Two Dude’s Painting is making a massive wake in the painting industry. Something I learned very quickly when browsing around for painters was that almost everyone is sub contracting the work, and if you’ve ever hired painters like this before, you know why that’s not acceptable. Two Dudes actually employs all of their painters and because of this has amazing accountability. They put a huge focus on customer service and have actually made the, “Two Dudes 10 commandments of customer service” to ensure all of their employees are held to their standard of customer service.
Two Dudes was started in 1987 by two dudes: Pete Barber and Brian McCaskey. From humble beginnings lugging all their supplies around in a bright orange VW bus out of one of their mom’s spare rooms, they now occupy a 13,000 Sq Ft facility and employ over 40 painters. Two Dudes has also become a “B-corp,” and if you’re not sure what that is: ”B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems.” So let’s recap quickly… They employ their painters and place high value on customer service because they care about their customers and the work they put their name on. They’re super cool and real people who care about the world and surrounding communities. Isn’t doing good in the world why most of us are in business?
I’ll wrap this up by talking about their work. From the beginning you’ll know choosing the dudes was the best idea you’ve made when hiring for work on your home. They’re extremely responsive; while that’s good when getting things scheduled for an estimate, it’s also good to know they’re quick to respond in case there was ever an issue with your paint. One thing most companies skimp on when estimating is paint, either underquoting or not quoting cost of paint to make it seem less expensive than another quote. The dudes don’t do that, you’ll get an accurate estimate every time. Thinking matte paint would look amazing in your bathroom? DON’T DO IT. Matte paint will absorb the moisture in the air, something I learned from our quick chat… The dudes will help you pick out everything from color to the sheen of your paint to give you everything you hope for the right way. Looking to remodel your home or freshen it up? Check out Two Dudes Painting Company, 10/10 company I’ll be using whenever I’m painting again.
Bel Paese’s owner Salvatore first opened his doors in 1990 and has been a staple in York’s ever growing italian restaurant scene ever since. Moving to America from Italy in his 20s he worked in pizza shops with hopes to open his own restaurant. He started working with his uncle and worked his way up until he felt he was ready to go out on his own and Bel Paese became a reality.
After our lunch I honestly think I was full for 6-7 hours. You can tell in every bite that they place a high value on using premium ingredients and from my brief chat with them they’re passionate about that. Talking about Bel Paese vs. most of the Italian restaurants is kind of like comparing Gordon Ramsey to burger king… There’s a huge gap in quality and customer service. Our waitress was awesome and the food was incredible, what more could you ask for? Online ordering? Yeah, you can do that! While a little hard to navigate their online ordering is awesome and delivery is brought to you through carry-out courier. I’d consider that an innovative solution to staffing drivers that could be getting paid to sit around.
Have you heard of Bel Paese before? Maybe you’ve driven past it but didn’t notice it? Their location is great, even though it’s a little tucked away and hard to find. They’re located right beside the Galleria Mall in East York, just down Whiteford road by the Memory lane exit of rt 30. I highly suggest them next time you’re in the mood for some truly authentic Italian cuisine. You won’t regret it and will surely be back. Order now
Let me just start off with a link to their facebook page where you can see dozens of cakes they’ve made… Amy’s Custom Cakery You expect to see cakes like this on tv, not in your backyard. Amy’s staff has some incredible talent and could probably have a tv show if they wanted. Their cakes are gorgeous and Amy is awesome to work with.
Their specialty is fondant rolled wedding and special occasion cakes. Once you’ve had one you’ll probably be ordering them for every occasion (they’re that good). Their cakes give you a reason to celebrate things. We’re talking weddings, birthdays, holidays, pto meetings, graduation parties, your kid bringing that B or C in english up to an A… You’ll use every excuse you can find to order a cake. Maybe cakes aren’t your thing, fair to say but they’ve got other choices too.
Oh we’re not done, they do more than cakes. Cupcakes, cake pops, chances are if there is cake in it’s name Amy’s can make it. When I first walked in I had to really fight to not buy them out of cake pops. I can tell you about them all day but let’s look at what their customers have to say. This is a review from their Facebook by Chris and Jess,”I've never been to this business before and they came up on a quick Google search of bakery's in my area. so I sent an email requesting a single unicorn cupcake last minute thinking they we're gonna think I was nuts and say no, and to my surprise they responded, were willing and got it done the same day! and they did an amazing job, it was just what i wanted. and the staff were great, seems like a bunch of super fun ppl working there having fun. I will definitely be back for any future cake needs!!!” If that isn’t the definition of customer service, I don’t know what is…
Amy’s Custom Cakery is located in Dover, PA and we HIGHLY suggest giving them a call for your next cake.