Bryan J. – Creswell, OR
A-Model, 30’W, X 14’H X 28’L
After losing his 8-year-old stepson Travis to cancer, SteelMaster customer Bryan J. was determined to honor his memory. “He taught me that in life, there’s beauty everywhere,” says Bryan. “He enlightened us.” This led Bryan with the perfect idea to honor Travis’ memory; he would build the ultimate SM garage as a memorial.
He decided to build a garage on their property as a tribute, where he and his younger stepson Brandon will spend time working on projects that will help him “create, repair, build, and grow together.”
He called a few companies and started to gather some information about constructing a building, and the first person he talked to was National Sales Manager John Deere. “He gave me a baseline of what to expect in the industry,” says Bryan.
John was unaware of the situation, but treated Bryan like he does every customer, with care. “Others were just so pushy and rude. It was just incredible,” says
He says John’s approach is what convinced him to continue his journey despite what he was going through. “It feels like everyone at SteelMaster is more focused on being a family than trying to make a sale,” explained Bryan. Before the building was erected, he spread Travis’ ashes in the foundation. Then once he assembled the arches, he lined the walls with images of Travis and those who impacted his life.
“It won’t just be a place where you put your car, it will be a place that will facilitate growth,” explained Bryan.