6 responses to What are typical Amish businesses?
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    Kirby Reich
    Comment on finding an amish builder (December 30th, 2012 at 17:02)

    finding an amish builder

    How do I go about finding an Amish contractor? I am needing to build a post frame barn and unsure how to find a contractor but am about 45 minutes from Parke county

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      Comment on How to find an Amish contractor in Indiana? (December 31st, 2012 at 07:42)

      How to find an Amish contractor in Indiana?

      Kirby, since you’re close I would visit the settlement and ask in an Amish business (shop or store) if they’d have anyone they could recommend. I wouldn’t be surprised if Parke County had Amish that do that work. A web hunt may lead you to an Amish contractor who is advertising online but often it is unclear whether the business is Amish unless they state it outright (Amish are not always comfortable doing so).

      Also perhaps in your neighborhood, the community at Milroy (Rush County) should have a number of builders as well.

      It’s possible you may see signs for Amish construction companies visible in either of these communities as well.

      Amish companies often have generic sounding names “A & J Builders”, “Meadow View Construction”, possibly with an Amish name in the title (In Parke Co, that would be Stoltfus, Zook, King, Lapp and other PA-origin names, Rush County more of the Yoders, Millers and Hershbergers) and rarely have “Amish” in the title.

      How to find an Amish contractor in Indiana?

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    Kirby Reich
    Comment on Great! (January 1st, 2013 at 09:51)

    Great!

    Thanks for the advice. I will be heading down that direction in short time hopefully.

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    Mennonite Quilter
    Comment on Owning a business (February 9th, 2013 at 22:48)

    Owning a business

    A lot of our women who’s husbands allow, it make money through selling extra starter plants, making and selling Quilts, Clothing, selling produce, making baked goods, and some even clean houses. I myself own a Quilting business, though i sell every thing i just mentioned and some of the crafts that our men make. It’s actually quite helpful and it always give me some extra money to help out with some of the bills. We find running our own business help with staying close to our faith. We even have our own bartering systems inside the communities. We believe in helping our neighbors as well, so if there is a barn or house that needs to be built, some of the time you will find unnumbered amount of Mennonite families at a Englishman’s Ranch to help build.

    Owning a business

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      Monica John
      Comment on Contract manufacturing (October 8th, 2014 at 08:52)

      Contract manufacturing

      Hi – I am looking for a contract manufacturer for bedding – comforters, quilts, sheets and blankets. Please let me know if you can help.
      Thank you and best regards.

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    chris lockhart
    Comment on Please Help (August 3rd, 2013 at 15:09)

    Please Help

    I have a 100 yr old White Rotary sewing machine made in the USA .It is in mint condition and working order. I have contacted antique dealers but they all refered me to contact the Amish but no way on how to do so. If anyone can help I would appreciate it. Thank-you

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