It Takes A VillageWe are also lucky to have skilled artisans and tradesmen who produce items or provide skilled labor that we were able to incorporate into furnishing and transforming the building into The Station. We are so impressed by them and grateful to them that we would like to recognize them so that their visions, talents, and hard work can be appreciated while you enjoy the culmination of the fruits of their labors that is The Station.
All of the bad a#$ metal work and the custom booths were created and installed by local metal smith Brian Yates of Liquid Metal Fabrication in Lookout.
The almost implausible amount of plumbing and gas lines, faucets and fixtures that it takes to make a restaurant function, as well as the finessing of a very finicky furnace were done by the adept crew of J.R. Electric & Plumbing in Oak Hill.
Dave Spaulding of Appalachian Tile in Deep Water did an amazing (and unbelievably fast) job that is both form and function in our kitchen and behind our bar.
Local stone mason Darrell Fisher evaluated and educated us on the gorgeous original block that we uncovered. There was minimal restoration in the way of tuck pointing and cleaning required so that we could guarantee its longevity. He also custom cut and fit a slate slab to replace missing sills under the original windows in such a seamless way that they look like they’ve always been there.
The masterfully done upholstery for the booths and chairs as well as the window treatments were done by Sue and Jeannie and their expert team at Sitting Pretty in Beckley.
Chris Woodrum of Legacy Builders and Phil Davis, both of Fayetteville, helped us us replace a funky old greenhouse with a clean and functional (and climate controlled) prep kitchen with real walls. B&K Construction of Oak Hill put a proper metal roof on it for us.
The acoustics of an almost century old building that were irrelevant when it was constructed as a printing press were immeasurably improved by Richard Musser and his guys from Musser’s Acoustical Ceilings in Lewisburg.
The photographs of Fayette County and its residents in its early days (and the history lessons to go with them) came from George Bragg of G.E.M Photography in Shady Spring. They were framed by the delightful and talented ladies at Ben Franklin here in Fayetteville.
The insanely beautiful bar top and table tops were milled, designed, and built by DJ Shalvey of Second Life: Arborist Co. and Fine Woodworking of Wheeling using a tree that came down only a few hundred yards from the building.
Graham Elliott of Endless Drywall in Fayetteville did a fabulous job of cladding all of our new and old walls which were an endless enigma of angles. Toby Klinger of Paradigm LLC in Fayetteville finished it.
Our food and beer are cold thanks to the efforts and expertise of HSC in Beckley who replaced all of the components of a cooler that originally housed drinks when the building was a gas station.
The massive undertaking of rewiring the entire building, hooking up electrical equipment, and installing light fixtures was performed by the multi-talented Chris Danz and the dynamic duo of Eric and Erin at Praxis Electrical of Fayetteville. They were supplied by the patient and resourceful Rick and Tom at Skyline Electrical Supply in Oak Hill.
To all of our family and friends who pitched in and provided encouragement, entertainment, opinions, caffeine, and whiskey as needed – thank you and we love you – Adam, Alison, Alvie, Brian, Darlene, David, Deb, Elizabeth, Gene, G Wayne, Haynes, Holly, JD, James, Jason, Jay, Jenny, Jessa, Josie, Judge, Keith, Kim, Lenza, Leo, Lewis, Luke, Marcus, Matt, Matthew, Maura, Mike, Nathan, Neil, Pat, Paul, Parker, Pervis, Phil, Porter, Rachel, Rudy, Sally, Sarah, Scott, Shawn, Stella, Tashia, Terry, Tim, Tom.