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July, 2013 - Issue #105
Here's what SCVians have to say about some of Santa Clarita's best businesses.


"The instructors [at Clarice's] are great - older ladies that keep it real. They first demonstrate a few items and how to decorate, all the while giving you little tips here and there. Then you're off to find the Picasso in you and create your own masterpiece. This cycle happens about three times and it's a lot of fun in between. At the end they box your little treasures for you to take home and proudly show off to your loved ones or stash away for your own delight. The two classes I've been to have always been full and small, usually about eight to 10 people... Everyone was very friendly and helpful and you do pick up a lot of simple, easy tidbits about baking and decorating. If you like baking or are an avid arts and crafts person, I think you would appreciate taking a class here at Clarice's and find it worth your while..."
~ Ailyne, Valencia
Clarice's 259-0352


"I chose Helm Vision Group to perform my LASIK surgery procedure recently and I am very pleased with my experience. I was immediately impressed with the immaculate and well-run office during my initial consultation. Dr. Helm is very thorough; he rescheduled my procedure to perform an additional assessment prior to the actual surgery. I feel that he took the time that was needed to ensure a successful outcome. Dr. Helm explained every step of the procedure during the surgery which was very comforting. My vision is now better than it was with glasses - better than I had anticipated - and I would highly recommend Dr. Helm for anyone considering LASIK!,"
~ Hanna, Santa Clarita
Helm Vision Group 259-3937


"I joined Encore in January 2013. For years I have wanted to take Vertical, Arial and Dance classes in a fun, non-competitive setting. I am so grateful Encore Dance Fitness is open in Valencia! The studio is beautiful and the instructors are extremely kind and very supportive.

When I started, I struggled to hold my body in plank position, my core was weak, I didn't look very graceful dancing and I was extremely self-conscious. In a short amount of time, by going to three classes per week, all of my muscles have become stronger, I have more confidence, I am empowered, I feel much more free in my heart and I feel very, very sexy. I visibly notice the difference mostly in my core, legs and hips.

I have noticed that in the last four months I have become much stronger and I am in better shape than I have ever been as an adult. I have a 9 am to 5 pm office job so I spend all day, every week day, on a computer - and have for years. This has led to chronic neck and shoulder pain. Before I started attending classes I was visiting my chiropractor weekly and was planning to start physical therapy. Now that I've strengthened these muscles by attending classes, I am no longer in pain, constantly complaining about my neck and shoulders or visiting my chiropractor as often. This is the best form of physical therapy I could have found because it is so much fun!"
~ Laurie, Santa Clarita
Encore Dance Fitness 286-1136


Randal G. Winter Construction
Awarded with National "Big50" Title

Remodeling Magazine recently announced the newest elite members of "Big50," a group of remodeling contractors and businesses that have displayed exemplary craftsmanship, design, management, community service and business practice skills.

Santa Clarita-based Randal G. Winter Construction has been inducted as a member of the 2013 Big50 class.

"It's always nice to be recognized for a job well done," says owner Randal "Randy" Winter, whose company provides full-service remodeling, including kitchen and bath remodels, to the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas. "I'm grateful to our many clients, to my dedicated perfection-driven team and to Remodeling Magazine for this honor," says Winter.

Since 1986, Remodeling Magazine editors have celebrated 50 USA-based companies that best demonstrate broad expertise, exceptional professionalism and sound business judgment. Through a partnership with GuildQuality, a customer-satisfaction polling company, the Big50 award is able to recognize companies like Randal G. Winter Construction that consistently deliver a superior customer experience.

Winter, who makes customer satisfaction a top priority, holds eight licenses in California and is known for being on each jobsite daily. "I make sure that each customer knows that I'm fully invested in their remodel. I've been in this business for nearly 40 years and, when it was time to start my own construction company, I put my name on it. Reputation is everything in this business and I make sure that every job meets my exacting standards. That's been the key to having lots of happy clients!"
Randal G. Winter Construction 799-8089
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