Name of business: Soffe's Furniture
Owner: Douglas Soffe
Address: 4449 Mercersburg Road, Mercersburg, Pa.
Opening date: April 1
Products and services: "I make custom furniture. My specialty is early American reproductions." He said much of his work is made by hand.
Market area: Hagerstown, Frederick, Md., and Chambersburg, Pa.
How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it: "I loved two things; I loved American history and I loved woodworking, and combining them seemed to satisfy my curiosity and interest."