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Fred Gladdis

All in the Family: Lift Pilates

“Pilates isn’t just a workout. Pilates considers the whole person and the movement patterns of the individual, and changes painful movement patterns,” says Laura Cotler, instructor/owner at Lift Pilates, 803 2nd Street, Suite C in Davis. “Pilates balances the body and its muscles and uses the whole body to do an exercise, not just individual […]

All in the Family: Phister Insurance Agency

“Not only is this business a legacy of a father passing it on to his son, but both wives have become licensed agents themselves,” says Greg Phister, who owns Greg Phister Insurance Agency with his wife Erin Phister. They are joined at the agency — which is licensed to provide auto, property, commercial and life insurance, and located […]

All in the Family: A Grand Affair

“Being longtime Davisites, we understand the unique nature of our community and its residents,” says Kimo Bernauer, who owns and manages A Grand Affair with his wife Amy. Their daughter Haley is supervisor of cleaning and organizing at the party and rental company that has operated in Davis for six years. “While we may not […]

All in the Family: Helmus + Baker Optometry

With so much to experience and see in downtown Davis, it would be a shame if your vision isn’t up to par. The vision and eye-health care specialists at Helmus + Baker Optometry keep up with the latest technology and practices. “We now have a CT scan for eyes, to better assess our patients’ retinal […]

All in the Family: MAK Design + Build

It has been an exciting 12 years for Ellen Moriarty and Ken Kirsch, the husband-and-wife owners of MAK Design + Build Inc., at 430 F St., Suite B, in downtown Davis. In that time, MAK has been honored to receive 14 NARI Contractor of the Year awards and a city of Davis Environmental Recognition Award and […]

All in the Family: Davis Diamonds Gymnastics

“With a motto of ‘Where Every Child Shines!’ we make sure our highly trained staff provides every child that opportunity,” Hilde Aune says. With her husband James Major, Hilde shares the title of head coach at Davis Diamonds Gymnastics, which recently moved into a new facility at 2800 Cowell Blvd. in Davis. Having been in business […]

All in the Family: Hoffmann Automotive

“Vehicle technology is changing more rapidly than ever before,” says Jeff Hoffmann, co-owner of Hoffmann Automotive at 2613 Second St. in Davis.  The Hoffmanns are celebrating their 10th anniversary at the new location this year. In running the 36-year-old business, Jeff and his wife Susan, accounting and office manager, are joined by his brother Rick […]

All in the Family: Optical Phases

Optical Phases, at 718 Second St. in downtown Davis, is a family-owned and -operated store that has been in business since 1989. The trio of Ralph Chapman and his sons, Victor and Curtis, have more than 25 years of experience providing customers with quality service and superior products at unbeatable prices. Serving the Davis community for more […]

All in the Family: Davis Import Auto Service

“We strive to provide each customer the respect and fair service that they deserve,” says Bob Lavelle, co-owner of Davis Import Auto Service, 638 Cantrill Drive, Suite G, in Davis. The Lavelle family prides itself on quality service and working with the customer to prioritize the most needed repairs. “We aim to fix it right […]

All in the Family: Dana Hawkins Real Estate

“Most people understand that real estate is an ever-changing process and business,” says Dana Hawkins. “The California Residential Purchase Agreement is modified frequently, new seller disclosures are added regularly, and the market is dependent on multiple factors. “Realtors’ work hours vary daily and most of our phones are never off. We worry, stress and care […]

All in the Family: Davis Sport Shop

Start with a core of Davis Little League baseball, city youth basketball and AYSO soccer; add a double helping of Davis High School baseball and basketball; now top with a slurry of UC Davis baseball. You’ve got Aaron Patella, and he know his business, Davis Sport Shop at 204 E St. Aaron began his informal, […]

All in the Family: Davis Ace

“Our family tradition has been to get an education in business and to work for others, learning and experiencing different businesses, before returning to our family business,” says Jennifer Anderson, president of Davis Ace, a hardware store that has operated in Davis since the early 1900s. The store is headquartered at 815 Third St. downtown. […]

All in the Family: C.C. Cooper and Sons

C.C. Cooper & Sons Insurance Agency Inc. has been family-owned and operated since 1946 when Clarence Cooper opened shop on Second Street in Davis. After occupying the Varsity Theatre building in the early 1950s, the family moved to its current spot at 215 Madison Place, Suite A. Clarence’s sons Rich and Craig grew up and […]

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