(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
TURNING THE KEY: Alan and Brenda Melani take over Chewelah Floor and Wall…
After 23 years of being the mainstay at the Third Street Mall in downtown Chewelah, Lynn and Debbie Husby are passing their sign to new owners: Alan and Brenda Melani.
“It has been a great ride, and we have met hundreds of wonderful people,” Husby said. “We want to thank Chewelah and the surrounding communities for their support and hope it continues far into the future”
Lynn Husby is an Air Force retiree who moved to Chewelah in 1995. He opened Chewelah Floor and Wall two years later.
When it comes to remodeling and flooring projects, the business has been the go-to spot. Husby has worked with many local professional contractors through the years.
Husby said that Alan and Brenda will continue to provide this top-notch service with dedication that will serve the community into the future.
Brenda Melani is from Chewelah, but she headed to western Washington about five years ago after working for Safeway. Both Alan and Brenda moved from Granite Falls, Washington. Alan is from Tucson, Arizona, but has lived in western Washington for the past 28 years. He is also retired from the Army.
The two met in Brenda’s store. Alan came in to request to rent a carpet cleaner, and Brenda knew he didn’t want to rent a carpet cleaner and stated so to Alan. He replied, “You’re right, I just want a date,” and they were married two years later.
They have three adult children and three grandsons, with their first grand daughter due in December. The youngest, Kaybree, and middle son, Brandon, and three grandsons live in the area. With the oldest, Kye, making plans to move back here this spring, Alan and Brenda are making their new home up in Marcus on Lake Roosevelt.
The two said this is a family business they are all excited about as their middle son Brandon and Brenda’s brother-in- law Dan have been the installers for Chewelah Flooring for many years, making this a family joint adventure.
Brenda said “it was just time to get back to the country. It was fun on the West Coast and I only have God to thank that I got to take that leap and I actually did it. Had I not, I would not have met my knight in shiny armor. Can’t wait to see so many familiar faces and so many people I got to know while working at the local Safeway for over 16 years. I’ve missed so many of you!” Come in and say hi. I’ll keep the coffee on.”
Chewelah Floor and Wall is located at the Third Street Mall. For more info, you can call (509) 935-8021. Hours during the week are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
As a special, Chewelah Floor and Wall will be offering 10 percent off of any flooring purchase and installation for the months of December and January.