This year marks McBride Remodeling’s 40th year in business, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to participate in 40 acts of kindness for the Petoskey community. While each of these acts has held special meaning to us, rebuilding the Harbor Gazebo will stay at the forefront of our minds for a long time to come.
The Doorway to Harbor Springs
The Harbor Gazebo in Marina Park is beloved by many. Each year, the “Gazebo Guys” stand inside and greet close to 1,000 visitors, answering any questions they may have and guiding them to various attractions and events. Overlooking Little Traverse Bay and surrounded by a brick walkway, this charming structure is the perfect adornment to the beautiful park and makes everyone feel welcome and happy.
After many years of service, the structure began to show wear and needed a refresh. The McBride team saw this as a perfect opportunity — not only to give back to the community, but also to strengthen our company bond.
Restorations & Improvements
Using quality, composite materials, we refurbished the gazebo, gave it a fresh coat of paint, and made sure we reinstalled the air conditioner to keep the Gazebo Guys comfortable. The new building will be low-maintenance and guaranteed to look great for years to come.
In addition to the repairs, the McBride team joined other community members in raising funds for the restoration by purchasing bricks. While many of the bricks are laid, like those purchased by McBride Remodeling, additional brick will be added in the fall as part of the final stages of the project. We were honored to do this work and are excited to show everyone all the improvements we’ve made. Don’t miss the official unveiling of the new Harbor Gazebo on Tuesday, June 28th at 3:00 PM!
If you would like to contribute to the Harbor Gazebo’s restoration, bricks are still available for purchase. You or your loved one’s name can be engraved on a brick and become part of the Marina Park legacy by going to harborspringschamber.com/events/details/gazebo-brick-sales-2022-11403.