EAGLE — The great stuff doesn't change much, and that's why Andy Clark and a bunch of dads spend winter nights in Eagle Town Park with fire hoses in their hands, making sure one of Eagle County's oldest traditions continues.
Clark and all those other dads now stand where dads have stood for 80 years, smiling through a winter evening spraying water through a fire hose and building an outdoor ice rink.
"It's like 'Field of Dreams' on ice," Clark said. "Every kid who skates on this rink should know that someone is doing this for them."
EAGLE — To paraphrase the esteemed figure of fiction Albus Dumbledore, help will always be given in Eagle County to those who ask for it. (Read the thank you letter from First Lutheran Church)
Last week, First Lutheran Church of Gypsum asked and Andy Clark, of Alliance Moving Systems, responded. Now all that's needed is a few hundred locals and visitors who need some high-end furniture for their homes to come out and shop on Saturday, Feb. 10.
This story begins 130 years ago, when a group of valley pioneers established the Lutheran congregation in Gypsum. In 1890, they constructed the little white church that still stands at the corner of Eagle and Second streets. Over the past 13 decades, the congregation has persevered, although for years at a time the church couldn't employ a pastor and weekly services could not be held.
"Just had a wonderful experience with Alliance moving. From the beginning, the company was very easy to work with. The estimator was very friendly, supportive and had good suggestions. The office staff were wonderful to work with. Cristal was very responsive and quick to return emails. She kept us posted every step of the way. The moving crew led by Rudy was amazing. All of the guys were extremely friendly, professional and took great care of our possessions. You felt like they were moving their own stuff or helping out family members. This is our 4th move in the last 5 years and by far the best. Really recommend this team for local moves."
Thanks... Patrick and Simon
My wife, Susan, and I would like to thank you and your entire team for the outstanding service we received during our two moves this month. Over the past 41 years I worked in the hotel business where everything we did was about the customer experience and making sure they always felt cared for, valued and respected. Your entire team at Alliance, from the front office handling logistics to the team carrying out the physical move, they always went above and beyond to get our move completed with the utmost care and respect to our needs. It is clear to me that you have a true caring culture at Alliance that lives each and every day throughout your organization. Susan and I truly enjoyed everyone we interacted with and we are so grateful for your attentive service and caring attitude. Our move was handled perfectly. We wish you and the Alliance team all the best in your continued success as a well run company. Warmest regards,
Dave Horton & Susan Kohli
Just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the whole process of our move out with you guys. Your coming out was informative and gave us lots of tips, our mid-process resulted in getting more storage too, which we CLEARLY needed. And the crew that handles moving out and then into storage were all you could hope for. They packed our furniture extremely well and handles getting the heavy tools up from the shop like the pros they are. The office was helpful and kept us well posted as we worked through the process and helped with some of the supplies we needed. Hard to imagine being happier with the process so far. If loading us to go to San Antonio goes half as good as getting into storage we'll be very happy campers! Mario felt we should be able to get all our stuff into a 26' truck but if possible I'd appreciate it if you could have a look at it as well to get your opinion if one 26' truck will do it. We're going to San Antonio the rest of this month but when we get back I'll be in touch to talk about getting you to look at what's there.
Thanks for all the fine work by your whole gang!
Thank you so much for making our move to Gypsum go so smoothly! Your teams were incredible! Mario kept his cool even when things got tricky, everyone was willing to help and was always smiling. What impressed me most is that every one of your guys reached out to shake our hands when they left. We will definitely recommend Alliance Moving to all of our friends! Thanks again,