Sail & Ski Center's amiable staff of sports enthusiasts and shipwrights keep outdoor voyagers plying the waves and skimming down mountainsides with boat-maintenance services and an array of watersport and snow-sport accouterments. Like snagging an entire tray of cheese samples, the vast emporium of snowboards, skis, and wakeboards allows visitors to try out wares before they buy, sending thrill-seekers sailing over seas and snowdrifts atop such brand names as Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Saloman, and Mission 7. The talented servicefolk at Sail & Ski Center also sell, repair, and refurbish a broad spectrum of watercrafts, including yachts, jet skis, motorboats, and rocket-powered dinghies.
Established in Austin in 1987, Custom Sounds has grown into an award-winning company with 16 locations in Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, and the St. Louis area. At each location, state-of-the-art showrooms allow customer to experience the ultimate in vehicle convenience features, sound quality, remote start capabilities and security from top brands, including Alpine, Kenwood, and Pioneer. JL Audio, Rockford Fosgate, Focal, Viper and more. Custom Sounds also offers the finest window films on the market.
But it's not just the high-quality products that make Custom Sounds a go-to source for automotive upgrades: it's the meticulous work from its staff. Custom Sounds backs all of its services with a lifetime warranty because its technicians do all the little things right. They even take the time to solder and heat shrink every connection in every car they work on to ensure the ultimate in sound quality and reliability. Their detailed work also carries over to installations of remote car starters, security systems, and window tints for cars that are addicted to sunbathing.
Dairy mavens at Zero Degrees Ice Cream handcraft more than 40 ice-cream flavors daily, and then pepper their creamy depths with fresh chunks of fruit and chocolate morsels. Scoops splash across homemade waffle cones, and cakes and cupcakes beat out ice sculptures of The Thinker as eye-nabbing frozen centerpieces.
The textile technicians at Village Cleaners purify wardrobes using a biodegradable solvent called DF-2000 Fluid. This hypoallergenic, eco-friendly solution is sensitive to the needs of fragile fabrics but still has the muscle to break down dirt, grime, and salad dressing around the collar. A fresh dose of solvent goes into each load, along with fresh soap and a brand new filter, to ensure that clothes emerge from the machine as clean as technologically possible and free of static, odor, and allergens.
But the process doesn’t stop there. Once clothes are clean, the staff will starch shirts if requested and replace any broken or missing buttons at no charge. A final inspection sees to it that no spot or stain escapes back into the world, and alteration, repair, and leather care tends to especially needy garments.
Melinda Wenzel, an independent contractor working out of Salon Republic, makes every effort to minimize pain while removing clients’ body hair. She uses hard wax rather than harsh strip wax, reducing both discomfort and the chance of fostering ingrown hairs. Wenzel also uses spa-quality Dermalogica products for facials and skincare.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Sports Cards, Memorabilia, and Gaming Cards
Pro Tip: Full line of sports cards/memorabilia and gaming (i.e. Magic, YuGiOh and Pokemon) cards
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
What sets your business apart from your competition?
We not only carry a full line of sports cards, sports memorabilia, and gaming cards, but we also have a knowledgeable staff that will help you with any of your collecting questions and needs.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
I was a card collector as a kid and have always been involved in sports. This seemed like an excellent second career after spending 30 years at IBM. I love working with people, especially when it involves sports.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
Helping customers understand the sports collecting environment and helping them start and build their collections.