We specialize in the design and production of advertising art, banners, signs, etc. as well as offer automotive, marine and home upholstery services.
Tuesday 10 – 6
Wednesday 10 – 4
Thursday 10 – 6
Friday 10 – 6
By Appointment only Monday & Saturday
Should a home buyer hire a home inspector?
Yes. Purchasing a home is the single largest investment many people make in their lives – as well as the most naïve. Lacking construction knowledge, they associate quality construction with superficial features like crown molding, hardwood floors, granite countertops, etc. The reality is these features are only aesthetic. The true quality of a home is reflected by what lies beneath these amenities. What is important is the structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC and other components. This is why hiring a Licensed Professional Home Inspector is important. A licensed and objective home inspection report gives the home buyer an unbiased assessment of the actual condition of the property on the day the inspection is made. Home inspectors come from much different design and construction-related backgrounds such as architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC and other related backgrounds, but all are required by the Arkansas Home Inspection Board to complete an 80-hour classroom training class for home inspectors approved by the Arkansas Department of Education, pass the National Home Inspector Exam and the Arkansas Home Inspection Ethics Exam to become licensed as a Professional Home Inspector. As a result, each home inspector will have specific areas where they possess special expertise.
As a Civil Engineer, my particular areas of expertise are in the foundation, structural, and plumbing components of the structure. Typically, the fee for a comprehensive home inspection is less than 0.1% of the cost of purchasing a home. I invite and encourage all my clients to accompany me on my home inspections so they can ask questions and any findings can be explained firsthand during the inspection. I always advocate for a client to be informed and prepared.
But what if I’m buying a brand new home?
Yes, a home inspection is one of the most important factors of a home purchase. Even though a home is brand-new, that does not necessarily mean it is flawless. The very best home builders can sometimes overlook some details in completing a new home project. A home inspector can help the client to identify these details, so they can be corrected before the purchase process is completed. On the other hand, some homebuilders who primarily deal in constructing “spec” homes may intentionally try to cut corners that might compromise the quality of the home to increase their profit on the new home being purchased. A home inspector can help the client to identify these defects.
Is a pre-sale home inspection important for a seller?
It is very important. A pre-sale inspection can reveal to the seller conditions they can correct before listing the property, enhancing its value and appeal to a buyer and to expedite the sale. It can also reveal conditions that require attention but might be better left for the buyer to decide how they want to make the correction. In this case, the seller can anticipate providing an allowance to a buyer. Finally, there may be some conditions the seller simply wants to sell “as is”.
I’m buying a condo or townhouse. Should I hire a home inspector?
Yes. A condominium is a special type of home where the owner owns the airspace (interior) of the unit, but the building and grounds that make up the condominium development are owned by the condominium owners’ association. A professional home inspector can help the client identify what he is responsible for and what features are the responsibility of the condominium owners’ association.
A Professional Home Inspector should never be viewed by a realtor, buyer, or seller as a “deal buster”. His responsibility is to simply apprise his client of the condition of the home or commercial building they are buying or selling on the day the inspection is made in accordance with the American Society of Home Inspectors Standard of Practice for Home Inspections and the Code of Ethics for the home inspection profession.
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Structural Design and Analysis) – University of Missouri – Rolla
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Sanitary / Public Works Mgt.) – University of Missouri – Rolla
The University of Missouri – Rolla was re-named the Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2008.
ABC Home Inspection Institute
Arkansas Real Estate School
Arkansas Professional Engineer #4540
Arkansas Home Inspector #1959
FAA UAS Remote Pilot #4135798
American Society of Civil Engineers
Association of Conservation Engineers – Past President
American Society of Home Inspectors – Associate Member
Care Caps meets the 2nd Monday of the month….we do NOT meet in April and October.
Care Cap Connections™ is a division of Volunteer America – 1776, an Arkansas-based voluntary association. We rely solely upon monetary and in-kind donations for our project. We are approved as a public charity under the Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) and issue donor receipts for allowable tax deductions.
The Child Advocacy Alliance of North Central Arkansas is an independent nonprofit serving Faulkner, Van Buren, Searcy, Pope and Conway counties. Originally founded in 2001 as CASA of the 20th Judicial District, the Children’s Advocacy Alliance oversees both the Central Arkansas Children’s Advocacy Center and the CASA 20th Judicial District program. The two programs work side by side to provide coordinated guidance, treatment and support for child victims of abuse and neglect, from the initial investigation of abuse to their placement in a safe, permanent home. The Children’s Advocacy Alliance is a place for hope and a voice for justice.
574 Locust Street
Conway, AR 72034
236 Factory Rd
Clinton, AR 72031
This community, home to 2,338 full time residents and many part timers, is on the north shore of Greers Ferry Lake in the Ozark foothills. The pristine 40,000-acre stocked lake is popular for fishing, water skiing and boating, and the resort operates a full-service marina. Fairfield Bay Resort’s two 18-hole championship golf courses have been sites for numerous Arkansas State PGA tournaments. In addition, the community offers tennis courts, swimming pools, miniature golf, mountain biking, volleyball, shuffleboard, bowling, laser tag, a first class health club, an excellent library with books, DVD.s, and WiFi connections, restaurants, and picnic areas.
My wife of 46 years, Cindy, and I moved to Fairfield Bay in 2000. We love the trees, the wildlife, the lake, the great golf courses, and most of all the people of Fairfield Bay. I like to tell people if you are in a hurry, Fairfield Bay is not for you. Slow down, relax, and enjoy this beautiful city. Our community was established shortly after Greers Ferry Lake was formed in the mid-1960’s. One great benefit to moving to Fairfield Bay is that most everyone else has moved here from somewhere and recently went through a move and the challenge of establishing a new home and friends. It is easy to ‘join’ Fairfield Bay. Many of us are retirees and are dedicated to fun and fulfillment. We would love for you to ‘join’ us either for a visit or a lifetime.
Rose Owen, City Recorder / Treasurer
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9:30-12:30 and 12:30-3:00 pm. Open on Saturday 7:30-11:30. If you need to visit us on the weekend please contact the shelter manager for appointment. If you are in Fairfield Bay and need to reach Animal Control contact DPS at 501-884-6005
Fairfield Bay Animal Shelter does not accept owner surrenders, however, we would be happy to assist you in finding a rescue or sanctuary for your pet.
The Fairfield Bay Animal Control Shelter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1994 by The Fairfield Bay Animal Protection League. The Fairfield Bay Animal Shelter provides shelter, care, resource, and adoption services for the many domestic cats and dogs that stray, become lost, or are abandoned each year in our area.. We depend heavily on donations for our shelter.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO HELPING THE ANIMALS OF FAIRFIELD BAY FIND A SAFE AND LOVING PLACE TO CALL HOME
- To provide warm, nurturing surroundings for animals at the shelter and to seek loving, compatible homes for those in our care.
- To provide medical care to dogs and cats at the shelter, within policy guidelines, and to ensure that all of our animals are spayed or neutered and properly vaccinated for adopters.
If you are looking to provide a forever home for a loving friend and companion, please consider one of the many cats and dogs at The Fairfield Bay Animal Control Shelter. If you are interested in helping and supporting The Fairfield Bay Animal Shelter’s efforts, please.
Shelter And Ordinance Information
Adoptions from the Fairfield Bay Shelter:
Dogs: $75.00 fee
This fee covers vaccinations, worming and spay/neuter.
This fee covers vaccinations, worming and spay/neuter.
Any animal adopted that will reside within Fairfield Bay City Limits requires a City License before leaving the shelter. City License fee is $10.00 per animal and must be renewed yearly. Failure to renew City License will incur a charge of $25.00. Any animal picked up in the City of Fairfield Bay (with or without a license) is considered Animal At Large and Animal Control can issue a warning or a fine.
Animal Reclaim from Shelter:
Any animal that is being reclaimed for the Animal Shelter will incur the following charges:
$40.00 pick up fee.
$10.00 per day maintenance, plus $5.00 for vaccination, $5.00 for worming. And any other incurred veterinary fees.
After 72 hours the animal becomes the property of the Fairfield Bay Shelter, Reclaim will be $165.00 for Spay/Neuter and any applicable vaccinations as per State Law. (Second offense pick up and maintenance goes up by $10.00 etc)
When reclaiming an animal, please bring your Certificate of Rabies Vaccination as well as your current City License. If you do not have these you will be required to obtain these before the animal can be released, at your expense.
According to Ordinance, there is no hold time for healthy feral cats. We do work with trusted farms that will place our altered ferals into their colonies. We do this to avoid euthanizations as well as to give our ferals the freedom they are so used to. We do this only with permission from these farms as well as City and County acceptance. We do NOT release ferals back into FFB City Limits.
Left to Right: Nathan Morgan, Adrianne Wilbers, Secretary-Treasurer Carrie Hinds, Patty West, Vice-President Darrell Moore, Matt Stewart, Kathy Sherwood (former director), Brian Henderson, President Jason Hayes; not pictured, Executive Director Trish Childers
The Clinton Chamber of Commerce is an organization that exists to enhance Clinton’s quality of life by welcoming, uniting and promoting business. We are an organization with many members of businesses who provide goods and services to the growing economy in Clinton.
Whether you’re looking for a company to do business with, or looking for a place to promote your business, you’ve come to the right place. Take a moment to look through our website and get acquainted with all the Chamber has to offer. If you’re interested in joining the Chamber, please click here to print the membership form.
Our mission is to promote a positive business climate in Clinton, serving as the primary advocate for business growth and a constructive partner working with government and education.
– Represent the entire Clinton business community and provide our members with a significant return on investment.
– Support the Clinton Partnership for Economic Development and their missions to create economic growth and vitality.
– Support performance-based business incentives, fiscal responsibility at all levels of government and make routine reviews of governmental efficiency and spending.
Our story begins with our staff. Owners Dwight Olmstead and Darriel Ezell have long thought opening a funeral home in Van Buren County. After much prayer, thought and support from their wives, Lisa and Jessica, Dwight and Darriel brought their over 60 years of combined experience to Clinton.
We are Van Buren County’s only locally owned and operated funeral home.
We strive to bring the most affordable and dignified service anywhere to you and your loved ones in your time of need. A dignified and fitting service should not be expensive.
Rather you prefer a traditional and nontraditional service we are here for you. No request is to big or to small.
We would like to introduce you to the newest member of our staff. This is Mollie. She is a King Charles spaniel. Mollie is in training as a grief therapy dog. Her training includes the recognition of grief and to comfort those she is with.
Mollie loves everyone. She is never met by a stranger and loves to be held and petted. Her dislikes are chickens, birds, cats, and vacuum cleaners.
Mollie is available to visit schools, nursing centers, and churches FREE of charge.
Please contact us about Mollie and feel free to stop by and meet her.
|Darriel Ezell, Owner
Office Phone: 501-745-6791
Mobile Phone: 501-206-2019A 2004 graduate of Guption-Jones College of Funeral Service, and licensed Funeral Director since 1999, Darriel has been involved in the funeral profession since he was 16.
Darriel serves on the board of directors, and as Chaplin, fire-fighter and first responder for the Cove-Creek Pearson Fire Department
Darriel has also served as a patrolman for the Wilmot Police Department, Chief of Police for the City of Portland Arkansas, and as a Patrol Office First Class with the Arkansas Highway Police.
|Dwight Olmstead, Owner
Office Phone: 501-745-6791
Mobile Phone: 501-270-0234A 1975 graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, the Olmstead family has been servicing the families of Van Buren and Cleburne Counties since 1896.Dwight has served as President of the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association, Arkansas Burial Board, Arkansas Club of Burial Associations, Policy Board Representative to the National Funeral Directors Association, and served with many other clubs and civic organizations.Dwight also served as Cleburne County Coroner for 30 years.As hobbies Dwight enjoys golfing and spending time with his grandchildren.
|Lisa Olmstead, Funeral Director
Office Phone: 501-745-6791
Fax: 501-745-6792Lisa, wife of Dwight, has spent many years in and around the funeral profession.
A professional florist and decorator, Lisa has worked on and supervised many large projects including a wedding for the Rockefeller family, decorating the Arkansas Governors Mansion, and her work has been featured in New York City design shows many times.
Her and Dwight have three children: Ryan, Alesha, and Alexis.
|Jessica Ezell, Apprentice Funeral Director
Office Phone: 501-745-6791
Fax: 501-745-6792Jessica, wife of Darriel, has been involved in and around the funeral profession for over 13 years. She is currently working to obtain her Funeral Director’s License from the State of Arkansas. She graduated from Arkansas State University with Honors with an Associate in Liberal Arts.
She is a certified First Responder and Fire Fighter and currently serves on the Cove Creek/ Pearson Fire Department. She is an active member of Palestine Baptist Church.
Her and Darriel have two children together, Caitlin and Ryan Ezell.
Community Water System is proud to serve the water needs of north central Arkansas. Utilizing Greers Ferry Lake as its source water, the system began supplying water to approximately 1500 customers in Greers Ferry, Higden, Edgemont and Fairfield Bay in 1970. From those humble beginnings, Community Water System continued to grow and currently supplies water to approximately 6470 retail water users and 10 wholesale users located in portions of Van Buren, Cleburne, Faulkner and Stone Counties Arkansas. This represents a service area of greater than 200 square miles with a population served of approximately 70,000.
Community Water System prides itself on supplying high quality water with the least interruptions possible. This is accomplished by utilizing the best technology in water treatment, transmission and control. The technology is complemented by a highly skilled workforce commitment to continuous improvement. Community Water System will continue to be a leader in the water industry while providing our customers the best water available anywhere.
Where Casual and ‘Cool’ come together in the Bay
- Always Shady and Always a Breeze on our 600 Square Foot Porch.
- 4 Big Screen Televisions (come watch the game!)
- Outdoor Dining with Breathtaking Lake Views
- Cafe Food, Ice Cream, ‘Cool’ Beverages
- Dine inside beneath the Bay’s ‘coolest’ fan!
- Fairfield Bay’s Premiere Pool Site
- Walk-In Kiddie Pool
- Dive In Movies
Greer’s Ferry Lakes newest dining venue, the Cool Pool Cafe, boasts spectacular lake views with a fun, family friendly restaurant, offering a poolside, porch-front, or air-conditioned dining experience. Cool off from the heat of the day with an icy cold beverage, light snack, or a quick meal. Plenty of shaded outdoor seating and amazing Greers Ferry Lake views invite you to come as you are to Fairfield Bay’s Coolest new restaurant. For more information, 501-884-6009.
Sunglasses Optional….Smiles Unavoidable…..
Our team of dedicated legal professionals is well-versed in many specialized areas of law, bringing a diverse background to the table. This gives us an edge when dealing with complex legal matters.
We will not advocate for you in any area in which we are not experienced.
We offer free initial consultations. Our services include:
- Construction Law
- Landlord Tenant Law
- Software Licensing
- Materialmen’s Liens
- Incorporation, LLC’s, PA, etc.
- Probate, Estate, Wills & Trusts
- Software Licensing Agreements
- Wills and Trusts
- Fair Housing Complaint Response
We’re committed to providing you with top notch legal support.
We approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding. We fight for you!
Craven Foods, owned by Jimmy and Teresa Craven, has been in business since Labor Day 2004.
We offer you and your family not only a great selection of fresh produce, Certified Angus Beef and other choice meats but delectable fully cooked meals to eat in or to take with you. We can tailor a meal just for you, and of course, we also cater events large and small. We are considered meat specialist and our butchers are more than happy to custom cut meat to your specifications. Our bakery offers a selection of fresh baked goods daily and they do special order cakes, breads,cookies and Deli trays. The deli has a wide selection of meats and cheeses. If you have special requests, we will do our best to fill your needs.
Take a look at our weekly specials. Bon appétit!
Our store hours are:
7 AM -8 PM Sunday – Thursday
7 AM – 9 PM Friday & Saturday
Warning: Many out-of-state Property Owners are being contacted by so-called real estate companies offering that they will either buy or sell their Fairfield Bay lots for them. If they ask for a fee up front payable by credit-card, it should be a red flag! Please, only deal with reputable real estate companies, most of which are Chamber Members. If in doubt, call the Chamber directly for information. 501-884-3324
CSI Renovations & Roofing was founded with the guiding principles of absolute quality and a continuous drive to exceed our client’s expectations. The modern construction environment has numerous consumer pitfalls due, in part, to scrupulous companies that cut corners and take advantage of customers.
Our company solely believes in providing our clientele with as much information as possible to allow an informed decision backed up by three decades of residential & commercial roofing experience to ensure that a product of the highest standards is delivered to each and every homeowner or business owner. Whether roofing your home or replacing the roof on your office or commercial building; CSI is committed to making you happy.
Our Roofing Services Include:
Roof Repair Maintenance
Roof Leak Repairs
Repair Cracked & Broken Tiles
Replace Missing or Damaged Tiles
Commercial Roof Coating
Residential Roof Painting
Repair Rotted Fascia Board
Secure Loose Tiles
Repair Roof Decking Roof Vents
Install Roof Escape Hatches
Install or Replace Skylights
Satisfy Home Inspection Reports
CSI Roofing & Renovations Does It All
100% Free Estimates: No Cost, No Obligation
Residential and Commercial Projects
New Construction Roofing
Leak and Bonding Repair
Corrections for Shrinkage, Surface Erosion, Shingle Damage
Roof Decking (Decks are roofs that can bear foot traffic and furniture loads)
811 Parkway St.
Conway, AR, 72034
*AR Contractor License #: 034920517
For tax preparation, you can count on us. Cynthia J. Keller, CPA assists taxpayers and small businesses with taxes in Greers Ferry, Arkansas and the surrounding communities. Whether you are an individual or a local business in or around Greers Ferry, Arkansas, Cynthia J. Keller, CPA has years of valuable experience as an IRS registered tax preparer.