THE HISTORY OF THE T.A.S.A. GROOMER BARN
After working on the 3 Mile Trail at the location near the Dawson Creek a dIscussion was held on constructing a building to house our groomer. The discussion was overheard by Gordy Larson, from Gust Construction of Cedar Springs, MI. Gordy made a proposition to the members present that would allow us to erect our building.
The building lot at the corner of M-123 and County Road 400 was purchased for $3,500.00.
The membership of T.A.S.A decided to take Gordy Larson up on his proposition and had Gust Contruction make us a set of blueprints.
Members from T.A.S.A. met Gordy at Camp 5 to review the plans for the new building. Following the meeting with Gordy, quotes were received for materials for the building. After reviewing the local quotes Gordy's wife Jane, who owns Baldwin Lumber Co., gave T.A.S.A. all the materials at her wholesale cost.
Gordy and his wife Jane hauled all the materials to Newberry from Cedar Springs with Gust Construction equipment. The zoning permit and the building permit were purchased and the site preparation was completed. The holes were dug for the poles and erected by T.A.S.A. members. Gordy showed up with a six man crew and equipment from Cedar Springs on June 25th and with his crew and members from T.A.S.A. the building was topped out on the 27th of June. The building had been completed in 26 working hours.
The concrete floor was poured at the building.
THE TOTAL COST TO COMPLETE THE BUILDING IN 1992 WAS APPROXIMATELY $22,500.00. THIS FIGURE IS FOR THE 40' x 60' BUILDING WITH CONCRETE FLOOR, WIRING AND LIGHTING.