Romulus pair with 6 daughters to open 3 companies in 1

Steve and Wendy Harmon are typically busy driving their six daughters to extracurricular activities, teaching them the ropes of functioning a organization and providing advice when needed. 

But this 12 months, the household made a decision to incorporate one more point to their agenda: They are set to open a few businesses in the similar developing as a household in 2021.

The exceptional a few-in-one operation in Romulus will aspect Steve Harmon’s Major Steve’s Designz motorcycle customization and Wendy Harmon’s two businesses,  We Beautique hair salon and Harmon Grounds Cafe. 

“For me, it is surreal for the reason that it can be a aspiration come correct,” stated Wendy Harmon. “Even nevertheless I have been an entrepreneur most of my lifetime …  this is a small business, time period, which is grounding for me. Which is how we arrived up with the name Harmon Grounds. It was grounding for us to depart a legacy to our daughters and we will be working below collectively as a relatives.”

Dante McGee, left, installs the rear brakes on a motorcycle with Steve Harmon in Harmon's home garage on Nov. 12, 2020 in Romulus. McGee started informally apprenticing under Harmon after he met him at Bikes on The Bricks, a motorcycle event, in Flint, and got his to make modifications to his bike. Harmon has been running his custom motorcycle business out of his home, but the new brick and mortar is on its way and will also be the site for a new cafe and salon, run by his wife and daughter.

The Harmon spouse and children,with daughters involving the ages of 11 and 28, had a goal to have all 3 of their organizations open last May, but when the pandemic closures occurred, matters had been pushed again. The family members now expects to have the motorcycle organization open up in February, and the hair salon and espresso shop in spring.

Motorbike customization in desire

Steve Harmon is generally found riding his purple 2011 Harley Davison Road Glide customized motorbike in Romulus enjoying audio that can be read down the road. Sometimes, his spouse and daughters trip together with him. 

Steve Harmon starts his motorcycle as a passerby takes a photo Harmon leaves the soon-to-be Big Steve's Designz, on Nov. 12, 2020 in Romulus. Harmon has been running his custom motorcycle business out of his home's garage, but the new brick and mortar is on its way and will also be the site for a new cafe and salon, run by his wife and daughter.

Driving motorcycles and bikes arrived easy for Harmon at a young age. He begun customizing motorcycles as a interest in 1995 a pal of his advised that he need to begin a business. Harmon worked in his garage for a number of decades, but his shopper record was  expanding. Last year, he made the decision it was time to have his personal developing. 

 “I just took place to be driving past this location a yr back and it was just sitting down right here,” he explained of the constructing.

When Harmon and his apprentice Dante McGee the first achieved, McGee was obtaining his motorcycle tailored by Harmon. That’s when McGee, who drives from Flint to do the job with Harmon each day, realized that he desired to understand from  Harmon.

 Last calendar year, Harmon and McGee have custom-made concerning 50 to 60 motorcycles. 

Just one day, McGee hopes to open his personal shop in Flint, but appropriate now, his major target is to assistance Harmon get begun. 

“He desires me to turn into the guy in Flint at some point,” McGee reported. “He is training me the ins and outs. It is a mutual trade-off.”

Initially, Harmon was planning to use the full constructing for motorcycle customizations, but he understood that it would be greater to go his family’s organizations to 1 location so they could all be alongside one another. 

Dante McGee, left, installs the rear breaks on a motorcycle with Steve Harmon in Harmon's home garage on Nov. 12, 2020 in Romulus. McGee started informally apprenticing under Harmon after he met him at Bikes on The Bricks, a motorcycle event, in Flint, and got his to make modifications to his bike. Harmon has been running his custom motorcycle business out of his home, but the new brick and mortar is on its way and will also be the site for a new cafe and salon, run by his wife and daughter.

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Get a hairstyle with a facet of coffee next doorway

Wendy Harmon opened her 1st hair salon in Belleville in 2011, doing sisterlocks, mainly very small dreadlocks, for her consumers. We Beautique hair salon was open  until eventually the pandemic closures started, and the new site will be an expansion of what Harmon was undertaking at her unique salon.

But she desired to insert a twist to her hairstyling small business by adding a coffee store to the house. A glass divider will individual the two spaces, where Harmon hopes people will come to do homework, small business conferences and other similar things to do.

Erin Harmon, middle, put on her dad's jacket, left, as her mother, Wendy, describes the soon-to-be salon and cafe on Nov. 12, 2020 in Romulus. Steve Harmon has been running his custom motorcycle business out of his home's garage, but the new brick and mortar is on its way which will be next door to the cafe and salon.

“We want to be the local community base in which folks can occur and be comfortable,” Harmon claimed. “And be that third location absent from property and location of worship.”

The espresso shop will have seating for 20, and  Harmon will be making the coffee herself. In the hair salon, there will be three hair stations and just one remedy room for esthetic providers. 

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