matter how big the job.

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Business Directory Arborist - Tree Removal

Art of Trees* 10216 SE 256th St., Ste 103 PMB 288 206-850-0666/253-217-7812 Kent, 98030 Fax: 253-796-7794


Les Schwab Tire Center* 17235 SE 272nd St. Covington, 98042

253-638-0940 Fax: 253-638-1343

253-639-0075 Fax: 253-639-0075

Awards & Recognition Pacific NW Engraving* 23629 126th Pl SE Kent, 98031

Beauty Salon

Daniel Ross Salon & Spa* 17407 SE Wax Rd. Covington, 98042


Sports Clips 17307 SE 272nd St. Covington, 98042


Building Supplies

TRM Wood Products 26656 Maple Valley Hwy Maple Valley, 98038

425-432-1222 Fax: 425-432-3397


Scooter’s Custom Catering* (425) 652-6881

*Covington Chamber of Commerce Member

The Weatherly Inn at Lake Meridian

Premier Dementia & Alzheimer’s Community

We can change that fear into better grades and higher self-confidence, and eliminate the frustration, tears, and fights over math homework. Discover how a better understanding of math can change your child’s attitude. Before you know it, your child could be crazy about math.

Find out how affordable your child’s soaring self-confidence can be!


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15101 SE 272nd St , Kent, WA 98042


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Covington Chamber Guide • March 25, 2011 • Page 15 The Soup Ladies* 24306 Roberts Dr. Black Diamond, 98010



Cornerstone United Methodist Church 20730 SE 272nd St. 425-432-1790 Covington, 98042

Covington Christian Fellowship* 26201 180th Ave. SE 253-631-4163 Covington, 98042 Fax: 253-631-4123

Computers & Repair Eagle Computers* 21620 84th Ave. S Kent, 98032

253-437-0299 Fax: 253-437-0302

Clements General Construction, Inc.* 15805 SE 264th St. 253-631-8106 Covington, 98042 Fax: 253-631-8653 #CLEMEGC05005


Lakeside Industries Inc.* 18808 SE 256th St. Covington, 98042

253-631-3611 Fax: 253-630-2011

Millwork Outlet* 28730 Maple Valley Black Diamond Hwy Maple Valley, 98038

425-432-5189 Fax: 425-432-2825

Covington Copy It Mail It, LLC* 27111 167th Pl. SE, Suite 105 253-630-6670 Covington, 98042 Fax: 253-630-6672

Copy/Mail Center

*Covington Chamber of Commerce Member

Grow Your Business!

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Water & Sewer District The mission of Soos Creek, a public agency, is to provide reliable, high quality water and sewer services in an efficient, cost effective manner.

We can help you grow your business with a message in the local newspaper. Reach over 24,000 homes with: • Print Display Ads • Online Display Ads • Inserts • Post It Notes- Front Page! • Specialty Publications

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NEWSLINE 425- 432-1209


Page 16 • March 25, 2011 • Covington Chamber Guide The UPS Store* 27177 185th Ave., Suite 111 Covington, 98042

253-630-9990 Fax: 253-630-9992


Communities In Schools of Kent* PO Box 62/ 604 W Meeker, Ste. 202 253-867-5637 Kent, 98035 Kent Education Association* 10427 SE 244th St. Kent, 98030

253-852-1350 Fax: 253-854-8404

Kent School District* 12033 SE 256th St. Kent, 98030-6503


Mathnasium 17615 SE 272nd St., Suite 107 Covington, 98042

(253) 639-MATH(6284)


Alaska USA Federal Credit Union* 13101 SE Kent Kangley Rd., Ste 100 206-239-3701 Kent, 98031 Fax: 206-239-3847 BECU* 27111 167th Pl SE Covington, 98042


Columbia Bank* 23924 225th Way SE/ PO Box 230 425-413-8200 Maple Valley, 98038 Fax: 425-413-8300

Edward Jones Investments-Brody Kunz* 27331 172nd Ave. SE, Suite 106 253-630-0177 Covington, 98042 Fax: 888-605-1905

Edward Jones Investments-Dean Saggau* 13020 SE Kent-Kangley Rd. 253-638-1341 Kent, 98030 Fax: 877-687-5798

Key Bank of Washington* 27205 172nd Ave. SE Covington, 98042

253-631-2844 Fax: 253-639-0802

Oliveira, CPA* 17224 SE Wax Rd. Covington, 98042

253-639-3252 Fax: 253-639-3257

Waddell & Reed, Inc.-Jeff Wagner* 4002 Tacoma Mall Blvd., Ste. 104 866-242-0930 x134 Tacoma, 98409


Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel* 27221 156th Ave. SE 253-630-2736 Kent, 98042 Fax: 253-630-2737

Golf Course

Druids Glen* 29925 207th Ave. SE Covington, 98042

253-638-1200 Fax: 253-638-1440

Meridian Valley Country Club* 24830 136th Ave. SE 253-631-3133 Kent, 98042 Fax: 253-631-9014 *Covington Chamber of Commerce Member

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City of Covington* 16720 SE 271st St., Suite 100 Covington, 98042

253-638-1110 Fax: 253-638-1122

Covington Library* 27100 164th Ave. SE Covington, 98042

253-630-8761 Fax: 206-205-0787

Kent Fire Department,Regional Fire Authority 24611 116th Ave. SE 253-856-4300 Kent, 98030 Senator Joe Fain* PO Box 7809 Covington, 98042


Health & Wellness

Body Works Massage Clinic* 16720 SE 271st St., Suite 203 Covington, 98042

253-630-6614 Fax: 253-630-6624

Cascades Chiropractic* 27111 167th Pl SE Suite 109 Covington, 98042

253-639-7639 Fax: 253-639-8665

Cascade Regional Blood Services* 909 S. 336th St. B-102 253-945-7974 Federal Way, 98003 Fax: 253-927-0543

Chiropractic Today* 17039 SE 272nd St., Suite 100 Covington, 98042


Jeffrey E. Kashner DDS, MSD-Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 17121 SE 270th Pl., Suite 102 253-630-3331 Covington, 98042 Fax: 253-630-6881 MultiCare Covington Clinic & Urgent Care * 17700 SE 272nd St. 253-372-7100 Covington, 98042 Pinnacle Physical Therapy* 17307 SE 272nd St., Suite 126 Covington, 98042



Auburn Regional Medical Center* Plaza One 202 N. Division St. 253-833-7711 Auburn, 98001 Fax: 253-804-2800

Valley Medical Center- Covington Primary Care 16850- 272nd St. 253-395-1960 Covington, 98042


Hanis Irvine Prothero, Attorneys at Law* 6703 S 234th St., Suite 300 253-520-5000/1-877-520-5252 Kent, 98032 Fax: 253-893-5007

Lifetime Members

Richard and Ina Balash* 31623 E. Lake Morton Dr. SE Kent, 98042



Auburn GuestHouse Inn* 9-14th St. NW Auburn, 98001 253.631.6117 17

253-735-9600 Fax: 253-735-5228 *Covington Chamber of Commerce Member

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Marketing & Advertising

Community Magazine Shopper-Charlotte Nitschke* Kent/Covington/Maple Valley 253-335-2675 Covington, 98042




NEWSLINE 425- 432-1209

Newspaper Publications COVINGTON

Covington/Maple Valley Reporter* 22035 SE Wax Rd., Suite 20 425-432-1209 Maple Valley, 98038 Fax: 425-432-1888


American Cancer Society* 2120 First Avenue North Seattle, 98109

206-674-4105 Fax: 206-674-4138

Covington Chamber of Commerce* 21627 SE 167th Pl., Suite 102 253-631-6117 Covington, 98042 Fax: 253-639-1165

Kent Youth and Family Services* 232 Second Avenue S., Suite 201 253-859-0300 Kent, 98032 Fax: 253-859-0745

Lions Club of Covington* 16915 SE 272nd St., Ste 100-213 425-432-9140 Covington, 98042 Rotary Club of Covington* PO Box 8141 Covington, 98042


President Dick Cook

Pawl’s Pet Boutique 27331 172nd Ave. SE, Suite 110 253-217-5145 Covington, 98042

Pet Care

Real Estate

Prudential Meridian Valley Realty-Tamara Paul* 15423 SE 272nd St., Suite 110 206-226-5869 Kent, 98042 Fax: 253-236-1377

Prudential Northwest Realty* 25230 104th Ave. SE 253-630-1828/1-866-630-1828 Kent, 98030 Fax: 253-480-3430 Windermere Real Estate/Lake Tapps-Cathy Wahlin* 1402 Lake Tapps Pkwy E., Ste F103 253-315-1758 Auburn, 98092 Fax: 253-939-7443

Real Estate Developer Polygon Homes* Coho Creek Sales Center 16819 SE 261st St. Covington, 98042



*Covington Chamber of Commerce Member

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Covington Chamber Guide • March 25, 2011 • Page 19 Applebee’s* 17024 SE 272nd St. Covington, 98042

253-856-1900 Fax: 253-856-3020

Benjarong Thai Cuisine* 17017 SE 270th Pl, Suite 102 Covington, 98042

253-638-0085 Fax: 425-687-5060


Cutters Point Coffee* 16739 SE 272nd St. (by Fred Meyers) 253-639-3458 Covington, 98042 IHOP* 27149 185th Ave. SE, Suite 117 253-656-0152 Covington, 98042 Fax: 253-517-3298 Quizno’s Covington* 27116 167th Pl SE, Suite 102 Covington, 98042 Sena’s Iron Grill* 17017 SE 270th Pl Suite 1 Covington, 98042

253-639-3956 Fax: 253-631-2489 253-631-0101

U-Top It Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt* 27177 185th Ave. SE, Ste D-103 253-277-3301 Covington, 98042

Retreat & Conference Center

Camp Berachah Ministries* 19830 SE 328th Pl. Auburn, 98092

253-939-0488 Fax: 253-833-7027

Costco* 27520 Covington Way SE Covington, 98042

253-796-1002 Fax: 253-796-1006

Office Depot-Store #2278* 16913 SE 270th Pl Covington, 98042

253-630-9074 Fax: 253-630-0325

The Weatherly Inn at Lake Meridian* 15101 SE 272nd St. 253-630-7496 Kent, 98042 Fax: 253-638-8439


Senior Care

Septic Services

AquaTest 28620 Maple Valley Rd. 425-432-9360 Maple Valley, 98038 PO Box 1116, Black Diamond, 98010


Cascade Water Alliance* 11400 SE 8th St. Bellevue, 98004

425-453-0930 Fax: 425-453-0953

Covington Water District* 18631 SE 300th Pl. Covington, 98042

253-631-0565 ext. 167 Fax: 253-630-4825

Puget Sound Energy* 535 110th Ave. NE EST-11W Bellevue, 98009-9734

425-462-3786 1-888-CALL-PSE

Soos Creek Water 14616 SE 192nd St./P.O. Box 58039 253-630-9900 Renton, 98058 Fax: 253-630-5289 253.631.6117 19 *Covington Chamber of Commerce Member

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Emergency Preparedness Where will you be when disaster strikes? In the Car • At School • At Home • At work How will you find each other? Will you know if your children are safe?

Your Family Disaster Plan

Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services (water, gas, electricity or telephones) were cut off? Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone right away. Families can, and do, cope with disaster by preparing in advance and working together as a team. Follow the steps listed here to create your family’s disaster plan. Knowing what to do is your best protection and your responsibility.

4 Steps to Safety

1. Find out what could happen to you. Contact your local emergency management or civil defense office and American Red Cross chapter and be prepared to take notes: Ask what types of disasters are most likely to happen. Request information on how to prepare for each. Learn about your community’s warning signals: what they sound like and what you should do when you hear them. Ask about animal care after a disaster. Animals may not be allowed inside emergency shelters due to health regulations. Find out how to help elderly or disabled persons, if needed. Next, find out about the disaster plans at your workplace, your children’s school or day care center and other places where your family spends time. 2. Create a Disaster Plan Meet with your family and discuss why you need to prepare for a disaster. Explain the dangers of fire, severe weather and earthquakes to children. Plan to share responsibilities and work together as a team. Discuss the types of disasters that are most likely to happen. Explain what to do in each case. Pick two places to meet: • Right outside your home in case of a sudden emergency • Outside your neighborhood in case you can’t return home. Everyone must know the address and phone number. Ask an out-of-state friend to be your “family contact.” After a disaster, it’s often easier to call long distance. Other

family members should call this person and tell them where they are. Everyone must know your contact’s phone number. Discuss what to do in a evacuation. Plan how to take care of your pets.

3. Complete this checklist. Post emergency telephone numbers by the phones (fire, police, ambulance, etc.) Teach children how and when to call 911 or your local Emergency Medical Services number for emergency help. Show each family member how and when to turn off the water, gas, and electricity at the main switches. Check to determine if you have adequate insurance coverage. Teach each family member how to use the fire extinguisher (ABC type), and show them where it’s kept. Install smoke detectors on each level of your home, especially near bedrooms. Conduct a home hazard hunt. Stock emergency supplies and assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit. Take a Red Cross first aid and CPR class. Determine the best escape routes from your home. Find two ways out of each room. Find the safe spots in your home for each type of disaster. 4. Practice and maintain your plan. Quiz your kids every six months so they remember what to do. Conduct fire and emergency evacuation drills. Replace stored water every three months and stored food every six months. Test and recharge your fire extinguisher(s) according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Test your smoke detectors monthly and change the batteries at least once a year.


Learn what to do during an earthquake, whether you’re at home, at work, at school or just out and about. Taking the proper actions, such as “Drop, Cover, and Hold On”, can save lives and reduce your risk of death or injury. During earthquakes, drop to the floor, take cover under a sturdy desk or table, and hold on to it firmly. Be prepared to move with it until the shaking stops.

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Working with neighbors can save lives and property. Meet with your neighbors to plan how the neighborhood could work together after a disaster until help arrives. If you’re a member of a neighborhood organization, introduce disaster preparedness as a new activity. Know your neighbors’ special needs (e.g. medical, technical) and consider how you could help neighbors who have special needs, such as disabled and elderly persons. Make plans for child care in case parents can’t get home.

Emergency Supplies

Keep enough supplies in your home to meet your needs for at least five days. Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit with items you may need in an evacuation. Store these supplies in sturdy, easy-to-carry containers such as backpacks, duffle bags or covered trash containers. Water (one gallon per person per day) and chlorine bleach to purify it. Store water in sealed, unbreakable containers. Mark the storage dates and replace every six months. Emergency food and beverage supply (nonperishable food and juices.). A hand can opener, cooking equipment, fuel for alternate cooking and heating devices. A change of clothing for each person in the family, rain gear, sturdy shoes. First aid kit, prescription medicine, and extra pair of eye glasses. Flashlights, portable radio with batteries, matches, candles. Credit cards, cash and an extra set of car keys. A list of important family information including the style & serial number of medical devices such as pacemakers. Special needs for infants, the elderly, and disabled. Sanitation supplies (plastic trash bags, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, toilet paper, newspaper, a camp shovel.) Keep important family documents in a waterproof container. Keep a smaller kit in the trunk of your car.


Evacuate immediately if told to do so: Listen to your battery-powered radio and follow the instructions of local emergency officials. Wear protective clothing and sturdy shoes. Take your Disaster Supplies Kit. Lock your home. Use travel routes specified by local authorities – don’t use shortcuts because certain areas may be impassable or dangerous. If you are sure you have time: Shut off water, gas and electricity before leaving, if 253.631.6117 21

Covington Chamber Guide • March 25, 2011 • Page 21 instructed to do so. Post a note telling others when you left and where you are going. Make arrangements for your pets and livestock.

Home Hazard Hunt

During a disaster, ordinary objects in your home can cause injury or damage. Anything that can move, fall, break or cause a fire is a home hazard. For example, a hot water heater or a bookshelf can fall. Inspect your home at least once a year and fix potential hazards. Contact your local fire department to learn about home fire hazards.

Food and Water

Be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for up to five days. Take emergency drinking water from ice cubes, water heater, and canned fruits and vegetables. Don’t drink unbottled water (including municipal tap water) until it has been strained with a clean cloth and treated. To treat water add ten drops of chlorine bleach to each gallon of water, mix well, and let stand for about 30 minutes. Frozen foods will last from 48 to 72 hours if the freezer is full and the door stays closed. Eat perishable foods first. Discard all open food and beverages that may have been contaminated. Cook on portable grills, but only outdoors.


Electricity Turn off electric ONLY if you see sparks or a fallen wire. Find the main circuit box, usually on the outside of the house. Locate the main circuit breaker or fuse. Switch the circuit breaker to the off position, or pull out the fuse. Have electrical service restored by a local supplier or contractor. Gas If you smell gas, evacuate the house. Don’t use the phone, light switches, or electrical appliances, or do anything that will cause sparks. Go to a phone booth or neighbors house and report the leak to the gas company. Let the gas company repair the leak and turn the gas back on. Water Find the water shut-off valve inside the house (located where the water line enters the building). Turn the valve in the direction of the arrow, usually clockwise. If necessary (and possible), shut off the main water valve outside your home. It may be next to the meter in a concrete box in the sidewalk. When the danger has passed, have water service restored by a local supplier.

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Tahoma National Cemetery Tahoma is the first national cemetery in Washington, comprised of 160 acres, adjacent to Tahoma High School. The name “Tahoma” was used by the Klickitat indians as their name for Mt. Rainier, the highest peak in Washington. Tahoma provides a dignified burial place for vetarans and dependents and serves as a national shrine. It is managed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Memorial walkway containing 28 memorials that commemorate soldiers of various 20th century wars, donated by various service organizations is located at the northeast corner of the walkway by the POW-MIA flag. A Blue Star Memorial is located north of the Public Information Center. The marker was originally part of a banner that families displayed in their homes during the 1940s to signify that they had a loved one fighting in World War II. Today, the marker honors all veterans.

Medal of Honor Recipients at Tahoma include:

Second Lieutenant Jesse T. Barrick (Civil War), 57th Regiment of the U.S. Colored Infantry. Near Duck River, Tenn., May 26 June 2, 1863 (Section 8, Grave 108). Private First Class Dexter J. Kerstetter (World War II), Company C, 130th Infantry, 33rd Infantry Division. Near Galiano, Luzon, Philippine Island, April 13, 1945 (Section 9B, Grave 12). Sergeant First Class Nathan Ross Chapman -- first American serviceman to die from hostile fire in the war in Afghanistan in 2002. Sergeant Chapman was a communications specialist with the 1st Special Forces Group at Fort Lewis, Wash. (Section 6, Grave 33). Francis Agnes -- former POW (1941 to 1945), survivor of the Bataan Death March, founder of the Tahoma National Cemetery Support Group (Section 24, Grave 717). More information can be found online at To preservace the site’s beauty, dignity and reverent atmosphere, Tahoma asks for no picnicing, pets or jogging, and please place all litter in refuse containers. Tahoma National Cemetery 18600 Southeast 240th Street Kent, WA 98042- 4868 Phone: (425) 413-9614

Office Hours:

Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed federal holidays except Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

Visitation Hours:

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