In 2014 Wayne took the business leap and started Antique Rescue LLC. from his garage in Leesburg. Scrapping tools and materials together, the business took off but needed more. So in January of 2016 John became Co-owner of Antique Rescue fulfilling his dreams of being a a small business owner. Now they sell antiques and exciting creations from It’s Bazaar in Purceville, VA and their ETSY store. Eastwood Automotive Company a major auto refurbishing supply company saw their work and bought some of it for their Pottstown Pa. headquarters! An incredible relationship developed and Antique Rescue decided to use their products exclusively for all of their projects. Since then Antique Rescue has made online videos that show DIY up-cyclers and re-purposers how they can get professional results with Eastwood’s products.
After 31 years of service with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and completing my “honey do” list, I decided to pursue a life long interest in antiques or “mantiques”. I specialize in advertising, antique fire equipment, architectural salvage, antique tools, and transportation related items. Whether it’s making a bar from a Model A grill or fashioning steel benches out of vintage pickup tailgates, I enjoy breathing new life into old, everyday items and rescuing them from a rusty grave.
Currently work for Fairfax County Fire Department but didn't cross paths with Wayne until his retirement. Once we bumped into each other, one small project turned into another and we started from there. I love metal fabrication, re-purposing and looking for new patinas! Wayne and I enjoy the creative challenges of finding forgotten items and turning them into new treasures..