The Chamber Ambassadors recently honored Proficient Pool and Landscaping with a ribbon cutting.
“We are not just a pool store, nor are we a garden center; we offer irrigation supplies, pavers, outdoor lighting, and many other products,” said Brent Moore, CEO of Proficient Pool and Landscaping.
Proficient Pool and Landscaping takes pride in the providing their customers a full outdoor experience.
“I have enjoyed being outside since I was a child and knew my career path would involve creating enjoyment for others,” said Moore. “I love to see gratification on customers' faces with their property transformation.”
Proficient Pool and Landscaping provides options for pool services, landscaping design, lawn maintenance, and pressure washing.
For more information, contact Proficient Pool and Landscaping visit www.outdoorlivingvaldosta.com/
The Chamber Ambassadors recently honored Prime Mortgage Lending with a ribbon cutting on Dec. 4, 2018, to celebrate the opening of their new branch located at 3380 Greystone Way.
Established in 2005, Prime Mortgage Lending is passionate about helping their customers get into the home of their dreams.
“Our drive is the passion that we have for the people that comes to us with their home needs,” said Melba Tabor, branch manager, and loan officer. “Whether a customer is refinancing or applying for a USDA, VA, FHA or conventional loan or one of the many other options, Prime Mortgage Lending is confident they can offer an option to everyone.”
Prime Mortgage Lending is a proud member of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce.
“We are excited to see where our partnership might take us, and the exciting people that we will able to meet along the way,” Tabor said. “Valdosta is a thriving city, full of all kinds of people from every walk of life looking for home lending. We are looking to be of great service to the people that we meet in this community.”
For more information, contact Prime Mortgage Lending at 229-349-6745.
The Chamber Ambassadors recently honored Griner Medical Group with a ribbon cutting on Nov. 26, 2018, to showcase their new offices located at 3301 N. Oak Street, Valdosta.
Griner Medical Group is dedicated in helping their patients meet the maximum health and quality of life. “Our goal is to be the highest quality care for our patients,” said Brian Griner, MD. “We love our patients and love seeing them get better.
“We take pride in offering up-to-date technology and equipment to help our patients achieve a healthier life.” Griner said. “We have a compassionate, caring, competent staff with similar family visions. We don’t just treat the symptoms of the day—our providers have the time to communicate with you and see the bigger picture.”
For more information, contact Griner Medical Group at 229-242-6061.
The Chamber Ambassadors recently honored The Spa Aesthetics and Wellness, LLC with a ribbon cutting on Oct. 11, to celebrate its new name and ownership. The new facility is located at 2420 Bemiss Road, Suite C, in Valdosta.
Owners, Kelly Ramirez and Talarie Giddens, are licensed estheticians, certified in medical aesthetics, and both have an assistant laser practitioner license.
“Being able to offer quality aesthetic and wellness services has always been a dream of ours, and now it is a reality,” said Giddens.
In May, Ramirez and Giddens purchased Ageless Medical and re-branded the company. The Spa Aesthetics and Wellness offers aesthetic (medical), esthetic (cosmetic) procedures along with wellness and holistic products and services to promote beautiful, healthy skin. The goal for The Spa Aesthetics and Wellness is to offer viable, results-driven solutions for their clients' skincare concerns, and promote and encourage a holistic and overall healthy lifestyle.
The Chamber Ambassadors recently honored Surcheros Fresh Grill with a ribbon cutting on Oct. 25, 2018, to celebrate its new location at 3209 North Oak Street, Valdosta.
Established in 2007, Surcheros Fresh Grill was started in Douglas, Georgia by Luke Christian, and now how has 10 locations throughout South Georgia and North Florida.
According to Hanna Roberts, marketing and franchise support manager with Surcheros, the Valdosta and Lowndes County is “geographically a perfect fit.”
As a new member of the Chamber, Roberts said she appreciates the assistance she has received from the Chamber staff.
“Being part of the Chamber and having a ribbon cutting allows people in the community to become more aware of our brand,” she said. “The Chamber has been awesome with helping us organize our ribbon cutting and getting our brand out there.”
The Chamber Ambassadors recently honored Village on Park with a ribbon cutting on Oct. 24, 2018, to showcase their new apartment complex in Hahira.
Village on Park is an affordable housing complex that provides providing comfortable accommodations living for families.
“We take pride in ensuring that our residents are happy and are proud to call our community, Village on Park home,” said Tere Dykes, regional property manager.
Residents have access to a computer and business center, a fitness room, playground and gazebo for entertaining.
In the coming months, Village on Park is planning to grow within the Lowndes County community.
“We are hoping to become part of the community by hosting events in our community room, playground and gazebo area to aid our residents and the area of Hahira and Lowndes County,” said Dykes.
As a new Chamber member, Village on Park is eager to become involved with Chamber activities and in the business community.
“We have just joined the Chamber, but we have heard wonderful things about all the benefits of being a member,” Dykes said. “We are looking forward to the many years of partnership. It has also been our experience that the chamber is an asset in establishing ourselves in the area, helping us to partner with other businesses. Utilizing local vendors instead of having to reach out to other cities for supplies and services.”
The Chamber Ambassadors honored Southern Classic Homes with a ribbon cutting on Oct. 5, 2018.
Southern Classic Homes builds quality custom homes that are modern style with a touch of vintage throughout.
Owner Joshua Justice takes pride in building customized homes at an affordable price for his families. “I enjoy the style of craftsmanship that adds that extra characteristic to a home, and no house is ever alike,” said Justice. “I want to ensure families that they can have luxury at an affordable price.”
Justice enjoys interacting with families and learning the style and taste that will best accommodates their future home living.
He works closely with each family through every design step from the layout, paint colors to light fixtures and more. “I want the homeowner to be just as involved when it comes to attention to detail,” he said.
A proud member of the Chamber, Justice said, “The Chamber has introduced me to several builders along with vendors. They also helped with advertising my company and involved me in social events.”
The Chamber Ambassadors recently honored Southern Hound Club with a ribbon cutting on Oct. 11, 2018, to celebrate their business located at 11693 Troupville Road.
Southern Hound Club is a premier dog boarding and training center. The staff at Southern Hound Club is committed to providing a stress-free boarding facility that is comfortable for dogs, while also giving ample play time and interaction with the staff.
“We do what we do because we love dogs,” said Judianne Steltenpohl. “We wanted a place where a dog can be a dog, to have fun, and to be able to relax.”
According to Steltenpohl, there was a need for a facility that offered more than just typical boarding.
“All of the innovative or unique features of the Southern Hound Club were placed here through months of research and studies to provide the best possible boarding, play care, or training experience,” said Steltenpohl. “Such as our flooring, which is non-slick, we have classical music playing through all the rooms as a calming technique.”
For dogs that are a little more anxious, Southern Hound Club provides treat puzzles that help calm the animal and provides some extra brain-stimulating activity.
“Our doggie suites are built bigger than an average kennel making them more spacious for the dogs boarding with us,” Steltenpohl said. “We provide a great deal of hands-on care. We have a huge yard and pond for those dogs that like a little more exercise.”
Southern Hound Club focuses on socializing dogs and ensuring each dog receives a sufficient amount of exercise. Diverse training is also available with Tim Glenn, a trainer with more than 20 years of experience working with dogs.
Steltenpohl stated that the Chamber has helped provided Southern Hound Club with networking opportunities to build their business.
“Joining the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce in addition to having a ribbon cutting has been two great accomplishments,” said Steltenpohl. “With the help of the Chamber, we are hoping to accomplish more.”
The Chamber Ambassadors recently honored Ray and Son Heating and Air Conditioning with a ribbon cutting on September 22, 2018, to celebrate the opening of its new facility located at 3174 Joseph Road in Valdosta.
For 53 years, Ray and Son has provided heating and air conditioning repair and replacement service, as well as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment for new construction. They have been a part of the Valdosta business community for approximately ten years.
According to Sandy Steinman, chief development officer with Ray and Son, the constant change in technology requires a significant amount education and training to ensure its technicians and installers are proficient on the latest equipment.
“We have to be sure our technicians are up to date,” said Steinman. “All of our technicians are N.A.T.E. certified which is a major accomplishment.”
Ray and Son is a three-time winner of the Carrier President’s award, which is given only to the best-of-the-best among Carrier Factory authorized dealers. The most recent award was received earlier this year.
Ray and Son is a proud member of the Chamber. “Being a Chamber member adds to our credibility and shows that we are a part of the community,” Steinman said.
The Chamber Ambassadors recently honored Merchant Home Medical with a ribbon cutting on Sept. 21, 2018 to celebrate its newly renovated facility located at 136 North Patterson Street.
Since 2001, Merchant Home Medical has provided medical equipment that allows patients to remain in the comforts of their homes for as long as possible.
“I love taking care of people,” said Stacy Lewis, who purchased the business in 2015. “Being able to make a difference in their and keep them independent truly my passion.”
Lewis is active and involved with the business and the patients. “Most of my patients have my cell phone number and know that they can call me when there is a problem,” she said.