History of OUR COMPANY and our Building

OUR STORY

 
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Our History

 
 

Welcome to our exciting world of retail décor!

Creating innovative designs and installing breathtaking décor is our passion and we want to share our excitement and enthusiasm with you. For 25 years, our award-winning Decorworx team has strengthened independent grocers across the country by customizing their store décor to reflect their story, specific brand and demographics. We realize that each of our clients has a distinct brand and a unique story, which is why all of our superior products are designed with each individual store in mind.

Our company is about our three core values: Exceptional Experience, Premier Image and On Time, Every Time. We believe in loyalty to our clients and we want to build a lasting relationship that helps you succeed. Our sales team works hard to strive to understand you and translate your ideas into high impact décor. Our designers specialize in retail décor and grocery store environments, allowing us to provide you with beautiful, high-quality décor for your store. We are always researching new ideas to bring you fresh, relevant and memorable designs.

Our craftsman take pride in the details that help your store stand apart from the competition. We control the décor process in-house from design through installation, to ensure quality and timeliness. We understand that success is about hitting deadlines, which is why we strive to provide you with everything on time, when you need it. We believe that when you succeed, we succeed.

We recognize that remodeling your store is a significant investment of your time and money. Our team is happy to walk you through the entire décor process, providing you peace of mind as we help bring new life to your store. Since we design, manufacture and install all of our décor in-house, we can ensure that you will receive high-quality products at a low cost. We guarantee that your decision to remodel your store will enrich the experience of every shopper who enters through your doors.

 
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Historical National Parks Garage

Honoring the past, Celebrating the future

 

 In the 1920’s, the Union Pacific Railroad created an infrastructure to connect rail passengers with tour buses that would deliver tourists to the National Parks in Southern Utah. The bus garage was constructed around 1923 as part of that infrastructure for Union Pacific. The Utah Parks Company, a subsidiary of the Union Pacific Railroad, focused on promoting tourism to Southern Utah and the National Parks.  Cedar City quickly became known as the gateway to the National Parks. The purpose of the bus garage was to house and maintain the fleet of buses. 

The Bus Garage structure is basically a one story rectangular building, with 2 rooms built in the trusses at the North end to create a small second story.  The building is constructed of unpainted brick, two layers thick in a rectangular shape. The exterior brick contains step

detailing near the roof line.  The edifice features nine large and three small windows on the Main street side (west) and a mirror image on the west side. The building has mainly been vacant except for a travel company for a period of time. The Union Pacific Railroad was the only owner until it was purchased by a local Cedar City gentleman. He anticipated restoring the building, but due to poor health the building remained out of commission and mainly untouched during his ownership, except for a roof repair. 

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The main floor of the Bus Garage consists of a thick cement that slopes slightly to the North to accommodate the cleaning, washing and repairing of the buses. The bus stall stripes remain painted on the floor. The main floor consists of one main space and two small rooms at the North End on the main floor. The large support trusses run east to west throughout the entire building and are in original condition. The trusses are a main feature of the building and show the historical importance of the building. The structural engineers have commented that the historical building is structurally sound and in excellent condition considering its age. The two rooms located on second floor are accessed through a stairway located at the north end and were used as an apartment and shower area for the train engineers. The interior brick remains exposed and shows no signs of cracking or deterioration.  The brick walls will remain unaltered during the remodel.

It is unclear what the South end of the building originally looked like. We cannot find any original photos documenting the south side. It appears that the travel company removed the exterior wall and installed offices. The added offices have been removed to reveal a completely open floor plan. The north wall is constructed of a wood board that has been

painted white. There is little detail within the interior of the bus garage since its primary purpose was a functional garage. The west upper room has a wood floor with a built-in closet. Half of the original windows were removed when the travel company added offices. The windows were removed and replaced with a 70’s style window and retrofitted with disproportionate windows.  

Overall the building is in great condition. The site itself has been a blight in the Cedar City community.  We have received a tremendous amount of support from the city and the residents. Many people have commented that they believed that the structure would be torn down and replaced with a modern building due to its prominent location on Main Street. The residents are excited that we are willing to take the historical structure and restore it to its original beauty. Since the building is located on Main Street, it will become a main feature of historical pride for the city.

 
 

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We’re a partner through thick and thin.

We have visited hundreds of stores across the globe and it’s easy to see why certain grocers are successful; they have a connection to their customers.