March 4, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 13 F O CUS on Franklin Lakes Businesses ina Daly, director of First Step Preschool, Inc. in Franklin Lakes, has been an integral part of the community for the past 14 years. “My philosophy has always been that children should be excited about learning,” says Nina. “Our curriculum is academically based, but offers a variety of programs in the arts.” Special programs offered include Music, Dance, Art, Foreign Language, Cooking, and Kindergarten Enrichment. “Class sizes are small, allowing for individual attention for all students,” Nina adds. “A child’s first years at school set a foundation for all their educational goals. We Nina Daly and Sophia, Jordyn, Raquel, Ella, Kaitlyn and Remy pride ourselves with knowing our staff members are caring individuals who provide a learning environment that any parent would want for his or her child.” As Nina’s school continues to grow, she is aware of the increasing concern for children with allergies. This has led her to establish the first “Green School” in the area. “With the ever growing population of children with allergies, it had been my goal to provide the healthiest environment so all children can grow and continue to succeed in all their educational goals.” First Step is currently registering for September 2009. For more information, go to or call (201) 847-8198. First Step is located at 454 Pulis Avenue in Franklin Lakes. N Nina Daly of First Step Preschool first step Allen & Allen Insurance: Helping to protect what’s important to you since 1924 Allen & Allen Insurance Agency provides a full line of products for auto, home, health, life, business, and motorcycle. The agency represents over 15 insurance companies including Travelers, Mercury, Progressive, The Hartford, Electric Insurance Company, AIG, and many others. “We work with several insurance companies to obtain the best coverage for our personal and business clients at the lowest cost possible price,” says Jeff Allen. “Because we represent so many insurance carriers, we feel our agency offers what direct writers can’t: personalized service, convenient locations, comCynthia Van Seeters, Jeff Allen and Lora Malen petitive pricing, and choices.” Jeffrey Allen and Peter Allen own and operate both branches of the agency. The original office, located at 228 Boulevard in Hasbrouck Heights, was opened in 1924. The Franklin Lakes office is located at 801 Franklin Avenue (at the Colonial Road traffic light). Feel free to stop into any location to discuss your insurance needs. New at Allen & Allen: We would like to welcome Lora Malen and Paula Douglas, CPCU, to our team. They both bring years of insurance experience to our agency. We also want to welcome AIG Agency Auto and Travelers commercial insurance products. Our web page is new this year. You can now get real-time auto quotes at Log on today to see if you could save money. Allen & Allen Insurance Agency insures thousands of cars, homes and businesses throughout the State of New Jersey and New York. If you are already a client of ours, thank you for your business. If you would like to become a client, please call, log on, or stop into our office for your free quote today. Phone: (201) 891-8790. Web address: llen offers you low prices, personalized choices. When it comes to insurance it is to work someone A1924& Allen Insurancehas entrustedimportantAllen withwithservice, andyou trust. Since the community Allen & all its insurance needs. he difference between a house and a home is the attention to detail,” according to Lenny Turi and Larry LoVecchio, principals of L & L Builders and Developers. “Our mission is to provide the highest level of craftsmanship and service to every customer at a competitive price.” L & L Builders and Developers specializes in custom luxury homes and major renovations, including finished basements, home theaters, wine cellars, and historical homes. The company manages to blend the old and the new, providing Old World craftsmanship while using the latest technologies and materials. When you choose L & L Builders and Developers as your custom home builder, you work directly with Lenny and Larry. “Our preference is a hands-on approach, which our clients appreciate,” they add. L & L Builders understands that building a home is one of the most significant investments a homeowner will make in his or her lifetime and the company guarantees your home will get the attention it deserves. Every new home begins with a vision. Whatever your dream home is, L & L Builders is certain your vision is as unique and individual as you are. From the vision to the finishing touches, L & L Builders will attend to every detail. Over the years, L & L Builders has assembled a team of highly skilled, experienced professionals who have spent the past 15 years turning visions into reality. “Our secret to success is really no T L & L Builders and Developers Corp. secret,” the partners assert. “Throughout our years of experience, we have sought the finest employees, sub-contractors and suppliers available. These craftsmen and vendors have stood the test of time and have earned our trust — as we will earn yours.” New homes constructed by this company are accompanied by a 10-year guarantee. L & L stands behind its work long after the project has been completed. Both Lenny and Larry are long time Franklin Lakes residents with strong ties to the community. They recently built a professional office building in the downtown area of Franklin Lakes, which houses their current operations. Many clients have either seen Lenny and Larry’s work elsewhere or are have already experienced L & L Builders’ work firsthand. The company has earned the reputation of its trademark: “Unwavering Attention to Detail.” The result is a custom built home that will be a reflection of who you are, and one that will see generations of family traditions born and carried on. Despite the recent downturn in the housing and stock markets, L & L sees this as a tremendous opportunity to build a new home. Reduced home prices coupled with low interest rates are making it attractive to acquire quality locations at discounted prices. Competitive sub-contractor prices and a decline in raw material and commodities prices are making construction costs more affordable. L & L Builders and Developers is cur- Lenny Turi and Larry LoVecchio rently building three brand new luxury custom homes in Franklin Lakes, which are in various stages of construction. Prospective clients are cordially invited to make an appointment to visit the job site to learn more. L & L Builders and Developers is based at 841 Franklin Avenue in Franklin Lakes Suite #6. For additional information, visit online at or call Larry @ (201) 741-5400 or Lenny @ (201) 274-6800.