Meet the owners
Chriss Stutzman grew up in an Amish family in Wayne County, Ohio. Chriss says, “There are many benefits to growing up Amish, including the work ethic, morals, values, a strong sense of family, and a community oriented culture. I’m grateful to have those principles instilled into my life and cherish them myself and for my family.”
Chriss left the Amish religious traditions in 1998, at the age of eighteen. Since the Amish leave school after the 8th grade, to work on the farm or away from home, he went back to high school to earn his GED. While there he met Laurie, who grew up in the Mennonite church, and they were married in 2002. In April of 2012 the Stutzmans and their four children were living the American dream in Ohio, where Chriss was self-employed in buying standing timber, and buying and selling real-estate.
They had sold their house in a small town and were preparing to move to a nice place in the country, but God redirected their lives. They sold everything and by 2013 had moved to Ronan, MT to go through Discipleship Training School (DTS) with Youth With A Mission (YWAM), and to then serve in YWAM.
“Our mission is to provide our customers with high quality, attractive Amish crafted home furnishings that help create lasting family memories. We aim to offer excellent service with integrity, and to conduct our business in a God honoring manner that helps us communicate His love for all.”
Stutzman’s Amish Furniture
A Business is Born
In January of 2016, having a renewed spirit and vision, the Stutzmans transitioned out of YWAM and back toward business. After researching the market for Amish crafted furniture in Polson, MT and the surrounding area, they saw an opportunity to share the beautiful Amish crafted furniture they had known since childhood. “Stutzman’s Amish Crafted Furniture” is the result!
Chriss and Laurie say, “We hope to help you select the perfect collection of furniture for your family and are confident that you will soon come to appreciate our commitment to quality, value and service.”
Today, Stutzman’s Amish Furniture boasts a variety of quality, hardwood furniture for the home. You can expect to find incredible products for the bedroom, dining room, living room, office, and even outdoors. You can even customize certain furniture items by visiting our Design Center to meet your needs and specifications. Be sure to contact us if you have any questions!