The transition should go smoothly. Since starting in a garage 10 years ago, Home ReSource now employs 20 workers and provides a vital resource to the local housing industry.
“It’s a one-stop shop for reclaimed items,” real estate broker Pat McCormick said. “In that aspect, there’s nowhere else to go. I have to restrain myself quite a bit actually from buying bureaus and claw-foot tubs.”
After Deuel settles in, all eyes will turn toward September when Home ReSource hosts its signature event, Spontaneous Construction. Builders have full run of the store, piecing together whatever Frankenstein-like creations they can in six hours.
“Missoula has a festival every weekend all summer long,” Schmetterling said. “But there’s nothing like Spontaneous Construction.”