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Michael Benet - Kauth & Mayeur

Michael Benet is the President of Kauth & Mayeur in Peoria, which has been in business as a Bosch-authorized service center since 1977. Michael personally tunes high performance Porsches for the nation's top athletes. He is also a PRO-licensed Sports Car Racer with multiple national wins, poles, and records. He and several of his staff of twelve are trained in servicing the top import brands including Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Lexus, Volvo, Saab, Ferrari, and Porsche.

  • From Jenny Smith Kitchen and Bath Department Manager - KBL Design Center

    How do I start the process to obtain a design for my kitchen?

    Call our Peoria or Normal showroom to arrange a time to sit down and speak with one of our designers. When you come to that appointment, bring your house plans for new construction, or your room dimensions for remodeling. Also, it is great if you bring your own ideas that you have been collecting from magazines or pictures online. Our designers will ask you a lot of questions to be able to best create your space for you. It is important for us to know what you like, how you or others in your home cook, how you entertain and how the kitchen relates to the rest of the house. Every person is unique and so is every kitchen.

  • From Alphabet Soup Academy

    What are the fees and weekly rates for you program?

    Click here to see all fees and weekly rates for all ages.

  • From P&W Builders

    Why is now such a good time to build a new home?

    n 2008, the headlines screamed: “Downturn”, “Foreclosure”, and “Recession”, when they should actually have been screaming: “Low Interest Rates”, “Tax Credits” and “Opportunity”. The Peoria area economy kept humming along, even as other areas of the country sputtered, spit, and slowed to a crawl. Our company was around for the early 1980’s, and we remember what it was like: High unemployment, high interest rates, huge drops in home values, and families leaving Peoria at record rates to find greener pastures. We knew that this most recent downturn in our industry was driven by the national media and panic. The reality for Peoria, Illinois is this:
    1) 30 year fixed interest rates are well below 4%, 15 year rates are below 3%.
    2) We still have some of the most affordable homes and building sites in the country.
    3) When you consider the tax advantages of interest and property taxes, the long term appreciation in value, and the functional value of a home, it is one of the best investments you can make.
    4) Many of the material costs that skyrocketed several years ago have not only returned to more historical prices, but some of the “fuel surcharges” that were being tacked onto many deliveries have been cut or eliminated.

    So, why is this a good time to build? Lots are available; interest rates are low; the value of your existin

  • From Design Plus Granite

    How do I clean my granite countertops?

    Regular maintenance of your tops is easy, just use mild soap and water. When properly maintained, your granite tops will last a lifetime.

  • From Energy Conservation Specialists

    My home is very drafty especially winter time and hard to maintain temperature in two rooms?

    One of the main reasons is missing insulation and excessive air exchange. Have a BPI rated professional evaluate the shell of your home (outside walls and ceiling insulation).