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Meet Ron Moyer

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ron Moyer.

Hi Ron, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
Working in a “mom and pop” hardware store at this time, I developed a hands-on to making things That developed into a long career of finish carpentry. Years of experience in historical homes. Finally, breaking off into doing it all by myself. Approximately 20 years ago, I had a brain bleed and brain surgery…almost died…it was not my time to go yet. Five years ago, I got married. As I was making furniture in my shop, I wondered ,what gift should I give my new wife as a wedding present. …What can a carpenter do? I decided to make 100 wooden hearts to scatter around our wedding ceremony. As I started the hearts, I found people who wanted them….such as Intermountain Heart Institute, The sharing place(for grieving children), Encircle…and people wanting as gifts. I then started leaving them around Salt Lake City for people to find in the name of Love and kindness. I am now at 157 hearts given to people from coast to coast. I make the hearts all by hand, no power tools….with love…Ron Moyer…what can a carpenter do?

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
The aneurysm or brain bleed that almost took me away made me take a step back to view what matters.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
My tag line is “You dream it, I’ll build it”. I’ve evolved from repairing homes to Cabinets and furniture. I love creating the exact piece with the client. I’m of old-school technique and value. I would say…I’m most proud of the wooden hearts…they touch so many.

What has been the most important lesson you’ve learned along your journey?
After losing both parents and nearly dying myself…I’ve learned not to take life for granted.

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