Friends of Wishbone: Episode 2

December 19, 2013

Wishbone Tiny Homes enjoys establishing and maintaining healthy and prosperous relationships with local businesses. Even more so, we savor the interactions with the individuals who make up those local businesses. This is a post in an ongoing series that will highlight some of the people who we consider vital to our mission of building tiny homes for the next generation home buyer. You will probably see some familiar faces, so we hope you enjoy and add comments as you see fit.

The gentleman on the left is Ken Woody of United Saw & Tool Co. Woodworkers know him in town as the best blade-sharpener around. My dad has been going to him for the last 16 years. He’s been in business for a long time and reminds us about the essence of American small business. The gentleman on the right deserves his own blog series. I didn’t catch his name, but he managed to fit in about 3 war stories from his days in the wood shop… missing fingers, the productivity of the crazy old planer he was trying to sell us, and other fantastic stuff. I love the whole experience of going into Ken’s shop and can’t wait till our blades get dull again so we can go back.

Bob Dylewski of Bronco Construction. Besides running a successful construction company, Bob has a warehouse full of reclaimed wood. He and his staff are the definition of professional and manage a mind-blowing collection of various types of reclaimed wood. We recommend taking a trip out to Bob’s warehouse (near the airport) to find your next reclaimed material.

Jack Baker of American Cable and Rigging is pictured here. We have discussed our experience with him in another blog post that my dad wrote, but we thought it wouldn’t hurt to mention him again in this context. Although his typical clients are writing much bigger checks than us, he went out of his way to make us feel important. We got a full tour of the facility and thoroughly enjoyed it. I know I speak for both my dad and me when I say that we are looking for more opportunities to add cable and/or rigging to our tiny homes so we can get back there.

Stay tuned for the next episode of Friends of Wishbone, where you or someone you know might show up!

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