I have been using CBC Tax and Accounting for over 15 years and find the services of their tax professional, Tony Luczkiw, to be excellent. He provides excellent follow up and counsel in many matters and has also advised me on business opportunities or investments.
PROS: Professional and thorough.
I have golfed at Highland Woods for the last 16 years and fell I can adequately review the playability of the HW course under the managements of the Forest Preserve and the Billy Casper Golf management group. Under the FP, the course was poorly managed and maintained with questionable accountig of the greens fees. After BCGM came in, they brought the course to an excellent level of maintenance and staff their course with pleasnt employees who want their patrons to enjoy their day at the course.
PROS: Excellent course and great value for the quality and service
CONS: Slower play late in day or weekends due to usage.
We have utilized Barrington Kennels on numerous occasions to board our dog when we have to go out of town. We find thier service excellent with many options for dog care such as daily exercising or grooming while you are away. We leave our pet knowing she will be cared for just as would treat her.
I had the occasion to purchase an HP laptop computer recenly. I had shopped the local Circuit City, Best Buy, CompUSA as well as WalMart and Staples. I found a great buy on a Pavilion model DV5029 that had a sale price of $1059 with a $200 rebate. Further the manager took off $20 as the unit I purchased was the demo unit. I consider myself knowledgeable in these purchases but the technician gave me some interesting insights about the unit regarding features and benefits. I purchased a lock, slip on cover and an extended warranty, just in case the demo unit caused any problems. I have been very pleased with the features and performance of the unit especially for the sub $1000 price.
PROS: Good pricing and technical advice.
I'll be totally honest...I like to shop the clearance items at Target. Typically, I find them noted on Fatwallet.com and stop at the local Target to investigate. I have to HIGHLY recommend/compliment the Palatine store for a recent event where they gave me service beyond the call of duty. I had bought a clearance Vivitar electronic camera at the Schaumburg store. They did not have the accessories and heavily discounted the demo unit. I was told the unit was not returnable but I was having problems with the availability and pricing of trying to replace the missing accessories. I explained the situation to the Palatine store and they stated that they did not sell their demo units and offered me the accessories of their demo unit. I was pleasantly shocked by this wonderful accomodation by the manager and wanted to note this in this review. Great folks to deal with and I still look for deals there as often as I can.
PROS: Great service in the Electonics Department
My kids put me on to this place. They have great pizzas, re-fillable soft drinks and a pleasant seating area. I took the family there while Palatine as having some local outdoor functions. We had great food and ejoyed the street activity.
I heartily recommend their pizzas and other offerings. Warning: portions are large so maybe just split an entree if that is your interest.
PROS: Good food, pleasant surroundings, refillable soft drinks.
CONS: Large portions, so be advised.
My wife, children and myself utilize the services of Dr. Kenneth Kite. We find him to be very professional and caring in his support of our dental needs. His pricing is lower than other dentists in the area and his staff is well trained. He will typically outline your options and suggest a solution but he never tries to sell you on a service or procedure. While I am not a fan of suggested visits, he does go through the effort of mailing out 6 month reminders to come in for a suggested cleaning.
PROS: Professional with competitive rates.
CONS: Scheduled, periodic visits but not required.
I utilize the Lake Zurich Tire & Auto store for my oil changes. I take advantage of an offer from what may be their franchiser, Gemini Automotive Care for $7.00 off an Oil/Lube & Filter, typically paying about $20. They are very thorough and will go through the effort to point out any other needs they might encounter such as tire wear. They do not hard sell and their price quotes have been adequate. I also believe their tax rates are less than areas like Schaumburg to the South.
PROS: Good service and coupon available off the Internet
CONS: Local road work but not that big of a problem.
I have visited Millenium Park with family as well as business associates and have enjoyed several meals in both the inside Park Grill Restaurant and outdoor Park Cafe. The service and food have always been excellent and the menu choices are interesting and varied. It is great for business lunch or dinner and the people watching is great as they ice skate or just enjoy the ambiance of the park atmosphere. I highly recommend it.
PROS: Great food, service and atmosphere; Private room available.
CONS: Lower level parking costly but there are alternatives on the street.
Recently went to Schaumburg Outback for birthday dinner for my wife. She had been there previously for lunch and raves about the quality and service. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinners and my wife and kids ate from the kids menu as the portions are so large. The service was great and atmosphere was lively on that Saturday night. Whole bill for (4) was $52 plus tip. I'd recommend it and the dessert was awesome. We didn't take advantage of it but they were also singing to the various B-day folks.