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Posted on May 12, 2020 at 8:06 AM by Lauri Thompson
Established in 1954, Rev-Cut Mower has been operating in the same building in the City of Cocoa for more than 60 years. Originally owned by the Tompkins family, entrepreneurialism did not start with the mower business for Dan, Kate, Dave and Dale Tompkins. The family-run fruit stand adjacent to the Tompkins’ home sparked interest in business ownership, which lead to the founding of Rev-Cut Mower. The business’s most notable sale was that of the Tompkins’ own two-cycle mower for only $59.00, which came with lifetime sharpening. It’s this dedication to customer satisfaction that will guarantee business success for another 60 years.
In 1983, current owners, Bob La Pontny and Jackie Campeau La Pontny acquired Rev-Cut Mower, expanding the stock to include the Stihl and Echo brands. In 1990, the business went through yet another expansion, this time increasing the size of the building. What started out as a mere 1,000 square foot mom and pop facility is now a 10,000 square foot showroom and shop servicing over 15 different brands. Bob and Jackie retired from the business in 2012, leaving the day-to-day operations to Sales & Services Manager Bill Peters.
Bill has been with Rev-Cut for 25 years and plans to continue shaping the business at the customers’ request. Brands currently found at Rev-Cut Mower are Echo, Gravely, Snapper, Stihl and Toro.
For more information on Rev-Cut Mower go to www.revcut.com or visit their showroom at 2005 North Cocoa Blvd, Cocoa, FL 32922.
In memory of Jackie Campeau La Pontny
Posted on July 1, 2016 at 4:19 PM by Samia Singleton
July 1, 2016 - If you are looking for a vegan comfort food dining experience, look no further than Paisley Vegan Kitchen, which opened in March of 2016 on Brevard Avenue in Cocoa Village. The owners, Alyssa and Michael, explored the concept of presenting delicious vegan cuisine that mimic the familiar dishes we all know and love, such as chicken and waffles, lasagna, and macaroni and cheese. According to the owners, a not so familiar dish, buffalo cauliflower bites, is a customer favorite. Completely free of all animal products, all menu items and ingredients are made from scratch daily, including the chicken substitute.
When Alyssa and Michael began to outgrow their on Delannoy Avenue, they immediately set their sights on Cocoa Village as the new location for Paisley Vegan. “Cocoa Village was the most welcoming place we found while looking for places,” says Alyssa. Hitting the ground running, Paisley Vegan Kitchen opened a month and a half after Alyssa and Michael signed the lease for its new location.
Paisley Vegan’s special niche attracts diners from all over the state of Florida looking for vegan cuisine. This resonates with Alyssa and Michael, whose decision to open their own restaurant stems from wanting closer vegan dining options. “We lived in south Palm Bay before we moved here and were driving to Orlando to go out to eat,” says Michael. “A date night turns out to be a very hard thing when you have a two-hour drive.”
The restaurant currently has seven employees. Alyssa and Michael’s future plans, include investing into the physical infrastructure to make the kitchen as efficient as possible, and eventually relocating into a larger space.
For more information about Paisley Vegan Kitchen, visit www.paisleyvegan.com or stop by its new location at 630 Brevard Ave, Suite A.
Posted on April 1, 2016 at 8:46 AM by Samia Singleton
Glenn’s Tire & Repair Service of Cocoa, Inc.
April 1, 2016 – In 1952, World War II veteran, Glenn Carmichael was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug. With a background in auto repair from his family’s Orlando based business, Glenn’s leadership skills and precisionist mindset drove him to open his own tire service business. In an effort to truly differentiate his business from his family’s, Glenn relocated to a growing ocean side community, which would allow him to pursue his salt water hobbies - when he was able to steal away a few hours to play as hard as he worked. Since his passing, Glenn’s Tire & Repair Service of Cocoa remains a family owned and operated business. Glenn’s son, Bill, owns and runs the shop with the help of his wife, Carol; son, Nate; and daughter, Becci, along with a team of five employees who the Carmichael’s view as an extension of the family.
Chosen for its central location, the City of Cocoa has proven to be the perfect hub for the surrounding cities served by Glenn’s. Offering auto, commercial vehicle, and RV service, Glenn’s has the capability to service your residential, business and recreational vehicles all in one location. Whether you’re a busy professional, stay-at-home parent, seasonal visitor, or longtime customer, Glenn’s aims to exceed customer expectations during every visit by continually seeking new ways to serve the customer better.
In the spirit of excellent customer service, Glenn’s is currently planning to expand service offerings to include virtual quote delivery, hybrid services, auto pick-up and delivery, and additional Pink Gloves classes; classes designed for new and experienced drivers who are interested in learning the basics in vehicle maintenance, care, and safety. Above all, Glenn’s plans to work hard every day to be a name customers can trust in auto care.
For more information on services and future Pink Gloves classes, call (321) 636-1889, go to www.glennstires.com, and visit Bill, Carol, Nate and Becci at 811 North Cocoa Blvd.