Animal lovers — fur, feathers and fins — trust in Lees’

For more than three decades, every time the economy has galloped south like a barn-sour horse headed for home, Lees’ Feed and Western Store in Shingle Springs has managed to stay solidly in the race. The family owned ranch supply business always seems to find a way to grab the rail and ease past the […]

Flying Ace T-shirts in business since 1977

Sue and Richard Burgdorf each received degrees from Cal Berkeley, she in design and he in architecture, in 1974. So, naturally, they made T-shirts for a living. “My mom said we were crazy, that T-shirts were just a fad,” said Richard from his office at Flying Ace T-shirts on Missouri Flat Road in Placerville. “But […]

Tanko Well Drilling serves area more than 60 years

One of the most obvious secrets to becoming successful is to not be afraid of hard work. Gary Tanko established Gary C. Tanko Well Drilling 50 years ago in 1962. Prior to that, his father ran a well drilling business in Placerville in the 1940s. Now headquartered in Auburn, Tanko Well Drilling continues to serve […]