Office Building History & Renovation
In early 2004 it became clear the firm had outgrown its former office facility on West Main St in Homer. Several months were devoted to researching several buildings in Homer as possible renovation projects as well as building a new office. Finally, in December of 2004, we purchased the old Independent Order of Odd Fellows building at 417 North Main St. Located in the Homer Historical District the building was in deplorable condition with the roof being dangerously close to collapse. Fortunately, it was determined the shell of the building was structurally sound and so the decision was made to renovate and save a historically significant building.
Over the next eleven months, the building was completely gutted and restored. Even the old wood and tar roof was cut out and a new steel frame and girder metal roof system was installed. The result was a building, originally constructed in 1920, was renovated to modern standards and more than doubled the available office space of our old facility. The entire upstairs remains open for future renovation should the need arise.
We are proud of our office facility and hope you will enjoy seeing a few pictures of our building as it looked on the day we acquired it and how it looks today. You can find a pictorial history of the renovation on our Facebook page.