Shari Thiel Tom Thiel

Chesterfield Fence & Deck Plans Expansion

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor It’s been four years since Chesterfield Fence & Deck Co. moved into a new 25,000-square-foot showroom, office and warehouse in the Chesterfield Valley. The firm is already planning to build another 20,800-square-foot warehouse and office across the street. Chesterfield Fence is a family-owned company, started in 1968 by Dennis Wibbenmeyer,…

Center for Hearing & Speech

Center Pioneers Hearing, Speech Help For All Ages

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor The Center for Hearing & Speech has a long history of adapting its mission to needs in the greater St. Louis community. Started in 1920 in St. Louis as the League for the Hard of Hearing, it was at first a social group for young adults with impaired hearing. But…

Stacy Davis at HDIS

HDIS Provides Patients With Discreet, Compassionate Service

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor HDIS stands for Home Delivery Incontinence Supplies, but you won’t find the name spelled out on any of the thousands of orders the company fills every month. The 28-year-old company goes out of its way to make sure customers aren’t embarrassed by products they need to cope with their medical…

Amie Riggs Swarts and Bill Riggs

Riggs Construction Builds Trust With Design-Build Model

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor Riggs Construction had a long and successful history as a carpentry subcontractor and remodeler when Tom Riggs, son of the founder, decided to take the company in a new direction in the late 1990s. Riggs began building home additions in the late 1980s, but the company found itself bidding on…

StorageMart facility

StorageMart Adapts To Customers’ Storage Needs

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor The Burnam family has been reinventing itself ever since it got into the self-storage business in 1973. President Cris Burnam’s father, Gordon Burham, was a homebuilder who built one of the nation’s first self-storage facilities in Columbia, Mo., after seeing a similar operation when vacationing in Texas. Burnam and his…

Deborah and Basil Rudawsky.

St. Louis County Cab Competes With Technology, Service

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor Basil and Debbie Rudawsky say their loyal customer base is a great foundation for their 79-year-old taxicab business, St. Louis County Cab, that will help it weather whatever challenges may come. Customers range from the poor and elderly to young people who are out for a night on the town…