Improve your beautiful Westlake home with Village Construction Remodeling Service.Our expert contractors provide these services:
Remodeling Desgned with your Budget in mind
Custom In law suites
Replacement windows & awnings
Whole house remodeling
Custom, hand crafted cabinets, Trim and Millwork
General carpentry and repairs
Decks, Hot Tubs and Enclosures (we also sell & install Hot Tubs)
All phases of Bathroom remodeling
All phases of Kitchen remodeling
Westlake's 1st pioneers - Westlake’s history began on October 10, 1810. Two families (Cahoon & Porter) arrived by ox drawn cart and build homesteads in Township 7. It was on recently platted Connecticut Western Reserve. Joseph and Lydia Cahoon with Asahel and Rebecca Porter brough their children and Rebecca's brother, Leverett Johnson, to the homestesd that became Bay Village. By 1811, Leverett began clearing land in what became Westlake.
On November 14, 1811, after other settlers arrived, Dover Township was incorporated. Westlake considers that the date of the City's founding.
The pioneer homesteaders cleared the township’s dense forests to plant crops and provide pasture for raising horses, cattle and sheep. Waterpower from area creeks ran sawmills and gristmills. The area that is now the intersection of Dover Center and Center Ridge Roads was the geographical and historical center of activity. Located in this area was the Dover Blast Furnace, which made pig iron from bog ore and operated for more than 10 years until it burned down in 1844.
The Nickel Plate Railroad laid the first track and operated the first locomotive, which arrived in Dover in 1882. Toward the latter part of the 19th century, the township was the second largest shipping point for grapes in the United States.