Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

March 27, 2013

Area Mom and Pops at a Glance

Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana —

Scrappin Good Time

Owner: Susie Ellis

How long owned: November 2001

Scrappin Good Time is one of two Scrapbooking Store and Retreats in the United States. It offers everything you need for scrapbooking, card making, school projects and other paper crafts.

The facility is available to scrapbookers, quilters, stampers, card players and other ladies groups who just want a place to get away and relax. It has plenty of room to spread out your materials and get to work. The retreat, which is also located in the store, has five large rooms to choose from, as well as two full bathrooms. A free continental breakfast is available as well.

Visit Scrappin Good Time and “shop, crop and drop” all in one spot.

200 N. 15th St.

Corsicana, TX 75110

(903) 641-0855

Blades Auto & Diesel Repair

Owners: Bobby and Merideth Blades

How long owned: Created February 2013

How many employees: 3

Blades Auto & Diesel Repair is a family operated business eager to please any customers that come through.

Blades offers free quotes and diagnostics, cheap labor rates and parts at a decent price.

Blades Auto & Diesel Repair we will work on anything you bring in and commit to doing business in a timely manner.

1900B S. Business 45

Corsicana, TX 75110


Custom T’s & Sporting Goods Inc.

Owners: Tyson and Misty Chandler

How long owned: 16 years by family doing screen printing

How many employees: 10

1712 W. 2nd Ave

(903) 874-7626

Jordan Paint

& Body

Owner: David Perry

How long owned: 30 years

How many employees: 11

Jordan Paint & Body is celebrating its 30th year in business this year. It prides itself in offering the best customer service possible. Jordan’s accepts all insurance claims and is a direct repair shop for most insurance companies. It offers a lifetime warranty on repairs and refinishing. In addition to service, Jordan’s also offers towing and rental cars for your convenience.

Jordan’s staff has 190 combined years of experience. The facility is PPG certified with ASE and I-Car Platinum certified professionals who have access to the most up-to-date technology, and have been extensively trained.

Jordan’s is well equipped to handle a large scale of repairs. It has three frame measuring machines, a Shark Measuring System, three paint booths (two of which are heated) and a PPG paint mixing system for superior paint matching abilities using modern computerized technology. Jordan is shooting Waterborne Paint, which is the latest in automotive paint technology. The Waterborne Paint is environmentally friendly, and is the same paint line currently being used by the automobile manufacturers.

649 Hardy Ave.

Corsicana, TX 75110

(903) 872-6923

Cassady’s Salon & Boutique

Owner: Elonda Cassady

How long owned: 25 years

How many employees: 10

Cassady’s is celebrating 25 years of service this Spring. The doors opened on April 8, 1988 with Elonda and two other stylists. The boutique was opened about three years later.

The original name was Cassady’s Hair Carousel, decorated in a carousel theme. In 2010, it was completely remodeled and revised to the name of Cassady’s Salon & Boutique.

Cassady’s Salon & Boutique consultants are committed to helping you discover your best look according to your features by understanding your lifestyle, needs and goals.

Cassady’s Salon & Boutique is where trendy fashions and hometown friendliness come together to provide you the best style with a pleasant experience.

800 N. Beaton

Corsicana, TX 75110

(903) 872-5600

NGF Insurance Agency

Owner: Nathan Franks and James Franks

How long owned: Since January 2013

How many employees: 2

Nathan Franks, formally with Rodney D. Young Insurance for 14, and James Franks, formally with Instaff for 17 years, are owners of NGF Insurance Agency.

2601 W. 2nd Ave.

Corsicana, TX 75110

(903) 874-4NGF (4643)

Copy Center

& Supplies

Owner: Ric Pallanich

How long owned: 34 years

How many employees: 8

Copy Center & Supplies finds and provides services that are not readily available to people in Corsicana. It can get hard to find items, has low minimums and can do large, high volume jobs of all kinds.

112 S. Beaton

Corsicana, TX 75110

(903) 872-6657

Gibson Home Center

Owner: Donald Gibson

How long owned: 29 years by family

How many employees: 1

Gibson Home Center was started in 1984 by Virgil and Don Gibson as a Curtis Mathes franchise, selling home entertainment electronics. It later expanded into appliances, then added computers.

The business is active as a retail store, but does rent-to-own also. Purchases may be cash, credit/debit card and some in-store financing.

Gibson does a lot of business with repeat customers who are like part of the family. It shares in their ups and downs, rejoices with the good and extends love when times are not so good.

Gibson is pleased to say it has been serving “friends and neighbors” for 29 years.

1001 W. 5th Ave.

(903) 872-2723

Central Texas Business Machines

Owners: Don and Dannell Woodcock

How long owned: Since 1977

How many employees: 5

Central Texas Business Machines started in 1977 as one of the first Sharp Factory authorized machine dealers in Texas. In 1979 CTBM moved to its current location at 421 N. Beaton and added a full line of office supplies and furniture to its inventory to keep pace with its growing customer base.

CTBM offers a large inventory of office supplies, furniture, ink and toner cartridges in stock for immediate delivery. CTBM also offers a printing service. Copies, checks, business cards or whatever your printing needs are, CTBM is ready to help.

Customer service is CTBM’s primary goal, before, during and after the sell.

421 N. Beaton St.

Corsicana, TX 75110

(903) 872-7435

Sonda’s Doggy Doos Grooming Salon

Owner: Sonda Lewis

Sonda’s Doggy Doos specializes in a breed pet grooming with over 20 years of experience. Sonda’s has special shampoos for every skin type.

Need your pet’s teeth brushed? Sonda’s can do it. Is your pet shedding a lot? Sonda’s can help.

Sonda’s also carries collars, leashes, pet clothes, pet cologne, bows and more. Walk-in and toe-nail trims are welcome.

510 N. Main St.

(903) 874-8866

Cox Carpet One Floor & Home

James and Josephine Cox were born and raised in Corsicana and opened Cox Warehouse Carpet in April 1986, and in 1994 became a Carpet One Dealer.

Cox Carpet One Floor & Home is the one source for all your floorcovering needs.

With its partnerships with the largest floorcovering cooperative in North America, Carpet One Floor & Home, Cox’s has enormous buying power and access to all the major brands, mills and manufacturers. It offers the largest selection of flooring in the area and you’ll always find the best prices and great savings, everyday.

With the personal service from our specially trained flooring experts, you’ll be guided through the shopping process to find the product, warranty and color that’s just right for you.

2625 W. 7th Ave.

Corsicana, TX 75110

(903) 874-4302

National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day is also a good reminder for couples who have their own shops, either in the home or in the neighborhood, to strike a balance between business and love. In fact, a recent survey of more than 1,300 SOHOs found that starting a SOHO was the key to finding balance. Respondents reported all of these improvements:

• 13 percent are having sex more often

• 45 percent are spending more time with their family and friends

• 25 percent are laughing more

• 20 percent are going on vacation more often