Mayor's Business Brief
Welcome to the Mayor's Business Brief, a special column published in Libertyville's Village Views highlighting the unique businesses of the community!
In the Summer 2023 edition, Mayor Johnson hears from Eric Struif, Owner of Reclaimed Artisans Inc.
When did your business first open in Libertyville?
"Reclaimed Artisans Inc. opened to the public in December 2017. "
What led you to open your business?
"I had been in the trades most of my career and starting making wood American flags after my son went into the Army. I then started painting furniture and before I knew it I had a business I wanted to continue at. The store kind of happened by mistake. I was going to open a much smaller store and found so many local artisans needed a space to sell the things they made.
Who currently owns and operates the business?
"My wife Lisa and I, along with a few dealers, currently operate the store."
What attracted you to and has kept you in Libertyville?
"Libertyville was where worked during my career and it always had a place in my heart. The community is family-oriented and the [village] staff is great."
What unique product or service does your business offer?
"Reclaimed Artisans Inc. offers a variety of vintage, antique, handmade, and repurposed home décor. We have a great group of dealers here at the store."
The Mayor's Business Brief as featured in the Summer 2023 Village Views