Oct. 5—WOODSTOCK — As people spend more time at home, some have kept busy with home improvement projects.
In the past year and a half, suppliers like Chace Building Supply of Connecticut have seen an increase in business. In fact, the company has been so busy that staff are booked into next year.
” Everyone had to kind of transition all those hopes to the spring,” Chace Building Supply Kitchen and Bath Designer Heather Fuller said. The company, which has a facility at 90 Somers Turnpike in Woodstock, is owned by Scott Chace. He purchased a 30,000- square- foot facility on 32 acres in 2002, which has a 4,000- square- foot addition for the millwork facility.
Staff at Chace Building Supply provide remodeling services for kitchens and bathrooms, as well as the installation of floors, windows and doors. The company also sells paint.
” We’ve seen an uptick of people looking for new remodel projects because people are home and staring at the same four walls,” Fuller said.
Chace offers a service through which people can buy their products and have installation done, what she referred to as a ” one- stop shop.”
Fuller said there have been significant delays in product deliveries and contractors are very booked. She said the company’s ” middle of the road” cabinet line, for example, used to take four weeks to come in, and now takes five months.
Staff pride themselves on their personal touch, providing a level of service that Fuller said you don’t get at chain stores. Fuller said they aim to help the customers with ” any issues that may arise” and walk them through projects ” from start to finish.”
Chace Building Supply works with homeowners and professional builders.
The customers are mainly from Connecticut and Massachusetts, Fuller said.
” It’s kind of all over the state and some of Massachusetts,” she said.
Fuller said a lot of customers come from Worcester County in Massachusetts.
The business is a family affair for the Chace family.
Scott Chace’s brother, Don, owns the Foxborough, Mass., location.
Chace Building Supply is open Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.
The business can be reached at 860-928-2747.
For more information about the business, visit www. chacebuildingsupply. com or email [email protected] com.
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Chace Building Supply
Address: 90 Somers Turnpike, Woodstock
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; closed Sunday
Information: 860-928-2747, visit www.chacebuilding supply.com or email [email protected]