Alumni couple finds success with furniture restoration business
By Alan Scher Zagier
As Missouri S&T undergraduates a decade ago, Brandt and Nicole Genz never envisioned careers as small-business owners flourishing amid the 21st century version of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
But after earning engineering degrees in Rolla, the St. Louis couple is now carving out an unexpected expertise in the home design market as the creative and managerial forces behind Rescued Furnishings and Designs. Their business began as a basement hobby and now consists of a workshop, new retail showroom and thriving do-it-yourself space occupying 6,600 square feet in a historic building near Lafayette Square.