Marketplace Spotlight

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Valley Partners

232 Main Street  |  Emmaus, PA  |  610.421.8887  |

If you’re looking for a new home or location for your business, Steve Gould, agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Valley Partners, can help. Gould brings more than nine years of experience to the new BHG office, which opened in July 2012. In his new role as business owner, Gould is excited to mentor new agents and build the BHG brand in the Valley. “Our primary focus is on the upper-end property – $750,000 and up. These properties are under BHG’s distinctive collection,” Gould says.

“Our overall goal as a company is to offer a comprehensive list of services that relates to all real estate has to offer. There are a lot of different things in real estate that we can help with, so we are trying to provide a main ‘go-to’ in the Valley. Real estate is a super tricky start-to-finish process, and our goal is to work by referral – to impress one client so much that they’re going to go out of their way to tell others what a great job we did for them,” he says. Gould stresses that his office and agents provide exceptional customer service and honest pricing. “We list homes at the correct price that will get seller the most amount of money in the least amount of time,” he adds.

CertaPro Painters of the Greater Lehigh Valley

7001 N. Route 309  |  Suite 169, #120  |  Coopersburg, PA  |  484.519.0517  |

Spruce up the look of your home with some help from Certa-Pro Painters of the Greater Lehigh Valley. Their team of professionals offers interior and exterior painting for both residential and commercial projects, wallpaper hanging and removal, deck staining and painting, and power/pressure washing. “We can also do light carpentry during a project, such as installing crown molding and baseboards and small repairs like patching holes in a wall or replacing wallboards,” says Lisa Costa, co-owner (with husband, Joe) of the Lehigh Valley franchise. “We’ve also started removing the dreaded ‘popcorn’ ceilings,” she adds.

Certa-Pro is both Lift (they are authorized to operate equipment in high places) and Lead (they can work in a home that may contain lead-based materials) certified. Certa-Pro focuses on service – after all, their motto is, “Painting is Personal.” “We can send a colorist to help pick out colors…there is open communication every step of the way,” says Costa. Certa-Pro is North America’s largest painting franchise, with over 300 locations around the country. “You can expect the same kind of service from our office as a location anywhere else,” assures Costa.

3971 Independence Drive  |  Schnecksville, PA  |  610.769.4050  | has everything you need to create a memorable dinner party or special occasion. With both an online and brick-and-mortar store in Schnecksville, makes it easy for customers to browse their impressive inventory.

“We sell fine and casual dinnerware, crystal, flatware, home décor and giftware products.  We also sell kitchenware and cookware, as well as collectibles, ornaments and holiday décor.  Our company is an authorized retailer for more than 30 major manufacturers, such as Waterford, Wedgwood, Lenox, Villeroy & Boch, Portmeirion and Spode,” says Paul Sarver Jr., President and CEO.

Many of the company’s 14-member staff have been in the tableware business in excess of 20 years and use their extensive industry knowledge to help customers make that perfect purchase. “Our focus is on personalized attention, product knowledge, competitive value, and quality products. We have an unparalleled selection with over 35,000 items in our current catalogue,” Sarver says. also offers both online and in-store bridal registries and corporate gift consultations.

STEP in 4 Mor

1823 W. Allen Street  |  Allentown, PA  |  610.432.1183  |

STEP in 4 Mor is a high-end shoe and accessory boutique that carries a large selection of footwear, accessories and gifts for the wine, shoe and dog lover. Owner Stephanie Morffi, a self-described “shoe addict” who has turned her passion into profit, celebrates 5 years of business in 2013.

STEP in 4 Mor carries shoes in a wide variety of styles that can meet any budget. “We carry shoes from $25 to $425 and everything in between,” she says. “Most of what we carry is very fashion-forward, but people looking for comfort can find something that looks good and allows them to walk around New York City all day, too,” adds Morffi.

Her goal is to carry shoes by high-end designers that are found in major department stores but aren’t found anywhere else locally. “I want customers to have a real experience when they come in,” she says. “I love helping people find the right pair of shoes for that special outfit. Sometimes people will actually bring in the outfit so they can find the right match. I want people to enjoy what they choose. I try to have a variety of styles that appeal to all ages. Sometimes older customers come in and are surprised at how much of a selection we have,” says Morffi.

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