GROOMER GARAGE AND MAINTENANCE SHOP:

A DREAM BECOMES A REALITY

 

In 2003, the Rumford Polar Bears Snowmobile Club decided that a groomer garage and maintenance shop was needed.  In June of 2003, the Club received approval from the Town of Rumford for a 99 year lease on a two acre parcel of land near the public boat launch on Route 2.

Since that time, the Club has been raising money to construct the building and we are about 2/3 of the way toward our goal of $50,000.  The decision was made to begin construction and launch a fundraising push later on to raise money for the completion of the building.

In June of 2008, the Rumford Selectmen signed the lease and several Club volunteers began to clear the lot in preparation for construction of the groomer garage and maintenance shop.

Construction progress will be followed on this web page, so check back frequently!

 
 

SITE PREPARATION

June, July, and August 2008

Cutting trees, chipping brush, hauling brush, pulling stumps, hauling stumps, bulldozing loam, piling loam ... see photos of site preparation by clicking here.

DIGGING THE TRENCH FOR THE FOOTERS

August 21 & 22, 2008

Digging, shoveling, leveling ... see photos of digging for the footers by clicking here.

BRINGING IN THE FILL (ROUND ONE)

August 27 & 28, 2008

Click here to see photos of filling and leveling.

POURING THE FOOTERS

August 29, 2008

Fine tuning trenches, setting up the forms, the pour ... click here to see photos of pouring the footers.

THE FROST WALLS GO UP                                       

PART I: PUTTING UP THE FORMS

September 5, 2008

Click here to see photos of the frost wall forms being put in place.

THE FROST WALLS GO UP                                       

PART II: THE POUR

September 5, 2008

Click here to see photos of the frost walls being poured.

THE FROST WALLS GO UP                                       

PART III: TAKING DOWN THE FORMS

September 6, 2008

Click here to see photos of the frost wall forms coming down.

BRINGING IN FILL (ROUND TWO)

September 8-19, 2008

Filling, compacting, digging for power pole, setting power pole, and grading outside perimeter ... click here to see photos of Bringing in Fill (Round Two).

FRAMING

September 25-30, 2008

Click here to see photos of framing.

SHEATHING

October 1 & 2, 2008

PUTTING ON THE ROOF

October 7 & 8, 2008

 
Click here to see photos of the trusses being put up and the roof sheathing going on.

SOFFITS AND GABLE END SHEATHING, ETC.

October 9 - 29, 2008

 

Click here to view pictures of soffit construction, sheathing gable ends, putting on typar, installing windows, etc.

STANDING SEAM ROOF

October 29-30, 2008

 
Click here to see photos of the installation of the metal roof.

DOORS, SIDING, ETC.

November & December 2008, January 2009

 
Click here to see photos of the doors, windows, siding, electrical, etc. being installed.

AND THE WORK GOES ON

January through August 2009

 
Click here to watch continued progress on the groomger garage.

POURING THE CONCRETE FLOOR

September 2009

 
Click here to see photos of Morgan Concrete pouring the floor.
   

 

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Rumford Polar Bears Snowmobile Club
President - Ron E. Russell
Treasurer - Bob Stickney
Vice President - John Blais
Secretary - Louise Stickney
Trail Masters - Tom Reed & Gene Knox

Email: info@snowmobilerumford.com
Phone: (207) 364-3848
Meeting Location: Sam's Restaurant
Time: 7:00pm
Date: 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, September through April
2nd Thursday of the month, May through August

 

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