After spending 14 years successfully managing a local garage, Thomas Cummings set his eyes on his very own shop. So, in 2004, the ASE-certified mechanic purchased Stack’s Auto Service & Tires and transformed the struggling company into a thriving business. After a set of victory cartwheels, Thomas opened up a second shop across town. Today, he continues to run the two locations—one in West Babylon and another in North Babylon—where he is backed by a team of ASE-certified technicians with more than 50 years of combined experience.
Though the staff members specialize in Hyundais and Saturns, they are fit to handle rides of all kinds—from cars, trucks, and SUVs to campers, motorcycles, and tiny clown cars. As part of the Tech-Net network, the crew doles out its list of maintenance and repair services with a 12-month or 12,000-mile nationwide warranty on most parts and labor.
Some Guy's Car Wash's trained technicians pretty up automotive exoskeletons and plush interiors with EPA green-certified products. Sealants and weather protectants keep waxed exteriors gleaming in the worst of weather. Vehicles beam with a newfound glow after friendly car-care gurus gently dry sparkling cars by hand and tidy up with interior detailing, which includes carpet shampooing and odor removal. In addition to its eco-friendly cleaning products, Some Guy's Car Wash reduces its carbon footprint by recycling its water, using recycled products whenever possible, and eating each paper towel immediately after it’s used.
Company Profile: YUMMI L.L.C., designs, manufactures, and markets unique accessories for the contemporary woman. The fun, whimsical designs of handbags, clutches and purses are proving to be the future of fashion. Referred to by customers as "Arm Candy", each YUMMI product is uniquely beautiful, a handmade work of art.
"The whole world is my garden," author and naturalist Steve Brill told the Los Angeles Times in 2012—and he means that literally. For more than 32 years, the naturalist has been taking groups into the relative wilds of New York City and beyond to find treasures—edible ones—in parks and other public areas. From identifying mushrooms to knowing where medicinal plants are likely to grow, he helps tour-goers open their eyes to wild foods that have always been right in front of them and even provides recipes to help them make the most of their finds.
While the stylists at Nimia's Beauty Salon can trim, color, and blowout hair, that's not what they're best known for. Their specialty always has been their formal styles, whether its updos for special occasions or stylish braids for a night on the town. They use a combination of nimble fingers, curling irons of all sizes, and a mist of hairspray to create looks that are romantic and soft or bouncy and full of life. They even can try out trendy styles, from fishtail braids to loose topknots.
Freelance stylist Sarita Renee has been designing eye-catching hairstyles for more than 12 years—one look at her portfolio reveals that she possesses a fine-tuned, artistic eye. In addition to cuts and color services, she specializes in extensions and bridal hair.