Don Berquist, electrician, rented a space in 1953 from Sidney Nolan, barber, for his appliances. In 1955 he purchased the building and barber shop from Mr. Nolan. For a number of years space was rented to beauticians Bernice Soderholm, then Olive Peterson and later Helen Krause.
One of the early barbers in Maple Plain was Joe Varty, who had his shop in the corner pool hall and store owned by Alfred Hillstrom. In 1926 he purchased part of the pool hall and moved it to its present location. Later Mr. Varty sold the shop to Walter Peterson. His brother Harold and later Percy Bradford carried on the barber business and purchased the shop and built a home in the back. After Percy's passing his wife, Lucille, sold the shop and home to Sidney Nolan who sold it in 1955 to Donald Berquist. Other barbers were Forest Stemler, Louis Hanseman, Russell Jerde, Clarence Johanson. At the present time Russell Jerde and Ronald Reuheman are located in the old Moulded Products building.