Where to Find Super Service & Competitive Prices

For 15 years, In&Out Magazine has been the definitive source of “Everything that’s going on” in and out of the community. We thank you, our readers, as well as the businesses that support the magazine through advertising, for that opportunity. But with little going on, and many businesses suspending or canceling their ads during the Covid-19 crisis, we are suspending publication of the magazine and web sites for the month of May. 


There was a time, back when I-17 was two lanes from the Loop 101 north and the original Safeway was just getting its shelves stocked, when most providers of goods and services considered NoPho (aka our neck of the woods) pretty much South Flagstaff. If you were fortunate enough to find someone willing to plumb your pipes, hang your garage cabinets, or paper your powder room, there would be a trip charge attached to the bill.

Industrious locals made sweet entrepreneurial lemonade from those lemons. Before you could say, “will anyone return my calls?” small businesses of all shapes and sorts starting blooming. Circling the wagons, so to speak, we responded with our dollars and loyalty.

Fast forward to 2017 and everyone wants our discretionary dollars. I prefer to give mine to my neighbors.

When you choose local businesses, it’s a win, win, win, win… well, you get where I’m coming from. You’re helping your neighbors while you allow them to help you. I’m fond of the term “a rising tide lifts all ships.” Money you spend in the community stays in the community.

Some not so obvious benefits include helping the environment. Driving a vehicle a few blocks uses less fuel and creates less pollution than when a faraway contractor treks to town. It can also, albeit indirectly, help to keep taxes low. Shorter trips means less demand on roads and other infrastructure.

According to the American Independent Business Alliance, local businesses enjoy a higher customer satisfaction rating. It only makes sense. As we all know, bad news travels like wildfire in our overly wired world. A small business just can’t stay afloat without positive reviews from its hometown clients.

I’ve formed many friendships from the local business owners that I use and refer. In almost every case, they show their appreciation by providing super service and competitive pricing… and no trip charge!


Help Save Our Community
Small businesses are the lifeblood of our country and even more so this community. Supporting local businesses during this crisis can help keep our community economically viable. Please strongly consider supporting the businesses below, In&Out Magazine's display advertisers, as well as those in the Classifieds section of the magazine (see the full April 9 issue in PDF form). Many of these businesses have been part of the fabric of this community for two decades, not just serving our professional, service and retail needs but stepping up to support local charities, sports teams and so much more. Tip: If you know you’ll need to schedule a service, consider contacting a local business you trust and paying the standard fee for the deferred service. The links below go to their web sites.

Adult & Pediatric Allergy Associates • 602-242-4592
Anthem Senior Living • 602-909-9550
Appliance Pros • 502-501-5501
Business Network of Anthem • 623-455-9630
Carroll Law Firm • 623-551-9366
Century 21 Real Estate - Jeff Huff • 623-223-1221
Creative Home Enhancements • 623-551-5409
Daisy Dream Homes Real Estate • 623-879-3277
Daisy Mountain Dentistry • 623-551-5250
Desert Foothills Air Conditioning • 480-595-0938
Edward Jones • 623-551-0523
Element Dental Centers • 623-551-5555
Hand & Stone Massage • 623-551-6602
Kendallwood Design • 602-252-3844
Kodiak Roofing • 602-501-7717
Luv My PC • 480-703-6609
Merrill Gardens • 623-201-4881
North Valley Water Solutions • 623-551-0515
Preferred Business of Anthem • 623-551-0523 
Prickett Realty • 623-551-8111
ProSkill Services • 623-551-7473
RE/MAX Professionals - Mike Higgins • 623-640-7502
Rise Above Remodeling • 623-551-2013
Soft Water Plus • 623-551-7383
SonoranScapes Landscaping • 602-842-9948
State Farm Insurance - Justin Simons • 623-551-3700
Storage at Anthem • 623-226-8634
Sunset Cabinets • 623-687-6579
Thompson & McGinnis Attorneys at Law • 602-952-2666
Titan Tree Care • 623-444-8448
Titan Pest Control • 623-879-8700
Wyman Plumbing & Mechanical • 623-551-6688

For more local businesses, see In&Out Magazine Classifed Ads >>>  
 
Chris Prickett
Former contractor, former home inspector and funny guy, Chris Prickett is owner and designated broker of Prickett Realty. A New Jersey native, Prickett has been a top-producing REALTOR® in North Phoenix over the past decade. He has been a columnist since 2005. Over the Prickett Fence is published weekly by In&Out Publications.
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Chris Prickett

Former contractor, former home inspector and funny guy, Chris Prickett is owner and designated broker of Prickett Realty. A New Jersey native, Prickett has been a top-producing REALTOR® in North Phoenix over the past decade. He has been a columnist since 2005. Over the Prickett Fence is published weekly by In&Out Publications.

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