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Nothing “Small” about the Service in this “Small Town”

Sophisticated and Service Oriented Businesses at Home Fountain Hills, AZ

Nothing turns Fountain Hills’ visitors into residents faster than the quality of service they receive from our local businesses. I sometimes hear it described as that “small town feeling,” but I think it is much more.  In the same way that Fountain Hills attracts unique and interesting residents from around the globe, it is also home to a special brand of entrepreneur…the kind that is passionate about his or her business, and who are totally focused  on building a reputation for exceptional service relationships.

Nonny’s Creations for Exquisite Gifts, Florals and Event Details!

Nonny’s Creations, just a few doors down from Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate is a perfect example.  The stunning floral designs featured on the cover of the 2012-13 issue of Arizona’s Finest Wedding Sites and Services Magazine  accentuates the sophisticated elegance of Jerrod Alcaida’s creations.  The minute you step into Nonny’s, you know this is no ordinary florist!  He is a master of interior embellishment, creating floral and botanical accents that often feature clever use of antique and re-purposed pieces.  No worries about sending the “same old—same old” arrangement to a friend in Town…we know a Nonny’s arrangement the second we see it! The area-wide events staged by Jerrod and the staff at Nonny’s has created a local business that is fast becoming a “destination” boutique.  (www.nonnyscreations.com ).

Spikes Treats for Happy, Healthy Dogs & Their Owners

And then there’s Spike’s Treats at the Fountain Plaza side. This is an exciting store even if you only have “grand-dogs” to buy for!   Organic and hand-made treats for pets, and a knowledgeable sales staff  help match the right nutrition for the right pet.  Patrons often express their relief when owners Ronnie Sells and Michelle Adams go out of their way to research and find the perfect food or dietary supplement to improve the health of their beloved pet. They even bake their own doggie treats, and they look just as yummy as the ones Grandma used to make!  They give back to the community in so many ways through adoption events, fundraisers, and other “doggone fun” times at their location at over-looking Fountain Park. Each month their “Paws for a Cause” treats are sold to benefit a different shelter or pet welfare entity. No dog or cat is a stranger here, and they even bring their owners. Trust me, it takes will power not to pop one of these handmade pet cookies in your mouth! (http://stores.spikestreats.com/StoreFront.bok )

Automobile Detectives Take Customer Care to a Pleasing Level

Westerners love their cars, and Fountain Hills has a number of skilled technicians to keep your car humming. Many of our garages and body shops are among the earliest successful businesses in Fountain Hills, boasting three generations of clients from the same families. But one of the most successful entrepreneurial couples are Kirk and Andrea Horton of Auto-Mobile Detective.  They remember where you live when they pick up and deliver your car.  Imagine that! The estimates they give for their work are spot on, and their staff honors your time by keeping you appraised of the progress of the work during the day. They are clearly aware that it is not just ‘a car’ they are working on; they and their staff strive to be service partners who protect your investment and your precious mobility.  And they give your dog a cool sip of water when you come in, and may have a doughnut waiting for you in the morning, and leave a little sweet treat in the car when they’re done. ( C:\Users\Charlotte\Desktop\www.automobiledetective.comwww.automobiledetective.com )

Visitors are attracted to Fountain Hills by its stunning views, active lifestyle and exceptional value in  homes and condos.  But the conversion from visitor to resident really happens one enjoyable business encounter at a time.  The dozens of friendly shopkeepers who may also coach your kids, flip burgers at fundraisers, attend your house of worship, keep your teeth shiny and show you to your seat at the Community Theater weave together the fabric we call the Sonoran Lifestyle.  Exceptional service from people who  know you as neighbors means they will always deliver what they promise…and a little bit more.  That’s what  “Small Town” atmosphere means in Fountain Hills, and the reason we’re so proud to call it our home.

Coming soon…more interesting places to enjoy in Fountain Hills…

Nonny’s Creations Offer Gifts, Florals and Event Planning


Nonny's of Fountain Hills

The Northeast Valley has a bright new source for fresh florals, silk arrangements, gifts and wedding or event planning!  Nonny’s Event Planning and Design has now opened on the Avenue of the Fountains in Fountain Hills, with a beautiful show room, talented designers, charming gifts and a fun schedule of workshops.

Nonny's Events and Designs

Jerrod Alcaida and Chad Harr, Founders of Nonny's Events and Designs

Founded by local residents Jerrod Alcaida and Chad Harr, Nonny’s is offering an alternative and unique vision for your home, garden and everyday celebrations of life, inspiring harmony between interior & exterior spaces and enhancing those special everyday moments.  A passion for beauty and a desire to help customers create their vision has inspired Jerrod and Chad.

“We’re excited to offer our customers a more personalized approach to gifting, home accessories and life’s celebrations,” says Jerrod Alcaida, lead designer and the vision behind Nonny’s.  “Fountain Hills is a community characterized
by close friendships.  We’ve created Nonny’s to facilitate those relationships, giving our clients a way to express their friendship, gratitude, love, support and sorrow.”

"Fuzzy Soaps" at Nonny's

Nonny’s carries an impressive and unique variety of gifts like the “Herban Lifestyle,” a line of natural and organic bath and body products handmade by Mary Kearns, whose passion for sustainability, healing herbs and aromatherapy are shown in each ofthe products she lovingly creates.

There’s a great selection of hand poured candles from a local Fountain Hills artist, and a beautiful specialty candle with a lovely scent that was created exclusively for Nonny’s.  Their outdoor Fire Gel Pots were my favorite, in many sizes and colors that offer a great addition to anyone’s backyard or outdoor table.


Silverleaf Wedding Dinner

But the hallmark of Nonny’s services is truly in Jerrod Alcaida’s inspiring work as an event coordinator.  If you have a wedding, shower, staff party or special celebration coming up, let him create a very personalized, vibrant look that your guests will talk about for years.  Nonny’s offers full service florals for these
events, if needed.  They feature two of the area’s top floral designers, the mother daughter team of Diane &Katherine Gonzalez, each award winning designers.  Floral delivery within Fountain Hills is free.
Stop by Nonny’s and take a “shopping mini-vacation.”  You’ll have fun poking through their eclectic selection in the well-lit showroom, with lots of beautiful treasures displayed artfully for you to enjoy.  I’m betting that something will call to you or remind you of a friendship you haven’t celebrated in awhile.  And, this week, from August 10-17, they’re offering a fun “Recycle Your Old Vases Week.”
Bring in your old glass flower arrangement vases to trade in for a coupon worth 20% off your next fresh flower arrangement from Nonny’s!

Nonny’s phone number is 480-837-4558 and their website is www.NonnysCreations.com. They are openMonday-Friday 10-6 and Saturday 10-5.   Their address is 16858 Ave of the Fountains, Fountain Hills.


Dori Wittrig

Posted by Dori Wittrig, Designated Broker, Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate.  For more information about  the neighborhoods, homes, condos or land of Scottsdale or Fountain Hills, contact her at DoriW@SonoranLifestyle.com or by phone at 602-558-5901