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Indian Lake couple sets up two businesses

Dave and Kim Ameden, proud owners of Dave Ameden Floor Care and Kim’s Country Corner, two new Indian Lake businesses at the intersection of Routes 28 and 30.

Dave and Kim Ameden, proud owners of Dave Ameden Floor Care and Kim’s Country Corner, two new Indian Lake businesses at the intersection of Routes 28 and 30. Photo by Bill Quinlivan.

— There seems to be a growing list of new businesses in Indian Lake. The latest of these are two headed-up by the husband and wife team of Dave and Kim Ameden. Both are located at the Intersection of Routes 28 and 30 on the corner directly across Rt. 28 from Pines Store. Both businesses share a showroom in the building.

Dave Ameden Floor Care

Dave started his career in the flooring business in 1987, working for Pete Hutchins’ floor care business. Dave built the foundations for his expertise during those 5 to 6 years of working for Hutchins until he was moved by the entrepreneurial spirit to go out on his own. Dave opened his first floor care business in Speculator and built it into a success. He eventually sold the business and is now filling the void Pete Hutchins’ passing has left. As the only flooring company in Hamilton County Dave is fully focused on the new Indian Lake operation.

Dave Ameden Floor Care offers a full line of floor coverings through the showroom on Routes 28 and 30 including the sale, installation, maintenance and renovation of ceramic tile, hardwood flooring, laminates, vinyl and carpet. Dave makes a specific point of the fact that his services include carpet cleaning, hardwood floor sanding and refinishing, commercial floor maintenance and restoration of flooring after water remediation. Beyond flooring, the company also custom designs and installs many tile showers. “We can design and build showers of any size and shape using different tiles and inserts. Many are designed to include all sorts of built-ins and types of seating—something the ladies like to have when shaving their legs,” remarks Ameden.

Currently the floor care business employees one person, Kenney Walters, in addition to Dave. “We are pretty busy right now, but as any new business we have to be very careful with the timing of expansion. We are going to try to get through the winter with the current staffing and perhaps in the spring of 2014 have the business to a point that we could comfortably carry some additional employees.” In that regard, Dave is now beginning to reestablish old relationships with contacts from his previous Speculator business. When asked where most of his business comes from, Dave highlights the importance of having good relationships with local contractors and that a good amount of his business is generated by word-of-mouth references from happy customers.

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