Amid the July heat of 1955, four brothers—Arnold, Horace, Howard, and Oreon Wesche—took ownership of the existing Overland Hardware, working tirelessly to keep their store well oiled until 1975 when the next generation of Wesches grabbed the reigns. Dedicated to upholding their forbearers' rigorous standards of friendly and personalized service, current owners Gregg Wesche and Don Burkhardt maintain the store’s old-fashioned sensibilities of customer service. The knowledgeable staff spends time explaining tools and their uses to shoppers before carrying out purchases to customers’ horses tied up out front. The affable crew stocks shelves with seasonal supplies for all manner of projects, from large-scale home repairs to garden hobbies. Champions of speedy yet meticulous workmanship, Overland Hardware’s jack-of-all-trades staff also performs multifarious in-store and on-location services, from cutting chip keys for cars to repairing screens smashed by thieves attempting to steal cooling pies off of windowsills.
SmartHouse Home Performance Experts provide a variety of services related to home comfort and efficiency, including full-service heating, cooling, and energy-system installation, maintenance, and repair. Licensed and certified technicians arrive onsite to repair and maintain heaters, gas furnaces, thermostats, and geothermal systems. They also provide air-quality services alongside insulation and energy audits.
Speedemissions' technicians excel in emissions and safety testing. Because they don't do vehicle repairs, they are actively rooting for all cars to pass and are invested in administering tests with integrity. In addition to more than a dozen locations in the Atlanta area alone, they also deploy four mobile testing vans to perform onsite testing that saves drivers time and fuel better spent taking an eco-conscious driving tour of the world's most interesting trees.
United Volunteers' knowledgeable staff lines the shelves with a vast inventory of upscale clothing, furniture, and wares, and uses all proceeds to help disadvantaged people. Peruse well-organized racks or enlist a shop guru to help you locate properly fitting shirts or pants for casual barbecues ($3–$5) or studded leather jackets and pants for crashing casual barbecues. Younger shoppers can don kid-size clothing ($1.10–$2) or challenge their minds with a puzzle or board game ($0.50–$2). Furniture, such as sofas ($100–$150) and recliners ($35), cradles spines while supplying the adequate recumbence to take in a book ($1 for hardcovers, $0.50 for paperbacks), DVD ($3), or impromptu nap. The ever-rotating inventory, which passes through a gauntlet of highly selective sorters, brings in an assortment of other items, such as housewares and entertainment centers, and weeds out unusable items such as torn dresses and forged Declarations of Independence.
As part of a broad national organization, Autism Speaks - St Louis Chapter funds biomedical research into the causes, treatments, prevention, and cure for autism. The organization raises public awareness of autism-spectrum disorders (ASD), and advocates for research and government initiatives related to helping people with autism. Autism Speaks - St. Louis Chapter works directly with the local community by providing free family services and 100-day tool kits, which help recently diagnosed families follow up on therapies and treatments.