About Elaine Mingus

As a vintage furniture reseller, Elaine Mingus likes to think of herself as a “fixer of broken things” or as someone who “gives value to the unvalued.” When she started picking up discarded items on the side of the road as a way to pay off debt for her large family of 9, she could have never imagined she would not only pay off debt, but would turn it into a 6-figure business. After years of gathering, repairing and restoring unwanted items…she realized there was a deeper meaning in her work. A message for everyone who ever felt forgotten or broken, a message of hope that everyone has value…but sometimes it takes someone else to find us, dust us off and restore us to wholeness. Her mission is to tell her story, offer practical business advice to entrepreneurs, and encourage everyone to become the person they were always created to be.