The owners of Omer Nelson Electric have wanted for years to fix the leaking roof at their Main Street East store, vice president Sarah Nelson said. But the estimated cost of nearly $30,000 made it difficult to seriously consider the work.
“It’s not easy for a small business to come up with the funds for a major project,” she said. “And unfortunately our flat roof is a major project. It’s a matter of protecting the building; it’s a matter of protecting the people inside the building and being able to run and grow our business.”