Adco Driveline owner finds business exciting

Adco Driveline owner Ken Short makes a living building and installing drive shafts, mufflers, differentials and brakes. It may seem like drama-free work, but Short has had feature roles in scenarios straight out of Hollywood. “Hard-working trucks sometime lose their driveshafts at the worst possible moment,” he mused. “Take for instance the Robbers Fire.” That […]

Buffalo Hill Center anchored by Mar-Val

Success in business comes in many ways and for Mark and Irene Smith of Georgetown it came over a number of years. The Smiths, married on April 1, 1951, and moved to the Georgetown Divide shortly thereafter, beginning their lives together and their family of five. “My father was a copper mining engineer in a […]

Walt Grace Shoe Repair stands test of time

Walt Grace loves working with his hands. He loves to serve his customers. He has been in business in Placerville for 40 years. Repairing shoes is not a skill learned in school or an apprentice program. When Grace was a teenager growing up in Sacramento, his father bought a shoe repair business. The previous owner […]