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Business Profile: K & M Builders

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

KIDRON, Ohio — In its 20 years, K & M Builders, Ltd., has expanded from one crew to five crews. It was founded by Dan J. Miller after working in the building industry for 30 years. He has eight sons working for him, as well as sons-in-law and even grandsons. They build pole buildings for […]

Business Profile: Janney Montgomery Scott

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

SALEM, Ohio –Since 1832, Janney Montgomery Scott has been serving the financial needs of generations of families. Empowered by the firm’s mission statement, the office is well-poised to meet those needs in an ever-changing and complex financial market. Its mission: “At Janney, we build enduring client relationships based upon integrity, experience and trust by providing […]

Business Profile: Flynn’s Tire Company

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

COCHRANTON, Pa. — The Flynn’s Tire Company is a family-owned business operated by the Flynn family in Mercer County, Pa. The founders established a reputation of service and value in 1964, that continues throughout the organization today. Growing from a single location to multiple locations in western Pennsylvania and eastern and central Ohio, the company […]

Business Profile: Farmer Boy Ag Supply

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

MORRAL, Ohio — Farmer Boy Ag Supply carries many of the products that hog, dairy and poultry farmers need.

Business Profile: Bud’s Farm Toys

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

CARROLLTON, Ohio — Larry “Bud” Garner Jr. has a passion for farming. It’s in his blood and something he’s enjoyed since childhood. Today, that interest has taken a turn for the toys.

Business Profile: Patrons Buckeye Mutual Insurance Company

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

CUMBERLAND, Ohio — Patrons Buckeye Mutual Insurance Company of Cumberland, Ohio, provides property and casualty coverage in conjunction with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company to rural and urban communities alike. We offer a product to meet all insurance needs, whether it is for a farm, rental dwelling, home in town, secondary or seasonal dwelling, churches or […]

Business Profile: USA Body

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

DERUYTER, N.Y. — USA Body manufactures and markets USA ALLStar Ag truck bodies, USA “2 ‘n 1″ Ag roll-off systems and USA forestry and landscaper special bodies. The fact that farm milk prices were strong through 2007, and are predicted to remain strong through 2008, has translated into a busy, productive spring for USA Body. […]

Business Profile: Wind Turbines of Ohio

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — Wind Turbines of Ohio LLC, located in Salem, Ohio, is the exclusive dealer of the Skystream wind turbines for eastern Ohio, offering sales and installation. After researching renewable energy and noticing the increasing costs, owners Greg and Mary Courtney realized they needed a more economical way of producing energy. They invested in […]

Business Profile: Watson’s Inc.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

SHARON, Pa. — For three generations, Watson’s Inc. has stood on the outskirts of Sharon, Pa., providing quality farm and lawn equipment. The company began in 1932, when Alan “Woody” Watson opened a small gas and service station. The station made its first change in 1947 when Woody built the current building. During the construction, […]

Business Profile: Straight A’s Supply

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

MALVERN, Ohio — Straight A’s Supply, LLC in Malvern, Ohio, provides a full line of livestock fencing, southern yellow pine posts, gates, feeders, squeeze chutes, sweep systems and livestock scales. Founded in 1991 by Norman Aguredakes, the company also carries equine supplies, including fencing, feeders, stalls, roundpens, horse health supplies, tack, saddles, feed and bedding. […]

Business Profile: Paris and Washington Township Home Insurance Company

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

MINERVA, Ohio — Being an in-house agency is what manager Kelly Palmer says sets Paris and Washington Township Home Insurance Company apart. Located at 130 Union Ave. S.E. in Minerva, Ohio, Palmer said the agency offers property and casualty insurance for homes, farms, rentals, mobile homes, renters’ contents and churches. It can expand to cover […]

Business Profile: Owens Implement

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

DOVER, Ohio — Owens Implement started 46 years ago on the Harry and Norma Owens family farm just outside of Dover, Ohio. Since then, it has expanded and upgraded to larger facilities, but it still located on the farm and is still run by family.

Business Profile: Lazy B Trailer Sales

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

BRISTOLVILLE, Ohio — The owners of Lazy B Trailer Sales, Inc., cite the company’s family roots as the key to its success.

Business Profile: Dutch Heritage Homes

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Staying competitive is key to Dutch Heritage Homes, based in Uniontown, Ohio.

Business Profile: Colian’s Stone Pit

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — Now in their fifth year as owners of Colian’s Stone Pit in Salem, Ohio, Tony and Debbie Colian are looking to expand their product lines to better meet their customers’ needs. Joined by son Tim, the Colians offer landscaping supplies, mulches, limestone, top soil, mushroom compost, mason sand, decorative stones, plants and […]

Business Profile: Buckin’ Ohio

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

BURBANK, Ohio — Bull riding is the fastest growing spectator sport in the country and the crowds at Buckin’ Ohio prove its increasing popularity. Buckin’ Ohio takes place on Creekbend Ranch in Burbank, Ohio. It’s a place where courageous cowboys compete against each other and take on some of the top bulls in the nation. […]

Business Profile: Danco General Contracting

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — The way Dan Wilson sees it, if the Mahoning Valley is growing, his business is growing. That’s why he’s a one-man economic development cheerleader for the valley, and specifically the Lordstown area he calls home. “I grew up here,” said Wilson. “We’re trying to grow Lordstown; we’re trying to grow the area.” […]

Business Profile: Armstrong Saddlery and Trailer Sales

Friday, June 13, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — Armstrong Saddlery and Trailer Sales Inc. in Salem, Ohio, sells horse equipment such as saddles and bridles, grooming supplies, horse feed, baled shavings and supplies for the rider. They also have new and used horse trailers. Armstrong’s also sells these items wholesale nationwide. In addition to these activities, Armstrong’s also provides horse […]

Business Profile: Leppo Rents and Bobcat

Friday, June 13, 2008

WOOSTER, Ohio — When Roy and Stella Leppo founded their company in 1945, they handled Oliver farm equipment out of their Akron-based store. During the 1950s and 1960s, their son, Richard, oversaw the company’s growth and as the area changed, Leppo also changed to meet the needs of their customers. Today, Leppo offers construction equipment, […]

Business Profile: Richard T. Kiko Agency Inc.

Friday, June 13, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — Say ‘Kiko,’ think real estate. All real estate. If a parcel exists — anything from a shopping center or industrial building to a residential corner lot or farmstead — the Richard T. Kiko Agency Inc. can sell it. The company, based in Canton, specializes in all kinds of real estate transactions, not […]


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