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Flooring contractor lost tools of his trade

I’m a flooring contractor, and subcontract for a Premier Flooring store here in Grass Valley. I have Installed hardwood, vinyl or some kind of floors for some of you who read this now. I think to do the best job you must have the best tools. But this comes at a price. On Jan. 4, I arrived on the job site where I had been Installing a beautiful solid oak floor only to find out all my tools and the contractor’s tools had been stolen sometime between Thursday eve and early Friday morning. Some low-life had just as well cut my hands off at the wrist. I was finished.

They took tools they didn’t even know what they did. But in the right hands, the tools turned a piece of wood into a floor and a thing of beauty for a lifetime. They cost me around $2,000, and cost the contractor about the same. That doesn’t include the lost time for us and our crew and the new home owners that have already been burglarized before even moving in.

If any readers see people or persons out of place or are not sure something is just not right, pick up the phone and dial 911 and the Nevada County Sheriff will be glad to respond. No one will ever know who called. If the person is on the up and up, the deputy will apologize for any inconvenience and be on their way. But, if not, well the deputies will use the tools of their trade. Click. Click.

Wade Lahr

Penn Valley

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