Melissa Wood

Meet Melissa Wood of Habersham County! Melissa and her husband Kevin are the owners of Wood’s Mercantile, formerly known as Wood’s Furniture located in the heart of downtown Clarkesville.

Wood’s Furniture has been an established business in the area since 1961. Through the years, Wood’s has provided the community with excellent customer service in assisting with home decor needs. Everything from plush bedding to accent rugs and more home decor can be found under one roof at Wood’s. In addition to longevity, the reputation of the store sparks nostalgia with many locals. The “Windows at Wood’s” production has been a focal point of downtown Clarkesville during the Christmas season for many years.

Recently Melissa and her husband have transformed the business into Wood’s Mercantile. The name embodies the same great value and down home feel the locals know and love with a fresh and crisp new brand. The building itself will undergo a remodel in 2019 as well as additional new inventory. Melissa and her husband invite everyone to visit Wood’s Mercantile and check out their progress. Wood’s Mercantile customers are not just people walking through the doors, but family and friends throughout the community.

Melissa and Kevin have 4 children: Edwin, Mont, Lillie, and Morgan. The family resides in Clarkesville and attends The Torch Worship Center.


Q: What inspired you or led you to your current career?
A: “My husband Kevin had just got out of the car wash business. He was looking for a new adventure that we could do together.”


Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in Habersham County?
A: “Gloria Brown, she designed lots of houses in Habersham and also did stained glass work, however she unfortunately passed away.”


Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Habersham County, and what do you love there?
A: “Copper Pot, especially Wednesday because it is trivia night, the wings and pizza are my favorite.”


Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? And why?
A: “Jamaica, I go every year and stay at the same place every time, I’ve even got to know some nannies there.”


Q: What is the first movie you remember seeing in a theater?
A: “ET”


Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people?
A: “Love learning new things, keep growing, and show everyone kindness and respect.”


Q: What is your favorite thing about Habersham County?
A: “I feel safe here with my kids and I love the beautiful scenery.”


Q: Where do you see yourself in five or 10 years?
A: “Having lots of teenagers, and hopefully at woods growing our business.”


Q: What is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
A: “I am a blackbelt and I love to write blogs.”


Q: What three words mean “Home” to you?
A: “Our half dozen”

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