Lamon Luther is a company in the business of building. It doesn't just build furniture but also hope.
The men working at Lamon Luther aren't your average carpenters. They've seen some pretty tough times.
"When the economy went down, me and my wife got a divorce," says carpenter Bradley Scott Miller. "I lost everything I had, and I winded up being homeless."
It was Brian Preston who gave him a fresh start. He got to know guys like Miller, who were living in the woods of Douglasville, Georgia. That's when Preston realized these men didn't need food or clothes. They really needed an opportunity.
"I knew they had previous experience in construction and working with their hands and so we just kind of created a company built around them building furniture," says Preston.
It started small with the men making odds and ends, but it quickly evolved and soon they had enough stable work to get back on their feet.
A few years ago, Preston says he and his family almost lost everything. That's why his desire to reach out to the homeless was both professional and personal.
"Just seeing them get excited about setting up checking accounts, get excited about reconnecting with their kids that they haven't seen in years that really fuels me and gives me a passion for living life and enjoying life," says Preston. "It's the small things in life that I think really matter and make a difference."
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