Liberty Lake 2020: A Community Yearbook

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“What people are saying” (continued) Would the old and new be able to coexist without their difference in age looking obvious? “The quality of the job is five stars,” Van Gordon said. “The transitions between the old and new floors are seamless.” Quality Hardwood Floors is a family business operated in the Inland Northwest for more than 65 years. The company has received the Best of Spokane Award every year since 2013. From installing and maintaining gymnasium floors through the state, to restoring a century-old floor to its former glory, to new installations with fancy inlaid borders — Quality Hardwood Floors does it all. For more, visit and see ad on page 27.


BAKERY OWNER, DENTIST LOVE THEIR BUILDER A year ago, Liberty Lake resident Tiffany Cable built her dream, a bakery just down the street from her River District home at the corner of Barker and Mission. At the same time, her neighbor and property owner, Dr. Owen Packard, expanded his Lakeside Dental practice into the greater Liberty Lake area. Looking back, both the baker and the dentist are particularly thankful for a third party: the builder. “I could write a book about how amazing Baker Construction has

Dan and Barb Trochta's oak floors received extra protection in order to coexist with their dogs.

been to me,” Cable said. With a background in family business, Cable brought lots of experience to her Blissful Whisk venture — just not construction experience. In stepped Superintendent Terry Batterman and Project Manager Zach Bull with Baker Construction and Development Inc. “My shop would not be the show place it turned into without Terry’s skill set and attention to detail,” said Cable, explaining how Batterman’s crew regularly took Cable’s vision and brought it to life. “There were many things along the way that just didn’t quite work out as purchased, and Terry always found a way to fix things and they always turned out better than before.”

With Bull’s help, Cable added that the project actually came in under budget, “which is so rare considering how nice my place turned out and how many changes there were along the way.” Next door, Dr. Packard’s past experience with Baker Construction set his mind at ease for this project. “I have used Baker Construction before,” he said. “They have built four or five buildings for us now. We just wouldn’t use anyone else. They’re just phenomenal. These guys are class acts.” Specifically, Dr. Packard listed customer service, professional knowledge, quality and accuracy as standout Baker qualities.

Blissful Whisk and Lakeside Dental are located at 1612 N. Barker Road.

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