On Friday, May 11, Mid-Cape Home Centers hosted Massachusetts State Representative Timothy Whalen for a meeting and tour of its South Dennis location at 465 Route 134, South Dennis, MA.
Representative Whelan, who represents the 1st Barnstable district, had the opportunity to tour Mid-Cape Home Centers’ store, as well as the Estimating Department, custom millwork shop, and lumber yard. The Representative also met with company leaders including Jack Stevenson, President of Mid-Cape Home Centers, to discuss the needs of small businesses in the area.
Stevenson shares, “We really enjoyed Representative Whelan’s visit. Due to his background as a Trooper, he really understands a lot of the issues that affect our business. One of the biggest industry issues is transportation, and Tim has a great understanding of that area, DOT regulation, along with traffic and the bridges. We were happy to hear his insight on those issues. Plus, his genuine passion for the Cape is obvious.”
Representative Whelan also shared insights into a legislative push for local vocational education, the need to rely on local businesses to help keep local youth living and working in our community, and affordable housing, an area in which they have been doing due diligence with recent success obtaining a housing trust in Brewster. The more that the community and local businesses help advocate for these issues, the more success we will see in the near future of Cape Cod.
It was refreshing for the Mid-Cape team to hear about Representative Whelan’s own regular experiences shopping at Mid-Cape, in an effort to keep money in the local economy rather than with national big box retailers. Team member Steve Zbell adds, “As a long-term customer, it was refreshing to hear about Representative Whelan’s understanding and strong focus on our local building community.”
Mid-Cape Home Centers hosted the Representative as part of the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association’s Legislative Yard Tour initiative, which connects lumberyards throughout the Northeast with their elected officials in order to share the needs of local businesses.
More than just a lumber and building supply company, Mid-Cape’s specialty is experience that builds convenience, trust, and communities.
For more than 100 years, Mid-Cape Home Centers has been providing quality building materials to professional builders and homeowners involved in new construction and home improvement on Cape Cod, the Islands, and the South Shore. Mid-Cape Home Centers prides itself on its team of high-quality representatives and the relationships they build with contractors and homeowners alike on a daily basis. The strong foundation built inside Mid-Cape Home Centers’ stores has allowed the company to not just do right by their patrons, but also by the greater Cape Cod community. With local, year-round involvement in organizations such as HB&RACC, Habitat for Humanity, and various other Cape Cod non-profits, Mid-Cape is a driving force throughout Cape Cod, the Islands, and the South Shore.
Since 1895, Mid-Cape Home Center has functioned as a full-service lumber yard with a commitment to providing the building supplies that will help southeast Massachusetts remain one of the best places to live in America.