Downtown Law Firm Experience Now Available in North Tampa

By William Jacko Special to The Laker/Lutz News When people need a good lawyer, they often turn to a big downtown firm. With the opening of its new building in North Tampa, Bleakley Bavol Denman & Grace now provides this big-firm quality and prestige for Pasco and North Hillsborough residents. “We’re right on the corner of Florida and Bearss. We’re convenient for people who want the … [Read more...]

Three Generations of Cabinet Makers

By Kelli Carmack Ever since he was a young child, Jerry Moates Jr. has been in the cabinet business. His father, Jerry Moates Sr., opened Statewide Custom Cabinets in 1972, and would bring his namesake with him to work whenever he could. “I went on Saturdays and just hung out with him until he got off work,” said Jerry Jr., who is now the owner of the Zephyrhills cabinet shop. And, when … [Read more...]

Infinite HD — Experienced Home Remodeling

By Kelli Carmack Rob Howard got his start in the flooring business 35 years ago as a teenager, when he was working at a grocery store and his manager asked if he could finish the store’s floors when a contractor failed to show. Rob agreed to help, discovered that he enjoyed the work, and has been in the flooring business ever since. Over the years, Rob has expanded his skills to include … [Read more...]

Bringing Wall Street to Main Street

By Kelli Carmack With a career spanning over 34 years, financial advisor Bill Kimbrough knows how to help you answer the question, “Can I financially get there?” By taking the time to learn the individual goals of each of his clients, Kimbrough builds a strategy tailored just for them. He identifies the most appropriate investments, protections and services to … [Read more...]

Plaza Mexico — The Best Mexican Restaurant For Father’s Day

(This is a Paid Advertisement) Residents in Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills and Dade City are continuing to discover one of the area’s most charming restaurants, Plaza Mexico Restaurant Bar & Grill, and keep coming back for its outstanding food and great prices. “Families love the variety of our menu, and especially enjoy our chimichangas, taco salad and combo specials,” said Hector Alvarez, … [Read more...]

Realtor April Barra Is Committed and Knowledgeable

By William Jacko Special to The Laker/Lutz News When a former client referred his brother, a first-time homebuyer, to April Barra, she  knew she would do whatever it took to help him find his future home “He was looking to purchase a starter home an hour’s drive away. There were several trips to show homes, written offers, inspections, and even a couple of contracts that fell through, due … [Read more...]

Snowbird — Who’s Watching Your Home While You’re Away?

By Kelli Carmac  If you’re a snowbird, odds are you’re getting ready to head back north. As you say goodbye to Florida, do you find yourself wondering if your home will be okay while you’re hundreds of miles away? While you hope your home will be fine until you return, that’s not always the case. Unforeseen damages can happen— broken A/C unit, hot water … [Read more...]

Customers Become Friends at Prime Time Home Team

It’s not just about finding that dream home, or quickly selling a client’s property, for the Prime Time Home Team.  According to partners Ernest Van Glahn and Debi Bolusi, their business is also about building long lasting relationships that often evolve into friendships. With over 22 years of combined industry experience, the two Realtors train under the Craig Proctor Coaching Program, where … [Read more...]

Take Care Of Your Trees Before Storm Season

By Kelli Carmack When Hurricane Irma hit two years ago, Alfred Carrillo and his family were staying with Bobby Van Allen and his family. The catastrophe that ensued from Irma’s wrath led to a conversation between the two friends that became an idea for a new business venture. “One thing led to another, I broke out a napkin and it all came together,” said Van Allen. That idea was Central … [Read more...]

This Home Lender Puts You First

By William Jacko When Bruce and Tasha Henry chose the name OhmStar Home Lending for their new business, they wanted something with a soothing sound that would generate positive energy. “The meaning of ohm is the ultimate,” said Tasha Henry, who holds a doctorate in occupational therapy. “It’s been proven that saying the word ‘ohm’ brings a calming effect and healing vibration to the soul — … [Read more...]