Business & economy

Munoz strives for the American dream with purchase of longtime Nyssa lumber business

Juan Munoz talks about his store in Nyssa last week. Munoz took over Stunz Lumber Company in August. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

NYSSA – Juan Munoz believes in the American dream.

Now he is living it.

From the time he was a child he wanted to own his own business and give back to the community.

So, when the opportunity came up to acquire Stunz Lumber Company in Nyssa he didn’t hesitate.

“It was a dream I had for a long time,” said Munoz.

Munoz knew he wanted to buy the business in 2020 but when the pandemic hit, his plans went into limbo.

“That made it difficult for a lender so it prolonged the process,” said Munoz.

Last summer, though, the lending situation eased and Munoz . . .