Amish Choice Receives Morton MicroGrantWednesday, January 9, 2013
Today, the Morton Economic Development Council announced that Larry Huff, owner of the new Amish Choice Wood Furniture store in Morton, is the recipient of a $2,500 Morton MicroGrant. “Larry is bringing an exciting new retail store to our community that will create two full time jobs and one part time job and offer a line of high-quality furniture products that Morton can be proud to have,” said Jennifer Daly, CEO for the Morton Economic Development Council. “His $66,000 investment to start a new business in Morton is appreciated. We were happy to provide a small grant to assist him in his efforts.”
Huff moved to Morton twenty years ago with his wife and two boys and has worked in both the retail and the furniture industry for over two decades. He decided in 2012 that he wanted to move forward with fulfilling his dream, to own his own business. “I wanted to open the business in Morton because I believe it is the right community for the quality of the furniture I will be selling,” said Huff. “This town is all about quality.”
Amish Choice Wood Furniture will be located at 915 Detroit Court in Morton in a 4700 square foot retail space and showroom. The new store will feature all Amish made hard wood furniture including bedroom sets, tables, hutches, desks, chairs, youth furniture and more. The furniture can all be customized, allowing purchasers to select the wood type and finish of an item and also to have furniture sized to fit a specific space. “We have 13 different woods and a wide variety of finishes that our customers can choose from,” said Huff. “We can also order a bookcase a few inches wider or add special hardware to fit the need of our customers.” Although the furniture can be customized, it isn’t custom. “We aren’t making something from scratch, we are adjusting an already created design,” said Huff. “That means the price is much more reasonable.”
Huff is planning to open Amish Choice Wood Furniture sometime in March, once his inventory arrives. “We are happy to support the economy of our home town,” said Huff. “My wife works at Studio 117 and both of my boys went to school here in Morton. We want to give back to the community that has been such a great supporter of our family.”
The Morton MicroGrant is a special fund created by the Morton Economic Development Council to encourage small business development and job creation for Morton. The Morton MicroGrant fund is made possible through a contribution by Morton Community Bank.