Business Scene for the week of 6/20/2014


Mountain Building Supply has opened a showroom in the old Finishing Touch building at its East Quincy location on Lee Road. Manager Sasha Winter said the showroom will be a display area for their expanded outdoor patio product collection that includes barbecues, furniture, gazebos, fire pits and more.


Gold Lake Lodge opens for its 103rd season this Friday. Owned by Surgie and John Barker, the lodge features 12 cabins that vary in size and amenities. The also serve hearty family-style dinners nightly.


For the second consecutive year, Edward Jones is on Fortune magazine’s Fortune 500 list of largest companies by revenue. In fact, the financial services firm moved up to 444 on this year’s list, up 47 spots from the previous year. “Our success comes from making a significant difference to our clients. We offer personal service and a solutions-based approach that is tailored to their individual needs,” said the company’s managing partner, Jim Weddle. Locally, Carla Parsons has an office in Chester and Steve King has an Edward Jones office in Quincy.


Kimberly Buckhout has joined the Portola office of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Mason-McDuffie.Kim moved to this area two years ago after a career in customer service and real estate in the Bay Area. As a certified distressed home expert she is qualified to represent buyers and sellers in short sales and bank-owned properties.


Big congrats to Tom and Doria Hupp, owners of Almanor Flooring Inc., as they celebrate 22 years in business.This Chester store carries a large selection of carpets, vinyl, hardwood and laminates in stock along with hundreds of samples of all types of flooring that you can also choose from. They are dealers for Hunter Douglas window coverings too.

This year marks the 10th anniversary for The Lodge at Whitehawk Ranch. Owner and operators Jerry and Mary Ann Crowe vacationed in the Sierra for over 30 years and, loving every minute, decided it would be a great place for retirement. So in 2004 they built their dream home and settled in to enjoy life in the mountains. But retirement didn’t last long; they purchased the lodge in 2005 and have been actively operating it ever since. It features 14 luxury boutique-style cabins nestled up to an award-winning 18-hole championship golf course and has an upscale restaurant on site.

And for a decade Vicki Ax has been satisfying folks’ undeniable craving for sweets at her Chester store, the Candy Shoppe, which is next to the post office. The old-fashioned candy store carries a terrific assortment of candy from around the world, including novelty and nostalgic candy and gourmet specialty chocolates and truffles.

Kelley and Bob Money have completed their first year as owners of the Log Cabin family restaurant in Portola. They also own Sierra Kitchen in Sierraville and, before that, Donner Kitchen in Truckee.

Longtime Quincy resident Kenny Chance, of Chance Construction, marks his seventh year as a general contractor. Kenny’s vast experience in the trade includes new construction, remodels and repairs for both residential and commercial projects.

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