Title

"Building & real estate" special section piece on Portland-based Barnstormers, s

Authors

Taylor Smith

Source

Mainebiz

Date

10-11-2004

Pages

24-26

Abstract

"Building & real estate" special section piece on Portland-based Barnstormers, started by John Rousseau, 31, who now turns antique lumber into modern flooring. He began Barnstormers in 1994 to dismantle and move antique barns, a business with a small market and no guaranteed profit. His supply of flooring barely keeps up with demand, and his profits this year are on pace to double to about $460,000. The best bang for his buck has been salvaging wood from old industrial buildings. He says his efforts to achieve consistency is what keeps customers coming back.

Subjects

Barnstormers Portland, Rousseau, John

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