Business Profiles



The Wild Brush Gallery

The Wild Brush Gallery is proud to exhibit an abundance of fine art and beautiful one-of-a-kind creations for your shopping convenience. The gallery features Payson's finest artists and a wide variety of Arizona artists. Mediums include: original paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, hand-blown glass, wood-working, home decor and many other unique gifts.

New owners Lynne and Terry Winans appreciate the opportunity to provide custom matting and framing.

In addition, The Winans are excited to enhance the gallery by carrying name-brand art supplies for Rim country artists. Items such as oils, watercolors, acrylics, brushes, drawing supplies and custom-made oak easels are just a few of the supplies on hand. Special orders are available upon request.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

"We look forward to serving the Payson community. We take pride in our services, and are grateful to our customers and artists for sharing their knowledge, expertise and kindness," said Lynne and Terry.

"We carry unique gifts, custom framing, art supplies, and will be sure to put a smile on your face."

The Wild Brush Gallery, located at 814 N. Beeline Highway at the north end of Swiss Village.


Jackson White

In 1983, attorney Eric Jackson opened the doors of what is now one of the largest law firms in Maricopa County's East Valley, with branch offices in Payson and Casa Grande. Jackson White offers a full range of legal services to assist individuals, families, businesses and corporations. "From personal injury and estate planning to buy-sell agreements and representation in contract disputes, our firm's 18 attorneys strive to be responsive to our clients' needs and provide quality legal services at a fair price," said Eric.

In 1994, Jackson White opened its Payson office to make their services more convenient for the residents of the Rim country.

The law office is located at 708 East Highway 260, Suite C1-E. For more information and free legal resources, please see the Jackson White ad in the business section of the Progress Edition 2002, or call (928) 472-8878.

"We would be pleased to visit with you regarding your legal needs," Eric said.

Paintless Dent Repair

Dan Jewell has a very special and unique way to remove and repair most dents, creases and door dings on your automobile.

"In most cases the dents can be removed within a couple of hours and the price is very affordable," Dan said.

Dents can also be removed from the (plastic type) bumpers, pin striping, vinyl and graphic designs from your auto. Dan knows how to take care of hail damage problems, too. He even does gold plating and auto detailing.

If you are selling your vehicle, Dan can get it in tip-top shape for a faster sell.

Paintless Dent Repair has a mobile service so Dan can come to you, or you can take your auto to him in Payson. He services all the surrounding areas of Payson.

Business hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call Dan at (928) 978-9999 or toll-free, if out of the area, at (877) 754-5799.

Phil White Ford

Located east of Payson on Highway 260, the Phil White Ford dealership handles new Ford cars and trucks, as well as used vehicles.

Phil White also has a complete parts and service department with five factory-trained technicians.

The goal of the Phil White Ford dealership is to treat every customer with respect and courtesy in order to foster long-term relationships and secure referrals.

Hoping to see a 20-percent increase in growth each year, Phil White Ford plans to broaden the company's vehicle and parts lines next year.

Phil White Ford, a place where everyone can feel welcome, can be reached at 474-8888.


Scott Anderson, DDS

As Payson's first full-time dentist, Scott Anderson is a fixture in the Rim country.

Dr. Anderson arrived in Payson in 1971 to fill a void that had long existed on the local medical scene. He brought with him a DDS degree from Case Western Reserve University and two years dental experience in the United States Navy.

Since establishing his practice, Dr. Anderson has served hundreds of local patients and patients from as far away as California, Utah and Mexico.

In July 2000, Dr. Anderson's son, Eric, joined his practice. Eric was an honor student and award-winning athlete at Payson High School. He earned a B.S. degree from Arizona State University in 1997 and graduated from the University of Pacific Dental School in June 2000.

Located at 712 N. Beeline Highway, Scott Anderson's office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Eric Anderson's hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


New Life Church and Literary Foundation

New Life Church and Literary Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization founded in the 1970s by inner-development and self-help author and teacher Vernon Howard. Volunteer-run and nonsectarian, it is dedicated to sharing principles of authentic happiness and success as a human being.Vernon Howard's teachings have enriched the lives of over 8 million people worldwide. His books are used by doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, clergymen, educators and people from all walks of life.

Everything taught at New Life is in accord with the old-fashioned virtues of honesty, simplicity, independence, thriftiness, self-responsibility, cleanliness of mind, body and spirit, and pleasantness.

Headquartered in Strawberry, the foundation conducts classes on a regular basis throughout Arizona and in California and Colorado.

Find out more about books, tapes and classes by calling (928) 476-3224 or by visiting the New Life website at

Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Edward Jones

Since 1871 Edward Jones has maintained one focus: To help individuals build financial security and progress toward their investment goals. Chris Smith is one of the company's local investment representatives, and established his Payson office in 1992.

Located in Mario's Borgata, Edward Jones provides predictable, long-term investment opportunities which include a broad mix of municipal, government and corporate bonds, mutual funds, common stocks, and tax-advantaged securities.

Whether you're just beginning to invest, or you already have a sizable portfolio, you can rely on Edward Jones to communicate with you in a thorough and appropriate manner.

Also, Edward Jones believes everyone's financial situation is unique. While many investors share common goals (like saving for children's college expenses or building a nest egg for retirement), they all have different situations to consider throughout their investing years.

For a personal consultation or free portfolio review, call Chris Smith at 474-6099.


Shadetree Custom Hardwood Floors

Operating for the past three years in the Rim country, Shadetree Custom Hardwood Floors specializes in all phases of hardwood floors. With over a decade of experience, Bill Bagley is a dedicated professional who puts his customers first.

Bill and his "can-do crew" are skilled in installing, sanding and finishing wood floors and use vacuum-equipped tools to provide a 90 percent dust-free environment.

Shadetree works with all types of wood and has samples available for viewing. Inlays and bordering are currently very popular and Bill is well accomplished in both.

Shadetree also refinishes floors and can repair damaged surfaces.

Bill's philosophy has always been to "make every customer happy, creating for them a floor that I would be proud to have in my own home." Bill does free estimates and is glad to talk with you about flooring anytime. Please feel welcome to call him at 978-2885 or 474-9552.


Mazatzal Casino

Mazatzal Casino has made many changes and is nearing completion on many more a fresh and exciting remodeled interior, nonsmoking slot room, a handicapped-accessible shuttle van with powered wheelchair lift, and live blackjack on the horizon.

Regardless of the physical changes, Mazatzal's main goal is to be known as "Arizona's Friendliest Casino."

New and exciting gaming machines are constantly added, additional gaming and food personnel emphasize the casino's top priority customer service.

Mazatzal Casino's mission is: "A small, personal casino, with roots in the community to provide a warm, safe, caring environment for our employees to work in and our customers to play in."

Mazatzal Casino is always open. Call 474-6044 or 800-777-PLAY (7529), or visit the casino's website at www.777play. com.


Payson Candle Factory

The Payson Candle Factory, at the south end of the Swiss Village shops, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 1999.

Owners Ron and Carol Reed opened their doors Memorial Day weekend in 1979 and have been burning the candles at both ends ever since.

Expanding five times, the candle shop has grown from 850 square feet, to four buildings devoted to candles, Christmas decor, collectibles and fine gifts; and two buildings, visible from within the gift shop, devoted to candling, crafting, production and shipping.

Folks can stop by daily to watch the candles being crafted and ask questions.

The Payson Candle Factory produces delicately carved sculptured candles, a Southwest and Christmas line of novelty candles, potpourri wax chips, oils and supplies for candle crafters.

Featured year-round is one of the largest selections of collectibles in the Southwest, including displays of the Villages of Department 56 with animated skiers, skaters and more coming, including a train.

Payson Candle Factory has had the unique opportunity to grow and change with the community throughout the past 22 years. The diversity and quality of the candles and gifts featured in the shop continue to reflect the changing tastes of Payson residents, their guests and visitors to the Rim country.


Shepherds Glass

Shepherds Glass has proudly been serving the Payson area since 1987. Still in the same location, 1004 S. Westerly Road for the past 13 years.

"We at Shepherds Glass always put the customer first and try our hardest to give them the best service they possible can receive," said owner Tom Titus. "We are a wide-range glass company, doing auto, home and commercial glass. We handle all insurance auto glass claims. We have in-shop and mobile service. If for any reason you cannot come to us for your glass needs, we will come to you."


The Apothecary Shop

An independent, full-service community pharmacy located in the Sawmill Crossing plaza behind Quizno's, The Apothecary Shop is a traditional pharmacy, but also specializes in compounding pharmacy, providing unique and individualized patient care in accordance with physicians' orders. From changing tablets into a liquid or lozenges, flavoring a bad-tasting medicine into a tasty one, developing a cream in place of an oral medication, or formulating medication without the use of additives, dyes, preservatives and sugar, we solve the problems that affect your life.

The Apothecary Shop specializes in pediatric formulations, natural hormone replacement therapies, veterinary formulations, and ophthalmic and optic preparations. Delivery service and shipping available. Insurance gladly accepted. Personalized and confidential.

The Apothecary Shop is at 210 W. Main Street, Suite L, phone (928) 468-8299, fax (928) 468-8322.

The Arizona Heart Institute

The Arizona Heart Institute is a specialty outpatient clinic dedicated to the prevention, detection and treatment of cardiovascular disorders. AHI is distinct for being the nation's first freestanding, outpatient clinic built solely to combat heart and blood vessel disease.

AHI strives for excellence in all areas of patient care. AHI specializes in advanced, nonsurgical, interventional therapies that replace traditional scalpel and suture treatments. As a leader in the development of these new technologies, AHI has a reputation for success.

AHI has a full-service office in Payson offering cardiology and peripheral vascular consultations. State-of-the-art diagnostic testing including electrocardiography and ultrasound services, patient education and much more.

Robert H. Rimmer, M.D., a board-certified, invasive cardiologist, has provided services in Payson since 1995.

The Arizona Heart Institute is at 803 S. Ponderosa, Suite C. Call (928) 472-7440 for more information.

Arizona Respiratory

Arizona Respiratory and Medical Supply Services, Inc. is the only locally owned and operated home medical supply company in Payson and the surrounding areas.

Owner, Robert Fanizza, has been providing area residents top-quality respiratory service for over 19 years.

Rob and his staff, Jean Higginbotham, licensed respiratory therapist; Simon DeAnda, delivery technician, Katherine DeAnda, billing/accounting department; Georgia Salwitz, sales; and Dorothy Wagner, office manager, provide a wide variety of home medical equipment and services including state-of-the-art oxygen concentrators and portable systems, SVN and CPAP machines.

Arizona Respiratory also offers a wide selection of mobility products such as seat lift recliners, scooters, manual and power wheelchairs, hospital beds, commodes and other bath aids, canes, crutches, walkers and the very popular activity cart.

Let Arizona Respiratory be your choice when your doctor prescribes home oxygen therapy or medical equipment.

Arizona Respiratory is at 313 E. Highway 260 in Ponderosa Village. Call (928) 474-6684. Arizona Respiratory accepts Medicare and secondary insurance, as well as Workman's Comp and other private insurance companies for qualified expenses.

Mountain Respiratory Care

Once upon a time, oxygen was merely a primary necessity for life.

But now, in Payson, it's also big business.

"It's amazing to me to realize how many oxygen patients there are in this area," respiratory therapist Mark Nelson, manager of Mountain Respiratory Care, said.

In addition to giving customers a breath of fresh air, Mountain Respiratory carries hospital beds, lift chairs, scooters, wheelchairs, walkers and personal care products everything one would need for easy at-home care.

Mountain Respiratory, located at Sawmill Crossing, is JCAHO-accredited, and provides 24-hour emergency services, as well as round-the-clock hospital discharge service.

To learn more about the services offered by Mountain Respiratory Care, call (928) 474-4202.

Family Allergy Clinic

Do you have allergies or asthma? Are you tired of partially effective medications with annoying side effects? Call about Family Allergy Clinic's convenient no-shots allergy treatment.Come in for quick, easy testing and get serum suited to your allergy needs that can be administered at home as drops under the tongue. It's highly effective for asthma, chronic nose congestion/cough, itchy eyes, sinus/ear infections, headaches, allergic fatigue, eczema, and more. Results are rapid. Most patients experience relief in one to three months. The program works for young toddlers on up.

Stuart Agren, M.D. has 25 years of medical experience. His effective treatment methods have been featured on FOX, NBC and ABC news.

Payson Regional Medical Center

Payson Regional Medical Center, a JCAHO-accredited hospital, is constantly striving to provide expanded services to meet the needs of the surrounding community. "As needs change, so will our focus to provide the best care possible for the Rim country." said Russell Judd, chief executive officer of PRMC.

PRMC offers the latest in technology coupled with the expertise and integrity of a topnotch medical staff and a team of dedicated employees. Caring, compassion and excellence are the cornerstones of health care close to home.

PRMC offers inpatient ICU-CCU, complete outpatient services, clinical laboratory services, diagnostic services including mammography, ultrasound, nuclear studies, MRI and angiography home health, surgical services, a state-of-the-art family birthing center, sleep studies, rehabilitation services and 24-hour emergency services.

Primary Care Specialists

In January 1989, Mark Mouritsen stepped down from his full-time position as a paramedic/firefighter with the Payson Fire Department to be a physician.

In June 2001, he completed his residency. Mouritsen opened his practice at its current at 903 E. Highway 260, Suite 3 in December 2001.

"I am happy to be home and look forward to helping all of Payson with their primary care needs," Dr. Mouritsen said.

To reach Primary Care Specialists, call 468-0935.


Payson Jewelers

Payson Jewelers is a full-service jewelry store that has been serving Payson for 18 years. Robert Higginbotham is a direct diamond importer who travels annually to Belgium to hand-pick diamonds so customers can get the best quality and value.

Payson Jewelers has a full-service repair shop. Jewelry repairs, restoration and customs designs are done on the premises, with a state-of-the-art laser welder, by experienced jewelers.

Payson Jewelers also buys, sells, trades and repairs old and antique jewelry and watches. When you have a special occasion, large or small, let Payson Jewelers help you find that perfect gift.

The store is at 240 E. Highway 260. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mon.- Fri.; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat.


Plant Fair Nursery

Linda and Glenn McCombs moved to the Rim country in 1983 and opened Plant Fair Nursery, Inc. in Star Valley a shop dedicated to providing customers with quality plants, exceptional service and a large selection at affordable prices. In 2000 they opened a second store in Pine that is managed by their son, Robert. Their full-time staff includes Kathy, the Star Valley manager, Conrad, Ani, Toby and John, all of whom are knowledgeable and dedicated to serving their customers.

If you enjoy a beautiful natural setting while you shop, visit Plant Fair Nursery. The Star Valley location is nestled among mature native ponderosa pines with a backdrop of natural green foliage.

The staff is knowledgeable and willing to help you select plants that will be the best for you and your area. Along with their plants, the nursery offers a number of handouts with information specific to this area on how to plant different varieties of plants and how to care for them.

Plant Fair also carries a lot of items to help maintain your existing yard and garden. They can help you to identify problems and insects. Just take a sample to either location.

For the person who likes to garden with nature, Plant Fair offers bird feeders, gourmet bird food, bat houses, gift pack hummingbird feeders, flower bulbs, books and tools. You may want to consider a gift certificate in any amount for that special person.


Fiesta Business Products

Fiesta Business Products is Payson's friendliest neighborhood office supply store, located in Bonanza Square, just west of the post office. At Fiesta you'll find popular and hard-to-find items, such as invoice and receipt books, ink cartridges, pen refills, typewriter ribbons, stationery, fax films, toner and much more.

Fiesta's knowledgeable and courteous staff will help you with ordering rubber stamps, business cards, custom forms, or a new copy or fax machine.

If you need graphic design services, we can produce professional graphics and camera-ready art from a rough sketch or idea. Fiesta is also a catalog order store with 35,000+ office products available to order.

Fiesta Business Products was founded in 1985, and has been growing with, and supporting the community in response to its needs. Great, personalized service and low prices is what drives Fiesta Business Products. Delivery is free to local businesses.


Mulkern Photography

Frank and Ellen Mulkern, eight-year residents of Payson, have operated Mulkern Photography for the past six years. Professional photographers since 1985, they specialize in fine portraiture and weddings using medium format cameras. The formats of these cameras allow sharp, clear, wall-size photographic prints up to 40 inches by 60 inches. They also offer a full studio environment with a variety of lighting options, backdrops, and props.

For the year 2002, the Mulkerns will again be the official photographers for the Miss Rodeo Arizona contestants and for the Rodeo Queen when she is chosen in May.

Each year, Frank and Ellen enter their photographic work in competitive events through the Phoenix Professional Photographers Association (PPPA) and the Arizona Professional Photographers Association (APPA). They have both come home with earned merits and ribbons.

Several of the Mulkerns photographs have been published in Western Outdoor News, the National Moose Magazine, and California Game and Fish Magazine. On the commercial side, they have been responsible for catalogue covers, advertising photographs, the Majestic Mountain Inn brochure, and other promotional products of businesses in both Arizona and California.

As active members of the Professional Photographers of America, the PPA and the APPA the Mulkerns are exposed to the methods and creativity of the best portrait and wedding photographers in our country.

Customers of Mulkern Photography have the unique opportunity of having studio portraiture and an outdoor sitting during the same session. And now, with the addition of video proofing, the customer may preview his or her images the next business day. Hours are by appointment. Please call (928) 474-1488 or contact the Mulkerns via their website,


Famous Sam's

Shawn and Pauline Sloan and their staff welcome you and your family to experience the joy of dining in a fun, fast and friendly environment at Famous Sam's, located behind KFC on Bonita and Highway 87.

Famous Sam's offers overstuffed, but not overpriced entrees, both for lunch and dinner. Daily lunch specials from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and a host of other dinner specials. Six pool tables, 30-plus TVs, darts, game room and karaoke Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings around 9 p.m. Happy Hour's are from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sam's has a private meeting room for business, parties, seminars, etc. and large nonsmoking dining available.

So join the Sloans and their staff for some great food and fantastic fun, where something's always happening.

Full carry-out menu available. Call 468-0407.


Sky Run RV Resort/Storage

Payson's newest RV/Park Model park is located on a secluded mesa at the northeast end of Star Valley, five miles east of Payson.

The park is adjacent to Tonto National Forest, providing endless trails for hikers and their pets.

Sky Run offers spectacular sunsets and sunrises, along with dazzling, starry nights. Other amenities include a 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding mountains including the Mazatzals, Granite Dells, Diamond Point and Mogollon Rim.

This small, upscale park offers an enjoyable, modern clubhouse with forests and mountain views and clean laundry facilities.

Sky Run is open year-round. The office is open six days a week and by appointment on Sunday. Park models are available for sale at various prices.

Stop by and visit "Payson's Most Scenic Park" at 93 Sky Run Lane, Star Valley, or call (928) 474-4728 for more information. The mailing address is HC 5 Box 37, Payson, AZ 85541; email: benmm@cybertrails. com, website: benmm

Sky Run Storage is available for RV/Boat storage at $30 per month or $300 per year, any size.



Diane and Ed Enos purchased Postnet, located in the Safeway Shopping Center, last October. The couple then set out to provide the best possible service, convenience and value to their customers.

The Postnet staff is committed to quality customer service and guaranteed customer satisfaction.

Several new pieces of equipment, including a wide-copy digital machine and a fast-production black and white copier, have been added to the already well-equipped customer area. The laser color copier has been a customer favorite for reproducing valued photos and printing fliers and brochures. A new folding machine that will add an additional convenience for many customers is expected to be delivered soon..

As an authorized UPS, FEDEX and USPS center Postnet continues to provide Payson with expert shipping and mailing services. Postnet also offers fax service, private mailbox rentals, key duplication and notary services.

The store is well-stocked with shipping accessories, office supplies and greeting cards. Postnet is Payson's one-stop, full-service business center.


Rim Country Kids

Rim Country Kids, Payson's toy, doll and collectible store has just completed its first year at Sawmill Crossing. The store opened in 1995 at the Swiss Village and specialized in quality toys for infants to teens. In 1997, while still in the Swiss Village, the store expanded to include dolls and collectibles. Thomas the Tank, Brio, Erector sets, Maclane Alexander dolls, Lee Middleton dolls, Steiff, Boyd's Bears, Ty Tin toys, Breyer's Horses can all be found at Rim Country Kids.

Unique products and customer service are what owners Fran and George Yates attribute to their success. They are looking forward to their new gift section, which will open this summer. "Then we'll truly be a one-stop source for quality gifts for ages 3 months to 103 years," the couple said.

Visit Rim Country Kids in Sawmill Crossing, around the corner from Sawmill Theatres.


Travel Network

Travel Network has been in business since January 1999 (going on its fourth year).

We have two full-time agents, Kim James, recently from Rim Travel, and Ed Jim.

We are a full-service agency doing paper and e-ticket for all airlines.

Travel Network also books all cruise lines and has many vendors for all destinations around the world. If you have any questions, stop in. We carry brochures so you are able to pick from many places to vacation (North America, South America, Caribbean, Europe, Africa, South Pacific and Orient).

Hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Phone (928) 472-2575, toll-free 1-877-464-4647.


Arizona Public Service

APS is proud to be part of the fabric of Payson and a contributor to the health of its economy again in 2001.

From sponsoring community events like the Payson Rodeo Parade and the APS Christmas Parade of Lights, to providing safe, reliable electric service, APS considers itself a partner in Payson's future.

Last year APS supported the charitable work of the Zane Grey Kiwanis, Rim Country Hospice, Mogollon Health Alliance, Mogollon Sporting Association, Payson Rotary Club, Rim Country Rotary, Payson Lioness, Payson Little League, Habitat for Humanity, Payson Rodeo Committee, Character Counts Summit, Payson Police Volunteers and the Veterans Memorial Committee.

In 2001, APS installed 559 new customer meters and completed new construction projects at an expense of $1.8 million; we readied our transmission system for future expansion and completed 35 maintenance projects in the Payson District, while maintaining an impeccable (zero accidents) employee safety record.

APS employees conducted five School Safety Programs for local fourth- and fifth-grade students and conducted electric safety programs presented to local fire departments and contractors. Those same employees provided 100 percent of the funding and awarded four college scholarships for local high school seniors.

In 2001, APS paid $2,465,283 in taxes to Gila County, $179,652 in Franchise Fees to the Town of Payson, $1.6 million in local employee salaries and over $120,000 for local supplies and services.

Energy West Arizona

Energy West Arizona is the only gas utility in the Rim country. It provides underground propane gas service and bulk propane. The company also leases tanks and provides metered tanks to people who currently live beyond Energy West's expanding underground system.

Energy West Arizona is part of the Energy West, Inc. organization that has been bringing natural gas, liquid natural gas, propane and electricity to the entire Rocky Mountain area since 1909.

The company's corporate theme is "Local People Serving the West." Strong emphasis is put on serving customers as well as communities.

Here in Arizona, Energy West's employees have a combined experience of 179 years serving you. They live in all areas of the Rim country, from Strawberry to Deer Creek, Star Valley to Wonder Valley, as well as throughout Payson itself.

Energy West is the company to call whenever you need gas service. We can supply your home with underground propane delivery, lease you a tank and fill it whenever you request, or set a metered tank on your property and monitor it for you. Call (928) 474-2294.

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