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Santa visits Schaylor's local brewery

12/9/2017 (Permalink)

Community Santa visits Schaylor's local brewery Santa treats himself sometimes.

Santa has been busy this year making his rounds to visit all the children in Cumru township.  Today, Santa hosted a breakfast at Cumru township for all the local children and their families.  Santa and his elf worked so hard he decided to reward himself at the Schaylor's Brewery on Lancaster Pike.

Schaylor's brewery is a family run and operated new business in the community.  Schaylor's has a variety of beers on tap that are made right on site.  Josh, one of the owners, is the mad scientist, mixing up flavors and colors to come up with JUST THE right smell and taste.  

Josh and the team have agreed to try to come up with a SERVPRO beer especially for employees, family, friends and satisfied  customers who drink specialty beer.  While the planning is in the works, we will keep you up to date when SERVPRO ready beer will be released.

Christmas 2017

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Santa is coming to town.  gather up all your friends and family for some great holiday memories.  details for this community event are below.  Hope to see you there!

 

DATE AND TIME

Sun, December 17, 2017

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

LOCATION

Sweet Ride Ice Cream Parlor & Soda Fountain

542 Penn Avenue

West Reading, PA 19611

DESCRIPTION

Ho! Ho! Ho! Story time will take place from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Santa Claus will be here from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fun Activity for the Family!! Sit on Santa's lap (you may take your own photos)! Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt! Make your own ornament! Hot Chocolate Bar (available for purchase)! Make a Snowman or Reindeer Sundae (available for purchase)!

Wounded Warrior 5K run/walk

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

This Sunday, December 10, 2017. SERVPRO Wyomissing will be walking in support of Eric's angels. Come join us!

This walk/run for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events.

Sept. 11 also served as a stimulus for Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. Operation Iraqi Freedom refers to military operations in Iraq that began March 19, 2003 and officially ended August 31, 2010. Operation Enduring Freedom refers to combat operations in Afghanistan and other regions in support of the Global War on Terror. Operation New Dawn refers to the conclusion of operations in Iraq beginning September 1, 2010 and ending December 15, 2011.

For WWP, there is a distinct difference between members and alumni; the term alumni indicates a mutual shared experience and denotes your place in an organization was earned. There are no dues here - those were paid by wearing the uniform and on the battlefield.

FIRE SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Don’t let Christmas ever heat up too much — with fire that is. Did you know that Christmas trees alone result in 13 million dollars, annually, in property damage? More importantly, these fires present real risk towards family and friends. When showcasing a live tree in your home, the combination of tree dryness, electrical malfunction with lights and poorly located heating sources can make for a deadly combination.

BUT IF YOUR HOLIDAY IS JUST NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT A LIVE TREE, FOLLOW THESE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO KEEP THREATS AT BAY:

  • Fresh trees are less likely to catch fire, so look for a tree with vibrant green needles that are hard to pluck and don’t break easily from its branches. The tree shouldn’t be shedding its needles readily.
  • Always place your tree away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights, and keep the tree base filled with water to avoid a dry out.
  • Make sure all your indoor and outdoor Christmas lights have been tested in a lab by the UL or ETL/ITSNA for safety, and throw out any damaged lights.
  • Any lights you use outdoors must be labeled suitable for exterior placement, and be sure to plug them into a ground-fault circuit interrupter protected receptacle.
  • Keep all your holiday candles away from your Christmas tree, surrounding furniture and décor.
  • Bedtime means lights off! ­ Don’t forget to turn your Christmas tree lights off each night.

When your tree begins to drop its needles, it’s time to say goodbye to your evergreen foliage until next year. So this year, follow our guidelines to avoid being another statistic in the National Fire Protection Association or United States Fire Administration report during the upcoming holiday season.

SERVPRO has new neighbors

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

CUMRU TOWNSHIP, PA

A new brewery is HERE in Cumru Township.

Josh Taylor, Lucan Schmidt and Joseph Mastruzzo, all 20-something graduates of Conrad Weiser High School, are opening Schaylor Brewing Co. at 2390 Lancaster Pike, Cumru Township.The building was once a Daewoo dealership and most recently served as a mixed martial arts gym. SERVPRO of Wyomissing is their new neighbor and glad to asssist in anyway to make another small business successful. 

Their  business plan

The business owners started planning the brewery about a year ago. They have acquired all the permits they need from the township, and recently began construction inside the building. But they await their federal brewing permit.

"We put the idea together and started a business plan about a year ago, and started planning it all out, putting numbers together, and figured out it was feasible to do," said Schmidt, 29. "We then started the ball in motion looking for a place, and now we're doing construction."Taylor, who has worked at Chatty Monks Brewing Co. in West Reading and Reading Carbonics, will be in charge of brewing operations. Schmidt and Mastruzzo will focus on the business side.The brewery has an open layout with a U-shaped bar and additional table seating. The brewing equipment will be located in a front corner, and will be visible to the seating area as well as the outside through large windows."When we were searching for buildings, we came across this one, and we were very excited about it because it was an old car dealership," Taylor said. "We have the big lot so we can expand outside, and we have the wraparound windows so we can display our brewing equipment to people driving by."There will be a kitchen. Schaylor will offer a small food menu, which includes items such as sandwiches and flatbread pizzas.The brewery will be the latest in a line of new businesses to come to the Lancaster Pike corridor in Cumru Township. In recent years, Reading Public Auto Auction, Walgreens, AutoZone, Dollar General and Big Time Thrift Store have all opened nearby.

Getting funky

Schaylor will have eight taps to start, but that will likely expand. Taylor, Schmidt and Mastruzzo are all big fans of India pale ales, so many of the beers will be hoppy, but there will be other styles as well.

"We're going to brew some funky IPAs," Taylor said. "That's what we seek out. But we'll have decent variety, like stouts, Belgians and the whole works, but we'll specialize in IPAs. We're 'hop heads,' so we're going to jam hops anywhere we can in our beers."Schaylor's slogan is "brew outside the lines," so many of the beers will have a twist on them, Schmidt said."It's very nontraditional," he said. "A lot of his best IPAs look like orange juice when you put them in a glass. They're more smooth and less bitter."Schaylor will have several year-round beers, but it will brew many one-time batches, Schmidt said. With only eight taps, that means there will likely be times when certain year-round beers will not be available, he said."One of the biggest things we like to do is constantly brew different kinds of beer," he said. "With all our recipes, there might be a time when a certain flagship won't be on tap."Schaylor will be the seventh brewery in Berks County, joining Chatty Monks, Golden Avalanche Brewing Co. in Kutztown, Hidden River Brewing Co. in Union Township, Oakbrook Brewing Co. in Reading, Saucony Creek Brewing Co. in Maxatawny Township and The Other Farm Brewing Co. in Boyertown. 

Storm 2017

3/17/2017 (Permalink)

Community Storm 2017 Shop all the way in the back

We were snowed in at our shop. We could not get in or out!!!  Team work dug us out of the storm.

Miss You

3/17/2017 (Permalink)

We miss you Pete! You have only been gone a year and it seems like forever.  I know you are doing well with SERVPRO of Heaven.  We miss you, love you!

Hurricane Sandy...we will never forget....

11/22/2016 (Permalink)

We will never forget the sights, the smell, the shattered lives...Most off all, we will never forget the National Guard letting us in every morning to the disaster areas.

Christmas 2016 at SERVPRO

11/22/2016 (Permalink)

Let's roll...........................