You can learn a lot about a company
by looking at its past.
From the ‘Mesa Tribune, dated Friday, May 17, 1968 the headline reads,
“$150,000 Blaze Razes Stradlings”
After the fire Louis Stradling was quoted, “Stradlings would set up temporary office facilities in the paint shop just south of the fire site. Telephone connections were put in this morning. Some 40 employees of the company will be paid their wages due to date, then as fast as we can, we’ll go back into business.”
Stradling said that the company would complete jobs already contracted, then, when final figures on the total loss had been compiled, the company hoped to rebuild on that or perhaps another site. For the present, business would be conducted from the temporary office.
The history of the company included in this newspaper article from 40 years ago: “The Stradling family began in the contracting business here some 38 years ago, when Joseph O. Stradling Jr…started a contracting company in 1930. That company expanded into the cabinet-making and mill work which still comprised most of the present day business, and in 1935 was located on 1st Ave.”
The business continued to grow, adding a hardware department and food specialties store, and moving in 1955, to its 32 E. Broadway location, where it remained for 13 years until its destruction the morning of May 17, 1968.
Following that fire, Stradlings showed the integrity it has become known for….honoring its contracts with its customers and rebuilding, coming back bigger and better than ever. It took nearly two years, but Stradlings opened its new facility in April of 1970 at its current location on East Southern in Mesa.
The new facility was over twice the size of the old building and provided space for their cabinet building, contracting, and a showroom display area for customer convenience. Over the years Stradling's has been successful and they have ventured into different businesses and various facets of construction and woodwork, from hardware, emergency preparedness, a culinary school, to custom high-end millwork and cabinetry for multi-million dollar houses. Stradlings has always stayed very close to their roots of fine woodwork and cabinetry.
Although Stradlings has changed over the years to accommodate the trends and industry growth, the one thing that has never changed is its strong belief in providing the best and most professional services to it’s customer, whether homeowner, designer, or General Contractor.
Stradlings has a broad based portfolio, ranging from large commercial office buildings, schools, hospitals and resorts to single family residences both new construction and remodels. Stradlings employees provide the same consistent quality service to each job whether small or for a large commercial client. Because Stradlings is committed to meeting its clients needs we have one of the larger showrooms in the area to help them create the perfect space and to better understand the different styles and options that are available.
Now in its third generation, Stradlings looks forward to the future with the same enthusiasm and determination that they employed following the fire of 1968. If you are looking for a company that will be there over the long haul with both stability and a strong work ethic to get your next project completed, you need look no further than Stradlings.
Phone (480) 964-1777 • Fax (480) 964-5085 • Email Info@Stradlings.com
884 W. Warner Rd. Suite B5, Gilbert, AZ 85233
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