DEAN'S LANDSCAPING. 238 Kennedy Ave, Schererville. 219.864.9078. deanslandscaping.com. Dean Savarino and his team at Dean’s Landscaping specialize in designing outdoor rooms for the home. Using a variety of hardscape structures such as patios, walkways and retaining walls, combined with other materials and patterns, Dean’s can create a custom backyard for each customer. Customers should call to schedule a consultation.
MARUSZCZAK APPLIANCE. 7809 W Lincoln Hwy, Schererville. 219.865.0555. maruszczak.com. For decades, this award-winning, family-owned company has been selling and servicing major home appliances in the Munster area. Its broad inventory includes refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, washer/dryers and more, made by virtually every brand in the market. The company is factory-authorized to service everything it sells, and professional in-house delivery and installation services are also available.
POPA HEATING AND COOLING. 2643 Highway Ave, Highland. 219.838.7700. popahvac.com. Popa Heating and Cooling has been serving the heating and air conditioning needs of the Highland, Indiana and the surrounding area since 1968. With new construction being the initial focus, the company has grown to provide service for all makes and models of HVAC equipment. In order to assure the job is done right, they provide the highest quality of products installed by highest quality technicians. Popa performs a superior system start up to ensure maximum energy savings and long-term comfort.
STEINER HOMES. 4825 W 100th Ln, Crown Point. 219.916.3744. steinerhomesltd.com. Steiner Homes offers affordable homes throughout Lake, LaPorte and Porter counties. The in-house residential home designer works with clients' ideas, either from a previous plan or starting from scratch. Clients can build on their own lot, or Steiner has access to a variety of lots throughout the area. A variety of features are available, and Steiner is committed to keeping those options at the highest quality and most affordable price.
SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION. 2045 East Dunes Highway, Gary, Ind. 219.886.3728. Superior Construction is the premiere large construction firm in Gary, Ind., having built such notable structures as Saint Mark's Church, Lew Wallace High School, the Virginia Hotel, and the Memorial Auditorium. Today, that legacy continues, with their safety priority and awards as one of the top companies in that arena in the state.
GROUNDWORKES. 15486 Red Arrow Hwy, Lakeside. 269.586.2133. groundworkes.com. Groundworkes' goal is to help you find happiness in your own backyard. Their design philosophy is to think of outdoor space in terms of rooms, allowing you to understand your space better and use it more appropriately. Groudworkes is a full-service landscape design firm. Their team of experts will design, build and maintain your garden. They will be there before, during and after the project to be sure that you are completely satisfied with your new outdoor environment.
WATER PLACE. 18853 W US 12, Ste 3, New Buffalo. 269.231.5153. The Water Place is a decorative plumbing and hardware products superstore. With whirlpools, faucets and cabinets, this facility has "everything you need for plumbing services."
AMBIANCE - Your Home, Your Story, Inc., 9490 Wicker Ave, St John. 219.558.0748. Ambiance's inventory of new, trendy items as well as stylish gifts are there to help customers express their own voice through their home decor at any occasion. Owners and design experts Jan LeVan and Tina Hines are proud to offer something different to local customers, as well as their help in designing the perfect home space.
ARCHITECTURAL ACCENTS, INC. 9760 Indiana Pkwy, Munster. 219.922.9333. archaccents.com. This architectural millwork shop specializes in one-piece curved wood molding and radius millwork. In addition to radius casings for windows and doors, Architectural Accents can customize products for any shape and wood specie.
FENKER'S HOME FURNISHINGS AND GIFTS. 1114 Lincolnway, LaPorte, Ind. 219.362.3538. At Fenker’s Home Furnishings & Gifts, they offer quality home furnishings for every room of the home. Fenker's carries furnishings for the living room, dining room, den, bar, sunroom and more. They also offer delivery service, clock repair, and design services, and are always available with friendly and helpful advice and recommendations.
INTERIORS ETC. 301 Lincolnway E, Mishawaka. 574.259.7717. interiorsetcdetails.blogspot.com. Interiors Etc. features stylish furnishings, accessories, ornaments, antiques and gifts, along with custom window treatments, wallcoverings, area rugs and carpet. The store's professional interior designers can help with home décor decisions including paint colors, window treatments and furniture. Several seasonal events take place throughout the year, and the inventory changes frequently.
LIKE NEW HOME FURNISHINGS BEACH HOUSE & WICKER GALLERY. 619 East 3rd St, Hobart. 219.942.0783. This home decor store offers gently used high quality furniture in their retail space. The store also offers selection of new furniture in their Beach House and Wicker Gallery.
LOU BUTCHER'S FURNITURE WERKS. 4980 W US 20, Michigan City. 219.872.1700. furniturewerks.com. The Butcher family provides quality furniture upholstery, repair and refinishing. Furniture Werks also offers to work with customers to come up with something new using different finishes or fabrics.
ROBERT NORTHINGTON INTERIOR DESIGN. 3907 Calumet Ave, Ste. 207, Valparaiso. 219.465.1000. Robert Northington Interior Design has the imagination and expertise to produce creative, workable solutions for any space. Whether creating an urban nest, country retreat or personalizing your everyday home, Robert Northington is here to help. Their services include remodels, room additions, kitchen and bath design, indoor/outdoor living space design and custom cabinetry and furniture design. They also specialize in window treatments as well as paint color, furniture and decorative accessory selection and placement.
BAYBERRY COTTAGE. 510 Phoenix St., South Haven. 269.639.9615. bayberrycottage.com. One of South Haven's most well-known shops, Gwen DeBruyn's Bayberry Cottage features home furnishings and accessories which include furniture, wall décor, rugs, florals and bath and body products. Interior design services are also available, and items can be special ordered if not in stock.
DECORATING DEN INTERIORS. 269.266.7094. decoratingden.com. This award-winning international design firm provides full-service, professional interior decorating. Well-trained decorators bring their ideas and expertise directly to clients' homes, along with fabrics, furniture, floor and wall coverings, lighting and other accessories.
HARBOR TOWN INTERIORS. 613 Broad St, St. Joseph. 269.983.7774. harbortowninteriors.com. Harbor Town Interiors offers home décor items such as furniture, mattresses, bed coverings, rugs, and home accessories. Gift items and full service design consultation are available.
IMPERIAL FURNITURE. 57530 M-51 S, Dowagiac. 269.782.5020. imperialfurniture.net. Imperial Furniture was started in 1962 by Russ and Eleanor Klapchuk and was known as Imperial Bedding Company. Originally, it manufactured custom-made mattresses and box springs. With the addition of headboards, chests and upholstered goods, within 10 years the company outgrew its downtown location, moving to its current site. Today, the Klapchuks' daughter, Carol, and her husband, Art Springsteen, own the business. The family provides an old-fashioned atmosphere, where shopping is fun and there are no high-pressure salesmen. Customers say it's the best-kept secret in southwest Michigan.
RETROSEKSUAL. 408 E Britain Ave, Benton Harbor, Michigan. stores.ebay.com/retroseksual. Retroseksual sources modern, retro, kitsch, tiki, lounge styles and much more; restoring that which was cool and altering the rest. Retroseksual specializes in Heywood Wakefield restoration with 3rd generation upholstery services available. The workshop is currently reworking vintage shades with cool fabrics.
DORMAN GARAGE, INC. 1317 Lake St, LaPorte. 219.324.7646. dormangarage.com. With more than twenty years of experience, Dorman Garage specializes in classic car restoration. Aside from offering restoration services, there is also a large inventory of restored classic automobiles for sale.
CENTER FOR OTOLARYNGOLOGY. 9120 Columbia Ave, Ste A, Munster. 219.836.4820. Bethany Cataldi, D.O., specializes in ear, nose and throat surgery and facial plastic surgery. In fact, she is the only female facial plastic surgeon in Northwest Indiana who's been specifically trained in surgery of the face, head and neck. Dr. Cataldi's expertise in such procedures exclusively ranges all spectrums, from topical treatments like skin peels, to hair removal, to full nasal construction.
OBSTETRICAL & GYNECOLOGICAL ASSOCIATES, INC. 1101 E Glendale Blvd, Ste 102, Valparaiso. 877.462.6249. weunderstandwomen.com. The board-certified obstetrician-gynecologists—Drs. Murphy, Rutherford, Short, and Strickland—at this clinic specialize in pregnancy care, family planning, infertility and menopause, along with general women's wellness. Patients are made to feel at ease because of the clinic's state-of-the-art equipment and a skilled staff.
MUTUAL BANK, KATHY SELLERS. 307 W Buffalo St, New Buffalo. 269.469.5552. bankwithmutual.com. Kathy Sellers is a Mutual Bank agent who services both first-time home buyers and seasoned investors. Mutual Bank specializes in investments and wealth management for businesses and personal clients.
BRIGATA HILLS. 200 W 500 N, Valparaiso. 219.746.6881. Brigata Hills is a luxury new home community located in Porter County, within Valparaiso city limits and just 5 minutes from downtown. Served by the esteemed Valparaiso School System, families living in Brigata Hills have access to academically-acclaimed high schools, middle schools and elementary education. Less than an hour drive or train ride from Chicago or to the Lake Michigan’s beach towns, the variety of cultural, environmental and entertainment opportunities is limitless.
COLDWELL BANKER, DAWN BERNHARDT. 2110 N Calumet Ave, Valparaiso. 219.241.0952. dawnbernhardt.com. Dawn Bernhardt is the go-to agent for homes in Chesterton's luxurious Sand Creek subdivision, along with other properties in Porter, LaPorte and Lake Counties. The website offers an abundance of resources for both buyers and sellers.
COLDWELL BANKER, DONNA HOFMANN. 219.331.1133. dhofmann.com. Donna Hofmann, Coldwell Banker and Residential Brokerage, specializes in residential properties in the Indiana Dunes.
McCOLLY REAL ESTATE. Various Locations. Since 1974, McCOLLY Real Estate has provided superior service by understanding personal needs. Whether the customer is a first time home buyer, resale, commercial, land, new construction or luxury home buyer, McColly is there to provide the best options. From purchase to financing to rentals and relocating, we provide one stop real estate with you in mind throughout our local communities, nationally and internationally.
COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE. 10 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo. 269.469.3950. coldwellbankeronline.com. New Buffalo’s premier real estate firm features properties in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. Both the in-office staff and the Coldwell Banker website offer multiple services and resources for buyers and sellers.
HARBOR SHORES RESORT. 269.932.1600. harborshoresresort.com. Southwest Michigan's biggest, most talked about project is underway in Benton Harbor. The residential community will include a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, marinas, an indoor water park and a luxury spa. The property is surrounded by two rivers and five beaches. Custom home sites and cottages are available.
DEWITT PLACE. 900 N DeWitt Pl, Chicago. 312.642.7020. dewittplace.com. This 82-unit vintage building, built in 1924, offers corporate housing, temporary furnished apartment rentals and long-term temporary housing solutions. These studio and one-bedroom apartments come with a variety of amenities, including a fully equipped kitchen, wireless Internet access, DirecTV satellite service and an exercise room.
ELLE SALON. 113 W 8th St, Michigan City. 219.874.3553. This upscale salon, situated in Michigan City's historic district, offers full-service hair care, plus manicures, pedicures and facial waxing. Retail products include skin care, body care, a men's line, wooden styling tools, a full line of Aveda products, and other calming items such as Aveda teas, candles and oils.
SKINFULLY SMOOTH. 1 Jefferson Street, Valparaiso. 219.246.9159. Skinfully Smooth offers medical and cosmetic skincare procedures in the luxury of a spa environment. Customers can enjoy services such as laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, waxing, anti-aging treatments, vein treatments and more.
INN AT ABERDEEN. 3158 S State Rd 2, Valparaiso. 219.465.3753. innataberdeen.com. Located in the beautiful and prestigious Aberdeen neighborhood, just minutes from downtown Valparaiso, the Inn at Aberdeen is a comfortable and convenient place to stay. A variety of unique rooms and suites are available, as well as a Flavia coffee and tea bar, a full gourmet breakfast every morning, and all of the amenities needed for both a personal and business stay. A conference room is available for business meetings and private parties.
THE BOULEVARD INN. 521 Lake Blvd, St. Joseph. 269.983.6600. theboulevardinn.com. Warmth and coziness are a theme at this historic hotel in St. Joseph. From the plush furniture in the lobby to the comfort food at the Bistro, to the luxurious amenities in the hotel's suites, the Boulevard offers more than just a place to stay. Business and fitness centers are also available for use.
THE PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM. 153 S Franklin Street, Valparaiso. 219.465.3595. pocomuse.org. The Porter County Museum–also known as the PoCo Muse–is a small, yet dynamic institution that aims to share the stories of Porter County and its people. The museum features permanent as well as temporary exhibits, and provides educational programs year round. Several school groups, scout troops, and organizations come from all over the county to tour the museum and learn about Porter County’s history.
POINT O' WOODS. 1516 Roslin Road, Benton Harbor. 269.944.1433. pointowoods.com. Point O’ Woods, located near the shores of Lake Michigan, is famous for the Robert Trent Jones Sr. Championship Golf Course. Amenities include a new clubhouse, re-designed Pro Shop, poolside cabana, tennis courts and family friendly activities. The large enclosed event tent is perfect for hosting family gatherings, business functions and parties. In warm weather, members can enjoy a drink on the large outdoor deck off the clubhouse bar with its majestic views of the sweeping 18th green.
SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN TOURIST COUNCIL. 2300 Pipestone Rd, Benton Harbor. 269.925.6301. swmichigan.org. The natural attractions of Southwest Michigan—the dunes, miles of scenic Lake Michigan beach, rivers and parks with hiking trails and biking paths—offer beauty in every season. The friendly staff at this nonprofit organization can assist travelers whether they seek solitude or a group learning experience.
ST. JOSEPH TODAY. 421 State St, St. Joseph. 269.985.1111. sjtoday.org. Visitors to St. Joseph will find a variety of helpful information—on shopping, dining and events—at this welcome center. St. Joseph Today is a nonprofit organization that assists and encourages local business and tourism development.
ALBERT'S DIAMOND JEWELERS. 711 Main St, Schererville. 219.322.2700. albertsjewelers.com. Besides the fact that Albert's showcases 12,000 square feet of jewelry, the store in itself is an entertainment destination. A bar, large-screen TV, dance floor and karaoke are among the many ways that patrons can let loose while browsing every type of fine jewelry imaginable. Brands include Cartier, Breitling, Omega, Tacori, Roberto Coin, David Yurman, Mikimoto, with more than 100 feet of bridal jewelry on display.
INDIAN SUMMER, CHESTERTON. 131 S Calumet Rd, Chesterton. 219.983.9994. This women's clothing boutique offers casual and contemporary clothing and jewelry from around the world. Indian Summer features brands such as Sympli, Oh My Gauze, Connie's Moonlight, Habitat, Miracle Body and San Diego Hat Co. The Chesterton shop offers a large selection of apparel, jewelry and accessories, while the original New Buffalo storefront continues to feature its quality inventory for those on the other side of the lake.
INDIAN SUMMER, NEW BUFFALO. 126 S Whittaker St, New Buffalo. 269.469.9994. This women's clothing boutique offers casual and contemporary clothing and jewelry from around the world. Indian Summer features brands such as Sympli, Oh My Gauze, Connie's Moonlight, Habitat, Miracle Body and San Diego Hat Co. The the original New Buffalo storefront continues to feature its quality inventory, while the Chesterton shop offers a large selection of apparel, jewelry and accessories for those on the other side of the lake.