ABBOT — Travis Yoder built his first greenhouse as a household project. Then he built two more and started a business called Yoder Designs.
Yoder opened shop in 2011 in Scott County and now employs five people. He's looking for two more builders.
Yoder says that when he wanted a greenhouse for his home, he couldn't find anyone to recommend one. First he built a greenhouse using treated lumber, and he wasn't satisfied. Then he built one using cedar, a rot-resistant wood that's good in a damp environment. He built one more and sold it.
Howard Hattabaugh, owner of Square Rock Inc. lumber mill in Waldron says he had to get a new mill to keep up with Yoder's orders.
Yoder told the Southwest Times Record that he sells directly to customers.