I was always curious as to what it would be like to run a business of my own. My journey began when an opportunity was put in front of me to start a merchandising company. I had a successful business for 4 years and loved the freedom that came with my job. Once I had children, my priorities shifted and I had decided to put this part of my life aside to raise my children. After having the privilege of staying home with them until they were old enough to be at home by themselves after school, I was presented with a job opportunity that provided financial security and benefits. Twelve years later, my boys are no longer children but have grown to be beautiful souls and are getting ready to make their own mark in this world. SO.... my husband and I have decided to start our own business again - this time doing something we both really enjoy, woodworking. I look forward to sharing my journey with you in hopes that it will guide you and provide you with the inspiration to start your own business.


My entrepreneurial journey started when someone asked me to make them something after seeing a piece of furniture I made. The orders for wood projects were growing to the point where I had to make a choice to either continue with woodworking or get a job to secure a steady income and benefits. Once I had a family my priorities changed and taking the job route seemed the best fit for my family at the time. Jump forward 20 years my two awesome boys are starting to create futures of their own. It's time to get back into becoming my own boss, or at least co-boss with my wife Brenda. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you so that you may learn and start your own business adventure.

Paul and Brenda DustyWorkbench