First Retail Store

In 1958 we opened our first retail store on Woodstock Avenue in Rutland, VT.  Dan Allen Sr. built in-ground swimming pools and tennis courts in the summer and sold peanuts and cashews to local bars in the winter.  Two years later we moved to a temporary location in Center Rutland while construction of our new retail facility was underway–our existing Rutland store.  Our chemical business began, bottling our own swimming pool shock into one gallon containers.