On May the 4th, 2015 Mueller Buildings delivered the
material for the addition. On the 18th of May work started on a
960 sq ft addition for the shop. It will have 3 work stations
for the mechanics. Their new shop will be air conditioned and
heated and each work station will have an exhaust fan that will
hook on the unit's muffler and remove the fumes to the outside.
Move-in happened August the 5th, 2015. Follow the build on Facebook.
We have cool technicians. Two days after move-in the
outdoor temperature was 101. Inside their work area it was 75.
We hope that providing them a clean, climate controlled work
environment will keep the repairs moving and we won't get weeks
behind or have excessive comebacks from improper repair.
On the 19th of November 2014 the store got a new
lighted sign, 5ft x 10ft from Sign of the Times. We can now
change the message whenever we want. People that live across
the street, and people that drive past the store every day have
come in and said, "We just saw your sign. How long have you
been open?" The answer is, a little over 8 years. The
store was a well kept secret.
Below is the current sign showing on the front of the building.
It changes from time to time. The picture above is one of
the first programs. It was hard to read from the street. I
started out with several really good pictures of the products
we sell, however the detail was too good to make out from the
In January of 2015 we started work on our parts
department. Our objectives were to correct the counts, return
parts that weren't selling to the manufacturer where possible,
and to move the faster selling parts closer to the parts
counter. Every part has a location recorded in the computer and
the computer can help to order parts when needed.
Although every part will
not fit in these cabinets most parts do fit. Having the parts
in the drawers Makes them easier to locate, keeps them
clean, and prevents damage.
We built a belt wall so
belts can be hung in numeric order. This side is for eXmark.
SCAG and Snapper are on the other side of the wall. Every belt
hanger has a bar code label so you can scan directly to a sales
invoice or repair ticket.
We built a rack for blades.
Each blade part number has a location recorded in the computer.
Every blade location has a bar code label so you can scan
directly to a sales invoice or repair ticket.
Chain saw chains and bars along with other small hanging items
have been moved to the wall behind the parts counter.