What started as a one woman secretarial and mailing business back in 1963 has developed into a local mainstay business that also sells printing nationally. From the very beginning, Hall Letter Shop was a printing and mailing company, even when it wasn’t popular for printing companies to provide mailing services. For 53 years, this company has grown with the community.
Come of the best meats in town, Wood-Dale Market is an old-fashioned meat market that has been fully operating since 1955 off of Stine Road, in between Belle Terrace and Stockdale Highway. Owner Israel Vasquez, who manages to keep that old-fashioned feeling while providing great customer service, has operated Wood-Dale for the past 12 years and previously worked in the grocery industry for over 25 years.
Since 1962, when he opened Robby’s Nursery, Harold E. “Robby” Robinson began making Bakersfield a more beautiful place. Robinson was an independent landscaper when he moved to Bakersfield as a young man and, after establishing an excellent reputation with his services around town, he and his wife, Joan, purchased a nursery located at South H Street and Planz Road.
In September of 1951, a legacy began in Kern County. Under the authority of the Dominican Sisters of Tacoma, Washington, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School opened its doors to children in grades kindergarten through third with the intention of providing quality education while fostering faith in each student.
New City Cleaners has had a long and prestigious history of serving the people of Kern County and beyond. It’s a patient and steady dedication to quality and service that has set the 105-year-old specialty cleaning business apart, and possibly been the secret of its success and longevity.
David E. Urner and Errol P. Janes entered the business community in a big way back in 1919. They opened Home Appliance Company, later known as Urner & Janes, and known today as Urner’s, in the midst of the financial recovery of World War I.