Celebrating With Us: Prince William business anniversaries

Celebrating With Us: Prince William business anniversaries



This year we celebrate the two-year anniversary of Better Homes Key Advantage Realty and Key Advantage Property Management David Luckenbaugh, Principal Broker and owner purchased the company in January 2016. The company began in January 2003 as a family owned business called The Luckenbaugh Group, LLC. We are proud to say that we have assisted many clients with purchasing, selling, renting and leasing homes. We also offer full service property management for landlords and investors. We are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure our clients’ needs are fully met. We strive to keep the lines of communication constantly open and tailor our services to the needs of our clients to assist in the home buying or selling process. We pride ourselves on providing service beyond our client’s expectations. Our office is knowledgeable on all areas of Northern Virginia and the diverse market we work in. Our motto says it all, “failure is not an option it’s just a nagging possibility that keeps us focused.” We have strong core values of ethics, honor and integrity and strive to keep our customer service top notch for our clientele.


Providing Olive You Can Trust!

Established in May 2015, Manassas Olive Oil will be celebrating our 3rd Anniversary this year. Our company is a veteran-owned and family operated tasting gallery. We pride ourselves in carrying only products that have passed our strict criteria for freshness and flavor, and the quality is unlike anything purchased at your grocery store. Our guests are encouraged to take their time to taste and enjoy our variety of olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect olive oil or balsamic vinegar for your next meal or special gift.

We feel strongly about being involved in the community we serve and have a special passion for four-legged family members and sponsoring those in need of loving homes.

We thank our loyal guests and look forward continuing to grow with our
customers in the years to come!


Virginia National Ballet (formerly Gainesville Ballet) is celebrating its 5 Year Anniversary during the 2017-18 Season! Voted Best Dance Studio 2017 in Northern Virginia Magazine, VNB is moving to a brand new, 5400 square foot location this spring! With three large, bright, studios and state of the art equipment, VNB will offer a greatly expanded curriculum so that students get the best dance and performance education possible, from toddlers to adults. The professional non-profit ballet company has quickly achieved recognition for world class, original choreography and dancing. Rafik Hegab is in demand around the region as a guest choreographer and Master Class Teacher, and VNB dancers are also in demand as guest dancers all along the East Coast. The company is a member of the Virginia Commission for the Arts Touring Directory and is also invited each year to perform in the International Ballet Festival in Nicaragua. The company has partnered with the Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra and has featured world stars as guests including ABT and NYC Ballet Principal Dancers. VNB’s next performance is the World Premiere of AIDA at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 17th. Don’t miss this spectacular production! Call 703-753-5005 or visit

SMART CAR WASH – 8 years

Making Cars and the Earth Clean since 2010

The Smart Car Wash lives up to its name as Woodbridge’s only environmentally friendly car wash and auto detail service. We are the world’s first LEED Certified Car Wash for our comprehensive approach to bringing green technologies and building techniques to the car wash industry. We help keep the community clean by recycling 100% of our water in a recycling plant on premise, our building receives 100% natural light, saving energy and we use biodegradable chemicals making it safe for our rivers and bays.

We strive to provide outstanding customer service while ensuring that we deliver a perfectly clean car to our customers. We proudly support our military with special discounts for both active and veterans, as our way of saying thanks for their commitment, sacrifice, and heroism.

Wash services range from exterior only to full service wash as well as our renowned auto detailing services. Our unlimited monthly subscription program is widely used by many customers and we are the only car wash in NOVA with a dedicated VIP lane just for our subscription customers. It’s fast, convenient and saves customers money.

Come visit the car wash voted “THE BEST” by Inside NOVA Readers Choice for 6 out of 7 years!


Battlefield Ford, a well known name in Manassas and surrounding areas, have seen many changes in Prince William County.

In 2018 Battlefield Ford Quick Lane celebrates14 years in the county offering highly qualified technicians to provide exceptional service in a timely manner at our state-of the-art facility. From oil changes to transmission replacements, we are dedicated to maintaining top tier customer service, for both new and pre-owned car buyers! Allow our staff to demonstrate our commitment to excellence. No job is too big or too small for our extraordinary service team and choosing Battlefield Ford assures you of a job done right. Battlefield Ford Quick Lane offers a convenient schedule service form…you submit some basic information and our service department will review your needs and contact you promptly. No Appointment Necessary, just stop by or give us a call.


After opening their first business in 1999, Arthur and Mike had settled into their routines of running their family restaurant. Along with their father George, Mike was the Chef, and Arthur was the Front of the House (General Manager). Arthur had a lifelong interest in fine wine and had a long background in fine dining, and had always dreamed of being in the wine business as an entrepreneur.

Their restaurant was at capacity every weekend, and there was no separate bar area for guests to enjoy while waiting for a table. They considered a variety of
different expansion ideas that would incorporate a “bar” element, but weren’t happy with the idea of another typical, run of the mill, restaurant bar. They became intrigued by the concept of a WineStyles Franchise opportunity and moved forward. Now Giorgio’s Family Restaurant and WineStyles of Montclair offer the best food and the drinks in the area. They’ve been recognized two years in a row by winning “Best Family Restaurant” and “Best Bar” in the Insidenova Best of Prince William voting.


Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action.

Habitat for Humanity Prince William County became an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International in July 1994. Celebrating 24 years in 2018, our affiliate has completed more than 180 housing and community development projects in Prince William County. In 2004 Habitat Restore opened it’s first location in Manassas and most recently in January 2018 opened a second location in Woodbridge.

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore receives building materials, appliances, furniture, cabinets, windows, paint, housewares, tools, etc, donated by corporations, construction companies and individuals. Habitat Restore then sells these items to the general public at 40% to 90% off retail prices. All proceeds from the ReStore support adequate housing initiatives and home repairs to families in need.

If something you don’t want any more has some life left in it, donate to the ReStore and we’ll find your donation a new home.

Not only will you receive a tax deduction, you will be helping to keep tons of usable items out of the landfill. But most importantly, you will be helping to provide adequate housing and home repairs to local families.

Please visit our website for more information.




Proudly celebrating 27 years, the Irene V. Hylton Planetarium was not always what you see today. The Prince William County Schools first opened C.D. Hylton High School in 1991 with SkyDome Planetarium as a state of the art Spitz 512 ATM 3 star projector capable of projecting 1354 stars, the five visible eye planets, moon phasing, daily & yearly motion as well as celestial coordinates onto the thirty foot curved dome. In 2010 the experience became more high tech with the Konica Minolta Media Globe II full dome digital projection system as well as the Skylase Laser projection system. The Irene V. Hylton Planetarium is proud to offer its’ Science After Dark public shows on Friday and Saturday nights in October, December, & February. There are always two types of shows to choose from; traditional full dome (star or planet) shows or entertaining laser shows set to different holiday themes or genres. Tickets can be purchased in advance and go on sale the first of the month for all the shows listed in that month at the Hylton High School main office. Also, tickets are sold at the box office the evening of all listed shows. Tickets are always $10 (cash only) and children 3 and younger do not require a ticket if they sit on a parent’s lap. The planetarium is also available for private events such as birthday parties or other special occasion. If you have any questions please refer to the planetarium website at www.HyltonPlanetarium.com or email Director Tony Kilgore at



Located in Dillingham Square, Lake Ridge for over 27 years, Village Skis & Bikes is a full-service Bicycle, Ski, Snowboard and Skateboard shop.Our primary product is Giant and Liv brand bicycles. Giant is the largest bicycle manufacturer in the world and is an industry leader in bicycle technology especially carbon fiber frames. We carry race, triathlon, mountain, hybrid, BMX, childrens and electric-assist bicycles as well as bicycle shoes, clothing, parts, tools and accessories. Custom bike fitting is available by appointment. Come in for a test ride today! We offer complete expert repair and service on all brands of bicycles, skis and snowboards. Our ski and snowboard selections include Elan, Rossignol and Atomic Skis, as well as Burton and Ride Snowboards. We also have a wide selection of ski and snowboard boots, clothing and accessories. Our custom boot fitters can turn your painful old ski boots into a pleasurable skiing experience. We often have good quality, used bikes, skis and snowboards and boots. Open 7 days a week for your convenience.


Executive Foreign Car Service congratulates InsideNoVa on their 5th year of providing news and information to Northern Virginia. Celebrating these milestones is a great way to measure successes and accomplishments. We should know, Executive Foreign Car Service is proudly celebrating our 30th year!

Owned and run by Charlie Portaluppi, ASE certified Master Technician. Executive Foreign Car Service has been around since 1988 and fixing European and import cars since 1964. Damir Botica has been a partner for 20 years and completed his apprenticeship in Germany…the gold standard for education and training in repairing import cars.

Our 30 years in business has seen a vast improvement in technology in diagnostic tests to determine just what’s wrong with your car. Executive Foreign Car Service is the front runner in that technology with proprietary software that diagnosis your car’s problem faster and with pinpoint accuracy saving you time and money!

While technology is important, you don’t stay in business for 30 years without providing impeccable customer service. Reliable, affordable and fast! No repairs are ever made without prior approval and all repairs have a 2-year guarantee.

We are so proud to have been a part of this community for so long and wish InsideNoVa continued success and many more anniversaries!

We’d love to be your car guys….call us at (703) 491-3535 for an appointment.


The Best in Real Estate…

Ingrid Myers has been serving the Northern Virginia, the suburban Maryland, and DC real estate market for over 30 years, and is a Certified Residential

Specialist (CRS) and Certified Commercial Specialist (CCS). She credits her success to a keen understanding of the marketplace and listening to the needs and desires of her clients.

No other Northern Virginia Real Estate agent can match Ingrid’s results in this market, having helped thousands of individuals, families, businesses and Service Members meet their Real Estate goals. Put Ingrid and her exclusive Northern Virginia Internet Real Estate Marketing Team to work for you, with your listing and property marketed via 100+ Internet websites, search engines, directories and social media sites!


For over 30 years, Potomac Place Assisted Living has been honoring and serving residents in the local community. Since first opening its doors, Potomac Place has operated more like a family than a business, and that legacy continues to this day. Potomac Place offers each resident a choice of care and a lifestyle that promotes dignity, independence, and individuality and, of course, the opportunity to maintain an active and social lifestyle. With an atmosphere of warmth and caring, Potomac Place’s thoughtful residential design creates a true feeling of home. Discover the largest apartments in the area, many with a private outdoor patio or balcony. Spacious studios with full kitchens offer an affordable option without sacrificing comfort or space. Memory care is also available when the time and need arises.

Residents enjoy amazing dining, daily activities, and socialization in a welcoming setting. Knowing that care is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, provides unsurpassed peace of mind for both residents and their families.

Let Potomac Place serve as your resource for all things related to senior living. Conveniently located at 2133 Montgomery Avenue in Woodbridge, their friendly team of experts can be reached at 703-494-3817. More information can be found on their website,




Founded in 1985 by Mark and Pam Tonnesen, Appliance Connection has been serving Northern Virginia and the entire Washington DC Metro Area for over 32 years. We have grown over those years to become one of the nation’s largest appliance retailers, and with a visit to our showroom, you’ll know why.

Our 20,000 square foot showroom offers the largest appliance display in the Mid-Atlantic region, with most brands and an impressive selection of models on display.

Our sales consultants are here to help you choose appliances to fit YOUR needs in any style and any budget. All of our salespeople receive extensive, continued training by the product manufacturers in order to stay on top of all of the latest technology and trends.

So, whether you are looking to replace one appliance or an entire houseful, we can make the process easy, and maybe even fun.

We know that the sale isn’t complete until YOU are completely satisfied, so we are here after your purchases are delivered and installed, happy to answer any questions you might have about the use and care of your appliances.


Ross Tree Service is a family owned and operated business established in 1982. Dan Ross wanted to build a reputable and dependable company with the goal being “repeat customers” and many satisfied customer referrals. He has since achieved his goals through his reputation for honestly & reliability. This has been the company’s key to hard work and success.

At Ross Tree we can tackle large tree removal or small tree removal. Ross Tree does tree pruning, tree removal, crown maintenance, stump grinding, etc. in Prince William County. Ross Tree is an equal opportunity employer.

We have been delighted to provide service to Northern Virginia for 31 years! We service HOA, commercial, and residential clients. Ross Tree Service will make your trees healthy and safe. We are Licensed, insured, and have very
reasonable rates.


UPTOWN ALLEY — 40 years

Uptown Alley is the Ultimate Entertainment Destination. With over 45,000 square ft. of fun, Uptown Alley’s guests have a number of options to choose from including a full-service restaurant featuring classic Americana cuisine; an open exhibition kitchen and outdoor patio with fireplace; three bars serve up signature drinks, specialty martinis, over 24 handcrafted beers, 50 bourbons & a premium liquor selection; ultimate sports viewing on larger-than-life projection screen and HDTVs throughout the venue; 24 state-of-the-art bowling lanes; an arcade with over 50 video & prize store; two-story laser tag with arena; and an ultra-lounge with a private 10-lane boutique bowling area, billiards tables, comfortable, sofa seating & lounge area. With daily events and specials, including live music on Fridays & Saturdays starting at 9pm, Uptown Alley is perfect for families, friends and coworkers alike to gather for an unforgettable experience. If you’re looking to host an event, Uptown Alley is the perfect location where up to 1,000 guests can enjoy chef-inspired menus and unparalleled entertainment. For more details go to


On February 26th, 1978, Tom & Ron Pitkin took possession of Handyman Hardware in Dale City, Virginia. The two brothers and their wives ran the new business, Pitkin’s Home Center, until Ron, a retired Naval officer, retired again. Tom stayed in the business and expanded it, opening Woodbine Ace Hardware. In 2007, Tom retired from the business and two of his daughters, Amy & Sarah took over.

In the 40 years that Pitkin’s Home Center has been open, we have provided basic home and yard maintenance items. We have always had unique décor and gift items available. And we pride ourselves on great know-how and customer service. We are the family-owned, community-based, local hardware store that provides items to help your home maintenance and for relaxing once the job is done with great outdoor furniture, grills and accessories, and birding supplies. We stock name-brand and Ace-brand items, including: Stihl, Big Green Egg, Traeger, Weber, Scotts, Jonathan Green, Yeti, Igloo, Valspar, Amy Howard, Fluidmaster, Black & Decker, Craftsman, Milwaukee, and Dewalt.

We support community groups and events. Come on in and see us!


At Appleton Campbell, you will find a team that is as invested in your home’s needs as you are. Whether you find yourself in need of a dedicated HVAC specialist, electrician, or plumber in Northern Virginia, you can be certain that you will receive top quality service with us. Our expert technicians provide friendly, efficient service that has been A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and has been trusted by our community for over 40 years. We are proud to provide excellent warranties on all work we perform, and our straightforward, up-front pricing means that you will always know exactly what services you are paying for and why you need them.

Above all else, we are a family. Appleton Campbell was founded in 1976 by Jim Appleton, whose grandson Mike now carries on the tradition today. Because of this long history of committed service, we understand how important it is that our customers know that when they choose us, they are becoming a part of the Appleton Campbell family. Our dedication to our customers and our community is unparalleled.

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