Hoagland Properties, Inc., of Florence, announces the completion of nearly three-quarters of a million dollars in improvements to its two properties.
We used more than a dozen local contractors and sub-contractors, and purchased the majority of their materials locally. More than 82 percent of the work was done by people from the Florence area.
“We are pleased to report that we used more than a dozen local contractors and sub-contractors, and purchased the majority of their materials locally,” says owner Gary Hoagland. “We believe in supporting the local economy, and we had tremendous cooperation from all the contractors involved. The project took only about five months.”
The River House Inn, 1202 Bay Street, received about 60 percent of the budget in improvements including all new furnishings such as beds, bedding, armoires, tables, desks, lounge chairs, and televisions for its 40 rooms. Other improvements included new walkway railings, roof gutters, and drywall.
The Old Town Inn, 170 Highway 101, received about 40 percent of the budget. Its 40 rooms received numerous aesthetic and structural improvements. Upgrades included new beds, bedding, televisions, lounge chairs, and wall art, as well as professionally refurbished armoires, tables, and desks.
Both properties received new interior and exterior paint, granite countertops, window shears, and sound-deadening floor coverings.
Local and Green
“We ‘went green’ where we could,” says Craig Sanders, Hoagland’s chief operating officer who orchestrated the project. “We recycled and repurposed materials wherever possible. What we couldn’t reuse we donated to St. Vincent DePaul—beds and bedding, tables, desks, and televisions.”
“Our guests will now have an even better experience. We have historically ranked well on travel websites and have overwhelmingly positive reviews. That means that people here in Florence can confidently tell friends and family from out of town that The River House Inn and The Old Town Inn are clean, comfortable, affordable places to stay,” says Loretta Hoagland, the company’s co-owner and vice president. “And our partnerships with all the local attractions help our guests save money on their visits.”