Discussions between Recovery Bike Shop and Castle Building & Remodeling, Inc. began through the Northeast Investment Cooperative (NEIC) in early 2013 when the bike shop had their eye on a new retail and production space on Central Avenue. The shop’s owners Brent Fuqua and Seth Stattmiller worked with Castle and an engaged team to turn 2504 Central Avenue around and give new life to its aged, circa-1900 bones.
First order of operations was installing a new flat roof over the rear, new secure rear entry, and four (4!) code-required staircases between the upper level and full basement. The interior was then re-wired with new electrical service, and required plumbing updates paved the way for two new, accessible bathrooms with low-flow plumbing fixtures, salvaged cherry doors and restored barn lights over the sinks.
Castle’s carpenters built new Mechanic’s workbenches wrapped in reclaimed wood from Recovery’s Sales Manager’s brother’s attic, and also painstakingly transferred and re installed a 250lb tin-clad fire door from one side of the building to the other, adding industrial visual interest to the space’s raw, honest aesthetic while separating the retail floor from the service queue.
The storefront was revitalized with new energy-efficient floor-to-ceiling windows and the brand new custom metal-and-reclaimed-wood awning was designed by a Recovery employee and built by local artist Jeff Lohaus of Lohaus Metal Arts. The result is a beautiful, functional space that grew out of collaboration, using unique materials and rooted in the community that showcase Castle’s commitment to preserving the character of the urban fabric.
While visiting H4, you will have the opportunity to see a commercial remodel but also you will be able to learn more about Salvaging Items in your Remodel. Recovery Salvaged multiple items in the remodel including these neat shelves.
When you visit H4 you will increase your chances of winning one of our fabulous prizes. A list of prizes you could win is available here, you can also submit one contest entry online.