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Put this on your Christmas wish list!
Tickets are now available for the Chesaning Candlelight Walk Raffle to win this beautiful 10x10 storage shed provided by Homes by Stoddard's! Tickets may be purchased at the Chamber office for only $5 each or 3 for $10 and are also available at these locations: Community State Bank, Ed Rehmann's and Sons, Studio 124 and The Silver Thimble. The drawing will be held Saturday, Nov. 26 at 8pm at the Festival of Trees (Peet Community Center) during this year's Candlelight Walk weekend. Delivery of the shed is available in a 30 mile radius of Chesaning for the winner!
Watch for Corky the Construction Cone Around Town!
Homes by Stoddard’s Celebrates 50 Years!
Now into their fourth generation, the Stoddard family has provided quality, affordable housing to Mid-Michigan for 50 years! Dale Stoddard, Randy’s father, began the business in 1966 with little more than a 40-acre soybean field and an idea. Building a manufactured housing community in the Chesaning area had never been done before.
One of Dale's first jobs after getting out of the service in 1955 was to work for Roycraft homes, a manufactured home builder in Chesaning. In 1965 he purchased a 40-acre farm on the northwest corner of M52 and Peet Rd. Beginning with two sites, Stoddard Mobile Court has grown to 125 sites. They are currently developing building sites in the Indian Rock Subdivision in Owosso, in addition to individual projects for customers throughout Mid-Michigan.
Dale retired in 1993, selling the business to his sons. One of the first things the second generation did was to divide the sales center from the manufactured housing community, providing a better location for displaying the multi-sectional homes. The single-section homes are still displayed at the original site. Because of their abilities with on-site building of garages, porches and other personal touches, the modular, or BOCA code, has become a large part of their business.
Stoddard's offers a broad selection of different manufacturers to be able to better serve the wide variety of homebuyers in Mid-Michigan, from under 1000 sq. ft. to over 3000 sq. ft., from single story ranch homes to two and 1/2 stories.
In 1997 Randy and Eileen's son, Nick, graduated and joined the business. Nick does all of the excavating for customers’ on-site needs; his expertise includes septic systems, foundations, driveways, fill sand, and more. Their ability to maintain a fleet of backhoes, bulldozers, and dump trucks as well as support vehicles, offers customers the assurance of prompt service, without the hassle of scheduling conflicts with subcontractors.
Thank you to Homes by Stoddard’s for their tireless behind-the-scenes support of Chamber events, community partnerships and economic development. We also wish to take a moment to share our gratitude for Randy’s service as our Chamber president! Best wishes for all things good in the future!
2016 CHAMBER RAFFLE WINNERS
January 13, 2016: Bob Schulte & Linda Vitous
January 27, 2016: Dr. Abbi Schleusener
February 10, 2016 : Ruth O'Connor
February 24, 2016: Kathy Jones
March 9, 2016: Halee Williams
March 23, 2016: Sue Vogelaar
April 13, 2016: Shirley Carlton
April 27, 2016: Lisa Ziola
May 11, 2016: Metro Mortgage Group
May 25, 2016: John Reiber
June 8, 2016: Brian Adelberg
June 22, 2016: Carolyn Rehmann
July 13, 2016: Rob Angst
July 27, 2016: Phil Schmiege
August 10, 2016: Keith Valentine
August 24, 2016: Alice Hanel
Randall D. Stoddard, President
Chesaning Chamber of Commerce
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