Deck the halls

Bank of Springfield

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Ace Hardware the home of the helpful hardware folks.


Ace Hardware opened its doors in Springfield, Illinois, in the 1950s when George T and Rosalee Preckwinkle bought part ownership in a hardware store. The businesses slowly expanded over the next few decades. As a small, local, business Ace Hardware has a unique perspective and is able to better cater to the needs of its customers compared with a chain store.  

While the merchandise may have changed, along with store locations and size, the commitment to be the best neighborhood hardware store in the market remains. This commitment is what has kept Ace Hardware strong - and will keep the local company growing in the future.

You can expect the neighborly advice you need to find the right solution for any project you have in mind – big or small. Ace is truly the home of the helpful hardware folks.

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Arizona Tile Company


Arizona Tile Company, established 22 years ago by Sheryl and Cary Daugherty, was founded to help people in central Illinois think differently when it comes to designing their kitchens, bathrooms, sunrooms, outdoor living spaces and any other area that needs personal flare.

“We offer a huge selection of tile, carpet and hardwood flooring in Springfield, granite, cork, luxury vinyl, laminate and area rugs,” said Sheryl. “It's not just about what you walk on, it's also about where you gather with friends and family, where you cook out and where you hang out.” 

You can see Arizona Tile Company’s work and products in many local businesses. The company also has a network of professional installers and guarantees their work for life.

Arizona Tile Company offers 0% financing through December 31st on everything in the showroom. 


Distinctive Designs for Kitchens & Baths

Distinctive Designs for Kitchens & Baths specializes in space planning for kitchens, bathrooms, built-in entertainment centers, home offices and more for new construction and remodeling. With the expertise of its professional design team and showroom Distinctive Designs for Kitchens & Baths goal is to provide custom design solutions, which are perfectly suited to each of its clients’ unique situations. The experienced design team blends the best of function and aesthetics to create solutions to the selection of materials required and the coordination of cabinetry and countertops that are breathtaking.

Distinctive Designs for Kitchens & Baths was started by Darlene Weaver and her husband William Skeens in 1990 to serve the needs of those in the Central Illinois area, seeking design services and products. Darlene is a nationally certified kitchen designer and bath designer, is licensed by the state of Illinois as a registered interior designer, has the National Council for Interior Design qualification, is an American Society of Interior Designers member and is a certified aging in place specialist. Bill earned his national certification as a kitchen designer in 1995 and is also a certified aging in place specialist.

Distinctive Designs for Kitchens & Baths will have a booth at the Home Expo at the Bank of Springfield Center in downtown Springfield on February 23th to 25th, 2018. Distinctive Designs for Kitchens & Baths is inviting eighteen21 readers interested in remodeling their kitchen, or building a new home, to attend one of its 2018 kitchen seminars taking place in January, March, April, August, September and October 2018. For more information visit:


Solid Oak Productions

Solid Oak Productions is more than just a furniture store – it's a locally owned, small business bringing Made in the U.S.A. furniture to Springfield, Illinois residents, and surrounding communities.

“Our pieces, available in a variety of woods in addition to oak, are designed to last for generations – with quality details like dovetail joints, glide drawers, and absolutely no particle board,” said Ken Roy. 

When you want to upgrade your furniture, you want quality pieces built to last. But you also want something that’s beautiful and enhances your room’s current aesthetic. “At Solid Oak Productions, we offer various pieces of furniture that add beauty to your home while lasting for years. Whether it is bedroom furniture, dining room tables or dining buffets, television stands, or the perfect work desk, come see our inventory to touch and feel the difference that real wood makes,” said Ken.

The family-owned and owner–operated store has provided quality furniture to Illinois residents since 1985. “While we originally specialized in selling oak furniture, we now offer furniture in all kinds of wood, including maple and cherry. We strive to provide you with high-quality furniture at unbeatable everyday value prices.”

Located at 3596 E. State Route 29 in Springfield, IL, the showroom houses dozens of American Craftsmen and Amish catalogs to help you choose the perfect piece of furniture. If the item you want isn’t in the 5,000-square-foot showroom, the team will special order for you. Additionally, Solid Oak Productions can adjust the type of wood, stain, or finish on the furniture so you can take home a customized piece that you love.