By Anna Skinner
Jessica Frye always thought unique things could be done with the scrap metal from her husband Chad’s business, Frye Fabrication, Inc., in Westfield.
So she and her best friend since grade school, Emily Janak, decided to start their own business.
“Rather than just throwing it in a dumpster and sending it to a metal graveyard, Chad finally let us try something,” Janak said. “That was the main Indiana home sign.”
The sign, a metal Indiana cutout with ‘home’ across the middle with a heart as the O, was posted on a Facebook Marketplace site. Frye said the results were astounding.
“Within a couple hours there were close to 100 people that had responded to it that said they wanted it. Right away, we just kind of stared putting stuff together here,” Frye said. “We had so many people picking up stuff, and we didn’t want them coming to our porch, so we decided to set up shop here. My husband had this extra space. We just set up this area so people could come here and pick it up. That’s when we decided to make some more stuff and do some vendor shows.”
Frye Fab @ Home, 17406 Tiller Ct., Suite 1800, doesn’t have open hours yet, and people interested in the décor schedule a time to pick up with Frye and Janak, both of Westfield.
“We have large quantities of the most popular items,” Janak said. “The best part of the (vendor) shows is we get to see what people like.”
Some more popular items include the home sign, kitchen and pantry signs and metal pig and cow cutouts. Custom orders are also available. Prices range from $25 to $65. Magnet letters are available for customization, and the women have started mounting metal strips on reclaimed barn wood for shoppers to customize themselves.
Orders can be placed at Fryefabhome on Facebook.