Richard Spencer is used to putting things back together.
Since 1989, the Shadle Park graduate has been putting his woodworking talents on display building furniture, cabinetry and performing repairs and modifications, which eventually led to a career when he opened up his own business, Spencer Heirlooms & Craft, in 2006.
But after the 2008 economic recession, Spencer was forced to close up shop and was dealt perhaps his toughest repair task; rebuilding his own company.
“I was pretty discouraged,” Spencer said. “I did feel a kind of a sense of loss and failure just because it was s...