Getting To Know

Getting to Know . . .
Rick Hinkson, President
Eureka Contracting, LLC

Rick Hinkson, President of Eureka Contracting, and his company are celebrating significant anniversary milestones this year. It was 35 years ago when Rick established his goal to operate his own business and 5 years ago he opened the doors of Eureka Contracting. With the commitment of always putting the customer’s needs first, the company has experienced steady growth and success.

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Jeff Holper
Founder & President
Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions

Pioneers and experts of St. Louis area pest and animal control

When you meet Jeff Holper, Founder and President of Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions for the first time, don’t be surprised if he looks familiar to you. That may be due to his frequent appearances as a professional pest and animal expert on every St Louis TV station over the years. In addition, he has served as a popular speaker at industry conventions and home and garden shows around the U.S.

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Allison C. Flammang, DO
Family Practice Physician

If you ask Dr. Allison Flammang where she was raised, she’ll likely treat you to a beautiful smile and reply, “I was a ‘nomadic’ child. My father is a minister,” she explains. “I was born in California and10 days later, moved to Pennsylvania, followed by West Virginia, North Carolina, Illinois, Virginia, and then to Missouri.”

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April Porter, Owner
9Round Kirkwood-Des Peres
Dedicated to providing a convenient, energized workout that is effective and fun for all

The client-centered plan owner April Porter created for 9Round Kirkwood-Des Peres is anticipated to meet or surpass her and her husband, Brian’s, three other 9Round locations in Creve Coeur, O’Fallon and Wildwood. Their sound business practices support the ongoing flexibility required to operate within the expanding world of fitness.

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Joshua Wright
Financial Advisor – Vice President
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Since 1894, helping clients invest towards their financial goals and dreams

Josh Wright’s passion for helping others is evident in both his professional and personal life. It serves as a compass for his client’s desire to live life to the fullest by working with him to chart a confident course for their financial future. Over the years, he has developed a reputation for not only being an extraordinarily gifted financial advisor but also as a man possessing outstanding leadership qualities.

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Maurice Hamilton
Chief Executive Officer & Publisher
i2i Media Group
Promoting Positive Change Through Information, Inspiration and Implementation

If you’ve been looking for an interactive, exciting lifestyle magazine, you’re in luck. Meet Maurice Hamilton, the multi-talented, visionary CEO and Publisher of i2i Media Group, the driving force behind the enormously popular Insight2Incite Monthly and the i2i Live Show.

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Stephanie Tyler
Business Development Representative
West Community Credit Union

Stephanie Tyler is passionate about helping others and has been fortunate to work for an organization that shares the same desire for nearly 17 years. Her position as Business Development Representative for West Community Credit Union has allowed her to witness the enormously positive impact the credit union has had on the lives of thousands of members needing financial services.

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Scott Barthelmass, Owner and President
The Scott Barthelmass Painting Company
Outstanding Customer Service, Quality Work, Talented Employees

The Scott Barthelmass Painting Company has earned its fine reputation – one job at a time - for the last 93 years. This highly respected, Kirkwood-based family owned and operated firm is being lead by Scott, a great-grandson of the founder.

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Carola Gloyd
Founder of Warriors Against Melanoma

Carola Gloyd is a woman on a mission and that mission is to save lives. In 2014, she founded Warriors Against Melanoma (WAM), a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization dedicated to education, awareness, and fundraising to find better treatments, and eventually a cure for melanoma skin cancer. Carola is a stage III melanoma survivor. She was diagnosed with the disease when she was 28 years old, and was given a 50/50 chance to survive beyond 2 years.

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Jon Kuhlmann
Floral Designer and Manager
Kirkwood Florist

Celebrating 65 Years of Floral Beauty & Excellent Customer Service

The year was 1951. Harry Truman was President of the US; the average family income was $3,700; average cost of a new home was $9,000; gas was 19 cents a gallon; I Love Lucy made its TV debut; entrepreneurs Bill and Madge Kuhlmann, opened the doors of their new business, Kirkwood Florist, in July, 1951 and welcomed their adorable baby boy, Eric, in the same year.

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John Judd, MD, Urogynecologist
Midwest Urogynecology, LLC

Providing Treatment for Urinary Incontinence or Pelvic Prolapse Issues
Improving Women’s Quality of Life

If you are in need of a caring professional with the specialized skills, training, and experience in urogynecologic surgery to assist you by implementing his vast knowledge and in conjunction with the latest technology and medical equipment, Dr. Judd is available and focused on improving the quality of women’s health and lives.

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Dan McElfresh
Business Performance Advisor
Insperity, Inc.
Inspiring Business Performance®

Meet Dan
Dan was raised in Kansas City. He and his wife, Carrie, make their home in St. Charles. He has two children, 8-year old Hannah and 3-year old Ian. He enjoys spending time with his family and sports. Dan enjoys being active in the community and serves on the board for a non-profit in St. Charles.

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Rick Hinkson, President
Eureka Contracting
Wind & Hail Restoration Specialists

Whether it’s in his current post as President of Eureka Contracting, or his past, working on the flight deck of the USS Enterprise in the West Pacific, Rick Hinkson has established a reputation for being a dependable, conscientious, hard working professional who not only meets, but strives to exceed, the expectations of those he serves.

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Carmen Worley, Community Outreach Director
Friendship Villages of St. Louis
Where You Can Live Life Carefree!

Friendship Village has become a recognized leader in senior living during their 40 years. Their sound business practices and visionary approach continue to support the increasing need for flexibility critical to success in serving this expanding segment of modern society.

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Linda Rosso, Branch Manager
The American Eagle Credit Union
Where You’ll Always Be Greeted By Name

Nine years ago American Eagle Credit Union (AECU) moved into its spacious, beautiful quarters, conveniently located on the northwest corner of Manchester and Barrett Station Roads, west of I-270 and it became an immediate attraction for members throughout the Manchester corridor. “We’ve got a prime location. The convenience of quick in and out hits a chord with today’s ultra-busy, hard working, members,” reports Linda Rosso, branch manager.

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Peter Spalitto, DDS
Owner, West County Dental
Introducing you, your family and employees to a better dental experience

If you’ve been looking for an experienced dentist who is highly trained, caring, compassionate, providing pain-free, comprehensive, one-stop service for a myriad of specialties, one who is focused on taking time to listen to each concern so the patient’s overall dental and physical health can be improved, whose goals include promoting outstanding dental practices, take a look at Peter Spalitto, DDS.

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Michael Gillam, Owner and President
Advance Security & Technologies
Affordable Security For Your Home and Business!

Michael Gillam, Owner and President of Advance Security and Technology, has an unrelenting focus on providing excellent customer service. It is the basis of his business’s mission of striving to meet and exceed his client’s expectations. “I have always believed in doing what our clients expect us to do, plus going that extra mile,” he explains.

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Doctor Jim Hankinson, Owner
Back to Wellness Chiropractic
Getting People Well Through Natural Means

Dr. Jim Hankinson learned about chiropractic care at the early age of 14 after a sports injury left him suffering neck pain. His treatment by Chiropractor, Dr. Nick Rubaruch, set him on the path to a new way of healthy living and the desire to help others.

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Robert Armbruster, MD

Robert Armbruster, MD has joined Advanced Heart and Vascular, the Cardiology group of Premier Medical Specialists. Dr. Armbruster is a board certified cardiologist specializing in Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Disease. He performs most diagnostic and interventional procedures through the wrist using the radial artery approach. Radial artery access has fewer complications and is the preferred access.

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Dr. Tom Ricks
Lead Pastor
Greentree Community Church

Tom Ricks, DMin, could be described as a person imbued with an abundance of infectious enthusiasm! And it’s no wonder, because he and the entire congregation of Greentree Community Church will soon witness their dream becoming reality. That dream is the opening of a brand new church building in downtown Kirkwood.

Valerie Tripi
Referral Relations Manager
Northbound Treatment Services in St. Louis
Providing Addiction Treatment Services

Northbound Treatment Services is a nationally recognized leader in providing evidence-based, innovative and individualized alcohol and drug addiction treatment programs for adults. Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Northbound’s midwest facility offers outpatient services for adults and is located right here in downtown Kirkwood.

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Scott Barthelmass
Owner and President
The Scott Barthelmass Painting Company
Providing outstanding customer service since 1923

How does the fourth generation of a 92-year old family owned and operated painting and decorating business maintain the reputation of providing trusted, valuable services while incorporating modern advancements to continue growth? Scott Bathelmass, owner and President of The Scott Barthelmass Painting Company, has achieved this goal by honoring the past and welcoming the future.

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Sandy Chestnas, Owner & Jan Mullaney, Key Account Manager
SERVPRO of West Kirkwood/Sunset Hills
A trusted leader in disaster restoration helping make it “Like it never even happened.”

Sandy Chestnas and Jan Mullaney love what they do and it shows! And it’s no wonder because what this dynamic duo does, along with the entire team of SERVPRO professionals, is to restore normalcy following the chaos caused by a disaster. In fact, they work so quickly and efficiently, they are often credited with making it seem “Like it never even happened.”

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Ginger Barton
Selling District Sales Manager
Paychex Business Solutions, Inc.

Customizing services to your business, whether it is small or large, simple or complex

Included in the traits often shared by successful salespersons are: being great listeners; committed to - some may say “love” - the product they are selling; intelligent; experts on building relationships; champions of networking; enthusiastic; personable; aces in maintaining a positive attitude and the list goes on. Upon meeting the amazing Ginger Barton, Selling District Sales Manager at Paychex Business Solutions, Inc. you’ll quickly recognize she embodies all these qualities.