Mlive Article and Video – January 2011

GRAND RAPIDS — Local birdhouse craftsman John Guertin isn’t competing with China. He doesn’t want to. Through a love of all things nature, he’s developed a special process, collecting materials and assembling them in a way that, he believes, beats any mass-produced birdhouse or feeder coming from the Far East.

Guertin, 55, has spent the past 15 years creating new from old, prying boards from hundred-year-old Michigan barns and shaping them into Victorian-style birdhouses and newly added feeders for the business he created, Heart & Eagle Co.


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