” he says, referring to William Powell who owns an eponymous home and garden store in Franklin.
“He’s been dealing in antiques since the 70s and started buying property.
He owned two bike stores and his love of bikes is still evident when he comes across one on his show, American Pickers.
The show is based on Mike and his childhood friend Frank Fritz traveling around the US and looking in old barns, garages, and buildings in search of treasures.
She feels extremely proud of the “boys” and fortunate to work with such a talented pair.
Mike Wolfe married Jodi Faeth in September 2012, and the couple has a daughter.
The two have been friends for years, buying and selling antiques together—the fact that Powell built the house sealed the deal.
Mike Wolfe was born in Joliet, Illinois and was the second of three children.
He was raised by his single mother in Bettendorf, Iowa and began ‘picking’ at a very young age.
When Mike Wolfe bought his house in Leiper’s Fork, it might have been the first time in his long career as a “picker” that he didn’t try to negotiate the price.
Unlike most of the “rusty gold” he seeks out on his History Channel show, That’s not to say that the house was in perfect shape.