Three local businesses making a name in JCMO.
Providence Financial’s mission is to provide families and businesses in Mid-Missouri and throughout the nation with innovative financial strategies, solutions, and planning that result in clarity, security, and overall financial health. For 10 years, the company has provided services for retirement, income management, and legacy planning, among other matters.
Owner Andy Beshuk notes that planning is more challenging now than it has been in the past, but also that today’s investment options can help address those challenges. He works to help his clients understand that they’re in the driver’s seat. Good planning, to Beshuk, means making a reasoned assessment of where you are and where you want to get to and taking the right steps along the way to put yourself in a great position.
“The most interesting part of my job is learning people’s stories — where they come from, how they got to where they are today, and what’s most important to them for the rest of their lives,” says Beshuk.
Haslag Landscaping and Design has been in business for four years, but owner Nick Haslag has been in the industry for many more, going back to his days earning a degree in commercial turf and grounds from State Technical College. Haslag has a background in custom design, and together with his team, he focuses on hardscape construction and provides clients with a range of beautiful outdoor spaces, including durable patios, year-round firepits, retaining walls, shady pergolas, ambient lighting, and full-function kitchens.
In addition to free consultations and estimates, the team uses state-of-the-art visual design software to preview what projects will look like upon completion. As spring draws near, Haslag says that it’s never too early to plan ahead and budget for future projects.
“What I love most about landscaping are the transformations we can perform,” Haslag says. “It is rewarding to see the before and after of a home once we complete our job and see the impact it can have in a client’s life.”
Quail Valley Veterinary Clinic understands the special role pets play in family life. They aim to provide personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner, whether they’re caring for small animals, like cats and dogs, or equine and bovine friends. The staff offers preventative care, including vaccinations, dental work, and parasite control, which Dr. Stacie Kautsch says is particularly important in the spring season. The team also completes surgical procedures and diagnostics, all with the mission of delivering high-quality and affordable services.
Kautsch says that working with such a wide range of species requires approaching care in different ways, and she notes that the process is both challenging and rewarding.
“It is fulfilling to help household pets live longer, healthier lives while also helping farmers to be more profitable,” Kautsch says. “When you treat a pet and save its life, there is nothing better.”