Our Story - About Us
Welcome to Ranch Junkie Mercantile. We are a husband (Shawn) and wife (Erin) team that have a passion for handcrafted items made by Artisans near and far. Ranch Junkie is family run and operated business. We pride ourselves in quality and an excellent customer experience. We started hand-crafting and selling our first products from home. They're still made by hand by world class artisans and we inspect every piece before it's shipped to you. Almost everything we sell, is made by hand.
My husband Shawn and I have two kids. We met in college at Tarleton State University in Stephenville Texas (a small Texas college known for the Rodeo Capital of the World) and have been attached at the hip ever since.
Why the name Ranch Junkie Mercantile? We have a beautiful ranch in the Texas Hill Country and that is our happy place. It is our piece of mind, inspiration and everything that describes us- Ranch Junkies. We thought it also described our products as well- Rustic/Farmhouse style decor and now The Ranch Junkie Handcrafted Leather Goods Collection of which we have spent hours on end creating, designing and sourcing the best materials for these outstanding products.
We started Ranch Junkie in 2017 and haven't looked back. It has been a roller coaster of small business emotions balancing family and kids and giving our passion for this business 100%, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Let me just tell you, we do a happy dance every time you purchase something from us. We can't thank you enough as you are supporting our dream. It is just the two of us (and sometimes our kids are great helpers) and our recent one employee running the daily operations... building, buying, photography, website design and everything else in between that entails owning a business, so when I say small business I REALLY mean we are a small business.
Shawn grew up in southeast Texas and had a grandfather that was an amazing wood worker. He showed him all the ropes plus some creative wood working secrets and gave Shawn that passion for quality wood work. Shawn was a Managing Director for a Fortune 500 company for 15 years and now has put his blood, sweat and tears into our business.
Myself (Erin)- I grew up in a place called Fredericksburg, TX. I have always had a passion for marketing, creative and DIY projects probably in part thanks to my DIY grandmother who still does all kinds of crafts and art. I still ask for her advice on certain projects and new ideas. I was a product manager/brand manager for a Fortune 500 watch company for almost 10 years until I chose to stay home with my babies. This gave me amazing business, marketing, creative and product experience which gave me the courage to start our own business.
Well, my husband says go big or go home so we are trying to go big!
We love what we do and we hope you love our work/products as well. We hope to keep growing, learning and coming up with new and unique products so keep us in mind and share our store with anyone you may think would like Ranch Junkie Mercantile and would like to support small business.
Thanks for checking out Ranch Junkie and take a look around, you might find something amazing that was made with heart or found with love. We will continue to do a happy dance every time someone chooses to support our dream by purchasing something from Ranch Junkie Mercantile.
Shawn and Erin