2017 Business of the Month Winners
December 2017 - Glen Ricks Photography
​A Rexburg, Idaho native, Glen started Ricks Photo Studio in 1979 out of his apartment while attending BYU. In 1982, Glen opened a store front in the Carillon Square in Orem. In 1991, he remodeled and changed the name of his business to Glen Ricks Photography and in 2002 he moved to his current location, his dream studio, a 100+ year old Victorian home on Main Street in American Fork, Utah. Today Glen Ricks Photography, Inc. is considered one of the top portrait/wedding studios in Utah. It is recognized as a business of excellence. Glen’s local and national awards are numerous. He is currently recognized as one of only a handful of photographers in Utah holding the degrees of Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsmen and Certified Professional Photographer. He has won many awards for his photographic excellence including the prestigious National Kodak Gallery Award. Website
​November 2017 - Mountainland Technical College
Mountainland Technical College was originally established as Mountainland Applied Technology Center in November 1989. MATC partnered with Utah Valley State College (UVSC), now Utah Valley University (UVU), and moved into the UVSC West Building in 1998. In 2002, a campus was added in American Fork and another campus added in 2007 in Spanish Fork. In 2009, they acquired the Geneva building and surrounding land from UVU in Orem. On January 12, 2011, MATC held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the newly constructed MATC Thanksgiving Point Campus in Lehi, Utah. Mountainland Technical College continues to be the fastest growing campus within the Utah College of Applied Technology system. In 2013, MATC posted the largest growth in membership hours and produced the largest number of COE accredited certificates (1,636) of all ATC’s in the state of Utah for the second year in a row. Website
October 2017 - Jones Paint and Glass
​Harold Jones started Jones Paint & Glass in 1938 after his parents, believing in his vision, took out a $300 loan for Harold, using their furniture as collateral. Three quarters of a century later, Jones Paint & Glass has grown from the modest one-man-show it was 7 decades ago into a flourishing company serving the Intermountain West. At Jones Paint & Glass, our main goal is to provide quality glass and paint products, exceptional service, and keep our customers satisfied with the work that we do. We’ve been in business in Utah since 1938, and we take pride in being one of the most trusted companies in the glass and paint industry. When you hear the crash, we want you to think of Jones Paint & Glass. Website
September 2017 - Bert's Waterworks
​Bert's Waterworks is a professional plumbing contractor in American Fork, UT. Serving Utah county since 1980, they have built a reputation for fair, fast, friendly, quality, clean, and dependable service. They take pride in doing their jobs, taking no short cuts, using only the best products, and accomplishing all projects in a timely manner. They have dedicated themselves to giving you the best customer service you deserve. Website
August 2017 - McGee's Stamp and Trophy
​Our story is about how a man of little means – and lots of family – made something out of nothing but hard work, determination and strength of will. Jesse McGee, along with his wife and seven children have grown a small rubber stamp business in their basement to a leader in the industry with 3 store locations. No project is too big or small for the team at McGee’s. If you can dream it, we can achieve it. Our founder, Jesse McGee has instilled in all of us the love to serve our customers with attention to detail and pride in every order. Let us help you personalize and brand your business! Show appreciation and recognition to the people who help make you a success! Website
July 2017 - Tire Factory Point S
​Tire Factory Point S is locally owned and operated by Damon Nielson and his wife, Michelle. The current location, located at 109 E. 100 N. in American Fork, was opened in 1971 by Damon’s father. Damon has a rich legacy in the tire and auto service business, with his roots going all the way back to the late 1930’s with his great grandfather running a tire store in Spanish Fork and Monroe, Utah. Damon and Michelle took over Tire Factory Point S in 2010, after moving back to American Fork from Logan, Utah. Damon and Tire Factory Point S are active members of the North Utah County community, supporting many high school sports and activities in the local area. His favorite part of being in the tire business is working with people and their love of cars. Tire Factory Point S does everything from oil changes, to suspension work, to engine diagnostics and tires. We, here at Tire Factory Point S, take pride in our customers’ vehicles. We warranty and guarantee all our work. All of our mechanics are trained and certified ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) technicians. Website
June 2017 - Chick-fil-A
Chick-fil-A in American Fork opened for business in August 2010 and has enjoyed being a part of the American Fork Business Community since day one. Chick-fil-A in American Fork has always made it a priority to support the community, schools, businesses and associations in any way possible. Chick-fil-A in American Fork is proud to be an active participant in all that is good within the community.