Like A Good Neighbor, Gault Is There

Last Saturday, Carolanne Curry noticed some workers bustling about in a West Ferry Lane parking lot near the train station. It’s owned by the town, but is a convenient spot for Gault customers.

After years of being on edge about potential development of Hiawatha Lane — her neighborhood — the longtime resident worried something was up.

The West Ferry Lane parking lot, after some work was done. (Photo/Carolanne Curry)

Something was up. But she needn’t have worried.

Yesterday, Gault Family Companies president Sam Gault replied to her email. He said:

Carolanne, thanks for reaching out. I offered to do a clean-up of this parking lot for the town, to make it look presentable for our neighborhood.

This has been an eyesore for many years (overgrown bush, dead trees, leaves, sand from plowing, etc.). The soil that you see is sand buildup over the years leveled out.

We have a few more trees [in poor shape] to take down. We are distributing wood chips over the entire area, and re-installing a nice black chain link fence that will disappear to the eye (as opposed to the rusted, dented, broken fence that was there).

This will upgrade the entrance to our neighborhood that has been neglected for years. Any questions, please reach out. If you want a tour, let me know.

The jury is still out on Summit Saugatuck’s proposal to build 187 units of housing nearby.

But the verdict is in on Gault. After 156 years in the area, they’re still at the top of their game.

8 responses to “Like A Good Neighbor, Gault Is There

  1. Great job Sam…. NOW MAYBE THE YMCA CAN BE GOOD NEIGHBORS AND CLEAN UP THE RED BARN!!!

  2. Adam Vengrow

    Sam Gault is one great dude in town, always helping a cause

  3. Carmine Picarello

    Another reason why Gault is the go-to oil company in Westport. Thank You.

  4. Great story Dan and it does not surprise me at all. The Gault Family Companies have a long and deep history of doing the right thing, especially when no one is looking. The family is a huge supporter of so many worthy causes, events and needs in Westport and they do this quietly and steadily. Cleaning up the town’s mess at the Ferry Lane parking lot is just one more of a long, long list of acts of kindness and generosity. If you are smart enough to be a customer of theirs, they go above and beyond to serve you – especially in a time of need. If you are a neighbor or friend, you can always count on them to be there for you and to do the right thing. Westport is a better place because of the Gault family. Thanks Sam and the rest of the family for being great neighbors, friends and citizens of our community.

  5. Being a great neighbor, Sam and the company! Ditto what Rob says too. Very proud to live in this Community with such historical and family pride.
    Thank you!
    Pat Porio

  6. Caryl Beatus

    I’VE BEEN A GAULT CUSTOMER SINCE 1956 . . .DITTO TO ALL OF THE ABOVE.
    THEY’RE SUPER GREAT

  7. Dan, damn nice of you to take notice much appreciated carolanne

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  8. Gault sets a standard for anyone who owns a business in Westport. Marj Brous