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Brian Ickes has always enjoyed doing maintenance and upgrades for people.  As someone who is more of a “behind-the-scene” type of person, Brian has found his place in owning and maintaining Apple Valley Storage and Plaza.

 

“My brother, who lives in West Virginia” saw me working on rental houses and said I needed to do something for myself.”  Awhile back, Brian’s brother found a commercial property for sale in the area and approached him about doing this in conjunction with his other work.  That was the moment that Brian knew he wanted to give owning his own business a shot. And what we know as Apple Valley Storage and Plaza was reborn.

 

Brian loves doing maintenance and upgrades for his tenants and storage customers-- he finds it much more comfortable than just sitting in an office behond a desk.  And as tenants of Brian’s, Joe and I can say that he truly does care of about his customers. In fact, by the time this article is published, Brian will have had the entire Plaza’s parking lot repaved.  It’s the little things and it makes us as tenants feel that Brian cares enough about our businesses to go above and beyond.

 

Alongside our, RE.MAX Consultant Group Toth and Team's office, Brian’s other tenants include Media Partnership, Antiques Salon, Indulgence Cafe and Dominos-- as well as the many happy customers he serves through the storage company.

 

Other than his tenants, Brian says his family has also been very supportive in his ventures.  Not only does he manage these current businesses, but he has also been a hull maintenance in the Navy aboard the USS Frederick LST 1184, he was a welder and a supervisor for the Union Tank Car Company and he currently works with Genuine Hardwoods in the procurement department and he does maintenance work for B&K Shamrock.  

 

Brian is a busy man. You can always find Brian cleaning, fixing and updating something at the plaza and storage area!  He does an excellent job putting in the work to ensure his customers are a priority.  And Joe and I iare personally very grateful for that.

To reach this amazing local business owner toinquire about future rental space, you can reach Brian at 740-397-1324:

22021 Coshocton Road Howard, Ohio 43028

 

Catch Of The Month - Lakeside Barber and Shave Parlor

by Sherrie Toth

  Lakeside Barber and Shave Parlor

 

 In 2014, Apple Valley residents Jason and Jamie Huffman had a vision-- a vision that they wanted to make a reality.  This vision became Lakeside Barber and Shave Parlor-- something the couple said seemed like a need for Apple Valley.  “We wanted to be Apple Valley’s best kept secret, a destination shop for Knox County, and a hometown shop for Howard and Apple Valley.”  

    When asked what makes their shop stand out from other shops that specialize in some of the same services, Jason said, “We throw time out the window.  We step BACK in time.” He goes on to say that, “we are about creating the experience, not just the cut.

  

 The Huffman’s have quite the resume, too. They may be new to the barbershop field, but they are no strangers to managing, owning, and coaching. Between the two of them, they have owned restaurants, a commercial cleaning company, they’ve  managed businesses and Jason currently coaches third and fourth grade girls’ basketball for East Knox.

  

When asked how easy it was running a business with his wife, Jason laughed and said, “easier than running our home!”  Combined, the couple has 10 kids: three each and four adopted-- nine being girls. “But Jamie is great,” said Jason. “ I met her at school. Her passion to be a full service barber is amazing.  People always say we make a great team.”

Their vision isn’t done yet.  The couple has hopes and goals for 2018 and beyond.  “We are hiring in 2018.  We want a second location somewhere in Knox County.  A small spot with several barbers. We would also like to one day see the entire Pier Plaza be really cool with all kinds of great service type  businesses. We are also anxiously awaiting more space in our unit to add more services to our business.”

 

 

We HIGHLY recommend stopping in! Grab a soda, beer or water from the fridge and relax. Prepare to be pampered and get to know the Huffman's and their loyal clients. You are definitely made to feel special here! You wont regret the service or experience! 

 

 

 

Lakeside Barber and Shave Parlor is located at 21735 Plank Rd. in Howard! Behind the new Town Center.

 

Phone: 740-485-3887

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/lakesidebarberandshaveparlor

Email us: jandjlakeside@gmail.com

 

           

 

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Toth & Team
RE/MAX Consultant Group - at the lake
22021 Coshocton Road Suite A
Howard OH 43028
Sherrie’s Mobile: 740-390-0735
Joe’s Mobile: 330-388-6293
Fax: 800-707-3176

Apple Valley Lake Team 844-411-5253