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Fall Gift Guide

Nov 16, 2015 10:44PM ● By Kevin

United Carpet One

4950 N. Crystal Avenue, Fresno   (559) 225-5100

United Carpet One (UCO) has been providing quality flooring products and services to Central California clients since 1957. A third-generation, family-owned business, UCO is now under the leadership of Julie Kerkochian. With showrooms in both Fresno and Clovis, customers can choose from a vast and distinctive product line.

UCO backs its products and installation services with a one-of-a-kind “Our Beautiful Guarantee,” whereby if you aren’t satisfied with the way your new floor looks, UCO will replace it for free, including installation. 

UCO’s product line includes the following:

Lees Carpet

The Lees Carpet brand has been known for its durability and high quality for more than 160 years. Offering an unprecedented 25-year Stain Protection Warranty, the Ultra25 Stain Protection protects carpet from stains caused by wine, coffee, grease and pets.

H2O™ Vinyl Plank

Invincible H2O Enhanced Luxury Vinyl Plank is a breakthrough in flooring technology, providing waterproof protection, outstanding durability and high-end, handcrafted, designer good looks. The ceramic-infused finish and waterproof construction means this flooring is approved for pet-friendly homes. This enhanced product is backed with UCO’s Titanium Warranty, which includes lifetime coverage for wear, fade, stain, discolor, damage and installation. 

Hardwood Made in the USA

Rich, strong and welcoming, a hardwood floor is the time-honored choice for the American home from modern to traditional. UCO offers a large selection of hardwood styles all proudly handcrafted in the U.S. Three popular choices are 7-inch wide hickory flooring in a variety of colors, 6-inch wide wire-brushed oak flooring, and 5-inch wide crafted maple hardwood flooring. 

Landfill Dzine

1735 Dockery Ave., Selma   (559) 891-1885

After years of research and experimentation, Joshua and Heather Carpenter discovered how to re-purpose “lay flat” irrigation hoses that farmers have in abundance but are unable to recycle. They converted this very durable material, along with other recycled materials, into an eco-chic line of purses, flip-flops, belts and more. Now conscientious consumers around the world can help save the planet without compromising style or quality thanks to the Carpenters’ business, Landfill Dzine. 

If wine is your bag, then this item is for you. Landfill Dzine’s eco-conscious wine bag fits most wine bottles and is 100% up-cycled, made from reclaimed “lay flat” ag irrigation material. The result is a sleekly designed, sturdy bag to gift yourself or someone special. $47 

Three’s never a crowd in this handsome wine bottle carrier. Easily remove the Velcro-attached dividers and it becomes a gym, beach or shopping tote. Made of reclaimed, shiny black irrigation hose secured at the top with soft, cotton-webbing handles, this sturdy tote can hold three of most wine bottles with ease. $30 

Styled with up-cycled class, this glamorous clutch demands attention while complementing any attire. The perfect accessory for any social event. An artful, bamboo turn-lock closure secures the contents. 9” W x 6” H x 2.5” D; strap to 23”. Waterproof. $100         


Westbrook Wine Farm   

(559) 868-3499   Madera

Westbrook’s most well-known wine, the Fait Accompli, is fermented in the same way as reds from Bordeaux. Touting a complex flavor and rich color to boot, it’s definitely one of the best local wines with which to celebrate the fall and winter holidays. The 2005 Fait Accompli costs $60 a bottle, with prices going down with each successive year. The Sauvignon Blanc is also a seasonal favorite, priced at $18.95 a bottle. 


Fresno State Winery

(559) 278-6619 

Show your school spirit with Fresno State wine. The 2009 San Joaquin County Petit Syrah is one of the university’s featured wines, made from grapes grown on the Duarte Vineyard in Linden, two and a half hours south of Fresno. The cost is $9.95 a bottle. Other featured wines this year include the Sauvignon Blanc and the Barbera, both $9.95. The Solare is $15.95

Cardella Winery

Mendota   (559) 655-4216 

Another favorite local winery, Cardella Winery in Mendota, makes excellent wines. Some favorites this year include the Barbera, the Syrah and the Boccale. The Barbera and Syrah are both $16.95 and the Barbera is $17.95. These fine wines and more may be purchase at the Sierra Nut House 7901 N. Blackstone Ave.  Fresno, CA  93720 559-432-4023

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Karen Maroot