75-99 Years

Urner’s

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Profile appeared in our 32-1 Issue – April 2015

David E. Urner and Errol P. Janes entered the business community in a big way back in 1919. They opened Home Appliance Company, later known as Urner & Janes, and known today as Urner’s, in the midst of the financial recovery of World War I.

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Pyrenees French Bakery, Inc.

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The Laxague Family. Jean-Charles, Anna, Marianne, Zachary, Cheri, Rick

The Laxague Family. Jean-Charles, Anna, Marianne, Zachary, Cheri, Rick

For 70 years, Pyrenees French Bakery has been the endeavor of the Laxague family. The Laxagues are members of the ancient and colorful Basque culture, which extends throughout the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain.

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Bakersfield Rubber Stamp

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Bakersfield Rubber Stamp at 825 19th Street

Bakersfield Rubber Stamp at 825 19th Street

Bakersfield Rubber Stamp first opened its doors in 1941 and, believe it or not, the business still has the phone number it was issued that year. While it was Edna Garrett who first started the business, her daughter, Ruth Garrett Brown, took over Bakersfield Rubber Stamp in 1950. During those first years, stamps were made using linotype machines and by hand-setting individual letters into a chase. The chase was then heated and a form was made by pressing the chase and the matrix board together. A piece of natural rubber was put on top of the matrix board, pressed and heated, and then the rubber was ready to be made into stamps.

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Kern Schools Federal Credit Union

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New Administrative Offices, 11500 Bolthouse Drive

New Administrative Offices, 11500 Bolthouse Drive

Profile appeared in our 32-1 Issue – April 2015

For more than seventy-five years, Kern Schools Federal Credit Union has served the needs of its Members and the entire Kern County community. From its humble beginnings in 1938, when a small group of dedicated and concerned teachers met for the purpose of forming a financial cooperative for school employees and their families, through today, Kern Schools has embodied the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People.”

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Walter Mortensen Insurance/INSURICA

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Profile appeared in our 31-1 Issue – April 2014

It is a rare thing to be able to say that your insurance agency is not only the leading independent insurance agency in all of Kern County, but that it also has been around since 1919. When it comes to Walter Mortensen Insurance/INSURICA, however, that is just an every day reality.

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El Tejon Pharmacy

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Profile appeared in our 31-1 Issue – April 2014

Being a trusted and reliable business is one thing, but holding that distinction for 86 years is nothing short of remarkable, and that is exactly the caliber by which El Tejon Pharmacy operates. Though the business has changed hands a few times, current co-owner, Tina Stout, relayed, “My husband, Andrew, and I have owned it for twenty-seven years, and we want to keep it in the family.” Considering their son, Ty, is part of the team, their dream seems to have become a reality.

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Meadows Field Airport

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Profile appeared in our 31-1 Issue – April 2014

As long as man has had the opportunity to take to the skies, we’ve done so with passion and determination. So it stands to reason that the early history of Meadows Field Airport is full of pioneers aiming to ensure our airport succeeded.

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Kern Schools Federal Credit Union

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Profile appeared in our 31-1 Issue – April 2014

For more than seventy-five years, Kern Schools Federal Credit Union has served the needs of its Members and the entire Kern County community. From its humble beginnings in 1938, when a small group of dedicated and concerned teachers met for the purpose of forming a financial cooperative for school employees and their families, through today, Kern Schools has embodied the credit union philosophy of  “People Helping People.” Read the rest of this entry »

Kern County Builder’s Exchange, Inc.

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Profile appeared in our 30-1 Issue – April 2013

Not many businesses can say that they have been an integral part of our community for 84 years; braving the many challenges that have been presented over the decades only to be just as relevant today as they were at their inception. Kern County Builders’ Exchange, Inc., has had a great impact on the formation of our city, and it is still the spot where countless builders, contractors, subcontractors, and even the general public go to begin their building plans. Throughout our local history, the Exchange has truly lived up to its slogan, “All Great Projects Start Here.”

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Herbert P. Sears Co., Inc.

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Herbert P. Sears Co., Inc.

Profile appeared in our 29-1 Issue – April 2012

Eighty-four years ago, Herbert P. Sears went from being a credit manager with Standard Oil to running his own collection and credit firm company. The times were much different back in 1928, and he may have never foreseen his venture surviving and transforming to remain current as time passed. With World War II raging, Sears started the company by basically working without pay for two years. When the war finally ended, however, the business began to flourish, and has been thriving since.
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