More in News
Murray & Son opens on Waldo Street
Elmer Murray, owner of Murray & Son, does the honors in a ribbon-cutting ceremony provided by the River Valley Chamber of Commerce. They are located at 628 Waldo St. in Rumford, across from the football field. (Times photo by Bruce Farrin)
RUMFORD -- After working for other garages for some 10 years, Elmer Murray decided he wanted to open his own garage.
Actually, he'd been thinking about doing that for two years. Elmer tried to open a small business around his home in Strathglass Park, then thought about being a garage there, but decided it wouldn't fit there.
In December, he began looking for a location. Three months ago, he founded Murray & Son at 628 Waldo St., across from the football field.
With assistance from his father-in-law, he obtained the lift and air compressors for the business. Soon, he will add the tire changer/balancer. By August, he anticipates being an authorized garage for vehicle inspections.
Elmer, who is a Falcon football fan and loves auto racing, said their business does everything but motor changes for vehicles in the way of light body and light car repairs. Working for him at the garage are John McLean and Jay Curtis.
Business hours right now are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday but Sunday. He will announce summer hours soon. Murray & Son can be reached at 418-5875.