May 13, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 15 F O CUS on Midland Park Businesses S Le Chien: affordable luxury for your best friend Bushoven and Company serves the community eventeen years ago Will Ruckel left a successful career in the family business to concentrate on his number one love: pet styling and care. He graduated from Nash Academy, the top pet grooming school in the country, and, after working in the pet grooming industry for some time, he returned to teach there for over a decade. In the process he acquired valuable experience and innovative techniques to pass on to his customers. Last year he opened his own state-of-the-art pet grooming salon in Midland Park to bring his level of care and expertise to area pets. At Le Chien, Ruckel offers breed standard to pet clips as well as retail items and daycare, complete with a secure outdoor play area. He is extremely patient and knowledgeable about pets and their owners’ needs. Bringing into play his teaching experience, he takes the time to listen to his clients’ requests and to explain exactly what their pet will benefit from. He then allows dogs to unwind and relax before workWill Ruckel and friend ing on them. “We are an affordable luxury for your best friend,” Ruckel says. “I treat your dog as my own, and that is very good indeed,” he adds. The front retail area, where Rosie, his own 4-year-old Bichon acts as hostess, is stocked with pet accessories, including seasonal apparel, gifts for animals and animal lovers, dog treats, cards, CDs and educational materials. To further share his educational background with pet owners, Ruckel is planning a full range of seminars to begin this fall. Stop by to tour his spotless facility and share your interests with him. Le Chien is located at 26 Central Ave. in the Wortendyke section of Midland Park and is open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tues. thru Sat. Call 201-447-WOOF (9663) for further information or to schedule an appointment so your best friend can get the pampering he or she deserves. Pictured from left, seated: Kathy Klaassen, Laura Gallo and Ida Vanek. Standing: Doug Bushoven, Dave Steenstra, Stephanie Williams and Roy Bushoven. ushoven and Company is a Certified Public Accounting firm, located at 317 Godwin Ave., in Midland Park. They have been serving the community of Midland Park and surrounding towns for over 30 years. Roy and Doug Bushoven are partners at Bushoven and Company, and bring a wide range of professional experience to the firm. Prior to working at their own firm, both Roy and Doug gained valuable experience working with large international firms; Roy at KPMG and Doug with Ernst & Young. Roy and Doug also serve the local community in many other ways. They have both served several terms on the Eastern Christian School Association Board of Directors, and as elders/deacons in their local churches. The firm has diversified experience in various areas of accounting, auditing, and tax services for corporations, partnerships, and individuals, including on-site income tax preparation and electronic filing. Their professional staff also complies with the standards set by the MCPA and NJSCPA. The staff is required to complete 40 hours of CPE each year to stay current on all tax and audit issues. Bushoven and Company welcomes the opportunity to serve individuals and businesses in the areas of accounting and tax. Bushoven and Company may be reached at 201-444-0001. B Peter Jeffer: A country lawyer at home in a modern age hen Peter Jeffer was ready to establish his law practice, he didn’t have to look farther than Midland Park, the town where he was raised. With 38 years of legal experience, Jeffer handles real estate, matrimonial, zoning, and planning cases in his busy general practice. He has developed substantial expertise in elder law, helping seniors maximize their assets and negotiate the government bureaucracy to their best advantage. The attorney also handles estate planning and litigation, auto negligence, and criminal defense cases. His law library is fully computerized, making research on complex legal issues faster and more comprehensive. Admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1971, the US Supreme Court in 1975, and the New York State Bar in 1987, Jeffer served as municipal judge in Midland Park for four years and earned a reputation for toughness, fairness, and innovative sentences. He is currently Midland Park’s Public Defender. Concerned with keepPeter Jeffer ing his profession as ethical as possible, he served for six years on the District Ethics Committee of Bergen County. He is also a member of the Family Law Committee of the Bergen County Bar Association. A lifelong Midland Park resident and member of the Midland Park Christian Reformed Church, Jeffer has been a fireman for 36 years and is chairing the fire department’s Centennial celebration this year. He was named “Fireman of the Year” in 2001. Jeffer’s community involvement also includes years of service to the United Republican Club, including a term as president. While he is a tough negotiator, Jeffer also lends a sympathetic ear to clients and friends alike and offers keen insight and practical solutions to their problems and questions. Peter Jeffer, Esquire’s office is located at 212 Godwin Ave., across from the Midland Park Post Office. Call (201) 444-6469. Patrick `Bud’ O’Hagan, Realtor hen the time comes for you to sell a home, buy a home, rent, lease or to invest in real estate, take the time to select a professional to represent you full time. You look into which bank or investment company will handle your money … It is even more important to select a Professional Realtor who will protect your interest in any real estate transaction. Not all real estate sales people are Realtors, nor are they a full-time practitioner. In a real estate transaction, thousands of your dollars are at risk, and the Realtor who represents you will have a fiduciary responsibility to you. You will be guided by a professional who abides by a National Code of Ethics and one who has spent multiple months in continuing training and educational classes just to prepare themselves to serve you better. Patrick “Bud” O’Hagan, SRES Patrick “Bud” O’Hagan is a full-time Realtor with Terrie O’Connor Realtors in Allendale and is dedicated to serving your real estate needs. You might be a first time buyer, a renter or landlord, perhaps a homeowner desiring to sell your house or even a more mature adult who needs information, guidance and assistance in securing a retirement home. Home is where you belong, and Bud can help you through the tough “what if’ choices you are considering. Bud is specially trained to help you with relocation options and even adult community options. Before you make a commitment via a contract, call Bud for a private consultation at your home. There is never a fee for any consultation. Select the right Realtor and you can spend more time thinking about your next home and less time wondering if you’re making the right move. Professionalism is Bud’s duty to you. Give him a call today at 201- 201-825-0800x39 and rest assured you’ll be more comfortable henceforth. W W