Dreams Can Become Reality…

Contributed by Randi Perlman

Have you ever wanted to help your friends and neighbors by providing a vital service they all need? And have you ever dreamed of owning your own business? Well, here’s your opportunity to do both!

After seven years of operation, Steve’s Toyostove Repair LLC is up for sale. Owned by Randi Perlman and Steve Totten, Steve’s Toyostove Repair has helped keep Alaskans warm and toasty over the years, including during last winter’s negative 40 degree temperatures, while celebrating our incredibly diverse and creative community by providing wall space for the works of local artists, meeting space for various non-profit organizations and brainstorming space for countless causes and events. In addition to displaying toyostoves and other oil, gas and propane heaters, Steve’s Toyostove’s showroom floor has hosted deep, meaningful conversations on everything from hunting, fishing, boating and the weather to birds, recycling, religion and the arts, just to name a few.

Randi and Steve, both long-time Valley residents, have welcomed one and all through the doors of their comfortable, homey shop at mile 3.4 Knik Goose Bay Road in Wasilla and provide invaluable information and education to their large customer base while helping them decide which heating system will work best for their needs. And now, they’d love to see the tradition of friendly, excellent customer service and deep community spirit continue with new owners committed to their own vision and traditions.

Steve’s Toyostove Repair will remain open and will continue to serve the Valley’s heating needs while they search for the right fit for the next owner[s] of the business. If you are mechanically inclined, don’t mind getting your hands dirty, are driven to work hard, expand and excel and would like to turn your dream into reality, call 907.376.WARM [9276]. This is a true opportunity to be cool, stay warm and help others.