Facebook helps revive Santaquin man’s business

Posted at 9:05 PM, Feb 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-04 23:52:35-05

SANTAQUIN, Utah - A Santaquin man was robbed of the tools he needs to provide for himself, but he's back in business after friends, neighbors and more than one thousand Facebook fans offered their support.

Dale Beardall spent most of his life mowing lawns and shoveling snow for a living, but three years ago, he started building benches and selling them to people in his community.

Beardall builds the custom benches in his Santaquin garage. A few days ago, someone broke into the garage and stole power tools worth more than $500.

Sean Nielsen, Beardall's customer and friend, took to the Internet after the power tools were stolen.

"I just made a post on Facebook. A lot of people responded," Nielsen said.

Nielsen set up a Facebook page for Dale's Benches that generated more than 1,000 fans in less than 72 hours. Those fans have donated the tools needed to get Beardall back in business.

"They've been calling to order benches, helping him get money to get more stuff," Nielsen said.

For more information on Dale's Benches, visit