Here is a roundup of business features that appeared in the Richardson edition of Community Impact in 2022.


Bulldog Barber Shop offers traditional experience with relaxing twist

Ricardo Bermudez said he always wanted to own a barber shop, even though he is not a barber. Bermudez and his family moved to Richardson from Mexico City in 2000. He worked for an automotive corporation for 13 years before leaving to finally start his own business.


Children's accessories company Milk Snob aims to appeal to parents

With the majority of its staff consisting of mothers, children’s accessories brand Milk Snob has a distinct outlook on the needs of parents. The company, which is headquartered in Richardson, produces products that appeal to the wants and needs of modern parents, Chief Operations Officer Babette Bevan said.


Boxes to Go owner aims to grow company reach within Richardson

Located off of US 75 near Spring Valley Road, Boxes to Go sells a large variety of boxes and other shipping supplies. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the company has sold products across the metroplex and beyond, including shipping products as far as Hawaii. Owner Melwin Zachariah said Boxes to Go’s biggest differentiator is having great customer service and providing services its competitors do not.


Black Friday Hot Deals offers low prices on new items in Richardson

Black Friday Hot Deals co-owner Ameer Alhazma is used to giving people good deals on a variety of options. After selling goods at discounted prices with his father at flea markets, Alhazma searched for a way to continue this business in a permanent retail space. He fulfilled that dream in December 2020 when he opened Black Friday Hot Deals at 1750 E. Belt Line Road, Unit 100, in Richardson.


Shadow LAN Gaming Cafe allows patrons to play variety of titles in Richardson

Despite challenges, Shadow LAN Gaming Cafe co-owner Thomas Radecki has continued to keep his business alive and well in Richardson for the better part of two decades.


Advanced Esthetics of Richardson offers skin care for wide array of patients

Beverly Blair said her road to owning Advanced Esthetics of Richardson was anything but ordinary. After graduating from The University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in business management, Blair became certified through the National Association of Legal Assistance to work as a paralegal. In 2010, she left the law career field to own a tow-trucking company.


Andi's Angels Home Care provides senior living assistance in Richardson

Andrea Taubman, owner and CEO of Andi’s Angels Home Care, started her company to provide in-home care because she had previously had difficulty finding care for her parents. The business, which opened in March 2021, provides a range of services from companionship or a sitter to assistance for the activities of daily living, but it does not provide medical care.


Huffman Jewelry specializes in custom-made items in Richardson

Every day on his walk to and from school as a child, Darryn Huffman said he passed a mom and pop jewelry shop. Intrigued, he soon began engaging the business owners in conversation.


Richardson business The Bike Shop offers variety of bicycles, repairs, accessories

Having been involved in the competitive cycling business for more than 20 years, Felipe Montiel offers a unique perspective on how to best repair a bicycle. Montiel applies that knowledge to The Bike Shop, located at 1002 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 116, in Richardson.


Baker’s Spring Valley Automotive gives second generation chance to carry on father’s legacy just outside Richardson

When Jared and Jordon Baker were children, they worked in their dad’s automotive shop in Dallas. Although their career paths initially went in different directions, those paths eventually merged again when they opened Baker’s Spring Valley Automotive in 2020.


Mojo’s Java coffee shop offers unique variety from nook of Richardson antique store

After working as a coffee consultant with Nestlé for four years, Alex Deer traded in his corporate job to follow his entrepreneurial-themed dreams. In 2018, he launched Mojo’s Java, a coffee catering business. In 2021, he added another component to the business when he opened a storefront in Richardson


Lombardo Custom Apparel owner has over 30 years of experience under its belt

Jay Lombardo said when he was in college at the University of North Texas, instead of waiting tables like many college kids, he chose an unconventional path. He gives credit to his mother, Patricia Lombardo, for his lifelong love of fashion.