DJ & Milissa Kloida
I'm a professional Steamfitter that has a passion for welding and creating unique things with metal. All of the items that I make are handcrafted using old reclaimed materials and metal scraps that I have re-worked into something new and amazing. I spend lots of time searching junk yards, estate sales, antique shops, and the internet looking for unique items to add to my creations. I am definitely a junk junkie and love the challenge of turning salvage items into works of art!
The idea for Dennis John Industrial started after my wife, Milissa, found a lamp on Pinterest that she wanted me to make for our living room. It was a floor lamp made from basic pipes and had a modern industrial look to it. I smiled and told her I could design her something even better with supplies I already had in my garage. The next day I gave her a light made from pipes that featured a valve, a large gage on top, and Edison light bulbs...she loved it and so did everyone who visited our house! That's when we decided to start making pieces to share with the world...and Dennis John Industrial was born! Now we work together to bring our unique items to life...I create them and she handles the rest (photographing of the items and managing our website, online store, and social media.) We are a great team and love doing this adventure together!
Milissa and I live in a small farm town in northern Wisconsin, about 30 minutes from Green Bay with our sweet little daughter and our rescue dog. We recently bought an old shipping container and had it delivered to our property. We converted into my workshop and that's where I spend most of my time. When I'm not busy creating products, I also love to spend time growing organic produce in my garden, roasting organic coffee beans, and brewing my own kombucha tea. And as you may have guessed, I love cheese and the Green Bay Packers! Thanks for stopping by!