In 2014, the Kurgo pack was running strong.
What had started as a couple of brothers with a passion for pets had grown into a bustling business with more employees (and dogs) than the space could handle. It was nose-to-tail living for a few months as we looked for a larger space to call our own, but there simply wasn’t anything that felt like home. So, in the traditional spirit of Yankee ingenuity that has guided our company since its conception, we went ahead and built it ourselves in our old warehouse.
The best doghouse ever.
Never content to do a thing halfway, we set out to build the coolest office we’ve ever seen. The structures are recycled steel shipping containers, the same ones that import our products. The finishing was done with wood that was lost in the rivers of Maine in the 1800s and just recently recovered. Our storage is a vintage 1956 Airstream, our seating is the first double chair lift from Sugarbush, and our ceiling canoe (you don’t have one?) belonged to our great grandfather. Together, these elements do more than make the space feel like home, they remind us of the passion for dogs and adventuring that led us to create Kurgo in the first place.
Concept & Lead Design - Kurgo Products
Kitter Spater - Salisbury, MA – www.Kurgo.com
Container Consultant & Builder -Leed Cabins
Dan Sokol - Stratham, NH - www.Kurgo.com
Structural Engineer - Structures Workshop Inc
Providence, RI – - Stratham, NH - www.structuresworkshop.com
CAD Drawings - Adapt Design
Portsmouth, NH - www.adaptdesignonline.com
Containers - Aran Trading Company
Salisbury, MA - www.aranbox.com
Rigging & Structural Steel - Harnum Industries Ltd
Salisbury, MA - www.therigger.com
Steel Fabrication - Viking Welding and Fabrication, LLC
Kensington, NH - www.vikingwelding.com
Glass - Portland Glass
Hooksett, NH - www.portlandglass.com
Electric - Reliable Resource Electrical
Amesbury, MA - www.reliableresourceelectrical.com
Plumbing - Steve Ferno
Fire Systems - Ebacher
Amesbury, MA - www.ebachercompany.com
Cubical Fabrication - Maine Heritage Timber
Millinocket, ME - www.maineheritagetimber.com
Floor Polish - TMC Concrete Polishing & Coating
Peabody, MA - www.tmccoating.com
Exterior Windows - Dave Allen and Company
Beverly, MA - www.daveallenco.com