2016-01-29 / Business Review

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Introducing Leighton Farm Subdivision

Considering a move to Scarborough or live in town and looking for a new home? The agents of Team Harmon Carroll and Team Walker of The Maine Real Estate Network have a combined 45 years experience with Scarborough homebuyers, and these expert teams want you to know about Leighton Farm. Located in the heart of Scarborough and within striking distance of many of the town’s best features, as well as all major travel routes, Leighton Farm features 97 house lots and is currently under construction. A full range of building packages are available, from single story ranches to roomy colonials and open concept capes. These homes are fully customizable to your taste and budget. Leighton Farm features 45+ acres of open space that includes fields, wooded areas and walking trails. Prices start around $375,000. This is one of the premier developments in Scarborough, and well worth a visit to the open houses held here every Sunday from 11am – 1pm. Visit www.leightonfarm.info for more information.

Angel’s Arrowhead has been open for less than 6 months and is already a big hit in the Knightville neighborhood!

Sherie Wolfe owner of Angel’s Arrowhead relocated from the Old Port after a 9 year absence in the retail world!

Carrying vintage beads and findings, an assortment of unusual treasures from around the world, women’s casual clothing, the best yoga attire made by Balini, plus other yoga clothing, Sherie can’t keep enough stock on the shelves!

Sherie continues to receive new shipments of dresses, tunics and leggings for all ages & budgets! She is also still doing re-stringing and pearl knotting along with personalized designs for proms or any other special occasions.

Visit Angel’s Arrowhead at 79 Ocean Street, South Portland, across the street from CIA from Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An old world repair shop in the heart of Knightville!

For thirty years now, Brian Allen's The Lamp Repair Shop has been offering an old world experience to customers by carefully restoring antique lighting as well as repairing and recycling vintage and newer lamps. Created along with these services are one-of-a kind lamps designed from salvaged finds that add a unique, artistic flair, accenting a quality, functional light that will last for generations. In 1999, Mike Gutgsell took over the metal polishing part of the business, thus creating The Polishing Shop. He has expanded the polishing business to include antique repairs, painting, sand blasting, copper tinning, and refinishing. Although making brass and copper shine like new is Mike's specialty, he is always willing to help with unusual restoration projects. Both businesses still reside under the same roof.

The two shops have a showroom at 105 Ocean Street that is jam packed with antiques, curiosities, lighting, and the eclectic, all of it ready to go home. As one local reporter once commented, the place is delightfully cluttered, but a lot is going on in there!

Hour Glass Company

For over 5 years, Hour Glass Company has been committed to providing quality glass products and fast, dependable service at very competitive prices! We are local, family owned and operated, whose mission is to give you and your project the kind of attention that you deserve. We take a personal interest in your satisfaction and continue to grow by your recommendations. Unlike the larger glass companies we don’t carry a large overhead, so – we really do sell for less!

Our prices are fantastic, but our over the top, friendly service will keep you coming back!

Although Custom heavy glass shower surrounds and shower doors have evolved into our specialty, call us for ALL your glass needs! We do anything glass related – from auto glass and windshields, to residential glass replacement, custom mirror work, vinyl replacement windows and doors, to commercial doors, small storefront projects, and everything in between. Glass To Go....

Hour Glass provides affordable cut glass service- window glass, thermal glass replacement, tabletops and more. Safety Glass, frosted, etched and specialty glass is available. We even do screen repair! Heavy Glass Shower Enclosures & Shower Doors....

Hour Glass/Hour Shower excels in the installation of better quality shower enclosures & doors, in various styles, while catering to all budgets. Our team has designed and installed hundreds of shower enclosures from start to finish, from standard to fully custom enclosures. We also work with builders and architects to maximize space and bathroom functionality.

Marc Cardullo - Regency Realty Group

Marc Cardullo is a lifetime New Englander and LOVES helping people buy and sell homes. Marc got his start in Real Estate as a Mortgage Banker and although he loved working wth the numbers and giving his clients top tier honest service, he soon realized he wanted to be in the trenches with the Realtors. Marc’s Team has sold over 300 homes in the last two years and his business continues to grow in Cumberland and York Counties. Marc looks forward to speaking with you about selling or buying a home and has a wealth of experience and information on how to help.

T.A. Napolitano, Inc.

T.A. Napolitano are fully licensed electrical contractors serving the Greater Portland and Southern Maine area since 1985. Our staff are all fully licensed electricians, master electricians, journeymen or helpers... all with a wealth of experience and knowledge.We carry out work for both residential and commercial customers, can plan regular maintenance visits and also provide a ‘Quick Service’ option which ensures a prompt response to your electrical needs...we also have 24 hour emergency cover in case the unthinkable happens. We provide a complete service from electrical design through to installation and maintenance - from a small home repair or upgrade to a multi million dollar development project - we can help!

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL • RESIDENTIAL

NON-PROFIT • GENERATORS • GREEN SOLUTIONS

Make A-B.E.S.T. Window Your First Choice

A-B.E.S.T. Window is the local, family owned replacement window company that manufactures, sells, and installs their own windows. By choosing A-B.E.S.T. Window, you’re choosing a well-established and proven company that has a demonstrated record of quality since 1985.

Our showroom located at 1199 Broadway is designed to showcase the multiple window options available to you. We welcome you to come in, test our samples, and allow us to answer your questions. A-B.E.S.T. Window also offers free in-home estimates to make sure you fully understand the process and feel comfortable with our team.

A-B.E.S.T. Window utilizes the highest quality materials, workmanship, and customer service to produce a product that is affordable and professionally constructed. A-B.E.S.T has an impeccable track record of over 200,000 installations. At A-B.E.S.T. Window we install your windows as if we were installing them in our own home.

If you’re located in the I-95 corridor between Kittery and Augusta, please contract us today to schedule an appointment.

Over 4,000 Square Feet Of Unique & Quality Items Always Available At Heirloom Consignment In South Portland

It’s been over 18 months since Michelle Raymond opened Heirloom Consignment located on 161 Ocean Street in South Portland. “People continue to be very receptive and encouraging” says Michelle. “Items keep coming in, every style, description and everything in between. The store keeps filling up and emptying out which is great for our frequent visitors”. Part of the draw is Michelle’s eye for design. A past interior decorator with more than 30 years experience, Michelle is able to pick out items that buyers want, and display them for maximum effect.

“People have very beautiful things in their homes” she says. “It’s a matter of being able to edit offered items to those that buyers want for their homes, that’s where my background comes in. An item can be anything, from any decade to new, it just has to be something that people would want to buy and put in their homes. We do turn away items frequently, it’s all about what sells and what is current in home decorating. Trends change quickly,” says Michelle, who is always trying to stay on top of them, anticipating what people are going to be asking for. Heirloom Consignment is open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Anyone interested in consigning a larger item, including furniture, can send photos to Raymond by email; michelle@ HeirloomConsignmentME.com

32 Years Of Customer Service at YANKEE FORD & You Can Still Leave Your Hip Boots at Home!

While a lot has change in the automotive industry since Yankee Ford opened its doors, one thing has not. Yankee Ford is as committed to its customers as it was 32 years ago. Patrick Murray, Yankee Ford’s General Service Manager, said it is this focus on pleasing the customer that sets Yankee Ford apart from its competitors!

“The biggest thing that separates us is the people”, said Murray, who has been with the dealership since it started.“From our owner all the way down, we know the most important person in our store on any given day is the customer! Our main focus is on customer satisfaction.” “We have built some long term relationships with some great people over the years.” “We think of our customers as friends and family.”

Yankee Ford is the one-stop shop for all of your automotive needs and takes the pain out of repairs by offering customers such amenities as shuttle service to and from your home or work, Saturday service, WIFI and free loaners when available while theirs are being worked on.

‘We are a full-service dealership from the sale of new and used vehicles to the service of all makes and models”, Murray said. “We have a State-of-The-Art Collision Center. We have the parts to service not only our in house business, but we supply independent shops and collision centers throughout Maine.” Yankee Ford, Murray said, does everything it can to make sure the prices offered are fair and competitive.

“We mystery shop our competitors to make sure our service prices are competitive”, Murray said. “The perception that the dealer is more expensive just isn’t true”. “We know that to be your service center of choice we have to offer value as well as expert repairs.” Yankee Ford, more than doubles the national average of customers returning to the dealership for service.

For more information on Yankee Ford, which is open Monday through Saturday, 165 Waterman Drive, South Portland or visit yankeeford.com or call 799-5591.

The Scott & Sunny Townsend Team: Real Estate For A Vacation, For A Lifetime

As top-producing Realtors with over 15 years of experience in Greater Portland, the Scott & Sunny Townsend Team with Keller Williams Realty specializes in residential and vacation real estate, and provides superior service. All clients receive a custom selling strategy, complimentary professional photography with an on-site designer staging consultation, and priority access to their extensive vendor network. They also help buyers find the right home at the right price whether it’s a first home, a vacation property, or right-sizing for life’s changes. Call Scott today at 207-553-1387 to be “Just Sold!” in 2016.

Scott & Sunny are also volunteer instructors at Scarborough Adult Ed, teaching “Downsizing (Rightsizing!) in Today's Market” on March 24 at 6:30pm. This class focuses on market conditions and the steps needed to make this potentially daunting transition a success. Sign-up today at http://scarborough.maineadulted.org/.

L & L Jewelers

L & L Jewelers, a local family owned and operated full service jewelry retail store is moving from its current location in South Portland to Southgate Plaza, 426 US Route 1 in Scarborough.

Founded more than a decade ago, L & L Jewelers has always had one goal in mind – to provide high quality products with exceptional service at great prices. Their beautiful selection of fine jewelry is truly inspiring. If you have a specific design in mind or want an original piece that is just for you, L & L jewelers offers custom design services.

L & L Jewelers was one of the first retail stores in the area to offer cash for customer's scrap gold and diamonds. Customers can bring their jewelry to the store to be tested and evaluated with no obligation to sell.

What sets them apart from other jewelers is the ability to repair customer’s jewelry in a timely manner. What may take others two or more weeks, at L & L Jewelers can many times be done within 15 minutes.

For all your buying, repairing and selling needs, visit L & L Jewelers, 426 US Route 1 in Scarborough, ME.

Maine Shore Mechanical Inc.

Maine Shore Mechanical Inc. prides itself on providing effcient service and quality installations at reasonable rates. We do our best to inform the consumer with accurate information for making smart energy choices. It is important to us that all equipment be energy effcient as well as eco-friendly. We strive for complete satisfaction and a continued relationship with our customers. Contact the experts today for a FREE SYSTEM ANALYSIS! Family owned for over 25+ years Victoria Mansion chose Maine Shore Mechanical to convert their heating system from oil to gas with a high effciency gas boiler.

24 HOUR SERVICE Serving the Greater Portland area

FROM OUR CLIENTS:

“Paul braved the cold to check out the system he installed. Great service, great systems, highly recommend. You all switch to on-demand water heating.” – Will W.

“Very professional and reliable. Paul at Maine Shore is who I call for all my oil service needs. He comes with tons of experience!” – Shylah C.

EMBERS STOVES & FIREPLACES is the only place to shop for a wood or pellet stove in Southern Maine! "One Of The Owners Is Always In The Store"

Embers Stoves & Fireplaces is a family-owned business established at the beginning of 2009 by Ernie Stanhope and Peggy Brown. Combined, we have over 26 years of experience in the hearth industry.

Our showroom is designed as a comfortable place to shop for gas and wood fireplaces, stoves and accessories. We welcome you to come in, browse our selection and allow us to answer any questions you may have.

Embers Stoves & Fireplaces carries the best brands at the best prices. Shop around, we’re sure you’ll agree. Select from the menu to the left for a sampling of what we offer. Call or stop by our showroom for more details or to view our full catalog of fireplaces, pellet stoves, outdoor products and accessories.

We want our customers to feel at ease; from selecting the perfect fireplace to fit your home, to your first fire and beyond. We install and service everything we sell. Embers also offers a free in home consultation to make sure that you, the homeowner, are comfortable with every aspect of its startup and use. We are proud to have grown into the only specialized retail fireplace shop in the greater Portland area.

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