It all began in higher university in the late 1970s.
“I came up below as I was a camp counselor,” Laurie Roberts explained. “I just fell in like with the location like most men and women do.”
Whilst Dan Roberts was drawn by the abundant fishing and canoe vacation possibilities, it was household pals Gene and Laurene Glader that introduced Dan to the North Shore.
Gene and Laurene Glader moved to Cook dinner County from the Twin Towns region in 1981 and bought Cascade Lodge and Restaurant. “That transpired to be the similar yr I graduated from high faculty,” Dan explained. “So I took a task in the summer operating for the Gladers at the lodge.”
Shortly soon after, Laurie landed a task at Cascade Lodge. And the relaxation is history. In the course of the years, the Roberts have invested their summers functioning at Cascade Lodge and increasing their youngsters in Prepare dinner County.
“So we have received a pretty lengthy heritage on the shore,” Dan explained.
Right after fifty years of checking out and doing work on the North Shore, Dan and Laurie Roberts decided it was time to reside in Cook County whole-time. Just after settling in, the pair made a decision to start off their own organization named right after the area where by the two made a long lasting connection.
“Cascade is very central to our lives,” Dan said.
Their new business enterprise, Cascade Creek Business is a residence enhancement business that delivers products and services such as tile do the job, custom shelving, fireplace renewal, painting, installation of window treatment plans, staining, and many other house restore assignments.
“We’ve been doing dwelling advancements for a extensive time,” Dan reported. After obtaining their very first dwelling in the Twin Towns location in the early 1990s, they commenced transforming and undertaking little design projects.
Laurie said it immediately made into extra residence enhancement projects, “We sort of begun flipping homes in the Twin Metropolitan areas that we were being residing in.”
At the time the few settled in Cook dinner County whole-time, they decided to capitalize on their acquired techniques and get started their have home advancement business enterprise. “It was just sort of a natural suit,” Dan mentioned.
And enterprise has been very good, the Roberts mentioned.
“It’s been a actually good commence for us,” Dan claimed. “We’ve acquired a total listing of men and women that are now on a waitlist.”
Though the Roberts have a fast paced spring and summer season period forward, Laurie mentioned she is searching ahead to assembly new people today and earning new friends. She added, “It’s entertaining to see how satisfied individuals are when we’re completed with the perform.”
WTIP’s Kalli Hawkins spoke with the entrepreneurs of Cascade Creek Enterprise, Dan and Laurie Roberts, about their new small business. Audio from the interview is below.