Marshall Insurance first year in Berlin

The Marshall Insurance Agency has just finished its first year here in Berlin. They want to say thank you to everyone who has help make this a great success.  Owners Greg & Lynette Westcott bought the Croteau/Cross agency in august of last year. They are very excited about their new office. This has been a very busy year for them. Now that they have an office in Berlin it makes it very convenient for their clients from Berlin, Gorham, Milan and other communities  to come in and pay for their insurance. Marshall Insurance is looking forward to doing business in Berlin and surrounding communities for a long time to come. In the photo are Greg, Sylvia, Paige and Rebecca. (RITA DUBE PHOTO) Marshall-4

Clean up with a little help from Caron's Building Center

One lucky winner will rake in $1,000 worth of merchandise

Berlin - After one visit to Caron Building Center, you just might end up looking for ways to add to your home improvement to-do list.
On August 26, 2013 Caron Building Center will begin accepting entries for a $1000 Shopping Giveaway. One winner, selected at random, will receive $1000 in merchandise from Caron's. The contest ends Nov 16, 2013.
Lucy Letarte, Advertising Manager says that the giveaway should create plenty of excitement among Caron's customers. "One of the best things about the drawing is that our customers have an opportunity to dream a little bit, to think about what items they'd use in their home improvement or garden project. And for one of our customers, this dream will become a reality. We're looking forward to helping make that happen."
Full details about the $1000 Giveway are available at Caron Building Center. The giveaway entries will be accepted exclusively at Caron's, located at 39 Union St. in Berlin NH. There is a limit of one entry per household. One winner will be chosen from each participating store.
Caron Building Center is located at 39 Union St and has been serving customers in Berlin area for over 34 years. Caron's offers a complete line of Lumber, Hardware, Kitchen and Bath, Electrical, Plumbing and more.


NH auto dealer continues to rebuild and give back to the local community

Berlin City Auto Group, located at 485 Main St., Gorham, has broken ground on new construction as part of a company-wide expansion that includes a $1.8 million project in Gorham. "We're continuing to invest in the local economy," said Ed Watson, general manager of Berlin City Auto Group. The project is one of three underway in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire Berlin City Auto Group dealerships totaling roughly $5.4 million.
The dealership having posted "double-digit improvements year over year" this newest project is not only a boon to the customers, but also a way to reward them. The biggest way Berlin City is achieving that is by hiring all local contractors.
General Contractor Ray's Electric is one of those businesses benefiting. Steve Binette, co-owner of Ray's said he's been working with the dealership over a year through the design phase and now into the construction. "It's a good project for the North Country," he said pointing out that his business has been solely committed to purchasing their vehicles from Berlin City for a number of years. Just as the renovations to the GM Superstore gave a new facelift to this area of Route 16, the renovations to the 485 Main St. location is going to give Route 16 a modern look.
The service department will have upgraded technology too to make the process more efficient and run smoothly. The upgraded facilities and technology will benefit both the customer and the dealerships.
The drive-in service entrance is one of the bigger changes to the building. The entrance will allow service customers to drive their vehicles directly in to a reception area where they will be met by Berlin City service staff at their car. This will allow them to get out of their car indoors, while also having the ability to engage in a discussion about maintenance concerns and updates.
With the solid economic performance on their side, Berlin City decided to make some major investments. In addition to remodeling the showroom and facade of the Gorham building and adding the new service entrance and amenities, approximately 1 year ago Berlin City began construction of a new Fiat dealership in Williston, Vermont. He said that is the first time the dealership group expanded the business since the recession. Additionally, the Toyota/Lexus dealership in Portland, Maine, underwent a showroom and service department expansion.

Solar joins Gallus and Green team

Gallus and Green Realtors in Berlin, NH is excited to welcome Susan Solar to their team.
Susan has been a North Country resident for over 40 years. She  has over 25 years of direct sales experience, reaching the highest managerial levels and earning numerous trips and awards.
Susan is no stranger to the public. She is a past President of the Androscoggin Valley Hospital Auxiliary, member of the Dummer School Board, and former English teacher in the Berlin School system. She is the author of four books, and member of the NH Writers' Project as well as other local author groups.
Married to Ed Solar, of E&S Rental, they have raised two children together.
Susan's background in sales and public recognition provide buyers and sellers experienced, reliable service. She specializes in all types of Real Estate, and is dedicated to honest, exceptional service.
Susan can be reached days at 752-6000, and evenings at 449-2210, and at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Gallus and Green is a trusted, experienced Real Estate firm with over 40 years of outstanding service and experience in the field of Real Estate. Located at 180 Main Street, Berlin, NH. For more information, or to sell or buy a home, contact us at 603-752-6000 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can visit their website at, or on Facebook at Gallus N Green Realtors.