Congratulations to these local businesses for their achievements
10 Years All Washed Up
David and Debbie Hamel opened All Washed Up in Forest in 2010. Their team works year-round and is ready to wash exterior siding of various materials, roofs, gutters, decks, sidewalks, retaining walls, pool decks, and much more. Their “soft wash” system does not harm your home or void your roof warranty and is safe for plants and pets. All Washed Up cleans interior and exterior windows as well as screens.
All Washed Up also is heavily involved in the community providing discounts for veterans, widows, schools, first responders and nonprofit organizations.
10 Years Mountainview Oral Surgery and Implant Center
Mountainview Oral Surgery and Implant Center (MVOS) was founded in 2010 under the direction of Dr. Mitchell J. Magid, a board-certified oral surgeon with more than 30 years of experience.
The practice—which provides oral surgical services such as dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, dental extractions, and bone grafting—has helped thousands of patients. Their state-of-the-art center houses cutting-edge technology and services including a 3D CT scanner, StemSave, platelet-rich plasma, and a carbon dioxide laser.
The center’s “patient first” focus includes personal touches—from soothing warm blankets to friendly staff. MVOS has been awarded more than 16 commendations from patients including Our Health magazine’s Best Bedside Manner.
10 Years Maggie Takes Pix
Margaret “Maggie” McCanna, MBA, is a photographer specializing in women’s personal and professional portraits: business, beauty, and boudoir. In over a decade of teaching scrapbooking classes, Maggie realized she did not see very many pictures of “mom” in those memory books. Those mothers were usually too busy taking pictures to be in them, or they didn’t like the way they looked in those snapshots that did exist. Inspiration to start her portrait photography business came from the moms who asked if she was a professional photographer in addition to scrapbook consulting. After the gift of a digital SLR camera and some additional study, what was a hobby became a business.
Maggie also has many years of experience as a business manager and is especially familiar with nonprofits and small businesses.
All sessions are by appointment only in Maggie’s studio west of Amherst or on location.
35 Years Adult Care Center of Central Virginia
Adult Care Center of Central Virginia provides care for medically-challenged adults who need health monitoring, socialization, and supervision throughout the day. It opened in 1985 through a collaboration among Court Street United Methodist Church, Junior League of Lynchburg, and Kum-Ba-Yah. The idea was born in 1983 by a group that saw a need in the community for older adults who wanted to stay in their homes, but needed extra services.
As Jane Frisa, one of the founding board members, noted back in 1984, “Anyone who has been in the position of caring for an elderly relative around the clock can appreciate the importance of getting away from that situation every so often.”
The center received its 501c3 status in April 1985.
45 Years Curtains, Blinds & Bath
What started as a business “just for something to do” has transformed into a three-generation family success. You may remember buying towels by the pound in the ’70s from Joyce Falls, having 100+ shower curtains (literally) to pick from in the ’80s, or the initial offering of custom window treatments in the ’90s that Cindy and Brad Greer brought to the ’Burg. Flash forward to the 21st century and the addition of a new generation working full time in the store (Ashley, Mady and Spencer), the business is now known for its home decor, interior design services, and superb blinds, shades and shutters.
Curtains, Blinds & Bath is so proud to call Lynchburg home for 45 years and to have such a loyal client base. Keep your eyes peeled as they continually make changes including the ability to shop inventory online, design services tailored to your specific needs, and unique decor and home accessories.
50 Years Roto-Rooter
Roto-Rooter has been servicing residential and commercial clients in Lynchburg since January 1970. They specialize in drains, plumbing, septic pumping, industrial jetting and backflow prevention.
Roto-Rooter also has been family-owned for three generations. Their goal is to make our local community better.
65 Years Clarke, Inc.
Clarke, Inc. was founded in 1955 as Central Lithographic Corp. as a printing company. They have evolved over the years to a new corporate name, a new business model, and added other services including graphic design, mailing services, banners and promotional items.
Clarke, Inc. cares about your marketing projects. They help you “be better and do more.”
190 Years Aylor’s Farm and Garden
In 1830, the Langhorne family started a flour mill on Blackwater Creek in Lynchburg. It became Langhorne & Scott when the Scott family joined them. The Scott family took over in the 1850s and kept the mill for almost 100 years. In 1898, it was incorporated as Lynchburg Milling Co., Inc. and still retains that name today. During the 1930s, the mill started making animal feed along with flour.
After WWII, the Aylor family started buying into the mill. The mill closed its flour operation in 1978, but kept the feed plant going until 1998 when it leased the mill to Bartlett Milling Co. During this time, the Aylors became more interested in retail and opened a store on Route 221 in Forest in 1981 under the name Aylor’s Farm Store. This evolved into Aylor’s Farm & Garden as the lawn and garden industry thrived. They also added a short order food business, selling Moore’s hot dogs, homecooked barbecue, homemade pastries, and other items.
Aylor’s would like to thank their customers over the last 190 years and very much appreciate the opportunity to serve.
Is your business approaching a milestone anniversary of 10, 15, 20 or more years? Let us know at lynchburgbusinessmag.com/anniversaries. We will publish submissions in our next issue of Lynchburg Business.