Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New business complex coming to Orofino in the fall

Lori Turner and her husband Darren found shop space scarce in Orofino and decided to build their own. Darren’s business – Alpine Heating and Sheet Metal, has been helping customers with their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) needs in Clearwater County for the past five years.

During that time, Darren has had to operate his office from his home and store equipment in rented units in town. Not having a drop-off location for equipment deliveries has necessitated frequent trips to Lewiston to pick what he needs – adding up to a lot of wasted time and extra expense.

The Turners felt other businesses might have similar problems finding suitable business locations at reasonable costs in Orofino. In partnership with Lori’s sister and brother-in-law (Denice and Richard Haner of Boise), they plan to build a business complex at 2080 Michigan Avenue, between Carney Dr. and Braun Rd. in Orofino. The present building there is being torn down to construct a one-story structure with high ceilings which will not only house their own business but have four additional 30’ x 30’ spaces for lease which may be customized according to customer needs.

The front of the business complex (which is not yet named) will have an office look to it with customer parking and an entry door for each business. The back of the building will have industrial roll-up doors for deliveries. The building will be fully insulated and be cable, phone, and internet ready. It will also have a modern look with attractively painted, exposed pipes and vents in the ceilings.

The complex will furnish snow removal, an asphalt front parking lot, rear parking for trailers, a drop off box for FedEx and UPS deliveries, and safe access for customers. The anticipated completion date is for the fall of 2011.

Business owners interested in leasing a unit in the new facility may call the Turner’s home office at: 476-3489 or their cell phone number: 720-8170 between , or email: alpineheatingorofino@hotmail.com.

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