Ahwatukee has quite a few services fulfilled right here in our neighborhood. There is no need to go outside of the area unless there is an industry not represented. For the most part, we are able to find a local resource that either works or lives within a 10 mile radius. As we consider our options for hiring or engaging in services, we should really be looking to keep our money here in Ahwatukee. Hopefully, people consider the impact they have when they hire local or support an establishment that is in the local area. This keeps businesses flourishing, provides jobs, provides people the ability to provide for their family and to fulfill their own dreams, as well as creating a strong sense of community and support network. We should not worry about spending our money at a national chain or a large box store as if it were a bad thing. Typically those places employ local residents. Just consider the impact if a business has to shut its doors. The jobs lost. The vacant location. The ability for employees to pay their bills and taxes. The business taxes that are no longer being collected to support things we all want and use like infrastructure improvements, additional police coverage, etc. To everyone that supports local, THANK YOU. To the business owners, thank you for the many long hours and risks taken to provide services here. Just remember that the support is two way. I feel strongly about business owners having to place customer service at the very top of their core values. I shared my thoughts in a blog post about local businesses need to adapt.
There are thousands of products and services so I will not be able to cover them all here. I will make an attempt to add more as we go along. I’m happy to post / add anything you want to this website, especially if you support buying and spending local. While there are many options to choose from, I also have a list that I will maintain of Byrd’s top favorite local Ahwatukee businesses. Some of these services could potentially also fall under repairs page if they provide repairs.