Best of 2018: Get to know 11 Pearland and Friendswood businesses featured this year

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Every month, Community Impact Newspaper introduces readers to local business owners, showcasing the people and services that are homegrown in Pearland and Friendswood.

One Glance

Holly Gardner owns and operates One Glance in Friendswood. The shop sells jewelry and supplies and offers classes. (via haley morrison/community impact newspaper)

One Glance

“I like the fact that every day is something different. Sometimes I do inventory, some days I do bookkeeping, some days I teach classes, some days I clean shop,” owner Holly Gardner said.

Pearland Animal Hospital

Dr. Bobby Stevener (left) founded Pearland Animal Hospital in 1968. Dr. Kristofer Schoeffler and Carrie Schoeffler bought it in 2013. (via Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)

Pearland Animal Hospital

Dr. Bobby Stevener opened Pearland Animal Hospital in 1968. Today, owner Kristofer Schoeffler keeps the legacy going. “I love the culture—it’s a small-town feel. And a very family feel. Our staff love working here,” Schoeffler said.

Paisley Lane

Misti Bohnert opened Paisley Lane in Friendswood in March 2016. (via Photos by haley morrison/community impact newspaper)

Paisley Lane

Misti Bohnert turned a Friendswood home into a business selling clothing, accessories and home goods for women and children.

Art & Kustom Kreations

Owner Kelly Kronfield checks on William Bradley Masuno, 12, a student practicing his shading work with color pencils. (via Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

Art & Kustom Kreations

Art & Kustom Kreations is perhaps best known for its work on the Pearland mural at the Sugared Pear Boutique, but the business is focused on teaching and supporting art, owner Kelly Kronfield said.

Luxie Plum

Sisters Caitlin Farias (left) and Hannah Watson opened Luxie Plum in 2017. (via Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)

Luxie Plum

Caitlin Farias and Hannah Watson opened Luxie Plum in 2017 after establishing themselves at trade shows. The two bring different styles to their lineup of clothing, jewelry, accessories and gift items.

Legacy Home Staging and Furniture Painting

Jennifer McDougald (right) said her mother, Jill Schmidt, is her biggest supporter and partner in running the business. (via Haley Morrison/ Community Impact Newspaper)

Legacy Home Staging and Furniture Painting

Since first opening the business out of her own home in 2013, owner Jennifer McDougald has cultivated relationships with local vendors, and she has helped many of them grow by using her sales and marketing experience, she said.

Mambo2Fitness

Jenny Stevenson, owner and instructor, teaches her Thursday morning Zumba class. (via Kara Mcintyre/Community Impact Newspaper)

Mambo2Fitness

Loren and Jenny Stevenson, a husband-wife, owner-instructor duo, opened Mambo2Fitness in August 2014. “I just want to make people feel comfortable and welcome when they come in,” Jenny said. “To me, the community is key, and building that is what empowers both me and the students.”

ZERO Training Center

From left: Nelson Bautista, Tony Campbell, James Thacker, owner David Maldonado and Daniel Woody offer a range of fitness expertise. (via Haley Morrison/ Community Impact Newspaper)

ZERO Training Center

ZERO Training Center, which opened in June 2015, is based around personalized training, with a select number of clients per hour.

Mind and Body Solutions

Nutritionist Serge Gregoire, right, owns and chiropractor Stacey Delgado practices at Mind and Body Solutions. (via Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)

Mind and Body Solutions

Owner Serge Gregoire earned his doctorate in nutrition and was a fellow at Harvard Medical School before opening Mind and Body Solutions in Friendswood.

Le Papillon Children’s Boutique

Norma Guerra-Martinez has run Le Papillon in Pearland full time for almost three years. (via Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

Le Papillon Children’s Boutique

“I want this to be a place where kids can come and feel welcomed, where they can be themselves and touch the toys,” said Norma Guerra-Martinez, who has run the store for three years.

E&G Amish Furniture

Greg and Earlene Landwehr have sold Amish-made furniture in Friendswood for eight years. (via Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)

E&G Amish Furniture

Greg and Earlene Landwehr have found success by focusing on high-quality furniture. They first opened the store in 2004 but moved to Friendswood in 2010.

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Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018. A graduate of the University of Houston, Matt was most recently the director of community outreach and engagement at the Columbia Missourian and a professor at the Missouri School of Journalism.
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