Loren's recently moved to a huge, brand new building out on the edge of Missoula. Their new address is: 4949 Buck House Lane. They are right off Hwy 93 south toward Hamilton. Their 800 number is: 800-823-8965. They continue to be the number one flooring experts of Missoula.
PROS: 47 Years in Western Montana.
CONS: They don't carry cheap carpeting, like I can afford.
I don't know if everyone in the Bitterroot Valley can sign up for this Co-op, but those who do get their electricity through them have a far better deal than those who have Northern Energy for a supplier. NE recently raised their rates by a huge amount, whereas the Co-op's rates have remained the same.
PROS: Cheaper rates then Northern Energy.
CONS: Not sure that everyone can sign up with these guys.
Reds is found right in the heart of downtown Hamilton. There are several really nice ladies who are always working there. They are extremely helpful when you can't find what you are looking for. Reds is very quick to either make copies for you, or to help you with their self-service machines. They also do laminating.
PROS: Quality service and good selection of office products.
CONS: Parking is sometimes limited.
Parts Unlimited has a huge amount of wrecked pickups and 4x4's for parts. They also have quality new and rebuilt parts. They do work on vehicles there too. They give a 90 day warranty on parts and they also have a parts locator service.
PROS: They have more junked pickups than anywhere else in MT.
CONS: Their prices are sometimes higher than what I think that they should be.
Mildenberger Motors is a local, family-owned business that has been in Hamilton for many years. They sell new and used Pontiacs, Cadillacs, Chevys, Buicks and GMCs. They are competitive with their prices to the Missoula dealerships. Their toll free phone number is: 888-363-0085.
PROS: Located right on highway 93 at the edge of Hamilton.
CONS: They have quite aggressive salesmen.
Wimps is one of the best body shops in Hamilton. They have been around a long time and have nice, up to date equipment for towing and in their body shop. They have free estimates, pickup & delivery of your automobile and lifetime warranties on their work.
PROS: They are certified unibody & frame specialists.
CONS: Sometimes you can get a free loaner car, but not always.
Discovery Care Center is one of the best facilities of its type in Hamilton. They are located on the edge of Hamilton. They provide private and/or shared studio rooms. Their prices are probably about the same as other facilities with the same levels of care. I've know several people who have worked at Discovery and they had no complaints.
PROS: They provide several levels of care for varying lengths of time.
CONS: Wouldn't it be nice if these kinds of facilites were never needed?
Dr. Delvo is one of the few acupuncturists in Hamilton. He uses acupuncture, herbology, and both western and eastern deep tissue massage therapies. He has a Master's of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine and is Board Certified.
PROS: Located right in the heart of downtown Hamilton.
CONS: Sometimes acupuncture works; sometimes it doesn't.
Merchants has been in Hamilton, at the same location for over 30 years. They do local moving with hourly rates. The are also agents for Global Van lines which does interstate moving. Their 800 number is: 800-735-3674.
PROS: Really nice people run and work here.
CONS: They only deal with Global, not other van lines.
Massa moved about a year ago into their new building at a larger location than where they were before. Unfortunately, when they moved they lost their small town friendliness. When I go in there now, I get the feeling that they prefer to wait on the big construction companies more than the private people who just need something small.
PROS: Nice building; good parking; well supplied.
CONS: Customer service has declined with their increased size.