For Vale firm, there is such a thing as a free lunch

Claire Chamberlain (left) and her husband Derek, own CAPS Auto, Truck & Ag in Vale and last week they held a free barbecue for area residents to celebrate their success. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

VALE – Three years ago CAPS Auto, Truck & Ag consisted of two people with some ambition, goals and a whole lot of faith.

Back then the two employees were co-owners Derek and Claire Chamberlain. They had a plan to create, almost from scratch, a thriving local business focusing on service and accessibility.

Statistics showed . . .