Getting back to business

Dear Editor:For the past 21 years, Construction Junction, the consignment building materials and recycling operation next to Buggy Works Car Care in Carbondale, has been a valued small business serving our valley residents.There are many locals who have literally built our homes from fortuitous forages through the maze since Marti Bauer and Suzie Villiere first opened the doors in 1986 and the past five years that Susan Kurk has owned the store.Construction Junction’s aim has been to be a friendly, laid-back local resource of great deals on quality home items. That aim has been a little “off” recently. Not all partnerships or marriages last forever, hence the unsettled past few months at Construction Junction.Sell? Stay? Lots of unknown who, what, how and where to sort out, but because of an unbelievable amount of support, encouragement and patience from many of over 6,000 consignors and loyal customers, owner Sue Kurk has reaffirmed her commitment to continue providing the great service and bargains everyone knows and loves at Construction Junction. Since the first of the year, the store has gone through a thorough cleaning. Issues and concerns brought to management’s attention have all been acknowledged and are being successfully addressed. Our pickup and delivery service is up and running again, and we are now ready to take in more consignments. The phone number, 963-1016 and website,, are the same.To show our appreciation, we invite you to come by Construction Junction on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a huge Spring Cleaning Sale with a portion of the weekend’s sales to benefit a local nonprofit we’ve supported over the years, Advocate Safehouse Project.Advocate Safehouse Project is a nonprofit group established in 1987, providing Garfield County with domestic violence and sexual assault victims assistance. Forms of assistance include a crisis help line, the “Safe Nights” program, women’s support groups, Latina Outreach, and other programs. For more information call 945-2632.Woody’s Famous Rollin’ Smoke will be smokin’ up some great barbecue in the parking lot, with a portion of those proceeds also donated to Advocate Safehouse.Our deepest thanks to everyone for putting up with all the crazy stuff that has happened at Construction Junction these past few months. Your generous patience and loyalty through difficult times has helped us get back on our feet. Come meet our enthusiastic team: Patty, Brad, Shaun, Stephanie and Charr, our general manager.Our real manager, Nell (the golden retriever), is convalescing from cancer surgery … just discovered in the midst of everything else going on. Thanks to the great efforts of Dr. Rocky Mease and Glenwood Vet Clinic, she is recuperating well and, of course, loves all the attention, so come by and say hi!Susan Kurk and staff Construction JunctionCarbondale