Stephen Hillenmeyer Landscape Services
Chase Hillenmeyer, Stephen Hillenmeyer, Seth Hillenmeyer
2337 Sandersville Road | 859.255.1091 | hillenmeyers.com
Stephen Hillenmeyer Landscape Services was established in 1841 and has worked hard for 6 generations to build its reputation as an industry leader. In addition to Landscape design and build, they also specialize in commercial and equine maintenance.
Stephen, the fifth generation of Hillenmeyers to run the family business, works mostly on the design and maintenance end of the business. His sons, Chase and Seth, work on two new business ventures: Mosquito Authority and Weed Man.
Mosquito Authority helps customers take control of their backyards by eliminating mosquitoes. Customers can throw out the insect repellent spray and enjoy the outdoors!
Mosquito Authority doesn’t just kill the bugs, it prevents mosquitoes from making backyards into breeding grounds. This service is safe for kids and pets, but BAD for mosquitos. For more information, visit bugsbite.com.
Weedman focuses on creating healthy and beautiful lawns. By using top of the line fertilizer and weed control, the Hillenmyers offer the most effective lawn care service on the market today. The products used are safe for children and pets. Visit weedmanusa.com for more information.
Stephen loves coming to work every day and working with his sons. He is proud of the work that the previous generations provided to the community, and he is even more proud of the work that Chase and Seth are doing today. Their tight-knit family loves to spend time together.
L.V. Harkness & Co.
Meg Jewett, Owner | 531 West Short St. | 859.225.7474 | lvharkness.com
Meg says that her true motivation is to find perfect treasures. “I love true craftsmanship and I value all of the rich history behind the companies that make the world a more beautiful place,” she explained. Whether custom or one of a kind, the products offered at L.V. Harkness are truly special pieces that will capture the imagination. Meg’s curation of such perfect goods for the store involves intense research and discovery!
The store opened in 2000 when Meg moved back to Lexington after living in New York and Las Vegas. She recognized the need for a store like L.V. Harkness, so she set out to create it. Fifteen years later, their wide array of exceptional products include baby gifts, dinnerware, interior design, luxury gifts, stationery, as well as corporate gifts and trophies.
Meg, a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Cincinnati Law School, considers her work with The Kentucky Equine Humane Center her true passion. She is also deeply involved with The Kentucky Horse Park Commission and Foundation, the Headley-Whitney Museum and Rotary. In her spare time, Meg enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her grandson.
Jeremy Rice, j. stuart hurt, Dwayne Anderson, Owners
250 Walton Ave., Suite 130 | 859.523.3933 | housebyjsd.com
Jeremy credits his business partners with having a huge impact on his career. They’ve been working together for fiveyears. Jeremy, who received his BA in Visual Merchandising from EKU, says that he loves the creative challenges their work presents. “It is different every day,” he explains.
j. stuart has been an Interior Designer for over 19 years and says that his father is one of his greatest influences. He specializes in space planning, specifically for kitchens and bathrooms. j. stuart is also an active volunteer for Susan G. Komen Lexington and is Dancing with the Lexington Stars this year in support of Surgery on Sunday.
Dwayne says that a college professor told him, “Do what you want to do.” The rest, for him, is history. He’s been in the business of home décor for 24 years. Dwayne received his degree from Pikeville College in Business/Accounting and loves gardening, planting and being outside. For him, the best part of the job is “seeing the husband sitting in his new chair, happy.”
Boutique & Design Center
2200 War Admiral Way | 859.263.0322
Norwalk specializes in offering a little something for every aspect of home decor and design. They feature products in furniture, home accessories, ceiling, flooring, wallpaper, paint, light fixtures, outdoor furniture and more, all in one convenient Hamburg location. Their design center provides customers with the resources to bring it all together, from design consulting by the hour to corporate design small and large businesses.
Norwalk has been in Lexington for 10 years and is owned by two local women. They pride themselves on providing small town hospitality in their service while offering a big city selection of products.
Hart Construction, Block + Lot Real Estate
Reynolds Hart, Realtor / Contractor
446 E High St | 859.338.8029 | callreynolds.com
Reynolds Hart wants everyone to be happy in their home. “I believe your home is more than just a house where you sleep at night,” he explained. “Your home is your sanctuary. It’s where you live your life, so why not be completely happy with where you live?” His experience as a licensed Realtor allows him to help people sell their current homes and find the one they’ve always dreamed of. As a Registered Contractor, he can help update homes to satisfy any need. He specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodels. When Reynolds is not helping people become happy in their homes, you can usually find him fly fishing on the river.
Lexington Furniture Company
Hugh James, President | 3024 Blake James Dr. | 859.254.44162 | lexfurniture.com
Hugh has worked with Lexington Furniture Company for over 40 years. “After a law career in Eastern Kentucky, I joined my father in the family furniture business,” he explained. “It’s amazing to think that we have been in Lexington for over 50 years! Our original store sat where Heritage Hall is today.”
Hugh considers his personal area of expertise to be leather. “Nobody knows more about good leather furniture than me,” he said. “At least that’s what my employees tell me--but they may be a bit biased!” He knows that his customers are interested in knowing all the important details of every piece they purchase, and the staff at Lexington Furniture aims to provide professional service throughout every purchase.
Lexington Furniture offers a wide selection of fine furniture, but they also feature home accessories and beautiful oriental rugs. Hugh said, “We work hard to offer the finest quality for your home, in the latest designer fashions, at the lowest possible prices every day.”
Hugh’s proudest accomplishments are his wife and two children. He credits his wife, Laura, for having the greatest impact in his life and career. In his spare time, Hugh enjoys golf, travel, reading, spending time with his family and being involved with Children’s Advocacy Center, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Bluegrass and Habitat for Humanity.
My Favorite Things
Tom Ulshafer, President of Retail Operations | 2721 Old Rosebud Rd. 859.264.0923 | mftky.com
My Favorite Things is celebrating its 10th year in Central Kentucky! Their designers specialize in residential design; while the shop offers gifts, décor and accessories for the home.
Tom, President of Retail Operations, concentrates specifically on commercial design for banks, healthcare facilities and office buildings. He says he enjoys transforming a space into what it can become and seeing the “before and after effect”. “Retail and design were not my intended career path, although I have enjoyed creating special and unique spaces since my first Lego set,” Tom explains.
Tom received his Bachelor’s of Science in Advertising from Kent State University. His career began in advertising and he oversaw layout, design and buying for the Hamburg Ethan Allen. A decade ago, the Forcht Group offered him a position with My Favorite Things and he has been there ever since. Some of Tom’s floral arrangements were featured in the 2010 film Secretariat but his proudest accomplishment is My Favorite Things being saluted as a finalist for the National ARTS Award for excellence in retail merchandising.
Budget Blinds of South Lexington
Brooke Shepherd, Owner/Design Consultant
859.554.3377 | 1.888.88.BUDGET | budgetblinds.com
Brooke Shepherd is passionate about offering customers a personalized touch. “We bring the store to your door,” Brooke said of Budget Blinds. “I’m also hands-on in my business. Clients will deal with me from the start of their project through completion.”
Budget Blinds offers custom window treatments, and far more than just blinds. Their selection includes shades, shutters and draperies that provide both beauty and function. They serve residential and commercial clients. “There is nothing more gratifying than helping someone design and complete a project,” Brooke explained. “I am having fun doing my hobby for a living.”
It’s been 20 years since Derrick came to Creative Kitchen & Bath as an intern right out of college. Since then, he’s worked with many clients, helping create the kitchens and baths of their dreams. “The kitchen is the soul of a home: a space where family and friends gather to work and celebrate life. The kitchen is truly a multi-functional hub of every home,” he said. Meticulous planning is essential to ensure each kitchen is designed for the unique needs of the family. He has been entrusted to help local families, which he hopes to do for the coming 20 years!