'We're OPEN!' - Rocky Mountain Home Center
"We're OPEN!" said owner Scott Grove. "Please stop by or call us if you want or need anything." Call the regular business number, 307-367-6711, and it will transfer to their cell phone.
See the link at the end of this article for photos of the fire.
They will have to be creative, but they are open for business!
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
July 1, 2008
“We’re OPEN!” said Rocky Mountain Home Center owner Scott Grove. “There have been a lot of rumors that we’re shut down, but we are open and in business!”
Grove said they are in the process of figuring out how to move forward after the devastating fire Saturday morning (June 28) that burned their furniture store to the ground. They will need to find creative ways to continue. “I lost everything,” he said. They are still taking orders and having merchandise come in. “In a couple of days we will have a total flooring center set up.”
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No one was hurt in the fire or fighting the fire, however the building and contents were completely destroyed.
All of their catalogs were burned up in the fire, so they are having their sales reps send them new ones. It will take a couple of days to get those in. They are asking customers to please bear with them as they get things figured out and going again. They plan to bring a trailer in and set it up near the store site.
Anyone wanting anything can call the regular business line, 307-367-6711. It is being forwarded to Scott’s cell phone. They also plan to have people down near the store site starting this afternoon to meet customers and do business. They won’t have regular business hours for now. Customers can stop by and try to catch someone down at the site or call and arrange to meet them there. “We’re only minutes away,” he said.
“BBQ grills are a very popular item for us, and it’s the 4th of July. People will need grills and pellets. We’ll be all set up by this afternoon.”
Grove wanted to express his thanks to the community for their support. “Thank you to everyone for their thoughts, prayers, kind words and offers to help.”
“Sometimes you question living in a small town and then something like this happens and you really appreciate it,” he said.
“I want to give a huge thanks to all the emergency people, the fire department. I heard they had nearly every fire truck in the county there. They did a hell of a job. No one got hurt. That could have gotten super ugly. All the other stuff can be replaced.”
We asked if they needed anything else and he said no. The most important thing was to let people know they are open and still in business. If anyone wants or needs anything, please stop by or call them. “That’s how we’ll get through it,” he said, “by continuing to do business.”
Grove said they have insurance for the business. “We’ll find out today how good our insurance really is,” he said.