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Industry Arts
Occupation antiques dealer, designer
Location royal oak, michigan, United States
Introduction I'm Marisa Gaggino and I own the heritage company II architectural artifacts. I opened it in 1992,as an architectural salvage supply place with a few antiques. In the next 18 years I managed to buy a 1920's lumber cutting barn, renovate it, and move my collection of salvage, antiques, found objects and collectibles into downtown Royal Oak, Michigan. Other people liked my style and I started doing furniture, interior and commercial design projects. Along the way I met a sculptor Rick Gage who took my designs to a whole new level with his vast abilities at making anything and making it beautiful. My brother-in-law who gave me my start is the prince of preservation in Western Michigan. He has the original Heritage Company store in Kalamazoo. He's the go-to guy for building parts and assorted antiques. He has saved countless homes and buildings from bad renovations and demolition. Between us and our vast network, we can find it, do it, tell you how or who can do it for you. Check us out.
Interests architectural salvage, royal oak, michigan, detroit, found objects, retail, sculpture, arts, design, architecture, historic homes, restoration, recycling, garbage picking, urban farms and gardens, industrial salvage
Favorite Movies The Big Lebowski, most Coen brothers movies
Favorite Music Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Ian Hunter, Bryan Ferry, David Bowie, David Sylvian, 70's rock, blues, jazz
Favorite Books Angle of Repose, Water for Elephants