A loan of $8,000 helps build a showroom, boost advertising, and upgrade tools to improve efficiency.

Kyle's story

Growing up in the Huntoon family, I was surrounded by beautiful heirlooms created by three generations of Huntoon men before me. Every trip to my grandparents home in northern Michigan meant a chance to visit pieces of furniture carefully crafted by my great-great grandfather, great grandfather, and grandfather. Each piece, unique in it’s design and embellishments, told a story. The centerpiece of my grandparents’ home was my great-grandfather’s tool chest. built entirely of walnut and birdseye maple, with floral inlays, coved top, and eight thin drawers locked in place with a hidden mechanism. It blew my mind.

I could not begin to wrap my head around the fact that someone had built these pieces with their own hands, let alone a member of my own family. Each time we visited, I left hoping that I might someday be lucky enough to inherit one of them. I wouldn't realize the profound impact this furniture had on me until many years later.

I inherited a craft, and every day I feel lucky to be able to share it with the world. I started Hunt & Noyer Furniture to pay respect to my family heritage, and with every piece we create I feel one step closer to my goal of growing this business into a nationally recognized brand. Through partnerships with West Elm and Steelcase, I now have pieces in 26 states and Canada. With this loan, I hope to strengthen my local presence in the Detroit metro area, and create a place where people can have better access to high quality handmade goods they will cherish for a lifetime.

This loan is special because:

It helps a successful repeat-borrower establish a showroom for his products and boost advertising and operational efficiency in the process.

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About Hunt & Noyer Furniture

Industry: Manufacturing
Years in operation: More than 5 years
Website: huntandnoyer.com

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