Cheryl Ackland is the longest home-run daycare in DeKalb County! Cheryl is licensed with the DeKalb 4-C office. She runs the daycare from her home Mon.- Fri from 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM. She serves hot home-made meals and snacks. She loves to bake and often times when I would pick up my kids I could smell the aroma of fresh baked cookies or cinnamon rolls.
PROS: Home setting daycare.
CONS: limited space, there is often a waiting list!
Buhr's is a family owned business. They provide quality yard maintenance, landscape design, brick and stone walks, patios, and bed edges. Their store is located in front of Sears.The shop has bulbs, some plants, shrubs, trees, and perennials. They also sell bricks, stone, and edging. They provide expert advice on plant choices. There store is landscaped beautifully and can give you ideas for your own home.
PROS: Quality lawn care and maintenance
CONS: Limited retail inventory at their store, expensive.
SOAS is located in downtown DeKalb on Locust Street. They offer a large selection of tees, sweats, and sports apparel. They custom embroider, iron on decals, or customize shirts, tees, sweats, jackets, etc... No job is too small. They sew emblems on letter jackets, uniforms, tees, etc... They sell school letter jackets as well. Service is prompt, reliable, and reasonably priced.
PROS: Customizing is easy, service is professional and prompt
Scott Chilton, CPA has an office conveniently located in DeKalb on the corner of 1st St. and Hillcrest Dr. He has been in business for many years. He is extremely reliable, professional, and knowlegable. He has 2 other CPAs in his office as well as office staff. They are readily available to help you with your business or personal accounting needs.
PROS: Reliable, professional, and knowlegable.
Kelly Forest Electric does residential electrical work. He is very dependable and reliable. His work is professional and top-notch. He is very knowlegable in his field and extremely capable. He can handle even the most complex wiring job. He has competitive rates.
PROS: Reliable, prompt, dependable, knowlegable.
CONS: Sometimes he may seem grumpy.
Greenacres Cleaners has several locations between DeKalb and Sycamore. They are a family owned business and have been in existence for many many years. They do a very professional job on cleaning even the toughest of stains. They are knowlegable in fabric care and stain removal. They also offer tailoring and seamstress services. Their store on DeKalb Ave offers a drive-up window!
PROS: Quality dry cleaning services
Breezy's is a locally owned business. They do residential new construction and reinstallations. They are dependable and honest. We have been very satisfied with the service and expertise of Breezy's. They install Goodman furnaces and air conditioners. They have competitive prices and quality workmanship. They are prompt for service calls.
PROS: Reliable and Dependable
Wright's Athletic Club is located in the old Kmart shopping center. They have a large selection of cardiovascular machines and weight-lifting equipment for weight management and muscle building. The staff are helpful, professional, and knowlegable. The facility is clean and functional. It has all the amenities of a good workout center, but lacks a pool.
PROS: Large selection of work out equipment.
CONS: No swimming pool.
Randy's is a locally owned business. They are a reliable and reputable company. Randy's is very professional and very thorough. They use van equipment for cleaning and dirt extraction. We recently had our carpets cleaned by Randy's and they look beautiful. In the past with other carpet cleaners stains would eventually resurface. This has not happened with Randy's! Scotch guarding is also available for an additional charge. The staff are prompt, efficient, and polite.
PROS: Professional and Reliable service.
The DeKalb Area Retirement Center is located between DeKalb and Sycamore. It is within walking distance to the Kishwaukee Hospital. It offers townhome living, Independent apartment living, personal care, and skilled nursing care. It sits in a beautiful rural setting. It offers many amenities for retirement living, such as gourmet dining, cleaning services, laundry services, beauty salon, gift shop, pharmacy delivery, and postal services. They offer many activities throughout the year.
PROS: Beautiful facilities, convenient location.
CONS: Requires a monetary investment.