The Dream Shop
In 2017, Stable Hollow broke ground on an especially personal and exciting project. The restoration and expansion of their own business location. And the fun catch? It’s a small storage building built to store farm equipment. Up to this point, things were going well for the company, but they believed they could do even better. Improving their business facility seemed like the best place to begin.
The Reason for the Dream
Stable Hollow was anxious to restore more barns, but they didn’t have the necessary space to accommodate the additional supplies, equipment, and office space that would be needed. Besides, winter work days started miserably. Wasting time blowing heaters on frozen engines to get them started and pulling lumber out of frozen mud is not a construction worker’s ideal start on an 11° morning.
The Brothers are passionate about giving employees a top-notch work experience. This includes proper safety training, leadership development, and a clean and upbeat crew. They had only one way forward — build a bigger, more efficient work space.
The Challenges of the Dream
Like any construction endeavor, there were challenges to overcome and obstacles to circumnavigate. Gaining approval from the local authorities for the project proved to be a large undertaking. Till it was all done, Henry invested many hours to gain approval from many different agencies, some of whom were concerned about expanding a commercial enterprise in the middle of a farming community.
The Outcome of the Dream
The team applied their barn-restoration craftsmanship to their own building/shop. The existing building was restored and a 13,000 square-foot section was added for trucks, equipment, and materials. They expanded the parking area and built a recycling area where job site refuse gets sorted for recycling.