48 responses to Amish Business Directory

  • Shirley Smith
    Comment on Amish Business Directory (September 24th, 2013 at 15:51)

    Searching for a friend ..

    Hello:

    For several years now I’ve been trying to locate a friend and her family who converted to Amish. They live in Michigan, and I believe they joined a church not far from Flint.

    They joined the Amish church sometime between 1997 and 2000, but I’m not sure of the exact year.

    The woman’s name is Denise, and her husband’s name is Greg. When last we spoke, Greg was running a trucking business for the Amish. They had three daughters, two of which were named Samantha and Amanda. At this moment, I can’t recall the third daughter’s name.

    I lost their address, and would love to find them and reconnect. I’ll be happy to give you my mailing address if you like — just let me know.

    Your assistance in finding Greg’s business or their home address or the web site of his business would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Kind regards,
    Shirley Smith

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    • Don Curtis
      Comment on Amish Business Directory (November 29th, 2013 at 17:04)

      Greg and Denise Rich

      Hello.

      I asked my son, Mark, who is Amish if he knew of these people. He said that he did. Greg and Denise Rich came from the “outside” and joined the Amish church at Evart, Michigan. Since that time they have become a part of a Beachy Amish community in Kentucky. He will try and find out their address for you.

      • Comment on Amish Business Directory (November 29th, 2013 at 17:29)

        Searched with correct last name;

        Business name Pt Trucking LLC Evart, Michigan
        Michigan address and phone given on “findthecompany.com”
        It’s a start!

        • Shirley Smith
          Comment on Amish Business Directory (November 30th, 2013 at 04:14)

          Thank you, Paul, for the business name. I’ll check to see if Greg is still working there as they’ve moved from Michigan to Kentucky.

          I appreciate your help!

          ~Shirley

      • Shirley Smith
        Comment on Amish Business Directory (November 30th, 2013 at 04:12)

        Greg and Denise Rich

        Hi, Don:

        Thank you (and your son, Mark) so much for your information — it’s sparked other responses, too, and I should be able to contact my old friends soon!

        I’m glad you got their last name right .. don’t know why I had it as “Lee” — that may be Denise’s middle name. Silly me :)

        I now know their last name; where they were and where they are. I’m not sure if Greg still does the trucking business thing, but I’m sure I’ll find out soon.

        Godspeed,
        ~Shirley

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    • Marcus Yoder
      Comment on Amish Business Directory (November 29th, 2013 at 21:10)

      In the Amish Mennonite directory is Gregory W. Rich and Denise. Address is 927 Decker rd. Clarkson, Kentucky 42726.

      • Shirley Smith
        Comment on Amish Business Directory (November 30th, 2013 at 04:16)

        Hi, Marcus:

        Thank you so much for Denise and Greg’s new/current address! I can hardly wait to be back in touch with them!

        This information is invaluable to me.

        ~Shirley

    • Mark Wagner
      Comment on Amish Business Directory (February 16th, 2014 at 12:00)

      Amish near Flint

      Drop me a note, I know several Amish in that area of Michigan.

  • Veronique
    Comment on Amish Business Directory (October 29th, 2013 at 15:58)

    Harness

    Hi,
    I look for a list of the Amish which make draft horse harness. They are many communities and we get lost easily.

    Thanks!!

  • Shirley Smith
    Comment on Amish Business Directory (November 27th, 2013 at 11:57)

    Still looking . . .

    Hi, Erik:

    I know your comment wasn’t for me, but would you have anywhere in your listings the names of Amish trucking businesses? Greg Lee, the husband of my friend, Denise, runs such a business for other Amish.

    I would very much like to find him/them, and would be grateful for any information you might pass along.

    Thank you.

    Shirley

  • Shirley Smith
    Comment on Amish Business Directory (November 27th, 2013 at 14:12)

    I don’t know the exact location, Erik. All I remember is that prior to joining the Amish church and moving into a community, I think they lived in or near Flint, Michigan. Denise told me once, but I didn’t write it down and have forgotten.

    Is there a specific Amish business directory for that area?

    Thanks :)

    • Shirley I don’t know if there is a business directory specific to that area; the Michigan Amish Church Directory published by Abana Books does list some businesses however. I just checked the 2010 edition and there were no businesses of that type listed.

  • Comment on Amish Business Directory (November 27th, 2013 at 18:22)

    Kitchen Queen Stove

    380 and 480 Model UL Listed Cook stoves;
    Duane Miller
    4258 West CR 650 N.
    St. Paul, IN 47272
    812-662-8399

  • Comment on Amish Business Directory (November 27th, 2013 at 18:32)

    Hitzer Stoves and Pumps

    Wood and Coal Stoves
    Manufacturer of Heller-Aller hand and windmill pumps and parts.

    Hitzer Inc.
    269 East Main
    Berne, IN 46711
    260-589-8536
    hitzer.com

  • Comment on Amish Business Directory (November 27th, 2013 at 18:56)

    Welding; ASME Certified

    Welding / Fabricating Farm Equipment, Boilers, Traction Engine Repair and Rebuilding, Pressure vessel welding (propane bulk delivery truck) ASME tank and boiler pressure testing.

    Ed Stauffer
    2370 Conestoga Creek Rd
    Narvon, PA 17555
    (610) 286-0391
    Will do steam vessels for hobbyist, but Amish equipment used on farms comes first.
    Ed’s traction engine is also threshing and operated by him at Shirktown yearly reunion.

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  • Comment on Amish Business Directory (November 27th, 2013 at 19:13)

    DS Machine

    Wood and Coal Stoves, Boilers and Water Heaters;

    238B Old Leacock Road
    Gordonville, PA 17529
    Phone: (717) 768-3853
    contact dealers for sales

  • Comment on Amish Business Directory (November 27th, 2013 at 19:52)

    Maybe.......

    If you want the rest of the Amish stove builders you should ask,

    Pioneer by Suppertime Stoves
    Mealmaster
    Ashland
    Margin
    Riteburn
    Vaughn Range Boilers
    Ed Semmelroth is friends with these builders and pictures all the Amish built heating products for sale on his website at http://www.antiquestoves.com/general%20store/generalstore.index.htm

    The Kitchen Queen website is also Ed’s. Duane the owner didn’t know his product was on the web until I told him. But he’s OK with it and will do business directly as well.
    http://www.kitchenqueenstoves.com/kitchenqueenstoves/

    These builders are horse and buggy, so they take a check by mail and get your parts and products out when they dooo.

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    • Thank you for all these Paul, when we get pages up for the appropriate category I’ll be sure to add them in.

      • Kiirsa
        Comment on Amish Business Directory (December 9th, 2013 at 08:08)

        Cook stove for sale

        Hi Erik,

        We recently moved into a house that has a mealmaster cook stove. We do not need it and I wanted to sell it. I was wondering if you could give me the addresses of some Amish publications so that I can advertise it? The stove was never used and we don’t have a need for it. Thank you.

        Kiirsa

  • OldKat
    Comment on Amish Business Directory (November 27th, 2013 at 23:15)

    Amish Scooters & Croquet sets

    Erik: I can’t remember which of your readers told me about this company, but I think it was Dr.(?)Richard Stevick.

    Anyway, as of 2011 they were doing business as Groffdale Machine Company, 194 Groffdale Road, Leola, Pa 17540. Phone 717.656.7657

    I never got around to ordering one, but their scooters look like they would be an absolute blast to ride. Our town has some nice little rolling streets and I can just see myself nearly killing myself on a scooter flying down one of them. Nevertheless, I think I am going to do it anyway!

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    • OldKat
      Comment on Amish Business Directory (December 3rd, 2013 at 20:41)

      Ordered a scooter today!

      Erik,

      I contacted the people at Groffdale Machine Co. yesterday and they are still very much in business. In fact the price sheet that they sent to me in 2011 was still in effect, except that shipping had gone up $2.00. I ordered one today, which is my Christmas present from my wife and son to me. , I know, we do things in a somewhat unorthodox fashion in our family.

      The surprising thing (to me) is that when I was talking to them on the phone on Monday they asked if this order was for a Christmas present. When I told them that it was the man said that he could not 100% guarantee that it would arrive in time for Christmas, because they have so many orders coming in.

      So I asked if he was Plain & he said that he was. Then I asked if scooters are used in his community … again he answered in the affirmative. So I asked: “Are more orders coming in from Amish folks or English folks for Christmas?” He said a lot of English do order from them, but most orders are for Amish people. So I confirmed with: “And these are for Christmas presents?” He said: “Oh, yeah”

      I guess Christmas gift giving is a bigger deal in some Plain communities than maybe I thought it was.

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  • OldKat
    Comment on Amish Business Directory (November 27th, 2013 at 23:21)

    Amish (made) harness shop

    I know of a non-Amish owned harness shop, which only sells Amish made harness. They were in the Pacific NW somewhere, maybe Oregon, but the lady that owns it relocated to the Dallas, Texas area to be near her daughter and grandchildren … I think. When I can find her contact info I will post it.

  • OldKat
    Comment on Amish Business Directory (November 27th, 2013 at 23:35)

    Amish (made) harness shop ... update

    Here it is:

    Chimacum Tack, 524 W. Main, Crowley, Texas 76036
    David and Janie Amdal
    866.383.0370 or 360.301.1317

    Website: WWW.horsedriver.com
    email: info@horsedriver.com

    I talked to Janie several months back and she tells me that she has An Amish harness maker somewhere in the mid-West that makes harness to order for her shop. Seems to me that she said that she has been doing business with him for quite some time. If you are in the market for that sort of thing check it out.

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  • connie beck
    Comment on Amish Business Directory (December 18th, 2013 at 10:48)

    amish in wisconsin

    i am looking for a furrier that is from wisconsin that travels for horse shoeing if you could help me that would be great.

  • Dena
    Comment on Amish Business Directory (December 24th, 2013 at 09:44)

    prices on billing a buggy

    Could u tell me where I could get some prices on getting a buggy built like one I already have. Can send photo of it
    .

  • Comment on Amish Business Directory (January 19th, 2014 at 08:17)

    Financial Crisis

    Erik,

    I’m a student from Belgium making a paper about the Amish and their economic activities. I have a question for you.
    How can you explain the success of the Amish business? Because we had an financial crisis. Did the Amish feel the same financial crisis as we Europeans did, why not?

    I hope my questions are clear.
    I apologize for my written English.

    Thank you
    Lawrence Carletto

  • Dash Henson
    Comment on Amish Business Directory (February 20th, 2014 at 23:04)

    Pole barn and chicken coop

    I am looking for a team of builders in the Amish community to build a pole barn and chicken coop (small-my first year). My husband and I are an older couple who are still active, but have no knowledge in this field. We live outside of Helena on Canyon Ferry Lake. About 25 miles out on 20 acres. Does anyone have a contact or suggestion?
    Your help is most appreciated.

    • Linda
      Comment on Amish Business Directory (February 21st, 2014 at 08:40)

      Dash, are you in Montana? There are Amish in Lewistown/Moore, and Beachy Amish in Gold Creek, MT. They may be about three hours away. Are you willing to post a phone number, or email your phone number privately to Erik?

  • Angela Lee
    Comment on Amish Business Directory (March 11th, 2014 at 08:29)

    Amish Poultry

    I visited an Amish Farm many many years ago in the thumb of Michigan to buy some fresh poultry. I can’t recall exactly where it is, but would love to go back there. Does anyone know any Amish farms/communities in the thumb of Michigan and where they are located exactly? Thanks in advance.

    • Amish communities in Michigan thumb

      Hi Angela, check this article with over 450 settlement listings across America including Michigan. If you scroll down there is a map, and what looks like 2 Amish communities in the thumb of Michigan.

      http://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/57700/JAPAS_Donnermeyer_Luthy_vol1-issue2_pp107-129.pdf?sequence=1

  • maggie
    Comment on Amish Business Directory (March 21st, 2014 at 19:22)

    help with leather goods

    Hello!
    I’m looking for some help making leather accessories. Does anyone have any referrals? Several people have told to research work in the Amish regions but I have no idea where to start. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance!!!

    • Amish leather workers

      Maggie, a little late here, but FWIW quite a few Amish do leather work. We’re going to have a feature post on one of them in Indiana on the blog here soon (Silver Star Leather, 6875 N 800 W, Shipshewana IN 46565, Phone: 260-768-7958).

      Just offhand, another leather business, if you’re in Ohio is RW Leather (4415 County Road 114, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681, Voice Mail: 330-852-3801). I have met both owners, Silver Star does more exotic leather work.

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  • Comment on Amish Business Directory (March 25th, 2014 at 15:21)

    Wagon wheels

    I purchased a old buckboard wagon and the wheels are in need of some repairs. I want to use this for my photography studio. Know of any Amish that do this type of wheel, its a wooden hub 36″ metal rim

    • Linda
      Comment on Amish Business Directory (March 27th, 2014 at 08:44)

      Buggy Wheel Repair

      Tim, maybe this will help.

      from 2011 http://issuu.com/witowns/docs/cimmaronbg2011
      M&M Buggy Works
      Buggy Wheel Repairs, Buggy Restoration
      Neal Borntrager
      N375 Meyer Road
      New Holstein, WI 53061
      920-894-2198 Outside phone. Let it ring. No Sunday sales.

  • Comment on Amish Business Directory (March 27th, 2014 at 08:16)

    Textiles

    Can I get listings of manufacturers of textile related products, like tarps, bags, etc.

    Thank You,
    Richard Miller
    Lancer Textiles, Inc.
    (800) 786-6383

  • Margie Funke
    Comment on Amish Business Directory (April 8th, 2014 at 10:44)

    Where Amish shop?

    Hello,
    I am trying to find a business directory of shops that actually cater to Amish and Mennonite. I work for a Christian Publisher and the stores that I have found that sell to the Amish do quite well with our children’s books. My problem is finding these stores across the country that have a large Amish and Mennonite clientel. Can you help me locate these stores? Thank you in advance.

    • Where do Amish and Mennonites shop?

      Margie there are many variety and dry goods stores where Amish shop and which have books. We have plans to add these to this directory but it will be a little while.

      Gordonville bookstore in Lancaster County, Gospel Bookstore in Berlin, Ohio, and Pathway Publishers in Lagrange Co, IN are three of the strictly-bookstores patronized by Amish which come immediately to mind.

  • Comment on Amish Business Directory (April 15th, 2014 at 08:23)

    Horse and Wagon for transportation on 8/2/14

    Greetings, We have two events in Port Sanilac on this day – a Blue
    ‘s Festival and Civil War Days at the Sanilac County Historical Village and Museum. We would like horse and wagon transportation offered – they are located approximately three blocks from each other. Please advise. Susan Gill 248 875 9282

    • I’d advise you to contact your nearby Amish directly–but it’s doubtful they would do this sort of thing b/c providing horse transport for non-Amish is not really something Amish do, outside the large settlements with buggy ride businesses.

    • Comment on Amish Business Directory (April 15th, 2014 at 12:03)

      How do I contact the Amish directly in that area – Sanilac County MI. Thanks, Susan

      • Amish business - Sanilac County, Michigan

        I always recommend to go visit one of their businesses and ask about what you’re interested in. Again I’m doubtful about this but you’re welcome to try.

        Amish in Sanilac County are around Brown City & Marlette area, also there is a separate second settlement which covers Sanilac, Huron, and Tuscola Counties.

        http://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/57700/JAPAS_Donnermeyer_Luthy_vol1-issue2_pp107-129.pdf?sequence=1

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  • Comment on Amish Business Directory (April 15th, 2014 at 17:07)

    Amish home baker

    Hi, I am a Chicago-area food writer and am looking to meet/talk with an Amish person in n. Indiana who is a good bread baker! I am working on a bread book of the midwest, and am certainly willing to make the drive from Chicago. It’s a short interview, and we would need the baker’s recipe to run with the story.
    Thanks!

    Peggy Wolff

  • Comment on Amish Business Directory (April 21st, 2014 at 07:54)

    Amish Businesses

    I can tell you a little secret that when looking for an Amish business. They aren’t allowed to use the word “Amish” in the name of a store because that would be capitalizing on their religion to market their goods.
    If you see a store with the word “Amish ” used in the name then they “MIGHT” sell “SOME” Amish made goods, but it’s not an Amish owned or operated store so the store is probably a rip off.

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    • Non-Amish-owned businesses selling Amish products

      That’s only partly true. Generally it’s correct that very few Amish businesses have used “Amish” in their business names. But Amish feel differently as to how much to reveal about their background in a commercial context.

      Some will reference their Amish status in company literature for instance. Some are very much against using the Amish name to market. Others fall somewhere in between.

      But just because a store uses “Amish” in its name doesn’t mean it’s “probably a rip off” as you described it. Many of those businesses are benefiting Amish producers by marketing their goods for them in places Amish otherwise wouldn’t be (internet). Both sides are winning in that case. Many Amish are also okay with 3rd-party non-Amish retailers advertising their goods with the Amish name attached (even though they wouldn’t do so themselves).

      You do hear stories of some less scrupulous establishments that might take advantage of the name and try to pass off non-Amish products as “Amish-made”. But many are selling legitimately Amish-made products.

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  • Dan Stark
    Comment on Amish Business Directory (April 21st, 2014 at 15:55)

    amish sawmill

    I am looking for a sawmill near by edmore that may be interested in some red pine that I’m cutting and thinning. I have an endless supply on my tree farm and would like to meet someone from the local community that would like to do business. Possible uses for furniture and lunmber depending on there needs. If you could point me in the right direction that would be very appreciated. Thanks

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