EcoVet Furniture, Lamon Luther, Flags of Valor - these businesses help veterans re-enter civilian life, and learn valuable job skills.
By Bill Esler
Providing jobs to give the homeless a “hand up, not a handout,” has been a driving force behind the success and renown of Lamon Luther, a custom woodworking firm founded by Brian Preston.
Lamon Luther, a company renown for hiring the homeless, is taking its mission a step further. The custom furniture maker is giving away a tiny house worth more than $60,000 to help raise money to hire more homeless men and women.
Lamon Luther Owner Brian Preston founded the custom table and furniture shop as a way to give homeless people with a woodworking background a "hands up, not a handout." Inside the 20,000-square-foot facility employees use a variety of automated equipment to optimize material usage and improve the productivity of Lamon Luther's signature reclaimed furniture pieces.