Who am I?  Good question! I’m just an ordinary retired soldier that has a knack for finding the unusual.  Even as a kid, I would look for ways to build stuff out old junk on the farm. I was raised adapting things for projects because the income was not there for new things. This was the start of Crazy Jim.

For most of my military career I was not afraid to do what was needed to accomplish the mission.  The leadership was not interested in the method only the results. After spending 26 years, 8 months and 2 days in the military, I decided (with the help of the military) to start a new career, due to my disabilities.  Knowing it was too early to retire and our knowledge of the military, my wife decided I needed to go in business!  

We started in a small room in a liquor store and started growing from then on.  Now we have veterans that volunteer to assist the needy if we can.  Please Remember, If we can't find it, it must be illegal.  We have met so many good people along the way.  I have now owned my store for 11 years and many changes have occurred. I had a plan to put in more stores all over Minnesota, but change came to us in the form of the internet.  We watched the walk in customers decrease as the internet sales increased.  As painful as it was to shift from old school ways, I knew online stores was what the future holds for most retail businesses.