Since its founding by owner Bill Clark in 1962, Drive-In Autosound has expanded from an OEM radio-repair center to an automotive-enhancement hub with five locations. The audio department still doles out sonic toys such as stereos and speakers, as well as high-tech modifications including auxiliary ports, MP3-compatible sound systems, and plug-in a capella singers. The MECP-certified installers also equip cars with remote starters and GPS systems from more than 50 brands—including Kenwood and Pioneer—and factory-trained technicians augment rides with window tints and stylish wheels.
For more than 60 years, Kwal Paint's team has designed colors to complement almost any décor, continually refreshing the palette of more than 1,600 shades to reflect trends and advancements in interior decorating. To wit: EnviroKote paints are made from eco-friendly, raw materials and contain no VOC. Additionally, online virtual color-visualizing applications help homeowners realize the abode of their dreams. As ever, the knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide customers through common issues such as blistering or how to revamp garden gnomes stuck in last season's styles.
Much has changed since Matt and Ethel Shirola and Evelyn Ellis whipped up the first fried chicken dinner at Juniper Valley Ranch Restaurant in 1951. But the rustic red-mud restaurant continues to serve the very same home-style menu as it did generations ago—including baked ham and the fried chicken lauded by reporters from The Gazette as "crisp and indulgent". Meals are accompanied by home-style sides—including okra casserole, riced potatoes, gravy and housemade biscuits with apple butter—and followed by a sweet finish of homemade deserts and ice cream sundaes.
Today, the cheerful eatery is run by Matt and Ethel's eldest grandson, Greg, after working its way through the generations. The dining room is bright and cozy, with soft red walls decorated with old-fashioned western artwork and antiques. Just beyond the restaurant windows lies a ranch, where the juniper and skunk brush grows.
By establishing a partnership with each of their customers, the technicians at Advanced Equipment Inc. embellish and protect automotive chariots with an array of warrantied services. The techs expertly install window tints to repel UV rays, defend car interiors, and increase privacy, and they ably cart the same service to area homes and businesses to increase energy savings, reduce glare, and prevent injuries from broken glass.
In addition to ornamenting vehicles with custom vinyl graphics, car owners can protect paint jobs with Clear Bra, a translucent, urethane-based film that hugs the contours of a vehicle's forward-facing surfaces to guard against the ravages of road debris and sand. Technicians happily offer mobile service (additional charges may apply) and accept all vehicles, including buses, semitrucks, large vans, and carriages carved out of pumpkins.
The fully insured technicians at Superior Cleaning & Carpet Care banish grime from deep within carpet fibers. Aside from grooming carpets to toe-curling comfort, they also install or refinish hardwood floors, remove stains from upholstery, and even remove the thick cockney accents that can get lodged in chimneys.