Loaf & Jug employee honored for service to customers

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

Taking care of customers is what it’s all about for Christy “Red” Mills at the Loaf & Jug in Bergen Park.

Her rapport with customers led to her receiving the company’s President’s Choice Award for outstanding customer service.

Mills was one of four employees selected from among the company’s 3,000 locations in seven states and received a Waterford crystal vase.

“She takes good care of the customers,” store manager Tom Koch said. “Since she lives in Evergreen, they catch up on what’s going on. She does her job well.”

As far as Koch knows, Mills is the first employee at the Bergen Park Loaf & Jug to receive the award in the dozen years it’s been open.

For Mills, working at Loaf & Jug also has had personal benefits. She met Ed Mills, an Evergreen Fire/Rescue firefighter, soon after she began working there, and they’ve been married for 10 months.

She’s also a full-time student at Metropolitan State University of Denver, majoring in criminal justice.

Mechanic Jackson moves to Parkway Auto Repair

Mechanic Bob Jackson has taken his 24 years of experience working on cars to Parkway Auto Repair.

Jackson, who has lived in the area since 1997, has a long history working on cars since graduating with an associate’s degree from the Denver Institute of Technology in 1989. He owned an automotive repair shop in Indian Hills in the late 1990s, and most recently he’d been working at Evergreen Automotive Repair.

Jackson says he still enjoys working on cars, and he had worked with Sandy Kidd, Parkway Auto Repair’s owner, in the past.

Find Jackson at the repair shop, 3022 Evergreen Parkway, or by calling 303-674-0708.

Hertz rentals at L&H Auto Body

L&H Auto Body now offers cars from Hertz Rent-a-Car to both its customers and the public.

“It’s not just for collision repair customers,” L&H owner Randy Massey said. “People can rent cars here for any reason.”

It’s great for people who want to rent a car for a one-way trip to the airport. That might be less expensive than paying to park, he said. He said Hertz Gold Club members now don’t have to go down the hill to get a car.

L&H is at 30616 Bryant Drive. For more information, call 303-670-4900.

Kennel has new owner, new name

The dog kennel on Bryant Drive has a new owner and a new name.

Evergreen Kennel became Howling Wolf Kennel with its new owner Bambi Huffman. Huffman, who had been working at the kennel for six years, bought the business from Anik Egloff last August. The 2,200-square-foot kennel still offers overnight boarding and doggie day care.

“I’m at home here,” Huffman said. “There’s no other place I would rather be.”

The kennel, at 30596 Bryant Drive, has both indoor and outdoor play areas, and Huffman says the dogs really enjoy a swimming pool in the summer.

For more information, call 303-670-9792.

Vitamin Cottage addition opens

Shopping in the Bergen Park Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage is like a treasure hunt as the store moves into its 8,000-square-foot addition.

More items have been added, and everything has moved, so it takes more time to find things.

“It’s like a treasure hunt,” one customer said, “but in the end you find gold.”

With the grocery store expanded into the new space, other areas of the building now are covered in plastic as they are being remodeled. Within the next few months, there will be two more cash registers, a new health and beauty section, and a demonstration kitchen. An area also is being remodeled for the employees.

The store, which opened in 2004, now has 16,800 square feet of space.

Have tips about businesses in Evergreen? Contact Evergreen resident Deb Hurley Brobst at deb@evergreenco.com.