” he says, referring to William Powell who owns an eponymous home and garden store in Franklin.“He’s been dealing in antiques since the 70s and started buying property.American Restoration follows the best restoration shops in the United States as they restore pieces of America's history and create awe-inspiring works from vintage items including classic cars, rare antiques and one-of-a-kind bikes.Four professional buyers and their teams as they scour repossessed storage units in search of hidden treasure.“Every inch of it needed paint, a lot of it needed flooring,” he says, but structurally, he saw the beauty in the details.“When I looked at this house, within like five minutes I go, did Bill Powell build this house?She was his everything to him.” Fritz is always seemingly at Mike’s side, with his interests also including old motorcycles, old toys, old cars, “and anything that is old and unusual.” Fritz is an active biker, who has attended big biker rallies in the past. According to a past interview in 2011, when he attended Sudlow Intermediate School in Davenport he “discovered the joys of collecting, be it postage stamps, rocks or beer cans.
I hadn't even realised it was a History Channel show. But the people who appear seem to be real people, and Mike and Frank put them at ease as much as possible.
Born in Davenport, Iowa, Frank met Mike at Bettendorf High School.
Fritz has lived in the state almost all his life and Antique Archaeology, the business on which the show is based, is also headquartered in Le Claire, Iowa.
Now he’s one of the area’s most prominent builders,” Wolfe explains.
The two have been friends for years, buying and selling antiques together—the fact that Powell built the house sealed the deal.