New building under construction at demolition, salvage company

June 15, 2018

STERLING – The owner of a salvage business is putting up a new building where he can work on projects.

Curtis Poff III, 31, hopes to finish the outside of the 40-foot by 60-foot pole building within a couple of months at the former Speed Bowl Park, just west of town near West Fourth Street and McCue Road. New fences have also been going up.

Poff owns CP’s Demolition, which does building and vehicle salvage. Until a few years ago, he had been operating a race track at the site for mud bog races, demolition derbies and similar events.

“It’ll be a shop for me to work on equipment and semis. I’m working on it with some buddies,” Poff said.

Whiteside County Building and Zoning Administrator Suzan Stickle said the permit for the work put a $15,000 price on the project.

Poff plans to put in a floor by October. He said his business has been doing well but has slowed as work on the building continues.

The site continues to be used to store salvage vehicles.

Greater Sterling Development Corp. owns the property, which is zoned I-2, for heavy industrial use, which means storing vehicles there is allowed,

Call Poff at 815-631-4662 for more information.